Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Saving Pretty Paper

I am a paper girl.

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I used to collect stationery and different textured papers when I was in college- I had boxes and boxes of it, sitting there unused because I thought it was too pretty to mark with my writing. I didn't even make any papercrafts with them for fear that I'd make a mistake. Then I moved to the US, so I ended up giving it all to a friend. All those beautiful blank sheets just wasted...


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Recently I discovered a lovely store that reminds me very much of those boxes of loveliness that I had to part with all those years ago. Have you ever heard of
The Felt & Wire Shop? It's a gorgeous collection of stationery, notebooks, packaging, prints, everything you'd want in paper; and then it even throws in textiles and other gorgeous goodies. The Felt & Wire shop carries exclusive bits and pieces of pretty from lots of great designers and letterpress gurus from around the world.

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The Felt and Wire shop is generously giving away one of their notebooks from their Feedback Loop Project to support youth mentoring. Noted graphic designers were commissioned to design these babies, and 100% of the proceeds go to
Design Ignites Change. There were only 50 of each book created, so these are definitely limited edition. To enter, leave a comment here telling me which of these notebooks you would like if you won.

(PS. The winner of the Salt City Spice giveaway is Brandi).

31 comments:

laura said...

i would love the letterpress portrait print.

i agree, i love pretty paper, and feel guilty for "ruining" it by writing on it/cutting it up! so instead i frame it and hang it in my room : )

Globetrotting Gamine said...

Hi Dionne! Hope all is well- though it is not my first visit to your blog, you continue to inspire me! I feel the same way about stationery- I have oodles of it that i haven't used and refuse to buy more...though I find I can't resist!

I would love to win the Lunalux Feedback Loop Notebook...

yes, i am a stationery addict.

love me,
the globetrotting gamine

*whosthatgamine.blogspot.com*

Nicole said...

Ahh, cool! Thanks for sharing!!! I'm the same way with journals. I end up buying tons and tons of journals because, but because they're so cute, I don't want to use it!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I save so much paper it's not even funny! I save cards, wrapping paper, and I save even the victoria secret wrapping paper they give with your purchase!! I like the perpetual calendar!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the vintage feel of the lunalux.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

So thrilled I won something so food-related too. I'm eyeing these recipe cards and that perpetual calendar. One of those is a must.

emcSquared said...

I also have a collection of pretty paper! Hand written letters are a lost art form. If I won, I would love the Jackson Creek notebook. Thank you! em9499 at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

I would love the Visualchemist Feedback Loop Notebook! Perfect! jinglesells at gmail dot com

weezie said...

I am such a lover of paper! I love the Amuse Toi Bien Feedback Loop Notebook. Tres chic!

Luisa
ldioguardi@gmail.com

colores said...

O.K.I am relieved now, reading that I was not an isolated case!:-)) I love all of them but especially the amuse toi bien!!! Fingers crossed, colourful kisses

Almalu's Place said...

the letterpress portrait print is so adorable!

L'Atelier said...

oh my that sounds like me! and it looks like we could make a whole club of paper girls :)
my favorite is Praxium Press Feedback Loop Notebook

Madeline... said...

AH I've been looking for amazing recipe cards! These are my fav!

Audrey Allure said...

I love collecting stationary too :)

Sey said...

I used to collect stationeries and cute papers too. I remember my favorite one printed with the poster of the bodyguard.

photojoy said...

Yes, me too. I've been collecting them even now. Whenever I find them, I cannot help getting them. Sometimes I keep them too long, and they turned to be yellowish. Sad. I won't do this to yours. I enjoy sharing yours to some of my dear dear friends. When I sent a card to each of them, they all loved it. I wish I had Recipe cards. It looks so divine.

skipthelaundry said...

I like AMUSE TOI BIEN
skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

orchid said...

I love your marvelous blog☆☆☆
I still haven't understood some of bloggers functions and what you are kindly doing here, though. I will skip others to win.
I feel SO appreciated for your encourging comment for me, thank you very much(*^_^*)

Kaye Prince said...

Hehe, my favourite is the "Cleanwash" notebook because it reminds me of breaking out my rulers and measuring and measuring for my quilting cuts - I think I'd use it for quilt designing!

Tender Branson said...

The letterpress portraits one is pretty sweet, it reminds me of work.

Jess said...

I just have to say i <3 your blog and I tagged you in my post today :)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I liked the visual chemist with the alphabet.

I love stationary, as well - only I always use mine. :) I bet you use yours now, too.

All of your artwork would make lovely stationary.

Happy Monday.

Fondly,

Glenda

orchid said...

Oh,God. there are 2 my profile pis in your follower list. SO SORRY!!! I thought changing twitter account works<(_ _)>

jessica said...

i collect a stationary.. i think this shop is pretty and elegant!
thank you to show it us

differentwholeness said...

My choice? The sweet Praxium Press notebook with the little bird flying outside it's cage. Just love that image...and Thank You for your beautiful blog.

Tali Schiffer said...

What a great shop, and how wonderful that they are giving back to the community!
If I won, I'd love to have the Petite Press Feedback Loop Notebook. I love the color combination and the fact that it's different, and opens bottom to top, and not side to side :)

Veronica Cherry said...

Those notebooks are so cute!!! Love them all! If I won, I would like to get Heroes Criminals Press Feedback Loop Notebook!

Heather Taylor said...

Perpetual calendar please. Love this giveaway!

Kelly said...

You are so talented. You draw wonderful illustrations. WOW. Thank you for sharing them!

Carly said...

I am also a paper girl! This is a great shop; I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

adifferentwholeness.com said...

I was delighted to learn that I won the journal giveaway contest! The beautiful Praxium Press journal just arrived and it is truly gorgeous - the paper, the quality, the way the front & back cover design work together - a wonderful work of art! Thank you!!