The PaperLove Blog Hop

Hello. My name is Cathryn and I love paper.

The PaperLove Blog Hop

For as long as I can remember, I have loved paper. This developed into quite a serious stationery addiction. For me, going to the newsagents or a stationers still makes me feel calm and happy. After a bad day at work, I like nothing more than going to the stationers and buying a new pen to write with. And is there anything more satisfying, than using a brand new pen, preferably one with orange ink (my favourite), in a brand new notebook? The joy. The hesitation over what to write. Using your best and neatest handwriting. *sigh* That’s pretty much heaven for me. My notebook buying addiction, which extended to post-it notes and highlighters, became overwhelming, so much so that my drawers were full of them and I had to go cold turkey. It was either that or we would drown in paper! This only makes the purchase of a new notebook even more satisfying, as I’ve had to wait sooooo long to buy one.

handmade 40th birthday cardIt’s not just notebooks that feed my love of paper. I also really enjoy working with paper. Whether it’s making cards, cutting and sticking different papers together or just perusing Pinterest for amazing amazing paper creations from like minded paper lovers. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to ideas about making things from paper, which I makes me breath a sigh of happiness when I’m feeling blue.

The paper garlandI also spend my day, surrounded by paper. I’m either scribbling notes, ideas and to do lists or I’m looking at some of my favourite and inspirational pieces of paper on my notice board above my desk. There’s something very satisfying about working with paper, whether you’re creating something from an old book or reusing a pretty bag to make a butterfly, paper makes me smile. A lot! It’s official, my love affair with paper is going nowhere!

Are you a paperfan? Or maybe you’re a stationery geek and can’t get enough of new notebooks?

The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. 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.

Majo Bautista / Tona Bell / Louise Best / Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle CiscoSarah Clare / Cathryn Clarke / Dawn ClarksonRhiannon Connelly / Jenny D’Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle ManolovDoreen Marts / Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah NunnCamilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle PanagarryMonette Pangan / Melanie Paul / Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer / Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas / Angee Robertson / Natalie RyanAisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu / Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood / Amelia Woodbridge

16 Comments on The PaperLove Blog Hop

  1. A Crafty Chai
    March 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm (8 months ago)

    Hi Camilla! Nice to meet you. I love your stamp collection – such an array of colours :)

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  2. Louise
    March 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm (8 months ago)

    This paper hoarding seems to be a common problem. We should start a support group. It’s lovely to hop over to your blog and I’m going to go and look at your Pinterest page too. {*}

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks so much Louise! I would definitely need to join the paper addict support group! What an amazing experience it must have been, teaching in Kathmandu. Do you ever think about going back?

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  3. Amelia Woodbridge
    March 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm (8 months ago)

    Your pinterest board has some lovely ideas – glad you joined the hop!

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 11, 2014 at 9:16 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks so much Amelia! The next best thing to buying paper is pinning it!

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  4. kyrrha sevco
    March 10, 2014 at 9:45 pm (8 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing your love on the bloghop. I like your pinterest board on paper.

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 11, 2014 at 9:17 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks for stopping by Kyrrha! I do love spending time on Pinterest!

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  5. Dawn Clarkson
    March 11, 2014 at 8:24 am (8 months ago)

    Yes, me too… a paper fan just like you, nice post x

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 11, 2014 at 9:11 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks Dawn!

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  6. Paula
    March 11, 2014 at 11:09 am (8 months ago)

    This blog hop has me thinking that we should all do a paper exchange. How much fun would that be?

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm (8 months ago)

      That is a great idea Paula!

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks for stopping by Molly! It’s great finding lots of like minded people isn’t it? My stationery addiction doesn’t look so bad now!

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    • A Crafty Chai
      March 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks so much Rosie! I’m blushing!

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