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Art Prints

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Paperfelt Paper Goods make these fun art prints and they are the perfect choice for instant wall art. Printed in Canada using archival inks their messages are simple and heart felt. Keep them for yourself or gift them when the time is right.

For Your Valentine

For Your Valentine

For Baby's Room

For Baby’s Room

For Every Canadian

For Every Canadian

 

Nick

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Candy/Treasure/Secret Gift Boxes

Friday, January 30th, 2015

I love boxes! Wooden boxes, porcelain boxes, clay boxes, cardboard boxes. Even if they’re empty, I just love their potential to hold something old or new, something edible or something forever. And they are logical, symmetrical and perfectly constructed. I used to make these kinds of templates in technical drawing class, so they appeal to the younger me too.

In time for Valentine’s Day, we are stocking three different types of gift box templates so that you can make your own to present to that someone special in your life. Naturally then, I couldn’t resist trying out some different paper and card combos on these boxes.

Papers, cardstocks and tools for making out gift boxes.

Papers, cardstocks and tools for making out gift boxes.

For the five I made for this week’s blog, I chose the following:

– Petite Gift Box Template with Heart Topper ($9.95)
– Heart Gift Box Template ($8.95)
– Square Gift Box Template ($7.95)
– Vellum (8.5″ x 11″, $0.75 per sheet or $13.95 per 25 sheet pack)
– Glassine Frost (27″ x 39″, $2.50)
– Ito-iri White Weave Japanese paper (8.5″ x 11″, $1.20)
– Gira Pearl Coral Heavy WNP paper (8.5″ x 11″, $1.10)
– Mokume Japanese paper (8.5″ x 11″, $0.90)
– Antique Gold WNP paper (8.5″ x 11″, $0.85)
– Double-sided crate paper (12″ x 12″, black & white heart/stripes, $2.50)
– Double-sided crate paper (12″ x 12″, playtime/floral, $2.50)
– 4” bone folder ($6.95)
– Scalpel knife or scissors ($5.95 or $5.95)
– HB pencil
– glue stick ($5.95)

The gift boxes assembled. Clockwise from top: double-sided cardstock/crate paper; Antique Gold & Mokume; Vellum & Glassine Frost; Gira Pearl Coral Heavy cardstock & Ito-iri White Weave and (centre) double-sided cardstock/crate paper.

The gift boxes assembled. Clockwise from top: double-sided cardstock/crate paper; Antique Gold & Mokume; Vellum & Glassine Frost; Gira Pearl Coral Heavy cardstock & Ito-iri White Weave and (centre) double-sided cardstock/crate paper.

I chose to put the Vellum and the Glassine Frost, the Ito-iri White Weave and the Gira Pearl Coral and the Mokume, and the Antique Gold together to create boxes with an internal and an external appeal. I chose the Mokume and the Ito-iri White Weave in particular for their wood and fabric aspects respectively. I glued these sheets together using the glue stick and then simply traced around my chosen template with the pencil. Don’t forget to trace the slits which will allow the heart-topped box to close. The crate paper is already double-sided so you can choose which side you want to face out!

Then I just cut out the trace, using the scissors in a slow, fluid way to get the curves really curvy. Once cut out, I used the scalpel knife to cut out the slits. I also used the back of the scalpel knife to score along the folds (along the base of the heart-topped box and the sides of the heart-shaped box) although I think the bone folder itself would have been enough to do this. It is nice when a box has bends but not super-defined corners.

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The boxes filled with Mendiant chocolates and M&Ms!

Then, carefully, I folded the boxes into their respective shapes. This is best done slowly and gently so as not to tear the more delicate parts of the box (flaps etc). After that I only had to choose what to put into them. Mendiant chocolates had just arrived from my brother and his family in France and I always have M&Ms just lying around!

These boxes, especially ones made from one of our cardstocks, are perfect for sweets, pieces of jewellery or love messages. They are a breeze to to make and the paper or card you choose is guaranteed to put your own personal mark on them.

 

Aoife

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Twas the night . . .

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even . . . a felted mouse

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or polar bear

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floppy eared bunny

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or, adorable raccoon.

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Happy Holidays!

Nick

 

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Need Last Minute Wrap Ideas? We’ve Got ‘Em!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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As we draw ever nearer to Christmas (eek!) it always seems that people, including myself, begin to panic when they just can’t find the right wrapping or box for those few last gifts. Well look no further, we’ve got you covered! Whether it’s boxes, bags, tissue or tags, you can find it here!

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I feel like most people would agree with me when I say that when it comes to wrapping a last minute gift, a bag is the easiest way to go. Grab some fun tissue (we have it in many colours and patterns) and get bagging!

 

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To answer a question we frequently get, YES we do carry boxes! Along with our standard kraft box sizes, we’ve also got some fancy holiday ones. And lots of holiday wrapping sheets to cover them!

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As for pretty finishing touches, we’ve got loads of packaging, washi tapes, and fun ribbons to get your presents looking extra special.

Come check it out today and get your Christmas (and every day) wrapping under control! Happy wrapping!

- Emily

 

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Kraft Paper Party

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Guys, I have  confession… I love kraft paper. Probably more than anyone should, really. I love drawing on it, wrapping with it, decorating with it… And here at The Paper Place, we have a plethora of super cool paper products that really do capture that “paper bag” aesthetic that is so on trend right now.

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I used some of these products at a family birthday party recently, and let me tell you, they looked fantastic.

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On the table as a runner is one of our decorative kraft rolls (this one is called “French Receipts”). It not only looks fantastic, but it makes cleaning up super easy. Just pick it up and throw it away! No washing required.

IMG_2404I also used the DIY shop pennant banner to create some custom decor for the occasion. People were pretty impressed at our personalized banner, and all I used was a sharpie!

IMG_2407I guess all I’m trying to say here is, give kraft paper a chance! It’s simple and versatile and works for any occasion. And stop by The Paper Place to see more fun kraft paper products! Hope to see you soon!

 

 

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