Daily December Deals & Tags of Christmas kick-off

We had so much fun last year with our Daily December Deals and Tags of Christmas (inspired by Tim Holtz)… so let’s do it all over again! Be sure to subscribe to our blog, twitter, or Facebook feed to hear all the great specials. These deals are only emailed if you are subscribed to our blog, so social media is the best way to stay on top of the daily deals!

Announcing our first December Deal…

20% off all Christmas Stamps!

Most of our Deals will be one-day only, but this particular discount goes right until December 23rd. We have a nice variety of holiday stamps in stock, so visit us any day until Christmas Eve to get your fix of fun festive stamps – and stay tuned for each of our daily deals!

Can’t  make it in to the shop? No problem! We are happy to do credit card payments over the phone on the day of the deal. Don’t forget – we’re closed on Sundays and we’re also closed on Christmas Eve.

Tags of Christmas – Day 1

Now for our first tag…

Rae Lynn’s Christmas Tag

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I cut a reindeer using my Silhouette Cameo then inked it with clear VeraMark ink, sprinkled copper embossing powder over the reindeer, and heat the embossing powder. I repeated the ink/copper powder/heating process about four times to get a thick embossed layer.

Next I inked the tag with a foam blending tool, which was cut from watercolour paper, with four colours of Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire).

I tapped some large and medium-sized drops of Antique Bronze Distress Spray Stain and misted with water. I heat-set the tag with my embossing gun and got some great “metallic splotches”. I loved the Antique Bronze spray so much that I tap-tapped another layer of metallic ink over the entire tag. Side note: Sara played with these Distress sprays at the Paperie Fall retreat and I was sitting next to her while she was testing/playing. All I heard was ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhhs’ about the metallic sprays. They are so pretty! I’ll be the first to admit that I own lots of sprays/mists but the metallic Distress Spray Stains are so shiny AND they react with water as do all other Distress products.)

I stamped Believe on another piece of inked watercolour paper and embossed it in copper. The simple font of the Believe stamp is just lovely. The Paperie has a big bin of Christmas stamps (for only $1.50 each) and there is a great selection to choose from. I picked up a few extras stamps for stocking stuffers for my nieces.

I trimmed the Believe paper into a small banner and then inked the edges of the banner using my Copper Wink of Luna brush marker. You all know how much I loved my glittery Wink of Stella pens and I just couldn’t pass up the metallic Wink of Luna brush pens, which come in nine metallic colours.

I adhered the Believe banner to the bottom of the tag and adhered the reindeer using pop-dots. I added some sequins (brown, copper, bronze) with mini glue dots.

I then went hunting in my ribbon stash and found a piece of ribbon with blue/brown/bronze – what are the chances?! I wrapped the ribbon with metallic gold twine but the gold stood out too much, so I used the Copper Wink of Luna brush pen to change the colour of the twine – see those brush pens are just awesome.

And there you have it. A Christmas tag is an easy way to add a “touch of handmade” to any present.

Happy Holidays everyone. I hope your holiday season is filled with lots of laughter and cheer.

…Rae Lynn

Here are the supplies that used – all can be purchased/ordered at The Paperie.

  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Heat Gun
  •   Adhesive
  • Distress Inks
  • Foam Blending Tool
  • Distress Spray Stain (Antique Bronze)
  • Water Mister
  • Studio G ‘Believe’ Stamp
  • Sequins
  • Gold Twine
  • Wink of Luna (copper)

Thanks for playing along Rae Lynn – love your tag!

Mojo Monday

And finally that brings us to Mojo Monday… let’s kick off the season of giving with a prize challenge!

Your challenge this week is to share ANY recent holiday-themed project in our Mojo Monday Gallery. Submit your project by Sunday, December 7th at 11:59pm for a chance to win a fun prize. To submit simply upload your photos to our Mojo Monday Gallery on Facebook or comment here with a link to your blog or online gallery – you may also choose to email or drop by the store with a picture of your project. Cards, art journal pages, scrapbook layouts, mini albums, drawings – we’d love to see it all!

Happy Holidays!
The Paperie

Giveaway!

Hey everyone! We have a fun GIVEAWAY running on our blog!  One lucky winner will get a free spot in the Sunshine Crop on Saturday, September 21st (9am-10pm) valued at $50. Put together by Charmaine Winter for the Sunshine Foundation, this all-day crop at McDonald Drive Elementary includes meals, a goodie bag and a chance to win some FAB prizes.

For the chance to win the LAST spot in this awesome fundraising crop, all you have to do is comment here by Sunday, September 8th at 11:59pm telling us ONE product you LOVE that The Paperie carries! Easy, right?! We will draw the lucky winner on Monday, September 9th.

The Paperie will be donating prizes for the Sunshine Crop silent auction as well as a door prize. We will have a volunteer on hand for a Demo and Make’n’Take, plus we’ll be rolling out the AccuCut machine with a selection of dies for participants to use during the crop. All the spots are sold out, so this is your last chance to get in!

Inspired By… Layering + GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! We have an exciting GIVEAWAY for you all today! One lucky winner will get a free spot in the Sunshine Crop on Saturday, September 21st 9am-10pm at McDonald Drive Elementary valued at $50. Put together by Charmaine Winter for the Sunshine Foundation, this all-day crop includes meals, a goodie bag and a chance to win some FAB prizes.

