December Page Kit – Cathie Reed

Hello Friends!

I am delighted to share the projects I made using The Paperie’s gorgeous December kit. This kit is full of beautiful embellishments, papers and perhaps my most favorite Thickers ever! I’m excited to show you what I made so let’s get started.

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This page is all about those gold numbers. They are so lovely, I wanted to hoard them but luckily there are plenty in this package so I had lots to use and some leftover. I opened the package and put half of it on the page. I glued them in place using TomBow Mono Multi Glue and then layered on some diecuts and stickers from Simple Stories. The white ink is from my Sharpie Paint Pen. It makes the loveliest white ink splashes.

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For my next page, I cut up the sheet of pattern paper with 4×6 journaling cards and used them as layering pieces for my photo.

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Then I added some diecuts and white ink splats using my Sharpie Paint Pen.

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Finally, I added some gold embossing enamel by Stampendous. This is one of my favorite go-to supplies. You use it exactly like embossing powder but it is chunkier and creates a totally different effect.

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For my next page, I needed to get messy and inky.

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I started with some gesso, added modeling paste through a stencil and then started spraying with ink. I love to use the Prima Color Bloom inks. They are so easy and fun to use. For this page, I used some of my favorites – Tea Stain and Soft Teal. To bring in the gold, I lightly swiped my Delicata Gold Ink pad across the page.

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And finally, I added Thickers. These are the loveliest Thickers ever. They have a foam base with a gold paper on top and they stick to my mixed media pages. I really hope that we will see more of these types of Thickers in the future. In the meantime, enjoy…

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For my next layout layout, I piled on the chipboard frames. First, I backed them with some sheet music pattern paper you can find in the kit. Then I added a layer of 3D Matte Gel by Finnabair for Prima through a stencil to the green cardstock.

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While the gel was wet, I sprinkled on some Stampendous Embossing Enamel – Chunky Silver and Antique Gold. The embossing enamel stuck to the wet gel. Then I melted the enamel with my heat gun. Finally,I layered up the chipboard frames, diecuts and stickers and glued everything in place with my hot glue gun.

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Finally, here is my last page using the handmade made exclusively for this kit. I love, love, love Nancy French’s handmade paper. I had a lot of ideas for this paper. I thought about making tags or diecuts but in the end, I made this layout.

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I started with a layer of clear gesso. When the gesso was dry, I added some modeling paste through a Prima stencil and sprinkled on some embossing enamel. When the modeling paste was dry, I melted the embossing enamel with my heat gun. Then I added some spray ink. I used the Prima Color Bloom sprays in Soft Teal, Deep Teal and Tea Stain.

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Then I added some diecuts and twine from my stash to finish the page. I wanted to keep the page simple and not overwork with too many supplies or techniques.


So, there you have it. Ideas for 5 layouts but there is so much in this kit that I had plenty leftover to make a few extra things like these tags.

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I started by cutting the tags from a sheet of white cardstock in the kit. (note: I borrowed Tina’s Tim Holtz tag die and loved it so much, I ordered a die for myself!)

Then I spritzed some Prima Color Bloom in Empress Gold through my favorite Prima stencil – Bubbles. Then I layered up the leftover diecuts and chipboard frames to make these tags. I glued everything in place using my hot glue gun. It was quick and easy and I know everything will stay in place.

I was completely inspired to try these tags by Wilna Furstenberg. If you haven’t watched her YouTube channel, you should. Her work is beautiful and inspiring.


And finally, I have a couple of honourable mentions from the kit. The first is this paper.

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I loved it so much – too much to cut into it. So, I have decided to frame it and hang it my home this year. Maybe at the end of the season, I’ll be ready to actually use it.


Then there are these labels.


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I think these would be great in a December Daily or as tags for gifts. I also think they would be great labels for addressing your Christmas cards. You get one sheet with 5 labels so that you can try any or all of these ideas. That’s what I plan to do.

And that brings me (finally) to the end. I cannot gush enough about this kit. I think it is fabulous and would make a great gift for yourself or someone crafty on your list.


Thanks to the Paperie Team for asking me to play along. It was so much fun.


Merry Christmas!




Thanks so much Cathie as always your layouts are beautiful and those tags – love them!

October Page Kit – Designed by Rae Lynn O’Keefe

Hi Everyone,

Rae Lynn here with the seven pages I created from the October Page Kit: three 12×12 layouts and four 8.5×11 layouts.

This year our Keeping Track of Life class is using an 8.5×11 album. In addition to the 2-page spread and the divided page protector that we complete with Krista during KTOL class, I’m adding a monthly calendar and another 8.5×11 page for each month. But I was behind on those extra pages, so I created four pages from the October kit to catch up on my missing months for May, June, July and August.

 Layout 1: She is Awesome





I cut the black cardstock (CS) to 8.5×11 and the White and Black polka dot pattern paper to 3×11. I then used some washi tape from my stash to create a vertical divider between the CS and pattern paper. I also put a small strip of washi in the upper right corner of the page. I then took about 24” of white thread and loosely looped it. I placed the thread partially behind my photo and adhered the photo. Next, I used the October Afternoon alpha stickers to spell out SHE IS directly on my photo. The AWESOME sticker is from the BasicGrey sticker sheet. I used pop-dots to adhere the sticker. I also adhered (and trimmed) the arrow sticker in the upper right corner. I finished that area off with a flare badge from my stash and some of the enamel dots included in the October kit. Finally, a bit of journaling at the bottom of the page (with a white pen) to document that the picture of Mom and I was taken on Mother’s Day. (And yes, my Mom is totally awesome. She’s got a heart bigger than her body and I love more than all the stars in the universe.)

 Layout 2: Ali’s Grade 6 Grad




The kit includes three specialty papers this month and I used two of them on this layout – the turquoise fiber paper and gold shimmer cardstock. I trimmed the turquoise paper to 8.5×11 and then the gold paper to be about 0.5” smaller. I also used the turquoise paper to mat the photo of Aliceyn and myself. One of the pattern papers included in the kit has circles in multiple colours (orange, green, beige, navy, turquoise, yellow, teal). I used a bunch of my circle punches to cut out some turquoise, navy, green, and beige circles in different sized. I sanded the edges of the circles and then adhered them using my tape runner and pop-dots on either side of the photo. I also added a few enamel dots into the mix. Next, I needed alphas but I wanted white alphas…so I grabbed the Thickers (woodgrain brown) included in the kit and sanded them back so the brown was gone. I grabbed a thick navy washi tape from my stash and added that below the photo/circles. I adhered the “white” Thickers using Glossy Accents to the washi tape.

 Layout 3: You & Me




I cut the arrow pattern paper to 8.5×11 and added a small 3×8.5 piece of the red CS to the bottom of the page and a narrow red strip at the top of the page. Then I added some grey polka dot washi from my stash to create a divide between the PP and CS and then a small strip washi at the top as well. I adhered the black and white sticker frame from the BasicGrey sticker sheet to my photo and used pop-dots to add the photo to the page. The title YOU & ME is from the October Afternoon alphas. I added a Simple Story metal brad from my stash and some of the enamel dots. Add the top of the page I added the circle 2 sticker and an arrow sticker from the sticker sheet. The HAPPY letters are the smaller alpha included in the October Afternoon package. Lastly, I broke out my trusty ruler and added some lines for my journaling.

 Layout 4: You are my Cloud #9



The third specialty paper in the kit is a beautiful sheet of vellum clouds from Shimelle. It is sooo pretty. I cut both the white CS in the kit and the vellum to 8.5×11. I used microdots to adhere the vellum to the cardstock. I matted my photo in a piece of the red cardstock and adhered that directly to the page. From the left over piece of vellum, I fussy cut out some of the clouds. I then cut pop-dots into tine-tiny pieces and placed them behind the cut-out cloud and added them to the page. Voila – some dimensional clouds. I finished the page off with some red and teal alphas left over from last year’s KTOL class. This is a super simple page but I didn’t want anything to take away from the vellum cloud paper.

