Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's Thursday! You know what that means...

Come in and get your craft on!

That's right!  Every Thursday this summer, The Paper Pickle has FREE make & takes!  Drop in between 10-4:45pm and make this adorable card using a brand new stamp design from Hero Arts!

See you soon!

Kim

Store Hours
Wed.-Fri. - 10am-5pm
Sat. - 9:30am-3pm

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Finding Beauty in Everything...

Beautiful to me

So yesterday while I was running errands for my other job, my travels took me down the residential section of King Street in Chatham.  There were many items at the road with a sign saying "FREE".  And look what I found!  It was like winning the lottery!  It was dusty but I could see the beauty in this well crafted piece of furniture.  I washed "her" up last night and all that is left to do is sand down a few rough spots and add a little stain and she will be as good as new in my mind.  You are definitely going to see this girl in the new store (New store?  Better save that story for a post later this week!)

So the moral of the story is that one man's junk is another man's treasure and if you find beauty in something, celebrate it!  This can hold true for your crafting.  If you think what you created is beautiful, that is all that matters.  Don't compare yourself to others and make yourself feel unworthy!  It's all about celebrating the little things!

New Foil Tapes

Another shipment of gorgeous foil tapes from Little B have arrived!  Check out our treasure chest and see what you think.


Here are a few of the styles up close.  To tell you the truth, these images do nothing for this product.  When you see the tapes in person and see how shiny the foil is, you will be amazed.  I also love how these tapes stick and basically blend in with any project.  They don't have that tacky glossy shine that some tapes do.  They are like washi tapes taken to the next level and boy do I love it!

Well, I better get going here at my other job!  I'd hate to get fired.

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 9:30am-3pm

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FREE Make & Take TODAY!

This picture does not do this little tag justice.
Come in and make this tag and see how cute it is in person!

You guys have to come in today!  We have only THE cutest little make and take FULL of technique. 

We will be using Tim's acrylic paint daubers (which are fabulous and so easy to use...my kids even painted rocks last summer using these!).  Then we will be stamping using Unity's adorable new party stamp and them adding colour with Prisma pencils!  The tag is then dressed with sequins, a brad and ribbon!  

This is the same technique as shown on our Penny Black idea boards that many of you have asked about.  Welcome to all so come out and have a little fun!!  Open from 10-5 today!

Kim

PS...a memory box order came in yesterday. A few new releases including some Christmas have arrived!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW Unity Stamps!

What a cute stamp!

Oh, Unity Stamp Company....Owl be your forever too!  I just got a huge shipment of their Itty Bitty stamps and I may be in love, yet again, with this fabulous company. 

Why do I love them so?  Because there designs are incredible...they've got it all from cute to vintage. And the rubber is so deep allowing for a perfect stamp any time.  And finally because they are all cling mount stamps, the price is incredible ($7.99 for multiple stamps!). 

Here is just a small sampling of what came in....
All these for $7.99?  What a deal!
I am going to use this stamp on Coulter's birthday card this year.
The ferris wheel reminds him of our trip to California.
Adorable for a bridal shower card or a thinking of you.
Unfortunately we all need sympathy cards.
I really liked this font and sentiment and the
bird image could be used for anything really, not just sympathy.
Again, a great versatile image and a nice sentiment with multiple uses.

Come in and have a look!  At these great prices, you could add a few to freshen up your collection!

Just a little hint, but guess what stamps we are working with during tomorrow's FREE make & take??

Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 9:30am-3pm

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet Summer Time.....Insta-FUN!



Adorable little projects using the
Farmer's Market Instagram jouraling cards


What a beautiful day!  We have been incredibly lucky to have such amazing weather!  It's funny, but why do we feel guilty this time of the year working on our scrappy projects?  This is no time to give up on crafting people!  This is when you take your projects outdoors.  On days and evenings like this, you can find me working on simple little projects on the patio table with the kids.  The other week, we worked on our Smash Books.  It is so easy to throw in some concert tickets and a few little thoughts.  I feel productive and my creative needs are satisfied.

Instagram Albums by We R Memory Keepers
Here is another product that I find to be quick and easy given the size (4x4) and cool accessories that go with it!  Instagram albums by We R Memory Keepers...


There are 5 yummy colours to choose from!
I love the faux leather finish.
Scrapbooking can be a snap with
SUPER cute albums and pre printed journaling cards
Here is a photo showing the album, journaling cards and pages
Various Instagram Journaling Cards (2x2 & 4x4)
What a quick and simple little project!
These products are in store now.  Pull together a quick album of your family vacation, trip to the beach or fun summer shots!  Not sure what Instagram is?  Don't worry about having an Instagram account.  You can use any of your photos and create something special.

Scrapbooking not your thing?  Have a look at how I used the journaling cards on a greeting card.  This was actually my Mother's Day card design with matching gift card holder (these cute bags are in store and come in kraft and white).

If all goes well, I will post a picture of me on my patio tonight with these sweet little goodies.  I can't wait!

Kim

Store Hours
Wed.-Fri. - 10am-5pm
Sat. - 9:30am-3pm