The Paper Year

It’s 2020, so The Paper Year is now on SALE

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I’m excited to share The Paper Year with you – a rebranding of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, my popular how-to book and calendar that has been published since 2017. Scroll down to place your order!


Click on the arrows below to look inside The Paper Year.

The Paper Year is a how-to book:

12 months and 12 projects feature a list of materials and tools you’ll need to complete each project, plus step-by-step photos, templates and easy-to-follow instructions. 

  • Create cool projects: lanterns, handmade paper, books, cards and other unique paper designs.
  • Learn creative techniques: origami, pop-ups, paper weaving, papermaking, paper folding and more.
  • Discover unique papers: a custom paper pack featuring everything you need to make the projects is available.

The Paper Year is also a monthly planner:

Chart your creative month on the monthly planner pages. The Paper Year is part how-to book, sketchbook, diary, scrap book and planner.

  • Plan your creative month
  • Capture your notes and plans
  • Sketch your ideas
  • Paste in paper swatches

Please note that there is one planner page per month (similar to what you see above). This is not a weekly or daily planner.

What’s included:

  • 12 new and unique paper projects, including 5 by guest artists: Hedi Kyle, Marianne Petit, Gina Pisello, Lore Spivey & Arnold Grummer’s
  • An online resource list featuring all of the supplies in The Paper Year
  • Templates you can download and print right onto your papers (printed templates are also included with the The Paper Year)


January 2020: Only a few complete sets left! 

The Paper Year + the Custom Paper Pack

The deluxe Paper Year package includes a copy of The Paper Year plus a curated collection of unique papers from around the world, as well as other materials you need to complete the projects (including a battery-operated tea light to make your lanterns glow). No need to source your own supplies! Most projects take 30 minutes or less to complete, and you probably already have all of the tools you’ll need to complete each project (cutting mat, scissors, craft knife, glue, etc).

This is the most popular package – it comes with everything you need to create the projects!


The Paper Year + Paper Pack

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10% discount on 2 or more
20% discount on 5 or more
30% discount on 10 or more
Just The Paper Year

$25.00 $12.50Add to cart

10% discount on 2 or more
20% discount on 5 or more
50% discount on 10 or more
Just the Paper Pack

10% discount on 2 or more



Feel free to contact Helen if you have any questions!