1. 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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  2. Have a Happy Halloween with our spooky craft roundup!

    For a freaky and frightening lineup of all our favorite Halloween pictures, products and posts, read on – if you dare!

    Painted PumpkinsMoscow Mule Mugs

    For clever (and mess-free) ways to enchant your guests, adorn pumpkins with everything from glitter tattoos to washi tape, and use our Sticky Face Pumpkin Kit in new ways to keep the party potion flowing!

    Treat Bags
    It’s no trick! Use your own creativity and our versatile ribbons, Custom Stampers and stickers to create personalize party favors to treat your guests.

    Tinted Ice SpheresLuminariesGreen Drinks


    Creepily customize every aspect of your ghoulish get-together with special recipes and supplies perfect for any party.

    We love the petrifying pics from our fans around the web too!

    Halloween PlannerHalloween CardSpooky Garlands

    How will you celebrate this spooky day? Share with us on social or at #YestoPS!

  3. DIY Spooky-Sweet Treats for Halloween

    For some of us, Halloween is all about the candy, and with the holiday fast-approaching it’s time to stock up! Visit us online or in store today for 30% off Halloween supplies!

    For a fun and festive way to treat your Halloween party guests, why not offer adorable treat bags—stamped with your very own custom design?

    Treat Bags

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  4. Make like a tree and spruce up your holiday cards this season!

    Welcome in this holiday season (and welcome Spruce back into our colorscope!) with a deal on holiday cards that will let you cross everyone off your list! Buy two sets of holiday cards and get the third set 25% off!

    This year, why not inject a little (or a lot!) of magic into your messages with embellishments that send more than just Season’s Greetings – they really show how much you care.

    Read on for inspiration on how to make our holiday cards truly your own.

    Glitter embellishment

    Whether you consider yourself an accomplished artist or you just like to put your personal stamp on things, you can get as creative as you want with glitter! Our Paper Source exclusive designs are unique and beautiful, but don’t be afraid to embellish, adorn and bejewel to your heart’s content.

    Holiday GlitterHoliday Embellishment

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  5. Go Cubs Go! Create your own game day pennants!


    Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for their Game 3 win last night!

    Paper Source HQ is buzzing with excitement and we couldn’t help but put our own crafty spin on the W flag.


    Download the template to celebrate today!


    How will you celebrate Game 4? Share with us on social media and at #YestoPS!

  6. Stationery Reboot: Turbo Charge Your Correspondence


    The idea of a world without hand-written letters is too tragic to contemplate.

    Don’t get me wrong – I feel a physical need to have my phone on me at all times so I can dash off a quick text or email. But there is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you see a hand-addressed envelope waiting for you in your mailbox, between the coupon booklets and fliers for car repair shops in your area.

    But, if you are going to take time to put pen to paper, you want the recipient to cherish that gift— not toss it in the garbage can! You want to make it to the refrigerator or mantle! So, why not upgrade your stationery set with some unique embellishments that will elevate your letter to keepsake status?

    The boring old letter stops here.

    Envelope liners

    What makes the iconic Louboutin pump so recognizable?  Their lipstick-red bottoms of course! Use that little secret splash of color as your inspiration for note-worthy notes and include a liner of fine paper inside your envelopes! You can dress up everyday envelopes with festive holiday paper for a sweet seasonal surprise. Or, choose fresh new patterns that really enhance the experience for your friend, family member or pen pal.


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  7. Guest Post: DIY Business Cards

    Audrey is an Arizona girl turned Chicagoan, and loves DIY projects, coffee, calligraphy and dabbling in yoga. She works full time in digital marketing, but spends her spare time blogging over at Love Always, Audrey.


    I’m obsessed with Paper Source. The obsession started when I lived literally 5 minutes from the Scottsdale, AZ location, and grew even more when I moved to Chicago. Did you guys know they’re based here? And thank goodness for that, because I love knowing that I’m not more than 15 minutes from a store wherever I am in the city.

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  8. Create a D.I.Y. Photo Booth

    Photo booths are one of the most popular party trends – and for good reason, too! They’re interactive, fun and make for great keepsakes. We’ve come up with two great D.I.Y. options for popular summer events.


    To start, you’ll need roll wrap (we used solid wrapping paper, but patterns would be fun, too!) to use as the background. To create our sets, we pinned the paper to a cork board we had in the office, but you can also attach the paper to a ceiling or wall with heavy duty tape.

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  9. Bachelorette Party Invite


    A bachelorette party is a monumental event worthy of some great invitations. Meg K., a designer at Paper Source, planned her friend’s bachelorette party in Nashville. Using Paper Source products (and a whole lot of creativity), Meg fashioned the perfect invitation for an action-packed weekend.

    Meg used our Envelope Liner Kit and coordinating Mint & Gold Fine Paper for a pop of color. This was a great way to finish the design with a professional look without breaking the bank.

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  10. Emojis Speak Louder Than Words

    Emojis are a fun way to text, but we love the idea of using Emoji Stickers as a way to communicate messages in everyday life. Here are some of our favorite ideas on how to use these sassy icons.

    Use them to mark your planner for an upcoming summer getaway….


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