Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Paper Maniac Fun Starts Now...Pre-Opening Blog Hop!!!

Finally, what you have been waiting so eagerly for...

Paper Maniac LLC is going to open up its virtual doors to the public on Tuesday, September 1st. To help celebrate Paper Maniac's Grand Opening, all of the DT members have been busily creating to show you some fabulous samples for our first ever BLOG HOP. This a long post, so make sure to read through to the end!!!

If you missed the beginning of the hop, head over to the PAPER MANIAC BLOG and follow the links. If you are coming from Patti's blog, then you are headed in the right direction.

So, I hear you asking...what makes Paper Maniac different from other online crafting stores? Here are a few features why Paper Maniac LLC will become your one-stop shop for all of your crafting needs:

1) Paper Maniac will carry over 200 different stamps, more than 700 unique items (including Unity stamp kits only sold to retailers), full range of Bazzill textured cardstock and over 150 different kinds of ribbon (all sold by the yard so you can get as much or as little as you want).


2) Take N' Makes Card Kits
Paper Maniac Take N' Makes are card kits with 5 themes (Autumn Leaves/Autumn Birthday, Halloween, Homey/Vintage Christmas, Bright Christmas, General/Bright/Birthday) that will be available for purchase on opening day. It will consist of two levels:

- ALMOST DONE KIT: This card kit will have everything all cut out with illustrated instructions. All that will remain will be stamping a focal image (or creating a non-stamp focal point) and adding a sentiment.


-  MAKE IT YOUR OWN KIT: Allows fore more creativity. It will include the same materials as in the Almost Done kit, but nothing will be precut. In other words, you get cardstock, patterned paper, envelopes and all the embellies, but you get to decide how to put it together. In most cases patterned paper will be double sided to increase the options.

Special Features of these kits include:
* Each kit makes at least 8 cards
* Envelopes included: all high quality, some theme printed
* Quality materials throughout. Card bases are at least 80# cardstock, with many even heavier including Bazzill, Neenah, Papertrey Ink, and other vendors that have high quaility cardstock
* Each kit will arrive at your door packed in an 8" pizza box for easy storage.


** BELOW ARE SAMPLES FROM THE
MAKE IT YOUR OWN CARD KITS **

Look at what you can do...

Autumn Harvest

Stamps: Artistic Outpost (Bluebirds)
Paper/Cardstock: Bazzill, Papertrey Ink (First Fruits)
Ink/Embossing Powders: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tea Dye), Computer Generated Sentiment
Accessories/Tools: Stampin Up (Slit Punch), Spellbinders (Classic Rectangles Nestabilities), Assorted Ribbon, String, Scotch Mounting Tape

Happy Holidays

Stamps: Studio G (Christmas)
Paper/Cardstock: imaginisce (Polar Expressions), Neenah (Solar White), The Paper Company
Ink/Embossing Powders: Palette Noir
Accessories/Tools: Stampin Up (Slit Punch), Robin's Nest (Christmas Dew Drops), Ribbon,
Small Corner Rounder

3) Dollar Store
There will be an area in the store called Dollar Store. This is your chance to come across terrific bargains. When Patti comes across a terrific bargain at the wholesalers, she will pass on the savings along to you. This month, Paper Maniac will be offering 2" acrylic stamps from imaginisce that will be selling for an amazing .25 cents (sets with multiple stamps will sell between .50-.75 cents). It will hard to pass up these fantastic deals!

4) Unity Store Kits
Paper Maniac is fortunate enough to be one of the few retailers to carry a line of Unity Store kits. Each month, a new Unity kit will be offered for a fabulous price. You can only get these kits in stores and most of are limited editions - so once they are sold out, they are gone. An AUTOSHIP feature will be offered for those who want to receive a kit every month and don't miss future shipments. Make your way to this post for more details on the Autoship feature.


You didn't think that I wouldn't let you read all the way through my long post without offering anything. did you? You won't want to miss this...This is where the fun starts:

BLOG CANDY
Blog Candy consists of:
- Unity Stamp Company's Store Kit for August - 100% Happy
- Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker – 6 x 6 Paddie – Victoria's Street
- Victoria's Street Clear Stamp Set
- Pack of Warm Cord Brads
- Robin's Nest – Bottle of new Tear Drops – Under the Sea
- American Crafts - Thickers – Rainboots
- Pack of Flair
 - Pack of glittered chipboard shapes

* You must leave ONE comment on the Paper Maniac Blog Hop post and all of the other DT's blog hop posts in order to be eligible to win this yummy-licious blog candy.

The Blog Hop ends on September 6 and the lucky winner will be announced on the Paper Maniac blog on September 7.


GRAND OPENING SPECIAL PROMOTION
From September 1 through September 6, you will get a chance to get "15% off your total purchase". Use code GRAND15 to take advantage of this special offer!


