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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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Super Fun Summertime Product Update!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

We’ve started getting a taste of spring and summer in the shop lately with some fun new products! They’re sure to make your dreams of summer picnics a reality!

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New notebooks, pencils, popsicle shaped birthday cards, as well as our selection of Rifle Iphone cases are all available in store.

Also, fun new summertime sheets of wrap!

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Come in and check it out! Get summer started early.

-Emily 


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Mini Card Monday!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Looking for a simple card with a personalized touch? The Paper Place has what you need. We’ve just started selling these little gems from Mark’s Inc.

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These laser cut envelopes come three to a pack with a small notecard inside ready to be personalized for that special someone in your life. Decorate the card with anything from coloured pencils to glitter and see it shine through the message cut into the envelope.

IMG_1807For this one, I used a solid green washi tape with one of our more translucent tapes on top of it. It’s quick, easy, and a delightful way to put a personal spin on a gift or by itself!

 

As always, have fun with it!

-Michael

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For those that need to get away

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

I was recently fortunate enough to escape a few weeks of this cold Canadian winter on a trip to Costa Rica. Upon returning I found I had travel on the brain more than ever and found myself gravitating towards items in the store that reflected my nomadic spirit.

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We have a multitude of products in store to appeal to those looking to travel or interested in geography. Everything from travel journals, notecards, stickers, maps, and papers that depict patterns from around the globe.

jm-for-blog-450x257I found I was especially drawn to our patterned wave and botanical Chiyogami, Zuiun, and Shibori Handmade Japanese decorative papers. I found it hard to look at them and not see swirling sand, tropical plants, and the beautiful gradients of the sunsets I had watched in the prior weeks. For those that scrapbook or create photo albums after travel be sure to browse through our binders in store because you may find treasures like these papers that you never knew about before.

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Scratching off Costa Rica on our display interactive Scratch Map by Luckies of London ($29.95) was one of the first things I did upon arrival back to the store. These maps are a great way of tracking where you’ve been and where you want to go next. Travel aficionados feel free to make your mark on our map next time you’re in store to share where you’ve been. I know I can’t wait to be able to scratch more destinations off.

-Justine

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