yeiou

Modern Papercraft + Custom Paper Goods

Arlington, Massachusetts | 180 Sales

yeiou

Modern Papercraft + Custom Paper Goods

Arlington, Massachusetts 180 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Custom architectural portraits, delightful paper boxes, gifts, greeting cards, DIY kits, and decorations for making every day special. Designed and made by Abigail McMurray in Arlington, MA.

Custom orders are my favorite, so please reach out if you need different quantities, colors, sizes, or shapes---I would love to make something special just for you!

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2018

Custom architectural portraits, delightful paper boxes, gifts, greeting cards, DIY kits, and decorations for making every day special. Designed and made by Abigail McMurray in Arlington, MA.

Custom orders are my favorite, so please reach out if you need different quantities, colors, sizes, or shapes---I would love to make something special just for you!

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Getting a few of these house portraits ready to display at Art Beat in Somerville, MA this weekend! I love getting to know special homes by crafting them out of paper!
I love figuring out how to capture all the unique details in every house portrait! This attic window was set back from the front of the house with a curve on each side, and I managed to re-create the effect!
Putting all the pieces of one of my architectural portraits together always feels like magic! The individual bits of paper look like nothing, but together they create a piece of paper architecture!
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Looking for delight in ordinary materials

Hi! My name is Abigail! When I was in grade school I was obsessed with origami. I would collect all of the origami books from the local library and camp out at the kitchen table for hours with piles of paper, trying new models and making old ones over and over again. As an adult, I’ve found myself returning to those carefree afternoons by sneaking moments between website redesign and content migration projects (boring, right?) to let my fingers remember the folds they memorized all those years ago.

Even while working an office job, I would kidnap post-it notes and scrap papers to make piles of origami boxes to decorate my office. I found something incredibly restorative about taking a moment, untainted by the list of things I should have finished yesterday, in order to create (and finish!) something new. After I left that particular office job, I decided to create my own line of paper goods based on that feeling of restoration.

yeiou {paper objects} exists to share the joy that folding paper has given me throughout my life. Paper crafting can be an intimidating art form, so I do everything I can to make things simple and straight-forward. yeiou {paper objects} gives you the chance to experience your own meditative paper moment, and the joy of quickly creating something beautiful and useful for your home or celebration.

All of the boxes can be used for gift giving, storage, or play, and they’re sturdy enough to be handled by children and adults alike. Because all of the folds are pre-scored, and everything is self-adhesive, the assembly process is simple, without any complicated diagrams or vague instructions. Each box is designed and thoroughly tested, then cut individually on a computerized cutting machine. I cut and apply the adhesive stickers for assembling each box by hand, and make sure that everything is perfect before I put it in the mail to you.

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, or on my website. The links are in the column on this page, over to the right. I look forward to meeting you!

(Thanks to Michael Courier www.michaelcourier.com for the wonderful photography!)

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  • Abigail M

    Owner, Chief Paper Folder

    I've been making things out of paper for as long as I can remember. Now, I'm combining my training in graphic design and sculpture with my love of paper, geometry, and architecture.

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  • A print shop

    NY, United States

    This printing partner prints high-quality vinyl stickers using my original designs.

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