Sunday, June 22, 2008

June Sketch

Here's the Sketch for June.....

if you'd like to share your version of the sketch, just link the project in the comment section. Lots of great ideas for cards and see how Anabelle and Sherry stretched the card sketch for other projects!

Happily Ever After Card by Lisa Dorsey

Amplified Go-Go Paper by American Crafts
Lost in Paradise Tropic Tulips Designer Cardstock by GCD Studios
Turquoise Die-Cut Journaling Cards by Jenni Bowlin
Felt Fusion Blue Floral by Queen & Co.
Everyday Basics Rub-On Transfers by October Afternoon
Plain Chipboard Hearts by Scenic Route Paper Co.

Beautiful Friend Card by Melissa Phillips

Scones Paper by American Crafts
Shortbread Paper by American Crafts
Spring and Summer Mini Marks by American Crafts
Fieldhouse Patterned Chipboard by American Crafts
Red Chalkboard Alpha Stickers by Jenni Bowlin
A Little Bird's Tale Dimensional Sticker Flowers by Heidi Grace
French Twist Journaling Chips by Autumn Leaves
Indian Summer Bag-O-Buttons by Autumn Leaves

Dear Friend card by Sherry Wright

Thank you card by Sherry Wright

Best Friend Gift Box by Sherry Wright

Kate Layout by Anabelle O'Malley

Monday, June 16, 2008

Winner of the June Giveaway.....

is lucky Kimmie!
Blogger Kimmie said...

Welcome Sherry. Your space is awesome. I see some of your favorites are mine too!

Congrats.........Send me your address so I can get your package in the mail!

Have you seen what's new? Gorgeous new BLOOM & Cream collections from Narratives by Karen Russell, beautiful papers by Webster's Pages, Hambly Screen Prints, Cavallini stamps, postcards and label stickers, cool bubble stickers by The Rare Orchid, more Paper Salon and GLITTER Thickers by American Crafts!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Home Decor Ideas

Check out these great Home Decor projects......spice up your July 4th table with Sherry's centerpiece, turn chipboard into beautiful signs with Jessica's project or display your favorite photo on the coffee table with Melissa's, Anabelle's and Lisa's decorated frames.

Friendship Frame by Lisa Dorsey

Bare Elements Amanda 12 x 12 Frame by Creative Imaginations
C'est Pink Paper by Autumn Leaves
Sweet & Pretty Felt Shapes by Fancy Pants
White Smoothie Foam Letter Thickers by American Crafts
Plain Chipboard Flowers by Scenic Route Paper Co.
Col Pink Dot Sprite Flowers by Prima
Noteworthy Embellishment Jar by Making Memoriess
Red & Black Scalloped Notecards by Jenni Bowlin
Indian Summer Bag-O-Buttons by Autumn Leaves

Vintage Collage Frame by Melissa Phillips

Adore Bingo Card by Jenni Bowlin
Friendship & Flowers Vintage Cuts by Crafty Secrets
Enchanted Rub-On Transfers by Kaisercraft
Essentials 4 Tea & Silk Flowers by Prima
Vintage Hip Paisley Buttons by Making Memories
Pink Vintage Ribbons by Melissa Frances
97% Gift Tag Set by 7Gypsies
Shining Star Ticket Die-Cut by My Mind's Eye

Buddies Altered Frame by Anabelle O'Malley

Praise God Sign by Jessica Witty

Star Spangled Centerpiece by Sherry Wright

Trendy Red Wallpaper Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Trendy Navy Dot Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Red Lined Ledger Paper by Jenni Bowlin
Carnival Ride Cardstock by GCD Studios
Star Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin
Silver Rhinestones by Kaisercraft
Kraft Wine & Cookie Box Set
6" Tall Tea Tin
Ribbon, Glitter, Decoupage, Wooden Dowels, Paint & Ink

Sherry used the small and large wine and cookie boxes, took off the handles and covered them with paper. She used the holes the handles went in to run the glitter stars on the dowels through. Sherry curled the leftover paper strips around a pencil and filled the tea tin with them.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Welcome Sherry!

