*Don’t forget your Class Kit: Please make sure you have a “class kit” with you when attending classes. It is best if your kit is labeled with your store name and includes the items below. Some vendors have requested that you bring additional items, as specified in their class description.
Your kit sould include: Scissors, Colored Markers, Pens, Pencils, Ruler, Paintbrushes, Pen knife, 12” cutter, Ink Pads, Cutting Mat, Various Adhesives/Glue stick, Bone Folder, Acrylic Block.

SPRING 2012 Education & Trade Show
Sheraton Framingham Hotel
March 23-26
FRIDAY, March 239:30am – 11:00am

A1  Bunny Press - Gallery
Instructors: Jerri Tanner and Vicki Bentley
We’re here to serve you!  We will be creating 3 projects to inspire you & your customers!  The completed projects will be ready to display in your store and/or teach as classes.  For those who attend this class, we will offer an extra 10% discount on items used in the projects.  These projects will showcase 3 of our new collections with coordinating embellishments.  Service with a smile, song and prizes!  Who’s your favorite vendor? Please bring a chipboard punch with you.

A2  Paper Smooches - Ultimate Display Board Stamp Class
Instructor: Kim Hughes
You will learn how to easily teach EIGHT of the most popular stamping techniques. Paper Smooches’ images and sentiments complement each other, so everything that is taught can easily be used with all of our stamps. Stamps take center stage when you color them, paper piece them and glitter them up! Add dimension with an easy masking technique and create fun patterns. This class will surely inspire you to stamp! You will complete EIGHT stylish cards to fill TWO 11 x 14 display boards for your store. One FREE stamp set will be provided for each student to take home. This class is taught by a former Paper Crafts magazine Go-to Gal. Please bring: acrylic blocks, baby wipes, black ink along with your basic supplies.

A3  Impression Obsession – For the Boys
Instructor: Mitra Friant
We often receive requests for new stamp designs and one of the most often requested theme is masculine designs. There are tons and tons of florals and butterflies but very few designs that really work for men. This spring we are focusing a little attention on this topic by releasing new Gary Robertson stamps that will be perfect for Father's Day, male birthdays, and all occasions where you want to impress the men in your life with something special just for them. In typical Gary style, these stamps will be intricate pen and ink drawings. We will use several different techniques with them to showcase the artwork in ways beyond just coloring.

A4  Sizzix – Sizzix Pop ’n Cuts
Instructor: Karen Burniston
Join Karen Burniston for a class featuring her brand new pop-up die cutting system, Pop 'n Cuts. This innovative magnetic interchangeable system will have customers whipping out pop-up cards in a fraction of the usual time. You will make several decorated pop-up cards to display in your store. Pop 'n Cuts are easy, quick, interchangeable, expandable, coordinated and all fold exactly the same! Don't miss the chance to learn from the designer herself, as Karen shows all the tips/tricks and selling features of this exciting new type of die.
What to Bring: scissors, tape runner, mini-glue dots, fine-line glue pen, paper piercer, bone folder, scoring tool

A5  Vintage Street Market - Bingo Card Party Banner
Instructors: Michelle Jackson and Allison Rittner
Decorate for a party Vintage Style, with Vintage Street Market vintage-inspired paper products and embellishments!  In this class, you will make a banner from Vintage Street Market's Bingo Craft Cards, and will embellish with Vintage Street Market's Party Games paper kit. This banner is loaded with fun, retro imagery that's a party in itself!

FRIDAY, March 2311:15am – 12:45pm

B1  Creative Imaginations - Vintage Songbirds
Instructor:  Cheryl Mezzetti
Debbie Mumm's newest collection is a unique collection like no other! This vintage collection is so pretty boasting beautiful earth tones with spots of blues, yellows and orange.  Cheryl will be guiding you though the class incorporating techniques and special touches to wow your customers!  This is a class you will not want to miss!

B2  Sizzix – So Sweet!
Instructor: Karen Burniston
Join Karen Burniston for a class featuring products from several new CHA releases to make four projects in sweet, cute Spring colors. You'll get a chance to try Scoreboards by Eileen Hull, NEW large Sizzlit designs by Scrappy Cat, and critter dies by Dena Designs that are sure to make you (and your customers) say "Awwww!" Create store samples that are eye-catching while also learning all the tips/tricks and selling features. Please Bring: scissors, tape runner, mini-glue dots, fine-line glue pen, paper piercer, bone folder, scoring tool, red-liner tacky tape.

