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Craft Night: Floral Design Class

Here are a few photos from our Floral Design Craft Night last week. It was so fun to host Studio Choo at our studio – they’re amazing! Each class started with introductions, and I shared a few ways that Bing image search can help with finding color inspiration. Then, Alethea and Jill taught the basics of flower care and how to build floral arrangements. After their lesson, each person got to choose their own flowers and start designing their own bouquets. The Studio Choo team wandered around and gave advice and instruction. I was super impressed with everyone’s creativity! Thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright for putting the evening together. We’ll be announcing more craft nights soon – so stayed tuned! (And make sure to join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!)

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Andrea Pimental provided the snacks: s’mores pots de creme! (Get the recipe here.) I think I ate ten.

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For the goodie bags, Poppies for Grace sent over a confetti balloons and sweetheart gift kits for everyone who attended. We had a few extra, so we used them as decorations.

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Paper Generation gave everyone these awesome terrarium notecards. (Plus, she hand-wrote a message on each one!)

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I love these mini pom pom flowers that ban.do sent over (fits the theme, don’t you think!?) And, Casey D. Sibley sent over a bunch of rad tea towels! See them all here.

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Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped make this night a success! I love hosting these classes and I’m really looking forward to doing more in the future. (Are you coming to our Letterpress Craft Nights next week??)

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This post is sponsored by Bing.

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Photos by Paul Ferney & Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day

Letterpress Craft Nights!

A bunch of people have asked us to bring back our Letterpress Craft Nights. So, today I’m excited to announce that we’ll be hosting 4 new classes next week! In this beginner class, we will be teaching the basic letterpress process while printing greeting cards. All the proceeds from these events will be donated to my kids’ awesome (but underfunded) nonprofit community preschool here in San Francisco. You can click here to purchase tickets. If you’d like the cost of your ticket to be tax deductible, please bring a check the night of the event (and your online purchase will be refunded.) I hope to see you there! (PS – Don’t forget to Join our mailing list and get early access to sign up for craft nights!)

Wednesday, April 30 | SESSION A 5:30pm-7:15pm SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, April 30 | SESSION B 7:30pm-9:15pm SOLD OUT!

Thursday, May 1 | SESSION A 5:30pm-7:15pm SOLD OUT!

Thursday, May 1 | SESSION B 7:30pm-9:15pm SOLD OUT!

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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

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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Photos by Ashley Batz for Oh Happy Day

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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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
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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