7 Books for People Who Love Crafting with Paper

October 6, 2016 by Erin Behan

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If you love crafting with paper as much as we do, then you know the importance of a good crafting book. The best books on crafting both instruct (with easy-to-follow projects, from beginner onward) and inspire (with beautiful photos and aspirational designs), and these seven paper crafting books do just that. Don't forget to stock up on paper and card stock at DistinctPapers.com; after all, when inspiration strikes, you want to be prepared.
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4 Fun Paper Crafts That Celebrate Fall

September 28, 2016 by Erin Behan

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We don't need an excuse to jump into an exciting paper-based craft project at Distinct Papers, but the arrival of fall is certainly a good one. As the temperatures dip and the days grow shorter, we find ourselves thinking about how to bring the beauty of autumn inside via paper crafting.
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Inspiring Designer: Lily Boyce of Lily Paper Co.

September 23, 2016 by Erin Behan

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Lily Boyce officially started her hand-lettering and calligraphy company, Lily Paper Co., in early 2015 in Washington, D.C., but, looking back, she now realizes that she'd "been doing lettering my whole life without even realizing it," whether doodling, fancifying her study notes, or, as a kid, getting creative during art nights with her mom, an artists and architect.
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8 Paper Cut Artists You Should Know

September 16, 2016 by Erin Behan

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Paper cutting involves just a few simple tools — paper and scissors or a craft knife — but the amazing art that emerges often boggles the mind. The craft has been practiced across cultures since as far back as the 6th century in China (a country that also is credited with making the first paper), and in recent years the work of contemporary artists has been pushing paper cutting into the spotlight as not just a craft but an art.
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Movies for Paper Nerds

September 7, 2016 by Erin Behan

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8 Films for People Who Love Paper, Type and the Like
If you're one of those people who counts a trip to the stationery store as more of a field trip than an errand and who who can't buy enough paper, envelopes and cardstock online, then these fine movies that focus on paper and paper-related topics are for you. Although we're sad to report that Aaron Sorkin's Pixar movie with office supplies as main characters never got off the ground, we think these eight films make a worthy addition to your streaming habits.
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Inspiring Designer: Paperfinger

August 30, 2016 by Erin Behan

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In 2009 when Bryn Chernoff started her contemporary calligraphy business Paperfinger in Brooklyn, she says she felt nervous about “stepping on the toes of calligraphy tradition” and "breaking all the rules." Although that sentiment is hard to imagine today — with the plethora of hand-scripted inspirational sayings populating Pinterest and Instagram — it shows you just how far calligraphy has come in the past few years.
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Inspiring Designer: Lovepop

August 23, 2016 by Erin Behan

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Wombi Rose and John Wise, the founders of the Boston-based card company Lovepop, had a hunch that their 3D pop-up paper art designs would be a hit, but they didn't know how special their cards were until they took a prototype to Boston Public Gardens to show strangers and get feedback.
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Origami for Beginners

August 16, 2016 by Erin Behan

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For origami artists, a blank piece of paper suggests infinite possibilities: a fish, a pinwheel, a dragon, a box, an orchid. It's a transformative art where beautiful 2-D paper, folded just-so, becomes a 3-D shape, sometimes representative of an object or being in the material world like a crane and other times suggesting abstract images or shapes.
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