Upcoming Calligraphy dates

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Taught by Claire Free of Inkling Calligraphy | @inklingcalligraphy

If you’re interested in calligraphy or would simply like to try something new, this is the class for you! Specifically created for beginners, this 3-hour class will cover all of the basics, including understanding ink flow and pressure, basic lowercase letterforms, and how to assemble and dip your pen correctly. We’ll give you all the tools you need to start creating your own calligraphic art, and you’ll be able to take home a workbook and supply kit to continue refining your skills after the class. So, join us and see how fun it is to learn calligraphy!

These will be the last classes we are offering before the holiday season, so snatch up your spot and get those skillz to hand-address all those Christmas Cards!

**class space is limited and will fill up fast! registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to reserving slots. class dates cannot be alternated. we ask that students are age 16 or older

Yard Yahtzee Date Night!

We are so excited for our first date night workshop tonight!! We will be making giant yard yahtzee sets complete with toss basket and score sheet clipboard! Can’t wait to see what all of custom sets our “students” create!

free printable:

DOWNLOAD MORE YAHTZEE SCORE SHEETS HERE

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Update! Thank you for all of our amazing Date Night attendees! We hope you had a blast!! Thank you to Lindsey from Darling Collections for hosting. :-*

DSLR Photography for newbies workshop

DSLR Photography for newbies workshop
8/16 —– 6-9pm

 

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Photography for people who want to take pictures good

Did you recently (6 years ago) get a new DSLR camera and lens kit from Costco? Are you afraid to experiment with manual settings because you think you’ve found your happy place in that little green square of [A]wesome? Do you just want to take great pictures of your kids, your cat, or your precious moments figurine collection? We can help!

This class has been widely requested and we’ve put together a super FUN, enlightening crash course for you to take your photos from crappy to happy and your insta feed will soon be getting double tapped faster than a…. well nevermind.

Class will include instruction, workbook, and styled hands on photoshoot with Frannie Wilson of Ampersand Studios. Learn the basics of exposure– setting your aperture, ISO and shutter speed like a pro to get the best outcome along with a touch on composition, posing, lighting and even editing your images.

Disclaimer ***This class is designed for straight up beginners… If you’re a professional photographer looking to hone your craft, this is not for you. This curriculum is designed for people who simply want to take better photos in their everyday life. We will not be talking about the business of photography. Any skill level is welcome to take the class, just be warned that you might be bored if you already know the basics.***

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$ 55.00

208.888.7786 or book online

Get Schooled. Spring Workshop Schedule

We have some seriously great workshops on the books and we are so excited!

Call the store to snag your spot! 208-888-7786

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Class space is limited and will fill up fast! Registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to reserving slots. Class dates cannot be alternated.

 

Fill your baskets & support local small business!

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   Hop on into Paperie + Pen for an egg-star special Easter event Friday 3/25 & Saturday 3/26 from 12-3:00! Design your own basket with all sorts of gourmet treats ALL priced at only $2 dollars each! Cake ballers cake balls, cookies, fun Easter surprises and more! Paperie + Pen has many goodies that go excellent with Cake Baller gourmet treats! Design specialists will be on hand if you need some creative input.

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:::INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY:::

We want to get the word out about all of the awesome Easter celebration at the Village at Meridian…and who doesn’t love a giveaway!?

So easy to enter:
1. FOLLOW @thecakeballers
2. FOLLOW @paperieandpen
3. TAG a friend in the comments of this photo- receive one entry for every friend tagged!

 

Giveaway Package:
*mint Jellycat super snuggly plush bunny
*package of Meri Meri carrot surprises
*illustrated Meri Meri deluxe die-cut bunny card
*an assorted dozen of delicious gourmet Cake Baller specialty treats

:::Easter Schedule at The Village at Meridian:::

Thursday 3.16 Instagram Giveaway Posted (winner announced Friday, 3.25)
Anytime 3.16-3.26  Shop Easter anytime at Paperie + Pen, Cake Baller pre-order available
Friday 3.25  12:00p-3:00p. Mix + Match Fill your Basket with Cake Ballers at Paperie + Pen
Saturday 3.26  10:00a-3:00p. Free bunny ears for the kids at Paperie + Pen (while supplies last)
Saturday 3.26  11:00a-3:00p. Capital Community Easter Egg Hunt at Kleiner Park
Saturday 3.26  12:00p-3:00p. Mix + Match Fill your Basket with Cake Ballers at Paperie + Pen
Saturday 3.26  11:00p-3:00p. Party with the Peeps in the Village Fountain Square
Sunday 3.27  Happy Easter! Village Businesses Closed for Holiday

Let’s Learn Paper Heart Origami!

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So it was finally time to take down Christmas decor in my house…I know, right!? And I had all of this cute Rifle Paper Co gift wrap from some DIY decor that pained me to throw away! Since some of it was just cute red/pink patterns, I decided I needed to find a way that I would be able to salvage it and perhaps reuse for a Valentine’s Day craft!

