Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A New Tradition

I've decided to start a new tradition of sorts for 2015 so mark your calendars for the last Friday and Saturday of every month. The store room is getting a little cramped with tubs- lots and lots of tubs, 12 to be exact. I want some wide open space in the back so we are going to have a " Tubba Sale" the last
Friday and Saturday of every month.

You are probably wondering what's in these tubs. When I run out of room in the front, I will sack up a collection and put it in a tub in the back to bring it back out when I have room. Problem is, there is never enough room. I have some great collections, most not even a year old but no room. So here is what I'm going to do...

The last Friday of the month I will pick a tub, unload it in the classroom and for those two days, all the paper from those tubs will be a quarter and all embellishments (stickers, brads, die cuts, stamps) will be .99.  For some of the embellishments it will be an incredible discount and others a great one but not crazy good. No matter what you pick, it will be at a huge discount and you might find some old favorites, a supply of staples or a stash for the kiddos.

It will be a win win for everyone and after Saturday it will be donated to a great cause.
So make sure you swing by this weekend for our first installment of our " Tubba Sale." Paper Crown is open Mon- Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-4. Sale is for individual customers only and unfortunately we are not able to do mail orders.

Enjoy this Beautiful Day!
Who would have thought I'd have the front door open in January!
I'm working on another BIG surprise so stayed tuned!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just In Time for Your Valentines

Thought I would give you a peek at all the fun vintage elements that have arrived- just in time for your Valentines!

Crinkle wire which I think is the same as bullion wire. It definitely has some spring. 

 These are like Dresden only in color instead of gold.

A beautiful sprig of velvet leaves

A tussie mussie of fabric millinery flowers. I love the fabric stems.

This reminds me of a certain dog I know

Sweet German kids, perfect for a Valentine

Love these vintage/ reproduction postcards

We also got in a ton of gold Dresden pieces- hearts, cupid, eyeglasses, antlers, shamrocks, baskets and a wheel barrow
.I will unpack those first thing tomorrow am.


First One In

Our first Valentine swap postcard came in Friday pm from the lovely and talented, and recently retired, Debbie Musik.

I love the simplicity of it. The hearts are punched from maps Debbie covered in resin. Very cool effect and she showed us some other types of  papers she used with this same technique. If you haven't picked up your postcards for the swap it isn't too late.  Postcards don't need to be turned in until Sat., Feb. 7th so you still have time. Tomorrow is supposed to be another warm beautiful day, but the rain and cold return at the end of the week so you can work on your postcard then. I can't wait to see what you all have up your sleeve but I know they will be beautiful works of art.

Only 2 Spots Left in Jackie's Class
this Thursday, Jan. 29th
Come join us for a fun evening creating this red glittered Valentine shoe featuring  the newest line of Character Construction stamps, " Adventures in Tea." Class is this Thursday at 5:30 and the cost is $45 which includes all your supplies except the shoe. If you are interested in joining us, call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.
New goodies arriving including- ton of unique vintage treats, Echo Park, Doodlebug and LOTS of Valentine sweets.
Enjoy the beautiful day- 70's in January, you know it won't last! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

It Rarely Happens

It rarely happens but we have one lone kit from last night's Adventures in Tea Valentine Tag Class. Kit includes everything to make the two pictured tags and as a surprise, Jackie threw in the goodies for a third tag. Pictures of the tags are also included so you can easily create your own. Cost is $30 and first one to leave a comment wins. You can either pick it up or I can put in the mail.

Great job to Jackie and the ladies at the class last night. It was a great kick off to Catherine's Adventure in Tea stamps!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fun Stuff

busy day just pics...

A box of vintage goodies- hope to get out tomorrow

Great magazine especially if you love quilting. One of Amy's Canadian friends is featured and her quilt is AMAZING!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Last Call

Last call for all Christmas paper and embellishments.
All Christmas will be 70% off today- Sat. and then it will be gone. It's a steal !

Some Vintage and Some Mod

The first of the CHA new lines has arrived with more boxes arriving today. The first two are a study in contrast- one reminds me of my childhood in the 60's "Saturday Morning" and the other is vintage at it's most elegant. Both I'm sure will get you thinking of projects to come.

If you grew up in the 60's & 70's, Saturday mornings meant a bowl of cereal with LOTS of sugar and cartoons. This line has one side with images from that weekly ritual and the other side with smaller designs from that era. For some reason I photographed the subtler side- guess I thought it would appeal to more. For this 60's/ 70's girl the flip side is just fun and brings back lots of memories. As always October Afternoon is an expert on color pairings.

Just in time for your Valentine's projects

If you saw the vintage photo sheets we had this fall we have a new shipment with many to choose from including: Valentines, spring, babies, little boys, flower girls, animals and others. We also received a new paper line in soft shades of pink and blue inspired by one of my favorite cities, Paris. I'm not sure why I didn't photograph that line, maybe because I was a little taken aback by this poor babe...

Don't think this would fly now but... I know someone will come up with the perfect project for this poor little one.

Unpacking some Cavallini Valentine goodies and a box of the most amazing vintage goodies- Dresden, ribbon, cards, crepe paper- the good stuff!

One Spot Left in Tomorrow's
Adventures in Tea Paper Doll Tag Class

Thurs., Jan. 22nd
Jackie, $30
* please bring small detail scissors, colored pencils & adhesive

Call Paper Crown to snag this last spot, 405 848-2389

If you haven't seen Girdie you will be in awe, Jackie out did herself this time!

Don't Forget to pick up your Postcard for the

Valentine's Postcard Swap!