September Lessons 2017

Janine Koczwara

Posted on August 21 2017

September lessons are here and they are fantastic.  We have our special guest designer, Belinda Spencer teaching 2 lessons on Saturday 16th September, so make sure you check out her fabulous projects.  Plus we have a whole lot of awesome projects from our regular teachers.

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 September Lesson Schedule here:

Cardmakers Club – Free

Friday 1st September @ 1:30pm


Kids Colouring with Hayley - $10

Saturday 2nd September @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Saturday 30th September @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Sometimes it’s hard to get out and shop at your favourite store when the kids are at your feet asking to go home – all parents have been there.  Bring your little ones aged between 5 and 12 to do a blissful hour and a half of colouring under the watchful eye of Hayley, and wander peacefully to your hearts content, or take a break with a cup of coffee while they are happily occupied creating a beautiful artwork to take home with them! Everyone’s a winner!

Tools & Inks Used: Colouring Pencils

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Planner Heaven with Lydell - $25

Sunday 3rd September @ 11:00am – 1:00pm
Monday 4th September @ 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!  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 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 3rd September @ 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 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


Treasured Album with Mandii - $29

Monday 4th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 26th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Hand Lettered Love with Lydell - $25

Sunday 17th September @ 11:00am -1:00pm

Welcome to our Lettering Class this month.  Be prepared for some practice and drills to enhance your skills and we will 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 Intermediate to advanced crafters.


Photo cards with Ruth - $25

Tuesday 5th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 14th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Something for everyone in this class.  Your family and friends are going to love these 3 cards made in a nautical theme with lots and lots of layers to give these cards a real 3D look.  They look stunning.  Remember to pick up your kit early so you can put it all together at the class, see the photos come to life and just have fun crafting. 

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, small sharp scissors, 12mm and 18mm foam tape, 18mm double-sided adhesive

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced crafters.


GoPress and Foil Machine Techniques with Mandii - $5

Wednesday 6th September @ 1:00pm-1:45pm

Join Mandii this month as she takes you through the wonders of the ALL NEW GoPress and Foil Machine. This gorgeous new Australian designed and made machine comes to us from the good people at Couture Creations, and when you come to this class you will soon realise why it is fast becoming Mandii’s new favourite thing!

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Card and Box with Helen - $18

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

How often have you made a card, then wondered how you would fit said card into an envelope? Wonder no more! In this lesson you learn how to make a box to protect your card.Once you know the basic design you will be able to make whatever sized box you need to fit your precious makes!

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, including trimmer and scorer, ruler and pencil.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Mixed Media with Janine - $15

Thursday 7th September @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Monday 11th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

This page is all about adding textures!  Starting with your first layers of paper, all the way up to your final layers, texture provides depth and interest to your page.  You will use multiple mediums and paper varieties on this page.

Tools & Inks Used: Matte Medium, White Gesso, Texture Paste, Apron, Paint Brushes, Palette Knife, Heavy Gel Medium

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Vintage Feminine Cards with Vanessa - $22

Friday 8th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 13th September @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join Vanessa this month to make these pretty vintage cards using floral papers, layering and beautiful flowers.

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

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


 Flourish Friday with Mandii - $15

Friday 8th September @ 6.00pm – 12.00am
Friday 22nd September @ 6:00pm - 12:00am

Friday night crop session where you can bring your projects and supplies into the store and scrap the night away! This is the perfect chance to get some of your friends together and have an awesome social night 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


Colouring 101 with Ashleigh - $5

Saturday 9th September @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Have you recently been to Paper Flourish and felt overwhelmed by the different mediums for colouring in? Would you like to learn the differences between them? Ashleigh is here to help you out! In this 45 minute technique lesson, Ashleigh will compare Copic Markers, Distress Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and will provide you with all you need to know to get started with your colouring. All of the blending methods, papers and inks to use and other hints and tips will also be shared. Following this, you will have the chance to colour some images for yourself, and see which medium is your favourite!

