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September/October 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.
located 4 ½ miles south of I-295
in the corner of Ridge Crest Plaza
(Marshall’s shopping center)


Extended Hours

Do you want to shop after 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.? Just check the schedule or call us. If we are having a class or club, we are open and invite you to come in. Call ahead to ensure that no last-minute class changes have been made. Our regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

September Catalog of the Month: Hero Arts

Save 20% on all Hero Arts rubber, cling, and clear stamps and all other paper crafting supplies ordered through the 2014 catalogs until September 30.

Workbox Required for Classes

Bring scissors, tape runner, or adhesive and foam tape. Optional to bring: paper trimmer and a scoring board. You may find the following items to be useful as well: bone folder, black marker, glue stick, small water color brush or water brush, ruler, craft knife and mat, and white craft glue.

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, all workbox items to make your work easier are available at A Small Cleverness. You will find glues, adhesives, trimmers, and much more at competitive prices.

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.

Refunds for class fees can only be made if a class is canceled 48 hours in advance for local instructors. Refunds will be given for out-of-town instructors if cancelation is made one week in advance.

September/October 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, September 4 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, September 9 – 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 10 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 2 – 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 8 – 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Tuesday, October 14 – 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Art Treats: Taste Some Fun

Let yourself be inspired to create a new project. Pick up an Art Treats bag, and then have some fun and make something! Use the items in the bag and include rubber stamping to create a work of art by September 29 when the next monthly Art Treats will be available. All entries will be posted on Facebook. A random name will be chosen from all participants to win a free Art Treats bag for October. There are no monthly commitments.

Love Those Spellbinder Fairies
with Pam Nash

Saturday, September 6
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

By request… love those Spellbinders fairies? You’ll make three cards featuring one of each fairy die using two of the hottest card trends. Because Pam can’t stop there, she is adding four more cards with a common color theme that are quick to make and great for giving as a mini gift pack. You will create a total of seven cards in this class! Bring your workbox. Optional to bring: Scor-Buddy or other scoring tool.

Graphic 45 Monthly Project: Fall Pocket Mini
Thursday, September 11
10:30 A.M. until ?
5:00 or 6:00 P.M. until
9:00 P.M.
Kit: $24.99
Optional Class Fee: $10.00

We will be using Graphic 45 fall themed and colored papers from the new An Eerie Tale line. Create an accordion piece that will serve as the spine and cover of a mini pocketbook. The accordion piece will accommodate six pocket inserts. We will make a collection of tags and journal cards to fit in the pockets. Lastly, we’ll make a tag jacket to house our little book. Call to reserve a kit. Color directions will be emailed when kits are picked up. If you choose to create the book in class, there is an additional fee for instruction and embellishments. Bring workbox and Scor-Pal or similar scoring tool.

Eileen Hull’s Create Art
Mini Album/Journal

Saturday, September 13
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Sizzix designer Ellen Hull is headed our way on the paper trail! She is travel-teaching across the United States from Virginia to California via Florida. A Small Cleverness is an official stop! Follow the fun at

Learn tips and techniques from Eileen about her unique ScoreBoards dies. She is passionate about teaching the consumer how to use her dies that are specially designed to cut and score thick materials like matboard and chipboard.

This 5" x 5" Mini Album class is loaded with techniques! Learn to create a base color, and then add stencils and embossing paste to create a beautiful album cover. Eileen will show you how to cut the cover and eight pages from the same die. You’ll learn Eileen’s quick and easy rubber band binding system. Album assembly is very quick. Then you will be able to experiment with other techniques on the pages inside including metal stamping and embossing matboard. Eileen will have vintage suitcases in her camper full of delightful samples of die cut projects to share. Bring your camera!

Bring your workbox, a craft mat, and a .03 permanent marker. Optional to bring: scrapbook papers for journal pages and/or a Big Shot machine to make cutting go faster.

