Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

What better way to end the year than by being featured
on the design blog Slipcover Your Life.

Thanks Erin, for thinking of us!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year to all.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

On the twelfth day of Christmas PaperDolls gave to me...

...a set of 12 greeting cards

We saved the best for last! You get to come in and pick out 12 greeting cards. You'll be set for any occasion. Leave a comment to be entered into our final 12 Days of Christmas drawing. {for those of you far away, if you win we'll send an assortment of our favorite cards}

Merry Christmas and Thanks for another wonderful year!
from all of us at PaperDolls

Congrats to Colleen F, the winner of our stamp set!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me...

...a set of eleven Amuse "elegant winter" clear stamps!
These are great for winter projects including holiday tags & home made thank you cards.

Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.

Congrats to Emily Scully, the winner of the LePens, give us a shout and we'll get them to you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

On the tenth day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me...

... 10 brightly colored Le Pens!

These are a store favorite and will make writing those
holiday thank you notes a little more enjoyable.

Leave a comment here or on our Facebook page to enter into the drawing.

Congrats to Susan Brown for winning the teas!

On the ninth day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me...

...a Tea Tree Gift box featuring 9 silken sachets of Tea Forte tea!

Relax and put your feet up with a cup of tea. The tree shaped box
contains 3 each of the following flavors: Sweet Orange Spice,
Winter Chai and Orchid Vanilla.

Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.

On the eighth day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me...

...a set of holiday gift tags! EIGHT lucky winners will receive a box
of 10 holly berry gift tags. Make a comment below or on Facebook
to be entered into the drawing.

Congrats to Kylie Blend for winning the 7 yards of ribbon from our 7th Day of Christmas giveaway.

Lastly, here are a few last minute packaging ideas for your holiday gifts. Wondering how to make that gift card look a little more exciting? How about putting it inside of a metal cd tin and wrapping it with a strip of paper and ribbon!

What about that cute pair of earrings that you made for your sister at Saratoga Beads? A take-out container dressed up in paper & ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Visit PaperDolls for last minute gift wrapping inspiration!

On the seventh day of Christmas PaperDolls gave to me... yards of ribbon!
Today's winner gets 7 yards of ribbon, perfect for last minute gift wrapping.
Leave a comment and we'll draw a winner this evening!

Congrats to Molly Hannan for winning the gingerbread men enclosure cards!

Friday, December 18, 2009

On the sixth day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me...

...a set of 6 gingerbread men enclosure cards!

These adorable cards are the perfect last minute touch for your packages!
Leave comments and we'll randomly select a winner.

Congratulations to Dan D. for winning the scented pencils!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the fifth day of Christmas PaperDolls gave to me...

...a set of 5 holiday scented pencils! Made from recycled newspaper, these pencils will keep you in the holiday spirit!

Today's winner will need to check out our Facebook page and answer the trivia question posted there.

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

On the fourth day of Christmas, Paperdolls gave to me...

...four Vera Bradley highlighters!

Today is Vera's Day! We are giving away a pack of four Vera Bradley highlighters.
What a great teacher gift or stocking stuffer for those tweens, teens or just about any gal these days.
Just answer the question below {it is even multiple choice, how easy is that} and we will draw one winner
from all the correct responses.

Who is Vera Bradley?
a) One of the founders
b) One of the founders' mother
c) One of the founders' dogs

Good Luck and Enjoy!!!!
...and remember when in doubt, the answer is always "b" (hint hint)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

On the third day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me...

...three pewter ornaments!

Today's gift is a box set of "Let it Snow" pewter ornaments.
They are adorable on a tree or as package toppers!

We will be taking a random drawing of our Facebook fans
at 8pm tonight - so if you haven't become a fan, now is the
time! {p.s. one fan gets the set}

Congrats to Brenda & Lizzie for yesterday's Snifty pen/pencils win!

Monday, December 14, 2009

On the second day of Christmas, PaperDolls gave to me

Congrats to Jen our first winner! Let's play on....

On the second day Christmas PaperDolls gave to me...

Two scented Snifty pens! {gingerbread men not included}
Today we are treating our twitter friends. The first person who retweets wins.

Tweet away!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's the PaperDolls 12 Days of Christmas

Feeling stressed about the holidays? We're bringing back the fun by creating
a low-stress giveaway every day for the next 12 days.

Rules: Each day we will announce a different way to win a prize by following us on our blog, twitter and facebook. Be the first person to respond and win that day's prize. If you live within a 40 mile radius you can pick up your prize at the store. If you live outside of that we will ship it to you via snail-mail. (After all, this is supposed to be low stress for us, too!)

Let's start having fun!

On the first day of Christmas PaperDolls gave to me, one box of stationery.

