Friday, December 28, 2018

40% OFF Christmas - ONE DAY ONLY!

It's the last hoorah.  40% OFF all Christmas - ONE DAY ONLY - tomorrow!  Open 10-3.  Lots of beautiful items looking for good homes.....♥


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Happy Holidays - HOURS

Merry Christmas!  I hope Santa was good to you.  We are going to take a few extra days this week to enjoy the family.  We will reopen Saturday (open 10-3).

PS...All Christmas will be 40% OFF!  No exceptions!


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

December Week 3 SPECIALS & Holiday Hours

Wow.  What a wonderful week we had last week.  The downtown was incredibly busy with Roger's Hometown Hockey. The family was out Saturday enjoying the festivities and I was lucky enough to get out Sunday for the live broadcast.  What an amazing event.  Watching the pre-game video made me so proud of our community.

Thank you Homebaked Kitchen for the beautiful cake.
It was such a nice surprise and SO delicious.
It was the perfect way to celebrate 15 years in business!
Happy 15th Paper Pickle!
Sunday was extra special for me.  The Paper Pickle celebrated our 15th birthday!  I am very proud of this accomplishment.  My sister Kelly and I opened on December 16th, 2003 because of our love of paper and it was the best decision we ever made.  We have made so many friends and have shared in your lives.  And seeing this picture above makes me so happy and proud as well.  "Our little stamper" is growing up and we are watching her blossom.  Her help during make and takes is wonderful.  

Week 3 SPECIALS - Ribbon and Paper Pad BOGO!
With a week to go, I thought it was time to ramp up the savings.  Enjoy BOGO on all ribbon and paper pads (included all 6x6, 6x8, 8x8 and 12x12).  This is a great way to get all the papers from your favourite lines.  I love these pads because they make designing a breeze.  I know all papers match and very little thought is required (and that's ALWAYS a good thing...ha!).  

Here is a look at our hours over the next couple weeks.  

Hope to see you soon!

♥ Kim

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December Week 2 SPECIALS & MORE!

It is going to be ONE AWESOME week at The Pickle!  You will enjoy 25% off ALL dies and stencils from Wednesday to Sunday

That's right.  We will be open Sunday from 12-4pm.  The downtown will be hopping thanks to the Roger's Hometown Hockey event.  Here is a link to the events.

Sunday is going to be EXTRA special's our 15th Birthday!  It seems just like yesterday my sister Kell and I were brainstorming about the name of our shop.  And wasn't it the perfect little name?  It has been such an incredible 15 years thanks to you and your support.  Our customers have become our friends and that means everything.  ♥

For those of you who submitted tags for our 2018 exchange....your tags are ready for pick up.  Please stop in anytime during our store hours.  I cannot wait to share the creations here on the blog.  They.  Are.  Amazing.

And last but certainly not least.....THIS Saturday is our FREE Make & Take.  Join us for a Christmas inspired project!  All are welcome between 10am-3pm.  This is the last one for 2018.  Let's work with those beautiful hands!

See?!?  It's all happening.  I love weeks like this!!  Hope to see you soon.

♥ Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm
Sun - 12-4pm **SPECIAL HOURS**

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December Week 1 SPECIAL

I thought it would be fun to do a weekly promo leading up to Christmas.  This week, enjoy 25% off ALL STAMPS!  This includes wood mount, cling mount and clear polymer stamps.  We have an incredible selection from Penny Black, Flora & Fauna, Magenta, Hero Arts, Waffle Flower and many, many more.  If you have a stamper on your Christmas list, you will want to stop in this week!

Also a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended out Christmas Open House last Saturday.  It was Such a beautiful day.  You have filled my heart and have me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.  I have been saying this for 15 years....."We have THE best customers!".

See you soon!

♥ Kim

Store Hours
Wed - 10am-8pm (open late because of a class)
Thurs-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas Open House - This SATURDAY - 10-5pm!

Who laughs this way "Ho Ho Ho"?  Santa laughs this way, "Ho Ho Ho". 

Join us for the Holly-est, Jolly-est Christmas House in Town.  Now in our 15th (!) year!  THIS Saturday from 10am-5pm we will be spreading our Christmas cheer with a FREE Make & Take, in-store SPECIALS, sweet samples from Homebaked Kitchen Company and more!  Be sure to check out our new samples sure to inspire.

Stop in and say hi.

♥ Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-5pm **Special Open House Hours **

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag Exchange 2018

With the blink of an eye, we are at another Christmas season.  That means it is time for another Christmas Tag Exchange at The Paper Pickle.  Consider joining us for our 6th Annual Tag Exchange.  Every year I am blown away by the creativity shown by the participants.  Show me what ya' got!  Everyone is welcome.

