good reads : Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway

Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway | Emma Lamb

Okay, so there's not an awful lot to read in this book but there is sooooo much to play with and it will keep you busy for hours and hours. Flow, the Magazine For Paper Lovers, is celebrating it's fifth anniversary with a bumper book of papery crafty goodness, a very special Book For Paper Lovers!


Seriously, this more than an inch think lump of a book and is choc full of postcards, cute craft papers, gift tags, envelopes, stickers, pretty patterned writing papers, pull out inspirational quote posters, fold out dioramas, wrapping paper, a pop-up landscape and even papery bunting! With lots of designs contributed by incredible talents such as Helen Dardik, Caroline Ellerbeck, Studio Ping, Marloes de Vries, Amy Blay, Deborah Van Der Schaaf and many more. The book is divided into three main sections - Write, Craft & Gift - and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the loveliness you can expect to find within those chapters...

Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway | Emma Lamb
Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway | Emma Lamb
Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway | Emma Lamb
Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway | Emma Lamb
Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway | Emma Lamb

So much pretty! I want to use it all but have yet to get over the hurdle of loving a pristine new book and not wanting to tear pages out of it... *gulp* ...I really want to pin the Socrates 'Wisdom begins in wonder' quote up on my wall and as soon as I've plucked up the courage to gently tease it out of the book I know I will be tucking into the rest of the papery goodness with gusto!

I also have some colourful papery goodness to share with you guys too and have 10 packs of these Flow goodies to give away... **Just to clarify, the giveaway is for 10 packs of paper goodies as pictured below, not the book which I only have one of.** ...I may add a few bits and pieces of my own to each package to make each one unique :)

Flow, Book for paper lovers + a giveaway / all images © emma lamb

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you would do with your pack of papery goodness should you win and leave a way for me to contact you directly. This giveaway is open worldwide and I shall pick the ten lucky winners next week. Oh, and to find out more about Flow stop by their website, Facebook page or Twitter feed to see what they're up to.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Emma, x

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109 comments

  1. I love that little spotty bunny! :)
    It would make lovely gift tags!!
    V x

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  2. This book looks great! Yes I think Socrates statement is amazing too! I would use the contents of the giveaway to make some spring cards to give to friends. ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
    AriadnefromGreece!

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  3. okay...i love Flow since i was on the Netherlands some years ago. Now we have it also as a german issue and i´m a really Flow junkie. So i will jump into the Giveaway and finger crossed that í will be one of the lucky winners...and by the way i love your blog and work very much...really good job...greetings from germany and a beautiful creative weekend...her is my emailad...cheers and hugs ...ines...;)...

    frauheuberg@web.de

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  4. Oh my goodness! What a sight for sore eyes. Please count me in Emma. As for what I'd do with it if I won, ummm, I'd stroke it a lot and then I think I would blow the dust off the empty Ikea frames I've had sitting waiting for such an occasion and set-to with scissors and punches. I'm halfway through decorating the hall, stairs and landing and it's screaming out for some prettiness.

    Thank youuuu.

    Heather x

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  5. ooh! so many ideas! a paper garland perhaps using punches from the paper and alternating those lil tags , or as a photo back drop for my little crochet creations & i would definitely use some of those tags to wrap some gifts or goodies with!
    charissa
    joyfulfour@optonline.net

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  6. Ah, eu quero!!! Lindo demais. Ia fazer tanta coisa se eu ganhasse!
    Bjs
    adriana

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  7. I could do so much with this, I do all the displays in my department at school and this would look so good on the walls.

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  8. I would write you back to thank you for winning ;)

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  9. I don't know many words of English.
    I can only say that this book is wonderful and I think I never get tired to hold it in my hands!

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  10. I would love this book and would frame pages to hang in my girls' room.

    betsywoeste@gmail.com

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  11. If I get this book I'd hug it tight and keep it pristine... Until I have to make a card!
    You can contact me on Yael.smith1@gmail.com

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  12. Wow! Where to start? Cards are my usual way to use paper, but I can see some mini-albums gobbling up some of this goodness, too. kmwwrench at comcast dot net.

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  13. I would like to use these to sit down and write letters to all my friends I've been meaning to contact.

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  14. Wow Emma! Thank you for the opportunity. I'm in love with this amazing pop up craft supplies illustrated book. What would I do with it? A lot of gifts for my friends and I would love to put in frames some of those beautifull illustrations in order to decorate my home. Finghers crossed and thank you ♡
    Carla♥
    Email:cac76@libero.it

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  15. The postcards would go in my postcard collection and I would get crafty with Cayden with the other goodies, i would take pictures of our crafts and stick them in the book.

