Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Buttons, Bows & Brads Class

This is my next A.C. Moore workshop targeting beginners to the craft. A Jeannette Lynton design (Close to My Heart founder), I am using this as a design piece for our second beginner's workshop. During this workshop, participants will work with buttons, bows and brads of their preference, discuss various attachment procedures and usage, and complete two pages. Journaling should be prepared in advance. In this case, I typed my notes on vellum and adhered it using vellum tape.

I will bring my Sizzix Big Shot and Shadow dies should participants wish to duplicate my design. Sticker alphabets also work.

The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday evening, December 16 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at A.C. Moore's in Dover, Delaware. Workshop cost is $15.

We will be using some of the following techniques:

· Working from a sketch

· Basic layout

· Titling and Journaling

· Layering

· Embellishing

Layout Materials

q 12 x 12 Base Cardstock (2) I used white as a background.

q 12” x 12” Plain Cardstock (4) I used four different shades of blue

q 8.5” x 11” Vellum (1)

Photo Suggestions

q 7” x 5”

q 4” x 6” (2)

q 4” x 4” (2)

q 6” x 4” (2)


q Small Post-it Notes (for labeling your cut pieces)

q Brads, color coordinated with your paper

q Adhesive of choice (Tombows or Dittos are available at AC Moore)

q 4 pieces of 12” x 12” color-coordinated cardstock

q 2 pieces of neutral (white or cream) cardstock to complement colored cardstock

q Vellum for journaling (Journal entry should be prepared prior to class)

q Vellum adhesive (AC Moore has an excellent vellum tape available)

q Brads, color coordinated with your paper

q Letters for titling (If you prefer a different style than in above layout)

q Pop dots

q Needle and thread to coordinate with button

q Mini dots


q 7.5” x 2.75” space is recommended. .5” x 2.75” space is recommended. (Vellum is for this)


q 12x12 cutter

q Decorative cutting blade – if you want to add a decorative element at the bottom of your journaling column on the left page and the circle on page 2, then you will need a cutting blade for your particular project.

q 12 x 12 self-healing mat

q Ruler

q Scissors

q 2-inch circle punch

q Piercing tool

q Bone folder or embossing tool

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