Ever since I can remember I have loved paper. I have clear memories when I was about 6 or 7 making paper dolls with my friend from down the street - cutting images out of catalogs and drawing new outfits for our dolls.... I also loved the Whitman Punch Out Books - you could make an entire little village just by punching out paper and adding a little tape or glue.
It seemed like magic that something flat could become dimensional adorable and fun to play with too!
Now 33 years later, I design printables for people to download, print and make and it still seems like magic! It is amazing to me that I can design and create something here in Washington DC, it can travel to it's new owner as digital pixels and binary bytes (sometimes as far as Dubai!), they print and cut it out, add a little tape and glue and then suddenly, they've got a cute little retro oven or ice cream truck just waiting to hold their cupcakes!
♥ ♥ ♥ LET'S HAVE A GIVEAWAY! ♥ ♥ ♥
To share my love of paper with you, I'm having a giveaway! Yippee!!
PRIZES: 3 winners will each get to pick one kit from my etsy shop, it's your choice!
HOW TO ENTER: visit my etsy shop, then let me know in the comments of this post which kit is your favorite - don't forget to include your email if you don't have a blogger profile, so that way I can contact you!
CONTEST CLOSES: Winners will be selected at random on Friday March 14th at 5pm EST and I'll notify winners by email as well as post them here. Contest is now CLOSED! Winners below!
♥ ♥ ♥ Congrats to the winners: Jennet, Gail and Cheryl! I'll email each of you and check in to see which kit you would like as your prize! Thanks everyone for playing!! ♥ ♥ ♥
And here's a little more Paper Love for you! Use coupon code PAPERLOVE for 10% off your entire order in my Etsy shop. Etsy coupons can be a little fussy so make sure to check out this quick video so you don't miss out on your discount!
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The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers. Find out more here.
♥ ♥ ♥ THANK YOU! ♥ ♥ ♥
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! I woke up this morning to a flood of super sweet, happy comments in my inbox! Each and every one of you has made me smile! I am dying want to comment back to each of you, but I can't because it will mess up the contest drawing numbers - and we don't want that to happen! I am smiling from ear to ear as I read your comments! :)
/Camilla Olsson - also in the blog hop www.camillaolssonart.wordpress.com
Thanks for the giveaway <3
Everything in the etsy shop is so cute, fresh, and fun- it is hard to pick just one! I think I would pick the whimsical bird ornaments. I love their plump little bodies, ornate wings, and wee little beaks.
Love your shop but I don't have a personal cutting machine and don't know how much I'd use another "trick up my sleeve" or where I'd put it but you have given me lots to think about. Any way, thanks again for all you do...love your art!
Thank you for your great items!
In love with the pink and blue retro campers. I would be selfish and keep them for myself. Thanks for offering a give away!
Thank you for the chance to win one.
Hi Claudine I have ordered several paper items the little stoves which are great for that special friend and the heart shaped boxes for valentines. I would love to win the retro campers or he bakers shop. Love your products
My faaav I've been looking at for a long time is the "sweet shoppe - cupcake holder, favor box, party centerpiece" !
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I just love your foldables! And this giveaway!! I have the retro ovens and the christmas kit already and I would really love to add the camper, the blue and pink one are my favorites!
Keep up the fun stuff!!
Just making my way [slowly!] around the other stops on the #Paperlove hop! Hello from a fellow hopper: Julie :-)
When I was in grade school a very long time ago, I remember art class, and how very excited I was when the teacher would open the paper storage cabinet. All those colors! All those textures! Oh how exciting art class was going to be! I remember putting together a 3D Christmas tree one time. I fell in love with paper way back then. And then one day I stumbled on your creations, and I fell in love all over again! I think my favorite might be the paper doll family, or it might be the little village, or it might be the camper, or gosh, I don't know, it's just so hard to decide a favorite. I think my favorite might just be YOU, for creating and sharing all of this with us. Thank you so much!!!
Thanx for the chance to win!
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