Checkered Cottage Classes 2021

314-909-7233
www.checkeredcottage.com

Class Policies

Payment
Required at time of sign up - no exceptions

Cancellations
Prior to 1 week – refundable
One week or less – non-refundable but class kit provided

Parking For Classes At Checkered Cottage
We know there are few things in life worse than trying to find a parking space in Downtown Kirkwood especially when you have a class that will keep you busy for more than the alotted 2 hours designated by the Kirkwood Police Dept. As of January 1, 2015, in an effort to keep everyone one step ahead of the law, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

On the day of class only, proceed to the Downtown Kirkwood Business office located at 130 E. Jefferson (just across Kirkwood Rd. on the south side of the street). There you can purchase a one day parking pass for a mere $5.00. This will allow you to park the entire day with no hassle.

Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors at St.Peters Parish, you may park on their lot which also gives you sanctuary from parking fines! Their lot is located at the corner of Clay and Jefferson.
We feel these are two good solutions that will keep you from running out in, what could be, inclement weather to move your car every two hours.

We are constantly trying to make your experience at the Cottage as enjoyable as possible. We hope that between the new classroom and these new suggestions for your parking needs, you'll find your class taking time will be much more relaxed and productive.

More Information
For more information regarding class policies or basic kit supplies,
please go to our supplies section of the website.
Due to manufacturers availability of product, papers may be
different from those on class samples.

