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Sabine Lenz

Making the Grade

By Sabine Lenz

About Sabine

Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.

Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.

Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge. 

 

Stitch the Stars Calendar Craft Kit (Video)

 

How we at www.PaperSpecsGallery.com wish upon a star...that this had been our idea!

Heather Lins of Mama's Sauce, a boutique letterpress and silkscreen print shop in Orlando, FL, designed this fun and interactive 2013 calendar craft kit. Printed on French Paper in Construction Nightshift Blue, this piece was designed for the hands-on personality.

Twelve individual month cards were screen printed with the requisite days and dates (as well as some mysterious looking dots and star shapes).

Now the fun begins! An embroidery needle and glow-in-the-dark thread are provided in the kit. You simply connect those unexplained dots with stitches, and the shape of a corresponding zodiac constellation appears.

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