When you love paper, you gift paper. That's our motto at Distinct Papers for the 2016 holiday season, and it's led us to these 10 fab holiday gifts. Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers, Christmas presents, Hanukkah presents, hostess gifts, or you simply want a little pick-me-up for yourself, these 10 gifts are perfect for the paper lover in all of us.
Despite the all encompassing digital landscape in which we find ourselves, the time-honored tradition of sending holiday greeting cards continues unabated (an impressive 1.5 billion cards are sent yearly in the U.S.) — and if anything, the choices for crush-worthy Christmas, Hanukkah and winter cards just keeps getting better.
Chie Hitotsuyama takes a familiar and disposable paper product, newspaper, and reimagines it into astonishingly detailed and eye-catching animals — everything from a lumbering walrus to a steely-eyed jack rabbit to a contemplative monkey.
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.
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.
Artist Raya Sader Bujana cuts and bends paper to her will, recreating botanicals like lilly pads and ferns; mimicking foods like a sandwich, sardine and latte; and, as a commission around this summer's Olympics, creating serial plane-cut paper figurines representing different competitions in the Games.
In an age of digital everything, it's nice to see a company that's focusing on the good old-fashioned notebook, even more so as this one has both an artistic and do-good twist.
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.