It’s a Monster Mash Bash!

It’s almost Halloween and we’re ready to party! Throw your little ghouls and goblins a Monster Mash Bash with these easy tricks and treats.

Monster Mash inspiration from Hostess with the Mostess blog.

Monster Mash inspiration from Hostess with the Mostess.

 

Monstrous  Invitations

Use our fun stickers and stamps to add creepy details to your party invitations. Wrap your note with playful washi tape or monster-themed paper tape to finish your scary stationery.

Monster Invitation

Everything you need for fun and freaky invites: Poppy and Beet cards and envelopes with Halloween Monsters Circle Stickers and our Little Monsters Rubber Stamp Set . Tie your design together with Monsters Paper Tape and Skinny Orange & Black Ribbon.    Items not shown to scale.

 

 

Haunted house

Your little monsters will howl for these adorable door designs. Just paste black paper circles to the back of paper plates to create eyes for your monster. Streamers and cut paper make great hair for your monster and our pre-cut spiders add an easy, creepy touch to any door.

 

Creative door ideas from Good to Know Family

Creative door ideas from Good to Know Family

Greet your guests a scary start by playing a Halloween soundtrack or sound machine.

soundmachine

These little monsters are too cute to be scary. They’re simple to make. Just fluff our pre-made tissue pom poms, cut some black and white circles for eyes, and glue together for fun and frightful monsters. Hang from the ceiling or use as table decorations.

We love these Monster Tissue Pom Poms from Persia Lou. Use Diamond Blue and Coral Tissue Paper Poms to create the look. (Don’t forget the scissors and glue!)

 

 

Scary Snacks

Your guests will gobble up these bright and silly monster cookies.

Kooky monster cookies from Lil' Luna

Kooky monster cookies from Lil’ Luna

These playful cups are easy to make- just add some monster eye stickers to a party cup and top with a fun straw. Cut washi tape to easily add a festive pennant.

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Check out these creative monster cups from Simply Creative Insanity. Our fun Black & White Paper Straws and Spooky Eyes Stickers are perfect for this project. Fold a piece of cut Party Washi Tape to create a cute flag for your straw.  Items not shown to scale.

 

Party time

Wrap coffee cans with fun Halloween paper tape, add some monster eyes and stack for a fun ball-toss carnival game. You could also fill balloons with a small treat, add silly faces and let your little ones pick a balloon to pop.

Party game photos from Catch My Party

Party game photos from Catch My Party

Your guests will love getting crafty with these fun creatures. Build your own creepy paper monsters using this fun kit then use your dolls to put on a puppet show!

 

Tricky treats

When your Monster Mash is done, send your guests home with these spirited treat bags.

Everything you need for these cute critters: Kraft Treat Bags with a Circle Punch for the eyes, Flag Hole Punch or Pennant Hole Punch for the teeth, and fun washi tape for extra decoration.

Everything you need for these cute critters: Kraft Treat Bags with a Circle Punch for the eyes, Flag Hole Punch or Pennant Hole Punch for the teeth, and fun washi tape for extra decoration.

Decorate colorful paper bags with a silly and simple paper face. Our paper punches make cutting perfect circles a snap. Flag-shaped or triangle punches make great teeth for your little ghouls. When you’re done,  fill with little zany treats like the ones below to thrill your visitors.

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Some frightening favors! Fill your bag with Finger Monsters, Flashing Bouncing Eyeballs, Light-up Pumpkin Balls, and fizzy Halloween Pop Rocks.

Weekend Wants: Halloween Costumes

You might not know it, but Paper Source is the go-to for quick and easy Halloween costumes! Here are some of our favorites when it comes to dressing up in a pinch and putting your scariest face forward.

Halloween Classics. Dress up easily with this Halloween Masks Kit – all the main parts are included for quick at-home assembly! Perfect if you don’t want to spend a fortune looking festive, but want to be in the spirit when you’re handing out candy. Pair these with coordinating colored clothes for the complete effect (like an all white outfit for the mummy).

 

Get your head in the game. Top off your look with these fun hats! Pair any of them with an all-black ensemble for a scary witch or wicked devil!

 

Bad to the bone. Skeletons are a classic! Make yourself into one with these bony tattoos and scary face mask!

 

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.

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.

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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).

 

 

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!

Gold Glam: Back to School

A-B-C, 1-2-3, G-O-L-D! It’s already time to start preparing for back to school shopping! Everyone loves new clothes but don’t forget about accessories and backpack must-haves. This year, we are raving about gold. We just can’t get enough!

Whether your student wants something classic or prefers something a little more retro, we’ve got it all. With something like this Elegant Notes Journal or this Gold Foil Triangles Pink Spiral Notebook, you’ll never forget to take notes again! (Doodling is also acceptable.)

If you’re going to take notes then you’ll need something to write with. Whether you’re confident with a pen or prefer the less permanent pencil, you’ll find the perfect writing utensil for your new notebook(s). Kate Spade makes some adorable pencils and bright erasers; or try this six color pen!

Losing something as bright and fun as these pens and pencils is never a good thing, so keep everything in one place with a pouch! Use it for your pens and pencils, or for lunch money!

Gold and Red Colorblock Pouches (Additional colors available.)

One accessory that never leaves our side is our cell phone. Dress it up and show your personality with an energizing case! Need to actually energize your phone on the go? Try a Back Me Up! mobile charger which gives your phone juice when an outlet’s nowhere in sight.
“Oh no! A science test today?” Don’t forget about any tests or projects with a new 2015 calendar or planner. With agendas this cute, why wouldn’t you want to write things down all the time?
With these school and work accessories, you’re sure to have a great year ahead! What’s your favorite school supply? Tell us in the comments!

Purr-fect Cat Gifts & Accessories

Need something purr-fect for the cat lover in your life? We’ve got some great new options that are sure to be loved. Get them right meow!

Does your cat lover (maybe it’s yourself…) love to cook? How adorable is this new Paper Source Cat Apron? Complete the look with this tea towel (which comes in a set of 3) for a feline finish. The towels also make a great hostess gift for your favorite cat aficionado!

 

What if they (or, um…..you) like to write? We’ve got something for that, too! A set of mini notebooks, a spiral notebook and a pouch for pencils and pens! Deck out your home office or head back to school in style with this chic print!

 

If you love taking pictures of your feline friend, hang them up with these cat magnets! Add them to your fridge or file cabinet in your office, or give to your favorite student for locker decor!

 

Finish it off by keeping all of these fun gifts in this cat patterned tote! Great for a day at the beach, carrying some groceries or holding your yoga mat and water bottle.

What’s your fur-vorite feline find? Tell us in the comments!

Spotlight: Kitchen Textiles

Paper Source has tons of new textiles for the kitchen divas out there. Choose patterns from feathers to foxes to flowers and go cute or quirky with Paper Source exclusive designs. Matching textile sets (sold separately) make a great gift for someone who needs to add some fun to their kitchen; and a tea towel set alone makes a perfect hostess gift!

This sweet set in a delectable donut design is the perfect inspiration for a pro baker- or even someone still finding their way around the kitchen!

 

These fantastic feathers and arrows add a whimsical touch to your kitchen style.

 

Be foxy (we couldn’t resist that pun…) in the kitchen with this feisty set!

 

Looking for more fun kitchen additions? Check out all of our gifts for the chef in your life (we have everything from aprons to juice glasses to cutting boards). And don’t forget hostess gifts, too! Which apron design is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!