The Paper Source Blog Celebrates!We’ve been so busy monkeying around with fresh ideas and new products that we almost forgot to celebrate a very important birthday – the PS Blog turned 2 this month! That’s right, we’ve dedicated two years to parties, kids, holidays, gifts, decorating, weddings and DIY projects, along with bringing inspiration from our stores to the web.

And there’s more to come!

To recap on two wonderful years we’re asking you to dust off your party hats and celebrate a few of our most memorable posts:

How-to: 4th of July decorating
Easy summer cup covers
Fresh spring party favors
Confessions of a Wrapper
Rubber stamping with powdered sugar
New Colorscope Readings for Paper Source Fans
A lovely companion to the wedding guestbook
PS Real Weddings: Laura
DIY wedding programs
Cute as a button baby shower

As our party guests and dedicated readers, we’d like you to tell us which PS Blog post helped you Do Something Creative Every Day. And… like last year’s birthday party, one of our guests will walk away with the ultimate door prize – A $100 Paper Source Gift Card!

Let us know what post was most memorable to you. Comment by Friday, July 8th to be entered in our special birthday drawing.

Update: Congratulations to PS Fan Kerry S, our special door prize winner, and thanks to everyone for celebrating our blogging birthday!


The Paper Source Team


283 Responses

  1. AbbyS says:

    My most favorite/memorable posts are the “How To’s:” Posts!! Always super inspiring!! Thank You for continued inspiration and awesome products! CHEERS!!!!

  2. Jaime says:

    My favorites have been & that I have bookmarked:
    –patriotic lei from yesterday
    –how to carve your own stamps
    –all of the holiday card ideas (I actually went to the workshop at your Brookline, MA store)

    Dying to buy the new Smash books…i want to make a few scrapbooks, so it’d be awesome to win this 🙂

  3. Andrea S. says:

    I’m addicted to Paper Source. Using your products for everything in our upcoming October wedding. My favorite was the April “Addressed to impress”. Gave me the idea of an address stamp for all the Save the dates, RSVP’s and invites. Then it lead to an logo for the wedding. Wasn’t sure how it would look, so went to the closest store in Annapolis, and the staff was wonderful explaining all the options. Thanks for all the ideas!

  4. Sarah says:

    I really enjoyed the wedding program blog post a few months ago! I was in the midst of planning my own wedding, and the ideas really inspired me to make our programs myself– using Paper Source supplies, of course! Great blog! =)

  5. Janelle says:

    I have not explored these posts! Thank you so much for bringing them to my attention!! I have a wedding program to design, so it’s very timely too!
    This will certainly help me “do something creative everyday!!!” Thanks Paper Source!

  6. Jeff says:

    I think “Georgetown inspiration: Wedding day photography” was my favorite post. Very fun shot.

  7. Laura Melohn says:

    I love your how to posts, especially “Holiday card making recipes – Get ‘em while they’re hot!” I make Christmas Cards every year and am always looking for new ideas.

  8. Happy birthday! I especially enjoyed the New Colorscope Readings — fun!

  9. Heather P says:

    I love the wall bulletin organizer. It’s such a great idea and I was able to create something similar for my bulletin board at work. The colors really perk up my office!

  10. Stacy says:

    The DIY wedding programs is one of my faves…

  11. April says:

    I love your wonderful how to carve stamps post.

  12. Grace says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I loved your recent post, “Studio City inspiration: Wedding place cards & menus”. I used that article to come up with my own wedding place card and menu ideas!!

  13. Julie says:

    Actually you have mine listed! Confessions of a wrapper…..I loved it and it inspired me to take my time and be a better wrapper!!

  14. Sharon says:

    Happy birthday! I loved the how-to for the clover banner; I passed it along to a friend who’s a teacher, and she’s going to do one for her class for every holiday and the kids can take photos in front of it for their parents. Yay for helping make a classroom more stylish. 🙂

  15. Keiko says:

    My favorite was the rubber stamping with powdered sugar. I had never thought of it and used it for a party I was having soon after. Everyone thought it was such a neat idea!

  16. Lindsay says:

    My favorite was Confessions of a Wrapper. I LOVE LOVE LOVE wrapping gifts and that post helped me expand my creativity. Everyone loved my gifts and had no idea how I came up with my designs!

  17. Kim says:

    I am in “wedding-idea” mode, so I love:
    – “A lovely companion to the wedding guestbook”
    – “Studio City inspiration: Wedding place cards & menus”

    (both bookmarked!)

    I also LOVE LOVE “Creative gift wrapping: reusing a gift box” as I am always looking for new, creative ways to recycle.

    Happy Birthday!

  18. ilse says:

    I was totally inspired by the post on October 19th, 2010 by Guest blogger Carol Schultz. Because of her wisdom as well as the fact that I wish I could live in Paper Source, I have been DIY’ing all my wedding paper goods— all from PS!— and have lots of ideas for decorations as well.


  19. Paige Sandvik says:

    Happy Birthday PS BLOG!

    I have been a follower for as long as I can remember. 🙂

    I loved the Simply SMASHing – New SMASH journals and accessories. I have been making these kind of journals for year and now I more fun accessories and journals to play with! 🙂

  20. Gene Underwood says:

    Your January blog about weddings because those of us following the legalization of gay marriage in NYC will now have an excuse to buy lots of stuff at Paper Source!

  21. Lisa Yacoubian says:

    Definitely the “Confessions of a Wrapper” – that is so special and definitely takes a lot of love, attention, and care by the gift giver and makes receiving your gifts that much more fun!

  22. Maria says:

    Happy blogoversary! I find so much inspiration in your posts. I’ve enjoyed the Christmas card ideas you share every November, and the handmade frame tutorial you posted before Mother’s Day is in my project queue.

  23. Brenda Wheelock says:

    I am a first-time Daisy Girl Scout leader. Last March, I was looking for DIY party hat ideas for our Kindergarten-aged troop to make for an upcoming Alice in Wonderland-themed Girl Scout tea party. When I came across the “Crazy for Daisies” PS blog post from February 2011 – I sparked the big idea.

    We used the new PS Clover 80# text paper, one PS Daisy Flower Kit, headbands, green ribbon and green feathers to make the coolest Daisy flower headbands ever! The craft was simple for the girls to make in 30 minutes, and they (both girls and adults) were proud to wear them to the event.

    Thanks Paper Source for the great ideas!

  24. Athena says:

    Happy Birthday to you! I loved the How-to: E-Z notepad blog posts. I’m always using scrap pieces of paper to jot things down on. Now, I keep notepads everywhere.

  25. Vianney says:

    I was inspired by “Studio City inspiration: Wedding place cards & menus” to create my own wedding place cards. They turned out beautiful.

  26. Susan says:

    I love Paper Source products so much! I really love all of your creative wedding ideas…even though I have been married for over 2 years. I love giving the ideas to all of my friends who are getting engaged and married. The idea to put a calendar out with the guest book is such a great idea to remember all of the people that came to the wedding.

  27. courtney d says:

    Happy Birthday! My favorite post is the DIY Wedding Programs. I have been designing wedding invites for a while now and it expired me to do programs as well! Love Papersource!

