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Private Classes for Europe

Just wanted to share a sneak peek of two brand new classes that I will be teaching in England, Belgium and the Netherlands in a couple of weeks.

The Christmas class is a chipboard mini-album where we alter the pages to create a V-shaped notch to allow the interactive feature, a foldover 3D ornament on the final page, to be displayed even while the album is closed. With the built-in attached easel, the album can be stood up on a table and flipped through without closing the ornament.

I was inspired for the ornament by a card I saw in a book about geometric origami. It was interesting to flip through the book, because there were a lot of techniques in it that I had figured out on my own, but I must admit that the foldover idea was new to me. As with all my classes, however, I start from scratch on my templates, meaning I take no measurements or deconstruct anything that inspires me. In this case, the general idea is the same as the origami card, but the thickness of the chipboard added a whole other dimension (literally!) to the design, and the resulting template is my own interpretation of how to get a similar effect as the one I saw.

Ornamental Color Summary watermark 

I will be teaching Ornamental at these stores:

England: Saturday, November 8th:

Treasure Crafts
Mill Hall
One Whitemans Green
Cuckfield
West Sussex RH17 5HX
tel. 01444 452698
 
Belgium: Wednesday, November 12th:
Le Scrap à Lore
rue Adrien Materne 35
4460 Grâce-Hollogne
 
Contact the stores for times and pricing.
 
The second class is called King of the Castle, but could just as easily be called "Queen for a Day", since the colors and theme is gender-neutral. I picture this project being used for anything from kids, to birthday, to girlfriends, to travel. (Especially if you have some castle pictures, no?) Make the project again at home using pink and purple and it's a Disney princess album!
 
We're starting from a pennant-shaped chipboard album and adapting it into a crown shape, complete with fun spinning closure. Open each of the three sections to reveal more areas for photos and journaling plus three little pop-up castles. Fun!
 
King of the Castle Color Summary watermark 
 
I'm teaching King of the Castle at the following locations:
 
England: Chepstow (private club) Sunday, November 9th
 
The Netherlands: Thursday, November 13th
Scrap 4 Fun, Rotterdam
For these private classes, I'll be traveling and teaching with Cheryl Mezzetti. You can view her projects on her blog: Alter This
 
Hope to see some of you there!
 
RKQOTD (Karl: Mom, I gave Lucy her Kong with some treats in it. I broke them into medium-sized pieces so it wouldn't hurt her self-esteem.)

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