Super Happy Paper Fix, Part II

I got more paper today. Not a lot, but enough to tide me over for a while (apparently the 28 sheets I bought a week ago weren’t enough).

On the way back from a visit with my sister in MA, I stopped at Paper Source in Cambridge. I worked there when I was in graduate school and that’s where I learned how to make books. The main objective of the visit was to buy some laser vellum for wedding invitations. Laser vellum is a translucent paper that you can print on and lay over a decorative paper for a see-through effect.

After I got what I came for, then I could shop for fun. I found the decorative paper you see below. 

New Paper Source papers

The first one from the left is an original print by Paper Source – Flora & Fauna Pool Pinwheels Moss.

The second one from the left is an Italian paper, but it doesn’t have the maker printed on it. I’ll have to do some research to figure it out.

The third one from the left is an Italian paper by Cavallini & Co. They have lots of traditional paper prints, like maps and old travel labels.

My favorite acquisition, however, is the fourth paper from the left. I have never seen anything quite so goofy before. I almost didn’t buy it.

Yearbook paper from Paper Source

It’s another Paper Source print called Graduation Photos Sheet. It’s one of the selections from their new Paper Source Green Selections line. This pattern has been printed on 100% recycled paper with 30% post-consumer waste (go Paper Source!).

I love love love this paper! Who are these people? Why are they on this paper? Do they know that they’re on it? Do they care? So many questions.

I think I find this paper particularly intriguing because I have my high school reunion coming up and I’ve been very nostalgic as of late. I plan to use this paper on the cover of (what else?) some photo albums.

Maybe someone will recognize themselves on the cover of one of my books at a craft show and buy all of them out of humiliation…

2 Responses to “Super Happy Paper Fix, Part II”

By Debra - 30 January 2009 Reply

I’m just curious. I am thinking of doing a project with the pool pinwheels paper. How large is each “pinwheel”? It’s hard to tell from the website, so I thought since you actually have it in hand you could check it out?? Thanks!!

By elissa - 30 January 2009 Reply

Hi Debra –

Each pinwheel is 7/8″ in diameter.


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