December Lessons 2017

Janine Koczwara

Posted on November 24 2017

 Hi Everyone,

It seems like there has been a general theme of 'wow hasn't the year gone fast', going on in the lesson email for the last few months, but December lessons, really does mean that 2017 is coming to it's conclusion!  What an awesome year it has been.

We would like to say a hearty thank you to all those that have attended lessons throughout the year.  The fun both creativity and socially, we have in our lessons, makes it a wonderful experience and we will continue to bring you high caliber lessons in 2018!

There are never as many lessons in the December schedule, as Christmas and the public holidays around that time gives our teachers a little break from teaching and can enjoy some time with family.  Other than Christmas Day, we will still be open for shopping during this period so you can get creative during this holiday season.

If you are looking for some fun home made Christmas options, check out Vanessa's Gift Bag and Card class!  Perfect to fill with special things and give to someone special.  Also perfect to pop a chocolate into it as a gift idea for a teacher!

Hayley's Dusk till Dawn cards can easily be customised for Christmas Cards, as can Janine's Contemporary Elegant Cards, so if you are still wanting to get some last minute Christmas Card creating in, there are still some options for you.

You can check out all the beautiful projects below and either book in via the booking page or you can ring us on 7226 0401.

From everyone at Paper Flourish.

Download the December lesson schedule here:

 

Cardmakers Club – Free

Friday 1st December 1.30pm

 

Planner Heaven with Lydell $25

Sunday 3rd December @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Monday 4th December @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Lydell for this monthly “Bullet Journal” Planner Class.  In December we are working on some Christmas planning spreads and discussing next year’s planner! Plan your life and get all the clutter out of your head and into your planner leaving you free to concentrate on more important things!  From meal planning to cleaning, day to day planning to mood mandalas.  So helpful to organise and document your everyday life.  Start wherever you are at…. using what ever planner you currently have.    There is a selection of planners to purchase in store.  We are working mostly with the Leuchtturm 1917 notebook (available online) Bring your Planner and basic planner kit.  (Planner, pens, ruler, pencils markers, watercolours, stamps, stickers etc )  See you there! 

Tools & Inks Used: Prior Planner Kits, Stickers, Pens, markers, Brush markers

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

A Documented Life with Lydell $25

Sunday 3rd December @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm

There are so many ways to document your life.  The regular Project Life, pocket page style, Memory Planners, or working in varying size albums/mini books.  This class will accommodate all of these!  We will share techniques and ways to embellish on what ever you intend to record your life.  Mini books, Travelers Notebooks, Memory Planners, Journals or Project life albums, what ever suits your needs.

Bring what ever Project life supplies you have to add extra embellishments to your pages as you create, along with your your basic kit, pocket pages, stickers, stamps and Photos to get your pages underway.  Note you will need to bring your own Pocket pages to this class.

*****NOTE- Be sure to book in to secure your Kit even if you can’t make it!

Tools & Inks Used: Extra embellishments, Stickers, Stamps, Pens, markers, Brush markers, Basic kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Mixed Media with Janine $18

Monday 4th December @ 10:00am – 12:30pm
Thursday 14th December @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

You may have heard the saying, there is no such thing as a mistake, only a creative opportunity!  Well this month is all about how to turn those uh oh moments around and “repair” your page.  Janine will show you tips and tricks for turning something you are not happy with into a page you find appealing!

Tools & Inks Used: Paint Brushes, Matte Medium, Texture Paste, Gesso, Apron, Heat Tool, Palette Knife.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Cards with Helen $17

Tuesday 5th December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 12th December @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Take a break from the mad rush that is December and join Helen’s class this month where it’s all about pretty papers and gorgeous dies. If you have any of the listed dies feel free to bring them along to class with your die cutting machine.

