Meet The Paper Year!

I am so excited to once again be teaming up with Helen Hiebert to share her latest creative project! I introduce to you – The Paper Year. While last year Helen offered The Twelve Months of Paper calendar, this year she’s upped her game with a planner. 

Cover of The Paper Year - planner

Although I love technology, I’ve never transitioned to using my phone as my planner. Paper planners and I are life partners (sorry phone).

Here’s a description of this little piece of awesomeness:

The Paper Year is a wire bound how-to book & monthly planner featuring 12 paper projects by Hedi Kyle & Ulla Warchol, Marianne Petit, Gina Pisello, Lore Spivey, Arnold Grummer’s and Helen Hiebert. Watch the short video and discover unique paper projects, unusual papers and a way to plan your creative year. The Paper Year makes a great gift for all of the creative people in your life, including you!

As I did last year, I’ll be going all Julie and Julia on this book, completing each project in the planner one at a time. This time around I’ll be presenting the results every other day starting on November 1st. Hey, that’s today!

I’ll post the structure of the day on Instagram (@blueroofdesigns), so be sure to follow me there. I’ll also be using #thepaperyear so it’s easy to find me. If you’re not into Instagram, don’t worry – I’ll also be writing blog posts with three-month roundups about once a week.

Let’s take a tour, shall we? In the front of the planner, you can plot out an overview of your year.

Interior page of The Paper Year - planner

After that are sections for each month that include a project with directions and images to help you along the way. I’m not going to show that to you now because I want each monthly project to be a surprise while I work on it.

Following that is even more room for planning after the project, including a day-by-day area, a notes section, and a design space for exploring the project further. Oh, and it has room for paper swatches!

Interior page of The Paper Year - planner

I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks – stay tuned as I work my way through the planner!

** In the spirit of transparency, I need to mention that I received a copy of The Paper Year from Helen Hiebert to review, but I was not financially compensated in any way. All of the opinions expressed will be my own and will be based on my experiences working on the featured projects. **

2 Responses to “Meet The Paper Year!”

By Lisa - 1 November 2019 Reply

I am so glad you are doing this! I really enjoyed your work through of The Art of the Fold and use your Instagram posts as a supplement to the book. Thanks!Lisa

By Elissa - 2 November 2019 Reply

Lisa –

I’m so glad you find the posts helpful! Here’s the link to the first Instagram post.


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