Saturday 11 April 2020

New PaperArtsy Products: France Papillon Collection {April 2020}

France Papillon Collection
April 2020 NEW Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
Well, we might have a bit of a surprise for you tonight! In fact we have 2 big surprises. Not only a new signature designer, but this new relationship is grounded in plans that we have been working on for some months now, and that is to relocate PaperArtsy HQ to France, as in the country! Yup, time for the next PaperArtsy adventure to begin! So new signature designer, France Papillon, and a new move TO France. It doesn't get any better! 

Our intention was to be in France already, March was the goal, but you may have noticed there are a few travel issues these days, so we will patiently wait for the right time to be revealed. We were also supposed to be in Paris next weekend at Version Scrap with France Papillon alongside us doing her thing, along with several other of our designers too, but here we are in our own PA bubble in the UK for now! No problem, we are safe, happy and busy. In the meantime, we have a fabulous range of new stamps to share with you tonight and we are all super thrilled about it!

I'm sure many of you in Europe may well have heard of France Papillon. She is a crafter of great experience based in Belgium, and for many years has developed her own line of stamps and affiliated products. That experience means not only has she developed 3 new stamps sets for you, but she has a back catalogue to share too, slightly edited to suit a new era. So this is going to be a big release! 

I'm sure France's long-standing fans will quickly notice she has moved in a bit of a new direction with what I'm calling a 'bold style of sketching'. I really think that when a designer can express themselves in a hand-drawn manner, you get to see into their soul, and I really feel there are strong messages bursting forth in these new designs. We are so very pleased to welcome France to the PaperArtsy family, and itrs nice to see some new elements emerge in her design style too!

You know, there are a lot of plans that people, families, businesses have had to put on hold of late due to covid-19, and the trail of pain it has left in its wake. Perhaps, among these unusual, emotional times, you will find a moment to plug into France's online community. She does wonderful weekly prompts, and  I think perhaps these times are the perfect opportunity to dig deep into you heart, share with yourself, with a friend, with your family on paper, perhaps in a journal, on scraps of cardboard, fabric or whatever you have to hand. Get out your paint, threads, textures, it really doesn't matter, just take some time to express how you feel. Artful splashes can be liberating, therapeutic, or just plain good fun!

As you all know by now, these designs are only available from our stockists, see the list at the foot of this post for details. And joing us over in PaperArtsy People for a FB LIVE with France at 7:30 pm (London time)

I'll leave you with France to explore her new creations.

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, France here

I have to admit that I have a hard time believing I am even writing to you here today. Saying this is a dream come true is an understatement! Having your own line of stamps and products is one thing. Being trusted by a company you admire and being 'adopted' by them unleashes the kind of confidence I needed to finally share these brand new designs with you.

I'm crazy bunny dancing that you finally get to see these! So with no further ado, here they are:

  New France Papillon Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

France Papillon Collection Set 001 (FP001)

I wanted stamps with a clear meaning that would fit perfectly on an art journaling spread as well as a tag or card. For my first make, I opted for a tag to be used as a bookmark so that  I could use this as a reminder to stop my brain from overworking before starting to read.

France Papillon Collection Set 02 (FP002)

The face combined with the text is a perfect reflection of what is going on in my mind: lots of thinking! Next time however, she might be blowing on the dandalion from the stamp set, depending on how I feel. The first 2 sentiments from the set are often used in English. The third one, "lointain souvenir" means faraway memory. Can't wait to use it in my journal!

France Papillon Collection Set 3 (FP003)

When I started to design for Paperartsy, this was my very first drawing, so his name of course is Neo (One). He has something very apocalyptical about him but depending on the color you give him or the setting, he can turn into a very soft and even romantic character!

 France Papillon Collection - Back Catalogue (Reformed)

Many of my previous stamps are included in this back catalogue representation. I did however combine them differently so that one set becomes more versatile no matter what your crafting style is. These are the thumbnails for a quick overview, bigger images and samples are below.


France Papillon Collection Set 4 (FP004)

Doesn't it look like he has the perfect placement for a little heart on his chest? I didn't want to sketch it there though, to give you the liberty to add it if you feel like it.

France Papillon Collection Set 5 (FP005)

There's no such thing as too many circles and to combine them with bees makes my heart sing. Even if all these stamps work perfectly together because of the comon theme, they will match perfectly with other sets as well. Especially with the next one.
France Papillon Collection Set 6 (FP006)

Did I mention there's no such thing as too many circles? This stamp was something I used to do all the time: journaling around a circle on my art journaling spreads. Until the request came to make it into a stamp. I love how the body of the cat looks like an intricacy of circles which makes it so easy to combine him with this set.

France Papillon Collection Set 7 (FP007)

It really doesn't take much to make a statement with these bold flowers. But luckily the little birds help to tone down that statement if needed. That is why I like to combine these two so much.

