Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back to School with Friendship Log Class

We are going back to school also! If you haven't signed up I hope you will join us this Thursday for Jackie's Friendship Log class. It's a great school themed book with a very special twist. There is a tiny bit of fun homework you must do before class so best to not wait until Thursday morning to sign up.

Friendship Log
 this Thursday, Aug. 31st
Jackie, $45
school supplies:
basic kit
paper trimmer
crop a dile
sand paper
favorite color distressed ink pad
any photos or ephemera you would like to incorporate
And don't forget to bring copies of your homework.  Right now we are at 10 but it may be 12 so just in case I would have 12-13 copies of your homework

Don't Be Tardy for Class!
To enroll, call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389
The big flip is going on at the store so come check out all the new goods. I bet you will also see something "new" revealed in the flip- I know I always do!  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hello Friend!

It's filling up quickly so I thought I would remind you about Jackie's newest class, Friendship Log, next Thursday, Aug. 31st from 5:30-8:30. Do you remember as a school age kiddo getting your friends to write in your friendship book, autograph book or yearbook?  Well, this is Jackie's wonderfully creative take on that fun tradition.

Friendship Log
Thurs., Aug. 31st
Jackie, $45
Don't forget this class has a wee bit of fun " homework." Everyone who is enrolled will need to stop by the store prior to class to pick up a friendship sheet to fill out. Then before class, you will make a copy for every member in class. I will post the number on the blog Wednesday morning prior to class.
This will be a fun class and a great way to commemorate all the wonderful friendships that have been formed at Paper Crown.
We only have a few spots left so don't delay.
To sign up for the Friendship Log class,
call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.
New Prima scheduled to arrive this afternoon!
Don't Forget
Pour Paint 3 Ways
tomorrow, Thurs., Aug. 24th
Angie, $45

Monday, August 21, 2017

Scads of Stencils

Just in scads of cool new stencils and some pretty neat composition books just waiting for your creative touch. You will love these I know and I bet they go quickly.

Don't Miss Out on Angie's Class
this Thursday Evening
Pour Paint Three Ways
Thurs., Aug. 24th
Angie, $45
To sign up for class
Call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Next Couple Weeks of Classes

School has started or it is getting ready to, so it's time to get back in a more structured routine. Fall means more classes and holiday classes ( Halloween lines are already in and on display).  Here is a run down of the classes I have scheduled at this moment for August and September. I know there are a couple more in the works ( Bobbie will have a Halloween class and I believe Angie will also. I'm also tickled pink to announce  Jen McGlon will be here for a Halloween, Fall or Christmas doll so watch for class date.)

Pour Paint Three Ways
Thurs., Aug. 24th
Angie, $45

Friendship Log
Thurs., Aug. 31st
Jackie, $45

Guest instructor, Debby Schuh, will be teaching three classes at Paper Crown. If you sign up for all three, you will receive a $5 discount per class. To receive the discount, you must sign up for all three of Debby's classes.  


Home Sweet Home Album
Fri., Sept. 8th
Debby Schuh, $65 *
Kits are Available
Remember the good life with your family and friends and your home and garden with this charming collection of papers and embellishments from Pebbles and Tim Holtz in a new vintage-style album from 7gypsies with over eighty pages in it. This book would also be a perfect place for special recipes and memories of the homes you have lived in. We will fold paper in creative ways to make our book interactive and share techniques that can be used in your other creative projects. It will become an even more cherished album if you add bits of lace and memorabilia that you’ve collected through the years.
Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please bring the following items also: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile or hole punch, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool, ink pad to distress stickers, corner rounder punch, stapler. Optional: bits of lace and doilies to add to your book.


Chasing Dreams Album
Sat., Sept. 9th
Debby Schuh, $70 *
Kits are Available

Celebrate new adventures and happy times in this technique-filled book we will make using a Tim Holtz portfolio and beautiful products from the Crate Paper Chasing Dreams collection. We will re-fashion the inside of the portfolio into a Midori-style scrapbook with little books to hold our favorite photos and stories. With your choice of letters for the front cover, you will be able to personalize your book and make it your own treasured keepsake. As always, your kit will have a large variety of choices in your to customize your book.Each kit comes with directions with color photos.                                     
Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please also bring the following supplies: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool with two foam pads – one for ink and one for painting, ink pad to distress stickers (I use a dry Distress ink pad in Vintage Photo), corner rounder punch, white craft paint

Memoranda Journal Album
Sat., Sept. 9th
Debby Schuh, $70 *
Kits are Available

Featuring the beautifully collaged Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memoranda paper collection, we will
each create a unique journal and scrapbook to hold our family photos and stories or to use as a
travel journal or to use for anything you can dream up! This workshop is filled with creative
techniques for making your book interactive and filled with secret pocket and booklets for all
your stories and photos. We will be using the Cinch machine to add wire-binding to our custom
journals; we will learn to color and customize die cuts with Distress Markers; we will be learning
tricks for expanding the pages of our books to make them more useful; and lots more!

