Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Oh So Pretty Le Papier Studio -- our chat with the brilliant mind behind it, Vana Chupp -- GIVEAWAY too!


{Photograph by Edyta Szyszlo}
It was quite some time ago, we don't really know how but we are so thankful for coming across Le Papier Studio. We were beyond thrilled to get to know the pretty amazing owner and designer, Vana Chupp. We must say, she is quite inspiring. Not only is she running a business, blog, and family well now, you can add author to the list! Silhoutte Art, Papers, Instructions, and Patterns for Making Modern Heirlooms from Chronicle Books is yet another masterpiece by Vana. She simply is just brilliant and we truly adore her so very much. Read on to see how Le Papier Studio begin and how YOU can win a signed copy of her book and $50 gift certificate to her beautiful shop. 

{1} Tell us about Le Papier Studio.

Inspired by the elegant French expression for paper - Le Papier Studio crafts custom silhouette artistry with a modern, inspired twist on the time-honored technique of silhouettes. 

Le Papier Studio has moved well beyond the figure - applying contemporary, creatively skilled silhouette forms to chic items for home and personal intentions including linen pillows, personal stationery, elegant invitations, journals, art prints , jewelry etc. Its specialty lies not only in Le Papier Studio's fresh application of a classic silhouette, but its unique, artful interpretation of shape, shadow, profile, line and figure. Le Papier Studio has made silhouettes entirely relevant, utterly playful and totally creative.
Le Papier Studio is turning out exceptional contemporary heirlooms and providing an imaginative updated way to chronicle a family's life. Often more impactful than a revealing photograph, a silhouette leaves more to the imagination. Le Papier Studio brings silhouettes to live, capturing movement, freezing special moments in time, evoking emotion and presenting a nostalgic depiction to enjoy for years to come.

{Silhoutte Art By Vana Chupp}
{2} Your first book has hit shelves, Silhouette Art, how exciting was writing the book? What was your favorite part about this project?

Writing a book and seeing it in the shelves across the country has  been an amazing experience! Silhouette Art was put together with the amateur crafter in mind. Written in a tutorial way, it is the perfect book kit to give as a gift to your family or that crafty friend of yours looking for something creative to put together. 
The favorite part in writing the book was definitely seeing the very first draft and trying to proof read it for one final time. I couldn't get over how cool the overall format was. Chronicle Books did an amazing job guiding me through all the aspect of putting together Silhouette Art - keeping in mind my style and design sensibility. 

{All-Time Best Seller: Personalized Art Prints}
{Vana's Fave: Laser Cut Silhoutte Cuff}
{3} Do you have a favorite item? What is your best seller?

My newest favorite item is the Laser Cut Silhouette Cuff - it is such a unique product born from our collaboration with the very talented Laurel Denise. Our best seller (all 3 years we've been in business) has been our Personalized Art Prints.



{Vana's super-cute studio that we are just dying over. See more here.}
{4} Where do you pull your inspiration from?

A question I get asked all the time and I always answer the same way - everything around me. My son especially is a huge inspiration. My craft was born this his birth. As I document his milestone's by capturing his personality, emotion, playfulness and essence, I continue to use silhouettes to tell my own life story. It's a love story - continuing to blossom with him as my muse:) 

{we LOVE the Silhoutte Plate}
{5} When you aren't hard at work, what can we find you doing?

When I am not working, you will find me curled up in couch reading a book, or loving up my boys. I also love cooking and I was told I am pretty darn good at it:)

{Silhoutte Family Tree}
{6} What is up next for Le Papier Studio?

2010 was a year of big changes for Le Papier Studio and 2011 is the year of seeing all that was planned come to life. I am very excited and can't wait to share it all with you!

{All Things Le Papier Studio}



elegant silhouette creations
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Read on to win a signed copy of Vana's book, Silhoutte Art 
and a $50 Gift Certificate to Le Papier Studio! 







Giveaway: Thanks to the lovely Vana the winner will receive a signed copy of Vana's book and a $50 Gift Certificate to Le Papier Studio!

How to win: Tell us just what you would purchase from her shop. This comment is mandatory. You also MUST be a follower of cupcakeMAG and cupcakeMAG for Littles. 

For extra entries you can do the following below and leave us a separate comment for each letting us know. The more you comment the better chance you have to win!

1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

2. Follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter.

3. Make sure you "Like" us on our Facebook page

4. Make sure you "Like" Le Papier Studio on Facebook. 

5. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!

6. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.

7. Tweet about this giveaway and include @lepapierstudio -- you must tweet, not just follow. 

8. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

We will select a winner via random.org on Wed., March 2nd at 11pm. Please make sure you enter the mandatory comment first before doing the extra entries.

90 comments:

  1. I follow CCM on twitter! @huddyma

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  2. I really want that silhouette bracelet! And I follow both of your blogs.

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  3. I follow CCM on Facebook. I'll happily give you my real name if I win. :)

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  4. I subscribe to your updates via email!

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  5. I tweeted about this giveaway and included @cupcakeMAG! @huddyma

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  6. I tweeted about this giveaway and included @lepapierstudio! @huddyma

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  7. I'd buy the Silhouette Necklace - Love Letters. mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  8. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter. (@Mom2Rylie) mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  9. Follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter. (@Mom2Rylie) mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  10. "Like" u on your Facebook page. (Shawna Elkins) mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  11. "Liked" Le Papier Studio on Facebook. (Shawna Elkins) mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  12. Subscribed to your updates. mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  13. Tweeted with @Cupcakemag http://twitter.com/#!/Mom2Rylie/status/40623750584074240 mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  14. Tweeted with @lepapierstudio http://twitter.com/#!/Mom2Rylie/status/40624260720365568 mommy2rylie@ymail.com

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  15. I would pick one of the silhoutte rings! So cute!

