Spike’s Ten Favourite Tools

December 6, 2010

Spike’s Ten Favorite Tools she cannot live without in no particular order…or

Ten Great Gift Ideas for the Crafter on your List..or

The Wish List to post on your fridge for the husband, partner, children in your life, so they know what to get you for Christmas

Gift Idea #1 ~Big Shot~You can emboss and die cut to your heart’s content! Sturdy and heavy-duty. Make flowers, envelopes, window cards, the possibilities are endless… ’nuff said.

Gift Idea #2 ~Glossy Accents~Fabulous for adding a clear highlight/accent or sticking on those difficult or odd-shaped objects. Ever had adhesive come off rhinestones? Glossy accents will fix it…that or see below 🙂

Gift Idea #3 ~I-Rock~A new addition to Spike’s favourites! Just with a light touch, add bling anywhere not only on cards but on fabric too!

Gift Idea #4 ~Xyron Sticker Maker~She originally thought that she would never use this and now she can’t put it down! Great for die cut letters and the perfect way to stick on ribbon!

Gift Idea #5 Slice~Love, love, love it for die cut sentiments from 1” to 4”!

Gift Idea #6 Scorer~Whether it’s the Martha Stewart scoring board or the Scor-Pal or the new portable Scor-Buddy with cutting mat, you can score your cards perfectly every time!

Gift Idea #7~Quickie Glue Pen~Have a spare one handy especially for the late night craft blitzes! Great for sticking on glitter and small items! You can add glue to the smallest corner! Re positionable when it’s blue and permanent when it’s clear.

Gift Idea #8~Ranger Craft Mat~Nothing sticks to this not even the Be Creative tape sticks! Great as a temporary palette and wonderful for an easy clean up after using alcohol inks or distress inks.

Gift Idea #9~Ranger Heat Tool~Perfect, super quiet and low blow for projects that need a delicate touch!

Gift Idea #10~Honey Bee Fine Tip Scissors~Nice and small, non-stick blades with a fine tip make them a great all-purpose scissor!


Take these FUN Fall Classes!

September 10, 2010

Tape & Glitter and So Much More

Saturday, September 18   10am-4pm   $75

Lisa will share everything she knows about Be Creative Tape with you, from the Burnished Velvet technique, to heat embossing, to applying Microbeads, Goldleaf, Flowersoft, Perfect Pearls, creating stickers, using Copic Markers~there is literally nothing this tape can’t do! Learn at least 12 techniques that will speed up your creating process & give you more accuracy. Lunch included.

Christmas Cards with Pauline

Saturday, September 25   10am-12pm   $25

Pauline will be guest teaching for the second time this fall. She will be using Stampendous stamps and Martha Stewart punches to make three great Christmas cards.  She’ll only be teaching one more time before she flies south for the winter, so make sure you sign up fast!


Two great classes at Classic

August 11, 2010

Get your creative juices flowing and sign-up for Shannon’s

Glitter~Flowersoft~Canvas Class
Sat., August 14th   10am-12:30pm $25

Join us for this Sizzling Summer Special~3 CARDS and a Canvas!  Time to get your glitter out and have some fun!  In this class, you will make 2 glitter cards, a flowersoft card and a nursery rhyme mini canvas with flowersoft. Spots still available.

OR register for

Pauline’s Card Class
Sat., August 28th   10am-12pm   $25

Our well-loved past instructor, Pauline guest teaches this month. She’s back to teach new techniques with stamps, gold leafing and more! She’ll only be teaching two more times this fall, so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity!


What’s Happening at Classic?

April 24, 2010

Right now Shannon is teaching a Flower Soft class.  She’s using Flower Soft, Ultra Fine Flower Soft, Penny Black stamps, Class a Peels stickers, Flower Soft window card fronts, a Cornish Heritage Farms background stamp and more!  Aren’t these pretty spring cards?!

This week Spike is having her first Bigshot Class.  Become a Bigshot aficionado and learn great tips and things you’ve never thought of making with your diecutting and embossing machine! We have Bosscut, Sissix, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spellbinders, and Tim
Holtz Alterations to use with your system.

Also happening at Classic this week is our Catalogue Party.  On Thursday, April 29th from 4pm-7pm Spike will be demoing stamps from The Old Island Company.  You may pre-order from this catalogue  and receive 15% OFF if you pre-pay until May 15th.  There are images that everyone will enjoy from Whimsical to Realistic.


What a Great Class!

April 29, 2009
Come and take a Cuttlebug Class with us!

Come and take a Cuttlebug Class with us!

Once again I have to thank my wonderful teacher Spike for putting on another fabulous “Getting to know you Cuttlebug” class.  This is just the most amazing little die cutting tool.   If I ever have time to scrapbook/card make again I really will also have to sit down and take this class.  Truly, in the 12 years I have been in this industry I have never seen anything quite like this.  The products continue to amaze and excite me.

I also have to thank Spike for putting this “Blog” together for us at Classic.  What fun to share with all you crazy scrapbookers and card makers our latest classes, projects & events.   As well as all the latest products as they arrive at Classic.

If you haven’t heard yet do not forget about our fabulous Inventory Sale this Saturday May2nd beginning at 9am.  Pop a Classic Balloon for a discount on your purchase.  We also will be having Free Make and Takes from 10-3pm.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Barb


Come on out!

April 18, 2009

If you haven’t already been to Classic on Alexander in Chilliwack, BC, I highly suggest you come to visit us!  If you’re passing through into the Lower Mainland or into the Okanagan, we’re the perfect place to take a rest stop!
Having trouble finding certain items? Unsure about how to do something?  Would you like to try something new?  Our helpful and knowledgeable team are more than willing to give you a hand with your scrap booking or paper crafting project!

With 4,000 sq. feet of space we carry specialty papers from Basic Grey, Bazzill, Bo-Bunny, Core’dinations, Heidi Grace, Kaisercraft, Pebbles, Reminisce, SEI and more!

All the fun tools for Cuttlebug and for the Sizzix Big Shot including embossing folders, dies, Spellbinders products including many Nestabilities and Boss Kuts.

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Stamps boy do we ever have stamps from: Hero Arts, Penny Black, Cornish Heritage Farms including Thomas Kinkade to name a few!

stamps

Unmounted Stamps

We have so much glitter to add sparkle to your life such as Copic Spica, Glitter Ritz, Stickles, Shimmerz, Sakura Stardust Pens, VersaMark Dazzle, etc.  As well as stuff to make them stick!

glitter1

Glitter Ritz and Be Creative Tape Bar

Copic Spica

Copic Spica

New items from CHA 2009 such as the very popular Flower Soft and Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink from Clearsnap (which was voted one of the best new products of the CHA 2009 show).

flowersoft

Flower Soft and Accessories

Smooch

Smooch

Looking for Copic markers? We have those and Tombows too!

Copic Ciao

Copic Ciao

Need something basic as adhesives?  We’ve GOT adhesives for every job!  Just name it!

Adhesives

Adhesives

And to top it all off, there’s our wall of ribbon from many great companies such as May Arts!

Ribbon

Ribbon

Other fabulous things is our die-cut room with many so die-cuts to choose from!  From adding a little extra to your scrap book pages to make your own wedding invitations or favours!

Since we’re on the topic of bridal, we have a cozy bridal area where you can select from the many options for your wedding invitations.  As the store can get busy, I highly suggest to make an appointment with our wedding specialist.  She can help you decide which options are right for you.

Bridal Area

Bridal Area

But don’t take my word for it my paper crafting, scrapbooking friends, come see the store for yourself and bring a friend or two!

See you soon!