a breath of fresh air and…sun?

Emily’s Bites of Fun: 

    • Card editors look for words that have a specific voice – one that says, “from me to you.” When submitting prose or poetry, keep it short, current, and pithy. The design may be what the viewer first look at a card, but what the card says and how it reads if often what sells it.
    • Traditional poetry: A verse using rhymed, metered poetry.  The number of lines is generally divisible by four.
    • Contemporary Prose: Often conversational in tone, this style doesn’t need to rhyme.  It can be a phrase, a single sentence, or as long as 40 lines.

A Note From Emily:

It’s almost spring but with the weather going back and forth, I am still not convinced!  One day it’s beautiful and the next is freezing cold.  I am really looking forward to spring and summer and getting some sun on my face.  How about you? What season do you look forward to?


April 4, 2018 5:30-7:30pm. In this class you’ll be introduced to basic die cutting and quilling techniques.  You will be making 4 different cards. Call the Ben Franklin store at 253-862-6822 to reserve your seat and to get a supply list. Store located in the Safeway parking lot and next to the McDonald’s. Cost is $20 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register.


Ready for Spring? Check out a class from below. See you there!

Below are details for upcoming classes and the registration process. If you would like to see a class offered that is not listed here, please email me and we can work on getting a class scheduled (


New class! May 9, 2018 6-9m at Goose Ridge Tasting Room in Woodinville. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, a college graduation, 21st birthday, Father’s Day, or for your own party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. If the class is cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be given. Reserve your seat here!


Quilled Magnets March 21, 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Create several magnets using quilling techniques to take home; perfect for your refrigerator or to give as gifts. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies including a medium-size hot/cold drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. Reserve your seat here.


“Inside Out” Greeting Cards March 17, 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E, across the street from Lowe’s next to the SouthCenter Mall). Come learn how to combine die cuts and quilling to create 6 unique greeting cards using the die cut images and scraps. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

“Inside Out” Greeting Cards March 31, 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Come learn how to combine die cuts and quilling to create 6 unique greeting cards using the die cut images and scraps. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.


New to 2018! I’m offering adult, children, and toddler papercrafting classes. Classes through June are soon to be available; current classes are still open. Registration is required and through the Covington Parks and Recreation Department and here’s a link to their website:


Talk Soon.