Thursday, 15 October 2009

Glad Tidings We Bring

Hello! Remember we had a little something extra for you? It looks like this.

We’re very excited to announce (and invite you to take part in) a special online workshop - 12 Days :: A Copy+Paste Christmas - running between 5th and 20th November. With twelve full projects, plus a whole bunch of bonus ideas, downloads and tutorials, it’s designed to help you make the most of your creative supplies in the run up to Christmas. What's even better is that we’ve designed each of the main projects, and many of the additional ones, to be adaptable, which means that, instead of turning into giant crafty pumpkins the minute Boxing Day arrives, they’re just as relevant at other times of year.


:: Twelve full projects, including step-by-step instructions and photographs, plus alternative versions and suggestions for customising the project to suit your style and skills. The projects cover papercrafting, gift-making, lifestyle and decorating, and each one is available as a downloadable PDF, so you can print and refer to it whenever you want.

:: Four bonus days, packed with extra projects, downloads and giveaways.

:: An additional bonus project, including printable elements, with instructions for making a folder-book to hold your print-outs, patterns and ideas from the workshop.

:: Project options include gifts for men, women and children, as well as simplified, speedy and eco alternatives, where appropriate.

:: The workshop will be hosted on a password-protected blog, where you can view and download each of the projects as they’re posted, as well as asking us questions and interacting with other students.


:: You don’t need any particular skills or experience to join the class and start making projects. Our tutorials are detailed enough for beginners to follow, but also allow plenty of scope for more experienced crafters.

:: We’ve deliberately tried to create projects which utilise materials you’re already likely to have at home, so any additional outlay is minimal. Both of us are very keen on the theory of ‘use what you have’, and realise budgets can be particularly tight in the weeks before Christmas. Product and supplier links are included where relevant, but each of the projects also includes variations so if you don’t have something, you can work around it. Our hope is that by making more of your Christmas gifts, decorations and accessories, you’ll both save money and enjoy the season a little more!

:: There’s no need to worry about keeping up with projects, or completing things by a particular date. The downloads are available for you to use whenever you’re ready, and we’ll be keeping the blog open for students to log-in indefinitely. The only thing which will be time-sensitive are the giveaways and a few weekend activities we have planned, although you’ll still be able to go back and read those after the event. We’ll both be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the class term, and will aim to do so for a while afterwards, too.

:: The cost is £20 and payment is via PayPal (you don’t need an account to pay this way – just a credit or debit card), or we can alternatively arrange to accept cheques. Please email for more details if you require this option. Once you’ve purchased your class pass, we’ll send you an email with details of the private 12Days blog. You’ll then be able to log in, have a look around, say hello to your fellow students and keep an eye out for a few pre-class surprises.

If you’ve got any questions at all, please feel free to ask them in the comments below or send us an email ( We hope you’re as excited as we are, and look forward to seeing you in class!

Julie and Kirsty


PS. Want to find out a bit more about us to help you make up your mind? Check out Julie's personal blog here and Kirsty's here, or visit us on Flickr (Julie/nabview and Kirsty/planetcoco).


Sarah said...

Excited is NOT the word.
I am so in.

SarahLP said...

Yippeeee!!!!! Me too - this sounds just PERFECT for making use of all those impulse purchases I have made recently.. can't wait to get busy!!

Anonymous said...

this sounds eciting indeed, and then I'm sure to have a few extra gifts ready for Xmas!!!!

ScrapShed said...

Now look what you have made me do!

I followed a link here from another blog and *instantly* signed up. Looks fabby and I'm glad I found it in the nick of time! :o)

Heather said...

Oh dear!! Shimelle Tweets, I follow and now I am stuck LOL!

Nadine said...

oh dear. now I'm hooked. i feel like participating. however, I lacked the funds at the moment. is it possible to sign up later even though the workshop is in session? :/

The Copy + Paste said...

Thanks so much for all kind comments. :)

Nadine - yes, absolutely! We'll gladly be accepting latecomers, and you'll have full access to the blog as well as all projects. We'd love to see you, any time!


jo marks said...

just wondering how long the blog will be up for? (as i'd be a very late starter!) thanks

Tina M said...

newbie here! can't wait to try some new things. Luv to try just about anything..better late then never at all and SO GLAD I followed some links from scrap trends magazine emails :)

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