Welcome to Papered with Love’s blog!

My Etsy store can be found at www.paperedwithlove.etsy.com

This blog will feature cards available within the store and also keep you up to date with discounts, sales, and specials going on.

Thanks so much!


Who do you want to paper with love?

Happy Birthday, Papered with Love!

This time last year, I was excited and a little nervous about a new adventure I was about to start.  I’d always loved making cards, and had sold a few to friends but wanted to branch out.  I had heard about Etsy from a few fellow lovers of everything handmade and decided to go for it. 

I started off with  my little point and shoot digital camera, a couple prayers, and lots of cards. My first few pictures were B A D, but I caught the Etsy bug.  A year later, along with a DSLR, a patient hubbin’ who is a MUCH better photographer than me, and the support of some amazing customers, I have made 111 sales on Etsy. Am I quitting my day job, no… but I’d actually never do that (love my “real” job way too much!)… but I have had made a bigger success than I ever thought I would.

As a special thank you to all of my awesome customers, all cards in my store will Buy 1, Get 1 free (equal or lesser value) if you make a purchase between 12:00 AM EST and 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, August 1, 2010.  Once you have made your purchase, I will refund you the cost of a free card ($1.50 – $3.00) through PayPal.

Thank you again for all of the support and encouragement through this past year!  I couldn’t have done it without you all!

Red, White, and Blue Sale – Final Day!

In celebration of my amazing country, everything in my Etsy store is on sale 25% off! Cards range in price from $1.10 to $2.25 during this time period.  Check it out!

Happy 4th of July to you and your families! Our day we’ll be full of fun, BBQ goodies, friends, and of course, everything American as apple pie!

Red, White, and Blue Sale – Day 3

Today is the day for everything blue to ship for free! See what is available on sale today!

To You, From Me

Soaring By to Say Hi

I am not kidding when I say anything blue… there is just a touch of blue in that patterned paper, but it totally counts! 🙂

Red, White, and Blue Sale – Day 2

Back for Day 2 of the Papered with Love Sale?  Well today it is all about white!  Don’t forget – all cards with any white on them will be shipping for free!

See some of the cards that have free shipping here!

Hey There Chickadee

Sending Birthday Wishes

Happy Heart

Come back tomorrow to get a peek at what will be shipping for free!

Red, White, and Blue Sale – Day 1

This Sunday we celebrate our Independence Day, and everything American! I’m counting down to the big day with a color sale for Papered with Love customers.  Each day until the fourth of July cards with a specific color will be shipping free!  Today it is every thing RED.  Any card with any red in it has been listed with free shipping.

Want to get an idea of what will be shipping free? Check out these cards here…

You’re so Sweet

Sending Birthday Wishes

Come see what color will be on sale tomorrow!

Card Sketch #1 Take Three

Back for round 3 of my card sketch I created.  Here’s what my sketch looks like.

One of the best things about card sketches is that they are flexible.  Maybe you want a horizontally oriented card… just flip the sketch!  In this case, I also used the scalloped edge layer horizontally.

This card was also created using Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink.  I might have a slight obsession with this stamp set!

Here is a detail shot.  Another thing I had in common was the treatment for the card sentiment.  I thought the cut apart sentiment was the touch of whimsy this card sketch needed.

I love this cute little button topiary!  This image also works well with the sentiment reading “all things grow with love” from the same stamp set.  I found two little heart/leaf-shaped buttons and made a card like that too! Here’s a shot of that card.

Interested in the cards shown here today? They are available in my Etsy store here (Every Day is a Gift) and here (All Things Grow with Love).

Happy Wednesday everyone!  You’ve made it halfway through the work week.  Unless you are lucky like me and your summer hours are 4 day weeks! 🙂

Just a heads up… my store will be running a special Red, White, and Blue sale on Thursday – Sunday for the Fourth of July.  I’ll update you all tomorrow with the details!

Card Sketch #1 Take Two

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to share my next card inspired by my card sketch.  This is actually my favorite of the bunch!

Just as a reminder here is the card sketch.

And the card…

I think the sewing theme of the papers and stamps really speak to my crafty soul! 🙂

I colored the spool of thread with Copic Markers.  If you haven’t tried them out, you really should!  There’s a little bit of a learning curve, but I love using them.  The shading and detail you can achieve with them are amazing!

Check out that zig zag stitching printed paper.  I love it!  I used the same papers on another card I made which I’ll show later.  But these cards are perfect with this stamp set.  The set is Quilters’s Sampler from Papertrey Ink.

If you are interested in purchasing this card it is available here in my Etsy store – Hoping You’re on the Mend card.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

  • Papered with Love

    Welcome to Papered with Love! I specialize in hand crafted paper goods for all occasions. From birthday cards to wedding favors, I offer you a unique and creative way to express your love. I look forward to helping you paper your life with love!
  • Stephanie Connell