1. Meet the Maker Series: Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge

    Continuing with our mission to highlight inspiring and empowering women, we were thrilled to interview Grace Bonney for our Meet the Maker series. She is the author of New York Times bestseller In the Company of Women and founder of Design*Sponge, a design and lifestyle blog. We asked Bonney a little bit more about the bestselling book, the inaugural issue of her new magazine Good Company, and what we might expect to see from Design*Sponge in the future.

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  2. Meet The Maker Series: Lydia Ortiz of Little Feminist

    As we mentioned in our last blog, we’re giving you the opportunity to win an illustration of an inspiring woman in your life, drawn by Lydia Ortiz, the illustrator of the Little Feminist Series. We chatted with Lydia Ortiz to find out how she got involved in the project, what inspires her, and how she inspires others through her art.

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  3. Celebrate An Empowering Woman In Your Life

    Throughout March, we celebrated women-led brands with our Women We Love Initiative. Now, we want to turn the spotlight on the inspirational and empowering women in your own community!

    You know her, the one that works tirelessly but always with a smile on her face. The woman who knows how to lift you up when you’re feeling down. She’s your partner, your mother, your sister, your friend. She’s an everyday woman that inspires you, and she deserves some applause!

    As a special way to help you honor this fierce and fearless woman, we’re giving you the chance to win an illustration of her likeness, courtesy of Lydia Ortiz, the illustrator of the Little Feminist collection.

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  4. Add A Little Markle Sparkle To Handwritten Letters and Invites

    In honor of National Letter Writing Month, we’re putting the spotlight on the beauty of a handwritten letter. When you take the time to craft a handwritten letter, the recipient feels special and loved, something that royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle agrees with.

    As you might have read in a recent People magazine article, Markle was once part of the Paper Source family, working as a calligrapher at our Beverly Hills location from 2004-2005. Markle’s love for a nice handwritten letter, and her impeccable penmanship, made her a perfect fit for the job.

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  5. Women We Love: #PSCelebratesWomen

    We’re super excited and not just because spring is in the air.

    In case you don’t know, March is Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day, so we thought it was the perfect time to kick off our “Women We Love” initiative.

    Our CEO Winnie Park said it best, “As a company with a history of empowering women, it is time to celebrate our fellow innovators both nationally and internationally, bringing awareness to the importance of equality in our society. We are excited to provide our customers an opportunity to support the Women’s Empowerment movement in a special and unique way.”

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  6. Meet the Maker Series: American Crafts

    At Paper Source, we’re dedicated to Doing Something Creative Every Day, and value the handmade touches we can bring into all of life’s celebrations. This month’s Meet the Maker is no different and has helped make crafting both easy and accessible for over 20 years!

    American Crafts is a leading source of modern, innovative and colorful crafting supplies. With an emphasis on capturing everyday moments and favorite memories, they strive to inspire, create and beautify the simple things in life with easy-to-use tools and unique products. Check out our interview below to learn how they got their start and how they continue to change the game.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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