Thursday, February 11, 2016

Customized Portrait Cards by Gina Hollingsworth of Little Envelope

I know, I know... February 14 is wayyy too close for you to even think about ordering one of these clever personalized Valentines from Little Envelope, but because there are more card sending opportunities throughout the year, I decided to go ahead and introduce the shop today.

Little Envelope Customized Valentine

Monday, February 8, 2016

Darlingside's God of Loss Papercut Music Video by Andrew Benincasa

It's happened again... I have another new favorite band. Birds Say, an album by Darlingside, a Massachusetts group that originated when its four singer-songwriter-instrumentalists were students at Williams College, played on repeat at my house most of the weekend. One of the tracks, God of Loss, is a hauntingly harmonious tune... the kind that stays with you for days. Have a listen/look:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Geometric Paper Cutting by Kristine Benum Braanen

Kristine Braanen is a paper cutting artist in Oslo, Norway. Her name may have a familiar ring because she was mentioned in a previous post about the Paper Artist Collective and also last week's feature on papercut artist Samantha Quinn. Kristine and Samantha are co-leaders of the PAC. That doesn't mean their work is similar... quite the opposite! Kristine's designs have a strong emphasis on geometry.

Dimensional Paper Cutting - Detail

Monday, February 1, 2016

Learn to Stitch on Paper - A Round Up of Paper Embroidery Tutorials

In a recent newsletter, I asked readers to email me if there was anything they would like to see featured here on the blog. In no time at all a message popped up... I would love to see more about people who are combining paperwork and embroidery. I'm a needleworker myself, but love paper art and have been trying to figure out a way to combine the two.

Carol, thanks for asking... this post is for you and everyone who wants to give paper stitching a try.

Embroidery on Paper

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Intricate Paper Cutting by Samantha Quinn of Pretty Paper Dreams

I never tire of looking at papercuts that are made with just a scalpel and marvel at the variety of subjects that talented artists choose to cut. Samantha Quinn is a young graphic designer and paper cut artist who recently returned home to England after living in Australia for the past year. Frequent paper cutting while traveling resulted in remarkable designs.... have a look.

Lorakeet Cut from Patterned Paper - Pretty Paper Dreams
Lorakeet cut from wrapping paper - detail

Monday, January 25, 2016

Origami Giveaway - Little Ray of Sunflower

 Congratulations to giveaway winner, Sydney Bowers!

Another quality giveaway right on the heels of LovePop Cards (ends tonight)... there must be a holiday coming up! Raya Sader Bujana of Little Ray of Sunflower in Barcelona, Spain makes pretty paper jewelry. To spread the word about it and all of the handmade items in her shop, she is offering a worldwide giveaway... more about it at the end of the post, but first some details about these sweet heart necklaces.

Origami Heart Necklaces by Little Ray of Sunflower

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