5 Spooky Paper Mache Pinatas to Make for Halloween

October 28, 2016 by Erin Behan

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Is there anything you can’t make out of paper mache? One of our favorite ways to use this versatile crafting method is to make candy-filled pinatas. And we can’t think of a better holiday to capitalize on creativity, candy and a good old-fashioned piñ than Halloween.
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Inspiring Designer: Kaity Thornton of Lilly & Co Calligraphy

October 25, 2016 by Erin Behan

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Kaity Thornton admits that the creative life can look a bit messy from the outside. Wherever she decides to set up her artistic endeavors for the day, the supplies can pile up.
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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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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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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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Off the Chain: 4 Creative Ideas for Making Paper Chains

August 2, 2016 by Erin Behan

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Put aside whatever you think you know about paper chain crafting. In today’s Pinterest world, the art of stringing paper together goes well beyond stapling together interlooping strips of leftover kids’ colored construction paper.
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Artful Adult Coloring Books You Need Now

July 20, 2016 by Erin Behan

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The days when coloring was an activity relegated to elementary school are long gone. Instead, adults of late have been coloring their pencils to nubs, and their markers are running dry. Yes, coloring books for adults are a booming business — according to Nielsen Bookscan about 12 million were sold in 2015, and that's up from about 1 million in 2014 — as adults rediscover the creative and calming powers of coloring.
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