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Notice something different? As a third birthday present, we treated the Paper Source blog to a fresh, new look. As we build out new content to fit our latest style, we look back at three years of inspiration, including some of our most memorable ideas:

Rubber Stamping with Powdered Sugar
A Baby Shower Game Honoring Dad
How-To: Summer Cup Covers
Confessions of a Wrapper
DIY Fine Paper Wallet
Maritime Knot Accent
Baby Shower Ideas: Something Sweet for Ann
Our ABCs Baby Shower for CEO Sally
How Do You Say… Will You Be My Bridesmaid
Festive Pennant Garland Gift Wrap
How-To: Father’s Day Nifty Necktie Notes
A Lovely Companion to a Wedding Guestbook
A Must-See Winter Wonderland Holiday Card
Postcards from my Sister
PS Real Weddings: Laura
Guest Blogger: Mary Vasquez
Artist Inspiration: Helen Musselwhite
Behind the Design: Lekker Haas Paper Cuts
Unwrapping the Mystery: Uses for Fine Paper

While reflecting on three years of ideas, we realize customers make this creative resource possible. Your projects, questions and events inspire us to Do Something Creative Every Day, pushing us to develop fresh, new projects.

So, for this birthday celebration, we want you to tell us why you come to Paper Source. What projects, products and resources keep you coming back to the store or clicking through our website?

Tell us your story by commenting to this post. On August 10th we will award one lucky participant a $50 Paper Source gift card to celebrate a new year of inspiring ideas.

Sweepstakes Rules: No purchase necessary to win. One entry per person. Contest ends August 9, 2012 at 11:59PM CST. Contest open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry. Employees of Paper Source Inc. and each of its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and advertising or promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with such employees, are not eligible. The Paper Source Gift Card (valued at $50) can be redeemed for products at Paper Source store locations or online at


183 Responses

  1. Jenny says:

    I love The Paper Source’s fantastic selection of greeting cards! I usually go to the shop looking for a greeting card, then leave with novelty gifts or other craft items for ideas that I hadn’t even thought of until I stepped ino the store!

  2. rachel says:

    Really, its the merchandise that keeps me coming back. So many countless ideas come to mind when I go to Paper Source that keep my brain ticking! I love ya’lls selections of rubber stamps, and that it’s in a corner – It’s mesmerizing!

  3. Sandy says:

    I come to Paper Source for my yearly calendar. I love when one month is over and I tear off that month’s page and turn it into a great file folder – no more manila folders for me. Also, I use Paper Source for projects to do with my granddaughter. We have made flower wreaths and a gingerbread house. Also, my little granddaughters love the stuffed animals and my two-year old granddaughter knows where these animals are in the store and immediately heads to them after entering the store. : )

  4. Adam Carvajal says:

    I discovered Paper Source while I was visiting Boston for the weekend . I am obsessed with your store and will continue to tell other fans alike about your products!

  5. Amanda Yarborough says:

    I love paper source! I just purchased 2 sheets of wrapping paper, an octopus stamp, a fox stamp, and a bicycle stamp. Yesterday I used my octopus stamp (along with some fabric paint) on a white scarf. I now have a pretty octopus scarf. Soon I will be making a bicycle skirt. The gorgeous wrapping paper will soon be used in a modge podge project.

    Above my bed I framed a map of Paris from Paper Source. Paper Source helps make my life cute!

  6. Shannon says:

    I have loved PS for years- stamps, paper RIBBONS!!-, but now I love them even more. We opened our bakery about 5 month ago, and I love being able to use my creativity not just in the kitchen, but also in our decor and packaging, which I am constantly inspired by PS’s designs and kits. Keep up the great work!!

  7. Happy Birthday Paper Source! I love to shop at Paper Source for the creative side it brings out in me. I come up with all sorts of ideas on things I could make with the papers and other little accessories. Right now, I am making my own wedding guest book from scratch for my wedding next year, and Paper Source has helped out with that.

  8. Alison Uhlfelder says:

    Love you guys- happy birthday and keep up the good work!!

  9. Sheila Wilson says:

    I so much love your wedding ideas and baby shower ideas from your blog. But the thing that keeps me coming back to your website is your paper!

  10. Bre says:

    I love Paper Source for unique cards. It really came in handy when doing my daughter’s first birthday party. It was Where the Wild Things Are themed and I was able to get paper crowns for all of the kids (and some adults). The City Centre staff was extremely helpful and even begged me to come back with pictures from the party.

  11. Amanda Willis says:

    I discovered Paper Source online first, when I was looking for fun, colorful envelopes for our save-the-dates. When I discovered there was actually a store where I live (Brooklyn), I was sooooo happy, I visited the next day! I ended up spending over an hour talking to an associate who ultimately helped me put my wedding invitation theme together – completely. She even suggested a gorgeous paper to line the envelopes. We’ve received so many compliments on the invitations – people are even commenting on the invitations when they leave notes on our website! I will continue to come to Paper Source because not only do they have superior paper products, their people make you feel super welcomed and they’re genuinely willing to help!

  12. JanetG says:

    I’ve been using the papersource for years. It’s been inspiring. I love the specialty papers and most recently I purchased the embossing machine. I have done several workshops. The workshops have been a great inspiration to my co-workers who are all artists. They’ve really helped us with our designs. Happy Birthday and Thanks for the memories!

  13. Along with the beautiful products created by Paper Source, my loyalty and love for your company is enhanced by the stellar employees I have met as a shopper. There are great folks at both stores in San Francisco and also ordering via the internet and by telephone. Friendly and helpful customer service has become a rarity in my city these days, Paper Source is like an oasis of civility. Thanks so much.

  14. Allison says:

    The best novelty gifts ever! Addicted to all the moustache gags! This store is absolutely brillant!

  15. I love Paper Source – it really is THE source for all stationery ideas and knick knacks. During my wedding I would go to the shop in Georgetown at least once a week for all the DIY projects I worked on. It’s truly a wonderful memory of the fun I had creating all of these personalized products because of the help of Paper Source tools. I still continue to blog about all of the wonderful ideas and materials available to artsy brides!

  16. Ali Fisk says:

    I LOVE Paper Source! Happy Birthday! I searched high and low for the perfect mini suitcase to use to ask my dearest friends to stand by me and be my bridesmaids. I finally found EXACTLY what I was looking for at PS! One more thing off my loooong wedding to do list! Thank you!!!

  17. kelly says:

    I love to buy plain envelopes and notecards in a variety of colors that I can mix and match and then stamp to create unique and personalized stationary for gifts.
    Happy Birthday!

