Win! Save! Win!

We can see the Victoria Day long weekend just ahead! And for many of us that marks the beginning of a summer (fingers crossed) with camping, road trips, fire pits and visits to the cabin with family and friends.

We of course love how a long weekend gives us some downtime to get crafty. Our personal fav – scrapbook kits! Everything you need, coordinated and complied together, ready for you to add photos and some personal flair!

This week, all of our own Paperie past scrapbook kits as well as any in stock collection packs are ON SALE! Come in and check out our selection!! 

Paperie Past Scrapbook Kits are $25 – Qualifying In-Stock Collection Packs are 30%OFF

And what’s even better??

With every $20 pre-tax purchase made this week,

your name is entered to win this Exclusive My Mind’s Eye prize pack!

We only have one of these so we decided to give it away!!

Sale Starts today and runs until Saturday!

We will draw the name of the winner on Saturday before we close at 5pm!

discounts apply to qualifying instock kits only. customers can collect frequent buyer stamps on their card, but cannot combine discounts to redeem full cards. sale runs may 17-20, 2017.

Create a Card

Hi Everyone;

I had a super fun and productive retreat this time.  I even had a chance to make some cards – Mother’s day Cards of course!IMG_2940.JPG


  • 110lb Neenah card stock – card bases
  • 80 lb Neenah card stock – card panels
  • Memento Tuxedo black ink
  • foam stamping mat
  • Copic Markers
  • foam adhesive
  • liquid adhesive – tombow mono
  • Gelly Roll glitter pen
  • Lawn Fawn “happy happy happy” stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn ” celebration script sayings” stamp set
  • Jane’s Doodles “Spring Blessings” stamp set







  1. cut and scor A2 card bases
  2. Cut card panels
  3. cut one sentiment strip
  4. stamp flower images (for the lupin shaped flowers) – no idea what they actually are!
  5. *for these flowers I stamped one image out to use as a mask to lay down so when I stamped the flower on the right it looks like it’s behind the other one.
  6. Colour images with copic markers.
  7. stamp sentiments and trace with the glitter pen
  8. adhere panel to card base
  9. adhere sequins with liquid glue
  10. Done!

Happy Stamping.


Retreat Weekend Class Hype!

We are eager to set out on our 24th Retreat Weekend! One of the many perks of the weekend away is the chance to take a class or two! This weekend we welcome a new instructor to the Retreat Lineup – Cathy Caines! She has some cards planned for us, but in the meantime, check out this blog post she did for us recently!

I am not a cat person.

But I know a lot of cat people.

So, I must love cat stamps, right?

Hmmm. Confused?

Me too.

Welcome to my life.

It’s me. Cathy Caines.  And my first time hanging out on The Paperie Blog.



This Cats polymer stamp set was created by a small company named Jane’s Doodles. Based out of Croatia, Jane Beljo, the owner of this company hand draws each image to perfection. I’ve recently added the Lily stamp to my collection as well as the Unicorns stamp set and I can’t wait to grow my stash to include Seamus. My daughter’s name is Jane so I feel an odd connection to Jane’s Doodles…

With any card, I begin designing a card by stamping multiple images.  In this case, I heat embossed with clear embossing powder and black pigment ink onto Canson XL water colour paper. Note that if you are fast, you can even use most archival inks with clear embossing powder.

Why do I use clear embossing powder rather than black embossing powder? Simply put – I am lazy.  You don’t have to be as careful with clear embossing powder… there’s no such thing as those little bits of black powder showing up in places where it shouldn’t.

I love to watercolour.  There are many ways that you can do this.  This time, I used my Tim Holtz distress inks by “stamping” them onto my mat and using a waterbrush pen to spread the water onto the card.

Simple cards are my jam.

Although this is a super cute card even for me it was too plain.

For my next card, I played with the different cats and the fish… Finally settling in on a sleepy cat dreaming of tuna.

With a heart to boot.

Well… That’s purr-fect.

Thanks for dropping by.

Cathy Caines

Product ListCanson XL water colour paper, Jane’s Doodles Cat Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Amy Tangerine washi tape, clear embossing powder, Ranger Archival Ink, white bakers twine

Paperie Sidenote: We might have a couple extra copies of this stamp set at our Retreat this weekend 😉

Retreat Prep Sale-A-bration!

We are only one week away from our Spring Retreat weekend!

Whether you are joining us at The Wilds or not,

we thought we would celebrate with a Retreat Prep Sale-A-Bration!


Join us for 2 days only –  TODAY and SATURDAY

and enjoy these AMAZING Deals!


Our previous/retired layout kits are on sale for only $25!

