2014 Classes by Nicole Petersen Designs…

here ya go:

look for them at Creating Keepsake Conventions and Scrapbook Expos

all taught by me

Hidden Binding Vintage Chic Album

hidden binding

This is it! The binding method you have been waiting for! Mini-album heaven — in a not so mini-album. Nicole Petersen has simplified and manipulated the hidden-hinge album technique. She has taken it to a new level of simplicity and sophistication. No other binding method can attach so many pages of an album with no rings, ribbon, or binder. You will create an album with twelve pages that are put together with her hidden hinge technique that will simply amaze you. Using Nicole’s eclectic style of vintage flair, this over-sized album can be used for any theme you can imagine – from a get-away wedding to old, vintage photos of your grandparents. Join her in class to create this twist of paper fun using Marion Smith’s Nirvana Paper Collection.

Your kit will include: 16-12 x 12 pattern papers (2 of each – Marion Smith’s Nirvana Paper Collection), 5-sheets of Tim Holtz Glassine papers, vellum cardstock, flowers & gold leaves, 1-gold-leafing paint pen, corrugated paper, and more.

Mixed Media Funmixed media funDo you like hunting through your local thrift store, flea market, or antique store for fun finds? Do the smells of old books and paint send a little thrill up your spine? Have you ever scoured the isle of a home improvement store looking for an interesting and new surface to create on? If so, this is the class for you! Nicole Petersen has created a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece with you in mind. She will walk you step by step through a world of altered art and mixed media. Even if you are a beginner or an old pro, you will learn new techniques to turn everyday craft items into mediums that spark your moments of creation. Nicole is known for her inky, vintage, eclectic look of scrapbooking and altered art. Come join her in a class full of crystallizing misted flowers, decopaging old dictionary pages, and ripping apart old bedspreads for their dollies! You will want to recreate this work of art over and over.

Your kit will include: ceiling tile, embroidery hoop, vintage dolly, 1-Melissa Frances resin butterflies, 1-Melissa Frances 6″ Hanger, 5-metal chandelier charms, antique pearl buttons, 1-Prima ink pad, 1- jar of Diamond Dust, 1- 6×6 stencil by Crafter’s Workshop, 1-1 oz. bottle of Shimmerz Vibez, and various mixed media mediums and papers. Note: You will be given other color options other than blue to use as your base color.

Backgrounds by You 2

backgrounds by you 2Do you dream of designing? Do you pass by a store-front window and wonder how could it be more appealing? Do you reach for a clean sheet of paper and marvel at the newness of a blank slate? All of these questions can be answered for you in Nicole Petersen’s Backgrounds by You 2 class. Nicole has created five new background designs to make your head spin and your heart throb! This year’s background making class will be in 8 x 8 format. Yes! A smaller palette, but a larger amount of time to create and finish all five backgrounds. She will have you inking, blending, stamping, resisting, bleaching, and more! You will even create your very own stamp pad and an entire mixed media wall-hanging. That’s right— one of your backgrounds will be a mixed media piece for you to either hang on your wall or give as a gift!

Your kit will include: 2- Distress Ink Pads (Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass), 1-Ranger Ink Applicator, 5- foam pieces, 1-Wink of Stella pen, 1-12×12 patterned paper by Marion Smith Designs, 2-Distress Ink Markers, Technique Tuesday Chipboard, 2- custom designed Technique Tuesday stamps, 1-bottle of fabric paint, 1-12 x 12 template by Crafter’s Workshop, 1-canvas blackboard piece by Nicole Petersen, and more.

Distress Tag Library 2

distress tag 2Inking, painting, gold-leafing, stamping, more inking, and misting are just part of the messy fun you are going to have with Nicole Petersen in this Distress Tag Library II class. Come play and learn as Nicole inks you through another installment of Ranger’s Distress Products. You will explore stains, markers, ink pads, paints, and much more as you create a library of techniques to further your creative repertoire! You will walk away inspired to make messy fun a part of your daily card making/scrapping routine. Warning: we will make an inky mess. Come prepared! Just like last year, your kit will be flowing with products from many companies.

Your kit will include: 4 – Distress Ink Pads (Salty Ocean, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed), 1- Distress Stain, Gold Leafing, 1-custom-made stencil, 1-travel-size craft sheet, 1-Wink of Stella waterbrush pen, 1-ink applicator, 5-pieces of foam, 1-book ring, 6-yards of ribbon, 1-Technique Tuesday Stamp, 1-White Crayon. Don’t miss out on this fast-paced class. Sign-up today.



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3 responses to “2014 Classes by Nicole Petersen Designs…

  1. Vickie McCabe

    Hi Nicole! I took your hidden binding and distress tag 1 class in grapevine last weekend! Thank you so much, I wish we could’ve had more time with the album. Loved the class, though and gonna try to finish it sometime this year…lol! Thanks again!!

  2. Looking forward to some of your classes in Houston. Do you teach locally?

  3. Lisa

    Hi Nicole! I did your Tag 2 class in Lancaster this year and it was great. I do have a question about the leafing though. I was using Elmer’s glue and painting it on my red rubber stamp and it didn’t turn out. I had forgotten what we used in class. Your reply will really help as I want to use that for my XMas cards this year.

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