July 2022 Lesson Schedule

Hi to all our Paper Flourish crafting family, we hope you are getting lots of creative paper crafting happiness through these colder days.

Our teachers have been busy as usual putting together some amazing projects. This month we have included an album designed by Sharon, Ruth’s ‘Your Choice’ Exploding Box(s) and acetate cards, Marina’s Flower making Masterclass, and our Dylusion’s journal class with Julie and Sharon. And you have probably heard our exciting news - we have someone HUGE in the crafting world coming to Paper Flourish at the end of July. Antonis Tzanidakis from Stamperia is coming to do some fantastic mixed media work shops in our store!

Of course we have all our regular popular projects such as Lavinia, Copic, Mystery layouts, Tim Holtz, Alcohol Inks with Lynette, and so much more.

Reminder: Adriana is visiting us from Couture Creations and foiling machines are due back in stock in July. Just sooo much fun to choose from, it is all happening here at Paper Flourish!!

 

Cardmakers Club $20

Friday 1st July - 1.30pm

 

Paper Flourish holds a Cardmakers Club each month.

Join in, receive a monthly challenge, and share your creations with each other to inspire and motivate! You will receive a free demonstration and also a $20 voucher to spend in store on full priced retail products.

Due to the popularity of this Club, you will need to book in order to attend.


Suitable for: all crafting levels including Beginners

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Dylusions Journal - $30

Saturday 2nd July – 10am-12.30pm

 

Dylusions is back & here to stay.

If you were at Paper Flourish over the last few weeks and saw a journal up on our lesson board which was bright, colourful & stood out from a mile away, then you saw last month’s Dylusions page.

Dylusions products are weird & wonderful. We use the brightest of bright, the craziest of crazy, & the funnest of fun (that word exists in Dylusions World).

Cakes, cupcakes & a cup of tea leads off this month’s pages. Come along & join in the fun! Time to let our hair down & go a bit wild. The best way to live life!

Julie used White Gesso to prepare the Journal pages– this can be done at home or in class.

Suitable for: all levels including Beginners.

What to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Dylusions insert book (these are available for purchase at Paper Flourish), PAINT BRUSHES (sets are available at Paper Flourish for purchase if you don’t have them), scissors for fussy cutting (not too much fussy cutting we promise), sanding block, 450 glue, disposable gloves if you don’t like getting inky fingers, & an apron which you don’t mind getting a bit messy!

Please also bring with you any colouring pens you have (Poscas, Copic, paint pens etc).

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Alcohol Ink ‘Starry Night ’with Lynette $30

Saturday 2nd July – 2pm-4pm

 

At this class you will be covering the basics of alcohol ink and also learning a few different techniques. As the finale, Lynette will help you create this stunning ‘starry night’ card front to use (or keep as it is soooo amazing).

Suitable for: Everyone

Need to bring: Basic tool kit, ink blower

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Die Cutting Machine Demo – FREE

Monday 4th July – 11am

 

Wanting to update your manual die-cutting machine? Needing or wanting a new machine?? Suffering from hand, shoulder or back pain?? Wanting to upgrade to an electric 8” machine? Come along to this demo to get all the information about how to use and care for your die-cutting machine, the differences between machines, the price differences, manual and electric machines, and which machine may suit your needs.

You will be shown various techniques including how best to keep your plates flat, how to get the best cut from your dies, the use of die release paper, how to use your embossing folders, and how to emboss your dies.

Lots of information, hints, and tips.

Suitable for: all crafting Levels Including Beginner.

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Mature Ladies with Margaret - $30

Thursday 7th July – 10am-12pm

 

A set of 4 diamond themed cards for this month, using beautiful 49 and Market paper of soft apricot and green with beautiful flowers and butterflies.

Simple but effective folds and cuts are used with a little bit of fussy cutting.

Suitable for: All levels

What to bring: Basic tool kit

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Copic Club - $27

Thursday 7th July - 7pm-9pm

Saturday 9th July – 10am-12pm

 

Paper Flourish hosts two Copic Club events each month! These functions are an opportunity for people to learn from each other, show their projects, practice new techniques, and have a lot of fun.

 There will be hand-outs, colouring challenges, and of course you will continue to receive your free Copic Sketch Marker at every meeting.

Special Members price

The normal price for Copic Sketch and Ink refills is $11.95 (Special: Buy 5 get 1 FREE), BUT for Copic Club members at the class you can buy as many as you want for the Special Club price of $9.70 each!!

Suitable for: Beginners, advanced or any person who has a passion to learn everything about colouring with Copic.

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Gel Press Inky Backgrounds $27

Friday 8th July – 10am-12pm

 

In this Inky Background class you will learn different techniques to use your Gel Press.

You will use stamps and stencils to achieve different effects and make these three beautiful cards as well as gain some new skills that will be handy for all of your future projects.

Suitable for: all levels including beginners

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, sharp pointy scissors for fussy cutting, foam tape.

Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne.

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Carved pumpkin, Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry

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Lavinia with Julie - $30

Saturday 9th July – 1.30pm-4pm

Wednesday 20th July – 10am-12.30pm

Thursday 21st July – 10am – 12.30pm

 

Who makes the cutest Mushroom & Toadstool stamps? Lavinia of course. Who sells these cute stamps? Paper Flourish of course. Who makes the cutest cards with these stamps? You will at this month’s Lavinia classes.

The new Acrylic & Mica Sprays have arrived at Paper Flourish. Wait till you see the beautiful colours. This month’s cards will start with a background created with these sprays. We will then have so much fun stamping and decorating the cards.

During the class you will create the 4 cards plus the card front of the Inspirational Card. This month’s inspirational card will give you the chance to recreate the gorgeous Lavinia design from the Lavinia 2022 Calendar July page. Julie has recreated this card as close to the Lavinia design as she can. The July Calendar page features the sweet Forest Hares in the moonlight. Of course, all mushrooms & toadstools need glitter – watch out Paper Flourish carpet! Here it comes!

Suitable for: all levels including Beginners.

What to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Trimmer, Double sided tape, Scoring Board, Ink blending tools, Black ink pad for stamping (VERSAFINE CLAIR NOCTURNE OR VERSAFINE BLACK ONYX), LAVINIA CIRCLE & HILL MASKS. (These products are available for purchase at Paper Flourish)

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Paper Garden Masterclass with Marina -$15

Monday 11th July – 10am-11.30am

 

Marina has something special for you this month!!!

In her inspirational Masterclass you will learn the necessary skills to make your own beautiful, realistic 3D paper flowers. Come along and learn from the ‘Master’ all the tips, tricks and techniques.

Marina will share her knowledge on which tools and adhesives are best, as well as hints and tips to cut, colour and shape flowers, leaves and branches. She will discuss different colouring mediums such as Copics and distress inks as well as paper pollen to add detail to stamens and mini Prills to embellish flower centres.

These same techniques will be used to make the Floral Wreath Card with Marina on the 25th July.

Suitable for: Everyone including beginners

Tools & Inks Used: Your own set of Bigshot or Spellbinders cutting plates, basic tool kit including craft mat, liquid glue (Art Glitter Glue, Aleene’s Tacky Glue or similar) flower shaping tool kit or various size stylus (2mm; 5mm and 8mm) and molding mat, reverse tweezers, detail tweezers, mini mister, small sharp scissors, a clean eraser, distress inks in various shades of green and ink blending tools.

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How Does your Garden Grow Art Journal - $30

Wednesday 13th July – 9.30am-12pm

 

This month’s journal celebrates the gorgeous Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints. These adorable bottles of paint give the most beautiful finish and colour to your projects and come in every colour you could wish for and more.

Sparkle is added to the page with the new Prima Finnabair Jewel Paste and the pages are finished off with amazing, & maybe a bit quirky, Tim Holtz ephemera.

Julie used the 8 5/8” square journal but the pages will suit all sizes of Journals. The pages are sealed with White Gesso (this can be done in class).

Suitable for: all levels including Beginners. Everyone is made to feel welcome at Paper Flourish Journal classes – please come & join our fun morning!

What to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Journal, Paint Brushes, scissors for fussy cutting (not too much fussy cutting I promise), 450 glue, & an apron which you don’t mind getting a bit messy!

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Lesson Pack Workshop – FREE

Thursday 14th July – 9.30am-12.30pm

 

If you have purchased any of our beautiful My Happy Place kits you can attend this 3-hour session, sit at our big roomy table, drink our coffee, chat with like-minded people, and generally ‘hangout’ at Paper Flourish.

Bring your kits on the day (or you can purchase them when you are here) and get help if needed from the teachers. We have found this to be a great social event! 

Suitable for: Everyone

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Your Choice with Ruth - $32

Thursday 14th July – 2pm-4pm

 

Exciting!!

You get to choose either the stunning lavender set or the stunning green set.

At the class you will have a choice which colour set of exploding gift box and acetate cards you wish to do, both in gorgeous Mintay papers.

The exploding gift box is just beautiful with lots of lace, ribbon, flowers and a full sheet of sentiments to choose from. At the same time the acetate window picture cards are just soooooo pretty and are a different type of 3D card to create (folds flat).

Both sets will be available at the class, but if you just cannot choose between the two and you wish to have both, the second set will be at the bonus price of $25. *** This bonus offer is only available for attendees at the class.

Don't miss this one!!

Suitable for: All skill levels including beginners

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit

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Cut & Create Dies, Foils and Alcohol Inks with Adriana $10

Saturday 16th July – 10am-12pm

 

Come along and join Adriana to create your choice of one of these gorgeous cards using the New Cut & Create Dies, Foils and Alcohol Inks.

