Monday, August 2, 2010

New Classes added!

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Our instructors have been busy creating new class projects for August - be sure to check them out! You'll find beginner scrapbooking, Silhouette and card classes by Laura, Cricut classes with Jamie, a paperbag book with Linda and Wendy Vecchi visits in August too.

Call us at (810) 225-9636 to register for any of the classes. Please review our class policy and contact us with any questions. To avoid class cancellations register early! All classes and crops require pre-registration and payment to reserve your spot. We reserve the right to cancel any class with less than four registered students. Please check your schedule carefully as all classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable; Class Kits are available for those unable to attend. If you have any questions, please inquire - 810.225.9636. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to start of class to get settled. 

Summery Stamped Cards

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In this class, Laura will show you how to use stamps with a variety of techniques to create four summery cards. Students will use both clear and traditional rubber stamps with embossable plastic, a glue pad, Versamark, pigment ink, glitter, embossing powder, markers, liquid applique, Stickles, and Diamond Glaze. Class runs 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 06; $20

What to bring: Trimmer, adhesive, sharp scissors, craft mat, brayer (preferrably medium to large), heat gun, sanding block or sand paper, and 3D Dots

Visit Laura's blog:

Basic Cricut Class

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Thinking about getting a Cricut machine or do you own one but are not quite sure what to do with it? Then this class is for you! In this class I will teach you all the basics, from how to turn it on to how to navigate through your page. Bring your Cricut machine and the cartridge it came with to the class and have a real hands-on learning experience! This class will include the following:

*Loading Mat, Blade into Housing & Loading Blade Housing
*Learning the dials (pressure, speed, size)
*How to Indent to Cut Exactly Where You Want It
*How to Use Cricut Markers
*Question and Answer Time

Please note that this class will only go over the similarities of the machines, we will not be focusing on the Expressions added features.
Don't have a Cricut? Don't worry! Let me know in advance and you can borrow mine (only one available per class)!
Bring your machine, paper, the cartridge your machine came with, an extension cord, and a mat. Class is slated for Sunday, Aug. 8 from noon to 2 p.m.; $30. A second offering will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28; $30

Instructor: Jamie (Design Team Member); visit her blog:

Scrapbook Virgins

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You've toyed with the idea of preserving your favorite photos in a scrapbook. You buy some papers and stickers, pull out your photos, spread it all on the table . . . and feel so overwhelmed and lost that you give up before you even get started!
Pull those photos back out and join us at Scrap Tales in this 2-hour course that will put you at ease and give you the confidence you need to get started on your personal journey of preserving your memories.
In Scrapbook Virgins we'll focus on the basics - tools (paper trimmers, adhesive, and scissors), papers (cardstocks), cropping and layout. You'll leave knowing the fundamental tools of creating your very first scrapbook pages. This class is geared toward the novice.
What to bring: 3-5 photos (4X6) of the same theme or event. If you have them bring: paper trimmer or scissors, dry adhesive; if you do not have them we highly recommend waiting to purchase till after class so you have an opportunity to try-before-you-buy. Class gets under way at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 and from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25; $12

It's all about..MINI ART!

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Mini's were so popular at CHA...and in this class you'll see why. Students will start with a brand new scalloped and layered mini book from Maya Road. You'll make some custom grungepaper embellishments and add lots of detail.
Next you'll ink with the brand-new distress ink colors, stamp with brand-new studio 490 stamps and some old favorites too, paint with the paint dabbers to create texture and embellish with cool new chipboard minis from Maya Road.

You'll leave with a completed six-page mini book that's LOADED with goodies.
You'll also take home two complete sets (different fonts) of Maya Road mini alphabets which will be perfect for creating more fun projects at a later date.

What to bring:craft sheet
jet black archival ink
scissors..I LOVE Tim's tonic scissors
glue...Art Glitter or Crafter's Pick are good choices...
Ink blending tool & foam pads
American Crafts precision black pen for pen-stitching details

Wendy will provide the new Distress Inks for everyone to share.
The sample uses tumbled glass, bundled sage, rusty hinge, barn door and brushed corduroy. BUT...If you prefer to customize your mini book and use other distress ink colors... That's GREAT!
Just bring your own distress inks.
Wendy suggests a blue (faded jeans or broken china), a green (peeled paint), an orange (spiced marmalade) a red (fired brick) and a brown (vintage photo or brushed corduroy) or any other color combo that you prefer.

