October 8 – 10 is the weekend where you will learn how to design anything you want to cut AND improve your cutting skills! So, head out to San Diego’s Mission Valley and attend demos, classes, and workshops that I will be presenting along with a few other attendees with expertise in specific areas.

The cost of the retreat, excluding hotel, is $375. The event will be held at the Sheraton Mission Valley. You get 5 excellent meals, free goodies, classes, demos, cutting materials and a ton o’ fun. We’ll start at around noon on Friday the 8th and you’ll receive a full schedule upon arrival. At 4 pm we’ll have a chance to meet, then dinner served at 6 pm, followed by a class, demo and workshop. Saturday the 9th will be action packed with classes, demos, challenges, games, and 3 full meals. On Sunday the 10th, after breakfast, we’ll have one more class and workshop or demo. Participation in all classes and demos is optional, so you can head out, at any time, to enjoy the beautiful weather and San Diego attractions, if you like.

First time ever we are offering a $50 discount for up to three attendees who’d be interested in providing a demo or make-and-take for everyone at the retreat. Interested? Just email me with your idea and we’ll discuss. We also encourage you to bring your laptop and/or cutter, but it’s not a requirement to join us as we will have extras available and will seat everyone for sharing, as needed.

Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate. We have a wonderful deal with the Sheraton of $99.00 per night single or double occupancy. If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. Check this out: this rate is valid for three days BEFORE and three days AFTER our event, so here’s your chance to get this fabulous deal for the entire family. Rooms must be reserved no later than September 1 to lock in this rate. You must mention the ‘Klic-n-Kut Retreat’ when you call the Sheraton directly at 619-260-0111.

This weekend retreat is available for up to 25 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations. So reserve your spot by making a $100 deposit via Paypal to Chris Giannoulas, our event organizer at stellarstationery@gmail.com. The deadline for the non-refundable $100 deposit is August 15. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please contact Chris at this email address for further information. Final balance of $275 will be due by September 8. Deposit and retreat fee is non-refundable unless we can fill your spot on a first-come first-serve basis.

For questions about the hotel, making payments, special needs, please contact Chris Giannoulas at: stellarstationery@gmail.com.

For info about class content and demos, please contact Sandy McCauley at :

Hotel information: Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego
1433 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108