Monday, November 16, 2015

Paper Connection International - Handmade Paper Giveaway

 Congratulations to Cate, giveaway winner!

Paper Connection International is an importer of specialty papers from Japan, India, Nepal, Latin America, China, Korea and additional countries around the world. The company, which is located in Providence, Rhode Island, celebrated its 20th anniversary this past weekend. As a continuation of the celebration, the owner of Paper Connection, Lauren Sugita, is offering a giveaway and discount code to All Things Paper readers.

Paper Connection International Giveaway Papers

Besides an incredible array of decorative paper in all textures, colors, and patterns, Paper Connection offers stationery, gift wrap, paper rope, blank journals, scrapbooks, kites, lampshades, party accessories, boxes and more. The warehouse contains over 3000 types of paper items!

Paper Connection International

Paper Connection employees offer a wealth of knowledge about handmade and machine made papers and are known for their personal and dependable customer service. Technical assistance can be provided to artists, designers, bookbinders, conservators, manufacturers, museum curators and retailers. The staff at Paper Connection welcomes scheduled visits to the showroom and warehouse, whether an individual, group, or class.

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Paper Connection is always adding papers and products to the webshop so check back often. To keep up with newly added items, it's best to follow Paper Connection on Instagram and/or Facebook

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Now about the giveaway! Paper Connection will be sending twelve large sheets of specialty papers to one person with a U.S. mailing address. These are the actual papers the winner will receive plus two more.

12 Papers

Jeri Kim Lowe, Lauren's assistant, describes the papers: The winner will receive 12 sheets of the following handmade Asian papers, ideal for bookbinding, card making, and box making projects, just to name a few ideas:

2 sheets of Yanagi Lokta, where the paper is scrunched, in a way, to manifest these wonderful organic stripes running along the width of the paper; in rich fall colors of brown, olives, etc.

1 sheet of Lokta featuring a woodblock of a bamboo scene; great to simply frame! 

3 sheets of Crumpled and Dyed papers in yellow, teal, and pink. The papers have a fabric-like quality although they are handmade using indigenous vast fibers and traditional methods originating in the An Hui province of China. They are literally crumpled and dyed, rendering each sheet unique.

3 sheets of our exclusive Laurelai paper, designed in house using recycled rag cotton in India, silkscreened with two colors, featuring funky, retro patterns.

2 sheets of our new Mini Brocade line, also made using recycled rag cotton in India, with a daisy and squared chevron pattern; additional subtle and sophisticated patterns can be found on our webshop from this series.

1 sheet of our card stock weight Light Green with gold and silver flecks from An Hui. This paper is great for card makers, collage, and all sorts of paper crafts requiring a bit of heft, yet retaining a handmade feel.

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The value of the collection is approximately $50.00. Examples of sheet sizes are 20 x 28 inches for the Laurelai and mini-brocades, 22 x 30 inches for the Lokta, and 25 x 25 inches square for the Crumpled and Dyed papers.

Paper Connection International Papers

Easy entry: Just leave a comment on this post along with a way to be contacted. If you are on Instagram, you can double your chances by liking the giveaway photo and following @whereispaperwoman and @allthingspaper.

The giveaway will run through Friday, November 20, 2015. A winner will be drawn at random on Saturday and announced at the top of this post and on the Instagram photo.

One more good thing! Paper Connection has set up a discount code for their webshop. It is 10% off; one time use only. Use code: PCI10. The discount applies to everything except swatchbooks and shipping/handling.


57 comments:

sharon said...

What a wonderful array of papers.

Akanksha Singh said...

Wow.. The papers looks beautiful and love the Asian touch to them! It would be lovely to win them.. Instagram ID- smile_akank

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Very pretty. Love the variety of prints. Instagram ID NBW1952

Rhymes With Magic said...

So interesting, Ann! It's always nice to see beautiful things to start off one's week! @rhymeswithmagic on IG.

maf411 said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

maryannfortunato@gmail.com

Avni said...

Such beautiful papers...so tempted to feel the texture! Instagram id papaerkala

Toavni@gmail.com

Olivia said...

Gorgeous! I would love to enter the drawing. My email is olivia dot brubaker at gmail dot com. Thanks so much!

Carol S said...

I love the crumpled and dyed papers! So lovely...

Kimberleyi said...

oh, these are gorgeous. Contact via my blog http://feralcompassliving.com

Anonymous said...

Love the patterns and the handmade part just makes it awesome! - @kgfmag3

MySpecialist said...

Lokta is great to tangle on. Thank you for offering this giveaway. I can be contacted on:
zoeb3265@gmail.com

Debra Glanz (Reminiscence Papers) said...

I recognize many of these papers - use them often in my work!
debraglanz8@gmail.com

jordiw said...

Great paper and ordering from them is a pleasure.. winning would make my day :-)

Debra Bachelder said...

