Update 6/9/10 – Congrats to Terri from Dearborn Heights, Michigan – our blog “birthday party” winner!

Put on your party hats – our blog is celebrating its 1st birthday and you could win a $100 Paper Source gift card! One full year of creative inspiration, how-to projects, store events, and more. We’re thrilled with the way things have shaped up and are so thankful to YOU for stopping by periodically to see what we’re up to.

We wanted to celebrate this occasion by sharing some of our (and your) favorite blog posts from our very first year.
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5 steps to perfect rubber stamping
How-to: recycled origami hearts
Decorate your office with birthday banners!
Founder’s Day
A baby shower gift worth drooling over
Rubber stamping on chalkboards?!
How-to: bookworm baby shower invitation
Lovely paper jewelry
How-to: sweet treat keepsake
Rubber stamping with powdered sugar

Now we want to hear from you! What keeps you coming back to our blog…what types of things would you like to see more of…what new things can we bring to the blog? Share your thoughts and ideas as comments to this blog post. And because it’s a celebration, we’re going to give someone a $100 Paper Source gift card just for coming to our “party.” (Next week, we’ll choose at random someone from the comments to this post as our winner.)

Stay tuned! We have wonderful ideas and news to share right around the corner…three new PS colors, great ideas for 4th of July celebrations, our 2011 calendar lineup, keen new fall kits, and new store openings coast to coast!

P.S. To receive email updates about new blog entries, just click “Blog updates by E-mail” under subscribe in the right hand navigation.

–PS Team


1,730 Responses

  1. visualbenz says:

    LOVE LOVE How-to’s, please keep them coming!

  2. jlynn says:

    as a very dedicated customer of PS, i absolutely loved when this blog was introduced. I think it’s GREAT! I have always wondered though, what it would be like to have a “Customer’s Share” type of tab somewhere on the blog or website. A place where customers can CONTINUALLY share their ideas, photos of projects, and inspirations for others to read!

  3. Cynthia says:

    I LOVE your store and all the great ideas you post on your blog and FB. It’s hard to find contemporary ideas for crafts these days. Thank you for all you do!

  4. Nicole says:

    I love when you post how-to’s and ideas of how to use your products in ways that we might not have thought of! It’s so inspiring and keeps me coming back for more each & every time! I also love when you post about the workshops offered at your stores…this is so fun to see and it makes me SO excited that I have a new location popping up in my neighborhood soon! Keep up the awesome work…I’m so glad that I discovered Paper Source – being a paper lover, it’s the absolute perfect place for me to ‘hang out’ online…and I cannot wait to get my hands on the new PS colors!!!!

    ncpnkr {at} aol {dot} com

  5. kimberly says:

    in keeping with the PS motto & my coffee mug, I would like to maybe see some short, quick ways to “be creative everyday”. Sometimes a quick sentence will spark a whole new idea or gigantic project. You know, for those days that we need a bit of a nudge. You could even have a “Top 10 list” per medium, or something. 10 Quick Things to Do With a Sticker…10 Quick Ways to Use a Scrap of Cool Paper…10 Things To Create with an Envelope…possibilities are endless and I would embrace this!

  6. courtney says:

    i so enjoy the blog, it’s such a great extension of the store and your ‘brand’ as it were. all of the posts are interesting but i especially like the ideas & inspirations … the recycled flower vases are a highlight that stuck in my mind – just the kind of great idea that seems totally obvious after the fact, but that i’d never have thought of on my own! in other words, just what i’ve come to rely on PS for!

  7. Nikki says:

    Love the paper jewelery! Your store has the coolest stuff that’s actually creative and different!

  8. Lauren says:

    I enjoy seeing behind-the-scenes information, especially on how your PS designs are created.

  9. Randi says:

    I love the how-to’s you provide and all of the visual inspiration.

  10. Stephie says:

    Love the How Tos!

  11. Keri says:

    I keep coming back because of your aesthetic and great ideas. I’d LOVE a $100 gc. I’d buy a letterpress machine in a second!

  12. i LOVE your paper. i would love to see all the new papers you have on the blog as they come in.

  13. Laura Krupp says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! I loves learning how to emboss with stamps and how to make the decorative letters with decopage and your beautiful handmade papers. I threw my sister-in-law a baby shower and the baby’s whole name was surrounding the sign in book (that matched the letters). The entire shower was decorated from ideas from your site and store. I made adorable favor boxes for each guest, and even used the remaining handmade paper to decorate the diaper cake centerpieces. The shower would not have looked as beautiful without all the great paper source ideas!!! Thank you, thank you!!! I also use the blog to get ideas for my kids party invites. I don’t know what I’d do without Paper Source!!!

  14. Kimberley says:

    I absolutely love Paper Source! I never leave the store empty handed. My girlfriend (aka partner in card creating) and I stopped into your Armitage store in Chicago, just to get “ideas” for invitations for my upcoming wedding… you know, colors, design, sizes, the whole bit.
    Ended up leaving with everything we will need to create the custom DIY invitition. Such a great place to be… I <3 PS!

  15. Mindy says:

    I love PAPER. That’s the reason I love your stores. I love being creative. That’s why I love your blog. It gives new ideas on using paper in creative and fun ways. I would love to see a new project everyday. Paper Source blog keeps me going until the next time my travels take me to one of your stores. Happy Birthday!

  16. kelly says:

    love the PS stores and blog, especially the how tos. one of my favorite gifts to make is handmade stationary for friends and co workers using notecards, envelopes and stamps. I can personalize the stamps and colors to suit the recipients taste and everything I need to create it is in your store. Would love to see other customers ideas and projects with pictures to spark my creativity!

  17. Leslie Ann says:

    There aren’t any Paper Source stores in my area, but I love reading all about the pretty and whimsical things you do with paper on this blog. It’s become one of my favorites!

  18. Cami says:

    I would love to see more customer’s DIY projects! Love the blog and happy birthday!

  19. Heather says:

    I agree with jlynn, a customer share tab would be fantastic. I adore all of the ideas on this blog, but would love to see even more inspiration from customers like me. The samples in store, in the catalog, and online are just so beautiful to admire, as if the product itself wasn’t inspiring enough on its own! Thank you for sharing this blog and keeping it and the facebook page so updated. 🙂

  20. Brooke Zahn says:

    I love PS paper and always enjoy the new & creative ways you put it to use! {can’t get enough}

  21. Erica says:

    Besides the great ideas, I actually really appreciate the clean and easy layout – I can always find what I’m looking for!

  22. Raven says:

    I love the blog! Seeing full party ideas would be great!

  23. Jamie says:

    I keep coming back because I strive to “Do Something Creative Every Day!”

  24. Sharon says:

    I would love how-to’s, especially invitations, cards, gift wrapping, and party decor/take-aways. I make lots of invitations and I get lots of compliments. I’m always looking for new ideas.

    There is a Paper Source group on Flickr for fans that would like to share their creations and Paper Source photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/papersource/

  25. Kymmie says:

    I love, love, love paper.
    I adore the How Tos.

  26. Happy Birthday PS Blog! It is easier to do something creative everyday with Paper Source!! I hope the day involves cake and ice cream for some of you hard working folks! 🙂

  27. Kathryn says:

    I would love to see some projects, hints and tips for the garden (go green!) Plant signs, paper lanterns for the patio, etc.

  28. Sarah says:

    I love all the creative ideas and tutorials you feature. Happy Birthday PS Blog!!!

  29. Jen says:

    So excited you opened a store near me!

  30. R Glazier says:

    Paper Source is my favorite store in the world! I absolutely love paper, collaging, card making, scrapbooking, stamping, and embossing.

    Check out some of my work:
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v5205/226/106/561815175/n561815175_8502252_5311215.jpg hand dyed green paper


  31. Michele Henderson says:

    I’d like to see more stamps and more papers be unified, where they are ready for projects. Keep up the fine work.

  32. Jen says:

    I love the new and creative ways to use PS products that you suggest in the blog!

  33. Mary Jane Rice says:

    I love PS – even if I am not looking for anything particular I enjoy seeing all the beautiful creations.

  34. Erin says:

    Love the how tos. Happy Birthday!!

  35. I love the videos! Been waiting for the perfect shade of blue to match my logo colors… 😉
    Keep the great stuff coming!

  36. JW says:

    Happy Birthday!
    P.S. PS is THE BEST!

  37. Meghan says:

    I love seeing the DIY projects. The Paper Source blog always gives me ideas on how to make the little details matter!

  38. Mary Jane Rice says:

    I love your store and just spending time being inspired by all the beautiful creations.

  39. Caitlin says:

    I love your creative suggestions for using rubber stamps!

  40. Cheryl Wilson says:

    I’m not artistic and can’t draw stick people! That is why this blog is so important. Those of us who aren’t crafty can learn how to do things from those of you who are so talented. We don’t even have to leave the house! PS gives us the tools and the users give us ideas. It’s a match made in paper heaven!

  41. Nicole J says:

    I enjoy reading the how-to’s and seeing the creative ways you use each item. My two daughters love when your catalog comes in the mail. 🙂

  42. Erin says:

    Love your papers! I would love to see more behind-the-scenes posts!

  43. Laura says:

    My Etsy site wouldn’t be complete without help and ideas from your blog and store. Thank you!

  44. Lauren says:

    I love reading your how-to’s! Besides completing the projects described, I also use them as inspiration for spin-off projects. I’d love to see more of them. 🙂

  45. Janet says:

    This blog along with PS website has been so helpful. I discovered PS about three years ago and it is my “go to” guide. It has step by step to appliques and I love, love, love all the color choices and its adequate names. It always has me coming back. The only thing I’d wish more of is the supplies. Its so great that they run out fast. I’ve recently started a blog and hope to start a company as well designing cards. Thank you PS for all you’ve done to help underdogs and people interested in creating like myself. Happy Birthday!!

  46. Ash says:

    When I lived in Illinois I used to visit Paper Source every time I was in Chicago. Now that I’ve moved to South Dakota, visiting this wonderful blog allows me to keep up on all the great products and projects that you folks have!

  47. Marianne says:

    I heart Paper Source. The creativity that comes from your store is insane! Nothing more really needs to be said. 🙂

  48. Kristina Golubiewski says:

    I really like the how to’s. Even if I’m not interested in the projects themselves, they can often spark an idea for a spin-off project of my own. Thanks!

  49. Jeri Greenberg says:

    Love the blog! Keep up the good work!


  50. Andrea Popowski says:

    LOVE the blog. It has helped me tremendously with my wedding DIY projects… I can always rely on great inspiration, keep it coming! 🙂

  51. Jerusalem says:

    I live all things PS! Since we do not have a store close by the online store and blog are my constant source of inspiration!

  52. Amy Zwierz says:

    Please keep all the great ideas coming! There’s always something new. Thanks for all your great work.

  53. Lauren says:

    p.s. Happy Birthday! 🙂

  54. Ally says:

    I love the holiday card ideas (I made the fox valentines, and they came out great!) and the wrapping paper ideas.

  55. robyn says:

    I just love seeing all the new colors and designs. Keeps me inspired all the time!

  56. Jill says:

    PS always has inspiring ideas (in-store, catalogs and online), fun items for myself or to give as gifts, and quality products! 🙂

  57. Heather G. says:

    I love the how-tos! I can never see enough DIY projects.

  58. Sarah says:

    I am enjoying the new DIY products.

  59. Amber says:

    More ideas for kids projects! Love the blog!

  60. Gwen says:

    I wish I could have just make stuff in the store all day! I love to visit the store even if it’s just to look at all the cool decorations.

  61. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday! I love paper source. I’ve been crafting some things for our upcoming wedding, and the team at PS has been a huge help!

  62. Tanya says:

    I love to see all the creativity. It inspires me. Thank you for such a wonderful store and a great blog!

  63. Rebecca says:

    I love the idea of a customer share tab and I agree that the visual inspiration from catalogs and other PS sources are great, great, great!

  64. ktd says:

    Happy Birthday! I would love to see more videos:)

  65. cathiehong says:

    love the how-tos!

  66. Happy Birthday, and thanks for the invitation to the party! Your blog, as well as my Reston, VA Paper Source store, is a great source of creative inspiration. I love it!

  67. Jill says:

    Unfortunately there are no Paper Source stores in my area, so I come to the blog for ideas and as a way to feel like I am actually coming to the store! I love paper and all paper products and have really been enjoying the various how-tos! Here’s to another great year of wonderful blog posts, congratulations!

  68. Sara says:

    PS papers alone are an inspiration, but the how-to’s are great! It would be fun to see what other crafters out there are doing with your products.

  69. Sarah says:

    Admittedly, I have never taken the time to look at your blog, because when I received the emails in my inbox, I thought it was only a store wanting me to purchase, which is not something I’m doing right now. Your blog is beautiful! And the list of favorite entries – darling! I will definitely keep coming back, and I’m going to order a catalogue – so inspired by the brooch that was made from its pages! I used to make those brooches from fabric circles! Any blog that has paper and a how-to section, is my number one place to search before throwing a party of my own! Thank you for the beauty!!!

  70. Rosa says:

    WOW! I just looked up the 5 steps to rubber stamping and thought it was great! I didn’t know about your blog and now will look it up regularly.

  71. Kelly says:

    I think your blog and email updates are absolutely wonderful!!! I love getting emails indicating what’s new in the stores because they brighten my otherwise “boring” work day. It’s a little pick-me-up in the morning and makes the rest of the day more enjoyable.

    I would love to see more “projects” on your blog. What women like myself can do or purchase to make our photo albums or scrapbooks better. I shop at your store in Uptown in Minneapolis, MN all the time and love it. I always look forward to my shopping trips there.

    Thank you for your blog and email updates. They are greatly appreciated!


  72. Amy says:

    Favorite store..Favorite blog! Happy Birthday PS!

  73. Melissa G says:

    I agree with jlynn and Heather – a customer design gallery would be an awesome feature. It would allow us to share our handicrafts with an appreciative audience, and pick up new ideas and inspiration from each other.

  74. Angela says:

    I love the blog and love the new products. I just ordered the Letterpress Machine and can’t wait to use it for TONS of stuff! 🙂

  75. elisabeth says:

    I visit the PS store all the time to drool over the brilliantly colored, shaped envelopes and note cards. Inspiration lives here!

  76. Lisa V says:

    I love PS and can’t go in the store without leaving with a wishlist a mile long.
    Your shape & color guide is such a great tool, especially for a freelance designer. Thanks for putting one together!

  77. MARY says:

    I have just discovered your blog and I ADORE it! I especially love the birthday banner ideas and rubber stamping on chalkboards. I am a kindergarten teacher and will definitely be using both of these ideas in my classroom! Running out to my Paper Source store now for some bistro markers and stamps!

  78. Nancy says:

    Whenever I am feeling down in the dumps, a visit to Paper Source always lifts my spirits!

  79. Casey says:

    A happiest birthday to you, PS! Thanks for spreading your creativity and creating this network! I love it!!!!

  80. Tony & AmyJo says:

    We purchased our wedding invitation paper with PS and used ideas from the site to create an original design for both the invitation and gifts! Our guests were impressed and we’re happy to be celebrating our one-week anniversary today!

  81. I love everything about the Paper Source! I think more how to’s would be great. Also what about highlighting how people use your products for different things. As photographers we use some of your products in our marketing or promotional pieces. You could feature how different small business owners use your products.

  82. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the how-tos and inspiration. I’m a card maker and use your paper/envelopes almost exclusively – there’s always a perfect color for whatever I am making.

  83. Jainy says:

    I love love love Paper Source. One of the best parts of walking into a store is seeing all of the creative card ideas from simple classic designs to elaborate complicated idea. It would be incredible to have different kinds of cards featured on the website with instructions on how to make them on a weekly basis. Or a place of customers to submit their card ideas!

  84. Elisa B. says:

    I use these as inspiration for products to use for promotions, thank yous and packaging reprint orders for my photography business. Thanks for all the DIY ideas and keep them coming. Happy birthday!

  85. Julie Rae says:

    Love Paper Source! How about more wedding ideas on the blog??

  86. Esther says:

    I love the crafts that are easy to do at home, and your blog inspires me!

  87. Kat says:

    Love everything about Paper Source — wish we had a PS store in Nashville.

  88. Kari says:

    Happy Birthday, PS Blog! I love visiting this blog everyday for pieces of inspiration and creativity. I would echo a couple of other suggestions… seeing other customers’ DIY projects, as well as some more ideas for kids projects too. However, all the stuff on the blog so far has been great! Keep up the great work, and enjoy the celebrating!

  89. emily hayes says:

    Love the birthday create it yourself cards! They’re the best!!

  90. Amy says:

    I’d love to see more DIY ideas and maybe less wedding stuff. I’m dying to make some paper flowers so I’d love a GC so I can buy the kits!
    I too think a customer share tab would be cool!

  91. Lynne says:

    It’s my first time here. I came for the gift card (hey! I’m honest!)

  92. angelica says:

    Love the How-To’s! Will try to make the sweet treat tonight!

  93. Natalie says:

    I love the PS Blog! It provides such great ideas and inspiration, especially since I do not live close to a Paper Source. My favoite blog was the how-to birthday cupcake card, featuring the PS cupcake punch! Happy b-day!

  94. Megan says:

    I would love the opportunity for readers to share ideas and tips. Thanks!!

