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Handmade Paper Exchange

Hello, handmade papermakers!

You are invited to participate in the 2nd annual full-sheet handmade paper swap! This exchange is open to all level of papermaker.

What You Need to Do:

Mail To:

  • Make handmade paper in size A4, B5, D4, or US letter size. Please no glitter .
  • Send 11 sheets to the organizer, postmarked by December 15, 2022. Write the fiber used and your name on each sheet. Include one copy of your recipe along with your name, email and your return address.
  • This project is pay what you can. Requested contribution is US$10 (US based) or US$30 (everywhere else). This can be a check or money order made out the Genevieve Lapp, or a PayPal payment to Please choose ”send money to friend” option on Paypal. If you know that the US Postal Service does not reliably get mail to your country, please contact me and we will work out another shipment method.

Ship your paper to:

Genevieve Lapp, 3521 Zinran Ave S, Saint Louis Park, MN, 55426

What You’ll Get Back

  • 10 randomly selected sheets of handmade paper housed in some enclosure of the organizer’s making, postmarked back to you by February 15, 2023.
  • Images of all submitted papers along with recipes, uploaded to Instagram @handmadePaperExchange

And a Bonus!

  • All participants will be entered in a random drawing to win a full set of all papers submitted. The winner will be announced on New Year’s Day on the Instagram page

email with questions!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does the contribution fee cover?

A: The contribution fee covers USPS priority mail return shipment of papers to all participants. This fee is $7.95 for domestic shipping and $28.50 for international shipping. The remaining funds will cover shipment of one full set of papers to the drawing winner, materials for making the enclosures.

Q: Can I send paper bigger or smaller than the A4/B5/D4/US letter size?

A: Please keep your paper in the realm of these standard sizes.

Q: I can’t make paper in time for this swap. Can I send in paper I’ve purchased?

A: If it’s handmade paper then absolutely! If it’s one of the standard sizes, great. It it’s not, please cut it to size. Also, include any and all information you know about it.

Q: Do all 11 sheets need to be the same?

A: Nope. Just make sure to send recipes or information about each one.

Q: Can I email you my recipe instead of mailing it with my paper?

A: You can. Email:

Q: I have an idea that might make this swap more inclusive, or I want to participate but have a resource barrier. Can I contact you about it?

A: My hope is that you will!

Happy Papermaking!

5 comments on “Handmade Paper Exchange

  1. Barrie S Mason
    September 25, 2021

    This sounds like FUN. Count me in.


  2. Akua Lezli Hope
    September 30, 2021

    I’ve made my 11 sheets, just have to figure out how to mail them. Yay!


  3. Donna Eyring
    February 23, 2023

    Ten sheets from the 2nd annual full-sheet handmade paper swap arrived here today. What inspiration! Thanks, Genevieve, for making this happen. Kudos to all who participated.


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