1. My Planner, My Plan Series: Amber Kemp-Gerstel

    Meet PS Planner Ambassador: Amber Kemp-Gerstel

     

    Amber will go on record to say she “would rather lose my big toe than lose my calendar” and that is exactly why she has been the perfect fit as our next PS Planner Ambassador.  Formally, a child psychologist turned ultimate craft blogger she is always dreaming and planning her next project to share with her followers.  Her carefully curated and thoughtfully planned content has helped her define her space as a expert maker that has been featured in Domino Magazine, Food Network Magazine and HGTV.  Amber has several techniques for staying organized and making plans, including using a monthly calendar to have a large overview of her tasks.

     

     

     

    See our interview with Amber below for more on her creative organization tips and an inside look at her dream workspace.

     

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  2. The Art of Living, Giving, Celebrating, and Creating

    The Art of Paper Source

    On average, Americans check their phones 80 times a day. It seems like living in the present is a thing of past. But there’s an easy way to come back down to earth: crafting. While colored pens and stationary may not save the world, they do help us cherish all of life’s special moments, big and small – and there’s something to be said for that. Whether it’s a handwritten love letter you save for years to come or a memory book of your child’s first year, paper gives you a platform to master the Art of Living, Giving, Creating, and Celebrating.

     

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  3. Crafting 101: How to Make a Memory Book

    Your phone is full of adorable photos — vacations, special occasions, and everyday moments that make you smile. But how often do you really look at them? Creating a memory book makes these photos easier to enjoy and look back on. Follow our simple guide to craft a story you can share with the people you love most for years to come.

     

     

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  4. DIY Butterfly Card Making

    Long, picnic-filled days in sundresses and flip flops are finally here to stay. That’s right: summer has officially arrived. Capture the essence of the season with a DIY card making project.

    Print out a butterfly template to use your favorite fine paper, or use our handmade butterflies to customize your cheerful cards.

     

     

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  5. Crafting 101: How to Make Custom Gift Bags

    No birthday party is complete without a well-stocked goodie bag. The only thing that could make your parting gifts more festive for friends and family? Making them yourself. With a simple lineup of supplies in your craft room, you can make custom gift bags to match any occasion. Use the below guide to add a personal (and pretty) touch to your next soiree.

     

     

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  6. The Ultimate Guide to Party-Perfect Banners

     

    Festive, bunting-inspired celebration banners are one of our favorite party trends in recent memory. There’s just something about the way a simple combination of fine paper and string can encapsulate the spirit of shouting “hooray!”

    With a handful of supplies and a bit of imagination, crafting a celebration banner is a lovely way to add a touch of personality and pop to a party’s decoration scheme. Our simple guide will show you how to master the Art of Celebrating!

     

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  7. Celebrating 35 Years of Creativity

    The Art of Paper Craft

    Paper is the canvas for capturing life’s moments and each moment we create becomes part of our story. We preserve life’s moments to pass them on so we can celebrate each moment for years to come. Paper Source has been here to help a community live, give, celebrate and create for thirty-five years and we look forward to having you with us on the next part of the journey. Discover your crafting personality here! target=”_blank”

    Celebrate with us!

    Join us in stores for our 35th anniversary event September 6-13 for special crafts, sales, gifts, raffle prizes & more!

    09/06 – 09/13 | Enter to win a Paper Source prize pack!
    Visit your local Paper Source and enter for a chance to win a Paper Source tote filled with our favorite products including a calendar, journal, and stickers or a private party workshop! Winners at each store will be announced at the 35th Anniversary Open House on 09/13.

    09/06 | Rifle Party launch
    Introducing Rifle Paper Co.’s first ever party collection, exclusively launching at Paper Source! Plates, napkins, cups and other party decor are adorned with Rifle’s signature floral print with gold trim. A perfect accessory for celebrating life’s biggest moments.

    09/07 | Make and Take Workshop
    Visit your local Paper Source and join us in a fun make and take workshop! Create a beautiful DIY postcard, featuring Paper Source designed artwork, for display or to send off to a friend. Embellish your card with stamps, washi tape, and fine paper!

    09/08 – 09/09 | Gift with $35+ Purchase
    Our gift to you! Celebrate our latest Paper Bar color offering and receive an exclusive FREE Jade tassel with any purchase over $35.

    09/13 | Open House
    Join us all day in-store for refreshments and shop our 35th Anniversary sales before they’re gone! Local sweepstakes winners will be announced during open house.

    Enter to Win!

    Can’t make it in-store? We didn’t forget about you! Click here and enter to win a Paper Source prize pack featuring a calendar, stamps, planners, Sugarfina gummies and more.

    Celebrate 35 Years with 35 Crafts

    We’re revisiting our favorite crafts from the Paper Source archives. Click on the photo to get inspired and create with us!

    Store Locations

    Find your nearest Paper Source here.

  8. My Planner, My Plan Series: Eva Amurri Martino

    Meet PS Planner Ambassador: Eva Amurri Martino

    With a natural desire to work hard, combined with her passion for style and love of her family, Eva Amurri Martino was able to create her own lifestyle blog where she can share her guide to life.  Eva’s lifestyle blog focuses on her passions but also creates a community for shared experiences as mothers and friends in a safe space.  Finding a balance between structure and flexibility has allowed her successfully manage the needs of her brand but also her family.  To do this best, she uses her planner with a weekly view to prioritize and respond quickly to new inspirations or opportunities.

     

     

     

     

    See our interview with Eva below for more on how she balances life between work, family and travel.

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  9. The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Invitation Wording

    When it comes to planning a wedding, stress can easily turn a happy occasion into a nightmare (cue the bridezillas). Tasks like venue hunting and shortening the guest list have their issues, but wording your invites should be fun and stress-free. When you’re ready to share the big day, use this guide to write an invitation that’s perfect for you. 

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  10. How to Design The Perfect Craft Room


     
    A recent survey from UpWork revealed that nearly 85 percent of independently employed people prefer to work from a designated at-home office rather than their kitchen counter or a coffee shop. This might be because working from a dedicated office space can actually increase productivity and creativity. The bottom line? It pays to dedicate physical spaces to specific tasks, and crafting is no exception.


    So, whether you’re in a tiny apartment or a kid-filled house, take advantage of your recent spring cleaning and build the craft “room” of your dreams with these simple tips.

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