December Page Kit – Leslie’s take

For the December page kit we asked Leslie White to play along with us and wow, we just love her layouts.


Merry Christmas

For this layout Leslie used her Silhouette to cut the “Vintage Christmas 12×12 Page” and “Merry Snowflake” designs (downloaded from the Silhouette shop) and a clear Wink of Stella pen added the perfect touch of glitter to the words. I like how she used a snowflake sticker from the element sheet to do the “i” in Christmas. Crystal and Diamond Stickles glitter glue gave the snowflakes and ornaments even more shimmer and shine. Leslie also added a bit of colour to the ornaments using blue, green, and red Wink of Luna pens, then used orange Wink of Stella brush to add a bit of glittery colour. Two of the three photos are popped up with dimensional foam tape and look like they’re hanging from the silver clothespins – cute!


On Santa’s Knee

The patterned paper with the old fashioned ornaments matched her picture so well, Leslie didn’t want or need to embellish it much. The angles strips of green and black cardstock along the bottom of the page add visual interest, and see those gold dots? Leslie cut up a “U” from the gold glitter Thickers to embellish the seam between the black and green on the bottom of the page. So cute! The red, black, and green flags with another gold dot in the top left corner of the layout add a nice touch. (The red flag is actually a sticker from the element sheet).


Waiting for Santa

Instead of using full sheets for this layout, Leslie just cut out the parts she needed from the stripey plaid paper, green, and black cardstock. The green polka dot sticker strip from elements page anchors the photo and was also used in other spots to cover little bits of the seam between the papers. The Mixed Bag die-cuts were used here for the “Hohoho,” “joy” and “noel” circles, as well as red Santa bingo card and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year die cut (including the frame that was around it). Small brown alphas were used for title.



Leslie cut 3 inches off the woodgrain page and taped the page back together with 3 inches of the flip side of the paper (reindeer) on the left side. Love this trick when you want to use both sides of the paper! The red sticker strip from element page was used to cover the seam. All the  photos were matted with black card stock. Leslie cut the hexagon stickers in half and used three halves behind main photo, then doodled around inside edges of hexagons with black marker. The “Merry” title was cut from black card stock using Silhouette and the little “Be Merry” strip is a die-cut from Mixed Bag.


Look Who’s One

The gold chevron paper was added to top and bottom of ivory cardstock for this page. All photos were matted with the red patterned paper on the flip side of the birch trees. Three gold clothespins were used on main photo. Leslie used her tab punch and tiny attacher to add tab to main photo so you can lift to show 2 more small pictures and journaling.

Leslie also made:

  • a card using kraft card stock, stripey plaid paper, and 4 stickers from element sheet.
  • a tag using one of the tags in the page kit and 3 triangles from the Mixed Bag. Used edges from the brown alpha sheet to make tree trunks and 2 stickers from element sheet.
  •  a second card using “5×5 Christmas Card” in Silhouette (design ID 67331). For this card, she used black and kraft card stock and the flip side of the tan paper with the ivory christmas trees. Leslie used the 12-inch mat for cutting and stuck the card together and used black washi from her stash to cover the seams.




Wow! Thanks for joining us Leslie; we love showing off our customer’s projects on the blog.

If you don’t already subscribe to our monthly page kits… you should! Call today to start up your subscription in January!

Wendy Signature

P.S. Did you see our post earlier this morning? Stay tuned to our Blog (or Facebook and Twitter) for our one-day-only Deals EVERY day in December!

Customer Profile – Stephanie Roberts

Today we’re celebrating World Card Making Day with a special Customer Profile!

A while back we did a prize draw for Mojo Monday and the winner received a card kit and the opportunity to be featured on our blog – Stephanie Roberts was the lucky winner!  We are here to showcase some of Stephanie’s work today.

Stephanie created 7 cards with our September card kit (which is TAX FREE TODAY) and said she could have easily made more. Here are Stephanie’s cards:


Love the addition of the gemstone to the cupcake.


Hope you’re ready for this next card – it’s super impressive…


Look at the detail on this folded card – gorgeous! and the greeting ‘pinned’ on the framed bulletin board … totally stealing that idea.


A bright and cute card with a white embossed greeting.


Look at the glittery goodness – my daughter would love this card!


This would make a great masculine card for someone in need of a pat on the back.


Speaking of backs, here’s the back of the last card. I love how with a little creativity you can stretch these kits.  Stephanie combined two separate pieces of papers to make a single card base for this card using washi to adhere the pieces.


