Friday, April 27, 2012

Leaf-its and an Announcement!

This pretty image of ginkgo leaves caught my eye on Design Boom. Surprise, surprise, they aren't true leaves at all despite the shaded colors that make them look positively real. Leaf-its, as they are called, are pages torn from little paper tablets (similar to those ubiquitous sticky notes we all know and love) that not only can be used for writing memos, but also for a bit of desk or wall decorating. Designed by Sangwoo Nam of Korea, the company is Appree. Find Leaf-it decor ideas in the site's Archive section.

Leaf-it Notes

Allow me to change the subject from note pages to book pages... yes, All Things Paper in book form! I'm delighted to share the news that just this week I submitted a paper crafting manuscript to Tuttle Publishing. I've brought together eighteen talented paper artisans from around the world to create brand new, exciting designs. Due to be released in 2013, All Things Paper (working title) features stylish and purposeful projects that are beautifully photographed and carefully detailed, step-by-step. You'll find novel ideas for paper cutting, folding, painting, printing, punching, rolling, shaping, stamping, stitching, and even crocheting - whew! I'll be sure to let you know the moment it's available.


Facebook Finds this past week included:

Cardboard and paper prom dress
Pre-school craft necklace all grown up
Give your scuffed iPhone a fresh look
Wall art from paper circles
Make pretty pencils from origami paper

Enjoy the weekend!

23 comments:

hand pecked debb said...

Congrats!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Ann!! This is wonderful!! Congratulations, I know how hard you worked to make this come to fruition and I can't wait to buy a copy!

BellsInSpires said...

wow!! congratulations!!! that is such great news, how exciting!! i can't wait to see it, it sounds fantastic!

rennbridy said...

Ann, good things come to hardworking, diligent people! Congratulations on this great news!

SUGANTHI said...

The leaf-its do look so real. And such good news Ann, It is going to be a great book , to inspire a lot of paper craft enthusiasts. Congratulations on this book and many more to come.

Handmade in Israel said...

The Leaf-its look interesting. Very exciting news about the book!

Sathya said...

Wow...Congratulations!!!

Kim said...

Ooooo how exciting!!!!!! What is the eta for the book? I'm sure it's going to be fantastic!!!

Maureen said...

Congratulations, Ann. Wishing you much success with the book.

Casey said...

Horray! You've been in my thoughts, lately and I'm so glad to hear the manuscript has been submitted! I hope you have a little celebration this evening. I'll have one, too. :)

Casey said...

Oh, and as a plant nerd, I have to say I love those ginkgo leaves! It's wonderful how they captured the unique coloring and veination in the print.

Donaville said...

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to go out and buy it tell everyone that I "know" you ;)

Baukje said...

beautiful I love your work
nice weekend
Greetings Baukje

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

A big congratulations to you Ann! I can't wait for your book to come out- how exciting!!

Deborah said...

Good luck who better than you keep us posted.

Your Sister said...

Fantastic! So proud that your manuscript is at Tuttle. Looking forward to your first book.

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

First time reader, I traveled over after getting some traffic from you. Thanks SO much for linking back to my fish scale wall art, I am truly honored!!
And BIG congrats on the book! I am highly addicted to all things paper, so I canNOT wait to see it!!

Ann said...

congratulations. it sounds like a great book

komnatachista said...

Ann, I couldn't be happier for you!!! What a wonderful project! Can't wait to see the book! - Karren

Ann Martin said...

Thank you all!
Kim, the release date hasn't been set, but I'll post it when I know.

Traci said...

Congratulations on submitting your book. I am so excited for you! And I can't wait to hold a copy in my hands!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ann, a wonderful achievement!!
Licia

Amy DeCesare said...

WOW - a book of your own, and it sounds fabulous!!! I love collaborative efforts and will watch for its release.

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