1. You’re Invited: Paper Source’s Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Party!

    On Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th Paper Source will be hosting a Halloween Trick-or-Treat Party at all store locations! Our delightfully frightful celebration will include spectacular party activities to get you in the Halloween spirit. Check out the full list of activities below and be sure not to forget your costume!

    Trick-or-Treating
    Add Paper Source to your trick-or-treat route this year because we are welcoming all the kiddos in their favorite costumes to stop in for a sweet treat! Our store team members will also be dressed in their creative costumes and ready to greet you. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for the ultimate candy haul this year with our spooky Bat Bag and friendly Feline Tote!

    Halloween Crafting to DIY for!
    Stop by our crafting table and learn new DIY tricks for making Halloween cards that are a sure treat. Friendly faces, glitter, and washi tape make these cards delightfully frightful! We also have easy paper crafting kits, like our Super Cool Ghouls or Halloween Friends, that can be purchased to keep the DIY fun going at home.

    Photo Booth
    Each store is creating a pop-up photo booth in store with festive Halloween décor and playful photo props. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your costume and your newly crafted DIY cards! Get the gang together to capture the fun on Instagram. Follow us @papersource and share your photo using #papersource.

    Delightfully Frightful Product Demos
    Have you ever seen a color changing cat, melting witch or glowing eyes? We’ve got them all! Come visit us and get a first-hand look at all the newest Halloween gifts. You may even find that our favorite llama has us under a spell with the cuteness of their costume!

    Raffle Prize
    Get to counting! Enter to win your store’s raffle prize by accurately guessing the number of candy corns in a jar. The person who guesses correctly wins a free workshop seat to our upcoming holiday crafting workshops! Each store will have one winner and the winner will be announced on October 31st. In a sugary sea of orange, yellow and white, will you be able to make the best guess?

    Find your local store for more information. See you there!

  2. How to Decorate a Pumpkin Without Carving It

    When you see the first pumpkin at the market, it’s a telltale sign that autumn has arrived. And while we all love their cheerful color and festive fall appearance, carving them can be a rather messy endeavor. For a less messy and more kid-friendly approach, try adorning your pumpkin with paper embellishments instead. Use our easy-to-follow guide for decorating pumpkins without ever having to touch a carving knife.

     

    Read More

  3. How to Display Holiday Cards

    You’ve signed sealed and delivered your own holiday cards and now it’s time to sit back and relax.  You know how much thought and work goes into getting those holiday cards out the door.  So when the cards from friends and family come flooding into your mailbox, show them off with a fun and festive display.  Here’s a few unique (and easy!) ideas for displaying your holiday cards this year.

     

     

    Read More

  4. My Planner, My Plan Series: Amber Kemp-Gerstel

    Meet PS Planner Ambassador: Amber Kemp-Gerstel

     

    Amber will go on record to say she “would rather lose my big toe than lose my calendar” and that is exactly why she has been the perfect fit as our next PS Planner Ambassador.  Formally, a child psychologist turned ultimate craft blogger she is always dreaming and planning her next project to share with her followers.  Her carefully curated and thoughtfully planned content has helped her define her space as a expert maker that has been featured in Domino Magazine, Food Network Magazine and HGTV.  Amber has several techniques for staying organized and making plans, including using a monthly calendar to have a large overview of her tasks.

     

     

     

    See our interview with Amber below for more on her creative organization tips and an inside look at her dream workspace.

     

    Read More

  5. The Art of Living, Giving, Celebrating, and Creating

    The Art of Paper Source

    On average, Americans check their phones 80 times a day. It seems like living in the present is a thing of past. But there’s an easy way to come back down to earth: crafting. While colored pens and stationary may not save the world, they do help us cherish all of life’s special moments, big and small – and there’s something to be said for that. Whether it’s a handwritten love letter you save for years to come or a memory book of your child’s first year, paper gives you a platform to master the Art of Living, Giving, Creating, and Celebrating.

     

    Read More

  6. Crafting 101: How to Make a Memory Book

    Your phone is full of adorable photos — vacations, special occasions, and everyday moments that make you smile. But how often do you really look at them? Creating a memory book makes these photos easier to enjoy and look back on. Follow our simple guide to craft a story you can share with the people you love most for years to come.

     

     

    Read More

  7. DIY Butterfly Card Making

    Long, picnic-filled days in sundresses and flip flops are finally here to stay. That’s right: summer has officially arrived. Capture the essence of the season with a DIY card making project.

    Print out a butterfly template to use your favorite fine paper, or use our handmade butterflies to customize your cheerful cards.

     

     

    Read More

  8. Crafting 101: How to Make Custom Gift Bags

    No birthday party is complete without a well-stocked goodie bag. The only thing that could make your parting gifts more festive for friends and family? Making them yourself. With a simple lineup of supplies in your craft room, you can make custom gift bags to match any occasion. Use the below guide to add a personal (and pretty) touch to your next soiree.

     

     

    Read More

  9. The Ultimate Guide to Party-Perfect Banners

     

    Festive, bunting-inspired celebration banners are one of our favorite party trends in recent memory. There’s just something about the way a simple combination of fine paper and string can encapsulate the spirit of shouting “hooray!”

    With a handful of supplies and a bit of imagination, crafting a celebration banner is a lovely way to add a touch of personality and pop to a party’s decoration scheme. Our simple guide will show you how to master the Art of Celebrating!

     

    Read More

  10. Celebrating 35 Years of Creativity

    The Art of Paper Craft

    Paper is the canvas for capturing life’s moments and each moment we create becomes part of our story. We preserve life’s moments to pass them on so we can celebrate each moment for years to come. Paper Source has been here to help a community live, give, celebrate and create for thirty-five years and we look forward to having you with us on the next part of the journey. Discover your crafting personality here! target=”_blank”

    Celebrate with us!

    Join us in stores for our 35th anniversary event September 6-13 for special crafts, sales, gifts, raffle prizes & more!

    09/06 – 09/13 | Enter to win a Paper Source prize pack!
    Visit your local Paper Source and enter for a chance to win a Paper Source tote filled with our favorite products including a calendar, journal, and stickers or a private party workshop! Winners at each store will be announced at the 35th Anniversary Open House on 09/13.

    09/06 | Rifle Party launch
    Introducing Rifle Paper Co.’s first ever party collection, exclusively launching at Paper Source! Plates, napkins, cups and other party decor are adorned with Rifle’s signature floral print with gold trim. A perfect accessory for celebrating life’s biggest moments.

    09/07 | Make and Take Workshop
    Visit your local Paper Source and join us in a fun make and take workshop! Create a beautiful DIY postcard, featuring Paper Source designed artwork, for display or to send off to a friend. Embellish your card with stamps, washi tape, and fine paper!

    09/08 – 09/09 | Gift with $35+ Purchase
    Our gift to you! Celebrate our latest Paper Bar color offering and receive an exclusive FREE Jade tassel with any purchase over $35.

    09/13 | Open House
    Join us all day in-store for refreshments and shop our 35th Anniversary sales before they’re gone! Local sweepstakes winners will be announced during open house.

    Enter to Win!

    Can’t make it in-store? We didn’t forget about you! Click here and enter to win a Paper Source prize pack featuring a calendar, stamps, planners, Sugarfina gummies and more.

    Celebrate 35 Years with 35 Crafts

    We’re revisiting our favorite crafts from the Paper Source archives. Click on the photo to get inspired and create with us!

    Store Locations

    Find your nearest Paper Source here.