I am returning to art making 3/4 time and could really use an infusion of beautiful, new papers for inspiration. Books and collage are my main obsessions.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love ALL the papers and would be so happy to be able to touch them. ellen_allen64@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, and I'd love to enter. Hopefully in the future you can use a entry mechanism that doesn't require entering an email address publicly, which sadly in today's internet is an invitation for spam.

Ann Martin said...

Hi there, I understand your concern. I have to say my email address is in several visible places on this site and I receive only 2 or 3 spam messages in my gmail inbox daily. Spam filters have been improved greatly in the past couple of years. If you wish, you can spell out 'at' rather than using the symbol to prevent bots from obtaining your addy. People often do that with the thought that it helps avoid spam.

theresa martin said...

Love these papers and I am happy to have heard about the Paper Connection site. Thanks.

Shangching Huitzacua said...

Look at those paper! Thank you for the chance.

Crystal Sell said...

Such pretty paper! I'm already thinking of what they could end up as!
crystalrsell at gmail dot com

KaySue said...

Such beautiful looking paper and a nice assortment of patterns.
kaysuet at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful papers. Perfect for bookbinding and journal making.
ksukeena at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Beauty and inspiration! Thank you! Leslie Stewart cervidae@hotmail.com

Karen Conner said...

The handmade papers are BEAUTIFUL! Would love to win and make something wonderful with them!! My email: kconner1961@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Beautiful! Thank you for providing the giveaway. I can be reached at sandersnan@charter.net

E. Philip said...

Wow! I never knew this company existed and they have such a beautiful and wide range of papers! I'm definitely bookmarking this! Thanks to All Things Paper for the opportunity :)

Patricia Schwab said...

I love the texture in the Crumpled and Dyed papers. Thanks for a chance to win this. schwabmom@gmail.com

HalfWhit said...

Pick me! Pick me! Absolutely beautiful papers!
hafwhit@gmail.com

cate said...

The papers are absolutely gorgeous and the website....think I went to paper heaven !!! Thanks for the post, if I'm lucky enough to win, email is laughinggnomefarm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

pretty papers.......especially the two toned purple mum paper.
thanks for offering this drawing..
ks865 at bellsouth.net

Maureen said...

Really beautiful papers. mdoallas [at ] aol [dot] com

WW said...

What a wonderful collection of yummy goodies. I can already imagine what I'd be doing with them!! Fingers crossed!

Leanne said...

Fabulous collection of handmade papers.

Anonymous said...

You can never have too much paper!

Heidi Orndorff said...

Oh wonderful handmade paper ---- The colors! Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh my gosh, that paper is gorgeous. A million possible projects are popping in to my mind. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!

Jean said...

Simply stunning! Wow - these could be used for so many great projects!!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Kathy E. said...

Gorgeous papers! I make my own cards and these papers would make several of them outstanding! duchick at gmail dot com

PK Sews said...

How absolutely beautiful! I would love to use these for cardmaking. Thanks for this generous giveaway! pk_sews at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! hansumner@gmail.com

Debra Stringer said...

Gorgeous papers! ds dot acheter at gmail dot com

GranChris said...

Absolutely beautiful paper. I can see some wonderful ornaments on my tree out of this.

Jan Castle said...

Not much chance to win, but want to say how gorgeous these papers are - Certainly inspiring!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Cathy said...

Beautiful papers! Would love to win a sample selection! bellycat209 at gmail dot com

Ann Martin said...

Hi Jan, a much better chance than the lottery! :) I'm glad you love the papers.

Traci said...

Oh, Ann! Thanks for showing these gorgeous papers...I am to paper as a bear is to honey. Can't say no! (Sorry about the deleted comment...my typing fingers seem to have a mind of their own.)

Ann Martin said...

So glad you like them, Traci!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh wow...those are sooo beautiful! I coud do so much with them! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

KathyAnn said...

Oh so pretty, I think I will frame them if I win. ~ katmcdaniel@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

Beautiful paper, oh my, gets the ideas going in my head. thank you very much
sewfabrics@outlook.com

Tina said...

Wow, I had no idea about the vast array of paper options. I've been used to what I can get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. tlolko@cfl.rr.com

kitblu said...

I love your site and the many artist`s work you feature. I checked out Paperwolf again and posted the article to Facebook in case anyone wants to have or gift one of his stunning animals. I would love some real art paper. I tend to use coloured flyers and magazine pages for origami and iris paper folding. My shredder does a good job of turning those pages into quilling size.

Vicki Smith said...

Gorgeous papers!
vicki.smith.art@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Those papers look absolutely luscious! Brenda West, bswest51@yahoo.com

Janine Rudnick said...

These are gorgeous! They would look great in many different projects.

Munchkin said...

Having only just starting quilling I was quite taken with info-help and ideas from paper post. Just this very minute discovered these beautiful papers so I could get more creative(@65). Looking forward to searching more on everything- especially flowers -how to and if they are worth making.

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