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  • Summer craft idea: French canvas fabric

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    Okay, if it’s possible to have a total FAVE outside of PS designs, then these French canvas fabrics from Les Toiles du Soleil (“canvas of the sun”) have to be mine. They just scream summertime and the beach! The best news is that on top of using them to make our awesome French canvas…

  • How-to: monogram gift tags

    Meg Kowieski

    Adding an initial to gift tags, wrapping paper and cards is a great way to personalize a gift. These monogram gift tags can be made from any kind of paper, whether solid color paper, decorative paper, even an old postcard or last year’s holiday cards! We’ve shown gift tags where the…

  • Cool paper craft idea: paper kites

    Meg Kowieski

    This is a great craft idea we put together to brighten our moods on a rainy spring day. Paper kites are a fun project to work on with kids and they make wonderful party decorations, or wall décor. (One day when we are master kite-makers we will figure out how to make these for outdoor... The post…

  • How-to: adorable turkey placecards

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    We have a wonderful customer here in Dedham who loves to create her own special holiday cards and decorations. She visited us recently on our Grand Opening Day in search of a Thanksgiving placecard idea, perhaps a twist on our classic Turkey Placecard Kit. Along with my fellow associate, Calla, I…

  • How-to: thanksgiving turkey party favors

    Meg Kowieski

    We’ve turned our Pocketbook Favor Boxes into just about every kind of animal, so we knew we had to try a turkey for a fun Thanksgiving party favor! With just paper, labels, and tape or glue, these favors are super easy to put together. If you’re having little ones over to your house…

  • Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

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    Here is a fun, easy way to do a 3-D homemade Father’s day card (this technique is great for a kid’s or baby’s room too). Start with our nifty 3-D craft letters, colored paper and some large photos printed on superfine white text weight paper. Our superfine paper works great with inkjet…

  • Packaging ideas for little treats

    Meg Kowieski

    There’s something about the holidays that makes our creative minds turn to baking. Maybe it’s the comfort of something warm as the weather turns so cold or the yummy smells coming from the oven. We’ve found lots of festive ways to package little treats with our favor boxes, box mailers and…

  • How-to: decorative wedding favor box

    Meg Kowieski

    Requested by SO many of our customers, this spring we introduced the classic square favor box. This perfect little square is quickly becoming one of our favorites to embellish. With just a few folds and double stick tape they are ready to fill with little cookies, tiny treasures, or four exquisite…

  • Label it

    Meg Kowieski

    Being organized is a beautiful thing. So is finding easy ways to be creative! Labels and stickers are a perfect blend of the two because they satisfy the urge to get organized in a creative way. Here are a few fun ways we at Paper Source like to use labels and stickers. School/Office In school...…

  • How-to: halloween wreath card

    Meg Kowieski

    In my world, wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. By using a black and orange color palette, presto-change-o… a spooktacular Halloween card is born! When I find a technique or idea that I love, I use it for all types of occasions throughout the year by making simple changes to the design.…

  • A baby shower for one of our own

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    We talk a lot about color around here, but it really can be inspirational. A room painted in yellow can leave you feeling sunny and pair of great pink shoes can make you smile. The same is true for inspiring memorable details for any event. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower...…

  • How-to: gingerpaper advent calendar

    Meg Kowieski

    Advent calendars are so much fun for kids (and adults!) – a festive count down of the days til Christmas. We were so excited to come up with a way to create an advent calendar using our Gingerpaper House Kit, so that kids could actually make their own (yes, with some help from mom or... The…

  • How-to: moving announcement postcards

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    Just about every year, I find myself moving to a new apartment for one reason or another. This time around I wanted to send a creative handmade moving announcement to my friends and family to let them know my new address, instead of another mass email. In playing around with some of my favorite…

  • How-to: halloween mummy party favors

    Meg Kowieski

    I’m always challenging myself to find new ways to customize our favor boxes – they’re wonderful for so many occasions. Experimenting with our pillow favor box, I discovered that our ivory linen bookcloth worked perfectly for creating a Halloween mummy party favor. I love the color…

  • Decorating kraft ornaments & stars

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    Looking for a glam decorating idea for the holidays, but have a fear of glitter or aren’t feeling especially crafty? Try this easy craft project from our team at the Paper Source Reston store! They added tons of elegance to kraft ornaments with a clever combination of stamp pads. It takes…

  • How-to: pop-up halloween party invitation

    Meg Kowieski

    I’m a sucker for a pop-up, so I knew I had to incorporate one into a spooky Halloween party invitation this year. There’s just something about the unexpected three-dimensional experience that instantly puts a smile on your face… and then, like a self-proclaimed geeky engineer, you…

  • How-to: embossing on ribbon

    Meg Kowieski

    After Linda (head of workshops) described this technique to me I just had to try it! Embossing on ribbon? Sweet! I think it works best with rubber stamps that have a clean bold image like this cherry blossom. Imagine how lovely this would be wrapped around a package or used to embellish an…

  • Rubber stamping on chalkboards?!

