Trend Spotting: Pink Flamingos

July 3rd, 2015

I’ve noticed a new trend in the store recently, and I’m definitely a fan.

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A flock of flamingo product!

If you or someone you know is a fan of the Pink Flamingo, you better get down to the store!

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“Stand Tall Darling Flamingo” 8×10 print – $29.95 from Lily&Val Flamingo Washi Tape 7m – $3.95 from Masté

 How about some flamingo wall art? You can even put it up with some flamingo washi tape!

"2 Birds of a Feather" Notebooks - $19.95 form Rifle Paper co. "Flamingos" Journal - $15.95 from Wrap

“2 Birds of a Feather” Notebooks – $19.95 form Rifle Paper co.
“Flamingos” Journal – $15.95 from Wrap

We also have not one, but TWO styles of flamingo notebooks!

Pink Le Pen - $2.95 Japanese Dot Pen - $9.95 Foil Stamped Flamingo Pencil - $1.95

Pink Le Pen – $2.95
Japanese Dot Pen – $9.95
Foil Stamped Flamingo Pencil – $1.95

And don’t forget the matching pens and pencils.

Flamingo Wrap - $5 from Wrap "Flamingo Hello!" Card - $5.95 from Amy Heitman

Flamingo Wrap – $5 from Wrap
“Flamingo Hello!” Card – $5.95 from Amy Heitman

Wrap it all up with some flamingo themed stationary! Who wouldn’t smile at a perfect pink flamingo themed present??

Happy Summer!

-Emma

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Artist Spotlight: John Werlich

June 29th, 2015

I’m continually amazed and impressed to discover what some of the artists that frequent our shop do with our papers. John Werlich is a skilled paper artist who creates beautiful mosaic style scenes with some of our Chiyogami and Japanese decorative papers. A descendant of artists, his great-grandfather being a master weaver, John has inherited a great skill and perfected a practice that requires a keen sense of attention to detail and precision. I particularly love the dramatic contrast John achieves by using our black and gold Tairei papers in so many of his backgrounds. Be sure to click each image below to enlarge them and view their details.

geometricGeometric #1 from Geometric series

georgian BayNorthern Pines #1 (3) from Georgian Bay series

gnarled pinesGnarled Pine #2 ‘ayr’ from Gnarled Pine Series

northern landscapeNorthern Landscape ‘ayr’ from Northern Landscapes Gallery

wetland2Wetland ‘ayr’ from Wetlands Series

To see more of John Werlich’s art, learn more about his practice, or inquire about prices visit www.artfrompaper.com.

-Justine

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Hello Birdie!

May 28th, 2015

Here’s a great idea for making a mobile for a baby’s room … study … or … anywhere. Using Chiyogami paper we folded these birds from the Robin pattern in Florence Sakade’s book ORIGAMI – JAPANESE PAPER FOLDING.

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Using waxed linen thread we strung the birds together.

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Not wanting to perform a “balancing act” we simply hung the winged ones from a KIKKERLAND PHOTO MOBLIE.

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Tweet Tweet!

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Nick

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Finding the perfect wedding card!

May 26th, 2015

I don’t know about you guys, but I will be attending more than a few weddings this summer. And if your mom is anything like mine, she taught you never to show up at a wedding without a card for the bride and groom.

My problem with wedding cards is that they can get a little frumpy for my taste. Lots of flowers and long winded, sappy messages… that is just not my style. Lucky for me, and those of you searching for a more contemporary take on a wedding card, The Paper Place has got us covered! We carry a wide range of fun and funny wedding cards with blank interiors, so you can write your own message from the heart.

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What about a card that accurately expresses your genuine excitement? (Emily McDowell $5.95)

 

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Or a card with a modern take on romance? (Emily McDowell $5.95 & Elum Letterpress $6.95)

 

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This card is perfect for that couple we all know who’s quirks complement each other so well. (Wit & Whistle $6.95)

 

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And when in doubt, there are always the beautiful foil stamped cards from Rifle Paper co. Aren’t they gorgeous??? (Rifle Paper co. $6.95, $5.95 & $6.95).

Come on in to see the full selection of our wedding cards, and happy wedding season everyone!

-Emma

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Colourful crafts for you and your children

May 4th, 2015

With the onset of such beautiful sunny weather outside I’ve been finding myself gravitating towards more colourful crafts. I couldn’t wait to try out these brand new 3D paper models from Sky Goodies when they arrived in store. Bright and cheerful, they’re perfect activity for kids and hobbyists alike.

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The “Make Happy” collection is sold flat with perforated punch out templates so no scissors are required. We have four styles currently in store and they retail in price between $3.95 and $5.95.

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The only additional material you need is glue and a small paintbrush to apply it on the indicated tabs. We used Aleena’s Tacky Glue ($4.95) and found it gave the best results as it dries clear and quickly.

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Originating from India, Sky Goodies’ products feature beautiful ornate patterns reminiscent of hand painted trucks, a vanishing art form that the designers behind the Make Happy collection wanted to pay tribute to.

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Try one today and add a little colour to your day!
-Justine

 

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