B3  Copic - Coloring with My Favorite Things – Faces and Hair
Instructor: Cindy Lawrence
Expand your Copic class offerings by adding a “Faces and Hair” class to your calendar.  Students will learn tips and tricks for coloring skin and hair as they turn adorable MFT images into cards your customers will love. If you choose to bring your own markers, please make sure they are clearly labeled. *Understanding of the color/number system and basic blending techniques are a must since they will not be teaching/covering these in this class. 

B4  Impression Obsession – Die-ing for Spring
Instructor: Mitra Friant
Impression Obsession is excited to introduce you to our new line of dies to coordinate with our stamp line. In this class we'll use new cling sets from Alesa Baker to create gorgeous and elegant cards. She's always been known for her amazing samples which are now so easy to create with dies to cut out all those intricate detailed stamps. This class will feature spring designs so expect birdhouses, gardens, florals and the cutest spring critters to give our projects some life!

B5  Printworks – Spring Watercolor Cards
Instructor - MaryAnn Antonelli
Join MaryAnn, owner of Bella Art in Johnston, RI and create stunning water colored cards using distress inks and Printworks stamps! Play with Printworks’ newest spring images and decorative papers. Create fresh inspiration for your customers using Printworks stamps.

FRIDAY, March 231:45pm – 3:15pm

C1  7Gypsies - Journey with the 7gypsies
Instructors: Sonya Bookout
Come create with the latest trinkets from 7Gypsies. You'll be using the newest collections from their latest journey to assemble a unique inspiration portfolio filled with fun new ideas and techniques straight from the gypsy workshop!

C2 Elizabeth Craft Designs - All About Peel-offs
Instructor: Els van de Burgt
A fun-filled class that focuses on the endless versatility of peel-offs.  We'll make 3 cards that show how to color peel-offs with Copic Markers, use transfer sheets, and introduce the newest peel-off designs.  Cards will also include Glitter and Ribbon Peel-offs.  Sales strategies will be woven in, too - Peel-offs cross sell glitter, cardstock, adhesives and other items!

C3  Viva Décor - Whitewashed Silhouette Cards
Instructor: Michael Strong
We will be making three striking cards using Michael Strong’s Silhouette Panel stamps in a chocolate and turquoise color palette. We will be using Michael Strong’s Silhouette panel stamp set and Glacier White embossing powder along with Viva Décor’s Pearl Pens. Attendees will learn a whitewashing technique which gives each card a special vintage look.

C4  The Paper Cut Class - “It’s Easier Because It’s Pre-Cut” Cards     
Instructor: Sarah Justison
Half the work of making a die cut card and fun folded cards is doing the measuring, scoring and cutting.  The Paper Cut takes the work out of card making by pre die-cutting and scoring cards, so you can get to the fun part – the stamping and embellishing!  New pre-cut cards will be introduced in this class, along with new color in standard Paper Cut Die Cut Cards.  These cards will be perfect class projects and to make it easier – a class kit will be available to order. Please bring: double sided tape   

C5  Copic Markers - 10 Second Copic “Watercolor Wow” Cards
Instructor: Cindy Lawrence
Forget about the number system; forget about blending groups; forget about highlights and shadows.  Learn how to use your Copic markers and Various Inks together to create stunning, one-of-a-kind watercolor abstracts.  Learn a variety of faux watercolor techniques while you experiment with ways to play with colors, inks and patterns. No Copic Coloring experience necessary!  Turn some of your beautiful paintings into artistic greeting cards using heartfelt sentiments and lettering stamps from Ten-Second Studios.  Participants will leave the class with additional abstracts for future use in home décor, scrapbook albums, or art journal pages. Please bring your favorite adhesive and a paper cutter.

