Saturday, October 6, 2012

Birds Of A Feather

I’ve been so busy with classes and kits that I've neglected the blog for far too long!  Here’s a sweet shaker atc made by PWA designer Julie Imsland.


Julie used one of our Super Simple Shaker Card templates to create the box that “caged” the micro beads.  :)

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, October 1, 2012

Watercolor Cardmaking Class - North Bend, WA

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


Coming to North Bend:  Watercolor Gallery card making class!  [samples%2520sm%255B2%255D.jpg]Learn some fun basic techniques mixing water and color together to create masterpieces that turn out beautiful every time!   We’ll be incorporating rubber stamps and micro beads to create several lovely handmade cards.

Saturday, Oct0ber 20 1:00-4:00 pm  No experience necessary!

Contact me to sign up – space is limited!

Everything is included.  Cost is $35.  All you need to do is show up and let your inner impressionist flow!  Class will take place at my North Bend, WA home studio.

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S.  The weather has been gorgeous here, crisp and sunny and the leaves are turning pretty colors.  The drive will be beautiful!  :0)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Altered Cigar Mail Box Kit

Creative Classes In Paper   Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


When this altered cigar box arrived in my mail it took my breath away!  PWA designer, Dee Moran’s attention to the details made me want to keep looking and looking to make sure I didn’t miss a thing!  My next instinct was to make one!  mail box top

And since I think you’ll want to make one too, Dee has given me permission to offer this in a workshop with the possibility of also offering  kits by mail.  Please let me know if this interests you!

I’ve been able to track down almost all of the components that Dee used with some substitutions that work just as well as the original.  Graphic 45 has discontinued the papers that Dee used so the boxes we make in class will be slightly different than the example but not enough to change the overall look and feel of the box.

This is some of the substitute paper we will be using in class:

peninhand “Pen In Hand” (shown above) was also discontinued but I was able to get my hands on enough sheets for 20 students.  The variety of vintage  ink bottles and pen nibs keep with the “mail” theme very nicely, don’t you think?

Here is one side view of Dee’s Box:

mail box side

Inside the lid Dee put corkboard and decorated push pins (not shown).  The box has separate sections for hand stamped note paper, a matching pen, a Post It note pad with an elegant coordinating cover, a pocket for postage stamps, another pocket for labels and some very fun clips! mail box inside

mailbox clips The average paper crafter will have no problem putting this project together in a day.  Workshop would probably run about six hours with a BYOB (bring your own bag) lunch break.

This time of year I look at everything with the eye of “does this project have gift potential?” An altered cigar box made into a sweet box for mail supplies is a resounding, “YES”!

Hugs, Suzanne