October Lessons 2017

Janine Koczwara

Posted on September 22 2017

It is hard to believe that we are now coming up to October lessons!  Where has the year gone?  The year may be rushing towards it's end but our teachers have kept up the fabulous caliber of projects!  

We are also introducing a wonderful new teacher to the Paper Flourish team - Sarah Eblen.  She will be teaching scrapbooking layouts and her beautiful shabby chic inspired page is sure to catch your eye this month.

Time for another Special Guest teacher in October - Louise Nelson.  Louise is internationally recognised and has represented some of the biggest names in the scrapbooking industry as a Design Team member and has taught internationally as well.  She brings her distinctly recognisable style, filled with fun mixed media techniques to her lessons.  The layout lesson she will be teaching is "colour customisable" which is such a great option.

We have not forgotten the kids during school holidays, check out Watercolour Kitten Cards with Hayley.  There is only the one daytime lesson during the school holidays so make sure you book in quickly as the project is adorable.

Changes have been made to Flourish Friday!  Rather than 2 Friday evenings per month we will now be offering one Friday evening but also a Saturday, during the day for those that want to scrap in a social environment but don't desire such a late night.  Lets face it some of us are fading fast in the evening hours so 6 hours of scrapping fun during the day is our answer 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 October lesson schedule here:

Mandii Features Darkroom Door - $10

Sunday 1st October @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Each month on a Sunday, Mandii will be featuring a product in store. With all the new products coming through Mandii wants to make sure you get an opportunity to have a play, and better understand why we here at PF HQ supply the products that we do. This class goes for just one hour, and as well as learning a host of techniques related to each product, you will also create a gorgeous project to take home with you.

This month’s featured product is Darkroom Door Stamps.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Christmas Joy Event - $25

Monday 2nd October @ 1:00pm
Saturday 21st October @ 1:00pm

The time has well and truly come to get organised for all your Christmas projects, and let’s face it, Christmas cards make up the lions share of your handmade projects over the season.

As usual, Paper Flourish has you covered with an awesome day of making and creating, and we’re giving you two dates to choose from!

For just $25 per head you will receive the kits for three stunning, high quality photo style cards of your own choosing. There will be more than 20 different designs to choose from, and if you want to sit for the day and make some more, all of the styles will be available for individual purchase on the day, and the girls will be available to you to guide you should you need it.

We will be providing afternoon tea to every guest on both dates, so this is a great opportunity to bring your friends and make it into a social event.  

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

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Double zig Zag Cards with Helen -  $20

Tuesday 3rd October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 18th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The technique class demonstrating this folded card design was so popular Helen decided to run it as a 2-hour class where we not only make four double zig zag cards but we also decorate them. Bring along your rulers, pencils, scorer and trimmer as well as your tea dye ink pad   and sponger to get the most out of this lesson.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, including ruler, scorer, pencil, trimmer, Tea Dye ink pad and sponger.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Prima Paper Clay Embellishments Technique with Mandii - $5

Wednesday 4th October @ 1:00pm – 1:45pm

The new Prima Air Dry Paper Clay is fast becoming one of Mandii’s new Favourite things. Join her to discover how these moulds and clay work together so that you too can create your own beautiful vintage style embellishments reminiscent of the Vintage Resins that Prima are so famous for.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners



Garden Delights with Vanessa - $20

Wednesday 4th October 7:00pm – 9:00pm

This month come and join in the fun with Vanessa to make a beautiful shaker card and an adorable jar for your succulents and cacti using the Uniquely Creative Sweet Succulents stamps and dies. This class will show you heaps of techniques that you can apply to your projects.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, double sided tape, glue, trimmer, tweezers, scissors, black Archival Ink or Memento, and foam squares. Please bring your choice of colouring materials such as Copics, Distress Inks, water colours or coloured pencils.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Layout with Sarah - $25

Thursday 5th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday 13th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sarah has produced this beautiful, feminine layout with touches of shabby chic beauty to perfectly highlight your photo.  You will stamp, ink and distress your way to a completed project.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Tool.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Cardmakers Club – Free

