* giant-sheets-of-paper crafts

Posted on May 5th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Paper Crafts.


I also went to Paper Source when I was in Cambridge. What a beautiful store. I really wish they had them around here. The one in Porter Square was even advertising a Gocco class! I must’ve spent an hour in there, and I came away with some nice letterpress cards, velvet ribbon, linen bookbinding tape, and 4 giant sheets of pretty paper. I don’t scrapbook or anything, so I really had no clue what I was going to do with big pieces of paper. I figured out two nice things to show them off, though.

One piece I just framed. It’s a nice graphic pussy willows design by Lizi Boyd Paper, which doesn’t seem to have a web presence. We have some poster frames in the closet, so I just cut the paper to size and hung it up. It really is pretty enough just to look at for it’s own sake.

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Another piece I put up as the backing for my new bulletin board. Unfortunately, the paper wasn’t quite big enough to cover the whole thing, so I used some ribbon to fill in the empty space. It’s not great, but I like it OK. And since it’s all just pinned on, it’s easy to change and there’s no glue to gunk up the pins. What I’ve got up there:

some favorite things from Samplers:

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9 Responses to “giant-sheets-of-paper crafts”

  1. hillary Says:

    pretty paper! We have a Paper Source in our little town. I have to walk on the other side of the street so I’m not lured in too often. Bad for the pocketbook! I especially love the big papers too. Although I spend most of my time wishing they were fabric.

  2. Maitreya Says:

    That’s exactly what I was thinking the whole time!

  3. amy k. Says:

    the minza lens looks nice up there-I need a bulletin board-my craft table is against a concrete wall with nothing on it. how very inspiring.-must get on this!

  4. chicadecanela Says:

    Thanks 4 adding me! Your “craftlog link fest” is last word in crafty blogs…and i love your new layout!

  5. Miss Fae Says:

    The Sampler! Soon i will be indoctrinated into the world that is the sampler. (i am contributing: shhh!) I cannot wait. Star Serge patches are the best: i ordered one from MyMy! and cant get enough of it…sometimes i stare at it so long i start to wonder about my sanity!

    I absolutely love paper source. I want to eat it. The design of the shop and all the colors and that bumblebee logo: i wish i could breathe it all-in at once. Sometimes it makes me sad that i cannot, but i leave with a paper with a name like ‘lake’ or ‘pond’ or ‘chartreuse’ and i am satisfied upon returning home

    The bulletin board turned out lovely. I really like the ribbon accent. It gives it that extra ‘framed’ look.

  6. joleen Says:

    I have those very same fuzzy deer stickers on my board! :D I got them from a japanese market called Mitsuwa. :)

  7. grace Says:

    Hi, does anyone know where I can get more info (artist/supplier) on “lizi boyd papers featured in “Giants Sheets of Paper Crafts” blog of May 5, 2005. Thanks

  8. Anna Says:

    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kris Says:

    Very well made!

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