The Paperie will be donating prizes for the Sunshine Crop silent auction as well as a door prize. We will have a volunteer on hand for a Demo and Make’n’Take, plus we’ll be rolling out the AccuCut machine with a selection of dies for participants to use during the crop. Aside from this spot we’re giving away, Charmaine only has THREE spots left – so if you don’t wanna take your chances, get in touch with her for more information!

For the chance to win a spot in this awesome fundraising crop, all you have to do is comment here by Sunday, September 8th at 11:59pm telling us ONE product line you LOVE that The Paperie carries! Easy, right?!

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Back to our regularly scheduled programming, here is this week’s ‘Inspired By’ post.

Once again I took my inspiration from Pinterest with this layout by Missy Whidden

Inspired by August 22

Missy used a lot of the I {Heart} Summer collection and we have lots of that paper still in stock. I absolutely love the layering on this layout and although mine looks nothing like it, that’s really the beauty of being inspired, isn’t it?

Inspired by August 22

There are a lot of elements on this page and I had tons of fun stamping and using up some embellishments and letters from element sheets.  Also I love enamel dots so they seem to be on a lot of my pages lately.

I hope you’re inspired this week! Don’t forget to enter our Mojo Monday challenge this week to make a card for our Foster Child, Antonio.

Wendy

Mojo Monday: Focus on Photos

The Paperie is happy to add Krista Wells to our list of guest bloggers. Once a month Krista will post a Mojo Monday PRIZE challenge for us. To kickstart this fun new feature, we are offering a $5 Paperie gift certificate to the first FIVE local participants in this challenge! (One prize per person).

Now Krista will take it away….

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The photos on our pages tell our stories. That’s part of the reason we scrapbook right?! But let’s face facts – I am as guilty of many of you who love the product too. But this week I’d like us to get back to the photos – the heart of our scrapbooks. But, there’s a catch.

This week’s challenge is to Focus on Photos and ‘jazz up’ those photographs.

Maybe you have a camera phone with a cool app like instagram’, ‘hipstamatic’ or ‘incredibooth? Or maybe you dabble a little in Photoshop and like to alter your photos giving them a warm glow or a vintage feel? There are so many ways to make your photos something interesting and exciting to behold.

 Here’s a layout I made using a few instagram shots from a recent backyard discovery that my puppy Eugene made.

I took it one step further and even used the tweet that I posted along with the main photo as my title and sub-title. This was not only an easy title but a fun way to journal on my page.

I also highlighted my smaller photos using some polaroid pieces I cut from the new Dear Lizzy line. The paper came from the most recent kit at The Paperie as did most of this kit. I also used lots of the Freckled Fawn washi tape that you can still find a few rolls of in the store.

This week I want you to ‘jazz up’ your photos-use instagram shots or change it with your favorite photo editing software – it doesn’t matter how you do it but let us know in the comments or on the Mojo Monday Group on Facebook so we can try it out ourselves.

Don’t have a camera phone or Photoshop? Photoshop Elements offers a free trial on their website and you could try something like an image transfer on fabric or something similar. Search the internet for a cool way to alter your photos. Get creative with it!

-Krista

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Check out Krista’s Blog, Confessions of a Twenty-Something Artist, where she posts layouts, DIY projects, photos and more! Krista has been featured in Canadian Scrapbooker and multiple publications of Scrapbook Trends and she is part of The Paperie Club Kit Design Team. 

If you play along with this week’s Mojo Monday Challenge, comment here with a link to your project/blog or upload your project to our Mojo Monday Group on Facebook! We also have a Facebook Club called The Paper Community where you can share ANY paper projects you make – no holds barred! We would love to see your work!

Mojo Monday – Star Bright Club Kit Inspiration + WINNERS

On Saturday we debuted our May Club Kit, Star Bright. Today we are sharing the fab projects made by two of our talented Design Team Members, Cathie Reed and Krista Wells.

We’d love to see how our Design Team inspires you, and since next Monday is a holiday you have TWO weeks to get inspired and share your challenge entries for a chance to WIN a fun PRIZE!

If you play along with our challenge you should share your art by uploading your project to our Mojo Monday Group on Facebook! We also have a Facebook Club called The Paper Community where you can share ANY paper projects you make – no holds barred! We’d love to see your work!

If you’re not on Facebook and you want to play along, comment with a link to your Blog or email us a picture of your project. :)

WINNERS

Our Last Mojo Monday Challenge was a Prize Challenge, and the WINNER of that WASHI TAPE Mojo Monday Challenge is DENISE TILLEY! Congrats Denise, you win a fun roll of Washi Tape from Bella Blvd.

ANNIVERSARY BASH GIVEAWAY

On Saturday we recorded every purchase and added the names to a spreadsheet for a random draw using www.Random.org… the WINNERS of two awesome Hero Arts prize packages are LESLIE WHITE and NATASHA HEWITT! Congratulations ladies, thanks for helping us celebrate our 8th Birthday.

Winners, your prizes await you next time you pop by the shop! 🙂