  18. I keep coming back to Paper Source for your beautiful selection of fine papers (gorgeous patterns, colors, and craftsmanship), bookmaking supplies, envelopes, and fun collection of stamps. I always enjoy browsing the new arrivals to see the latest and greatest from Paper Source. I don’t have a store near-by (I wish), but when I am in a city that has your store it is always a must see!

  19. Unique, fun, and beautiful products…plus I created my wedding invites with supplies from PS, so you will always be a special place to me! Happy birthday!

  20. Nina Smith says:

    Cheers to Paper Source! You may place me in perpetual trouble with my budget BUT you made my wedding magnificent and my traditional one year anniversary paper gift to my husband perfect (this Monday, August 6)! Additionally, you make everyday in my Washington, D.C. classroom cheerful, colorful and inspirational for our Nation’s future leaders, creators and paper lovers. What would I do without you?

  21. Teresa Hemsworth says:

    My daughters and I come for the fun kids craft classes! And, we love all of the wrapping paper, fun gifts and stickers!
    And, valentines day you always have the best valentines to give their friends!

  22. Karen says:

    Paper Source always has the most creative, unique and fun ideas and products! I’ve been going to your stores for over 10 years and what got me coming to your store was the need to make invitations for a wedding shower. You have the best selection of products and an amazing staff at every location to help suggest ideas. I love it! Happy Birthday!

  23. Kirsten says:

    In my circle of friends, I’m always in charge of planning everyone’s weddings, bridal showers, and baby showers. My first stop is ALWAYS Paper Source for making invitations, supplies in every beautiful color, and the Handmade / DIY Parties section of your website! (And while I’m there, I always pick up a present for myself in the form of a beautifully patterned sheet of decorative paper. I love to collect paper!!!)

  24. Stephanie says:

    I love Paper Source!! All the supplies for making cards, scrapbooking or other paper crafts as well as the cards, toys, gifts, everything! Shopping online is great, but wish I had a store nearby. The closest one is an hour and a half away and I don’t get there as often as I would like.

  25. Tina says:

    I fell head over heels in love with your store on a trip to Boston many years ago. Luckily we stayed at a hotel right around the corner so I was able to stop in a few times. I came home with many packs of Stardream paper and it’s still one of my favorite papers today. I am also thankful for your book binding kits and supplies. It’s great to be able to give someone a special, handmade gift that looks awesome! I can’t leave out the quality of your house line of paper. When I girlfriend was looking to make amazing wedding invites and save money, we used your paper and she was more than happy with the results. I guess I keep coming back to Paper Source because you do so many things right!

  26. Linda says:

    I fell in love with the Paper Source 2 years ago! I have taken some classes there and have learned so many things! My creative juices get going every time I set foot in the store! Happy Birthday, PS! And many, many more 🙂

  27. Sarah says:

    HBD wishes to PS blog! Thanks for inspiring me to make lovely hand-crafted anythings for people I care about. I don’t need an occasion to send a box full of daisies, or wrap a present with one gorgeous piece of paper. When I need a little creative lift, stepping into a Paper Source store is a cure. My mom (her birthday is today!) still makes handmade cards at 84 and Paper Source is her favorite as well. Now go celebrate…

  28. Vicky M. says:

    Paper Source is a place I love to visit. There is a great variety of products. The specialty papers are the items I go for most because you can’t find them anywhere else.

  29. Simply Life says:

    Love the new look! I keep coming back for inspiration of everyday cards I could send to the special people in my life 🙂

  30. Nelly says:

    PS est un des endroits les plus incroyables qui soient pour le craft !… On y trouve plein d’idée, les papiers sont d’une créativité folle … Plein d’idées kdo. Une collection de cartes archi complète et originale! On ne ressort jamais sans un achat. Le personnel (philadelphie et ardmore, PA) est charmant et conseille formidablement bien.
    Amazing place for craft lovers.

  31. theresa says:

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary and love the new look.

  32. Katie says:

    I love the selection of greeting cards, and browsing the example invites for inspiration on party themes.

  33. Nicole Nakagawa says:

    Because beautiful paper and creativity can really cheer a girl up on a bad day! The pops of color and textured layers are a feast of inspiration for my eyes and I love to eat it all up. Thank you, PS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  34. JustYolie says:

    I love Paper Source!! My first visit was to your Beverly Hills store, wow I was floored with the selection of supplies for card making and scrapbookiing!!!

  35. Kara Witham says:

    I first came to Paper Source in 1998 when I got hired as a sales associate at the Chicago Ave Paper Source.

    Later on, I became the Workshop Coordinator and started working at the Warehouse on Jefferson St. in Chicago.

    I now have my own business making hollow books and regularly order paper and ribbon!

  36. SueWren says:

    Have loved PS since first visiting the Chicago store in the early 90s…..Wow, it has been almost 20 years now. Has been fun seeing how PS has evolved over the years.

  37. Stephanie says:

    I went for the first time this week to the DC store and fell in LOVE!

    I loved all the gift items and can’t wait to purchase some for care packages that I send to friends who are deployed to Afghanistan! I’m always looking for unique ways to make them smile 🙂

    I also am an avid crafter and was delighted to find all the great supplies and beautiful paper selection. I’m certain that I will be a regular customer 🙂

  38. Meredith says:

    I LOVE Paper Source… my most recent purchase was our wedding invitations! Happy Birthday!

  39. Bee says:

    I am a ‘Stationista’ or a paper junkie. I come to PAPER SOURCE to buy supplies, stock up on cards, little gifts, ribbon (wonderful ribbon collection) and then I horde it. I hate to part with any of my supplies accept stickers that I put all over my envelopes. I take courses on How To and I wish you had a store closer to where I live now in Lantana, Texas. Coming from Boston I was spoiled with all the locations. Please, I’d adore the gift certificate so I could shop by catalog.

  40. Tiffany Fleming says:

    I am addicted to PS wrapping paper and other gift wrapping goodies!!!

  41. Tiffany says:

    Happy Birthday to you! And thank you for three years of inspiration!

  42. eileen marie says:

    Huge fan of Papersource! It’s just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away in Evanston. Not only is the paper selection great, but I love the calendars and other cute accessories you sell! Papersource is my go-to for special wrapping and greeting cards too! But back to the paper. Oh the paper. So gorgeous! It’s what finally motivated me to start our
    wedding scrapbook after 3 years of marriage. Love you guys -happy anniversary!

  43. Jackie says:

    I have always loved crafts, but I am so excited after learning to make paper flowers and book binding. I could not have done so without the amazing staff at PS.

    Victoria at the Wellesley, MA PS has been a tremendous mentor and has taught me so many techniques in paper flower making and book binding. My favorite flower by far is the sunflower.

