Get out and go find some new places!

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

When was the last time you stashed your kids (or called in sick for a mental health day) and headed out to explore a place, a town, or a location you’ve never been? This is a treat many artistic types engage in on a regular basis, not only for the wealth of new ideas it can inspire but also to give themselves a break from the studio, the office, or the confines of wherever they spend their days.  Not sure where to go?  Ask friends, neighbors and other creative/artistic people where they go to get inspired.  Once you have arrived, ask the locals about other places they think you shouldn’t miss.  There is a fabulous time waiting for you!

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Puzzle Greeting Cards Feb. 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class you’ll need a friend or two to help assemble a jigsaw puzzle. Then you and your friends will get to create unique greeting cards from the puzzle. You’ll go home with a stack of cards perfect for any occasion! Cost is $30 which covers you and a friend! Drinks are on you. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Watercolor and Quilling Mix Greeting Cards March 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class you’ll learn how to use new distress ink watercoloring to create a greeting card background and then how to quill coordinating designs. You’ll go home with a watercolor brush to keep on painting! Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Iris Folding Greeting Cards April 8 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). You’ll learn how to create stunning yet simple iris folded (paper!!) designs into unique greeting cards. Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

Tatting Lace Greeting Cards March 16 10-12:30pm. We’ll spend the morning learning how to tat lace using a single shuttle. You’ll make a handful of unique greeting cards perfect for spring! Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

COVINGTON CLASSES:

After School Origami Classes: this class is designed for children ages 5-13. Each program is held at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ . More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide. Cost for each program is $11.

Tatting Lace: this class is designed for adults. Learn how to tat lace and create beautiful greeting cards with your tatting pieces. Feb.10 1-4pm.  Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ .More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Happy Mail Jan. 19 10-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Brighten someone’s day with some happy snail mail! Create a set of greeting cards that are sure to brighten a mailbox-both outgoing and incoming. We’ll use some basic quilling techniques and cute stamps to add details of love and thoughtfulness. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Singing in the Rain Jan. 19 1-3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class, we’ll make music-themed greeting cards with maybe a touch of raindrops. We’ll make everything from sheet music, musical symbols, music and more! Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Singing in the Rain Feb. 9 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class, we’ll make music-themed greeting cards with maybe a touch of raindrops. We’ll make everything from sheet music, musical symbols, music and more! Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Hints of Spring March 9 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class, we’ll bring a single stamp to life with distress ink and “Stella” and quilling techniques. You’ll make a variety of whimsical cards perfect for any occasion. You’ll go home with a stack of greeting cards, a new stamp, a wink of Stella brush and instructions for making more cards on your own. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, your favorite greeting stamps, optional: tweezers. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Hints of Spring March 23 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class, we’ll bring a single stamp to life with distress ink and “Stella” and quilling techniques. You’ll make a variety of whimsical cards perfect for any occasion. You’ll go home with a stack of greeting cards, a new stamp, a wink of Stella brush and instructions for making more cards on your own. Please bring double sided tape, detail scissors, your favorite greeting stamps, optional: tweezers. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

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christmas is 50 days away!

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

Just one word: The reality of living a creative life is that some days the well runs dry.  The good news is that sometimes it only takes a single word or phrase to jump-start the process again.

You can also play with words, change the spelling to something fun like girlfriends to gyrlfriends and other play on words. 

During this season there are a lot of great words to play with and use for inspiration: Joy, Reflect, Create, Just Breathe, Believe, Let Your Light Shine, Beauty, Peace, Thanks, Grateful,  and many more.  Take time to write what you see, what you are thinking about, look through a dictionary and use those words that come to mind that may bring a spark of magic into someone else’s life today.  Then, make a card, a wall hanging, a magnet, or something else to reflect that/those words.

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LOTS OF CLASSES FOR NOVEMBER and december!

Check out all my classes and let’s get ready for winter with some fun techniques you may have not tried before!

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price, get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Iris Snowflakes Class Nov. 13 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). Learn a new papercrafting technique in this class as we make stunning snowflakes with strips of paper. Cost is $35, which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Upcycled Holiday Class Dec. 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class we’ll make all sorts of fun things by upcycling them, ranging from gift bags, gift bows, snowflakes, and greeting cards. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

Quilled Animals 102 Nov. 12 6-7:30pm. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

Quilling Snowflakes Dec. 10 6-7:30pm. We’ll spend the evening creating amazingly elegant yet incredibly easy quilled snowflakes. Once finished, the snowflakes make the perfect Christmas gift, tree ornament, or a little something extra for a package. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

COVINGTON CLASSES:

After School Origami Classes: this class is designed for children ages 5-13. Each program is held at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ . More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide on page 5. Cost for each program is $11.

Nov. 14 1:45-2:45pm. We’ll make two traditional origami projects.

Dec. 12 1:45-2:45pm. In this program we’ll make two origami projects that move and are packed with action.