 Layout 5: Blake / Nanny’s Boy


Here is another simple page of my cousin’s little boy! Isn’t he a cutie? Those eyes! The colour in Blake’s flannel shirt matched perfectly with this pattern paper. I sanded the edges of both photos and adhered them to the page. Next I grabbed the arrow sticker from the BasicGrey sticker sheet. This sticker included the words “go this way” but I simply trimmed them off to create a smaller arrow. I used pop-dots to add the arrow to my page. Next, I added the title stickers. Both are from the October Afternoon package (it includes two different size alphas). I finished the top of the page off with a barcode strip, a punched circle/star and some enamel dots.

 Layout 6: I Love Autumn


I trimmed the Kraft CS down to a 10.5×10.5 square, inked it with brown ink, and then adhered it to the Orange pattern paper leaving an even border around all four sides. I sanded the edges of my photo and adhered it to the Kraft CS, tucking one of the include kraft pockets included in the kit underneath for some hidden journaling. A few inches below my photo, I used my mini-dots stencil and Frayed Burlap distress ink to create a pattern of dots on the Kraft CS. Next, I cut out and adhered the barcodes from three of the pattern papers included in the kit (never throw them away – they come in handy when you next just a touch of pattern/colour). Below those, I added my title. I added five enamel dots above my photo. Some more ruled lines and my journaling finished off the page.

Layout 7: Good Morning From


This was the simplest page of all. I literally stuck four pictures to the page and added some alphas and journaling. My husband and I were recently on our “staycation” and one morning we were up super early – so I said “Let’s go to Signal Hill to watch the sun come up.” We jumped in the truck and headed to the hill where I snapped a ton of pictures. Afterwards, we stopped at Quidi Vidi, Middle Cove Beach, and Pouch Cove. I used the Beautiful Mess app on my phone to add text to each picture (such as “Good Morning From Signal Hill”). I printed four of my Instagram pictures from that day. The colours in my pictures matched perfectly with the colours on the edges of the paper. I used the October Afternoon alphas to add my “GOOD MORNING FROM” title between the pics in the middle of the page (which mimics the text I had added on my photos). I then added some journaling in the square around my Instagram pics. Quickest page ever!

We love what Rae Lynn did with the kit – gorgeous layouts!

If you’re not a subscriber to the kits call us and we can hook you up or if you just want this month’s kit we can do that too!

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September 2015 Page Kit – Guest Designer – Sara Case Strickland

Hi Everyone!

For this month’s kit we asked one of our very talented class instructors and designers, Sara Case Strickland, if she would play along and you are going to want to check this out! She truly shows us how much you can get from one kit! Wow! Thanks so much Sara!!

Here’s Sara:

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to play with a Paperie Page Kit so when I got this one I was determined to use it all up. I think I succeeded! Forewarning – there are a lot of pictures here so grab a snack and settle in! 🙂

1 - scraps


The first thing I do when I get a kit is decide what I want to hoard. As you can imagine, it never turns out well because I never use my favourite things! I decided a while ago to stop that and use my favourite things first – in this case, the awesome Star paper:

2 - shine for you

I simply smeared some heavy gesso over the paper to make a messy photo mat and then added the title with the Amy Tangerine Thickers that are included and some Basic Grey alpha stickers from my stash. I altered the Thickers with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

Since I had my gesso out, I spread a very thin layer over the alphabet paper to tone down the colour a little. I knew I wanted to scrapbook the first time my son wrote out his whole name without help and this paper was perfect!
3 - he did it

I used the bar code strips from some of the patterned paper and stickers from both the embellishment sheets, along with the Thickers again for the title. I also outlined the three letters of Gabe’s initials to make them pop.

My next Lo was pretty simple. I matted a photo, used the Thickers as is (no altering this time!), and used stickers as embellishments. I also spattered a little clay and gold mist across the title area.

4 - beachcomber

If you look on the back of many of my LO’s you’ll see pieces cut out behind the photos – this gives me extra patterned paper to use when I like both sides of a sheet! I will either use those pieces as photos mats or cuts them up to use as embellishments.

