Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Hello Birdie!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Here’s a great idea for making a mobile for a baby’s room … study … or … anywhere. Using Chiyogami paper we folded these birds from the Robin pattern in Florence Sakade’s book ORIGAMI – JAPANESE PAPER FOLDING.

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Using waxed linen thread we strung the birds together.

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Not wanting to perform a “balancing act” we simply hung the winged ones from a KIKKERLAND PHOTO MOBLIE.

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Tweet Tweet!

bird 4

Nick

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Origami Flower Card

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Spring is here, and I thought I would fold some Origami flowers. I found a variety of origami flower inspiration in the book, “Origami Flowers” by Kazuo Kobayashi.

For this project I used the Morning Glory instructions found on page 23. It was a fairly simple flower to fold.

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After I had folded a variety of Morning Glory flower sizes, I arranged and pasted them on a card, made of Nepalese paper.

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This card was super fun and easy to make. I’m going to send it to my mom for Mother’s Day. :)

-Margaret

 

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Super Fun Summertime Product Update!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

We’ve started getting a taste of spring and summer in the shop lately with some fun new products! They’re sure to make your dreams of summer picnics a reality!

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New notebooks, pencils, popsicle shaped birthday cards, as well as our selection of Rifle Iphone cases are all available in store.

Also, fun new summertime sheets of wrap!

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Come in and check it out! Get summer started early.

-Emily 


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Mr & Mrs Wedding Card

Monday, April 13th, 2015

This past weekend my boyfriend’s cousin got married.  I wanted to make a simple Mr & Mrs wedding card for them with a little added quirk.

Wedding Card Close Up

I used the Italian Decorative paper that we carry for the Mr & Mrs lettering on one of our A2 Make Your Own Cards (sold in packs of 10 folded cards with matching envelopes) and a Night envelope.

Wedding Card

The top hat was made from our black text-weight paper and the veil was made from the Japanese paper, Maruju.  I used our white poster paint pen to decorate the front of the envelope with a cut out flower from the paper.

Jax

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Washi Tape Keyboard

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

A few months ago when thinking about what else I could possibly cover with washi tape next, it occured to me…laptop keyboard!

Here’s how it turned out:

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Basically I chose my tapes, then made a quick template for the key sizes and went to it! I’d suggest choosing tapes that are either a lighter colour or have some white spaces (like the plus sign tape above) so that you’re still able to see which keys are which. The navy with polka dots that I chose is a bit dark, but if I put my keyboard backlight all the way up I can still figure out what’s what.

Here are some fun colour and pattern combos to try out on your own keyboard!

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Fun Florals

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Bright and geometric!

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And last but not least…travel/airmail themed!

So go ahead and try it for yourself! We have these tapes, plus many many more in the store, and we frequently get new ones. I’m happy to report that after about 5 months of use, my keyboard makeover is still holding up quite well.

Happy taping!

-Emily

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