Calendar of Events

February 2018 Paper Parachute calendar

Northwest Paper Chase!

April 1st – 30th Regular Hours

A Month-long Road Trip with Prizes and Paper!  You will receive a Passport when you sign up (Visit to have stamped at each participating Paper Arts stores throughout Washington and Oregon. There are Discounts, Prizes, Kits, Photo Ops and drawings. Check out the details online.

Thursday Technique Tags $5.00

Thursday, April 5th 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Layered Stencils

Thursday, April 12th 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Penny Black Brushstrokes

Thursday, April 19th 11:00 am & 1:00 pm – Brayered Backgrounds

Thursday, April 26th 11:00 am & 1:00 pm –  Washi Collage Tiles

In this 1 hour mini-class we will introduce different techniques and products to be used in your cardmaking, art journals, or mixed media pieces. We work on tags for practice and to relieve the pressure of creating a “perfect” piece.  Please be sure to register in advance and please bring your Basic supplies and a stamp positioner (if you have one).

 Friday Make & Takes at Whimzee’s and Paper Parachute $5.00 each

Starting in April you can spend your Fridays in creative frenzy! In “RANDOM ACTS OF CARDNESS”, you will make 2 of the same card at each Make & Take, one to keep and one to mail to someone you want to send a little kindness to. Stamps and Mailing provided, bring your address book! Each store will do a different card design at 2 different times to help fit your schedule. (So, 2 stores, each with their own card design and you make 2 of the same design at each store). Please call ahead to register.

Random Acts of Cardness

Whimzee’s 11:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 3:00          Paper Parachute 12:30 – 1:30 and 3:30 – 4:30

 NEW STAMP CLUB! To be named $5.00

Saturday, April 7th from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We will meet the first Saturday of each month for exchanges, Show & Tell, to get inspired and have FUN! This club is open to everyone, no matter your experience. The only requirement is a love of paper crafts.

For our first meeting, please bring 6 decorated tags of any size, theme or technique to exchange. Bring 3 stamps of your choosing for club members to stamp on their own paper with their own inks. (If you don’t want others to use your stamps, Helen has plenty to share.) So, bring paper or journal and an ink pad. Also bring ideas for the club name. Please call to Register!

Art*ee Part*ee Open House $5.00

Saturday, April 7th  anytime between 3pm & 6pm

This month’s theme is “April Showers Bring…May Showers”!! We will offer 4 different Make & Takes from 4 different artists, covering a variety of techniques and tastes. You MUST register in advance at or 503-533-4513. PLEASE BRING BASIC KIT.

Favorite Technique Tags $5.00 each

Saturday, April 14th

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Altenew Layers

12:30apm – 1:30 pm –  Embossed Collage

Since many of you can’t come in on a Thursday to participate in our Technique Tags, we will do a Saturday marathon of some of our Favorites. Each 1 hour mini-class is $5.00 and covers one of the techniques. Please bring your Basics and a Stamp Positioner (if you have one) Call to register. Taught by Helen

 Mixed Media Club –Heart Deck  $10.00

Saturday, April 14th  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We are going to be following the Tamara Laporte book, Create Your LIFE BOOK.  We will be doing Project #3, making a Heart deck of gratitude and celebration. This club is a group of people interested in Mixed Media and working together to learn from each other. While the exercises are “lead” it is not a class. Please bring your journal, or paper, watercolor paper, spray inks, acrylic paints, stencils and a list of things you are grateful for and want to celebrate. Maybe even pictures of loved ones. And Mixed Media Basics. Please register in advance. Lead by Helen.

EXPLORE… Gel Plates $5.00

Saturday April 21st 11:00 am  – 4:00 pm  OPEN HOUSE

A whole day devoted to playing with Gel Plate Techniques OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO WORK ON! Come anytime between 11 and 4, stay as long as you like. There will be an idea demo every hour, starting at 12:00 pm. Bring your own supplies; ESPECIALLY PAPERS AND PAINTS. We have gel plates and brayers to share if you don’t have any…yet. Share ideas and creativity with other people who “get it”.

 True Colors Workshop –   Grey   $10.00

Sunday, April 22nd   1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This art journal workshop will explore and be inspired by color This time it’s GREY Bring a journal of any type that will take a bit of water (gesso pages if needed or desired) Please bring adhesives, scissors and any of your own paints, stamps, stencils and collage stuff.  NEW- Ephemera Exchange! Please bring any Ephemera you are willing to part with. Everyone will choose a few things from the pile to claim as new “treasures” and we will start a “stash” to be used in future workshops. Lead by Donna Bauermiller

 Fabulous Friendly Folds $25.00

Saturday, April 28th 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this class you will make 5 different cards using different folding techniques for each. This is not your simple folding cards in half, but using folds in the paper to reveal small and large images made from different papers with stamped designs incorporated in them. Taught by Andy.

 Album Cover Journal $25.00

Saturday, April 28th 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We will cut, paint, sand, and collage Record Album Covers into personal works of art, rich with layers of image, color and meaning. Please bring paints, favorite images (don’t go crazy) and record album covers if you have them. Donna will be hitting Goodwill and will bring some to sell. Bring Basics including a good glue stick (or 2). Taught by Donna Bauermiller.


Show & Tell on Sunday, April 29th 1:00 pm

Show & Tell and Drawing for the $25.00 Paper Parachute Store credit. Everyone who submits their finished Challenge by the 29th will have their name thrown in the hat for the drawing. Everyone who completes the challenge is a winner!