Entries Tagged as 'paper craft'

"japanese origami paper"When I was a kid I remember being obsessed with origami.  It wasn’t just the beautiful art of folding paper that fascinated me but also the paper itself.  The detailed Japanese prints and bright, vivid colours, the smooth feel of the paper and the soft sheen all really grabbed me.  I remember using my origami sets to painstakingly cover my notebooks, pencil cases and anything else that I could manage.  And I always kept a secret stash of this paper hidden away in a drawer just in case… I’m sure I never had an origami paper emergency but I was always prepared!  So when I discovered Adeline Klam and her beautiful store it took me back to my ‘origami days’ and I was smitten.

"origami craft book"Adeline Klam’s boutique is brimming with origami sets, Japanese fabrics, origami ornaments and much more.  She also uses the beautiful paper to make lamps, tissue boxes, photo albums and other little things for the home.  But if you’re more of a DIY’er, Adeline has put together craft books on ideas of how to use this paper.  There’s of course an origami book but there’s also a super cute book on kokeshi dolls and how to turn these wonderful little ladies in to all manner of everyday objects from cushions to paper garlands.  Discovering this store has really re-kindled my origami love and I can’t wait to indulge in this craft with my daughter who is a bit young at the moment but soon, very soon I shall introduce her to to this wonderful and beautiful paper craft. 

"kids birthday cards"

I’m a bit of a stationery fiend.  I love buying the stuff and stashing it away for use one day.  Be it cool notebooks, pretty gift tags, quirky cards or gorgeous wrapping paper, I can’t resist.  And one of my favourite stores for the most unusual and most beautiful paper goodies is the Sydney based online store called Upon a Fold.  Today I’ve rounded up 6 of their cards and gift tags that are all super pretty, super fun or super cool in some way.  I’m just loving the gorgeous flower gift tags as well the the white dove card.  The chocolate lolly and the lollipop cards look good enough to eat while the clown card is colourful and fun!  Last is the beautiful elephant card where I’m loving the white with the hint of red.  Justine, the owner, seriously has an eye for the most fabulous paper goodies so head to Upon a Fold and have a browse.  Worldwide shipping is offered.

If you’d like to see another of my favourites from Justine’s store, check out this super simple but elegant bird mobile from Japan.

Update July 2014:  Sadly Upon a Fold shop is no more.

"Alice Melvin cut out menagerie"I’m a big fan of Alice Melvin and her paper goods.  A while ago, I brought you her fantastic Cut Out and Make Bird Mobile.  Today I chanced upon the Cut Out and Make Menagerie and just had to share.  You’ve got the whole lot in this menagerie from the birds and bees to the big beasts.  There’s a total of 12 animals all made out of heavy paper, to cut out and make but the one that stole my heart was the elephant… it’s so pretty in all it’s Indian glory!  And once made, there’ll be hours of fun playing zoo.  To get Alice Melvin’s Cut Out and Make Menagerie visit the Tate Gallery Shop where it costs £7.50 plus £3.60 delivery.

"make your own paper city"Made by Joel is a blog I love.  Joel’s a daddy with creativity running through every pore of his being.  He creates all manner of craft projects for his kids and then he shares them on his blog.  Thank you Joel.  Today I wanted to share his make your own paper city.  It’s a cool city with lots of little people, all hand drawn by Joel.  All you have to do is print out the template for your kids and then let them have fun cutting out the people and colouring in the city if they like.  And they could even add a dog, a tree or anything they like to their city.  Perfect for the grey, dull, rainy days that January often brings.

P.S. Also checkout the paper city vehicles and helicopter that Joels added to the collection.

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