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

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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

new classes

coming this season

Emily’s Bites of Fun: 

  • Handmade items make a huge difference!
  • I have new classes coming for April-June that will definitely spark your interest!  We will be making origami containers, origami flowers, quilling combing and husking and a second wine charm class but in Maple Valley.  Stay tuned!  Check back Friday for the new class schedule.
  • 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.

NEW BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASS AT BEN FRANKLIN 3/7!

A new class at the Ben Franklin! The kick-off class on March 7, 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.

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

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.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

A new class at the Ben Franklin! The kick-off class on March 7, 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.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! Starting in Jan. 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

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.

Talk Soon.
Emily

organizing

HOW TO organize your greeting cards

Emily’s Bites of Fun: 

  • Store new or handmade greeting cards in an expandable file or box with dividers.
  • Label each divider so you can sort the cards by occasion or month.
  • Keep a monthly holiday and birthday tracking calendar on the front of each divider, and make cards in advance, storing them in each occasion or monthly section.  You can always personalize them more, later.
  • Clip your favorite pen (you know you all have one – I do!) to the front so that sending the card/s is quick and easy.
  • Store return address labels and postage stamps in the front most pocket.
  • Keep your address book or whatever you use, as an easy reference, in front of the file.
  • Scan or copy handmade cards to reference for future designs. Mark who you sent them to so that you don’t send them the same one again.
  • Keep and easy drop-in envelope in one section.  Use it for addresses torn from envelopes you receive.  Once or twice a year, update your address book, list or electronic device.

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

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).

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.

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.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

A new class at the Ben Franklin! The kick-off class on March 7, 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.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! Starting in Jan. 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

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 4, 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 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.

Be Creative in Everything You Do,
Emily

lettering

how to add a personal touch

Emily’s Bites of Fun:

  • The art or process of forming letters. Also, letters inscribed. Lettering is an important part of card making, often incorporating various materials.  Stickers, rub-ons, stamping, and computer printing are easy and readily available lettering materials. Dimensional lettering, die cuts and hand-lettering add a personal touch. Calligraphy, illumination and engraving add elegance and style.
  • Don’t wait for a special occasion or a reason to connect.  Send an unexpected card for no particular reason.  A “thinking of you” or “just because” card can be one of the best ways to show someone you care.  Send one today!
Next week’s evening class – Join me at gravity coffee!

“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.

COMING IN MAY! WINE CHARMED CLASS

New winery 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!

Looking forward to spring!
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

February is Almost Here

a bunch of roses? how about a bunch of classes!

Remember, classes make a great gift for any occasion.  Don’t forget to see the info on my new Wine Charm class at Goose Ridge Tasting Room in Woodinville in May.  Maybe do this class together for a date night, a birthday or an anniversary!  Whatever the occasion, it will be a great time.

I am also starting new classes at Ben Franklin in May – see below for details.

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN: 

Even the Envelope has a history behind it!

  • The Babylonians first wrapped and baked their messages in thin sheets of clay.  Later envelopes were made of cloth, animal skins, or vegetable parts, and prior to 1840 all envelopes were handmade.
  • George Wilson patented the method of tessellating (tiling) a number of envelope patterns across and down a large sheet.  In 1845, Edwin Hill and Warren de la Rue obtained a patent for a steam- driven machine that cut out an envelope shape, then created and folded it.  Thomas Waymouth, who had previously worked on paper bag machinery, developed a self-gumming and folding machine for Berlin and Jones in the late 1860’s.
  • Rectangular envelopes are preferred by the postal service, which reduces the amount of sorting needed to line up all the envelopes with the addresses reading the same way.

A NOTE FROM EMILY:

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!

I am making some really cool cards in the next few months.  Join me, won’t you?

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:

“Love Ewe” Greeting Cards Feb. 6 6-8pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Come mix your Christmas sheep die cuts with Valentine’s Day and quilling. You’ll make 4 cute cards all about “ewe.” Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

“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!

Cheers!
Emily