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. 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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  3. 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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  4. How It’s Made: Lagoon Paper



    This summer, we worked with our long time partner, French Paper Co., a sixth generation, family owned paper mill, to create a limited edition color. Infused with a breezy feeling of summer, our limited edition color, Lagoon, went through a rigorous process to achieve the perfect hue.

    We want to share a little insight into the complex world of color paper making that goes into the beautiful colorscope of products we provide for you at Paper Source. Take a peek inside French Paper Co.’s process below:

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  5. This Father’s Day: Celebrating Our Paper Source Dads!



    Father’s Day is only a few days away! Which means it is time to show all the fathers in our lives how much we care about them and appreciate all that they do. This Father’s Day, we are celebrating by spotlighting three dads from our Paper Source family. From Handy Man to Family Guy to Boss Man, these dads have many roles. Here, they will share a bit about their lives as dads, as well as some of their favorite Paper Source items and gifts (that your dad might love too)!

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  6. Meet the Makers Series: Brian French of French Paper Co.

    Beautiful paper is at the core of everything we do here at Paper Source – it’s in our name – and we take every effort to find partners with the same passion for paper! One of our long time partners, French Paper Co., is a sixth generation family owned mill that has perfected our colorscope to bring us our vibrant cards and envelopes.

    We spoke with Brian French and learned more about French Paper’s rich history, where they draw inspiration from and why paper is still important. Read More

  7. Meet the Maker Series: Amanda from Mojo Spa

    Want something truly unique and special for Mom this year? Enter the magical Mojo world, where you’re surrounded by cupcake soaps and lotions to pamper the most resilient to the most sensitive skin. Mom will appreciate the natural, dual-purpose products and you’ll enjoy the brownie points for selecting the perfect gift. Wow Mom even more with Mojo’s incredible story:

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  8. Meet the Maker Series: Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

    We at Paper Source value our maker partnerships and want to share their stories.

    We proudly carry an array of Rifle Paper Co. products from notepads to a special recipe box with Anna Bond’s signature style of hand-painted illustrations, vibrant color palettes, and whimsical tones.

    In celebration of Mother’s Day we asked the founder of Rifle Paper Co., Anna Bond, to share her most memorable mom moments. 


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  9. MyPSValentine 2016 Recap


    From January 19th through Valentine’s Day on February 14th Paper Source fans tagged images of how they showed their love using Paper Source products with #MyPSValentine. There were so many beautiful submissions, and we wanted to share the winners and our other favorites with you!

    MyPSValentine Winners

    Week one winner of the MyPSValentine Contest Week two winner of the MyPSValentine Contest

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  10. A Crafternoon with Paper Source


    Last Thursday, Paper Source headquarters hosted a charming group of fifth grade Girl Scouts for an afternoon of crafting Valentine’s Day kits!

    rubber stamps, colored ink, and other crafting supplies

    After receiving instruction from our crafting expert on how to use some of our most popular crafting tools, the girls assembled and decorated our pre-cut kits to make some Valentines for their pal-entines.

    many young girls around a table crafting

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