France Papillon Collection Set 8 (FP008)

Just like for FP006, this is something I used to hand-draw in my journals. To place the plant in a circle feels very soothing to me, as if growth is protected, even if it sometimes knocks you out of your comfort zone.
France Papillon Collection Set 9 (FP009)

Don't tell the other sets, but this is my favorite in the back catalogue! And no, having a butterfly on it does not make me biased! ;) But if I need to make a quick card, I know that I simply can not go wrong with these!

France Papillon Collection Set 10 (FP010)

I wanted to combine some of my stamps from my back catalogue in such way that it would make it easier to create something for a gentlemen. Then I challenged myself to do some scrapbooking, which I haven't done in ages, because I knew that with this, I could pull it off. What do you think? Mission accomplished?

France Papillon Collection Set 11 (FP011)

But if I made a gentlemen's set, I needed to make a ladies' set as well, right? She so reminds me of Downton Abbey. And little Ozzy looks like her perfect companion, walking together in the same direction. Of course she fits perfectly under the umbrella. Or she could be feeding the horses. Oh the possibilities!

 France Papillon Collection Set 12 (FP012)

This is my second favorite set in the back catalogue. Kevin (that's his name) might be intimidating because he isn't a full figure. But it doesn't take more than how I used him here I think! And you can always make it look like he is standing behind something by adding a strip of washi tape as if he was standing behind a table.

Thank you so much if you made it all the way through this very long presentation of new stamps! I am looking forward to see all your creations using these. Ready? Steady? Go create! But not just yet, first Jennie has some more creations for you to enjoy!

Oh, and don't forget to join me over at PaperArtsy People at 7:30pm (London TIme) for a FB LIVE show and tell!

Butterfly kisses,

Twitter:  @france_papillon
Instagram: france_papillon

Teaching Schedule:
April 22nd at 3 pm GMT: online class for Strampers Grove, more info on April 15th
June 6th : online class for The Artistic Stamper, more info soon

And here's Jennie..... with her take on my stamps, it's nice to have another persepective don't you think!?

Hi Jennie (Live The Dream) here , Leandra asked me to make a few samples with France's new stamps to support her in this release, and I am very excited to share some samples made with these fabulous stamps!!

First up is a set of ATCs using the stamps over a background of brayered Frescos (Double Denim, Turquoise and Cloud 9). I love the openness of the hand drawn stamps which allowed me to stamp on text paper to great effect and they are easy to cut out too. The vertical stamps created a nice border and I think with a bit of practice would work well for creating a plaid type background.


This little flower/tree stamp is going to be a huge favourite! It works well as a focus or background image. The stamps in all three sets are a perfect size for ATCs but would not be lost on a journal page either.


These circles will also be a huge favourite and I loved again how well they worked on text paper. This set contains a good collection of background stamps which work well on ATCs or journal pages.

Project Two: Souvenir Wallet

I have made a small vintage style Souvenir Wallet using stamps from across all three sets and combining them with a new release stencil by Sara Naumann which has a French theme. 

When I want to create background papers for a small project I always turn to my Gellii Plate, I love how I can blend a couple of colours together and create texture with the brayer marks. I used Fresco Acrylic Brown Shed but added also added a bit of Double Denim and Cloud 9 here and there. Just a single pull with Smoothy 240gms cardstock is all that is needed.

I cut the base wallet from Smoothy 340gms 8" x 5" and scored 3 3/4" from each side to create a 1/2" spine. I cut my papers to fit the front and back covers and the spine and overstamped with white ink and Archival Hydrangea before adding texture paste through the stencil.

The inside of the wallet has two pockets which have been decorated with stamped images directly onto the gelli plate papers and also text paper. These pockets were stuck down over a cream inside page which also got stamped before cutting to fit. By this time the wallet is feeling quite solid despite only being made from cardstock.

The ATC for the front cover was decorated in much the same way as the rest of the project - I do like to keep repeating elements throughout a project. I had hoped the wallet would hold together itself but it did need a ribbon tie which I caught under the ATC.

And finally as I had spare background paper I made two little books to fit into the pockets using similar elements to the rest of the wallet. 

I hope you enjoy these new stamps from France as much as I have!

Jennie x

PaperArtsy Stockist List

Please note many stockists worldwide have their physical stores shut due to COVID-19.
Despite this, many are operating online, are doing kerbside drops / collections, Live FB's to share with you new products arrivals, and offering personal shopping service via video calls.

Here at PaperArtsy, we are based in a rural location on the outskirts of London. We are open and manufacturing ALL our products on-site (stamps, paints, stencils, infusions etc) as usual, UPS is collecting from us daily, and we are shipping worldwide to our stockists. The postal service is also still operational, so we are also posting where applicable.