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  16. I Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  17. I Follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  18. I Subscribe to your updates.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  19. I follow Cupcake mag on twitter

    brookelynthomas (@) gmail. com

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  20. I follow cupcake mag on FB

    brookelynthomas (@) gmail. com

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  21. I love the Silhouette Return Address Stickers


    brookelynthomas (@) gmail.com

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  22. I like Le Papier Studio on FB

    brookelynthomas (@) gmail.com

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  23. I follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter

    brookelynthomas (@) gmail.com

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  24. i'd like hold my hand
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  25. I like so many things in the shop, its hard to pick just one. My favorites are the Couple on Vespa print and the Wild Branches Elegant botanical silhouette. Lovely!

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  26. I follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @purplelarkspur

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  27. I follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter. My Twitter handle is @purplelarkspur

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  28. Tweeted with @lepapierstudio http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/41725871664529408

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  29. Tweeted with @Cupcakemag http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/41726206671986689

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  30. I am a follower of both cupcake blogs (Erin C)

    I would choose the 'Silhouette Organic Blankee'- it's so gorgeous! I love thr Alexander silhouette in Sand.

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I am a fan of cupcake on facebook (Erin Claringbold)

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I am a fan of Le Papier Studio on facebook (Erin Claringbold)

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I would get the silhouette girl plate.
    I follow both cupcake mag and cupcakemag for littles
    hbgarden@aol.com

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  34. like youon facebook
    hbgarden@aol.com

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  35. subscribe to your emails
    hbgarden@aol.com

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  36. like La Papier studio on facebook
    hbgarden@aol.com

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  37. I adore the custom silhouette charm necklace!!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  38. following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  39. following lepapierstudio on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  40. I love the Family Tree prints and the Silhouette Cuff.
    embraceletsdesigns at comcast dot net

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  41. I liked you on facebook as Patricia Sullivan

    embraceletsdesigns at comcast dot net

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  42. Just liked Le Papier Studio on Facebook as Patricia Sullivan.

    embraceletsdesigns at comcast dot net

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  43. Following you on twitter as @embracelets

    embraceletsdesigns at comcast dot net

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  44. Following Le Papier Studio on twitter @embracelets.

    embraceletsdesigns at comcast dot net

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  45. I twetted about the giveaway here.

    http://twitter.com/#!/embracelets

    embraceletsdesigns at comcast dot net

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  46. Just subscribed to your newsletter

    psully002@comcast.net

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  47. I follow your blog with google friend connect and I'd love to purchase the Silhouettes & Maps earrings!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I like your Facebook page - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I like Le Papier Studio on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I heart " Silhouette Necklace - Love Letters" from the studio :D

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. I followed you on twitter
    http://twitter.com/ckaylie777

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. Follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter.
    http://twitter.com/ckaylie777

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. I followed you on facebook
    (Kaylie Nguyen)

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. I followed Le Papier Studio on facebook
    (Kaylie Nguyen)

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I subscribed to your blog

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I blogged about this giveaway
    http://tranntb08.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-sunday_27.html

    ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/42263603927199744
    I shared this on twitter


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  58. http://twitter.com/#!/ckaylie777/status/42263695363018752
    I shared this on twitter


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  59. I love the silhouette baby blanket!
    myheehaw@hotmail.com

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  60. Beautiful site! Would LOVE to read this book and getting something from this sweet shop. I love the jewels and blanket!

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  61. Neat!! I love the jewelry,i think the You & I Ring is sweet!!
    I am following both blogs

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  62. email subscriber
    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  63. Oh man! This is hard!
    I really like the Silhouette Family Tree but I also love the Family Silhouette Flat Cards and the dog silhouette note cards too!

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  64. I follow cupcakeMAG on twitter
    (@evienlizzie)

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  65. I follow Le Papier Studio on Twitter
    (@evienlizzie)

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  66. I Like cupcakeMAG on FB
    (Rachel Sarella/evienlizzie)

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  67. I Like Le Papire Studio on FB
    (Rachel Sarella/evienlizzie)

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  68. I subscribe to your newsletters!

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  69. I love the Silhouette Locket Necklace - Large. I follow you!

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  70. I follow you on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  71. I follow Le Papier Studio on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  72. I love the plates calendar! So lovely!

    aliciabenedict(dot)info(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Love the A Walk In The Park print, so unique!

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  74. I follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

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  75. I subscribe to your updates.
    I'm also a follower of cupcakeMAG and cupcakeMAG for Littles.

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  76. I'm a GFC follower. I love the sweet Falling Leaves print! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  77. Following cupcakeMAG on Twitter (Hy2024).
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  78. I'm a fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  79. I'm a Le Papier Studio fan on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  80. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  81. I am obsessed with stationary so I would probably get the monogrammed notecards and matching envelopes!

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  82. crazy about so many things....love the journals, the plates, and the ornaments LOTS. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net (follow both cupcakemag blogs)

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  83. like you on fb joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  84. I am a fan of CupcakeMAG, Le Papier Studio on Facebook.

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  85. I am a subscriber of CupcakeMAG and Le Papier Studio via Email

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  86. I am following CupcakeMAG via Google

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  87. I've visited Le Papier Studio website and I would like to get Silhouette Return Address Stickers

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  88. I'd love the birthday invitations with a custom silhouette

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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