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On the 6th Day of December The Paper Place gave to me….. A Beautiful Washi Snowflake Gift Box!!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

A new product for us, our Washi snowflakes have been flying out the door! This amazing gift set includes one of each of the 22 small designs presented in a stunning gift box. These delicate washi snowflakes are handmade in Japan by a company that has been in business since 1889. They can be stuck to glass simply be spraying with water and can be removed easily and used year after year.

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Our windows are aglow with Paper Snowflake Lanterns and Washi Snowflakes!!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

We are all ready for the holidays with our beautiful paper snowflake windows!  This year we have our lacey paper snowflake lanterns and new delicate handmade Japanese washi snowflakes featured, getting us all in the mood for some snow.


Our Snowflake lanterns were recently featured in House & Home Magazine!  These irresistible Paper Snowflakes are a constant crowd pleaser when it comes to holiday decorating.  They are large (about 2 feet wide) yet delicate in appearance and definitely make a statement!  All premade, with only very minor assembly required, they are super easy to hang in minutes.  They are designed to take a chandelier lighting cord and look amazing when lit.  Their pleasant glow makes you feel all warm inside while is blizzardy and cold outside… instant holiday spirit!

Check them out along with some other inspiring ideas using The Paper Place products and paper in November’s issue of Canadian House & Home.

For anyone out of the Toronto area that is interested in purchasing the lanterns just give us a call and ask for the styles by name!  The paper snowflakes are $49.95 each. The lighting cords are sold separately for $11.95.  We would be happy to ship them to you!


New this year, these beautiful snowflakes are handmade in Japan out of delicate washi papers. They are a breeze to apply and after the season is over you can easily remove them and use them over and over again for years of enjoyment. They are flying off the shelves and we have already had to reorder them! Watch the video below (although unfortunately not in English) to see the application and removal process. So much fun!!!

We have the snowflakes available in 3 sizes, as well as a gorgeous gift box containing all 22 designs of the smallest size. Lovely as decorations and as gifts!


Adventures in Bookbinding

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Having never made a book before I thought that I would try it out for my sister’s birthday present.  I made a hardcover and a smaller soft cover book using the same materials but different methods.  I also got her a Katazome-shi covered tea tin (available in-store in several different sizes and patterns) and a pen holder to attach to her books (available in-store in silver and gold).  I made her a matching bookmark.

On both books I used the Kurotani #55 Tanabata (available in-store) for the cover paper, which is one of my favourite natural papers right now.  I love the flecks of colour on the beautiful Japanese handmade paper.  I wanted to add a little bit more colour to the inside and used the Moriki Kozo Raspberry for the end pages on both as well.  I added a teal ribbon (available in-store) for a little bit of something extra.  For the bookmark I covered on side of cardstock with the Kurotani #55 Tanabata and the other with the Moriki Kozo Raspberry.

I used a cardstock between the cover and end page on the soft cover book, which I also scored at the side to make it easier to write in.

I had a lot of fun making everything.  It was a nice challenge for my first book binding experience.



6X8 Exhibition Opening!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Tonight’s the night!

Come join us in celebrating the work of over 90 artists who rose to the 6X8 challenge.  These artists used a vast variety of materials such as… ink, oil transfer, collage, graphite, earth materials, watercolour and tape, with one unifying element, a piece of Japanese handmade kozo paper called Etchu Hagaki. The result is inspiring!

Opening reception and award presentation for Best in Show, tonight Wednesday, October 10th from 7pm until 9pm at The Paper Place – 887 Queen Street West.

The show will remain on display until Wednesday, October 31st. Come check it out!




Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The Paper Place’s 3rd Annual 6X8 call for submissions and art exhibition is back!

The 6X8 event is an opportunity for Toronto artists to try their craft upon a piece of handmade Japanese kozo card and inevitably fall in love with it! It is a challenge to produce a piece of original artwork that brings out the inherent beauty of the washi paper provided. Prizes will be awarded to Best in Show and Runner-up, judged by The Paper Place staff and local artists (TBA). Artists may make work in any medium with any theme, the only stipulation is that the work use the 6X8 Etchu Hagaki.

You may register at The Paper Place, in person up until September 30th. Completed works must be returned by October 1st to be included in the exhibition.

The 6X8 works will be on display at The Paper Place from October 10th until October 30th. Join us for an opening reception Wednesday, October 10th from 7-9pm.