DIY Metallic Paper Hydrangeas

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Hydrangeas are such a beautiful summer flower and a great pick for wedding bouquets and reception decor. One way to get this lush garden look that will last beyond your special event is to make your blooms with paper. Since they are paper, you can create these gorgeous flowers ahead of time and then reuse them for future events or as gifts. I made these paper hydrangea using metallic papers which add a velvety look to the tiny petals. For the white heads I chose Ice Silver and the painted blue blooms are made with Opal to give the blue a yellow undertone. The large leaves are cut from Botanic. Though you can use a card stock for these flowers, I used the text weight paper. Once you finish your bloom you will see that even the lighter text weight becomes quite solid in this floral sculpture.

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To help you make your paper hydrangeas, here are both printable templates for the petals and leaves as well as the SVG files for you to use on your Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo. If you are making a lot of these blooms, I do suggest investing in one of these cutting machines. For the full tutorial of how to paint and create these pretty paper flowers, come visit me right here! ~ Lia

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Parchtone Paper and Envelope Updates

Parchtone Paper and Envelopes are being re-organized on our floor. We are moving out all of the standard 65lb Cover and 60lb Text so we can concentrate on stocking our high quality weights. We will focus on 4 colors: Aged, Gunmetal, Natural and White with our weights of text paper being 80lb Text (120gsm) and our card stock paper stocked in 80lb Cover. Additionally, our envelope stock is transitioning to 80lb Text as to allow for a higher quality offering in these 4 parchment shades. We will keep #10, A1 & A6 as a 60lb envelope yet moving A2 & A7 to be 80lb Text, along with introducing A9 envelopes. We hope you enjoy these new offerings of weights which will provide a broader assortment of parchment papers on our site when mixing manufacturer options.

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Sometimes we just need a simple Thanks

Great project produced by Tracy for Oh My! Handmade. She included templates for easy to print 2-up Thank you cards but also included Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign files to help you make it your own! So simple, yet robust once the Adobe files are added.

What is nice about this template, you can print it on any paper you choose.  Select shimmers to make it elegant or fiber papers to make it rustic and of course, pure cotton can create an impression.  Different papers can set it apart to best set the mood and environment for this perfect Thank you card!

This 2-up can be printed on standard Letter Size Card Stock (or Text Paper for notes)  & once trimmed, will fit into an A6 Envelope. Please note that A6 ENVELOPES are 4.75-x-6.5-inches, therefore your insert will need to be trimmed to approximately 4.5-x-6.25-inches.

If you are familiar with the softwares, you are able to change your size to accommodate any insert and envelope you desire.

Suggestions and hints:

  • Take a standard 8.5-x-11 Card Stock Paper, Portrait direction, print 2-up with no trimming, but cut in half = A9 FLAT CARD which will fit into an A9 Envelope.
  • Take a standard 8.5-x-11 Card Stock Paper, Landscape direction, print 4-up with no trimming, but cut in quarters = A2 FLAT CARD which will fit into an A2 Envelope.

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Fall Wreath Creation

Another amazing tutorial by Lia. She shows how to create a fall wreath and garland. We are always thrilled she was this creative and used our shimmery papers.

She used 5 popular Text Weight Metallic Papers:

Bronze Text, Copper Text, Ruby Text, Antique Gold Text & Gold Leaf Text

We love to share creative ideas! You’ll find this to be a high quality tutorial with beautiful photos, template downloads and much more. Check out Lia Griffith’s blog for more creative ideas and Happy Autumn!

(Just a reminder, Text Weight Paper feels much like the weight of letterhead paper, this is easily folded and workable for this project. Please do not confuse this with Cover Weight that feels much more like business card paper)

 

Cordenon Makes New Friends

Cordenon has long been a part of our paper family with only minor changes to their product lines.  This year 2013 Gruppo Cordenon Italy has decided to join arms with Neenah Paper Mill making them their North American Supplier. This decision comes with some changes to the products offered in North America.

We wanted to take a moment to update any changes that may affect your projects and our stocking choices.  We have moved the discontinued items into our Clearance Section and these are available while supplies last.

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  • Text has removed all colors except: White, Black & Red
  • Cover has removed Pale Blue, Pink, Ivory & Green – All other “Cover” Colors remain active.

Malmero is discontinued in both Text and Cover, All Colors

Canaletto discontinued 3 weights of Premium White (60 Cover, 78 Cover & 222 Cover) – All other items remain active.

Stardream has only these few changes:

  • Amber – discontinued
  • Dolomite – discontinued
  • Malachite – discontinued
  • Serpentine – discontinued
  • Sage – discontinued

Other Cordenon lines have had some changes, this post only lists the active items offered at Paper-Papers.com –We will continue expanding and offering other Cordenon products throughout the year.