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  16. Thank you so much for the chance! If I win, I will resist the temptation of just hoarding all these pretty bits, and I will include them in my Project Life albums and make cards for my husband. Perhaps a mini album too! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I would spend the next rainy day with my daughter having some papery fun with all of these.

    Tracy.cottis@btinternet.com

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  18. Hmmm… I would probably see if there is anything I could translate into something stitchy, like that Socrates quote, or maybe something cute to frame and hang up on my daughter's wall of art!

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  19. Oh, such goodness! I have a daughter and we love to do crafts together. One year ago my daughter had a cohlear implant surgery, now we work on her speech development, it is so lovely to hear my little Elizabeth talking some words, especially when we make something crafty, sew or bake. She enjoys helping me in all ways.
    Cards are beautiful also! Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  20. What a coincidence ... Just last week, I bought my first copy of Flow and I'm still amazed.

    Well.. what would I do with the paper goodies? I'd make a mini album for my husband to take along to work (he usually is away all week long) and safe some for the doll house I'm planning on making some time this year and some - well, I guess I'd just keep some to look at and cheer me up on rainy days.

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  21. Lovely giveaway.I have never seen these before and think they are a great idea.
    I would give this to my niece as she loves everything to do with craft and spends hours creating lovely items

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  22. wow wow wow load of cuteness. i'll hang them on to my wall to get inspire:)

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  23. I would finally start scrap booking

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  24. i would make lovely things with and for my daughters! experiment and enjoy,

    xx goldenstardust

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  25. a lot of paper crafts such as scrapbooking, cards ecc.

    day26sleeper@yahoo.co.uk

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  26. This book is like a crafters christmasses all came at once! i've never come across flow before, but im fairly new to the crafting scene! I would use the papers to make cards and gift tags :) my twitter handle is @Missy_Spud

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  27. I run a small business and use coloured paper for tags and labels , this would be perfect x
    nothappymon@gmail.com

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  28. I am sooooo in love with the gift tags, they are way too pretty to use for their actual purpose so I would make them into bunting or a mobile so I could admire them everyday :) x

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  29. Hello Emma!
    First of all thanks for the wonderful opportuneness we're giving with the giveaway.
    I can tell you that I love the paper (origami are my passion!) And the craft.
    Very nice designed that card with the animals ... with that rivestirei of old boxes of the games of my son!
    A hug and good weekend.
    Emanuela
    P.S. I do not speak English and I'm using Google for translation. I apologize for any errors of translation.

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  30. Me and my kids would make things to send to family

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  31. Oh my how gorgeous!
    I've been wanting to start slow mail writing again, including little gifts with each letter. This sounds like it would be perfect!

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd use the paper to make cards. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  33. I have a friend who will celebrate their 50th soon. She is a huge paper person and I would love to give this her!
    nykki@roadrunner.com

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  34. I love making cards for family and friends and with 4 kids, we are always going to parties and celebrations. So, I would put that lovely little paper parcel to use in the form of gift cards. 'If' I could bare to cut into it.
    Thank you Emma.
    heatherw75@bigpond.com

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  35. Oh, how lovely! I think I'd make some punched tea light bag holders and also, hopefully, get some inspiration to get me back into designing my own papers again.

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  36. I would send welcome spring cards to a few select people and a thank you note to you!

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  37. I forgot my email addy! wissian@gmail.com

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  38. I love handmade gifts. They are so personal. I'd make gifts to give to loved ones. :)

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  39. So many pretty patterns! They'd make wonderful backdrops to an album I'm planning for my partner for our upcoming anniversary.

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  40. I would use the papers in my homemade cards and also play with the various bits with Baby Rylan

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  41. I would plaster them on my walls in my sewing space for inspiration.

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  42. super cute things.... i love it.. very creative :)

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  43. What pretty papers to play with! I'd put them to use making favors for a spring party. Thank you for offering this giveaway. sharonrohloff@msn.com

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  44. Dear Emma, Thank you for the opportunity for this wonderful give-away. I live in France, but most of my family is scattered across the world. I write LOTS of real mail, and I collect and send lots of postcards and other pretty bits of papery things. I would love to add these items to my collection and SEND them out into the world to SHARE the beauty. There is nothing so wonderful as receiving REAL MAIL!
    Thank you!
    vickieleenewman@gmail.com

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  45. I would definitely want to hang these on a wall! Or even place them under glass on a special coffee table I have!

