Mad Love Photoshoot

Posted by Meghan

Earlier this month we had the amazing opportunity to work with Apryl Stead and Dave Pitts of White Willow & Ray of Light Photography to create custom stationery for their Mad Love photo shoot/workshop.  It was the same week of the Devotion wedding show where we did the lobby display (that post is coming soon) and involved some long hours, but the end result was SO worth it.

Our talented pal Sue Sharpe of By Sharpe Design decorated the set and worked tirelessly with Apryl and Dave for many weeks to make this vision a reality. Pam Picco created the cake and sugary masterpieces – keep an eye out for the sugar butterfly! This is a picture heavy post – there were just too many brilliant images and I wanted to share the complete vision, not just the paper products. There are even a couple of bunny rabbits… just in time for Easter 😉

We are so blessed to have so many talented local wedding vendors, scroll to the bottom of this post to see the list of fine folks who contributed to this fabulous photoshoot. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge!

This lovely video was filmed by Steven Hewitt to capture the magic of the day…

MAD LOVE from Keepsake Video on Vimeo

Workshop Styled by: White Willow Photography

Decorator: Sue of By Sharpe Design

Models: Kristen Roberts & and Jonathan Leonard

Video: Steven Hewitt

Cake & Sweets: Picco’s Creations

Paper Products: Meghan of The Paperie

Wedding Gown: Ever After Bridal Boutique

Suit: Tip Top Tailors

Hair and Makeup: Kerri Martin

Nails: Angela Marie Scott

Rabbits: Bird And Small Animal Rescue

Big thanks to Mary Ann for cutting out the Mad Hatter & Alice silhouettes with her Cameo in my time of need!

Mojo Monday: Ribbon & Lace

Posted by Meghan

This week your Mojo Monday challenge is to create a card, layout or project using ribbon and/or lace.

I had such a blast at the Devotion Wedding Show yesterday! We decorated our usual booth plus a big display in the lobby! I managed to snap a few photos of some models posing in front of our gorgeous ribbon & lace photobooth in the lobby, here’s my fave:


This gorgeous dress from Kathy Evans Design Studio was my favourite – lovely lace and vintage, I love the sleeves and the lace overlay is removable! Wish I had some pictures of the dresses from Ever After Bridal Boutique – they were all amazing too and Julie is such a sweetheart.

To inspire your creations, here are some things I made for our display:

AccuCut Pillow Box wrapped in lace and ribbon – so soft & pretty!


Paper Pinwheels made with BoBunny Vintage Dot Island Mist paper; Hero Arts Sunburst Lace stamped and embossed in ivory on layered AccuCut circle dies.

Hope you feel inspired to create something with ribbon or lace, we’d love to see what you create! If you play along with this week’s Mojo Monday Challenge, comment here with a link to your project/blog or upload a picture to The Paperie’s Mojo Monday Group on Facebook! This week’s challenge is just for fun, we hope you’ll play along!

Thanks for popping by!

Here are some more photos from our big day…

AccuCut Showcase: Love and Devotion

We exhibited at the Devotion Wedding Show this weekend past, and Love was in the air! We met lots of excited Brides and Grooms, plus their friends and families. We received many positive comments on our booth display, especially our Vintage suitcase for cards.

Loving what you do is such an awesome blessing. At every Wedding Show I try to show how the latest trends can be taken and turned into something special. Vintage is trending right now, and grey is the new neutral so I created two main displays. One to show understated elegance with a blush, cream and grey palette and the other extreme with a gorgeous Seaglass, gold and cream colour story.

Jennifer Dawe Photography stopped by our booth, and I was charmed by Jennifer’s enthusiasm and passion for her work, which showed in her personality. She had her big fancy camera with her, so I encouraged her to snap away. Imagine my surprise to discover her amazing Blog post about the Devotion Wedding Show, and the Vendors she called “The Creme da la Creme”. Among other lovely booths and talented vendors, there we were, The Paperie! And we were right below our friend, By Sharpe Design, whose beautiful ribbon & crystal draped booth provided the perfect backdrop for our own display.

Here are some photos, taken by Jennifer Dawe Photography as well as Paperie Instructor Lori Smith, who will be teaching us how to make her gorgeous scrapbook page in October.

Plenty of AccuCut dies used here to cut out favour boxes, enclosures, pocketfolds and more! I especially love to create that favour box tower every year in new colours, it was inspired a few years back by this cover of Martha Stewart magazine:

We used our AccuCut Box #21 die with the matching Scalloped Lid to create a tower that coordinated with every other piece of stationery, featuring the Bo Bunny Island Mist Vintage Dot patterned paper.

DIY is very popular right now, so a lot of Brides come to us to make their own invitations and matching paper products. However the demand is just as high for those who would like to focus on other aspects of the wedding, and leave the meticulous cutting, printing and assembling to us. The popularity of pocketfolds is on a downswing, and we are seeing more and more Brides choose clean, classic invitations printed on a single layer of premium quality cardstock. We still love to create both so you won’t see us picking favourites 🙂

We are excited to be showcasing our stationery again at the Ultimate Bridal Shower on October 14th at the Sheraton, from 11am-4pm.

AccuCut Showcase – Wedding Show

It’s always a busy time preparing for a wedding show, but we have  lot of fun coming up with the designs and all the coordinating details for our display, it’s also a great time to create brand new samples. For our AccuCut Showcase today, I want to share pictures from our booth at Devotion Wedding Show this weekend past, as well as colourful pictures from our booth neighbour By Sharpe Design.

More details about all of the AccuCut die-cuts we used can be found in our Facebook Albums.