writing paper

by Grace Bonney

While working as an art director at Martha Stewart Kids, I became a paper gatherer. Just little bits here and there that we would collect for shoots. All kinds of paper, but I loved writing paper the best. College-ruled paper. Lined paper. School writing paper. Grid paper. Graph paper. You can get a decent collection started just by visiting an office supply store. Explore the reams of paper, index cards, notebooks, lined journals, business ledgers, and memo pads and you’ll be off and running.

Then you can do fun projects like these:

Make speech bubble thank you cards.

Or rocket ship birthday invites.

Or use your paper scraps for a “magical thinking” jar.

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