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,


Monday, 13 November 2017

Say hello to your new best friend, STAMPARATUS!!!

Hello dear followers, talented stampers, and all those lurkers,

Now is the time to fall in love with Stampin' all over again. I am SO incredibly excited to announce Stampin' Up has created an amazing MUST HAVE tool! Introducing the stunningly sublime STAMPARATUS. This fabulous placement tool will line up your stamps for flawless double stamping, patterns, and pretty much everything. It works with both the clear mount and photo polymer stamps.

To reserve yours, for estimated February 1st shipping, contact me before Nov 30th. And here's the best's only 65 dollars (plus s/h & tax.) Payment will not be processed until it is shipped. Those who reserve it now, will also receive FREE instructional class, featuring the STAMPARATUS.

If you have any questions, contact me.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Friends with Blends!

Hello November 1st!!!

Our host code for this wonderful month is YXEJU9M7. Be sure to use this code on all orders under 200 to be entered into my fabulous monthly draw. Congratulations to October's winner, Maureen! (Since you're in another province, you will be receiving your gift, from me, via Canada Post.)

Stampin Up November News

Today is the release date for Stampin Ups fabulous new alcohol markers *drum roll please* Stampin' Blends. Have a look at this short video. Contact me with any questions.    

My Amazing Monthly Specials

For the month of November, all orders placed DIRECTLY through me, will receive 50% off regular shipping. In addition, all clients ordering the complete set of Stampin' Blends this month and next, will receive an invitation to my exclusive instructional "Friends with Blends" class, for FREE.

Until next time.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Seashore Stampers October Blog - Packaging

Hello beautiful people!

With the holidays just around the corner...okay, maybe not, but they are slowly creeping up on us. If we do some preparation now, we will be SO grateful later. (I know, this is rich coming from me, the Queen of Procrastination.)

This month, the Seashore Stampers have turned our focus to packaging. There are so many fabulous ways to change a piece of paper into a beautiful package, it's astounding. You could make a gift card holder, a cracker, a gift bag, a gift box, an explosion box, and so much more.

Since the Gift Bag Punch Board is one of the EASIEST and FASTEST ways to make gift packaging, I went that route. Also, it uses our amazing Designer Series Paper, much of which is still on special (buy 3 get 1 free) until Oct 31st. And, it also uses the Fast Fuse, which was on a crazy buy 1 get 2 (refills) free special at the beginning of this month. (If you missed that special, watch this space. The fabulous team at Stampin' Up has said they will do it again.)

Here are the 3 gift bags I made. My supply list is at the end of this blog. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Happy Halloween! Happy Early Christmas Preparations ! And Happy Stampin! 


In addition to the previous and next blogs, you can check out Erica's here.

Supply list for Christmas Gift Bags: Gift Bag Punch Board #135862; Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111, Ribbons - Garden Green #144181 & Cherry Cobbler #144117.