The Sunday Paper Blog

December 8, 2012

17.5 Happy Hanukkah!

This is just a quick note to say Happy Hannukah! I forgot to mention it in today’s post, but it begins tonight, right? I’m just on time!
Since today was dedicated to pop-ups, here’s another amazing pop-up artist, Robert Sabuda

December 8, 2012

18: Pop-Ups

I think I could write 25 posts about pop-ups, but I’ll spare you…
Pop-ups were my foray into paper arts. In 1986, when I spent my junior year abroad in Germany, I took a class in letter arts and discovered …

December 7, 2012

19: Paper Cutting

Perhaps the simplest paper cuts are paper snowflakes. How About Orange is a blog featuring some a cool DIY selection. By the way, I woke up this morning to fresh snowfall here in Colorado.

There are paper cutting traditions in …

December 6, 2012

20: St Nicholas Day Giveaway!

In honor of St. Nicholas Day, I’m doing my first giveaway! St Nicholas, a 4th century saint, had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him. He became …

December 5, 2012

21: Cardboard

Cardboard is a sturdy paper product which can be used as a construction material. The Cardboard Book is a great inspirational resource.

When I was a college exchange student in Mainz, Germany, I took paper course and we built furniture …

December 4, 2012

22: Stretched Paper

There are some fabulous old black and white books with amazing diagrams for folding, cutting, scoring and manipulating paper in simple ways that often lead to complex forms. My favorite book is Creating with Paper, by Pauline Johnson. This …

December 3, 2012

23: Paper, 종이, Papel, Papier, Papīrs, 紙

When I was writing Playing with Paper last winter, I asked readers and fans to send me swatches of their favorite papers. My goal was to create The Ultimate Paper Swatchbook. And you delivered.

The largest contribution came from Lori …

December 2, 2012

24: ‘Tis the First Day of Advent

Happy Advent Everyone!

Although advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, it has become quite a season of shopping in anticipation of Christmas day, …

December 1, 2012

Day # 25: Start at the Very Beginning

In honor of the publication of my new book, Playing With Paper, I’m launching this 25 Days of Paper blog marathon. Today is Day 1, but we’ll count down from 25, ending on Christmas day with a giveaway!
And since …

November 26, 2012

25 Days of Paper!

I’m going to try something new in order to jump-start my blog activity in anticipation of my book, Playing With Paper, which will be in stores January 1st! (If you really want an autographed copy before Christmas, you can order