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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the countdown begins…!

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN: 

There’s More to Christmas…
There’s more, much more to Christmas
Than candle-light and cheer;
It’s the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year;
It’s thoughtfulness and kindness,
It’s hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding
And for goodwill to men!
~ Anonymous

A NOTE FROM EMILY:

No matter how you celebrate the holidays or if you don’t celebrate them at all it is still a special time.  My children are getting pretty excited and we even had to move the presents from under the tree (advice from my 4-year old) and replace them with stuffed toys because brother (who is almost 2) wouldn’t leave them alone.  The wonder and excitement of Christmas  through the eyes of a child is priceless.  Take time this season to find the “wonder” in things you may have not noticed before…it’s worth it!

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.)

Happy Holidays!
~Emily

AS WE GET UNDER WAY WITH THE HOLIDAYS

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN: 

Want to send a handmade greeting but don’t have a lot of supplies?

Simply stamp designs, fill them in with color, and voila! You’re done!

For Thanksgiving cards, use words like: Thankful, Thanks, Giving, Family, Gather, Turkey, etc.

Here are a few sentiments to get started with but there are plenty online also to inspire you for Christmas cards:

“May my sweetheart’s life be filled with millions of reason to smile. May everyday be a day worth looking forward to. I’m sending you all my love this Christmas. Merry Christmas to you sweetheart.” Anonymous

“The Magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends, like you!”

“The gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of happiness… May all these be yours at Christmas time!”

“From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another, the warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other.” –Emily Matthews

A NOTE FROM EMILY:

Find things and experiences to be thankful for, it changes your priorities and your perspective in life!

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays as they start to kick off.  Don’t forget to take some time out of your busyness and enjoy a class with me!  

CLASSES FOR NOVEMBER:

(See December classes on my website HERE.)

NOVEMBER DAYTIME CLASSES:

Elegant SnowflakesNov. 19 2:30-4:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E, across the street from Lowe’s next to the SouthCenter Mall). Do you want to make a snowflake? 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 and a snowman might join the snowflake party too! All supplies are provided. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Holiday FlowersNov. 25 10:30-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village(just north of University of Washington campus). Learn how to fold a simple yet beautiful bouquet of origami flowers using paper on-hand at Impress. You’ll make at least 4 flowers in this class. Please bring or purchase 2 or more 12″ square sheets or a 6″ Christmas variety pack. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Elegant Snowflakes, Nov. 25 1:30-3:30 at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Do you want to make a snowflake? 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 and a snowman might join the snowflake party too! All supplies are provided. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Emily