1. A Crafternoon with Paper Source


    Last Thursday, Paper Source headquarters hosted a charming group of fifth grade Girl Scouts for an afternoon of crafting Valentine’s Day kits!

    rubber stamps, colored ink, and other crafting supplies

    After receiving instruction from our crafting expert on how to use some of our most popular crafting tools, the girls assembled and decorated our pre-cut kits to make some Valentines for their pal-entines.

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  2. Spotlight Series with Wedding Stationery Designer Maria Filar


    We know that some of our fans are ready to start planning for their wedding day, and what better way to start than by getting inspired by our gorgeous collection of new Wedding Invitation Suites?

    We asked our designers to pick their favorite and share with you.

    Even if you can’t hear wedding bells just yet, you can still swoon over these amazing invites. Paper Source offers exclusive, customizable wedding suites, all designed in-house by our team in Chicago. Our designers create a variety of invitations for every taste (from classic to contemporary), all while incorporating their own unique style.

    Designer Maria Filar:

    1.) Q: Which invitation suite is your favorite this year?

    A: My favorite is a tie between the Watercolor Garden suite and the Paintbrush Foil design.

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  3. 2015 Holiday Card Contest Winners


    We had an amazing response to our annual card contests this past holiday!

    Customer submissions were posted to Instagram (via #PaperSourceHolidayContest), plus we also ran a holiday card contest for our store employees and we were wowed by everyone’s creativity!

    Thank you to all who participated – you certainly made our decision difficult. Take a glimpse at the winners of both contests below:

    Customer Contest: Grand Prize Winner – Erin C.


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  4. Top 15 of 2015

    Top 15 of 2015

    Soft White Printable Place Cards
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  5. Make like a tree and spruce up your holiday cards this season!

    Welcome in this holiday season (and welcome Spruce back into our colorscope!) with a deal on holiday cards that will let you cross everyone off your list! Buy two sets of holiday cards and get the third set 25% off!

    This year, why not inject a little (or a lot!) of magic into your messages with embellishments that send more than just Season’s Greetings – they really show how much you care.

    Read on for inspiration on how to make our holiday cards truly your own.

    Glitter embellishment

    Whether you consider yourself an accomplished artist or you just like to put your personal stamp on things, you can get as creative as you want with glitter! Our Paper Source exclusive designs are unique and beautiful, but don’t be afraid to embellish, adorn and bejewel to your heart’s content.

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  6. What You Need to Know About ban.do

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    Ban.do is the fresh, funky, bold brand responsible for the gorgeous floral patterns, bright neon colors and punchy, inspirational quotes that add a much-needed dose of fun to your day.

    The fun-loving women that make up this L.A.-based company include the founder, Jen Gotch, who has big dreams and an even bigger personality!

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  7. The 2015 Paper Source Colorscope is HERE!

    PS-2015-ColorscopeAs Autumn arrives, it’s time again to ask yourself, “What’s my Colorscope?”

    Identifying your Paper Source Colorscope sign is easy, especially with our newest Paper Source color, Antique Gold. Our hues are here to provide your creative side with more ways to express yourself through color. Go ahead, find your two favorite Paper Source colors, check out our Colorscope readings, and tell us what you discover!

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  8. Back to School: Free Tech Wallpaper Downloads

    We’re making back to school even more fun with free downloads of our exclusive Paper Source designs! We picked three of our favorite designs from our calendars for you to use as backgrounds on your phone and desktop. Enjoy this free perk – our way of making your tech a little more beautiful!

     

    Watercolor Backgrounds (as seen in our Foil Watercolor Calendar)

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    Desktop 2880 x 1800  |   Desktop 2560 x 1440   |   iPad Mini   |   iPad   |   iPhone 5   |   iPhone 6

     

    Color Pop Backgrounds (as seen in our Color Pop Foil Easel Calendar)

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    Desktop 2880 x 1800  |   Desktop 2560 x 1440   |   iPad Mini   |   iPad   |   iPhone 5   |   iPhone 6

     

    Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds (as seen in our Brushstroke Hidden Spiral Foil Planner)

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    Desktop 2880 x 1800  |   Desktop 2560 x 1440   |   iPad Mini   |   iPad   |   iPhone 5   |   iPhone 6

    Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

  9. Supporting Our Partners in Nepal

    As a company founded on the art of handcrafted paper, we were saddened by the tragic earthquake that devastated Nepal. Our Lokta fine papers are handcrafted in Nepal, and are the soul of our organization; we consider the skilled creators part of our Paper Source family. In an effort to support the difficult rebuilding process our Nepali friends are facing, Paper Source is donating 20% of Lokta paper purchase proceeds to support earthquake relief. We hope this effort will assist our Nepali partners in both rebuilding and promoting the Nepal commerce industry.

    For a better understanding of the delicate and involved process of creating a beautiful fine paper, here’s a sneak peek into the life of our Lokta paper – before it gets to stores.

     

    The very first step starts with the Lokta plant! Here you can see the bark, ready for the process to start.

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  10. Behind the Scenes: Designing Paper Source Wrap

    By now you’ve seen the variety of wrapping paper we offer at Paper Source. From quirky themes to classic prints, we have a wide range of wraps that are designed by our team in Chicago. Although the end result looks effortlessly beautiful, the design process is a lot of work that starts almost a year in advance! Below, we’re going to show just some of the steps our new wraps have gone through before they’re perfected and finished!

    We love our new Holiday Bears wrapping paper. They’re playful and fun, and perfect for kids (of all ages). You might be surprised to know that this wrap originated from our Wall Art Calendar. In fact, our calendars are the first things we design (we’re already working on 2016 calendars) and often decide which themes we carry to other products. The bears started as a calendar page and were then re-designed to have a holiday feel for wrap. In the end, we loved the new look so much we changed it on the calendar, too!

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