1. More New Year’s Resolutions (and how to keep them!) – From our Buyers

    Still wondering how to keep your resolutions this year?

    Our buyers wanted to share their resolutions and how our fabulous products will help them stay on track. Check out their plans below, and get inspired by how they plans to stick to them!

    Kyle W.’s major new year’s resolution is to streamline her office and desk organization using our sassy and stylish pocket folders by ban.do and kate spade! It’s easy to get motivated for meetings with colorful folders and an oversized blotter to keep your schedule on track.


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  2. New Year’s Resolutions (and how to keep them!) – From our Buyers

    What are your new year’s resolutions?

    We want to inspire you to Do Something Creative Every Day, so we asked our buyers to share their resolutions and how our favorite products will help them stay on track. Check out their plans below, and resolve to try something new this year!

    Carolyn R. says, “My resolution is to drink more water and our beautiful Swell water bottles are the perfect way to make sure I have water with me all day.

    I also plan on making sure people know how much I appreciate them. Our simple, sweet thank you stationery sets are the perfect way to send little notes throughout the year. I am obsessed with the watercolor design. And I can get a custom stamp, so addressing them is no issue!”

    Resolve to stay hydrated and in touch with friends with these items:


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  3. Buyer’s Favorites: Holiday Gift Ideas from Sadie

    As your holiday wish list begins to take shape, you might be wondering how to narrow down our assortment of perfect presents and giftable sentiments.

    Paper Source buyers to the rescue! We asked our fabulous team for their favorite items this season and they were able to choose a few for you! Take a look and get inspired.

    Sadie’s Picks

    Sadie has been with Paper Source for over two years and is buyer for the following departments: Single Cards, Stationery, Personalized, Calendars and Planners. Her favorite fonts are Bombshell and Bonjour and her favorite paper is Paper Source Luxe Blush.

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    “Every year, the Paper Source design team creates exclusive art for this calendar in our home office in Chicago, IL. Watching this calendar come to life is one of my favorite times of year. It repurposes into 12 office and wrap items!”
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  4. 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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  5. Our Designers’ Favorite Wedding Invitations

    It’s wedding season and we’re getting inspired by our original Wedding Invitations designs. Even if the wedding bells aren’t in your future, you can still swoon over these amazing invites. Paper Source offers over 90 exclusive 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. To get a better sense of their inspiration (as well as insight into our tastemakers’ design range), we asked four of our designers to pick a favorite that they’ve designed, and their picks are below.

    Maria Filar says,

    My favorite is the Vintage Floral suiteI love the vintage feel, but at the same time it’s crisp and modern. Vintage floral, engraved-style illustration is always going to be my favorite, and it will never feel dated or trendy. The inspiration behind this suite is old letterpress and engraved illustrations of botanicals.

    This look can be styled in a variety of ways – pair with all white and hits of black for a simple, clean and elegant look. Or pair it with Luxe Blush for a soft, romantic feel. Or it could be paired with more casual components like Paper Bag.

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    Erin Burke says,

    My favorite suite is the Bouquet suite. I think this invitation suite is one of the most energetic and graphic suites in our current line. The inspiration behind this suite was vintage floral illustrations from encyclopedias and garden manuals.

    It is unique enough to stand out, but general enough to complement any garden wedding – and the typography makes it modern and sophisticated. It also pairs well with bright, fun colors.

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    Karen Davis says,

    My favorite is the Foil Stamped Laurel Branches. First, I love the play of the clean, modern font used for the bride and groom’s name, paired with the ancient and elegant laurel wreath.

    Although this suite was inspired by some traditional elements, I love that they all suddenly feel updated with a small twist of a modern font and fresh color.

    I really enjoy the color pairing as shown – rose gold foil with white paper and a blush envelope. This suite would also be beautiful in white and gold, or cream and rose gold.

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    Vane Palacio says,

    I think the Foil Stamped Confetti Wedding Invitation  is elegant and classic, but modern at the same time, and could work for a variety of wedding styles. I like the gold foil confetti dots because they are subtle and give the invitation a special touch, and it comes in other foil color options!

    I also like how the names are big, it’s the first thing I notice when I see the invitation.

    I love the way the suite is shown, with the mint envelope and accents, but it could also be paired with any other color.

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    Which of our original wedding invitation suites are your favorite? Tell us in the comments below, and check out our Pinterest board for more invitation inspiration.

  6. Holiday Series: A Few of Rick’s Favorite Things

    Our Favorite Things series continues with a taste-maker from our store operations team. Many of you were introduced to Rick last year when we featured this Winter Wonderland Holiday Card creation.

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    Rick has returned to share his holiday gift and craft recommendations with our readers.

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  7. Holiday Series: A Few of Amy’s Favorite Things

    Our holiday series continues with a taste-maker from the Inventory team. Who better to weigh in than someone who sees it all?! Sit back while Amy tells you about her favorite gifts and crafts of the season.

    Amy
    Inventory Control Manager
    Noted for her incredible style

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  8. Holiday Series: A Few of Sally’s Favorite Things

    In this special Holiday Series we are bringing to you the best of what’s in stores for the holidays– as curated by some of our noted taste-makers. Today, Paper Source’s CEO weighs in with a few of her favorite things of the season.

    Sally Pofcher
    CEO
    Noted for creating memorable activities for (and with) her daughters

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  9. Holiday Series: A Few of Kristen’s Favorite Things

    It’s safe to say that we get as excited about new products as much as our customers do– especially around the holidays! In this special holiday series, we talked to some of our noted taste-makers to find out about their favorite holiday gifts and crafts. From seasonal crafts to holiday gifts, check back weekly as we reveal A Few of our Favorite Things. Maybe some of these ideas will make their way into your holiday celebration, too!

    Kristen
    Part of the paper-source.com team
    Noted by Paper Source associates for her expert gift baskets

    As a busy bride-to-be, Kristen has a new-found appreciation for the gift of wine. Between pre-wedding events and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this gifted gift giver has transformed her vision of the perfect gift — finding new and unique ways to style wine bottles for the holiday hostess or as a gesture of thanks.

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  10. Buyer’s Favorite: Mother’s Day Gifts

    Our buyers got together to assemble Mother’s Day gift recommendations that are sure to help you find something special for mom. If you haven’t found that perfect gift — or didn’t realize Mother’s Day is creeping up on us — our experts are here lend a hand.

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