We urge you to check the status of the stockists below before ordering, those with an * have ordered from us in 2020

** Ordered April Release
* Ordered in January-March

  Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
 *Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW 
  *Bella Paperie, 
Brendale, Queensland,
**Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
**Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
**Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
 *Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
 *Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW
  The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box, Swansea,NSW
  The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth
**The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA
  Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,
Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

**Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, Langley, BC.
 *Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
**Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
  Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC
**Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
**Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta 
  Scrapbooking Fairies, Drayton Valley, Alberta
**The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta
**The Scrap Yard, Calgary, Alberta, 

Czech Republic
  Hurapapir, Brno

  Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
  Papir Ulven, Lejre
  Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg,

  Käsitellen, Lempäälä,
  Piia Takalo, Kittila,

  Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
  Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
 *Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
  Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
**Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
  Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
  Scrap by Nini,  Uzerche, Limousin 
  Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
**Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

 Paperbasics, Hessen,
 *Stempelbar, Berlin,
**Stempeloase Munich, Munich
**Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
**Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

 Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

  Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
  Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
  L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi),
  Marte Savona, Savona,
  Piccole Passioni, Siena,
  Scrap it Easy, Rome,

 Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

**Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
**Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

**Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
  Hobbykunst, Rasta,
  Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

  Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
**Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
  Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,
  Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
**Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
 MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
**Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,
  Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
  The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 

South Africa
  Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
  Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

  Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
  HC Design, Svedala,

**Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
  A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
  Abermaw Quilting & Crafting, Gwynedd, Wales ph 07818556758
  Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
**Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
**Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
  Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire
 *Blade Rubber Stamps, London
  Charlottes Crafty Corner, Suffolk,
  Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex,
**Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
  Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down,
  Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
  Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
**Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
  Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
 *Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
  Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
**Hixxysoft, Frome, Somerset,
  I Love Mixed Media, Cromhall, Gloucestershire,
  Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter
  Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
  Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
  Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
**Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
  Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
, Norfolk

   Scrapbook Magic, 
Mullion Helston, Cornwall,
  Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex,
  Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
, Swindon, Wiltshire.
**Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
**That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
**The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
  The Craft Box
, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
  The Crafty Cabin,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire,

  The Crafty Cafe,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs,
  The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
  The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
**The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
  The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth,
  Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside

**Annie G Studio, Chula Vista, CA
**Art Anthology, Huntington Beach, CA
**Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
 *Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
  Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
**Betty's Creative Studio,Lacanto, FLorida
 *Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
**Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
  Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado
**Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA
  Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
  Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
**Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
**Frantic Stamper, Oregon
**Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
**Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
**Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico
**Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 
  My Rusty Crown, Escondido, California,
**PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
  Paper Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
**Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
**Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, Missouri,
  Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
**Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
 *Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
  The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR,
  The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX
**The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN,
 *The Ink Pad, New York,
 *The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
**Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
  Stamp Fever, Orange, California
**Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin,

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Helen said...

WOW what a lot to take in! Firstly, welcome to France (Papillon) you are a fabulous addition to the family. What a wonderful first release (plus your back catalogue!) Secondly. good luck to the Francich family and your amazing news! Big bombshell indeed. Hope this blasted Covid-19 allows you to realise your plans soon.

Stampers Grove said...

We at Stampers Grove (James and Emma) are so excited on both counts. France Papillon - wow and what an amazing release and for you PaperArtsy bods. Thrilled for you. Stampers Grove will very much continue to be one of your biggest fans!!

Nikki Acton said...

Great to finally catch a FB Live and wonderful to hear France giving hints and tips about this fabulous collection! Nikki x

PaperArtsy said...

Congratulations France, you have created such awesome designs, and I can't wait to see what else you get up to with them! Loved your FB live in the PA People group! xxx Now you can start teaching me French!

Miriam said...

Congratulations France. I am so super excited that you have joined PaperArtsy as a designer. Amazing news!

Words and Pictures said...

It's so fantastic to France Papillon on board as a designer - what a brilliant addition to the PaperArtsy line. The designs are so full of originality and character. I'm so excited to play with some soon. As a long time follower and fan of Journal on Monday as well as having taken a phenomenal class with France early on in my crafting journey, I'm particularly happy, as "butterfly" that there's a "Papillon" on the team... there's one for your French lessons, Leandra!! As you know, like yours, my move to the continental mainland is on hold. But once we're allowed to leave, I wish you all the luck in the world in your new bubble. For now, stay safe and stay well.
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! So pleased to see France Papillon designs for PaperArtsy - I NEED some of these! Now, why am I not surprised about your intended move? My son had intentions of being in his manoir in March too, still lots to do before they move though! What a fantastic time you'll have when this is all over! Good Luck and take care, Chrisx

Nicole said...

Sssso happy you move closer. I'm so excited Leandra. Picture me jumping for joy. 😘💙😍

Nicole said...

As you see was so excited about your move that I did not take the time to say welcome to France and her very many styles of stamps which will no doubt please everyone 👏

Kolorowanki - zabawa i edukacja dla dzieci said...

France Papillon - wow and what an amazing release and for you PaperArtsy bods.

Craftyfield said...

Love France's new collection of stamps, France is a great addition to the Eclectica designers!
Goodness a move to France... Very brave of you to face the French administrative red tape! Just make sure you have good health insurance before you leave.

Etsuko said...

Congratulations France, these are absolutely stunning lot of new stamp set and they are great designs and gorgeous. Can't wait to use them. The world is very difficult now, stay safe and take care. xxx