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!

 

 

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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.

 

  

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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!

 

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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

 

 

 

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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.