Paper Crafting Retreat

Yesterday I held a paper crafting retreat day.  I had 3 projects that were more suited to this type of event than my regular 5-project card class format, and I’m very pleased with how it went!  My two participants made lovely projects and enjoyed themselves.

The first project was this Petal Palette sampler, which could be made as a framed 12″ x 12″ display piece, or mounted onto note cards.  Both of the attendees decided to make note cards.

I set things up so that each basket contained supplies to do the same type of element. For example, there was a basket that had all the dies and card stock to cut out all the Basic Black pieces for the project, and another that had all the small 5-petal flowers in each color.  There was an index card that directed how many of each color/item to make.
Oh, yeah – I made each of my ladies a little tote bag out of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to hold their supplies/finished projects.  You can learn how to make one here.
The next project was String Theory cards.  These are really quick and addictive!

And finally I taught them how to do Stamped Candles.  Really, we’re stamping on white tissue paper, cutting out the stamped image, placing it on the candle, covering it with waxed paper and melting it onto the surface of the wax.  There’s a great tutorial here.

We also had a yummy soup, salad, bread and cookie lunch…and for once I don’t have any pictures of the food!

Fun projects + fun chatting = fun day.  Hope you can make the next one!

Sign up for my February Events

February Monthly Class
Make 5 projects featuring a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products.  Perfect for experienced and novice crafters!
$20 – all supplies included
RSVP Deadline:  Sunday, February 4
Tuesday, February 6
6:30 – 9:00 pm at Ellen’s House in Peoria (near 75th Ave & Deer Valley Rd)
Wednesday, February 7
9:30 – noon in Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
6:30 – 9:00 pm in Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale

New! Stamp with Me, Get it Free!
Come make some cards featuring the fun, new Bird Banter stamps (OC p. 42), and take home your own set! Because I need to order the stamp sets, an earlier reservation deadline and prepayment will be required.

Cost is $20 – I will send you a PayPal invoice once you RSVP or you can mail me a check.

​This class is also available by mail…contact me for more information

RSVP Deadline:  Sunday, February 11. 

Wednesday, February 28
9:30 – noon in Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
6:30 – 9:00 pm in Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale


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