Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I may have a problem

I love paper. I really really adore it. Not the crappy computer print out stuff at scrapbook stores, I mean the wonderful handprinted and made and marbled and antiqued stuff. These are photos of just a little of what I have. And these are just the full sheets, never mind the smalled stuff. And it's getting worse because I'll buy a 22 x 30 sheet of paper and only make a 4 x 6 book out of it. Oh well!

So how should I display my fabulous collection? Some of them are really pieces of art in and of themselves and I would like to enjoy them rather than having them stuck in a supply drawer somewhere. And what do I do with the rest of it? The etsy bookbinding team (BEST) does book swaps once in a while, but now I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a paper swap. I must not be the only one with this type of problem. I want to get rid of some of it simply because I won't be able to use it all and because at the same time I want more! I also want to start making my own and make books with watercolour paintings or printed covers, so I'll be making more for my collection by the sound of it. Oh, and I got my first letterpress stamps in the mail and have to figure out how to use those too.

Here are some of the places I get my favourite paper:

Papers by Pepperberry
My Marbled Papers
Pebblestone Papery

Local in Regina Sk:
The Paper Umbrella

Fair Trade (but seriously, check this store out for much much more than paper. Gorgeous furniture, wonderful coffee, beautiful linens, and all kinds of house stuff, and all fair trade):
Ten Thousand Villages

Also try Loomis for nice paper and bookbinding supplies, if you live in a big city... which Regina isn't.


  1. Looks like you have a great collection! I think a BEST paper swap is a fantastic idea!

  2. Jennifer, your books are gorgeous! I'm just like you, addicted to buying supplies... I just can’t help it. To swap paper would be such a good idea!

  3. I agree, I think if you put a call out to people for a paper swap you might be suprised how popular it would be!

  4. I have the same problem with paper storage! Right now it's all under my table, so if you find a solution, please share! Your books are beautiful. I love what you did with the Harlequin box.