Saturday, December 29, 2007

We wish you the Happiest New Year!

We would like to thank all of our loyal customers that have shopped with us this last year. We appreciate each and every one of you! We hope that you all have a safe and Happy New Year.

Don't forget to check our class schedule on our website. Our teachers have been busy creating some outstanding art to get you started in the New Year! The images aren't on the website yet, and if you can't wait just come by the store and see them in person. We are closed December 30th, 31st, and New Years Day for inventory. Open regular hours starting Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Have you....

taken advantage of our Mystical~Magical sale yet? Tomorrow is the last day so don't miss this one. If you don't know, here's the details. Everything in the store except for already discounted merchandise, classes, and gift certificates is 20% off. When you are done shopping and ready to check out you pick a magnet off of the Magical Magnet Board. It is marked on the back with an additional discount. The least amount is an additional 5% off which gives you 25% off of your entire purchase. The highest amount is 20% off which makes your entire purchase 40% off. And of course, there's the 10% and 15% in between all of that! Don't miss out. This is our biggest sale of the year and we've included everything in the store. Books, magazines, German Glass Glitter, Grunge Board, Stamps...we could go on forever!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Inventory update!

We just restocked all of our Glimmer Mist. Remember how fast this product sells out! We also just restocked the Tim Holtz Stamps and have added a few new ones to the mix. These are the ones that he made so famous on his recent Twelve Tags of Christmas blog. If you've been itching to try all of his techniques we have all of the product you need!
The magic has begun!

Here's Jill, our first customer to experience the magic! Pick a good one!

There's a happy face...Jill just added an extra 5% to her discount!

Did I mention that the discount applies to all inventory in stock? That's right, everything!
Join us for our end of year "Mystical~Magical Sale"

Did that get your attention? Mystic Paper truly appreciates all of our customers that have supported us throughout the years. To thank you we are having a "Mystical~Magical Sale". The Mystical part is that starting today through December 31st you will receive 20% off of your entire purchase. The Magical part is that once your shopping is completed and you are sure there is nothing else you could possibly want you will pick a magnet off of our Magic Board. Turn it over and see what your additional discount is. It could be 5%, 10%, 15%, or even 20%. That means your entire discount could be 25% to 40%! How's that for some magic?

So, stop in before the 31st, shop your little hearts out and experience the magic!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Quick update...

New Product

Tim Holtz Grunge Board is here!
Tim Holtz Texture Hammer
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Case
Vintage German Glass Glitter - Red, Silver, Copper

It's still not to late to come in and make your wish list. We know how those last minute shoppers love all the help they can get. So help them out and make out a wish list. It's so easy. All you do is shop!

We still need two more counters for inventory. If you didn't read about this already scroll down and read the last entry!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


We're almost at the end of 2007 and looking forward to 2008! The one thing we aren't really looking forward to is the dreaded "end of year inventory". How many tiny things can one store possibly have? Let's just say zillions upon zillions. So, can you tell where we are going with this? We need counters! About six to be exact. The counting will commence on Monday, December 31st at 9:00 A.M. We'll have a continental breakfast for you and, if you feel like it, come in your P.J.'s. Nothing to revealing please! (There may be some bending over and climbing around going on.) Hmmmm, you're thinking, "what's in this for me?".

1. You get to hang out with us all day. Right there is payment enough right...o.k., not so much.
2. You'll get to feast your eyes on tons of product that you never knew existed...heh!

Still not buyin' it?

3. We will pay you in's getting better right?
4. We're feeding you a healthy breakfast and we hear that exercising your brain in ways that you don't usually do keeps your mind young!
5. We'll be done in time for all of you party animals to ring in the New Year with someone you really want to be with!

So, if you're interested, and we mean definitely interested, call us by Friday, December 28th and let us know. That will still give us time to round up some random people that we never really wanted to talk to, but we will in a pinch!

