Calligraphy Guild, a project for YOU, and a Friday Freebie – or two . . .

10Last night, I visited the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild to show them how to make a pretty paper pocket purse/pendant project (say that three times fast) and a folding votive screen card. Calligraphers are nice people! I can’t wait to see how they take these projects and adapt them to their own many talents.

Here are some photos – there were 30+ participants, all cutting and gluing and having fun and following the directions (mostly!)

ppppI thought that YOU might like to have the directions for the pretty paper pocket purse, so as the first Friday Freebie, I’m giving you a link to the downloadable Pocket Pattern handout that I gave the calligraphers last night. All you need is 9×12″ construction paper and 8.5×11″ decorative paper, plus some ribbon and such. Easy!

And to sweeten the deal (after all, it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day), I’ll give away TWO Friday Freebies, the little purses pictured below, one to each of two lucky SHARDS subscribers. Just be a subscriber by Sunday at midnight – winners announced Monday morning. Good luck, and happy weekend!!

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Gaisha

geisha

18 thoughts on “Calligraphy Guild, a project for YOU, and a Friday Freebie – or two . . .

    • Hello Lyn. It was great seeing you again at the Calligraphy meeting! Thank you so much for sharing these two wonderful projects. I love them both. My mind is spinning with possibilities and ideas!

  1. These are wonderful. Might give making one a go though I seriously doubt mine would look anything like yours! But I do love them. Perhaps they could be for sale in your studio? Hmm….?!

  2. As always, you inspire and share! Thanks for this delightful project. I have a holiday weekend here, so I know what I’ll be working on.

    • It’s really easy to tailor the project to any theme – and I also showed the calligraphers how to put a card scented with essential oils inside the pocket – that’s fun. Thanks, Pat!

  3. What fun we had with Lyn last night at the calligraphy meeting! Thanks, Lyn! You were very patient & had a sense of humor about those of us who did not QUITE follow directions! You are a fabulous teacher!

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  5. Thank you for posting the instructions, Lyn. I plan to try it using one of my my encaustic monoprints, and another with a Gelli print.

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