For this next one, I really wanted to highlight the contrast of my daughter’s fancy tutu with her sneakers. I altered the alphas in two different ways – for hiphop I sprinkled Aged silver Embossing Enamel for a grungy look and for ballerina I coloured the letters with my Sakura Stardust pen for some shimmer.

5 - hiphop ballerina

I finished it all off with more barcode strips, some stickers, and a bit of silver mist spatter.

While I was working on this kit I was also thinking of ideas for my Favourite Things class. This Distress Ink/Perfect Pearls technique was one I wanted to try so I gave it a go. I love how the stripes turned out! They’re super shimmery in real life.

6 - molly is 8

I trimmed down the background and matted it on the black cardstock for a border, then added doilies and cork hearts from my stash.

By the time I got to my last two LO’s I was running out of letters! No problem, with chipboard Thickers you can cut and stick to make your own. At least five or six of the alphas in this title are not the original letters!

7 - beachy girl

I added a photo mat that I acquired from a cut piece of patterned paper background, added circular stickers from the sticker sheet, and cut a camera from another piece of paper. The tiny hearts are from my Freckled Fawn embellishment kit.

My last LO was a very last minute addition. I simply couldn’t get rid of all those pretty scraps! If you know me at all, you know I’m not a scrap lover and usually toss them. I just couldn’t this time and I love how they all came together.

8 - crazy face

I added three colours of embossing powder to the letters and thick stacks of the included circle labels behind the photo. A bit of doodling around the paper scraps and a few stickers phrases finished it off.

In between all those 12×12 LO’s, I also made a 6×8 LO for the small album of my kids and their friends. I used a divided page protector and make the pieces smaller than the pockets so it’s got a peek-a-boo look to the next pages in the book.

9 - wait...

Super easy with scraps of paper and circle label stickers. Some black embossing powder to make the alphas stand out and that’s it.

Since I used all the patterned paper for my LO’s, I had a couple of full sheets of cardstock left over – perfect for birthday cards….

10 - girl space monsters card111 - boy space monsters card

….and lunchbox notes!

12 - xo card1 13 - wow card1 14 - love&hugs card 15 - i {heart} u card

Finally, I made a teeny tiny mini album. The Instax albums came out while I had this kit and I couldn’t wait to play with one! The size is almost impossible to picture because it’s so little, but the pages are 2.125”x 3.375”. So cute!

16 - salmon cove mini

I used the Thickers and a wood chip sun from the same Freckled Fawn Embellishment kit as the tiny hearts to make the title. The cover page is a scrap of paper, with a circle punched form another scrap and a few stickers phrases.

17 -salmon cove mini go see do

I wanted to show that you don’t need an Instax camera to use the album so I resized all my photos in an editing program (I use Photoshop Elements 11), and added a border to mimic the look of an instax picture.

18 -salmon cove mini pals

A few stickers and fussy cut images on pop dots are all you need to decorate!

And that’s it! You can find more album photos and closeups of the LO’s on my Flickr Account if you want more detail. I hope you get the kit and have some fun – I know I couldn’t have possibly used anymore of it than I did!

Thanks so much for playing along this month Sara and sharing your gorgeous layouts with us!

If you don’t already subscribe to the monthly page kit give us a call and we will get you signed up.


August Page Kit – Guest Designer – Karen Young

Hi Everyone!

For this month’s kit we asked super talented Karen Young if she would play along and all we can say is wow!

Here’s Karen:

I had the privilege of working with the August paper kit, which includes some really pretty paper!
The first thing I was drawn to was this ‘Dream in Color’ paper. It paired well with the green cardstock in the kit. For the splashes of colour I used Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

For this next one I knew I wanted to create an inky background so I first coated the paper with clear gesso. I used Mustard Seed Distress Stain which matched the yellow in the pattern paper perfectly. I added some random stencil and stamping to complete the messy look.
I was also instantly drawn to this wood panel paper. Isn’t it pretty?! For the splatters I used Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.
For these next two layouts I started by scraping gesso on the cardstock using a palate knife.
I think this next one is my favourite of the bunch. The wave paper looks so unique and the white cardstock stands out nicely. The added splashes of colour is Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
This next one was created using White Dylusions Spray Ink for the background, Modeling Paste and Heavy Black gesso through stencils.
And finally, this one was a fun one! I started by sticking on random scrap strips of paper and plaster tape on the red background. Then I painted it all with a thin coat of gesso. Next I painted the strips with yellow watercolour paint and splashes of Gold Foil Color Bloom Spray. I made the flower by layering two small circles using my 1” circle punch. And the hearts are from a mini heart punch.