Come on, you know you want to do this!!! We may even throw in some gifts!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holidays On Main Street

While it won't be as big as Merry Main we are still bringing Santa Downtown in style. He will be arriving on this antique fire truck. He will be at the corner of MacDonald and Main for the children to stop by for a visit. Mystic Paper is having their live ATC Swap promptly at 7:15 P.M. Other merchants are joining the festivities with Hot Chocolate Bars, wine tasting, holiday treats, a fashion show, discounts and lots of other fun. There will be music, vendors, and artists along Main Street from the West side of Robson to Center Street. Hope you can join us for some Holiday Festivities!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

O.K. I forgot a few more things...seriously!

This two for one class is being taught by Suzette this Friday evening. What could be better than a two for one? You will make this awesome clock which would make a great gift (personally I would keep it) and...
this frame. Again, a great gift or keep it!

And this class is going on during "A Night Out In Downtown Mesa". If you haven't been to one and are looking for some Christmas cheer you should check it out! Santa is arriving on Main Street on an antique fire engine. He will then take his seat at the corner of Main and MacDonald to visit with the children. He will be assisted by Mrs. Potts Tea Party Girls. Pictures will be taken by Mesa Photo Studio. Vendors, artists, and musicians will be up and down Main Street. You might just find the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person. And, shhh this is a secret, I have gotten phone calls from several of the car clubs that participated in Memories On Main Street last month and they had so much fun cruising Main that they're coming back! Hope to see you Friday!

Just a few things that we forgot...

If you have been meaning to sign up for this class you better be calling fast. Caroline is teaching this wonderful Twelve Days of Christmas book for the last time this Saturday. This is the cutest book with Santa's Magic Pocket Watch on the cover.

And I forgot to mention that Josie has a few spots open in her Mini Charming Charms class. Last Saturday's class filled up and so many of you wanted to learn to solder before Christmas that we added this mini class. You will make three charms and have a glass cutting demo. Her class is on Monday, December 17th 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

If you're looking for a simple Christmas Gift or Hostess Gift we might have just the thing for you. These adorable Winged Dresses are only $9.99! They come with the little French Hanger and are just the right "little" gift.

If you are giving Gift Cards for Christmas and want to dress them up here's the answer for you. Put them inside these handmade gift card holders. It adds a little elegance to the plastic card inside! Those are only $9.99 also. And we ship!!

The Beeswax Finale...

Here's Sharon a happy beeswax student. Loved her collage. She put a picture of her grandmother on it as her focal point!

Mike sat down with the students that stayed after class and gave a little impromptu technique session.

All of the students were captivated by Mikes insight and knowledge. See what happens when you take a class!

This is about as serious as you will ever see Mike! His class was awsome and everyone left with new found beeswax collage techniques and Mike's head was swirling with ideas for his next class! Stay tuned...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Beeswax continued...

Stamping in beeswax...

Everyone's collage was different!

Love this one!

Mess = FUN!!!

This class is going on right now! As in tonight!

It's really raining outside and we are all cozy here in the classroom with beeswax ameltin'!

Mike's got all of the ladies collaging and waxing their little hearts out!

Here's the beginning of one collage. Layout is so important!

Then applying your first layer of beeswax.

Come on wax...melt!

We'll be taking more pictures as the class goes on! Hmmmmm can you smell the beeswax?
Saturday's Soldering...

Everyone crowded around Josies table for her soldering demonstrations before they headed back to their seat to try it out for themselves.

The got right down to business and started creating their charms!

Our classroom was full on Saturday, people and power strips everywhere but we are happy to report that there was plenty of room and there were plenty of plugs for everyones soldering irons. The new space is working out perfectly!

Here's a few of the finished charms.

And here's a sneak peak at Josies next class. It is called Etched Copper and that's exactly what you will be doing. In addition to learning that technique you will be binding the book. Fun! This class is on Saturday, January 12th!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

New December Sale!

This weeks sale will include...

