Friday, April 25, 2008

April Shopping Spree Contest Winners

Thanks for so many beautiful are the winners!

Grand Prize Winner for a $50 shopping spree...JULIE MASSE! Julie was inspired by the Thinking of You Card by Lisa Dorsey and used the card as a sketch. She was also inspired to use buttons on her card after seeing several designers on the team use them. The cute Onesie on Julie's card is from the Celebrate Baby stamp set by Melissa Frances. She also used the stamps to make a background for her card. Great card and Congrats Julie!

Our two Runner-Ups for $25 shopping sprees are Melanie Douthit and Tanis Giesbrechts! Congrats Ladies!

Melanie was inspired by the Sweet Baby Pillow Box by Anabelle O'Malley. She liked the soft pinks and butterflies and used them for her Pretty Happy Birthday Card. Sweet!

Tanis was inspired by the Jelly Bean Centerpiece by Lisa Dorsey and used it as a sketch for her Adorable Flower Birthday Card. Love the bright colors!

Thanks again for taking the time to send me your wonderful creations. Look for more contests to come!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Products Uploaded...

Basic Grey is here...Sultry, Archaic, Cupcake, Boxer and Sugared lines

Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue....all the colors!

Graphic 45...such a fun, vintage collection - Times Nouveau and Baby 2 Bride

SEI Dill Blossom Collection - beautiful papers, stickers, and embellishments

Quite a few out of stock items have been reordered, check back next week for Jenni Bowlin, Prima Painterly Petals, Melissa Frances and Making Memories Tiny Alphabet stickers.

Contest Winners will be announced on Friday, thanks for all the Beautiful entries!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

And the Winner of the April Giveaway is....

The random number generator picked number 17......

Congratulations Pat! Email me your address and I'll get these fun goodies in the mail!
Blogger Pat said.....

Amazing craft the ikea ideas!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"All the Trimmings" Challenge

For April's Challenge, I asked the design team to create projects using some kind of trimming, whether it be ribbon, die-cuts, papers with edges, scissors or embellishments....anything they thought of to "trim" their creations. Check out what they did.......

Birthday Cupcake Gable Box by Jessica Witty

Mini White Gable Box
Pinata Paper by American Crafts
Raspberry Sunrise Flower Sequins by Doodlebug Design
Mini Sprinkle Brads by Queen & Co.
Everyday Card Clear Stamp Set by Creative Cafe
May Arts Ribbon
Colorful Paper Clips


1. For the Box, Cut (2) 3" x 3 1/2" rectangles of cardstock. Score each so that there is a 3/4" section in the middle. Slide both inside the box to hold the cupcake in place.

2. Cut (2) 12" strips of Piñata Paper and fold over and over to make a ruffle. Attach the two strips together to make one strip long enough to wrap around the box.

3. Tie ribbon around box.

4. Stamp sentiment on pink cardstock and cut out, leaving room at the top to fold over. Embellish with flower and brad. Fold over handle and glue together.

1. For the Flower Spikes, Straighten paper clips. Using round nose pliers, form a small circle at one end.

2. Insert brad through sequins and through the circle on the paper clip. Fold brad ends down.

Decorative Oval Boxes by Alice Golden

Small Oval Vanilla Box
Large Oval Vanilla Box
Grayson Hall Postmark Paper by Collage Press
World Traveler Paper by Collage Press
Daydream Paper by Collage Press
Black & White Chipboard Buttons by Making Memories
Thickers Black Accents by American Crafts
Black & White Ribbon by May Arts
Spring & Summer Book One Mini Marks by American Crafts

Happy Birthday Party Hat Card by Lisa Dorsey

Pinata Paper by American Crafts
Paper Frills by Doodlebug Design
Large Banner Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin

Ribbon Flower Card by Anabelle O'Malley

Scalloped Card by Paper Salon
Katlin Bubblegum Paper by Crate Paper
Katlin Bubbly Paper by Crate Paper
Katlin Die-Cuts by Crate Paper
So Precious Rub-Ons by Cosmo Cricket
Katlin Ribbon & Trim by Crate Paper
Vintage Pink Trims by Melissa Frances
Thickers Accent Chipboard by American Crafts

Little Girl's Door Sign by Melissa Phillips

Small Chipboard Doodlebug Butterfly
Gum Drop Paper by Sassafras Lass
Flowers by Making Memories
Buttons by Making Memories
Vintage Trim by Melissa Frances
Simplicity Rub-On by Fancy Pants
Ribbon by May Arts


1. Trace butterfly onto pattern paper, cut out and ink edges.

2. Trace butterfly a second time onto coordinating paper. Cut out and lightly pencil a small butterfly in center; cut out again using pinking shears or decorative scissors.