Patterned paper strips for this card with the addition of a few poinsettia dew drops – a fav of mine.


The unique shape of the pieces on this card makes it eye catching. Stephanie also used Meghan’s “hinged card” trick – essentially adhering two pieces of patterned paper together to make a single card base (see below)…


Big thanks to Stephanie for playing along and sharing your work today on World Card Making Day! We hope to see everyone at the shop today for our Sale!

Wendy Signature



August Scrapbook Kit – Rae Lynn’s Take

Design Team Post: Rae Lynn

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your summer! It certainly has been warmer than usual. As I write this, it is 11:10 p.m. at night and my thermometer is telling me that it is feels like 30 degrees! That snow storm on April 1st seems like a hundred years ago. (I’m not wishing for snow – not at all – but I’m certainly grateful for air conditioning!)

The August Scrapbook Kit is full of bright summer colour from the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection and the Carta Bella Summer Lovin’ element stickers! When I saw this kit I loved everything it. It is choked full of great embellishments too. I created 7 layouts with the kits and still had tons of paper and product left over.

My favourite sheet of paper in this kit was the Life if Beachy pattern paper. Each block basically is like a colourful, little postage stamp. As soon as I saw this paper I knew I’d cut out bits and pieces.


Layout 1: Badness x Two



For my first layout, I tapped some Mister Huey’s Calico White mist on the top half of the page. I love this white mist as it dries pretty fast. No matter the brand, I find white mists tend to take longer to dry. So when you are tempted to check if it is dry, resist the temptation and wait a bit longer. You’ll end up with less smudges – I promise.

I adhered the geometric red and turquoise paper with some red washi tape from my stash. I added some quick embellishments and then journaled around the bottom perimeter of the page with a white paint pen. More about white pens later!

Layout 2: Let’s Get Summer Started





I love white cardstock! Honestly, I could only scrapbook on white, kraft, and black cardstock if I was forced to do so. This kit includes a textured double dot white cardstock, which is just enough texture to “take the boring away”.

To start, I broke out my trusty ZIG Wink of Stella Brush Pens. I used the pink, green, and black pens to create a very fine splatter of colour in the upper-left and lower-right corners of the pages. I simply squeezed each pen to load ink in the pen’s chamber and then used my fingernail to flick the brush tip to create a fine splatter on the paper. Messy, glittery goodness! (And these pens come in 16 colours.)

I adhered five thin strips of washi tape to the page. I can’t remember the brand name on these thin tapes but I purchased them at the Paperie Retreat in May. I used some black alpha stickers from my stash along with the SUMMER sticker from the element sheet to create my title. Then I had fun adding some embellishments from the kit – DoodleBug Sprinkles (enamel dots), BoBunny brads, and Simple Stories DIY Boutique chipboard stickers. 

Layout 3: Good Friends & Fun Times







Okay – how can you not covet this pattern paper with the words Hello all over it! I didn’t want to do much to cover it up, so I sprayed about 8 good spritzes of Mister Huey’s Custard mist, which is great yellowish-pale orange colour.

I then flicked some big droplets royal blue watercolour paint on the paper. The watercolour paint dried to a very chalky finish, which I really liked.

I anchored the page using a few strips of yellow washi tape and some striped red paper (cut from the pattern paper with all the diagonal strips in the kit). My photo is matted on one of the 4×6 Simple Stories Journaling Cards also included in the kit.

To journal, I used a blue Frixon pen, which is erasable. Yip – erasable! I love to journal but I also make mistakes as I write. The Frixon pens has a rubber eraser at the tip of the pen, which makes quick work of your mistakes and your page is not ruined. These pens come in a variety of colours with either fine or medium tips. The black and blue pens are now part of my basic scrapbook kit.

To finish off the page, I used a few of the “postage stamp” pieces, some enamel dots, and wood veneer shapes coloured with Wink of Stella pens.

Layout 4: Me & You






I started this layout using a stencil that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and some Liquitex Light Modeling Paste. The stencil was actually left over from another project I did earlier this year and it just cut from white cardstock. (One of the advantages of the Silhouette is that you can create your own stencils will almost any shape opening.)

After the moulding paste dried, I coloured a few hearts in with my light green Wink of Stella pen. Seriously, these pens cover surfaces beautifully!

This layout pulled together quickly with some of the polka dot vellum, a strip of green pattern paper, the B&W stickers from the element sheet, and finally, the gorgeous glitter green alphas! 

