What a great july!

beautiful weather and fun classes to choose from

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse

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:

Quilling Class Aug. 14 6-830pm at Ristretto’s Coffee in Maple Valley (across from the Chevron Station and Pla-Mor). We’ll be making quilled 3-D garden gnomes and if time and inclination permit, we’ll add some quilled potted plants to create a complete miniature terrarium. 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:

More details coming soon!

COVINGTON CLASSES:

More details coming soon!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

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.

LIBRARY CLASSES

Additional fall classes coming soon!

Family Noisemakers Program: for ages 2-10. Check individual libraries if registration is required.

July 19 at 2pm at the Fall City Library

July 24 at 1:30pm at the Parkland/Spanaway Library

July 24 at 3:30 at the Steilacoom Library

July 27 at 2pm at the Tillicum Library

July  28 at 11am at the Kirkland Library

July 31 at 3pm at the Eatonville Library

Aug. 16 at 1pm at the Orting Library

Aug. 21 at 12pm at the Shoreline YMCA

Rockin’ Rockets Program: for ages 2-6. Check individual libraries if registration is required.

July 21 at 1pm at the Richmond Beach Library

July 31 at 10:30am at the Shoreline Library.

Haiku Origami Cranes Program: for ages 10 and older. Check individual libraries if registration is required.

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Summer of amazing classes

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

“When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and poets.  I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.  Osho

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:

Wine Charmed June 29 6-9pm Vintage Vino and Espresso in Maple Valley next to Fred Meyer. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

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.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 30 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

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.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 8 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. 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) 526-5818.

LIBRARY CLASSES

July 10 at 7pm Origami Flowers at the Duvall Library. Registration is required and is available through the kcls.org website.

Family Noisemakers Program: for ages 2-10. Check individual libraries if registration is req

April showers bring may flowers

It’s a great time to take a great class

Emily’s Bites of Fun: 

 Composition: The way the creative elements, colors and shapes are organized into a whole that is satisfying to the viewer.  Creative variables such as balance, color, and texture are all subjective considerations, that when combined form an image that is pleasing to the eye.  The main element of composition is balance and the shape of the unused space, as well as element proportion.  Composition may be symmetrical, off-center or asymmetrically balanced.

  • Compositional balance is determined by the visual weight of each element.
  • When contrast between elements is to great, balance is lost.
  • Proportion and size should also be considered when checking for balance.

 

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Quilling 102 Part 1, April 18 6-8:30pm, at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Have you been wondering what else you can do with quilling?? Come learn combing and husking techniques in this two part class–or come for a single evening. We’ll be working toward making a wall hanging from our finished quilled pieces. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Quilling 102 Part 2, April 25,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Have you been wondering what else you can do with quilling?? Come learn folded marquises and layer techniques in this two part class–or come for a single evening. We’ll be working toward making a wall hanging from our finished quilled pieces. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own quilling border buddy, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, May 16, 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Back by popular demand! Come learn how to create a beautiful and lasting origami flower bouquet. You’ll make at least 3 flowers and you’ll leave knowing how to make many more at home. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

New classes at the Ben Franklin!

An Envelope for All Seasons May 2 5:30-7:30pm. This is probably going to be my favorite class this spring! Learn how to use a very popular punch machine to make mini envelopes to make into greeting cards. You’ll make a variety of unique greeting cards perfect for any occasion. ranging birthdays to graduations. Call the store at 253-862-6822 to reserve your seat and to get a supply list. Cost is $15 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register. Store located in the Safeway parking lot and next to the McDonald’s.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! I’m offering adult, children, and toddler papercrafting classes. Classes through June are now available. Registration is required and through the Covington Parks and Recreation Department and here’s a link to their website: http://www.covingtonwa.gov/recreation/index.php

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

 

An Envelope for All Seasons Cards April 14 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). n this class you’ll make 4-6 greeting cards using the mini envelope punch that has been so popular! Plus, you’ll create unique little gifts that will fit inside the mini envelope perfect for that hard to purchase-for person on your list. Please bring: We R Memory Keepers mini envelope punch board, roller tape, your favorite 3-6 washi tapes, and detail scissors. Cost is $25. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

An Envelope for All Seasons Cards April 24 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. n this class you’ll make 4-6 greeting cards using the mini envelope punch that has been so popular! Plus, you’ll create unique little gifts that will fit inside the mini envelope perfect for that hard to purchase-for person on your list. Please bring: We R Memory Keepers mini envelope punch board, roller tape, your favorite 3-6 washi tapes, and detail scissors. Cost is $25. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards May 11 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards May 15 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102 May 20 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102 June 3 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 10 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 22 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 24 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 30 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Emily

easter

lots of new classes & tips on starting kids early to be creative

Emily’s Bites of Fun: 

     Working with Kids:

Helping your child see shapes and colors around them is an important part of nurturing their creativity and artistic abilities (to say nothing of math and engineering skills too!). This can seem like a daunting and extremely easy task all at the same time. It’s just a matter of teaching circles, squares, triangles and red, green, yellow, blue, right? I thought so too until my daughter’s preschool teacher told me that identifying shapes is something my daughter struggles with. I think it’s such a seemingly easy task to teach these basics that I often miss opportunities to teach them in new ways.

