Hand Printed Cards

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away from "LOL" and "TTYL," friends communicated their sentiments of thanks, apology and good will through pen-dipped, handwritten correspondance.


To the younger generation, the art of the handwritten letter may be outdated and archaic. But to us, it's nostalgic. And thoughtful. And an act that shouldn't just be reserved for birthdays or holidays. This Dabble class is the first step towards reviving the lost art of hand-written letters ... and the most fun step, if you ask us. We want to show you how to make custom-made stationery!



Join Nicole Northway and Nicolette Ross for this Stationery Workshop, where students will learn some simple printmaking techniques for creating their own creative correspondence. Whether for party invites or greeting cards, learn techniques for:

-Using found objects to create textures in collagraphic printmaking

-Carving simple stamps, and

-Easily transferring images onto card stock.



Each student will have the opportunity to dabble themselves, and will leave armed with paper goods powered by their own hands! Round your corners, fold cards and pick out pretty envelopes to make your communications personal and unique.

Student Reviews

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    Lynn S.
    Hand Printed Cards

    Very fun instructor, with an organized way of explaining the process. Enjoyed this class a lot!

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    Maddie S.
    Hand Printed Cards

    Totally fun! The store is super cute and the class was laid back and accessible. Great for a night out with friends.

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    Maddie S.
    Hand Printed Cards

    Totally fun! The store is super cute and the class was laid back and accessible. Great for a night out with friends.

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    Margaret M.
    Hand Printed Cards

    Come prepared with an idea for a stamp! It took me a bit to think of something to make. I wish I had thought of something before I came to class. Overall it was fun and really easy for beginners. Just a chill way to make some simple stationary.

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    Dabble Student
    Hand Printed Cards

    The teacher was very helpful to each of the students. She was also very detailed in her instruction yet let each student make their own designs.

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    Dabble Student
    Hand Printed Cards

    Instructor was great about making suggestions for all skill levels and assisting students during the stationery making process.

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Nicole NorthwayNicole is an artist, educator, and small business owner. Nicole currently teaches at Columbia College and runs One Strange Bird, a unique boutique that sells handmade goods and offers art workshops. Nicole received her MFA from UIC in 2008 and has been making and showing artwork for over 10 years. She is a maker and loves painting, drawing, crafting, and learning new skills to share with her students.

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