Layout 5: Hi Ali





For this simple layout, I used Distress Paint (Antique Bronze and Evergreen Bough) and lots of water to create long drops down the map paper.

The Antique Bronze Distress Paint leaves a gorgeous metallic sheen. You can get the metallic distress paint in three colours: Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass, and Antique Bronze.

I adhered a few strips of washi tape (from my stash) vertically down the page. I cut out a few postage stamp pieces and added them to the left of the photo. To the right, I cut a heart from another postage stamp and punched a few smaller hearts. The cloud brad is from the BoBunny Brads included in the kit.

Layout 6: Summer Vacation Planning / Mexico




This simple grid layout has four 3×4 pics and a journaling block to document a vacation planning weekend I had with a few of my favourite ladies.

I used a bunch of stickers from the element sheet, some October Afternoon alphas from my stash, and the glitter stickers to spell out Mexico for the title. I am patiently counting down the days to this trip and can’t wait to scrapbook the memories and fun that is sure to ensue in a few weeks’ time. Mexico may never be the same after we arrive. 

Layout 7: Happy Lovin’ U







For this layout, I chopped and punched out bits and pieces from the sticker element sheet to make my page embellishments. The arrow is cut from the roof of the house sticker, the red banner at the top of the page is cut from that same house sticker. The Lovin’ sticker is cut from the bar code strip and the letter U is from the word “fun” in the Family Fun sticker.

I wanted a few more mini hearts, so I punched them from the bathing suit sticker. Never limit yourself to the defined shape of a sticker…most can be used to make other shapes. (The heart punch is available in the store – it is compact, making it a perfect tool addition to your basic scrapbook kit.)

I tried something “new to me” with the messy thread under the stickers. I’ve seen this in layouts and wanted to try it. It turned out okay but I think it would be “neater” if I used a thinner thread.

I added a journaling with a White Signo BallPoint Pen. In my opinion, this is the best white pen on the market. But I also like the Sharpie White Paint Pen, which is great for writing on slick surfaces like your photos and chipboard.

So to clue up here, you can see that I love my pens – from the colourful/glittery Wink of Stella Brush Pens, the erasable Frixon pens, and finally to the white Signo Ballpoint Pen and Sharpie White Paint Pen.

The Paperie has a selection of all the pens, mists, distress paint, and punches that I’ve mentioned in this blog. If the item is not in stock when you pop by, they will gladly order it for you! Keep that in mind for any special orders – a wide range of products is right at your fingertips, it never hurts to ask.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask myself or one of the other Paperie ladies! Enjoy summer and stay cool!

Rae Lynn

June Card Kit – Sara’s take


It’s Sara here with my take on the June Card kit.  Let me be honest – when Wendy handed me this kit my stomach sank a little. If you have taken any of my classes you’re well aware that flowers are not my thing and this kit has, not only flower paper, but also flower stamps. Then, I started playing with it.

The Kelly Purkey papers work so well together and I even worked in some flower stamping – and liked it!

My first LO used a bunch of paper, layered and sewn just to show them all together:


I used several of the wood veneer speech balloons, some archival ink for stamping, and the little sentiments from one of the TWO stamp sets in this months kit. I also added an Epiphany small heart bubble that I coloured with my red Wink of Stella pen – I love how it took the colour and stayed translucent!


The next LO is pretty simple:


I simply punched a bunch of circles and coloured the rest of the wood speech bubbles with Wink of Stella pens (they go over wood veneer like butter with quick coverage). Then I added details to the alphas, doodled, and journaled with my White Sharpie Paint pen – this pen is a must have if you want white!


My third LO used a bunch of papers for layers and the frame stamp with Versamark and clear embossing powder for borders:


I love when alpha stickers come with numbers and made full use of them here, adding details with my Faber-Castell Pitt pen:


My final LO was a fun one. I spread gesso over a stencil and once it dried I misted with Heidi Swapp ColorShine then sprayed with water to get it to run:


I used silver Thickers from my stash for the title and one of the envelopes from the kit for a pocket. I layered paper under the photo and added another piece in the envelope pocket for journaling. Envelopes are great for photo mats, journaling spots, and extra picture space!


I actually did make one card this time, using the vellum in the kit:


I just layered paper front and back to hide the adhesive and  added alpha stickers and stamping to make the sentiments. Quick and easy!


My final project was definitely outside the box which is why I like the Card Kit so much – I never feel like I only have to do layouts!


How do you like my piggy bank? Isn’t it cute? All it took was some multimedium and dirty fingers!