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  46. Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! I love my filofax and this year I will be into a sort of self project life. Paper and stashionary are something I love from my early age, finding good sources here is almost impossible, so I would love to win! :)

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  47. Oh, I would immediately immerse myself in the projects of How About Orange and MiniEco.. There are so many things I would like to make! Woven balls, diamonds, garlands... :) you can reach me through my email: Kirsten at Haakmaarraak dot NL.

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  48. here I am!! most probably I will use them to decorate books and photo album of my little Baby Valentina :)))
    I'm from Italy, here's my email: laura.gargiulo@gmail.com
    hope to win!! :D

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  49. Thanks for the fab giveaway Emma. After considerable time looking, stroking, sniffing (I know a bit bonkers right?) I would one day pluck up the courage to cut into it to make little love notes and envelopes to send to the people that are special to me. If there was anything left I'd make tags for my craft room. Mandyrose2@aol.com

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  50. I'm a big fan of Flow. I've got a subscription on the magazine. Bought this book but it's so lovely that it wil hurt to tear the pages out! Maby I will buy a second one to use all that great material!

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  51. http://simoneretro.wordpress.com/

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  52. I would love to use them in scrap booking with my daughter, they are so sweet

    Kel x

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  53. I would give it to my son. I'm sure he'd enjoy thinking of what to use them for.

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  54. oh i love paper crafty fun! i would probably make some cards and maybe even use some for decorations : )

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  55. Oooh such cheerful colors ! Perfect during winter greys !
    Thank you for the giveaway !
    I would certi-ainly keep one or two bits, then send the rest to friends !
    xoxo

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  56. I'd starting actually creating my scrapbook which I've been wanting to start for a long while now! The book by the way is so beautiful I can understand why you feel in love with it! :D nessa_stardom@hotmail.co.uk

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  57. Hi Emma,

    What a fun giveaway, thanks for introducing me to Flow :)
    I would use the paper packs and lovely tags in the mail I send to people back home - little reminders that they are remembered and loved.

    amity.higgins@gmail.com

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  58. I would make greeting cards!
    cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  59. I would probably start by just enjoying the loveliness to begin with. Then I would use the paper in my card making process. Also I'm planning to display some of my photos and think it would be different, and eye catching to mount them on some lively, pretty paper.
    Funny I've just been checking out the Flow magazine website.

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  60. Hello Emma: my first comment didn't showup. So, I write again. I'd love to win this beautiful giveaway to make presents to everyone. Love. Verónica

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  61. Oooooooh- I love paper like this! Those sweet florals...

    Gosh, I have no idea what I would do. The possibilities are endless, really! I'm thinking I'd make some super cute bookmarks...or maybe line some tiny (like only couple inches) drawers I have,, and of course make a card or two. Yay for pretty paper. :)

    You can convo me at ponderandstitch on etsy! :) xoxo

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  62. I'd do a little scrapbooking and maybe a little card making too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. Oh what wonderful things you do ... You've got a lot of imaginaiton. Well I would to a row of hanging garlands to COLOR UP a corner of my Mom's room at the home she now lives. The rest,first I'd do something for my patio-door area, then I would offer it to a neighbour to do stuff with her three children, she takes what is convenient for her then the rest would go to the committee that do crafty leisures with older people. As you can read, none would be wasted. Thanks for your giveaway. :) <3

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  64. I love paper crafts, especially making special cards for all my great friends. I also love finding new paper crafts to try out and then a few times a year a few friends get together and I show them how to create their own projects. I would love to win this. So many projects that could be done with these wonderful prizes

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  65. I love making cards; great designs.....would love to win all....thanks for the opportunity

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  66. I felt in love with this book by just looking its cover. so much inspirations I could get from her, making tags cards, and learn the patterns even working on fabric works. love it.
    Thank you so much for this great giveaway for us.
    you can find me at yozocraft@gmail.com

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  67. Such lovely images compiled in one book-fantastic! My daughter has a birthday coming up and I could imagine using the papers to help decorate (invitations, goodie bags, etc). My girl would love it.

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  68. I would use the contents to make cards and decorate for my mums birthday :)
    my email is:
    ruth290877@hotmail.co.uk

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  69. I guess I am a real paper junkie...love pretty papers, and love writing pretty stories, and making pretty cards. Thanks for this fun chance <3 cathy100102@aol.com I will look out for the Flow now.