FRIDAY, March 233:30pm – 5:00pm

D1  Glitz Design – Mini Album Class
Instructors: Erin DeSpain and Laura Funk, Owners and designers
Join the Glitz Girls in creating a beautiful Mini Album. If you love the vintage look this class is for you! We will be exploring new techniques such as creating paper embellishments, tucked away journaling, sanding, inking and stamping! We will be using an assortment of Glitz products! You will walk away feeling inspired and creatively sustained!

D2  Elizabeth Craft Designs - All About Glitter
Instructor: Els van de Burgt
Get ready to sparkle!  Learn the trademarked Burnished Velvet technique, experiment with Be Creative tape and Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, while making 3 cards.  What looks complicated is very easy, I promise!  So many possibilities stored in little jars.  The colors are so amazing that it's impossible for customers not to want them all.

D3  The Paper Cut Class - Textures Galore!          
Instructor: Sarah Justison
Different papers have different textures, but with all the machines and embossing folders out there, the textural possibilities are endless.  Depending on the texture and type of paper, they emboss differently.  We will be embossing different types of papers in this class – some that maybe you have never even thought of trying.  Also, learn to “wet” emboss using the “dry” embossing folders – which papers work best for that?  All of our embossing will be on layering swatches or endcuts and then we will be using of embossed pieces to make some awesomely textured cards! Please bring: double sided tape   

D4  The Cat's Pajamas - Flower Sculpting with CutUps Dies
Instructor: Alma de la Rosa
The hottest trend in papercrafting today is dies. The most timeless trend continues to be, of course, flowers! In this class, we'll show you how our new CutUps dies combine the best of these trends when you make unique cards by sculpting ordinary paper into beautiful 3-dimension flowers and explore how to cut down on your class prep time with our dual use CutUps dies. Please bring a craft pick, tweezers, and chalk and your favorite chalk applicators.

D5  Canvas & 7Gypsies - Altered Wall Art
Instructors: Sonya Bookout and Michelle Keeth
Have you heard the news? The 7Gypsies caravan has found a new home at Canvas Corp! Help us celebrate at our workshop incorporating the best products from both brands. Led by 7Gypsies artist, Janelle Smith and Canvas Home Basics artist, Sonya Bookout, you'll discover how these 2 brands come together in BIG way. We'll be altering a 7Gypsies wood tray using trinkets, papers and fabrics to create a fabulous wall art display.

W1  Graphic 45 - Tropical Travelogue Journal/Album
Instructor: Charee Filimoehala
Set sail for creativity and inspiration with Graphic 45! We’re taking you on an epic journey of fun as we show you how to create a gorgeous Tropical Travelogue travel journal and mini album! Inspired by stunning vintage island imagery, Tropical Travelogue features lavish flora and fauna, exotic seascapes and radiant wildlife designs. Let your happy memories radiate with beauty and color in an exquisite travel journal that you will cherish forever. This workshop will utilize the Graphic 45 Black Policy Envelopes, Tropical Travelogue papers and stickers. We will also incorporate our gorgeous Metal Hinges, Paper Flower Staples, Stamps, Decades Inks and Graphic 45/Core’dinations Cardstock. It will be an unforgettable event that will teach you lots of fabulous techniques and inspire your imagination!

W2  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Triple Treat
Instructor: Els van de Burgt
This extended workshop combines Peel-offs, Shimmer Sheetz, and Glitter and builds on what you will learn in All About Glitter, All About Peel-offs, and All About Shimmer Sheetz.  You'll create 4 finished projects that are a showcase combining all of Elizabeth Craft Designs' products.  Workshop projects do not duplicate those made during the three 3 classes. 

SATURDAY, March 248:30am – 10:00am

E1  Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe Wall Hanging Class
Instructor: Charee Filimoehala, Director of Customer Service and Design Team Coordinator
Open your imagination to the whimsical world of Graphic 45! Join us all the fun as we show you how to create a gorgeous wall hanging with our brilliant new collection Olde Curiosity Shoppe! This stunning vintage-inspired collection harkens back to a fanciful and elegant era of times gone by. We will show you how to create a gorgeous wall hanging sign that reads “Open” on one side and “Shut” on the other. It’s the perfect creation to add an authentic vintage flair to your storefront! Plus you’ll learn some amazing techniques that feature Olde Curiosity Shoppe, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Metal Tags, and Paper Flower Staples. This stunning class will also feature beautiful collage techniques that you’re sure to love. Join us for the fun, nostalgia and creativity with Graphic 45!