  28. I love your blog posts!! I read them all, but my favorite has been about your new scrapbook/ journals, the Smash Journals. I instantly purchased one for my niece who graduated from Jr. High. It was the perfect gift!!
    Thanks and Happy Birthday!

  29. Tara Danloe says:

    I loved your post on DIY wedding programs. I made awesome wedding programs for my own wedding with your help.

  30. The February 13, 2011 PS Blog post “Building a Baby Shower Album” helped me do something creative every day for the following 3 months after the post. This post really helped me to design a fabulous and truly memorable baby shower album for my older sister Teki for her birthday this past May.

    This was really important to our whole family because we lost our mom to cancer last year a while after my precious baby nephew was born, my mom had always wanted a grandchild and she was blessed to be able to hold her grandson before she passed. My sister looks at the album often and it always brings her cheerful memories of our mother. The PS Blog post about the baby shower album not only helped me be creative everyday but it was also like therapy for me. Each page I did really helped me to come to terms with the loss my family had and it also made me joyous to be alive and to enjoy my baby nephew PJ who is also the first baby since me. Thanks so much PS for providing me with more then just creativity, and have a wonderful and fabulous birthday.

    PS: I’ve always loved your how to post, their super fun! And I love to visit the store often, lol.

    All the best,


  31. Maudie says:

    Birthdays ROCK!

    I LOVED the ideas on wrapping, always looking for an edge at weddings and showers. My goal: bring the coolest wrapped gift to the party. Plus, I have a weird addition to unique paper. So, that pretty much “wraps up” my love for PS!

    <3 m

  32. Shelby says:

    Confessions of a Wrapper is by far one of my favorite posts. I too love the act and beauty of a well done wrapping job. I try to get creative and reuse different papers in order to be environmentally conscience (and thrifty!). This year I even wrote up my own Christmas wrapping at my blog:

  33. Alexandra says:

    LOVED the SMASH book post, so exciting to see a new project and see the many uses for it. Happy Birthday to my favorite store!

  34. Keri says:

    Definitely the cute as a button baby shower. I told my mom to make my baby shower just like that. Coincidentally, I now call my baby, “Button!”

  35. Lisa says:

    I loved Laura’s wedding with all the paper cranes! My daughters’ school did something similar. After the tsunami in Japan, students folded hundreds of paper cranes and hung them in the lobby of the school.

  36. Kristi says:

    Happy Birthday, PS! Thank you for all of your posts and how-tos.
    “Cute as a button” Baby Shower blog was the most memorable to me and the confessions of a wrapper – all of the ribbon crossing, etc. were just so creative!

    I just adored those ideas!

    Keem ’em coming, please!

  37. I love the idea from September of having wedding guests write their birthdays down on a calendar! Makes me wish I was getting married again just to try it out!

  38. Dandi Bond says:

    I LOVE the rubber stamping with powdered sugar!!! I think that is amazing, elegant, and so impressive. It takes dessert presentation to a whole new level. Thank you so much for your amazing, unique ideas. Your site is amazing and I’m so grateful that I found it! 🙂

  39. Elaine says:

    Happy birthday! Love the patriotic post!

  40. PS Boston Team says:

    Happy Birthday, Paper Source Blog! We <3 you!!!

  41. Laura says:

    Happy Birthday! I love all the posts you guys do–they inspire me to try to DIY everything! I especially liked the one on Laura’s Wedding!

  42. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday!! We share very close birthdays. My favorite posts are the gift wrapping posts. I love learning how to creatively re-purpose old things to turn them into beautiful gifts!

  43. Jenice says:

    Wow, Congrats! 2 Wonderful Years! Happy Birthday… How can I pick just one, that’s like asking me to pick one product out of the whole store…. I love what you guys do and all that do it! Keep up the great work and always remember to Do Something Creative Everyday!

  44. I truly learn from each blog post and my favorite has been “Confessions of a Wrapper”. Carrying a color story through holiday cards, gift wrap and decorations is a brilliant idea.

  45. Susan says:

    Loved “Confessions of a Wrapper” blog, I felt like we were in the same ‘gift wrap support group’. I select unique wrapping paper for every person on my list, wrapping each of their gifts in the same paper. It makes the holidays a breeze for the children, they identify their gifts based on giftwrap paper – if they aren’t old enough to read.

    I buy unique gift wrap whenever I find it and store it in a small wardrober; which is full of ribbons, trims, gift paper & bags. I never want to be caught without a beautifully wrapped gift to give. Thanks PS for supporting my habit, I love your papers.

  46. pyng says:

    I love to make cards, so I esp love seeing card samples and recipes. Like for Valentine’s Day – these were fun inspiration to get me going !

  47. Stephanie says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the blog posted about the at home letterpress machine. I’m still trying to master the letterpress. I go back to the blog every now and then to refresh my memory and get me excited to use letterpress again. Works every time! Thanks for the great blogs! I love Paper Source!

  48. Kelly says:

    I love the summer cup covers. Great for a birthday party or even a play date!

  49. Jill E. says:

    Definitely “Confessions of a Wrapper.” As Susan mentioned in a previous comment, I think I need to be a part of the ‘gift wrap support group.’ I always plan a Christmas color scheme and make my own cards and wrap all the gifts in the same colors. Over the top, I know. Thanks for making it easy to be creative and for providing tons of inspiration! Happy Birthday!

  50. Amanda M. says:

    Happy 2 years! My fav post ever was the how to for the holiday card holder. I love it so much to display our holiday cards on the mantle. I also made my mom and in laws holders and they love them! We use em for all the major card holidays and birthdays.

    I also adore the wedding section. I have used paper source for almost all my paper goods for my wedding, You have the perfect colors to match my dream wedding style 🙂

  51. Ashley Bores says:

    The PS Blog is one of my very first go-tos when I’m looking for inspiration for invites, party favors and decorations or cool crafts my kids and I can do together. I think one of the most memorable posts for me was this one:

    Laurel’s handmade casino wedding invites in a box mailer with dice and poker chips was a killer design in awesome packaging. While I didn’t go for a casino theme, this post did inspire me to design all my own wedding stationery, decorations and favors – using all Paper Source materials of course! It’s amazing how color and great ideas can really pull a theme together! Happy Birthday PS!

  52. Ritu says:

    Happy birthday & thank you for all of the inspirational ideas & posts that you share with all of us! I love your smash book post. I used to keep one back in the day, but life has taken over & it is no longer. This post has inspired me to create a new one & that allows me to do something creative every day 🙂

  53. Eva says:

    Happy Birthday to PS blog! Love your wonderful ideas here. Really inspiring and easy to do.

    I actually enjoyed the baby shower post since I was holding a few baby showers in the last few months and really got motivated and inspired by your ideas.

    Thanks for the wonderful two years!

  54. Lauren Bing says:

    Happy birthday? Anniversary? The package wrapping ideas has seriously changed my life…or at least my Christmas. I’ll never go back to ordinary paper + bow.

  55. Cassie says:

    Hi PaperSource blog!!
    The most inspirational post was the one about Laura’s wedding with the 1000 paper cranes! When I worked at the Evanston store we would always show that customers. It really proves that with a little creativity and dedication you can create something truely unique and incredable!
    I also think the DIY posts are super fun and helpful. As both a crafter these posts really give a great platform for creative projects!


