1. Dream Big, Be Creative

    Each year we begin refreshed and hopeful for a better tomorrow.  At Paper Source, we keep that hope alive through self-expression and creativity.  This weekend in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential civil rights leader who courageously shared his vision for a better tomorrow, we are hosting three creative events inspired by his actions!

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  2. Easy DIY Paper Marbling

     

    If you love the look of marble — classic, elegant, and luxe — but aren’t quite ready to refinish your kitchen counters, consider starting with paper. An achievable DIY project, marbling paper is a fun, easy way to celebrate this trending pattern. Follow this guide to craft festive paper to match any season or whim!

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  3. Meet the Maker: Tombow

    As we continue to partner with leading brands in the industry, it was only fitting that Tombow was featured as our first Meet the Maker of 2019. Our brands both value superior quality and artistic grade products.

     

    “At Tombow, we’re passionate about offering the finest and most innovative stationery and arts and crafts products on the market today.  Whatever your project, from hand-lettering to paper crafting to fine art, you can count on Tombow for unmatched quality and design.”

     

    Read more about the Tombow brand and how they are making an impact on stationery trends below!

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  4. Easy Gift Wrapping Guide

     

    They say the best gifts come in small packages, but we believe the best gifts come in beautifully wrapped packages! After all, if the giver has taken the time and care to wrap to perfection, what’s inside is bound to delight.

     

    This holiday season, take a few extra moments to wrap your gifts with a whimsical touch. We’ll teach you a few techniques (from perfectly measured paper, to folding clean corners, to picking and tying the perfect ribbon) so that you can wow your friends and family.

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  5. The Art of the Handwritten Note

    As candy cane season approaches, the time to reach out to loved ones with warm wishes is also near. While technology makes it easy to keep in touch, nothing really says ‘I love you’ like a thoughtful, handwritten letter.

     

    With the U.S Postal Service reporting a 10 billion letter drop in the last 20 years, there’s no question that our gadgets have made it easier to keep in touch – but that doesn’t mean we should swap out the keyboard for a card. (Pro tip: Need help finding the perfect holiday card to accompany your message? We’ve got you covered!)

     

    The art of a handwritten letter honors traditions of the past and serves as a timeless memento to the present. Here are the top five reasons why you should put pen to (really pretty) paper this holiday season.

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  6. Easy and Thoughtful Hand-Made Holiday Gift Guide!

    Trying to find the perfect gift that feels thoughtful and meaningful can be hard when online shopping makes everything so accessible.  With so many options, gift giving sometimes loses the feeling of surprise and delight you get when both you and recipient open their gift.  Creating a hand-made gift is our favorite solution!  A hand-made gift offers personal touches, creativity, thoughtfulness and often is more budget friendly than buying a gift from the store.  We have rounded up some of our favorite DIY gifts that are quick and easy to make before your next holiday party!

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  7. Everything You Need For Your Holiday Cards

    Whether creating handmade Christmas cards are your yearly tradition or you are looking for a way to make your holiday photo card stand out, Paper Source can help you find a card that captures the magic of the season.

    Below is what you need from start to finish to “dress” your envelope and cards with thoughtful and heart-warming touches that are sure to spread holiday cheer!

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  8. How to Make A Custom Envelope

    Just as you take the time to wrap gifts in pretty paper and perfect bows, give your correspondences the same personal touch with DIY envelopes. With the right tools, making your own envelopes is a cinch. Follow our guide to see for yourself.

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  9. How to Make the Perfect Bow

    Nothing makes a sweeter statement atop a gift than a perfectly tied bow. And with endless pattern and color combinations, it’s the perfect skill to master for any season. Follow our guide for all of the pro-bow tying tips you’ll ever need.

     

     

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  10. Meet the Maker Series: Designing S’well Water Bottles

    We are so thrilled to follow up with our Meet the Maker brand, S’well.  In this exclusive interview with Founder and CEO Sarah Kauss and Creative Director, Rachel Ivey we learned about how they have made hydration a business with sustainable style.  See our interview with each below!

     

     

    What does the development process look like when choosing designs and shapes of your water bottles?

    Our product line has grown incredibly and offers our Creative team a fun opportunity to marry style and function. We consider the current global trends each season when it comes to colors, patterns and finishes, while also making sure to stay true to our sustainable goals, drawing inspiration from the natural world. This is the fun part in working towards our ultimate goal of helping rid the world of single use plastic bottles! – Rachel

     

    Were their any specific textiles that inspired you?

    We look at trends that identify with people on a global scale – how they are feeling, what they are thinking, etc. and translate that into our designs. For our Fall/Holiday ’18 collection we took inspiration from both the natural world and global culture—from Japanese-inspired prints and vibrant European textile designs to classic American enamelware. -Rachel

     

    What lifestyle trends is S’well focusing on in the near future?

    I started S’well in 2010 with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles by creating products that looked better and worked harder. This still holds true today, and our innovation strategy continues to communicate this, while emphasizing lifestyle in every form. – Sarah

     

    Do you plan on incorporating more features to your products in the near future? (Magnetic? Place card holder? Water filter? Dishwasher safe?)

    We have so many new developments for 2019 and beyond in the works. We have been busy conceptualizing our latest collections, innovating our next forms, and working on unique business initiatives. These are exciting times for S’well and I can’t wait to see everything unfold. – Sarah

     

    What makes S’well water bottles a good holiday gift?

    There is truly a S’well for everyone! From our new large-format Roamer to our giftable Cocktail Kit and workout-ready Sports Cap, S’well offers boundless ways to celebrate and stay hydrated in style this season! -Sarah

    For more information on Founder, Sarah Kauss and how she started her brand, read her first Meet the Maker interview here.

    Shop our full collection of S’well water bottles for your next holiday gift!