Archive for January, 2010

Organizing your life…with style

The folks at Better Homes and Gardens are experts in finding keen uses for Paper Source product! In the spirit of the New Year and the urge to organize, I thought I’d share their ideas for a very stylish and inspiring closet and craft space. The oranges, greens and blues of our wrapping paper, suitcases and storage containers feel so fresh and energizing.

BHG closet organizing

Featured: Poppy Riveted Suitcases and Colonial Indian Chintz Riveted Suitcases

BHG desk organizing

Featured: Papaya Pool Gravel Stripes Office Organizer and various wrapping paper. Don’t you love how they’ve decorated their plastic tape dispenser with Poppy Dots Wrapping Paper!

I have to admit, I’m still feeling a bit lazy from the holidays – maybe next month I’ll give organizing a shot. Or, I’ll go sledding with my kids instead!

– Cindy
PS colors: pool & red
Latest fave: Dutch Woodcut Floral Wrapping Paper

Paper Source Workshop: Adults & Kids Valentines Classes

For our Valentine workshop this year, we had a hard time deciding between a kids class or an adult class…so we created both! For our hopelessly romantic Girls Night Out gals, we have a workshop in which we’ll share our love of Victorian folded Valentine creations embellished with Paper Source accents. And since so many of you LOVED our Gingerpaper House Workshop for kids, we created a Sweet Handmade Valentine Workshop (with Mom or Dad) perfect for ages 7 and older.

Classes vary by store location – we’re so sorry if the class you want is not available at your local store! But don’t forget to check workshop schedules for surrounding stores in your area, or plan your own Valentine private party with just 4-6 people (call your local store for more information)!

Sweet Handmade Valentine – Victorian Fold (for adults)
The romantic at heart will love making the Victorian folded Valentines as seen in Martha Stewart Living. We’ll also decorate a favor box with rubber stamps and paper – a perfect way to present your handmade Valentine to your someone special!

Adults valentine craftsHomemade Valentines

WHERE: Select stores
WHEN: Thursday, January 28 – 6:30-7:30pm
The registration fee is $15. To register visit our Workshops page.

Kids valentine craftsSweet Handmade Valentine – with Mom or Dad (for kids)
Perfect for a Mom & me or Dad & me morning! Your kids will learn to fold a “fortune teller of love” Valentine and decorate it with our rubber stamps and accents. Then you’ll get to help them create a petal envelope to store their Valentine, using a heart boot punch, brads and string!

WHERE: Select stores
WHEN: Sunday, January 31 – 10:30-11:30am
The registration fee of $15 covers the cost of one adult and one child. Add a second child for $10 (two children per adult maximum). To register visit our Workshops page.

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How-to: foxy valentine favors

This pocketbook favor box has been totally disguised as a fox – perfectly festive for your Foxy Valentine! This is a super easy Valentine craft – just use our How To PDF to trace and cut a few simple paper shapes. Fill with Valentine goodies, or give as Valentine cards (sure to impress!).

Valentine craft_Foxy favor box

PS colors: gravel & beet
Latest fave: Tree Trunk Tea Light and Japanese 8 1/4″ Scissors

Materials Needed:
How to Foxy Valentine PDF
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