Perfect Day Scrapbooking

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Shop Holiday Hours

Perfect Day Scrapbooking will be  closed for New Years Eve and New Years Day.  We will be open limited hours on Friday, January 2. 
Please call to make sure I'm there! 

We will be open regular shop hours beginning Saturday January 3. 
We will kick off the new year right with a Super Sale!! 
All Merchandise is 25% off!! Stock up and save! 
All holiday items are 50% off! 
All clearance is 70% off marked price! 

I would like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone for support and patronage. We look forward to 2015 and all of the wonderful adventures the year will bring. 

Have a Perfect Day!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Hours

Perfect Day Holiday Hours

We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day so that everyone can enjoy wonderful moments with family & friends. Friday, 12/26 will be later limited hours, please call before stopping in.

Join us Saturday!!

Looking for a quiet creative place to get away and crop? Come on over to Perfect Day on Saturday, December 27 from 11am to 5pm for a FREE crop! 

Our best Holiday Wishes to one and all! 

Have A Perfect Day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to You & Yours!

December Class

Join us Saturday, December 13! Shari A. will teach a Gift Card & Money Holder class from 11am-1pm at Perfect Day. The Class is $20 and several cards and holders will be made! We have a few spaces left call or stop in to sign up.

New Year....New Events & Classes

We have so many new and exciting things in store for the new year! I can't wait to share them with you! Classes, Projects, New Product and Weekly Events are just the beginning of what is coming the next months! January will bring Michael Strong, Craft Fantastic, Card classes, Scrapbooking classes, Crops and we are just getting started. We will have several Mixed Media events in store including canvas art, books and journals! Be sure to check here, FB & in store for calendars and updates to register for the events you will not want to miss!

A Season of Wonderful

At this time of year we want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty and good will the past months. We send warm wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and the very Best to you in 2015! As we continue to grow and bring to you the latest, best scrapbook, card making and paper crafting supplies. Your suggestions and recommendations are always welcome and appreciated! We also love special orders, so if you don't see it in the shop please ask and we will find it for you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Get Ready For Super Small Business Saturday Savings!

We are open 10am - 6pm 

Saturday, November 29!

It's a super day of spectacular savings with fun Make & Takes! Gifts with purchase! Refreshments! We have raffles throughout the day too! Adorable shopping tote bag for the first 12 customers!


Bo Bunny paper & embellishment packs for $19.99 (a $100 value!)
6x6 paper pad blowout! $1.99 each (regular $5.99 & $6.99!)
Studio G pens 2 for $1.00!
Photo Albums Buy 1 get 1 50% off!

  • 25% off all Regular priced merchandise in the store!
  • 30% off all Stamps & Inks including Prima!
  • 30% off all Dies & Embossing Folders!
  • 30% off all Tools!
  • 30% off all Adhesives!
  • 40% off Sizzix Big Shot!
  • 50% off all Washi Tapes!
  • 50% off all Stickers!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creative November!

So many ways to create at Perfect Day!

Get your holiday crafting started with beautiful papers, stickers, embellishments and more to create cards, layouts and gifts for all of your crafty ideas! Stop in to see new Graphic 45, Kaisercraft, Bella Blvd., Avery Elle, La La Land Crafts and Smooch Glitz, just to name a few!

Calendar of Classes:

November 14: "It's Hip to Be Square" Card class with Arlyn. Create 4 cards using squares in a variety of ways! The class is from 6-8pm and its $20

November 15: Join us for a FREE Make & Take with Craft Fantastic from 11-12:30 to learn to make creative embellishments that can be used in a variety of ways! Stay and continue the Craft Fantastic fun at a class with Debbie from 2-4pm where you will create 3 pieces of wearable jewelry for $20. Great gift idea!!

November 16: Card creating day from 12-3 and the first card is FREE!! Additional cards can be made for $3 each. There will be several cards to choose from and all materials needed will be supplied.

November 20: Melissa is here with the Basic Grey Page of the Month from 6-8pm. This class is $27 and you must sign up in advance.

