Maria’s Class Schedule
If you want to sign up for a class, or have a question, feel free to send me an email

Start  Wednesday, Sept 12 from  7 to 10 pm and every 2 weeks thereafter. Another class has been added for Saturday morning from 9 to 12 and in the afternoon from 1 to 4.  

Cost: $25.00 or free if an order of $25.00 is placed from the Annual Catalogue (before shipping and taxes) or the Occasions Catalogue. If an order over $25 is placed, the additional money does not provide credit to the next class.

Location:  750 Lock St. Peterborough.  Come to the back door.

Please R.S.V.P  on the Sunday prior to class to let me know you are coming so that I can have extra kits prepared.  You can do this e-mail or phone.

Please note:  I will be placing the SU orders after the last class of every month to reduce shipping costs.

 What to bring  to class: All class materials are supplied with the exception of the stamp set(s). Bring with you a foam stamping pad,  adhesives (double sided tape, glue stick, tombo glue, tape runner, or fast fuse, glue dots, foam adhesive strips), pencil, pen, ruler, scissors (one for paper and one for ribbon) paper trimmer, bone folder, blender pen, aqua painter and your Stamparatus if you have one.  There may be additional supplies to bring from time to time.  Adhesives will be for sale if you do not have any or you run out. If you do not have a blender pen or aqua painter I will have some on sale at either the first or second class. Bring your catalogues with you as well.

For pictures of cards/projects made in class, check my blog: under the tab “classes”.  Supplies to bring to class are listed there as well.

Class fee:  $25, but this fee waived if $25 ordered from any current catalogue.

RSVP for each class the Sunday prior to the class.

September 12, 2018

Get Well - Dandelion Wishes with Bokeh Dots background

Healing Hugs

September 26

Country Living - Bleaching Technique

Flower  Bouquet- Forming flowers

October  10

Halloween Star Album

October 24

Decorate Star Album

November 7

Lantern (aka Pull up) card

November 24

All day Christmas card making class

December 5 Poinsettia in Ornament

May 30

Shaker Cards

May 16

May 2
Waterfront Stamp Set

April 18 and 21

Climbing Orchid Shadow Box

In this class you will made a shadow box frame using one sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 card stock.  On the insert, a background will be made using a the brick decorative mask and Glitter Texture paste coloured with Brusho crystals.

The Climbing Orchid flower will be stamped using the Stamparatus using the stamp directly onto die cuts method.  The flower will be shaped as demonstrated in class and adhered to the background.

This would make a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special days.

A hand out with measurements and directions will be provided.

March 14 ;17
March  28 &; April 4
One sheet Wonder

In these two classes  you will make 7 cards from one 8 1/2 by 11" sheet of DSP.
Class 1:

Class 2:

March  7
Easter Class
This week there will only be class on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 pm.  There is no class on Saturday due to the craft sale.

Card 1: 

Card 2

Treat Box

March 21 and  24
Watercolor Wonder class

April 4,7
Climbing Orchid in Shadow box

April 18 and 21
One Sheet Wonder Part 1

February 21 and 24
Birthday and St. Patrick's Day

Card #1
Interactive Sliding Barn Door

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4


June 14th and 17th, 2017

Colorful Seasons - 3 cards, 3 seasons

May 10 and 13, 2017
Birthday and Anniversary

Card #1  Carousel Birthday

Card #2  Balloon Shaker

Card #3  Anniversary

 January 11, 2017

Best Bird Class

In this class you will make 3 cards featuring the Best Bird stamp set.

Card #1  Bird House

This Hardwood background stamp creates the wood grain effect and the opening in the bird house made using the layering circle Framelits.  The birds are die cut using the bird and blooms Framelits. The sentiment and banner are from Thoughtful banners and punched with the Banner punch.

Card #2

In this card the Swirly Bird framelit is incorporated with the Best Bird stamp set

Card #3:

Technique for this class is the Reverse masking technique.

