Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas Cards - G45 Christmas Carol

Getting a head start on making Christmas cards, especially when you are starting in July, often means that we end up using paper leftover from last year. That's not a bad thing actually, because when we create, we often end up with more than one idea in putting together our cards.

G45 Christmas Card Class

When: Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Cost: $40 + GST (includes stamp set / $30 in product)

To register for this class contact Stacey at -

I don't know about you, but almost always when I am creating cards there are many ideas that can be created with each sheet of paper, and we more often than not, do not get the chance to create a different card with the same paper. Well now is your chance!

We are creating cards using the Graphic 45 Christmas Carol collection another time in different ways! And not only that, you each get a Graphic 45 coordinating stamp set to take home with your cards! The vintage stamps will inspire you to continue making more cards at home where you can colour, heat emboss, stamp background patterns, and more. And guess what, on one of the cards in class, we will not be using our stamp set, but will do some fun paper folding!

Please bring to class: Scissors, 12 x 12 score board, bone folder, double sided adhesive tape, black 3D Foam Tape & Squares, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, non-stick craft mat, Gathered Twigs ink pad, Ink blending tool, Stickles (either Icicles, or Stardust)

Here are each of the cards, close up.

This is the card where we will do paper folding!

After creating these cards last week, I found the new Christmas collection for Graphic 45 is coming out soon! Winter Wonderland! And it is beautiful. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it.

Thank you for stopping by to have a peek at our class Christmas cards. Happy creating!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We R Farmers Market Album Kit Class

Today I am posting something that I forgot to do on the 1st of July! I can't believe I forgot. Must have been the long weekend (Canada Day).

This class is a great deal! We are using the We R album kit "Farmers Market". The kit includes a 12 x 12 album with page protectors, a self-adhesive chipboard sheet, an alphabet sticker sheet, and 30 sheets of  12 x 12 paper in 10 patterns!


Come to class and create these easy layouts. when completed you will have 9 double layouts and one single layout using We R Memory Keepers Farmers Market Kit which includes an album. Perhaps you have a pile of summer photos, family reunion photos, or camping photos you want to capture in a special album?

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Paper trimmer (with new blade or extra one), scissors, double sided adhesive tape, white 3D foam tape & squares, liquid glue, mini glue dots, ruler, pencil, & non-stick craft mat.

WHEN: Saturday, August 19th
9:30 - 3:30 (1 hour lunch break)
COST: $65.00 + GST
You get over $55 in product for this class too - a great Summer Special Class!!!

To register for this class contact Stacey at -

To start out your album, you will need a single page layout for your title page.

The next nine photos show you the double page layouts for the album.

Thank you for checking out the easy layouts for this class. This may be a class that you would like to invite a beginner friend, or family member to. A great way to spend some time together while being creative.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shabby Chic Card Class #6 - 49th & Market

Hello everyone! We here at Scrapbook Essentials BC just love the 49th & Market products! So much so, that for all of our Shabby Chic card classes, with the exception of the first two, have been created with their product.

Today I am posting for our 6th Shabby Chic class, and showing you the photos and class information. So here are the two cards we will be creating in class.

Shabby Chic Class # 6
When: Thursday, August 24th
Time: 6:00 - 8:30
Cost: $30 + GST

To register for this class, email Stacey at -

For this Shabby Chic card class we will not be using as many layers like we have in the previous classes, but we will be using some of the 49th & Market stamp sets more. These may even be mailable Shabby Chic cards! We will also be cutting parts of the image with a craft knife and tucking in some distressed cheese cloth. The 49th & Market stamp sets we will be using in class are, Gabi's Crackle Texture set, Gabi's Line Stitch set, & Gabi's Word set. Stacey has these in store now!
There will, as usual, be fussy cutting homework for this class.

Please bring to class: paper distresser, gesso, paint brush, Iced Spruce Distress ink pad, Tattered Rose Distress ink pad, Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, a clear narrow stamp block at least 6" long, stamp cleaner if you are buying and using the stamp sets listed in the class description, ink blending sponge/tool for each colour, craft knife & cutting mat, scissors, double sided adhesive, mini-glue dots, liquid glue, & a non-stick craft mat.

So the class info is now done, let's have a closer look at the cards. Remember, these ones do not have a lot of layers. They are more an easy version of Shabby Chic.

I love the silver metal doillie and silver metal leaf embellishments, nestled in the cheese cloth, on the this card. I also love the soft green/blues of the paper.

Next we have a pink card!

For this card we are doing something a little different. the larger clock you see at the bottom has been cut around the outer edge with a craft knife and distressed cheese cloth is stuffed just inside and adhered down. You might be able to see it better in the close up, next.

While I am posting these photos, I am beginning to think I should have added a little more cheese cloth under the white bow. Well, I will suggest it in class and see if anyone will decide to do that.

Well, that's it for today. Till next time, happy creating!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Vintage Artistry Folio Class Photos

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday we had the Vintage Artistry Folio class. The class filled quickly, with requests for a second class, which will be next Saturday! The gorgeous 49th & Market paper collection "Vintage Artistry" is what I think drew everyone to take the class. To see the project photos, click here.

To create the folio, four  file folders are needed for all the parts. I had these cut up for each kit, and the cardstock and paper was cut in class by everyone.

Any way, here are the photos I took. I almost forgot, and we were have way threw the project when I remembered to take some photos! lol

Looks like I took this photo when one person was away from their work area...

The rest of the photos are of their hands working away.

We finished the folio up to the part where the embellishment could be taken care of at home to complete along with their photos. That is why you do not see the flowers on the folios below.

Looking forward to the second class next week! (Saturday, July 15, 2017)

Happy creating everyone! And have a great week.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

HFC & G45 Flip Fold Album Part 2 - Class Photos

Hello Everyone!

Hope your Summer is getting off to a great start. Just posting some class photos to share with you. Remember the post of a 5 part class using Heartfelt Creations Flip Fold Album and Inserts with the Graphic 45 collection "Nature's Sketchbook"? (See here) Well we recently had our part 2 class, and I managed to get some photos so that you can see how everyone is progressing with their project.

Our part 3 class is not until July 25th, but I will post some more class progress photos so that you can see what we are all doing. Everyone in class was so excited to get the two sets of inserts we worked on in the 1st class into their albums this class after working on the 3rd set of inserts.

Happy creating everyone!