Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Papermash: win a year's worth of stationery!

So, finally I have got my little shop together and here is the big launch! My shop, Papermash, is selling paper goods sourced from my favourite independent designers. Avid blog readers will recognise some of them, and I would still encourage you to buy from them directly if you know who they are - but in the UK I am confident that not too many people are reading design blogs as religiously as I do...

I have had lots of fun so far being a stylist, a company director and an accountant - and have learned so much before I have even made a sale. I'm a bit nervous but also very excited - I am already working on lots of strategies for expansion!

So here is the big launch competition; you can win a year's worth of stationery - one package each month for twelve months, with a minimum retail value of £10 per month, worth £120 or approx $200 USD in total. A prize worth having, don't you think?

There is a catch: to qualify you need to link to this competition, or Papermash in a blog post. Please let me know you have done so in the comments. International entrants are welcome.

I know that not everyone has their own blog - so I'm not leaving you out of the fun! There will be a one-off surprise parcel for another lucky reader. Just leave a comment stating what your favourite item in the shop is. Please make sure you leave your email address in the comments if your blogger profile is not public.

I am also offering a 10% discount to Tea for Joy readers until 21st August if you enter the code teaforjoy1 at the checkout.

If you find any glitches on the website please let me know - I've been tweaking and tweaking, testing and testing - but you never know what might be lurking.

The competition will close at midnight next Wednesday, 12th August.


Lee said...

Hi Lynn, love your new online store. Gorgeous products!

I've done a quick blog post with pics of my favourite goodies, it's at:

Good luck with this exciting new venture. Lee :)

Miss Frangipani said...

Hi Lynne,

Congratulations on Papermash! Some really nice things there.

I've posted about the store on my blog:

Looking forward to more news about the store. Good luck!

Frangipani Decor

Jo Bryan said...

I am a newbie blogger, so new in fact you have my first mention, I have been lurking and wanted to finally say hello.
I love your shop very cheerfula nd well designed, wishing you a wealth of success and my favourite is the I love lists notepad.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

From all the way in Australia, might I say I adore both your Blog and Papermash.

I've posted a Blog here:

Can't wait to see new installments on Papermash :)

Polly Rowan said...

Congratulations on starting Papermash. It looks absolutely perfectly gorgeous.
I have blogged about it her:

Good luck!

The Occasional Blogger said...

Lovely lovely lovely. I will never get bored of paper craft! I posted a link on my wee blog. Particularly like the 'Nothing says thank you like a bottle of wine...'


Rose said...

Hello- I'm a big Tea for Joy fan. Papermash looks wonderful- great design and products. I've posted about it over at my blog- my favourites are there- the tape, the notebook and the i heart lists.

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Congratulations on your new venture. I am a long time reader of your blog but this is my first comment. I've just blogged about the fabulous wine tags you are stocking in papermash right here...

Kind Regards
Diana (also from Australia)

melanie said...

This is an awesome competition! I've linked to both the competition and your shop -

Thanks for the chance to win!

orange sparrow said...

Amazing shop!

Here is my blog post about your shop and the giveaway:


שלוֹמלוֹם said...

Hi there,

I'm inlove with papergoods and packaging and will have a blog very very soon.
The blog will be in Hbrew and I'll let you know when it start.

In the mean while I really like the lace tape - are you shipping abroad?

Shabat Shalom!

Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art said...

I love the lace tape - how very lovely!
What a pretty shop you have, and thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity :)

Conversation Pieces said...

Oh Lynne I love the wine tags so much! They're brilliant – I must invest in some!! ;)

The shop is brill too (as I knew it would be!)

Michael said...

LOVE YOUR SITE!! I jsut added it to my sidebar on my blog. good stuff. I will be back. thank you.

LittleDoodles said...

I'm overjoyed at your beautiful new're selling all of my favourite bits & pieces! I'm going to put a blog post up about it tomorrow (and I can't believe how excited I got over twine...I love it)

Brown Button Trading said...

Lynne!!!! LOVE IT!! Papermash is AWESOME!! Congratulations on such a unique, fabulous idea. The polaroid postcards are my favourite. xxxxx

Vale said...

Hi and many congrats!

I have just posted about your shop on my blog:

The selection is classy! Very well done!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...this would make my entire life! I am constantly in search of unique stationery for penpalling : -)
I'm not sure if this counts, but I've linked the shop and contest in a public entry in my livejournal since I don't have a blogger blog.
In case it doesn't count, I would love to be entered in the smaller contest; my favourite item from the shop is the set of mini metallic woodcut cards!
Thank you for sharing the shop with us! I'm excited to have a new avenue for finding papergoods!

