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What is happening in December at The Paper Forest?



Next week Tami is teaching a repeat of the Distress Oxide Class. Two times are available on Wednesday, the afternoon class is 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and the evening class is 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The class is $20 and the evening class is nearly sold out.



We also have Donna’s awesome Scrapbook Pages class at 5:30 pm on Thursday. This class is also $20 and you get to choose the name or saying above the fireplace. To round out the week we have our Crop and Shop weekend next Friday and Saturday.


On Wednesday the 12th Michelle is teaching the AI Watercolor Classes. The class is $20 and is offered twice on Wednesday, in the afternoon at 1:00 pm and the evening at 5:30 pm.
On Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th, Tami is teaching the Card of the Month classes. This is one week earlier than usual to accommodate the holidays! The class is $20 and meets at 5:30 pm on Thursday or 1:00 pm on Friday. The Friday afternoon class is nearly full so give us a call soon to reserve your spot.
The Paper Forest will be closed on Saturday, December 23rd through Wednesday, December 28th so the staff can celebrate Christmas with their families. We will be OPEN from Thursday, December 28th through Saturday, December 30th since we already did inventory! We hope to see you this month!

I promised some cute samples with the Taylored Expressions Display Easel Die. These are from the talented group of designers there. I told you the packaging didn’t do it justice! So adorable!


I am very excited to host my first Small Business Saturday event! We have a gift from Sizzix or Taylored Expressions for the first 50 people through the door. We will have coffee and caramel popcorn from Eysals Coffee Roasters!



There will be three gift basket drawings, one of which is an Amaze Die Cutting Machine. You get one ticket for walking through the door and one for each $50 you spend!

We are bringing back the Gift Card Sale! You can get a $50 gift card for $35. We have 100 of them, limit 2 per household! Due to the discounts given on Small Business Saturday, they may not be used the same day.

Copics – 20% off
That’s right, all of them, all day!


All MISTI Products – 15% off
Did you want a Mini MISTI, Original MISTI, Memory MISTI, a Studio Bag, Grid Papers…all of it is on sale!


PRE-PAY for a Silhouette Machine – 20% off
We do not have these in stock, but if you pre-pay on Small Business Saturday, you get a 20% discount and the machine will be delivered withing a week.


You might want to know what is on sale? EVERYTHING! That is right everything in the store is 10% off, but that isn’t all.  The entire Clearance Section is 75% off!  We will also have Gift Wish Lists available for you to fill out and give to your families.

Tonight we have samples created by Sandy Nyhus. She used products from the Pastime line by Authentique. We sold out of this collection very quickly, thanks in large part to Sandy’s beautiful samples, but I just couldn’t allow these projects to remain unseen. I can still get the collection packs if these samples move you to create! Another amazing set, fantastic job Sandy!

Look at these adorable projects by design team member, Sonja Hoelzer, using the Reminisce collection, The Menagerie. Sonja doesn’t mind being challenged with her kit. She took the chipboard book we gave her and turned it into an awesome album of Fun Facts about the animals showcased in that collection. Fabulous job Sonja!


Closed for Inventory

The Paper Forest will be closed for inventory from Tuesday, October 31st to Friday, November 3rd. We will reopen for a MISTI 101 class and a Bible Journaling Class on Saturday, November 4th. See you then!

What’s happening this week at The Paper Forest? We have a private card class on Wednesday. We created a class for this group and we can create one for your group too! Gather a few friends and let us know what you would like to make or learn and we will schedule a class for you. We also have a Sold Out MISTI 103 class on Saturday. Did you miss registering for this one? It’s okay we have two more on the schedule for next month.
Next week we have the AI Watercolor Classes on Wednesday with Michelle. She still has a few openings if you are interested. We also have the Card of the Month classes on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon with Tami. She also has openings, give us a call to register.

New Echo Park!


Just a few more new collections from Echo Park! We have That’s My Boy and Wise Men Still Seek Him.

Are you ready for Christmas crafting? It’s okay we aren’t yet either! But when we all are… we have a beautiful new collection from Simple Stories called Very Merry. It has many different matching embellishments to satisfy all your Christmas crafting needs!