Now, here’s a challenge – show us what you can do with the card kit! The Mojo Monday Gallery is not just for challenge entries (although you could kill two birds with one stone). Upload your projects and share with our community! Bonus points for thinking outside the box!


June 2014 Scrapbook Kit Debut – Cathie’s take

Hi Everyone!


It’s Cathie here to share the projects I made with the June kit by The Paperie. I had a lot of fun making pages with this kit. Some many lovely papers – including a few from Amy Tangerine’s Plus One collection that I wanted to hoard – a roll of star washi tape, a pack of cork arrows, a pack of flair and a fabulous sticker element sheet. And there are two packs of letter stickers – Thickers and letter tiles.


So, let’s get started!


Here’s the very first page I made with the kit.


My little guy, Ben, loves green so I had to use this beautiful green paper by Bo Bunny for a page about him.

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I used as many stickers from the element sheet as I could to create a loose grid. Then I added some flair buttons by Queen and Co., some cork arrows and some washi tape. I put some of the label stickers on scrap paper and fed them through my vintage typewriter. This is something you can easily do with a ink jet or laser printer if you don’t have a typewriter.

My next page was all mixed media…

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I spread some gesso on the white dot paper and when it was dry sprayed some different Mister Hueys through some stencils. I used Bazinga, Splash and Dewey sprays and the 12×12 Blazonry stencil and a couple of my favorite Tim Holtz stencils – Honeycomb and Schoolhouse. I finished off the page with some splashes of Studio Calico Mister Huey Clay.

And now for one of my favorite papers…

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I fussy cut out the stars using my craft knife and self-healing mat. Then I trimmed a ¼” from the paper and mounted it on the Glitter POW paper included in the kit. I added some embellishments, typed journaling and doodling to finish off the page.

And here’s a close-up of the stars. Stop by the shop to see just how glittery that POW paper really is!

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 We recently said the final good-bye to our much-loved Labrador, Mac. I really miss her but when I found this pic I knew I had to scrap it.

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I spread some of the Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste through my favorite Blazonry stencil and set it aside to dry while I typed my journaling.

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I love how scrapbooking helps me work through the difficult times as well as celebrate the good times. It’s a great hobby.

My next page used another of my favorite papers in the kit…

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I fussy cut some of the cameras and popped them up with foam adhesive. I added some Glossy Accents to the lenses for a bit of added interest.

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And here’s my final layout…

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I used some of the Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste and the Wendi Vecchi Paste Translucent Embossing Paste through one of Dina Wakley’s new stencils – Tracks. I combined the two pastes to create a subtle varied background.

Then I misted the whole page with water and sprayed Studio Calico Mister Huey in Honeydew and Dylusions Polished Jade spray ink. I tipped the paper around so the colors would blend then I set it aside to dry. Once dry, I cut down the paper and added my embellishments.

In the end, I made 6 layouts so there isn’t much of the kit left over. I cut into every piece of paper and used up most of the embellishments. With the scraps, I made a gift card envelope using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

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I put some leftover cardstock and stickers on the inside. It’s all ready for a sentiment and a signature.

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And I cut up some other scraps into 3×4 cards to use in my KTOL album or other projects.

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And that’s it from me. I hope you all have as much fun as I did with the kit. Please share your pages, I love seeing what you make.


Thanks for stopping by!



May Scrapbook Kit – Krista’s take

Hi Everyone!

We’re back this week to share the layouts that Krista created with our May Scrapbook kit!

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How awesome is this piechart layout – definitely going to be borrowing this idea – love how graphic it looks.

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What a great way to use up left over thickers!

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How cut is this – love the way the title interacts with the picture and the paw prints down the page… and the hearts stamping on the photo!  I spy some skinny washi tape as well.

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The film strip look of this layout is fantastic and the envelope as a spot for hidden journaling – love it.

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The details on this layout are fantastic; from the journaling surrounding the photo, the strips of patterned paper and the added flair and buttons … so much to enjoy.

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Love the fussy cut cupcakes and the use of square photos…. Krista got a lot of mileage out of the skinny-script Heidi Swapp puffy stickers, we’ll have more kinds in stock soon.  Thanks Krista for playing along with this months kit.

If you don’t already subscribe to our monthly scrapbook kit club, call today – there are a couple of spots left! We also have some card kits leftover, check out {Meghan’s cards here} and {my cards here}.

Check back tomorrow for our weekly Create-a-Card post!