Sharing Our Story

It is of no surprise to anyone reading this that crafting truly has many benefits. We feel better while we craft, and as paper crafters, we reap the rewards of spending time with our pages, our cards, our books and our stories.

And that is really what it’s all about- sharing our stories.

Our story is a one we are proud to share. We started out with an idea of being able to provide a local spot to shop for paper crafting materials. But it grew to be so much more than that. This small, local business quickly became a community. Right from the first time our customers peeked into the windows as Chris & Janna set up shop in May 2004.

Our customers became our community. Story telling and story sharing. We created things with our hands, we learned from each other and we shared the happenings of our everyday lives through our photos and our pages.

But like every good book, the story does come to an end. And this is where we end ours.

With heavy hearts we have decided to close our shop, The Paperie, in July. Life presents us with many difficult decisions, and this was one of them for us. There were many things to consider, and many factors in play, but we have chosen to close the shop and focus our energies exclusively on our families and our lives as two very busy working moms.

We want to thank our customers and our friends who have supported our local business so much over the years. We appreciate your business and we appreciate you sharing your stories with us.
Thank you to our employees who were so valuable in helping us create the community that we have.
A giant shout-out to our local instructors who have shared their creative skills and spirits with us and whom have added so much to the education offering of our business. This was always so important to us!
Thank you also to the many talented instructors who have visited our shop and our island over the years. We have benefited greatly from your beautiful work!
A special thank you to our families who have stood by us and were so understanding of our time away from you so we could spend time with The Paperie.

As we prepare to say goodbye over the next couple of months, a reminder to our customers who have gift cards or coupons, please come in to redeem them while the product selection is best. We are not responsible for misplaced gift cards or coupons and we are no longer issuing frequent buyer stamps to customers for purchases.

Our class schedule for June and July have been updated and are posted on our blog under the heading Classes.  Please call or email us to register.

We will make every attempt to fill any product requests that have already been placed , depending on current product availability. We will not be accepting any specific product requests after May 31,2017.

We will also make every attempt to complete all bridal orders that have been placed currently, but are no longer accepting new orders.

Please continue to support the local small businesses in our community.

With heartfelt thanks,
Janna & Wendy

4 thoughts on “Sharing Our Story

  1. Oh no! You will be truly missed – I have loved being part of your community. I wish you both all the very best in your next endeavours. Hopefully, our paths will cross again – Barb

  2. Thanks Barb! The paper crafting won’t stop so for sure our paths will cross again.

  3. This makes me so sad 😦 thanks for giving the gift of paper and stories. Good luck and well wishes

  4. oh so sad to hear this! 😦 😦 you will be truly missed. A visit to your store was always the highlight of my trips to St Johns.All the best in your future endevours

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