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Kitchen Upcycle: Skewers!

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It’s no wonder that the upcycle materials for our first products are found in the kitchen! We love food and its always been a central gathering space in our home.

We take skewers from shish kabob to the bejeweled garden where they are transformed into glittering stems for our Japanese Origami Paper Crane Bouquets. The pointed end is perfect for placing paper cranes to create a magical dazzling bouquet that is both stylish and eco-friendly.

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I continued to explore creative reuse of skewers for other projects inspiring our very popular Mint Green Handmade Japanese Origami Paper Crane/Clear Beads Chopsticks Decoration. With this piece, I want to capture the minimalistic design and beauty of traditional Japanese art. The spirit of peace, love and hope is embodied in the design elements: the symbolic Japanese paper crane and skewers as a creative representation of chopsticks, a traditional eating utensil in Japan. 

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Paper Soil Color Splash

We are happy to be featured in some truly stunning collections with other Etsy sellers. Here are a few to put you in the sunshine spring spirit!

Green Tones and ….

featuring our Mint Green Handmade Japanese Origami Paper Crane/Beads Chopsticks Party Holiday Decoration perfect for a unique ecochic wedding or party favor

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Sun and Rain

featuring our Japanese Origami Wedding/Holiday Ball in Blue and White Hand Folded with Peace, Hope and Love perfect for the art lovers in your life or your own ecochic wedding

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Spring Lavender Mist

featuring our Upcycled Loving Memories Folded Book Heart Sculpture with Ribbon and Lyrical Heart Embellishments , a perfectly unique and unforgettable anniversary, birthday, valentine or wedding gift! Say “I love you” in ecochic upcycled style!

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It’s Dr. Seuss Day!

To celebrate, I’m getting creative with colors, characters and all things Etsy! Enjoy this very Seussical themed treasury and of course don’t forget to read something silly and wonderfully inspiring today!

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”

 

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way.”

 

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try.”
“And will you succeed? Yes, indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.”


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Holiday Remix

Have yourself a glitter teal Christmas, may your art be bright!

From now on your hope will be your shining light!

Here we stand in creative wonder and delight!

 

Have yourself a sparkling midnight garden night!


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Paper Soil – Organically Grown

You will see a theme on our Pinterest boards beyond images of ecochic upcycled creativity. Each of our boards has a quote as the cover image! As a librarian by day, I know the value of words to add meaning and help reveal pieces of a story.

Here are some of the quotes that help tell the Paper Soil story:

Gifts for Book Lovers – “All who wander are not lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Eco-friendly Holiday Gifts – “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Paper Soil Team Treasuries – “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. “ – A. A. Milne

Gifts for Nature Lovers –  “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers – “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” – Elbert Hubbard

Now through Thursday, December 3, use coupon code CYBER15 at Paper Soil for 20% off all products!

 


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Holiday Colors

The newest designs are up at our Etsy store! I had a lot of fun creating these designs and documented the process at @papersoilsamples, our Instagram account. I was going for a minimalistic design that danced with winter creativity. The upcycled giftbags used for these cards contain some of my favorite color combinations: purple, green, and teal. These bags have been given to me over the years containing birthday, anniversary and holiday gifts from my husband. The first of these artful bags I received was a tall purple bag decorated with green, gold and blue peacock feather designs.

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The Ecochic Upcycled Giftbags Holiday Card Set with Purple Tree and Teal, Purple, Green, Gold Paper Snow – Set of 12

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The Ecochic Upcycled Giftbags Holiday Card Set with  Teal, Purple, Green, Gold Tree and Paper Snow – Set of 12 

are each available for $35. Place your orders between now and Thursday, Dec. 3 for a 20% Cyber Week Sales discount!

Wishing you and yours a creative holiday season!

 

 

 

 


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Cyber Week Sale – 20% off all Paper Soil products!

This week we are participating in a Cyber Week Sale with some of our Etsy friends from SPS Team. There are some truly unique and gorgeous finds available and easily findable from beautiful treasuries, products from a range of stores, created by our Etsy team members and leaders. The sale runs Friday, November 27 to Thursday, December 3, with a range of sales events from Free Shipping to 20% Off sales. The Cyber Week Sale can be accessed at all participating shops with coupon code CYBER15. Enjoy discovering and supporting artisans around the world!

Purple and Grey Jewelry Collection

Winter

Gift Guide in Turquoise and Brown

Blue Christmas

Colorful Christmas

BLACK FRIDAY SALES  Preview Participating Shops!

Wishing you a merry artful holiday!