Friday, December 2, 2011

Contest! Big, Wonderful Prize, Over 700 Sheets of Chiyogami Paper!

It is Friday and what better way to herald the approaching weekend than to tell you about an amazing contest put on by The Paper Place, a wonderful store in Toronto, Canada, that carries Japanese paper along with rubber stamps, journals, cards, books and so on as well as offering classes throughout the year in different aspects of paper crafting.  For the purposes of this contest, the prize consists of a package of over 700 sheets of Chiyogami paper (8 1/2 x 11).  Just think what you could do with all that wonderful, saturation of colour in your papercrafting projects.  My mind immediately goes to journals, cards, mixed media projects and so much more.

For details on how to enter, please visit The Paper Place's web site at and read their blog for all the information on how to enter the contest and how to score some extra entries.  Be quick like a bunny since you need to have your entries in by December 15, 2011.  Meanwhile, take a look at The Paper Place's online shop and drool over the rich colours and patterns used in this paper.  I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with what you see!  Start dreaming of ways in which you will use the wealth of paper to showcase its beauty.  But, please, make me a promise - if you win, you need to send in pictures to this blog showing all of us your creativity in action.

To get an idea of the beauty of this paper, take a look at the pictures to the right hand side of this post.  I am guessing, but I suspect that should you win this prize package, you may not know what colour or pattern to go for first in your project.  That is okay!  Dream a dream or two whilst entering the contest, envisioning your favourite pattern or colour used up in a lovely Japanese themed journal, guest book or maybe make a paper quilt.  Just be sure to enter and do so right away so that you have your chance to win this extravaganza of paper heaven.

Just for fun, why not share your dream project with the rest of us.  'Tis the season of dreams for young and old alike so do not be shy about what you would like to do with all this paper.  And, if you have any artwork done with this specific paper, include a picture with your comment.  We would all love to see your dreams come to life, so upload your picture and share your inner artist with us!

Floral Chiyogami
Wishing you luck and whilst we all wait for the announcement of the winning entry, I wish you dreams of Chiyogami dancing in your head.  So much more practical than sugar plums, would you not agree?  And just to get the creative juices flowing, take a look at some of the lovely papers that will be in the prize package.  It is enough to make a grown woman have shivers run down her spine.

Now, hop on over to The Paper Place's web site, read the blog and get your entries in for the best give away of the season.  Deck the halls with Chiyogami!

Sincerely,   Rutheemac

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