Crafting, while fun and rewarding, can be lots of work. There the act of putting together a piece itself – but when you sell these crafts there is lots more work to be done! From marketing your crafts to keeping track of orders, to shipping – there are plenty of skills to be learned. We decided to speak with Angelica of Paper Blitz to learn about how she goes about the craft packaging process – and share her tips for success with the rest of the crafting community!
Embroidery is the art of embellishing fabric by using a needle and thread. There are lots of techniques including cross-stitching, outline embroidery, patchwork, and more! The art has been practiced for thousands of years and remains popular today. Read on for a brief history of the ancient art!
In this series of the Art of Paper Design, we interviewed Naomi J Kendall – a Somerset, England based paper artist who creates geometric artworks by folding and weaving thin pieces of paper together. Read on to learn more about Naomi and her artistic process!
Our latest interview features Samantha of Crafted Avec Amour. Samantha is a hobby crafter and stay-at-home mom who began paper crafting two years ago after creating paper flowers for her baby shower. With encouragement from her family, she tremendously improved her skills and turned this interest into an everyday hobby, creating colorful décor for her family members – tailored to all occasions. Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Samantha.
In this series of the Art of Paper Design, we interviewed Sarah Suplina. A full time middle school art teacher and professional paper artist — Sarah create small collages that are typically inspired by nature and the seasons. The collages, which she likes to call “snippets” are created by using pieces of painted paper, that are layered together to create lifelike shapes and textures.
Read on to learn more about Sarah and her amazing work!
Who’s ready for some crafting fun? With Easter only a few days away, here are some Egg-citing crafts that you can make for this occasion. All you need are some basic craft supplies and a whole lot of creativity! Read more to see 8 Egg-citing Easter Crafts in a guest post by Angelica, of Paper Blitz Online.
In this edition of Art of Paper Design, we interviewed Connecticut-based fine artist, Amy Genser. Having begun her paper-art journey over 20 years ago, Amy creates captivating artwork that has been commissioned in residences, businesses, and institutions across the country. Her work is constructed by layering, rolling, and cutting paper – combining it with various other materials to create large expansive pieces inspired by the environment around her.
Our latest interview features a talented cardmaker and crafter who goes by RightbrainArt. After practicing art therapy as a method of recovery from a traumatic brain injury, she fell in love with the form of cardmaking and all of the creative freedom that it has to offer. She found art to be a fundamental part of her healing process, and in turn, has joined a part of a number of crafting design teams, and found a true sense community in the process!
Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from RightbrainArt.
Our latest interview features DIY Wedding crafter, Jalonna Kearney-Rodgers. After creating lots of DIY projects for her own wedding, Jalonna found that it saved her time, energy, and reduced the stress of becoming engaged during a pandemic. A full-time high school educator, she now uses her free time to develop both her business and online community in hopes of fostering a space where other soon-to-be brides can learn and thrive.
Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from BlueRoomBride.
It’s Employee Spotlight time at Paris! We have an amazing team of talented and dedicated people working for you – our partners, our suppliers, our customers. Their commitment to quality, service, and innovation helps Paris fulfill its promise to always Make it Better!
To help you get to know the people behind the scenes at Paris, we asked our employees some fun questions about themselves! Here is our Senior Product Manager for Weego, Berdj Mazmanian.