Can you believe that Easter is right around the corner? It is so early this year! So, if any of our readers are scrambling to complete plans for their gathering, I thought I’d take the pain out of filling those Easter baskets by recommending a few of my favorite gifts for Easter.
The unseasonably warm temperatures have many of us thinking Spring already. It’s a welcome relief for us Chicagoans, considering some of us experienced a full-on blizzard last year. (Not me! See: California Dreamin’)
Sunshine days, lighter evenings, blooming tulips and nature provide perfect inspiration for Spring crafts. In addition, our craft selection has been infused with new and colorful options.
Here are a few of my favorite items…
As paper lovers, many of us have been inspired by the latest additions to our fine paper assortment. There are now 250+ styles, and each has their own unique style.
How do you choose one?
Laura, Fine Paper Buyer for Paper Source, asks herself this question on a daily basis. She swims in an office filled with beautiful colors and incredible patterns, searching for the perfect compliments to our solid paper and envelopes and inspiration that helps you Do Something Creative Every Day.
To help us decide, we asked Laura to tell us about her latest faves. Not only did she point out two amazing styles, but she also provided a great background on the art of handmade paper.
Father’s Day is approaching and, whether your dad is sweetheart or a geek at heart, we have unique gifts for dad.
Geek is the new cool, so for the geek dad we have tons of options. The Geek Pen is my personal fave – It comes complete with a stylus, flexible LED light, UV light, red laser pointer, and clip. It is the ultimate gift for Dad to nerd out on. We also have a Geek Dad book with great geeky projects, like “Building the Best Slip N Slide Ever.” It’s just in time for summer fun! Read More
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and, while our best Paper Source Valentine’s Day products are our paper Valentines, we thought you might like to hear about our favorite gifts for celebrating the season of love.
My personal favorite is the tiny papel picado garland. The paper cutting technique is done by hand in Mexico, by artisans who chisel through layers of tissue paper to create beautiful garlands. This mini banner would be an adorable addition to your cubicle or office for Valentine’s Day!
At my house the stockings have always been my very favorite thing at Christmastime, both opening mine and shoppi