Kelly Daggett and I are hosting a Klic-N-Kut Retreat in St. Louis from May 29-31. It will actually be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Collinsvillle, Illinois (just outside of St. Louis). I will be teaching 6 KNK classes with workshops and projects. This is for anyone who owns a Klic-N-Kut or uses KNK Studio GE to cut to a Silhouette/Craft Robo/Wishblade. Kelly will also have some make-and-takes and prizes for you and the workroom will be available until 1 am for crops or chatting with other attendees.

The retreat will be $350 based on 25 attendees maximum; this does not include your room, but there is a special of $89 per night per room and you can split the room cost with someone else, if you like!

Here’s the preliminary schedule:

Friday May 29th:
3 pm: Hotel check in
5 pm: Meet and Greet, followed by dinner at 6 pm
7 pm: Class and workshop
9 pm – 1 am: Open crop

Saturday May 30th:
8 am: Breakfast
9 am: Classes and workshops
Noon: Lunch
1 pm: Classes, workshops, make and takes, give aways!
6 pm: – Dinner
7 pm: – Class and workshop
9 pm – 1am: Open Crop

Sunday, May 31:

8 am: Breakfast
9 am: Class and workshop
Noon – 4 pm: Open Crop

If you would like to sign up, we are now accepting $100 deposits with the balance being due May 1st. This will be a non refundable deposit, unless the retreat has to be cancelled for some unforeseen reason. You must call the hotel yourself to book your room at the special rate of $89 per night (not per person) plus tax. Their number is 1.800.551.5133 and our event is the KlickNKut event with Kelly Daggett. These must be reserved by May 1st also. Your $100 deposit may be made by Paypal to or if you need Kelly to send you an invoice to pay (you do not have to have a paypal account to pay by invoice, you can use your CC), please let her know. Email her at and note if you would like to pay the full amount or just the deposit. Also, let her know if you want to send a money order or cashier’s check, and she will give you her address.

Here are the classes and description:

Classes Include:

  • Cutting Thicker Materials: learning to cut stiffened felt, chipboard, acrylic, and more
  • Text-ra Special: breaking from tradition to make your titles and greetings look fabulous
  • Tracing Your Way to Success: Achieving better results with auto and manual tracing
  • P&C Perfection: Mastering print and cuts and using it with text
  • Embossing / Engraving: Three KNK ways to add embossing and engraving to your crafts
  • Designing Dynamics: Ten designing tips to help YOU become a KNK Studio artist
  • Hope you can join us! I would love to meet all of my readers in person!