  56. Amy Baldwin says:

    The most inspiring post for me was definitely the stamping with powdered sugar. What an amazingly clever idea! Not only would it be pretty cheap to create, it looks so elegant! The aqua peacock feather is absolute perfection!

    Happy 2nd Birthday! Thanks for continuing to inspire us with such wonderful ideas! 🙂

  57. Lindsey says:

    My favorite entry was Ann’s “Confessions”. I too am a planner & perfectionist and also love gift wrapping, but I had never really put much thought into coordinating my wrappings. I was inspired! Admittedly, I missed the boat last Christmas, but this year I’m already stocking up matching & contrasting PS papers, ribbons, and tags in preparation for the giving season. I will come bearing gifts of Persimmon, Chartreuese & Gravel!

  58. Alexis says:

    My favorite was “Rubber stamping with powdered sugar” — I did the cutest display for a baby shower. Everyone raved about it – thanks! ^_^

  59. Bonnie says:

    Happy Birthday, Paper Source! You’re my #1 go-to place for all things creative!

  60. Kate says:

    I liked the cute as a button baby shower, happy #2!

  61. Erin says:

    I LOVED your post on rubber stamping with colored powdered sugar. That glass plate stamped in sugar with the peacock feather design is gorgeous! Perfect for a pretty party.

  62. Kevin K says:

    One of my favorite posts was “Confessions of a Wrapper”. I used some of the tips for my daughters first birthday party. When my wife asked me what type of tape I wanted the baby book I responded, “Go double-stick or go home!”.

  63. Katey Moroneso says:

    The DIY wedding programs was definitely inspiring and helped my now-husband and I have the confidence to make our own programs- they turned out beautifully and we felt so proud!

  64. amorette says:

    all the wrapping posts in november helped me remember to be creative at least every time i wrapped a gift, and then all the days that i remembered that the DIY way makes me and others around me more happy, no matter what the gift/occasion/event. thanks PS!

  65. Amy S says:

    This sounds so simple, but it took me forever to learn how to tie a bow until I saw this post!

  66. Erin M. says:

    Love all the camper stationery from July 2010. Had several nieces and nephews at camp – so fun!

  67. Lauren says:

    Well, I haven’t done it yet, but the recent post about home letterpress has got me imagining making my own papers and expanding my business. Things to experiment with while I’m on maternity leave…

  68. Caroline says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  69. Seattle Lulu says:

    One of your first shower posts inspired me to create a darling bookworm baby shower for my sister-in-law. I used the idea for the invitation and even made a giant bookworm sign with the baby’s name on it. That sign now hangs above my nephew’s crib. Thank you for creative & do-able ideas!

  70. Courtney H. says:

    One of my most favorite projects was the Paper Wall Art. It was such an inexpensive and completely unique way to spruce up my bedroom! I absolutely adore it!!

  71. Catherine says:

    My goddaughter recently graduated from high school and came to me to write her college sorority recommendation (yes, she pledged Chi Omega, like me, her mother, AND her grandmother). She lives in Atlanta and wrote thank you notes on the cutest most sophisticated stationery. I asked her Mom where she got such distinctive writing paper and she told me. I’ve been shopping on line sense discovering you all — and MUCH TO MY SURPRISE you are opening a store in Green Hills (Nashville, TN) just in time for my daughter to follow in her footsteps…WITH GREAT STATEMENT MAKING STATIONERY from Paper Source. Overjoyed!

  72. Meg says:

    Happy Birthday Paper Source Blog! Impossible for me to pick just one post as most inspiring! You are my go to for great creative party ideas!! Thank You!

  73. Kerry Scott says:

    The posts have been inspiring, but what I love most about the blog is that each post is signed by a name, and favorite colors of the person posting! It has been a tremendous help to follow color and design trends in paper each day, each post. I think it’s great!

  74. Leah Irwin says:

    I have really enjoyed reading about the Cute as a Button Baby Shower for Heather, especially now that I am expecting my own baby in November. It looked like such a fun event. I loved the tree, personalized touches, and the pregnant celebrity activity. Thanks – Happy birthday!

  75. erin says:

    I loved the one with the wedding photography and the bride and groom in your shop window.

  76. Rosanne says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, PS Blog. I have to admit that I usually want to try every idea that I see on the blog, at least once, but alas with 2 young kids, I am not always able. That being said, the most inspirational for me was the gift wrap. I always take care when wrapping gifts, but this gave me some ways to up my game. (Double-sided tape here I come!).

    Looking forward to another year of inspiring ideas.

  77. janna says:

    My fav entry by far is the Affordable wedding favor packaging!!! In fact, it’s how I first came across the PS blog. Those babies are about to be distributed at my September wedding! 🙂

  78. Jessica says:

    My favorite part of Paper Source at the PS colors — they are so breathtakingly beautiful… so I always get inspired by the posts about new PS colors. One post I have bookmarked is from last June: “Welcome to the Family Peacock, Persimmons, and Sunshine” — I immediately went to my local PS store and purchased a pack of each!

  79. Natalie says:

    The PS Blog post helped me ‘Do Something Creative Every Day’ was was “Confessions of a Wrapper”. I used some of the tips all the time and my friends are always impressed 🙂

  80. Kimberly P. says:

    Happy Birthday. Without a doubt, the PS Blog on Smash journaling was by far my favorite. It has turned me into a smash obsessed individual.

  81. Ashley O'Roark says:

    Happy Birthday PS!!! My favorite is the spring favors.

  82. Ann says:

    I love the real wedding site. My son is getting married soon, and we’ve all joined in to help. The rubber stamping with powdered sugar, though, was brilliant! I think I just love the blog in general.

  83. llynn says:

    The 4th of July post last year-it had such simple ideas I wasn’t overwhelmed and I had all the supplies on hand.

  84. Casey says:

    I was inspired by the post about using paper cranes as wedding decor. My fiance and I have been thinking of ways to use our day to help the Japan relief effort. In college I used to sell cranes and donate the proceeds to charity, so thank you for this post because I think this will be a perfect way to incorporate this wish into our wedding!

  85. Ali says:

    I used this blog a lot when planning my wedding, especially since I used the PS hydrangea wedding invites! One of my favorite wedding posts was from May of last year: PS Real Weddings: Laura. It was a beautiful inspiration!

  86. amy t. says:

    i loved the post about rubber stamping with powdered sugar. lots of fun to bring art into the kitchen with my little girls.

  87. Jessica R. says:

    I love PS Blog! I love Paper Source shop too! I got the most beautiful christmas cards last year – everyone loved them! I love the blog with the paper cup covers. Very useful and so cute! Happy Birthday! Here’s to many, many more projects!

  88. Heather R. says:

    Happy Birthday PS! Your “Confessions of a Wrapper” post was so inspiring and totally changed the way I thought about wrapping and decorating during the holidays. How refreshing to break out of the red-and-green mold and bring some unexpected elegance to our holiday surroundings.

  89. Jess says:

    I make my own cards and I am always looking to Paper Source for inspiration, especially during the holiday card-making madness. For that reason, the “Holiday Card Making Recipes” is an all time fav!

  90. Angie says:

    I loved the baby shower post…it came in handy for planning a friend’s shower!

  91. JackieAnn Williams says:

    I LOVED this post… cause it arrived just in time for my daughter’s baby shower and it was nice to be able to include the future dad in some of the fun and games…thanks for the opportunity to win~!

