Archive for October, 2010

We’ve Got Big News!!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

After years of assisting our DIY customers design their own wedding stationery we began toying with the idea of offering full service design and printing at the store. At the same time we become aware of a new movement in wedding stationery – companies that combined gorgeous innovative design with traditional printing methods. We were so inspired and felt like there was a whole wondrous part of the stationery world we were missing out on. Hmmm, but how could we offer custom design and stationery catalogs in the store without stepping on the toes of our mandate to encourage customers to find their own creativity?

Simple, we couldn’t! So we decided to open up a custom by appointment stationery studio around the corner that we have called Paper & Poste. Clients will have the option of choosing from our collection of some of the beautiful and memorable stationery available or have something unique created just for them. The Paper Place on Queen St. will continue to offer exceptional advice and guidance for our customers who wish to create their own invitations.

We are just putting the final touches on the studio, it has been so much fun! Here are a few teaser pictures to satisfy you until our website is up and running (which will be soon!). In the meantime you can contact us at or 416.703.0004 if you would like to make an appointment!


Simple Rustic Vignette

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

You can create a simple vignette for a bookshelf, mantle or dresser top to portray any mood. It’s as simple as wrapping canvas stretchers with decorative paper and embellishing them with Thickers (raised adhesive letters) or rubber stamps. The same can be done for small vases and candle sticks. This rustic mood was created using handmade Nepalese papers, Thickers and Rubber stamps in soothing earth tones.

Simple Serenity


Gorgeous Paper Cut Eyelashes – just in time for Halloween!!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Just in today!!  I was absolutely captivated when I first saw these breathtaking miniature works of art and had to bring them in to the store.  A completely unique idea for Halloween… time to start rethinking your costume!!


Fuwa Fuwa – Japanese Paper Clay

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Fuwa Fuwa is Japanese for “soft like a cloud.”  This is an unusual modelling material from Japan. Very soft and malleable, but very light.  Little sculptures dry completely overnight and don’t shrink in size at all!

Fuwa Fuwa - Japanese Paper ClayWhen it is still soft, you can mix ink or glitter into it.  My acrylic paints spread easily on the dried surface.

Fuwa Fuwa - Japanese Paper Clay. Creatures

You can create jewelry, ornaments, sculptures, the possibilities are endless!


Upcoming Announcement…

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

For exciting news… stay tuned!