November 21: Midnight Madness with Rachel!! Join us for our first Misnight Madness from 6-11pm.  Crops are $10 (Crop for free with a $15 in store purchase)

November 22: THREE Events in shop today!
First is Shari's Holiday Card Making class from 9-11am. Shari has lovely cards in store for you! $20
Next is Mike Strong's Holiday Card Classes!
Class 1 is from 11-1 and there are 5 beautiful cards to make for $25.
Class 2 is from 2-4pm with 5 more lovely cards for $25

November 23: Super Sunday with Rachel! Crop from 11am - 5pm for $10 (remember Crop for free with a $15 in store purchase)

November 29: Small Business Saturday!!! You won't want to miss the incredible deals, sale items, make & takes, raffles, giveaways and more! We will be open from 10am to 6pm!

December 6: Holiday Open House! You are cordially invited to our first Holiday Open House! We will have Holiday goodies, Holiday cards to create, Holiday ornaments to make, many gift items, free gift wrapping and more!!

*Sign up for classes in advance by calling the shop, so that we give all of our teachers time to prepare for classes. Thank you.

Be inspired to Create and Have a Perfect Day!!

Monday, October 20, 2014


The nominations are in....The voting has begun.....
The Orange County Hot List!!
Perfect Day Scrapbooking is on the Hot List for Best Scrapbooking 
...and we need your votes!!! 
Section: Shopping and Catagory: Scrapbooking!
Every vote counts! Place your vote today! 
Thank you!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello October!!

 A creative month for you at Perfect Day!

  • Fun Friday - October 10 is Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Perfect Day! Anything PINK is 20% off all day!
  • October 11 - Join us for Crop Time from 12-6pm. Crop is $10 (spend $10.00 in store and your crop is free)
  • October 12 - Arlyn is teaching a card class titled "It's Hip to be Square" from 1-3pm! Class is $20 and you will make 3 cards and 1 project
  • October 15 - Carol is teaching the beautiful Iris Foldimg technique to create a gorgeous card for the Holidays from 5-7pm. Class is $15.
  • Fun Friday - October 17 is New Product Demo day! 
  • October 18 - Shari is teaching a Holiday Card Class from 11-1pm and then teaching a Treat Box Class from 1:30-3:30pm! Card class is $20 and Treat Box class is $15 - Sign up for BOTH classes for $30 (save $5!)
  • October 22 - Domestic Violence Awareness Day at Perfect Day! 20% off anything PURPLE all day!
  • October 22 - Liz is teaching a Card Making Class using different techniques from 5-7pm. Class is $20 and includes 3 cards.
  • October 23 - Melissa is here teaching her Basic Grey Page of the Month class from 6-8pm. Class is $27.
  • October 25 - Crop Time at Perfect Day! 12-6pm cropping time! Crop is $10 (free with $10 purchase!) 
  • October 26 - Kathy is teaching a Spritzing Tag Class from 12-2pm! Using Tim Holtz ink pens and Spritzer you will create 4 tags that are beautiful and unique! Class is $15.
  • October 29 - Scrapbooking Class with Liz from 5-7pm! Create a page or Start an album! Class is $20.
  • October 31 - stop in for Treats! Surprises! Fun!
Call the shop to sign up for classes! Cash or check (made out to teacher) is accepted for classes and pre-registration is appreciated so teachers can prepare enough supplies for each student. 

New Products!

Just in stock papers Chickaniddy Crafts, Bella Blvd., Kaisercraft, Moxxie and more! For you stampers we have new Julie Nutting and La-La Land in stock! New dies, embellishments and ribbons for all of your crafting needs! 

Have a Perfect Day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Super Sale!

This weekend 9/26, 9/27, 9/28! 

We will be open Friday 11-7pm, extended hours Saturday from 7am to 7pm and Sunday 11-4! 

