Art Books Giveaway and Rachel Hazell's PaperLove E-Course

 Congratulations to britthebeau, winner of the books!

Because I often review paper art and craft books, publishers send me titles they think will be of interest. The problem - truly a small one - is that my bookshelves are filling up fast. To remedy the situation, as well as share a bit of joy from my corner of the frozen tundra, I will be sending all four of these new and pristine titles to one lucky person!

More about the giveaway in a sec... first, let me introduce the books.

#artbooksgiveaway

Paul Rand, a designer of iconic logos, penned Thoughts on Design in 1947. The respected book was revised in 1970, but has been out of print for decades. Its recent re-release by Chronicle Books with a new foreword by graphic designer and design critic Michael Bierut finally gives present day creatives the opportunity to read Paul's reflections on good design.

Thoughts on Design and Pop-Up Designs Giveaway

Another well-known Paul - Paul Jackson - wrote Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs for those interested in fueling their paper crafting skills. It is the third of a series (I previously reviewed this title here and another Cut and Fold book here) and to date has received solid five stars on Amazon.

Art Before Breakfast Giveaway

Danny Gregory's Art Before Breakfast is a quick and fun read especially suited for busy people who love to draw and paint. It contains a wealth of simple ideas for finding just a few minutes each day to pursue your art.

Cat Postcards Giveaway

Lastly, this tablet of illustrated Cat Postcards from publisher Laurence King arrived out of the blue one day - well hey, they are paper and nice quality at that. Each tear-out postcard features a different feline... keep them for yourself or make a cat lover's day.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post

and/or  

Like the giveaway photo on Instagram 

through Sunday, February 22.

#artbooksgiveaway

To earn extra Instagram entries: 

Follow @allthingspaper

and/or

Regram the giveaway photo or click and save the photo above. Either way, share it with the hashtag #artbooksgiveaway

and/or

Tag your friend(s) in a comment on the giveaway photo.

A winner will be chosen by a random number generator and announced here and on Instagram as soon as she or he has been contacted.

One more nice thing to highlight today...

Paper Collage Heart

Rachel Hazell, a paper artist and bookbinder in Edinburgh, Scotland, contacted me to introduce her five-week e-course, PaperLove. It begins on March 23 and is a combination of video tutorials, downloadable PDF instructions, and step-by-step photographs that lead participants on an enjoyable exploration of paper, collage, word, book, and mail. Structured like a blog, a new post is revealed each day and a video launches each week's main project.

PaperLove E-Course Kit
optional materials kit

The course would be ideal for those who are looking to jump-start their creativity, as well as meet others who share a love of paper. She has led the course previously in person and online, and each time creates a private Facebook group where participants share in-progress photos, finished creations, ideas, and encouragement.


PaperLove: The ecourse from Rachel Hazell Paper Artist on Vimeo.

I was impressed with Rachel's friendly, conversational writing style in the project sampler, as well as her obvious heartfelt enthusiasm for paper as a creative medium.Take a minute to watch the video and I think you'll agree.


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Comments

  1. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! Your blog always provides some wonderful inspiration...I just need to find the motivation to follow it through - maybe that paper course is for me. :)

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  2. Your blog provides so much inspiration for me - so many new ideas that I would never have seen otherwise. Now -- a giveaway? Wow!

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Your blog always has such great information, and now a chance at some really good books, too. Thank you!

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  4. oh that a great idea...!! i must say that the one who will recieve these books will be really lucky!! :-)

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  5. Hiya! Love, love, love your blog. Thank you for sharing your abundance of treasure with us. Rachel Hazell is definitely a kindred spirit and her class would be an absolute dream!

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  6. Those books all sound interesting -- especially the one on pop-ups!

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  7. All Things Paper always has great giveaways.

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  8. I need Danny Gregory's book in my life!!! x

    paperlilly.com

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  9. I'm falling more in love with "All Things Paper" every time I hear a new mail *ding* Thank you for bringing light to such artists and art forms that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. The books are just a plus!

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  10. The cat postcards caught my attention, but I really need that book on how to be creative! Sounds so good! I also liked photo on Instagram as @Cezovski9
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  11. I also tagged two friends on the Instagram photo
    @Cezovski9
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  12. I love paper cutting, folding, and anything paper. Looks like lots of fun things to do with this giveaway.

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  13. Wow - I found you by a link to your article about Sena Runa's quilling and clicked through to read this, too - so glad I did! I'll be adding All Things Paper to my feed reader :) and would LOVE to win these books! Thanks for the chance.

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  14. pop-ups, cats and creativity, all rolled into one! can't beat it ... thanks for a chance to win. deicher@pdidesign.com

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  15. wow wintertime antidotes and a jumpstart for creative juices. skyview at countryspeed.com

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  16. Love the books. Anything paper goes. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. What a great giveaway. I love paper crafts, and the cat postcards look so fun too

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway. I sure could use these books.
    Michele.kay@gmail.com

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  19. Thank you for sharing. I could put these books to use. ~ Leanne S
    jolea.1994@gmail.com

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  20. Even if I am not chosen (please, please pick me :) your blog is always a treat for the creative senses. Miss J - divalovesbooks at gmail.com

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  21. Thank you for the opportunity to receive a new book...love a couple so I even wrote down the titles to order if I do not win one Thanks

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  22. Wonderful post! Lovely books...

