Posts Tagged ‘decorative paper’

Scrapbook-er and Card Maker Gift Ideas

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

It’s always hard to find that perfect gift for that crafty someone special, but don’t worry we’re here to help!

Here are some ideas for the avid scrapbook-er or card maker that you know.

Pictured: 12″x12″ decorative double-sided paper, Rag & Bone hand bound photo album, tin of 240 photo corners, book of labels, mini alphabet stamp set, star stickers, pigment and dye ink pads.

Pictured: Chiyogami 8.5″x11″ sampler pack, Martha Stewart punch, “Greetings” stamp set, A6 folded cards and envelope set (10 per pack), washi tape with stand, dye and pigment ink pads, and Yamato rice paste glue stick.

Come on in and take a look around the store for the full selection of products that we carry.

Happy Holidays!



Hand Paper-cut Cards

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I’ve been really inspired by some of the beautiful Rob Ryan items around the store lately. I thought that I would undertake some paper-cuts of my own. I free-hand cut the cards carefully with an x-acto knife.

I made a congratulations card for my sister who just had a baby boy from Night cardstock (available in-store).

I also made a wedding card for some friends using the folded cards (sold in sets of 10) and the Carta Varese Bluten u. Beeren 720 Decorative paper (available in-store).  I embellished the envelope with a rubber stamp in Robin’s Egg pigment ink.



Decorative Paper Envelopes and Liners

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

I believe that first impressions are most important.  The outside should be just as special as the inside, so why not try setting the mood with handmade decorative paper envelopes!

Envelopes can be made out of just about any kind of paper you like.  I chose papers that complemented the notes and cards I was mailing. Matching the paper inside to the envelope to create an unique set. I made them even better by adding corresponding liners to the inside of the envelopes.  What a nice surprise to receive in your mailbox!

Katazome-shi and Nepalese handmade paper combined for some nautical inspiration!

Soft and pretty Italian paper note to send to someone sweet!

Bright floral Chiyogami lined in Japanese metallic to hold a special Katazome-shi postcard!

Washi tape embellished escort cards enclosed in baby Kiri-ita paper envelopes, so cute!

I made all of these envelopes and liners with super easy to use template kits!  New in store at The Paper Place, these kits have standard mailing sizes 4bar, A2, A6, A7, 5.75 square as well as a little baby coin envelope.  Definitely a must have for any avid card crafter!



A Challenge of Creativity for March Break!

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

It’s March again and back for the 3rd year running is the March Break Kid’s Collage Challenge!  Proving to be a continuous crowd pleaser, this event helps occupy those little fingers while they are out of class for a whole week.

Drop by The Paper Place in person between Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 18th to sign up for your free collage kit.  The kit will contain a variety of decorative paper and scraps as well as a large piece of cotton paper to create the collage on.  Just add glue, glitter, stickers, drawings, and whatever else you can find that help transform a pile of paper into a work of art!  Bring back the completed collage by Monday, March 19th and have it displayed in store for all of Queen West to see.  The works will be on display in the store windows from Monday, March 26th through the month of April.

Only one package will be given per child, under the age of 12.  This challenge is for kids only!



The 2nd Great Chiyogami Giveaway!!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Three years ago we began our annual tradition of a holiday giveaway with The Great Chiyogami Giveaway.  When trying to decide what to offer this year we thought – what can really top hundreds of sheets of Chiyogami?  Our answer was…. nothing!  So we are proud to announce The 2nd Great Chiyogami Giveaway!!

This year we have put together the ultimate Chiyogami prize package, one 8.5×11 sample sheet of each of the over 700 patterns we offer online! For those of you who have not worked with Chiyogami before (sometimes called Yuzen), prepare to have your mind blown.  This silkscreen paper is created by building up layers of ink to create papers with stunning depth and beauty (click here to see the process!).

Here are the ways you can enter:

First, simply leave a comment below. That will earn you 1 entry in the contest.

Want to increase your odds? Mention our contest in your blog using one of the pictures from this post and add a link to your post in your comment below. This will earn you 5 extra entries.

Another way to earn 5 extra entries is to add a link in your comment to a photo of any artwork you have done that incorporates Chiyogami in it.  Please only post links to photos you have permission to use of work YOU have done.

You will receive 1 additional entry per tweet!

And finally, for the Chiyogami Super Fans out there (and we know you are out there!), make a video, upload it to Youtube and provide a link in your comment below. Let us know why you should be the one to win, the more creative the better – doing so earns you 50 extra entries!!!

The contest will run from December 1st – December 15th, 2011. The winner will be chosen by using a random number selector and notified after the close of the contest. Remember, for us to contact you should you win, you must enter your email address in the appropriate box provided when submitting your post. It will remain private and NOT be used for any solicitation purposes! If you do wish to join our email list, you can do so at the bottom of the blog menu.


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