FRITILLARIES & THISTLES - Bring your watercolor pencils to create this stunning piece of art! Barb chose an original design by Tina Sue Norris. You'll be creating soft green and purple thistles against a black background and accented with butterflies, separate from the thistles. This piece is shown as an oval, measuring app. 6"x10". The mat IS NOT included but may be ordered from Barb when you sign up for class. Class size is limited to 8 students.
  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $40.00
  • Supplies:   Watercolor Pencils , small flat or filbert brushes , small detail scissors
  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
    • Thursday, March 4  at  5:00 PM
      • Thursday, March 11  at  5:00 PM
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FOUR LEAF CLOVER IRIS FOLD CARD - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design." Be creative with your cards after you have learned the technique and add some layered card stock to create some dimension or add ribbon. In class you will learn the technique only.
  • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
  • Difficulty:  n/a
  • Cost:  $25.00
  • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
  • Class Date:  
    • Wednesday, March 10  at  10:30 AM
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    MARCH SILHOUETTE - This month you'll be creating a fun banner using burlap paper. This banner will have 8 sections with the middle 4 spelling the word home. You'll be embellishing the two remaining sections on either end with whimsical white flowers and blueberries. Just dot the center of each flower with a Nuvo Drop and string your twine through for hanging and your ready to display.
    • Teacher:  Jan Conway
    • Difficulty:  n/a
    • Cost:  $32.00
    • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
    • Class Date:  
      • Wednesday, March 3  at  5:30 PM
        • Friday, March 12  at  10:30 AM
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        FUN WITH DIE CUTS - MARCH - Amy has used the dies from Elizabeth Crafts camera insert kit to make these fun camera cards. Amy will die cut all pieces for class ahead of time. You may purchase the die at a class discount
        • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
        • Difficulty:  n/a
        • Cost:  $24.00
        • Supplies:   basic kit , Art Glitter Glue or similar product , 1/8" ScorTape , foam tape
        • Class Date:  
          • Monday, March 15  at  10:30 AM
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          STENCIL ME IN! - Amy created these 2 beautiful cards using the newest Leafy Wreath die and stencil from Pinkfresh designed by Inna Moreva for Pinkfresh. You'll be keeping the wreath stencil for your very own. Amy will cut your wreath dies ahead of time for this class. You will also be making matching boxes for your cards. You can preorder the die - retail value is $13.95 but let us know when you sign up if interested in one.
          • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
          • Difficulty:  n/a
          • Cost:  $35.00
          • Supplies:   basic kit , bring dye color of your choice for stamping your cards , Scorboard or bone folder , adhesive
          • Class Date:  
            • Tuesday, March 16  at  10:30 AM
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            KAREN'S EASTER CARDS - Karen has created 4 beautiful cards for this Easter season. You'll be making 2 slimline cards using the new slimline dies from Pink fresh. You're sure to also love the chocolate bunny card with the wildly popular plaid inside. The 4th card is a very pretty religious themed card featuring a cross on musical background paper. The perfect cards to send to any and all this Easter season.
            • Teacher:  Karen Leach
            • Difficulty:  n/a
            • Cost:  $24.00
            • Supplies:   basic kit
            • Class Date:  
              • Tuesday, March 16  at  1:30 PM
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              SILHOUETTE CAMEO ARTIST SERIES - This month's Artist Series Class features the cut files of Bella Blvd. Create 2 Easter scenes with paper piecing files from Bella Blvd's collection. Techniques include cutting multiple colors at the same time, resizing, adding texture and tips for paper piecing placement.
              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
              • Difficulty:  n/a
              • Cost:  $29.00
              • Supplies:   Silhouette machine , laptop
              • Class Date:  
                • Wednesday, March 17  at  10:30 AM
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                POP UP CARDS - In this class you'll be learning a fun technique using a ScorBoard or bone folder to make a pop up card. No special die required!! You will be creating 2 springtime cards using the pretty new papers from Photoplay and Echo Park. The dimensionals inside your cards are made with new Cottage Cutz dies.
                • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                • Difficulty:  n/a
                • Cost:  $26.00
                • Supplies:   basic kit , SCORBOARD or BONE FOLDER , Any dye inks in these colors: yellow, pink, purple,light blue, orange, light green, dark green, brown black , Fine tip black marker , Blending tool , White Gel pen , Art Glitter Glue , Paper piercer or jewel picker , pop dots
                • Class Date:  
                  • Thursday, March 18  at  10:30 AM
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                  DOGWOODS ON FRAME - Bring your Prismacolor pencils to this class to color very pretty dogwood blossoms on a 9"x12" wooden open heart frame. Also included will be a great sentiment that Barb will provide for the center of your heart. Barb will sand and base coat each heart ahead of class so your surface is ready for you.
                  • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $40.00
                  • Supplies:   Prismacolors: PC1059 Cool Grey 10%, #1061 30%, #1063 50%, #938 White, #928 Blush Pink, #994 Process Red, #925 Crimson Lake, #941 Light Umber, #1084 Ginger Root, #914 Cream, #1032 Pumpkin Orange, #988 Marine Green
                  • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                    • Thursday, March 18  at  5:00 PM
                      • Thursday, March 25  at  5:00 PM
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                  STACKED & LAYERED - MARCH - This month's 7 cards were created using the Photoplay Easter Wishes collection. You'll be accenting with pretty Bazzill solid cardstock and Ranger Speckled Egg Distress Ink. Amy incorporated Dare 2 B Artzy framelits dies along with a Lawn Fawn gift card holder die and Elizabeth Crafts fitted hexagons. Each card cuter than the next!!
                  • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                  • Cost:  $25.00
                  • Supplies:   basic kit , pop dots , adhesive
                  • Class Date:  
                    • Monday, March 22  at  1:30 PM
                      • Thursday, March 25  at  10:30 AM
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                      HOPPY EASTER CARDS - This class offers a different approach for Mary as you'll not have to do any coloring!! Mary has colored and copied all your images. You'll be building your cards with these images. In class you will be stenciling pretty cloud backgrounds along with some other little tasks to create these very pretty Easter Cards.
                      • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                      • Cost:  $28.00
                      • Supplies:   detail scissors , pop dots , cloud stencil, if you have one , , Light, medium and dark green dye ink pads , Mary used Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters , Altenew Firefly and Grass Field , For her sky color, Mary used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass , Corner rounder , Adhesive of choice
                      • Class Date:  
                        • Tuesday, March 23  at  1:30 PM
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                        MEMORYDEX MEMORIES WITH JAN - Start your memorydex files with 3 files per month created by Jan. You will create 4 months per class to go on your file spinner. Complete your memorydex by adding your own pictures and calendar files. This class will meet 3 times in 2021. Initial purchase is your Memorydex file for $20.95 plus class fee. This project is adorable and limited space so sign up soon. This class is a must see in person as the picture does not show all the different pages.
