Your free ticket to the One of a Kind Show

My favorite event of the year is two days away!

Two days! In between now and Thursday and 10 am I need to: finish more than 100 magnet boards, pack them up, felt more than 50 magnet boards, cut trim to glue on the magnet boards, ship 8 orders, pack snacks, pack wine, drive to Chicago and set up a booth.

But who cares what I need to do….. Do you know what YOU need to do between now and Thursday? Just click on this link to print your FREE TICKETS:


Here are just a few of the new fabrics I am bringing with me:

Can't make it to the show? No problem! These are all on Paper Miniskirt's website so start shopping!


It's that time of year again! Autumn Festival at Canterbury Park is THIS weekend! Come shop more than 600 artisans Thursday through Sunday. There is a NEW building, so no more cold tent.

Paper Miniskirt is in booth 553. 

I've got LOADS of new fabrics, including a Minnesota Gophers print for your college student's dorm room!

Shop early for the holidays! I've got several prints that will be extinct shortly. Shop now for best selection. And be sure to check the Facebook page for new fabrics that may not be on the website! 


Free Tickets! Paper Miniskirt heads back to Kansas City for Holiday Boutique!

This week I will be traveling to Kansas City area again for the www.kcholidayboutique.com. This is a super shopping event Nov. 6-9. I've got FIVE FREE TICKETS! If you are the first five people to email me at kristi@paperminiskirt.com, I will have them for you at will call! I've also got Kansas City Chiefs magnet boards!

I've got FOUR more shows for you to shop:
Holiday a Boutique Overland Park, KS Nov 9-12
Autumn Festival Shakopee, MN Nov 13-16
Affair of the Heart Tulsa, OK Nov 21-23
One of a Kind Show Chicago, IL Dec 4-7

Christmas is only 50 days away! I will be taking orders until December 1st with guaranteed delivery by the 24th. After that date, I can't guarantee it. I'm updating the website next week...a couple fabrics are extinct, and I've got a couple new ones, so watch for that!

Be sure you are a Paper Miniskirt fan on Facebook... I've got some specials planned AND you will be able to see new fabrics that won't be on the website!


Top Five Things I Love about Warren's Cranberry Festival


1.) The cranberry fritters.
I'm not a cranberry lover (dont eat them at Thanksgiving), and a fritter would not be my donut of choice. But these fritters...eaten fresh and soft and in the crisp fall outdoors...are delicious. Dare I say I will eat one each and every day of the festival?

2.) The buzz in the air.
There's just something about 100,000 people all together in one tiny little space that makes a buzzing sound. CranFesthas its own sound. Its the way the throng of people looks when you view them from the top of the hill. 

3.) The shoppers

These women come to SHOP. Their carts, their lists, their game plans. They are on a mission. And there is always that ONE item every year, that every one has in their posession. And if you don't you are going to be asked where you got it. And then you hear them say "but you better hurry over there..they are almost out!" One year it was bird feeders on a stick. One year it was a flower on a stick. (I'm sensing a theme here.) I can't wait to see what this year's "must have item" is.

Its cheesecake. ON. A. STICK. 

4.) The loudspeaker. Yeah that's right. The loud speaker. A town of 17 people, and they use a major intercom system to announce daily "Good morning Cranfesters! Welcome to the 37th annual Warren's Cranberry Festival!" and then bid you goodbye each night at closing time. Throughout the day you're also reminded of any tour, event, parade, specialty item with the announcement of "Attention Cranfesters!"

5.) Pretty much every single thing. It's a dang fine festival that has its own vendor wristbands, a firefighter fish fry, a Miss Cranberry Festival pageant and a parade with 20 bands. I can't even begin to list everything. You'll just have to attend and see for yourself. 

Can't make it to Cranfest? Shop at Paper Miniskirt's website!


See you at the Bismarck Street Fair!

Paper Miniskirt will be at the Bismarck Street Fair Friday and Saturday! Mention that you are a preferred customer and you'll receive a free set of magnets with any purchase!

This month's best seller: Teal Chevron

Come see six new styles/fabrics this weekend, and if you can't make it to the show, watch for them to be added to my Facebook Page.

Be sure to like Paper Miniskirt on Facebook:


Paper Miniskirt's September schedule and celebrating dorm rooms!

September at Paper Miniskirt

Happy back-to-school and happy almost Fall! September marks the start of a few busy months around here so I want to share where you can find Paper Miniskirt.

This Saturday is the Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival. I'll be in 197 on 11th street. This is a different spot than last year. I've got lots of monogrammed burlap and lots of chevron coming with me! Hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Its a quick busy day and you'll find LOTS of great things!

Also this weekend is the Little Falls Arts and Craft Fair. Stop in and see the awesome Kelly at booth JF44. This is the same great spot as last year, in the parking lot to the west of the court house.

September 12th and 13th I'll be at Bismarck Street Fair. This is always a super fun weekend! Booth location is on Main Street right in front of the radio station. (I'll get an exact number and put it on Facebook!)

