Paper is fun. Paper is creative and interactive.  Paper is educational.  Even with a shift to “digital” paper remains essential in our everyday lives. Paper is sustainable. Paper employs. Throughout our blog we explore paper, the people behind the paper, the many uses of paper, the environment, industry news and more.

The Art of Paper Design: Interview with Sarah Suplina

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!

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2022 Craft and Color Trends

With the rollercoaster years of 2020 and 2021, this year, 2022, the trends cover a range of emotions, but most come back to the notions of personal well-being, individualism and being “extra” with everything you do. There are too many trends to cover in this blog, so we will share just a few of the ones we found to be interesting.

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Art of Paper Design – Interview with Amy Genser

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.

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DIY Save the Dates & Wedding Invites

2022 is estimated to have the highest number of weddings on record since 1984, and the modern bride is looking to have the wedding of their dreams without breaking the bank. A great way to cut on costs without compromising on style is to create your own DIY save the dates & wedding invites! Printing these pieces at home not only cuts costs, but also allows brides to be as creative and unique as they want to be, with any level of design experience.

Looking to print your own invitations and save the dates? Read our tips below to get started!

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Interview with RightbrainArt

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.

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Interview with BlueRoomBride

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.

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