    Love the staff at PS.

  44. Cynthia Gatica says:

    I love going into PS I always get great ideas for creating my own invitations, and if I’m in a hurry I have ALWAYS found great small trinkets to give as gifts. I really don’t know what I would do without you guys around. Happy birthday and many more to come! 🙂

  45. deb says:

    I love the clever assortment of products that Paper Source displays and sells. I know I can find something for a gift…a creative idea…or a “how-to” online or in the store. (I enjoy every use that paper offers…bend,fold,wrap, collage, invite, publish, etc., etc.)
    Thanks for everything and Happy Birthday!

  46. Angie Matawaran says:

    There is so much to live about PS! The fun merchandise, amazing paper colors and quality, and more! My BFF and I have gone to some fun classes at one of our local stores and always leave inspired! Thank u and Happy Birthday! Have a fantabulous year!

  47. Anne Evans says:

    I love the patterned papers. And the colorful envelopes and cards for card making.

  48. Jenny L says:

    I love Paper Source because I can lose myself for hours browsing in the store. Your projects are easy enough to make me feel like the most creative girl on earth! I made my own wedding invitations from a PS kit and received so many compliments that you’ve won me as a customer for life.

  49. Carolyn says:

    I come to Paper Source for inspiration. Sometimes it’s the paper that lines the walls, sometimes it’s the holiday or seasonal feature items, somethimes its the varied workshop opportunties, and sometimes it’s just walking through the store that inspires me to keep creativity in my life. My adult daughter and I recently completed a workshop together. It was such a delight to spend time with her creating something together.
    Happy Birthday..and here’s to many more.

  50. Margot says:

    I love the variety of paper available at Paper Source. I use Paper Source for my main source of crafting for canvas art, one of a kind framed art and crosses we craft and sell. Love, love, love your selection.

  51. Nancy Marino says:

    PS, Love you! Keep the good stuff coming.

  52. Victoria says:

    The flowers! As a woman who can claim to killing a cactus, I am thrilled that I can make flowers with your gorgeous papers and kits. Plus, you actually make me believe I can be creative–no small feat for a cactus killer! 🙂
    Happy Birthday, Paper Source!

  53. Cindy says:

    Just read the post about the powdered sugar stamping! Cool!

  54. Laurie P. says:

    Paper Source is one of my favorite stores!! I especially love the Paddywax candles (Library Collection). I work in a library and these are a great unique gift to give colleagues. Happy Birthday 🙂

  55. stephanie says:

    cardstock!!! since the birth of my 1st son in 2003 and my 2nd son in 2005, i have used paper source to make their birthday invitations!… and every year friends and family comment on how beautiful and creative they are! thanks for all the creative ideas and the inspiration! (-: happy birthday paper source!

  56. Jana Rasmussen says:

    I have been a loyal Paper Source shopper for my paper needs for as long as I can remember. I can’t go in to a store and spend less than $50 on stocking up on my ongoing card and paper supply. The designs are so fresh and fun and I send notes just for the fun of it. As long as I can write I will have PS cards and paper stocked up!

  57. Sue says:

    Happy 3rd birthday! I go to Paper Source for gift ideas, for friends or myself (which happens more often than not!). The products are not only functional but feature great design, which I love.

    My favorite section is the greeting cards! They are unique, cheeky, and usually handcrafted. Paper Source gets them from local independent businesses – from artists who love paper and design as well. It’s great to see such support!

  58. Linda G says:

    I love Paper Source for the ribbons and wrapping paper, the stickers and stamps, the great tutorials and blog. Such a fun and cheerful place to visit! I’ve only been on the website but hope to one day visit a store. Cheers, and Happy 3rd Birthday!

  59. Genesis Y. L. says:

    I absolutely love Paper Source!!! At Paper Source I am able to find neat and unique paper material for my creative endeavors. As well as Unique ideas and reSources, where elsewhere would not be the same case. When I walk in the store I get little goose-bumps and very happy to be in such environment! I am never disappointed with their staff and always find what I am looking for! The Embossing products are amazing! Not to mention the variety in their Speacial Occasions Note Cards, love them! Paper Source is AWESOME!!!

  60. Alice says:

    Congratulations on your third anniversary! I visit your site for inspiration to get my creativity flowing, and I visit your Annapolis, Maryland store whenever possible for some in-person shopping.

  61. Dennis Marrell says:

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things!

    I HEART PAPER SOURCE- you always have a few of my favorite things- love your store and your blog

  62. deanne says:

    Love all things paper and you have the best!’

  63. Amy says:

    The cards, the stamps, the flowers and the quirky gifts! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your store. I first visited in 2003 in Beverly Hills and had to go back for a second trip the next day.

  64. My most recent purchase was for supplies to create a hand made journal as a gift for my mother-in-law. She recently started writing down special/important moments and events that have occurred in her life. Her plan is for them to be left for her children. Right now, she is just using inexpensive notebooks. I thought a beautiful handmade journal, that includes pages for writing, photos and little keepsakes would be a wonderful way to document the events, thoughts and ideas that tell the story of her life!

    I purchased brown book cloth, book binding tape in light green, book board, binding thred and two sheets of specialty paper with birds on them. She loves birds!

    My regular purchases include labels, various sized note cards and silk ribbon sold by the yard to create personalized packaging for my business.

    Paper Source is my go to resource for inspiration!

  65. Stephanie C. says:

    I love everything, but especially the paper and invitations & party decor inspiration.

  66. Allison Olsen says:

    For card supplies, gifts, & inspiration! And to get lost perusing for a few hours.

  67. Leigh says:

    I am in love with papersource’s variety of specialty papers for the selection, style, patterns, colors, and sizes that are available. They bring the materials of the world to my doorstep! Who wouldn’t be inspired?

  68. Amanda says:

    I love and respect everything about Paper Source. The merchandise is great, the customer service is fantastic, and the ideas never stop. I started paper crafting for our wedding and now I can’t get enough. I love to make invitations for parties, scrapbooks, and even gifts using Paper Source products.

    I’ll tell anyone who will listen about the company – how someone sat with me on the phone when I was trying to print something on circular paper (it worked!) and how one time I received a handwritten note with an online order.

    Thank you for helping me develop a creative side I didn’t realize was craving attention. Your stores, classes, and employees have made Paper Source my favorite retailer.

  69. Elizabeth Peter says:

    Once upon a time (about ten years ago), in a land called Evanston, an unsuspecting girl was visiting friends, and stumbled into a magical place called Paper Source. A paper addict was instantly born! Giant paper magnolias were made, fine papers were bought, and bookbinding classes were taken! PVA became her exclusive adhesive, and she spent hours watching Sue to online video tutorials.

    In the years since, wedding invitation and birth announcement supplies have been bought, persimmon perpetual calendars have been used, and every paper flower kit from magnolias to sunflowers and the cut-the-leaves-yourself autumn wreath have been made and adorned everything from birthday gifts to 6th grade Language Arts classroom bookshelves, and front doors. The blog has become inspiration and weekly reading.

    The paper addict and her Paper Source obsession continue to do something creative everyday, and live happily ever after.

  70. Stargirl says:

    I love the Paper Source card stock colors! Walking into the store and seeing the wall of fabulous colors is such a lucious treat. My family traveled to San Francisco last year, and I made them stop at Paper Source so I could stock up on all of my favorite papers and cards. I could have spent all day there. Thank you for such wonderful archival papers in such beautiful colors. Paper Source is my favorite store!

  71. Denise Woodward says:

    I come to Paper Source because of the fantastic, creative and helpful employees. I have gone into the store numerous times with an idea, and the wonderful employees have helped me bring it to life, by introducing me to a new product or a new technique. I love paper crafting, and honestly, most of your paper crafting supplies can be obtained anywhere. Knowing I the resource of so many enthusiastic, talented helpful people available keeps me coming back to Paper Source.

  72. Libby says:

    I live in Maine now, but I still make special trips to varied Boston area Paper Sources when I know nothing else will suffice to satisfy my creative urges. My favorite thing to do with Paper Source goodies is to create place cards, invitations, and other little touches for my friends’ special days. I know you always have exactly what I want/need, and a whole host of things I never even knew I wanted. Love the colors. Love the staff. Love the creative energy! 🙂

  73. Lynnette P says:

    What always made me stop by Paper Source when I was living in DC was the visual layout of the shop and how neat yet colorful everything was inside! The quirky stationery sets, the vivid card stock papers, the friendly staff, I can go on and on!

    I really miss going to Paper Source ever since I moved to Florida (psst, you guys should open stores here…just saying ;)…come to Florida!), but I am happy to browse around the website for special deals and new items in stock!

  74. Melissa says:

    I’m always inspired by the great stamps at your store for my cardmaking. However, i especially love your wrapping paper and ribbon. It really adds a special touch to all my gifts.

  75. Vikki says:

    Spring 1994, I meet and fall in love with my now husband. Fall 1994, I stumble on to a beautiful bay window with an amazing storefront that thrilled me with the prospects of all the brilliant papers, ribbons, stamps and accessories waiting for me to explore. I was in love once again. This time with Paper Source at the corner of Chicago Avenue in River North.

    Paper Source represents all the love I feel for my passion: paper, greeting cards, invitations and snail mail. I now live in Redondo Beach, and am happy that Paper Source continues to inspire me.

    I make handmade greeting cards and Paper Source 5.5 Folded Notecards in Ecowhite are my signature card. The colorful matching envelopes are the stylish clothing that dress my greeting cards. The 1.25 inch seals, the accessory that tie it all together.

    I ❤ Paper Source.

  76. Amy H. says:

    Paper Source is a bit of a guilty pleasure, because the store isn’t that close to home. Plus it satisfies my obsession with paper and since I have so much paper already (mostly for crafting) I really don’t need to shop for more. But I love to brows and see ideas and will inevitably leave with a new crafting project in mind. Thanks for such a love shopping experience.

  77. Lauren says:

    It’s pretty darn simple, I come to Paper Source for the beautifully awesome papers. . . but I stick around for the quirky gifts

  78. Julie says:

    I fell in love with PS 8 years ago while living in San Francisco. I was lucky to have one down the street while I was planning parties for engaged friends, and then my own wedding. I am not ashamed to say that when I moved to Michigan 2 years ago, I was saddest about leaving my friends, but leaving Paper Source behind was one of my other top regrets! Last year my husband and kids came racing in the door one day shouting, “paper source is coming! Paper source is coming!” I smiled all day long that day when I learned you were opening your 1st MI store in my new hometown 🙂

    I love Paper Source for party planning (2 bday parties a year + all of my kids’ school parties + holidays). I love how the blog has concrete, doable invitation and decoration ideas, and I can just pop into the store to pick up the materials. Such creative people work there, and I love seeing their (your) ideas.

  79. Kristin Teeples says:

    Happy birthday to my addiction! 😀

  80. Judy H. says:

    Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary and your fresh new look! I have always believed that a perfect gift presentation is how the packaged has been wrapped. I consider that to be a part of the gift as well. I have never found an equal to the gift wrap I buy from PS. The designs are so varied, the colors are rich and true (never faded) and the weight and workability with the paper is like none other. I love to just peruse the different rolls in my wrap drawer making the perfect choice for the perfect gift.
    Additionally, I truly adore your wide selection of fine papers and have a particular affinity for Cavallini. I have some of the papers in frames on tables, I have covered books with them and displayed them in bookcases and done a variety of other paper crafts with then. More recently, I saw some paper rosettes in an issue of BH&G and used your paper to make some of those for an accessory wall in my den. Beautiful!!! I could go on forever, but I’m afraid I couldn’t find a place to stop. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  81. Emily says:

    I love all the rubber stamping ideas from the PS blog!

  82. May-Ling says:

    I come to Paper Source for the paper. The quality and colors always inspire me to do more projects with my hands.

  83. Sarah says:

    How do I put into words my love for Paper Source??!! I first encountered PS while taking a book making class in Chicago and it was a love affair at first site. As there is no PS in my state, I frequent the website and make many trips to Boston with the sole purpose of going to PS! I can never have enough beautiful paper and use it for multiple types of artwork. I may in fact be addicted to paper as well as your store and am perfectly happy about it! I often call it my Mecca and just love being surrounded by all of the “stuff” in the store. I cannot bear to throw away the catalogs either…they a used for collages, decorating my classroom as well as my daughters school projects. Thank you thank you Paper Source for the visual candy and the incredibly gorgeous paper and goods that inspire me daily! Happy birthday to you! 🙂

  84. Jessica says:

    Until a week ago, I lived directly above a Paper Source, so every day I was tempted in by the wonderful window displays and lists of classes. Although we’ve moved to a new apartment, fortunately there’s another Paper Source a few blocks away – and of course I used Paper Source supplies to make my change of address cards. 🙂

  85. Maureen says:

    First of all, I love the new look! Happy annivversary as well! I enjoy coming to your blog because you offer a variety of crafting ideas. I enjoy many forms of paper crafting and I don’t want to see only thing over and over. With Paper Source I get many different ideas and always learn something new. I am not lucky enough to have a brick and mortar store nearby, so I am able to use your site to buy online as well!

    I hope you have many more years of success with the blog as well as with the stores and all your beautiful products. Thank you for offering us the chance to win a gift card to buy some of your yummy merchandise!

  86. Amy says:

    Happy Birthday! I look to Paper Source for inspiration and to help tap into my creative side. I love all things paper!

  87. Sharon says:

    I come to see pretty things (they always help me destress and feel happy) and for the products that inspire my own creativity and make it easier to be creative, like the envelope templates. SO excited about those!

  88. Laura says:

    I just love all of the papers and the calendars and other prints. Plus you have a wonderfully curated set of gifts and cards.

  89. Tee says:

    I really love the merchandise and just all of the lovely papers in general. I’m a stationery fanatic and it’s wonderful when I can find a place that has stationery that I want to buy all the time!

  90. Emily says:

    I come to Paper Source to be inspired and to create. The projects and products go hand in hand to bring out beautiful results.

  91. I just found paper source and I am drooling…..Can’t wait for the grand opening in Greenvale.

  92. Carolyn L. says:

    I just recently made my first purchase from Paper Source. Unfortunately, there is not a store near me in St. Louis, MO. I scoured the internet looking for envelope templates and liners and yours are great!

  93. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE Paper Source! I can spend hours browsing the website and getting great ideas! My paper fetish is fed abundantly! Ha! I love your calendars, patterns, colors and the quality of your papers. Right now my favorite patterns are your bikes and hedgehogs! Love, love, love!

    Keep up the good work! : )

    Cincinnati, Ohio

  94. Isadora says:

    I love Paper Source! Going into the store is like being a kid in the candy store! All of the paper and samples get my creative ideas flowing!

  95. Jules D. says:

    I found Paper Source when I got engaged and decided on a DIY wedding; Paper Source has enabled me to do such and with great style! The heat embossing tool will have me crafting long after my wedding- I will now be sure to DO SOMETHING CREATIVE EVERYDAY !! 😀

  96. Krissie says:

    Paper Source is a designer’s heaven. I love the inspiration that I can transfer to my every day job as a graphic designer, and the high quality supplies I can use for my personal hobbies. I love that I can make things that I feel proud to give as gifts and that people enjoy receiving too. I also love all of the kitsch! It gives Paper Source a sense of humor… I can’t walk into the store without laughing and being inspired. It’s truly a great combo!

  97. Jacilynn says:

    I just found the Paper Source and I have to say that this looks like one fabulous shop!! Can’t wait to browse around. Happy Birthday to you and wishes for more success!!!

  98. Jackie H says:

    I discovered Paper Source when I was planning my wedding in 2010. I used the word templates from Printable Invitations to create our own invitations! Even after the wedding I like to pop in the store to check out new merchandise. 😀 I also recommend Paper Source to my friends who are planning their weddings.

    Recently, I was able to find petal envelopes that matched the wedding colors for an upcoming bridal shower. The Chartreuse was a perfect match!

    Happy 3rd birthday Paper Source! Looking forward to many more years of creativity.

  99. Bren says:

    I come to Paper Source because there is always – ALWAYS – something to inspire me. From the gorgeous gift wraps (some of which have been framed and hung in my house as artwork) to the luscious colors of cardstock to the hundreds of fun embellishments to the project kits……….well, you get the point. No matter how many times I visit I always get to see something fabulous!

  100. Victoria says:

    I go to look at the lovely papers and the pretty ribbon and the interesting gift possibilities and all the exciting crafty things.

  101. Seattle Lulu says:

    Your stores & catalog always inspire me. Plus, I cannot have enough shapes and colors of your printable labels. They make everything more fun!

  102. Kristen says:

    I love using the wrapping papers and other patterned papers as inspiration! The fact that I can find all I need in coordinating envelopes, stickers and stamps helps too!

  103. Kate says:

    It’s always a treat to stop in your store when I visit Chicago. I love your fresh ideas and the staff picks, and mainly use the blog and website since there isn’t a store near me. (Any plans to come to Indiana soon?!)

  104. KJ says:

    I found the Paper Source online, before there were stores in this area. Originally I purchased supplies for holiday cards that I make each year (the one time a year I make the effort, haha). I also annually order a letterpress calendar with cards that I post on my bulletin board at work (always have 3 showing).

    I love the wide and colorful range of papers and cards that PS offers, and I also love the online wish-list feature for browsing and shopping online. One of these days I’m gonna buy that letterpress machine for myself! Happy birthday, Paper Source!

  105. I come to Paper Source to stockpile my basic colors for my card bases. I love the quality of paper and the colors you provide. I have used Paper Source since I started Cardmaking in 2010. I used you for my wedding, my baby shower, and now for my daughter’s first birthday. I plan on using Paper Source for many years to come!

  106. Jen M says:

    I come to the store because I can’t get enough of all things paper!! After two years of living overseas since my husband is in the military it is a real treat to live in the DC area and have shops nearby to visit!!

  107. Aggie says:

    I love all thing Paper Source! Currently, I’m using the chalkboard wallies and chalk markers for a party. Honestly, I’m also grateful PS finally opened in the city. The SOHO location is fabulous and the UWS is equally awesome!

  108. Katie says:

    I love Paper Source for so many reasons. I’ve ordered gifts, stamps, and crafting supplies. I love looking on the website for your great ideas. I love all things paper! I am hoping to take a class at on of your locations in the fall too.

  109. Jenice Schnell says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paper Source… I fell in love with them when I was going to school in San Francisco for Graphic design. I moved away n had to order from web n catalog, until, that is, they put a store in AUSTIN! YAY! I just love going in there and being inspired to do so much more!

  110. Sarah Fretwell says:

    Its the energy I feel when I walk into a Paper Source store. I love the wide selection of papers and always find an inspiration for some new project. I also enjoy attending the classes.

  111. Liz Alban says:

    I came to PaperSource looking for wedding invitation supplies. I found the most beautiful special papers in my wedding colors that made my Morroccan themed wedding invitations a big hit! We made them ourselves and it was also a great bonding experience with my new family. I am inspired all the time by your blog and will keep coming back whenever I have a project!

  112. Thy Cao says:

    I love PS! Everything’s so beautiful and creative 😉

  113. Jana Chase says:

    I love PaperSource! It is my favorite store in Virginia Highlands area in Atlanta. There are a ton of cute stores around but why buy someone else’s art or item… when I could spend the money on supplies and make it myself. My husband knows when we are in the area that “it’s going to be awhile” when I go shopping in PS. Just talking about it… I want to go back! And don’t get me started about the fun gifts and nicknacks! Simply said… I’m a huge fan!