She will be using the GoPower electric machine and also GoPress and Foil Machine. Back in Stock!!!

Suitable for: All levels

What to bring: Basic tool kit

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Couture Machine Demo FREE

Saturday 16th July – 1pm-2pm

 

Adriana will demonstrate the Couture Creations ‘GOPOWER’ electric die cutting machine as well as giving you all the tips and techniques with the popular Couture Creations ‘GOPRESS AND FOIL MACHINE’.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn some great new skills for your new or existing machine.

Suitable for: Everyone

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Bow Maker Demo – FREE

Monday 18th July – 11am

 

We know how much you all love adding bows to your projects, especially your cards, so why not create them yourself with the incredible Zutter Bowmaker.

We will show you just how wonderful this tool is to make stunning bows, so pop in and learn how to create bows with ease.

Suitable for: all crafting levels including beginners

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 Queen of The Night Album $69

Friday 22nd July – 10am-2pm

 

Create this elegant album from the very beginning!

Lots of pages and pockets with plenty of photo tabs for special photos.

Using this stunning paper pack from 13@rts you will make a special person in your life feel like a queen.

A really striking album!!

Suitable for: Everyone including beginners

What to bring: Basic tool kit, sharp pointy scissors for fussy cutting, foam tape

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Mystery Art Journal $30

Saturday 23rd July – 10am-12.30pm

 

We have a stunning page/s for you to create in the July Mystery Art Journal Class. The page won’t be revealed until the class but we can tell you that it involves a creative process that can not only be used in Journal pages but also in Cardmaking.

Bring along any sized art journal (or purchase one in store on the day) and be ready to enjoy a fun relaxing morning creating in your Journal & exploring the wonderful world of Mixed Media.

We used Clear Gesso to prepare the Journal page/s – this can be done at home or in class.

Suitable for: all levels including Beginners.

What to bring: Basic Tool Kit, Journal, PAINT BRUSHES (sets are available at Paper Flourish for purchase if you don’t have them), scissors for fussy cutting (not too much fussy cutting we promise), 450 glue, disposable gloves if you don’t like getting inky fingers, & an apron which you don’t mind getting a bit messy!

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Tim Holtz Mystery - $40

Saturday 23rd July – 2pm-4pm

 

Again this month we are holding our very popular mystery Tim Holtz class. It’s a secret project that you won’t find out until the day!

Be quick to book so you don’t miss out.

Suitable for: Everyone

You need to bring: Basic Tool kit, apron

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Sunflower Wreath Card with Marina $27

Monday 25th July – 10am-12.30pm

 

Stunning, Stunning, Stunning!

In the Paper Garden with this gorgeous Sunflower, blue daisy and
cornflower twig wreath in vibrant yellow and blues. This lesson is full of shaped copic coloured flowers and leaves.

Suitable for: You will need to have intermediate to advanced crafting skills as this lesson is quite complex.

Tools & Inks Used: A set of Bigshot or Spellbinders cutting plates, basic tool kit including craft mat, liquid glue (Art Glitter Glue, Aleene’s Tacky Glue or similar),  flower shaping tool kit or various size stylus and molding mat, reverse tweezers, detail tweezers, mini mister, small sharp scissors, a clean eraser,  Prills: “You had me at Yellow” and “Taken for Granite” and paper pollen “Charcoal”.

Copics to bring to the lesson:YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow, Y19 - Napoli Yellow,YG67 - Moss,YG93 - Grayish Yellow, YG95 - Pale Yellow, B18 - Lapis Lazuli, B24 – Sky, B29 - Ultramarine

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Mystery Layout with Marg - $30

Wednesday 27th July – 10am-12pm

 

A double layout using beautiful fussy cut posies and butterflies.These features highlight the soft green, beige and lace patterned papers.

You can distress and ink your papers and add shimmer to your flowers. In your kit you will receive chipboard die cut sentiments and all cardstock to match your page.

Suitable for: Everyone

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Tool Kit

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Scrapathon - $20

Thursday 28th July – 9.30am-4.30pm

 

A daytime scrap session where you can bring your projects and supplies into the store and scrap the hours away!

This is the perfect chance to get some of your friends together and have an awesome social time of scrapbooking and laughter! Hot drinks are provided, please bring your lunch and nibbles.

Suitable for: all crafting levels including beginners

Tools & Inks Used: bring any supplies you need to complete your project. Remember, you’ll have the whole store at your disposal should you need to purchase that little something extra!

If you’re a new crafter, or just needing inspiration, we have a variety of lesson packs that you can purchase and work through at your own pace.

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 EXCITING NEWS just released!!!!

 

Paper Flourish will be hosting three full days of amazing mixed media sessions with Antonis Tzanidakis from Stamperia.

29th, 30th & 31st July, right here at Paper Flourish! 

We don't have all of the project or session details yet, but will release them as soon as we have them!

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ruth & the Paper Flourish Team

 

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