Tools & Inks Used: Kaisercraft Lace Topper die, Uniquely Creative tea cup die, Stampie, Memento ink, Penny Black Special Thoughts stamp set. McGill Paper Blossoms craft moulding mat and paper tool kit and case, Kaisercraft embossing tool, Bundled sage distress ink.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Gift Bag and Gift Card with Vanessa $16

Tuesday 5th December @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 15th December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join Vanessa this month to make a pretty gift bag and matching gift card. Mixed media techniques and products will be used to give your bag an individual and unique look. It is the perfect way to personalise gifts for family and friends.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit, Super heavy Gesso, Distress Ink Worn Lipstick.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

Flippy Folding Cards Technique with Mandii  $5

Wednesday 6th December @ 1:00pm – 1:45pm

This month we’re going to have a bit of fun with our scoreboards and create 3 adorable, little fancy folded cards. All you need is your Scoreboard, Trimmer, Scissors, and some Adhesive. Simple!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

Flower Cards with Vanessa $15

Wednesday 6th December @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 22nd December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come for a relaxing class with Vanessa where you will enjoy stamping, fussy cutting and colouring to produce these lovely flower cards. You can choose your own Distress Ink colours for the flowers to give your cards a personalised look.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Foam Strips, Distress Inks in various colours

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Feminine Photo Cards with Ruth $25

Thursday 7th December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

A gorgeous set of 3 feminine cards in pink and black to make and add to your stash.  Fully lined, embellished with pearls, and an assortment of sentiments to choose from make these pretty cards ready to give for many occasions.  Ruth has a free fourth card for all who attend making this a value packed class.  Pick up your kit early at Paper Flourish, fussy cut your pieces at home, bring your cut kit ready to finish your set of cards and have lots of fun and laughter at the class.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, small sharp scissors, 18mm double sided tape, 1mm depth foam dots (available at Paper Flourish)

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Glitz and Glam Cards with Ruth $25

Thursday 7th December @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 12th December @ 10:00am – 12:30pm

Learn new techniques in this informative lesson using firstly the new exciting Nuvo flakes to enhance your cards.  Secondly you will learn how to use your dies to create beautiful free-standing cards without having to use a traditional card base.  Embellish with Ruth’s usual glitz and glam style using ribbon, bling, embossed sentiments, flourishes, leaves, flowers, and glitter.  Ruth has die cut most of your class for you allowing you to finish your cards and have lots of fun while you learn.

Tools & Inks Used: Bring your basic tool kit, 18mm double sided tape, 18mm foam tape, Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter glue (These products including your dies are available at your class).

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters

 

Crazy Contemporary Cards with Janine $24

Friday 8th December @ 10:00am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 20th December @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Have some fun by mixing a little Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, with some contemporary layered elements to create these fun and detailed cards.  A hint of water colour painting on a stamped image, added texture of hessian and Janine’s trademark layers make these cards extra special with a touch of humour.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink and Tool

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters

 

 

 

Dusk to Dawn Cards with Hayley $15

Saturday 9th November @ 2.00pm – 4.00pm

This month Hayley has created these gorgeous cards with a day time and night time, ‘in the forest’ theme. This is a great class to do if you want to learn the basics of colouring and this month, a bonus stencilling and blending technique thrown in for good measure.

This class is open to any age group from 5 to 85. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Journals and More with Vanessa $20

Monday 11th December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

This month Vanessa will be making this beautiful Travellers Journal Cover using Eileen Hull’s Journal Die. You will be able to choose your colour for the cover and receive matching flowers to compliment the look.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Sizzix Die- Eileen Hull Journal.                                                                     

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Distress Ink Galaxy Cards with Ashleigh $18

Monday 11th December @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday 13th December 10:00am – 12:00pm

Ashleigh is changing it up a bit this month, and has returned to the trusty distress inks to create some cool galaxy and night sky backgrounds. With the addition of spinner and slider dies, these cards become truly interactive! Please bring along any of your own mini distress inks and their blending tools, as well as your colouring medium of choice. As usual, you will receive a sheet of Lawn Fawn images on either copic or watercolour card to colour in your chosen medium. Ashleigh will provide a list of suggested copic and distress colours in the lesson. Please also bring two five-cent pieces to this lesson.

Tools & Inks Used: If you have any of the following, please bring them along – Distress Inks (I have used: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch), round blending tools and foams, Memento tuxedo black dual ended marker, scissors for fussy cutting, foam strips, EK Success powder tool, washi tape/post-it tape, Gansai Tambi Starrry Nights paints, colouring medium of choice (ie. Copics, pencils, markers etc), basic tool kit and two five-cent pieces.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Coptic Bookbinding with Lydell $29

Wednesday 13th December @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Have you ever wondered how to bind your own books?  Learn this awesome skill to make your own stunning handmade books for journals or albums or just the humble notebook, using what ever papers you have on hand.

