A Small Cleverness                                                                                                                                asmallcleverness@gmail.com


868 Blanding Blvd. #107 Orange Park, FL 32065                                                                                                           904 272 0503


Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM                                                                                                            asmallcleverness.com
Mixed Media Makers
with Debbie
Saturday, January 18
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$5
      We will be exploring the mixed media technique of Karen Campbell’s Awesome Art School. She uses a “hamburger” technique that works well with art journaling.
      Bring your workbox, your journal or a piece of watercolor paper, Posca pens in black and white, Pitt pens to match the colors of the Dina Wakely paints which will be Ruby, Evergreen, Cheddar, Sky and Lemon (paints can be purchased at A Small Cleverness). We will be collaging the background so please bring matte medium, gloss matte medium, and a foam brush. You will need a small paint brush (#6 flat) and a craft mat.  Also bring a #2 pencil, a Stabilo black pencil, and your heat tool.





Be Mine
with Caroline

Wednesday, January 22
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$18
      Now that the holiday decorations are safely packed up for another year, it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day…sweetheart roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and candy hearts that say “LOVE.” We will get started with some fun Valentine cards, a set of cards in white, red, and bright pink. This lovely paper will surely get attention when turned into a set of four gorgeous cards, and we may try out a new fold technique or two.
      We will be distressing some of the edges to give them a little “pop,” so bring your distress tools (brush or blending sponges) with “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink.
      Be sure to bring your workbox including foam tape and glue.


It’s Getting Hot in Here
with Cheryl
Saturday, January 25
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$18
      It is time to get out your heat tool and start embossing! Learn multiple techniques per card using cardstock; vellum; dies; white, gold, and clear embossing powders; and more. Try different ways to stamp images using a stamp positioning tool with Sticky Grid Sheets and masking paper. Copic markers and Distress Oxide ink pads were used on the samples but you may bring your favorite coloring tools in various shades of yellow, green, blue, and pink. The following markers and ink pads were used on the sample cards: G24, YG25, Y89, Y19, YR15, C6, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio, Dried Marigold, and Worn Lipstick.
      Bring your workbox, craft mat, heat tool, small paint brushes, and ink-blending tools.








Cats and Kittens (No Mice Allowed!)
with Ruth
Monday, January 27
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$18
      These felines are happy (or sleepy, or well, just plain cute); however, one of the sentiments we’ll use captures our relationships with them: “The cat could very well be man’s best friend, but would never stoop to admitting it.” Large or small; white, black, or a mixture of colors; young or old; inside or outside; cats have their own mind and find their way into our hearts. These cards will make you smile.
      Bring your workbox and foam tape.
Another Year Older
with Anita
Thursday, January 30
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$18.00
      It is a New Year full of occasions for making new cards! Let’s focus on new cardstock in this class. Create with papers that will take your breath away. Stamps and dies will take a backseat on this set of cards. The look of gently folded satin on these colors of new cardstocks is so life-like you will be tempted to touch it to “smooth out the wrinkles”!
      Bring your workbox.
 
Fashion Forward
Monthly Series
with Caroline
February’s Fun
Saturday, February 1
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$17.00
      In our second installment of using the new Graphic 45 “Fashion Forward” papers, we will be creating more beautiful cards. The color combination of pink and black is magnificent and sure to catch your eye. You will make a set of four cards featuring a variety of dies, embossing folders, flowers, ribbons, and a little bling for good luck.
      As a reminder, you are responsible for purchasing your own sheet of Graphic 45 “cut-apart” paper in advance. You should arrive at class with your paper cut apart and ready to go. Your class kit will include all the “supporting actors” including embellishments, stamped images, dies, bling, etc.
      Be sure to bring your workbox with all the regular supplies.
 
Did Someone Say Chocolate?
Tuesday, February 4
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:30 P.M.
$18.00
      Make some sweet (pun intended!) cards for your Valentines or use them for other special occasions.
      Bring your workbox.
 
