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NOTE: Class descriptions reflect information available at press time. Vendors are encouraged to introduce the very latest products available at show time, making changes to class projects as necessary.

Virtual Retailer Symposium
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Session Descriptions
Sunday, July 16, 2023
​Product Lightning Round
Start the show off with a fast-paced overview of the latest and greatest product offerings from our attending vendors! You will not want to miss this fun and informative event (especially with all the exciting surprise giveaways) where new product will be unveiled and reviewed. This session will also provide a brief overview and training for the technologies we will be using during the event.

Session 1
1A: Hero Arts - Welcome Spring I
Create at least three cards for display in your store or to demo, featuring products from the beautiful brand new Holiday release from Hero Arts. Cards and products used are different then Class 2!

1B: Sentimentally Yours - Shabby Chic Snowflakes A5 Fold Back Card 
During this workshop, we will create a beautiful, shabby chic snowflake themed card using many of the new products being released as part of our Christmas 2023 range.

It’s a great workshop for me to introduce you to working with the new range and to show you just how much creativity and versatility they offer, as individual product ranges and as a whole, cohesive collection.
This project incorporates several techniques that are product led and it is also a perfect project for you recreate in your own workshops.
Some of the new products we will be using include the new Textures Dies, new Christmas Sentiment Edge Dies, new Stitched Snowflakes Dies, new Christmas Stamps, White Gesso, Ink Pad(s) and my brand new Festive Creative Packs.

At the end of this workshop, you will have enough left over from the Creative Pack to create a few more projects yourself too (great for displays)

Session 2
2A: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Start Your New Planner
In this class we will make three or more planner pages using the latest Planner Essentials release from Elizabeth Craft Designs. You will all have a planner with pages to display in your store to improve sales.

2B: Stamps By Me - ‘The Instant Artist’ Smart Stamps Workshop 
From the curator of the ‘The UK’s Most loved stamp design’ comes a workshop demonstrating stamping on a whole new level.

Including an exclusive range of ‘Smart Stamps’ and brand new techniques, experience how these unique concepts turn even the least confident crafter into the ‘Instant Artist’ with clever design that make it easy to produce stunning results every time.

No matter what your experience is, this workshop will be fun, informative and leave you armed and dangerous to teach or coach others some cool new techniques using innovative product that will leave everyone feeling the joy of craft and happy, happy, happy!

Products featured are exclusive to Collins and the class will include further sneak peaks in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with the multi-award winning Toni Darroch.

Session 3
3A: Seasonal & Holiday Crafting with LDRS Creative 
Angie will step you through at least 4 cards featuring the new collection of products

Monday, July 17, 2023
Session 4
4A: Hero Arts - Holiday Release Class 2
Create at least three cards for display in your store or to demo, featuring products from the beautiful brand new Holiday release from Hero Arts. Cards and products used are different then Class 1!

4B: IndigoBlu – Gilded Icon and Giant Journal Clip
Kay will teach you to create a Gilded Icon using IndigoBlu FlitterGlu and Flake, Stamping, and Ephemera on a Medite (MDF) base with IndigoBlu Mixed Media paint and Crack on Glaze. In the second half of the class, you will create a Giant Journal Paper Clip using a Medite (MDF) base, Ephemera, Stamping and Painting.

Session 5
5A: Paper House - Seasonal Sampler Class
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall let’s create for them all! Every crafter needs fresh ideas for each season! Join us for a class where we will create a card and layout for each of those seasons showcasing some of our unique products. These will not be holiday focused - but just seasonal in general.

5B: Pinkfresh Studio - Product focus: Floral ephemera with stamping
Have fun with floral ephemera! Learn how to use die cut floral ephemera and create compositions along with floral stamping to create a unique layout you will love.

Retailer Roundtable Lunch
Monday Retailer Roundtable LunchGrab your lunch and chat with your fellow retailers. Retailers will be placed into small group breakout sessions to discuss issues affecting your businesses.

Session 6
6A: Impression Obsession - Fall & Winter Class
In this class we will make several projects using our new Fall and Winter stamps, dies, papers, and stencils. As always, you will come out of this class with great samples for display and with a class you can use with your own customers.

6B: Spellbinders - Holiday Sampler
Join Kim Kesti as she showcases some of her favorite new products from Spellbinders’ holiday release. You’ll play with new dies, Glimmer plates, stencils, folders and more as you create three beautiful card samples and learn new tips and techniques.

Session 7
7A: Lawn Fawn - Holiday & Fall Cards with Lawn Fawn
Join Jenn & Kelly to create 4 festive greetings for Fall and Holiday. We will be showcasing the latest product from Lawn Fawn. These cards will highlight the whimsical, fun style of Lawn Fawn and are sure to sell product in your store. You will get a supply sheet and instructions so you will be able to reteach these cards as a class or display them with your Lawn Fawn products.

Session 8​
8A: Pinkfresh Studio - Ombré Ink Blending
Whether you’re a beginner or have been at it for a while, you’ll receive insightful tips for Ombré ink blending from Heather Hoffman and create a gorgeous card.

8B: Elizabeth Craft Designs - A taste of Elizabeth Craft Designs
In this class we will make a ring with tags in different sizes using a mix of different Elizabeth Craft Designs products from different designers. 

Session 9
9A: Avery Elle - Cute Cards For The Holidays
Create cute seasonal cards with Avery Elle using products from their new Winter 2023 release. The projects in the class will be exclusive and not shown anywhere else. Instructions, photos and a supply list will be provided for each project so that you may easily recreate the class and teach it to your customers.

9B: Simple Stories - Let’s Explore Layouts Class
Together we’ll create 3 unique 12x12 layouts featuring trendy fall colors, adorable nature filled designs and ways to add amazing dimension to your projects with our Color Vibe program. Be ready to explore the fun and adventurous outdoors in this creative class!

Retailer Roundtable Lunch
Tuesday Retailer Roundtable LunchGrab your lunch and chat with your fellow retailers. Retailers will be placed into small group breakout sessions to discuss issues affecting your businesses.

Session 10
10A: Graphic 45 - P.S. I Love You Collection Album
Create a glamourous album with P.S. I Love You Collection. You will create a show-stopping project, perfect for a display for your store and you’ll have everything you need for a future G45 class!

10B: The Crafter's Workshop - Framed Sentiment Card
The best card class is the kind that appeals both to your newbie customers while keeping your experienced customer excited and engaged!
A great product is one that every papercrafter can justify adding to her stash!
TCW totally gets that! That's why they created a brand new stencil series just for The Collins Summer Event. You won't want to miss this one!​

Session 11
11A: Photoplay - Makers Series Mini Album
Join Joey in creating a 5.25” x 5.25” Folio 8 project, the newest in the Makers Series family. Pair it with the new Travelogue collection to create a fun travel mini-album perfect for photos, journaling and memorabilia.

11B: Spellbinders - 5 Quick & Easy Holiday Cards
Want to make a bunch of holiday cards in a short time? Join Kim Kesti as she shows how you can use our new Nutcracker Paper Suite to create a class that will help your customers make holiday cardmaking quick, easy and fun. We’ll provide the printed paper, printed die cuts and embellishments, plus show how bringing in basic die cut shapes can add interest and drive the upsell.