Monday, August 30, 2010

Best of the Valley 2010 - Best Paper Store!

We were thrilled to find out that Phoenix Magazine named The Paper Studio as best Paper Store 2010! Yippee!! Here's part of the write up:

Scrapbookers and stationery junkies what's your paper pleasure? Swirling batik? Intricate Japanese? Unique handmade? No matter the choice, The Paper Studio surely will have it. This online paper shop calls Tempe home...

To celebrate, we are having a sale! SAVE 15% off your order of $35. At checkout in the shopping cart, use coupon code: best2010  (then remember to hit recalculate)

Good through Labor Day. In-stock items only. Does not apply to prior orders or gift certificates.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Colorful Japanese Stab Bound Books

The very talented Donna Eyring just sent me a photo of some Japanese Stab Bound Books she is making. Love the bright colors! She said that the had the fabric forever and decided to make a bag to house the books. Each of the books has a different sewing pattern for the binding. So fun and lovely, what a great gift they will make! Thanks Donna!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We love wood type!

We love wood type and got a crazy mixed  load of it. Back in the day, someone was trying to sell it by the letter and sticker priced every letter--even the 6 line type AND its punctuation right down to the periods and commas. Yikes! You think it would be so quick to sort but there are so many nuances!! So many variations of Gothic wood type, it will make your head spin! Of course we are trying to font it so that we can print with it but we are not sure how complete the sets will be...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

We love the new Japanese Papers!

The new designs are exquisite!
We love our new Japanese Papers! The designs are exquisite!!

 Here are a couple of photos where we used it on books as well and as envelope liners.