Pssst...hey you. Yes, you. Holidays have you frazzled? Tired of fighting the crowds at the malls and the big box stores? Do you yearn for a few crafty minutes of peace? Then stop by China Phoenix 2 this Sunday at 1:00pm and check out the new Hero Arts catalogue and images!
That's right! The new Hero Arts Catalogue is here and Nancy is hosting a party. Kathy Rosecrans and I will be on hand to demo a couple of fabulous make-n-takes using some of the new images, so have your class kits handy. Plus, there will be a chance to win some prizes and light refreshments to ensure everyone is fortified to enjoy the festivities ;D
Good morning! Kathy's card set with card holder is a bigger than average project and will be taking place most of the day on Saturday. Time will be of the essence and it will be impractical to share certain supplies. To ensure that everyone is able to take home a completed project, please be sure that your class kit is up date and contains the following:
Lots of adhesive including a refill. Bring your favorite brand of tape runner.
Red Line Tape for creating the box
Black ink pad
Dark colored Distress Ink Pad such as Walnut Stain or Black Soot
Looking for a last minute gift for someone special? Kathy has just the answer! A fabulous set of cards complete with a lovely holder. She'll show you how to create this wonderful card holder, sized perfectly to accommodate 6 handmade cards. BUT, she doesn't stop there! She'll also show you how to create the cards, as well! AND, as if that weren't enough...if you take this class, you have the option of creating 5 bonus tags for only $5.00 more! The tags would not only make a fabulous hostess or thank you gift, but they would also be the perfect addition to adorn a gorgeous package or top a lovely gift bag. The options are endless!
Card Gift Set and Holder
December 11th, Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm (class fee $40.00)
Gift Tag Set
December 11th, Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (class fee $15.00 or just $5.00 if you take the Card Gift Set and Holder class in the morning)
Nancy is very spontaneous with her beautiful Wednesday creations, so I am very fortunate to have popped into the shop yesterday and snapped a couple of pics of today's class project. She is in a holiday state of mind, as we all are, and today's project is definitely designed to capture the spirit of the season. It's a lovely lantern of sorts, created with gorgeous papers and wintery designs. A safe, battery operated tea light inside lights up the images and casts a festive glow. Perfect for whatever winter holiday you celebrate.
Nancy's Wednesday classes begin at 10:00am and finish at 12:00pm. Generally, classes are $5.00, however this cost may vary depending on the materials used in the project.
Saturday afternoon I'm teaching a Christmas card class with a twist. Not your traditional holiday cards, they feature edgy goth characters by our favorite, just left of normal, stamp company, Stampotique. These images by Daniel Torrente keep us entertained and have a way of cutting through the sugary sweetness of the holidays. I''ll also show you how to create the ever popular Tim Holtz grunge paper rose and a handmade felt flower. Either of these flowers would be beautiful as bag toppers or adorning beautiful wrapped packages. How about a handful of handmade flowers to add pizazz to a plain jane picture frame? The possibilities are endless! Join me Saturday...we're sure to have a blast!
Impression Obsession has taken a paper engineering challenge, normally only used to create cards for those persons who are absolutely near and dear to us, and turn it into a simple and streamlined process. Now we can make shaker cards for everyone on our Christmas card list! Nancy loves to create a scene and she'll do just that in this class. Not just any scene, but a snow scene! This may be the first snow we see in Albuquerque this year, so don't miss out. Join Nancy Saturday morning for this fun workshop and she'll share the genius of these shaker card materials with you.
I don't have a photo of this project, but you can be certain it will be fabulous!
December 4th, Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30am (class fee $10.00)
Caroline is priming you for the holiday season by offering 2 collaged Christmas cards that are sure to make your spirits bright. She'll share with you her secrets for selecting images and layering them to compose beautiful Christmas vignettes that capture the vintage charm and elegance of a long ago time. Caroline makes it look easy, but collage is an art form requiring superb composition skills and an excellent eye for detail. Be sure to include a sharp pair of detail scissors in your class kit. You will also need to purchase the newest Graphic 45 Christmas pad to complete these projects, but then you'll be armed with a treasure trove of papers and images to create additional cards at home.
December 2nd, Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $25.00)
Just a quick announcement that China Phoenix 2 will close at 1:00pm today and re-open Friday, November 26th, at 10:30am. Please scroll down past this post to view pictures and details regarding Nancy's fabulous Presentation Box Class taking place this Saturday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may your home be filled with family and friends, the aromas of a wonderful feast, and the traditions that will create memories that live forever in your heart.
Warmest regards from your friends at CP2!
We are grateful for your companionship and your patronage, but most importantly, your friendship!
Our lovely CP2 shop proprietress has a special class in store for you!
Nancy loves making boxes and books and this one is no exception! She has been creating this wonderful presentation box for a about a dozen years and wants to share the details with you. She'll show you how to create this wonderful box from scratch using chip board, gorgeous papers, and lots of PVA. The result is a box that you can lay flat for easy storage and assemble quickly for convenient gift giving at the ready. It is the perfect size for holding many different items, but would be perfect for presenting someone special with a dozen handmade cards.