Bridge Cards with Mary Ellen
Monday, February 9
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
$18.00
      Try something new and different! These bridge cards are created with a special fold that makes them three-dimensional, but they can fold flat for mailing.
      Use a variety of colorful and fun designs to make the “bridges.” Bring Copic markers or colored pencils in two shades of each of the following colors: red, blue, yellow, green, purple, and at least one brown. If bringing Copic markers, bring a colorless blender. If bringing colored pencils, bring an eraser.
      Bring your workbox and foam tape.
 
Geometric Shapes with Ruth
Thursday, February 13
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
$18.00
      Don’t worry, no knowledge of geometry is required! Learn to use shaped dies to make patterns which will enable us to create cards utilizing numerous shapes and colors. We’ll also use embossing folders and your choice of sentiments to enhance the impact. These cards are suitable for the men in your life as well as the ladies.
      Bring your workbox and foam tape.
 
Mixed Media Makers
with Debbie
Saturday, February 15
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$5.00
      This group meets on the third Saturday of every month to share information about products and techniques that can be used in paper crafting and/or art journaling.
      Bring your workbox.
 
Hydrangea Lawns
with Caroline
Wednesday, February 19
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$18.00
      Now that we’ve had our fill of hearts and chocolate candies, let’s work on something that isn’t pink! Make a set of cards in rich colors of lush purples and luscious blues, with a little green and turquoise thrown in for good measure. This lovely paper will surely get your attention when turned into a versatile set of four gorgeous cards.
      We will be distressing some of the edges to give them a little “pop,” so bring your distress tools (brush or blending sponges) with “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink.
      Be sure to bring your workbox including foam tape and glue.
 
Spring Sizzle
Tuesday, February 25
10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
or
6:00 to 8:30 P.M.
$18.00
      Create exciting new cards for springtime using new stamps and dies.
      Bring your workbox.
 
Card Crafting with Brenda II
Thursday, February 27
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
$18.00
      Time to get busy creating cards for the months ahead. We will be using fun papers, stamps, and a few critter dies.
      Bring your workbox.       
Class and Workbox Info 
          To ensure your place in class, please register and pay in advance as soon as possible. Preparing class kits for those who sign up late is time consuming and inefficient for our instructors. For those who miss a class or cannot attend a class but want a kit, there will be an additional fee added to the class fee. Please arrive on time. Thank you for your consideration.

          “Workbox” items are available at A Small Cleverness. Remember to bring your workbox to every class. Basic items are scissors, wet adhesive (like Fineline glue applicator), tape runner, craft pick, and foam tape.
          Other helpful items are a paper trimmer, a scoring board, bone folder, black marker, glue stick, small water color brush or water brush, ruler, tweezers, and a craft knife and mat. Please be prepared.

          Check the supply list in the class descriptions for additional items before coming to class. These items are available at A Small Cleverness also.
          Please refrain from wearing any kind of scented product in the shop if you are a shopper or you are taking a class. It is very objectionable to those with sensitive noses and/or health conditions. Please turn cell phones off during class. Cell phone conversations are not allowed in class. Please step outside to check messages or to make calls. Don’t forget your glasses.
          Refunds for class fees can only be made if a class is canceled 48 hours in advance for local instructors. Refunds will be given for out-of-town instructors if cancellation is made one week in advance. If possible, kits will be prepared for cancellations made after these deadlines.
Location
868 Blanding Blvd. Suite 107
Orange Park FL 32065
Phone
(904) 272-0503

Email
asmallcleverness@gmail.com

Testimonials

"The best place for dies and dies with stamps.
Donna the owner is the best person for complete instructions on anything you want to do..."

March 2019
"took an art journaling class today and loved it. everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I suggest you try out a class, it is so fun!"

July 2019
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amazing variety in scrapbooking paper
die cuts , stamps etc."

December 2019

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