  92. wgfoodie says:

    Definitely the rubber stamping with powdered sugar. I’ve been applying it as a plating technique – such a great idea!

  93. Pei-Yee says:

    Love all the inspiration and ideas. Most recently, the following post: has provided me & my sister with some unique ideas for my upcoming baby shower. Thanks so much!

  94. Megan Z. says:

    Paper-Source is one of my favorite stores. I only wish there were one in Utah 🙁 Lately, I’ve been reading the posts about baby showers since I will be giving one in July. I’ve found really creative and useful ideas. I’m glad you’ve kept up on this blog. I love it!

  95. Diana D says:

    Your “Upcoming workshop: Artful Paper Inspired Cards” blog convinced me to register for the class. Being a total crafting newbie, I learned so much about stamping, embossing, layering, and so much more! The workshop gave me endless ideas about how to design and create interesting cards. It’s keeping me very busy and has inspired me to Do Something Creative Every Day! Thank you Paper Source and Happy Birthday PS Blog!

  96. Amy W says:

    Happy 2nd! My favorite post was the Paper Wall Art – I’ve now used it in 2 of my guest rooms and people always comment on what a unique idea it is and how much it adds to a room so simply!

  97. Susan HArper says:

    HB PS!!! I’m from a small town in Arkansas and don’t have access to your fabulous store except when I’m visiting Dallas or some other city so I’m a BLOG stalker. Love to see what you guys are up to- so inspiring all the time. Must say, I am absolutely DEAD for the L Letterpress kit!!! Your blog posts make it look so easy and it does so many cool things!! I’m a wedding planner and I could use that baby daily if I had one!! That $100 gift card would help in that endeavor, for sure!!! Keeping my fingers crossed you pick ME!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  98. I check the PS blog every day! I love it. I think the powdered sugar stamp idea was pretty much the coolest thing I have ever seen! I’m using it for an upcoming Fourth of July bash.

  99. stacie l says:

    happy birthday PS… my most favorite paper store EVER! 🙂 Loved the rubber stamping with powdered sugar post! A great fresh idea for one of my oldest hobbies! 🙂

  100. Jenni says:

    Loved the recent posts on weddings. I am working on place card ideas now and your ideas (and the menu stamps) are great!

  101. Sally sTo says:

    I love the July 4th ideas! There is nothing better than celebrating summer with red, white and blue. Thanks for ALL of the inspiration from the blog and Happy B-day!

  102. Tiffany says:

    I just love all the paper products, and the huge selection of office supplies. The price is unbeatable and the quality is outstanding!

  103. Julie says:

    Being a new mom this one:

    Can’t wait to use some of the ideas for friends’ showers.

    Happy birthday!

  104. Jennifer says:

    Without a doubt, the Holiday Card Making post. Definitely my most crafty time of year!

  105. Vanessa says:

    Loved the wedding invitation posts in January! Just got engaged so they are especially important now, but at the time I just loved exploring and getting inspired. I love personal invites – it is your day, let everyone know that you’re making it all your own.. and your hubby’s 🙂

    Happy Birthday!!! Keep it up!

  106. ZenaidaRB says:

    The post that was most inspirational (and functional) for me this year was the one about wedding table cards. I happened to be in the middle of creating that very thing and the timing of the post was perfect! Thanks PS for the steady stream of inspiration and fun!

  107. Mimi says:

    I loved the feature on the Epic letterpress machine. What a perfect way to use PS products!

  108. Carol Schultz Anderson says:

    I loved the “Cute as a Button Baby Shower”. Such creative uses of paper and soothing colors. Can be applied to any type of party!

  109. Felicia says:

    The Wrapaholic post was the best. Those gifts were just breathtaking, and it certainly gave me some ideas for my own gift wrapping!

  110. I loved the wrapping confessions. As a dedicated OCD wrapper for many, many years, it is nice to know I am not alone. I use your papers and ribbons often to make a package that much more special and appreciate the variety of wrapping materials available on the website.

  111. fatima says:

    for me it was a tie between the DIY wedding invites and the wrapping confessions. loved them both!

  112. Elizabeth Peter says:

    I have a secret love affair with the PS Blog, and could really gush about so many, but I decided to narrow it down. To do that, I had to take a trip in the Wayback Machine to tell you about my favorite blog post. It is the “Sweet Treat Keepsake Box.” I encourage you to take a look at it:

    It is the perfect way to wrap favors, and can be made in an endless number of color combinations. I love it!

  113. Melissa says:

    How to choose just ONE! I HEART Paper-Source – Everthing about it – The blog, the projects, the website, the STORES! LOVE! The recent “How-to: Summer cup covers” was one of my faves. I can’t wait to have a party to make something like these covers. I also LOVE ALL calendars – the new 2012 calendar artwork is so yummy!

  114. Claire says:

    Absolutely love the birthday calender idea for a wedding- companion to a wedding guestbook. I am never on top of whose birthday is when… brilliant idea to get all that information when everyone you love is near.

  115. Allison says:

    I, too, was inspired by the Wrapaholic post. I am a gift-giver and believe that presentation is just about as important as the gift…great ideas! gifts should be beautiful. 🙂

  116. Jamie Fleming says:

    I can’t decide which one I like the best, but I narrowed it down to two. Cute as a Button baby shower and the companion to the wedding guestbook are my faves!

  117. There’s probably no way that I can pick a favorite, but anytime that ya’ll give advice on colors I’m sold! Love your company SOOO much!

  118. Jane Doyle says:

    I love the stamping with powdered sugar. I have several stampie friends who teach classes and I’m sure they have not heard of this technique and I can’t wait to share it with them.
    The glass plates are just beautiful!
    Thanks for the creative ideas.

  119. jennie says:

    this envelope liner post inspired me to repurpose old calendar art as envelopes & liners – i love them!

  120. Kimi says:


    I love love love your blog. You have the most FABULOUS ideas and I look at them for inspiration as well as instructions. From carving stamps and binding books, to party favors and invite ideas. You help us bring our parties and gifts personality and cohesiveness that many of us are unable to think of on our own and aren’t able to purchase at a store. Every time I read a blog, I make a trip to the store to make my purchase and make my own gift box, cute card, embossed name tags and banners.

    Thank you PS Blog for all that you’ve given us, something creative to do everyday.

    Happy Happy 2nd Birthday, and many more!!


  121. lilcg says:

    with a toddler I was looking for christmas tree inspiration last year that still looked nice and wasn’t breakable. this was perfect:

  122. Kelly Moore says:

    I don’t think it’s around anymore (I couldn’t find it) since it’s discontinued but all the info about Gocco on the blog really helped me decide to take the plunge and get one even though they aren’t being made anymore. I looooove my Gocco and using PS papers for making my own stationery with all the trimmings (inluding envelope linings).

    Forced to choose one I could find currently up, it’d have to be the envelope making & lining templates post. I love the shape and character of the envelopes at PS and this post just helped immensely with visualising (& not wrecking) how to use my templates properly & tobest effect. Just such a great, little, overlooked tool & resource.

  123. Missy says:

    I love the 4th of July decorating ideas…especially the banner. Can’t wait to do it for our get together!