One way of helping teach your child about different shapes and seeing them around us is talking about what things look like. For example, what shape does a tree look like? It could be a triangle and a straight line or it could be a circle with a straight line. Another shape to look for is rectangles—all those billboards and store fronts make great examples. Talking about the shapes of letters on signs and stores is another fun option. My 2-year-old son loves playing the spare tire game that we created. We have to find spare tires, circles, while we’re out driving.

If you’re completely stuck or want another way of interacting with shapes, check out these fun picture books.

-Brown Rabbit’s Shapes by Alan Baker

-Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tom Hopgood

-Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix

-Shape Capers by Cathryn Falwell

Another option is to get some square paper and fold it into triangles and then make a smaller square and create some basic animals, such as a dog, cat, bird,and mouse.

A final idea is to save some of the shipping boxes you get when ordering something online and tape them shut or open depending on the size. Use the boxes to create towers and cities or tunnels. One of our favorite “box” books is “The Birthday Box” by Leslie Patricelli.

Most importantly, have fun. If you have fun doing something, it will rub off onto your children and those around you.

A Note From Emily:

I love all the colors of Easter with the fun neutrals and hues.  No matter how you celebrate, make sure you stop to enjoy and take advantage of this time to be creative.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

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.

Quilling 102 Part 1 April 18 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Have you been wondering what else you can do with quilling?? Come learn combing and husking techniques in this two part class–or come for a single evening. We’ll be working toward making a wall hanging from our finished quilled pieces. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Quilling 102 Part 2 April 25  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Have you been wondering what else you can do with quilling?? Come learn folded marquises and layer techniques in this two part class–or come for a single evening. We’ll be working toward making a wall hanging from our finished quilled pieces. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own quilling border buddy, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet May 16 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Back by popular demand! Come learn how to create a beautiful and lasting origami flower bouquet. You’ll make at least 3 flowers and you’ll leave knowing how to make many more at home. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Beautiful Boxes June 13  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed June 29 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

New classes at the Ben Franklin!

Intro to Die Cuts and Quilling April 4 5:30-7:30pm. Come learn the basics of die cuts and quilling techniques and how to mix them to create beautiful and unique greeting cards perfect for any occasion. Call the store at 253-862-6822 to reserve your seat and to get a supply list. Cost is $20 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register. Store located in the Safeway parking lot and next to the McDonald’s.

An Envelope for All Seasons May 2 5:30-7:30pm. This is probably going to be my favorite class this spring! Learn how to use a very popular punch machine to make mini envelopes to make into greeting cards. You’ll make a variety of unique greeting cards perfect for any occasion. ranging birthdays to graduations. Call the store at 253-862-6822 to reserve your seat and to get a supply list. Cost is $15 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register. Store located in the Safeway parking lot and next to the McDonald’s.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! I’m offering adult, children, and toddler papercrafting classes. Classes through June are now available. Registration is required and through the Covington Parks and Recreation Department and here’s a link to their website: http://www.covingtonwa.gov/recreation/index.php

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

“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.

An Envelope for All Seasons Cards April 14 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). n this class you’ll make 4-6 greeting cards using the mini envelope punch that has been so popular! Plus, you’ll create unique little gifts that will fit inside the mini envelope perfect for that hard to purchase-for person on your list. Please bring: We R Memory Keepers mini envelope punch board, roller tape, your favorite 3-6 washi tapes, and detail scissors. Cost is $25. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

An Envelope for All Seasons Cards April 24 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. n this class you’ll make 4-6 greeting cards using the mini envelope punch that has been so popular! Plus, you’ll create unique little gifts that will fit inside the mini envelope perfect for that hard to purchase-for person on your list. Please bring: We R Memory Keepers mini envelope punch board, roller tape, your favorite 3-6 washi tapes, and detail scissors. Cost is $25. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards May 11 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards May 15 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102 May 20 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102 June 3 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 10 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 22 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 24 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 30 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Emily

march

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?

NEW BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASS AT BEN FRANKLIN 4/4!

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.

CLASSES

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 (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com).