  95. Rosie says:

    I love the label templates… I’ve used them on everything from homemade jars of jam or packages of cookies to wedding invitations! The new paper colors for summer are mouthwatering, too!

  96. Robin says:

    The paper Source is one of my very favorite stores. I am an artist, but I also am a landscape designer. I designed my own business cards, and of course used the fine materials from the store. But what I find the mist rewarding with this blog is that after a hard day of work, inspiration to create rarely flows through my veins. Then I pop open this and BOOM! I am rearing and ready with new ideas! So, many many thanks to the creators here! I’ll be a fan for life!

  97. Erin says:

    I love decorating ideas. The paper hearts are so cute!!

  98. en says:

    Love the blog. My favorite entries were those with pdf guides (paper flowers, origami hearts). Creative but also possible!

  99. Joy says:

    I love all the kits, the rubber stamps and just all the beautiful colors of your products. Such loveliness!

  100. I am new to this concept and discovering all your paper and stamps has been a real “find” – can’t wait to get started!

  101. Tara R. says:

    Love your blog and paper!

  102. angelica says:

    LOVE the How-To sweet treat box, how perfect for a birthday present!

  103. Ann says:

    Keep giving away $100 gift certificates!

  104. kathy colvin says:

    Kate is 14 months, and she lives a few blocks from your Porter Square Store. I am her grandmother, and I live far from a Paper Source.
    Paper Source is the first outing Kate went on, her first stroller test-drive…..and the first place her mom asked to go to try a trip out of the house after the ordeal of Kate’s introduction.
    We cannot know what Kate thinks in Paper Source, but when we take her there, she is peaceful. Groovy. Sublime. And so are her mom and I.
    Does this happen to other people?

  105. Jane says:

    Because we have the SAME BIRTHDAY and I love, love, love paper being a creative soul that I am! Smooches & matching colorful fibers to my birthday twin!! : )

  106. Linda says:

    Every time I go to Paper Source I come home with a bag full of goodies and a head full of ideas. My friend and I recently took a stamp carving class and had a blast! It was just a week before my sister threw me a bridal shower across the coast. We promptly changed the craft activity for the shower and my friends were so amazed and impressed with the simplicity of how to carve their own stamp. They kept thanking me for introducing them to the craft. Even my 7 year old nephew was into it!

    Love the blog site which helps keep the creativity going. Sugar stamping??!! Got to try that.

  107. As a devoted fan of your catalog – I have saved them all – I loved seeing them taken another step and turned into jewelry. As a life-long paper crafter, I find inspiration in so many of your posts…from the wedding cake centerpiece to the disguised foil pans. Just keep doing what you’re doing. And thank you.

  108. Mark says:

    Love the paper flower kits!

  109. The bottom line with Paper-Source is that there is no other place to find the most beautiful paper and amazing arts and crafts inspiration under one roof. The quality of all of your products is second to none. Happy Birthday, PS Blog!

  110. Robin says:

    Honestly I just love looking at all the creativity and the colors and products. It’s eye candy to the max.

  111. Susie says:

    I am inspired by all the creative people who post on your blog! The wealth of sharing has been invaluable to me! Keep up the good work!

  112. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday!! PS is my favorite place for birthdays, fun, rainy days, EVERYTHING!

  113. Cindy Simeno says:

    I like the stamps ideas. When I have a chance I like to make my own cards. It is more personal to give out to others. All the ideas I love to learn different techniques 🙂 Wish we had a store near Vista area.
    Happy Bithday Paper Source !

    Thank You,

  114. More ideas with your wonderful paper love tutorials!

  115. ella j. says:

    What? There’s a Paper Source blog?? Thanks for the ideas and inspiration! I’ll be checking in!

  116. Brittany says:

    i love how-to’s and new techniques!

  117. Katherine Kahrmann says:

    I love your products and ideas! I made my own wedding invites and couldn’t do it without your inspiration! Thanks 🙂

  118. Holly says:

    It might be neat to do posts showing different projects you can make with the same paper or other starting materials, so whatever your style or area of interest you can find something inspiring. I love seeing the new seasonal colors and papers on the blog and getting ideas for unexpected yet pretty combinations.

  119. sara says:

    more kid’s crafts diy!!

  120. Sue says:

    This blog inspires my creative spirit, and I am so grateful to all the participants who freely share their ideas. I would love to see a St. Louis store!

  121. Lisa says:

    Happy birthday, paper source! I hope someone made you a beautiful card!

  122. Cece says:

    I love the how-to’s and would love to see a behind the scenes look at some of your classes. A section for customers to upload photos of things made with your tutorials or products would also be fun! I love seeing different people’s creative spin on things!

  123. Sam says:

    Love all the Projects, and all the A-MAZ-ING Paper.. I <3 Paper Source

  124. Holly says:

    Love your unique selection of paper products. Love your DIY projects and how-to’s – they are always inspirational.

  125. Karen Smith says:

    Even after moving to New Mexico from Chicago, here at Two Ponyz Ranch
    we still look forward to the Paper Source’s new products, informative
    emails and excellent sales!

    And when our guests inquire about the interesting and unusual paper
    of our business cards, we’re quick to mention that the card stock is
    from Paper Source.

    Mention Paper Source when making a reservation at Two Ponyz Ranch and
    receive a 20% discount off your reservation!

    Thank You Paper Source ! !

  126. Jan Hennings says:

    I love the products, tips and projects!!!

  127. Michelle says:

    Happy 1st Birthday!!!!!! I love your store and since there is not one nearby, I love being able to visit via your website and blog!!!!! I am always inspired by your tutorials and the great pictures that you include for visual folks like me!!!!! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win! Happy Birthday!!!!!

  128. Fran says:

    love the recycled origami hearts…glad to see them again. I always find such great ideas here. Thanks PS!

  129. Janet says:

    Paper is my addiction! I love all your how-to’s and ideas.

  130. Candy Bello says:

    I wish we had a store nearby! I really do love your products online and I look at the tutorials all the time!

  131. Nina says:

    I love seeing the ideas that fellow Paper Source die-hards (like me!) come up with. For example, the rubberstamping with powdered sugar? Genius! I almost fell off my chair when I read about it. 🙂 Happy Birthday, PS!

  132. gracie says:

    When I want something truly beautiful, I use paper from Paper Source. Thank you for all of the diy articles!

  133. Shaina says:

    The Weddings and Parties section of the blog keep me coming back! Also, the “how-tos” are great so please post more and more and more.

    PS- can you pretty please open a Paper Source in Arizona? 🙂

  134. melissa says:

    Oh my where to begin…
    There are just so many inspiring items at Paper Source. I’m always thrilled to learn a new technique through your How-to tutorials. Maybe more visuals of the steps would be helpful. I especially love anything that has to do with stamping, embossing and paper folding and holiday themed art. I also like seeing creations made by other artist contributors. Maybe a community upload section of more challenge pieces would be fun. Thank you for providing the tools we need for endless creative possibilities and Happy Birthday!

  135. Patricia says:

    I love that your style is clean and classy. Keep the how to’s coming. By the way, it is my birthday too!!!!

  136. sarah says:

    I am a big fan of the projects you make out of supplies from your store! They inspire me to look at materials differently, and create! Thanks!

  137. JB says:

    Happy birthday, PS!
    I love looking through the lil’ catalog at the samples. That in itself is motivation to be creative. Then I HAVE to go to the store and oogle more! Can’t wait ’til my daughter is old enough to join me with the DIYs!

  138. Nell says:

    The best ideas are here!
    Thanks. Happy Blogiversary.

  139. Sara Stroman says:

    I remember the first time I entered your Georgetown, DC store and fell in love. It was a combination of everything-the rich colors, paper, ribbons, card stock, rubber stamps, inks, powders, calendars, stuffed animals, frames, photo albums. It was an immediate shock to my senses. I had to open everything and touch everything. It was love. I knew I would be back again and again. And I have been. I live in NYC now and I get the bulk of my supplies from Paper Source via mail. I rented a car a couple of months ago to drive to Princeton to visit the store there. And one of my favorite Paper Source moments was three days after my dad passed away, I went into the store to find solace (I know!) and not only did I find it, but I also found the supplies to make thank you cards for friends and family that sent stuff to my house. The blog is only an extension of one of my favorite stores. It helps inspire me and brings me a ton of smiles from all the creativity that I see other fans indulge in. Being creative and passionate about that creativity is a great thing and the blog makes me feel like I’m walking directly into a store. Congrats on a year! I can’t wait to see what the next year olds!

  140. Artemis says:

    The personal story of Sue and the ideas for “every day” are my favorites. I only wish there were more paper source stores – – – how about one in NYC?!?

  141. Trista says:

    PS has beautiful products and this blog has beautiful projects. Am in love. Thanks for all the inspiration and happy birthday to the blog!

  142. ESS says:

    Love your store! and your blog provides such inspiration! I, like so many of your customers, am a paper-holic!!! My healthy addiction is always satisfied by your great products, your awesome blog and fun in-store workshops! Happy Birthday and keep the creativity flowing!!

  143. anita says:

    i didn’t realize you guys had a blog until now! but will be coming back for inspirational ideas and the how-tos!

  144. Rachel K says:

    Happy birthday and a toast to continuing the retro move to DIY and patterns and hand crafting that makes every visit to the blog and in person at the store inspiring and encouraging.
    What do I love?
    The collective imagination. so keep the how to’s and sharing up!

  145. Jessica says:

    I love your paper and your tablescape ideas! For Easter, I made the bird namecards
    and they were a hit! I loved bragging about the fact that they were homemade (with Paper Source’s help, of course). Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more!!!

  146. Stephanie says:

    I’m new to this blog but I live right near the store so I’m excited to see everything it has to offer! Thanks for having everything I could ever need to paper crafts. 🙂

  147. Emma says:

    This is so helpful, I am getting great ideas for my wedding, Thanks Paper Source!

  148. Ruth says:

    I love Paper Source! This is my go-to spot for anything creative – ideas, latest products, hottest colors! And keep those how-to’s coming!

  149. I am obsessed with paper! I use your products for birthday parties, gifts and more so for my photography business. I would love a gift card….. oh the things I could do here with $100! 🙂

  150. Sandra says:

    Your blog inspires me to do something creative everyday.

  151. Andrea Spagnuolo says:

    I love love love paper source. You guys have made all of my wedding crafting a joy! Now that my wedding is fast approaching I find all types of excuses to go in a browse. Thanks paper source and Happy Birthday!

  152. Dana says:

    I love your store and have just subscribed to your blog’s RSS feed. I can’t wait to attend the in-class workshop I signed up for next month.

  153. Mary says:

    I love learning about the crafting tools! Thanks for the contest!

  154. Melissa says:

    I love Paper Source & will be visiting a store in KC very soon! I like card making so I’d love to see more card ideas for various occasions. I love that you have a blog & give us lots of cool ideas!

  155. Steve says:

    As a science teacher, I always find creative and useful ideas on your website.


  156. Maggie says:

    I love the how-tos and paper flowers! I wish I had to time to make each and every one!

  157. Shannon says:

    I am a new customer to Paper source, and wish that I would have discovered the new store 4 months ago when I was struggling to find wedding invitations!! I am excited to use what I can for all of the projects that are left… keep the great ideas coming 🙂

  158. Mimi says:

    Your blog helps me be creative every day! My first visit to a PS store will be in San Francisco in a few weeks…

  159. Christine says:

    Happy Birthday PS blog! Thanks for helping us figure ways to celebrate other people’s birthdays and special occasions in a personal and handmade way! Keep up the good work!

  160. Tara says:

    I love all the creative “how to” instructional videos and kits from PaperSource. I love looking through the catalog, website, and store for ideas. I started coming to PaperSource when I was planning my wedding and I keep coming back.

  161. Katie says:

    Love all the wedding DIY ideas.. the more the better… so fun to do personal paper for such a big day!

  162. Angie says:

    Love your store! I’m headed there today!

  163. Julie Evans says:

    Always an inspiring stop for new ideas.

  164. emily says:

    happy birthday!!!! great blog!

  165. Heather says:

    Paper source is such a great store and I love the blog too! I made my husband’s father’s day gift with beautiful paper from paper source and I can’t wait to give it to him!

  166. Ashlie says:

    I love your ideas, especially the Rubber Stamping with Powdered Sugar! What a creative idea to put a personalized touch to any part! Your How-to instructions are amazing!

  167. Laurie says:

    This is so cute! I’m so happy a paper source store opened in my area! I wandered in one day while doing other errands and fell in love.

  168. Holly says:

    I love the variety of projects and ideas that you show. Keep ’em coming!!

  169. Deena says:

    I so love following your blog and getting inspired. Most helpful, though, are the creative EVERYDAY ways to use your papers and products (like banners,making a table runner out of wrapping paper) to help make ordinary everyday events special. I hosted a wedding shower recently, and decorated entirely around the chartreuse dots products with accents of the zinnias papers (banners to table runners to table decor)..so unique & charming!

  170. Ms. D. says:

    I’ve been a PS customer for many years. I live in Novato and would faithfully drive to your SF and Berkeley store to satisfy my paper addiction. The Corte Madera store has finally opened in Marin. YES!

  171. Deborah K says:

    We don’t have a store nearby but I love the ideas here!

  172. mt says:

    i’m a devout quality paper fan. nothing more beautiful than letterpress, high quality papers and ps is at the top of my list in that category. the creativity and imaginition that goes into your products never ceases to please the eye!

  173. Angi Smith says:

    Just love seeing all the ideas to use your products!

  174. Leslie says:

    Love the how-to’s!!

  175. Jessica says:

    LOVE this store! I love the feeling of endless possibilities whenever I walk through the store and read this blog. Thank you for feeding into creativity, congrats on a year and to many more to come!

  176. Donna says:

    Love the papers, love the products, but really love the knowledgeable staff!!

  177. Shawn says:

    Your blog is a great source of inspiration! My daughter and I love the kids section.

  178. Nadine says:

    I’d love to see some suggestions on fun things to do to personalize a blank cubicle space…some of us definitely need it!

  179. Linda says:

    Posts like the bookworm project are what I love. They are both practical & inspiring! Specifically, I was able to take that idea and run with it… ended up making a giant bookworm banner, thank you cards & even found some darling bookworm print paper for some other paper details. Thank you!

  180. Kate says:

    I’d love to see a section of how to’s that coincide with the samples that I see in the store and your catalog! LOVE my PS!

  181. Gretchen says:

    Love the paper selection, especially the Japanese and P.S. papers. Your stamps are always super fun too.

  182. Patricia says:

    Love your store!! So inspiring…I literally go there to rejuvenate myself when I have break from my kids… ; )

  183. Lauren says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Keep the ideas and how-tos coming

  184. Stephanie says:

    I enjoy your store so much and just started getting these updates on all of the awesome ideas you have. We have been using the store for all of our wedding products. Recently we visited our branch in San Jose, and got an awesome idea for our table cards. We looked up at the ceiling, and they had all of these beautiful colored envelopes with Japanese paper lining. They looked so unique that we decided to use the idea ourselves!!

  185. Catherine says:

    I love Paper Source! I am a new middle school teacher, and I am always looking for fun ways to fun, creative, inspiring ways to decorate my classroom (which, on its own, looks like a jail cell!). Paper Source reminds me of all of the great ways I can add color and warmth to my walls. I love your “office” supplies and fun magnets. I would like to see more of this sort of thing, and especially items that fit a teacher’s budget. Thank you for continuing to inspire!

  186. Paige says:

    Paper Source? Idea Source, is more like it. I love the kits and the project ideas. So fun!

  187. susan says:

    love the “how-to” tutorials the best – but i love the fun tone and great creativity of this blog. lots of inspriration. happy birthday!

  188. Ann says:

    I love your store and only get into the stores when I am out of town. It is always a must for me when I get to shop in Paper Source. It is nice to have the web site so I can see what is available and I love the projects.

  189. Tara says:

    Well happy birthday! Like others, I always love to see how-to’s. I am also in love with the PS color palette – it would be fun to see you do something highlighting different color combos.

  190. Karen says:

    Loved you office birthday banners…great ideas for doing something extra-special for colleagues in the next year!

  191. Barbara says:

    It’s great to read all of the clever and creative ideas posted. I feel inspired!

  192. Sarah says:

    LOVE your paper designs! And the fabulous and unique things you carry for kids. (I recently bought the Calfant castle–can’t wait to give it to my daughter!)

  193. elizabeth says:

    You have the best paper colors and I love all of your great project ideas – so love the banners, thanks for all of the inspiration!!! I’m moving to the twin cities next week – I can’t believe I’ll actually be able to go to your bricks and mortar store!

  194. Jann says:

    I am new to the paper source blog but will definitely be coming back. I have used your paper to make all kinds of cards, valentines etc. It is great!. Love the envelopes! I also do a lot of origami and teach to it to children so I enjoy any origami projects you come up with. I will be checking out the blog more often. Thanks!

  195. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday, Paper Source!! My two favorite things to read about on this blog are the new products that arrive in the store (like the letterpress machine) and the tutorials on how to make projects! I always look forward to my paper source catalogs that come in the mail!

  196. Kathy says:

    They’ve said it all – your blog – and website – and stores, are wonderful; you’re going in a fantastic direction! Obviously, as artists, we all love it!

  197. GypsyMama says:

    Thanks for “inviting” me to the party! Put my RSVP as ‘yes’ to P.S. Your blog is truly like a brown paper package tied up in strings. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

  198. Laura Melohn says:

    I love all the great ideas, colors, and inspiration! After I read your blog I always want to CREATE!

