May 2014 Classes & Events

May Classes & Events

Thursday, May 1st –  Sunday, May 4th – Craft Retreat
Thursday, May 8th –  Keeping Track of Life (7-9pm)
Saturday, May 10th – Book of Me Layouts (10-1pm)
Thursday, May 15th – Seasonal Canvas (6:30-8:30pm)
Monday, May 22nd – Distress Renewed (6:30-8:30pm)

Saturday, May 24th – OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT!
Home Decor Hoopla (10am-5pm)
Monthly Crop Night (5pm-Midnight)

Tuesday, May 27th – Christmas Cards (6:30-8pm)
Thursday, May 29th
– Art Journal Club (6:30-8pm)


Spring Retreat | Thursday May 1st – Sunday, May 4th
This is the perfect chance for any and all crafters or artists to come together and spend 2-4 days creating with like-minded people! There are still a few spots left – call to sign up for what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend! Tons of demos, classes and product releases.

Keeping Track of Life | Thursday May 8th | 7-9pm
Instructor: Krista Wells

We’ve reinvented the Project Life concept to chronicle a year in your life. One evening per month is all you need to create an interactive layout and a pocket page full of embellished photos, quotes and all those bits and pieces you want to save to remember the previous month. Keeping Track of Life is intended to be a flexible class for participants with month to month sign up. This year we’ll be incorporating a variety of different page protectors in our classes while also sticking to our interactive layouts. Krista recommends you read this fantastic blog post by Rachel Macy Stafford that inspired her class name.
Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $60.00

Book of Me | Saturday May 10th | 10am-1pm
Instructor: Rae Lynn O’Keefe

Capturing our family life is important, but if you’re the one documenting everyone else, how will your family or children remember your favourite colour, movie, food, or your daily routine, what makes you happy or sad? Over the next few months, this layout series will help you capture a little bit about yourself, and make you think about and share “your everyday things to the heartfelt things.” We will make two layouts in each class, which will include at least one photo of yourself, or a photo that means something to you, and some handwritten journaling to express how you feel about the layout topic.
Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $60.00

Seasonal Canvas | Thursday, May 15th | 6:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Sara Case-Strickland


*a sample of Sara’s canvas – this class series will involve 4 different canvases. 

Join us for the first class in a series of 4 seasonal canvases. Home decor is all the rage with paper crafters right now and we know you all have the talent to jump in and display your artwork with pride! Join Sara throughout the year to make 4 different canvases for your home – one for each season. You’ll learn how to use basic mixed media supplies, as well as how to use up all those scraps you can’t bear to throw away. You’ll leave class with a beautiful canvas to show off!
*this class is suitable for everyone – beginner to advanced
Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $70.00

Distress Renewed | Thursday May 22nd | 6:30–8:30pm
Instructor: Sara Case Strickland


muted and bright

In the second of our Distressed Renewed classes, Sara will be focusing on Dylusions Spray Inks – what makes them unique, how to achieve different looks with them, and how to make them work with other products in your stash. As always, we’ll make two layouts and some card fronts so you get a whole bunch of techniques to try out! Never tried these mists? This class is suitable for all skill-levels – including beginners – so come and learn about Dylusions Spray Inks!
Members: $30.00

Anniversary Event | May 24th (10am – midnight)
That’s right we are celebrating our 10th anniversary this month. Join us on May 24th for some demos, treats and a few surprises along the way. Come visit us as we celebrate this awesome community of paper crafters!

Home Decor Hoopla | Saturday, May  24th | 10am – 4pm
*see pictures and description below

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Taught by various members of our Creative Team
This class is the perfect chance to create some gorgeous home decor items you’ll be proud to give as gifts or put on display in your home. There will be everything from table decor, wall decor, glass etching and more! You’ll go home with six finished projects at the end of this productive day. Pictures can be seen above, visit us in person to see the projects up close!
Members Price: $60.00 – that’s $10 per handmade gift!
Non-Members: $100.00

Crop Night Saturday May 24th  (5pm-Midnight)
Maybe you just want to get some scrappin’ done or need some new ideas? Our Crop Night is for you to spend some quality time with your scrapbook! All of the distractions of home are left behind as you spend up to 7 hours scrapbooking with other scrapbookers. You have unlimited use of all of our die-cut machines, punches, scissors and access to our Design Team Albums.
Members: $5.00
Non-Members: $10.00 

Christmas Card Class | Tuesday, May 27th  | 6:30-8:00pm
Instructor: Meghan Fahey

Every month we will teach a new class featuring 10 clean and simple holiday cards (two new designs per class) to help you quickly increase your stash so you’ll be well ahead of the game by the time Christmas 2014 rolls around. You’ll go home with the sweet Penny Black cling stamps shown above in case you want to make more cards later. If you can’t make it to the class feel free to reserve a kit in advance. We are going to play with Koi Watercolor paints so bring your paint brush!
Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $60.00 

Art Journal Club | Thursday May 29th | 6:30–8:00pm
Instructor: Cathie Reed

Do you art journal? Do you want to? Then come join us for Art Journal Club. This month, the theme is texture. We’re going to experiment with products and techniques that add lots of dimension and visual interest to your art journal pages. This class is open to everyone from experienced art journallers who are looking for a creative and supportive community and for beginners who want to learn about art journaling.
Members: $20.00
Non-Members: $40.00

Yearlong Album | Saturday, May 31st | 1-4 pm
Instructor: Sara Case Strickland

In this monthly class, Sara will guide you through documenting an entire year of memories with the help of Exclusive Paperie Sketches (by Mary Ann Hounsell)  that will only be available through this class! Sara will teach you how to modify them to suit your needs and blend a fun mix of traditional scrapbooking with mixed media and new techniques. Of course there will be lots of new product featured and fun times included. This class is kit-friendly, so call and ask us if you’d like to be included but don’t live nearby!
Monthly Class: $25

Canvas Create for All Ages | Sunday, June 1st
Instructor: Sara


In this class, all ages are welcome! Bring along your favourite young person and help them complete a home decor canvas or join them and make one of your own at the same time! All supplies will be provided for a fun and slightly messy afternoon of paint, glue, canvas, and stencils – ending with a gorgeous 8×8 canvas to bring home and display.
Price: $35.00

June Snapshot *dates may be subject to change 

  • Canvas Create Junior Edition –  June 1st
  • Let’s Hear it for the Boys – June 5th
  • Mixed Media Dolls Designer Duo – June 3rd
  • Christmas Cards – June 10th
  • Canvas Class with Jeannette French – June 11th
  • Keeping Track of Life – June 12th
  • 2nd Hand Sale – June 14th
  • Kids mini album – June 15th
  • Yearlong – June 21st *note date change
  • Monthly Crop – June 21st
  • Mommy and Me Tea Party – June 22nd
  • Silhouette Series – June 26th
  • Mixed Media – June 28th


Cancellations: Must be made at least 72 hours before the class to obtain a Class Credit or refund. In cases where the kits have already been prepared and for last-minute cancellations, a Class Kit and PDF of instructions will be provided. We reserve the right to substitute class materials or offer IOU’s for backordered product. For special workshops and events, a non-refundable registration fee is required and will be noted in the description. Your Basic Tool Kit will be needed for each class and if additional supplies are necessary we will send out an email before the class.

We ask that our customers respect our peanut-free and scent-free policy.

Did you know that Class participants get 10% off your entire purchase during most Paperie Classes? A Paperie Privilege Membership is only $30.00 for the year, so if you’re thinking about taking even one or two classes you will benefit from a Membership!

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