Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hello talented stampers, dedicated followers, and my much loved random lurkers,

I am ridiculously excited to announce I have been selected as an On Stage Display Board Artist. It is an honour to have been chosen. This means I am one of the very first people in the world to create with these never before seen products from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

As to the contents of this box, I am sworn to secrecy and have signed a blood oath (aka, a confidentiality agreement.) My work will be displayed at April's On Stage (Red Deer.) After that weekend, I will post it all right here, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, do some shopping and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration. Better yet, join my team! When you join my team during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS from the Annual or Occasions Catalogues. In addition, you will receive a special gift from me.

I still have a few spots left in my Birthday Bash Class, February 24th at 2:00 pm. RSVP here.

If you have any questions, contact me.


Saturday, 27 January 2018

Seashore Stampers Janurary Blog Hop

Hello amazing followers, talented stampers, and my beloved random lurkers,

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers monthly blog hop. With Valentine's Day looming, this month we are featuring an appropriate card or 3D item.

Valentine's Day is easy for those in happy relationships. You can surprise your honey with a hand made card, a box of chocolates, a dinner, a night out, etc. For those who are alone, it can be an especially challenging day. When you're your making cards, I encourage you to think of someone who might otherwise be forgotten this Valentine's Day. One of my neighbours, who has been on her own for a few years, will be receiving a card and an invitation to go for coffee from me. Let's spread the love! 

I chose to make a simple card...actually cards. My inspiration came from 3 left over kits from my recent Open House. Often, after classes or other such events, I'm left with these kits. They invariably wind up stuffed away and forgotten. This year I was determined to make good use of them. So, one night while binge watching old "Bones" episodes, I made these cards.

My kits consisted of the following: 4 1/4" X 11 & 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" pieces of the berry best, Berry Burst (#144243); 5" x 3 3/4 " & 4" x3" pieces of Whisper White (#100730); and 2 x 2" pieces of Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (#145489.) This ribbon has quickly become one of my all time favourites. With its gorgeous metallic silver edges, it kicks the cards up a notch without the need of any further embellishments.

In order to create my featured card, along with one of my left over kits, I used the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set (#140643) and the Berry Burst Ink (#144083) from the Annual Catalogue. The background was stamped as well. Pretty simple. If you need more information, please contact me.

Remember, during SALE-A-BRATION (SAB), you get to choose a FREE SAB item for every $60 you spend. For all orders under $200, please use the hostess code AV3TJCCG. You will be entered into my draw to win a fabulous prize.* My store is here. When you join my team, during SAB, which runs until March31, for only $135, you choose $165 worth of product and TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice. In addition, you will receive a special gift from me.

Here are other the cards I did that night. The "Best Wishes" was the original one from my Open House. If you want the product information, or have any questions, drop me a line.

Be sure to visit the other blogs.


Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day,
Lots of Love,

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

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,