505B9156 copy

We couldn’t be happier to announce that our first workshop at the new store in Midtown will be with the oh-so-talented Lauren Essl from Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy. Come join us the weekend of August 22nd – 24th and experience the fun of calligraphy.  Your class fee includes three full hours of hands-on instruction plus all your materials, snacks and a 20% 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 20% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the class.

LOWERCASE/BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $175

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.

Saturday, August 23rd 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday, August 23th 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Sunday, August 24th 12:30 – 3:30 pm

UPPERCASE/ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $185

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.

Friday, August 22nd 6 – 9 pm

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

 

  

Image 1

Hooray for Maddie Reynolds who is our snail mail winner for February. If you want to win a goodie pack of cards like Maddie, then just follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and watch for our Snail Mail Sunday posts. Show the post a little love and you’ll be entered in our monthly drawing for some great cards.

Write on!

 

MeetKelly

In the spirit of our 2014 goal to offer more learning opportunities at the shop, we are excited to announce our new REAL PEOPLE series. The inspiration for this idea stems from the many customers we have who love to know about the people behind the blogs they read, the products they buy, the businesses they frequent, etc… Between twitter, instagram and facebook, it is easy to know about people without really knowing them.  With this free series,  you’ll have the opportunity to not only put a face to a name but get to know the person as well. 

Our first REAL PEOPLE guest is the super sweet Kelly Beall who’s the gal behind the inspirational blog Design Crush.  We love when Kelly stops in the shop because we can visit and chat for hours (seriously!) on just about anything and everything. We share a common love for art, design, paper and dogs. Kelly has 6+ years of blogging experience, has worked with well known companies like Sherwin Williams and Electrolux and has been a guest speaker at the best-of-the-best  conferences like Alt Summit, Confluence and Craftcation

Come join us on March 8th at 2:00 pm. It’ll be Kelly sharing secrets, answering questions and getting real

REAL PEOPLE = real fun

 

 

 

Image

The calligraphy classes with Lauren from Blue Eye Brown Eye are still on for this weekend.  If you missed out on this time, hop on over to the classes page and sign up for the April session. We’d love to see you write pretty.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-01-17 at 1.18.56 PM

It’s been way too long since the Kropp clan took a family vacation so we are heading out of town next week for a little rest and relaxation. The shop will still be open with just a few changes to our regular hours.

Shop hours for the week of January 18 – 25th.

Saturday: Closed

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11-6

Tuesday and Thursday: 4-6

Saturday: Closed

All proofing and orders will remain on schedule. Don’t hesitate to call the shop (405.509.6336) or email chirpsandcheers@me.com if you have any questions. 

 

 

 

 

DSCN0219

We couldn’t be more excited or more proud to be a finalist for the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award.  We can’t imagine a better place to live and work than Edmond, Oklahoma.

A big chirp and a cheer to all of our customer friends who support us and our little shop.

 

DSCN0199

In honor of the calligraphy class we hosted today with Lauren from Blue Eye Brown Eye, the Snail Mail Saturday cards are all about calligraphy and hand-lettering. Lend your own penmanship to any of these beauties because they are all four blank on the inside. Perfect for your own special message.

Happy Birthday by Richie Designs, Owl by Thimblepress, Your Sexy by Fig2 Design & Lindsay Letters, Congrats by Alee & Press

SNAIL MAIL SATURDAY CONTEST RULES:  To be included in our random drawing for a goodie pack of cards at the end of the month, comment on which card is your favorite.  We post every Saturday, so the more you play the more your name is entered.  

 

 

 

DSCN0194

Every gift deserves a thank you. 

you are sweet by Alee & Press, thank you for everything by Parrott Design Studio, please and thank you by The Great Lakes Goods, exclamation heart by 12 fifteen, polka dot thank you by Kelp Designs

SNAIL MAIL SATURDAY CONTEST RULES:  To be included in our random drawing for a goodie pack of cards at the end of the month, comment on which card is your favorite.  We post every Saturday, so the more you play the more your name is entered.