Get Creative with Us: Work at Paper Source!

Holiday seasonal hiring is upon us and we’re excited to expand our store teams! 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!

Not only will you be a member of the expansive and creative Paper Source community, but our part-time seasonal team members get a 30% discount on great holidays gifts and crafting supplies to kickstart projects.

If you’re interested in a fun holiday career, here are some things we’re looking for in our new associates:

  • Passion for Paper Source and our products
  • Fast, fun and friendly people
  • Experience working in a busy retail environment delivering a high level of customer service
  • Flexibility and availability to work the upcoming holiday season including nights, weekends and holidays

We love our holiday associates and wanted to share a story from Vanessa, who began with Paper Source as a holiday associate last season and has continued to grow with us since then.

“I joined Paper Source last holiday because I had been at home for six months with my new baby and knew I needed to get out and connect with people again. I come from food service/retail management background and I really enjoyed showing people new things and building relationships with customers plus I love crafting! I figured Paper Source would be an awesome place to learn new things and share them with others. Plus, the Store Manager was so welcoming and straight forward during my interview, I knew it would be awesome!

From day one I knew I had found “my people” here at Paper Source. It was so incredibly refreshing to work in an environment where everyone is helpful and knowledgeable. Plus, they are all amazingly crafty and inspiring! It is so fun getting to know our customers and hearing their stories! My husband refers to me as the detective at home! I love to help bring customers’ ideas to their full potential. It is very gratifying!

If you or someone you know think Paper Source’s holiday positions could be a good fit for you, be sure to apply today at your local Paper Source store or online at: www.papersource.com/careers.

Have a great holiday season!

- Paper Source Recruitment Team

Weekend Wants: Personalized Stationery

Personalized stationery is one of those gifts that just doesn’t go out of style. Perfect for hostesses, newlyweds, grads and yourself, there’s a style for everyone. In addition to being chic and unique, personalized stationery is currently 20% OFF! The sale ends September 30, so hurry up and order your perfect notes now. To get you started, here are some of our favorites.

 

Monograms. Perfect for a newly married couple ready to celebrate having the same last name!

Single Monogram and Escorial Circle Monogram Personalized Stationery

 

Feminine and delicate. These sweet notes are beautiful and ready for lovely sentiments to friends and family.

Chalkboard Frame and Filigree Personalized Stationery

 

Modern and chic. Sleek and clean design with a timelessly chic feel. Perfect for anyone on your list.

Colorful Border and Diagonal Stripes Border Personalized Stationery

Paper Source How-To: Calendar Stickers

Add easy reminders and fun pops of color with these DIY stickers; perfect for any Paper Source calendar!

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Download the How-To and Template PDFs.
  • Print the stickers onto sheets of 1.25″ round labels.
  • Peel and stick as desired to organize your schedule.
  • Add fun tapes, markers and more to top it off!

Weekend Wants: New Journals

Whether you’re passing time on a rainy day, recording your favorite memories or doodling in the sun, the weekend is the perfect time to journal! Our Journal Buyer, Sadie P, talks about three of her favorites right now.

Paper Source Exclusive. “Rifle Paper Company’s mint floral print is one of my all-time favorites, and they’re offering this mint floral journal exclusively to Paper Source. It’s a must-have.”

 

Textured Covers. “Wood is a huge trend we’re seeing in the market right now, and I appreciate this artist’s take on a literal tree trunk as the cover: textured, raw and colorful. Just like nature. [The covers of this set of three are embossed for a raised texture.] Bonus points because this is a really strong dual-gender gift; great for my not-so-girly girlfriends, and husband alike!” 

 

Gold Foil. “I love spiral journals. I love that they lay flat when you’re writing on them, and the combination of mint with gold foil complements this cover perfectly. The little details are also adorable: the edge of each page is color-coated with one of four colors, to easily separate subjects or ideas.”

 

Sadie’s Favorite PS Product: Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, because I enjoy adding a little to my letters and notes to best friends that live across the country. It adds jazz to any greeting card.
Sadie’s Favorite PS Color: Luxe Blush, all the way!

 

Weekend Wants: Fall Must-Haves

It’s finally getting a little cooler here in Chicago (where Paper Source HQ is located), and we’re gearing up for Fall. If it’s too early for you to deck out your place in Halloween gear–try these classic autumnal accents.

