Weekend Wants: Gobble it Up

In honor of Thanksgiving next week, here are some of our favorite turkey items to help you celebrate the day.

You won’t believe it’s not turkey. This funny addition (it’s an Inflatable Turkey!) is so convincing you’ll have to make sure your guests don’t try to dig in. Don’t worry about cooking your turkey to perfection–you’ll have this beautiful bird on standby!

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Kids will gobble this up. Make the most of being with your loved ones by crafting this Turkey Puppet Kit. Act out a puppet show with the kids for instant fun.

 

A place for every turkey. Set the perfect table with this Turkey Place Card Kit. The handmade touch will ensure a festive tablescape.

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Thoughtful Thanksgiving Journals

Stay grateful long past your turkey dinner with these unique journals.  With the busy holiday season quickly approaching, these thoughtful books are a wonderful way to slow down and reflect on your year.

Why not give the gift of gratitude? Charming designs and engaging writing prompts make these diaries a great present for yourself or a friend.

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This cheerful Gratitude Journal is filled with a year’s worth of insightful prompts, inspiring quotes, and ample room for your own reflection. Based on positive psychology exercises, this journal helps focus your mind on the little joys of daily life.  Brightly colored and beautifully designed, this journal will add a little bit of sunshine to even the gloomiest winter day.

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The soft linen cover and beautifully illustrated pages of  Happily Grateful  makes it a great addition to your coffee table this Thanksgiving. Filled with inspiring messages of gratitude, this lovely little book is a wonderful compliment to your joyful  holiday celebrations.

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Looking for a quick way to capture your thoughts? The Five-Minute Journal is your perfect fit. This book offers short morning and evening prompts to inspire your day from beginning to end. With weekly goal setting and positive thought starters, this little linen journal is great way to stay positive when you’re on-the-go.

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Weekend Wants: Thanksgiving Kits

Thanksgiving is coming up and we’re loving these kits! Make them with your family and friends for a fun activity to get the season of thanks started! Get these quick, while supplies last, or stop by a store!

Decorate with thanks. Do you go around the Thanksgiving table and say what you’re thankful for? Add a new twist to the classic holiday tradition by having friends and family write their blessings on the leaves of this Grateful Wreath Kit. Then assemble them together and display throughout the year as a handmade reminder!

 

A Thankful Table. Hosting dinner this year? Decorate your space with this Give Thanks Garland. Hang it on the wall, a mantel or across the front of a buffet for a truly polished look.

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Picture-perfect Thanksgiving. This might seem like an nontraditional pick, but we love the Woodland Masks Kit for a fun Thanksgiving! Spend time together making the masks, then strike a pose for some silly family photos!

 

Festive and Cozy Thanksgiving Table Settings

Create a welcoming space your guests will love with these beautiful decor ideas. From gorgeous table runners and place mats to thoughtful place cards, we can help you set a memorable Thanksgiving table with style .

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Set the tone for your grateful gathering with this beautiful We Are Thankful Table Runner. An artful addition to any festive setting, this screen printed design features animals, objects, and silhouettes hidden in the branches of an intricately illustrated tree .

The simple and bright fabric will easily compliment your favorite fall decorations. But, it’s not only beautiful, it’s also machine washable- making this table cloth perfect for quick post-meal cleanup.

 

Thanksgiving Trimmings 

Elegant patterned papers create the beautiful fanned feathers of this beautiful decoration. Our Turkey Rosettes Centerpiece is a stunning yet simple addition to your Thanksgiving table.

 

This Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Kit makes a great Thanksgiving Day activity. Fun and easy, this set contains almost everything you need to create your own holiday characters.  Wrap your napkins with these festive bands, then use them for a mini puppet show after your meal!

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Our Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Kit is festive and fun! Just don’t forget your Scissors, glue, and a ruler! (not included)

 

Your little turkeys will love this Thanksgiving craft activity. This kit makes great place cards and will keep the kids busy while you make dinner.

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We love this arrangement from Design Roots featuring our Turkey Place Card Kit.

 

Create these thoughtful place cards to accent your Thanksgiving feast. Embellish one side with a Happy Thanksgiving Escorial Stamp and your guest’s name. On the other side, decorate with our I Am Thankful For Rubber Stamp and encourage each person to write a message of gratitude to share. Our Sketch Turkey Rubber Stamp, Pastel Washi Tape Set, and Glitter Fall Leaves Repeat Stickers also make great additions to any Thanksgiving place card.