Thanks so much for playing along this month Karen and sharing your gorgeous layouts with us!

If you don’t already subscribe to the monthly page kit give us a call and we will get you signed up.

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July Page Kit

Hi Everyone!

I really needed the kit this month – my scrap room was a disaster but I wanted to create so the kit was fantastic I was able to take only what I needed and move to another location … and yes my room is now clean.  Here are my layouts:











I enjoy it when there’s a neutral piece of paper in a kit because every once and a while I like some ‘white’ space and minimal layering which is what I did here using a few stickers from the element sheet, scraps of patterned paper and my tab punch to draw your eyes to the photo.











I don’t often do multi photo layouts anymore but for my sister’s album I wanted to capture several from this day on one page so I created a grid using 6×6 squares of the card stock layered on the patterned paper.  The element sheet is chock full of sticker options great for layering and the enamel shapes add a little dimension.











For this layout I pulled out my silhouette and cut a background for some pictures of yummy summer drinks from our recent getaway to Montreal.  The gold stickers in this kit are super cute!











I don’t know about you but in this house we get a lot of school projects and at projects brought home – for a lot I take a picture, create a grid collage and add it to my school albums but some are so special I want to keep – like this cards for father’s day.  The colors though – very bright – so I used the awesome polka dot vellum to create a pocket to house them.  I stamped a patterned on the bottom of the photo using the included stamp set too … which by the way I will totally use in my planner.  Stay tuned for some planner posts coming this summer  – have you caught the planner bug too?





























As most of you know I’m a big Project Life fan and when week’s include a special event like travel I often pull a different type of page protector to add to my weekly spread to capture the highlights.  So this pocket page again features photos from our recent trip and the amazing food we shared.





















I had a few yummy bits left over from the kit so I wanted to make a few cards – aren’t those gold stickers and the shaped enamel keys fantastic.  So there you have it the July page kit – chock full of goodness.  If you don’t already subscribe you should – or call if you just want this kit we may have a couple left.

Hope you can carve out some creative time this week.

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June Page Kit

Hi All;

I’m back with the layouts I created for the June kit – tons of beautiful paper and embellishments in this kit.











For this layout I used the bar code strips to create journalling lines under the picture and use the enamel stars as bullet points and journals with the gold letter stickers.  I added a gold rub-on to the bottom of the page and also added journalling on a hidden card behind the picture.





















For this layout I actually got a little messy and used some modelling paste through one of Tim Holtz’s new stencils.  Then I tapped some mists across the kraft paper (this paper is text weight and awesome for tearing and creating the raw edge look).  I used some of the stickers as embellishments.  Aren’t those Thickers amazing!











I loved this paper so much I didn’t want to cover it up – so I didn’t.  I added the picture and used the enamel photo corners and added a title with the Thickers – they go so well with the gold foil stripes on the paper.











I wanted to do a layout with multiple pictures on it and this patterned paper was perfect for it.  I used the coordinating card stock to create a grid photo mat and then added a sticker as the title and a rub-on and stickers for embellishments.











For this layout I  tapped several colors of Heidi Swapp Color Shine and then added strips of patterned paper across the page.  I created a photo mat for the photo out of another patterned paper.  Again I used a sticker for a title and added some of the smaller sticker hearts for embellishments.

The Chevron paper I kept and actually cut it up to fill one of my standard Project life page protectors as the last page for the year – it’s gorgeous and I didn’t want to cover it up!

If you’re a subscriber your kit is ready for pick up; if you’re not call us and we can sign you up.


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