1. 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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  2. 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

  3. Meet the Maker Series: Amanda from Mojo Spa

    Want something truly unique and special for Mom this year? Enter the magical Mojo world, where you’re surrounded by cupcake soaps and lotions to pamper the most resilient to the most sensitive skin. Mom will appreciate the natural, dual-purpose products and you’ll enjoy the brownie points for selecting the perfect gift. Wow Mom even more with Mojo’s incredible story:

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  4. Meet the Maker Series: Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

    We at Paper Source value our maker partnerships and want to share their stories.

    We proudly carry an array of Rifle Paper Co. products from notepads to a special recipe box with Anna Bond’s signature style of hand-painted illustrations, vibrant color palettes, and whimsical tones.

    In celebration of Mother’s Day we asked the founder of Rifle Paper Co., Anna Bond, to share her most memorable mom moments. 

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Find your inner artist at a P.S. workshop!

    As a bite of colder weather creeps into the autumn air you might be looking for fun ways to entertain yourself. Rather than lamenting the last days of summer, why not get crafty at one of our upcoming workshops? You’ll be able to bring home your works of art, along with new-found knowledge for keeping yourself busy when the real cold comes (let’s not think about that right now)!

    Buy two seats at the same time and save 10% off each seat! All classes come with a 10%-off coupon! Visit our site for store locations, dates and times.

    Halloween Card-Making Workshop – Saturday, Sept. 26th


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  8. What You Need to Know About ban.do


    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. From a Recruiter: How Our Store Samples Are Made

    Our new “From a Recruiter” series will give an inside look at what it’s like to interview and work for Paper Source. Written by Cara Pacholski, our Field Recruitment Manager, you’ll get a sneak peek at stories, tips and tricks from our store recruitment team. 


    Paper Source has so many inspiring things happening behind the scenes, and we love sharing some of the unique people and processes that go into making our stores such creative spaces.

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  10. We Love our Paper Source Moms!

    Paper Source would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all moms! To celebrate, we’re spotlighting four mamas from our Paper Source family. Read on for their lessons as working moms, and what Paper Source item they wish their kiddos would gift them!

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