Archive for February, 2010

Kids Collage Challenge!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Check it out!

Check it out!

We’re always doing something fun here at The Paper Place. This time we’d like to give all the young artist’s out there a chance to show us their talent! Stop by the store to pick up your entry package for our Kids Collage Challenge and explore your love for paper! Open to kids ages 12 and under.

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New Bookhou products just in!

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

We have just received new products from our friends at Bookhou Design. Bookhou is a local, Toronto based company that specializes in making beautiful and unique things from natural and handmade materials. Their products are all handmade, and have always been a favourite at our store. Here’s a look at some new things we just got in!

Handmade Zip Pouches, with original bookhou prints
Handmade Zip Pouches, with original bookhou prints

Handmade Kleenex Pouches and Letterpress cards by bookhou
Handmade Kleenex Pouches and Letterpress cards by bookhou
Kraft Journals with original prints by bookhou
Kraft Journals with original prints by bookhou
Handmade fabric buttons by bookhou

Handmade embroidered fabric buttons by bookhou

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Judy got a new dress! A Kozuke Party Dress!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This dress, which was designed and hand crafted by our fabulous staff, is made with “Kozuke White”.  A 70% Kozo (Mulberry Fibre) machine made Japanese paper.  Kozuke is a good quality, versatile and economical sheet.  Perfect for a variety of uses including light painting with watercolour or acrylic, drawing with soft pencil, printmaking…and clearly, dressmaking!

Kozuke Dress

Kozuke Dress

Kozuke Dress up close

Kozuke dress up close

Isn’t she pretty?

She will be up in the store for a while so drop in and have a closer look!

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Winter Workshops

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Winter Workshops

Winter Workshops

Our Winter Workshops are filling up!  Don’t miss out on these fantastic topics!

Drop by the store or call us to sign up and don’t forget to put your name down for the FREE Washi Talk on March 31st!

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Diana’s DIY Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Get inspired to do-it-yourself!  Diana, a customer of The Paper Place, did it herself.  She designed and constructed her own wedding invitations.

Diana's print gocco wedding invitation

Diana's hand printed wedding invitation

Diana designed this sweet invitation and printed it herself using Print Gocco, even the envelope.  She used our cardstock in “Cement” and A7 envelope in “Strawberry.”  It looks fantastic and is completely custom!

close up of gocco

close up of silkscreen print

Diana's print gocco wedding invitation; location information, RSVP, invite and vellum overlay

Diana's printed wedding invitation; location information, RSVP, invite and vellum overlay

If you are interested in making your own custom invitations perhaps you should sign up for our “Invitations 101″ workshop…call us soon as it is filling up FAST!

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