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Trend Spotting: Pink Flamingos

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

I’ve noticed a new trend in the store recently, and I’m definitely a fan.

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A flock of flamingo product!

If you or someone you know is a fan of the Pink Flamingo, you better get down to the store!

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“Stand Tall Darling Flamingo” 8×10 print – $29.95 from Lily&Val Flamingo Washi Tape 7m – $3.95 from Masté

 How about some flamingo wall art? You can even put it up with some flamingo washi tape!

"2 Birds of a Feather" Notebooks - $19.95 form Rifle Paper co. "Flamingos" Journal - $15.95 from Wrap

“2 Birds of a Feather” Notebooks – $19.95 form Rifle Paper co.
“Flamingos” Journal – $15.95 from Wrap

We also have not one, but TWO styles of flamingo notebooks!

Pink Le Pen - $2.95 Japanese Dot Pen - $9.95 Foil Stamped Flamingo Pencil - $1.95

Pink Le Pen – $2.95
Japanese Dot Pen – $9.95
Foil Stamped Flamingo Pencil – $1.95

And don’t forget the matching pens and pencils.

Flamingo Wrap - $5 from Wrap "Flamingo Hello!" Card - $5.95 from Amy Heitman

Flamingo Wrap – $5 from Wrap
“Flamingo Hello!” Card – $5.95 from Amy Heitman

Wrap it all up with some flamingo themed stationary! Who wouldn’t smile at a perfect pink flamingo themed present??

Happy Summer!

-Emma

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Hello Birdie!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Here’s a great idea for making a mobile for a baby’s room … study … or … anywhere. Using Chiyogami paper we folded these birds from the Robin pattern in Florence Sakade’s book ORIGAMI – JAPANESE PAPER FOLDING.

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Using waxed linen thread we strung the birds together.

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Not wanting to perform a “balancing act” we simply hung the winged ones from a KIKKERLAND PHOTO MOBLIE.

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Tweet Tweet!

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Nick

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Finding the perfect wedding card!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

I don’t know about you guys, but I will be attending more than a few weddings this summer. And if your mom is anything like mine, she taught you never to show up at a wedding without a card for the bride and groom.

My problem with wedding cards is that they can get a little frumpy for my taste. Lots of flowers and long winded, sappy messages… that is just not my style. Lucky for me, and those of you searching for a more contemporary take on a wedding card, The Paper Place has got us covered! We carry a wide range of fun and funny wedding cards with blank interiors, so you can write your own message from the heart.

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What about a card that accurately expresses your genuine excitement? (Emily McDowell $5.95)

 

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Or a card with a modern take on romance? (Emily McDowell $5.95 & Elum Letterpress $6.95)

 

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This card is perfect for that couple we all know who’s quirks complement each other so well. (Wit & Whistle $6.95)

 

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And when in doubt, there are always the beautiful foil stamped cards from Rifle Paper co. Aren’t they gorgeous??? (Rifle Paper co. $6.95, $5.95 & $6.95).

Come on in to see the full selection of our wedding cards, and happy wedding season everyone!

-Emma

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Colourful crafts for you and your children

Monday, May 4th, 2015

With the onset of such beautiful sunny weather outside I’ve been finding myself gravitating towards more colourful crafts. I couldn’t wait to try out these brand new 3D paper models from Sky Goodies when they arrived in store. Bright and cheerful, they’re perfect activity for kids and hobbyists alike.

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The “Make Happy” collection is sold flat with perforated punch out templates so no scissors are required. We have four styles currently in store and they retail in price between $3.95 and $5.95.

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The only additional material you need is glue and a small paintbrush to apply it on the indicated tabs. We used Aleena’s Tacky Glue ($4.95) and found it gave the best results as it dries clear and quickly.

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Originating from India, Sky Goodies’ products feature beautiful ornate patterns reminiscent of hand painted trucks, a vanishing art form that the designers behind the Make Happy collection wanted to pay tribute to.

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Try one today and add a little colour to your day!
-Justine

 

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Origami Flower Card

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Spring is here, and I thought I would fold some Origami flowers. I found a variety of origami flower inspiration in the book, “Origami Flowers” by Kazuo Kobayashi.

For this project I used the Morning Glory instructions found on page 23. It was a fairly simple flower to fold.

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After I had folded a variety of Morning Glory flower sizes, I arranged and pasted them on a card, made of Nepalese paper.

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This card was super fun and easy to make. I’m going to send it to my mom for Mother’s Day. :)

-Margaret

 

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