Archive for October, 2011

Celeste Prize

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Finalist for the Celeste Prize competition is artist Aleck Grgurick. His live media entry uses technology and one of our most sumptuous papers Gampi Torinoko. Check out his work here

We are rooting for you, Aleck!


A Season for Letters–Send More Mail this Fall!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Summer was holding on for quite some time but it seems as though autumn has officially arrived in Toronto. This season is letter writing season. Break out the hot chocolate, big band music and colourful stationery and you’re set!

I fell head over heels for these little animal musicians! I rummaged around my vintage stamp collection until I came upon some elk, bear and whale stamps. A well-suited match I’d say! These letters are now on their way to friends in Ontario, California and England.


Crystal Clear Bags

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Attention holiday crafters! Often we’re asked if we sell the clear plastic sleeves that we use to package many of our products – our reply is to visit Crystal Clear Bags where you can find clear bags with a handy adhesive flap in many sizes. Perfect to keep your greeting cards, handmade jewellery, bookmarks or small art works clean and professional looking. They also offer eco-clear bags made from sustainable plants, and they’re fully compostable. We think their bags are affordable and delivery is prompt!

Get Craftin’!


Araceli’s Randomness

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

We stumbled upon this sweet drawing by Araceli, a local artist experimenting with one of our Kozo papers.

Thank you for the kind words Araceli!

We always love to see what our customers do with our papers. Email us at if you would like to share your work!


Cosy Card Making in Autumnal Hues!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I love fall! I love the smell, the fashion, and most of all the colour palette.
In honour of a dear friend of mine I decided to make the most fall inspired card I could to celebrate her birthday.

I started with a few things that remind me of fall: curry coloured cardstock, a rich red envelope, and kraft paper.

I then added the fun stuff: stamps, squirrel paper clips, and paper cutouts (including a scarf with divine twine fringe!).

And for the inside message?
I printed out a photo on kraft paper and  coloured it with pencil crayons.

et voila!

Nothing like an afternoon of autumn inspired crafting.