1. Meet the Maker Series: ban.do

    This month, we’re turning the spotlight on the founder of the extravagantly colorful, vibrant brand, ban.do. We chatted with Jen Gotch, the founder and Chief Creative Officer, to learn about their drool-worthy planner collection, and what inspires their team.

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  2. Creative Journaling 101

    At Paper Source, we love being organized almost as much as we love crafting, so when we heard about creative journaling, we were immediately on board! It can be intimidating, especially when you see how much detail goes into creating some of these journals, but not to worry, we’re here to give some great tips and tricks to get you started.

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  3. Meet the Maker Series: Ebony of Snow & Graham

    As we head into the spring season and approach Mother’s Day, we wanted to feature one of our favorite mom bosses. Ebony Snow Hurr is the founder and creative director of Snow & Graham, a company that has long been a staple at Paper Source with their beautiful line of papers, stationery and calendars. Born into a family of artist and entrepreneurs starting her own business was seemingly inevitable. Over the past 20 years, Ebony has nurtured her brand and her family of three boys with a creative and industrious spirit. We chatted with Ebony about what it’s like to be a working mom, inspiration from generations before her and her favorite mom moments.

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  4. A Valentine’s Day Tween Crafternoon

    A few weeks ago, a group of Chicago tweens joined us in our offices for a fun day of crafting Valentines! We were blown away by their creativity and their ability to make crafting a social, yet personal, experience.

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  5. #PSBeeKind: Make Your Commitment to Kindness

    Bee Kind, Valentine's Day 2017

    We want to start this year off right by committing to a resolution that is sweet and simple. At Paper Source, we want to strive to make little changes to share love and kindness everyday. As a part of our #PSBeeKind Campaign, we believe that simple acts of kindness and a little bit of sweetness can go a long way!

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  6. Paper Source Thanksgiving Traditions

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    Going to a place we call home and being with loved ones is what makes the holidays so special. Traditions, though, are what keep the memories of the holiday season alive year round. We went around the Paper Source HQ in Chicago, and asked our team members what their Thanksgiving traditions were. Read on to learn some interesting traditions that you may want to impliment yourself! Read More

  7. Last Chance to Vote in the Arctic Election

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    Have you voted for your favorite arctic critter yet? The 2016 Arctic Election is coming to an end, but there is still time! Help us decide whether Walrus of Narwhal will claim victory over the frigid waters of the north this holiday season. Read More

  8. Work Where You Love to Shop – Hiring for the Holidays



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    Holiday hiring is upon us, and we’re excited to show you our amazing brand this season. If you’ve ever been delighted by our store windows, inspired by our workshops or envious of our catalog pages, Paper Source might be a great fit for you this holiday season!
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  9. Paper Source Takes Brooklyn



    Recently, we were invited to Brooklyn to partake in the Etsy Open Call, and having never been to Brooklyn before (don’t judge us – we’re midwesterners!), we took to the streets to explore the lush creativity the city had to offer before we experienced the lush creativity the Open Call had to offer. With suggestions from you, we ate, carouseled, crafted and ate even more of our way towards the Esty headquarters. While our waistbands will never forgive us, Brooklyn and the Etsy Open Call reminded us exactly why we do what we do here at Paper Source and the amazingly creative people in the world who inspire us to do and be better. Here is a little insight into the Open Call and Paper Source taking Brooklyn (although sadly, not back to Chicago):
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  10. Meet the Makers Series: Brian French of French Paper Co.

    Beautiful paper is at the core of everything we do here at Paper Source – it’s in our name – and we take every effort to find partners with the same passion for paper! One of our long time partners, French Paper Co., is a sixth generation family owned mill that has perfected our colorscope to bring us our vibrant cards and envelopes.

    We spoke with Brian French and learned more about French Paper’s rich history, where they draw inspiration from and why paper is still important. Read More