Silhouette Fun – Valentine’s Countdown Calendar

Hi everyone!

Mary Ann here with a great Valentine’s Silhouette project, a Valentine’s countdown calendar. I am a sucker for countdown calendars, and when I saw this one in the Silhouette online store I couldn’t resist. This project comes in two separate files, so you’ll need to buy both of them.

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The first file contains the cut elements of the project – the backing, windows, numbers and phrases. I wanted my calendar to be fairly sturdy, so I first cut the backing from a sheet of Silhouette Chipboard. This chipboard has a wonderful weight to it and provides the structure that I wanted for the calendar. And as a bonus it cuts beautifully in the Silhouette – even the little intricate parts of the frame! If there is none at the store, you can ask Wendy to order it in. I use the chipboard for everything!

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Once that was done, I cut my piece of red cardstock for the background. But once it was cut, I did not “unload”. Instead, I used my white sketch pen to sketch out where the hearts were so I had a guide of where to put my little hearts with the phrases.

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My focus was then on the print and cut phrases for inside the windows. Again, with the idea that I wanted to keep this project for a number of years, I used printable adhesive canvas. I love how the colours look on the canvas, and how easy it is to cut in the Silhouette – this is also at the store and comes in a package of three sheets. I absolutely love it!

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The next part was to put it all together –because I knew where my hearts were going, I was able to just peel them o f the backing and place them in position.

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The last piece of this project was to do the numbers and phrase on the front. For the numbers I used Silhouette double sided adhesive paper, and sprinkled it with red glitter. The Double Sided Adhesive Paper was made for glitter! The glitter sticks really well to it. I did the letters out of the Silhouette Adhesive Printable Gold Foil which is another amazing product. I love that I can cut out the letters and just stick them on my project – I don’t have to worry about another adhesive.

A little ribbon for hanging – and there you have it! Here are the files in the Silhouette shop, in case you’re interested!

Part 2 is http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=37862
Part 1 is http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=37861

Mary Ann

The Paperie has a series of Silhouette classes featuring different projects; our next one is an Easter Decor class on February 27th. We will also be offering Silhouette 101 on Feb. 13th for those of you who are just getting used to your machine or who are considering purchasing one.

January Scrapbook Kit – featuring Krista

Krista is our featured Design Team member for January and here are the awesome layouts she created with the January kit!

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Two 8.5×11 layouts here make for a lovely double page spread.

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A little birdie told me that March is going to be FULL of Disney inspiration at The Paperie!

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Read all about {the Sketchbook Project here}

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Another fun double page spread with two 8.5×11 layouts, proving that you don’t need two of the same background pages to create an effective double page layout!

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It’s true, Oxford’s {word of the year} was Selfie.

selfie noun, informal
(also selfy; plural selfies)

a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website

Thanks for sharing your layouts Krista! We still have some January Scrapbook kits in stock and if you’re interested in subscribing you can start now! $34.99 for subscribers with a six month commitment ($39.99 for non-subscribers). Remember those Surprise packages that you could buy at the corner store when you were a kid? This is even better, subscribing to a kit club is like getting happy mail once a month with products handpicked by your friendly local Scrapbook store.

Here’s another look at this months kit contents.

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If you love NEW product as much as we do, you should definitely check out our monthly kits. We’d love to hear testimonials from our current Kit Subscribers – comment here on the blog or email us with your kit-love for a chance to win a fun prize!

December Design Team Layouts

Our December Kit was one of our most popular kits yet – we sold out in just five days! On this cozy Sunday morning we’re sharing some Design Team Inspiration from Creative Team members Rae Lynn O’Keefe and Lori Smith.

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If you are interested in signing up for a Paperie Page kit subscription in the new year, we are now able to ship! Subscriptions are $34.99 (regular price is $39.99) and shipping is $12.00 within Newfoundland and $17.00 outside the province, within Canada.

Rae Lynn’s Layouts (click on thumbnails to enlarge)…

Lori’s layouts…

We still have some of those gorgeous Thickers in stock and there might even be a few of the patterned papers left as well, in case you didn’t get your hands on the kit.

Don’t forget we’re closed on Christmas Eve until January 2nd, with the exception of our Boxing Day Event on December 27th – stay tuned for those details. Monday is the last chance to send in Santa’s helpers before Christmas, so email us with your wishlist and we’ll help them out!

Retreat Fun!

It’s one minute until midnight on Friday and we’re still going strong at the Scrapbook Retreat at The Wilds! Some people are making cards, some are making layouts, some are painting canvases, and others are working on the December Daily kits! Here’s just a small sampling of what’s some participants have been up to…

We’ve got a great group, and lots more coming in the morning!