Have a look at the past participant's creations by clicking the links below. Are these not incredible?
2017 Tag Exchange
2016 Tag Exchange
2015 Tag Exchange
2014 Tag Exchange
2013 Tag Exchange

Have I convinced you that this is a MUST?  Check out the details below....

The Details:
  • You will make 13 tags of the same design to trade with the other participants (12 will be traded with others and 1 will be kept to display in store)
  • You can use any product you like and the design can be as simple or elaborate as you like
  • Please call the store (519.351.5220) or email me ( to register. You must register by Saturday, DECEMBER 1
  • Your 13 tags are to be dropped off no later than 3PM on Saturday, DECEMBER 8
  • You can pick up your tags during store hours any day between DECEMBER 12-15
  • There is no cost to register or participate other than the cost of your product that you use
  • Those of you who use Paper Pickle product, let me know which product you used (on a little note with your submission) and you will be entered to win a Paper Pickle Prize Pack ($50 value).

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Make & Take TODAY

It's the 3rd Saturday.  That means a FREE Make & Take at The Pickle!  Join us today between 10-3 and you will create a fabulous gift card holder using Carta Bella's new collection simply called "Christmas".  I adore this line.  The colours.  The designs.  The quality (thick and full of beautiful texture).  We will show you how QUICK and EASY it is to work with this line.  Carta Bella will have you looking like a superstar with very little effort......don't worry.  I won't tell anyone that these projects only took you 5 minutes!  

Have a look at the line:

I loved this collection so much that I HAD to use it on my Zonta card last weekend.  So that incredible snowy-wood grain paper?  Yes.  That is from Carta Bella.  LOVE.  ♥
Hope to see you soon.  Mark your calendar for our Christmas Open House - Saturday, December 1.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SALE - NEW Product - MAKE & TAKE - Classes

There is SO much happening.  I know you are busy so here is a little summary for you!

For the remainder of November, enjoy 50% off all Halloween items.  This includes fabulous paper, stickers, dies and more.  This is a great time to save.

 They have arrived!  Check out Tim's latest release of oxide inks.  I am in LOVE (yes, again!).

The glass media is BACK in stock.  Oh my have these been flying off the shelf.  If you can't wait for Santa to bring this, stop in and see us!

Join us THIS Saturday for our FREE make and take.  No need to reserve a spot.  Drop by anytime between 10-3 for a FUN Christmas project.

We still have room in our classes.  Give us a call to reserve a spot.  Check out the link below for details.

Hope to see you soon!

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Friday, November 9, 2018

NEW Schedule - CLASSES!

Grab a friend and join us for our amazing holiday classes.  I did the math and we have been having fun with classes at The Pickle for 15 years!  We laugh.  We learn.  We have made incredible friendships.  Work with those beautiful hands.  ♥

Just a sampling of the projects you will go home with
Elegant Christmas by DebbieIt is incredible what beautiful creations come from paper.  Join Debbie and she will show you how you can turn this stunning sheet of decorative paper from Alexandra Renke into wonderful cards and tags perfect for the holidays.  You will work to dress this paper with stickles, ribbon, accent paper, stamps, dies and more.  In the end, you will walk away with FOUR cards, and ONE envelope you made yourself (plus 3 others) and TWO tags as well as the remaining pieces from this sheet!

Dates:  Thursday November 15 1-3pm OR Wednesday November 21 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $25+hst (includes all supplies and a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive

Pretty Desk Calendar (measures 4.25x5.5")

Pop up gift card holder (measures 4.25x5.5")
Desk Calendar and Gift Card Holder by Hilary
What perfect timing for a class like this!  This pretty custom desk calendar will have you smiling all 2019 long.  I don't know about you, but I love to have my paper projects at the office and around the house to glance at and admire.  You will learn the folding techniques and work with paper to make the calendar and flowers.  There will also be other goodies to dress the project including twine, brads, embossing folders and more.

You will also create a stunning pop-up gift card holder.  This interactive holder will have your gift recipient smiling and wondering how you made this yourself!  Instructions are included so you can make more.

Dates:  Thursday, November 22 from 1-3pm OR Thursday November 29 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $22+hst (includes all supplies and a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  scissors and adhesive
Suggested Supplies (bring if you have):  bone folder


Winter Cards by Pauline
Aren't these cards stunning?  Pauline has showcased the elegance of Penny Black products....there is a reason we have carried her products for 15 years!  On the first card, you will learn how to blending and colouring techniques using Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  Pauline will also show you how ribbon, paper and various dies can add to your end product.  For the second card, you will work with my favourite - Distress Oxide inks to create this stunning background.  It is the perfect backdrop for these Penny Black stamps and die.