Each book will be unique as you choose from a wide variety of paper dolls and botanicals for
the cover of your book.* This is a great opportunity to make the cover more personal with a
feminine or more masculine or childlike cover. The twelve sheets of double-sided paper that
come in the class kit also offer limitless choices to make the book your own. From the door knob
on the front cover to the rub ons and snippets of ephemera and trinkets that you'll find in your
kit, you'll have fun playing and creating and learning with me!

Class kits come with instruction with color photos. Your kit will contain an assortment of paper dolls and botanicals. The book can be assembled with binding rings that you might have instead of the Cinch machine.
If you would like to make your book cover just like the sample book, you can purchase the full
packages of Idea-ology Paper Dolls (TH93555) and Botanicals (TH93554) separately.

Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12" paper trimmer and adhesive (I most
frequently use 1/4", 1/2", and 1 1/2" wide Scor Pal tape). Please also bring these helpful tools...
scissors, pencil, ruler, stapler, scoring tool, Crop a Dile punch, corner rounder punch, sanding
tool, non-stick craft sheet, ink to distress with (I use a pretty dry Ranger Distress Ink pad in the
Vintage Photo color), ink blending tool, foam adhesive. Optional: Corner chomper, Cinch
machine, We R MemoryKeepers tab punch, wire cutters, Ranger Distress Markers (Broken
China, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, and Worn Lipstick are a few of my favorites),
Kleenex for blending markers.

Stitch and More
Mon., Sept. 11th
Floral Scarf
Thurs., Sept. 14th
Chris, $45
Please bring fine point Sharpie's or other alcohol markers such as Spectrum Noir or Copic and alcohol blending solution.

Little House of Cards Halloween
 Thurs., Sept. 21st
Jackie, $45
* artists with an asterisk are out of town guest instructors and we have a no cancellation policy. Please check your calendars carefully. Normal policy is cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to class, after that no cancellations but class kits can be picked up following class.   

 To sign up for classes,
 call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This Week- 8/14/17

I have been dreading this week for a while. This time tomorrow I will be in Waco moving the boys into their new homes. Payne is moving into his house for his last semester at Baylor and Em will be moving into his dorm room. I have officially become an empty nester and it really isn't anything I am too excited about.
My how 4 years have flown by!

New chapters in life are inevitable but it's a little hard when you really, really loved that last chapter. Nevertheless, guess it is time to put on those big girl panties, let my boys become the young men we have been working on for so many years and see  what new adventure awaits.

As a result of the move, we will be closing a tad bit early today- 3:30. We are going to try and miss the severe weather that might hit tonight. Also we will be opening at 11:30 on Friday. However, Friday and Saturday is the Casady Square Summer sale and our back room will be full of bargains!

Angie will be at the store on Wed. and Thurs. and I unpacked some new goodies yesterday.

If you love her fabric you will go crazy over this coloring book

Pretty new line from a favorite company My Mind's Eye

Another fun coloring book

This one has lots of shrink possibilities

My Favorite Halloween line so far

You might just see someone you know in this one!

Tim Holtz paper dolls are finally in! These are Halloween version

Lots of possibilities in this package

Thursday, August 10, 2017

We are kinda obsessed with SHRINK

Thanks to Miss Julie, we are all busy making shrinket beads and the cutest little dangles. After Jackie posted this picture last week, I have had several calls wanting this cute stamp.

Well guess what? It isn't a stamp but traced out of one of my favorite coloring books- Paris Style. Isn't Jackie brilliant! Think of all the possibilities of taking your favorite coloring book images, tracing them on clear shrink, coloring them and then shrinking them into the cutest little things.
We have several coloring books at the store that would be perfect!

We got in the sanded shrink this week so we have everything you need to color and then shrink! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New and Restocked

Back room is getting full, come and get it....