Buy One Get One at 50% OFF
the following items:

Boxed Essentials Flowers

Basic Grey
Chipboard Albums
Ribbon Packs

Cardstock Stickers
Bags of Buttons

Daisy D's
Scrapbook Kits

7 Gypsies
97% Certifiable Stamps- all designs and styles
Metal Plates & Tabs

Fancy Pants & Melissa Frances
Holiday Chipboard

All Heidi Swap and Lil Davis Foam Stamps 50% OFF!
Something new for Christmas!

That's right! Valentines Day... We know, how can that be? Well, this new line from Daisy D's "Maybe Baby" is the cutest retro paper and embellishments ever! And yes, it reminds us of when we were little and you'd save your most special Valentine for the boy you had a crush on (in fifth grade I had a crush on Jerry Crabtree).

Adorable Kits with everything you need to make treat bags and cards...a perfect Teacher gift!

Tons of Maybe Baby cardstock Stickers...Hearts, Arrows, Journaling Hearts...

Tons of Maybe Baby cardstock Die Cuts...

Buttons and ooohhhhh doesn't that German Glass Glitter go perfect with it! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Simply irresistible, not in the Robert Palmer song "She used to look good to me, but now I find her Simply irresistible" (80's song reference), but more along the lines of how the French would say, tout bonnement irrésistible. (I really don't know if that's what the French would say or not, I'm just guessing)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Saturday's Fun!

It was great to see all of your familiar faces and to spend time with you and all the Artisans who were so gracious with their time to bring all of their beautiful hand crafted items to share!
We were so busy that we forgot to take pictures.
Here's Jennifer picking the winners of our drawings! She's having way too much fun!

Everyone has been called, so if you got a message from us get on down here and pick up your prize! Don't keep reading, GO! Get in the car!

We have lots of upcoming classes here at Mystic Paper. Remember handmade gifts are the best Christmas presents! That's why the elves are so busy all year long.

This layered book does not have to be an engagement book. Suzette will personalize the sticker for your cover to say whatever you want. Many people who took the class the first time chose "I Want The Fairytale" from the movie Pretty Woman. It is chock full of movie quotes and would make a great gift for someone you love. It is taught by Suzette Ricks and is on Friday, December 7th 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M

How many of you give gift cards as presents but would like to have it be just a little bit more special? Here's the perfect way to present it. These gift card holders give it that added personal touch. This workshop is being taught by Sherri Zip, who designed this for us, and is on Saturday December 8th 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
We all know how people are devoted to their Starbucks. How cute would it be to give them a gift card in this Coffee Shop Gift card holder. Jennifer designed this using the sleeve that comes with the coffee, a whole sheet of coffee ephemera and even used some Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist on the front. She will be teaching this workshop on Saturday, December 8th 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Another great gift idea is this Paris Collage which is done in beeswax. Personally, if I get to take this class I'm keeping mine! Mike Putman is teaching this technique driven class and has just a couple of spots left. It is on Monday December 10th, 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Yet another great gift or something to keep for yourself is this Santa Claus Wish Frame taught by Heather Bartlett. It is on Tuesday, December 11th 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Want to learn a technique that will mystic-fy even the most talented paper artists?
Learn many ways to distress and use metal tape. This class is taught by Josie Cirincione and is on Wednesday December 12th 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Altered Book was taught for the first time today and everyone had a blast drilling holes, gluing pages together, cutting holes, and basically altering this book to turn it into the hit class of the season. Who can resist Santa's Magic Pocket Watch? Caroline will teach it again on Saturday December 15th 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. She has a couple of spots left that will surely fill up quick!

Josies "Charming Charms" class on December 8th filled up so quickly that we had to find another day for those of you that want to learn to solder before Christmas. The only thing we could squeeze in was a "Mini Charming Charms" class. You will make three charms and have a glass cutting demo. She is teaching her mini class on Monday, December 17th 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. If you are "thinking" about taking this you best be calling right away. The class is limited to 10 since it is on a week night.

That's our line up for classes before Christmas. We know that everyone is busy getting ready for the Holidays but take some time for yourself and come take a class with us!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sales ALL December long...