Dates:  Thursday November 22 from 6-8pm OR Wednesday November 28 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes all supplies and a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplied:  scissors and adhesive (Prismacolor pencils)

Wood Decor by Denise
Did you hear that there is a Crafter's Workshop Brand Ambassador that lives here in Chatham?  This is no rumour.  We are thrilled to have Denise Lush teaching her second class here at The Pickle. 

Aren't these gorgeous?  We will be creating TWO pieces of home decor just in time for gift giving but I don't know.....I would find these extremely hard to give away! These will be created from scratch using blank pieces of wood for the center and antiqued wood for the frame.  You will also work with paints and The Crafter's Workshop stencils to create these amazing pieces. 
This is a substantial piece measuring 19"x 7"

The "chalkboard-styled" piece measures 8"x8"
Date:  Wednesday, December 5 from 6-8pm
Cost:  $55+hst (includes all supplies and a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.)
Required Supplies:  Nothing!

How to Register
If you are interested in signing up for these classes, you can visit us during store hours or call (519.351.5220) or email (  All payment is required within 72 hours of registering and you are responsible for finding a replacement if you are not able to attend once payment has been made (but don't be afraid to check with us to see if there is a waiting list - wee may be able to help you out). 

Dates to Remember
A couple of items to leave you with:

  • Saturday, November 17th - the next FREE make and take
  • Saturday, December 1st - The Paper Pickle and Homebaked Kitchen's Christmas Open House
  • The Annual Christmas Tag Exchange is ON!  More details to follow.  If you are interested, please call/email

Hope to see you soon!
♥ Kim

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Monday, October 22, 2018

Classes - Still Time to Sign Up!

We had such a blast at Saturday's Make and Take.  Thank you to those who took time out of their busy days to visit us!  Here is a listing of the products we worked with just in case you want to get a little crafty with the kiddies this year. We have tons of small kraft bags ($0.10 each) in stock!  Time to get your craft on.
Tim Holtz - Mixed Media #6

Hero Arts - Stamp & Cut "Little Messages"

My Mind's Eye - Trick or Treat Collection 12x12
Fall Classes - Last Call!
We've got our final two paper crafting classes of this release and there are still a few spots left.  Don't miss this chance to learn some new technique

 Alcohol Ink Class by Debbie
Create these stunning backgrounds using alcohol inks.  Not sure how to begin?  Always wanted to try?  Now is your chance!  Our very own Debbie has been playing with these for years and would love to share her tips and tricks.
Dates:  Wed. Oct 24 from 6-8pm OR Thurs. Oct 25 from 1-3pm
Cost:  $20+hst
*  Includes all supplies plus a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.

Mixed Media Mini Album by Denise Lush
Want to take a class from one of The Crafter's Workshop's BRAND Ambassadors?  Seriously!  She will be teaching her first class at The Pickle and you will want to be there.
Date:  Wed. November 7 from 6-9pm
Cost:  $30+hst
* Includes all supplies plus a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen Co.

How to Sign Up
Give the store a call to register or stop in during store hours.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri -10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Make & Take PLUS New Product!

It's the 3rd Saturday of the month and Witchiepoo said we MUST have a Halloween themed Make and Take.  Drop in anytime between 10am-2pm for a FREE paper crafting project.  Everyone is welcome and there is no need to register.  Pop in and work with those beautiful hands. 

NEW Product Alert

There is also a TON of new product in store.  Great new Christmas lines from: Authentique, Simple Stories, Photo Play, Crate Paper, Penny Black and more.

I know it seems crazy to be thinking of Christmas but I know you guys think of Christmas ALL year round!  It is THE biggest and best time to show off our skills and show our love.  Have a look at these gorgeous,  I mean GORGEOUS new products from your favourite companies.....

Authentique has always been a favourite of mine.
Their constant vintage vibe speaks to me.

Any dog lover will go bow-wow over this new release called Nostalgia.
Oh  I am in LOVE.

Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Christmas' colour pallet is a treat

Simple Stories - Merry and Bright
I am not sure which I like better!

Ok.  Okaaaaayyyyyy.
Crate Paper's Merry Days HAS to be my favourite release of the season.
The skaters.  The plaid.  The colours. 

Merry Days......Swoon some more......

Merry & Bright......Stop it.  You are killing me with your designs.

Classic Penny Black
You can always count on this company to provide
elegant, classic designs year after year.

Penny Black.....sigh.  Your brush stroke stamps are incredible.

Oh....and for those of you not quite there yet for Christmas, we've got LOTS for you too!  Stop in and see what lovelies you can find.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm