Archive for October, 2011

Part-time Sales Position Available at The Paper Place!!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing part time sales person who is able to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment.

Requirements include sales experience in a retail setting, a background in the material arts and availability that includes weekends.

Please include your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant job history and any experience you have in the paper arts. Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered – thanks!

Please submit your application to hiring(at)


Quick and Easy Washi Tape Pumpkins!!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I am in love with these washi tape pumpkins that are springing up – what a unique, quick and lovely decorating idea.

from Real Simple

and from Eat.Live.Shop



Halloween Beast Masks

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Halloween is quickly creeping up on us… do you have your costume ready?

I am a major advocate for D.I.Y. Halloween costumes.  I don’t think I ever had a store bought costume to go trick-or-treating in.  Every year my mom and I would craft up something new for me to wear, from animals to characters to ghouls.  One year I was actually a raccoon-ballerina because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to be the most.  Halloween was always so much fun then and it still is now.  I love wearing costumes and I love making them even more!

So this Halloween I give you… tyrannosaurus rex and great white shark, two of the most terrifying beasts ever to exist!

I made these masks all from supplies I got at The Paper Place!  The structures are made from eska board (the heavy cardboard used for making hard cover books).  I covered the board with various papers, some Moriki Kozo handmade Japanese paper as well as lotka paper from Nepal.  I used Fuwa Fuwa to make the bulgy eyes and painted them up with detail.  They were great fun to make and a proving to be great fun to wear as well!

I am obviously a D.I.Y. die hard, but even if you are not super crafty like me, you can still have a great costume!  Don’t forget this year The Paper Place has an amazing selection of paper masks.  They are festive, fun, vibrant and sure to make your Halloween happy!

Fortune Teller mask from the 'Venetian Masquerade' set

Tweedledum, The Queen of Hearts and The March Hare from the 'Alice in Wonderland' set



Adorable Halloween craft for you and your kids!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

We fell in love with this project from the Matsutake blog. Using cardboard tubes and some paint she shows us how to make these amazing little guys.

Head over and check it out!!


Get ready for Halloween at The Paper Place!!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I love Halloween and this year we have brought in some fun new paper products to help you decorate and dress up!  New this year are our fantastic paper masks in a variety of characters:

The Roaring Twenties

Venetian Masks

Alice in Wonderland

Beatrix Potter

We also have some beautiful accordion decorations of skeletons, pumpkins and ghosts

and, and always, we have our gorgeous paper eyelashes!!


from all of us here at The Paper Place!!