  199. Michelle says:

    I love the bistro marker and rubber stamp on chalkboard idea. Thanks!

  200. Dyanne says:

    I’m smitten with everything Paper Source. Just a thank you for all the creative ideas you’ve given me. Keep ’em coming…

  201. Margaret says:

    I love the stationary the best! I did all my wedding stationary, besides our invitations, with PS and LOVED how it turned out, so PS has a special place in my heart. The place settings, menu cards, programs…people raved about them for months! I think the best part is that everything i have bought has been very good fine quality, so you can DIY and no one will have to know!

  202. Nicole L. says:

    Love seeing the creative ideas that everyone on the Paper Source team comes up with- especially around holidays! Keep up the great work!

  203. Diane Davenport says:

    I love the how to’s and the great products shown

  204. Jenn says:

    I love the inspiring ideas that really get creative juices flowing!!! The how-to’s are always helpful, so keep em coming!!! The blog is a great way for “crafters” to unite – I always appreciate the new and inventive ways of doing things (especially for parties and cards)!

  205. Ken says:

    Happy birthday! The papers are excellent and I enjoy all of the fun ideas associated with them. Thank you for presenting the how-to information and for keeping the blog so interesting and entertaining!

  206. Kiley says:

    I would love to see more creative ways to use stamps, I loved the stamping with sugar.

  207. Brenda says:

    Love the patterns and color compositions!

  208. Bo says:

    You are the best. I can always brighten my mood by going to your store. I absolutely believe in surrounding myself with creative and beautiful things. And you have both. Thank you for existing. My friends call me a “paper mess” and yes I’m proud of it.

  209. Kallie says:

    More kids crafts – for all different ages! Love party ideas, too!

  210. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Just love paper, project ideas, and being creative – so obviously the PS Blog is great!

  211. carla says:

    love the blog and web site- wish the store were closer to me!

  212. Alisa Lamb says:

    Just getting started on your site…fell in love with your store in Charlotte! I especially love all the individual kid projects…fantastic!

  213. Alice says:

    I love the sharing of ideas on the blog. I am a fan of Kimberly’s post earlier, do something creative everyday. I try my hardest, but having some short daily how-tos on here would be awesome. Keep the ideas flowing, thanks for the blog!

  214. Melinda says:

    Paper Source is my treat. No calorie treat. Is there anything better? Delivered right to my inbox. I love it when my daughters help my husband to give me a gift certificate for my birthday. finding ideas to spur my creativity …. keeping me going these days.

  215. Ana says:

    Happy Birthday to you! I’ve become addicted to Paper Source as I’ve designed and made my wedding (elopement) announcements, my invitations for the post-wedding reception, the thank you cards, and now I’m planning to make programs for the reception! I can’t tell you how much fun it has been to do this myself with the help of the wonderful staff at my local Paper Source store in Berkeley, CA. Thanks again!

    I think that it would be great to have ideas for creative gift wrapping, and I also liked another blog contributor’s idea about having a spot on this site where people can share their projects and ideas.

  216. Lindsey says:

    As a new business owner, I’d like to see more DIYs that could be used for business applications too: packaging, mail pieces, etc. Keep up the great work and Happy Birthday!

  217. Lisa says:

    Love the store. Love the products. Love the blog!!! Keep it coming!

  218. Amy says:

    I love learning about your new products – like the new paper colors your coming out with!

  219. Quinna says:

    I will be coming for the how tos…..what fun!

  220. patricia says:

    love the how-tos and kid projects. also can’t get enough of your bookcloth. thanks for being such a great resource!

  221. Bill says:

    This blog is a terrific way to get inspiration for new ideas and the How-To’s are so helpful and encouraging!

  222. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday! Not only am I devotee of Paper Source, I absolutely love the blog, especially because I am deprived of a store in Denver, Colorado. Keep up the good work!

  223. Ana says:

    I’m a PS addict! Love getting inspiration and great ideas from the blog. Would love to also see more non-traditional paper craft ideas.

  224. Natalie says:

    PaperSource is the best! I love checking the blog for ideas or just browsing to pique my creative side. The best store ever – the summer travel paper dolls in Georgetown are fantastic!

  225. Julie says:

    The blog is great! As a sorority girl the project ideas are not tacky like other craft blogs, which is great! I would love to see some more crafty ideas around photos, such as family albums and such.

  226. Libby says:

    I come because I love the colors and textures of your papers. I use them to cover my notebooks and folders — it makes the projects more fun, even the work-related ones.

    I hate curtains, but need privacy — so I also put your handmade papers in my favorite colors over windows.

    Thank you and happy birthday paper source!

  227. Heidi says:

    I love all the rubber stamping ideas, the techniques and greeting card ideas on the website! keep up the great work and happy birthday!

  228. cdp says:

    i’ve always got a lot of extra paper source paper lying around, so i love to open up the blog and see what i can do to use up what i’ve got (enabling me to go to my local paper source and pick up more!).

  229. Debbi says:

    Great job with all the innovative ideas for projects and crafts! This blog is amazing. : )

  230. Heather says:

    I look forward to the creative projects PaperSource offers. This blog gives me lots of inspiration! Would be nice to maybe have a section for projects created with PaperSource products by visitors. Happy Birthday, PaperSource blog!

  231. Paula says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You have great products & I love your how-tos!! 🙂

  232. Allison says:

    I love kids’ projects, the DIY products, and anything book-binding/bookarts related. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  233. Pamela says:

    Your papers, your color combination’s, your creative ideas… they all inspire me.
    Thank you, Paper Source and happy birthday blog!

  234. Amy says:

    I <3 PS! I've attended several of your classes. Keep up the creative work!

  235. Msnels says:

    I love the sweet gifts you have in store and especially the calendars! I look forward to them every year 🙂

  236. Courtney says:

    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for the inspiration to “Do something creative every day”! 😀

  237. Kristin says:

    Love the ideas of wedding invitations and other paper products!

  238. Angela says:

    I <3 Paper Source! I only wish there was one closer to where I lived

  239. Cecilia says:

    Whenever I’m in Chicago, I stop at Paper Source and make an afternoon of it. I never thought I’d have a rubber stamp collection, but your store has made it happen. I even collect pretty pieces of paper. PS is full of the best treasures– happy birthday!

  240. Margi says:

    Love all the wonderful ideas and the easy to navigate web site. The DIY projects are fantastic!

  241. Angelina says:

    we made our wedding invitations with your paper. that was over three years ago, and they’re still the nicest, most personal invitations i’very ever seen, wedding or otherwise!

  242. dawn says:

    I love the wedding section and the how-tos. The gift section is great – especially when they send emails for upcoming holiday gift ideas. I really would love more in-store events to learn hands on.

  243. Wesley says:

    a great source for inspiration and creative innovation!!!

  244. April lovett says:

    The PS and the PS blog are so full of inspiration. One or the other always gets me started on a new project or idea 🙂

  245. Kristin says:

    OOoooh, paper. Paper!

  246. Luna Chu says:

    We love ideas for kids projects and will definitely come back for new, fun ideas!!!

  247. Kathy says:

    Hooray for the How to’s! My friend, Lori, was the first to bring your suggestions to our Ladies Scrapbooking Weekends. Now we all make a stop by The Paper Source before running away from home for the weekend! Keep up the great ideas–especially the “easier” ones! Some of us aren’t as talented as the others…but your suggestions help us do amazing stuff!

  248. Katie says:

    I love the great ideas for using my fabulous PS products.

  249. I love all the inventive ways you use labels! Would love to see step-by-step photos for the projects.
    Happy Birthday!

  250. Wenona says:

    I love all your ideas and how tos, keept hem coming.

  251. Chi-En says:

    I enjoy the pictures for inspiration, and I’d be interested to see more ideas for office and organization.

  252. Krista says:

    The how-to’s….and new, featured products…

  253. Bonnie says:

    You had me at Hello… actually you had me at Paper… I am very addicted and when I walk in your store , just the smell of paper gets me excited.. just loving the ideas and inspiration you share here..
    What would I like? 5 minute ideas ( often that’s all the time I have),tool tips(yes, the best way to use a bone folder would even be nice, haha), LOVE paper flowers.

  254. kristen says:

    It would be great to see other people’s interpretations of the PS ideas 🙂 A place where we could upload pictures of our attempts at PS creations, which would I am sure inspire more creativity.

  255. Barb says:

    No stores in my area either, but I sure wish there were. Any chance of opening one in s.e. Michigan? I’d probably be your best customer. I love your site and how-to’s – thanks so much for sharing them with us.

    Happy Birthday!!!

  256. Nina says:

    I love it all! I just want to see more posts!

  257. Karen says:

    Happy Birthday Baby! You’re growing up great PS! xo

  258. WHD says:

    More on book-binding, please! Thank you!

  259. Amanda V. says:

    I first shopped at PS on a trip to Oregon and ABSOLUTELY fell in love with the products. My husband always has to drag me out of the store or I will spend all day looking at everything =)
    I would love to see more PS locations on the east coast!
    Please come to New York!! =)

  260. roz says:

    I especially enjoy reading entries where I say to myself “why didn’t I think of that?” or “I have to try that one!” PS Blog has a one-of-a-kind collection of creative and clever ideas!

  261. jh says:

    happy birthday~^^ a must for wedding planning!

  262. Nicole P. says:

    First of all, I’d really love a store in Madison, Wisconsin!! I visited your Oak Park store while out of town for a wedding and had the hardest time tearing myself away.

    On the blog I really love your different projects with rubber stamps – especially since the PS stamps are just amazing. I’m still amazed by the dessert plates stamped with colored powdered sugar. Genius. 🙂

  263. Jen says:

    love your store and your blog! happy birthday PS blog!!

  264. kenn says:

    I am a Paper Source regular. I am in the store at least three times a week, sometimes just to pick up someting I need, sometimes to just look at what is new, and my goal to have a pack of cardstock in every color for inspiration in my creative space. I am a big gift giver and love to make it unique and special. I love all the ideas for card making, but would love to see move creative ideas of wrapping gifts. Paper Source has amazing gift wrap, but ways to wrap gifts, especially odd shaped gifts would be helpful on the blog. Also to spotlight some of the great gifts that you have for gifts on the blog.

  265. Shamara says:

    I usually wind up checking in on the blog Friday evenings. After a long week in the office the PS blog is just the thing to jumpstart my creativity for the weekend. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  266. Janice says:

    I think the blog and Paper Source, in addition to selling great products, has done a good job of capitalizing on the current DIY mentality. The blogs post help people to get started as well as to help them develop new ideas. The photos are good to bring people in. I also appreciate the PDF guide.

  267. Lisa says:

    I like the how-tos! Keep up the good work!

  268. Meredith Gadsby says:

    I loooovvveee your products. For someone who still enjoys sending paper notes on pretty stationary, PaperSource products are ideal! I was inspired by the lovely folders, binders, and such to redecorate my in home office, up in the attic. Thank you!

  269. Ann D says:

    I come here for ideas that are simple, elegant, and well designed. None of the garish things you’ll see in some magazines and other websites. I know when I go to the PS blog anything I make from there will be gorgeous, understated, and impressive. Every time.

  270. LJ says:

    Happy Birthday, PS Blog! Thanks for inviting me to the party! 🙂

  271. Stephanie says:

    All of the creative, inspirational ideas on the blog keep me coming back for more! I’m a future teacher and planning to get married in two years so I love all the cute ideas, as well as the finer ones too! :)I’m looking forward to doing some origami with the children I babysit and students in my future classes, as well as rubber stamp and letter press my own wedding invitations!! 🙂

    Happy Birthday Paper Source blog!

  272. jacqueline says:

    As an art teacher and bride-to-be, I love checking out the blog for how-to’s and other ideas I can use in my classroom and at my wedding. Keep up the great work!

  273. Abigail Luby says:

    Love reading this blog as a daily inspiration to do something creative with life!

  274. ashley says:

    I love paper source! The how to blogs are my favorite! As a newer paper lover, these blogs answer the questions I’m afraid to ask! This is the only place m willing to go to buy cards, wrapping paper or calendars! I use their products daily! Excited to begin looking at weddng invites at paper source in the near future….. :)!!!!

  275. Julie says:

    I like the gift-wrapping idea posts–would love to see more ideas for creating more fanciful bows with ribbons. Also, I like to review the store displays section…it’s great to see how other regions decorate/create displays. (Keep carrying Cavallini products!) Thanks.

  276. Marin says:

    Love all the fabulous, creative ideas –especially the 3D projects.

  277. Maggi says:

    As a loyal PS customer and new blog subscriber I look forward to all the new ideas! Thanks!

  278. Erin says:

    I love the how-to’s — very helpful and make me want to craft more!!

  279. Betsy says:

    I love the how-tos and all your photos…love the inspiration your blog provides!

  280. Lori says:

    Love the How-tos!Your store and blog keep my creative juices following even when I think they have run dry. Thank you!

  281. Jennifer says:

    In general, I enjoy blogs that have to do with crafts or stationery. But I LOVE your blog and am always excited on seeing the how-tos! Thank you for keeping me inspired!

  282. elizabeth says:

    Oooh I love you guys, and I especially love all of the how-tos. I could look at those all day, and even if I don’t do that particular project, I love being inspired in new ways. 🙂

  283. Denise says:

    I find the photos of the finished, handmade items to be inspirational and useful.

  284. Kim says:

    I would love to see projects made with things you can find around the house, or with junk mail.

  285. Kristin says:

    I purchased DIY invitations at paper source a few months ago, and I am now a huge fan of everything you have there! Your creativity is inspiring!

  286. JILL P says:


  287. Amanda H says:

    I’d love to see more DIY projects that have bigger pictures of the process. I’d also like to see more pictures. I’d also like to see more projects that I can make with my 4th graders. A few more contests or giveaways, and a way for others to share their projects would also be great!

  288. Kendell says:

    thanks for the great assistance in developing my business card! I always come away with clever ideas after a visit to the store!

  289. Robert says:

    Happy Birthday! We’ve made bouquets of PS flowers for all sorts of occasions (showers to wedding rehearsal dinners), but would love to see more ideas on the PS Blog for party favors and table decor. Many thanks!

  290. Courtney says:

    I could spend hours at the Paper Source, and I love reading about all the creative ideas you post on the blog. I actually just made a bunch of paper rosettes (in pool, poppy and cement!) for a co-worker’s baby shower. They were quite the hit and couldn’t have been easier to make!

  291. Leigh says:

    I love the how-tos. Especially around wedding season and for each holiday. So many great ideas! Pls kelp ’em coming!!!

  292. Paddy says:

    Love any and all book making/binding tips, and would love to see some pointers about calligraphy.

  293. April says:

    I first visited a PS in Virginia and was thrilled to learn you’re actually based in sweet home Chicago! Your store and the blog continually refresh my creative spark…so vital to battling the evil forces of “the daily grind.” Thanks — keep the fabulous ideas coming — and congratulations!

  294. WendyE says:

    I love to come and see the new ways to use your products and figure out how to incorporate them into my business. As a boutique studio you help me with the “extra fluff” my clients love!

  295. kristi w says:

    I absolutely love your store. The nearest location is KC, over 3 hours away, but worth every minute of the drive! I can’t tell you how happy I was to find your blog. Now I can get my PS fix more often!

  296. Beth says:

    Rubber stamping is my favorite craft medium, so I especially love the how to’s and craft ideas involving stamps. Other how to’s and ideas are great too, and I like another poster’s idea to add customer craft photos/ideas to the blog.

  297. corrina says:

    I keep coming back because this is my escape! I am in the military and there is not a lot of room for crafts and creativity!! I find that here. So many great ideas and inspirations here. Thank you so much!

  298. Ellen says:

    Visiting Papersource, either virtually or at bricks and mortar locations, is a great shot of happiness to me. I love the colors, textures, and innovations that have never disappointed me. Your staff is creative and friendly. Keep it going!

  299. Kerri says:

    I agree the how to projects are great! Happy Birthday to the blog!

  300. Cari says:

    I discovered Paper Source when I was living in Chicago several years ago. I LOVED spending time in your Chicago Avenue location. It inspired me to design my own holiday cards, invitations, etc. I confess, I have a major paper fetish! I can’t wait until your new store opens in Houston, where I now reside. Happy Birthday!

  301. Diane says:

    I LOVE, LOVE your store! I could shop there for hours in order to look at all the neat things you have! It’s great to have a blog to pick up some creative idea. I am fairly new to card- making and am always looking for ideas. It would be great to have a card of the month on the blog, or something like that!

  302. Kristen says:

    PS is so great! It’s always fun to see what new crafty ideas are in store!

  303. Tessa says:

    Love love love paper source! I agree with previous posts about more blog entries around “be creative every day”.

  304. meg duerksen says:

    i love al the creative kid gifts you find at paper source!

  305. More kids projects! I have two little ones who can’t get enough creative projects. I love all your adult projects too!

  306. Anne says:

    Great projects! Love the new colors!

  307. jeanette says:

    loving the custom labels you made for me—it is the perfect touch for my designs. My handmade items are so classy when I add the labels. Thank you!

  308. Anna says:

    C’mon $100 gc! PARTAY!

  309. Courtni says:

    I love the inspiration I get from this blog! I can’t wait to see more lined envelopes =)

  310. Tenesha says:

    Happy B-day P.S.!!!! I love your store and your blog, so much informative fun stuff. Not to mention your product qualit is top notch.

