Monday, August 13, 2018

PAPER Christmas by Emily Dawe and a Free Paper Craft Project: Collaged Christmas Tree Greeting Card

We're a bit overdue in celebrating Christmas in July, but the dog days of August are just as good a time to get a jump on holiday crafting. Luckily, British paper crafter Emily Dawe's brand new book for Search Press, Paper Christmas, was recently released on this side of the Pond and it's chock full of stylishly simple ways to do just that.

Papercraft book cover, Paper Christmas

Monday, August 6, 2018

Quilled Paper Jewelry Featured in UPPERCASE Magazine

Are you familiar with UPPERCASE magazine? It's a beauty! Produced independently in Canada by Janine Vangool, its purpose is to "spark the imagination and inspire creativity." Happily, it is an ads-free publication (a rare feat in this day and age), supported by its readers.

Vintage metal containers on cover of Uppercase magazine, Issue 38

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Minimal Vase DIY Project from Paper Craft Home

As promised in my previous post that featured the new book Paper Craft Home by Sarah Louise Matthews (U.S. folks, a giveaway is underway through Saturday, August 4 - go enter!), here is one of my favorite projects found within its pages... Roost Books has shared the complete instructions and template to make the faceted Minimal Vase.

Folded Paper Vases with Flowers
Stylish and modern!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Paper Craft Home: A How-to Book by Sarah Louise Matthews - Giveaway

As a longtime fan of the elegant spin Sarah Louise Matthews places on paper crafting, I'm happy to bring to you images and information about her brand new book, Paper Craft Home, directly from its publisher, Roost Books, and for those of you in the U.S., the chance to win a copy of your own! Included within the 144 pages are twenty five useful projects to cut, fold, and shape...useful being the keyword as I like the things I make to have a purpose, even if they are simply decorative.

Geometric Folded Paper Pineapple

Monday, July 23, 2018

Paper Birds by Tambella Arts and NV Illustration

Although I've enjoyed collating recent posts about paper jewelry and party decorations, this week I'm happy to be featuring three artisans who create remarkable paper art that can be used as home decor.

Quilled Pink Cockatoo - detail of head

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pretty Paper Jewelry from Colla Carta Creo - Giveaway!

While my previous post was all about the summer fruit trend, this week I'll focus on another crowd pleasing trend that combines one of my favorite things - handmade paper jewelry - with oh so popular tassels. Swingy attention-getters have caught on in the fashion world the past few years and are still going strong!

Red Hot Earrings with Paper Discs and Cotton Tassels

Monday, July 9, 2018

25 Fruity Paper Goods for Summer Parties

You might have noticed the fruit print fashion trend that's going strong this summer, but - news flash! - fruit is also very popular in the world of paper party goods. I've rounded up lots of examples to help make upcoming shindigs a success.... maybe even as BIG as these wonderful 3D paper models.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Contemporary Paper Tote Bags - LIVALIKE by Claudia Santiago Areal

There are few things I enjoy more than coming across novel, but practical uses of paper, especially when fashion is involved. Not that paper bags sound new or stylish... far from it. However, LIVALIKE paper tote bags created by interior architect and product designer Claudia Santiago Areal are something quite special.

LIVALIKE Red Tote Bag 306

Monday, June 18, 2018

3D Papercraft Sculpture - Low Poly Trophy Models from Ecogami Shop

From time to time I feature an online paper art or paper craft shop that has caught my eye due to its special creativity. Éric François's Ecogami Shop (also Ecogami Shop on Etsy) is filled with clever folded paper patterns that make it one such destination.

Ecogami Low Poly Paper Crab Model

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