20% off regular priced merchandise and 77% off clearance items! Prizes! Refreshments! Fun! Don't miss the beautiful Make & Take featuring a Julie Nutting stamp! All 10 participating stores will have a unique card to make free with a minimum $7.77 purchase! Collect them all! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Look at the samples from upcoming classes at Perfect Day!
Call shop to sign up!

Washi Card Class on Saturday, September 20 from 1-3pm for $20
Halloween Box Class on Sunday, September 28 from 1-2:30pm for $20

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September News

The summer has flown by Fall is just around the corner! 
         Please note our new Fall hours at Perfect Day Scrapbooking:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday thru Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
(New hours effective September 5, 2015)

September 13 - Day Crop, 12noon - 6:00pm, $10 (free with $10 in store purchase)
September 21 - Washi Card class with Arlyn! 1:00pm - 3:00pm, $20
September 26, 27, 28 - 777 Event (details to follow)
September 27 - Day Crop, 12noon - 6:00pm, $10 (free with $10 in store purchase)
September 28 - Halloween Box Class, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, $20

New Product:
We have new Carte Bella, Moxxie, WeR, Anna Griffin, Kaisercraft in stock now and Bella Blvd, Glitz and Echo Park are coming soon!
Stamping Corner:
Stamping Corner is growing and we are please to have Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Julie Nutting, Hero Arts, La La Land Crafts and more for your stamping fun!

SCSRA stores are hosting an event on September 26, 27, 28. The 777 event will include 20% off all weekend long, 70% off clearance items, 70 cent items, a beautiful make n take featuring Julie Nutting doll stamps, extended hours and more! Details will be posted as we get more information. Please mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!

Have a Perfect Day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shop Hop is just days away!

So Cal Shop Hop 2014 starts on Friday, July 18!! This is the 8th annual Shop Hop event and we couldn't be more excited to participate. 
The store will be open special days and hours for the 17 days of Shop Hop:  Monday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The theme this year is books and Perfect Day has chosen: "Breakfast at Tiffany's"!
The store is being transformed, displays are going up, make n takes being assembled and charms delivered for this exciting event.  
So what is Shop Hop?
During the designated days of July 18 to August 3, its a chance for you to shop the best Scrapbooking and Stamping stores in Southern California! You receive great discounts, enjoy specialty themed Make n' Takes, collect charms for your new charm bracelet, take fantastic photos and have a ton of fun! As you "hop" to all of the stores, be sure to have your passport stamped at each location and you will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!
With over 30 stores participating in Shop Hop you will have fun for the whole event, hopping all over Southern California, shopping for some of your favorite things: paper crafting supplies!!!
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August Calendar
Please look for our August calendar of events to post next soon! We will start card classes, scrapbook classes, crops and more!
New product
We have lots of new product all over the store including:
Avery Elle stamps, dies and stamp pads, Chickaniddy paper collections, Kaisercraft paper collections, Doodlebug paper, pop-ups, bakers twine and stickers, We R Memory Keepers just to name a few!!!

Have a Perfect Day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

One Month!

It has been 1 whole month since we re-opened the doors here at Perfect Day Scrapbooking and what a wonderful month it has been!
We wouldn't be here without all of the love and support of our customers. Thank you for your continued support as we learn and grow in the scrapping industry to bring you not only the latest and greatest products but also wonderful ideas and projects for you to make your own!
New product in the shop: Chickaniddy Crafts, Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, and Doodlebug to name a few! Stop in and check them out!
Shop Hop 2014 is just 10 days away and we are busy making the shop look perfect for this fun & exciting event! We still have a few Passports left, if you need one for yourself or a friend, call us and we will hold one for you!
Have a Perfect Day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Perfect Day News

