Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fun Evening

Here a few pictures from Mix & Mingle Monday evening. I think a fun time was had by all! Mark your calendars for July's Mix & Mingle, Mon. July 27th- it will be here before we know it!



 


July classes are filling quickly, especially the Debby Schuh weekend so if you have been thinking about it, it's time to call. For a rundown of the July classes  http://papercrownokc.blogspot.com/2015/06/july-class-lineup.html   and Debby's Weekend
http://papercrownokc.blogspot.com/2015/06/july-class-lineup.html .

Lots of boxes arrived yesterday- Prima, Rifle, and an assortment of goodies including stencils, watercolor pens, and a couple of travel paper lines. Not all are unpacked but I'm trying!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Class Lineup

Thanks to everyone who came over last night for Mix & Mingle. It was a fun time with friends, a cool washi tape flower demo by Jackie and some great classes for July. Some of these are filling quickly so ya'll know the drill- don't wait too long.



Sacred Heart Relics
Thurs., July 9th
 5:30-8:30
Jackie, $50
 
  

 
Atlas Travel Album
Fri., July 10th
2-5
Debby Schuh, $65
 
 
 
 
Debby-Dori
Fri., July 10th
Debby Schuh, $60
 
 
 
Collecting Happy Moments
Sat., July 11th
10:30-1:30
Debby Schuh, $65
 
 
 
 In Bloom Altered Book
Sat., July 11th
2:30-5:30
Debby Schuh, $70
 
 
Advanced Brush Calligraphy
Tues., July 14th
6-8
Krystal, $75

 
Watercolor & Velvet Cards
Thurs., July 16th
5:30-8:30
Medeah, $45
 
 
 
 
Live Simply Mixed Media
Thurs., July 23rd
5:30-8:30
Medeah, $35
 
Beginning Brush Calligraphy
Tues., July 28th
6-8
Krystal, $60
 
 
2015 Travel Journal
Thurs., July 30th
5:30-8:30
Jackie, $45
 
 
 
To sign up call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389


As I'm rearranging and unpacking more is being added to the sale table- paper is a dime and everything else is either .99 or $3.99. It's a great deal!



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Monday, June 29, 2015

Mix & Mingle Tonight 6-8


Mix & Mingle
Tonight, Mon., June 29th
6-8
 
 
Join us for a fun evening of friends, July class reveals, demonstration, treats and discounted shopping!
 
 
See you tonight!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer Switcharoo

It's that time again- the store is being flipped and just in time for the weekend. Not quite done but fun to see the process and progress. All of last week's new products are almost out. Just in time for Monday night's Mix & Mingle and all the boxes that are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday! It's going to be a busy week!
















 
Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Debby Schuh Weekend is Almost Full

Thought I would do one more reminder of a very fun weekend we have coming up the weekend after the 4th. Debby Schuh, queen of the most unique albums, will be in town for four classes the weekend of July 10th and 11th. This will be Debby's 3rd time at Paper Crown and she has quite a loyal following. Her albums are innovative, adorable and you always go home with a ton of left over goodies to add additional pages or use on other projects.

This is a great opportunity for those of you from out of town to spend a few days at Paper Crown. You can take some great classes from Debby, do a little discounted shopping at our beautiful store and if you want to get the full Paper Crown experience- one of our local teachers, Jackie Peters, will be teaching a class using Sandra Evertson's artifacts on Thursday evening. There is still plenty of room in Debby's class Friday afternoon but the Friday evening and Saturday classes are almost full.

 
 

 
Atlas Travel Album
Friday, July 10th
2-5
Debby Schuh, $65
 

One of my favorite parts of a trip are the memories that we can enjoy afterwards by documenting the adventure! It’s time to gather your photos, momentos, and trinkets from your trip into this colorful book that we’ll make in this travel album class. Using the  new collection of papers and the cutest embellishments from the Atlas collection from Pink Paislee, we’ll put it all together in a way that features your best memories with the techniques that I love for including lots of photos and the “stuff” that tells the story of your journey. A new album and page protectors from Heidi Swapp will be the foundation of our book.
Your kit will be overflowing with all kinds of goodies to play with and to make your book your own.
 
Student supply list: Please bring the following items to class… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, pencil, ruler, scoring tool, narrow strong tape adhesive, regular tape runner adhesive, Crop a Dile (or 1/16” and 1/4” We R MemoryKeepers Power Punches), Distress Ink (I use a dry-ish Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad by Ranger), ink blending tool, non-stick craft mat, sanding tool, stapler or Tiny Attacher, foam squares, corner rounder punch, scallop-edge scissors, Optional: Heidi Swapp Memorydex 4 hole punch 

 



 
 