  311. amelia says:

    I love all the beautiful papers and great ideas! I combined a few different papers and invitation sets for my wedding invites, and keep coming back for more how-to DIYs

  312. I have my own creative ideas and style. Visiting the blog and the store helps me step up my game to the next level. Working on the projects and making cards is better than a therapist; plus I get to pay it forward by sharing!

  313. Stephanie C. says:

    I love Paper Source! I really enjoy the tips and ideas on rubber stamping, card making, and invitations.

  314. Vintage Scrap Girl says:

    Paper Source is my favorite place to find beautiful and unique papers for card and gift making. I love that you have paper from all over the world and that you are mindful of the environment. And I too would love to see a section for customers to showcase some of their projects that have used your papers and supplies.

  315. Hanna says:

    Love the wedding section of the blog. Getting married this Fall and always so inspired by the examples … visiting that section of the store makes me so happy!

  316. Betty Robinson says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! Your ideas are so creative and do-able for everyone. Love the color coordinated products and the helpful staff in the store. Thank you!

  317. Carolyn says:

    I’m a first-time visitor to the blog but it is also one of my favorites, a very creative store and site!!

  318. Sophie says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! Thank you for the amazing craft ideas.

  319. Bonnie says:

    I love the PS blog and website. I can hardly wait to go to KC again, so I can go the PS store! (Never been there yet.)
    I’d like to see more fast and easy paper projects on the blog. Even some scrapbooking ideas with PS products would be fun.

  320. Julia says:

    The tutorials and fun projects are great. i’d love to see more creative wrapping and packaging ideas.

  321. Jennifer says:

    Love Paper Source. Thanks for so many great ideas.

  322. cristina says:

    without you all at papersource, who would be able to give a set of Viktor & Albert’s very important tools (screwdriver, scissors and pliers) to special friends who are moving out for the first time! Or, without paper source, who would be able to find wonderful ways to make original clothing labels for the first time using exciting stamps and embossing inks! I stepped into your store a few days ago for the first time for these very reasons, so forgive me, I’m excited. On top of that, it happens to be my birthday the day after yours! In that case, I send warm and very Happy Birthday wishes! Until the next,


  323. Katie says:

    I love all of your event ideas! I love party planning and come here often for inspiration and ideas! Keep the great ideas flowing. Thank you!

  324. Ruth says:

    I LOVE your paper products. They are such good quality. Especially the envelopes. I LOVE your googly eyes. No one has better ones than you do! I love all the projects and ideas you post. And, of course, your paper is to die for! We need a store in the Roseville, CA area.

  325. Kathy Brelje says:

    Paper Source Blog is so GREAT for learning new ideas….and it is THE store to go to….I drive all the way from Sacramento to Berkeley just to see the sights and discuss great ideas with the employees and customers…LOVE LOVE LOVE

  326. Sara Kim says:

    What keeps you coming back to our blog: I LOVE YOUR STUFF!!! cute colors, cute and simple ideas that are clean and that can be used for so many things. more importantly i love your store so i love this blog!
    what types of things would you like to see more of: just more ideas!!!
    what new things can we bring to the blog: maybe you can have videos sometime for the how to’s other than that PS is very inspiring!

  327. Kathryn says:

    I like Kimberly’s idea of tips to “be creative everyday.” It would be great to see some projects featuring creative ways to recycle old PS catalogs. The catalogs themselves are vibrant paper worthy of a cool project. I’d be happy to share the ways I’ve used old PS catalogs.

  328. kacey says:

    I LOVE all of your washi paper and birthday ideas!

  329. Loretta says:

    Just had my second visit to your Reston store and was impressed by your stock and especially by your friendly and helpful staff. I’ll be back!

  330. Amie Montemurro says:

    LOVE the how tos the PS blog offers. The hubbie and I moved from Washington DC to Michigan this year and we really miss just walking around the PS store on M street to get design ideas and the greatest organization pieces! (PS was also our go to gift place!)

    Suggestions (for your already fabulous blog):
    -keep the photos coming for us visual folks
    -give aways= awesome! Free shipping, a pack of notecards, small gift certificates, etc. (I manage the marketing for an art studio out here and give aways have really increased our online followers/in store customers!)
    -a custormer creation or guest blog section would be great! (Customers could propose a project plan and then post a blog or two showing their progress!)

    I also love the “Do something creative everyday” tip idea.

    Thanks for all you do!

  331. Heather says:

    Love your colors! Makes designing wedding invitations for my clients so much easier to just say “go pick some paper source colors” and then I know they’ll have everything coordinated at the wedding. Every time I go into the store for one quick thing I come out with tons of ideas!

  332. kelsey says:

    Fantastic Blog! Happy Birthday! I recently bought paper to use for my wedding invitations- I’d love to see down-loadable-DIY projects.

  333. trisha says:

    Recently discovered this jewel of a store during a stroll at the mall with my family. It is the ultimate place to inspire my passion of my creativity side. Thank you so much.

  334. Tara says:

    I love PS! I love the creativity, the ideas, and all the fun that comes along with it. Love the how-tos. I just used PS paper to make my wedding thank you cards and they turned out perfect!

  335. Catie says:

    Hi there
    Your store has great visual ideas – love them also love this blog with the how to dothings with the lovely projects. Very inspiring Cheers 🙂

  336. Janet Castle says:

    I have to say my favorite is the ‘how to do that’, and then there’s the informative articles, as well as pics…actually, everything!
    Jan Castle

  337. Sarah L says:

    I love the paper jewlery post!

  338. Suzy says:

    Love the handmade papers and the stamp ideas, too!

  339. Caitlin says:

    I just LOVE Paper-Source! I fell in love with paper (it’s really become an addiction!) when I was planning my wedding and visiting paper-source and paper-source.com on a daily basis! It’s been a fantastic love affair ever since… 🙂
    Happy Birthday Paper Source Blog!

  340. Szkent says:

    Your blog has such wonderful craft ideas with modern designs. Love this blog! More kids crafts would be great especially with the summer days here.

  341. Jodi says:


    I LOVE your store.

    The materials are beutiful and the staff is very helpful.

    Every time I go into a Paersource, I come out inspired to do something creative!


  342. Celeste B. says:

    I love all the creative ideas you have for craft projects.

  343. Kimmy says:

    I love the projects that go beyond the page, like the banner and the origami, do more of those please! 🙂

  344. Victoria says:

    I love all the new gift ideas. Paper Source is my go to place for gift wrap, cute gifts, and of course cards and stationary!

  345. Kaye says:

    Love to join the celebrations and fun ideas-thanks too for the chance to win some fun paper!!!! Nothing better!

  346. ellen says:

    I love the projects and the blog, but I second the request for more kids projects! Thanks!

  347. Sue R says:

    I look forward to seeing the new creative ideas you post on the blog…..Keep them coming!

  348. Hi. I wish there were a Paper Source in Salt Lake City. I love the paper and the products. My suggestion is to add instructions to the text blocks. I have tried to make three books with them and failed each time. Please? Otherwise, everything is terrific.

  349. NicholasC says:

    I love the staff. They are so helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks!

  350. Jan says:

    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas!

  351. Juanita says:

    I love your high quality cards and envelopes. My wedding invitations came out great and I got lots of compliments on them.

  352. Jeanie says:

    I met Sue L many years ago at stamp gathering at Arto Posto’s, before she even had Paper Suurce. I’ve been visitng all the stores in our Chicagoland area ever since PS opened! Plus it’s also my birthay June 19th!

    I love all the wonderful papers etc. It would be nice to see more rubber stamps! Also a store in the Northwest burbs :)!

    AKA Ms. Perfect!

  353. Jess says:

    I just recently found your blog that a friend recommended to me. I LOVE, LOVE this blog! Its contemparary and helpful and gives me great inspiration!! Thank goodness I have a store within minutes from me 🙂

  354. Melanie says:

    Dear PS,
    As a fine artist I am particular about the materials I use in my work. You have been a reliable source for quality and beauty for my work! Thank you for providing a high quality of products. :o)

    Additionally, your blogs are a great source of inspiration. Keep posting projects, techniques and the latest products. It would be additionally inspirational to hear stories of how PS products have been used in the community!

    All the best, your loyal customer and fan,

  355. Alice says:

    Love love love PS! The step by steps are helpful and the whole blog in general helps kick start my ideas and brainstorming 🙂 Would probably be fun if there was a section for reader contributions? Or at least a gallery for pics of everyone’s creations!

  356. Stephanie says:

    How To’s are my favorite, and I would love to see more about letterpressing and understanding how the big ones work and such. 🙂

  357. Debra says:

    My friend introduced me to your store on my birthday because I had just started trying to make my own cards. Can I just say that I love your store, and may be slightly addicted. :o) Happy Birthday!

  358. Keely says:

    Happy Bday! More kids projects! Thanks!

  359. Courtney says:

    I love all the project ideas and how to’s on the ps blog, as well as finding out new and interesting ways to use your products.

  360. Paper Source is a fabulous store and always inspires me. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

  361. Val says:

    Happy birthday & here’s to many more years to come!! You’re how-to’s are so inspiring & makes me even more excited about paper!

  362. Dona says:

    I love Paper Source. When I am in Virginia or DC, I visit the store and order on line several times a year. I wish there was one in New Mexico.

  363. Bee says:

    Every time I’m in LA your Beverly Hills shop is one of my favorite stops. Fortunately you are opening a new store in July in my new neighborhood. I can’t wait! Love your products, love your store, love your blog.

  364. Amy says:

    I can’t think of anything I don’t like about PS! The colors are fantastic and products easily inspire creativity (they also encourage emptying my pocketbook!)

    Happy blog birthday! Keep up the good work.

  365. Lindsay's Other Mom says:

    This is my first ever blog! I love your stores and your products. I had so much fun making my Christmas cards this past December, and I’d love to win the gift card.

  366. Becca says:

    I LOVE the how-to’s!

  367. Dana says:

    Love the special touches you add to everyday items – like the envelope liners. Can’t wait to see your new colors!

  368. Ari-Asha says:

    I like ideas that use up-cycled/re-cycled/re-purposed materials, like the recycled origami hearts. Having How-To PDFs is genius.

  369. Pat C says:

    I first learned about Paper Source when my daughter worked for web sales in Chicago a few years ago. She left PS to enlist in the Navy, but while she worked at Paper Source she introduced me to many creative endeavors involving paper… and now I’m hooked! I think the blog will be a great source of inspiration for ideas, support and problem-solving. I’m looking forward to my daughter getting back from Afghanistan so that we can work on some projects together.

  370. Jill Painter says:

    Happy Birthday PS! You supply the coolest, cleverest and most original ideas along with your fantastic product line – I can’t wait to stamp some powdered sugar!

  371. Claudia says:

    Happy Birthday! My favorites are the fun how-tos and the DIY projects.

  372. Amy lovlien says:

    Love everything about your store. It helps with my dyi wedding!!!

  373. Carolyn V says:

    Love the tutuorials. I’m a cardmaker – but creativity of any kind inspires me.

  374. Heather says:

    I love the how-to segments and would love to see more about bookmaking/binding. My favorite thing about shopping at Paper Source (online and in-store), however, is just how beautiful everything is. Thank you for always providing inspiration and great ideas!

  375. Erika says:

    I love the how-to’s. Especially jewelery! 🙂

  376. Tre says:

    I love that you carry bookbinding supplies and kits. I’d love to see altered arts project ideas using some of the beautiful papers and other supplies Paper Source offers!

  377. Judy H. says:

    I subscribe to several blogs, and this is the one I visit first *and* always–I never let a post go by! Even though I’m new to paper crafting, I open your blog ahead of several on my first crafting love, knitting. Why? Because you really live up to your motto to do something creative every day, which I’ve adopted as my motto. I seek inspiration more than products being hawked (which is why I don’t open other blogs as much). Don’t get me wrong–I love your products and have to say that I’ve turned several others onto PS with my very cool calendar in my office (some months just don’t last long enough!). I do feel a tinge of guilt buying too much paper so it would be good to see more on recycling/re-using. Keep up the good work and Happy Birthday to you!!

  378. Carolyn V says:

    Tutorials are great – Although I am a cardmaker, I find that inspiration can come from any creative idea.

  379. Elena says:

    Happy b’day! Love the DIY projects 🙂

  380. Justin says:

    Being a customer who primarily uses paper source as a resource for great note cards that I turn into photo cards, I’ve been very limited in my creativity. Checking out this blog has opened up my eyes to the possibilities that are out there with paper source product and a little artistic touch. Keep it up!

  381. Mallory says:

    Your products and ideas are so great and so inspiring. I LOVE paper and would buy from you all the time if my husband would let me! 🙂

  382. Geri says:

    I’m in total agreement with everyone that’s posted comments. So. . what’s not to love? I enjoy the wide range of ideas PS has. I’ve been doing paper crafting for over 15 yrs. Yet, I’m always on the lookout for new ideas, and things to do with my grandchildren.

  383. Suzie says:

    Paper Source is always a constant source of inspiration! Plenty of how-to’s with unlikely combinations are always appreciated, keep ’em coming!

  384. Roxanne says:

    I’d like to see something like a “designer’s corner” feature, where folks can learn more about the cool people who come up with your original designs. Where do the designers get their inspiration? Keep the good stuff coming! Thanks.

  385. Shawn says:

    Love! Can’t wait for a store to open in my town next month!

  386. Bren says:

    I always read the blog! I love the projects that pull together disparate items to end up with something creative and beautiful. Keep up the good work.

  387. Diane says:

    Whenever I visit another state, I always check to see if there’s a Paper Source nearby! I love how different areas have different types and prints of beautiful paper! I have some beautiful Japanese paper that I bought about 7 years ago in Boston that I can’t bear to “craft” – I ended up just framing it! Thank you for picking some of the most gorgeous, affordable paper for your stores!

  388. Monique says:

    I have been a loyal customer since 2000. I love all the products and kids projects. Happy Birthday!

  389. Carolyn Ross says:

    I think your store is great and the blog like an added bonus to the store! I really like the way you used the rubber stamps in a “culinary” way and hope to see more.

  390. Lynda P says:

    I am so the How to and Tutorial type of gal. I also love to see Supply Lists. I love holiday projects. and home decor

  391. beth w. says:

    I love the creative inspiration for doing new projects and thinking outside of the box. I always check it for some fresh ideas when i’m throwing a party.

  392. Casey says:

    Love the blog, how about something daily to spark inspiration so we truly feel like we can do something creative everyday.

  393. Melissa says:

    I love your how-to’s and the card ideas! I’m a big fan of your ready made cards, too, especially the ones made from recycled paper. I’m so thankful to have found beautiful stationary that is also recycled.

  394. Sarah H. says:

    I love keeping up on what’s available at Paper Source. Without this blog I might not know about new colors/new projects. I love it!

  395. Debi Cox says:

    I love paper, all types, colors, textures, so when I see a picture in an email you sent me or on my facebook wall news feed of some kind of fancy paper art and how to make it myself that will always pull me into your website to get the info!! I am a graphic design student and I love recommending your site to all my friends because we all seem to be obsessed with paper and art and the things you can do with the two together!! thank you for a great site!

  396. Rachel says:

    Your blog gives me inspiration for my photography packaging!
    DIY projects are my favorite & I’d love to see more 🙂

  397. Jenna says:

    I’m new to your blog but love it so far! How tos are always fun so I’d like to see more of those in general.

  398. Shannon says:

    Happy Blog Birthday!!! I love your store and have shopped several times for your beautiful papers, ribbons, stamps, etc.. I never even thought of checking to see if you had a blog and then saw the announcement of your Birthday celebration. I love the How-Tos! I will definitely be a regular visitor from now on….

  399. Helen says:

    It never fails to amaze me the wonderful ideas creative people come up with to color and spruce up our world! Thanks for all the great ideas!
    Keep the paper folding, coloring, embossing, cutting, etc. ideas flowing!

  400. Christina says:

    As a mom of 3, I specifically love the party and kid areas and would love to see more! I love being hands-on in planning things for my kiddos and their friends and the blog offers so many great ideas.

  401. Shauna says:

    LOVE PS and the blog. I’m always looking for more inspiration! I agree with Kimberly about the “Top 10’s” or something similar – always wanting to learn new techniques, especially with recycling materials.

  402. debbie says:

    I love the flower making kits and plan a luncheon that will be a fundraiser for our chorus to demostrate to on “how to” make the flowers. I love the quality of the paper and feel it is simply yet elegant.

  403. Mary Jane says:

    I have been a customer since I first discovered the Cambridge store MANY years ago. Since then I have taken classes there, San Francisco, Brookline, Boston, Georgetown, and Alexandria. I LOVE< LOVE Paper Source and use the products to create hand made journals.

  404. Jessica says:

    This is a great resource for DIYers and those who just need inspiration. It’s nice to know there is a place to go for all things paper.

  405. Helen says:

    Keep the wonderful colors and techniques coming! My cardmaking is enhanced by your wonderful papers and inspirations!

  406. Timi says:

    Love it as always!

  407. Amy Baldwin says:

    I LOVE the Paper Source. I am one of your biggest customers/fans. If only there was one here in Oklahoma!!! Continue to bring us the wonderful how-tos on the blog. They are very inspiring. It would be great if you all had a design team of sorts that could constantly post their creations using your product. That would be very fun. Keep up with the wonderful products you have!!!