Friday 6th October @ 1:30pm


Distress Oxide Technique (Part 2) with Ashleigh - $5

Saturday 7th October 2017 – 1:00-1:45pm

Ashleigh has been playing around with the brand-new Distress Oxide colours and has come up with some cool new ways to use them! If you came to Ashleigh’s Oxides part 1 technique a few months ago, you will be sure to learn some new techniques this month! If you missed out last time, this is a perfect time to come and learn about these awesome inks. You will have a chance to try the new colours and see just what the fuss is all about!

Tools & Inks Used: If you have any of the new Distress Oxide colours, please bring them along to this lesson (along with their blending tools/foams), stencils, and small round paint brush.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Planner Heaven with Lydell - $25

Sunday 8th October @ 11:00am – 1:00pm
Monday 9th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Lydell for this monthly “Bullet Journal” Planner Class.  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!  Such as meal planning, cleaning, day to day planning to mood mandalas.  So helpful in organising and documenting your everyday life.  Start wherever you are at…. using whatever 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 8th October @ 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 whatever you intend to record your life.  Mini books, Travelers Notebooks, Memory Planners, Journals or Project life albums, whatever suits your needs.

Bring whatever 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



Window Box Card with Mandii - $19

Monday 9th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 31st October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mandii will show you how to create this gorgeous little box within a card, just in time to prepare for all those tasty treats or teacher Christmas gifts! With a host of techniques involved in this simple yet effective lesson, you will be sure to put a smile on the faces of that someone special in your life.

Tools & Inks Used: Score Board. Nested Circle die. Die cut machine. Needle point pliers for beading.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Treasured Album with Mandii - $29

Tuesday 10th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

This month Mandii has created this gorgeous little memory book, featuring an almost unending collection of pages, pockets, tags and hidey holes. Perfect to commemorate a special occasion or a wonderful way to archive a whole lot of treasured memories. 

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Tool Kit.



Have Hope Cards with Marina - $23

Tuesday, 10th October 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, 19th October 2017 @ 10:00am-12:00pm


As most of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease which affects mostly women.  To acknowledge and support the many women and families affected by breast cancer, join Marina in making these simply sweet breast cancer awareness cards with a feminine touch for the survivor in your life.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, glue, foam dots, Die Cuts: Survivor Bra, Breast Cancer ribbon, Survivor word script and Fancy flourish, Spellbinders Large and Small circle dies and Scalloped Circle dies

Suitable for Intermediate Crafters


Spinner and Slider Card Technique with Ashleigh - $5

Wednesday 11th October 1:00-1:45pm

This month Ashleigh will show you how to use the Lawn Fawn spinner and slider dies to make some cool interactive cards. Time permitting, we will also use the brand new colours of distress oxides to create some fun backgrounds! Please bring along two 5 cent pieces to this lesson!

Tools & Inks Used: 2x 5 cent pieces, foam mounting tape, Distress Oxides and basic tool kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Vintage Cards with Vanessa - $18

Wednesday 11th October @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday 20th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

These pretty, vintage cards are adorned with lots of flowers and mixed media techniques. The lovely colour palette will bring the sunshine inside and a smile to anyone’s face who is lucky enough to receive one.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, Palette knife, Distress Ink-Gathered twigs, Modelling paste, Antique Linen Distress paint.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Photo cards with Ruth - $25

Thursday 12th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm 
Tuesday 17th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Ruth has created for you a value packed bumper class of 5 cards, all matted with highlights of purple, wisteria and yellow.  Make a beautiful romantic wedding/anniversary and 4 feminine cards ready to fill your ‘stash’.  Choose from a selection of sentiments, and finish with bling.  Book into the class, pick up your kit from Paper Flourish, take home, fussy cut, bring along ready to assemble on the day, and then enjoy, socialise and have fun.

