Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shabby Chic #5 Class Photos

Last week we had our 5th Shabby Chic class. We again, used some of the gorgeous 49th & Market papers! And as usual we had a lot of fun in class. The class was filled right up! I took about 50 photos and had to decide which ones to post. It turned out taking a lot of time! Anyway, here they are.

So here are photos of their busy hands making the cards at the Scrapbook Essentials BC Studio.

So why did I take 50 photos? Who knows. I think with a full class and going around taking photos for each person each time I went a round, it just ended up to be too many. Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed the photos from class.

I look forward to our next Shabby Chic class. And guess what? We are using 49th & Market again! Love their products!

Happy creating everyone!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas Stamping Class

I always love working with beautiful papers and making the most of them. But, I also love to stamp and create with them on cardstock! I know there are stampers that frequent Scrapbook Essentials BC, and may be wishing for more stamping classes! Well you are in luck with this stamping Christmas card class using one of the three Graphic 45 Christmas Carol stamp sets!

These are the six cards we will be making in class.

G45 Christmas Stamp Card Class # 2
When: Thursday, September 7th
Time: 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $40 + GST (includes stamp set / $30 in product)

To register for this class, contact Stacey - sbebc2011@gmail.com

This is a fun class for those that LOVE STAMPING! We will be using one of the three stamps sets from the G45 Christmas Carol collection to make six Christmas cards. There will be no paper from the collection, just the stamp set and cardstock already cut for you. You get to do the stamping, heat embossing ink sponging, and assembly of the cards. To make these cards we will create backgrounds, embellish with stamping, sponging, and create individual pieces that are fussy cut out and popped up on the cards. A fun way to get our fingers a little dirty and colourful, lol.

Please Bring to Class: Scissors, craft mat, 3 ink blending tool/sponges, a few different sized clear blocks for your stamp set, stamp cleaner, double sided adhesive tape, white 3D Foam Squares or tape, corner rounder, Watermark Versa ink pad (needs to be juicy or reinked), white embossing powder, heat tool, Stickles in either Stardust or Icicles, Alcohol marker in a nice Christmas red (Spectrum Noir DR3) to colour pearls, and TH Distress ink pads in the following colours or similar colours in other brands of ink pads: Red; Barn Door or Candied Apple, Green; Forrest Moss or Mowed Lawn, Blue; Faded Jeans or Mermaid Lagoon, Brown; Gathered Twigs or Brushed Corduroy

To the left is the stamp set that we will be using in class. And everyone will be able to take their stamp set home to create more Christmas cards of your own design!

Here are the six cards we will be making in class.

Wishing I had stamped the holly green on the circle for the above card.

Hope it looks like a lot of fun for you stampers out there. See you in class!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Long & Tall Cards

It is always a nice change of pace and a little more fun, when you make cards that are not the usual A7 or A2 sizes. For this Scrapbook Essentials BC class we are making card to fit inside a business #10 envelope. Long or tall cards, depending on which way they stand.

This is the paper pad everyone will get in class.

Long Cards Stack - A DOZEN CARDS
When: Thursday, August 10th
Time: 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $40 + GST

To register for this class contact Stacey at - sbebc2011@gmail.com

For this class we are using a unique sized pad of paper measuring 6"w x 8"h. With paper this size, I just had to create some long cards. Whether they be vertical and tall, or horizontal and long, these cards fit perfectly into the #10 business envelope. The cards are designed so that you have plenty of space to add your own stamped sentiment banner/pieces. These are simple cards, but involve some fussy cutting.

Included in your kit is product to make 2 more of each of four the cards - so that's 12 cards in total!

BRING TO CLASS: paper trimmer, scissors, double sided adhesive tape, scotch tape, black 3D foam squares/tape, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, multiple sized rhinestones

So as said before, we will make these four cards in class, but you will materials to create each card two more times, making a total of 12 cards! Plus, there will be a lot of other papers left in the pad to go home with and make more cards of your own design!

See you in class, and happy creating!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas Cards - G45 Christmas Carol

Getting a head start on making Christmas cards, especially when you are starting in July, often means that we end up using paper leftover from last year. That's not a bad thing actually, because when we create, we often end up with more than one idea in putting together our cards.

G45 Christmas Card Class

When: Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Cost: $40 + GST (includes stamp set / $30 in product)

To register for this class contact Stacey at - sbebc2011@gmail.com

I don't know about you, but almost always when I am creating cards there are many ideas that can be created with each sheet of paper, and we more often than not, do not get the chance to create a different card with the same paper. Well now is your chance!