Lynelle said...

Hi Lynne! Congrats on the new store! Love it - Paris polaroid notecards are ADORABLE! I blogged you here, and I wish you the very best of luck!


Cc said...

hi lynne,loving papermesh,good luck on that!i just posted the link about the comp on my blog...:)..take care

megan said...

congrats on papermash! i love you blog and now i absolutely love your store. i did a little post about it. best wishes!

Unknown said...

Awesome site! I love the layout design.

I posted on my blog:

Cindy Felix said...

Hi !
Congrats on Papermash. I love what you have there especially your gift tags !! it's awesome :)
I've bloged about it here...

Good luck !

Jackie said...

Congrats on the big opening Lynne! The site looks amazing! Going to be including a link in my Friday round up post tomorrow.

melissa kaye said...

Hey there! :)

I must say that your new shop, Papermash is quite lovely! Such creative, beautiful things.

I've written of this wonderful giveaway on my blog found here:

Thanks for this opportunity!

~Melissa Kaye

Rhianne said...

I love your shop! I will definitely be buying some of the tape at some point. I blogged about your giveaway here:

I'm from the UK and read far too many design blogs :) x

Little Miss B said...

Good luck with the shop, the goods are lovely, this is am amazing competition Ive linked to it on my blog at

Conversation Pieces said...

Hey. Back again. Just to say I included papermash in a post but as you'll see I'm cheating slightly as I didn't want to put up my fav things as I'm planning on buying them for friends ;)

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Lost in the Post said...

Lovely blog and lovely store, quite a coincidence that I came across your blog when I was compiling one of lists.

I've featured you in my blog and have also sent an email to Frankie magazine. So fingers crossed that they'll feature you and your shop!
Congrats on opening the store btw, must be exciting. :)

My blog entry can be found here:

Good luck with everything!

P.S I'm from Australia and my email is:
Thanks for this amazing contest!

Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Lynne it's fantastic! I love love love it. I have done a little post about it ( but I'm hoping no one else enters as I really NEED that year's worth of stationery! Best of luck with your lovely business. :o)

Karen Lewis Textiles said...

Lynn, your shop is AMAZING! It is not only stunning but you have a beautiful selection of to die for stationery. I want it all. I will definitely be linking and entering your comp and no doubt be buying a whole load too! Good luck with it, I'm sure it will be a big hit. Karen x

Claire said...

Oooh - love the typewriter tape!

I don't have a blog, so thanks for including the rest of us!

Hello from Canada!

Anonymous said...

congrats on your new adventure!

i just linked your shop and give away on my blog :D

Nicole said...

Hi! I heard about your blog through oh, hello friend, and this fabulous giveaway!

I've posted about the giveaway and Papermash at

Kelly said...

great giveaway! congratulations on your new venture. :)


oh, hello friend. said...

HURRAY! I posted!

Your shop is lovely Lynne, best of luck! This is an amazing giveaway! ;)


lizzie bee said...

Oh wow! I love your blog, and now I love papermash, as well. I think the love embossed notebook will have to be my favorite, but its hard to choose.


Ashley said...

This is a great giveaway! Good luck on your new shot! I linked the giveaway on my blog =D

Jasmin said...

Wow...your blog is now one of my favorites. And congrats on your new online store! Really love those illustrative tapes.

Here's my blog post of my favorites from your store.

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Karen Lewis Textiles said...

Just to let you know I've featured your fab fab shop on my blog
so PLEASE enter me into your comp...(and add an extra bit of magic wishing winning dust;-))
(And thank you for your lovely comment about my bags - D-Day tomorrow to see if it hits the spot with the kids! Karen x

Unknown said...

I linked back on my blog! Love yours- it's so fresh!

girl with a bird. said...

I posted mine here: :)
my email is and I just adore the another day notebook! even if I don't win, I'll probably purchase it, haha.

whoatemycrayons said...

Congratulations on a lovely website. I love the products on offer and have blogged about it also :) Good luck with the new venture and thanks for the great competition!

cerebral e said...

Hi Lynne, congratulations on your lovely store. I love the name! I follow your blog on Google reader.

I've linked to you on my blog here

I featured the I love lists notebook because i truly do love lists!

lynninlove said...

Hello Lynne with an e!

Loving your blog and store, they are superfab!

I've linked both to your contest and your store in a post! Hope I win :)

Cordially, Lynn (sadly without an e)

Laura said...

Just wanted to say what a lovely blog and shop! I especially love the list notepad, who doen't love a good list?

I've posted about the giveaway/shop on my blog.

Kristin Cunningham said...

Congrats on the new venture- the site is gorgeously simple, as are your products.