 

Make your table glow with these beautiful place mats cut from our Chevron Table Wrapping Paper. This contemporary design adds a personal touch to each seat with a monogram craft letter to specify a place setting for each guest. Finally, keep your beautiful paper settings dry with our Thanksgiving Typography Letterpress Coasters to add a hint of color to your polished look.

 

One 50 ft roll of Chevron Table Wrapping Paper can go a long way in your holiday decoration. After your Thanksgiving celebration, use this elegant paper to wrap your holiday gifts!

Adorn your packages with Gold & Red Double-Sided Satin Ribbon and compliment with our Red Glitter Wrapping Paper. (Oh, and don’t forget the Super Tacky Tape! This double-faced makes wrapping your sparkly packages easy and flawless.)

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Workshop: DIY Calendar

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2015 is just around the corner which means it’s time to get your calendar ready. We have many beautiful designs to choose from but one of the most creative calendars we have is one that lets you be the designer!  Our DIY Calendar comes with 12 monthly grids printed on recycled paper and a gem case for desktop display.  Looking for some creative inspiration to get you started? Join us for our DIY Calendar Workshop on Saturday, November 15th to make yours. The calendar and supplies are included in the class and we will show you different ways to embellish each month. Beginner and experienced crafters alike are welcomed!

Many of the techniques we will teach you in the workshop look great replicated across a whole year.  Here are a few favorites:

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The Pennant Punch: Pick your favorite decorative papers and pair them with coordinating solids – then punch away!  This is also a clever way to use up your scrap paper.

 

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Washi Tape:  So fun and easy to use we even have a whole book filled with ideas.

 

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Color Wash: Achieve an elegant watercolor look with your favorite ink colors and a Sponge Dauber.

 

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Handmade calendars make beautiful gifts.  You can design each calendar to match the recipients personal style.  If you attend the workshop, you can use your 10% off coupon to save on all the supplies you need to create your holiday presents!

 

Weekend Wants: Holiday Photo Cards

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As we approach the holidays, we’re gearing up for the annual Holiday Christmas card collection we all inevitably have! Whether you display yours on the fridge, in a tree shape, or on twinkle lights, you definitely want to make sure the card you send takes center stage! Here are three of our favorite new designs sure to make an impression (plus pick a fun back and colorful envelope)! Oh, and right now they’re 30% off!

Luxe Foil. Add some glamour to this year’s greeting with this real foil – available in gold, red or silver!

 

Touch of Glam. Your note will pop with this touch of faux glitter (no mess!) and a bold design – and the rounded corners add a unique touch!

 

“Chalk” Full of Info. Detail the highlights of your year with this fun design!

Holiday Gift Guide Preview

We know, we know… its not even Thanksgiving yet- but we are just bursting with fun ideas for holiday gifts!

Here is a quick preview of some of our favorite products for the upcoming season. Whether you’re brainstorming gift ideas for your dad or your daughter’s favorite teacher, we have thoughtful presents for everyone on your list.

For the Guys 

Whether you’re looking for a fun gift for a silly bachelor or a sophisticated present for a modern man, our Gifts For Him Pinterest board has holiday ideas for all the men in your life.

Here’s one go-to choice that is sure to please. This brass-plated money clip is a practical and personal choice for any guy. It comes in a simple but sophisticated gift box for a modern look that is easy to wrap. This sweet gift even comes with the message ” for you” engraved on the back- but you can tell him you had it personalized. We won’t tell.

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This Money Clip is a sleek choice your for favorite gentleman.

 

For your Gals

Whether the women in your life are animal-lovers or book worms, perfect hostesses or a jet setters, we have the right gift for all of your ladies. Our Gifts for Her Pinterest board offers plenty of ideas to help you find a unique holiday gift.

One of our favorite gifts this year is our customized journals! These personalized books let you choose the perfect design. Choose from over 40 different exclusive cover artwork then add the lucky recipient’s name in their favorite font. You can even choose the style of your pages-blank, lined, graph, or datebook.

