1. Celebrate the Magic of the Embossing Heat Tool

    Take your rubber stamp crafts to the next level with heat embossing – an amazing technique that adds dimension, texture and a professional finish. Our perfectly designed heat embossing tool melts color or clear embossing powder to enhance the look of your rubber stamped designs. Watch our video to see how quick and easy it is to add a brilliant finish to stamp projects.

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  2. Winter Game Night In with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM

    father and daughter sitting at a decorated table

    Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! No matter if he saw his shadow or not, we still have some wintertime to get through.

    Given that we spend so much time indoors during the winter, I’m always on the lookout for simple ways to make family time fun. We’ve been playing a lot of games together lately, so I thought I’d shake things up a bit and try something different other than traditional board games. Paper Source has a great selection of “outside the box” family games. And when you add in a few little festive details, the kids are extra surprised and excited to try something new!

    snacks and drinks on a festive table
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  3. DIY Valentines — Sweet Without the Sugar! with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM

    a child writing in a valentine's day card

    I have to admit that I fall firmly into the camp of loving Valentine’s Day. And I love that my kids are on that bandwagon too. They love to think of kind (and often elaborate) gestures to show people dear to them how they feel. And that includes each other. Seriously.

    Now, don’t get me wrong. They spend plenty of time bickering over the most trivial things possible, but when pressed, they’d both answer that they are each other’s best friend. But because so much of the holiday is fueled by candy, I like to help them put together a sweet valentine for each other that sends the love without the sugar.
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  4. #MyPSValentine Wants You To Feel The Love!

    One of the best things about Valentine’s Day is that it gives us another reason to create handmade cards with thoughtful messages for the people we care about the most.

    From January 19th through Valentine’s Day on February 14th, tag images of how you show your love using Paper Source products with #MyPSValentine. You’ll be entered for the chance to win a spot on our social pages as well as a hand-picked prize pack!

    Every week one winner will be chosen, and there is no limit to how many times you can enter!

    For some inspiration on how you can share a little love with those who are dear to your heart, we have a few ideas for you. We’ve been busy D.I.Y.-ing Valentines with some of our prettiest new products – pick your favorite and give it a try! For even more inspiration, visit one of our stores.

    Heart of Gold:

    1. Cut a 3.75″ x 5″ panel out of Gold Glitter Wrap and mount it to a Superfine Soft White A2 folded card.
    2. Download and print the Heart of Gold PDF on Mint text paper and cut it out.
    3. Add a Gold Foil Heart Sticker and a strip of heart tape to the Mint paper.
    4. Mount the Mint paper to the card with Super Tacky Tape.
    5. Line a Mint envelope with Gold Glitter Wrap using our Envelope Liner Templates.

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  5. How to Upcycle Your 2015 Calendars & Planners

    As I turn the final page on my planner and flip the final month on my calendar, I am always excited, not just at the prospect of it being a new year, but also for the opportunity to buy a cute new calendar and planner. While Paper Source has me covered when it comes to beautiful products to replace my 2015 items, there is still that twinge of guilt when it comes to tossing out the old to make room for the new – there’s a reason I chose those artfully chic calendars and planners the year prior, and it pains me to see them get discarded. I can’t be the only one, though, right?

    Don’t cast aside those 2015 calendars and planners just yet, though! It’s about time to upcycle old datebooks, and I’m here to give you a few ways as to how to keep those designs alive for a bit longer (if not forever)!

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  6. Seasonal Silhouettes to Adorn Your Home

    If you have a Silhouette Cameo Machine, you can decorate your home with these fun silhouettes by adorning your front door or displaying the whole collection on an accent wall!

    Everyone knows the Man in Red, his trusty reindeer, Mrs. Claus and their loyal elves. Invite the whole festive family into your home with a fun project that can get the whole family creating.

    frosty the snowman silhouette

    Simply follow these directions to outfit your home for the holidays:
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  7. DIY Holiday Decor with Paper Source Kits with Guest Blogger Rachel Regal of Just Peachy Blog

    I love crafting. I grew up doing it just about every weekend and we even have a stocked craft room in my parent’s home.

    Christmas garland kit

    I also really love Christmas decor more than any other holiday – not surprisingly. So when I discovered the Paper Source holiday kits, I just knew I had to indulge. If you’re crafty enough to host a cookie decorating party, you should probably create your own decor. Like I did here!

    Christmas decorations from Paper Source

    Every single piece of this festive garland is included in the kit. So no, you don’t need anything extra like scissors or glitter glue or string to put it together. The only thing you would need is some way to hang the garland, like thumbtacks or tape.

    Merry Christmas garland pieces

    Every piece is pre-cut and glitter-fied so all you need to do is thread them along the string. You can even shake things up if you’re a true rule breaker and choose where to place the Santa, reindeer and trees.

    assembled Paper Source holiday garland

    The garland looked so cute in my parent’s kitchen dining room and so perfect as a backdrop for my cookie decorating party. I think I’ll keep it up in my apartment for the rest of the seasons to come. I also have a Christmas wreath kit just waiting to be put together and I can’t wait to hang it on my door. Maybe next year I’ll have a real one, because this one is just too cute. 😉

    assembled garland hanging in the window

    Paper Source offers all different types of cute kits for all kinds of occasions from holiday to birthday to baby shower! You can find them in all Paper Source stores or online.

    For more holiday decorating tips, gift guides and general fabulosity, visit Rachel at www.justpeachyblog.org, and don’t forget to share your pics with us at #YestoPS!

  8. Fringed Holiday Tree Tutorial

    …courtesy of our stellar Creative Intern, Caroline!

    Cute, customizable Christmas fun- what a tree-t! I made several of these fringy fellows and used them to decorate for a holiday tea party I held this past weekend.

    You’ll need:

    Use a plate to trace a perfect circle

    Cut a circle out of card stock. The bigger it is, the taller your tree will be. To cut a perfect circle, set a plate on your card stock and trace the outline in pencil.
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  9. Cookie Decorating Party with Guest Blogger Rachel Regal of Just Peachy Blog

    We all love a good cookie, right? I know I can’t resist, especially sugar cookies around Christmas time.

    Usually my aunt Sherry is the sugar cookie queen, but since she lives in Michigan and I so far away from there, I had to take the reigns this year and find my own little recipe. And I think it’s close to being perfected already!

    Holiday coolies look almost as great as they taste.

    I had to test it out for this beautiful cookie decorating party that I decorated with these Paper Source goodies! Keep reading for all the decorating steps and festive decor.
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  10. Tips for setting a crafty kids’ Christmas table – Free download included!

    Who says grown ups get to have all the fun? This year, the kids’ table is the place to be!

    Aunts and uncles will be trading their seats for a spot at this fun-filled table this holiday. With a Letter to Santa download, festive photo props and unlimited possibilities of what to create, you’re sure to craft a Christmas to remember!

    The keys to a creative Christmas kids’ table are color, crafts and easy clean-up. Set the scene for a stress-free dinner party by offering projects at your Christmas table that will help kids stay seated and occupied before, during and after the meal.

    holiday themed tablescape with gifts and activities for kids
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