Monday, 15 January 2018

Original Cards from the New Catalogues

Hello all,
With the release of the new catalogues, I have created some new original cards to inspire you. I must confess I have had way too much fun playing with some of these sets. 

Sale-A-Bration Catalogue


Occasions Catalogue

 If you have any questions on what I used or how I made these cards, please contact me.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Join me this weekend, to celebrate the new Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.

In addition to the new catalogues, which are FREE, we will have a make & take, door prizes, sign up sheets, treats, display boards and much more.

Come on by. If you need my address, please contact me.


Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Hello beloved followers, talented stampers, and random lurkers,

With a new month, we have a new hostess code. For all orders under 200, please use the hostess code DNWPSEYR. You will be entered into my draw to win a fabulous prize.*

I am insanely excited to announce,*drum roll please* it's Sale-A-Bration time! This means our fabulous new Occasions Catalogue is making its debut. For every 60 you spend, you get to pick a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalgoue. This year, the wonderful folks at Stampin Up have decided to mix things up. We now have 2 levels of FREEBIES. For every 120 your spend, you can choose and item for the 2nd level or 2 items from the 1st level. Decisions. Decisions. Me, I had to do both.

Since I attended "On Stage" in Salt Lake City, in November, I've had access to a few of these amazing new stamp sets for a while. I will be featuring projects from each stamp set I have at my OPEN HOUSE. This means I will have NEW projects for you to check out! My open house will include a make and take, the new catalogues, treats, and of course...PRIZES.

If you are considering placing a large-ish order, this is the absolute best time to sign up and join my team. You can join as a hobbyist (just for the minimum 20% discount) or join to make it a business. Either way, for only 135, you get to choose 165 worth of items you want in your starter kit, and score TWO FREE stamp sets. In addition, you will receive a special gift from me.

Cheers and Happy Shopping!

*In order to comply with Federal Regulations, you must first correctly answer a skill testing questions before being declared a winner.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Some of My Creations

Hello wonderful followers, talented stampers, and random lurkers,

Christmas is such a busy time. It's easy get caught up in the hustle and bustle and find yourself completely stressed. Stamping is so relaxing. I make sure to take at least a few minutes each day to create. It seriously helps me maintain my sanity and I highly recommend it.

To provide some inspiration, here are some of my original designs from this past year.

My first card warrants two photos (inside and out.) I created it for Canada's 150th and simply love how the Adirondack chair holds it shut. I used the Colorful Seasons bundle, the Labeler Alphabet letters and the Seaside Textured Impressions embossing folder.

My second card was the first one I created with the This Little Piggy set. When I saw these delightfully happy pigs I squealed and knew I simply had to make a wedding card.

My 3rd card was the first card I created from the amazing Merry Patterns hostess set. Using the "eclipse" technique, I also incorporated my newly acquired Large Letters Framelits, which I got for half price! Ask me how.

It was love at first sight for the Coffee Break Suite. Coffee is a huge part of our culture here on the island. While we can't grow our own beans we have a bunch of shops who do their own roasting. I had seen 3D paper mugs before but they always had edges. And since I love a challenge, I decided to create one that was round. Perfect to hold some chocolate covered coffee beans or a gift card.

This second project was a challenge to use up some of my scraps. I added a tea light, and voila! More Christmas happiness. The tree is Whisper White cardstock, stamped with the pine branch from the Merry Patterns set. The Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder was used on Crumb Cake to form the base. The white embossed vellum snowflakes are punched out. The Gold Glimmer paper star came from the Night in Bethlehem bundle. Everything but the Gold Metallic thread and tealight were leftovers.

And last, but certainly not least, here is a scrapbooking page I created to remember my recent Stampin' Up On Stage experience in Salt Lake City.  I used the Large Letters Framelits, the Color Theory Suite, the In Color DSP and the Labeler Alphabet. This was my first time at one of the big events and I had the time of my life! Join my team and pack your bags for Stampin' Up's 30th Birthday in Orlando, FL.

While these are all my own designs, you are welcome to copy them. As your Stampin Up Demonstrator, I'm here to help. If you want detailed instructions or have any questions, please contact me.

You can visit my shop here.             

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
The Victoria Paper Shaper

Monday, 11 December 2017


Hello all,

Stampin' Up is doing it again! FREE SHIPPING all day Monday, December 11th. (Ends at 11:00 pm MST.)

There is no minimum and you can send Christmas gifts anywhere in Canada. My shop is here!

Happy Shopping,

Sunday, 26 November 2017


Stampin' Up has done it again! We are offering ONE DAY of FREE SHIPPING. There are no minimums and no limits. This means you can do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own home. And not have to pay for the shipping. Be sure to treat yourself as well. You deserve it.

Shop here! Shop now! Shop often!

Happy Cyber Monday!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Seashore Stampers November Blog Hop

Hello Fabulous Followers, Fellow Stampers and Random Lurkers,

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers November Blog. This month, we are celebrating Christmas Cards and packages. There are so many fabulous ways to express ourselves - it's sometimes hard to decide what to do. Meet my card, "Xmas, Oh Deer."

This is the first card I created with the delightful Merry Patterns Hostess Set. Since I had also just bought the incredible Large Letter Framelits, I simply had to make an eclipse card. Now I know some folks have an aversion to the word Xmas. Recently I found out the history of the word and hope to change your mind. Contrary to popular belief, Xmas is not a secular word. Going way back in history, Christ was often written as "Xρ" or "Xt." In Greek, X is "chi," the first letter in Χριστος (Kreetos) which translates to Christ. X has in fact been an acceptable representation of Christ for hundreds of years. So, Merry Xmas!

My first Christmas Craft Fair was at Goward House last weekend. I was told by my friends to make "lots of crackers." Until just over a week ago, I had never even made a cracker. There I was, 2 days before the fair, figuring this out. (Holy Procraftination, Batman!) Well, now that I know how, I don't think I'll ever stop. They are so easy and so much fun. You can put what ever you want in them. I used the coveted Hershey Candycane kisses.

For the complete recipe and supply list, just drop me a line and I'll provide them.

Be sure to come visit me at Cook Street Village today, November 25th.

Check out Erica's blogs as well.

Happy One Month Until Christmas!

Until next time, all the best to you and yours,