Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…or so it usually goes – but, with a 55 degree New Year’s day it seems like a far off notion. Maybe we need to come up with a little “snow dance?” For now, we will share a simple snowflake fold that is quick and easy. Make…

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Echizen washi comes to us from Fukui Prefecture, a very famous paper-making area in western Japan. It is a region that is most recognized for production of Japan’s notable paper currency. Echizen Washi is a special collection of paper with a sheen. Hikkake, the brocade-like patterns on surface of some of the Echizen papers are created…

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If you’re local, our warehouse is open again for SHOP SMALL SATURDAY November 26, 10:30am-3:30pm. 2017 Calendars, decorative handmade papers: hand-marbled papers, recycled cotton silkscreened papers, woodblocked papers from Nepal,  blank notecard sets, bulk vellum envelopes, Japanese fabric stickers, masa printmaking papers, paper sachets, scented greeting cards, paper balloons,  print your own- ink-jet compatible washi…

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For you super organized people, we have good news. For you not-so organized people, we have good news.  And for those who can’t wait to start shopping for gifts, even better news. We got you covered for 2017-calendar-wise anyway.  (Calendars are already selling a fast clip, so get your orders in!). You have so many…

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If you missed our warehouse sale last week, Paper Connection is open to the public special holiday hours this month and December, 2015.  Get out your calendars! If you know in advance generally what type of paper you are looking for; ie, for a particular application, please call in advance and we can have it out and ready…

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Allyson is a local graphic and package designer who uses paper including our paper.  We are always happy to see her smiling face.  Below is Allyson’s use of our Lokta Brown Berry and Vine paper in the center note cube. A RISD grad with a BFA in Graphic Design, Allyson runs her own design business…

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Back in the fall of 2011 I met this young, talented designer, while at the Kokeshi Festival in Tokyo.  I couldn’t resist but bring her irresistible designs to you, here in “America” via PaperNado.com. These incredibly cute washi tapes, vintage patterned papers, letter sets and tiny messenger dolls; all just arrived! Contact: info@papernado.com. Can you…

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In mid-November, I attended the Kokeshi Festival in Koenji (southwestern Tokyo).  Many vintage doll collections were for sale, as well as modern items with kokeshi doll designs, such as, tenugui, letter sets, pochi bukuro (mini envelopes), t-shirts, etc.So many cute products are now produced with kokeshi designs; of course, paper goods, like stationery sets, but…

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NYC was wonderful in so many ways.  At the National Stationery Show, I reconnected with some favorite customers and it was great to see familiar faces.  Oblation recently requested these kites, which, in the frenzy of selling paper in sheets, I sometimes forget about…. These ARE really special; they feel like a new arrival.  Or…

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