Be the first to comment on this posting and win a box of Snow & Graham Dahlia stationery. We'll even print your name on the front of the cards.

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Design it Yourself Stationery

Looking for the perfect gift? Why not design a set of stationery? You pick the size, style, color and envelopes and we'll personalize a box of 12 notes in 24 hours. At just $11 for the small box and $13 for the large you can't go wrong. We'll even wrap it in our signature brown paper and baker's twine at no additional charge!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday DIY

Are you prepared for the barrage of holiday cards that will soon be filling your mailbox? Perplexed as to how to display them in a festive manner? Here is our solution: a garland created out of ribbon clipped with paper covered clothespins!

These are easy to make and have an array of holiday uses (clip one to a package with your card, lay one on its side on the counter and use it to hold a recipe card while you whip up a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies, or glue a magnet on the back and place on your fridge to hold holiday party invitations).

Stop by the store on Friday, November 27th and make 2 clips for $1.00!

The clips are easy and inexpensive and if you don't have time to stop by on Friday here are the directions.

Supplies: clothespins, card stock, red liner tape, exacto knife, modge podge, paint brush

Step one:
Apply a strip of red tape to one side of the clothespin

Step two:
Trim off excess tape

Step three:
Peel off tape backing

Step four:
Place clothespin, tape side down, onto back side of cardstock

Step five:
Trim around clothespin. Repeat steps 1-5 on opposite side of clothespin.

Step six:
Apply thin layer of Modge Podge or Diamond Glaze over top of paper.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

5 Great Gift Giving Ideas!

New shipments are arriving daily - here are some of our top picks
this holiday season:

1. James Boyce Candles by Volupsa
Gourmet culinary concepts are the basis for creative fragrance perfect for the kitchen and home. Each candle is hand poured and made with natural apricot wax pioneered by Volupsa. Handmade in Southern California.

Sommelier - A blend of ruby port, mission fig and star anise, it's the perfect candle for the wine lover on your list!California Citrus - A mix of satusma tangerine and meyer lemon making it a wonderful candle to burn in the kitchen.
2. Tea Forte - New Kati Insulated Tumbler
12-oz double-walled ceramic tumbler with integrated stainless steel infuser. The tea lover on your list will love this!

3. Vera Bradley all in one wristlets!
The back pocket holds your cell phone or music player, and you can slip your ID into the front window for easy access; inside, there are three credit card slots, a pocket, and a zippered compartment.

4. Vilmain ornament sets
Beautiful handmade pewter ornaments hung on satin ribbon, packaged in wonderful keepsake boxes that make great gifts or package toppers.5. Snow and Graham stationery
Ideal for thank you notes or social stationery. Add a name or monogram for the perfect finishing touch.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shopping with Downtown Susie Brown

Are you ready to shop for a good cause? Shopping with Susie
Brown is back and this time it's a 2-day affair! This Friday
night there is an opening reception at Mimosa Gallery
including a fashion show with this season's latest looks. The
shopping begins on Saturday at Aggie's. Swing by to donate
to the Saratoga City Ballet School's Scholarship Fund and in
exchange you will receive a coupon book with savings from
over 25 local businesses. Return the punch card/raffle entry
to PaperDolls by 6pm and head next door to Tiznow for food,
drinks and giveaways. Click here for more information.

Have you signed up for a card making class yet? We have
two great classes being offered this weekend and it's not
too late to reserve your spot. Call today!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday Morning Mimosas

It's never too early to get those Holiday Photo Cards picked out!

Join us on Monday, October 26th for refreshments and special
savings. 15% off all holiday card orders and 10% off in
stock merchandise.
Stop on by between 11am-3pm to join in the festivities!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Card Making Classes are here!

What better way to launch our blog than with the announcement
of two great card making classes! Mark your calendars for
Saturday, November 7th when Sherry Czarnecki from
Amuse Stamps will be here to teach you how to make 5 holiday
cards. There are two classes to choose from and you don't
need to have any prior stamping or card making experience!

Glimmer, Twinkle and Shine - Saturday, November 7th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Learn how to create snow with glitter & paper punching.
Basic Stamping skills will be taught and used in this simple class.

Elegant Holiday - Saturday, November 7th,

Basic stamping techniques will be taught in this class, coloring
with Copic markers, distressing with ranger distress ink
and heat embossing.

Classes are $20.00 each
Reservations are required for all classes and prepayment
is required with your reservation. Refunds will be given
on cancellations up to seven days in advance of the class
date. If you cannot attend a class you have reserved,
please let us know by calling 583-4084, so that we can
try to fill your spot. If we are able to fill your spot you
will receive a class credit for future use.
Class space is limited so sign up today!