Burlap Chic. We love this Burlap Wreath Kit. It’s so classic and elegant, and makes for a gorgeous neutral on any door, over a mantle or as a striking centeripiece (picture it lying flat with gold pillar candles in the middle). Plus, it’s the perfect indoor activity on a chilly day!

 

Leaves We Love. Leaves you don’t mind getting in the house! Use these Wooden Fall Leaves as place cards at a family dinner, or on a mantle or tablescape for added decor.

 

A strand of color. This Felt Leaf Garland is featured in this month’s Woman’s Day and is bold and vibrant with the seasonal colors we love. String on the mantle for an inviting pop of color.

Inspired By: Paper Source Desks

It might not come as a surprise that we take our motto, “Do Something Creative Every Day,” pretty seriously here at Paper Source. In fact, we even carry it into our work spaces! We love being creative in every aspect of our jobs, and being surrounded by beautiful things. Our Chicago headquarters is a fun, colorful space that’s filled with things we love, things we’ve made, and things co-workers surprise us with. Here’s a quick peek at a few desk spaces we found inspiring this week! How do you express yourself at work?

Hand-made banner for Rebecca using the Silhouette machine!

Above a PS employee’s desk — Celebrate banner and rosettes.

We’re welcoming Fall with these autumnal-colored rosettes!

 

 

Weekend Wants: We’re Feeling Foxy

We love our Paper Source foxes. They’re designed in-house here in Chicago and are cute with a little bit of and edge (let’s face it, the foxes are known for being the slyest of the woodland creatures). Here are our favorite ways to celebrate these furry friends.

P.S. Read until the end for a holiday sneak peek.

Drink up. We love these retro-juice Fox Glasses–each with a different caricature.

 

For the fridge. Use these colorful Fox Magnets to hold up all of your notes and favorite things. We also love these for back to school time–great for lockers!

 

Kitchen flair. Decorate your kitchen with the Fox Tea Towels (set of 3!). 100% cotton and perfect for everyday use.

 

Psst…. We love foxes so much, we’re adding a new holiday wrap featuring them front and center! Make room under the tree for these jolly foxes…. (coming soon on papersource.com).

 

 

Workshop: Fall Card Making

The turn of the season always brings with it a creative spark.  As Fall approaches we have warm colors and rich patterns in mind for our upcoming card making workshop: Colorful Paper Tapestry.  Our inspiration for these card designs comes from vibrant textiles and embroidery.  We played with punches, stamps and twine to find ways to translate this artistry from fabric to paper.

Our Pinterest board holds our inspiration for this class!

This workshop is great for a crafting beginner who wants to learn some card making basics but also gives the more experienced crafter the chance to try some new techniques with stamping, layering, braiding and knotting.

The techniques in this class also translate well to holiday card making – like this example from the creative team at our Ann Arbor store:

We hope you join us on September 13th to get crafty!  Sign up here or contact your local store for more details.  If you can’t make it on the 13th but still want to take the class, ask your local store about setting up a private class for you and 4 – 7 of your friends!

Weekend Wants: Labor Day

As we start the long weekend, here are three things we’re loving right now at Paper Source.

TOTEally crazy about cats. Perhaps it’s our vision of spending the last holiday of the summer on the beach with all our favorite gear in tow, but we’re digging this cute cat tote. It’s got a plastic coating and webbed nylon handles–material that will make it through the wear and tear of the sand, and can be used to carry supplies for after-school activities. The quirky critters on the front make us laugh, and are a hit with every generation.

 

We’ll pencil you in. This long weekend is the perfect time to tackle getting ready and organized for the school year (or just the upcoming holiday season!). We love this new Academic Booklet Gold Foil Calendar. With bright colors on the front and a touch of gold foil for class, it’s the perfect combination of fun and functional, with monthly views to plan out your year. Super slim and fits easily into a purse or backpack!

 

Crazy for critters. We love these bold zebras on this Set of 4 Glasses. They’re super vivid and fun and, combined with the slim juice glass design, remind us of vintage drinkware while still being modern and chic. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re on sale right now for 30% off!