Debby-dori
Friday, July 10th
6:30-9
Debby Schuh, $60
 

For years I’ve wished for a journal/planner that could hold all the different notebooks and information for my daily life in one place – after searching and searching and not finding just the right thing, I decided to create my own from a vintage book. Using the binding system of the hugely popular Midori Traveler’s Notebook, I created a book that is exactly what I’ve always wanted. From there my mind started whirling with the possibilities for using this idea to make books for anything and everything! I took a small book and made a notebook for my purse; I plan to take a large book about France and make a scrapbook for my Paris photos and memorabilia and stories; I want to make a book filled with a variety of papers for sketching, watercolor, and mixed media… the possibilities are endless once you learn the techniques to make this book.
For this workshop, you will need to bring your own book – it can either be a book with a cover that you love or not – you can always paint and decorate over a less appealing cover. Your hardcover book will need to have a cloth spine like the books in the photo of my samples that is in fairly good condition, attached to the front and back cover – the inside pages will all be removed, so they do not need to be in good condition. For the supplies you will receive in your class kit, your book needs to be at least 5” x 8.25” (my Being a Friend book in the workshop photo is 6” x 9”) so that we can use a Moleskine large Cahier notebook in it. The binding should be at least ½” wide. When you make more of these books (and you won’t be able to stop yourself!) you can use ANY size book that you want!) Old readers, novels, and children’s books are perfect for this. I have found my books at Goodwill, but ebay and thrift shops are great places to look also. Please feel free to bring more than one book to class in any size to transform into your own "dori".
Your workshop kit will contain papers to make pages and pockets and a “dashboard” along with fun accessories and the all the supplies to bind your “Debby-dori.”
 
Student supply list: please bring the following items to the workshop… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, scoring tool, craft knife, liquid “tacky” style white glue, strong tape adhesive about ¼” width, Crop a Dile punch, the book you will use to make your journal - don't worry if you can't find the exact book that you want - bring any book and learn the techniques and when you find just the right thing, you will know how to make it.
 
 
 

 

Collecting Happy Thoughts
Sat., July 11th
10:30-1:30
Debby Schuh, $65
 
 
As I was designing my new classes, I had an idea for an album that would be both a book and a portfolio, but nothing like that existed, so I decided to create my own! The result is a super cool album with pages and “flips” and the fun interactive elements that I love in a book. Once you create this original album, you’ll be able to fill it with happy moments and recreate it in different sizes and for different purposes. When opened, this portfolio album is about 24" across!
Using pretty pieces from Crate Paper's new Craft Market and Confetti collections, we’ll create our books step by step together, featuring the darling vintage embroidery image on the cover. As always, your class kit will contain lots of paper options to use for the cover to make it your own. The little wood embroidery hoop finishes it off perfectly!
Student supply list: Please bring the following items to class… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, pencil, ruler, scoring tool, strong tape adhesive (¼”, or ½” and wide tape, if you have it), regular tape runner adhesive, Crop a Dile (or 1/16” and 1/4” We R MemoryKeepers Power Punches), Distress Ink (I use a dry-ish Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad by Ranger), ink blending tool, non-stick craft mat, sanding tool, stapler, foam squares, corner rounder punch, a special button to sew on the front cover (I will have some with me to chose from) and a needle. Optional: We R MemoryKeepers Cinch binding machine
 



 

In Bloom Altered Book 
Sat., July 11th
2:30-5:30
Debby Schuh, $70 w book and $60 w own book
 
 
I’ve always wanted to make a memory book in an actual book, using both scrapbook techniques and art journal techniques... a cool place for a little bit of everything from special photos, page protectors, stamping, painting, pockets, sewing, and so much more – this class will offer a wide variety of mixed media techniques in my own “Debby-style” that can be used over and over again in your mixed media, scrapbook, and card-making projects. It's going to be a fun class to play and try new things!
Using one of the Puffin in Bloom children’s classic books, with cover illustrations by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper, and products from Crate Paper and other companies, you’ll learn and play and create a one-of-a-kind memory book. Your kit will be packed with product to use – you’ll even get your own stamp set to use in the book. I’m going to use my book for pictures of happy memories of adventures with my “sisters” – women that have impacted my life from childhood to today with friendship and love! Can you guess which title I’ll be using!
You will have a choice of one of the four titles in the Puffin in Bloom series: Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, or A Little Princess. The books are approximately 5” x 7”, and they are all about 1” thick, except Little Women, which is 2” thick. Please specify which book you would like to work in when you sign up. The book is included with your class kit. You can see pictures of the books at Rifle Books.com in order to choose a title. When you sign up, please specify which title you would like to have. If you already have a book that you would like to use for the class, you can still sign up and specify that you will bring your own book, and your class will be discounted by $10.
Student supply list: Please bring the following items to class… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, scoring tool, stapler, glue stick, strong tape adhesive (1/4” is perfect), distressing ink (I use a pretty dry Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad), ink-blending tool, non-stick craft mat, Faber Castell Gelato – Guava color, white acrylic paint, a brush, and a variety of things you might want to color with such as watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers, etc, and a favorite washi tape that matches the colors of the book ( for example: pale pink, periwinkle blue, black print, gold, sage green), acrylic block for stamping, black stamp pad (preferably a permanent ink like Ranger Archival Ink or StazOn.), corner rounder, an old gift card or hotel key to paint with, water cup. Optional: Craftsmart acrylic paints in Pink Chiffon, Robin's Egg Blue, Pale Blue, and Ivory (pale yellow)
 
To sign up for any of Debby's classes
 call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389
 
You Won't want to Miss!





 
 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Italian Ribbon

It's here.....


 




Also in cute ruffled cake stands in cream and mint ranging in 4 sizes from cupcake to cake size. Come and get them they will be gone quickly!


Still time to sign up for
Summer Girl
 tomorrow, Thurs., June 25th
5:30-8:30
Medeah, $45
 
 
the back room is getting full of new goodies