About Eileen Hull…

Eileen grew up in a large family where there was always an art project in the works. Creative thinking was encouraged at a young age; and, for that, she is eternally grateful.

Designing dies for Sizzix is her dream job because she loves to create in three dimensions. She discovered that books, folders, and boxes were easy to make from leftover matboard, but the problem was getting an accurate and consistent cut. She approached Sizzix with the idea of making a die that could cut and score thicker material like matboard and chipboard. And so, in 2009, ScoreBoards™ dies came to be! Matboard is super sturdy and the perfect surface for ink, stamps, paint, and mists.

At CHA 2014, Eileen launched a new line of inks with Clearsnap called ColorBox™ Blends. The multi-purpose inks are dispensed through a unique “no-mess” applicator and are available in ten colors.

Eileen is a Designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association and has served in various volunteer positions in the CHA Designer Section. She and her husband live outside of Washington, DC, in their empty nest, but their four little birds are always flying back in for visits. The newest member of the family is Scotty, the vintage camper.

Stampendous Cards
Thursday, September 18
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
6:00 to 8:30 P.M.

Get ready for fall and Christmas. Create five cards using all new fall and winter rubber stamps from Stampendous.

We’ll use new “spoonful” embossing powders, microfine glitter, colored pencils, a variety of trims, crystal embossing powder and the Gelli Arts gel printing plate to make a background. Bring workbox. Ask for supply list.

2015 Mini Calendar Easel
with Mary Ellen Siemen:
Session I

Saturday, September 20
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Create a charming 5" x 7" wooden easel calendar to display in your home next year. Each month is a delightful rubber stamped work of art you will enjoy for 30 days as each month passes. The easel makes the perfect backdrop for each monthly calendar. You will create six cardstock calendars in this class. The remaining six months will be completed in Session II on October 11. If you took Mary Ellen’s calendar class last year, you know how much fun it was to create a calendar. Don’t miss out this year. Sign up today. This calendar project is a great gift idea. Bring workbox and easel (available at A Small Cleverness). Ask for supply list.

Thursday, September 25
10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Friday, September 26
10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
By Appointment
until October 18

Make six color coordinated rubber stamped Christmas cards at your convenience. Bring 12" paper trimmer and workbox. Optional to bring: Scor-Pal.

Note: There is an additional $3.00 fee if you forget to bring trimmer.

Halloween with Tweety Jill
Saturday, September 27
12:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Come have fun with Tweety Jill and create a fabulous Mixed Media project in time for Halloween!

Enjoy making 12 spook-tacular, one-of-a-kind mini Halloween cards. The cards are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Artist Trading Cards designed to fit in a tray you will enjoy displaying in your home. You can use these seasonal ATCs for other projects as well.

You will be creating an inky stenciled Halloween-themed master board to use in a variety of ways. We will use glossy paper and make interesting alcohol-inked ATCs!

Kit includes sheet of Bristol paper to spray; vintage Halloween images, backs, fabrics, ribbons, and twine; 12 ATC-sized custom-made papers; and ATC backs, tags, charms, glitter paper, tulle, and more!

You will also get a bag of goodies for the topper to take home! BEWARE! No two trays will look the same! Be brave and sign up for a Unique Mixed Media Adventure! Great Halloween gift idea…if you dare to give it away!

Bring workbox and tray. Trays are available at A Small Cleverness. They are NOT included in the class fee. Call to reserve yours.

Come have fun and meet Tweety Jill, crazy lady of many hats! Publisher, designer, manufacturer, instructor, and self-proclaimed artist!

Wherever Jill is, you will learn tons of techniques and have a lot of laughs too! Jill loves for people to enjoy escaping into art; she is super passionate about taking everyone she meets on a creative journey! Come get crazy and create! WARNING: Bring an APRON and wear OLD clothes—we get messy!

Art Treats: Taste Some Fun
September 29

Let yourself be inspired to create a new project. Pick up an Art Treats bag, and then have some fun and make something! Use the items in the bag and include rubber stamping to create a work of art by October 27. All entries will be posted on Facebook. A random name will be chosen from all participants to win a free Art Treats bag for October. There are no monthly commitments.