I'm very excited to have Sherry with us this month! I think Sherry was one of the first persons I met through an online scrapbook community 6 years ago. She's so incredibly talented and super sweet. Read about Sherry's organizational ideas for her creative space and leave a comment to Welcome her at Emma's Paperie! Check out what she picked as her Favorite Things at the end for a chance to win it all!

Meet Sherry Wright:

Hi there, it’s Sherry and I’m thrilled to be here as guest designer for Emma’s Paperie! I’m 29 plus 5 ;0), live in northern Michigan with my husband of almost 15 years, son (5), 2 cats, 1 dog, and lots of birds and wildlife. I work full-time as a home care physical therapist traveling four counties and enjoy every minute!

I started scrapbooking after my son was born and I was given a kit at my baby shower. Living in a rural area, I had no LSS, but after I found all the on-line stores and communities I was quickly hooked. I soon branched off into creating home d├ęcor, altered items, cards, and stamped projects. I’ve enjoyed working for several manufacturers and magazines since then and always find my creative time relaxing and a great break from my “day job”. My creative time is usually after my son goes to bed on the weekends or the rare times he takes a nap.

When I’m not crafting or working, I’m spending time with family, camping, boating, or tending to my many gardens.

My scraproom has slowly evolved from a spot on the dining room table to a closet and now a scraproom/playroom in the finished basement. For Christmas one year my husband installed kitchen cabinets and countertops, bookshelves, and a play and art area for my son. It’s the best of both worlds, we can now play and create together! Now it’s nothing fancy since we have no cool organizational stores around here, but I love it! Here’s a view of the Target cubes I ordered on-line and my counter space (sorry for the bad photos but basement lighting isn’t the best):

The row on bookshelves to store toys and my ever growing collection of goodies:

The work in progress of organizing my zillions of buttons by color using the Melissa Frances jars from Emma’s:

The over the door ribbon organizer my Dad built me for my ribbon addiction ( I think I need another, lol):

My ScrapRack:

My newest addition, one of my Clip it Ups, these things store a ton and make things so easy to find:

A row of storage containers for my newest goodies:

I try to keep everything organized by color, theme, or manufacturer. My stamping supplies in one place and my most used supplies within reach. While I create my space looks like a tornado went through, but I always clean up between projects so I can find everything.

Thanks for getting to know me and peeking at my space. I try to share my creations on my blog: and would love it if you stopped by! :0)

Here are "Sherry's Favorite Things" that she hand-picked for one lucky winner! Leave a comment on this thread welcoming Sherry and I will draw a name using a random number generator on June 16th. Check back on the 15th of this month too for more Ideas & Inspiration!

Guest Designer tonight at 8PM

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know I'll be posting the Guest Designer and Giveaway tonight at 8PM. We've had a lot of bad storms in our area and yesterday's storm wiped out our electricity. So, come back tonight and meet our Wonderful June Designer, Sherry Wright! She has picked out some Yummy things as her favorite things just for a lucky poster to win!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Color of the Month Challenge

We're seeing RED here at Emma's Paperie.....Red papers, red butterflies and flowers that is! The girls really did a fabulous job with the Color of the Month Challenge.

We also would like to welcome Sherry Wright as our June Guest Designer! Come back on the 10th to meet Sherry and for a chance to win "Sherry's Favorite Things".

Friends Pop Up Flower Card by Sherry Wright

Spring Fling Flower Beds Paper by Pink Paislee
Spring Fling
Spring Flowers Paper by Pink Paislee
Spring Fling Die-Cut Shapes by Pink Paislee
Carnival Ride Cardstock by GCD Studio

Hi Card by Jessica Witty

Journaling Die-Cut Spiral Notebook by Making Memories
Morning Song Sunday Paper Paper by Prima
Grayson Hall Crafting Kit by Collage Press
Save the Date Chipboard Circles by Scenic Route Paper Co.
Brown Kindergarten Alpha Rub-Ons by Jenni Bowlin
Painterly Petals Morning Silk by Prima
Mini Sprinkles Make Waves Brads by Queen & Co.

