Archive for December, 2010

We Love Unique Invitation Ideas – When 2 Photogs Plan A Wedding

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Many of our customers ask us about unique ways of sending out invitations.  And so, we are always on the hunt for inspiration.  This link was sent to me by a friend and I think it is just fantastic!  A testament to what is possible with a bit of paper and a whole lot of artistic ingenuity!


– Judith


Last Minute Gift Tags and Tree Ornaments

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Do you like to add that special handmade touch, but are running out of time?  Make it happen with these last minute gift tags and tree ornaments.  They look great, are easy to make and only require a few supplies.  Here is how to do it!

Come by the Paper Place and grab some Divine Twine/bakers twine, wooden tags, a craft knife, a few rolls of washi tape and you will be ready to go.  Line up the washi tape across the wood piece with some excess hanging over.  You can do whatever design or pattern you like!

Once you have finished one side of the wood, flip it over.  Use your craft knife to trace around the edge of the wood, cutting off the excess tape as close as you can.  Do the second side in the same way.  If you are making a tag, it is a good idea to leave some wood exposed to write on.

Add a small piece of your Divine Twine and tie it off.  You are done, that was easy!

Tie them on a package, hang them on the tree or slip one inside a card for a little surprise.

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!


Buckyballs – Taking Toronto by Storm!!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Every year here at the store, there is always one holiday gift that becomes a runaway hit! We are never quite sure what it will be……

The hot item this year, by a mile, is Buckyballs. Each set contains 216 powerful Rare Earth magnets that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in UNLIMITED WAYS. Make sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, stick stuff to the fridge or invent a new game! These tiny little magnets are addictive!

Some inspiration:

Some fan photos from the Buckyball Facebook Page:


Winner of The Great Katazome Giveaway!!

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in The Great Katazome Giveaway.  We were excited to see so much enthusiasm for these truly special papers.  We used a random number generator to pick a number for us and……. this year the video paid off!!!  Our winner is Mary Lee of Riverlark Studio – she made a wonderful video (for 50 extra entries!!) and is truly a Katazome super-fan!  Stay tuned next Holiday season for another amazing giveaway.  We will leave you with Mary’s video – Enjoy!!

P.S. We have Rice Paste available at the store as well!!


A few of our favourite things! “Heavy Metal” Holiday

Friday, December 10th, 2010

216 Powerful Rare Earth Magnets.  The Amazing Magnetic Desktoy You Can’t Put Down!

Silver Plated Snowflake Ornaments from Roost.

Brass Number Clips Made In Japan

Brass Pen Made In Japan

Silver, Platinum, and Bronze Leather Notebooks Handmade in Italy.  A truly special gift!

Precision-cut, paper-thin metal line markers that attach easily to any page.  A perfect gift for the student on your list!

Japanese Pinclips

Amazing German Brass Pencil Sharpener.