  114. Brittany says:

    I came to PS when I decided to do my wedding DIY style. They were the only place that had mix and match envelopes and beautiful aqua paper for the invitations and programs. I was so impressed by the beauty and quality, even of their most simple products. I love looking at their gifts and invitations now. Can’t wait to have another opportunity to share their products with someone else.

  115. Jill says:

    Happy Birthday wishes to you! Love the quality of your stationary which I use for all my card making projects!

  116. Shannon says:

    I come to paper source for inspiration and ideas. No matter what kind of day I’m having, I can come to paper source or browse the blog and walk away with so many fresh ideas! I am also a BIG fan of paper…I could browse the fine and specialty paper collection at PS all day! Perfect for my lazy saturday DIY “omg i need to do something crafty” urges.

  117. Dorothy C. says:

    As a cardmaker I go to Paper Source for inspiration. Beautiful paper, unique rubber stamps, supplies and the ribbon!! I always seem to find a small gift for a friend or relative. The selection changes and I can always find something unique. I also have this Blog tagged as a favorite one to visit.

  118. Diana D says:

    A friend brought me into Paper Source about a year ago, and I’ve been addicted ever since! PS has the best selection of cute rubber stamps, and I love taking your workshop classes to keep the creative ideas flowing. You have the most helpful staff who actually take the time to demonstrate how to use your products. Paper Source is my “go to” store for quality crafting supplies!

  119. Trinidad says:

    I have enjoy using your paper materials for birthday parties and Christmas. My daughter and husband even come in with me and enjoy themselves looking at all your neat products.

  120. Debbie T says:

    Happy B-day Paper Source… the paper & inspiration!!

  121. Starqueen says:

    Happy Birthday and congrats to the PS Blog! What’s not to love? I LOVE your mantra “Do something creative every day” and your blog, website and stores are just goldmines of inspiration and ideas! I’m of all things paper, so I love to see what you creative folk cook up! If only I could convince my husband that our kitchen would make the best art studio!!
    Thanks and craft on!

  122. D Wagner says:

    Happy Birthday, PS Blog!!! I look forward to even more amazing ideas from you in the years to come 🙂 I come to Paper Source because I have a very firm obsession with all things paper, and the quality and color of your paper and products is always amazingly excellent and consistent. I also love to support a company that, from its inception, has encouraged and supported the creativity of not only its customers but also its employees. I think a company like that will ensure a much truer and relevant product for its customers.

  123. Caitlin Mullinix says:

    I first came to Paper Source on the quest for a “hobby.” I was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma and had to stop working; I was so used to always being busy that I was looking for something to occupy my time (and my hands) now that I am home all the time. I ultimately attended a PS workshop and bought LOTS of tools and supplies to start rubber stamping and making cards at home! Now my thank you notes to my very supportive friends and family are delivered on handmade cards, which I think is very special!

  124. Love Paper Source. My wife and I did our invites from scratch and you guys were the only place that we could go look and touch all the paper supplies. is saved on the favorites just so I can daily inspiration.

  125. Peggy Nickelson says:

    I am a paper addict. A visit to the store or the blog is “nirvana” for me. I am always inspired by the beautiful products you feature.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Peggy N

  126. Blue Laurel says:

    My favorite product from Paper Source is the inkjet vellum! I have used it many times and highly recommend it to friends. I have tried several other vellums from other stores, but this is by far the best product for inkjet printing! I also enjoy the inspiration Paper Source provides and the high quality of their product! I make custom stationery and will continue to come to Paper Source for my supplies!

  127. Arlene H says:

    I love Paper Source’s flower kits. I can’t keep a live plant alive to save my life. But the paper flowers live forever. I also send out hand made Valentines Day cards and I get great ideas from your employees and displays.

  128. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! I’m lucky enough to have a Paper Source right down the street from my office, allowing me to go on my lunch breaks. I go for the inspiration which usually leads to a purchase…or two ;). I can definitely say that my craft supplies have grown since the store opened in my city.

  129. Allison H says:

    I love the “stock” colors with matching EVERYTHING. Bluebell text weight paper, bluebell envelopes, papaya cover weight paper – it’s AWESOME to design your own stationary, cards, etc. I am using Paper Source for all of my wedding DIY paper projects.

  130. Happy Birthday! I keep coming back to Paper Source because you one of the few local paper stores in my area that has great fine paper. My business of making origami mobiles has grown over the past few years and just recently I started doing wedding backdrops. Paper Source local and online is the only paper store that has the most unique papers I need to make my creations stand out. I LOVE your wrapping papers, the fun and cool patterns make the BEST cranes and I always take inspiration from them when making the paper flowers that go with it! Thanks Paper Source!!!!

  131. Lydia says:

    I love the beautiful gift-wrapping paper and greeting cards! They make me look really forward to writing thank you notes 🙂

  132. Mindy Bell says:

    It is the owls. It is the art. It is the clean fresh look. It is the happy, healthy, wholesome inspiration. Paper Source is an always positive, always creative, always makes-me-smile kind of place. Happy Birthday to the blog, and congratulations on a brilliant idea that manifests itself in cheerful, bright ideas for the world to share!

  133. Rebecca I. says:

    I live in Charlottesville, VA and travel frequently to the DC area with my husband. Anytime that I know that we are going to be staying up there for a few days, I ALWAYS make a special trip to your stores! My latest trip took me to Paper Source in Old Town Alexandria where I cleaned the store of all of their aubergine flat cards! I’m using them for my brother’s wedding. Every store I shop with has the best customer service! Thank you for providing quality paper products!

  134. Judy Kim says:

    LOVE Paper Source! If I ever need a gift, I know that I can walk in and find one for anyone.

  135. AMY CHAN says:

    Paper Source inspires me to work with my hands more often and create beautiful paper pieces. I’m amazed at what I can still do when I have lovely paper to use.

  136. Jessica says:

    LOve the paper and note cards!!! I want it all. Great stuff!!

  137. Juanita Ignacio says:

    I come back so I can get lost in the many fantastic ‘how-to workshops’ and to be inspired by the wonderful crafting ideas. Paper Source is a one-stop shop for all of my paper needs. Custom printing, especially the return address labels, is made easy and looks professional. What I am really coming back for when I can afford it is the silhouette machine. That gets me excited! With that machine and the right workshop, I’ll be unstoppable!

  138. Emma B says:

    I love Paper Source! I could care less about stationery until I started planning my wedding last year. I took a class at the Dallas store and so started my obsession. I now letterpress, screenprint, craft, and design paper goods, all thanks to Paper Source to opening my eyes. I love everything in the store – it all feeds my passion!