E2  The Cat's Pajamas - Paper Flower Sculpting Sampler
Instructor: Alma de la Rosa
In this class you'll create a beautiful sampler of sculpted flowers using our new CutUps dies. A perfect display for your store and a wonderful teaching tool, you'll learn the ins and outs of sculpting a variety of 3-D paper flowers that you easily turn into classes for your store while learning new ways you can use our dies. Please bring: craft pick, tweezers, and chalk and your favorite chalk applicators.

E3  Hero Arts - Now Cut That Out!
Instructor: Shari Carroll
Hero Arts Stamp & Die cuts along with Frame Cuts are on the menu for this class. Shari Carroll will take you on a cutting adventure as you learn hands on how to use these fantastic die cuts with stamps from beginning to end with tons of tips and tricks along the way.

E4  Elizabeth Craft Designs - All About Shimmer Sheetz
Instructor: Els van de Burgt
Come make some magic with Shimmer Sheetz!  This is a can't-miss-it class.  Learn how to emboss, sand, alter, stamp, punch, and die-cut this amazing material.  Projects will include cards and a pendant that will make you think you've been to a high end boutique.  Play with the new Gemstone colors, released at CHA, as well as the Iris and Metallic Sheetz.  See how Shimmer Sheetz fits into sales strategies that cross categories: Accessories, garments, altered art and mixed media, paper crafts, and more.

E5  Canvas Corp - Perpetual Calendar
Instructor: Michelle Keeth
Create unique days of the month that will last a lifetime, using some great techniques on paper, fabric, tags, etc. We will also recognize special occasions and events that are a part of every year!

SATURDAY, March 2410:15am – 11:45am

F1  Bo Bunny - Picture This
Instructors: Jerri Tanner and Vicki Bentley
A message board with style!  Whether you choose to feature an event, a group or a theme, this décor board will be a “spring” board to combining some of your favorite things.  Personalize your board by choosing from the wide array of BoBunny embellishments that are designed to give your project style! Please bring with you a score board & scoring tool, stamp block.

F2  GlimpsesTM by SignifyPinkTM - Craft a Colorful Party
Instructors: Jenny Peterson and Allison Vial
Want to throw a party that leaves your guests oohing and aahing? With papers, embellishments and more from Glimpses, crafting the perfect party is easy as cake. Not only will you learn how to make a pretty pennant to decorate your party room, but we’ll also make mini pennants you can use in your scrapbooking layouts. From there, we’ll teach you how to craft paper crowns, pinwheels and cupcake boxes your guests will love. And to top it all off, we’ll have a room full of other party ideas like paper lanterns, invites and thank you notes to help spark your creativity. Join us and learn how to turn paper into party perfection!

F3  Hero Arts - Clean & Simple Stamping
Instructor: Shari Carroll
Swinging with the HOT trend of Clean and Simple, Hero Arts presents a class full of card making ideas using a multitude of new stamps, inks and accessories featured in the Hero Hues Line of products. Stores will learn fabulous card folds that will entice their creative spirit. Shari will be keeping it Clean & Simple, but won’t forget the Stunning!

F4  Vintage Street Market - Recess Time! A Vintage Layout
Instructors: Michelle Jackson and Allison Rittner
It’s time to play with the Vintage Street Market Family Fun collection and embellishments! Make a vintage style layout that is even perfect for the most “modern” of kids. In this class, you will work with the Family Fun 12x12” cardstock papers and the Family Fun paper doll embellishment kit. You will also work with the Party Games multi texture paper kits , Tinted Tape, and our newest embellishments Twirly Twine and Bingo Craft cards. Don't miss out on the fun-everyone enjoys recess!

F5  My Favorite Things - Die-namics Décor
Instructor: Joanne Basile
Join My Favorite Things to create a little Die-namics Home Decor. DIY in home decor is a huge trend that your customers will love! In class you'll create custom home décor and a matching gift tag using some of our most popular Die-namics dies. You'll learn how to enlarge the Rolled Rose for a two-tone effect, and double your Die-namics Loopy Blooms.  We'll also have samples on hand showing how to utilize these beautiful blooms for lampshades, custom frames and more.  Once home, hang your sample in your store, or re-create a the class with step by step handouts and ideas on how to switch the project out with alternate shades for a holiday version.