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    I’m so in love with our Chalkboard Sticker Frames! We use them around the store to highlight upcoming workshops and events – so much more fun than flyers. I usually write on the chalkboard surface with Bistro Markers, but I’m always looking for new ways to decorate them. So, what…

  • Paper Source Special Event: The Grateful Table

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    While planning our Girls Night Out: The Grateful Table we listened closely to the many customer requests we have received this year. Your wish list for a pre-holiday social crafting night included: • A fun evening of inspiring ideas and some “not too serious” crafting • Table accents…

  • Thankful for YOU!

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    To the Paper Source team – our employees and customers: It has been a year of big economic challenges, which have required all of us to use extra ingenuity to make ends meet. As a company, we have done some tough belt tightening to ensure that we would stay healthy and be able to grow.... The…

  • Celebrating winter solstice

    Meg Kowieski

    In celebration of today – winter solstice – I thought I’d share a peaceful image from the December/January 2010 issue of Country Living featuring our Paper Doves. Their use of these simple decorations is so beautiful and creative, bringing life to the paper birds. Makes me wish I had…

  • Fave holiday gifts — loco for luchas

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    If you’re looking for funky holiday gift ideas, listen up. Lately I’ve been into Mexican kitsch like “lucha libre” – a theatrical, acrobatic and campy form of Mexican wrestling. I was a luchador for Halloween, I own masks for spontaneous late-night wrestling with…

  • European-inspired colors: Part 1

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    I’ve already professed my love for the farmer’s markets here in Chicago, but if I had my way I would spend my time traveling through the markets across Europe. There’s something about the way they present the food and the idea that locals go there everyday to buy fresh ingredients…

  • Paper Source handmade cards

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    The Paper Source motto is “Do Something Creative Every Day”, and we have some very lucky folks here who get to live this out making handmade greeting cards for a living. If you’ve visited our stores, you’ve seen our greeting card wall full of funny, thoughtful and lovely…

  • How-to: honeycomb summer party invitation

    Meg Kowieski

    This breezy summer party invitation is easy to make using fill-in printable invitations and our honeycomb rubber stamps. The honeycombs take on a citrus look in these ink colors, but you can change up the colors and use them again and again for any occasion– make fireworks in red and blue for…

  • Rubber stamping technique: masking

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    Masking is a very cool rubber stamping technique that involves layering rubber stamp images to create depth. By rubber stamping images one on top of the other using masking you give the illusion that images are in front or behind each other. I’ve demonstrated this technique in the 5 steps…

  • Chicago mustache adventures

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    Turns out the new Stylish Self-Adhesive Mustaches at Paper Source aren’t just for Halloween – I use them to turn everyday errands into funny adventures! Recently I bought a pack of these when a friend of mine was visiting from Los Angeles. While we toured all of the famous Chicago…

  • Paper Source Special Event: Wedding Day Details

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    So much attention is paid to spring and summer weddings, but we know that fall and winter brides are also looking for unique ideas to make their wedding truly special! Our hands-on Wedding Day Details event will feature fabulous seasonal wedding ideas for wedding programs, placecards, table tents,…

  • How to tie a bow

    Meg Kowieski

    Learning how to tie a bow is easy with a little practice, and is a wonderful skill to have for gift wrapping, card making, and more. We love our double-faced satin ribbon for tying a bow – it’s silky and flexible, and always looks amazing…but you can use almost any ribbon type…

  • Holiday card making ideas

    Meg Kowieski

    If there is something I look forward to every year, it’s holiday card making! But with the hustle and bustle of the season, the task can seem daunting. Luckily, with a little imagination I’ve discovered a few ways to embellish cards that are quick and easy. For example, what’s…

  • This weekend: free Holiday Open House at Paper Source!

