Super Fun Summertime Product Update!

April 15th, 2015

We’ve started getting a taste of spring and summer in the shop lately with some fun new products! They’re sure to make your dreams of summer picnics a reality!

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New notebooks, pencils, popsicle shaped birthday cards, as well as our selection of Rifle Iphone cases are all available in store.

Also, fun new summertime sheets of wrap!

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Come in and check it out! Get summer started early.

-Emily 


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Mr & Mrs Wedding Card

April 13th, 2015

This past weekend my boyfriend’s cousin got married.  I wanted to make a simple Mr & Mrs wedding card for them with a little added quirk.

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I used the Italian Decorative paper that we carry for the Mr & Mrs lettering on one of our A2 Make Your Own Cards (sold in packs of 10 folded cards with matching envelopes) and a Night envelope.

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The top hat was made from our black text-weight paper and the veil was made from the Japanese paper, Maruju.  I used our white poster paint pen to decorate the front of the envelope with a cut out flower from the paper.

Jax

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Stick it! Note it! Tab it!

April 8th, 2015

These lovely sticky note tabs from Studio Oh! …..do it all!

Three patterns and thirty-five of each.

Tear one off….. and have a ball!

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Nick

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Mini Card Monday!

March 30th, 2015

Looking for a simple card with a personalized touch? The Paper Place has what you need. We’ve just started selling these little gems from Mark’s Inc.

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These laser cut envelopes come three to a pack with a small notecard inside ready to be personalized for that special someone in your life. Decorate the card with anything from coloured pencils to glitter and see it shine through the message cut into the envelope.

IMG_1807For this one, I used a solid green washi tape with one of our more translucent tapes on top of it. It’s quick, easy, and a delightful way to put a personal spin on a gift or by itself!

 

As always, have fun with it!

-Michael

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Hand Stitched Pamphlet DIY

March 20th, 2015

Hi all!

Emma here. I’m very excited because next week I’m instructing our Hand Stitched Collage Journal workshop here in the store! Bookbinding can sometimes be a tricky business, and there are a lot of steps that need to be followed. So I’m making an instructional pamphlet for everyone to refer to during the workshop, and take home at the end.

Hand stitched pamphlets look really impressive and are super easy to make, so I thought I’d share a quick guide on how to sew one!

First, you want to layout all your pages. If you’re doing a double sided pamphlet like I did, this can feel a little weird because the layouts tends to look backwards. The trick is to count how many pages you have, then find your 2 middle pages, because these will be facing each other, and will therefore be printed on the same sheet of paper (I had 8 pages, so my middle pages were 4 & 5). Then, work backwards from there. If your middle pages are 4 & 5, then the back of that page is 3 & 6.

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Once you have the pages laid out, print or photocopy them so they’re double sided. You can also make a separate cover in a different colour if you want to get really fancy!

Now it’s time to assemble your pamphlet. Put all the sheets together in order, and fold them in half. I used a bone folder to get a really nice crease (available in store for $9.95).

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Next, I created a template with 3 holes in it: One in the centre, one near the top and one near the bottom (the last two should be equidistant from the centre).

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Put the template in the middle of your pamphlet and punch the same three holes through your pages. Measure out your thread (2x the length of your spine) and thread your needle. I really love sewing with the waxed linen thread we have in the store (20 yards of 2-ply for only $4.50!). The waxy coating helps ensure you don’t rip through the paper you’re sewing.

Begin sewing in the centre hole, leaving a 1″ piece outside your pamphlet. Sew back out the top hole, then all the way to the bottom hole. When your pulling your stitches tight, make sure to gently pull parallel to the spine to further prevent ripping. Resurface through the middle hole and tie the two ends together.

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And voila! This is one of the easiest forms of a book to make, and I love making little pamphlet books for my family and friends. Come check out our enormous in store selection of 8.5 x 11 papers, perfect for pamphlet making!

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Happy weekend!

Emma

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