We are creating cards using the Graphic 45 Christmas Carol collection another time in different ways! And not only that, you each get a Graphic 45 coordinating stamp set to take home with your cards! The vintage stamps will inspire you to continue making more cards at home where you can colour, heat emboss, stamp background patterns, and more. And guess what, on one of the cards in class, we will not be using our stamp set, but will do some fun paper folding!

Please bring to class: Scissors, 12 x 12 score board, bone folder, double sided adhesive tape, black 3D Foam Tape & Squares, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, non-stick craft mat, Gathered Twigs ink pad, Ink blending tool, Stickles (either Icicles, or Stardust)

Here are each of the cards, close up.

This is the card where we will do paper folding!

After creating these cards last week, I found the new Christmas collection for Graphic 45 is coming out soon! Winter Wonderland! And it is beautiful. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it.

Thank you for stopping by to have a peek at our class Christmas cards. Happy creating!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We R Farmers Market Album Kit Class

Today I am posting something that I forgot to do on the 1st of July! I can't believe I forgot. Must have been the long weekend (Canada Day).

This class is a great deal! We are using the We R album kit "Farmers Market". The kit includes a 12 x 12 album with page protectors, a self-adhesive chipboard sheet, an alphabet sticker sheet, and 30 sheets of  12 x 12 paper in 10 patterns!


Come to class and create these easy layouts. when completed you will have 9 double layouts and one single layout using We R Memory Keepers Farmers Market Kit which includes an album. Perhaps you have a pile of summer photos, family reunion photos, or camping photos you want to capture in a special album?

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Paper trimmer (with new blade or extra one), scissors, double sided adhesive tape, white 3D foam tape & squares, liquid glue, mini glue dots, ruler, pencil, & non-stick craft mat.

WHEN: Saturday, August 19th
9:30 - 3:30 (1 hour lunch break)
COST: $65.00 + GST
You get over $55 in product for this class too - a great Summer Special Class!!!

To register for this class contact Stacey at - sbebc2011@gmail.com

To start out your album, you will need a single page layout for your title page.

The next nine photos show you the double page layouts for the album.

Thank you for checking out the easy layouts for this class. This may be a class that you would like to invite a beginner friend, or family member to. A great way to spend some time together while being creative.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shabby Chic Card Class #6 - 49th & Market

Hello everyone! We here at Scrapbook Essentials BC just love the 49th & Market products! So much so, that for all of our Shabby Chic card classes, with the exception of the first two, have been created with their product.

Today I am posting for our 6th Shabby Chic class, and showing you the photos and class information. So here are the two cards we will be creating in class.

Shabby Chic Class # 6
When: Thursday, August 24th
Time: 6:00 - 8:30
Cost: $30 + GST

To register for this class, email Stacey at - sbebc2011@gmail.com

For this Shabby Chic card class we will not be using as many layers like we have in the previous classes, but we will be using some of the 49th & Market stamp sets more. These may even be mailable Shabby Chic cards! We will also be cutting parts of the image with a craft knife and tucking in some distressed cheese cloth. The 49th & Market stamp sets we will be using in class are, Gabi's Crackle Texture set, Gabi's Line Stitch set, & Gabi's Word set. Stacey has these in store now!
There will, as usual, be fussy cutting homework for this class.

Please bring to class: paper distresser, gesso, paint brush, Iced Spruce Distress ink pad, Tattered Rose Distress ink pad, Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, a clear narrow stamp block at least 6" long, stamp cleaner if you are buying and using the stamp sets listed in the class description, ink blending sponge/tool for each colour, craft knife & cutting mat, scissors, double sided adhesive, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, & a non-stick craft mat.

So the class info is now done, let's have a closer look at the cards. Remember, these ones do not have a lot of layers. They are more an easy version of Shabby Chic.

I love the silver metal doillie and silver metal leaf embellishments, nestled in the cheese cloth, on the this card. I also love the soft green/blues of the paper.

Next we have a pink card!

For this card we are doing something a little different. the larger clock you see at the bottom has been cut around the outer edge with a craft knife and distressed cheese cloth is stuffed just inside and adhered down. You might be able to see it better in the close up, next.

While I am posting these photos, I am beginning to think I should have added a little more cheese cloth under the white bow. Well, I will suggest it in class and see if anyone will decide to do that.

Well, that's it for today. Till next time, happy creating!