 

For Kids

We’ve collected all of our favorite gifts for kids on our (you guessed it) Gifts for Kids Pinterest board!  Our guide is overflowing with fun options, but here are two we just can’t help but mention.

This Lille Huset Paper Dollhouse is the perfect match for a crafty kid. The kit is easy to assemble and take apart and includes paper cutouts for wall art and decorating. The adorable layout is made from 100% recycled paper materials and the walls are laminated for easy redecorating.

Your little designer will love making this house their own. Fill the rooms with your own furnishings made from Paper Source papers, washi tape and stickers (not included- but adorable) for a truly unique paper home.

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Lille Huset Paper Dollhouse shown with Paper Source decor, not included.

 

Lights, camera, ACTION! Your little director will love creating mini movies with this Clay Animation Movie Kit. This set includes everything you need to create your own scenes: modeling clay, backdrops, camera stand, and, of course, googly eyes! Once the scene is set, capture your story with a camera phone (not included) and use the free downloadable app to create your own fun production. This set is a great choice for all your creative kiddos (8 and up).

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For the Creative & Crafty

Every creative mind needs a great space to work. This All-Purpose Folding Table makes a great gift for any crafty friend. Compact and sleek, this table easily folds up to save space. The framed chalkboard is a perfect place to draft artsy ideas or write a favorite inspirational quote and is visible whether the table is down or tucked away. Both practical and personal, this simple design has plenty of storage for crafty materials. This thoughtful gift is sure to spark the imagination of any crafty companion.

Looking for more unique ideas for your artsy friend? Check out our Gifts for Creatives page on our website for more gift ideas.

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For Teachers 

We give our Gifts for Teachers webpage an A+. From unique desk calendars to fun magnets for the white board, we have plenty of ideas for your favorite teacher.

Why not give a gift a teacher will use all year long? Our Custom Stamp Set lets your favorite teacher choose a personalized stamp for their classroom. This self-inking stamp will make labeling easy- we can’t say the same for grading all those papers.

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Our Custom Stamp Gift Set is the perfect gift for the teacher in your life. You buy the set, they go online to choose their favorite personalized stamp. Shown here: our Paper Source exclusive Classroom Apple Custom Stamp and     Mini Bookplate Custom Stamp.

Paper Source Holiday Crafting

Looking for ways to get creative this holiday season?  We have plenty!  Nothing sparks the holiday spirit quite like holiday crafting and we have multiple options to get in the spirit! Find out more about our holiday events and our holiday contest below.

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Holiday Card Making Crafter’s Night Out, Thursday, November 6th: Kick off the season with wine, cookies and a little crafting!  Make four different cards and get loads of ideas for your annual holiday greetings.  This is one of our most popular events of the year!  You can sign up online or contact your local store if they are sold out to see if they are running an encore.

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Free Make & Take Event, Saturday November 29th: Swing by between 11 am – 3 pm at your local store (no reservation necessary!) to do some light crafting with friends and family.  Make festive holiday tags with stamps, tape and punches.  You will even get to line an envelope with colorful holiday wrap – a great DIY touch for both handmade and store-bought holiday cards.

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Holiday Gift Wrap Workshop, Thursday, December 4th:  Bring presents and get ready to wrap!  We will teach you the basics of gift wrapping along with some unique accent ideas.  Learn more details and sign up here.

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Staff Holiday Favorite Workshop, Saturday, December 13th: Contact your local store for details.  Choices range from gift wrap, to decor to Nutcracker paper dolls!

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Holiday Card Making Contest, deadline December 15th: Time to show off your creativity!!  Enter for the chance to win $150 gift card.  There is more than one way to win – check out our contest page for details!

Weekend Wants: Skulls

In honor of Dia de los Muertos (or the Day of the Dead on Nov 1), here are some of our favorite skull items! Hurry and grab these up, because they’re all ON SALE now, while supplies last!

Festive shots. Get the party started with these festive Skull Shot Glasses. The gold  artwork makes an impactful statement without being cheesy!

 

Wipe Down. A graphic skull and bold pattern takes center stage in this set of three Sugar Skull Tea Towels. They come wrapped in a natural bow and make a great hostess gift!

 

Not so cookie cutter. Nothing looks sweet about these treats! Make some festive cookies with these unique Sugar Skull Cookie Cutters!