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A Paper Christmas

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Super kawaii Christmas paper sculptures by Jo Nakashima, with all the gang, Rudolph, Santa, Snowman and Christmas trees.

Add an extra dose of cute to your christmas by following Jo’s online origami tutorials on youtube as well as on his website.

Cup of Tea

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Whether you call it tea, a cuppa, rosy lee or a builder’s brew, statistics has it that on average in the UK we drink at least 165 million cups of tea per day.

Glad artist Alexander Ross has kept an archive of paper tea bag tags - a good dunking for the eyes.

Let It Snow On Paper Mountains

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As the mercury drops, Christmas is near, this has us thinking about snow capped mountains.

This photo shoot on Paper Mountains by photographer Bruno Drummond with beautiful geometric shaped mountains created by set designer Hattie Newman captures exactly that.

Waiting for snow …

Hashtag #PaperLeaves

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On Instagram, search by using hashtag #PaperLeaves to discover all the different varieties of leaves made from paper. Monstera, oxalis, rex begonia, rubber plant, variegated plant leaves; leaves created from painting, cutting, folding, creasing. For real, beleaf - plants definitely make people happy.

Paper City Architecture

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Paperholm, a growing paper city project made by Edinburgh based artist Charles Young. This paper project started as a daily project in 2014 with new additions every day, with near 1,000 paper structures created. 

Paper has been used to create stunning architectures covering all sorts of themes from Olympic building, ferris wheel, cabin etc. that are brought to life with additional building details from pop up details, to moving cars to add movement to this lovely paper city and to create animation of moving buildings. 

Magical, genius, fascinating and super cute. 

Summer Puddings

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It's summer and plenty of berries are in season including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries etc. This has us thinking about summer puddings, something refreshing and fruity!

Summer desserts including gelato, ice lollies, strawberry cake, summer puddings are ideal for the hot weather. We are inspired by this super super cute paper food desserts made by Amsterdam and Paris based graphic designer Charlotte Smith.  Cuteness overload and sugar cravings alert here!

Photos courtesy of Charlotte Smith www.charlottesmith.fr

Fine Wildlife Papercut

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Ultra, über fine wildlife nature inspired papercut, by San Francisco based papercut artist Kanako Abe.  The intricate and delicate paper cut technique is based on Ise-katagami (伊勢型紙) - a traditional Japanese paper craft technique composed of fine repeated patterns and shapes bringing these squirrels, bears, butterflies, forest plants and wildlife to life! 

Definitely no cabin fever, but an inspiration to head out to the woods!

Photos courtesy of Kanako Abe's Instagram account @abemanatee

Paper Snowflakes With Nobel Physicists

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The Beast from the East has created plenty of snow around the UK. Paper snowflakes are in mind, especially these sciency snowflakes featuring three Nobel physicists, courtesy of Symmetry Magazine, an online magazine about particle physics. 

Templates to cut these awesome sciency snowflakes are available here.