  408. Bernadette says:

    Yes, more ideas for kids projects! I would also like to see more ideas or examples on color combinations and prints. Also more creative ideas on how to use stationary, etc on organizing the home office or kids’ work stations.

  409. Maggie says:

    Love the inspiration you provide. Would love to see some tips for beautiful letter writing – envelopes, stamps, seals, paper… how to create a letter that someone will treasure just for its appearance!

  410. Kristin M. says:

    The Paper Source blog is always a surefire way to brighten my day… so happy, so full of useful info. Keep it up!

  411. Nicole says:

    Love PS, love the blog, love the affordability, love the creativity! Paper Source and the PS Blog help inspire me when I’m in a funk, they help me complete projects, and put the best foot forward. Thank you for a great 1st year, and Happy Birthday! keep up the good work.

  412. Karli says:

    I <3 Paper Source. One rubber stamp from your collection inspired the look of my entire wedding. My mom and I made all of our invitations, programs and menus based off that single stamp. Thanks for the inspiration! The part that keeps me coming back are the color schemes and that almost all the paper products and be mixed and matched. The variation is unparalleled!

  413. Jenni says:

    I love the ideas in the how to’s. I’m creating a gift card baby shower for a friend of mine and made a spin off of the bookworm card. Thanks!

  414. Ruby says:

    I really like the store, the blog. Everything is so pretty, cute and also interesting~~

  415. Christine says:

    I LOVE your papers!!! As a “paper addict,” I just can’t get enough! 🙂

  416. Shay says:

    The PS blog gives me great ideas on how to present a more creative business. My marketing materials all incorporate ideas from the PS blog. And I love to give PS gift cards to spread the artsy and creative bug around! Happy birthday PS Blog and MANY MORE!

  417. Emily says:

    Your paper selections = swoon! Worthy of framing on their own without any DIY-ing at all, I love to see how they and other everyday resources are incorporated in so many project ideas here. Keep it up!

  418. Melissa says:

    I love the how-tos. Seeing more customer DIY projects and reinventions of older projects would be fantastic. Keep the inspiration coming!

  419. littleddesigns says:

    Paper Source is simply the upscale store when it comes to paper, scrapbooking, stamping & creativity…it’s been around longer than some of the chain stores & is a true original…when I want the best in paper, it’s the first place I go…the blog is incredible & just makes the store that much more accessible…it’s wonderful to “visit” at 3am in the morning when you can’t sleep….keep up the great work & here’s wishing you many more HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to come! WOO HOO:)

  420. Jane Bradley says:

    I adore your products!!! I appreciate the creativity and tips you share… very invaluable for those who like to see a different “spin” on how to use favorite products… Thanks!!!

  421. gwen says:

    i love all your papers and that they each come in matching envelopes, cardstock and text weight. luscious! i use them all the time in my professional and personal paper crafting:)

  422. annie says:

    I love ALL the great products that you carry.
    I enjoy all the techniques & handouts that are available.
    I always love to browse the store to see what’s new!

  423. Marina says:

    I love the store and enjoy the creativity of the kids projects.

  424. Jill Marie says:

    I love your blog! I am currently using PS products to design my own wedding invitations. Thanks for offering such high quality papers! I would like to learn more about paper cutting, printmaking/stamps, and of course greeting cards 😉

  425. laura says:

    I love that the articles are full of info but condensed to nice quick reads…it allows me to fit these helpful tips and tricks into my busy schedule! News on upcoming specials or new products would be a welcome addition for me.

  426. Kelly says:

    love it!!!!!!!!!!

  427. Yasemin says:

    I love PS BLOG!! I got many ideas for my wedding invites and more from your blog and everything turned out beautiful! Keep the posts coming! I especially love your how-to’s and DIY ideas! It would be great to have an area where readers can share what they’ve created from your ideas – like photos!

  428. Sonya says:

    I like the birthday banners DIY–I’m planning my daughter’s birthday party and hope to do something similar. And yes, I’d love more ideas for kids projects, too!

  429. Kassandra says:

    I’m a newer customer who stumbled onto your site while looking for rubber stamps for my wedding invitations. You had a super great selection that couldn’t be found anywhere else. As I’ve explored your site and Blog I’ve fallen in love with your diy kits and wonderful craft instructions and ideas. I’ll definitely be back for more wedding diy.
    Happy Birthday!

  430. Barbara Jessing says:

    I like the combination of origami and mobile. Perfect. And I have been using recycled paper for the figures for some time

  431. Deana says:

    I love looking at all the beautiful photos of the great crafts. Very inspiring eye candy!

  432. Nysa says:

    I can’t wait to go to the Corte Madera store opening later this month!

    I love the kits for kids, and the quirky gifts, and the inspiration you provide.

  433. kimberly says:

    I love paper! What better place to patron than Paper Source. Filled with never-before seen wrapping paper, whimsical stationery, fantastic ideas for creating invitations, and much more. I visit the Dallas, TX location whenever there is a need; or not.:) My ban account shows it!

  434. Christine says:

    I moved to Davis for graduate school a year ago, but dearly miss SF and my P.S. home on Chestnut Street!! My roommates used to laugh b/c whenever I’d had a really stressful day, I’d come home carting a Paper Source bag with something new… My retail therapy eventually became known as my “Paper Source Days”.:)

    With this blog, every day is a Paper Source Day. Thanks for all of the creativity and goodness. Happy Birthday!

  435. Simply Life says:

    I love reading this blog to find creative card/stationary ideas!

  436. Tara Vaughn says:

    Paper Source is absolutely the best 😀 The paper colors and quality are the greatest, and the ideas for projects are so inspiring. Keep up the good work on the blog.

  437. Bex says:

    The how-tos are absolutely the best! Nothing sparks creativity like an opportunity to try something new. Also, your color schemes and photography are so pleasing and always give me great ideas for beautiful projects.

  438. Donna says:

    Love the how-tos, especially using typical supplies in unexpected ways!

  439. Jen says:

    I absolutely love the store & the blog! I love to create with paper but I’m a pastry chef & sometimes when I’m in need of a fresh idea this is one of the places that I come to get my creative juices flowing!!!

  440. Jennifer says:

    I love the how-tos as well! And I’m in agreement about a customer share section…I would love to see how other Paper Source fans are using the products!

  441. Pam v says:

    Couldn’t get by without paper source. The blog is super 😀 Keep the ideas coming.

  442. Camilla says:

    I would love to see a place where we could share our projects and ideas with you! Maybe you could have a featured Creator/Crafter/Artist of the month who shares a couple of project ideas?

  443. E.Lee says:

    I can’t get enough of all the great ideas. Anytime there’s an invitation, a gift basket, or any creative DIY products, PaperSource is my go to place, for every holiday and any event! And how simple is it with the touch of our finger through the blog/website! Love it!

  444. samantha says:

    Happy birthday! more holiday projects!

  445. Robin R. says:

    I love all the wonderful ideas. They were a great help in planning and decorating for my little guy’s first birthday party last month!

  446. Chelsea says:

    Happy Birthday …. I love your store and all of the fun techniques that you share with us!

  447. Amy Lu says:

    I absolutely love everything about Paper Source!

    The only thing I’d like is MORE! :o)

    More home decorating, more kids projects, more paper jewelry, more, more, more!

    Could you please put a store in Wisconsin? Milwaukee or Green Bay please!

  448. Love the blog for inspiration and gift ideas.

  449. Crystal says:

    I absolutely adore papersource! The quality and variety of your products are amazing. The blog gives me so much inspiration for beautiful projects. Thank you for everything!

  450. Sara says:

    Great blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

  451. mary says:

    I love everything you have on the site and it makes me so happy! I am constantly in hopes that you will have one built in Alameda or somewhere closer so I can stop in everyday. Happy Birthday Paper SOurce!

  452. Jessica says:

    I really enjoy the DIY projects you feature, as well as new products!

  453. Great Ideas and great supplies. Ive ordered from you many times. Keep up the great work and many wishes for great success.

  454. Emily says:

    I love the PS Blog. I’ve been a fan of PS for years always making a special stop when I’m visiting a place that is lucky enough to have a store. But, the blog has been a fabulous addition teaching me new tricks and giving me great ideas. Keep it coming!

  455. Ana Carolina says:

    Very nice! I am a big fan of the PS, and I really like the blog too!

  456. Sarah Howard says:

    I just LOVE paper and patterns! And Paper Source is the best place to go for both of those things.

  457. Katie says:

    I love everything on your site and wish there was a bricks-and-mortar store closer to me! I especially like ideas for crafts my son can help make — we’ve found some of our favorite paper craft ideas here, but would love more.

  458. Kimberl says:

    The how to’s and the wedding sections keep me coming back!!! The paper source makes me inspired to make the things I would normally go out and buy. With the quality and customer service you can’t beat the paper source. I would love to see more customer involvement, I want to see what everyone else is making!!!

  459. Amy says:

    We love your beautiful PS papers!

  460. Crystal says:

    Better than Martha Stewart!

  461. Jeff says:

    It’s great that you can promote the educational side of Paper Source through the blog, giving mini-workshops for people online seems like an excellent way to promote what you do, and keep artsy-types ever in need of more paper!

  462. Michelle says:

    I heart Paper Source! Keep up the creative and inspiring work.

  463. Diana says:

    I love PS! The folks at the store are always so helpful and kind! I love the how-to’s and posts on stamping and invitations. Awesome blog!!

  464. Cassie says:

    Happy Birthday! Your wedding pages inspired designs for my sister’s whole wedding! We couldn’t have done everything without you! I can’t get enough of PS!

  465. Katie says:

    I love the how-to projects, especially anything wedding related since I’m getting married this year!

  466. Kristin says:

    Love the PS, and am a new reader of the blog; I’m loving the How-Tos, I’ll definitely be back for more of those!

  467. Claire Selby says:

    I love the paper! the colors are so rich and the paper has a great hand. I would definitely like to see more inspirational artwork and unique card ideas!

  468. Emily M. says:

    I’m working on my Paper Source wedding invitations this week! Love all the great ideas posted on here 🙂

  469. amy says:

    love love LOVE your how tos! keep them coming!

  470. Karen says:

    Love all of the How-tos. It provides a crafter with such inspiration and ideas! Thanks!

  471. Arleen Jellinek says:

    You know how much I love Paper Source by the number of times I come into your store and spend, spend, spend! Love your papers and craft-making items. You have everything I need. Before the 4th Street store opened, I used to order from your San Francisco store. You can’t imagine how thrilled I was when your 4th Street store opened!!! Sometimes too close for comfort, ha! ha! ha! You deserve a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


  472. Sarah says:

    Love, love the blog! My relationship with PaperSource started when I lived in Boston, where I could attend workshops and visit the store. Over the years I have created many birthday and shower invites, decorations and holiday cards etc. In the last 3 years we moved to Indianapolis, and although my true desire is for you to open a Paper Source here (it would be sooo well received!!!), the blog is a wonderful way for me to get inspired and stay connected! Happy Birthday!

  473. emily says:

    paper source gives me inspiration for all the paper crafts i love making. i just learned embossing last year and did invitations for my friends bridal shower :). keep up the creativeness!!!

  474. susie says:

    I love your blog and all the creative ideas you share. I would love to see more ideas on party decorations.

  475. Ingrid says:

    I love the eye candy and inspiration. I wish I could subscribe to email updates – alas, it never seems to go through. Happy Birthday!

  476. Annie says:

    I love love love this blog! AND more so the shop! Thanks for sharing all the how-tos!

  477. Lee says:

    I just recently discovered your blog. I love your online shop and had the pleasure of going bananas in your Boston shop on a recent jaunt. I would like to see some “What real people are doing with our stuff” section or something along those lines. I find so many fabulously creative people online who use materials in ways I never conceived off myself and think others would enjoy sharing their work and ideas, as well as being featured online. A very Happy Birthday to you, to you!

  478. Marci says:

    I would like to see some of the other readers DIY projects!

  479. Kirsten says:

    I like the simple step by step how-tos. Great blog!

  480. Amber W. says:

    I love how your DIY projects are simple and contemporary! For example the bookworm baby shower invitation. I just need a friend to have a baby so I can do this project! I agree with the other readers on having a place for your customers to share their own creations. Keep up the good work!

  481. Mandi C says:

    How-to’s are my favorite! I love all the inspiration your blog has to offer!

  482. Jolanta says:

    I always feel inspired when I look at the website and come into the store…Keep doing what you’re doing because it works!!!

  483. Amanda says:

    Love the bookworm baby shower invite. I may have to adapt it to baby announcements.

  484. Laurie says:

    I like your craft instructions & all the beautiful paper. It’s very fun to visit in person. Would like you to carry more Paris/French items, if possible.

  485. Amanda says:

    I love that you provide great ideas for crafts without them looking or feeling like “craft” projects!

  486. Rachel says:

    I would love to see some DIY letterpress and some creative gift wrapping ideas.

  487. Cheryl says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love your style and your vintage flair.
    May all of your dreams come true!

  488. Rebekah says:

    I am a huge fan of the “How-to” portions of the blog. It is always great to get some new ideas on how to use the many Paper Source products that I have. For now my personal favorite idea from the blog is the stamping of the plate with food coloring and sugar. So pretty!

  489. lizibeth says:

    I mostly just love the eye-candy – it’s always so fun to scroll through the posts!

  490. Jennifer says:

    As a Wedding Officiant, P S is my Go-To source for all of the gorgeous paper supplies that I use to create custom “Ceremony books” for my couples. The books contain the written ceremony/vows that the couples share on their special day – Thank you for helping me leave a beautiful keepsake that my couples will enjoy for years to come !

  491. Laura-Marie says:

    This is my first visit to your blog. I don’t think of myself as a very crafty person, but I’ve found some easy projects here, like the origami hearts hanging from a branch, that I want to do. So thank you.

  492. JenS says:

    LOVE the How-To’s! I can’t wait to try out all the new ideas – thank goodness there’s a Paper Source where I just moved to (Washington DC) because otherwise I wouldn’t have left Boston!

  493. Toni says:

    I love the blogs. Please keep the projects and inspirations coming. More ideas on new techniques and DIY invitations and projects. I come here a lot to get great ideas on making cards for holidays and I am currently planning my wedding and have gotten wonderful ideas.

  494. Love everything about papersource, the blog, the store and definitely the how-tos. Thanks for continuing to inspire and teaching me ways to just do it myself 🙂

  495. Jenny Burklund says:

    Happy Birthday!

  496. Stefanie says:

    Love your blog and the store!! I love the how to’s!!! Thank you for such great ideas. Please keep them coming…

  497. Richelle Garn says:

    The DIYs of course are amazing. Keep them coming but I love all the real wedding spotlights you do. Those are really fun!

  498. Carrie says:

    I love coming to the blog and finding new inspiration for projects each and every time. It always gets me excited to start something new.

  499. Julie C says:

    Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 I love coming to see what’s new in the store, to find out new tips and tricks, and just to see new, creative ideas!

  500. Megan says:

    PS has saved my {wedding planning} life! I was so stuck on my invitations, programs, place cards, etc. when a friend referred me to here. Now I’m happily planning away! Also, love making homemade cards, so PS has been awesome with that too…

  501. candice k says:

    Would love tutorials for brides hoping to do DIY invites.

  502. KHoffman says:

    I love all of the various things you are doing to reuse paper — the flowers, the jewelry, the girls night out focused on this topic! Thanks!

  503. For me, it is all about the how-tos..DIY is the way to go! I look forward to see what else this blog will bring in the future!

  504. I have shopped your catalog and looked forward to your emails in my inbox for years. How did I miss that you had a blog…….can’t wait till the kids go to bed tonight so I can read all the goodies!

  505. Heather says:

    I love all the how-tos and creative ideas you all come up with! Thank you for the constant inspiration and eye-candy.

  506. Carol says:

    Your how-to’s and catalogs keep me inspired to “be creative every day!”

  507. Helen says:

    I love PS but I just found this blog now! I am looking forward to coming back to get help planning how I will make amazing wedding announcements. I wasn’t able to do all the crafty things I really wanted to do for my wedding so I am looking forward to being able to do something really fun and unique after the wedding. Thanks PS!

  508. Carly Bassett says:

    I love PS. First visited when in Georgetown, and now make a trip every time I go home to Dallas from Austin. I used PS ideas and products to make homemade wedding invites and announcements. Thanks for all the ideas and fun! Happy Birthday =)

  509. Hector says:

    I love all the ideas you guys present at the blog. It’s very inspirational and it helps me to not be afraid to do something new. I’d love if you guys did like a “Customer share once a week post” where all of us can share experiences and how’s to. I think that would be great, it would definetely make us feel more involved. Keep up with the good job!

  510. Annie says:

    I love the how-to’s/examples with the pictures! I love how every season you guys find reasons to make cards:)!

  511. Steph says:

    I LOVE the how-to’s! I always get so many great ideas from the blogs and stopping by the store. Whether it’s making my own thank you cards, paper flowers, or some quirky new desk product, I can’t help but spending a big chunk of my paycheck here every week. Who knew paper could be so much fun…other than us faithful customers, obviously!

  512. April Joy says:

    Love the blog, what keeps me coming back are the projects. I miss having a Paper Source locally.

  513. Judy Grubbs says:

    I love the how-to ideas. Your colors and products always inspire me.