WINE CHARM CLASS

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!

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

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.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

“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.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

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: http://www.covingtonwa.gov/recreation/index.php

 

Talk Soon.
Emily

Is there a difference in glue?

What to use for the best results

Emily’s Tips & Tricks: Some of my favorite and not-so favorite glues to use:

  • Glue Tips: When quilling, I like using Elmer’s regular glue for my projects, for several reasons. One, it dries clear; second, if I realize I made the wrong shape for example a loose circle but I needed a tight circle, I can pull the glued down tail up and re-roll. There’s an element of forgiveness and grace with Elmers. I recently realized that Elmer’s also makes a “New Stronger Formula” which is more of a yellow/brown color. This glue does not dry clear and as a result, I have ruined several projects.I do also like using Alene’s tacky glue for some of my quilling projects. I have learned that with tacky glue there is no forgiveness and grace. Once it on the paper, it stays there. As a result, I only use tacky glue when I want something to stay in place immediately such as when I use glistening/sparkly quilling paper or gluing a design to a metal or mirror magnet or making monogram letters.

This is a fun season as we look forward to Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and spring!  I am holding a lot of classes in February and March with new classes in May, so make sure you visit my site to find one that fits your schedule.

COMING IN MAY! WINE CHARMED CLASS

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 21 and older are welcome to register. If the class is cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be given. Reserve your seat here!

CLASSES

NEW!! COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! Covington Parks & Rec

I’m offering adult, children, and toddler papercrafting classes. Adult classes begin in Jan. and children’s after-school origami classes are in Feb. and March. Toddler evening story and origami times start in March. Registration is required and through the Covington Parks and Recreation Department and here’s a link to their website: http://www.covingtonwa.gov/recreation/index.php

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

“Inside Out” Greeting Cards Feb. 21 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Learn how to mix die cuts and quilling to create 6 greeting cards perfect for any occasion. 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.

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.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

A new class at the Ben Franklin! The kick-off class on May 2, 2018 5:30-7:30pm will be a sort of scavenger hunt–you get to find and bring your own bases for magnets. In this class you’ll make at least 4 magnets that are unique to you and your tastes! Call the 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 $30 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

“Fragrant Shakers” Greeting Cards Feb. 24 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Come create 3 greeting shaker quilling greeting cards that will not only be beautiful but will smell great too. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

“Fragrant Shakers” Greeting Cards March 4th, 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E, across the street from Lowe’s next to the SouthCenter Mall). Come create 3 greeting shaker quilling greeting cards that will not only be beautiful but will smell great too. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

“Inside Out” Greeting Cards March 17th, 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 31st, 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.

Check out all my classes here!

On a side note, I have several magnet classes coming up in the next 2-3 months and am currently planning a monogram letter class for later this spring. Stay tuned!
Emily

It’s christmas eve!

Small bites of fun:

Need a last minute finger-food this weekend, check out these “Santa Strawberries” 

Santa Strawberries Recipe
Ingredients:
1 dozen strawberries
1 cup whipped cream
a handful of chocolate sprinkles
Directions:
Using a pairing knife, slice the leafy end off each strawberry so they stand up evenly. Then slice the tip off to make a little hat.
Using a spoon or a large icing tip, place a large dollop (about 1-2 tsp) of whipped cream on top of the strawberry base. Plop the little hat on top. Add another small dollop of whipped cream to the tip of the hat to make a mock pom-pom.
Place two chocolate sprinkles in the Santas “face” for the eyes. Using a toothpick, place two very small splotches of whipped cream down the front of the strawberry for buttons.
You’re done! It’s that easy. If you don’t eat them right away, store them in the fridge to keep them cold. Santa doesn’t do well with heat.

CLASSES

EVENING CLASSES:

Quilled Wall Hangings Jan. 17, 2018 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Come create a unique quilled wall hanging perfect for your wall or a friend’s wall. All things beach and ocean-related is the theme for the evening. All supplies provided including mat and frame and a medium-size hot/cold drink. Cost is $30. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. Reserve your seat here.

“Inside Out” Greeting Cards Feb. 21 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Learn how to mix die cuts and quilling to create 6 greeting cards perfect for any occasion. 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.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilled Valentine Wall Hangings Jan. 20 2-4:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Create a personalized quilled wall hanging for yourself or a loved one for Valentine’s or a wedding anniversary. Cost is $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Valentine Wall Hangings Jan. 24 2-4:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E, across the street from Lowe’s next to the SouthCenter Mall). Create a personalized quilled wall hanging for yourself or a loved one for Valentine’s or a wedding anniversary. Cost is $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

(See other classes on my website HERE.)

Cheers!
~Emily