PaperAcornCO

All Things Decoupage ~ cards, prints, and homewares ***

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 17 Sales

PaperAcornCO

All Things Decoupage ~ cards, prints, and homewares ***

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Welcome! Decoupage entails cutting and pasting multiple layers of petite paper pictures and shapes to create a story. I use paper 'cut-outs' from books, magazines, calendars, vintage cards, and it's a pleasant surprise watching the framework take shape. Thin strips of paper provide the background and create the setting for each card. While I design the 'face' of each greeting card, I leave the inside blank for your thoughts and words.
* I have also added notecards created from handmade textures on paper and interesting photographs that I have taken and saved.
If you have any questions or need further details feel free to contact me and I will certainly get back to you. (suze.reilly@gmail.com)
Thank you for visiting my shop!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2016

PAPER ACORNCO SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
Welcome! Decoupage entails cutting and pasting multiple layers of petite paper pictures and shapes to create a story. I use paper 'cut-outs' from books, magazines, calendars, vintage cards, and it's a pleasant surprise watching the framework take shape. Thin strips of paper provide the background and create the setting for each card. While I design the 'face' of each greeting card, I leave the inside blank for your thoughts and words.
* I have also added notecards created from handmade textures on paper and interesting photographs that I have taken and saved.
If you have any questions or need further details feel free to contact me and I will certainly get back to you. (suze.reilly@gmail.com)
Thank you for visiting my shop!

Susan Reilly

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Susan Reilly

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Margaret Cox

Margaret Cox on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The Red Poppy is a truly beautiful work of art. In fact, since I ordered several to send for very special occasions, I decided to frame one to display in my home. The colors are rich, the design intricate, and the card stock is substantial. I received them, securely packaged, in three days. I will be ordering more cards in different designs from PaperAcornCo.

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flettwalk on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly and in pristine condition. This card is bright, whimsical and cheery! Nice weight and love the square size. Flowery and feminine, perfect for an invitation or birthday!

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flettwalk on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fruits and flowers! So colorful and so pretty!! I love the square size and the card has a very nice weight to it. Very cheery - perfect for a get well or birthday!

flettwalk

flettwalk on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

"A little bird told me…" is perfect for a congratulatory note or birthday card. I love birds so this is one of my favorites! It arrived quickly and in perfect condition, very well packaged.

flettwalk

flettwalk on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lush and lovely! Gorgeous shades of green, with a splash of purple and red, this card is a nice neutral, not too feminine or masculine so perfect for anyone, or any occasion. Love the little birds too!

flettwalk

flettwalk on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Card arrived in pristine condition and is beautiful! Subtle pink flowers and gorgeous green leaves, this is perfect for so many occasions or just a quick note…so glad I ordered!

flettwalk

flettwalk on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I received this card within 2 days and it is stunning! Colorful and tasteful - love the peaches! So different from anything you could find in an ordinary card store!

Updates

My work translates beautifully as prints. 'Pedestal with Leaves' was enlarged from 5.5"X4.0" to 22"X16" without losing its charm or clarity. A simple black frame is just enough.
I titled this card Three Chairs and a Bird as it reminded me of the Modern Masters. It's colorful and maybe the bird is looking for a resting place - well there are three choices!
Work space PaperAcornCo where the decoupage process for my art cards begins.
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My decoupage print cards are priced individually $4.00 and also 5 for $15.00. Feel free to contact me!

About

PAPER ACORNCO ~~ My Story
Hello, Hello ~~ and welcome to Paper AcornCO. I started this decoupage
greeting card business to encourage letter writing AND to make an appealing,
framable piece of art. A simple statement about who I am and what I hope to
accomplish: Send a card - Frame the card - Wall Art!

I think my background in textile design triggered this love of paper. I have
decoupaged furniture, candlesticks, trays, boxes, and even sets of postcards, all very personal and satisfying. What seems to have prompted a business venture is really twofold. I made 18-inch white crepe paper flowers as the table
decorations for my daughter’s wedding. I then designed and decoupaged a
Wedding Announcement for a second daughter. The announcement is now a
framed keepsake! So, you might say both projects helped me pursue my talents professionally.

Decoupage simply put is decorating an object by gluing colored-paper cutouts
onto a surface, followed by a special finishing effect. It is a time-consuming
process and an approach I use in my card designs. To start, I glue strips of paper onto a blank card to create the background and this step immediately sets the tone of the card. There is an endless amount of images I have collected from old books, magazines, and catalogs, and there are several instances when I’m reading a magazine or catalog and a page calls out to me. (Pick me!) Once the mood is set, I add specific images to complete the storyboard. The process requires a different amount of time for each design.

My cards are designed basically in two sizes, 5.5X4” and 5.5X5.5”, but there are
a few 5.0x5.0”. The majority are decoupaged works, others are manipulated
images. I print my cards at home and I do outsource when need be. Each card
is blank to be used for any and all occasions. The dimensions easily allow for
enlargement, and I have been very happy with the art prints.

Please take the time to browse my collection. I am excited and proud of each
design. Feel free to email me if you have questions (suze.reilly@gmail.com).
I am eager to respond to your inquiry.

THANK YOU, Suze Reillly

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