Bonus Card (SAB)

January 25

Four cards will be made featuring the Beautiful You stamp set.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

February 1 - Valentine's Day

All the cards feature the "Sending Love" stamp set with its coordinating Framelits

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3:

Treat Holder

February 15, Dragonfly Dreams

Card 1:
This card features the large dragon fly die cut with the detailed dragonfly framelit and placed on So In Love DSP.

Card 2:
Card 3:

March 8 and 11  Masculine Cards

Card #1  Urban District

Card #2  Tee Shirt

Card #3  High Tide

Card #4  Nailed It (Card in a Box)

Optional Card - SAB Making a Medallion

March 22 & 25  Easter

Card #1  Messages of Easter

Card #2  Work of Art

Card #3  Circle of Spring

Bunny Treat Box

Easter cupcake Topper

April 5, 8 No classes

Sympathy & Thinking of You

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

September 7, 2016 "Swirly Bird Class

Three cards will be made using the Swirly Bird stamp ,coordinating framelit and the new in-colours.  Making these cards will involve  stamping, and use of the Big Shot.

Swirly  Bird
Thoughtful Banners

Flirty Flamingo
Peekaboo Peach
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Tip Top Taupe

Swirly Scribbles Thinlets-dies
3/8" ruched Peekaboo Peach ribbon
Corner rounder punch
Gold sequins
Wink of Stella
Glue Dots
Tombo Glue

Card 1:

                                                                      Card 2:

                                                                              Card 3:

                                               September 21, 2016   Floral Phrases Class

Floral Phrases

Night of Navy

Big Shot
Coordinating thinlet dies
Ruch ribbon

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

October 5, 2016  Thanksgiving

To help celebrate the holiday season, we will be making 3 Thanksgiving related cards - two using the "Basket Wishes" stamp set and the third the "Acorny Acorn"

Card 1 Thinking of You
This card is from the Basket Wishes stamp set.
You will use the Big Shot to use the new Braid embossing folder, and to die cut the image using the layering circles framelit.  Colouring of the image will be done using a blender pen and ink pads.

Card 2  Cable Knit  Card

Using the new Cable Knit embossing folder  you will learn how to make this cable knit sweater.  Other tools you will use include the crimper, the badge punch and the 2" circle punch.                                     

Card 3: Acorn Thank You/Vintage Leaves

This class combines the Woodland embossing folder, with the Vintage Leaves and Acorn Thank You stamp sets.  The leaves are embossed with the new copper embossing powder, coloured and then die cut using the Vintage Leaves coordinating framelits, the Leaflets Framelits.  The parts of the acorn, are stamped, and then punched using the acorn builder punch.  All the elements are combined to form a wonderful Thanksgiving or fall card.

October 19, 2016  Halloween

Yes, in a couple of weeks it will be Halloween, so this week's class focuses on that spooky day.

Card 1:  Trick or Treat

After sponging the eerie sky (while masking the moon) the Halloween images are stamped

3D Item - Haunted House Treat Holder

Yes, there will be candy you can put inside this spooky haunted house. A  pieces for the haunted house will be pre cut.

Card 3
This card uses the Cookie Cutter Halloween with its coordinating punch.  Layering circles framelits create the background for the skeleton.

November 2   No class 

November 16, 2016  Christmas class

Before you know it, Christmas will be here.  In this class you will get a start on Christmas by making 3 Christmas cards.

Card #1 

White embossed window sheet overlay makes this a stunning Christmas card. Stamp set:  Merry Medley.  Lift up the embossed vellum and you see some die cuts from Pretty Pines Thinlets

Card #2

A stunning technique using the Woodlands embossing folder, Holly Jolly Stamp set, Christmas thinlets on silver foil paper.

For this card the Baby Bear and  Jolly Friends stamp sets are used as well as the coordinating punch. Triple stamping is used to create the bear image.

