Spring paper flower wreath

by Johanne

I know that like me, you’ve been wondering what to do with all that butcher paper you’ve got lying around.

Well, don’t I have a project for you: a lovely spring paper flower wreath!

Project by Alisa Burke where you’ll find the easiest step-by-step how-to photos and instructions for making the wreath.

And maybe it’s just me but gosh, we could use these lovely paper rosettes in so many ways: corsages for guests at your next brunch, decorations on each plate for dinner or strewn across the table, sitting pretty on a paper napkin ring, or as an accent on a bottle of bubbly offered as a gift. And etc. and etc.!

Happy paper flower day!


Fornasetti near you

by Johanne

It’s no secret that we love Urban Barn.

We’ve featured the Canadian company countless times here on White Cabana, probably because we think the products are fun and trendy and we’ve got experience with them ourselves as long-time customers.

Today we’re featuring these lovely Fornasetti paperweights currently available at UB. We all know that Jordana has a bit of a thing for Fornasetti– the Milanese artist has been featured here before to much swooning and acclaim.

For those of us who are on a budget and can’t afford (yet) a Fornasetti print, plate, sculpture, etc., these paperweights at Urban Barn feature iconic Fornasetti images and are a great entry-point into the style and beauty that defines the designer’s career. At $3 each for the small paperweights “Tea” and “Eye,” and $15 for the larger “Visage” piece, there’s no reason to skip these for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

Images courtesy of Urban Barn.


A few more last-minute gifts

by Johanne

3 days away and still lots to do.

I’m all for the one-stop shopping experience. This year I managed to cram my Christmas gift shopping list into four stops, including stores where I had to go anyway to buy supplies for my own holiday survival kit (ie. the wine & spirits store).

Hopefully you’re getting near the bottom of the list and maybe, like me, you’re already done (!). Either way, ain’t nothin’ wrong with taking a little peak at what’s happening at one of our fave all-around go-to suppliers: the Paper Source.

If not for this Christmas, surely other occasions will come up to justify a little bit of this:

Paper cardstock tree house, $29.95

Smencils smell deelish and are made from 100% recycled paper. Perfect for decorating a paper tree house! $15.95 for a yummy 10-pack

Bathtub tea, $3.95
Camera rubber stamp, $6.95
Printed in Italy utensil paper, $3.75 for a 20″ x 28″ sheet
Monogram letter press stationary, $6.50 for 10 flat cards
Donkey memo paper (includes 140 blank slips), $12.95

For these and more visit the Paper Source.


Personalized Gift Idea: Paper Cut Art

If you subscribe to GOOP then you’ve probably already been amazed by Lori Danielle‘s amazing paper cut fingerprints. I know I am!

Paper cut personalized fingerprints by Lori Danielle

Image courtesy of Lori Danielle.


Reading: Guide for the Unlucky

I adore Kyle Bean’s spooky black and white pop-up book, titled Guide for the Unlucky. Have a look at the video. It’s amazing!

Some Halloween reading

 

Happy Halloween!

Via Hip Hip Gin Gin.

Image courtesy of Kyle Bean & Co. Video via Youtube.


Stamping White

Frost White Ink is a shimmery white pigment ink perfect for stamping. $6.61, at Stampin' Up!

With the fall season breezing in this month I’m proposing a white stamping option for your paper projects.

I’ve had a thing for stamps since I was but yay tall (as they say) and my stamps are still kicking around in a shoebox, waiting for a fresh coat of shimmery white ink to modernize their rubber faces.

As it turns out, white ink can be hard to find and I was delighted to stumble upon Stampin’ Up!‘s Frost White pigment ink (pictured, top). I really like the idea of using white ink instead of coloured ink because:

1. White ink will look fab on coloured paper.

2. White ink will add a certain texture and sheen to white card stock.

3. I love white.

I’m also coveting some new additions to my informal stamp collection. Here are my best picks for fall’s paper projects:

Woodgrain rubber stamp, $13.95 at Paper Source

Bird trio stamp set, $15.95 for three stamps at Paper Source

Oak leaf stamp, $8.00 at Paper Source

Pinecone rubber stamp, $5.50 at Paper Source

If you’re thinking of going all-out with fall’s lovely warm colours, might we propose this fall colour wheel (which includes a white ink pad- of course.)

Colorbox inkpad, $16.95 at Paper Source.

Images courtesy of Stampin’ Up! and Paper Source.


Paper Art: Wedding Cake Toppers

These are the most beautiful wedding cake toppers I’ve seen. Concarta‘s work is meticulous!

Wedding cake topper, $80, Concarta

Cake Topper close-up, $80, Concarta

Paper Couple, $75, Concarta

Cake topper close-up, $75, Concarta

 
Photos courtesy of Concarta at Etsy.