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  23. love everything paper, thanks for the giveaway !! sumanpandit@gmail.com

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  24. What a lovely giveaway with lovely books! :)

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  25. Found you from Pinterest and am glad I did. Books look like fun. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway. I love all the quilling designs you show---many ideas I could not find elsewhere.

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  27. What fun books! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  28. Love the books! They are ones I will look for at the library, too, in the meantime. :)

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win. mrbeebles@charter.net

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  30. I love PaperLove! Thanks for the chance to win some inspiring books!

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  31. These book look amazing - would love to win them! bev dot frey at alaska dot edu

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  32. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great looking books!
    tgrimmy at juno dot com

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  33. Paper Art is right up my alley - thanks for offering the books! Helen Pierce - helenpierce@ameritech.net

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  34. How nice of you to have this offer! Thanks for the source of constant inspiration!

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  35. Love all of the ideas. Would love to have all four of the books. Lucky whom ever. Diane kuby1@hotmail.com

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  36. Thank you for the giveaway contest! I think it would be fun to put quilling on one of the pop-up shapes.

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  37. This site is like a paper labyrinth; I was lost and awed with all of the beautiful work. I almost forgot to comment on the book give away blog. The pop up cards are breath taking as is the quilled cello by Sena Runa. Irving Berlin pretty much sums how I feel about all of the creations covered in this blog, "Heaven, I'm in heaven."

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  38. These look great, thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Ahh, that pop-up book looks amazing! I've enjoyed making pop-up cards since I was a kid...I basically discovered a book in the library and have loved it ever since! I'd love to show this book to the kids I work with!
    Anna B. (lumpy_lump_in_my_oatmeal@yahoo.com)

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  40. always such original ideas on your site! i don't always have time to make them, but it's sure fun to dream! the books look wonderful and i will have to try the art before or during breakfast idea for sure! - lori from coventry, CT

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  41. Pop-ups and cats! What could be better! donnabridy@aol.com

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  42. Oh my, how generous you are! Thank you for the give away, this would be a perfect anniversary gift!! as the first year is Paper :D
    From each book to the paper e-course, completely amazing.
    hello@ilianaguzman.com

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  43. I adore art books like these and wish I had more to kickstart my creativity, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  44. Wonderful offerings in this give away. I could only hope to win. :-)

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  45. Thanks for the chance to win some great books. I would love to use them in my classroom.

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  46. The books look interesting...Thank you for the opportunity.

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome books and congrats on the cool blog

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  48. How kind of you to share your books with someone else.

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  49. What a lovely collection of books, and how kind of you to offer them as a give-away. Danny Gregory's book looks especially interesting. : )

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  50. I love working with paper. I have made paper, papier mache and origami. I recently learned Iris Paper Folding; it is so much fun that I have not yet started to learn quilling. Working with paper makes junk mail more tolerable.

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  51. This is definitely a great present. For the ones (as I am) interested in Paper Arts it would wonderful having them!
    Thank you very much
    Lidia Davis
    lidiaindec@yahoo.com.ar

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  52. So enjoy your blog with highlights of all thing paper...so inspiring! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win these creative books...a fun read and resources I'm sure!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  53. books, papers, design...
    oh, my salts, please, my salts...
    have a great weekend!
    beatriz_souza
    paper.and.metal@gmail.com

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  54. Art Before Breakfast! That's me. Laurie C

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  55. These books look great. I would love to browse all of them. I am especially excited to read the Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs by Paul Jackson.

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway. So generous of you to share your books :)

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  57. I think Paul Jackson is the bees knees!
    Lucydorothy.com

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  58. what a wonderful idea to share the books.....they would make a great addition to my library...

    Bob

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  59. How lovely :) ...all these books look interesting to me, especially Paul Jackson's Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs.
    katigal@hotmail.com

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    1. What a "Book-of-a-Way to share ........volumes of pages with your followers and friends.

      gwendi17@yahoo.com

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  60. looks fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  61. Incredible. I got it looking for the review of one of these books and I find this entry, is it a sign? I hope so!

    Greetings from Chile.

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  62. I love those cat postcards and know who I'd end them to Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  63. Very cool, my friend would like it

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  64. My sister would love these! Thanks for the gift ideas.

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  65. What a great giveaway. I would love to win this.

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  66. I'd love to have the kitty book. I'd then gift the other art books to my niece who is an amazing artist. She's 19 and is planning to pursue art as her career in some fashion. I know she'd love them. Thanks so much for the chance. I liked the photo on instagram and follow via IG as well as michedt. :) michdtucker at gmail dot com

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  67. Thank you for having the giveaway! The Cats Postcards and Pop Up books caught my eye.:-)

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  68. The giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who took the time to enter and especially for your nice comments.

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  69. I missed your giveaway, but thanks for mentioning the Art before Breakfast book - I had not heard of it before. It looks interesting and useful - and it's going onto my wish list!

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    1. Hi Cindy, sure thing... it's a nice book. Here is an interview with the author you might find interesting: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/02/19/art-before-breakfast

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