3. Ink edges of inside butterfly and attach to center of larger butterfly; stitch around edges of inside butterfly. Adhere completed butterfly to Doodlebug Chipboard butterfly.

4. Wrap ribbon around the center of butterfly and tie in a bow at the top to resemble antennas.

5. Attach buttons down center of butterfly and adhere flowers and buttons to upper left wing.

6. Apply rub-on in bottom right wing.

7. Attach Ric Rac to the backside of butterfly all around the edges.

8. Create a hanger by attaching ribbon to the backside of butterfly and knotting in center.

April 15th Projects

Wow, these girls sure now how to make Fabulous projects! So many amazing ideas with each one....check them all out!

Just a Note Gift Card Set by Alice Golden

Alice put a liner inside the box and made a band to hold it closed. She also loved using the Sassafras Lass paper with the die cut edge - it adds so much to each card. Check out Alice's blog to see more pictures of each individual card she made for this set and be sure to enter her "Name the Blog" contest for a fun prize!

My Dearest & Pocket Full of Rosies Papers by Sassafras Lass
Clear Stationery Lidded Box

Clear Expressions All Occasion Stamps - Hampton Art

Just a Note Stamp Set by Paper Salon

Vintage Purse Card by Melissa Phillips

Petaloo Purse Card
Secret Garden Paper by Sassafras Lass
Simplicity Patterns Paper by Fancy Pants
Daisy Trim by Prima
Glitter Blossoms by Heidi Grace
Ribbon by May Arts
Buttons by Autumn Leaves

Birthday Box & Card Set by Anabelle O'Malley

Round Box with Scalloped Lid
Celebrate Confetti Paper by Fancy Pants
Celebrate Party Paper by Fancy Pants
Celebrate Die-Cuts by Fancy Pants
Circle Frame Glitter Cut by Fancy Pants
Ribbon by Heidi Grace
Flower by Prima

Brother's Jar by Jessica Witty

Large Glass Jar by Melissa Frances
Playground Stripes Paper by My Mind's Eye
Summer Dress Paper by My Mind's Eye
Brother's Die-Cut Assortment Card by My Mind's Eye
Going Places Buttons by Autumn Leaves
Ribbon by May Arts

Spring Gift Bag by Lisa Dorsey

Honeydew Notebook Die-Cut Paper by Narratives
Melonberry Paper by Narratives
Large Blue Swirl Glitter Cut by Fancy Pants
Kraft Gift Bag
Sprites Flowers by Prima
Glitter Flowers by Petaloo
Indian Summer Buttons by Autumn Leaves

Monday, April 14, 2008

Did you See?

If you haven't signed up for the newsletter then you probably haven't seen that PINK PAISLEE and MELISSA FRANCES are here!! Both are beautiful, colorful and going fast!

Other new products include Wild Asparagus, Stampendous, My Favorite Things, Prima, Heidi Grace and the CUTEST line ever by Making Memories....

Couple reminders....leave a comment on Alice's Welcome post to be entered into this month's giveaway and the Shopping Spree Contest ends on April 20th, so many wonderful entries so far!

Make sure to check tomorrow evening for new Ideas & Inspiration!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Get to Know Alice Golden

This month we have the sweet & talented Alice Golden to share her designs and inspiration with us! Alice has recently made a space just for her and you will love how she organizes everything!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this thread for a chance to win "Alice's Favorite Things" that she personally picked from the store!

(Click on images to see larger photos)

Get to know Alice:

Hi everyone! My name is Alice Golden and I’m thrilled to be the guest designer at Emma’s Paperie this month! I live in Massachusetts with my husband, three boys – ages 13, 11, and 8 – a dog, two cats and assorted fish. I got started in paper crafting about ten years ago as a rubber stamper, but quickly became addicted to creating all kinds of paper crafts and scrapbook projects. I especially love making home décor and gift items and had a hard time choosing which fun products I wanted to work with this month – I think it’s great that Emma’s has so many unique containers and packaging ideas.