  514. Meg says:

    I love all the great ideas on your blog. I absolutely love Paper Source and it is inspiring to see the wide variety of projects I can do with PS products. As for new ideas for the blog, I think more how-to projects would be great. I would love to see how other readers have used PS papers and products for their own craft projects.

  515. Tifin says:

    I love the inspiration and sharing of creativity! A fun place to visit for some spark!

  516. Amy says:

    I LOVE PaperSource – it has been my favorite store for years! A gc would be great!

  517. Roberta Siegel says:

    I love your fabulous selection of imported papers!!

  518. merium says:

    I love paper! I love the how-tos and DIY projects!

  519. J Lillian says:

    i drool every time i see your site. we don’t have a store where i live, so i get great ideas this way! thanks! 🙂

  520. Sherry J says:

    I have implemented many of the PS ideas and DIY projects for my upcoming Wedding! I love PS!!!!

  521. Carrie says:

    I gotta say the how to’s are my favorite as well!

  522. M Franklin says:

    Love the “how-to” step-by-step guides on your blog! Please consider posting more of them as videos. Thanks and Happy Birthday!

  523. Jody says:

    Happy Birthday! I would love to see information on the blog about how a letter press works and what the inks are made of. I have seen a letter press working at one of the stores and always wanted to learn more.

  524. Bethany says:

    This blog and all things related to Paper Source are my true inspirations for creativity each week. I love all the fun and unique ideas, which have a certain level of sophistication missing in many other paper crafting venues. Please keep the projects coming…especially loved designing custom picture frames and the recycled paper flowers.

  525. kathy says:

    The how tos are great! I have been stamping for years, but I always learn something new! Thanks!

  526. Lindsay says:

    I love how this blog has been a channel for putting a personal touch on the inspiration behind the store. On a go-forward basis, I’d love it if you would showcase more of your team members and your corporate values. Take us behind the scenes to show us how Paper Source ticks!

  527. Harmony says:

    Happy Birthday PS!! I absolutely LOVE what you’re doing here – such great ideas & inspiration. Keep it going…

  528. Allison says:

    Congrats on your first year! I love your blog and all the how-to ideas. I also like the idea of a once a day creative post to inspire our daily creativity. Love your products!

  529. Kris says:

    I love an earlier commenter’s idea of posting projects and ideas from customers.

  530. Marianne says:

    Love all the ideas and projects especially anything to to with flowers and stamping. Keep them coming and “Happy Birthday.”

  531. Teri says:

    Love Love Love your product…I like the idea of having a customer sharing
    area for alternative ideas on your beautiful paper etc. Thanks

  532. Diana says:

    The how-to’s of course. Please keep doing that with the paper crafts and maybe you can introduct videos into the blog or site.

  533. Ashley says:

    i love all the creative ideas, i cant wait for my daughters birthday so i can use some of the kids party ideas

  534. Shannon says:

    Love the selection of paper stuffs, seriously best site ever.

  535. Annalisha J. says:

    I love all the wonderful ideas and inspiration the blog provides…keep ’em coming!

  536. Thi says:

    I love seeing how-to’s and wedding stuff! Please, more wedding invitation ideas, programs, decor, etc. I always look to your blog for inspiration and would love more! 🙂

  537. Kate Sprague says:

    I love the projects that involve recycled materials!

  538. Rebecca says:

    I am VERY new to Paper Source and am LOVING it! As a teacher, I can’t wait to be able to devote more time to craft projects and personalizing cards. PS, your ideas are great and keep them coming! Thanks!

  539. Marci says:

    I’m so lucky to live in Atlanta close to a P.S. store, but my crafty Tennessee sister is not as lucky! For her your website is the a link to a store where she has been known to spend $100 at once. She makes one of a kind cards and invitations for family and friends and does scrap booking.

    I’m a K-5 art teacher in a Title I school district, so obviously the store is a source of serious temptation. I particularly love the novelty and gift items like faux mustaches, toys, and books. Your blog gives me ideas of things I can do for my own creativity or with my students as projects.

  540. Marianne says:

    Love all the projects.

  541. Betsy says:

    Love your store! Use your paper all the time to make great wedding and shower invitations!

  542. Carina B says:

    I’d love to see something on customizing envelopes. Maybe how to make them from custom paper, how to line them, maybe creative ways to decorate them. Thanks for a great blog!

  543. kelly says:

    The How to’s and ideas at paper source are such an kick start to my creativity!

  544. mary scarnecchia says:

    Don’t have a store anywhere near me, but, thank goodness my daughter’s do! Anytime I visit them I HAVE to stop in. So many fantastic items, I can’t resist!!

  545. Christine says:

    I love all the PS DIY projects, and blog! <3 Thank you PS!

  546. Annie says:

    I LOVE the wide range of paper, patterned, bright colored, pastels, etc. Paper Source’s variety gives me innumerable chances to mix and match and create my own unique combination to express myself, but I love the matches they make as well; in fact, I take inspiration from them!

  547. Stephanie B. says:

    I love the How-tos’ the most. Thanks, keep it up! here’s to another great year!

  548. Danielle says:

    I keep coming back for the creative ideas and *beautiful* paper products. The patterns drive me mad; in a great way!

  549. JackieAnn Williams says:

    love love love all the inspiration and learning new techniques~

  550. This is a great idea! I love Paper Source because of their awesome stamping supplies and creative papers. I also love that they have workshops!

  551. Susant139 says:

    Your blog is both celestial and practical. Please give more creativity sparks … ideas we can use to jumpstart our crafty, artistic selves. I would like to know how to combine colors, patterns and textures in the vibrant manner of The Paper Source.

  552. Meghan Parsche says:

    Love seeing all of the great project ideas. I check in regularly to see what’s new. I also agree with jlynn — I would like to see more customer-submitted ideas. And keep the contests coming!

  553. Tiffany says:

    Your website and Carlsbad, CA team rocks! I started my “PS” journey a year ago and as the girls in the store know, I can’t seem to get enough!If I’m not in the store for inspiration,(or at your terrific Girl’s Nights!) your site triggers my imagination. As a busy mom, I’m always looking to sprinkle a little quick creativity into my day. I’d love to see “Projects in 10 minutes or Less” and “Ideas for Little Hands that Love to Create with Mom”!

  554. Allison says:

    Happy Birthday Paper Source!

    I love seeing all the how-tos. I love browsing the store. I love using the paper you sell. Here’s to many many more(years that is).

  555. Carol says:

    Enjoy the creative gift presentation ideas! A trip to the store is always inspiring.

  556. aimee says:

    I love the DIY projects, and get inspiration from hearing about what’s new. Love paper and design in general. Thanks!

  557. Vicki says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the gift and decorating sections of the blog…and everything else!

  558. Molly says:

    The recycled origami hearts are wonderful, we are going to do them as a family! Love the idea of turning trash into beautiful treasure….any more ideas like this are truly appreciated!

  559. Melissa says:

    I love your store and your blog! I love your tutorials. I really like how you carry your color scheme throughout the paper source products. And then I like to see how you creatively combine your colors and your products.

  560. I love seeing and reading about the the products on your blog and then being able to get to my local PS store to purchase the items! You always make the projects so easy to follow…thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  561. Richard Plotkin says:

    Happy birthday!

  562. Mary says:

    I love the PS Blog! I just received your email blast announcing the one year anniversary and I can’t believe I haven’t visited it before now! Love the how-to’s and the gift ideas! Great job PS team!!! Keep the ideas coming! I will definitely be back for more!

  563. Jen Heeter says:

    It would be great to see more stationary with recycled content as well as more printmaking/silkscreening info. I live in an area without a papersource so do everything online and would love to see more samples, projects, and display type stuff.

  564. Ana says:

    Love your store so much!! We’re moving to another state and I will be going through withdrawal… keep the catalog (my lifeline) coming!

  565. Dee says:

    I would love to see more real wedding invitations and explanation of their inspiration!

  566. Kim Wilson says:

    I LOVE Paper Source!!! I think my favorite thing you post is the HOW-TO’s they are so fun and easy to understand! I would like to see more paper flowers. Thanks for the chance to win! I would have a blast spending that $100! 🙂

  567. robin phillips says:

    I had no idea embossing was so easy! I hate to ready more of these blogs – I didn’t even know they existed!

  568. Phyllis says:

    I enjoy the instructions being with so many of the cool things! It makes it so much easier to make at home. Love your papers!

  569. britt says:

    great, beautiful papers. makes me want to spend more time crafting!

  570. Paige says:

    Kid projects, how-tos, all of the ideas. I love crafting! Your paper and rubber stamps are my favorite. My birthday was June 2nd, kind of fun you are having a birthday blog too!

  571. Tanya says:

    I was thrilled when PS created their blog. I love all things to do with PS and any additional info I can get on craft projects the better. I am another reader who loves the how-to posts.

  572. Tracey says:

    I’m always looking for new and interesting crafty ideas and PS always delivers! Paper Source is one-of-a-kind and I’m always inspired by your blog. Thanks for all the great work that you do!

  573. madeleine says:

    love the accordion project, made for a great valentine gift 🙂

  574. Cynthia says:

    Great ideas.

  575. Susan says:

    How much do i love Paper Source, let me count the ways!!!! I have so many creative uses with the gifts and kits at Paper Source, more so than any other website. Since i am a “decorative” designer, i’m the person people come to when they want something “different” for weddings and class reunions. I would have to say that about 80% of the time, i create very personally and “one of a kind” decorations from the items i purchased from Paper Source. It’s my all time favorite place on the internet. My husband told me one day that i should buy “stock” in the company, that’s how much i use Paper Source. My favorite catalog i receive in the mail is, of course, Paper Source. I’m on the website more than i can even count on a daily basis. I recently had a friend whose daughter married in April in an outdoor ceremony under a magnificent tree that was planted when she was born. The bride to be loved magnolia blossoms, and the magnolia trees on the farm had just started to show buds on the branches. That meant that there was a good chance the magnolias would not be in full bloom by the time she married. And the florist told her that it would hard to find fresh magnolias, and even then, they wouldn’t last long(magnolias turn brown after they have matured), but she was determined to find “something” to make her bridal bouquet, and bridesmaids’ bouquets. My friend and her daughter came by my house one day, and started talking about the wedding and what a hard time they were in finding really simple items. Carren, my friend, was already getting stressed out because her daughter, Jacee, loved Magnolias(if you live in the South, you are going to love magnolias!) and wanted to use them as her wedding theme. So they came to me to see if i had any fresh ideas, and i said, “Well you’re in luck, i actually purchased some paper flower kits from Paper Source to use at church for a luncheon and still had some kits left over. Most of the kits were magnolias. Jacee took to the flowers being paper right off the bat!!! It was something new and different and no one else had ever used that idea in a wedding event. Soooo, i put together the “giant” magnolia blossom, and took a very pale blue and pink chalk powder and used my “sweepers” to slightly brush on the colors inside the center of the flower, on out to the edges of the bloom. It was totally amazing! And Jacee was knocked over with excitement!!!! Carren took her grandmother’s handkerchief and ribbon to create a wrap around the stem of the magnolia. The magnolia bloom was breathless. So then i showed her the different color patterned smaller magnolia kits, and we took them to make the bridesmaids’ bouquets. They looked even better. Then we took some more of the smaller flowers and used them on the end of streamers hanging down from the branches of the wedding tree. Jacee and Mike exchanged their vows under the streamers and it was picture perfect. We also made a few of the larger magnolia blooms and placed them strategically on the center of the reception tables, with just a few “dinner” style candles surrounding them. It was simple and elegant. On the others tables, we mixed larger and smaller blooms, and then we placed some of them on the wedding cake, and around the bottom layer. We had them everywhere!!!! After the ceremony, some of the wedding guests came up to Jacee and gasped when they learned that the magnolia blossom bridal bouquet was “not” real, but in fact “paper.” It became the hot topic all during the reception. When they asked where i got them, without hesitation, i told them about Paper Source and what other items they offered. I’m sure i’ve sent some customers your way!!!!! For over two years, i have put in a requests for gerbera daisy kits from your company. They finally added them, and i’m already committed to 8 weddings this summer using these kits. With the economy being in a “slump” for the last couple of years, “brides to be” were looking for good ideas to use in weddings that would be simple, cost effective, and eco-friendly. Paper Source delivered all three. I saw Jacee the other day at church, and she told me that she placed her large magnolia bloom bridal bouquet on some vintage Southern books on an antique table in her and Mike’s master bedroom. She says that she still has people who come to visit and they ask her how in the world she was able to “preserve” her bridal bouquet, and then she pointed out that it was “paper.” They all reacted in the same way, with disbelief. I love this site, and will always continue to buy these great products. I really love getting the “gag” gifts for some of my family members during Christmas. Paper Source has everything for anything, and for less the cost. I’m forever a fan!

  576. brittany says:

    i absolutely LOVE all things PS!!! i use your boxes and envelopes for EVERYTHING. i think the diy projects are always fun and it would be neat to have a place customers can share things they have done too!

  577. Nancy says:

    I love the creative how-to’s with step by step instructions! This blog provides so many great ideas!

  578. erin says:

    Love the blog, love the ideas, but I want more contests. I know there are more Paper Source addicts out there creating cool things, I would love to see some of them (and win things too!).

  579. Katie says:

    I really like the how to’s and agree with the other posters that a customer share tab would be terrific! Now that my 2 1/2 year old is getting more interested in arts and crafts, I would like to see more kids projects and for a broader age range (starting younger). Happy Birthday and keep up the awesome work!!

  580. Anng says:

    Your blog is the perfect extension to your retail stores (especially since there isn’t a store in every state!) If I can’t make an in-store demo, I can usually find something similar on your blog. With budgets getting tighter, this is a fantastic resource for those of us who still want to create things that look like a million bucks, but since they’re DIY they cost a lot less. I would love to see more real life examples. There are so many great ideas out there!

  581. Valerie says:

    I love everything Paper Source! From the products, the store, the email newsletter, the blog, and even the snail mail catalog (get ideas, make a shopping list, and then use the catalog in my crafting)! On the occasions when I don’t have it in my budget to purchase something from PS, I ALWAYS leave inspired! Keep up the good work, fellow artists!

  582. Jessica says:

    I love the inspiration that comes from the products and how-tos!

  583. tiffany says:

    I need more ideas on photo scrap-booking, but i do most of my scrap-booking in the computer with templates, so how do i add the personal touches the same way or at all if i am using tinyprints or snapfish?

  584. Edelweiss says:

    I would love to see more paper cutting patterns and projects!

  585. Sarah says:

    Paper, paper, paper!!! I’d love to see new projects on the blog using your new papers. It will keep me updated on what’s new at the store (since I am not near any of your locations, sadly)- and it will keep my creative juices flowing at the same time!

  586. Ana says:

    I love PS and so glad to have a few stores here in MA to visit. Just recently discovered the blog and am taking in all the creative inspiration. Happy Birthday!

  587. EMILY says:

    Happy Birthday Paper Source Blog! I first fell in love with your store when my Matron of Honor designed my wedding invitations with your lovely supplies!!

  588. Dorothy says:

    Love your stuff and how to’s!

  589. Tammy says:

    Happy Birthday PS blog! Here’s to many more!

  590. Jessica says:

    Paper Source was an invaluable resource when I was planning my wedding, and now you’re helping me as I plan for my baby shower and baby notices! Keep it up!

  591. Abbie says:

    I’d love to see some how-tos on paper flower making.

  592. Mindi says:

    I really love the how-to’s. I also like when you share images of magazines that Paper Source has been featured in.

  593. Sarah says:

    I love, love, love the how-tos. Very helpful. It would be great to share more tips and ideas from other customers. It would also be helpful to have a series of posts featuring different event styles or color themes and all the products that could be used for such an event.

  594. Tracy Stone says:

    The how-tos and the kid projects. Thanks!

  595. Shannon says:

    I am such a fan of Paper-Source! Every time I get on your site I just know that I’m going to have to break out the wallet and buy my next project! Keep the ideas and fabulous products coming!

  596. Dayna says:

    I love your blog projects, but the tip I use the most is now to decorate tiny office spaces for birthdays! VERY useful!
    At the moment I am making as many paper flowers as possible for a huge bouquet for my daughter’s high school graduation! Lots of work, but will be great!!
    Keep up the good work!!

  597. Mel says:

    The blog is fantastic. I’m always looking for ideas for cute placecards and DIY gifts.

  598. Sarah says:

    Love the inspiration for DIY projects!

  599. Liana says:

    I cannot wait until you open the store in Houston….30 long days is too long to wait!!!

  600. Rick says:

    Happy birthday PS Blog! The stamping with powdered sugar was pretty awesome – my favorite post thus far! Keep up the great DIY tips!

    Also – a way for customers to submit photos of our projects and stuff would be great! A third to that notion!

    Only complaint – maybe more art supplies? I’d love to get down with some unmounted linoleum so I can do some hand-carved printing with the Epic 6 😀

  601. Kathryn A says:

    I love to see the super simple projects that can be done in a little bit of spare time with scissors and glue. Bookmarks are a personal favorite – any and every kind. And projects that just show a creative use for any favorite paper, the de-stashing type projects that make me want to dig in to my collection and start working.

    I’m not sure that helps, but I love the blog and love the contest! Thanks!!

  602. Angela says:

    I love your site & store. Everything is so convienent and easy to find matching/coordinating pieces. I just started a friend’s wedding invites and was able to pretty much get everything I needed including inspiration from you! Keep the awesome ideas flowing!

