Classes and Instruction

Whether you are an expert or you're just starting out, Crafty Neighbor has a wide variety of scrapbooking classes to fit your needs.  If you have not scrapbooked before, we recommend you take our Beginner Basics course first. For a list of supplies to bring to class, see the description for each class plus our Basic Class Kit list near the bottom of this page.

We do not have any of our beginner classes scheduled at this time, however, these classes are still listed below. If you think you might be interested in taking one of these classes, please use the button next to the class to send us an email. You will be billed by invoice for the class fee once the date is set. If you have need of classes that are not represented here, please contact us using the "Contact Us" link below, and let us know what you are interested in!

All classes are held at Crafty Neighbor Studios inside Cindy Murray's home unless otherwise noted. Please visit the "Contact Us" page for the address.

Products List



Copic, Prisma and
Other Alcohol Markers:
What's the Diff?

Cost

$ 25.00

Time

2 hours

Friday, October 6
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Taught by: Shelley Cox

 

Compare and contrast the top six (6) brands of alcohol markers. Learn how to blend and use the colorless blender pen.

 

Bring your own markers if you have them. The instructor will have class sets to share.

 




Make Your Own
Explosion Box

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

Saturday, October 14
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Taught by: Linda Watkins

 

Learn how to make this lovely box that "explodes" to reveal layers of photo and journaling mats. Keep the box yourself, or give it to someone special! Choose a Christmas, Floral,or Cruise theme. Additional kits can be purchased for just $15.

 

Register before September 30 for a $5 discount! Regular class price: $25

 

You will need a basic class kit. Optional:Scor-Pal* and strong adhesive (ATG, redline tape or Scor-Tape).

 


 


Zentangle Ornaments

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

Saturday, November 18
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Taught by: Shelley Cox

 

Learn how to make and color 2 different kinds of Zentangle ornaments suitable for hanging on your tree or giving as a gift. Class fee includes an Identi-Pen that will be yours to keep.


Supplies needed: Markers or pencils for coloring your ornaments.

 



3-D Cards

 

 


3-D Christmas Cards

Cost

$ 25.00

Time

2 hours

Saturday, November 18
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Taught by: Cindy Murray

 

Learn how to layer stamped images for this fun, 3-D effect. You will make two Christmas cards featuring an ornament and a poinsettia.


Supplies needed: scissors, adhesive, foam dots or foam tape.

 




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Magnetic Perpetual
Calendar

Cost

$ 60.00

Time

6 hours

Saturday, December 2
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This perpetual calendar is so cute that a photograph just doesn't do it justice!  We will use a cookie sheet, trinkets, and "found" items to make a 31-day perpetual calendar for yourself or to give as a gift. Customize your calendar to match any decor in any theme or any color scheme you can imagine. We will supply the cookie sheet and a wide assortment of numbers and trinkets you can use to build 31 "dates" plus one holiday of your choice. Additional holidays can be added on site for an additional fee.

 

Register by September 30 to receive a $20 discount! Additional holiday magnets can be constructed for an additional fee of $2.50 each. Regular class fee is $80.

 

For this class, we recommend a basic and Extended Basic class kit. You will also need: 4-5 pieces of paper* in your choice of colors/patterns, as well as any brads, ribbons, buttons, paper, flowers, stickles, trinkets, old jewelry, themed items or embellishments you will use to personalize your calendar.

 

Please note: You will NOT finish your calendar in this class.

 

*For paper selections, you will need two pieces of the same paper for the background, one 12x12 for the "dates", and one 12x12 for the "month" area (3 different, coordinating papers). We suggest either of the following combinations:

  • 2 matching sheets cardstock and 2 different coordinating pieces of patterned paper
  • 2 matching sheets patterned paper and 2 different coordinating pieces of cardstock
  • 2 matching sheets cardstock plus one other coordinating piece of cardstock and 1 or 2 different coordinating pieces of patterned paper

 




Beginner Basics

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

By Appointment

This workshop covers archival preservation of memorabilia, photos, and documents, common tools and supplies, as well as beginning scrapbooking and creative presentation techniques.  In this class, you will complete one layout to get you started. We'll also show you some simple steps to keeping all your stuff organized. All supplies for this class will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring any tools and supplies you already have so we can get you started.




Stamping Basics

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

By Appointment


Expand your skill base with this introduction to basic stamping techniques. We will use mounted and unmounted rubber and acrylic stamps to explore the differences and uses for dye, solvent, and pigment inks. Use the skills you’ve learned to make a pretty card. Please bring your basic class kit (see below see below).

 




Embossing Basics

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

By Appointment


Learn about different kinds of embossing, including: heat, dry, and paste. We will use Versamark and pigment inks, embossing folders, stencils, and an embossing stylus. Use the skills you learned to make a card.

 

Recommended prerequisite: Stampin' Basics

You will need a basic class kit.

 




Technique University

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

By Appointment

Each month we will focus on one or more products for an in-depth exploration, from the obvious and simple to the surprising and unique, many using products you may already own. Monthly attendance is not necessary, but each month you attend, you will add to your Technique Ring, which you can refer back to for instructions and inspiration on future projects. We recommend that you have mastered the skills taught in our three "Basics" classes before attending this class. You will need to bring a basic class kit.

 




Tag Box

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

By Apppointment

Learn how to make this divided box and a complete set of 20 gift tags (5 each of 4 different tags). Use the tags yourself, or give them to someone special! Choose a Christmas or non-Christmas theme. Additional boxes can be made if there is sufficient time.

 

You will need a basic class kit. Optional:Scor-Pal* or other scoring tool.

 




Decorative Photo Frame

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

2 hours

By Appointment

Use torn paper to create your own variation of this glittering picture frame in a color and theme of your choosing. Add a photo of that special someone or give as a gift. (Frame may vary slightly depending on availability of supplies.)

 

You will need a basic class kit.

 




Decorative Tile Coasters

Cost

$ 20.00

Time

1+ hour

By Appointment

Turn ordinary ceramic tiles into stylish coasters and trivets using stamps, stencils and ink. Choose either 4 coasters or two trivets. Spell out the word of your choice. Additional tiles can be added for an additional fee. All necessary supplies are provided for this class.

 

All supplies will be provided for this class.




Color-Blocking Basics

Cost

$ 20.00

Date By Appointment

Learn the “color blocking” technique while completing a 2-page layout in this beginner-intermediate class. Our theme this month is back to school, so we will provide cute school-themed embellishments for your page, or you may bring your own to make any other theme you like. The cost is just $15 and covers all supplies. You will need to bring your photos as well as a basic class kit (see below).


What you should bring to class

We recommend that you bring a Basic Class Kit to all classes unless stated otherwise. Our recommended Basic Class Kit should contain the following:

  • Adhesive (both liquid glue and tape runner suggested)
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Paper piercer
  • Bone folder
  • Black or Brown marker/journaling pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Plus anything else you consider a "must have"

In addition, some classes may request an Expanded Basic Class Kit -- a Basic Kit plus the following additional items you might need:

  • Dimensionals, pop-dots or foam tape
  • Liquid adhesive such as Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents
  • Super tape (also called red line tape or tacky tape) or Scor-Tape
  • Stickles or other liquid glitter glue
  • Tweezers
  • Exact-o or craft knife
  • Distressing tool, sand paper, or emery board
  • Distressing or "cat's eye" inks.
  • Embossing powders/heat gun*

*The instructor may have a small number of these to share in class.