September 26-28 is the annual Warrens Cranberry Festival. This one is AHHH-MAZING. If you've never been, its worth the drive from wherever you are coming from! Arts and Crafts, cranberry flavored everything, a parade, bands...you get the idea.

Here's an idea for a way to use your magnet board: A chore chart!

I used little chalkboard clips (found at Crafts Direct in St. Cloud), and glued magnets to the back. I then used a white marker to write the name of the chores I wanted completed. I attached the value of the chore, and hung it up. This picture was taken two weeks ago. I could show you what it looks like today, but it'd be the same photo. As in...none of my kids took the bait. More money for me, I guess.

Did you hang your Paper Miniskirt magnet board in your dorm room? I want to see the pictures! Post them on Facebook and I'll mail you a FREE extra set of magnets! I had so much fun this summer with all the girls bringing photos of their bedding, and trying to match it to a magnet board. You guys have super classy dorm rooms! I can't wait to see how it all looks, so post the photo of your magnet board hanging in your dorm on the Paper Miniskirt Facebook page!

If you can't make it to  a show you can always order at http://www.paperminiskirt.com.  Hope to see you soon!


Up next: Brookings Summer Arts Festival

Hello to everyone we met at the Festival of Fine Craft in Highland Park, IL this weekend! Such great weather ! Next up: I head in the opposite direction for some time in South Dakota. Brookings Summer Arts Festival is July 12-13. I'll be in the parking lot in front of Anderson Insurance.

Photo courtesy of shutterstock
You've probably seen this one as it made its way around Facebook: 10 Ways to Give Your Kids a 1970s style summer.  I enjoyed it, and nodded my head a few times as I read over it. I loved that it was in total contrast to what I last posted about 160 Ideas to keep your kids entertained. It's kind of the yin and yang to the theory of what to do to keep them entertained. And then there is THIS adorable little sign:

I'm trying to find the time to make it in a way that is cutesy and creative: use scrapbook paper, put it on a canvas, etc. But honestly, I think I'll just write it on white paper and stick it on the fridge. I'll save myself the guilt and the dream of actually making something better than what I found it on Pinterest. Who needs THAT guilt?!?

Happy Fourth of July week! This we all gather at Grandma's Lake Resort. It's my favorite holiday because there is always lots of food. I always try to make something new and yummy so I'm perusing my Pinterest board to try to find something that is sure to please everyone. I"m thinking I"m for SURE making this guacamole:

I get on these kicks where I'm a HUGE pinner. Be sure to check out some of the recipes I've got pinned here, and let me know which are your favorites! 

Be on the lookout for some sale boards showing up on my Facebook page soon! 


Summer Fun List Ideas

Every year I make a Pinterest board for summer ideas that I have high hopes of doing with my boys. Do I ever accomplish them? Noooooo. But atleast the options are there.  One thing I pinned was this list from www.thecraftingchicks.com.
Summer Ideas compliments of www.thecraftingchicks.com

They also have a blank form that you can download to make a list of your own ideas! I love that.

Yummy Summer Breakfast Ideas

I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas, and when they are sweet and sugary, that's a plus. I found this recipe for Slow Cooker French Toast that I have yet to try. (Compliments of www.todayscreativeblog.net)

Paper Miniskirt's June Schedule

This month I'm traveling to the Wells Street Festival in Chicago and the Festival of Fine Craft in Highland Park, IL.  I've got so many fun new prints that I can't wait for you to see!

If you can't make it to a show, you can shop our website at www.paperminiskirt.com


It's (supposed to be) Spring!

Spring is (supposed to be) here, and that means 
  • Mother's Day
  • Graduation parties
  • Teacher gifts
  • Cleaning/Organizing
And all of the above call for a Paper Miniskirt magnet board! 

I've got CUTE new florals in stock:

as well as others on the website perfect for adding some color to your home or office. If you need graduation gifts, a magnet board is a great option! Include a photo of the graduate and a 3M command hook so they can hang it in their dorm room. And, you don't need to know what their room color scheme is, go with some fun contemporary patterns and neutrals. Other great options are Paris, Travel, Damask, or polka dots

Check out this NEW super cute alphabet pattern:

Magnet boards are always a great gift for Moms or Grandmas! Include photos of the kids or grandkids. Then she won't have to change out photos with a picture frame! 

Its Christmas in May! Place any order $35 or more the month of May and get a FREE set of holiday magnets!  Shop online or email me today:



Check out this National Day calendar

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the National Day Calendar - a great resource for some known, as well as not-so-well-known celebrated "National Day". For example, today is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Well, let me just head on over to Dairy Queen and set myself up with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard to help celebrate. Last week one of the days was 'National Sticky Bun Day.' As if I needed an excuse to make sticky buns for breakfast. But who am I to pass up a celebration?!?

I subscribe to their newsletter, so every day I have an email that tells me what day to be celebrating. And if your winter is anything like ours, it helps to have just a little something to help get through. 
My van next to the Mount Rushmore sized snowbank in the Kohl's parking lot. 

Driving down my street. I can't even see the houses on the other side of the snowbank anymore.

Show notifications are starting to roll in! I post them on my Facebook page when I add a show to the calendar, and will also be putting the complete schedule on Paper Miniskirt's website. 