November 27th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)
Join me this Saturday afternoon for a class focusing on the most popular man in the crafting industry...Tim Holtz! We'll use some of Tim's new Alteration dies and fades, along with grunge board, Distress Inks, and Dabbers, to create a couple of special Christmas cards. There is very little stamping on these cards, but the die cuts make them stand out (literally). Prepare to get inky as we play with different mediums to give the dies a bit of personality.
November 20th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (class fee $25.00)
Join Kathy Saturday morning and get a head start on creating those holiday cards. She'll share with you, her signature techniques for taking a Christmas card from pretty to spectacular. You'll work with lovely Hero Arts holiday images, Distress Inks, beautiful trims, and a myriad of embellishments that make each and every one of Kathy's cards special. Your friends and family will thank their lucky stars that they are on your Christmas card list this holiday season!
November 20th, Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm (class fee $25.00)
Reggie Harris is an award winning card maker and she has scheduled a special class Sunday to share with you her secrets for creating the gorgeous winter wonderland card that took the Blue Ribbon at the NM State Fair in the Holiday Division this year. This card is exceptional in beauty, craftsmanship, and artistic inspiration. Reggie uses a vellum window that overlooks a wintery forest of ice and snow-covered trees. The depth is spectacular. This one is so special you might have a difficult time parting with it, so she'll also share a simplified version that will be perfect for sending to family and friends.
November 14th, Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (class fee $20.00)
Don't forget...Brenda Burfiend is repeating her fabulous candy basket class Saturday morning from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The class fee is $20.00.
Saturday afternoon I'll be teaching a Rosette Cards class featuring one of my favorite new Tim Holtz tools...the Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosette Die. We'll make two non-traditional Christmas cards using these lovely rosettes as focal points and then we'll make a bonus rosette that you can take home and use on your own one-of-a-kind handmade card, gift bag, or holiday wrapping. These rosettes are fun and easy to make. I'll have my Cuttle Bug in class and I'll show you the "sandwich" recipe and the tools necessary to create these fun little paper discs.
November 13th, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (class fee $25.00)
Join Caroline Lawson Thursday morning as she wields her magic detail scissors to show you how to create beauty with lavish papers and a bit of patience. Caroline is the Queen of Collage and she possesses an artistic knack for creating beautiful, surreal scenes with layered images. You will need an 8" x 8" Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante tablet in addition to your class kit. You will be primarily using a couple of simple tools, your detail scissors and glue stick, to create these layered works of art, but the results are outstanding!
November 11th, Thursday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee is $25.00)
There are tons of classes this week, so be sure to check back often to see all of the details and pictures of what's going on at the shop.
First up, we have Brenda Burfiend teaching us how to create a candy basket, which from the top view looks like a flower blooming with sugary confections! You'll need your class kit, but Brenda is supplying all of the fabulous paper, beautiful ribbon, and all of the candy!! Try to save some for your project ;D What a fun way to celebrate the season and what a fabulous way to add a bit of holiday cheer to your decor.
Brenda is kind enough to teach this class twice, so if you miss tomorrow's session, you can attend on Saturday, November 13th.
November 10th, Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm (class fee $20.00)
November 13th, Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm (class fee $20.00)
Join Kathi Saturday as she shares her secrets for creating a gorgeous necklace purse. She combines paper with pewter insets and the results are outstanding. Running the pewter panels through the Spellbinder Wizard with a Dream Weaver stencil helps capture a clean crisp design, which is then refined and engraved with Merc Art metal tools. Kathi will be using: Teflon point/deer foot, Teflon round tool, refiner, 4 needle tool, suede, filling paste, and adhesive.
November 6th, Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm (class fee $40.00)
Kathi Anderson is back in town and she has a whole weekend of fabulous projects to share with you!
Friday she'll kick things off with 3 beautiful cards featuring the newest images by Dream Weaver. These cards are sparkly and gorgeous, and perfect for the holidays! What a great way to get a head start on all of those Christmas cards. Also, all of the stencils and stencil tools purchased with the class will be discounted 20% instead of the regular 15%. What a deal!!
Come back tomorrow and I'll share details and photos of her Saturday project. It is not to be missed!
November 5th, Friday: 1:00-4:00pm (class fee $25.00)
Early in the month Teresa Stoa and Nancy Y. played hostesses to a horrific Halloween themed Tea Party that awakened the living dead and had impish ne'r-do-wells pushing up gravestones to get to the shop. They clamored down city streets and staggered through the doors to enjoy gruesome goodies and vexatious libations. It's difficult to make the living dead sit still for a project, but Teresa managed to maintain control of the raucous crowd and show them how to make a wicked little witch hat complete with black rose and toile. They grunted and moaned their appreciation and it was apparent that a good time was had by all!
Happy Halloween from your friends at China Phoenix 2!!!!