Hello Everyone! Summer is here and it is spectacular. The new paper from WeR is flying off the shelves...stop in before it is gone for the season! New Bo Bunny is in and the line is adorable. New merchandise goes up weekly and there are so many tools, accessories, stamps, stamp pads you won't want to miss Perfect Day for your scrapbook and stamping needs!
We love love love the Mini Distress Ink pads from Tim Holtz!! The new sets are in this week and the colors are amazing! We will now have all sets 1-9 in stock! Stamps from Memory Box, La La Land Crafts and more are on the way!
We would like to know what you want in the store! Let us know what we can bring in to help your scrapbooking, card making and crafting needs. We are open to all suggestions and special orders will remain a priority for Perfect Day Scrapbooking.
Classes and Crops will start in August as planned. A calendar will be available some time in July so you can plan your August calendar.
Let's talk Shop Hop! We are so happy to be a part of the 2014 So Cal Shop Hop!!!!  If you are not familiar with Shop Hop - This is a once a year event when during the designated days you have a chance to shop at the best Scrapbooking and Stamping stores in Southern California. Hoppers get a great discount, lovely photo ops in each store, collect charms for your new charm bracelet, get your 'passport' stamped at each location and if you hop to enough stores you will be entered in drawings for great prizes! Passport purchase includes: a charm bracelet, So Cal Shop Hop charm and a Shop Hop Passport. Passports are on sale now for $14.00 until sold out. The passport also entitles you to a 20% discount at all official participating stores during the Shop Hop. Shop Hop begins July 18 thru August 3. All of the stores are working so hard to get ready for this event and we think you are going to love our theme this year!!!
Come on over to Perfect Day and celebrate the 1st week of summer with a cool 10% off your entire purchase this week, beginning Wednesday 6/25 to Sunday 6/29!
Have a Perfect Day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

We are open!

Perfect Day Scrapbooking is open once again! This is Liz, extremely excited new owner! We are staying at the current location in Huntington Beach and open for business!! Hours to start will be:
Wednesday -Saturday 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Stop by and say hello!
I love Scrapbooking, Card making and Paper crafting! I share Rachel's passion for may even call it a paper obsession. The shelves are stocked and racks are filled with wonderful card-stock!
We have Father's Day, Travel, Summer and Red, White & Blue themed papers and stickers in stock!
I will continue to place special orders as you need them, so please let me know if you need an item you don't find in the shop!
We will be participating in Shop Hop 2014!! The theme this year is 'books' and I'm excited to announce that Perfect Days book is: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Shop Hop passports are $12 until June 15 and  $14 after June 16 until sold out. This includes a charm bracelet, passport and themed charms. More information is available at
Classes and Crops will start in August! Evening and weekend classes and will be posted on the calendar, so watch for fun stuff to come!
I want to say thank you to everyone who came out for Opening Weekend and our Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday! It was great to meet so many of you and I look forward to meeting so many more of you in the next weeks and months to come. I cannot express enough my appreciation for the love and support as we start this new venture, thank you.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hi! The storefront at it's current location is temporarily closed. We will keep you posted on the changes that are occuring.

As of now, we were liquidating and closing. For the record, we were not closing because of bad sales although the big box stores have really cut into business and I'd like to urge you to shop small as much as possible. My life is changing so dramatically and I had a really hard time finding stable, responsible, loyal employees that I had to choose something in my life that had to go and it was the store. I can't cut my job or my childs' activities you know? The second to last weekend my landlord came to me with an offer that I couldn't refuse. The offer is a three-way deal and we're just waiting on the third party to make a decision. Should they choose my space, I'll be taking their space, which was my 2nd store :) We'll be downsizing and consolidating and offering something totally cool for my DIY'ers. Special orders will remain our backbone (even in light of all the screwy G45 stuff!) and I'm just thrilled to have this possibly not be the end. Should we move back to 9608, we will reopen mid-May to very early June as your Four Day Scrapbook Store - schedule TBD. The walls are hot pink - ohmigosh!

Sorry for the ramble - I'll be in touch through this blog and through Facebook.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Two more quick layouts....

Using the hand stitching technique.

 This layout uses an Authentique line found in the shop.  Its a great beachy line with tans, reds and blues.
 Title, anchor and bird are all stitched using templates.

You at Six - Hand stitching speech bubbles.  I used a misting template to sketch them out.  Some are filled with paper where I journaling inside and others hold random bits of flair buttons.