  124. Kelly B says:

    Like Ann, I’m a wrapaholic! Love all the creative inspiration the PS blog provides … I smile when there’s an update in my reader. Happy birthday and looking forward to another great year!

  125. Allison says:

    The customized cubbie post ( was my favorite – I made this as a gift for my boyfriend’s birthday and blogged about it here!

  126. Erin says:

    I loved the post back in May of the newlywed couple posing for photos in front of one of your sales displays! So cute, and inspiring! Love to think of ways to make impromptu photoshoot areas for me and my friends!

  127. Megan says:

    The wedding invitations post from January was especially helpful – since I’m working on planning my wedding!

  128. Molly says:

    I loved the “rubber stamping with powdered sugar” post! It was a great idea and I used this idea for my mother’s 60th birthday party. Thank you for the great idea!

  129. Maren says:

    I love the calendar with the wedding guest book. Something new couples need.

  130. leni says:

    my favorite hands down is the rubber stamping with powdered sugar. i use it everytime i entertain and get so many compliments!!!

  131. Carolyn says:

    confessions of a Wrapper! I loved it!

  132. anne says:

    My favorite was the Holiday Card Making Recipes. I was super impressed with all the designs but especially loved the Paper Tree Collage. I make holiday cards every year, usually hand stamped. I liked the texture of this card as well as it simplicity and beauty. I always look to Paper Source for inspiration. Wish you were in CT!

  133. Lynne says:

    I love the cute as a button baby shower! The way the theme was carried out was so fresh and modern–I love it! I printed it off and have it tucked away in my idea file. Thank you for the inspiration!

  134. Nicole says:

    Rubber stamping with powdered sugar had never occurred to me before. Such a creative idea. I’m waiting to try it out at a party of my own.

  135. Jessica says:

    I love the Christmas gift wrapping ideas!

  136. Kelly says:

    I got married just over a month ago and I could not have done it without Paper Source! All my invitations were handmade using your stamps and they came out absolutely splendid.

    Happy Birthday Paper Source!!

  137. kelly says:

    I loved “Confessions of a Wrapper” as I am the only person in my family who wraps gifts with coordinating paper for each person with matching tags etc. My brothers don’t really “get it” but seem to like it nonetheless. I love the ideas for mix/matching paper for gifts and then using a new theme each year. so inspiring!!

  138. Amanda says:

    I love getting inspiration for new color combinations!

  139. Ami B. says:

    New Colorscope Readings is a favorite. I love all the creative ideas posted on the blog, but I am a HUGE fan of all the great colors available at Paper Source. And it’s fun to know what my favorites say about me.

  140. Mel Murray says:

    I have always taken wrapping gifts very seriously, in fact, when I was a child I would re-wrap over all the gifts under the tree to ‘improve the aesthetic’! The madness continues into my adulthood as I am the ‘designated wrapper’ among my friends and family who will often beg me to wrap holiday and occasion gifts… much to my delight! “Confessions of a Wrapper” was a great post and further inspired me, and reminded me that sometimes less is more! YAY!

  141. Logan says:

    I LOVE all of the card making recipes, especially the valentine recipes this year!

    Thank you so much for all of your amazing ideas to get my creative juices flowing! Keep the ideas coming!

  142. Betsy Quinn says:

    I love the “holiday card making recipes”! So inspiring! Thank you for all of the fabulous ideas!

  143. Tara Jane says:

    Happy Blogday! I love PS and have used your paper for my Wedding Invites and wedding stuff. So fun to see what Laura created, sweet story too!

    PS Real Weddings LAura

  144. Amy says:

    Using food coloring and powdered sugar as an ink base, brilliant!!!
    (I do wish the ratio was shared with us though.)

  145. Krissy says:

    I like all the garland ideas for parties and occasions. That colorful tube birthday on was neat.

  146. Heather P. says:

    B is for Baby that was recently posted was super helpful as I am having my baby shower next month. I realize that only a complete control freak would find a post like that and then firmly request my sister to include a portion of the shower where everyone fills out a page based on a letter in the alphabet so I can go back and put it in a keepsake with other pictures and mementos of the special women in our lives for the baby to have forever! LOVE IT! I only hope my sister comes through 🙂

  147. MLynn says:

    I so wish I had thought of the birthday calendar idea at the time of my wedding! What a fabulous way to get all those birthdays and put the focus on guests, letting them know you will be thinking of them in the future, for sure!

  148. Janet says:

    I love the DIY Wedding Invitation ideas.

  149. Karen says:

    Such a difficult decision, but if I HAVE to make a choice, I’d have to go with the “Confessions of a Wrapper”. From the cute post title to the final wrap, I was inspired from start to finish. I pride myself on taking the time to make the wrap pay homage to the gift and add to it’s intrique and appeal. I LOVED this post, and, of course, enjoyed the others, too.

  150. Gwen says:
  151. julia says:

    How-to: E-Z gift wrap
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    hard to choose just one!

  152. Two posts tie as my favorite. (Forgive me for not remembering the names of the posts.)

    The post about the bookworm baby shower was perfect when I was planning my sister’s baby shower as it gave me so many ideas.

    And the post this past Christmas on wrapping presents was great as I’m not great with bows and it showed me there are other ways to wrap presents besides grand, beautiful bows.

  153. Marcie says:

    Rubber stamping with powdered sugar! Who knew?!

  154. Jina says:

    I love this idea- rubber stamping with powdered sugar!

  155. Stacy says:

    The Wrapaholic post was my favorite. All of them are great though.

  156. Andrea says:
  157. Anne says:

    Oh PS Blog and Store, how I love you! So many wonderful ideas and helpful hints it is hard to narrow down! I am a huge fan of embossing so the edible embossing for the bridal shower is a personal favorite! It’s so versatile for holidays and entertaining, and looks way harder than it is! Thanks again PS!!

  158. Amanda says:

    Loved the “How-to: hamburger party invites” – so FUN!!!

  159. Annie says:

    I loved the post about colorscopes! SO fun!

  160. Wendy M says:

    Love the spring party favor post!! What a terrific idea!

  161. Yoriko says:

    Happy b-day PS blog. Love your envelopes.
    My favorite was the post with SMASH journal video. It was eye-opening.

  162. chrissie says:

    Love the rookie rubber stamping post. So helpful!

    (Please pick me 🙂

  163. Kat Griffith says:

    I can’t pick just one. I have made shower invitations, wedding programs, place cards, and I never could have done it without Paper Source!

  164. Ruben says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday….I love shopping at the Paper Source!
    Check out my design blog:
    Hope you like it =)

  165. Danielle says:

    My favorite blog post was “Confessions of a Wrapper”!

  166. Courtnie says:

    Being a first year teacher this year, I found very little time to be creative and make cards. This lead to a life less vibrant and a realization that in order to feel like my life was full of… well… life, I needed to be creative more often. More than that, I needed new inspiration to get back on the horse. The Artful Paper Creations Workshop in May followed by the Art of Craft: New recipes for DIY cards & crafts blog were the inspiration I needed to feel the color of creative life again. They helped me to make creativity more of a priority in my everyday life.

  167. linda d says:

    happy birthday paper source! your wedding related blog posts have been very helpful to me! 🙂

  168. Irma says:

    A Lovely Companion to a Wedding Guestbook is an idea I have borrowed for several events! I love writing notes to friends and it is a treat to be able to collect my guests special days!