F6  Sizzix – Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut for eClips
Instructor: Jill Tarayao & Tammy Tutterow
Join Jill Tarayao and Tammy Tutterow to learn all about the exciting new Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut cartridges for the Sizzix eClips machine. In this hands-on workshop you will have the opportunity to use the eClips and learn the tips/tricks for selling and educating on this amazing new technology. The focus of the workshop will be to educate on how to use the cartridges and machine so you will feel confident to re-teach and educate in your store. Along the way you'll make two finished store samples - a layered tag and a second (still being developed) project. Don't miss the opportunity to get hands-on education for this impressive (and profitable) new product from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. (Note: Stamp2Cut cartridges are designed for use with Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous stamp sets, which can be ordered through Ranger at the show) Please bring your basic tool kit to class.

SATURDAY, March 2412:45pm – 2:15pm

G1  Ranger - Mini Tag Book
Instructor: Dyan Reaveley
Start with a 12x12 sheet of manila cardstock, end up with WOW! Spray, Stencil and Stamp the Dyan Reaveley way….Ranger’s newest Signature Designer.

G2  Viva Décor - Spring Is In the Air
Instructor: Michael Strong
We will be making greeting cards with a Springtime theme in a pastel color palette. We'll use some of Michael Strong's Cloisonne Style rubber stamps and embossing powders along with Viva Decor's beautiful Paper Soft line of paints. We'll add some elegant touches with Pearl Pens and paper ribbons. Attendees will learn Paper Soft paint techniques to creating beautiful subtle color paper ribbons to decorate their cards.

G3  Impression Obsession & Flower Soft - Floral Fun with Flower Soft
Instructor: Mitra Friant
Join us for this fun class featuring new Impression Obsession stamps and new floral mixes from Flower Soft. Gary Robertson's pen and ink scenes are tailor-made to use with Flower Soft and using it gives color and dimension to them in such a quick & easy way. Show your customers just how easy it is to make stunning cards with these beautiful detailed images...they won't believe it!

G4  Hampton Art - Ditto To Go:  Save it Journal
Instructor: Diana Kovacs
Create a fast, easy and fun book to take with you through your fast paced life, everyday.  Your go to spot for viewing a full year calendar, holding shopping lists, receipts, mail, to do lists, kids projects…even your most current photos.  The new Ditto line by Hampton Art is packed with color and style for the scrapbooker on the go!  We’ll show you how to organize with funky bright envelopes and cards, making pockets to keep all details that create your busy life.  We’ll add some stickers, sticky note pads, a clear zip vinyl pouch, to hold pens, keys, any important necessity. Our new themed inserts are great to commemorate those special times in your life.  New baby?  Wedding Planning? Having a big party?  This journal will be indispensable!  You’ll have fun making and using this fun time-managing album.

G5  Creative Imaginations - NE Summer
Instructor:  Cheryl Mezzetti, Lead Artist for Creative Imaginations
Samantha Walkers new Nautical collection includes all the right elements! Gorgeous palettes of blues, reds and white make this beach collection a must have for your customers.  Cheryl's finished altered project will be a must have for your customers and a treasured keepsake from Summer's past!   As always, Cheryl will be adding lots of techniques, upsell opportunities and education to keep your customers wanting more!

SATURDAY, March 242:30pm – 4:00pm

H1  Ranger - The Artful Journal
Instructor: Dyan Reaveley
Meet Ranger’s newest Signature Designer, mixed media artist Dyan Reaveley. Known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages, join Dyan as she takes you on an artful journey using her signature line of Ranger craft products - Dylusions as well as other Ranger products.

H2  Hampton Art - Decades Ink Antiqued Pocket Journal
Instructor: Diana Kovacs
Using our brand new stamps and die cut sets, create a beautifully aged journal with our Decades antiquing inks.  Using the die cuts that match the stamp images makes it easy to create 3-D flowers and designs that pop from the page!  The album will have multiple pocket pages, that you create, each with a pull out photo/journal page.  We’ll explore different materials that can be used with die cuts, enabling you to add many textures that add more interest to your work.  Use the die cuts with or without the stamps to achieve even more versatility in your design.  We’ll also create a fabric dimensional flower for the cover, and add a beautiful ribbon closure.

