Wednesday, May 13, 2015

June Classes

We are trying something a little new and we will see how it works. Today we are announcing and opening for sign up all the June classes. Thought it would be easier to find if they were all together..
You are going to love them!

My Big Idea Book
Thurs., June 4th
Jackie, $45
Do you have cut outs of ideas from books and magazines stashed all over for that one day when you can actually try that adorable project. If so, this book is for you. This book is made to hold all your ideas for future projects. There are plenty of pages, pockets and flaps to hold your inspirations or it would make an adorable mini book or journal. Whatever your plans you are going to want to join the fun in this class.  

Advanced Brush Calligraphy
Thurs., June 11th
Krystal, $75 

Beginning Brush Calligraphy
Tues., June 16th
Krystal, $60
Time to Shine
Thurs., June 18th
Jackie, $40
Just in time for the 4th of July is this patriotic girl. She will be perfect for your 4th table . Her banner states there is a time for every star to shine, could it be yours?  She stands on a lidded container perfect for holding some 4th of July treats - or a firecracker or two.

 Sea Her Style
Tues., June 23
Angie, $55
Welcome to the sea with this stylish and sassy mermaid.  You will use several types of media and different techniques to create a unique piece of art!  Stamping and markers to painting and wire wrapping are just a few things we will do in class. Join us in the sea art adventure!

Summer Girl
Thurs., June 25th
Medeah's blooming girl last month was so popular and we had such fun creating her Medeah decided to adapt her for each of the four seasons. If you missed last month you are in luck and if you did Blooming Girl you have to do all four!


Blooming Birthday Book
Double Class

Sat., June 27
Angie & Medeah, $120
lunch included

You will spend the day creating and painting your own birthday book.  The first session will be basic bookmaking to construct your book.  There will also be some fun tag creating and lots of gold paint .  After lunch you will experiment  with watercolors to design each months page with it's own flower creation.  It's a fun filled day that will leave you with a one of a kind book!
Samples are at the store and sign up is open today. To sign up call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Binder Crazy

Have you caught the binder craze? So many of our favorite companies now are creating binders or accessories to go along with your binders. Here are some of our favorites clips, because who wants a regular paper clip when you can have a cat, dog, flower or a bird.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Finally- I think

Can you tell? My new camera arrived this afternoon so I snapped a few shots before the tornados came sweeping down the plains. I think I am going to like it and hopefully the crumby pictures will be a thing of the past.

A Box From Times Past

We got in a box of vintage goodies from one of my favorite suppliers yesterday. These all remind me of things our grandmother's would have treasured.

We now have all of the monthly vintage postcards along with some other new styles, some beautiful dresden perfect for paper dolls and sacred hearts and some beautiful vintage millinery flowers. All the makings for a beautiful Mother's Day project!

We are off to a great start on sign ups for Debby Schuh's four new classes in July!
A couple are already over half way full so I would not wait too long. For more info on Debby's classes
To sign up for any of Debby's classes call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fun New Treats

Sounds like the next few days aren't going to be very conducive to outdoor activities but it is a great time to stock up on some new items and create. A couple of new stamp lines, new archival casts and a box of vintage goodies all came in today.

A fun new series for those of you who love Julie Nutting and Character Construction paper dolls.

Lots of fun new stamps that appeal to those who love vintage and more modern whimsy

The wonderful things I have seen created with these. I think Jackie has some of her latest creations on her blog today, I predict this will be a hot item and they go so well with our velvet.
You all cleared me out at the retreat but a full new shipment of velvet should be here soon.
Also arriving today, the class samples for Terri Brush's classes in November. They are absolutely gorgeous and I know if you haven't signed up yet, you definitely will want to after seeing the samples!  You can sign up for any or all of Terri's classes at

Monday, May 4, 2015

Debby Schuh Sign up Open

I know you all have been patiently waiting and I am so thrilled to announce Debby Schuh will be returning to Paper Crown this summer to teach four of her wonderful classes. Hopefully once July rolls around Debby will be here without a wheelchair, cast, boot or crutches.

Debby will be returning to Paper Crown the weekend of July 10th and 11th. Debby is queen of the mini album and takes scrap booking to a whole new innovative level. Her classes are well run, I promise you will finish and I guarantee you will learn at least a new trick or two, will look at a product in a "new" way and will go home with a ton of extra supplies. Sign up for Debby's classes begins today and they will fill quickly.


Atlas Travel Album
Friday, July 10th
Designed and taught by 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 


The “Debby-dori” Anything/Everything
 Bookmaking Workshop
Fri., July 10th
Designed and taught by 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.

Optional supplies: Japanese screw punch, a variety of 12x12” scrapbook papers that match the style that you like in case you don’t want to use the papers I provide, a white Uniball Signo pen, sketchbook, watercolor, or other papers that you might want to include in your book – they will need to be at least about 8.25 x10”, if you want them to match the size of the Moleskine large notebook, Moleskine softcover large notebooks or planner, Midori Traveler’s Notebook accessories like the #004 card/note holder, #006 large sticker, #007 card holder, #008 clear zipper pocket, #015 black pen holder, #016 brown pen holder, the traveler’s notebook repair kit, if you want your book to have the little Midori clasp on the outside of the book.

Collecting Happy Moments Portfolio
Sat., July 11th
Designed and taught by 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
Designed and taught by Debby Schuh
$70 with book, $60 with 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 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.

They all sound fun don't they!
 To sign up simply call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389 with your credit card. If you sign up for 3 classes you will receive a $10 discount and if you sign up for all 4, a $15 dollar discount.