  169. Christina says:

    Being a cardmaker, one of my favorite posts was in February 2010 with the Vegas Wedding Invitations. It was just so inspirational for me to think outside the box with dimension, using a multitude of color, and adding all the cute extras. The idea is easily incorporated into favors as well… just love it!

  170. Josiane says:

    My favorite post is about the wedding with the nature theme. Love the idea of asking guests to ink their fingerprints as ‘leaves’ onto the tree print as a keepsake.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  171. erin says:

    The 4th of July post was a favorite of mine. This year I used star punch in almost all of my decorations for the Fourth. It nice to be reminded the simplest things often make the best decorations!
    (btw the powdered sugar stampings was pretty amazing too!)

  172. Carol says:

    The plants in containers as a party favor. Loved the idea.

  173. Debbie T says:

    Happy b-day PS blog! My favorite post is “How to line envelopes”…such a neat embellishment!

  174. Stephanie says:

    Love the easy summer cup covers! I’m using the idea for the fourth of July, but using stars instead of flowers! Thanks for the idea!

  175. Nikki says:

    I loved “Confessions of a Wrapper”…it gave me inspiration and reminded me how simple, coordinated paper can really make a beautiful statement! Thanks PS blog!

  176. Grace says:

    I really enjoyed learning about the letterpress machine from the post. 😀

  177. Amy says:

    The stamping with powdered sugar was my favorite. Of course I love all the other ideas as well. Thanks for the chance!

  178. Amie says:

    The DIY wedding programs post (March 9th, 2011) inspired me to make my own wedding programs for my June 18th wedding!

  179. Cece says:

    I’ve enjoyed so many but the one that really sticks out in my mind was the one about rubber stamping with powdered sugar. It was such a neat, new idea!

  180. Barb says:

    It’s hard to choose just one! I really liked the stamping with powdered sugar. That was completely new to me – I never would have thought of that! Keep up the good work.

  181. Courtney says:

    Being the organization freak… or wanting to be… this bulletin board organizer tops the cake!

  182. Anne M. says:

    The “How to: Paper Pinwheels” post back in May of 2009 was one of my favorites! I made hundreds of there for our wedding last year with PS paper 🙂

  183. Cory says:

    I love the post about making your own envelope liners! I use this technique a lot in my business. It is just one extra step that sets my designs above the rest!

  184. Heather says:

    As always I love new ideas, one favorite was the recent post about creating collage art by layering stamped and cut out birds and flowers. However, I find your blog and catalog very dangerous as I want to try everything, and often do… In fact it was several years ago that I heard about gocco through paper source, and I have been addicted ever since. Thanks a lot! 😉 happy birthday, and many more!

  185. Jenni says:

    DIY Wedding Programs was a great inspiration! I was in two weddings this summer (and preparing for my own next year) and am often the go-to person for a wedding’s “paper stuff”. This post gave me some great ideas!

  186. Tristan says:

    A Lovely Companion to a Wedding Guestbook: this is a great idea that could be used at a lot of different events!!

  187. SheilainCA says:

    I love your posts about your paper flowers. And hearing about the new paper colors coming out. So inspiring!

  188. Robin says:

    Definitely rubber stamping with powdered sugar!

  189. Jane B. says:

    I LOVE the idea from the Sept. blog post [companion to wedding guestbook] having guests find their birthday and sign it on a Paper~Source calendar. I totally love birthdays and think it’s a great idea to capture those birthdays I don’t yet have. I’ll look forward to using my $100 gift card to get a perpetual calendar at PS 🙂

  190. Cayce Elms says:

    Cute as a button baby shower for sure, but let’s be real…they’re all so great and easy!

  191. Mija says:

    Happy Birthday PS BLOG! A store just opened a year ago in my area and I am obsessed with visiting the store weekly!

    My all time favorite posts (and there are so many that inspire me) deals with rubber stamping and embossing. Especially the heat tool trick of dealing with buckling paper!

  192. valerie says:

    Happy Birthday PS Blog!! The January 20 post titled “Valentine card making recipes – yummy!” inspired me to create homemade valentine cards for my husband. They were a huge hit!

  193. Lauren York says:

    I agree so hard to narrow it down but I am in live with the 4th of July post! Such a fun holiday and great inspiration! 🙂

  194. Erin says:

    Happy Birthday PS BLOG! I had such an ahh haa moment with the “A lovely companion to a wedding guestbook” post. I really wish i had seen it before my wedding!

  195. Jill says:

    Simply SMASHing – New SMASH journals and accessories! I loved this little video and the pen with the glue stick end has revolutionized my life. Fantastic! Happy Birthday Paper Source Blog!

  196. Tiffany says:

    The most memorable is the Simply Smashing. The video amazed me. I already make journals but who would have thought you could smash collages and journals all in one? All your memories, pictures, hopes, dreams, all together in one book. I love this idea and it makes me happier thinking about making one.

  197. wendy says:
  198. Tara says:

    Happy birthday! My favorite post is most definitely the Georgetown inspiration wedding photography. However, I also gained a lot of inspiration from the easy decorative sashes post. I’m going to be using them for my wedding!

  199. Danielle says:

    My favorite post was “Idea: decorated brownie tray” from July 2009. I tend to do a lot of baking and hate the look of the aluminum trays so I was always using my own trays (and constantly having to replace them). Then lo and behold, I stumbled across this post and I have not had to replace another tray since! 😉

    Happy Birthday PS Blog!

  200. Shelley says:

    The post about alphabet baby shower favors to include in the invitations was a perfect idea for my sister’s baby shower. I read the blog regularly to check out great inspiration for new projects.

  201. Caroline says:

    I was inspired by so many of them … but I guess my fave was the DIY wedding programs. Since I made my own (using all PS supplies) some years before the blog started, I smiled at remembering the assembly line of family members I enlisted to help! Happy Birthday PS Blog!

  202. Michele says:

    I liked the post about the cute caterpillar baby shower invites… I would have NEVER thought of that on my own!

  203. Barbara says:

    Loved your turkeys and pilgrims at thanksgiving. I made them with my granddaughters as decorations for the dinner table.

  204. Cassi says:

    My fave post sent me directly to my local store to pick up all the goodies so I could try my hand at recreating this paper cutting project: Thanks for all the inspiration and happy 2nd bday psblog!

  205. Pat says:

    LOVE all of the wrapping inspirations ~ keep them coming!

  206. Nancy says:

    I loved all the wedding blogs–DIY invitations and all the ways to use wedding sashes in favors to programs. It was in a PS store that I learned embossing. My wedding was papercraft inspired. Not only did I save money but was also one of a kind. I am now using my paper craft skills to make my sisters wedding invitations, etc. using Paper Source products.

  207. Leslie says:

    I always start here to find fresh, unique ideas for homemade cards. I love the fact that each “recipe” includes an image of the final product as well as a list of materials, tools, and suggestions for the card-making. That is so helpful! And honestly, I really love all of your craft ideas. The Envelope Accordion Book is one of my all-time favorites. :)Thanks so much for the inspiration you provide!

