1. Our Hand-Made Holiday Gift Guide

    Finding gifts for others that don’t break the bank is a constant struggle of mine, as I’m sure it is for many.  I love giving meaningful gifts to others, which unfortunately requires money that I do not have.  In recent years, crafting has become my secret weapon.  Making gifts by hand allows for endless customization and is far cheaper (and more thoughtful) than buying a pre-made gift.  For those of you who are also balling on a budget this holiday season, here are a couple DIY gift ideas that will not burn a hole in your wallet. Read More

  2. Keeping February Fresh with Fitness with Guest Blogger Allegra G.


    With January behind us and the end of February closer than we might believe, the solid resolutions we made on January 1 may have started to wane slightly.

    This is often the case when we set lofty goals for an entire year.

    You might find that the gym seems farther away, and those excuses for why you just can’t exercise today are starting to carry more weight.

    Resolutions and big picture goals are a great starting point, but they put a lot of pressure on you. Once you set a resolution, you have to keep it up for 365 days, and any small misstep can feel like a failure.

    Huge fitness resolutions may be too overwhelming, so a few weeks in you might find yourself on the couch rather than a treadmill. But there is hope!

    There are some simple, and fun ways to achieve your goals and have you feeling healthier than ever before.
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  3. How-To: DIY Hello Bunny Easter Card Recipe


    Hop to it this spring and create an Easter card for some-bunny special!

    We have all the fresh and fun supplies you need to surprise and delight this season. So, spring on down the bunny trail and get inspired by our Easter card recipe below:

    Hello Bunny Card

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  4. More New Year’s Resolutions (and how to keep them!) – From our Buyers

    Still wondering how to keep your resolutions this year?

    Our buyers wanted to share their resolutions and how our fabulous products will help them stay on track. Check out their plans below, and get inspired by how they plans to stick to them!

    Kyle W.’s major new year’s resolution is to streamline her office and desk organization using our sassy and stylish pocket folders by ban.do and kate spade! It’s easy to get motivated for meetings with colorful folders and an oversized blotter to keep your schedule on track.


    • ban.do Pink & Gold File Folders
    • kate spade new york Gold Dot File Folders
    • 2015-2016 Paper Source Foil Blotter Calendar

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  5. #MyPSValentine Wants You To Feel The Love!

    One of the best things about Valentine’s Day is that it gives us another reason to create handmade cards with thoughtful messages for the people we care about the most.

    From January 19th through Valentine’s Day on February 14th, tag images of how you show your love using Paper Source products with #MyPSValentine. You’ll be entered for the chance to win a spot on our social pages as well as a hand-picked prize pack!

    Every week one winner will be chosen, and there is no limit to how many times you can enter!

    For some inspiration on how you can share a little love with those who are dear to your heart, we have a few ideas for you. We’ve been busy D.I.Y.-ing Valentines with some of our prettiest new products – pick your favorite and give it a try! For even more inspiration, visit one of our stores.


    Heart of Gold:

    1. Cut a 3.75″ x 5″ panel out of Gold Glitter Wrap and mount it to a Superfine Soft White A2 folded card.
    2. Download and print the Heart of Gold PDF on Mint text paper and cut it out.
    3. Add a Gold Foil Heart Sticker and a strip of heart tape to the Mint paper.
    4. Mount the Mint paper to the card with Super Tacky Tape.
    5. Line a Mint envelope with Gold Glitter Wrap using our Envelope Liner Templates.

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  6. New Year’s Resolutions (and how to keep them!) – From our Buyers

    What are your new year’s resolutions?

    We want to inspire you to Do Something Creative Every Day, so we asked our buyers to share their resolutions and how our favorite products will help them stay on track. Check out their plans below, and resolve to try something new this year!

    Carolyn R. says, “My resolution is to drink more water and our beautiful Swell water bottles are the perfect way to make sure I have water with me all day.

    I also plan on making sure people know how much I appreciate them. Our simple, sweet thank you stationery sets are the perfect way to send little notes throughout the year. I am obsessed with the watercolor design. And I can get a custom stamp, so addressing them is no issue!”

    Resolve to stay hydrated and in touch with friends with these items:


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  7. Paper Source Gift Boxes take the stress out of holiday shopping

    Are you struggling with a gift list that’s filled with your favorite people, but missing those special items that will make their day? We get it. Gift shopping can be overwhelming, but Paper Source is here to help! We have Gift Box ideas to inspire you and get you ready for a season of giving in style. Take a look at some of the fun, fancy and fresh gift ideas for her, him, and even kids!

    For the glamorous gal:

    A collection of fashionable gifts for someone stylish from Paper Source.

    This girl not only follows the trends, she sets them! Set her up in style this season with all the essentials for keeping her on-the-go in her fabulous heels.

    Create this box using these great gifts:

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  8. 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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  9. Picture Perfect: Make the Most of Photo Albums

    We love taking traditional photo albums and giving them a modern update. There are so many great ways to use and gift photo albums, and with the new Kinsho line, there are formats for any use (from pocket-sized, to traditional albums, to photo journals/scrapbooks). With luxe details like cloth-bound covers, nature-inspired colors, acid-free and archival paper, interior pockets and elastic enclosures, the new albums are practical enough for everyday use with a superior quality that makes a thoughtful gift. Here are some of our favorite ideas for using and gifting these classic products.

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    Store wedding memories. Photo albums are a classic way to store wedding and engagement pictures, but here are three different ways to use albums in your wedding plans (the Kinsho Ivory Photo Album has room for 200 photos and plenty of writing space).

    • Photobooth displays. Photobooths are a current wedding trend, and so is displaying the photobooth pics. But don’t forget to gather those up at the end of the night! Store them in a photo album so you’ll have them close by.

      Photo from Weddingomania Photo from Weddingomania

    • Candid moments. If you’re not doing a photobooth, give every table a disposable or Polaroid camera and collect the prints at the end for a look at the reception you might not have seen!
    • A custom guest book. Request that your guests bring a photo of them with the happy couple and place it in the album along with well wishes.

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    A thoughtful graduation gift. Send off your new graduate by asking friends and family to bring their favorite pic with the new grad. Have each guest store their photo and write a favorite memory or tip for “the real world” for a gift they can keep forever (this Kinsho Pocket Photo Album is small and portable for wherever life might take the new grad).

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    Create a memorable baby shower. Have your close friends bring baby photos of themselves and collect them in an album. Ask them to write a sweet message, fond memory, or tips on parenting, on the side. Keep it as a baby keepsake for years to come in the Kinsho Photo Journal – which features scrapbook sheets with room to write on the side.

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    Whichever way you’re using your album, unique pens, stickers, washi tape and stamps can make a difference (they’re not just for scrapbooking – you can customize your photo albums however you like).

    With smartphones and screens becoming the popular way to store photos, we love the idea of printing out memories and having a tangible album holding some of life’s biggest moments. What are your favorite ways to use photo albums?

  10. Easy Mother’s Day (Paper) Upgrades

    Breakfast in bed and a bouquet of pretty flowers are a Mother’s Day favorite for a reason. Kids and adults alike can participate; plus it’s a simple and cost effective way to show mom how much she means.

    If you’re treating mom with these classics this year, add more detail with these fine paper finishing touches. (Hint: Pick a paper with mom’s favorite colors!)

    Line her breakfast tray. Measure the surface of the tray and cut a piece of paper to size. Simply place it in the bottom for a look that screams posh & pampered.

    Breakfast Tray

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