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

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Glitz & Glam Cards with Ruth - $25

Thursday 12th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 17th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Gorgeously glam and feminine.  Learn how to make beautiful gate cards this month in Ruth’s class using not only curved borders, but also a butterfly and rose clasp.  In keeping with the theme, your cards will be covered with butterflies and roses, along with our new lace flourishes, leaves, glitter, glass and rhinestone embellishments.   The inside matt is embossed and the gold or silver sentiment has been die-cut and matted. 

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tools, die cutting machine and the following dies if you have them (Dies and tools available from Paper Flourish)

Dies used:  Spellbinders Curved Borders One, Art Impressions Rose clasp, Art Impressions Butterfly clasp, Creative Expressions Grand Vinery; Creative Expressions Delicate Fronds, Kaiser Twin Butterflies, Memory Box Fluttering Corner

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Crafters


Water Colour Kitten Cards with Hayley - $15

Friday 13th October @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Saturday 28th October @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Hayley will take you through the basics of water colouring with water based inks, to create these 2 stunning cards.  This lesson has been designed to be a great class for kids, but will be equally enjoyable for adults wishing to try out water based ink coloured cards.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit, waterbrush

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Flourish Friday / Scrapping Saturday with Mandii - $15

Saturday 14th October @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 20th October @ 6:00pm - 12:00am

Friday night or Saturday 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 lunch for Saturday or dinner Friday night, 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


Striking Die-Cut Delicacy Cards with Louise - $25

Sunday 15th October @ 11:00am – 1:00pm

What is not to love about Watercolour Paints and Die-Cuts! For this class Louise has combined the delicacy of watercolour backgrounds with delicate die-cut elements to create beautiful and elegant, yet striking cards! Louise has kept the painterly backgrounds simple and elegant to make the contrasting title and embellishments ‘Pop’!

This is a 3-5 card class.

Tools & Inks Used: Registrant to bring Basic Kit Plus: Wet wipes, paper towels, heat tool, water mister small and medium sized soft bristle paint brush. Watercolour paints. Double sided adhesive foam dots/tape. Fine black embossing powder and black embossing ink pad. Assorted favourite title stamps [small].

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners



From Distress to Delight with Louise - $25

Sunday 15th October @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Louise can’t wait to share with you her favourite Distress Oxide Ink background techniques. In class, she will demonstrate her ’go-to’ techniques of using the fabulous Distress Oxide Inks to create delightfully delicate and elegant patterned papers. You can then recreate and produce 3 unique and beautiful layouts. Louise has used her signature black on the samples but you have complete flexibility to use whatever Distress Oxide colour you like!

Photo requirements: Louise has used small black and white photos on her sample layouts. If you are unsure of what photos to bring to class then bring along some scrap paper to cut and use as a sample photo when creating layouts. This will allow you to select, print, and crop a suitable photo at a later time.

Tools & Inks Used: Bring to class - Basic Kit Plus:  Heat tool, wet wipes, paper towel, water mister, office size [26/6] stapler, [long arm if they have one] mouse mat/cork mat, selection of Distress Oxide Ink pads, black and white cotton thread, and craft mat [medium-large]. Favourite shape cutting dies [e.g. flowers, butterfly’s], favourite title cutting dies, and extra black and white paper/cardstock [if you want to use your own designs]. 3-5 pages of spiral bound white note paper [A5 plain – not lined]. Black acrylic paint, and foam brush.

Suitable for Intermediate Crafters


 Mixed Media with Janine - $15

Monday 16th October 10:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday 19th October 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Get together with Janine and have some fun with layers and crackle as you create a dimensional background and then add some fun finishing touches to the top layer.  You will also incorporate some of the new Nuvo mediums on this page for additional eye-catching drama.

Tools & Inks Used: Paint brushes, Matte Medium, Gel Medium, Texture Paste, Palette Knife, Heat Tool, Apron, black gelato.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


justART with Lydell - $29

Monday 16th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Lydell can show you ways to unlock the art of drawing. Everyone can learn these easy techniques to draw.  Practice is the key.  This class we will concentrate of working with watercolours and inks.  No prior experience needed.  Hope to see you there to begin your artistic Journey.