Although I still consider myself mainly a SAHM, I’ve been lucky to have been able to turn my love of paper crafting into a part-time (sometimes closer to full-time!) job. I taught classes at a LSS for five years until the store closed and then I finally got up the nerve to submit some projects to Paper Crafts Magazine. Since my first project was published in August 2004, they have kept me pretty busy and I just finished serving a two-year term on their Editorial Board which was a total blast. I’ve also been designing for a bunch of different manufacturers - including Karen Foster Design, Me & My BIG Ideas, Technique Tuesday, Therm O Web and Green Sneakers. I’m really excited about starting to teach classes again and will be heading down under at the end of next month for the Australasian Scrapbook and Papercraft Convention in Brisbane. When my husband and I were first married, we lived in New Zealand for three years, so I can’t wait to catch up with old friends in that part of the world!

In addition to paper crafting, I love to read, cook and work in my vegetable garden. We live in an old farmhouse (it was built in 1768) and that is the source of never ending projects. Most of the time it seems like our house will never actually be “finished”…the work that we did when we first moved in 15 years ago is starting to look dated and I still don’t have that master bathroom that I’ve been dreaming about (yes – I have to share my bathroom with my husband AND three messy boys!!). One change that we have made recently though is moving my creative space from a corner of our laundry room into what was supposed to be the formal living room. Actually my stuff had taken over not just the laundry room, but was exploding into the hallway, our bedroom and most of the few upstairs closets our house has. It is so wonderful to finally have everything in one place! This is the first time I’ve ever taken photos of my new space and I’m excited to share.

(Scraproom1) This is the view of my desk reflected in the mirror over the fireplace (one of the perks of living in such an old house is that we have lots of fireplaces).

(Scraproom2) Eventually I plan on moving my computer to sit on the second table, but for now it holds recent purchases and products for design team assignments.

(Scraproom3, 4, 5, 6) Gotta love IKEA! This storage unit holds so much – I put a lot of my flowers and buttons in glass jars and the drawers are great for keeping design team products handy.

(Scraproom7) Another IKEA find in the “as is” section – I use this to store most of my coloring mediums – pencils, crayons, markers, paints, glitter, etc.

(Scraproom8, 9) A nearby closet keeps all my papers, stickers, rub-ons and embellishments organized and hidden away. These two tall stackable drawer units are my best purchase ever! You would not believe how much each unit holds!! I keep my ribbon sorted by color in these drawers – it’s so easy to pull out a drawer when I need something, bring it to my table, and then pop it right back into place when I’m done. I love being organized (can you tell how much I love my label maker…my husband teases me that I’ll be trying to put a label on him next LOL). I’ve been so much more productive now that I have this space.

I recently have gotten much better about updating my blog and I would love it if you stop by I’m going to be having my own contest later this week to help me come up with a name for my blog that isn’t so goofy J. Thanks so much!! ~Alice

Comment to this thread for a chance to win Alice's hand-picked Favorite Things:

Grayson Hall Papers by Collage Press
Chipboard Accents by American Crafts
Black & White Chipboard Buttons by Making Memories
Flowers by Prima
Ribbon by May Arts
Stationery Boxes

Friday, April 4, 2008

New Product In & Loads on Sale

The most adorable Boys & Girls line just added....Jack & Ella by Making Memories. I mean, ADORABLE stuff! Plus some fun embellishments!

New Prima papers, flowers & transparent tape added today....

And the Day Dream Believer Collection by Heidi Grace. Watch for the Only Time, A Little Bird's Tale and Midnight Kisses Collection being added in the next couple days.

Beautiful Melissa Frances Clear Stamps are in.....PLUS the NEW CHA Products have shipped! Look for those in about a week!

Sweetwater Scrapbook

New Queen & Co.

Loads of Sale Items added to the 10%, 20% and 30% Off sections....grab them before they're gone!

Come meet our April Guest Designer, ALICE GOLDEN, on April 10th and sign up for Alice's Favorite Things Giveaway! She will share some projects with the team on the 15th.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Spring Shopping Spree Contest!