Copic Mini Class
with Mary Ellen Siemen

Wednesday, October 1
10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

By popular demand Mary Ellen will teach you how to color another cute Halloween House Mouse design and a sweet Gruffies bears image. We’ll create just two cards in this fun class. Bring workbox. Ask for Copic marker list.

My Favorite Things
Die-namics Cards
with Pam Nash

Saturday, October 4
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Join Pam with shaped-card fun. Die cut your card bases into interesting shapes. You will use MFT dies to create four attention-getting cards that are versatile enough to fit a variety of occasions. Bring workbox.

Graphic 45 Monthly Project
Wednesday, October 8

Kit fee, class fee, and paper collection to be announced by Graphic 45.

Seasonal Cards
with Annette Stafford

Tuesday, October 9
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Make three unique seasonal cards using rubber stamps and die cuts. Come and enjoy making cards where all the pieces are already cut for you. You can have fun stamping and putting your cards together. Remember, Annette has done all the work for you.

Bring workbox, foam tape, and Plus glue tape runner.

2015 Mini Calendar Easel
with Mary Ellen Siemen:
Session II

Saturday, October 11
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Complete the remaining pages for the last six months of the year to complete your 2015 calendar. Bring workbox. Ask for supply list.

Fall Leaves
with Mary Ellen Siemen

October 16
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Fall leaves are a feast for the eyes. Make some paper leaves to reflect the beauty of the season. Join Mary Ellen in making lots of colorful leaves to use in cards, wreaths, and fall décor. She will include some autumn flowers, too. Bring workbox, glue, and foam tape.

Gorgeous Christmas Tags
with Tweety Jill

Saturday, October 18
1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Add some extra joy to your gifts at Christmas time. Create five beautifully embellished 3" x 6" tags to adorn gift bags and packages this holiday season. Recipients will cherish these dimensional tags. They can be used as cards, sweet tree ornaments, door hangers, and lovely hostess gifts. You may want to put these decorated tags in a shadow box to enjoy year after year as part of your holiday home décor. Using the tags to create a holiday garland will make a stunning decoration for your mantel. Once you make some, you will want to add more to your collection every year. Class kits include pre-stained manila tags, ribbons, lace, pine cones, evergreen pieces and leaves, vintage images, charms, and more. Bring workbox.

Elizabeth Craft Cards
Tuesday, October 21

To be announced—watch for details.

House Mouse
Christmas Banner
with Mary Ellen Siemen

Thursday, October 23
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Christmas Mice, of course! Your holiday stamping wouldn’t be complete without a House Mouse stirring. Put some of these charming stamped creatures on a banner. This festive paper banner can be used as a card or a Christmas decoration to keep. You decide! This much is for certain—the project is so cute you will want to make more. Bring workbox. Ask for Copic list.

Art Journal Fun: Episode 8
Cash Register Tape
and Layers of Paper
with Christy Hawkins

Saturday, October 25
10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.

We’re borrowing an idea from Somerset Studio magazine to create colorful strips of altered cash register tape. Then we will use those strips on a journal page. The second page will be done with paper and other media to make a rich, layered look. If you have a stash of paper scraps, select some in a color palette you like and bring them along. Bring liquid (not gel) matte medium (available at A Small Cleverness). We’ve used it several times and will do so on both pages in this episode. It’s time to add it to your stash. Bring your workbox.

Graphic 45 Project
Tuesday, October 28

To be announced—watch for details!

21st Annual Used Stamp Sale
Saturday, November 15
10:00 A.M.
Save the Date!

Join us for one of our most eagerly anticipated events of the year. Find great bargains and enjoy the camaraderie of other rubber stampers and papercrafters. Seller forms may be picked up after October 3.



868 Blanding Blvd., Suite 107
Orange Park, FL 32065

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