Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Arrivals!!

As promised, here are the loot that has just entered our store!

1. One of the latest brands that we brought in is ECHO PARK!! Their papers are just so cheery and yummy!

Besides these 2 Echo collections, we have Echo alpha stickers in the store too.

2. Jenni Bowlin Papers:




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3. Imaginisce - Christmas Cottage Collection

Winter Woods

Gingerbread Village

All That Glitter

Swirly Snowflakes

Peppermint stick

6"x6" Paper Pad

For this collection, we also brought in adorable clear stamps. Do check it out in the store!

4. My Little Shoebox - Just Add Butter Collection

Granny Apron

Bite Size

5. Fancy Pants - Rough & Tough Collection

6. TPC Studio - Transportation Collection

- Dots

- Beep beep Honk honk

- Clear Stamps

7. Webster's Pages - Postcard From Paris collection

8. Kaiser Craft - Hippy Girl collection

9. Smooch Pearlized Spray Ink.

We brought in 8 vintage colors.
1o. Tattered Angel Mist (in sets)

Timeless Romance Glimmer Card kit

11. Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon

Metal Keyholes


Sanding grip

12. Sizzix dies

Tag Super Scallop

Frame Back Ornate # 4

Frame Back Ornate # 5

We have also replenished stocks like Big Shot, Big Bite, Punches (assorted brands), Dress it up buttons & many more!

Happy Shopping!

Xoxo Jessy

August Guest Designer

Sharmandeswari is all gear up when it comes to her work and this is gonna be her last piece as Papier's Auguest Guest Designer. She created a beautiful handbag shaped gift box, it can be a trinket box too! Beautifully done :) Perfect gift to present to your family and friends for the upcoming festive seasons.

Materials Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Crepe Paper
Moof Rhinestone Brad
MM Acrylic Paint - Spotlight
Carla Craft Punches
Sassafras Lass PP
Ranger Distress Inks
MM Stamps
Tim Holtz Caged Bird Die
Embossing Powder
Prima Crystals

Materials used are available at the store! Stay tune for the new BIG arrivals that have just arrived the store. Will update you eager beaver on the loot!! Yaays....

Xoxo Jessy

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dyeing Seam Binding Tutorial

These days you'll be seeing beautiful rayon seam binding being dyed and used as a bow on cards or on scrapbook projects.

In Malaysia, I have not managed to find any rayon seam binding but only this kind of seam binding. I got this from a local stationery shop. It is usually used to tie documents or files.

This is what I did with the seam binding above:

First, I misted into a storage bag that comes with a zipper.

Once I have got a nice amount of mist, I stuffed the seam binding into the storage bag. Zipped it and gave a nice scrunch to it. You can push it to a corner to wrinkle it a little but it is not as effective as rayon seam binding as it is softer.

Ta daa!! Here's the colored seam binding. I like the natural effect of it.
A little white to go along with the pink.

Guess what, you can even try it with two colors!!

Cut another piece of seam binding.
This time I misted with two colors, turquoise & purple to give a combo look.

Repeat the same process, scrunch it.

Here's the color combo effect. Nice huh?

To give a little more interest to your seam binding, you can use script stamp to stamp along it. Staz On (Jet Black) is the perfect ink for this!

Ta daa!! Another cool effect, no?

You can always form the dyed seam binding into a very pretty rose & attach a pretty pearl as the centre! Love this shabby chic looking rose, do you?

Oh yeah, in this post HERE, I used a turquoise seam binding for my card and I loved it!

Hope you enjoy this simple tutorial and can't wait to see your version :)

Xoxo Jessy

Friday, August 20, 2010


Calling all BOOK-lovers!

It's a 3-days only sale for all books & magazines in-store. From today, Fri, Aug 20- Sun, Aug 22, 2010, all books & magazines are on sale from 30% and more. If you're missing out on back issues and great Primedia publications, now is the time to grab your copies. Hurry down to Papier. Whilst stocks lasts!

* Titles include Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Simply Handmade, Creating Keepsakes, & other publications by Primedia, Making Memories, Hero Arts & more.
Terms & conditions apply

Happy reading!

:o) Macy

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August Guest DT

This week our Auguest Guest Designer, Shamandeswari created an altered project for us at Papier! Isn't this lovely?

She was so kind-hearted to share with us how she created this stunning project!

In her own words:
Tutorial for melamine tray:
1) Layer the base of the tray with Patterned Paper (I used Sassafras Lass)
2) Affix picture of your choice & top it off with a frame screen print (Hambly Screen Print in this instance)
3) Stick a strip of lace along edge of tray
4) The Sassafras Lass PP comes with a border. Snip that off, measure according to the length of the tray, cut-off, distress & affix to the tray
5) Affix a strip of pom pom trim along the other length of the tray. (You may need to use 2 strips to give it a fuller look)
6) Mist another strip of lace with glimmer mists of your choice (I used candlelight in this project)
7) For the finishing touches, get one big Prima flower, 3 other flowers of a different make & Size x 2 (that would mean 6 flowers of 2 different size & make). Mist them, distress them & affix them
8) Lastly, stick the words FAMILY. I used a bigger font for the 'F' in family to accentuate the word & finally stick some rhinestones at the top of the frame for some bling ;)

Materials Used :
Melamine Tray
Sassafras Lass PP
Glimmer Mist
Prima Flowers
KaiserCraft Flowers & Rhinestone Stickers
Ranger Distress Inks
DYMO tag
Pom Pom Trim
Hambly Frame Screen Prints
MM Flower Embellies & Brads
Ranger Distress Inks

I hope you are all inspired to start an altered project, prob a gift for your loved ones for the upcoming Hari Raya, no? Thanks for peeking!