Blog post on my favorites found at

Unknown said...

Hello there- I love papermash, it's full of loveliness & I'd be so happy to use the lovely lace tape for packages or send friendly notes with the polaroid cards♥ I've included these & some other favourites& a link to your site/competition on my blog

good luck with this lovely shop♥
love Natasha♥x x

Chi Designs said...


Gorgeous site and stationery. :)

I've linked to your store in my recent blog post:


Anonymous said...

Such pretty stationery! I love the polaroid postcards and the notebooks and the tapes are so cute! :)

Lauren said...

I posted about your contest, followed up by some pictures of Papermash products that link through to the contest on my Tumblr blog & picture here

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness, please choose me! As much as I'd love to keep this to myself, I can imagine so many wonderful people I could share such a prize with!

You Are My Fave said...

Ummm, for real? A year of stationary? That's my dream.

I posted about it here:

When you're choosing a winner are you taking in account how badly somebody wants to win it. Because, I really, really want to win.

noella said...

wooow this giveaway rocks!
my favorite item is the "noted" metallic notebook! love it!

My heart asks pleasure said...

I love the wine tags, so honest :)
And here's my post:

MMK said...

hello there,

congratulations on your online shop!

i, too, have done a little post on papermash on my relatively new blog:

i wish you good luck with the shop & lots of fun with it, too. this is a good thing, i am looking forward for more lovely things to come (:


loupita said...

Hi Lynn, love your online shop. Great selection of products.
I am an absolute stationary addict and have been eyeing the bird tape since I first came across it online. :)

Here's my blog post on your launch:

Best of luck for the future. :)

Daydream Lily said...

linked to your post, on daydreamlily.
adore the notebooks and the tape
x Liss

hayleyfiona said...

I love it! Congratulations!

Here's my post:

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

my fav item is the 'I love' embossed flower notebook!! and my post is here:

iva yaneva said...

Congrats on opening the shop! It is gorgeous :)

my favorite item must be the Paris polaroid postcards. here is my blog post:

good luck with the shop :)

Bianca Jagoe said...

That's pretty much my dream come true :D What a gorgeous little shop. Gave a mention here, with love. Regardless of the comp, I'll definitely be making some purchases!

Lily said...

i have no blog but i love the paris polaroid postcards!

Anonymous said...

Hello Lynn!

I'm so very glad to have stumble upon your blog! I really like it that you made Letterpress as part of your About page. it is a dying technique in printing - how i wish i could learn it myself, really.

i've linked this post on my blog. Here's to a successful and lucrative opening of Papermash! Congratulations!


leah said...

Good luck Lynn, your products are gorgeous!

I've posted a link at:


Holly And the Ivy said...

Oh the shop looks lovely, I've featured you in todays post :D <3 I think i'll be buying something next month. :)

ikkinlala said...

I love that you included an option for those of us without blogs, and my favourite item in your shop is the Charcoal Agate Notebook.

Paper Pastries said...

I am very impressed with your shop selection. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway, its my dream come true.

heres my post:

Amanda said...

I looked at your shop for the first time tonight and absolutely fell in love with it!

i posted it on my blog

AmandaJean said...

I would love to win this!!! I linked to the contest here:

Lissa Chandler said...

Your products are adorable. I love them. AND I linked to them... three of them. And your store. And your contest. Just trying to spread some love :)

My blog is:

AND the specific blog post is this:

kasyn said...

really liking the choices you've made with the Papermesh.
anyway i did a quick blog about this. at

Ine said...

Hey! Love this contest, hope I win!
I posted a link to you in today's post:

Gaby - Hopeless Lingerie said...

Eeeep!!!! Love it!!

Here is my post :)

Gaby xoxo

Leslie said...

Lynne, Congrats on the new store. Can't wait to get one of your cute notebooks! Here's my link.

Eliza said...

This is a great, great competition, I'd certainly love to win!

I posted the link in this entry of my blog:

Good luck with everything! <3

K said...

great giveaway^^ i had a quick look at the shop and everythings so sweet~ i love the quirky wine tags.haha + love the notepads and polaroids.

i blogged about the giveaway here--

thanks for doing this giveaway!^^ x

Art Bat said...

I have added you to my blog!!

(and stole one of your piccies for it) tee hee hope you dont mind that!! :)


Art Bat said...

Oh and my blog is...


Allison said...

Hello Lynne!
I love Tea for Joy and am making googly eyes at Papermash. The shop looks great--there are so many beautiful things there.
I posted about Papermash on my blog.You can read it here:

I'd absolutely love a year's worth of free stationery. Great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I've linked your store and your contest on my blog! :)

Love your blog! :)

Tonia said...