Speaking of the website: there's a few aesthetic issues going on right now that I am trying to fix. (anyone know WordPress code?!?) There's some funky pink lines around each product that I don't much care for, and the little note that says '8x10s do not come with trim' is missing. And, I've got a few new styles that I still need to put up! I'm so excited to show you the new 2014 fabrics! You can also check out my Pinterest site and see swatches of the fabrics before I get them turned into a magnet board. 

Here's a DIY project idea:

I saw this metal framed piece at Crafts Direct for $19.98. 

Check out how they jazzed it up and make it a cute magnet board:

 They added scrapbook paper and some burlap, made their own magnets, and ta-da! Its a cute decoration and functional piece to hold pictures or notes!

Happy March 1st! 


More SALE items! Get your last minute gifts!

Who on your list would love a magnetic photo board?

  • Grandma
  • Teachers
  • Babysitters
  • neighbors
  • Daycare providers

I've saved the best for last! And if you've waited to buy gifts, you're in luck! (and hey, why not get a few for yourself, too?!) The items below are each $32 with FREE SHIPPING! All include six magnets. Send me an email telling me which ones you'd like, and they're yours! Quantities are limited, so don't wait! 

Butterflies with rosettes

Perfectly Pink 

Yellow Twig

Golden embroidered

Paintcan (only ONE available)

Teal and brown polka dots

Wildflower with beaded trim

HL Flocked with rosettes

Check previous posts here and here for other items on sale. You can combine them all for one shipment. 

Be sure to like Paper Miniskirt's Facebook page for specials this week, and to be the first to see new fabrics! 


More fabrics added to the Daily Deals!

I've got FOUR new styles that I added to the Daily Deal section today! These boards are $32 each which includes FREE SHIPPING! Quantities are limited; all boards will include magnets, even if they aren't shown. Just send me an email with the name of the fabric you are interested in purchasing.
Turqoise Chevron



Chevron in Yellow


And, be sure to check Paper Miniskirt's website for a full list of all items in stock. There's still time to purchase gifts for everyone on your list!

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Paper Miniskirt Magnet Photo Boards: Deal of the Day!

Regular show season is over, and all that remains of the year is to pack and ship products to you! I'm also doing a DEAL OF THE DAY for the next eight days. Yes, there is still time to purchase gifts for everyone on your list! I'm posting them here and on a Facebook post each day. To purchase, just comment 'want.' I'll set them aside for you if you want to wait to see the remainder of the days' deals. They will all ship on Wednesday December 18th so you will have them in time for Christmas.

If you missed yesterday's, here it is:

Pink Damask

And today's deal is a double!
Lime Damask

Teal Doily with rosettes

Send me an email kristi@paperminiskirt.com to purchase, and note which ones. Each item is $32 and ships for FREE! Each magnet board includes six magnets. Quantities are limited, and come in only the trims/accents shown.

Thank you to everyone who has been a supporter of Paper Miniskirt this past year. It was my sixth year in business, and I loved meeting everyone and hearing your stories!

Remember to watch Paper Miniskirt's Facebook page for the Daily Deal!


It's the most wonderful time of the year!

And I've got free tickets for you and a friend! Click on the link below to access a printable pass for you and a friend, good for all four shopping days!

If you are near the Chicago area and have never been to the One of a Kind Show, this is a MUST for the holidays. The shopping! The food! The most amazing handmade things for everyone on your list! It is HUGE. I look forward to it all year. Paper Miniskirt will be in booth 7068 - see you there!



No more magnetic refrigerator? No problem!

How to hang up notes and photos when your refrigerator isn't magnetic:

I hear all the time how bummed people are that their newer refrigerator is no longer magnetic. I've got an easy fix for that:

Use a 3M Command hook to hang your Paper Miniskirt magnet board! The 10x20 boards weight less than 3 pounds, so a 3 pound hook will hold it easily. 3M has coupons available here. These little miracles don't just come in white: they also come in brushed nickel, pewter, black and colors to match any room! (think pink and purple). 

Here's a photo of my magnet board currently in use on the side of a cabinet. Michaels 50% off coupon and this week's spelling list are just a couple of the things I've got tacked up.

Paper Miniskirt will be at the Autumn Festival this weekend in Villa Park, IL.  This is a GREAT event with more than 500 vendors. You are sure to find tons of great gift ideas for everyone on your list! Thursday and Friday the hours are 11 am - 9 pm. Saturday 9 am - 7 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Click here for directions and hours, as well as a discount coupon for admission.

Thanks to all the friends we met at the Autumn Festival in Shakopee, MN last weekend! I've been going to Shakopee for six years, and every year it gets better and better!  Some of my favorites: Dave's Coffee Cakes, the barnwood bowls and the amazing metal Christmas trees. Seriously, so many new, great things!

Be sure to like Paper Miniskirt's Facebook page so you know about specials and new fabrics!

And, I've been using Pinterest to organize new fabrics that are in stock or that are on my want list. I've also got some great ideas for Elf on the Shelf and organizing. Check out Paper Miniskirt's Pinterest page!