It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Flow magazine and all of the products they create. But I have to say, my favourites are the Books for Paper Lovers. (Hm, wonder why.) I’ve used the first two books pretty well so far, so I was hungry for a new one. This edition has been out for a while but due to postal problems (*shakes fist at sky*) even though I ordered it in January, it only got to me this week (and it was the second copy sent, thank you Flow). As soon as I opened it, I knew this one would be my favourite of the three. They really prioritize snail mail and floral patterns, so, yeah. I am excited to do more with all these goodies once I get settled in my new place. There’s a banner in there that spells out ‘Do What You Love,’ which I will promptly be hanging over my desk! So without further ado, let me just show you why this book is so great.
This picture <3
Fruity stationery! There are blank pages on the opposite side. These are by Suzanne Nuis.
Floral stationery! I am so gaga for these designs by Tara Lilly. I also really like these cute little cards, I’m glad they’re back.
Flow is big on vintage photography of pretty ladies doing awesome things. I am not so into the random glitter on things (which you can’t really tell from the picture) but I will still use these. I just sent one off in this cool book blogger postcard project!
Postman paper doll! Don’t worry there’s another page with his clothes. I can’t wait to put him together! Great project from Nathalie Lété.
Heart-shaped cut-out envelopes with floral patterns, ahem.
The patterns of the heart-shaped envelopes, eee.
I am soooo in love with these stamp stickers by Yumi Kitagishi!
Stickers, stickers, stickers! oh what will I put them on!?
Gorgeous home style patterns by Marloes de Vries. I adore these. I’m not sure what to do with them yet but whatever I choose will have to be special!
Lil tags of the same designs, you are going on everything.
Label stickers by Aiko Fukawa, perfect for envelope addresses! This pattern also appears as stationery, stickers, envelopes and more. I’ve loved Aiko’s designs in previous Flow projects, too.
There’s a whole section of just coloured papers with fun names. I’m not entirely sure what to do with them yet, but I’ll figure it out. In the past I just used them for envelopes. Anyways, I love their titles.
ehehehe. Good one, Sarah Walsh.
I like these designs by Ruby Taylor. They were in a previous issue of Flow too and I cut them out to glue on things, so now I have more!
This is super cute. Other answers include “a cookie day,” “a new start” and “a good day to let go.” Design by Bodil Jane.
There are lots of little bunting by Studio 100%! I am glad because I find them quite cute and useful. I have a few other Flow buntings up around my apartment, now there will be more! My future apartment is going to look like you stepped into a circus.
Cut-out houses! There are a bunch of designs so you can have a wacky little neighbourhood on your shelf! This one is my favourite, by Caroline Ellerbeck.
Oh. my. gosh. Yelena Bryksenkova is so good. This is a four-roomed pop-out house with paper dolls and furniture to put in! Drooool.
And a poster by Yelena, too! Such swoony art.
Pretty tea designs by Katrin Coetzer to cut out and put on things! Also as stickers.
So, there is a lot more in the book besides what I showed you, but your browser is already probably struggling under the weight of these pictures. Wrapping paper, posters, pictures, more bunting, etc etc etc. Just another reason for you to order one for yourself 😉
Do you have the Flow Books for Paper Lovers? What do you like to make with their goodies?