GRAND OPENING REMINDER
On September 1, make sure to come back to the Paper Maniac store blog and my blog for a chance to win even more prizes!!!

Your next stop on the Blog Hop is ** Amy's Blog **


If you get lost along the way, check the master list on the Paper Maniac store blog. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop.



56 comments:

Tina H. said...

Love these make your own card kits. Can't wait for the grand opening of Paper Maniac. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

StampinCathy said...

Wow the card kits are so cool and inspiring. Thanks for this wonderful eye candy along this blog hop.

Katarina said...

Love the top card - it's so elegant.
I love bloghops :)

Laurel said...

Fab cards!

Tracey said...

Fantastic cards!!

Jan said...

Beautiful cards Alma! Can't wait to see the card kits the store has to offer!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Wow Alma...thanks for all the details on the store. I am more excited than ever now! Love your two very pretty, very different cards!

Laura said...

Lovely! Hop, hop, hop!...

Ashley said...

What lovely cards!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the simply Happy Holidays card and I love blog hops and seeing all the new ideas!

Patti said...

Wow, Alma - GREAT cards. I especially like the fall one because, as a fellow Minnesotan, you know it has started. I had to dig the sweatshirts out yesterday! LOL. Thanks for your beautiful work.

Cindy Coutts said...

Fabulous cards Alma! It's been such a pleasure to work with you.

raindropecho said...

How wonderful are these! Absolutely love what you did the with Christmas card - it's genius. It has been great working with you so far; thanks for all the help :)
- Ann

Julie said...

WOW, great job, Alma! Love all the beautiful details here! :)

Lisa B said...

I love the cards that were made with the paper from Paper Maniac's store..can't wait to go shopping...

Lisa

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards Alma!!!

jengd said...

Great looking samples! Thanks!

Jenn said...

love that holiday card

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous cards, Alma! So happy to be on this DT with you! :)

Monika in VA said...

Nice cards ~ will be interested to see the card kits!

Jen said...

Sounds like some great kits to look forward to! I luv the image on your autumn card!

Angie Cortes said...

Terrific cards!! I am thrilled to be working with you in the DT!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Two fab cards Alma! Love the vintage feel of the first and the clean lines on your second one. Great papers and images too. :)

JazzyH said...

Beautiful cards!

Gwen said...

Great kits!! Love those Christmas lights!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing with us all of the benefits for shopping here. I'm so excited to try a card kit or two :)

Jessy said...

Alma- WOW, your cards are beautiful, you rocked the kit, girl!! This is such a fun adventure and I am delighted to be on the DT with you. ~ Jessy

Kristen said...

Those cards are awesome! :) I am looking forward to everything that the store will be carrying!! :)

shellpole said...

absolutel love the autumn harvest card....just beautiful!

Latisha said...

Awesome cards!!

Randi said...

The card kits look like a big hit.

Natalie said...

Sweet cards thanks for sharing your ideas!! Looking forward to the grand opening!!

Amanda said...

I really like the christmas kit. The card is adorable. Will so be heading to the store when it opens.

CJ said...

Love your cards!!

Rona said...

Beautiful cards - love the simplicity of the Christmas card!! I am excited about the store - those kits sound like a great idea - can't wait to check it out!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Lovely cards!

Janice Webb said...

Great card kits!

kathie said...

That holiday card rocks! So happy to have discovered this "new" site!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What brilliant and lovely creations from a kit!! I love the colors!! So fun!!HUGS

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great cards and I'm looking forward to finding a one stop shop, too! Happy grand opening!

Sherry Campbell said...

Gorgeous card! I stumbled across the blog hop by accident, but I like what I see!

Justine said...

Great information about items that will be carried at the store. Love what you have done with the kits.

Lynn said...

Your cards are beautiful, Alma!! How lucky the Paper Maniac is to have you as a member of their team!!

Your work never fails to inspire me!!

Darkangel said...

wow great cards

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards!!

Linda said...

What beautiful cards!!
I really like the idea of making your own card kits.

Katy said...

love your cards!! :)

Bogner's said...

These are some awesome creations. Love the Christmas light paper! Too cute

Scrapstampnmama said...

Love the card kits, everything you need in one place! Awesome.

Amy said...

love your cards...freakin adorable :)

Charlene said...

That's awesome,I love Unity stamps!!

Linda w said...

I'm thinking I could get to like the kits.

thanks much

Rachel said...

Very pretty! I love that holiday lights DP

Lori said...

Love your cards...especially the well-designed layouts and fun scallops. Thanks for the inspiration!

cjs said...

Hi Alma...I love KITS...can't wait to check out the store after I finish hoppin!

Iris said...

WoW. I love the Kits! I'd love to win blog candy too! Iris Soscia