  208. Lauren says:

    Your rubber stamping posts always inspire me! They remind me to revisit my favorite crafty hobby! I’ve been a longtime fan of Paper-Source, your selection of papers – colors and shapes – are just amazing and you are always my go to for supplies! Happy Birthday!

  209. Megan says:

    Th first post I read (and the reason I started following the blog) was the pop-up mother’s day card a couple months ago. I thought it was cute and liked the idea to use wrapping paper to embelish paper.

  210. Christine L says:

    I thought the wedding crane post was outstanding. It must have been so magical to be there and see them all. What a great story.

  211. Mary Janelle Cady says:

    Enjoyed the Holiday Card Making post with “recipes”. Thanks!

  212. Bernice says:

    The one featuring the Epic letterpress machine must be my favorite. I love the look of letterpress and finding out I could have a letterpress at home to make all sorts of beautiful things was really exciting.

  213. Lisa says:

    Rubber stamping with powdered sugar is the most brilliant idea I’ve seen in a while. I’m obsessed with both food and crafts, so to marry the two is bliss. I never would’ve thought of rubber stamping as something that could cross over to the culinary world.

  214. Kristi says:

    They are all wonderful, but I loved the DIY wedding programs so much!

  215. I love your posts on letterpress and bookbinding; I hope to learn those one day!

  216. Kristi F. says:

    All the ideas are wonderful! I love to look at all the creative projects. Life is so busy, I will have to add “creative time” to my to-do list so I can give it a try. Rubber Stamping with powdered sugar is what I would like to try first.

  217. Amanda T. says:

    Like many others I found the DIY wedding programs to be most memorable.

  218. Kristen says:

    I couldn’t wait to use PS for my wedding invitations, but I also really liked the Cute as a Button theme stuff. Could also make an adorable birthday party theme for a small child – like 1 year old. Well done, as always.

  219. melanie says:

    Love your store, product, blog, Facebook! I used Paper Source papers for my entire wedding suite + stationary and I’ll also be making your Patriotic Starbursts (from your recent May blog post) in my wedding colors to decorate my dessert bar. Love, love, love!

  220. Susan L. says:

    the paper rosettes are my fave.
    i printed out the directions and gave it out to people at work.

  221. Emily M. says:

    I loved this post!

    I’ve made several camp-themed projects with these as my inspiration! I also used the wood grain paper to line our wedding invitation envelopes. Happy Birthday PS Blog!

  222. Bethanie says:

    I like the Wedding programs, but the powdered sugar stamping is a brilliant idea that my partner and I are trying to apply to our new business.

  223. Kirstin H. says:

    I am inspired by it all! But since there are always babies to plan for, I especially lives the cute as a button ideas… So simple and totally cute!!!

  224. AnneEvans says:

    I really liked the monkey stuff and to see that monkey halloween costume idea was great!
    “Get in on the monkey business”

  225. AF says:

    The one where you posted that I was the winner of the gift card. Oh, no, wait, that one hasn’t been posted yet.

  226. Miriam C. says:

    I think some of my favorites have been about rubber stamping. But l just love anything paper source. I made my own wedding invitations and used petal envelopes and grommets from papersouce, and vellum for the top page and multicolored pages under…

  227. Lisette says:

    Your “Get in on the monkey business” blog was my favorite! I am a 5th grade teacher and every year we make sock monkeys. Next year I will be teaching 2nd grade and I think your paper monkeys will be the perfect craft for 8-year-olds!

  228. Abby says:

    I love the gift wrapping and card making posts. Also the rubber stamping ideas- so hard to choose 🙂

  229. Liz says:

    Love the post about rubber stamping with powdered sugar! Been wanting to play with another version of that technique, but on paper. 🙂

  230. Courtney says:

    My favorite posts were of the chartreuse and night-themed baby shower that you threw for your colleague! Everything was perfection…from the decorations to the gift basket filled with adorable goodies!

  231. Laura in VA says:

    I think I get the most inspiration from the holiday card recipes.

  232. Anna-na says:

    Happy Birthday PS blog! 🙂
    it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite! the powdered sugar stamps were a wow. and i always love the colorscopes. the Smashbook video was really memorable too.

  233. Amy says:

    I liked the paper rosettes. The project was meditative.

  234. Paula McCoy says:

    I love Confessions of a Wrapper – I too coordinate all of my christmas wrap, and this year wrapped my son’s birthday gift to match the party theme.

  235. heylo says:

    DIY Wedding Programs ftw, with the Wedding Invite Inspirations a close second.

  236. Lindsey Barfield says:

    Loved the one about stamping with sugar on plates- gorgeous!

  237. Laura M says:

    I loved the Saint Patty’s Day banner post. I recreated the banner for my son’s Tyler’s 1st Birthday. His birthday is March 17th. Using the light/dark shamrocks and cicle stickers, I typed out HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER. I took pics if you are interested. It was a great hit at the party. Thanks Paper Source!

  238. Kelly says:

    I thought the Colorscope readings were fun and clever. Lots of great ideas here!

  239. Kayla C. says:

    I loved the how to: tissue pomettes post from last September. It inspired me to decorate my whole living room with paper flower garlands which are still hanging to this day.

  240. Thomas says:

    The post in February when you introduced Fig… Made me fall back in love with the land of purple. Happy birthday!!!

  241. Natalia says:

    I’m inspired by 2 posts- the “wedding programs” (we’re making ours based on the booklet design!) and “confessions of a wrapper” (it’s my dream to be able to wrap all of my gifts in such a gorgeous and well thought out way!). happy birthday P*S blog!

  242. Kathy Haynes says:

    My husband and I got married last year – we designed and printed our invitations with paper source products, did placecards and table numbers with your products. The blog was a great resource for ideas all along the way.

  243. Abigail says:

    My favorite post would have to be “Handmade Says It Best”…the whole concept behind my new business is making things “completely you”. My designs always reflect something significant in my life and I love sharing that with my family and friends!

  244. Tina says:

    Love your blog confessions of a wrapper. I’m always looking creative but fairly simple ideas on wrapping gifts and making them special.

  245. Meghan H. says:

    My favorite post is from May 16th. I loved the Artist Inspiration of Helen I Musselwhite. The techniques and use of Paper Source tools was very imaginative. I definitely put these tips to use. Thanks!

  246. Angie Siburt says:

    Do your own wedding programs was the most helpful to me but enjoy all of your blogs. They helps me be more creative. Thanks!

  247. Carolyn W. says:

    I was so intrigued by reading and watching the Smash Book post and video on June 15th, that I decided to go to my Paper Source store the next day and get one – or two or three! The store had their own Smash book started on display and it looked so cute and fun that I was even more inspired to start one of my own. To my dismay, they were all sold out and I have been looking out for them ever since! So sad…but I will be much happier when they are back in stock 🙂

  248. Nicki says:

    The Confessionals of a Wrapper was my favorite post. I too love to wrap gifts and now that I have found Paper Source, you can bet I will be using your wrapping for Christmas and upcoming parties! 🙂

  249. heidi says:

    Uh…how about all of them?! But if I have to pick one I’d say the DIY one for the Cozy Snowman card. I’d love to make that one this year.

    Congrats on two years and thanks for this opportunity!

  250. Teresa says:

    My favorite post is a recent one about baby shower games, which was very timely, since I’m hosting one at the end of the month! I’m going to be creating a Daddy Quiz book to share with the parents to be! Thanks for the idea!