H3  Viva Décor - White on White
Instructor: Michael Strong
We will be making five unique greeting cards with a white on white color palette. We will use some of Michael Strong’s elegant Cloisonné style stamps and embossing, along with Viva-Décor’s Pearl Pens, Gloss Gel, and Inka Gold. Attendees will learn how to make light weight faux “tiles” from a very common craft to decorate their cards.

H4  Stacy Stamps - Stacy's Garden
Instructor: Stacy Rich
New Stamps and new tricks from StacyStamps will have you oohing and aahing! Our NEWEST stamps for will be introduced along with new ways to use our favorite florals! This class will be easy to prep for re-teaching and will use many basic products in your shop to enhance sales. As always Stacy's class are done at an easy pace and filled with hints and ideas.

H5  Glitz Design - Glitz Double Page Layout
Instructor: Erin DeSpain and Laura Funk, Owners and designers
Treat yourself to a fabulous class with the Glitz Girls!  This class focuses on paper flower making techniques, layering techniques, and how to incorporate ephemera type products into your layouts. You will leave this class with lots of the latest and greatest Glitz products as well as inspiration! *Class also includes a set of bonus cards with instructions!

SATURDAY, March 244:15pm – 5:45pm

I1  Ranger - Down & Dirty
Instructor: Dyan Reaveley
The title says it all! Discover your own eclectic style when Dyan Reaveley takes you into her world of vibrant color combinations of inks and paints and the clever use of imagery.

I2  Paper Smooches - Ultimate Display Board Stamp Class
Instructor: Kim Hughes
Same class as A2

I3  The Crafters Workshop - Stenciled Surfaces Sampler
Instructor: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Get your hands on the hottest tools in the paperarts world - STENCILS!! In this fast-paced class you'll have plenty of opportunity to play with loads of stencils from The Crafter's Workshop as well as your favorite paints, sprays, inks and other media. Learn a multitude of fun and easy techniques for creating unique patterns and backgrounds for cards, scrapbook layouts, fabric, art journals and more. And, you'll leave this class with a ring of hand-made tags, complete with clear instructions for teaching each technique once you get back to your shop. Please bring: black permanent pen, black permanent ink pad, a few favorite stamps.

I4  Bazzill Basics Paper - Lickety Slip
Instructors: Joey Otlo & George Gerber
Create a 9x12 Lickety Slip album using Bazzill’s new patterned paper & coordinating cardstock & embellishments.  Learn some fun “tips & techniques” that you can pass on to your customers.  With easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll want to offer this class in your own stores! Please bring a 12” trimmer, glue dots, corner rounder

I5  Magenta - Twenty Years of Creativity… Magenta Style!
Instructor: Nathalie Metivier
This class is about using some of the newest images, papers and chipboards but also learning various suggestions to use them in more than one way. We will make three cards and we will show you variations for each of them.


W3 Impression Obsession & The Crafters Workshop – Winning Combination
Instructors: Mitra Friant & Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Stamps and stencils designed to work together? Yes, it's true! The Crafter's Workshop and Impression Obsession are teaming up with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer to bring stamping and stenciling nirvana to you. Be the first to experience this hands-on! These stamps will be brand new and never-before-seen!! Come create a lovely accordion book while learning how these unique stamps and stencils fit together and make mixed media projects quick and easy. This is a great project to bring back to your shop and/or display on your website. Your handmade book will inspire your customers AND help you sell lots of product!!

W4 Bo Bunny Press & Hero Arts - Bouquet of Fun
BoBunny Press and Hero Arts have teamed up to present a bouquet of fun projects featuring the “ ooh soo” popular Country Garden Collection!  Just imagine the design and flair of Shari Carroll’s stamping techniques on a variety of  “ohh soo” beautiful cards!  But that’s not all, Jeri & Vicki’s home décor project blooms with fresh colors and “ohh soo” many possibilities to recognize your many blessings. Please bring a stamp block with you.