Tools & Inks Used: Be sure to Bring basic kit….plus Lead pencil, eraser, ruler, an old phonebook if you have it!! (for piercing your holes.)  Any scrapbook papers, or other paper you would like to add…..(as few as 5 as many as 50) 

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

  

Newborn Photo cards with Ruth $25

Thursday 14th December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

A new baby is such a wonderful gift.  Ruth has created for you 3 very special cards to suit a new baby or 1st birthday.  So beautiful, sweet and pretty, these cards are all fully lined, heavily layered, and embellished with pink, blue and white pearls.  Be prepared and add to your stash for giving when those little bundles of joy arrive.  Pick up your kit early at Paper Flourish, fussy cut your pieces at home, bring your cut kit ready to finish your set of cards and have lots of fun and laughter at the class.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, small sharp scissors, 18mm double sided tape, 1mm depth foam dots (available at Paper Flourish)

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

Flourish Friday with Mandii $15

Friday 15th December @ 6:00pm - 12:00am

Friday night crop session where you can bring your projects and supplies into the store and scrap the 6 hours away! This is the perfect chance to get some of your friends together and have an awesome social time of scrapbooking and laughter! Cost includes Dinner, drinks and nibbles.

Tools and Inks Used: Please bring all the supplies you need to work on your current projects, but the store is at your disposal if you wish to purchase more supplies on the night.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

  

Crackle Technique with Ashleigh **REPEAT** $5

Saturday 16th December @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Back by popular demand! This month Ashleigh is repeating the popular crackle technique from November. Come along and learn how to create fabulous shabby chic crackle effects, with just a couple of products!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Paint Brush and Apron

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Hand Lettered Love with Lydell $ 25

Sunday 17th December @ 11:00am – 1:00pm

In Lydell’s Lettering Class this month, you will practice modern calligraphy with some envelope art.  Be prepared for some practice and drills to enhance your skills and we will complete another envelope art for your friends and family over the Holidays.

Bring your Calligraphy and Lettering kit (pens, markers, pencils, watercolours, blender sheets, water brush).  Some calligraphy extras will be available for purchase in class. 

Tools & Inks Used: Inks, watercolours, brush markers

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters

 

Bible Journaling with Lydell $25

Sunday 17th December @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join Lydell in this Bible Journaling class, teaching new techniques to help facilitate a different way to study and create beautiful works in your Bible. Bring your own Bible with wide margins, or pick one up in-store.  Kit included to assist in building your Bible Journaling Stash!  Bring your Basic Bible Journaling kit from previous classes. (including pencil, Journaling pen, eraser, watercolours etc)

Tools & Inks Used: pens, markers, gesso, watercolours, Micron Pens

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Kaiser Cards with Mandii $29

Monday 18th December @ 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 19th December @ 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Mandii has created these Gorgeous Group of cards with the Romantique range by Kaiser.  Each month Mandii hosts 2 Kaisercard Lessons, (one at night and one during the day) where you can come along and copy Mandii’s designs, or come up with your own in this low key, friendly environment.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Tool Kit

 Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

 

Yearly Scrap with Janine $30

Monday18th December @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday 20th December @ 10.00am – 12.30pm

Janine is not known for her love of themed Christmas pages, but she has dug deep and used the very non-traditional Kaiser Mint Wishes range of papers for the Yearly Scrap Page this month which allows you to use the pages for your Christmas photos, or any other theme as it can be a multi-purpose layout, not just for Christmas!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink and tool, Prima Distressing Tool

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

 

Contemporary Elegant Cards with Janine $29

Tuesday19th December @ 10:00am – 12:30pm
Thursday 21st December @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

The line of papers may have been designed as a Christmas range but Janine has focussed on the generic elements of the paper to create these beautiful contemporary elegant cards filled with layers of die cut goodness.  If you are still needing a couple of extra special Christmas Cards, just swap out the sentiments to match the occasion.  As there is so much detail in this class Janine will pre-die cut a lot of the elements in the kits

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Black Soot Distress Ink and Tool, Martha Stewart Border Punch.

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters

 

Mature Ladies with Helen $17

Thursday 21st December @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

If you enjoy cardmaking in a relaxed, social setting, this is the class for you. Gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, acetate, lace, string beads and flowers are all used this month to create three all occasion cards.

Tools & Inks Used: Magic Tape, Leaf punch. Kaisercraft rectangle dies DD509

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners

  

Scrapbookers Club – Free

 Friday 29th December @ 1.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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