(Oops, went to bed before posting this – we were having too much fun!)

Hope you’re all getting crafty this weekend, wherever you may be! Don’t forget to upload your projects to our Mojo Monday Gallery on Facebook – ANYTHING goes!

November Page Kit Debut – Guest Designer!

We have a very special Guest Designer this week for our November Page Kit release! Please welcome Kelly Kirkland, who agreed to help out while we asked our regular Designer Krista Wells to focus on the December Daily kit this month.

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Love this Dragonfly layout, the papers work perfectly with the photograph. Kelly dragged some Tuxedo Black Memento ink across her Thickers to darken them up a bit. This is a great trick when your alphas aren’t the exact colour you’re looking for.

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For this layout Kelly used some of her own supplies to finish it off – the Hey Diddle Diddle Mister Huey’s was sprayed through her Blazonry Template from Crafter’s Workshop, along with some of her own Enamel Dots.

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Love this little cluster of Element Stickers above and the way the little Word stickers highlight the photos below. Kelly mentioned that she used her Pilot Frixion erasable pen for all of her journaling – such a great tool in case of mistakes!

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This next layout was one of our faves!

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Look at that awesomely clever clustering of the Weather Wood Veneer included in the kit!

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There was no shortage of sweet little alphas in this kit.

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The real birch star embellishments are another favourite.

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Banners are a great way to work in more elements on your page – the little heart punch is currently in stock in a few sizes and is super sweet!

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More sweet banners and a cute use of the tiny type words above.

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For this layout Kelly laid her birch stars on the page and spritzed some shimmery Spray ink, then added tape to the back of the stars and offset them from the masked stars. The shimmery ink looks so pretty on the birch.

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Samy grew that pumpkin himself in their backyard – such a nice memory to preserve.

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Kelly got a lot of mileage out of her woodgrain Thickers and sticker elements!

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Kudos to Kelly, this sheet below was used on every layout!

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Our November kit has a woodsy feel with the overall colour scheme, the birch stars, Studio Calico weather wood veneer, woodgrain cardstock, Jillibean Soup bags, and mini alphas. Big thanks to Kelly for taking on the Design Team challenge and using the November Kit to create these lovely layouts – please leave her some love in the comments section!

This kit is available to both Subscribers ($34.99) and Non-Subscribers ($39.99) today! If you are interested in subscribing, it is a six month commitment and we will hold our exclusive Monthly Page Kits for you! We can also ship these kits if you are out of town. We can ship Canada Post but we can also send out parcels via Community Taxi Services, comment if you have one to recommend! If you leave your credit card on file, you may also arrange pick-up with friends or family!

Stay tuned, tomorrow is Wendy’s weekly ‘Create-a-Card’ post and on Thursday we’ll have more November Page Kit design team projects from Cathie Reed!

Christmas Card Shoebox Class

We have an uber exciting Christmas Card class coming up on Tuesday, October 15th!

Designers Rae Lynn, Lori, Sara, Krista and Guest Designer Heather O’Keefe have created some gorgeous cards for our class! Rae Lynn will be leading the class and each participant will create 10 cards (2 each of the 5 designs). Here’s a picture and below you’ll find the class description.

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Christmas Card Shoebox Class | Tuesday, October 15th @ 6:30pm
Instructor: Rae Lynn O’Keefe

Are you interested in making a stack of beautiful Christmas cards in one class? Join us for our Christmas Card Shoebox Class. All the supplies to make a card are put in a shoebox (or other box) and are passed person-to-person to create two cards per box. The shoebox will contain the sample card which you will replicate, along with the paper, stamp, ink, and any embellishments required to complete the card.  Our Designers have created five gorgeous cards and we have kitted the supplies for each card.

All you need to bring is your basic toolkit – acrylic block/stamp press, sharp scissors, a variety of adhesive, including foam tape/pop dots, glue pen, scor-tape, etc) . You will leave with 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs), 10 envelopes, and a lovely Christmas stamp set used in the class.  Join us to get ahead of the seasonal rush and have fun creating a variety of gorgeous cards designed exclusively for this class by our talented Designers.
Members $40.00
Non-Members $80.00

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Here is the awesome sentiment stamp set included in the class! Also featured is the Vintage Christmas image set from our upcoming December Card Kit, class participants will have first dibs on that kit ($24.99).

Space is limited, but we do have room left so comment or give us a call at 726-5323 to register for this fun class!