Washi Tape Jack o Lanterns

October 24th, 2014

Looking for a fun and unique way to decorate your pumpkins this Halloween? Try using washi tape to accent your design! We have an entire wall of colours, patterns and textures of washi tape (prices ranging from $2.95 to $11.95) that will surely serve as a point of inspiration for your next project.

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Make sure your pumpkin is clean and dry before attempting to tape. If you intend on carving your pumpkin as well I would recommend doing this first before taping. I found the metallic sharpies that we sell in store work very well on pumpkins for drawing out your design before carving.

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One of the benefits of working with washi is its slight translucency which makes it very interesting to layer patterns and manipulate colours. I had a lot of fun cutting and manipulating washi to create this skull face. For precision cutting I would recommend picking up a pair of detail scissors that we have in store (prices ranging from $5.95 to $10.95).

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Using washi tape on your pumpkins is a really great no-cut alternative for young children who are too young to carve. While adults can use washi to create a stylish alternative to the classic Jack o Lantern face. I achieved the above look by simply layering strips of washi which was very easy and created an interesting ombre effect.

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Try something new this Halloween and impress all those ghosts and ghouls.

-Justine

 

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Hey everyone…

October 15th, 2014

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The Paper Place is ready to help deck out your Halloween parties! Take a look at all of the festive loot we’ve stocked, orange, black and spooky galore!

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Check out our festive paper straws in black and orange dots and stripes, they’re perfect for Halloween cocktails (Bloody Mary anyone?!). Our Zombie Virus coasters add the perfect amount of morbid fun to any spooky shindig and why not send your guests off with a personalized thank you note written on our gold skull and cross bones card?

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Black and orange ‘Divine Twine’ is perfect for tying loot bags and the ‘Something Wicked’ paper garland is a great touch for the snack table. Our green and black Halloween themed tape is a decoration staple, just like our neon green Witchy straws.masksFinally, you can’t have a Halloween party without some dress up! These detailed paper masks make great additions to all sorts of costumes and are great to have on hand for stubborn guests who come to the party as ‘themselves’…

Stop by the store to see our full stock of spooky Halloween goodies and your festive party is sure to be a hit!

 

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Looking for a Part-time Seasonal Sales Associate!

October 2nd, 2014

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If you’re passionate about paper, have a proven sales background and would like the opportunity to join our small family, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic part time sales person who is able to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment.  This is primarily a seasonal position but there is an opportunity for a permanent position after the holidays are over.

Requirements include proven sales experience in a retail setting, strong work ethic, a background in the material arts and availability that includes weekends (Saturdays are a must!) and some evenings.

Please include your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant retail job history and any experience you have in the paper arts. We are currently looking for someone 1-3 shifts per week on average. An ability to be flexible when more shifts are available (staff vacations, around the holidays, etc….) is an asset!

*Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered – thanks!*

Please reply to hiring(at)thepaperplace.ca

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2014/2015 School Year Planners Are Here!

September 29th, 2014

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You’ve been asking and we’ve been listening! The 2014/2015 school year agendas and day planners are here! With a selection of both dated and undated types, they’ll be sure to fulfill all your day planning needs in style.

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Be sure to come in and check them out soon, as they will sell out quickly!

- Emily

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Captivating Glances

September 20th, 2014

Ato Seitu is a compelling artist whose work draws you in and commands your attention. Ato, born in Kingston Jamaica, has been living in Canada since 1963 and creating his captivating images for over 30 years. Mostly using pen, pencil and acrylic, Ato frequently incorporates our Chiyogami paper in his work.

Below is just a sampling of his distinct work and his website atoseitu.com is a must visit.

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Nick

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