Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Learn to use your Cricut

It's time to get that Cricut of yours out of the box and learn to use it in this basic Cricut class. This is for the "out-of-the-box" cricut owner as well as those thinking of buying one. Cricut owner and user, Barbara, will help get you started! Learn how to cut, change your blade, adhere your cuts to your project and other secrets. By the end of this class you'll have a layout to bring home and you'll feel ready to create many more projects! This class gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26. Call (810) 225.9636 to register; fee is $20.

Supplies to bring: Your Cricut machine, Basic shapes/George cartridge or Plantin Schoolbook/Accent Essentials cartridge, Cricut cutting mat for your machine and any cricut tools you have. along with, Xyron Sticker Maker 150, glue stick or glue pen.

Share an Easter memory

What a cute little project to hold those Easter memories (great gift for grandparents)! Place all those cute Easter photos of egg dying, egg hunts, family gatherings or Spring phots in this adorable Mini Easter Chipboard Album by Janet. Students will learn to use Diamond Glaze, Liquid Applique, Distress Inks and QuicKutz dies. Class is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27; fee is $25. Register by calling (810) 225.9636.

What to bring:Ranger Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold
Pioneer Embellishment Glue Stick
Diamond Glaze
Pop Dots & Glue Dots
Favorite Adhesives
Light green ink pad (Chalk Ink)
Olive Green Ink Pad (Chalk Ink)

Working with Dreamweaver Stencils

See what wonderful things can be done with Dreamweaver stencils in this Spring Card class. Laura will feature a variety of techniques while creating four cards suitable for (but not necessarily limited to) St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day and graduations. Laura is teaching this class at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 28; fee is $20. Register by calling (810) 225.9636. Check out Laura's blog:

What to bring:
Paper trimmer
favorite adhesive

Etch the little chickies!

Learn how to use vinyl to glass etch in this fun, easy class. Students will go home with this cute, Spring-themed candy jar (jelly beans not included). While the Silhouette machine was used in this creation, the same product can be used with your Cricut or even hand cut. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Register by calling (810) 225.9636; fee is $20.

What to bring:
Students may wish to bring an apron or gloves

Coloring with Copic Markers

Copic Certified Instructor, Sandy Hulsart, will walk you through the basics of using Copic markers in this Basic Copic class. Students will learn coloring and blending techniques using an assortment of stamps.

Sandy will explain the numbering system of Copics, how to refill the pens and replace the nibs, how to blend your colors seamlessly and the use of the Blender pen, as well as what paper and ink to use. She will cover creating custom colors from a limited palette.

You will receive many useful handouts to take home with you. Sandy will also demonstrate airbrushing, which you will be able to give a try. The class has been extended to 3 hours with additional images to give you more time to practice with your markers. Bring your Copic markers and a blender pen. Class size is limited to 15 students so register early to ensure your spot! Class is three hours and gets started at 6 p.m. Monday, April 5.

Register by calling (810) 225.9636; fee is $25.

Play with Cracker Jack Stampers

Come play with the Cracker Jack Stampers! Explore your creativity with a group of sometimes sweet and sometimes fiesty crafters - you may even come across a surprise periodically! We meet at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Scrap Tales.
Warning: hands may become ink-stained, clothing spotted, and you may sparkle all over by time the meeting ends - but you will have fun!
Give us a try by attending our next meeting. Bring your basic kit: scissors, adhesives, non-stick craft sheet.

Join in some Chattin' and Scrappin'

If you like to read, craft and chit-chat with others who share the same interests then you may enjoy gathering monthly with members of our book club. The Crafty Ladies Book Club meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Scrap Tales to discuss the monthly book selection.

Bring your basic scrapping or cardmaking tools. We'll discuss the book while crafting a layout or card depicting the book's theme or use the provided sketch as your starting point.

April's book selection is "Prints Charming" by Rebecca Seitz. Members are responsible for acquiring and reading the monthly book selection. Contact us at Scrap Tales with any questions (810) 225.9636.

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