1. Our New DIY Wedding Resource

    DIY wedding

    No one loves a wedding more than those of us here at Paper Source. Ask our associates how they first learned about Paper Source and many will answer with tales of wedding planning, same goes for our customers. Some recall spinning through a room filled by our Colorscope or sifting through racks of inspiring fine paper. Most remember falling in love with perfectly packaged wedding invitations and everyone fondly reflects on the DIY finishes of their big day.

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  2. A Paper Source Wedding: Ross & Laura’s Hometown Celebration

    Paper Source Wedding

    Last spring our colleague Laura married her best friend in their hometown of Peoria, IL. Laura incorporated a number of DIY wedding projects to make her event a Paper Source wedding. Her day was special in so many ways, so we asked Laura about the inspiration behind this hometown celebration.

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  3. A Paper Source Wedding: Susan’s Night & White Destination Wedding

    Paper Source Wedding

    Last year one of our colleagues had a destination wedding and, like many of us, Susan wanted to incorporate Paper Source elements into her wedding ceremony and reception. Since many of our readers are also considering a destination wedding, we had Susan tell us how she prepared for this perfectly night and white wedding in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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  4. Studio City inspiration: Wedding place cards & menus

    We love how Paper Source Fan Lisa Y. used a monochromatic color palette and rubber stamps to accent her Eagle Castle Winery wedding in Paso Robles, California.

    diy place cardsPhotograph courtesy of Inktree Photography

    I worked with TwoYellowShoes to design a custom template since I wanted the grapevines to go with our winery wedding.

    To complete her DIY place cards, Lisa adhered each printed card to a Plum Place Card using Double-Sided Tape. She used Clear Embossing Powder, the purple from her Petal Point Color Box Inkpad and Menu Set Rubber Stamp images to heat emboss each place card (the carrot indicated vegetarian, the cow was for short ribs, and the fish signified the Monkfish entrée). Read More

  5. DIY wedding programs

    DIY wedding programs

    With spring and summer weddings approaching, there are sure to be lots of last-minute crafting projects and to-do’s, as you prepare (or help someone else prepare!) for the big day. Keep it simple while getting stunning results with these program ideas– the perfect way to usher in a grand affair!

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  6. Easy decorative sashes

    invitation sashes

    Incorporate a beautiful fine paper design into your wedding suite with the subtle punch of a paper sash. Decorative sashes are an easy way to decorate wedding invitations, programs, favor boxes and more.

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  7. The little black gift

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    Like the little black dress that sits in your closet, we’ve found the little black (or white) gift offers the same reliability and versatility. So, in addition to a springtime ode to daisies, we’ve compiled a beautiful assortment of black and white products.

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  8. Guest blogger: A birch & bluebirds wedding

    My sister Carla and her husband Kevin met in high school and got married in the White Mountains of New Hampshire last August. Carla knew from the start that she wanted birds to play a major role in her theme, and for her colors to be “blue, shades of blue, maybe blue and some bluish greens, but mostly just blues.” As straightforward as that sounds, it was amazing how many different “blues” we considered before agreeing on a final palette!

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  9. The best inspiration from 2010

    The New Year has arrived, and what better way to commemorate 2010 than to reflect on the innovative ideas that helped us Do Something Creative Every Day throughout the year?! From guest bloggers to seasonal how-tos to adorable baby showers, here are 10 of the most-read ideas to ring in 2011 with crafty style:

    How-to: 4th of July decorating

    How-to: wall bulletin organizer

    How-to: camp stationery

    How-to: hamburger party invites

    Our first guest blogger! Introducing Andrea Boudewijn

    How-to: paper doll pool party invitations

    Easy wedding table cards

    “Twice as nice” twins baby shower

    “Cute as a button” baby shower

    How-to: tissue pomettes

  10. Guest blogger: Carol Schultz

    Paper_Source_Save_the_DateI got engaged and laid off in the same week…in that order. Rather than being entirely saddened by a job loss (well, a little bit), I thought, “Well, now I’ll have time to make all 200 of our wedding invitations, response cards, rehearsal invitations, and open house cards by hand!” Oh, and I didn’t stop there. I also proceeded to make 200 save the dates, 200 reception place cards, and one gigantic paper sunflower, all through the creative inspiration provided by Paper Source! I actually visited the River North location in Chicago so often that my husband (then fiance, of course) called “paper-sourcing” my new job!

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