Tools & Inks Used: There will be some to use in the lesson, however if you have any of the following, feel free to bring them along to play around with: Copic Markers, Distress Markers/Ink, Prismacolor Pencils and Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers, waterbrush, gamsol/blending stumps.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


justART with Lydell - $29

Monday 11th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Lydell as she shows you ways to unlock the art of drawing. Everyone can learn these easy techniques to draw.  Practice is the key.  This month 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 to advanced crafters.


Cards with Helen - $18

Tuesday 12th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 20th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

We use foil and glitter card to add a bit of shine to our layered card designs, to complete four traditional Christmas cards in non- traditional colours.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Christmas Wishes cards with Marina - $18

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, 21st September 2017 @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Christmas has come early this year with these simply stunning cards.  With a touch of silver and an elegant splash of pink, these shimmering beauties are sure to spread some Christmas cheer.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, manual cutting machine and plates, Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics A and 6x6 Mattings Basics B dies, Cheery Lyn Fanciful Flourish and Pine Branches dies, Tim Holtz Poinsettia flower die (or similar), Kaisercraft Holly Circle and Christmas Word Tree dies, Cheery Lyn Joy to the World Wreath die, foam strips/dots, flower shaping tools and mat (these are required to shape and form poinsettia flowers)

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced crafters.


Nuvo Know-How Technique with Ashleigh (**REPEAT**) - $5

Wednesday 13th September @ 1:00pm -1:45pm

Back by popular demand! Have you seen all of the new Nuvo products that are arriving at Paper Flourish, and unsure what they are used for? Ashleigh will talk you through the ins-and-outs of some of the most popular products including Nuvo Crystal Drops, Embellishment Mousses, Embossing Powders and Pure-Sheen Glitters. If time permits, you will also have an opportunity to play around with some of the products. A perfect chance to try before you buy!

Tools & Inks Used: Please bring along any Nuvo products you already have, 6mm Double Sided Tape, and Basic Tool kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Glitz and Glam cards with Ruth - $27

Thursday 14th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 19th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

In this month’s class, you will enjoy a fabulous sensory experience with beautiful paper which has been impregnated with perfume.  These cards are formal but have a softness with the Prima flowers, roses, pearls, ribbons, flourishes, bling, glitter and gold embossed sentiments.  These cards not only look glitzy but also smell beautiful.  This a product rich class and is exceptional value. A matching 3rd card is available to purchase at the class

Tools & Inks Used: Basic tool kit, 18mm tape, 18mm foam tape, Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter Glue, Stampendous Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, Versa Mark ink pad, Gold embossing powder.

Please bring your die cutting machine and the following dies (if you have them).  Creative Expressions Australian Background, Australian Melbourne, Australian Corner, Border & Tag, Spellbinders Ferns, Spellbinders Floral Flourishes.

All dies and supplies available at Paper Flourish

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced crafters.


Framed Fantasy Layout with Mandii - $29

Friday 15th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday 27th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Mandii for this gorgeous shabby chic, pretty, girly, layout. showcasing some of the New Dusty Attic designs and some stunning papers and embellishments, Mandii will take you step by step through this technique rich, scrapbook page so you can go forth and create your own beautiful designs.

Tools & Inks Used: Frayed Burlap distress ink. Prima Distress Tool. Nuvo products. Basic Kit. Big Shot Machine.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Dimensional Cards with Belinda - $20

Saturday 16th September 10:00am – 12:00pm

For Belinda’s first card class with us, she has created two highly detailed, super bright cards showcasing some fabulous Darkroom Door stamps. Belinda will show you how to make cards almost entirely from cardstock. This will be a energetic class featuring different stamping, crayon resist and inking techniques as well as fussy cutting, perfect for the intermediate to advanced crafter.

Tools & Inks Used: Along with your basic kit, please bring along the following if you have them: Distress Ink Minis (Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade), white crayon, paper trimmer, edge distresser, 3D foam, fine scissors/knife for fussy cutting, cutting mat, blue and orange embroidery thread, white sequins, water mister.

