Book Preview: All Things Paper

If you’re a longtime reader of Oh So Beautiful Paper, then you’re probably familiar with the beautiful work of paper filigree artist Ann Martin. I’ve had the pleasure of featuring some of Ann’s gorgeous quilled pieces over the years, and I was so happy to hear that Ann recently released her very first book, titled All Things Paper (yay Ann!). I was lucky enough to receive a review copy a few weeks ago and was super excited to see all the beautiful projects that Ann curated for her book!

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All Things Paper features twenty unique paper DIY projects from respected paper craft artists, such as Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and of course Ann herself. Each project, from paper filigree earrings to drink coasters, contains easy-to-follow instructions and detailed process photos, along with a selection of templates. My favorite project? The pretty crepe paper lilac bouquet below. I can’t resist anything that combines paper and flowers!

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You can grab your copy of All Things Paper right here!

Photo Credits: Tuttle Publishing

Tuttle Publishing sent me a copy of this book for review, but all words and opinions are my own.

Inspired by: Mythical Creatures

It all started with this Big Foot card from Blackbird Letterpress, then Banquet Workshop came out with this awesome print – and now I’m seeing mythical creatures everywhere! Particularly unicorns, which is never a bad thing. We could all use a few more unicorns in our lives.

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1. Banquet Workshop; 2. Quill & Fox; 3. Pistachio Press; 4. Yelena Bryksenkova for Red Cap Cards; 5. Isabell’s Umbrella; 6. Blackbird Letterpress

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Inspired by: Zebra

I’m not the biggest fan of animal prints, but actual zebra motifs? They’ve been popping up everywhere and I can’t get enough of them! From my favorite gift wrap pattern from Smudge Ink to classic wallpaper, here are a few zebra motifs that have caught my eye lately!

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1. Smudge Ink gift wrap (soon to also be available as correspondence sets); 2. Madewell (no longer available); 3. Scalamandre wallpaper; 4. The Printed Village via The Chriselle Factor; 5. Zebra crib sheet from Serena & Lily; 6. Scalamandre wallpaper in Kate Spade’s bathroom (I love the bold color!)

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Book Preview: Paper to Petal

I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of the amazing new book Paper to Petal by Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell – and I’m just going to be straight with y’all: It is completely impossible for me not to love this book. First, I’ve been in awe of Rebecca’s talent since I picked up my first issue of Martha Stewart Weddings back in college. Rebecca’s work was a huge influence on my own wedding five years ago, and in fact her styling work was the subject of one of my early posts on Oh So Beautiful Paper! Second, this book combines my two favorite things – paper and flowers – in more than 250 pages of truly stunning inspiration. What could be better?? I may have hugged my copy of Paper to Petal upon arrival.

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Paper to Petal features an inspirational gallery of 75 paper flower ideas – including wreaths, décor, and centerpieces – followed by a resource section with a list of recommended materials and styling tips, along with thorough step-by-step instructions for all projects with accompanying templates. My favorite project? A beautiful mobile that I can’t wait to make for Sophie’s nursery.

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Paper to Petal is currently available for pre-order and ships out next week – grab your copy right here!

Photo Credits: Thuss + Farrell / Potter Craft

Potter Craft Random House sent me a copy of this book for review, but all words and opinions are my own.