Happy Holidays & So Long, Paper Crave

Happy Holidays + So Long, Paper Crave

I’m wrapping things up for the year over here a bit early this year, and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Sadly, this is also a goodbye. Paper Crave started out as a side project for me way, way back in 2006, and over the years it’s provided an outlet for me to share my love for all things paper. It’s also allowed me to meet so, so many amazing and talented people in the stationery, paper goods, paper crafts, and creative communities. I’m incredibly thankful for the many opportunities that this blog has brought, and I’m incredibly grateful to you for taking time to check out what’s going on over here over the years. Thank you SO much for everything!

It’s been a very difficult decision for me to make, but all good things must come to an end, and it’s time to say “so long” to this wonderful blog. But I’m definitely not saying goodbye to my love for all things paper!

I’ll continue regularly pinning paper goods that catch my eye, as well as craft projects, lovely lettering, color and design inspiration, and much more over on Pinterest. And the Paper Crave site will remain for the foreseeable future as a catalog of the last 12+ years of paper cravings.

My main focus going forward will be on my freelance work and on k.becca, where I sell and license my digital cut files, patterns, and other creative work. I’d love it if you’d join me over there, so if you like paper crafts, digital goodies, and die cutting, please come on over and join the fun!

In addition to the k.becca website, you can also find me on Instagram, where I’m currently participating in a really fun, Christmas-themed illustration challenge, as well as over on YouTube, where I share craft tutorial videos.

Here’s a quick list of links where you can find me:


Thank you, again, for the last 12+ years. It’s been so much fun, and I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated all of your comments, emails, and just the time that you’ve taken to pop in here to see my latest paper cravings.

So long, Paper Crave!

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10 comments on “Happy Holidays & So Long, Paper Crave

  1. Linnette commented //

    Although this makes me sad, I know you must of taken a great deal of thinking in this decision and it must have been for the best. I religiously checked your blog ever since 2008 and have loved each and every post! I will be following kbecca and can’t wait to see all of your new projects Kristen!

    I ♥ Paper Crave forever!

  2. kristen commented //

    Aww, thanks so much, Linnette. I’m sad, too. This was a very difficult decision, one that I went back and forth about for a long time. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support of Paper Crave over the years, and thanks so much for following along to see what I’m up to with k.becca!

  3. Phoebe commented //

    Goodbye PaperCrave! I’ve loved you since 2006 (regular reader from 2006-2013…sporadic reader after life got busier and Google reader was shut down). Kristen, the work you shared inspired me to take up letterpress, design, and a career change. I even got a mention on the blog which was an aspiration of mine! Thank you for sharing PaperCrave with the world, I can tell it’s truly been a labor of love. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for next year!

    All the best,

  4. kristen commented //

    Thank you, Phoebe. It makes me so glad to know that what I’ve shared here has helped to inspire you in a positive way. And thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with me for all of these years!

  5. Alana Young commented //

    Aw sad to see you go. I’ve been a long time stalker but never commented! I’ve really enjoyed all your inspirational posts. Thank you for all your time and effort and sharing. All the very best for the future! x

  6. kristen commented //

    Thanks for the kind words, Alana, and thank you for taking the time over the years to see what I’ve been up to over here!

  7. Kristen commented //

    First Design Sponge and now Paper Crave, man 2019 is already a poopy year. I just wanted to say thank you. I’ve been following your blog since….forever. It’s such a great resource and the best place to get inspiration from. Blogs are hard these days with social media, but you will be missed. I just followed you on Instagram (even though instagram is lousy now too). But I look forward to everything you’ll be doing next! <3

  8. kristen commented //

    Thanks so much, Kristen, and thank you for following along for so long! I didn’t know about Design Sponge until I saw your comment. Wow. 🙁

    You’re right that social media has really changed the blogging landscape. It’s a different world than when I started out with Paper Crave. I appreciate the follow over on Instagram, even though it’s lousy now, too. Hehe. 🙂

  9. Ann Martin commented //

    Aw Kristen, I will miss checking in to see all the latest and greatest finds you’ve consistently rounded up over the years. I’ve always appreciated your hard work and wish you the very best in new ventures.

  10. kristen commented //

    Thanks so much, Ann. I appreciate your support over the years and will continue checking in at All Things Paper to see what lovely things you’ll be featuring!

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