  139. Vicki says:

    Hi Paper Source. Welcome to NYC! I just love the new store on the Upper West Side.
    The best greeting cards! Wonderful, very knowledgeable staff.
    Will be doing all my holiday (and non-holiday) shopping here.

  140. Bethany says:

    I come because the products you sell are inspiring and enticing! You have the best selection of greeting cards and I am a sucker for snail mail. Your printed products (both your designs and those of others you sell) are clean, simple, elegant, and well designed. A designer myself, the paper source is up to my picky and snobby standards! Haha!

  141. Susan Pace says:

    I love all things stamping!!! I also love the stationary and fine paper.

  142. Candee says:

    I love the Papersource store in KC on the Plaza. I go there for inspiration, products which help me be creative, I can’t pass up the bargain baskets! The greeting cards are laugh out loud funny and I can always fine the one I need. The mailed catalogue is delightful with a grand layout, color scheme and ideas on every page. And the website features the most wonderful blogs and directions to try projects on our own. I am a collector of paper goodies. I heart Paper Source. chj

  143. Jessica says:

    Paper Source is like tomatoe soup and grilled cheese on a cold day. It is comfort. No matter the day or mood I am in when I walk into my local store I always leave feeling inspired, creative and happy! My yorkie Fenway loves going with ,e and has made friends with all the staff and regular customers. She goes and plays behind the counter.

  144. Emily k says:

    Im so glad PS opened in Soho, New York!
    I love going to such a colorful, fun and positive store!
    And always inspires me to be creative!
    Keep up the beautiful work!!

  145. Stephanie Patterson says:

    I have a passion for paper and crafts and when a friend introduced me to Paper Source 8 years ago it was love at first sight. I can spend hours browsing the store and have made everything from paper flowers, holiday cards, books and albums, and several sets of wedding invitations including my own. My favorite paper source colors are paper bag, persimmon, night and moss. Happy Birthday Paper Source Blig!

  146. Linda S. says:

    My first visit was to your Princeton store when I was visiting a college friend. Loved everything about it – your colors, your products, your presentation… It was a blast of creative energy from the second I walked in. I’ve been following this blog ever since for ideas and inspiration, and I’m never disappointed. Thanks so much for sharing so many wonderful ideas with us. Happy, happy b-day PS blog! Can’t wait for you to open your store in Westchester…

  147. Alexis says:

    Hello, I came to Paper Source very recently, I needed to find blue envelopes. I looked everywhere! Did you know that Walmart, Staples, Office max, Office Depot, and veracious stationery storesin Utah do not carry navy blue envelopes? I found some online but, they were all over 8 dollars plus shipping and came in big packs of 25 or more and none of them were the right color blue. I only needed 10 and your “night” color was perfect! i will diffidently becoming back for many more paper projects.

  148. Jennifer Karuhn says:

    Honestly, the high quality, creative & innovative designs that I can’t find anywhere else!

  149. Jenn says:

    Envelopes. The weight of the envelope paper and the pointed flap are perfection! I also love coming up with creative uses for decorative sheets of paper.

    I also love recruiting a sales associate to help me try out stamp ink/embossing powder options. I can go home with my Paper Source supplies knowing that my vision will turn out just right the first time!

  150. Danielle Pitt says:

    I love all the fun wrapping paper. I’ve used it to make special gifts for my daughter.

  151. Sharon says:

    I met Paper Source when my daughter lived a couple of blocks from the Portland store. From that time forward, I always schedule a date with PS when traveling from Californis to visit my daughter. We LOVE letter press and can find the best selection of cards that I have seen. Then, I started including Christmas gifts, birthday cards, and announcements to my subsequent visits. To top that off, the After-Christmas sale is an annual event for me! I plan to keep this relationship going!
    Your friend, Sharon

  152. Michelle Mckenney says:

    Love the Paper Source. Fond memories of my trip to the Boston store with a great group of friends!

  153. Laura says:

    My friends and I love all things paper. We are constantly finding new creative ways to make our next paper creation better than the last. Every time we are taking on a new project, we head to our neighborhood PS and sit around the big wooden table taking in all the colors, shapes, and sizes of the paper, waiting for inspiration. PS never fails to deliver. Although paper is simply a hobby for us, we take it very seriously and are always looking for uniqueness, quality, and fresh ideas. Living in Chicago, we have lots of paper options, but PS is always our first and last stop. Thank you for making our paper obsession fun!

  154. Kc says:

    I’m a card maker and your products cannot be beat. I’m also a sucker for anything letterpress.

  155. ashley murcia says:

    it may sound really silly, but paper source is my happy place. whenever i tell people about paper source, those are the words i use. like many people, i have a hectic life, but when i come in, it’s calming to me…it’s somewhere where i know my craftiness and creativity is encouraged and it also grows and is cultivated there.

    what do i look for at paper source? well, paper source is where my son’s first, second and third birthday party invitations have started…where my mom’s wedding invitations were born…and where many, many handmade birthday cards, welcome to baby cards and just because cards have begun.

    thank you for being a source of inspiration for me!

  156. Heather Neal says:

    I received two card kits for my birthday two years ago and have been back many, many times! In every Paper Source item, I see a new project I can create. I just can’t stop!

  157. ruth says:

    i love paper sorce it inspire me alot happy birthday to PS

  158. Clarissa says:

    I live out in the middle of the country and I have no local Paper Source. Te closest one to me is located in Old Town, Alexandria (near D.C.), and everytime I head in that area it is as necessary to go to as it is to visit of the Washington Monuments. I love Paper Source for it’s wonderful selection in paper. I love walking into the store and seeing a wall full of beautiful pieces of art (that is what each sheet of paper is). It is also exciting when out of the sea of colors and patterns one sheet jumps out and says, “Do something creative with me!” I love making cards and I always feel so inspired when I shop at Paper Source. It is one of my favoritve stores.

  159. Candace Rhoads says:

    HBD, PS! Hope you do something creative today! Paper Source has an endless amount of creative projects, tools, and unique gifts. And the most wonderful thing about that is you get to pull all those things together and make something that’s reflects YOU. Everything isn’t cookie cutter; it’s made to help you express yourself. And every time I go in (which is often) a worker shows me something I didn’t know before. Love that! I heart you, Paper Source Blog!

  160. carla says:

    My 6 year old and I love to go into Paper Source. We stumbled in there one day and now we stop in each time we are at the mall. We like to make the paper wreathes in the sets. Recently, we found the way to use the stamps, adhesives and glitter! 🙂

  161. Louise says:

    Happy Birthday Paper Source! Your products help my students make the
    most magical products and holiday crafts! I am so happy that you are in Arizona now! Your paper selection is unsurpassed!

