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.

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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