I love, love, love your store: can I come and live in it?

Everything was so beautiful I wanted to cry, then I read the wine bottle tags and started to laugh: combine the two and, apparently, it creates a weird honking noise that should never be heard in a public place.

Papermash is on my blog (, my facebook page and emails to my friends - good luck!


Nat said...

Congratulations Lynne on your beautiful new store! I love your blog and have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Papermash. I'm so excited that Oh Joy notebooks are finally in the UK - I have been wanting one of the charcoal agate ones forever. The wine tags also made me smile - letterpress + wine...possibly my two favourite things!
Best of luck with it all - with your fantastic styling and eye for gorgeous stationary, I'm sure it will be a fantastic success!

♥ 珊珊 Kawaii Kuromi ♥ said...

I love your products that you sell..

Such an amazing giveaway

I reblogged:

Good luck hope your shop expands n becomes very successful.

Shan x

ryan said...


muchlove said...

The shop looks lovely!
I've just linked you in a blog post:

Emily said...

i linked this giveaway on my blog here

(thanks for this giveaway! I love the lace tape its so pretty )

Mandy said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog. :D

I love the products in your store! Good luck with your business!


(kaiten) soshi said...

Hi Lynn! I really love what you've done with your stationery! :) Smashing stuff.

Here's my blog post about your new store!

Hazel said...

I hope I'm not late for this contest! I don't have a blog myself, but what caught my eye while looking through the shop was the typewriter tape:

I've never seen one like it and I think it's a great alternative to the plain old transparent tape. Thanks for holding this contest!

catss99 said...

I like the "another day" notebook. i don't have a blog!


Jennifer said...

I love it!! :D

Zoë Yule said...

Hah! I couldn't possibly pick just one favourite thing - I love the birdy tape, and the typewriter tape, and the charcoal agate pieces, and all the wine tags!! Congratulations on some wonderful pieces and best wishes for the success of the shop!

Green Girl said...

im so glad i got back my internet connection just in time before the giveaway ends...

Congratulations Lynne! Your new shop looks very, very lovely and sweet! I love everything!

I enjoy blogging about it but of course it would so sweet to win:)

IKS said...

hi :) love the store. love the stationery so i was happy to enter the competition... i have linked you :)

marie said...

Your shop is so lovely!
I don't have a blog, so unfortunately I cannot post about it. However, I'll try to recommend it to my friends.
My favorite good is the "Noting says thank you like a bottle of wine I know nothing about" tag (, which I find very funny.
Good luck with your store!

Anonymous said...


they typewriter card thats a freebie is just delicious! Weird adjective. :]

Well i'd love to enter this awesome competition. My favourite item from Papermash would have to be that cute notepad I Love Lists.
I personally can not live without lists.


Manju said...

blogged abt it here:

please enter me :)
i love the polaroids
and congrats on the shop opening!you must be so thrilled!

Anonymous said...

I am totally in love with your stationery range.

Posted about Papermash on my livejournal.

Best of luck for you and Papermash in the future!

DonDon said...

great contest! I checked out your online store...the products are all so cute! I especially love the polaroid cards!! ^^

anyways, i posted about the shop and the competition on my lil blog:

good luck with Papermash!
much love x

Ash said...

I love your business, you hae some adorable products for sale! I have blogged about my favorite things at:

I hope to see more great things in your store!

Patchwork Harmony said...


congratulations! the shop looks FANTASTIC! I will try and post today, I had a nightmare moving house and am now ill! :( but will try my best! :)

Victoria said...

I love the whole shop!!!!
My top picks would be the bird tape and the paris polaroid card:)

Anonymous said...

Just squeezed in on time I think - but it was so nice to discover your shop. we did a link on our blog:

Serena said...

everything in your shop is adorable! My favorite would have to be the Noted notebook-small enough to bring everywhere with a beautiful cover. the polaroid cards are ingenious, too! best of luck with Papermash!

Anonymous said...

Here's my blog post:

Papermash products are absolutely lovely! Keep it up!


Christy said...

I love the typewriter tape and the cute and clever wine labels/tags! Great products all!

Anonymous said...

Damn I just missed this! You've got some lovely stuff on sale though, I'll have to start saving!

Hello Naka said...

Hey I did a quick post on this and linked ur website and this post :)

I hope I win ^^ good luck to everyone.

The stationary is super cool ^^

Natália Llorens said...

this is such a good idea.
I blogged it today:

Good luck in your new shop!!

Yolande Buys said...

Papermash looks smashing! I love it all, particularly the quirky tape!

I've linked you to my blog:

Congrats & good luck!