A Passion For Paper

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This handmade embroidered plant impression paper (left) is just one of the amazing papers from all over the world at Creative
Papers Online ($3.50 per sheet). Check out this lovely Italian floral (right) that is hand-printed on fine-quality paper.
You can find this one ($3.75 per sheet) and other papers like it at
Paper Source.
Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift all wrapped up in this bright, cheerful decorative paper from PaperStudio.com? At $2.50 per sheet,
this is a great one to keep in your paper stash.
I love the visual drama of this flocked black velvet damask on a white
background from PaperStudio.com. At $5.25 per sheet, it’s a little more
expensive but worth every pretty penny.
The multicolored patterned stripes of this terrific paper from PaperStudio.com combine lots of color with
intricate patterns ($7.50 per sheet). I find myself turning to this
kind of paper when I simply can’t decide.
Hollander’s, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one of the best sources
in the U.S. for hard-to-find papers. The Web site features more than 5,000
paper products from all over the world. Check out this delicate lace paper
from Japan ($2.50 per sheet).
The vibrant colors of the Nörsa Luxe Sun paper ($6.50 per roll) from PaperSource.com radiate with positive energy. Use this cheery
paper to perk up a scrapbook page or wrap a gift.
The handmade Lotka paper line ($3.50 per sheet) at PaperSource.com comes in a wide range of
candy colors. I dare you to try and pick just one.
PaperMojo.com has a huge selection of exotic and decorative papers like
this cool brown bamboo paper ($8.00 per sheet). You can search the Web site by color to find exactly what you’re looking for.
This gold embossed paper ($4.50 per sheet ) from PaperMojo.com really gets
me: I love the texture! Check out their site for equally wonderful
tissue and translucent papers.
This handmade embroidered plant impression paper (left) is just one of the amazing papers from all over the world at Creative
Papers Online ($3.50 per sheet). Check out this lovely Italian floral (right) that is hand-printed on fine-quality paper.
You can find this one ($3.75 per sheet) and other papers like it at
Paper Source.

This handmade embroidered plant impression paper (left) is just one of the amazing papers from all over the world at Creative Papers Online ($3.50 per sheet). Check out this lovely Italian floral (right) that is hand-printed on fine-quality paper. You can find this one ($3.75 per sheet) and other papers like it at Paper Source.

Photo: Courtesy Creative Papers Online & Paper Source

For some women, it’s a sparkling diamond. For others, it’s a fabulous handbag. For me, the object of desire—the one thing that makes me weak in the knees—is a great sheet of paper. Forget those bejeweled baubles, and give me handmade lace paper imported from Japan any day. (Much to the delight of my husband, this is absolutely true.)

What could inspire such paper love, you may wonder? My crafty friends, there’s a whole world of fabulous paper out there waiting to be discovered and used in your one-of-a-kind creations.

Next time you start to reach for an old scrapbook paper or that tired-out sheet of mulberry you’ve had since 1998, why not try something new and exotic instead?

Here is a list of my favorite places to go for some online paper inspiration:

Creative Papers Online

PaperSource.com

PaperStudio.com

Hollander’s

PaperMojo.com

With all of the beautiful colors, patterns, and textures on the market, you’re sure to find that perfect piece to make your project shine.

posted in: japanese, italian, embossed, lotka, hollanders, textured

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