  603. I love the how-tos. I also love the fun color combos. I love the blog and check it every time it’s updated.

  604. Jenni says:

    I love all the how-to’s! I’m getting so many ideas for my October wedding.

  605. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! I’ve recently discovered PS in the past year and LOVE all the amazing products you offer, plus your blog and “how to’s” help keeping my crafting spirit motivated. I’m actually coming up to Chicago in two weeks to celebrate my birthday – I can’t wait to visit your store in person! <3

  606. Allison says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! Thanks for teaching me how to make my wedding invitations. They were beautiful!

  607. My goal is to visit the Paper Source in Chicago this summer. I’ve never been since we live in Kentucky but I recently found your blog after reading the article in Where Women Create! There are so many great things on this site and I particularly enjoy the videos – Keep up the great work!

  608. Casey says:

    I love the how-to’s. Your ideas are great- keep them coming!

  609. Marcie says:

    I just HEART PaperSource so much! I love traveling up to the Boston area to visit the store and just went up there a few months ago for a Wedding Invite workshop! It was so much fun with lots of great ideas! I am really looking forward to taking a trip up to the store this summer to get all the supplies for my wedding invitations!
    I am new to this blog thing but I am know it will end up being a helpful tool in my future creative moments! 🙂

  610. Cecilia says:

    I go to your site just to become inspired, so any additional how to projects are appreciated.

  611. Kelly says:

    I love the “how-tos” and updates on new products! I’m always at my nearest Paper Source (Chicago Ave. or Lincoln Park) buying paper and goodies!

  612. I had my first visit (thanks to a friend who is a long-time customer) to a Paper Source store (Berkeley, CA) two weeks ago and was “blown away.” What a treat! I had to closely monitor myself, due to budget constraints, but immediately when I got home I subscribed to your blog – and love it! I am a “paper freak” so love seeing your new papers; love all the creative ideas for cards, invitations, etc. ; and love to see “tutorials”, too! Keep doin’ what ya’ll are doin’ . . . . we’re lovin’ it!

  613. Kelly says:

    Happy Birthday Blog!

  614. Kris says:

    Always enjoy learning how to do new things-thanks!

  615. nicole says:

    I absolutely love how-to’s! I want to learn more about how to use the stuff I got at your store.

  616. Susan says:

    The How Tos are easy enough for even people like me to follow!

  617. Courtney says:

    I just love the great design of your products!

  618. Molly Cole says:

    I love cute yet modern baby-themed projects. I’d love more ideas for decorating the nursery!

  619. sherry says:

    Love the blog! Your ideas are so original and thought provoking. Excellent.

  620. Susan says:

    Paper Source is addictive – It start with the greatest gift wrap, stock piling for future birthdays and occasions, so no gift is less than awesome. Then it’s the rubber stamps, ink pads and cool paper, so cards can be created specifically for friends and occasion. Just when you think you should stop, it’s out of control, there are unique kits to give to friends, make myself to brighten my office. When everything arrives, it seems like Christmas and I can’t say enough great things about all products!

  621. Jannine says:

    Your creative ideas always spark my creative juices…thank you for all of the ideas!

  622. April says:

    I love PS!!!! I’m actually obsessed and can’t ever leave a store without spending over $100 bucks anyways. It’d be exciting to leave with all my goodies but for free one time 😉

  623. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday Paper Source Blog! You look better than ever!
    Please come to New Orleans!

  624. Agnieszka says:

    I love looking at your all ideas and how-to . And information about new products are intresting too and make me step in to PS store everytime when im in America. Happy Birthday Paper Source blog . Many years more .

  625. Varada says:

    I love the blog and the paper source stores and it gives me more options to work with . It also gives kids a great oppurtunity to learn these great crafty projects. I just really enjoy it.

  626. Nicholle Cousino says:

    Love the variety of stuff your store carries for both the little kids and the big kids!

  627. Leah says:

    I am a huge PS fan. I love the How-Tos and the interesting gift ideas. PS definitely helps foster my imagination and creativity. Thanks!

  628. Tara says:

    I LOVE paper source!! I got married last August and ordered invitations through Paper Source and then was a huge fan of the blog as I used PS products to make my own programs, place cards, etc. My bridesmaid become big fans in turn and used PS stuff to make invites and decorate for my brdial shower and rehearsal dinner. It is so great to be able to get so many different products within one color scheme! Thank you so much paper source!

  629. Holly says:

    Ooooh I can’t wait to get creative with all of these how-to’s! 🙂 Such an inspirational blog, thank you!
    xoxox Holly

  630. Chris says:

    I love the ideas you publish because I can use things from Paper Source or old scrap materials I may have at home already. It always inspires me to recycle and combine old things with new!

  631. debbi g. says:

    keep all the ideas comeing!!

  632. Heather R. says:

    Thanks for all the DIY tips and ideas. These help when choosing papers for projects and keep me inspired to keep creating cute things!

  633. Leslie says:

    Your products are amazing and how you put them to use are just wonderful. Would love to see more kids stuff.

  634. Jo Ann says:

    I love the paper and stamps !

  635. Amy says:

    I love all the creative ideas at PS. The How To’s are great and I love hearing about the new projects on this blog. Happy Birthday PS Blog!!

  636. Alison says:

    Love the paper flower kits! Too many things I want to try!

  637. I love the ideas and inspiration! Happy Birthday PS Blog!! Here’s to many more anniversaries!!

  638. Jill P. says:

    I LOVE Paper Source! I bought several DIY items there for our wedding reception and they all turned out wonderfully! I have never thought of myself as a crafty person, but with the help of suggestions from the staff and the beautifully-designed products, I was able to give our reception my own personal touch!

  639. Christine says:

    Love the inspiration!! Happy B-day PS Blog!!!!!

  640. Mari says:

    I love paper source! We made our wedding invites and received multiple comments on them! Love to do more paper projects!

  641. Laura says:

    happy birthday, dear PS blog, happy birthday to you! unfortunately there are no Paper Source shops in my area, but I love your online shop and blog. keep up the great work!

  642. Kim says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the innovative ideas and “how-to” projects on the blog. The posts often leave me wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?!?!?” As a designer, I find the blog, catalogs, and emails from Paper Source as a great inspiration. Thanks, and keep it up!! xoxo, Kim

  643. raichel says:

    I love kids projects and home-made gifts.

  644. Isabelle says:

    The Paper Source Blog is so helpful in giving me ideas for ways to use Paper Source’s beautiful products!! The instructions are detailed and explain each step so well. Thank you Paper Source and Happy 1st Birthday PS Blog!

  645. Courtney says:

    I think your wedding section is amazing and I absolutely love your inspiration boards. I love seeing how everything comes together and the boards offer some really great ideas!

  646. Mary-Frances C. says:

    I love love love your How-To’s…I bookmark all of them..keep ’em coming!

  647. christine says:

    I have the same reaction to Paper Source that my husband has to the hardware store: everythng I see inspires me to start a new project and I never want to leave! Congrats on the blog – it’s the perfect companion to the store. Best, Christine

  648. Jessie says:

    I so enjoy the blog, especially since I am not close enough to a store to allow me to get inspiration by walking through and admiring all the amazing tools you have to offer!

  649. Jo says:

    I am new to PS and love it. But so easy to buy so much! It’s all wonderful!!

  650. Brittany says:

    Even in Japan, I couldn’t find such a collection of beautiful Japanese papers. As for the blog, the how-tos are awesome… who knew how much I needed “how to tie a bow”??!

  651. anni w. says:

    I love the diy kits, and all the different kinds of paper. There isn’t a papersource in tucson, so although it’s not an idea to improve the site, building a store here would be an amazing improvement to the town!

  652. Lacey says:

    I love to get ideas from this blog to use with my kids in the after school program that I work at. I love to be crafty!

  653. Laura says:


  654. lii says:

    Sometimes I just need an idea to kickstart my brain and this is a great pace for that.

  655. Mandy says:

    I love the how-to’s. I am such a visual person that how to’s are a must!! Thanks so much!!

  656. Debbie says:

    LOVE the blog! Happy Birthday PS!

  657. LKEich says:

    I love Paper Source and the blog. The kit ideas are great such as the flowers and birds.

  658. Sandy Anderson says:

    I enjoy using your site for many school arts and crafts projects, as well as my own projects. I love Paper Source, and have ever since my daughter introduced me to it a few years back. This site is great!! Keep up the great ideas!

  659. Gina says:

    I like to see how-to projects like making cards, crafts, and using the tools that PS sells. It should include clear pictures and easy step-by-step instructions. Another good thing would be to have special “blog readers” pricing on items featured on the blog that day.

  660. Leslie says:

    I would love ideas on how to use recycled materials!

  661. Dorothy Rapp says:

    I love all the decorative papers you have. They are the best for making little gift books.

  662. Noel says:

    I’m with Kimberly – I would love to see more ideas for being creative everyday…simple things. I’m a diehard letter-writer and would love ideas on how to make envelopes look like works of art before I send them through the mail. 🙂

  663. Diane says:

    I love, love, love my “Create” mug from Paper Source and I use it daily. It reminds me to be open about trying new things and to always add a personal touch to everything I do daily. I think it would be great if your site had an idea generator section built within the blog. A place that let individuals could input what materials they are looking to use along with a listing of multiple options which would be added together to then deliver a listing of project ideas available to view as photos (from past catalogs), products and kits currently for sale at PS, DIY videos, etc. Some examples of the options to choose from could be: invitations, envelopes, thank you notes, personalized stationary, sympathy card, gift bags, goody bags, stickers, labels, photo albums, photo cards, etc…, along with material listings. Thanks for all of your wonderful products and staff!

  664. Christine says:

    Love everything about the Paper Source Blog…especially the DIY projects and How Tos. Very helpful!!

  665. Happy Birthday Paper Source Blog & thank you for all yor good ideas.
    Whenever I need a pick me up I read your blog first.

  666. Michele says:

    Would love a “just become a teen?” specific section! The whole idea of ways to honor and celebrate important age transitions seems like it could be fun and inventive craft wise.
    Love your store and Blog…found the most gorgeous handmade Nepalese paper. One of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Then an associate led me to a wide silver ribbon that picked up the silver within and on top of that we put a ribbon of tiny green paper leaves that looked like a vine. It was exquisite!!!

  667. Ayami says:

    Love all the how-to’s! I borrowed many of your ideas for our wedding a few months ago and the guests loved everything!

  668. Christine says:

    I was so excited when I discovered your store in Dedham, Mass. on a business trip. I am a little embarrassed by how much I spent, in fear that I may not be able to return sooner than I hope to, but it was too hard to resist with all the fun, colorful and inspirational projects. The staff was wonderful too, once they knew it was my first trip to the store, they personally walked me through everything. Glad you have a website, I especially LOVE the recycled art ideas. I will be a frequent visitor!
    Happy Birthday PS! 🙂

  669. Amanda Jane says:

    I love love LOVE PS! My friend and I did a Holiday Girls Night Out and had a blast! Thank you for the inspiration and beautiful papers! I am hosting her baby shower in October and can’t wait to shop for the supplies for the party…invitations included!

  670. Stephanie says:

    Love the blog, but yes would love more kid projects and less project kits! Especially for the age group 2.5-5!
    My kids have taken the kits to a whole new direction though!

  671. Pasha says:

    Like almost everyone else, I love the how-tos. I’d love to see more on bookmaking, since I know that I won’t be able to make the bookmaking workshop at my local PS, 🙁

  672. Joannah says:

    Love the tips in here – it never fails to help you think outside the box. I’d love to see more ideas on wrapping gifts.

  673. Audrey says:

    Happy Birthday! The time just flew by, or maybe I was just distracted by all the great ideas. Love the blog.

  674. sue dulle says:

    Happy Birthday. Love the how to’s but above all the inspiration.

  675. Lindsay says:

    A long-time customer of your store, I’m just now discovering the blog! The creativity here is inspiring. Thanks, and happy birthday!

  676. Danielle says:

    Love the how-tos 🙂

  677. heather bragdon says:

    Absolutely love the how to’s for kids! Use them all the time… keep it up!

  678. Doreen says:

    The paper, of course!

  679. Ann says:

    I love the how-tos, too, and particularly ones that are geared for parents and kids to do together. (Like DIY Valentines projects that can be modulated for different ages/abilities.)

  680. Katy says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! I love the DIYs. I would like to see more DIYs focusing on the basics. More practical DIYs. The camp stationery is adorable but not very practical for the widespread audience. Thank you for continuing to inspire the masses! xo, Katy

    ps. love the new colors!

  681. I just recently discovered Paper Source and your blog! I SO WISH you had a store in the Golden, CO area!!!! I love all of the fresh and fun project ideas you post on your blog!! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win the GC! Happy Birthday!

  682. Meredith says:

    I can’t wait to try out these new projects! I’m especially excited about rubber stamping with powdered sugar. I mean, SUGAR! How sweet is that?!?!?! (pun intended)

  683. Debbi says:

    I love the Paper Source…love the ideas and how-tos. You inspire me to use my materials in the most creative ways! Now that PS is in a nearby town I get to go and soak up the creative juices of your staff and buy new paper!! Thanks so much for all the fun you’ve brought into my life!

  684. Sara says:

    I love the how-to’s and new uses for things such as the powdered sugar stamp. I also love seeing the posters PS colors and fave items!

  685. Erin says:

    As a teacher, I am always looking for new sticker, stamps, and other materials to use in my teaching. My students have been delighted by the various Japanese theme stamps and stickers I recently purchased to use in the classroom – we have been studying Asia and Japan this spring. I enjoy reading the creative entries in this blog. It’s a great source of inspiration!

  686. Kelly Moore says:

    I, of course, love the how-to’s. I also love the little peek into the scenes of the store! Love it all! Here’s to another great year!

  687. Maggie says:

    Love to see the color combos you choose!

  688. Johanna says:

    Definitely enjoy the how-to pages as a guide for inspiring creativity!
    p.s. Happy birthday PSBlog!

  689. Jessica says:

    I’m getting married in 2 months, and without the Paper Source my wedding wouldn’t have the personal touches that it is going to have. I’ve taken DIY classes at the Paper Source and the staff is so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. I always leave with just the right thing for the project I’m working on. Thanks Paper Source!

  690. J Hsu says:

    I’d love to see a section where customers could submit and share photos of their creations and other creative ideas using PS products to inspire us with new ideas.

  691. Trish says:

    Ultimate bliss for my daughter (age 4) and me is to choose as many of your clearance papers as we can, cut them into confetti of all shapes & sizes & edges, then glue them back together into amazing sculptures!! Thanks, PS!

  692. Laura says:

    I love the ideas that include children. Its so fun to be creative with kids and especially in this day and age, getting everyone away from the electronics and doing something fun with their hands & minds is wonderful!

  693. Summer says:

    I love paper source!!!

  694. Kacie says:

    Love the blog and the project ideas!

  695. Stefflove says:

    I have new found respect for arts and crafts because of you, PS!!! You’ve changed my whole outlook and now I’ve been spending more time exploring new ideas and materials for various occasions/events! Compliments to my masterpieces have made my head swelled!! All thanks to you and your creative ways! HAPPY B’DAY…Keep it up!!! Love ya!

  696. Donna says:

    I LOVE all of the cute ideas…so classy and creative! Some blogs have stuff that looks slapped together, but yours is always crisp and clean, beautifully done with great techniques–and is still CREATIVE!!! Love it!

  697. Kimberly says:

    I love love love PS!!! Even though there isnt a store near my home I alwys visit when I am in chicago. This is why I love the blog.. it helps me stay connected to whats going on in the world of PS!

  698. As a crafty gal, I love all the how-to’s! The paper jewelry is fabulous!!

  699. Donna says:

    I love seeing the colors! They grab my attention and make me want to see more. I especially like checking out the “How-to” ideas and would like to see more. So far several people have commented about having a section where customers could share some of their ideas using your products. I’m all for that.

  700. would like to see more products specifically geared towards photographers. thanks!!

  701. AGO says:

    Always fun to visit PS online and in person 🙂 Thanks!

  702. Anne says:

    Love the jewelry ideas– I’d love to see, along with projects others have done, items made with the newer products you feature at the stores– show the difference that the many types of inks make, show how to use the variety markers you offer and offer some ways to incorporate your fancy imported paper and stickers! Offering completed projects lets me see how *I* would like to do and change them, and knowing I can get all the things that made the project in one place (your store or online) would make it perfect!

  703. Felicity says:

    I’d like to see more tutorials esp. printmaking and bookbinding.

  704. Keli Cook says:

    I love Paper Source! I used to live in Chicago and it was the best place to get supplies when I needed to make invitations for special occasions, to buy unique gifts or just to be inspired. Thanks so much for the blog ideas.

  705. Cat says:

    Love the ideas & pictures!!

  706. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday! What I enjoy most about your blog is the variety of paper crafting projects you feature.

  707. Alchemilla says:

    With so much sorrow and tragedy in the world, it is refreshing to the spirit to visit your lively, pretty blog. It’s so important not to let gaiety and creativity fade from our lives, in both large things and small. Thanks for your sprightly offering!

  708. Kristin says:

    The how-to’s are great, thanks!

  709. Katey Moroneso says:

    Love the site & adore Papersource- you were my go-to for my wedding in March. Keep the great ideas and products coming!!

