Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kuttlefish: Reimagined Paper Goods

In honor of Earth Day next Wednesday, I'd like to introduce Kuttlefish, a global community that officially launched just last month. All about reducing waste, the site features items made of reused, recycled, and upcycled materials. Be inspired by clicking through project images that others have shared and upload your own creations. Discuss eco-friendly ideas via forums, shop for recycled goods, and sell your own... every angle of doing Mother Earth proud is an option via Kuttlefish.

CEO and Founder Ian Moise sent over links to ideas for recycling common paper items that have been posted on the site to date... I was curious to learn more about several of my favorites.

Wola Nani Paper Mache Bowl

Monday, April 13, 2015

Papercut Giveaway from The Crafty Calf

With Mother's Day on the horizon in many countries around the world - Sunday, May 10 - you might be interested to see a sampling of the variety of paper cuttings that Sharron of The Crafty Calf of Warwickshire, England creates. Along with this unique design for expectant moms - it holds a sonogram image - you'll find papercuts that can be personalized for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays... any occasion actually!

Baby Ultrasound Papercut

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Accidental Artist Online Event

The Accidental Artist Online Event

Just a quick post today to invite you to an upcoming interview series titled The Accidental Artist. Heidi Easley, fellow artist and owner of Texas Art & Soul, invited me to participate in this fun and completely free online event. I'm extending an invitation to you to listen in and be inspired by a roster of twenty one artists who will discuss their individual paths to leading a creative life. 

I know I'm looking forward to the interviews that will air later this month, twice daily for eleven days, and I think you will enjoy them as well. Here's to broadening our horizons and cultivating our talents!

Sign up at this link: The Accidental Artist Online. It only takes a moment to register.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Round Up of Greeting Card Subscriptions

Because April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and Mother's Day is on the horizon, I thought now would be an ideal time to feature greeting card subscription services. Did you know there is such a thing? Not only is it convenient to have a a handful of high quality cards on hand, but a subscription is also a nice way to be introduced to new trends and color palettes in the stationery world. Here are a half dozen services that have been on my radar - in alphabetical order, as I truly don't have a favorite. If you have a card subscription services to recommend, feel free to leave a link in a comment below.

Estilio Subscription Card Service

Monday, April 6, 2015

Silk Road Film Festival Paper Sculpture - Julianna Szabo

The annual Silk Road Film Festival took place in Dublin, Ireland last month. Highlights included dimensional paper sculptures created by illustrator, designer, and paper artist Julianna Szabo and, of course, screenings of films from areas of the world that were originally traversed by Silk Road trade routes.

Silk Road Film Festival Paper Sculpture Letters by Julianna Szabo

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Paper Sculpture Trifecta: Rack & Pinion Psiphon Campaign, KitRex Dinosaur Models, and 2015 Wimbledon Poster

You know the saying about good things happening in threes? Emails from a trio of very nice people with news to share about cool things in the world of paper just landed in my inbox.

First up, the creative group at Rack & Pinion in Toronto created a digital poster series for Psiphon, a non-profit company and developer of free Internet circumvention software that helps people in countries that are affected by government censorship of information and social media outlets.

Paper Sculpture Twitter Logo - Psiphon

Monday, March 30, 2015

Matrick and Eve Paper Place Mats Giveaway

Congratulations to Kathy E, Alison Tolar and sandyhills, place mat winners!

Matrick and Eve Designs asked if I would feature their new line of paper place mats. As soon as I saw all the great colors and on-trend styles, I was sold - so fun!

Matrick and Eve Place Mats Giveaway

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quilled Wedding Invitation: Art Nouveau

One of the many things I love about paper quilling is that it's possible to recreate any scrollwork design. Recently a newlywed sent over an image of her wedding invitation to ask if I would quill a corresponding mat as she planned to have it framed. Created by Ellie Snow of Hello Tenfold, the Gatsby invitation features an elegant art nouveau-inspired design composed of graceful scrolls. My immediate response was yes!

Quilled Wedding Invitation by Ann Martin - Detail

Monday, March 23, 2015

Origami by wenlise_fold of Paperaria

Let's start the week with a smile... meet Wenche Lise Fossland and the wonderfully creative photos she (@wenlise_fold) shares on Instagram. A full-time portrait photographer in Namsos, Norway, her images are excellent, but that's not the only reason they always catch my attention.

Origami Monkey by Paperaria
Helloooooo Mondayyyyyy! It's gonna be a fight... :) Go for it, my friends! 
design unknown, folded by me (@wenlise_fold)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paper Crafting Tutorials from A Piece of Rainbow

Ananda of the blog A Piece of Rainbow is one of those versatile makers who frequently shares stylish and useful projects in doable steps. You might remember her tiny house luminaries I included in a miniature houses round up before Christmas. With spring arriving tomorrow - yay! - it's a good time to highlight Ananda's projects that are perfect for warm weather, starting with this clever cardboard furniture that can be folded up when it's time to call it a day.

Cardboard Beach Furniture

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cinderella: A Cut-Paper Book Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to latanya t, winner of the book!

Welcome to the 75th All Things Paper giveaway! I'm finding that big number hard to believe, but of course time flies when you're having fun... introducing new things in the world of paper continues to be something I love to do.

Cinderella - A Cut-Paper Book Review and Giveaway

Thursday, March 12, 2015

S.CHICK - Paper Jewelry and Home Decor

There's nothing I like better than to come across a versatile designer whose sense of style and fun shines through in her work. That was the case when I noticed handmade items by Stephanie Schick of S.CHICK on Flickr. I was tempted to just move Steffi's entire photostream over to this post, but ahem... common sense prevailed and I limited my choices to a collection that speaks of spring.

Beaded Paper Bracelet by S.CHICK

Monday, March 9, 2015

Eco Wedding Design and Paper Jewelry by Alessandra Fabre Repetto

Warm weather is still just a dream here in the snowy northeastern U.S., but the handmade floral items by Alessandra Fabre Repetto of Italy led to wishful thinking on my part as I scrolled through her beautiful photos. She captures the loveliness of summer through the use of surprising materials.

Paper Flower Event Decor by Alessandra Fabre Repetto

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cut Out + Keep: Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects - Book Review and Two Project Tutorials

As a longtime visitor to Cat Morley and Tom Waddington's popular craft community Cut Out + Keep, I've been looking forward to the release of their book, Cut Out + Keep: Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects. You see, I had followed along via Cat's blog as the Edinburgh-based duo made their way to each state. I was constantly amazed by the variety of quirky places they found to visit and couldn't wait to see how the couple would translate the trip into a craft book.

Cut Out and Keep Book Cover

Monday, March 2, 2015

Illustrated Paper Sculpture - Belinda Rodriguez

Belinda Rodriguez is a designer, illustrator, and paper artist living in Los Angeles who is doing wonderfully creative work that combines illustration with paper sculpture. Take a look at two recent series of one of a kind pieces, Inked and Split Personality.

Illustrated Paper Sculpture - Inked Chihiro by Belinda Rodriguez
Inked "Chihiro"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crepe Paper Flowers by A Petal Unfolds

With online pals in the unseasonably warm Pacific Northwest already sharing photos of blossoming trees, I found just what I needed to counteract my jealous pangs... a summertime bouquet of crepe paper flowers made by Susan Beech of Brighton, England.

Crepe Paper Rose and Dahlia Bouquet

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