What’s Next: Leaves of Paper

What’s Next: Leaves of Paper

If you missed it, please check out the “What We Make” post from last Monday.

The second half of 2014 was very busy for us! Lots of craft fairs and opening Etsy shops, and because of that we made a lot of stuff which never made it onto the LoP Etsy Shop. If you came to see us in person, you may already recognize some of this, but we’ve made a ton of new stuff since our last fair, so hang around to see what’s next! Also, keep an eye on our twitter, facebook, and pinterest feeds for the latest on what’s in our shops!

Greeting Cards: there’s both a new batch of handpainted cards as well as a new style of card!

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Paint Chip Notebooks: we made these as a kid-friendly alternative to our bigger notebooks


Star Ornaments: in two different sizes (4″ and 6″)


Mixed Media Journals: for the arty person


Gift Tags: for both Christmas and birthdays


We also haveSpiral Bound Journals (coming soon!): a nice alternative to our blank journals


We have even more ideas in place, but they will have to wait for another day. See you on Wordless Wednesday!

Hello, 2015!

Hello, 2015!

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Welcome to the new CGC! We are making a lot of changes behind the scenes, and in the coming weeks you will see:

  • giveaways
  • tutorials
  • videos
  • new projects
  • new products
  • behind-the-scenes photos
  • exclusive previews
  • and so much more!

We are so excited to share this new adventure with you and hope that you enjoy the ride! This will a place that welcomes anyone from the pinterest expert who loves the idea of crafting (but not making them) to the novice crafter to the experienced Etsy seller. Each of our tutorials comes with picture, word and video instructions to help everyone learn in their favorite medium. There’s even a rating system to help you decide if it’s something you want to try and how long it will take to try it. We have loads of new products planned and made for this year. Our main focus this year will be paper goods, but we will be exploring all kinds of crafts so if paper isn’t your thing, just wait until the next post!

We have always wanted a place to share all the things that we love to talk about, and this seems like the perfect time to be the change we want to see. We believe that everyone can create and enjoy handcrafted goods and we are making this the home for anything crafty. Everything we make is handcrafted. Even when we make things that look like something you can pick up from a big box store, you can guarantee that our version will last a lot longer! All of our projects are stylized but can be easily personalized to reflect your tastes. What we show you are merely suggestions and you can use style suits you.

As always, you can keep up-to-the-minute with us through your favorite forms of social media: facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, tumblr and google+

See you next time!

Caroline and Gillian

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November 23: What we’ve been making this weekend

November 23: What we’ve been making this weekend

In preparation for the next crafts fair on December 6 at Oaks, PA we have been busy making all kinds of paper items. They will shortly appear in our Etsy shop, but to see them for yourself, come and see us!

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Amongst this weekend’s crop of paper goods are:

Origami Stars

Caroline has been bust making red, green and white origami stars. These were incredibly popular at the fair in Warrington, PA, so we needed to replenish our supplies!

Paint Chip Journals

After we’d finished planning for a paint project, we had a lot of paint cards left over. Hating to throw out paper of any kind, we decided to turn them into little journals with chipboard back covers. Each will be packaged with a small pen ready to give as a gift or stocking stuffer.

There are even a few tiny 2″ square journals with shiny covers for keeping in your purse or pocket to make tiny notes!

Watercolour Flower Cards

Last, but not least, we needed to replenish the watercolour greeting cards. I had some cards with a small window in them, so decided to create some tiny floral designs.