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Craft Night: Screenprinting Class

Today I’m so excited to share the photos from our screenprinting last week. We had over 120 people come through our studio on Saturday and Sunday, there was so much energy and we had so much fun! At the beginning of each class, I shared some of my favorite ways to use Bing search for crafting. Then, my friend Andy Kane from Sparka Screenprinting taught everyone how to make and use a screenprinter. Then we had 6 screenprinters ready to go and everyone printed like crazy. We provided everyone with a T-Shirt (thanks American Apparel!) and tote bag to print on. People also brought the most creative things to try (baby onesies, clutches, aprons) in the screenprinter. I have to give special thanks to Merrilee Liddiard & Erin Jang for their beautiful designs and thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright for putting it all together!

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Our food came from Green Heart Foods – my new favorite restaurant near our studio. They have the best salads and snacks! They also have really yummy cookies that I couldn’t stop eating all weekend.

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Everyone who came got an awesome swag bag from 4 special sponsors. Tattly sent over all kinds of temporary tattoos! They seriously have the most creative designs. (Arrows pictured below.)

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Caldrea provided everyone with the most beautiful bottles of hand soap (that smell SO good.) And MakeshopNYC sent over a bunch of these colorful confetti garlands – perfect for wrapping a gift or hanging as decoration!

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Finally, Plumb Goods provided everyone with sets of 3 little notebooks. They’re designed beautifully – and the perfect size to stash in your purse!

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I had so much fun hosting this event! I’m so excited for the next ones coming up. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and to all of our special sponsors who made that weekend a huge success! If you would like to be on the email list and be the first to hear about our new events, sign up right here!

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Craft Night: Necklace Class

Last week we held our first Craft Night in our new studio. I was excited to see how it would all work in the new space. I taught the first class on how to make beads from materials found at the hardware store (like hardwoods and brass and copper pipes.) It was a super fun group of people and we had so much fun making necklaces. At the beginning of class we did introductions and I showed everyone my favorite features of Bing. I love the image search so we looked for color inspiration online and then got to work painting our beads. (ps: the travel search is the BEST.)  A huge thank you to all of the sponsors who donated items to our goodie bags! They were awesome (see below.)

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We served creme brulee from The Creme Brulee Cart during the event so everyone could snack while they crafted. It was SO good!

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Projecteo sent over a bunch of their tiny Instagram projectors for all attendees! These things are super fun to play with – they project images from your Instagram feed onto the wall! They came with a reel of some of my favorite photos. But everyone also got a voucher to order a reel from their own Instagram feed.

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Cute Tape supplied everyone with a roll of washi tape and an awesome camera dispenser. They’re the perfect desk accessory!

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Chronicle Books sent us these Polaroid Love Notes. All of the images on the cards are so beautiful.  They’re almost too pretty to give away (I might keep them all for myself!)

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And Meri Meri (one of my long-term sponsors) gave each attendee their Toot Sweet Aqua Striped Napkins & Plates. I love that these look like circus tents! They’re perfect for any special occasion.

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We’d like to say a huge thank you for everyone who attended – and to all of our wonderful sponsors! I’ll be sharing more about our screenprinting event later next week. We’re also hoping to announce more upcoming craft nights soon. So stay tuned!!

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Cute Tape & Meri Meri Photos by Ashley Batz for Oh Happy Day

Letterpress Classes

Hey guys! I’m teaching some beginning letterpress classes happening this November in San Francisco. The classes are organized by  date and by ink color (everyone in the class prints the same color ink.) Each class will teach basic printing skills using photopolymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. Students can submit their own designs  or choose from a template – and you get to print 250 of your own, custom letterpress cards! Snacks and supplies are provided. I hope to see you there!  Sign up here.

November 2nd | AM: PINK | PM: NAVY
November 3rd | AM: RED | PM: GREY

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Letterpress Business Card Class

I’m happy to announce I’ll be teaching a series of beginning letterpress classes in September and November in San Francisco. I used to teach these classes regularly but took a break when we moved to Paris. We’ve brought them back by popular demand! I’ve organized the classes by date and by ink color (everyone in the class prints the same color ink.)  The class teaches the basics of printing with photopolymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. Each student submits their own design or chooses from one of our templates and gets to print 250 of their very own letterpress business cards. It is a really fun relaxing class (there are only 8 students!) and snacks will be provided. I hope to see you guys there! Sign up here. Also, just FYI this is probably the last time I’ll offer this in a while.

ps: I’m even doing one special watercolor /letterpress class where students will watercolor and print their own business cards.

September 14th | AM: GREY | PM: PINK
September 15th | AM: NAVY | PM: NAVY
September 21st | AM: GREEN | PM: GREY
September 22nd | WATERCOLOR + GREY INK
November 2nd | AM: PINK | PM: NAVY
November 3rd | AM: RED | PM: GREY
November 16 | AM: NAVY | PM: GREEN
November 17 | AM: GREY | PM: PINK

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Creativebug Online Classes

Have you guys heard about Creativebug? It is new website where you can learn to take all kinds of craft classes from your favorite crafters. Last week, I took a Creativebug class taught by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky. They walked us through the process of using freezer paper stencils to make Mr. & Mrs. Chair Banners for a wedding. The whole process was really easy and fun. When I purchased the class, it was stored on the site so I could take it on my own time – and as many times as I want! I was really excited to see that some of my other favorite crafters (like Christine Schmidt and Heather Ross) also teach classes on the site. You can purchase each of their classes individually, or set up a monthly subscription and take as many as you want. I picked out some of my favorites below.

1. Mr+Mrs Chair Banner 2. Rice Paper Lantern 3. Paste Paper 4. Ombre Napkins 5. Pompom Garlands

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