1. Meet the Maker Series: Lucy Halcomb of Lucy_Mail

    picture of Lucy Halcomb

    We find that it’s the simple things in life that spark our creativity, and when we came across Lucy’ Halcomb’s Instagram (@lucy_mail), we instantly felt a shared connection. Enamored by her playful illustrations on envelopes, we reached out to Lucy to learn more about where she draws inspiration from and why staying creative matters. Read More

  2. Must-haves for the Classroom



    must-haves for the classroom according to teachers

    Teachers are the perfect examples of people who Do Something Creative Every Day – whether it’s making a school subject more relatable or decorating their classrooms on a small budget, we admire the application of their thoughtful creative processes! Undoubtedly, teacher’s have an extremely difficult job and at Paper Source, we hope we can provide something that makes life a little bit easier. We asked a handful of teachers what their favorite things are from Paper Source that eases their load – we hope it sparks some ideas for all you teachers out there!

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  3. Paper Source Takes Brooklyn



    Recently, we were invited to Brooklyn to partake in the Etsy Open Call, and having never been to Brooklyn before (don’t judge us – we’re midwesterners!), we took to the streets to explore the lush creativity the city had to offer before we experienced the lush creativity the Open Call had to offer. With suggestions from you, we ate, carouseled, crafted and ate even more of our way towards the Esty headquarters. While our waistbands will never forgive us, Brooklyn and the Etsy Open Call reminded us exactly why we do what we do here at Paper Source and the amazingly creative people in the world who inspire us to do and be better. Here is a little insight into the Open Call and Paper Source taking Brooklyn (although sadly, not back to Chicago):
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  4. Hip Hip Hooray for DIY Cards



    DIY Moments: Vol. 16 No. 6

    We’re big believers in snail mail and love any excuse to send cards to anyone and everyone. This cute card making craft is just the excuse we needed to not only get crafty, but to also send a playful card for a friend’s birthday. Get the how-to below!

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  5. Personalize Any Desk–No Matter Your Style with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey



    Our annual MyPSCalendar sweepstakes is underway and this year, we’re asking you to show us your deskie. Share your workspace with us by August 31st, and you could win a $500 gift card to Paper Source! With the help of Audrey of Love Always, Audrey we’ve curated 3 fun desks to inspire you to enhance your deskie. Here’s Audrey:


    I love office supplies. This is something my friends and family know about me, although they may not understand it. Back-to-school has always been my favorite time of year, even when I’m not actually going back to class. Read More

  6. Craft a Cute Pouch



    DIY Moments: Vol. 16 No. 5

    When we added canvas pouches to our collection, we were excited with the challenge of crafting these blank canvases into pouches that matched our personalities. Follow the steps below to transform your pouches into picture perfect accessories or put your own spin on it!

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  7. Passage From India



    Paper Source began with one mission: to showcase gorgeous papers from around the world. As time has gone on, though, that mission has expanded, and we’ve grown our product offerings and presence in your communities. Now, we aim to inspire others to Do Something Creative Every Day in any way their creativity takes root; however, we’ve never lost sight of our origins. We still strive to bring you beautiful papers with equally beautiful stories and our latest expedition brings you just that – eco-friendly papers from India that are as mesmerizing as they are unforgettable.

    beautiful note sets handmade in india

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  8. Our Fave Festival Essentials



    With the 25th Anniversary of Lollapalooza coming up at the end of July, we’ve got music festivals on our minds. There is no better way to get excited for all the awesome festivals in the coming months than to get stocked up with everything we’ll need to have an amazing day (or weekend)!

    We’ve compiled a list of all the essential items that are in our festival bag as we gear up for Lolla, or any other festival we might have our eye on (too many to choose from)!

    everything you'll want in your bag to attend a music festival
    Backpack | Goodwipes For Gals | S’well Water Bottle | Oil Blotting Sheets | Enamel Pins | Metallic Tattoos | Hair Ties | Sunglasses | iPhone Mini Fan | Finger Hand | Minimergency Kit | Gum | Chapstick | Coin Purse | Bandaids | Scarf
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  9. Cover Your Case: 4 Ways to Dress Your Tech



    Picking out your phone case is a tricky decision – we can never commit to one! Our new Clear iPhone 6 Case, however, will give you a less permanent option! Equipped with a template and phone case, you have the freedom to express your personality exactly how you want to. Pick your personality below for some inspiration for decorating your own case! Read More

  10. From Calendar to Desk Accessories



    DIY Moments: Vol. 16 No. 4

    Our new Wrapping Paper Calendar makes a huge statement on the wall but it also has endless paper craft possibilities! Kickstart your crafternoon with a few ideas that will transform your calendar into 3 easy, yet stylish, desk accessories. Learn how below!

    hand made presentation envelopes with floral paper Read More