1. 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.

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  2. Spotlight Series with Wedding Stationery Designer Maria Filar


    We know that some of our fans are ready to start planning for their wedding day, and what better way to start than by getting inspired by our gorgeous collection of new Wedding Invitation Suites?

    We asked our designers to pick their favorite and share with you.

    Even if you can’t hear wedding bells just yet, you can still swoon over these amazing invites. Paper Source offers exclusive, customizable wedding suites, all designed in-house by our team in Chicago. Our designers create a variety of invitations for every taste (from classic to contemporary), all while incorporating their own unique style.

    Designer Maria Filar:

    1.) Q: Which invitation suite is your favorite this year?

    A: My favorite is a tie between the Watercolor Garden suite and the Paintbrush Foil design.

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  3. 2015 Holiday Card Contest Winners


    We had an amazing response to our annual card contests this past holiday!

    Customer submissions were posted to Instagram (via #PaperSourceHolidayContest), plus we also ran a holiday card contest for our store employees and we were wowed by everyone’s creativity!

    Thank you to all who participated – you certainly made our decision difficult. Take a glimpse at the winners of both contests below:

    Customer Contest: Grand Prize Winner – Erin C.


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  4. Top 15 of 2015

    Top 15 of 2015

    Soft White Printable Place Cards
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  5. Find your inner artist at a P.S. workshop!

    As a bite of colder weather creeps into the autumn air you might be looking for fun ways to entertain yourself. Rather than lamenting the last days of summer, why not get crafty at one of our upcoming workshops? You’ll be able to bring home your works of art, along with new-found knowledge for keeping yourself busy when the real cold comes (let’s not think about that right now)!

    Buy two seats at the same time and save 10% off each seat! All classes come with a 10%-off coupon! Visit our site for store locations, dates and times.

    Halloween Card-Making Workshop – Saturday, Sept. 26th

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  6. Do Something Creative Every Day: Work at Paper Source!

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    Seasonal hiring is upon us and we’re excited to expand our store teams! If you’ve ever been delighted by our store windows, inspired by our workshops or envious of our catalog pages, Paper Source might be a great fit for you!

    Not only will you be a member of our creative community, but our part-time seasonal team members get a 30% discount on great holidays gifts and crafting supplies– perfect for kick-starting your own holiday projects.

    If you’re interested in a fun holiday career, here are some things we’re looking for in our new associates:

    • Passion for Paper Source and our products
    • Fast, fun and friendly people
    • Experience working in a busy retail environment delivering a high level of customer service
    • Flexibility and availability to work the upcoming holiday season including nights, weekends and holidays

    Vanessa, who began with Paper Source as a holiday associate two seasons ago, has continued to grow with us. Here is her story.

    “I joined Paper Source because I had been at home for six months with my new baby and knew I needed to get out and connect with people again. I come from food service/retail management background and I really enjoyed showing people new things and building relationships with customers — and I love crafting! I figured Paper Source would be an awesome place to learn new things and share them with others. Plus, the Store Manager was so welcoming and straight forward during my interview, I knew it would be awesome!

    From day one I knew I had found “my people” here at Paper Source. It was so incredibly refreshing to work in an environment where everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. Plus, they are all amazingly crafty and inspiring! It is so fun getting to know our customers and hearing their stories! My husband refers to me as the detective at home! I love to help bring customers’ ideas to their full potential. It is very gratifying!

    If you or someone you know think Paper Source’s holiday positions could be a good fit for you, be sure to apply today at your local Paper Source store or online at: www.papersource.com/careers.

    Have a great holiday season!

    Paper Source Recruitment Team

     

  7. What You Need to Know About ban.do

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    Ban.do is the fresh, funky, bold brand responsible for the gorgeous floral patterns, bright neon colors and punchy, inspirational quotes that add a much-needed dose of fun to your day.

    The fun-loving women that make up this L.A.-based company include the founder, Jen Gotch, who has big dreams and an even bigger personality!

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  8. The 2015 Paper Source Colorscope is HERE!

    PS-2015-ColorscopeAs Autumn arrives, it’s time again to ask yourself, “What’s my Colorscope?

    Identifying your Paper Source Colorscope sign is easy, especially with our newest Paper Source color, Antique Gold. Our hues are here to provide your creative side with more ways to express yourself through color. Go ahead, find your two favorite Paper Source colors, check out our Colorscope readings, and tell us what you discover!

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  9. Back to School: Free Tech Wallpaper Downloads

    We’re making back to school even more fun with free downloads of our exclusive Paper Source designs! We picked three of our favorite designs from our calendars for you to use as backgrounds on your phone and desktop. Enjoy this free perk – our way of making your tech a little more beautiful!

     

    Watercolor Backgrounds (as seen in our Foil Watercolor Calendar)

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    Desktop 2880 x 1800  |   Desktop 2560 x 1440   |   iPad Mini   |   iPad   |   iPhone 5   |   iPhone 6

     

    Color Pop Backgrounds (as seen in our Color Pop Foil Easel Calendar)

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    Desktop 2880 x 1800  |   Desktop 2560 x 1440   |   iPad Mini   |   iPad   |   iPhone 5   |   iPhone 6

     

    Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds (as seen in our Brushstroke Hidden Spiral Foil Planner)

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    Desktop 2880 x 1800  |   Desktop 2560 x 1440   |   iPad Mini   |   iPad   |   iPhone 5   |   iPhone 6

    Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

  10. From a Recruiter: Opening a New Store

    Our new “From a Recruiter” series will give an inside look at what it’s like to interview and work for Paper Source. Written by Cara Pacholski, our Field Recruitment Manager, you’ll get a sneak peek at stories, tips and tricks from our store recruitment team. 

     

    What inspired me to join this organization seven years ago was the big picture plan to grow a small company. I remember my first day here at Paper Source; at the time, we had 21 stores and eight more were planned to open that year. We had an aggressive expansion plan and we were building our strategy from the ground up. Needless to say, it was a fun few years of getting teams built and functioning collaboratively for success. It was an amazing time of working together, and the success of seeing that first store I helped open is still exciting after all these years.

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