About Us

Originally founded in 2014 as Rice Paper Designs, we started by selling origami cards and ornaments at local craft shows. Over time, the business has evolved and expanded to include other forms of paper art, including paper cutting, book binding, and box making. Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Rice Paper Designs rebranded as Paste n' Paper in 2022.

Paste n' Paper slow makes items that can be treasured, saved, and used for generations. This means using traditional techniques that have been taught for decades, along with carefully considered materials.

Lindsay Searles - Owner, Designer, Artist

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For the more than 20 years I've made art out of paper.

I started by folding origami models, learning from my grandmother. As my skills have grown, I've taught origami classes and worked on advertising campaigns to bring the art of origami to those around me.

From there I widened my skills to include paper cutting and book binding. It has given me even greater control in expressing the beauty found in paper.

Everything in my shop is made by hand with great attention to detail and quality. I'm inspired by wonderful designs and brilliant colors.