Sweet Set by Melissa Phillips

Vintage Custard Cup by Melissa Frances
Vagabond Gypsy Paper by Kaisercraft
In a Stitch Orange Blossoms by Sassafrass Lass
Red Label Stickers by Jenni Bowlin
Button Flowers Wood Flourishes by Kaisercraft
Vintage Ribbon by Melissa Frances
Simplicity Rub ons by Fancy Pants
Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon by May Arts

Fabulous Butterfly Card by Lisa Dorsey

Framboise Pattern Paper by SEI
Cherie Pattern Paper by SEI
Die-Cut Label Mini Papers by Jenni Bowlin
Fabulous Word Clear Stamp by Heidi Swapp
Papillon Pattern Paper by SEI

Dude Card by Anabelle O'Malley

Red Paint


Sunday, June 1, 2008

1 Product, 5 Ways Workshop

This month the Product Workshop is Pillow Boxes. The girls used Mini, Medium and Large ones.....check out the fantastic ideas they created!

Friendship Large Pillow Box by Wendy Sue Anderson

Large Pillow Boxes
Dill Blossom Poi Paper by SEI
Dill Blossom Ginger Paper by SEI
Spring Fling Flower Beds Paper by Pink Paislee
Spring Fling Die-Cut Shapes by Pink Paislee
Addie Blossoms Box Collection by Making Memories
Noteworthy Scallop Sheer Green Trim by Making Memories


1. Paint the ends of the pillow box. You don’t have to paint the entire box because most of it will be covered with patterned paper. Paint the flaps and 1-2 inches past the flap. I used Making Memories paint, but you could use any paint. I’ve even used spray paint before – it works great!
2. Cut two strips of cardstock. The poi (teal) is 1 ½” x 12” and the ginger (cream) is 2 ¼” x 12”.
3. Layer the strips and machine stitch
4. When the wrong side of my stitching won’t show, I like to use scotch tape to secure the ends – rather than back-stitching or trying to pull the strings through and tie them. It’s faster and easier.
5. Next, add a strip of ribbon down the center of the layered cardstock pieces.
6. Thread a button with white thread – secure in the back with a knot. Add button to center of paper flower.
7. Remove the die-cut tag from the sheet, add foam squares to the back (for dimension), place in center of layered strip.
8. Now create a loop with ribbon at the bottom of the tag, tie a knot with a second piece of ribbon and place over the loop. Add the flower to the top of the tag.
9. Attach the completed strip to the center of a full sheet of patterned paper.
10. Wrap paper around pillow box, secure well on front and back.

Celebrate Mini Pillow Box by Melissa Phillips

Mini Pillow Box
Paper by Cosmo Cricket
Die-Cuts by Pink Paislee
Button by Making Memories
Match Box Card by My Mind's Eye
Ribbon by May Arts


1. Wrap 2 strips of coordinating paper around pillow box and secure on backside.
2. Wrap ribbon around center of pillow box and tie in a bow on top.
3. Wrap die cut label around pillow box, just above center and secure sides on back.
4. Apply rubon to small die cut label and attach to center of large die cut label using dimensional adhesive.
5. Create a matching card by wrapping ribbon around bottom portion of match box card and tying in a knot.

Baby Boy Medium Pillow Box Set by Anabelle O'Malley

Happy Birthday Medium Pillow Box by Jessica Witty

Medium Kraft Pillow Box
Voila! Die-Cut Ivory Felt Art Strips by Prima


1. Assemble box. Hold paper to front of box, flip box over, and trace edges. Cut out.
2. Hold paper panel to front of box and place felt strip over it as desired. Trace the bottom edge of the felt strip onto the panel and cut out.
3. Adhere paper to box. Trace felt flowers on paper scraps, cut out, and adhere to box along with the felt strip. Place the strip over the paper edge, trimming along the edge of the box as necessary.
4. Flatten box. Stamp sentiment. Assemble box.
5. Adhere extra felt piece to the top edge of the box.