  251. Kathryn says:

    I enjoyed the “Ready, Set, Personalize…Staionary in a Snap” post. I have an entire furniture chest filled with stationary, note cards, envelopes, stickers, stamps, etc. It is my little place to go in the house that is all me and I love it!

  252. Molly says:

    I love the caterpillar shower invites- I’d like to make something similar for my son’s 1st birthday invites!

  253. Cassie says:

    I loved reading the homemade gift blog post! I love hand making gifts (with crafting tips) but always run out of ideas!! Reading the blog posts always help me find more ideas 🙂

  254. Vanessa says:

    i love the reusing of the calender pages as wrapping paper. beautiful, graphic and can be used for any occasion! thanks a ton and good luck everyone!

  255. Katherine says:

    There are so many, it is hard to choose. But if I had to pick one, it would be the handmade says it best. I make my own cards so I am always looking for new ideas. By the way, happy birthday!

  256. SmilynStef says:

    I love the holiday card making recipes … or anything card making related … Happy 2nd Birthday.

  257. Mary says:

    “Confessions of a Wrapper” is my favorite! It makes my holidays simpler to stick to my own personal theme and go from there! Thanks for the contest and continued success to your store!

  258. Donna says:

    Happy Blogging Birthday! I think the How to rubber stamp with powdered sugar was my funniest and best attempt to copy your DIY. Every plate was stamped.

  259. Vicki W. says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading all the entries in the PS Blog. “Cute as a Button” helped me to organize a wonderful baby shower for my BFF…it resulted in lots of “ohhhs and ahhhs!” Thanks to this inspirational blog, my friend and I have decided to start up an event planning business!!!…in our first week of planning!! Happy Birthday PS!

  260. Noreen says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the St. Patrick’s Day Garland!

    Pick me! Pick me!

  261. Sharon O. says:

    I like so many too, but I found the PS Real Weddings Laurel to be very helpful in a project I was working on. My good friend was getting married in Vegas and this was a great source of inspiration.

  262. Sarah Spetoskey says:

    My fiance and I discovered Paper Source about a month ago for the first time when we were creating our Save the Dates, and now we’re hooked! We’ve been back to our local store several times already, planning out our wedding invitations. I especially liked your Wedding inspiration for the DIY bride post from February, as we are seriously considering the Roses embossed invitations, and love the look of the stamps. Thank you Paper Source!

  263. Lacey says:

    My favorite post was the decorated graduation gift-box. The different fonts with the personalized messages made a striking and beautiful gift! I can’t wait to make one myself.

  264. Roshni c says:

    Ohh how I love all the posts but being kinda obessesed with anything wedding related I absolutely loved the diy wedding program pos! So amazing & simple to follow & the best part it was wedding related! How can you not love that!? & happy 2 months to the ps blog (:

  265. Debra says:

    The taking inspiration from other artists. Helen Musselwhite sparked in me a need to see the world daily through
    a camera lens, in person, my dogs eyes. I have been writing thank you cards as it has been a
    tough year and a half or more for me and each note I write I want to be special. Nature scenes dominate
    and they take time and concentration but, all are made from paper! Different textures and colors
    creating many different natural scenes.
    I may not have stumbled upon Helen had you not written about her in your blog. You and Helen, are quite an inspiration.

  266. Simone P. says:

    I love the Paper Source! I am a lucky girl that lives between the Annapolis,MD and D.C. stores. I do some many invitations, and greeting cards so I am so grateful to be able to shop in person when I need unique cards and matching envelopes! You are my favorite store!

  267. Mary-Frances C. says:

    My favorite was the “Think outside (actually inside) the box” post. I had never thought of sending invites, or packaging anything but gifts in boxes. What a great idea. Love it!

  268. Joanna L. says:

    There are so many good posts on the PS blog, but I have to agree with others and say that the handmade says it best. PS always has fun ideas for making your own cards. Thanks for the chance to win more PS money! 😛 *drool*

  269. Jenn post says:

    Confessions of a wrapper and the color scope blogs were totally my favs! love the wrapping ideas and use the ideas year round, not just for christmas! (the ribbons! love it!) i actually have a copy of the colorscope readings in my craft room for constant inspiration!
    thank you for the chance to win, love your products and your blog!
    Jenn Post

  270. Katie C says:

    I love all of them, but just recently did the 4th of July banner for our party and got lots of compliments!

  271. Ann Marie P. says:

    I loved “B is for Baby” I used a similar idea for a friend’s baby shower invites and made actual alphabet blocks. Each guest had to bring a gift that started with the letter on the block they received on their invite! Everyone loved the invitations but they also enjoyed seeing what everyone came up with! Happy Birthday!!!

  272. Nancy L says:

    Its hard to choose since I’ve enjoyed and learned from all the post. If I choose just one it would have to be “A lovely companion to a guest book.” Im helping my brother and his fiancé out with their wedding. It’s a small mostly family affair (80 adults-20 children.) so I thought the guestbook /birthday calendar would be a great idea.

  273. Emily says:

    Where do I start? I love all the inspiration posts, but I really love the handmade gift section. My craftiness has come a long way since I started tuning in regularly!

  274. susan Fulks says:

    my favourite was the “cute as a button” theme, and I have used the theme already for two baby showers….love buttons!!!!! and candy!

  275. Trinidad says:

    Even if the occasion doesn’t match mine, I check out the ideas anyway. They often show stunning presentations made up of a few simple pieces. Also, I’m drawn to colors and I find the color combinations just as inspiring.

  276. Janet L. says:

    Happy Birthday! I visited your blog religiously last year when planning my August wedding. I loved all your great wedding blogs, especially the DIY Wedding Programs! It helped me out tremendously when I spent sleepless nights w/ my bridesmaids making them. Thank you for all the great ideas, keep them coming! 🙂

  277. Melissa M says:

    I liked the DIY wedding programs. I am getting married next April and I’m always on the lookout for new DIY ideas.

  278. Caitlin says:

    I loved the PS Real Weddings: Laura post. I just folded 120 cranes for my own wedding–I can’t imagine making 1300! I had help as well and it was still a lot of work. Thanks for the giveaway!

  279. singelke says:

    I really liked Easy DIY holiday decor using PS fall kits
    (November 18th, 2010). My mother always had beautiful wreaths hung on the front door of the house I grew up in, and my favorite one was one that celebrated fall. It was a collection of all sorts of nuts, pinecones and leaves, all hues of browns, topped with a big red velvet bow. The wreath in the picture was a nice reminder of that childhood memory, with a twist: the leaves made from old book pages.

  280. Mai says:

    Happy Birthday, PS Blog! May there be many more creatively wonderful posts to read in this new blog year.

    As for most memorable post, I liked all the DIY ones, like the DIY wedding invitations and party favors.

  281. Sarah says:

    Love, love, love to browse your site for new and different ideas for my card line. You have the VERY best supplies for the VERY best DIY projects.

  282. Lindsay says:

    I love the post about wrapping gifts!!

  283. Teresa says:

    The little flower cup covers are great. They protect your drink from bees and other things flying around. And did I mention how cute they are! And now you can tell which one is your cup. Just jot down your name.

    The daisy or lotus kits would make fun cup covers too.