Corte Madera Women's Improvement Club

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January 28, 2014 • 10:30am-1:00pm

"LOVE" Valentine
Tree of Hearts valentine
Make a Beautiful Valentine!

In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to make valentines and/or notecards using a variety of materials, including paper, beads, feathers and more. We’ll provide the note cards and envelopes, it’s up to you to decorate them as you will! This is one of our most beloved workshops, and there is something new every year. Learn embossing and stamping techniques to embellish your cards!

While materials will be provided, feel free to bring any of the following to share:
• unusual papers: colored paper, tissue papers, music paper
• old stamps & stickers
• glitter pens and glitter
• trim: ribbons & lace
• yarn, string, embroidery floss
• feathers
• very small sea shells
• beads
• small dried wild flowers
• anything small and beautiful!

Here are some other things to try:
Pocket Valentine pattern & instructions (pdf)
Heart Pocket card (accordian-style; on Michaels website)
Monogram card (could be adapted for heart design; on Michaels website)
Old-Fashioned Popup pattern & instructions from Joli Paquet (warning, annoying music)
— Some simple envelope templates (most fit on regular paper, and thus are small)

Here are few origami hearts:
Mini 3-D origami hearts (I had some samples at the workshop)
Best "Balanced Heart" (same on both sides)
Ornate "money" Origami heart or here

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Feel free to contact the Workshop Coordinator, Dena Van Derveer if you have a suggestion for a workshop, or if you have a skill that you’d be willing to teach.
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WORKSHOPS in the past year:
November 26: Tamales & Wreaths
October 22, 2013: Make a Transparent Bowl
April 30, 2013:
Larkspur Landing Walk
April 23, 2013:
Beads & Pendants from Polymer Clay
March 26, 2013: Murray Park Walk (9am) // Computer Skills (10:30am)
February 26, 2013: Nu2U Fashion Swap
January 26, 2012: Cards & Valentines
— But wait! There’s more! See the archives!


Corte Madera Women’s Improvement Club
PO Box 486, Corte Madera, CA 94976 • email: