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Until recently, if you wanted to experience the rewards of letterpressing your own cards you needed to acquire a quite large (up to 4,000 lbs!) and quite expensive (up to $10,000!) machine. We don’t know about you, but we don’t have that much space in our dining room and we’re not sure we can commit to living on ramen to pay it off!
No need to go to any extreme measure–the Evolution machine now comes with a letterpress kit; making this an accessible and super easy art form!
If you’re curious to see how this works or just interested in dabbling in a new technique, join us for our Letterpress Stationery Collection Workshop this Saturday, August 23rd. During the workshop you’ll learn how to use the Evolution machine to emboss, letterpress and create your own stationery set. Your five card collection will also come with a pocket folio and textured accents like linen and wood. Added bonus: you can save 10% off the Evolution machine when you take the class! Sign up here. We hope to see you Saturday!
Start your festive July 4th bash with this fun and patriotic ice pop-themed party invitation! Download the instructions and get crafting for your USA tribute!
- How-To PDF
- A6 Royal Blue Flat Card
- A6 Red Envelope
- Pure White Text Weight Paper
- VersaMark Watermark Inkpad
- Aqua Embossing Powder
- Ice Pop Rubber Stamp
- Uniball White Gel Pen
- Holiday Stickles
- Embossing Heat Tool
- Download How-To
- At the bottom of card, stamp three ice pops with VersaMark ink and apply Aqua embossing powder.
- Set the embossing powder using the heat tool.
- Fill in center section of ice pops with white pen.
- Use X-Mas Red stickles to accent top portion of ice pops and allow to dry.
- Format your invite text to fit into a 4″ w x 3 3/4″ h rectangle.
- Trim out text layer and adhere to stamped card.
If you’re looking to make a card for dad this year (Father’s Day is June 15!), we think you’ll love this one! Download the instructions and get to crafting for the world’s best dad!
- How-To PDF
- Gravel A2 Folded Card
- Royal Blue A2 Envelope
- Royal Blue Cover Weight Paper
- Japanese Fine Paper in 2 Patterns
- Uniball White Gel Pen
- Bone Folder
- Double Sided Tape
- Download How-To
- To create origami shirt, cut a piece of fine paper measuring 4″ x 6″ and fold, pattern side down, using the steps shown in the How-To PDF.
- Use template (within the How-To PDF) to trace and cut out tie shape from the second patterned paper.
- Tuck tie under shirt’s collar and adhere in place with a small piece of double stick tape.
- Cut a piece of Royal Blue cover measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to front of Gravel folded card.
- Adhere shirt and tie to card and write desired message using white pen.
We’ve found a great way to show mom some love easily using a pre-existing kit plus a few extra supplies! So get crafting this Mother’s Day and give mom something she can display year-round!
- Love You Mom Banner How-To
- Love You Mom Banner Template
- Succulent Wreath Kit
- Coral Text Weight Paper
- Jute Cord
- Double-Sided Tape
- Transparent Tape
- Cutting Mat
- Crafting Knife
- Construct Succulent Wreath kit according to instructions.
- Download the Love You Mom Banner Template and print onto 8 1/2″ x 11″ coral text weight paper.
- Cut out banner using dotted lines provided as a guide.
- Fold banner in half as indicated, sandwiching approximately 18 inches of jute cord between the front and back of banner before adhering sides together.
- Secure ends of cord to back of wreath form using transparent tape.
- Trim off excess cord and present to your favorite person on Mother’s Day!
This post is brought to you by Rebecca B., who creates our workshops. Here she tells you how she found the inspiration for our newest workshop, Geometric Decor, happening Thursday, April 24.
Two of my favorite trends at the moment are geometric patterns and gold-dipped accents. I love the fresh, bold punch geometrics can bring to a room and how fun and easy it is to create different patterns. I also like a little bit of gold with everything, so the two seemed like a perfect match. This, in a nutshell, was how the Geometric Decor workshop was born!
Creating this workshop, I was inspired by everything from garlands, to artwork to throw rugs. You can check out some of my inspiration on our workshop Pinterest board.
I was also inspired by some of my favorite Paper Source geometric products!
The Geometric Decor workshop is on Thursday, April 24th, from 6 – 8 p.m. and is going to be a fun night with refreshments and creativity! After taking the class, you’ll walk away with a dimensional prism mobile that looks great hanging on a wall or suspended from the ceiling. You’ll also tap your inner artist to create an 8″ x 10″ piece of art – you get to customize it by picking your palette (Mint or Fuchsia) and pattern (3 choices available). And you will also come away with a geometric embossed stationery set.
Throughout it all you’ll get DIY instructions and templates to help you recreate each item at home, along with tips and inspiration to utilize the techniques in other projects! Find a location near you and join us in the fun!
If you’ve walked by our store windows lately (or checked out our website), you’ve probably noticed that we’re lusting over donuts. Here’s a cute way to take the sweet trend and DIY your own invites.
- Donut Invitation How To
- Donut Invitation Template
- Donut Garland Kit
- Mint 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cover Paper
- A7 Envelope
- For Date Time Place Rubber Stamp
- Pink Color Box Inkpad
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Embossing Heat Gun
- Double Stick Tape
- Cutting Mat
- Construct paper donuts according to kit instructions.
- Download the Donut Invite Template and print onto 8 1/2″ x 11″ Mint Cover.
- Cut out invites using crop marks provided on PDF.
- Layer donut of choice over invite so that the printed text is visible through the hole of the donut. Adhere donut in place and trim off excess as shown on How-To PDF.
- Stamp and emboss invite using rubber stamp.
- Fill in desired info and pair invite with an A7 envelope.
This season’s favorite project in a miniature card format. This paper rosette project is perfect for heartfelt sentiments, like Mother’s Day! Customize rosettes with your own choice of colors and patterns from our collection of handpicked fine papers to make this classic and chic card truly yours!
Cut a piece of text weight paper to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhere to front of card. Choose desired rosette sizes and cut text weight paper and fine paper into strips
- Embellish centers with adhesive pearls and/or crystals.
- Stamp and emboss banner onto paper and cut out.
- Write desired message onto banner and adhere in place.