02 Mar

Linda Trace, teacher of Stress Free Pockets

Linda Trace, teacher of STRESS FREE POCKETS, showcase her own pocket scrapbooking spread.

Yesterday, our first course of 2015 went live for registrations. That course is STRESS FREE POCKETS, a three-week self-paced course that will guide you through the tips and tricks of pocket scrapbooking, of catching up and staying caught up. Today, we introduce you a bit more teacher, Linda Trace.

Linda Trace, the teacher of STRESS FREE POCKETS, is memory-keeper and life documenter herself. But she understands the stress of keeping a weekly pocket album.

When Papercut Labs was talking to Linda about teaching this course, she couldn’t wait. “Yes! I need to catch up as well,” was the reaction.

So you will not be alone. Linda is also catching-up on her pocket albums and can’t wait to see you in the classroom.




Linda is a talented pocket scrapbooker and some of her layouts can be seen below.

01 Dec

More December Goodness!

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We’ve done a little thing today.

We’ve made our ENTIRE Christmas class free, until 31 December 2014. All you have to do is sign up for an account here at Papercut Labs. (If you want, you can ‘buy’ the free product, but you don’t even need to do that. You just have to sign up.)

If you’ve ever wondered how our classes run or what they’re like, this is a great opportunity. And the best part? Once you have it, you have it forever! It doesn’t matter if the price increase, or if we no longer sell it, YOU will always have it.

Do a little dance and celebrate! And while you’re doing that, think about joining our previous classes. They have finished, but are still up for sale!

Improve your mixed media! Get involved!Card making has never been so easy!
04 Nov

Sneak Peek & Freebie: FUN & FUNKY CHRISTMAS

Today, our Christmas classes have gone on sale! This is super exciting since I was actually filming them with Donna just three weeks ago, and I can’t wait to try some of the techniques out myself. (I have to say, I’m particularly taken with the postcard.)

You might have noticed I said “classes”. We’ve launched two: however, there’s a catch!

The full ‘Fun & Funky Christmas‘ is four weeks of jam-packed Christmas gift making, card making, advent calendar making and even table decoration making. There’s over an hour of video tutorial (probably closer to 90 minutes), and a multitude of handouts that you can take with you on any device you like.

The ‘Fun & Funky Advent Calendar‘ is just the advent calendar project. This is week two of the full course. The advent calendar is so large with so many details and so many instructions, some people might just want to tackle this one.

Which is why we’ve split it up. We want to give you as many options as possible for learning exactly what you want.

That’s enough talk though.

We’re giving you a freebie today!

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been designing and building the PDF handouts that go with the two November classes. And today, you get to download one for yourself!

This is day one of the Advent Calendar. Most of the handouts (for both the Christmas class and Natalie’s Flashy Cards Fast) are gorgeous like this. They’re easy to read and print off.

When you press the image below, you’ll see that the images on the PDF are a little dark and the font not always sharp. This is because this is a low-res PDF, which means it’s easier to download quickly. When you’re in the class, you get the option of a low-res PDF or a hi-res PDF. Hi-res PDFs are best for printing.

** Note: there is no material list, since the whole Advent Calendar uses a similar set and the list will be a page on its own. However, if you’re looking for the materials, most of them are from Stampin’ Up!



13 Oct

On Sale NOW: Flashy Cards Fast!

You may have noticed that we’re slightly preoccupied here at Papercut Labs. Two more of our classes are launching next month, and between sickness, work trips, dental emergencies and tech problems, we’ve just barely finished the last class!

However, today marks something special. Today is the start of THE WEEK OF NATALIE. (Really nine days.) Natalie Elphinstone is teaching our inaugural card making class, and we’ve got a jam-packed week of Natalie for you.

Starting today.

A video went live this morning covering the basics of the class.

And now, you can book in! With an earlybird special! [this is a link]

Just click the link above and it’ll take you to the product page which has more information about the class AND a discount for everyone who signs up to the class over the next nine days.

But wait, there’s more!

Week of Natalie Prize (with title)

Simply by commenting on this post (OR on Natalie’s giveaway post at her blog), you can win this fabulous prize. So what are you waiting for? Comment away.

** Competition is open until Wednesday 22 October 8pm AEDT. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

08 Oct

Give us a smile! [layout share]

Hi everyone! It’s Tarrah here with you today posting my first post as part of the Papercut Labs Blogging Team!

I am so excited to be here!! So I thought I would start off by sharing a layout with you all. I was totally blown away by Jen Hall’s beautiful projects and all her wonderful techniques she shared in her ‘Colour Series’ classes held right here at Papercut Labs. I was super inspired by Jen’s  ‘Water’ class and her Stamp’ class that I wanted to have a play straight away.

Smile Collage

I created a collage of pictures above of the creating process. I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine for my watercolour and misting techniques.


I used a mixture of different brands of stamps and inks including stamps by Darkroom Door, Kaisercraft and Pink Paislee, while the inks I used were Heidi Swapp, Staz-On and Versacolour.

Smile Detail 5

I used some of the 6 x 6 paper pad papers from the bright Heidi Swapp ‘Favorite Things’ collection. I also added some washi tape, thread, a flair, enamel dots and wood veneer to give so more texture.

Smile Detail 4

I almost always use a doily and/or a pocket/bag for extra layering on my layouts. I love the dimension they give.

Smile Detail 2

I don’t use mediums and stamps very often on my layouts (I’m too impatient lol!) but I just love it when I do!  Thank you so much Jen for sharing your amazing talent with us in those wonderful classes.

And thank you so much for stopping by the Papercut Labs blog. I will be back really soon, but until next time: happy creating.

Tarrah x

10 Sep

CELEBRATE with a blogging team

To celebrate the launch of our shop, with Jen’s classes all loaded up and ready to go, we’re also looking for a blogging team. Make sure you send us an email if you’re interested in becoming part of the Papercut Labs family.

(I’m going to be offline for the next couple of hours, SO, if you run into an tech problems while using the store, send an email to hello [at] papercutlabs.com )