This post brought to you by Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper. All opinions are 100% mine.

AstroBrights paper is groovy, boss, cool, and now da bomb! The colors are so vibrant, so nostalgic that I could not resist accepting this offer. WHAT? What does nostalgia have to do with AstroBrights paper?

This midlife woman sees those brilliant AstroBrights and instantaneously a flood of fond memories from the psychedelic sixties rush forth. Psychedelic art was as movement of the late 1960s counterculture and carried on into the seventies. The world was a kaleidoscope of bright colors depicted everywhere. Advertisements, clothing, home décor, and even electronics were vibrantly colored. According to Wikipedia, “General Electric, for instance, promoted clocks with designs by New York artist Peter Max.”  Brilliant color is truly a walk down memory lane!

About AstroBrights Paper

Founded in 1873, Neenah Paper is a pioneering leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium, specialty, and sustainable papers. For over 100 years, they have provided paper for premium writing, text, cover, private watermarks, and specialty needs.

AstroBrights paper comes in 23 colors that definitely get attention. It is the ideal paper for school projects, brochures, invitations, flyers, scrapbooking, and craft projects. Because AstroBrights believes ideas are important, they have created a bold, brilliant color canvas to help your project stand out from the crowd.

Origami - Midlife Nostalgia

Make Something AstroBright

As I remember it, the Psychedelic Art movement was followed by an Origami craze. Again, the bright colors were center stage. In fact, my geometry teacher used bright Origami paper models for geometric illustration.

Speaking of folding, do you remember making paper pinwheels with mom? Those simple cut and fold crafts were great fun. Years later, my kids enjoyed making pinwheels too. Evidently, with the help of AstroBrights papers, this simple craft stood the test of time. Mommygaga.com shared her mother – son pinwheel experience with AstroBrights. Simple, bright, and still fun!

Check out AstroBrights papers on facebook, I’ll bet it brings you back in time too!

“Give a Brighter Year” sweepstakes

Beyond the nostalgia, you can learn more about the “Make Something Astrobright” design challenge. The challenge involves finding something amazing that could be made even better with Astrobrights® Paper.  Share the creation on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest using the hashtag #goastrobrights to be eligible for plenty of great prizes. Moreover, AstroBrights doesn’t stop with the design challenge. They support schools too!

One School Grand Prize will be awarded. The official rules describe the school grand prize as a package of school supplies including Astrobrights® Paper, additional Neenah Paper products and other school supplies and cash totaling approximately $30,000 USD (or Canadian equivalent if school is located in Canada).

One entrant will also win a grand prize, that being a $500 USD Prepaid Visa® Card (or Canadian equivalent if winner is a resident of Canada).

The Sweepstakes begins on July 16, 2012 and ends on September 10, 2012, and is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Visit AstroBrights on Facebook for a chance to win the grand prize for your family and your favorite school!

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