Bring your basic drawing/painting kit.  Previous notes and tools, journal, pencil, eraser,

Tools & Inks Used: Prior drawing Kits, Pens, watercolours, watercolour pencils

Suitable for intermediate Crafters.


Distress Oxide Cards with Ashleigh - $16

Wednesday 18th October 10:00-12:00
Monday 23rd October 7:00-9:00pm

Ashleigh has returned to the awesome distress oxides to create some seamless blended backgrounds. A few masking techniques and a bit of stencilling will complete the backgrounds. As usual, you will receive a full sheet of Lawn Fawn images on either copic or watercolour card to colour in your chosen medium – However, please be aware this lesson will focus on the backgrounds rather than colouring the images. Ashleigh will provide a list of suggested copic and distress colours in the lesson.

Tools & Inks Used: If you have any of the following, please bring them along – Distress Oxide Inks (colours used: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade), blending tools and foams, Memento tuxedo black dual ended marker, scissors for fussy cutting, Nuvo drops – Ebony Black and Morning Dew (clear), Sakura black glaze pen, Prima raindrops and chevron stencils, Tim Holtz leafy stencil, washi tape/post-it tape, colouring medium of choice (ie copics, pencils, markers etc) and basic tool kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Hand Lettered Love with Lydell - $25

Sunday 22nd October @ 11:00am – 1:00pm

Welcome to our Lettering Class this month.  Be prepared for some practice and drills to enhance your skills tol complete another piece of word art for your files or a framed piece in your home.

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

Tools & Inks Used: Inks, watercolours, brush markers

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Bible Journaling with Lydell - $25

Sunday 22nd October @ 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.  This lesson you will use paint and collage techniques.  Bring your own Bible with wide margins, or order a Journaling Bible from us 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


Journals and More with Vanessa - $20

Monday 23rd October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come along and enjoy a morning full of journal goodness. First timers will have the opportunity to make their own journal while the rest of the group will continue to decorate, embellish, sew and add to their current journal of choice. There are loads of techniques to learn and apply to your journal.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Mature Ladies with Helen - $17

Tuesday 24th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

If you enjoy cardmaking in a relaxed social setting then this is the class for you! Four spectacular cards this month with a wonderful vintage flavour to add to your stash for special occasions. There is room on these cards for further decorating at home if you wish, or embrace the clean simple design lines!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Kaisercards with Mandii - $29

Tuesday 24th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday 30th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Mandii has created these Gorgeous Group of cards with the Rose Avenue 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

Wednesday 25th October 10:00am – 12:30pm
Monday 30th October 6:30pm – 9:00pm

This is your chance to create a wonderful double page layout that captures the fun of “pie cut” circles and a masculine theme.  The hues of yellows, browns and greens work together to create a harmonious feel to your double page spread.

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

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners



Cards with Helen - $18

Wednesday 25th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 26th October @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

This month’s cards are full of layering and fussy cutting so bring along your best fussy cutting scissors to make 3 last minute Christmas cards and an extra card to pop into your stash for when you need an all occasion card in a hurry.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Embellished Photo Cards with Ruth - $27

Thursday 26th October @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 31st October @ 10am - 12pm

Just stunning!!  The contemporary and traditional meet in black, white and silver in this month’s class.  Very versatile and fantastic for giving with lots of sentiments to choose from, many layers giving a 3D effect, ‘dressed to the nines’ with silver mirror card, flourishes, leaves, flowers, bling and glitter.  These cards look amazing.  Pick up your kit from Paper Flourish, fussy cut at home, join Ruth’s class for lots of creative fun.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tools, small sharp scissors, 18mm double-sided tape, 18mm foam tape,  6mm foam tape, 1mm depth foam dots, Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter glue, Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter (All available at your class at Paper Flourish)

Dies used:  Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles, Creative Expressions Delicate Fronds, Creative Expressions Petite Vinery (Dies available at your class)

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


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