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  70. I'd use part of them for greeting cards and I'd also decorate gift boxes with the lovely paper!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  71. I would give this book to my husband as he is an origamist, paper cutter, scrapbooker extraordinaire! He loves paper crafts but helps trees to grow as a gardener so there is some sort of wonderful papery circle going on there!

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  72. I would make cards, cards, cards!!!

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  73. This is the first time I've come across Flow...definitely going to get hooked! I think I would use the paper to make some Easter cards plus some really pretty glass covered pendants.
    Thanks Emma!
    jacarandadesigns@cogeco.ca

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  74. It would help greatly with my desire to start scrapbooking!!
    love-this-planet@live.co.uk

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  75. I would add it to my inspiration board and use some as gift cards for special occasions - it's a wonderful selection!

    mail2kat_s(at)yahoo.co.uk

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  76. Scrap booking, write letters to my daughters

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  77. Isn't there just something amazing about new Paper?! I'd make some cards and some Paper Bunting.

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  78. I would use it on pictures to frame them before putting them in the picture frame.cut into different shapes as tags for gift giving and many more I can't even begin to think of at the moment. Thank you much, the patterns are amazing.

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  79. I would love to use the amazing patterns as tags for gifts, and for framing pictures of my grandaughter before putting thm in frame. The would be so cute. Love the patterns :-)

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  80. I would give them to my daughter for inspiration for her artwork with Primary School children

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  81. To begin with, thank you for this lovely giveaway. As a passionate paper cutter and crocheter I would certainly use some of it to crochet around and of course to make some invitations for my son's upcoming birthday. :) nelatankosic@gmail.com

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  82. I'd use it to make gift tags!

    @hammahnator

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  83. Ooooooh lovely giveaway!! I sometimes make cards and this paper would make some fantastic cards. Thanks
    pog.morrow@googlemail(dot)com

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  84. such pretty colors and patterns. I find such inspiration for quilting through paper and I'm sure these would be no exception! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. Oh gosh, what a fantastic giveaway. I need to inject a little colour into my life and I think the paper pack would be great to stick on the wall and in my diary.....yay for pretties!
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  86. Cards, origami dresses, beautiful notebooks, a banner, and many more things!
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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  87. I'm not particularly crafty, but I love pretty paper. If I were to win this book, I would try my hand at some simple projects. I love unique greeting cards, so that's what I'd try to do. I'm margduns@hotmail.com

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  88. I'd love to win a bundle of paper goodies to use in my daily journal.
    Thanks Keryl
    kerylcod@ihug.com.au

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  89. I would leave it out on my side table as eye candy at first. Something to savor as I examine each page and let the possibilities flow.

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  90. Oh my goodness how pretty! I think the first thing us do (after looking at it for a long while) would to make some pretty framed artwork

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  91. I'd use them to groove up a 70's dolls house that I'm hankering after. Your blog is beautiful Emma. You have a new follower x

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  92. What I would do... I would try to keep it from my 15-year-old daughter, who is sure to want it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. I'd give them to my daughter to make tags and gifts, as she's fundraising for a student nurses trip ,to go on a medical placement in Africa :)

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  94. I'd give it to my daughter - she loves paper and stationery

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  95. My daughter is trying to teach me papercrafting and card-making. She is wayyyyy better than me. I would book myself another lession with her lol.

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  96. Such beautiful designs! I would use them to make my own homemade cards and beautifully gift wrapped presents. I also think they would be great for making pretty scrapbooks for memorable occasions which would make a lovely homemade gift. :)

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  97. You can reach me on twitter @Madrabbitgirl :)

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  98. I'd make individually designed invitations for a surprise birthday party I'm organising for my boyfriend! You can contact me on Twitter at @EmilyK1983 :)

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  99. the possibilities. id make cards, invitations and backgrounds for photos

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  100. I'd use the papers to make birthday cards for my siblings. I resolved to send them each a handmade card this year - will be fun to do!

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  101. I would start scrapbooking again :)

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  102. Would use some for decorating my little girl's room :) Maybe would even build a little garden!
    dessallara@gmail.com

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  103. I'd use it to fill out my daughters scrap book, this year we are documenting everything special in her life for when she's older :) tiffany@evaquatics.co.uk

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  104. ** This giveaway is now CLOSED **

    Thank you so much everyone, I shall be announcing the winners in a day or two. Good luck! x

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  105. It's so sad. I wanted the Flow book for Paper lovers but everybody,including Etsy is selling this for $40. Sort of leaves out the Sr. Citizens that live on a fixed income. GUESS I will just have to dream about it. SHARON

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