Mini's are FUN! Hope to see you there. Class runs 3-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14; $60. Just a few seats remain in this class - don't miss guest artist Wendy Vecchi's visit to Scrap Tales. Check out her blog:

Just dream grunge hanging...

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Wendy's Distress Inks 2 has been sold out but there are still a few seats in her 'Mini Art' class on Saturday and 'Just Dream Grunge Hanging.' This workshop has it ALL... techniques AND you'll leave the workshop with a finished hanging that makes a PERFECT gift, if you can stand to give it away!

This class is all about YOU...

You'll learn how to use masks to make custom backgrounds.
You'll learn how to easily alter metal and fabric embellishments.
You'll learn how to make an awesome dimensional grungepaper rose, using studio 490 stamps.
You'll have the chance to use some fun products... Think film strip ribbon and rock candy distress stickles!
You'll use Tim's large mask & TAKE IT's yours to keep and use again!
You'll ink and stamp and customize this hanging. Just follow the design, but use the colors of your choice.
You'll receive two large packages of Maya Road's mini chipboard alphabets...and take the leftovers HOME! They're yours to keep! You'll have plenty left for more fun projects.
You'll be able to customize YOUR hanging with any word or saying...if it fits...that's fine!
Be thinking of what YOU want to say.

If you're ready to take grunge to the next level...this is THE class for you!

Students need to bring:craft sheet
jet black archival ink for stamping
scissors for cutting grunge Tim's tonic scissors are the best
adhesive...I like Art glitter glue or Crafter's Pick is fine too
American Crafts precision pen for pen stitching

Blending tools/replacement foam pads and these distress ink colors...IF YOU HAVE THEM...I'll bring some to share too...

Peeled paint, broken china, brushed corduroy, scattered straw are the colors I used for the other colors? Follow the basic design, but use the colors of your choice. YOU CAN...Make it yours! This class is set for noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15; $50

Halloween Paper Bag Album

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You'll be able to conjure up plenty of Halloween memories with photos you preserve in this adorable paper bag album that features papers by Graphic 45. Using the newest Graphic 45 release - Hallowe'en in Wonderland - Linda will walk you through the easy steps to creating this flap paper bag album from everyday lunch bags! Students will learn to work with some Tim Holtz Idea-ology trinkets, Tim Holtz Sizzix Edgers, Ranger Distress Inks and more - no experience required! This class is great one for beginners as well as advanced students.
What to bring: detail scissors (I highly reccommend EK Success' Honeybee's), Ranger Distress Ink in Black Soot, Black Zig or Tombow marker, dimensional black foam squares adhesive, strong tape (ATG, Score Tape or Xyron 510 or larger is perfect), piercing tool and piercing mat, tape or dot runner. This class is offered from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23 and again from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11; $25

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Crop set for August 7

If you're looking for the perfect getaway to catch up on your scrapbooking or just to kick back with other adults and relax for a bit try one of our 14-Hour Crops at Scrap Tales. Lease your very own table space where you can spread your supplies and work on your scrapbooking for 14 uninterrupted hours - and the best part - it's adults only! We set aside two Saturdays each month just for you! From 10 a.m. to midnight on the first and third Saturdays of each month we host an adult-only 14-hour crop so you can relax and scrap or papercraft to your hearts content. It's close enough to home should an emergency come up and you're needed but we give you the perfect excuse to escape the family for awhile and rejuvenate - adults only!
Make your reservation and lease your table space by stopping in or do it by phone (810) 225-9636 with Visa or MasterCard. Cost is $7 per person and it includes use of our extensive AccuCut center full of alphabet and shape dies to suit your scrapbooking and cardmaking needs. Our staff will be happy to give you a brief lesson in using the center and you'll be amazed at just how easy it is to use and at all the wonderful projects you'll be able to create. A microwave, mini fridge and coffemaker are also available for use - bring your food or order out! There is plenty of counter space and outlets available for your Cricut, Silhouette or laptop. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Preregistration and payment is required by calling Scrap Tales at 810.225.9636. Crops are non-refundable or transferrable after 3 p.m. Thursdays.