Saturday, January 14, 2012

Petalsweet Sugar Flower Online Video Course

I'm thrilled to announce my new online video course with Craftsy...Hand-Crafted Sugar Flowers!

In this course you will learn how to make two of my favorite sugar flowers - beautiful Hydrangea, and delicate little Filler Flowers. You've seen them a lot in my arrangements, and I'm so excited to be able to share them with you in an online workshop:

Craftsy is an amazing online crafting community featuring online classes about all different kinds of crafts, including knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts and sewing...and now sugar flowers! The site is full of fun craft projects and includes amazing courses taught by fabulous Instructors!

Here's the quick story about how it all came together:

The very talented team at Craftsy contacted me to see if I would be interested in working with them to create an online class as their first Sugarcraft Instructor. I loved the idea of being able to share my passion with as many people as I said YES! In November I flew to Denver, Colorado to film for three full days with an incredible team at their offices. And while it was A LOT of work, it was also a ton of fun and an incredible learning experience. Here are a couple of photos from the days were were filming:

I had a great time designing this course...especially since it features two flowers I LOVE to create and use! The course is broken down into 11 Lessons, including how to make gumpaste from scratch (many thanks to the fabulous Nicholas Lodge for granting me permission to feature his recipe), as well as how to create hydrangea centers, buds, petals and leaves...and then also pulled filler flowers, buds and leaves! I also included several variations of the pulled flowers so you can choose the version you like the best...I'm a bit partial to the 5-petal blossoms, but the 4-petal blossoms are pretty cute too!

In addition to creating your flowers, the course also includes my tips and techniques for dusting and coloring...and a lesson in my process for gathering your flowers for an arrangement. There are course materials available too, including a list of where you can find the supplies and tools that I like to use and give me great results!

The Craftsy platform is just brilliant:

*I get to interact with you by answering your questions and offering suggestions
*You can share photos of your finished projects for all of us to enjoy
*You can take courses at your own pace
*The courses are accessible at any time
*Your access to the course NEVER expires
*And they are 100% satisfaction guaranteed

You can sign up for my Craftsy course NOW at a special introductory price...I'm so excited to meet you in class!

Click here to sign up!

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Anonymous said...

Oooooooooooooo. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's very hard for us in Canada to get to some of these couses and yours was one that I wanted very much!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is way better than any Christmas gift!!! So excited just bought the class!

Anonymous said...

I wrote on your fb page and writing here too...can you pls do the ranunculus flower ...I am totally in love with your flower....thanks Seema

Michael McCafferty said...

Congratulations on taking tis HUGE step in your skyrocketing story of success!


alliecakes82 said...

I can't tell you how excited I am! As soon as I saw the announcement in my email I signed up. What a great platform for learning! Looking forward to more in the future :)

Livy said...

Thank you so much for the online classes !!! I got to get back home sooner today to see the videos !

Let's hope we could meet when you're in London !!!

Livy from Paris.

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you all so much for signing up and sharing your lovely messages here! I hope you enjoy the lessons...and can't wait to see pics of your flowers! x

aprilismaius said...

Hi Jacqueline,

I am really enjoying your craftsy lessons.

Will you be offering any classes in the OH - PA - NY - MI areas anytime soon?

If not, could you send me information regarding the cost of private lessons?

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi April,
So glad you are enjoying the class! I will be teaching in the NY area this year...finalizing the dates now and will be posting soon. Did you get on our Newsletter will receive class updates in your Inbox. Also...will you please email me at so I can send you info about private instruction? I can't access a return email for you...x

robynemu said...

I was so disappointed I missed signing up for your Australian classes, so this was very exciting to see!

I've got to say, I've done a lot of 'online learning' and Craftsy really does have an awesome setup in how these videos are shared - with space for comments, and questions as you work through the videos. It's very cool!

Can't wait for all my equipment to arrive so I can practice.

Anonymous said...

Is great, but Are you thinking to do a on-line course about ranunculus...Could be the second part. I´m so interested to do a ranunculus course with you, but I live in Spain... San Diego is quite far for me.

Jacqueline Butler said...

This is the first opportunity I have had making an online video, but I do hope to offer more teaching materials in the near future. The peony and ranunculus flowers are both very popular, so I do hope to include them at some point. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This was an awesome class Thank You Jacqueline! please do more, I would love to see anything else you want to share... If anyone is contemplating doing this class on craftsy run dont walk its worth every penny!
Hugs cakemamma1

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you SO much Cakemamma1!! So appreciate your lovely message..and am so glad you enjoyed the course! xo

Annapet said...

It's the weekend and after soccer game and all the mommy stuff, I will have time for sugarcraft! Thank you for this class, Jacqueline! I cannot stop tweeting about it.

I am so happy technology has given us the opportunity to learn from you in the comfort of our homes!

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thank you thank you SO much for all of your kind words and for sharing the video with your friends and followers! I really appreciate it! I think the technology is pretty amazing's a great way to learn! Can't wait to see your work...please share photos! x

Nivia said...

Thank you so much for such lovely videos. I would love to take some of your courses but I am in the UK :( I have just started doing flowers and your video has given me a BIG push! I have learnt so much from it, I couldnt thank you enough.
I would love to show you my pictures, where could I publish them?

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi Nivia! Thank you so much for taking the course - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'd love to see some can post them on the Craftsy video site...when you ask a question you can choose a button that allows you to post a photo. I'm working on a blog post with student photos in if you wish to send a few to me, I'd love to feature them! You can reach me at

marilena said...

Hola!!! I'm from Spain and I'm would be interested in online course. Can I buy the course???? Thanks!!!

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi Marilena...yes of course you can purchase the online class! Near the bottom of the post is a sentence that says "Click HERE to sign up". If you click on HERE it will take you directly to Craftsy where you can sign up for the class! Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacqueline. From the time I stumbled upon your blog, I have just loved the experience here. All the awesome work that you do. Also registered for the craftsy course and absolutely loved it. Please oh please, do another course for us with the ranunculus and the peonies. Would love to learn them as well from you.
Cheers, Shiv

My Cookie Kitchen said...

Hey, Jacqueline! I would be interested in taking a class that taught roses. When will you do that?

Jacqueline Butler said...

Hi! I don't know yet when I will be filming my next online video...but I am working on it and hope to have something new to share soon. I don't know if it will be roses, as I've had lots of requests for peonies and ranunculus flowers, but I will definitely keep you posted! Jacqueline x

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