November 30  Christmas Tags

Twinchies!  Yes, we will be making cute little 2 by 2" cards that will be used as Christmas tags.  The pictures below are samples of what might be made in class.  The actual twinchies we will make will be posted later. These twinchies will be placed in a 2 by 2" clear acrylic treat box which you will decorate.

Note:  This will be the last class for this year.  Classes will resume in January.


September 9, 2015

Using the "Market Fresh" stamp set, you will make three 4 by 4 cards, and make coordinating envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board.  
In addition, you will make a Berry Basket to place the cards in. The Berry Basket will have a flower on the side and a bow on the handle.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

The Watercolor Wings stamp set will be used to make one or more note cards. This stamp set uses the 3 step stamping method, and each student will be given 3 different colours of ink to make their butterflfy. To complete the card, a Basic Black medium butterflies thinlet will be die cut to adhere to the butterfly created.

A tote bag, similar to this one will be made to put the card it.

October 7, 2015

One of the stamp sets we are using is "Vintage Leaves" and its coordinating framelits "Leaflet Framelits Die".
In the one card, the leaves will be stamped, die cut, sponged with different colours, spritzed with water and crumpled into a ball.  After they are dry, some more color is added to the leaves and they are added to the card using a hot glue gun.
The background is also created using one of the smaller stamps from the set.  The DSP is "Into the Woods"

The second card uses the "Acorny Thank You" stamp set with the Coordinating Build an Acorn punch.

October 21, 2015

Witching Decor Project Kit:  As a class we will put this kit together.  You will be asked on the first class if you want to participate in this project, and if you are I will order the kits.  You will need to pre-pay for this class.
If you would like to make this project but can't come to class, please arrange a one -on-one with me, but allow time to order the kit from Stampin' Up.

Here is the video by Stampin' Up about this project:

Here is a picture of the Witch's Hat I made.

November 4, 2015

I've made a change in the class topic for November 4th.  The Woodlands embossing folder has become quite popular, so in this class you will made 2, possibly 3 cards using different techniques with this folder.
Here are 3 pictures:
This will be the last class before the all day Christmas cardmaking class on Nov. 22.

November 18, 2015

Christmas card making class

Since the Nov. 22 event was cancelled, I have scheduled an extra class for those of you who would like to make some Christmas cards.
This session will be similar to what would have been done on the 22nd.  Stations will be set up and you will move from station to station, making as many or as few cards as you want.

Fee:  Make 2 cards:  $10
         Make 4 cards:  $15
         Make 6 cards:  $20
         Make 6 tags:    $10

More information will be coming soon.
Register early, as I have limited room in my craft room for such an event.  Maximum people 10.

November 22, 2015

This event has been cancelled due to lack of participation 

All Day Christmas Card Event (cancelled)

Join me for a Super Sunday of Stamping.  We’ll create 8  different Christmas cards and a bag of tags ready to go in the mail.
Date:   Sunday November 22, 2015
Times:  10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Location:  201 Hunter St. East  (Times Square Bldg) Enter via Armor Road, turn left when through the gates and part in the front.  Room 215. There will be no cost for parking upon exiting bldg as Helen has arranged for tokens.
Cost:    $60.00 (lunch is provided)
Please R.S.V.P as soon as possible so that I can order supplies and get the kits and directions made.
Submit payment to Maria Vanderform at the address below, by  Nov. 1
Lunch  will be provided this year.  Everyone please bring your favourite drink.  Bring your own dishes and utensils (put your name on everything)
Contact Information:
Maria Vanderform, 750 Lock St. Peterborough, Ont. 705-741-2955
What to bring:  double sided adhesive, glue stick, pop up dots, pencil, ruler, scissors (2) one for paper, and one for ribbon.  If using clear stamps bring a C block and a D block to mount your stamps on.

For up to date information check the Facebook Event Page .  Please "like" the page or leave a comment.

December 2, 2015

Tags in a bag using the Tag kit

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