Xoxo Jessy

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Arrivals : Quikutz

Guess what made it to the store?

The Quikutz Letterpress Epic 6 Combo
& we have all the printing plates. Woo hoo!

What Is Letterpress Printing?

The Letterpress from Quickutz sets the standard for easy to use, affordable letterpress printing that’s practical for any home crafter. The standard letterpress process involves printing words, letters, or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing it into a thick, soft paper. Over the past several years letterpress has seen a resurgence in popularity, evolving into a modern art form that epitomizes class and high quality. With the L Letterpress product line you can create handmade letterpress projects like cards, invitations, gifts, stationery and more. From simple day-to-day expressions and correspondence to momentous occasions like weddings and babies, the L Letterpress enables you to creatively celebrate every event in life.

Here's a demo video:

If you need more idea on how to create interesting project the Quikutz Letterpress, you may check it out at Quikutz blog HERE.

Do drop by the store to check it out!
Keep on crafting!

Xoxo Jessy

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Mini Album Class by Jessy Christopher

Teacher Jessy is back with a new mini album workshop!!
Please check the poster below :)

(click the poster to enlarge)

For the photo size, please bring photos that are approx 3.5"x2.5" (potrait & landscape).
It can be slightly bigger/smaller.

Hope to see you in this workshop!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Guest DT

Hi! Today I am going to reveal a beautiful Hari Raya card designed by Shamandeswari, our Auguest Guest DT. This card she created, it's so appropriate for the upcoming Hari Raya. Hope that this has given you some ideas to start creating handmade Raya cards for friends and family members. Remember, handmade card/gift touches soul *wink*

Materials used:
Sassafrass Lass patterned papers
Prima Crystal Stickers

Thanks for coming back to take a peek!
Xoxo Jessy

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Guest DT

I am sooooooo excited to introduce our August Guest Designer, Sharmandeswari! She is a self-proclaimed "craft-crazy-mummy" who loves to create almost anything. She is such a talented paper crafter. Every time I visit her blog I find myself amazed by her creations!!! I have a feeling you are all going to enjoy her creations. You can click HERE to view her pretty blog!

This is her creation for this week using the Guest DT kit that she won for the Blog Contest held last month. She did an amazing layout! I love her composition and the great use of embellishments. The family photos are so precious! Isn't her little girl a cutie?

Materials Used :

Sassafras Lass PP & Chipboard Stickers
KaiserCraft Rhinestone
Shabby Green Door Vintage Background Stamp
Ranger Distress Inks
Prima Flower
MM Flowers (altered with crackle paints & distress inks)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
Script stamp
Dymo Labelmaker

You can get most of the materials used on this layout at the store.
Thanks for dropping by and do check out Sharmandeswari next Guest DT work next week!

Xoxo Jessy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrapbooking Tips

Hey hey!! It's been a while since I dropped by. I am back with 10 tips for you on creating layouts, you can try them on cards too! Yup just purely tips and some layouts as samples *wink*. These are my favourite tips whenever I wanna scrap. Hope you can try these too :)

Scrapbooking Tip # 1:
Choose a focal-point photo. Treat other photos as "accessories" that help you to tell the rest of the story. As we read from left to right, the top-left hand corner is an excellent point for your focal-point photo when you have several photos you want to use on your layout. You don't have to mat every single photo on your scrapbook layout, unless you want it to stand out from the background. You can always try to mat your focal-point photo though.

Scrapbooking Tips #2:
You can also add visual interest to your background by using punches (shape or border). Punch out using cardstocks/patterned paper and add these page accents to help you create an interesting background design.

Scrapbook Tips #3:
Handwrite your journaling on patterned paper or cut it into strips and adhere them to your layout with glue or staple them in order. Give your page a random, fun look. Well, you can always try using Dymo to journal your layout. Love the embossed words :)

Scrapbook Tips #4:To make your photos pop, just add a white mat. To save time, ask your photo lab to print your photos with a white border.

Scrapbook Tips #5: No place to write out your journaling? Journal on a tag or a piece of cardstock and tuck it neatly behind a photo. Here's where you can write more heartfelt words without others looking at it too.

Scrapbook Tips #6 & #7:
Be bold with your fonts. Mix fonts in your page title to create a dynamic, fun and random look to your layout!

You don't always need a page title. Sometimes your journaling is sufficient for the page. Simply writing one or two words in your journaling in capitals might be enough to convey the main story of the page. So save your title.

Scrapbook Tips # 8:
Save time by matting a few photos on the same piece of cardstock to create a "filmstrip" effect. Just place and space the photos evenly and cut. A time-saving technique I enjoy using.

Scrapbook Tips # 9:
Find it a challenge to coordinate papers? Keep a lookout for companies that offer lines of coordinating papers. These coordinating papers can easily match one another on a layout. Reduce your coordinating time and spend more time scrapbooking.

Scrapbook Tips #10:
I love to create handmade flowers and they are such a beautiful add-on to your layout. Use the scraps in your stash box and start creating different layers and add button/bling at the centre for a finishing touch!

For this layout, I have also added ruffled organza ribbon that I folded around the heart doily. Give it a try!

Hope these tips will be helpful whenever you want to create and thanks for dropping by!! Be back tomorrow to check out what our August Guest DT has created :)

Xoxo Jessy