Friday, 24 March 2017

Paper Panda Newsletter!

On the third Sunday of every month, we will be sending out a newsletter to our subscribers. You can subscribe within your account on our website. The following Friday, I'll be posting the contents of the newsletter here on the blog in case you missed it :)

Welcome back to the Paper Panda newsletter!
After a brief hiatus *ahem* we are back to monthly newsletters again!
Hopefully! ;)


This month we saw the first template totally created by Mr P! It took him around 2 months to perfect these designs, from concept drawings to finished cut - yes, he's quickly becoming an accomplished cutter too - I think they're just stunning.
The collection is called 'Victorian Wild' and this is the first character released as a template - meet Mr Brown the bear.
Doesn't he look dapper in his bowler hat and tie?
Available as a digital template, and a physical kit complete with all the papers you need.





From 25th March to 7th May, Paper Panda papercuts will be exhibited at the picturesque Yorkshire manor house, Nunnington Hall,

alongside fellow paper artists handpicked to exhibit with me.

You'll be able to purchase the papercuts there too!








PAPER FACT!
The largest sheet of handmade paper measures 14.95 x 10 metres and was made by the students of
Colegio Salesiano Don Bosco de Ypacarai, Paraguay, on 7 August 2015.
Around 250 students created the giant sheet of paper from recycled newspaper.
Imagine the frame you'd need for that!


These new sketch prints have been very popular. They're 13cm square and limited to only 30 of each. They come with a mini certificate of authenticity.
We only have a couple left at the moment, which sketches would you like to see in this format next?
Feeling even happier than a hedgehog in a hat!




NAIL POLISH OF THE MONTH!
I love this nail polish by Jessica, it's called Soigne and it's a beautiful pale grey shimmer. Delightful!
And a bargain too!






GUEST ARTIST
Official PP Miniaturist Loz has been at it again!
Her nimble fingers have created some more tiny versions of some favourite Paper Panda designs.
Loz is....just amazing. She may even be better than me, but don't tell her I told you so :)
http://www.paperpandacuts.co.uk/originals-c36/original-papercuts-c42


That's it for now - see you next month!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Surprise Surprise!

The first of a new month has just swung round, and that means a new surprise template! 

It gets better this month as we have also added a new surprise colouring sheet. How 'bout that for a cheeky little addition! 

You can find them both here - http://bit.ly/2mB1mVy


Coming soon! 

Mr Panda has been working on a range of stylistic animals called Victorian Wild. There's four so far. This is Mr Brown in progress and he'll be a template kit available for you to make yourself very soon!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Serenity


Keep your Friday peaceful, calm and serene.
Breathe in... and out.
Remove stressful thoughts from your mind.
Take in your surroundings.
Stay grateful and humble.
Learn from the past, but don't dwell on it.
Smile.
Have a cup of tea (and a biscuit, or two).
The weekend will soon be here.


Friday, 17 February 2017

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...


You may have seen on our Facebook page a few new posts in the our new getting to know you series.We are using this to spotlight our guest artists. We've sent them all some questions to answer.

I've left a blank copy of the questions at the bottom, feel free to answer them in the comments!

Here's a round up of those featured so far and a selection on answers across the board.

Lee-Ann of Not Just Paper Boutique.


3. If you could create any celebrity using your chosen craft, who would it be?
Oooh, Tom Hardy for sure! Life sized, too, and I'd hang the Paper Tom Hardy in the hallway so I could see him every day. You'd all be more than welcome to come over and stroke his papery face..

Marnie of Marnie Makes!


5. Would you eat a spider for £100? Nope . Really, really nope. Unless it was made of jelly ? Would it be made of jelly?

Sue Mclearie

15. Is there anything else we should know?
I have conversations with my creations as I work and they are always mischevious. In my wibbly, wobbly world, they are quite real!



Rebecka Hathaway!


15. Is there anything else we should know?
You are never too old to start to live your dreams. But you have to start.


Emily Caton of Odd Hearts, also known as The Emily
- of Paper Panda admin fame.



10. Describe something that has happened to you that doesn't have an explanation. < *What kind of question is this?
*10a. Who is your weird celebrity crush? Hugh Laurie.



Here is a full list of questions!


1. If you had £5 what would you spend it on?
2. What was the last lie you told?
3. If you could create any celebrity using your chosen craft, who would it be?

4. What's the best compliment you have ever received?
5. Would you eat a spider for £100?
6. What question do you hate to answer?
7. Where were you four hours ago?
8. What is your favourite album to create to?
9. What habit would you like to break?
10. Describe something that has happened to you that doesn't have an explanation.
11. Are you still learning who you are?
12. What inspires you the most?
13. What do you answer when someone asks you what you do for a living?
14. If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
15. Is there anything else we should know?







Friday, 10 February 2017

What do I do in my spare time....?

For years I've never been able to answer the question 'What do you do with your spare time?' because I've always just been too busy working.
I seem to have recently found a hobby in embroidery. I've never made anything just for me before and it's wonderfully refreshing to just create something with no pressure to make it for someone else.
I started in January doing the #1yearofstitches project wh
ere you add at least a stitch per day to your hoop, a bit like a diary. Well I finished my 'year' in three weeks, it was so addicting! I purposely didn't look up stitches or techniques because I didn't want to feel overwhelmed or inadequate but just ploughed into it, making it up as I went along, freestyling. SO ENJOYABLE!
So now, well, it had to be a hare as my first real project, didn't it?
So if you see the midnight oil burning at Panda Barn you know there's little animals being created with a thousand tiny stitches...

Friday, 3 February 2017

Exciting collaboration!

Emily and I have been busy on our new collaboration! She uses her magical shiny calligraphy skills to add the golden text,
then I add a sketch of our favourite Woodland Friends.
What do you think?
http://www.paperpandacuts.co.uk/originals-c36/sketch-originals-c47






Friday, 20 January 2017

New Templates, Sale and We're moving! Whew!




Have you seen the updated sale section of the store lately?

We're hosting an amazing digital DIY template sale and many templates are just £1. These two new designs can also be found there for a limited time!





You can find the sale here! 

Just a little notice to remind you all that PPHQ is upping sticks and moving this week.

Obviously we will try and aim to keep the disruption as little as possible but please be advised there may be a little delay in getting some orders out! Thank you!