Have you tried stitching on your projects yet?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hand Stitching on your Layouts

Sometimes, our projects need that little touch.  That extra 'something' to make them pop.  I have a few go-to items that I reach for every time my layout or card looks 'blah'.

I'm going to share those ideas with you here on the blog over the next few weeks.

Hand Stitching is tutorial #1.

I recently got back from the February Just Crop Retreat in Fullerton.  If you haven't joined us, you need to plan on it.  Its a nice, relaxing weekend that Beth and Rachel run.

I have people come up to me all the time and ask how I do this.  So here is your 'how-to'.

I'm inspired by two women in the scrapbook world.  Kinsey Wilson and Sasha Farina.  Bookmark their blogs.  These two inspire me.  There is something hand stitching brings to the project that machine sewing just doesn't.  A lot of people say 'oh, you can do that with a machine.'  Yes, you can, but the detail I like can only be achieved by hand.

Lets get started.

First, you need to know the basic back stitch.  I learned from Kinseys Hand Stitch blog.  She has a lot of great information on there about products and how-to's.  She talks about the different kinds of threads you can use but I stick with DMC Embroidery floss.  It comes in hundreds of colors, its cheap and easy to work with.
You can make your own templates from a printable transparency and whatever font or shape you select.  These were printed and then pre-holed for equal stitching.
 I keep a selection of needles handy at all times to stitch with.  Just basic sewing needles with a decent size eye.  You don't want to go too large or else you end up with distorted holes.  I use a paper piercer, the larger needle or a push pin to create my holes.  The glossy accents is to make sure the thread stays put on the back side of the project.  You can use washi tape too.

After you practice the basic back stitch, you're ready to sew on your layout.

Step 2 - find a template, pattern or font you want to work with.

The word 'hello' and the star are both from a word program.  The speech bubble, chevron, '&' and starburst are all misting templates.

Templates can be anything from a purchased pattern or template that some manufacturers are releasing. They can also be something you download or print from the internet.  Fonts are the easiest because every computer comes with them.  Lets take a look at how to use each one.

You can resize these shapes to meet your needs.  Position the template over the area of your layout that you want to stitch on.  Poke holes with your paper piercer.  Make sure you're using a foam mat (like a mouse pad).  It makes poking holes easier.  You can use a self healing mat but you may find your hand cramps up because you have to push harder to make a decent hole.
 There is a black mat under the paper in this photo, just hard to see.
 Poke. Poke.  Poke.
 Poke some more.
 Lift up your template and you have your punched shape/word on your layout.
 Take your length of floss and separate into two pieces.  Three strands each.  I use no more than 18 inches because the floss tends to tangle.
 Your first stitch comes up from the back of the paper.
 And then down through the next hole.
 Come back up from the back into the third hole.
 And bring is back through the second hole.  This completes the first backstitch.
Hole spacing shouldn't be an issue once you begin stitching.

Here are samples of actual layouts that I've completed:
A stitched circle - LINK to original post

Stitched Geometry - LINK to original post

Zig Zag - link to original post

Text - link to original post

Anchor and woody- link to original post (heavy stitching post - be warned, this was a lot of stitching and I think it came out cool.  I don't normally go overboard like this but it was a sample for the store.  I wanted to bring out the details of that cool car.  I believe there is still some of this paper line in the store.)

You can a nice mix of fonts and templates.  One thing I tend to use a lot would be misting templates.  The sunburst layout uses the Studio Calico starburst 12x12 misting template.  This is something that can be created using any diecut machine.

Here is a layout that was completed at last weekend's crop.

 I cut out a heart shape and used that as my template.  The dog paw was free-hand and copied off the flair button.
(Papers are from Elle's Studio and are available in the Perfect Day store.)

Leave a comment here if you have any questions on this technique.  I will be posting a few more examples on my personal blog over the next week.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy New Year!

Let's blow the dust off this blog and start posting again!

Coming this week..... a tutorial to liven up your layouts!