We have decided to extend our sale from last weekend through Friday!
So that means...

Buy One Get One at 50% OFF the following items

Basic Grey:
Collection Packs
Bookplates (as featured in Yes Style Magazine-page 67)

7 Gypsies:
Journal Handles
97% Certifiable Seal Stamps
Metal Index Tabs
Large Brads
Journal Clips

Creative Imaginations:
Bare Elements

Daisy D's:
Collection Packs
Cardstock Stickers
Cardstock Die Cuts
Halloween or Gypsy Harvest Line Products

Rusty Pickle:
Clear Stamps
Slim Jim Books

Purchase any Book or Magazine at 20% OFF!All Clearance papers will be 4 for $1, all other clearance items will be 50% OFF!

All Cavallini products will be 20% OFF!

We will have a brand NEW SALE starting this Saturday the 8th!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

More info about our...

Looking for that special gift that shows that you really thought about what you were giving…
this is the place to be!

We will also be having a little Holiday Celebration, with raffles and munchies. For every $10 you spend you will receive 3 raffle tickets or you may purchase tickets for $1 a piece. Our raffle will include many prizes and a grand prize made by one of our featured artisans.

To help you all get into the holiday mood we will also be having a Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 1st ! You will also receive a FREE gift ($18.99 retail value) with any purchase over $100 or more.

Buy One Get One at 50% OFF the following items

Basic Grey:
Collection Packs
Bookplates (as featured in Yes Style Magazine-page 67)

7 Gypsies:
Journal Handles
97% Certifiable Seal Stamps
Metal Index Tabs
Large Brads
Journal Clips

Creative Imaginations:
Bare Elements

Daisy D’s:
Collection Packs
Cardstock Stickers
Cardstock Die Cuts
Halloween or Gypsy Harvest Line Products

Rusty Pickle:
Clear Stamps
Slim Jim Books

Purchase any Book or Magazine at 20% OFF!

All Clearance papers will be 4 for $1, all other clearance items will be 50% OFF!

All Cavallini products will be 20% OFF!

And don’t forget you can come in and make a Wish List for your friends and family to help them pick out the perfect gift for you!

Please join us for our Holiday Celebration it will be great to see you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Crafty Secrets that is! We just got the gorgeous Vintage Christmas Stamps back in stock, along with their latest Altered Art Clear Stamps which is perfect for ATCs- so cute! We have very limited amounts, so if you really need them...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow!

We have Mica Snow in (I think 2 oz.) bottles. This is a great embellishment for any Christmas cards, or ornaments you might be making.

This cute ornament was made by our own Heather Bartlett! Is that the cutest or what?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Upcoming classes at Mystic Paper...

Don't miss out! These classes are filling up and they are the perfect way to have completed projects for Christmas. Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts. Join Caroline to make this adorable Twelve Days of Christmas altered book. She is teaching this class twice due to it's popularity. Tuesday, December 4th 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and Saturday, December 15th 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Don't you just love Santa's Magic Pocket Watch?

A great gift idea for those hard to shop for people! Join Heather to make this beautiful key holder. This class is on Tuesday, December 4th 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
This book was to be made as an Engagement book, but can be changed up to be any kind of book you want! It is full of love quotes and you can have anything you want printed out by Suzette to personalize your layered book. This class is great for beginners as well as more advanced students. You will learn to make this book from cardstock, add embellishments, and pick up some great distressing techniques. Suzette is teaching this class on Friday, December 7th 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

This next class was just put on the calendar today so you won't see it on the web site yet.
Wouldn't you love to have this clock in your craft room? It also will make a much appreciated gift. Join Suzette in this 2 for 1 Gift Class. 2 for 1? That's right...

You will also make this frame! Keep it or gift it, you can't go wrong! Suzette is teaching this class on Friday, December 14th 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

December 14th is also Mystic Paper's live ATC swap. It's a fun time. You really should join us!
It is also the next "Night Out In Downtown Mesa". We will be joined by Santa Claus, artists, musicians and who knows what else!