    Happy Birthday 🙂


  710. Dana says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the paper source store and blog. I would love to see more embossing ideas, CLIP ART OR FREE downloads for projects would be a dream, and I think that a forum would be great so that all of us crafty people can share tips, hints and tricks!


  711. Joy says:

    I LOVE PS! Paper Source; Project Source, People Source, Polite Source – Yes, that is Paper Source and so much more. I enjoy the blogs, projects, and would love to see more on line video,perhaps another PS – Project Streaming – in which you show other how to’s, how about starting with the Letter Press Machine. I rely on PS for supplies and a lot of it is online so that I may continue my projects as well as the PS kits and projects – Thank you PS for ALL you do and Happy Bithday!

  712. gina says:

    i love DIY products/projects, craft ideas and TEMPLATES!!!

  713. Jenn says:

    I love anything paper and adore your store. Your blog keeps me inspired on what to try next and introduces me to ideas I love to share. I like the thorough how-to posts.

  714. kat says:

    For some reason, I’m addicted to all of the beautiful designs and colors of the products in Paper Source….it always cheers me up and I have so much fun coming up with new ideas and projects to express my creative side!

  715. Emma says:

    Happy Birthday, PS Blog!
    I love the holiday ideas. They’re always so clever and just looking at them puts me in the holiday spirit.

  716. Emily says:

    I absolutely LOVE everything about your company and the Blog Spot has put the icing on the cake!!! The How To’s are Great and all of the DIY projects you provide for your customers and community are Fabulous!! I love crafts and creativity…but sometimes i can’t think “what to do next,” or “How would I do that”…and since visiting your blog spot for the first time, i always find myself NOWHERE else…but PAPER SOURCE…It’s become my MUSE when i feel i have lost it! I also believe it makes individuals realize they are more crafty and talented thean they Ever knew they were…and im a Huge believer in people and things that make Each Person from all walks of life Realize their Full Potential…and to you, Paper Source, You have Done it!!! Teaching is Learning and we never need to stop Learning…even if it’s just doing what you Love! Thank you and Happy Birthday!!

  717. Kim says:

    I love the creativity and beauty shown in the blog! I’m so glad the Birthday Blog was created, life gets crazy at the end of the school year and this blog caught my attention! I love paper jewelry ideas and stamping tips. I’m going to do some of these projects with my students the last week of school!

  718. Kat says:

    I love PS – it’s where I go when I need to get my crafty hat on. It definitely feeds my hunger for fun and creativity!!! There is no better place for great ideas and the tools to accomplish them. Happy Birthday PS Blog!

  719. Amy says:

    I’m addicted to paper! I LOVE PS!

  720. Jennifer says:

    I love the blog. I am always looking for more creative ways to make invitations, crafts and gift! Keep them coming!

  721. Bridget says:

    Oooh, if we got a store in the Boulder/Denver area I would be so excited! Sad to say I don’t have any suggestions for improvements on the blog. I keep coming back because I find inspiration here, even if it’s a project that may not specifically apply to me. Thanks for all your work!

  722. Glenda says:

    Love the store in Dallas at NorthPark. Stopped by yesterday for a picture frame and was there so long my husband came looking for me! I told him I wasn’t done yet.

  723. Anu says:

    You have a fabulous selection of DIY projects! I love looking through your creative ideas. You give me the inspiration to be a crafty with a modern twist 🙂

  724. marsha says:

    PS is one of my must read blogs~ INSPIRATION!!!! I can be feeling overwhelmed and come to this blog and I find myself relaxing and dreaming about all the things I can create~

  725. Nicole says:

    I cannot wait for Paper Source to come to Arizona!!!

  726. Michelle Early says:

    I love that I get a regular dose of Paper Source via my email. I love the behind the scenes peeks. I enjoy the projects that are shown and the how to instructions. I’d love to see some non-traditional uses for your products as well.
    Thanks for the blog and Happy Birthday – I hope someone made you a card!

  727. Susan says:

    I am a paper addict. I stumbled on this wonderful shop (and consequently the blog) during a rainy weekend in Annapolis. I keep coming back for more every time we’re on our boat. I absolutely love the “how to’s”, I love to be able to come into the store and browse, have my questions answered and even get some great ideas from the sales people. Your products are not the usual ones that can be found everywhere. I always have someone ask “where did you get that”, “can you pick me up one of those”. Thanks, for all your wonderful things!

  728. Joy says:

    I LOVE PS! Paper Source; Project Source, People Source, Polite Source – Yes, this is Paper Source and so much more! I enjoy the blogs, projects, and would love to see more on line video, perhaps another PS – Project Streaming – in which you video stream other how to’s, how about starting with the Letter Press Machine. Thank you PS for ALL you do and Happy Bithday!

  729. Effie says:

    Love the DIY! Would love more non-traditional ideas for invitations for all types of events 🙂

  730. L. Elisa says:

    Thanks for bringing my attention to this great blog full of fun ideas. I’m a sucker for any new creative project to try.

  731. Stella says:

    Fell in love with the Paper Source back in Evanston, IL over 15 years ago when I was in search of beautiful paper to make my wedding invitations. Now I am falling in love with P.S. all over again with all that is available here on your blog. Way to go…everything is paperlicious!

  732. Brandi says:

    I would love to see more DIY projects- and then with links to where we can find some of the supplies in the store. Thanks!

  733. Kris says:

    Enjoy new ideas and seeing great examples. As a new mom will be returning for kids projects!

  734. I´ve been a PS store fan for years, and now I´m addicted to the blog! I come here for inspiration for every celebration I have in my life… I love the tutorials! I am a huge fan of paper flowers, and I´ve used your flower kits and decor ideas from baptism celebrations to bachelorette parties ;)!

  735. Amber W says:

    It is so nice having a place to go to for ideas, how-to instructions, and inspiration! And the blog keeps these ideas fresh and updated. Can’t wait to visit the blog this next year!

  736. Eliza says:

    I get great inspiration from your blog. Showers, parties, gifts…loads of ideas.

  737. Tags says:

    I find your store and all the beautiful raw materials in it, so inspiring … and the blog gives me concrete ways to use that creative impulse. Thanks for all the good stuff!

  738. Mary Elizabeth Tait says:

    One visit to your shop and the inspiration is flowing for weeks!!
    Thank you for providing a SOURCE for great PAPER and incredible ideas to take a simple piece of PAPER to AMAZING.

  739. Chabela says:

    I just discovered this blog, and I’ll definitely will be checking it out every day. I recently got “hooked” on card making and stamping, after asking a PS store clerk what was embossing. Ten minutes later, I walked out with bags full of supplies for my new hobby. I’m loving it! Thank you PS and Happy Birthday!

  740. Katie Cole says:

    I would love more info on bookbinding and bookbinding materials. I make many boxes with your papers and book cloths!

  741. Oshean Lopez says:

    Why do I love Paper Source? Let me count the ways…1) I have a passion for paper-the touch, smell, colors, textures, paper cuts, I love it all! 2) Paper Source is such a luxury for me because they’re aren’t any in Oklahoma. I look forward to going to the Plaza in KC or to the Oak Park location when I’m in Chicago. 3) I love, love, love all of the crafting ideas and inspiration I get from the website and the store. You could ask my husband, sometimes I host baby showers and wedding showers just so I can make the invitations.
    Well, I should stop at my top three reasons. Thanks again Paper Source!

  742. Kate says:

    I’d love to see more wedding DIY ideas – anything wedding! Real life wedding projects and photos – before and after. Also, would love a store in NYC!

  743. Emma S. says:

    I love the paper flowers and there is always so much inspiration in the store. I always want to go home and create.

  744. Louise says:

    I love using the ideas in my classroom! My students are always proud of
    what they made, too!

  745. Andrea says:

    It’s so nice to find a place with cool paper products and having the blog tell how to do new things with the stuff that I already have is so nice!
    I love to see kid’s crafts, especially for little kids. A lot of times my just turned 3yr old is a little too little for some of the stuff.

    Also, I’d like to see more fun ways to package. As a photographer I’m always looking for ways to make the packaging I’m already using more eye catching.


  746. bonita says:

    I love the how to’s and videos add Please More!
    Paper source,is my favorite store !!

  747. andrea says:

    I love this blog because of all of the fabulous ideas, the DIY projects that inspire me to be creative and do things I thought I wouldn’t be able to, and all of the inspiration that comes from reading it!

  748. JennieN says:

    DIY projects are my fave!! As well as alternative uses for the gorgeous gift wrapping paper. Featuring the books sold in the stores on the blog would be fun too! I’ve found some wonderful craft-related books in store that I didn’t even know you guys sold! Keep it up, love the blog

  749. Kim says:

    I LOVE Paper Source. As a self-proclaimed Stationary/Paper Product Addict, I can’t get enough of this store! Happy Birthday!

  750. Rhonda says:

    Happy Birthday! and thank you, love all the products offered and the how to’s are awsome. Keep up the great work!

  751. Jackie says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog! I keep coming back to your blog because I love all the crafts how to. I’m going to make the wedding cake wish box for my wedding. I love how you provide step by step details and what materials are needed. I love the store as well!
    I would love to see more DIY! 😀

  752. Jeannie says:

    Although familar with your stores in Georgetown, DC and San Francisco, this is the first time I’ve visited the blog! What a great resource—and I love the How-to’s as mentioned in other comments. Especially when i learn something new—like Bristol Markers.

  753. Wendy says:

    I love every aspect of book-making…from making/binding the books to filling the pages!

  754. candace jean says:

    I come back for the pretty pictures. It’s such a nice blog to stop in and just “look at” for a while!

    *Love* the how-to posts (keep those coming), and can’t wait to see the new PS colors!


  755. Kathleen says:

    I had the pleasure of visiting your store for the first time at the Old Town Alexandria store in May. The papers displayed at the front wall took my breath away! I’ve never seen such exquisite handmade papers, and told my daughters that it was like being in an art museum! (I’m a cardmaker) I savored every minute in your inspirational setting, and found myself back there the following day for two more hours! The staff was helpful and personable each time. Although I’ve returned to Michigan, I have many reminders of my visit, receive your e-mails and drop in on your website. As a Newbie, I’ve already begun to appreciate your beautiful, and “do-able” ideas and projects. We all need your soft touches and quiet beauty in these challenging days! Thank you!

  756. Tina K. says:

    I am so glad you now have a blog for all of us paper enthusiasts and addicts to get more inspiration for our stash. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Why don’t you add a feature entitled “Use What You Have”? Create projects that incorporate items around the house plus embellishments or tools that are Paper Source approved. It goes along with your recycled theme on the blog, but with a twist. Keep up the good work!!

  757. Susan "Joy" Schleef says:

    I really enjoy reading about different ways to make use of the Paper Source papers, rubber stamps, kits, and other craft supplies! I was especially inspired today by the paper flower brooches and by the birthday flags. The flags got me thinking about a new idea for decorating our department bulletin board at the Chicago Red Cross office where I work. We always like to have some display expressing appreciation for the volunteers who help us out in our department. So next time I change that display, I’m going to drape a ribbon across the top of the board with paper pennants spelling out “Thank you”. I was already thinking about putting the volunteers’ photos inside of big paper stars for the 4th of July, so then I can put red, white, and blue pennants hanging above the stars. I can’t wait to start working on it!

  758. sandi says:

    I enjoy the projects on your blog… keep them coming! Always a good inspiration.

  759. I like all the color and design

  760. Liana says:

    I love the blog because it is different from other crafting blogs. I like the how-to’s and the new-ness of it all. Thanks, and happy birthday!!!

  761. Latonya says:

    I love your store. It always inspires me to be creative. Thanks for the never ending fun.

  762. Erin says:

    I heart PS! I use your products as packaging for my Photography business. I always get a lot of “Oohs and Ahhs” 🙂

  763. Nicole says:

    I would love more creative invitation ideas! I love seeing the amazing examples on your store website and the blog. Everything I have bought in the store and online has been excellent quality. Oh and it would be great if you would open a store in AZ. Please!

  764. Lila says:

    You should blog more about bookmaking.

  765. Leah says:

    I use papersource mainly to help brides find papers for invitations, programs, etc. that will match their colors without having to compromise. I actually just bought your wonderful swatchbook to help me with this very thing.

  766. Christy says:

    I’ve been missing out…didn’t know there was a blog, can’t wait to explore what I’ve been missing. And to think I was just looking for envelopes…silly me!

  767. jeanette says:

    How about more on that new offset printing machine?

  768. Nora says:

    I love the crafts ideas for kids that you’ve been posting – it’d be great to see more of these 🙂

  769. Mary says:

    Great ideas that bridge the arts with the crafts!

  770. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been living in Europe the last 3 years and have missed getting into NW Portland to visit PS! Every time I’m back in Oregon for a visit I go by to stock up. Found way to many great cards and gifts for friends here in Belgium! I move back to the Portland area this summer and will be at the store soon after. Hadn’t realized there was a blog, great idea… I’ll have to go through year to see what I’ve missed…

  771. Lynne says:

    Michael’s Yuck!, Paper Source Yum!

  772. Lianne says:

    We live in MA and have approx 4-5 of your stores here and we visit all them because each store is fun and unique. We love Paper Source!!
    Lianne & Paul

  773. Christine says:

    I love, love, love everything about your store and I really enjoy learning more ways to use your lovely products. Keep it coming 🙂

  774. Ruby says:

    I love your store. I only wish there was one closer to me. I also love the how-to’s and the contemporary ideas … they inspire me. Thank You! Keep up the good work!

  775. Lisa T. says:

    Happy Birthday, PS!! I love all the new ideas on this blog and I wish the store was my own craft room~!!

  776. Lori says:

    I love how I can never go empty handed when I visit your store. haha. The images and examples inspire me to do creative things. An idea would be; when ps is promoting a product or idea, you should have a tab or examples of the customer using that product and what they came up with. 🙂

    Love ps!!

  777. Elle says:

    I love your ideas and products! The design is great as well.

  778. Natalie says:

    The fun thing about Paper Source are those fun projects that you can do in the afternoon on a rainy day and feel like you’re really accomplished something and had fun crafting together. Keep those fun projects coming!

  779. Diana says:

    I am such a fan! Your papers are awesome. I love designing and creating my own cards and books. Your papers and colors make everything look great! Thank you for the inspiration.

  780. Patty says:

    I love the how-to’s . I would like to see more new products used in DIYs, from paper to stamps to new paper kits.

  781. Dorothy says:

    I love helpful hints with rubber stamps, more wedding projects would be great!!!

  782. Lola says:

    The PS blog always has great how-to’s!

  783. Liz says:

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!

    Paper Source is such a wonderful source of inspiration. I love everything you create, carry and put together. Thank you for supplying endless ideas and everything to make them possible.

  784. Jackie says:

    I would love to have a workshop on tips/tricks on using the Epic 6 Letterpress that you sell in your store! I just bought one and are reading on other people’s blogs about it but would love to get the PS perspective on using the machine!

  785. Donna says:

    what a happy store! i’ve been so inspired by your products! thanks 🙂

  786. cherie says:

    HURRAY !!! and Happy Birthday…i am a paper addict and LOVE LOVE LOVE to be inspired and hear about fabulous new stuff. keep it coming.
    Paper Source makes my heart go pitter pat.

  787. Sharon says:

    I love the how-to’s, especially unique cards done in your wonderful contemporary style and colors. Happy birthday!

  788. Sarah S. says:

    Paper Source has been a great source of inspiration to me since I worked as a designer down the street from the original store in Chicago. Whenever I needed a boost of inspiration I would stop in and browse every floor for hours and always leave with some special treat for myself and my design friends. I have since moved to Reno NV. No Paper Source here so I browse my in box, your blog, and visit have visited your stores in San Fransisco, Palo Alto, San Jose and even Beverly Hills. I stock up at each store and also order online. You have been an inspiration to me personally and in my business. Keep doing what you are doing. It’s awesome!!!! Thank You

  789. Pam says:

    I enjoy the paper and stamps. I use the creative ideas for help with bulletin boards at school.

  790. Jennifer says:

    Paper Source blog, Happy Birthday! Thank you for always sharing your creative ideas! I always learn something new!!!

  791. Oriana says:

    Happy Birthday! I love your DIY ideas! Great inspiration for a DIY bride!

  792. Veronica says:

    I love your How-tos! Would love to see more kid-friendly crafts!

  793. Roopal says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspirations that spark our own creativity!!!

  794. Jessie says:

    i love the DIY section and love love the fun products that are featured. i’m just a big kid so all that stuff makes me giddy. love the blog!

  795. jean b. says:

    i’m inspired when i see new products and color combinations i would not have thought of… gets the wheels turning!

  796. Rina says:

    Love the DIY projects and ideas!

  797. Karen says:

    Love your beautiful papers and idea inspirations!

  798. Heather says:

    I love stopping by the blog to get inspiration for how to use the awesome products from Paper Source. I also enjoy getting a peak behind the scenes.

  799. Talela says:

    I love being creative and your blog keeps me inspired! Thank you.

  800. Rissa says:

    I love colors. And, I love Paper Source for their color selection. My color preferences change all the time, and right now I really like curry. Thank you PS for such beautiful colors, and keep creating new ones!

  801. julie mullen says:

    I love all the creative how to ideas – especially the stamping with powdered sugar. Amazing and creative ideas! Keep them coming and would love more ideas for kids projects too! Thanks PS for great ideas and products!! Happy Birthday! 🙂