1. DIY Holiday Decor with Paper Source Kits with Guest Blogger Rachel Regal of Just Peachy Blog

    I love crafting. I grew up doing it just about every weekend and we even have a stocked craft room in my parent’s home.

    Christmas garland kit

    I also really love Christmas decor more than any other holiday – not surprisingly. So when I discovered the Paper Source holiday kits, I just knew I had to indulge. If you’re crafty enough to host a cookie decorating party, you should probably create your own decor. Like I did here!

    Christmas decorations from Paper Source

    Every single piece of this festive garland is included in the kit. So no, you don’t need anything extra like scissors or glitter glue or string to put it together. The only thing you would need is some way to hang the garland, like thumbtacks or tape.

    Merry Christmas garland pieces

    Every piece is pre-cut and glitter-fied so all you need to do is thread them along the string. You can even shake things up if you’re a true rule breaker and choose where to place the Santa, reindeer and trees.

    assembled Paper Source holiday garland

    The garland looked so cute in my parent’s kitchen dining room and so perfect as a backdrop for my cookie decorating party. I think I’ll keep it up in my apartment for the rest of the seasons to come. I also have a Christmas wreath kit just waiting to be put together and I can’t wait to hang it on my door. Maybe next year I’ll have a real one, because this one is just too cute. 😉

    assembled garland hanging in the window

    Paper Source offers all different types of cute kits for all kinds of occasions from holiday to birthday to baby shower! You can find them in all Paper Source stores or online.

    For more holiday decorating tips, gift guides and general fabulosity, visit Rachel at www.justpeachyblog.org, and don’t forget to share your pics with us at #YestoPS!

  2. 4 Festive Ways to Set Your Holiday Table

    This special season means arms full of presents, hearts full of cheer and homes full of family! Look forward to a festive feast with friends and family, whether you have a fully-packed kids table or an elegant and refined theme.

    Don’t get overwhelmed with shopping for presents and decking your halls. Paper Source is here to help you celebrate the season in style! Get inspired by some of our favorite table settings below (courtesy of our Creative Intern – Caroline!)

    Gold Glam

    Gold themed holiday place setting

    Your guests will certainly take a shine to your holiday table when you add elegant gold accents. When giving gifts, it’s the thought that counts, and we think there are no better thoughts than “Peace, Joy, Love.” These cellophane bags are perfect for wrapping ornaments or sweet treats for your guests. Before you wrap up your party, share a toast or two with family and friends. Getting into the holiday spirit is even easier when your holiday spirits are in a gold confetti tumbler!

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  3. Fringed Holiday Tree Tutorial

    …courtesy of our stellar Creative Intern, Caroline!

    Cute, customizable Christmas fun- what a tree-t! I made several of these fringy fellows and used them to decorate for a holiday tea party I held this past weekend.

    You’ll need:



    Use a plate to trace a perfect circle

    Cut a circle out of card stock. The bigger it is, the taller your tree will be. To cut a perfect circle, set a plate on your card stock and trace the outline in pencil.
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  4. 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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  5. Tips for setting a crafty kids’ Christmas table – Free download included!

    Who says grown ups get to have all the fun? This year, the kids’ table is the place to be!

    Aunts and uncles will be trading their seats for a spot at this fun-filled table this holiday. With a Letter to Santa download, festive photo props and unlimited possibilities of what to create, you’re sure to craft a Christmas to remember!

    The keys to a creative Christmas kids’ table are color, crafts and easy clean-up. Set the scene for a stress-free dinner party by offering projects at your Christmas table that will help kids stay seated and occupied before, during and after the meal.

    holiday themed tablescape with gifts and activities for kids
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  6. 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.

    Holiday GlitterHoliday Embellishment

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  7. Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

    Looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers? Head over to a Paper Source store to stock up on some of our favorite goodies!

    PS Holiday GG SS

     

    1. Get a little candy crazy with this unique Hammond’s Pigs & Taters Chocolate Bar. Perfect for adults and kids alike, this milk chocolate bar features pieces of potato chips and bacon.

    2. Kids will love this Mini Neon Cubebot. The wooden limbs and elastic band muscles make this cube fun to manipulate.

    3. We’re not saying you should give anyone actual coal, but if you have a friend who’s been a little naughty, give them this funny hint. It’s actually Coal Bubble Gum, so they’ll get a nice treat out of it.

    4. These Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch are a fun take on a classic treat.

    5. These Neon Hair Ties are functional but super cute, too. Pretty enough to wear on your wrist when not in use, and they won’t tear your hair!

    6. Our newest Joy Love Cheer Tea comes in a travel tin that’s perfect for adult stockings. It feature Paper Source exclusive artwork and the black tea leaves create a robust base for this spicy infusion, while apples and a hint of licorice sweeten each sip.

  8. Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

    Wondering what to get your favorite gal? Whether it’s your bestie, your partner, sister or friend – we have some great gifts for all of the leading ladies in your life!

    PS Holiday GG Women

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  9. Creative Holiday Wrap Ideas

    So your shopping is done and the stockings are hung…now comes the fun part! Wrap your gifts in style this holiday season with these creative tips and creative gift toppers.

    Delightful Details 

    From left to right: Tags-Holiday Confetti Die-Cut Gift Tags, Hand Scripted Holiday To From Gift Tag Stickers, Hanukkah Chalkboard Circle Stickers, Gold Foil Peace Joy Love Hang Tags, Merry&Bright Gold Foil Gift Tags. Ribbons-Clover Herringbone Ribbon, Lake Satin Ribbon, Red Satin Ribbon, Blue & White Baker's Twine, Red & Green Curled Ribbon, Skinny Red Dot on White Ribbon, Gold Satin Ribbon, Red & White Baker's Twine, Red Satin Ribbon, Gold Satin Ribbon. Ornament- Love Birds Heart Ornament

    From left to right: TagsHoliday Confetti Die-Cut Gift Tags, Hand Scripted Holiday To From Gift Tag Stickers, Hanukkah Chalkboard Circle Stickers, Gold Foil Peace Joy Love Hang Tags, Merry & Bright Gold Foil Gift Tags. RibbonsClover Herringbone Ribbon, Lake Satin Ribbon, Red Satin Ribbon, Blue & White Baker’s Twine, Red & Green Curled Ribbon, Skinny Red Dot on White Ribbon, Gold Satin Ribbon, Red & White Baker’s Twine, Red Satin Ribbon, Gold Satin Ribbon. OrnamentLove Birds Heart Ornament

    A few gift wrapping details that we love right now:

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  10. Weekend Wants: The Land of Nod

    In this special edition of Weekend Wants, our Art Director, Karen Davis, tells us some of her favorite things from The Land of Nod


    One visit to The Land of Nod and I was in love! I was just out of college and the bright colors and nostalgic toys and art drew me in – and without any babies or kids in my life, I bought a vintage spirograph for my sister and a big box of craft supplies for myself! Fast forward a few years to 6 adorable nieces and nephews, and The Land of Nod has been my #1 holiday and birthday destination. And then, last year, my guy and I welcomed a little one of our own. It has been a year of pure, absolute joy. The Land of Nod has been such a fun part of our journey, from our nursery decor, to thoughtful and colorful toys, musical instruments, snuggly animal friends and books. Here are a few of my favorites!

    Nursery

    My nursery at home is full of The Land of Nod goodies! Not only the Andersen Crib, but both lamps (Light Years Orange Floor Shade and Nickel Base and Gumball Lamp), nightstand, ottoman and bedding. (Some items may no longer be available)

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