You know what makes a layout kit so awesome? They are a quick and easy way to get some pages done – all the components are already coordinated and come with full colour instructions! Kits also make a great gift idea for someone who loves to scrapbook, or someone who is just giving it a try!

Our Selphy Wireless printers are on sale for $129.99

You know what makes a Selphy printer so awesome? You can print photos directly from your phone or your computer right on your desktop. It’s small but mighty and super convenient when you just want to get a project done!

All of our Registered Retreat participants also receive 

15% OFF All Regular Priced In-Stock Merchandise!!

Great time to stock up on supplies as you prep for your weekend away!


Check in-store for availability. Sale applies to in-stock items only. Does not apply to special order requests. Does not apply to Silhouette machines, Heidi Swapp Minc. machines or FUSE tool products. Discounts cannot be combined. Customers may collect stamps on their Frequent Buyer Cards, but full cards may not be redeemed on Sale Items.

Sale is valid on Friday, April 28th,  and Saturday, April 29th, 2017. No rainchecks, but you may call in with a credit card if you can’t make it.

Create a Card – April 25, 2017

Hi all!

For this week’s create a card I thought I’d show you a card I made with a kit now available for purchase.

Here is one of the cards:


  • Paperie Card kit (includes Gorjuss Girl mini stamp, 6×6 paper pad, card stock, embellishments and envelopes)
  • cutter
  • gold embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • scissors


  1. Create A2 card base out of the cream card stock included included in kit
  2. Scor to create fold
  3. Cut 3 strips of your left over patterned paper

My stripes were:

• Twigandberry–2 1⁄4×51⁄2 • Burgundy1x51⁄2
• Vintagerose 3⁄4×51⁄2


4. Adhere stripes to the card – use tape adhesive


5. Pull the neutral geometric pattered paper from the paper pad and cut a flag – 4 x 2 3⁄4


6. Gold heat emboss the Gorguss girl onto flag


7. Adhere the flag to the card with foam adhesive for dimension


8. Tie a bow with the twine and pin to the flag with the mini clothes pin


9. Adhere a sentiment from the alpha sticker sheet


10.Embellish with a gold heart

11. Done!

This kit is chock full of supplies and comes with full color instructions to make minimum of 10 cards! Great for making cards at the retreat or giving as a gift to a crafty friend.

Let us know if you want one!

The Paperie’s Spring 2017 Retreat Weekend! Register now!

Time is running out to register !

Only 12 days until our 24th Retreat weekend begins!! We’re getting excited!

We’re getting ready to have fun, get creative and laugh lots – You won’t want to miss it!

May 4th – 7th,  2017

@ The Wilds At Salmonier River


Package A+
Thursday, May 4th (12pm) – Sunday, May 7th (4pm)
This premium package includes 3 nights accommodation, supper on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening, as well as a hot breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. For participants with Package A+, Banquet room doors open at 12noon on Thursday, May 4th.
$437 (tax included)
Based on Double Occupancy ($60 additional charge per night for single occupancy)

Package A
Friday, May 5th (9am) – Sunday, May 7th (4pm)
This package includes 2 nights accommodation, supper on Friday & Saturday evening, as well as a hot breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.
$335 (tax included)
Based on Double Occupancy ($60 additional charge per night for single occupancy)

Package B
Saturday, May 6th (9am) – Sunday, May 7th (4pm)
This package includes 1 night accommodation, supper on Saturday evening, as well as a hot breakfast on Sunday morning.
$209 (tax included)
Based on Double Occupancy ($60 additional charge for single occupancy)

**Wilds will have lunch menus available for you to order from. Lunches are optional and are not included in the price of the Retreat.


Check out our Fantastic Class Line-up!

Mixed Media with Cathie Reed
Book of Me with Rae Lynn O’Keefe
Project Life Scrapbooking with Janna & Wendy.                                                         *also includes a demo with loyal Paperie customer, Kelly Kirkland, as she joins us in sharing her process for Project Life. 
Creative Cardmaking with Cathy Caines
Exclusive Kit Class with Sara Case Stickland

Details coming soon!


Enjoy the relaxing treat of Massage from a Registered Massage Therapist! These fill up VERY quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Back by popular demand!

Spaces fill up very quickly, so register early and don’t be disappointed!

To reserve your spot please stop by The Paperie or call us with a credit card at
709-726-5323. Email registrations will not be accepted without deposit.

$50 deposit required although you may choose to put more down as your first installment
(the $50 base deposit is non-refundable).
Registration will NOT be taken without deposit.
Participants must be 16 years of age and up.

*Prices and Retreat details subject to change.

Deadline for full payment is April 20th, 2017.