                        • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                        • Cost:  $28.00
                        • Supplies:   Basic kit
                        • Class Date:  
                          • Thursday, March 25  at  1:30 PM
                            • Thursday, May 27  at  1:30 PM
                              • Thursday, July 29  at  1:30 PM
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                              CREATIVE CARDS WITH MARY - This month Mary is working with the new floral stamps from Penny Black. You'll be creating 3 beautiful cards in deep corals, greens, golden yellows and purple. Mary will show you how to arrange your stamps for a different effect on each card.
                              • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                              • Cost:  $20.00
                              • Supplies:   paper trimmer , detail scissors , 3 in 1 glue , Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots , ruler , CRAFT MAT , cOPICS: R20, R22, R35, YR16, Y13, Y18, E84, YG03, YG63, B000, BV08, BV13
                              • Class Date:  
                                • Tuesday, March 30  at  10:30 AM
                                  • Tuesday, April 6  at  6:00 PM
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                                  APRIL 2021 SILHOUETTE - Learn to use a variety of font files to create four fun cards. You will learn the basics of using Dingbat, Doodlebat and Full Color Font files from the Silhouette Design Store. Techniques included are Print and Cut, Color Matching, Font Filling and Sketch Pens. This class requires purchasing several font files from the Silhouette Design Store.
                                  • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                  • Difficulty:  n/a
                                  • Cost:  $29.00
                                  • Supplies:   Silhouette Machine , Laptop
                                  • Class Date:  
                                    • Wednesday, April 7  at  5:30 PM
                                      • Friday, April 9  at  10:30 AM
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                                      FLOWERS OF HOPE - Barb has designed a very colorful image of a daisy visited by a busy bee under the word LOVE on this 8"x10" stretched canvas. The background of your canvas will have an embossed look achieved with embossing paste. Over that you'll be brushing rainbow brush strokes in a diagonal to make your daisy pop!! The cutoff date for signing up is April 6. Class limit of 8 students.
                                      • Teacher:  Barbara Ogden
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $42.00
                                      • Supplies:   brushes
                                      • Class Date:   This is a multi-week course. Related session dates are indented under the first session date.
                                        • Thursday, April 8  at  5:00 PM
                                          • Thursday, April 15  at  5:00 PM
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                                      STAMP WITH STYLE - APRIL - This month Amy is using the Queen Anemone stamp set along with the organic linen embossing folder to create these spectacular cards. Your stamp set is included with your class but each student will need their own favorite embossing folder to use in class as sharing and trying to disinfect between uses will take too much time. Amy will disinfect each of the store's Cuttlebug between uses.
                                      • Teacher:  Amy Crawford
                                      • Difficulty:  n/a
                                      • Cost:  $40.00
                                      • Supplies:   basic kit , Inks: Green Fields with permanent Black set , Red Cosmos set , Rock Collection set , Favorite background embossing folder
                                      • Class Date:  
                                        • Tuesday, April 13  at  10:30 AM
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                                        TULIP IRIS FOLD CARD - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design." Be creative with your cards after you have learned the technique and add some layered card stock to create some dimension or add ribbon. In class you will learn the technique only.
                                        • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                        • Difficulty:  n/a
                                        • Cost:  $25.00
                                        • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
                                        • Class Date:  
                                          • Wednesday, April 14  at  10:30 AM
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                                          CREATIVE CARDS WITH MARY - Mary has designed this month's cards using the Bunnies or Baskets collection from Photoplay along with new stamps from Penny Black. You'll be accenting your flowers with Glossy Accents to make them pop. Three pretty springtime cards for all occasions.
                                          • Teacher:  Mary Meyer
                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                          • Cost:  $20.00
                                          • Supplies:   paper trimmer,detail scissors , 3in 1 Glue, Art Glitter Glue or double sided tape , pop dots, ruler , CRAFT MAT , Copic colors: RV10, RV55, RV63, G21, YG03, YG93, BV13, YR31, BG11, BG15, E15, B000, B24, B32, C5, Y13
                                          • Class Date:  
                                            • Tuesday, April 27  at  10:30 AM
                                              • Tuesday, May 4  at  6:00 PM
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                                              SIMPLE STORIES SCRAPBOOK CLUB - Join Jan on the last Thursday every other month to work on your 2021 chronological scrapbook. You will complete two 12 x 12 double page layouts at each club meeting using the Simple Stories Best Year Every Collection Kit ($26.95) which you purchase separately one time for you basic supplies for the whole year. Each class you will receive 6 extra pages that coordinate to what Jan has created for those two months. If you cannot make a meeting, kits are available at no additional charge.
                                              • Teacher:  Jan Conway
                                              • Difficulty:  n/a
                                              • Cost:  $34.00
                                              • Supplies:   Basic kit
                                              • Class Date:  
                                                • Thursday, February 25  at  1:30 PM
                                                  • Thursday, April 29  at  1:30 PM
                                                    • Thursday, June 24  at  1:30 PM
                                                      • Thursday, August 26  at  1:30 PM
                                                        • Thursday, October 28  at  1:30 PM
                                                          • Thursday, November 18  at  1:30 PM
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                                                          BASKET IRIS FOLD CARD - Iris Folding is a beautiful technique to have your image look like a pattern of a quilt. Sandi is bringing to the shop her series of classes featuring a different theme each month for the card. This is not a quick and easy technique so you will only complete one card but will have the pattern to make more at home. Sandi supplies all the different paper patterns to create your quilt design." Be creative with your cards after you have learned the technique and add some layered card stock to create some dimension or add ribbon. In class you will learn the technique only.
                                                          • Teacher:  Sandra Illian
                                                          • Difficulty:  n/a
                                                          • Cost:  $25.00
                                                          • Supplies:   Scissors, pencil with eraser, ruler, cutting mat, exacto knife, DS tape and regular tape
                                                          • Class Date:  
                                                            • Wednesday, May 12  at  10:30 AM
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