Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paper Muse...a little piece of heaven

So, you would think I had no life or at least was a total slacker because I managed to make it to a gorgeous paper store in Sumner called the Paper Muse 3 times this week! Let me be clear, that was three times in a row. Thursday, Friday and today! That's right people...3 times!

I am so inspired walking into Cammie's store. It is a plethora (I like using big college words once in a while) of gorgeous paper, stamps, stickers, ink and soooo much more! If you are local {Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps, Sumner, Auburn, Puyallup area} you HAVE TO check out her store! It's amazing! And who doesn't like supporting local small business' right? =)

So, I couldn't help but to be totally inspired to create new projects each time I went into her store. I have done 2 projects since walking into her shop on Thursday for the first time. Oh, by the way, she now has a blog. She just started it so it's still under construction, but check her out and become a follower of the Paper Muse in Sumner, WA.
So, here are the two little projects I did since Thursday. I know, I know, I should be working on my pantry, but you will learn I have Crafting/design/project A.D.D!!! I can't stop it!!!!

{Just so you all know, I have made progress on my pantry for those wondering. New pictures to come soon}
Thank you notes.

Without the glittery edges...

With the glittery edges:

I used "Stickles" glitter glue. By far the best glitter crafting glue on the market. {IMO}

All products except for the paper cutter, black ink and paper adhesive came from the Paper Muse

The products I used:

1. Stickles glitter glue. Soft gold.
2. One 12x12 sheet of patterned paper by Webster's pages seaside retreat line "hide & seek"
3. Two sheets of heavy, cream card stock for the journaling block.
4. "{thank you} stamp

Oh, I also used a small black ink pad to ink the edges of the paper to add a little distressed look. I don't have an envelope template so I just cut the paper to fit some cream envelopes I already had.
This is the easiest little project ever and who doesn't LOVE getting a handmade {they don't have to know how easy it was} thank you card in the mail!

The 2nd project!
Monogram Canvas

Love this one soooo much!

Cammie has a line of specialty paper that are great for, well, just about anything your little heart desires. I walked into her store on Thursday and immediately fell in love with this vintage alphabet paper that I immediately spied hanging from the ceiling. The texture is almost like cloth. It came in a piece that was 19x27. So Amazing! I can't stand it!

So, I bought the paper {$6.25} went to JoAnn's, bought a plain artist canvas that was 40% off {final price $9}went home cut out our monogram "H" on the cricut and decoupaged that gorgeous paper right onto the 16x20 canvas with the "H"! And Wa La! A monogrammed canvas for just over $15!!

Sorry the pictures aren't the best, but I hope you get the idea!
{i'm working on my husband to get me a new camera!}

Have a great night and thanks for keeping up with me! Now go create something! =)


  1. omg, I am doing that canvas, ASAP! I love it! You are amazing, thanks for the inspiration, the font on this post was super hard to read though :( Not sure if it was just my computer??

    Happy Crafting!

  2. Hey Jen!! Thanks for the heads up. Is it easier to read now? I'm not sure I'm seeing the same thing. Wierd. This blog thing a total learning experience! You have to go to the paper muse to get some of that paper! Holy crap, it's all so cute!

  3. I love it Shell! Am I going to get one of those Thank You cards in the mail? You might ask, what for? Well, Just for being me! HAHAHA! LOVE, LOVE the monogram inventive! I can't wait to see it in person.

  4. Very cool "T.Y." cards...Love the canvas also! I think I might have to steal that idea. Of course, I'll use a different background and I don't have a Cricut but hey, I'll make it work. FYI: Big Lots has canvas for cheap! And I agree with Teacher Jenn, very hard to read the font. Thx for sharing!!!

  5. Shelley!
    you are so nice. thank you for the great plug! Your canvas is wonderful! LUV IT!