Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

Harajuku Girl Themed Birthday

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

My friend is Harajuku Girl obsessed and it naturally became the theme for her most recent birthday. For her gift I made a simple paper cut and put it in an inexpensive Ikea frame. Holla! As an added bonus I folded cranes using brightly coloured chiyogami and them embellished them with tiny satin bows. Holla, Crane style! Everyone dressed up in costume but I am a not a dress up kind of person so I made some masks to wear. Gwen Stefani eat your heart out. Holla!

Paper Cut Out

Paper Cut Out

Harajuku Cranes

Harajuku Cranes

Crane Detail

Crane Detail

Party Masks

Party Masks

Nick

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Creative Card Ideas

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

I always give a handmade card for birthdays. But year after year the pressure is on to top the card from the previous year!  I am always on the look out for new ideas, pop-ups or different unique shapes to make my cards.  The Encyclopedia of Paper-folding Designs is full of innovative card templates from an assortment of Japanese designers. I gave a few of them a try by enlarging the templates on a copy machine and transposing them to card stock.  They are super fun!

Cute kitty cards!  These guys are beyond adorable. They make a sweet note or even fun table place cards.

This cool geometric card folds out from a neat pentagram into a long banner style card.  It could be adapted for whatever occasion.  The pentagram shape would make a lovely Christmas star!

Heart shaped petals peel open to reveal your message on this one.  It’s perfect for Valentine’s day!

The Encyclopedia of Paper-folding Designs is a great resource for any avid card maker and is available with all your other fun card making supplies at The Paper Place!

 
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Pretty Party Hats

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

For me the holidays aren’t just Christmas or New Year’s Eve. I have three birthdays to contend with. One on Christmas Eve, one on New Year’s Eve and one on January 3rd. We decided to have a special brunch and make a dramatic table setting. To add to the mood I made these party hats. I just cut apart an inexpensive party hat left over from New Years and traced around it on one of our Nepalese papers. I cut narrow strips of silver and gold paper and curled them with scissors. Once I had all of the pieces ready (including black and silver Knot and Bow twine) I just stapled them together. Easy!

Nick

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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.

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Last Chance to check out 6 x 8 exhibitors! First chance to start organizing your year ahead!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

As the most recent inductee into The Paper Place family, I feel privileged to have not only inspiring customers, but artful and talented coworkers. Before the de-installation of our annual 6 x 6 exhibition on Friday, September 30, come in and take a look at the beautiful art works for sale! Given the mixture of media, everyone is sure to find something that suits their artistic tastes. Here is what The Paper Place staff members had to contribute:

What a beautiful variety of ways to explore Japanese Washi. I can’t wait to see next year’s submissions, so start flexing your artistic muscles now in preparation!

Another reason to pop into The Paper Place is the multitude of new calendars we have in for the 2012 year. Wall calendars, desk calendars, and day planners, oh my! Cavallini & Co. offer intricately designed calendars for the discerning sophisticate while Art Print Japan have created playful time-keepers that remind us to keep our youthful sides alive. A perfect birthday or holiday gift, these calendars as charming as all-get-out!

Each page of these Art Print Japan desk calendars feature adorable wooden forest animals. How darling!

Interesting design meets interactivity with these popular slide calendars. Just select the correct month and pull the co-ordinating tag!

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