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March/April 2014 Class Schedule
Rubber stamping, paper crafting, and more
Our 21st year 1993-2014

868 Blanding Boulevard #107
Orange Park, Florida 32065
Hours: Monday through Saturday
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
904-272-0503

www.asmallcleverness.com
e-mail: asmallcleverness@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/asmallcleverness
located 4 ½ miles south of I-295
in the corner of Ridge Crest Plaza
(Marshall’s shopping center)

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March Catalog of the Month: Our Daily Bread
                                                             
Save 20% on any Our Daily Bread item ordered from the color catalog until March 31.

Clever Card

We want to reward our loyal customers! We have developed a very simple, low-tech way of enabling you to earn store credits called the Clever Card Program. Registration in the program is quick, easy, and free. There are no card fees, no registration fees, no minimum purchase requirements, no card replacement fees or expiration dates. You never have to worry about remembering to bring your card or losing your card because we will keep it for you at A Small Cleverness.

How does the Clever Card work? A record of your visits is kept on your card. After you have made a purchase on six different days, the total spent is added up and the Clever Card becomes a gift card good for 5% of the total dollars spent. The gift card will be redeemable on store merchandise on your seventh visit to the shop. Other discounts, sales, tax, class fees, and gift cards/certificates do not apply to the Clever Card. Merchandise cannot be placed on hold.

To register for the program, we will need your name, address, phone numbers, and email address the next time you come in. We never share this information—ever! We will add you to our email list unless you prefer not to receive A Small Cleverness news.

That’s it! We told you it was clever, simple, and low-tech! Start earning your rewards with the Clever Card today!

March/April Paper Crafting Groups

Share your interest in paper crafting with others. Learn tips and techniques and make new friends. These informal groups begin with show-and-tell, followed by a new assignment for the next month. A make-and-take ends the session. Choose the day and time below that best fits your schedule. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced stampers are all welcome. Bring workbox. There is a $2.00 fee.

Thursday, March 6 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday, March 12 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, March 13 – 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 3 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 9 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, April 10 – 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.

Extended Hours

Do you want to shop after 5:00 P.M.? Just check the schedule. If we are having a class or club, we’re open and invite you to come in. Call ahead to ensure that no last-minute class changes have been made.

Workbox Required for Classes

Check the supply list in the class descriptions before coming to class. Remember to bring your workbox to every class or club.

For your convenience, the correct workbox items to make your work easier are available to purchase at A Small Cleverness. You are learning to create here. Please purchase your supplies here. If you do not own class supplies or, if you forget to bring needed items, purchases may be made before or during a class. Bring scissors, tape, tape runner, bone folder, foam tape, glue stick, small watercolor brush or water brush, white craft glue (the Ultimate, Mono Adhesive, or Scotch Quick Dry), paper trimmer, black marker, and ruler.

You may find the following items to be useful also: 1/8" hole punch, Xacto knife with new blade, small cutting mat, glue pen, and a scoring board.

Reminder

Please refrain from wearing any kind of scented product in the shop if you are a shopper or you are taking a class. It is very objectionable to those with sensitive noses and/or health conditions. Please turn cell phones off during class. Cell phone conversations are not allowed. Please step outside to check messages or to make calls. Please arrive on time. Don’t forget your glasses. Thanks for your consideration.

My Favorite Things Cards
with Pam Nash

Saturday, March 8
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$20.00

This class has a little bit of everything. Learn how to make your own glitter strips on card 1. Create card 2 with some abstract art and lots of color. Make a pink/red hue love card good for any time. Color on cork for card 4. Bring workbox and red and green markers.

Mini Never Ending Cards
Monday, March 10
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:30 P.M.
$15.00

Create two nifty pocket-size repeating-fold cards using a new die and stamp sets from Inky Antics. Bring workbox, double sided tape, Gamsol. Optional to bring: Prisma color pencils.

Graphic 45/365 Monthly Album
Wednesday, March 12
12:30 P.M. to ?
Kit Fee – Approximately $20.00
Class Fee – $10.00

The designers at Graphic 45 have a new program for 2014. Color directions are provided for a new album each month. The album dimensions are approximately 5" x 8". Each album features a Graphic 45 collection of papers and miscellaneous embellishments from their Staples line. Pages are cut from two legal-size manila folders.

Participants may pick up kits after the first Thursday of the month to complete at home. Directions are emailed when kits are purchased. Those who wish to work on the album at the shop may register for the class. Those taking the class have the option of using dozens of rubber stamps and making a hidden hinge binding.

Bring workbox, red line tape or Scor Tape, 12" x 12" paper trimmer. Optional to bring: Martha Stewart scoring board (available at A Small Cleverness). There are no monthly commitments required.

Polymer Fun with Kathy Plante
Saturday, March 15
10:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
$35.00

This beginner-friendly class will introduce participants to polymer “clay,” a versatile medium that may be used for embellishments on cards, journal covers, paper crafting, and jewelry. We’ll learn how to condition the polymer and mix colors to create nuanced shades. Participants will be able to use Artful Illusions’ line of filigree circle and square stamps, created to work beautifully with polymer. Metallic powders will be used to give the stacked pieces a rich patina. The polymer will be baked in class so participants will leave with finished work ready to be incorporated into special projects! All supplies are included. Create four or more finished pieces.

Challenge
Monday, March 17
10:30 to 11:30 A.M.
or
6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
$20.00

Challenge yourself to create! Participants receive a collection of materials to use in the creation of a rubber-stamped project of their choice. Items already owned may be used in the fabrication of a project uniquely your own.

Blossoms and Bunnies
Tuesday, March 18
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

The calendar says spring should arrive in just a few days. What says spring more than dogwood blossoms and bunnies? Celebrate the change of seasons with some spring projects.

We will be coloring bunnies and stamped dogwood blossoms. We will also make dogwood blossoms from die cuts.

Bring workbox and stylus. Optional to bring: small rubber mat (available at A Small Cleverness). Ask for marker/pencil list.

Whizbang
Thursday, March 20
10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
or
By Appointment until April 12
$15.00

Make six color-coordinated rubber stamped cards at your convenience. Bring workbox and 12" paper trimmer. Optional to bring: Scor-Pal. There is a $5.00 fee if you forget your paper trimmer.

Butterfly Beauties
with Jill Haglund

Saturday, March 22
1:00 to 4:30 P.M.
$25.00

Learn step-by-step directions on how to use Tweety Jill Designs collage papers and images and her Butterfly and Nature’s Wonders Rubber Stamps and Song Birds Rubber Stamps to make these stunning fresh cards for spring greetings! The class kit is filled with collage pack images, papers, ribbons, vintage music, charms, fibers, cards, a free Fresh Techniques book that will be cut up in class, and plenty more. We will aim to complete at least four cards in class. Bring workbox with scissors, paper trimmer, adhesives, foam tape, and several colors of dye ink pads including black. Optional to bring: washi tape.

ATC Swap
Saturday, March 22
10:30 A.M.
Free

Bring five to ten rubber stamped artist trading cards (2 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high) to trade. They are easy and fun to create. Layer a stamped image or panel on a background and add embellishments. Need inspiration? There are 3,500 at the shop!
                                                                                
Art Treats: Taste Some Fun
Monday, March 31
$10.00

Let yourself be inspired to create every month with this new idea. Pick up a sealed bag of materials with a retail value of more than $12.00. Have some fun and make something! Use the items and rubber stamping to create a work of art by April 28 when the next Art Treats will be available. All entries will be posted on Facebook. The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to A Small Cleverness! There are no monthly commitments.

Floral Stencils and Die Cuts
with Annette Stafford

Thursday, March 27
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Stencils and die cuts are all the rage. Make three cards using floral stencils, die cuts, and rubber stamps. Learn new techniques using stencils on cards. Annette does all the work of cutting out the die cut pieces! You get to put them together to make cards to keep or give to a special someone. Bring workbox.

Art Journal Fun Episode 5
with Christy Hawkins

Saturday, March 29
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
or
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
$25.00

We’ll continue the epic quest into art journaling by asking the question, “What can I do with watercolors, stamps, ink, gesso, and metallic paint?” Once we answer that question, we’ll add some tissue paper to the mix and see how that works for us. Bring your workbox.

My Favorite Things Backgrounds with Pam Nash
Saturday, April 5
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$20.00

Don’t have the right paper for your backgrounds? We will be working with double-sided adhesive sheets to create our own patterned glitter paper. Learn how to use Shimmer mist and make graduated color papers. We will also be using fabulous background dies to create some great cards. Bring workbox with foam tape.

Graphic 45/365 Monthly Album
Wednesday, April 9
12:30 P.M. to ?
Kit Fee – Approximately $20.00
Class Fee - $10.00

The designers at Graphic 45 have a new program for 2014. Color directions are provided for a new album each month. The album dimensions are approximately 5" x 8". Each album features a Graphic 45 collection of papers and miscellaneous embellishments from their Staples line. Pages are cut from two legal-size manila folders.

Participants may pick up kits after the first Thursday of the month to complete at home. Directions are emailed when kits are purchased. Those who wish to work on the album at the shop may register for the class. Those taking the class have the option of using dozens of rubber stamps and making a hidden hinge binding.

Bring workbox, red line tape or Scor Tape, 12" x 12" paper trimmer. Optional to bring: Martha Stewart scoring board (available at A Small Cleverness). There are no monthly commitments required.

Flowers, Birds, & Bees! Oh MY!
with Jill Haglund
(aka Tweety Jill)

Saturday, April 12
1:00 to 4:30 P.M.
$25.00

What does your mind conjure up when you think of spring? Don’t you just LOVE SPRING with extended daylight, slightly rising temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna? A leisurely walk through any garden center is enough to stir the emotions . . . all of a sudden you find yourself in line with a few brightly colored annuals to plant.

Spring also encourages us to have fun creating with nature as the theme! With this in mind, Jill will bring the following spring collage images and rubber stamps to play with and facilitate a class to make two cards, two tags, and two ATCs: Birds, Bird Nests and Bird Eggs, Honey Bees, Flowers, and Butterflies! You will also get a free book!

Bring workbox, trimmer, foam tape, and black ink pad.

More House Mouse
with Mary Ellen Siemen

Monday, April 14
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

What can be more fun than starting a week in spring with more House Mouse designs and a House Bunny (not to be confused with a dust bunny)? We’ll have fun with these irresistibly cute designs flying kites and singing in the rain. Bring workbox. Ask for Copic marker list.

Creative – Tea
Saturday, April 19
10:30 A.M.

Tea. Cookies. Stamping. Delicious fun. Details later!

Challenge
Monday, April 21
10:30 to 12:30 A.M.
or
6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
$20.00

Challenge yourself to create! Participants receive a collection of materials to use in the creation of a rubber-stamped project of their choice. Items already owned may be used in the fabrication of a project uniquely your own.

Geometric Stencils and Die Cuts with Annette Stafford
Thursday, April 24
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$15.00

Learn more ways to use stencils to make eye-catching cards with geometric designs. We’ll also use die cuts and rubber stamps on these vibrant cards. Bring workbox and required stencil.

Art Journal Fun Episode 6
with Christy Hawkins

Saturday, April 26
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
or
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
$25.00

More art journaling fun continues. How about getting plastered? With actual plaster that is. We’ll explore ways to add texture with dimensional mediums and fabric. Bring your workbox.

Art Treats: Taste Some Fun
Monday, April 28
$10.00

Let yourself be inspired to create every month with this new idea. Pick up a sealed bag of materials with a retail value of more than $12.00. Have some fun and make something! Use the items and rubber stamping to create a work of art by April 28 when the next Art Treats will be available. All entries will be posted on Facebook. The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to A Small Cleverness! There are no monthly commitments.

 

 
 

868 Blanding Blvd., Suite 107
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904)272-0503

asmallcleverness@gmail.com

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