Here we go- origami hearts! I included a more simple version as well as this AWESOME video tutorial for two-toned Winged Hearts from the Tadashi Mori Origami YouTube channel (both tutorials only use ONE sheet of paper!)

TIP: Try to use thin paper- if you are using a thicker paper (like our gift wrap sheets) it works better to go BIGGER. If you want to fold small, opt for origami or tissue paper.

The simple version is here:

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Here is the winged version (like the sample):

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Share your projects on Instagram using hashtag: #radpaperhowto

Last Minute Christmas Decor using Leftover Gift Wrap!

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OMG. You are hosting Christmas dinner. You have the menu all planned out, the in-laws are flying in tomorrow and you barely finished up shopping for everyone! Whew- you’ve got this, but your abode is looking less-than festive. Girl (or dude…), we got your BACK! Here are some easy ways to spruce up your home with the gift wrap you ALREADY HAVE! Genius? We think so. Most of these ideas can be achieved in minutes and will have you looking like Martha Stewart in no time.

7 ideas- here we go!

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This is probably the quickest, easiest and most impactful. The great thing is that you are wrapping art that was already hanging on the wall, so you don’t have to create any new holes or move anything out of the way. We, of course, are OBSESSED with Rifle Paper Co. – so I had to hand select this paper in particular to go next to my sweet little felted Rudolph. Top it off with a BIG FAT BOW to make the best statement. We love The Pencil Factory Paper Ribbon, or you can cut a bow of your own out of a contrasting wrapping paper.

2016-11_paperie-112      2. WRAP CARDBOARD RECTANGLES

Do you have any big cardboard boxes left over from purchased gifts? Cut em up and wrap em up! You can lean/tape them to the wall, or cut and adhere a triangle “kickstand” so they can stand on their own!

Dec2015-kid&holiday-128    3.  CONE CHRISTMAS TREES

These make the most adorable centerpiece or mantle decor. You can either wrap cardboard crafting cones for a sturdier option, or just twist and adhere your paper into a cone shape (as you would a cone party hat)- make sure you have an even bottom so they stand upright.

WrapBlog-104    4 CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAY

Take idea #1 or #2 and then wrap paper ribbon, string, or ribbon around the rectangle in a weave pattern to create little pockets for all those cute photo cards you collect in the mail. I found once I started getting a lot of cards on mine, it was helpful to have some washi tape or clothespins to help with arranging.

Dec2015-kid&holiday-129   5.  MAGIC MAILBOX

Although this would be something fun to have throughout the holiday season for kids to send and receive letters from Santa, it does make for a really cute decoration. If you don’t have an actual mailbox, wrapping any mail catcher in paper would make it festive and magical…or so a little elf told me…

WrapBlog-105    6. FESTIVE STRIPES

Use strips of your favorite gift wrap (fold the edges under to give a clean edge) or paper ribbon to wrap around anything cylinder-shaped in your home. I used some logs I have, but you could also use planters, jars and vases. Wrap the strips of paper in a loop around the object and secure with tape in the back.

7. PAPER WREATH

If you are all caught-up on Christmas tasks and feeling ambitious, make a paper wreath! All you need is a circular and flat wreath form- this could be a plywood craft form or just a ring you cut out of cardboard, both work the same. Other than that- just paper and glue!

Red wreath example– this is the more ambitious of the two designs. To get the “fluffy” effect, cut a million 3-4″ circles out of paper, fold in half without fully creasing it and then fold into a quarter. You will then have a point on one end and then a “fluff” on the open end. Then just arrange and secure the folded circles on the wreath form until you get the look you desire. Add a bow or embellishment of your choosing to finish it off! I used Elmer’s glue, but if I was going to do it again, I would used hot glue since it dries instantly and you can ensure that the pieces won’t un-stick as you are working. Plus, you don’t have time to wait for glue to dry…it’s time to start dinner.

Blue wreath example- This “laurel” wreath design seriously took 20 minutes at most. Since it doesn’t have the “fluff” of the other one, it doesn’t take nearly as much time since you don’t need nearly as much paper to cover it. For the top, I just cut small circles out of patterned wrap and folded/creased them once in half and then covered the top of the wreath form with them. Then for the bottom, I used WHITE COPY PAPER seriously, the cheap stuff that was in the unused inkjet printer that takes up space in my home-office. I just folded the paper sheets in half and cut a half “leaf-like” shape over and over. Think of it like you are cutting Valentine hearts in grade school. I then glued down the bottom ends of each “leaf” starting at the top middle sections where I ended with the blue paper circles. Then just fan and arrange each side semi-evenly until you get to the bottom center. Voila! Simple.

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We hope that we could help you out with these last minute crafts to spruce up your Holiday home decor. They work year-round no matter what the occasion! Our gift wrap sheets are the perfect size for crafts like these and we have a crazy-good selection to choose from including: Rifle Paper Co., Wink Wink by Holley Maher, Smock, Kate Spade, Julia Green Illustration, Waste Not Paper by Paper Source, Sugar Paper, Melanie Folwell and even some of our own P+P designs!

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