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced crafters.


Hello Grunge Layout with Belinda - $25

Saturday 16th September 1:30pm – 3:30pm

For her first layout class here at Paper Flourish, Belinda has created a wonderfully grungy, gender neutral page. This layout features loats of texture, layers and stamping in Belinda’s signature style. You will play with texture paste, mist and ink and create your own embellishments while learning some cool stamping techniques.

Tools & Inks Used: Along with your basic kit, please bring along the following if you have them: Prima Ingvild Bolme Olive Vine Chalk Ink, Kaisercraft Kaisermist Olive, Ranger Archival Ink Olive, UNI Posca Pen White 1.8-2.5mm, 3D foam, paper towel, heat gun, wet wipes, strong glue, knife/fine scissors for fussy cutting, Sissix Bigshot (or similar) for die cutting, cutting mat, paper trimmer and a photo measuring 10cm x 10cm (or one that can be cropped to this size).

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced crafters.


Bible Journaling with Lydell - $25

Sunday 17th September @ 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 we are working with 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


Junk Journals with Vanessa - $20

Monday 18th September @ 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 28th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Come and try your hand at some paper sewing. This month we will be using the ‘We R Stitch Happy’ sewing machines to add pockets and pages to your journals. Please bring anything you would like to add in your journal i.e. fabric, scrap paper, ribbon, lace, photos etc. As requested you will also be making an acetate window.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Distress Ink Resist Cards with Ashleigh - $16

Monday 18th September @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 20th September @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

This month Ashleigh has once again returned to the old faithful Distress Inks to create three more beautiful backgrounds. With the addition of stunning embossing resist techniques and stencils, these cards will truly come to life. As usual, some cute Lawn Fawn images will complete the cards. 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. If time permits, you may also colour the stamps to complete the cards (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 Inks (I have used: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire), round blending foams and tools, Memento tuxedo black dual ended marker, scissors for fussy cutting, Nuvo White Embossing Powder, washi tape/low tack tape, Tim Holtz Feather Stencil,  Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together Stamp, Lawn Fawn Color my World Stamp, Lawn Fawn Yay, Kites! Stamp, Colouring Medium of Choice (ie Copics, Pencils, Markers etc) and Basic Tool Kit.

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Kaiser Christmas Cards Pt 2. With Mandii - $29

Tuesday 19th September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday 25th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join Mandii this month for the second installment of creating gorgeous Christmas Cards using Kaiser ranges. 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 Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Embellished Photo Cards with Ruth - $25

Thursday 21st September @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday 26th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

A beautiful card for her and a birthday, retirement or Father’s Day card for him.  This month’s feature in a lady sitting in the garden amongst the flowers, lots of flowers, butterflies, birds, glitter and pearls.  Also a stylish card for him whatever the age.  If you are looking for a relaxing class then you will enjoy this one.  Lots of fun and laughter.  Class kits are ready to be collected now if you want to get a head start.

Tools & Inks Used:  Basic tool kit, 1mm depth foam dots, sharp scissors, Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter glue, Stampendous Ultra fine Crystal Glitter (All available at Paper Flourish)

Suitable for Intermediate to advanced crafters.


Yearly Scrap with Janine - $30

Monday 25th September @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday 27th September @ 10:00am – 12:30pm

Fall in love with the delicate hues of lilac and green in this double page layout that is perfect for those springtime memories.  Once again, the layout is filled with layers and feminine touches.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Mature Ladies with Helen - $17

Thursday 28th September @ 10:00am – 12:00pm

If you enjoy cardmaking in a relaxed social setting then this is the class for you! We make a start on our Christmas cards this month with four cards made in the traditional red and green colours.

Tools & Inks Used: Basic Tool Kit

Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, including beginners


Scrapbookers Club – Free

Friday 29th September @ 1:30pm






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