Let's see YOUR creations using inspiration from the Paperie Design Team! Create a card using a tip, technique or idea from any creation you've seen from the design team projects since January for a chance to win a shopping spree! The Winner will win a $50 credit to the store and two runner-ups will get $25 to spend. Here are the details:

Send 1 card image under 100K to
Explain what design team project inspired your creation
Include your name, address & email address
Deadline April 20th
Winners will be announced on April 25th

Good luck and Have fun!

* To answer Pearl's question, YES we will accept International submissions for the contest. Thanks!

April 1st Projects

It's that time projects!

Smile Card & Envelope by Anabelle O'Malley

Botanical Bliss Paper Pad by Tinkering Ink
Flourishes Rub-Ons by Heidi Grace
Botanical Bliss Labels by Tinkering Ink
Everyday Basics Rub-On Transfers by October Afternoon

Birthday Gable Box & Card by Melissa Phillips

Mini White Gable Box
Words Decor Paper by Heidi Grace
Cardstock Stickers by Heidi Grace
Flower Spring 2 Chipboard Buttons by Making Memories

You Mean the World to Me Card by Jessica Witty

1 Product, 5 Ways Workshop

This month the team used the Kraft Window Bags as the 1 Product Challenge. Check out what they did with them!

Happy Birthday Bag by Jessica Witty

DJ Paper by American Crafts
Musical Chairs Paper by American Crafts
Disco Ball Paper b American Crafts


1. Punch circles in a various sizes from the Celebration papers.

2. Ink around the edges of the circles with black ink.

3. Stamp Happy Birthday onto one circle. Use scotch tape to mask off part of the words when inking and stamp each part separately.

4. Punch a hole through the sentiment circle and secure to the bag with ribbon.

Butterfly Bag by Lisa Dorsey

Papillon Pattern Paper by SEI
Poppy Fields Pattern Paper by Prima
Bird/Light Blue Paper by My Mind's Eye


1. Cover the bag using Poppy Fields paper by Prima. Inking the edges before you attach the paper to the bag.

2. Cut several flowers from the Mother Bird paper. Don't worry about cutting exactly on the edges. Leaving a bit of brown gives the flowers

3. Cut a butterfly from the Papillon paper by SEI. Ink the edges with brown ink.

4. Attach the flowers and butterfly to the bag.

Helpful Tip: An easy way to get the perfect cover for your bag is to scan the bag before you start. Print it out on white cardstock to make a template
OR print it right on the back of your pattern paper. Simply cut on the lines and your paper will fit perfectly!

Love You Treat Bag by Melissa Phillips

Red Die-Cut Journaling Cards by Jenni Bowlin
Definitions Rub-Ons by Jenni Bowlin
Felt Butterflies by Jenni Bowlin

Chalkboard Alpha Stickers by Jenni Bowlin

Olive Dot Ribbon by May Arts


1. Ink edges of die cut heart and mat with red felt.

2. Trim red felt surrounding heart using pinking shears

3. Spell out greeting using alphabet stickers.

4. Punch hole and tie to bag using tan polka dot ribbon.

5. Apply rubon onto white cardstock, trim around edges and attach to tag just under alphabet stickers.

6. Attach felt butterflies surrounding tag and attach gem and button to embellish.

Golf Gift Bag by Anabelle O'Malley

Buck Naked Buttons & More by Cosmo Cricket
Make A Wish Pattern Paper by Dream Street Papers
Ribbon Collection by Heidi Grace
Something Blue Pattern Paper by Dream Street Papers
Creative Cuts Pattern Paper by Dream Street Papers


1. Cut Make A Wish paper to fit on front of bag and sew along the edges; adhere.

2. Fill bag with golf balls and fold down top in the front. Attach scalloped paper from Creative Cuts to top and trim edges.

3. Cut a strip of blue paper and place on middle portion of bag.

4. Create tag with Creative cuts paper and attach to bag with ribbon.

Beautiful Friendship Bag by Michelle Clement

Flowers in Bloom Chipboard Buttons by Making Memories

Vintage Floral Rub-On Transfers by October Afternoon (out of stock)
Die Cut Mini Label Papers by Jenni Bowlin (out of stock)


1. Apply various rub-ons around bag.

2. Cut out the center of Die-Cut paper and adhere around window of bag.

3. Thread buttons with floss and adhere to bag.