1. Weekend Wants: Valentine Kits

    Valentine’s Day is dedicated to celebrating love and here at Paper Source we’re making it easy to send sweet greetings. Here are a few of our favorite kits to make that even Cupid would be impressed with! [Inside Info: these are all designed by our team in Chicago and exclusive to Paper Source!] 

    Sweet as can be. Make this super cute Fruit Friends Valentine Kit and send sweet wishes to all!

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  2. Buyer’s Favorite: Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Valentine Gifts

    Love is all around and this year we found new gift items — along with adorable cards, kits and crafts — that you are sure to fall in love with. Whether you’re looking for something quirky or sweet, you are sure to find the perfect little thing in our latest Valentine’s Day gift selection.

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  3. Valentine card making recipes – yummy!

    After another food-free crafting “lunch” playing with cool new product from the Buying team, and some talented creative work from the Crafting team, taking that inspiration and bringing it to life, we have our next round of card making “recipes”!

    Have fun and do something creative for Valentine’s Day!

    — Cindy
    PS colors: persimmon & paper bag
    Latest fave: 2011 Paper Source Booklet Calendar

  4. How-to: Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love

    Send your favorite fool rushing in this Valentine’s Day with our Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love card. Utilize paper from season’s past or follow along with our color recommendations. Either way you slice it, this Valentine is better than a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

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  5. How-to: Panda love card

    And you thought only teddy bears were lovable? This adorable little Panda makes a huggably sweet folded note- perfect for your Valentine sentiments! Created by the Paper Source Craft Design team, you can construct your Panda Love Card with colors of the season, or mix and match with your favorite PS colors. He’s just too cute to pass up!

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  6. Hand-stitched with love

    Paper Source Catalog February 2010

    Sewing paper hearts

    Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we created the cover of our most recent Paper Source catalog. Valentine’s Day is all about taking the time to show love, so we really wanted something handmade on our Valentine’s Day catalog cover. What we came up with was simple and lovely – a paper heart hand-stitched with the word “love.”

    Create your own hand-stitched sentiment by following the easy steps below!

    — Karen
    PS colors: moss & papaya
    Latest fave: India Calico File Folders

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  7. Recipe for love

    Okay I’ll admit, the past few years I have not been so lucky in love. None the less, I am still a hopeless romantic, so I decided to create my own “recipe for love” Valentine cards using our Mini File Folders. Now this isn’t Hogwarts and these concoctions may not work, but it’s still so much fun! Consider delivering your Valentine messages this year in a creative package like this.

    Make your own recipe cards
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  8. How-to: cloud 9 valentine card

    Make your own valentine

    With rubber stamps, labels and super cute googly eyes, making homemade valentine cards is easy as can be. Take this idea and substitute with your favorite Valentine rubber stamps and stamp pad colors. Be careful, googly eyes are totally addicting…you’ll be sticking them to everything before you know it!

    – Claudia
    PS colors: curry & fuchsia
    Latest fave: Mini Magnolia Paper Flower Kit

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  9. Paper Source Workshop: Adults & Kids Valentines Classes

    For our Valentine workshop this year, we had a hard time deciding between a kids class or an adult class…so we created both! For our hopelessly romantic Girls Night Out gals, we have a workshop in which we’ll share our love of Victorian folded Valentine creations embellished with Paper Source accents. And since so many of you LOVED our Gingerpaper House Workshop for kids, we created a Sweet Handmade Valentine Workshop (with Mom or Dad) perfect for ages 7 and older.

    Classes vary by store location – we’re so sorry if the class you want is not available at your local store! But don’t forget to check workshop schedules for surrounding stores in your area, or plan your own Valentine private party with just 4-6 people (call your local store for more information)!
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  10. How-to: foxy valentine favors

    This pocketbook favor box has been totally disguised as a fox – perfectly festive for your Foxy Valentine! This is a super easy Valentine craft – just use our How To PDF to trace and cut a few simple paper shapes. Fill with Valentine goodies, or give as Valentine cards (sure to impress!).

    Valentine craft_Foxy favor box

    PS colors: gravel & beet
    Latest fave: Tree Trunk Tea Light and Japanese 8 1/4″ Scissors

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