AccuCut Showcase – The Paperie is turning 6!

In honour of our SIXTH Anniversary this weekend, we have another Birthday card today for our AccuCut Showcase! This card uses another sentiments from the Jillibean Soup stamp set that is up for grabs with our Birthday Giveaway this week!

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This card features our favourite new card die-cut, the A6 Criss-Cross Card and the fantastic Cupcake die! I also love that green border made with the Decorative Scallops Border die.

A Muse is having a HUGE Birthday giveaway over on their Blog, leave a comment on their post from yesterday to win the ENTIRE new collection of wood-mount stamps from their upcoming Everything’s Rosy release.

And don’t forget to comment on any of The Paperie’s Facebook status updates this week for your chance to win a cute little prize pack of some of our latest favourite stamps.

I’ll be posting some Celebratory cards on my own Blog within the next ten minutes, so be sure to check in there to see more cute ideas featuring the A Muse Vintage stamp set. If you didn’t check out all the links I posted on yesterday’s Blog post, be sure to have a look – I predict this stamp set is gonna be in high demand and we’ve already ordered a few to get started! 🙂

Paperie Featured…

We are featured on the AccuCut Blog today for their Store Spotlight – check it out!

www.accucut.typepad.com

Feel free to leave a comment on their Blog and let them know how much you love using the AccuCut System! 🙂

Look for our Booth at Devotion, the Wedding Show on November 1st at the Convention Center downtown. We were overwhemed by the positive response to our AccuCut demonstrations at the Spring Wedding Show this past March so we will be doing it again!

 

In other news, remember I mentioned my friend Ally in last Wednesday’s blog post? I made the annoucements for Ally & Jon’s new baby girl, Sarah… well she was photographed by Lori Moss yesterday and the photos are AMAZING! Check it out…

Lori Moss Photography

Tuesday’s Tidbits – Bazzill Match-ups!

We have an exciting Tidbit for you this Tuesday – Bazzill has a fantastic feature on their website where you can check and see what specific colours of Bazzill Cardstock match up with some of the new collections hitting the stores this spring!

Check them out at:

http://www.bazzillbasics.com/matchmaker/

We have recently ordered many of the coordinating cardstocks for the My Mind’s Eye Penny Lane collection, as well as the matching colours for the incoming Basic Grey Lime Rickey and Wisteria collections. Watch for these new collections and the matching Bazzill to hit The Paperie in the next few weeks!

The Paperie’s Anniversary Celebration!

Did you miss our newsletter today? We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Saturday, May 2nd! Can you believe it’s been FIVE YEARS already?!

cupcakeDrop by and say “HI” on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 and enjoy an anniversary cupcake! Our valued customers can also have the opportunity to WIN a gift basket full of paper crafting goodies and Paperie Gift Certificates. Retail value of the basket is over $200! In keeping with the theme of our 5th Anniversary, we will enter your name into the draw for every $5.00 (before taxes) that you spend on that day!
 
Winner will be announced on The Paperie Blog on Monday, May 4th!

Invite a friend to join us!

Do you know someone who has always wanted to start scrapbooking or to create beautiful handmade cards? Maybe they don’t know where to start or maybe they feel like they just don’t have the time. 
 
Encourage them to stop by during our Anniversary Event and see how easy it is to Stay and Play with us! For only $5, they can create a 12×12 layout that they can take home with them to share with family and friends. We guarantee that they will have fun, and see how truly quick and easy it is to get started.
 
One of our lucky newcomers will WIN a FREE one-year Paperie Privilege Membership that entitles them to 50% Off Paperie classes, special Pre-Order discounts, Members Only Promotions and Double Stamp Days on their Frequent Buyer Card!

 Closed for Inventory this Friday

Please Note!  The Paperie will be closed this Friday, April 17th from
10am-7pm due to INVENTORY. Our Crop Night will go ahead as scheduled at 7pm on Friday for those registered. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Mojo Monday – Making Waves

We are getting back on track with our Blog this week and have a fun Mojo Monday Challenge for all of you, whether you’re a cardmaker or a Scrapbooker…

Use a scalloped edge somewhere on your project. You can use Scalloped Bazzill Cardstock or patterned paper, decorative edged scissors or dig out that corner rounder to make a scalloped border – see the link below to learn how!

We have found a quick YouTube video tutorial that shows you how to use your small, medium or large Corner Rounder in a new and exciting way. I actually owned mine for a whole year before I read the packaging one day and discovered that the paper guard was removable! I’ve since come across many others who were also unaware of the multi-functionality of their corner rounders, so get ready to discover the tool you didn’t even know you had!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5RuECPPnx0

We’ll be back throughout the week to show you several projects that feature different Scalloped Edges – including a Card and a Layout, as well as a Mini Album and a Wedding Invitation made with our AccuCut Die-Cutting system. Stay tuned!

 

From My Mind's Eye

From My Mind's Eye

For those of you who haven’t visited The Paperie in the last four days, you’ll be delighted to know that Penny Lane, the NEW line from My Mind’s Eye has arrived!!!  With four Collections within this line, there’s sure to be a little something for everyone. 

Link of the Week – A Muse Lounge

This week’s Link is another great place to participate in challenges, chat with fellow stampers, and check out cards made by the A Muse Design Team and Instructors, as well as tons of other stampers from around the world.

www.amuselounge.com

Here is a card that Meghan made to participate in their most recent challenge, which was to ink up your “newest” A Muse indulgence. We will be featuring the technique illustrated below using the same stamp set in our upcoming Birthday Card Class on Tuesday, January 10th.

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Supplies: A Muse Cupcake Builder clear stamps, Madeira Green Notecards, Cabana Blue Kitchen Dot Notecards, Circle Punches, Liquid Applique, & Stix2 Microbeads.

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Links of the Week – CHA Winter Releases

This week we have a few Links for you to feast your eyes on, all featuring the NEW releases from the CHA conference this weekend. Click on the names below to follow the links for each of the new releases. Leave a comment if you have found anything from CHA on the web that we should see!

Basic Grey: Lime Rickey, Marrakech, Porcelain, Wisteria

Fancy Pants: Delight, On a Whimsy, Summer Soiree, Kraft Kuts

 Crate Paper: Little Sprout, Lillian, Orbit

Cosmo Cricket: Ever After, Girl Friday, Lil’ Man, Snorkel

 

Update – Pictures of Basic Grey Releases from CHA: