Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 4.43.47 PMWe couldn’t be happier to host another workshop with the oh-so-talented Lauren Essl from Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy. Come join us the weekend of May 1st-3rd and experience the fun of calligraphy. Your class fee includes three full hours of hands-on instruction plus all your materials, snacks and a 10% in-store discount the day of the class. You will be delighted and amazed at how much you learn. Come ready to soak in all of Lauren’s talent, expertise and bubbly personality.

To reserve a place in the class please call 405.509.6336. Payment is required at time of registration. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges. Class fees include materials, snacks and a 10% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the class.

LOWERCASE/BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $185

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises.

This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pin in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.

Friday, May 1st 6 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, May 2nd 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunday, May 3rd 12:30 – 3:30 pm

UPPERCASE/ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $195

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink refill | 1 tube of gouache | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises

This class is intended for those who have taken Lauren’s beginner class, or have taken a course before using an oblique pen and pointed nib. You will learn the uppercase alphabet, go over using colored inks and mixing gouache, practice writing words and connecting letters, and touch on addressing envelopes.

Saturday, May 2nd 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

All classes will be held at chirps & cheers in Midtown OKC at 1112 North Walker Avenue. There is parking behind the building.

 

imageThis has to be one of my favorite all-time cards because it is exactly why I opened my little shop. In my mind every time you send a letter, a card, an invitation…you are sending love. The thought, the words, the event and the card itself are all full of meaning and care. I feel so happy to be able to help someone celebrate their “everyday chirps and extraordinary cheers” with snail mail.

Write on!

P.S. Kudos to Thimblepress for the adorable card. 

imageI adore a good pun so I immediately fell in love with this fun Ladyfingers Letterpress card. Add an adorable illustration to the clever word play and you’ve got a real winner that makes me very hippie. I mean happy! 

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We couldn’t be happier to announce our next workshop with the oh-so-talented Lauren Essl from Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy. Come join us the weekend of February 6th – 8th and experience the fun of calligraphy. Your class fee includes three full hours of hands-on instruction plus all your materials, snacks and a 10% in-store discount the day of the class. You will be delighted and amazed at how much you learn. Come ready to soak in all of Lauren’s talent, expertise and bubbly personality.

To reserve a place in the class please call 405.509.6336. Payment is required at time of registration. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges. Class fees include materials, snacks and a 10% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the class. What a wonderful holiday gift for yourself or someone special. 

LOWERCASE/BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $175  SOLD OUT

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises.

This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pin in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.

Friday, February 6th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 7th 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday, February 7th  2:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunday, February 8th  12:30 – 3:30 pm

All classes will be held at chirps & cheers in Midtown OKC at 1112 North Walker Avenue. There is parking behind the building.

 

photoCards sweet enough to ask your besties to be a part of your special day.

 

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We’re all smiles around here about our collaboration with Ely Fair Photography. On Sunday, November 2nd we’ll be offering the “petite-est” of petite sessions for individuals, families or couples. These 15 minute, $75 sessions are quick, stress free and will give you a single image for your beautiful holiday card. And, if you’re in need of a card for your adorable image, we’ll be on hand with a plentiful selection of completely customizable designs. Lots of options, colors, fonts, etc…to make something extra special.

For more information or to schedule your appointment, please call the shop at 509.6336. Space is limited. To see more of Ely’s work, check out her website at www.elyfairphotos.com. She’s amazing!

 

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It’s a lucky day for those of you who think the Day Designer is a “cut above the rest” because we have the January 2015 gold/white and black/white stripe editions in stock at the shop. Email us at chirpsandcheers@me.com if you’d like us to ship you one…or two!

Cheers! 

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 5.47.29 PMThe shop will be closed Thursday, 10/16 – Saturday, 10/18 for a quick trip “out of town” to watch my daughter, Eloise, in the Broadway opening of “On the Town”. We’ll be back to regular hours next week so do stop in and visit us down in Midtown OKC.

Cheers!