19 November 2014

christmas wish list

We're super-excited that some of our lovely ecopapershapes have been selected to feature on the highly covetable Blog&BuySale Christmas Wish List!

Take a look the list and you will see that we are in very good company...

Christmas shopping suddenly feels a bit less daunting.

16 November 2014

the c word

Apologies in advance, but we're going to talk about Christmas. Christmas decorations, to be precise.

Before you crawl back under your duvet in despair, please note that we've taken some of the hassle out of the whole hoopla by making these crafty Christmas shapes for you to customise.

Ida chose the bauble shape for some beta-testing.

But they also come in seasonally appropriate star, heart, snowflake and bird shapes.

They're just begging for a dab of glue and a sprinkling of glitter.

Like so.

No need to stop at just one colour.

How nice would this look dangled from your tree?

While we were at it, we had a go at a snowflake as well.

Most methodically coated in glue...

... and glittered to within an inch of its life.

 Fiercely festive, if a little previous. Still, no harm in being prepared.

You can get your seasonal shapes here.

13 November 2014

mystery object

We couldn't resist sharing some snaps of this mystery object, hot off the laser-cutter and intended for our friends at Spotty Herberts.

There are quite a few of them, as you can see.

What can they be?

Ida has some ideas about how you might use one of them...

... or a whole stack of them.

Keep your eye on Spotty Herbert's instagram to find out what this mystery object is and how they plan to use it. How very mysterious...

2 November 2014

autumn togs

It's NOVEMBER and we're dressed like this today. Bizarrely balmy.

31 October 2014

halloween fail

Our Papercharms are so charming that they simply refuse to be spooky. 

This was about as scary as we could make them.

Not very, I think you'll agree.

29 October 2014

recycled halloween dolls

As you know, we're keen on all things recycled. So much so, that all our shapes are cut from 100% recycled card.

We're also not averse to recycling ideas. So here are some Halloween Dress Up Dolls that we made last year... Still spooky enough for 2014?

16 October 2014

sewing card house

After we did this, Ida wanted a go.

So we made a slightly more elementary sewing card out of one of our Postcards...

... suitable for five-year-old fingers. Complete with over-enthusiastically-punched extra hole.

One colour done, one more to go.

It was only while putting this post together that I realised Ida had picked colours to coordinate precisely with her headphones. Well, you would, wouldn't you?

The finished article.

Home sweet home.

stitched up

A little embroidery project for a rainy afternoon.

We took one of our Postcards and punched some holes in it...

... to facilitate a spot of decorative stitching.

We used cotton embroidery thread, but wool or even string would work just as well. 

Minna did the nifty needlework...

... while the cat was irresistably drawn to the combination of bird and string.

Wouldn't this make a sweeet dangling decoration?

Like so.

13 October 2014

seasonal shapes

Autumn is here, for sure. And you can find these seasonal shapes tucked away in each packet of Papercharms.

Also included are some other shapes that feel about right for this time of year:

Been seeing a bit too much of clouds like this lately.

A stout, rain-proof hat is definitely called for.

As is a nice hot cup of tea...

... and somewhere cosy to shelter.

You can get your Papercharms here. What sort of autumnal pictures are you going to make with them?

26 September 2014


Wouldn't it be great if you could invite someone over for tea using an invitation shaped EXACTLY like a teacup?

Oh, wait... You can! Here are our delightfully handy bird, teacup, house and cloud-shaped postcards...

22 September 2014

cloud 9

Some friends got married the other day, which was lovely and romantic.

This was the gift tag for the present I gave them. They are on Cloud Nine, you see.

I made it using one of our cloud-shaped Postcards...

... and drew the nine with the aid of a stencil.

Stencils are a bit of a personal passion.

And that number 9 is a peach. My cutting mat is quite mucky though, I notice...

19 September 2014


Oh, hello there. This cool kid is something we've been working on for the lovely eenymeenykids. Its a cut-out, colour-in ecopapershapes version of their very own mascot, complete with jaunty salute.

If you're familiar with this exemplary online kids' shop you'll know that this little guy is usually seen sporting a jazzy fairisle jumper - but we've left it blank so you can add your own decoration, thus:

Minna came up with this natty knitwear. We'd love to see Sarah Lund wearing something like that.  

Keep your eye on the eenymeenykids website to find out how to lay your paws on an eenymeenykid of your own...

15 September 2014

personalised possessions

Is your house as territorial as ours? I suppose fighting over who owns what is just part and parcel of the sibling relationship.

I recall one particularly bitter row over a mouth-organ (because it's important to fight over the stuff that really matters) when my youngest was three, which ended with the plaintive cry of 'but it's not HERmonica, it's MYmonica'.

Because we are a household of stationery fetishists, notebooks are often the object of heated debate.

Fortunately, our Alphabet is at hand to settle those disputes once and for all, marking out your papery territory for all to see.

That notebook is mine, by the way, and it's OUT OF BOUNDS.

11 September 2014

back to school

Hmm. It seems the holidays are over. In a transparent attempt to make the whole idea of going back to school and doing homework FUN, we made these pencil toppers.

I'm embarassed to say we relied on trusty loom bands once again. Embarassed because I have a sneaking suspicion that loom bands are going to turn out to be the next big environmental catastrophe and that in a few year's time they will be regarded in much the same light as plastic bags. I'm basically waiting for the first photo of a starving baby dolphin to be washed up on a beach with a knot of reverse-fishtail-braided loom bands around its beak.

Mind you, a friend of mine reported that her son made himself a tiny cock ring out of them the other day, so it's not all completely bleak.

But I digress. Back to back to school.

First we decorated some Papercharms.

The Cat in the Hat!

Then we taped them to some loom bands and then stuck them on our pencils.

Too cool for school? I don't think so. Depending on your school's policy on loom bands in the playground, of course.