Preschool Stories and Papercrafts: this class is designed for children ages 2-6. Each program is held at the Community Room at Covington City Hall. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ .More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide on page 6. Cost for each program is $10.

Nov. 12 10-10:45am. Today we’ll get a dose of Yoda and other aliens through our stories and everyone will get to make a Yoda to take home.

Nov. 26 10-10:45am. In this program we’ll read several stories about cardinals and seasons and make a cardinal to take home.

Dec. 10 10-10:45am. In our final program for 2018, we’ll make lots of noise and you’ll go home with a noisemaker!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilling Magnets Nov. 4 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn the basics of quilling while making cute and easy magnets; the perfect gift any time of the year! You’ll make several magnets–it’s up to you how many you make! Please bring to the class: your imagination, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Magnets Nov. 10 10-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn the basics of quilling while making cute and easy magnets; the perfect gift any time of the year! You’ll make several magnets–it’s up to you how many you make! Please bring to the class: your imagination, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Snowflakes Nov. 10 1-3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn quilling techniques to create elegant and dainty snowflakes ideal for hanging on a Christmas tree or on a greeting card. You’ll make at least 2 snowflakes. All supplies are provided. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Snowflakes Nov. 25 11:30-1:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn quilling techniques to create elegant and dainty snowflakes ideal for hanging on a Christmas tree or on a greeting card. You’ll make at least 2 snowflakes. All supplies are provided. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Bags and Bows, Oh My! Nov. 7 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn how to make up-cycled bags, bows, greeting cards, and maybe even a snowflake! Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, scissors, a few paper scraps (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Bags and Bows, Oh My! Nov. 24 1-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village.  Come learn how to make up-cycled bags, bows, greeting cards, and maybe even a snowflake! Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, scissors, a few paper scraps (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Basics: Snowmen Nov. 24 10-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come make some adorable and easy quilled greeting cards and tree ornaments. You’ll leave with a handsome and cute mass of elegant little “men.” Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, foam dimensionals, detail scissors, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Basics: Snowmen Dec. 5 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come make some adorable and easy quilled greeting cards and tree ornaments. You’ll leave with a handsome and cute mass of elegant little “men.” Please bring to the class: roller tape/double sided tape, foam dimensionals, detail scissors, tweezers (optional). Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

we are in the midst of summer fun!

barbeques, s’mores, hot dogs and more

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others. Wole Soyinka

Ready for some Summer down time? 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 (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com).

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price ($30), get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Beautiful Boxes July 9  6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee (across the street from Chevron and the Pla-Mor).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Owl Wall Hangings July 17 6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee (across the street from Chevron and the Pla-More in Maple Valley). Create your own family of owls perfectly matted and framed and ready to hang on your wall or to give as a gift. Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a medium-sized drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. Reserve your seat here.

Quilling Class Aug. 28 6-830pm location and project to be determined but save the date for a fun class!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilled Flower Bouquet July 21 3-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Create an exquisite flower bouquet using quilling techniques. We’ll make several flowers in the class and you’ll leave knowing how to make more flowers at home. Cost is $65 which includes a quilling book for each and a package of quilling paper. Please bring detail scissors and tweezers. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Flower Bouquet July 22 1-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Create an exquisite flower bouquet using quilling techniques. We’ll make several flowers in the class and you’ll leave knowing how to make more flowers at home. Cost is $65 which includes a quilling book for each and a package of quilling paper. Please bring detail scissors and tweezers. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 101 July 25 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 101 Aug. 25 10:30am-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 26 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 25 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 15 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 8 10:30am-12:3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 23 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 12 5-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 16 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wondered how small you can fold a piece of paper to make a peace crane? Come find out as we fold little cranes to make a darling pair of earrings. Optional: tweezers; all other supplies provided. Cost $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Classes at Hobby Lobby

I’m delighted to announce that I’m doing a series of classes at the Federal Way (WA) Hobby Lobby starting next week! Registration is encouraged–you can register by simply emailing me directly (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com) or using the contact tab on my website. Here are the details:

Introduction to Tatting, Nov. 18 4-5:30pm. Learn how to make the basic tatting knots–a ring and picots to make a holiday greeting card. Cost $35 and includes supplies. Ages 10 and up are welcome to register (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com). Refer a friend who also signs up for the class and you get $5 off your registration, or refer 2 friends who sign up for $10 off!

Quilling Jewelry, Dec. 10 4-5:30pm. Learn how to make a pair of quilled earrings to take home. Cost $35 and includes supplies. Ages 10 and up are welcome to register (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com). Refer a friend who also signs up for the class and you get $5 off your registration, or refer 2 friends who sign up for $10 off!

Introduction to Modular Origami, Dec. 16 4-5:30pm. Learn how to make a geometrical sphere from origami to take home. Cost $35 and includes supplies. Ages 12 and up are welcome to register (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com). Refer a friend who also signs up for the class and you get $5 off your registration, or refer 2 friends who sign up for $10 off!