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.

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).

 

 

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!

 

Spotlight: Gold Glam

We are loving gold this summer, and we have plenty of metallic goodies to help you show off your glamorous side! Gold is the perfect way to add a bit of shine to your style, elegance to your summer parties and glitz to your office.

Paper Source’s exclusive Mint Confetti iPhone case is a stylish way to protect your phone. Freshen up your phone’s look with this cool color, and bubbly design (doesn’t it remind you of a glass of champagne?!). It includes a white rubber inner liner, so no worries it if falls while you’re on the go!

 This white scarf printed with gold metallic elephants is a great addition to any outfit in need of a little flair. Throw it in your bag for chilly summer nights, or use it to add an unexpected pop of shine to a solid colored dress or top.  Treat yourself or make it a gift for your most fabulous friend!

The Mint & Gold Flipside Clutch is the perfect purchase for those of us who are a little indecisive. You can wear this clutch on the gold side, the mint side, with the strap or without the strap. It’s like four bags in one! The “have fun” decorative zipper pull is a unique touch guaranteed  to get you noticed. Use the gold side as a neutral; it’s perfect with any color- patterns too! Wear the mint side to add a pop of color to a white dress. Another plus- it matches the mint confetti phone case! Try a matching gold and mint mani, featured on our Pinterest page, if you want to go all out glam!

Gold isn’t just for the fashionistas out there; Paper Source has tons of fine gold metallic papers for crafts and party decorations galore!

Any one of Paper Sources unique fine paper designs can add some glimmer to your arts and crafts or party projects. Use your paper of choice as a background to a bulletin board in need of a new look or try one of Paper Source’s fine paper projects! Feeling ambitious? Try the paper dress project in gold for truly outstanding decoration in a walk in closet.

For elegant summer parties, make a paper lantern in gold to hang above a beautifully set table. An easy table decoration is home made confetti using gold paper, just pick your favorite shape and punch away!

Not the crafty type? Use the paper as a simple gift wrap; it’ll make any gift you give seem like solid gold!

Paper Source also carries Kate Spade accessories, like this playful gold polka dot agenda. This agenda has both monthly and weekly spreads, along with extra pages for contacts and notes. Functional can also be fun! Laminated tabs ensure ease for organization and a clean cut look for your schedule all the time! Quotes throughout the agenda, along with the shiny gold polka dots are sure to brighten up even your busiest days.  

Check out papersource.com for even more glamorous gold or shop your local Paper Source store! For even more gold glam inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest board and add a little more sparkle and shine to your life!




A Summer Bash for the Books

With all this warm weather and sunshine, you don’t need a reason to celebrate this summer! Whether it’s a graduation party, pool party or just a fun neighborhood get together, Paper Source can help all of your summertime soirées!

First impressions are everything. With bright colors that pop, your guests won’t be forgetting this party invite! Send the Spotlight Party Invitation or the Citrus Party Invitation for a kickoff before the party even starts.

The 2 most refreshing things to enjoy during the summer are fresh watermelon and cold popsicles, of course! Hang these garlands from your backyard trees or a snack table.  They are a great craft for the kids to work on, too! So fun!

A hot summer is never complete without your favorite drink to cool you down. Fill up these vintage milk bottles with your favorite refreshing summer drink and sip it through these festive straws. This You’re A Peach Iced Tea with our exclusive design would be great to serve in these fun bottles!

Credit: Let’sPartyCreations, etsy.com

Be sure to feed your guests with this lively PS designed-Color Pop Plate Set- great for mini burgers hot off the grill and some fresh fruit salad (plus they’re melamine, so they won’t break!).

Credit: Miss Cheeky Chic, Mini Burgers; Celebrations At Home, Last Minute Summer Cookout + Recipes; SL by Stephanie Lynn, Tailgate Ice Cream Party

With kids running around, spills are expected. Clean up with this sweet and delicious looking Ice Pop Tea Towel, or just hang it from the oven to brighten up your kitchen! (And this could make a great hostess gift, as well!)