1. Our 2017 Wedding Collection is Here!

    Our Paper Source team is so excited to be unveiling our 2017 Wedding Collection! This year, we did things a little differently for our collection than we have in past years.  Along with releasing our collection earlier than ever before, we also took a different approach to the design process that led to a unique collection of wedding invites that will make you fall in love all over again. Read More

  2. #PSBeeKind: Make Your Commitment to Kindness

    Bee Kind, Valentine's Day 2017

    We want to start this year off right by committing to a resolution that is sweet and simple. At Paper Source, we want to strive to make little changes to share love and kindness everyday. As a part of our #PSBeeKind Campaign, we believe that simple acts of kindness and a little bit of sweetness can go a long way!

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  3. 2016 Holiday Card Contest Winners

    There is nothing more heartfelt, than a handmade card from someone you love. We are thrilled that our customers enjoy DIY-ing as much as we do. With the overwhelming response & the votes being cast, we’re super excited to announce the winners of our Annual Holiday Card Contest!

    If you’re making DIY holiday cards, tag us on Instagram using #PaperSource! We’d love to see what you’re up to!
    Here are our 2016 Holiday Card winners that you all voted for!

    First Place Winner — Stephanie K.

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    Second Place Winner — Sarah K.

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    Third Place Winner — Samantha W.

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    Paper Source Jury Prize Winner — Jamie H.

    Jamie’s card was selected by a jury vote in our Paper Source HQ to be produced by us as a part of our 2017 holiday card collection. We loved how Jamie designed a sophisticated card that is both beautiful and classy. It’s on trend with the effortless touch of hand-lettering and will make a great addition to our Hanukkah holiday card assortment next year.

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    We want to see more of your DIY holiday cards or all those love-filled Valentine’s Day cards you’re making for February! Tag us on Instagram using  #PaperSource or #MYPSValentine to share with us your creative adventures! We’d love to see what you’re up to and together we can do something creative every day!

    — Maham Khan
    Digital Marketing Intern

  4. Keeping February Fresh with Fitness with Guest Blogger Allegra G.


    With January behind us and the end of February closer than we might believe, the solid resolutions we made on January 1 may have started to wane slightly.

    This is often the case when we set lofty goals for an entire year.

    You might find that the gym seems farther away, and those excuses for why you just can’t exercise today are starting to carry more weight.

    Resolutions and big picture goals are a great starting point, but they put a lot of pressure on you. Once you set a resolution, you have to keep it up for 365 days, and any small misstep can feel like a failure.

    Huge fitness resolutions may be too overwhelming, so a few weeks in you might find yourself on the couch rather than a treadmill. But there is hope!

    There are some simple, and fun ways to achieve your goals and have you feeling healthier than ever before.
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  5. 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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  6. #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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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    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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  10. The Perfect Gift (Wrap!)

    Don’t wait for the holidays to get into gift wrap! Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations…every celebration needs the perfect gift to accompany it! But as we all know, it’s all about presentation. No one wants to receive a gift that looks like it just arrived in the mail hours before the party! One of the best parts about receiving gifts is examining the beautiful wrapping the gifts are encased in. Paper Source has a variety of unique gift wrap for all occasions to give your gifts a perfect extra amount of style!

    Let’s talk about a few issues many of us face when wrapping multiple gifts. How do you signify that although your gifts may be different sizes, they are all extremely meaningful? One way to spice up the presentation of many gifts is to have each gift wrapped in their own paper, and all brought together by the tie of a ribbon!

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