1. 2016 Arctic Election

    Vote in the Arctic Election Campaign Poster

    In the midst of election season, there is only one question on everyone’s mind: Which arctic critter should rein over the frigid waters of the north? Our polar friends have hit our stores across the nation, grabbing the hearts of fans and dividing our creative community with their cuteness. Get to know our candidates, and decide for yourself who should win the 2016 Arctic Election. Read More

  2. Work Where You Love to Shop – Hiring for the Holidays

    holiday hiring polaroid on wood background

    Holiday hiring is upon us, and we’re excited to show you our amazing brand this season. 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 this holiday season!
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  3. Meet the Maker Series: Lucy Halcomb of Lucy_Mail

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    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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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