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    We are so excited about our Annual Holiday Open House this Saturday and Sunday at all Paper Source locations. In addition to our holiday demonstrations, this year we’re giving you an opportunity to do “make & take” projects so you get hands-on experience learning some of our…

  • Thanksgiving ideas: grateful boxes

    Meg Kowieski

    This Thanksgiving each guest at my dinner table will be welcomed with one of these personalized keepsake boxes. Our craft boxes are so wonderful to decorate – the perfect blank palette for adding colored paper, ribbon, rubber stamps, etc. I will also have a stack of “I am thankful…

  • How-to: chocolate puppy favor box

    Meg Kowieski

    Created by one of our assistant store managers, these make great kid’s party favor boxes — or a rainy day project for kids to make themselves. Come by your local Paper Source store to see this favor box created in person! Materials needed: Chocolate Pocketbook Favor Boxes Chocolate Oval…

  • How-to: cupcake birthday card

    Meg Kowieski

    Hole punches are a super easy way to decorate a handmade card or invitation. With this birthday card, we repeated the punch using the cupcake cutouts to create impact with lettering. In addition to the cutouts, you can also use the negative spaces left by the hole punch to create little peekaboo…

  • Homemade personalized stationery

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    What could be more personal than creating custom stationery for a special friend? By choosing specific paper colors, embellishments, and adding their name you are honoring their personality and creating a one-of-a-kind gift. A stationery set can be as simple as a collection of note cards and…

  • Personalized gift wrap as seen on the Today Show & InStyle Magazine

    Meg Kowieski

    In their December issue, InStyle featured Paper Source rubber stamps to make personalized gift wrap. We thought their idea of using Alphabet Rubber Stamps to personalize wrapping paper for the recipient was clever – and so did NBC’s Today Show (click to view), who picked up the feature as a…

  • Paper Source Dedham, MA – Grand Opening Event this Saturday!

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    This Saturday all Paper Source stores will be celebrating the Grand Opening of our 32nd store in Dedham, MA! If you live nearby, we invite you to visit our newest store at Legacy Place for our Grand Opening Event, where you can enter a raffle to win cool Paper Source goodies and check out our...…

  • Paper Source Special Event: Holiday Card Making

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    You asked for it… our first ever Holiday Card Making Girls Night Out! Get your creative juices flowing while you play with our new holiday rubber stamps, punches, cards and glitter – leave the mess with us and take home all sorts of great ideas. The event is this Thursday, October 1, so…

  • Paper Source Workshop: Wedding Save-the-Dates

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    Are you looking for some great ideas, including templates for printing (finally some easy to use Word files) for creating unique “Save the Date” cards for all your guests? Look no further, because we have created the perfect class for you! You’ll get to walk away with samples of…

  • A baby shower gift worth drooling over

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    I’ll admit there’s some pressure when you’re giving a gift to a fellow Paper Source employee – they know the products and secrets all too well. We recently threw a baby shower for our lovely and talented coworker who is having her first baby, and I put together a gift basket on behalf of the... The…

  • Buyer’s faves for back to school — Lindsay

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    Sometimes trying to be environmentally conscious and still loving to shop puts me in a bit of a bind. We all have that one friend who claims to care about the environment but nevertheless drives a three-ton suburban mini-tank to her yoga classes, or happily sucks down 14 plastic bottles of water a…

  • Fresh spring party favors

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    Here’s a fun, affordable way to do a fresh take on party favors (think also wedding favors or baby shower favors). I picked out these sweet mini grape hyacinths at the market and set them into our recycled takeout boxes, lined with a simple wax paper to prevent moisture from showing. An…

  • 2009 holiday card contest winner – website submissions

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    You have truly inspired all of us here with your creativity and craftiness in your submissions to our 2009 Holiday Card Contest! Below you will find some of our customers’ homemade holiday cards that were web submissions, separate from the store submissions (to be featured soon). We’re…

  • Christmas tree at the Chicago Botanic Garden

    Meg Kowieski

    This year Paper Source was lucky enough to be asked to decorate a holiday tree for the Chicago Botanic Garden Wonderland Express exhibit. What a great way to kick off the holiday season! The whole experience was a thrill – we entered the gardens through a secret gate in the dark of night.…

  • Tree decorating idea safe for kids & pets

    Meg Kowieski

    When you have a toddler or puppy in the house, decorating a tree for the holidays is all kinds of fun for little ones, but means constant monitoring for you. Last year Noquet joined our family and now just a year old, she is still all puppy. In decorating our Christmas tree, I wanted to... The post…

  • How-to: new home greeting card

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    My brother and sister-in-law recently bought their first house, so I wanted to send an extra special handmade card to their new address. To honor this significant life step I went with the theme, “Moving on up!”. With a few easy cuts I was able to create a fun pop-up, and heat embossing…

  • My first homemade holiday cards

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    This year I challenged myself to make my own holiday cards – my first attempt…ever. I’ll admit, it takes a lot of time, but I’m so happy with the finished product and I know the recipients will be too. My holiday card design was inspired to by things: 1. Annie’s blog…

  • Paper Source Workshop: Rookie Rubber Stamping

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    We’ve all been there– standing at the rubber stamping wall, eyes glazed over, pondering what the difference is between all those ink pads and what embossing powders actually even are. Which is why we’ve created Rookie Rubber Stamping, an all-store workshop designed to explain all…