  162. Therese says:

    What keeps me coming back? The amazing and inspiring staff at your store on Southport. I’m a working mom of two little girls and I want to be able to do as much handmade/homemade stuff for them as possible, but never feel like I have the time or creativity. Your super friendly (they remember me and have even called me crafty! Me! crafty! I never thought it was possible!) staff has helped me make countless birthday banners, envelopes for odd shaped invitations, pick out stamps for kid creativity, and my latest project, a Dad Book. I couldn’t find the perfect blank book, so they suggested binding a book. WHAT? I was armed with my supplies, detailed hand-written notes and a link to a video. voila! I bound my own book. Amazing. (PS, the Dad book is an awesome project. Instead of buying Dad a gift for holidays, my girls fill out a page in the book for him – right now it’s filled with doodles and handprints, but I’m hopeful that there will be stories, sketching and scarp booking to commemorate special occasions for Dad. I know that I’ll be binding more books for the collection for sure.)

  163. Tracy J says:

    I love all the creative ideas for PS products!

  164. Paper is my passion! Your endless prints always put a smile on my face and take me to a dreamland of color. Paper Source is always my first thought when creating something new. You helped make my wedding beautiful 3 years ago with so many of your products and I always recommend your store. Happy Birthday to the one and only Paper-Heaven (I mean Source) *wink 😉

  165. Rachael says:

    Everytime I walk through the front door of the Paper Source in Washington, DC, I feel immediately energized. Colors, patterns, textures – unlimited possibilities. The staff is wonderful, always helpful and instructive. Each visit unleashes my creativity and gives me the push I need to try something new.

    And, Paper Source has helped me make my life’s important moments all the more special. My mom’s surprise 60th invitations became keepsakes for our friends and family. My wedding invitations turned into gorgeous Japanese paper and bamboo works of art. Both of my daughters’ birth announcements were (almost) as unique and beautiful as my girls are.

    Thank you, Paper Source, for your reliable inspiration!

  166. Anna Natalia says:

    I love the paper that Paper Source offers. It’s a good quality paper and the colors are gorgeous too. Also, the patterned paper has modern touch to it. And not to forget the ruber stamps :). I go to a PS shop to buy stuff and to get ideas as well.

  167. Jenny says:

    Happy Birthday! Paper Source is my go to place for my special occasion needs. Envelopes for invites or announcements, awesome cards and great gift options. Love it!!!

  168. Carly Bassett says:

    I come for all special occasions. I made my own wedding invitations with your paper, stamps and ink.
    I make cards for all seasons to send family and friends. I look forward
    to your creative inspiration for birth announcements when my daughter
    is born next month! I first learned about PS in 2004 when a coworker
    Gifted me some stationery. I’ve been hooked ever since and so happy
    PS has a home in Austin, Texas now!

  169. Thom says:

    In 10 years, I have yet to find card stock that matches the quality of Paper Source. They all work great in my home inkjet printer. I started visit Paper Source in Brookline, MA for chip board, original handmade papers and book cloth. There is always something there to keep me coming back when I am creating a unique gift for family.

    I am so excited that you now have a store in AZ. There’s so much more there to see than online only.

    Happy Birthday!

  170. cheryl r says:

    I can’t stay away from your stores! I go in to get ideas for paper crafts and inspiration for interior decorating. Every season your color picks are SPOT ON. Some of the handmade papers you sell are works of art worthy of framing. I’ve been a customer ever since you first opened in Massachusetts in Porter Square, Cambridge. Every holiday card and party invitation I make comes from your papers!

  171. Kris says:

    I adore the converted wall!!! The paper, enclosures and envelopes really get my creativity going!!! And washi tape!! You guys have a great collection of paper/washi tape in tins!!!

  172. Jordan Johnson says:

    Every time I see Paper Source, no matter where I am, on a leisurely mall trip, traveling with little time for perusing, I ALWAYS have to go into Paper Source. There is so much to see, so many amazing cards, stationery, calendars, gadgets that I didn’t know I HAD TO HAVE! I absolutely love, heart, and am addicted, to Paper Source!! I cannot wait to get married so I can go to Paper Source and get my invitations (and I don’t even have a boyfriend yet!!). Without Paper Source, I’d send dull celebration cards that lack personality and I would be “that Girl”. You know, “that Girl” who sent “that Card” that lacked personality! I am NEVER “that Girl”! Thanks Paper Source, for your endless supply of W-O-W!! 🙂

  173. Stacy C says:

    I started coming to Paper Source when I moved to Chicago last year. My mom is a big crafter so I brought her to your store when she visited from Indianapolis. The first time we stepped into the store we spent hours in there together browsing and interacting with the employees while they demonstrated all sorts of products. Every time my mom comes to visit me we always go to Paper Source. I feel like I am home whenever I stop in a Paper Source store. Thanks for all of the special memories!

  174. emily says:

    The colors! Such gorgeous saturated colors!

  175. Quality paper, envelopes, and just plain ol fun goodies! Congrats on 3 bloggy years!

  176. Nicole alas says:

    Paper Source is beautiful. Every single thing in the store is pure eye candy. I started going to PS in 2005 – I had to drive to the Beverly Hills location from south Orange County because the South Coast store was not ready yet. I bought all of my wedding paper products there. Now I go back to buy beautiful wrappers and I love to print custom stationary for myself and as gifts…. I also love making invites for friend’s showers, birthdays, etc. LOVE Paper Source!!!!

  177. Eva says:

    I love coming to the PS blog to find inspiration. I like to come and see how to use the products I have bought in the store!

  178. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday!! I love your original ideas and your DIY! thanks Paper Source!/

  179. courtney d says:

    I began coming to Paper Source when I started designing/creating wedding invitations for family and friends. Now, I go in any time in in the area because I love to just look around and watch the employees work on different projects.

  180. gingerfoot says:

    Vibrant card stock: picked!
    Envelope: to match or mix?
    PS, I love you

  181. Sylvia says:

    I go to the store for inspiration. All the cool items you guys have, love the owl things especially! Love the different papers, the friendly helpful sales people. You are my go-to place to get special sized envelopes for my custom kids birthday cards. I check out your website now and then to order gifts, one for me, one for (name) 😀 Happy Birthday and I hope you open a store in Frisco or Fairview ASAP!!!!

  182. Laura Lane says:

    Congrats to the PS Blog!
    I enjoy using these paper source in birthday parties and events.My favourite paper source are paper bag.

    I look forward to even more amazing ideas from you in the years to come .

    Happy Birthday!

  183. LaLawns says:

    Thanks for your beaytyful site.This is nice bithday party place.