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Daily Discounts: Paper Studio

I love decorative Indian prints, especially on paper because there is so much that you can do with them. Just recently, I made a bird mobile for my window and I used some Indian prints on them in addition to acyclic paints and they came out really pretty. You can use papers for gift wrap but also to make greeting cards, incorporate into your artwork, for mobiles, to decoupage onto boxes and wood furniture, frame, line a dresser drawer, the projects are endless, fun, and often quite inexpensive.

I’ve even seen people cover folding screens and entire walls with it. That is why I’m really excited to tell you about this sale because it’s being offered by the Paper Studio and they stock a huge selection of Indian prints, decorative wrapping paper for all your creative project needs, all at 20% off of everything (except Gocco supplies). Just enter coupon code “decor8″ upon checkout.

This includes more than paper, you can shop for decorative journals, label tins and stamps, fine art paper, stationery, art supplies like adhesives and brushes, bookbinding tools, and paper goods from 8mm Ideas, Anahata Katkin for PaPaYa!, Hammer Press, Paper Thursday, Teesha Moore, Yee Haw, May Day Press, and more — you can click here to see the items being sold at Paper Studio by these designers.

Remember, this offer is only valid until November 21, 2008 so happy shopping! Paper Studio RARELY offers discounts like this, so definitely take advantage of it while this offer lasts. I can’t wait to place my order, I have my eye on so many things!

(images from paper studio)

Posted in uncategorized on November 07, 2008

Daily Discounts: J Caroline Creative

Looking for fabric and notions for that DIY project you’ve been dying to get started on? No more excuses! J Caroline Creative is offering decor8 readers a 20% off discount on everything and they ship worldwide. This offer is valid until November 21, 2008 and the code you enter upon checkout is “Decor8″.

Have you seen the brand new fabric collection designed by Melissa Averinos from Yummy Goods? It’s included in this offer so make sure to scoop some of this deliciousness up! Fabulous colorways and patterns as you can see above and below…

At J Caroline Creative you can find fabrics by the yard by Amy Butler, Alexander Henry (I love me some Green/Pink Coriander), Jessica Jones, Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner, Kokka Fabrics from Japan, and more.

I’m quite smitten with the Andalucia Ribbons by Patty Young too, I mean how cute for craft projects and little girls dresses! And for those of you who love a good before and after? Check this out… grandma’s sofa gets a facelift.

It’s now a sexy floral sofa for lounging with your favorite design magazines… Looks a bit Anthropologie-esque, huh?

This sofa owes its makeover to the Ivory Shadow fabric by Anna Maria Horner, also in stock at J Caroline Creative and 20% just for you. What a difference some fabric can make to give life to a piece that may have otherwise ended up a Goodwill. Great work!

(images from j caroline creative)

Posted in uncategorized on November 07, 2008

isoprint {New!}

Robert, the talent behind isofoto, just launched a brand new shop called isoprint that you simply must check out! As you already know, I’m a big fan of arts and crafts produced by men and try my best to promote these great guys as much as I can for many reasons. One that stands out the most is that I’d like to see more guys? shop handmade sites (like Etsy or DaWanda for example) for themselves, not just for their girlfriends. There are so many great handmade items for men out there, my husband shops handmade and has purchased everything from jewelry to messenger bags and hats on Etsy, some created by men and others simply for the guy who appreciates handmade goods.

isoprint is a new illustration project Robert launched yesterday, a bit of a creative distraction for times when he is not out shooting polaroids for isofoto… he can be found hunched over his drawing board. These fantastic prints influenced by his love for mid-century design and illustration are some of his result creations. Congrats Robert, great work!

(images from isoprint)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on November 07, 2008

Handmade Hellos by Hello!Lucky

Lovely new book: Handmade Hellos.

Posted in uncategorized on November 06, 2008

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