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Bunnies and Blooms!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Easter is this weekend and spring has sprung!!! Come into the store to check out our cute easter and spring inspired goodies!

photo[2]We have a few Easter craft kits, like this bunny dress up kit, that would be a fun project to do with little ones. Also, for the young at heart, a super cute bunny embroidery kit! As always, we have an array of craft and gift items in lots of different patterns and colours! Floral print paper straws, tiny spun cotton mushrooms, ALL the washi tape you could ever want and even cute glue sticks! Take a spring stroll on Queen Street and pick up some sweet stuff!

 

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Spring colours for…

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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Recently, I found myself needing a hard cover portfolio book. I  was unimpressed with the boring colour selection available in stores (black, black and black), so, I thought I would give a go at making one for myself! Below is my final result.

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I used a blue-grey book cloth overtop Eska board and the pretty and durable Mokume paper on the inside- I love how subtle but interesting the woodgrain pattern is! To keep my portfolio covers together I used two brass Chicago screws, which are simple and decorative. Now, I can easily take pages in and out of my book!

I was looking to keep my colour palette for this project rather versatile, although, while I was planning my paper choices I was definitely taken with all of The Paper Place’s adorable spring inspired book binding materials! Take a look at the bright waxed linen thread we carry!

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Our pretty linen  texture and purple coloured book cloths are very spring inspired! Even our book binding awls and book board punches come in cute packages.We also have plenty of pretty patterned papers for end pages and inside covers!

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If you were inspired by this post come in to the store and have a look around. We have lots of instructional books on making your own books as well as materials in every colour in the rainbow.

Abby

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A little inspiration…

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

One thing you hear a lot from customers at The Paper Place is “What do you use all this paper for?” The answer is… well almost anything you can think of really. We carry many types of handmade and machine made papers people use for booking binding, origami, details in invitations for weddings…. the uses seem varied and infinite!

We also carry lots of quirky stationery, greeting cards, office supplies and small gift items! I thought it would be fun to pick some of my favourite papers in the store, and match some of our smaller items with them. Perfect for a little inspiration, or maybe a gift idea for a paper lover!

IMG_0452One of the most popular types of paper we sell is our Japanese Chiyogami papers which are silk screened with various designs on Kozo paper. We carry over 600 designs in store, and 900 on our online store! This one is newer to the store and one of my favourites, the background a beautiful mint colour and printed with layers of metallic cranes. We carry lots of little sample packs of different paper, such as this Japanese Paper Sampler, if you are shy of commitment to a full sheet. I chose a Katazome postcard with a beautiful floral print and matched it with a gold envelope and some Japanese brass pens and pencils to write and send some snail mail!

 

IMG_0445The nautical trend is always popular on the Runway for spring, but you can find some sailing inspired items in our store too! This Japanese Katazome paper is stencil printed with this rope pattern. I chose a letterpress notebook printed with all things beachy. If your giving a sea themed gift, don’t forget a laser cut card and some Jones paper pens to jot down a love note with.

 

IMG_0444We don’t only carry paper from Japan in store. We just received a new stock of patterned paper from Germany. Fun geometrics patterns come in wrapping sheets, journals (as pictured) origami paper and other little treasures. We are also restocked with popular clutch pencils and heavy brass sharpeners. Why not pair those with this cute embroidered pencil case?

 

IMG_0455Spring is in the air… and this modern printed wrap is leaving us hopeful for warmer weather. This chartreuse Ted Baker journal emulates the leather work on a pair of brogues. Some colourful and fun washi tape and some fine felt tip Le Pens make a lovely set!

 

IMG_0443Our Nepalese handmade papers come in many patterns and colour ways as well. This pattern printed in black on kraft paper has a bit of a creepy vintage feel. A Parisian inspired notebook, a luxurious set of Black Wing pencils and these pencil sharpeners made from vintage spools of thread. Top that off with a card that doubles as a palm reading guide, how fun is that!

- Jo

 

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Harajuku Girl Themed Birthday

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

My friend is Harajuku Girl obsessed and it naturally became the theme for her most recent birthday. For her gift I made a simple paper cut and put it in an inexpensive Ikea frame. Holla! As an added bonus I folded cranes using brightly coloured chiyogami and them embellished them with tiny satin bows. Holla, Crane style! Everyone dressed up in costume but I am a not a dress up kind of person so I made some masks to wear. Gwen Stefani eat your heart out. Holla!

Paper Cut Out

Paper Cut Out

Harajuku Cranes

Harajuku Cranes

Crane Detail

Crane Detail

Party Masks

Party Masks

Nick

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Fashion! Pattern! Inspiration!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Oooh La La! On a recent trip to new York I made the trek to Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) to check out a few galleries and to the Brooklyn Museum to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. Bon! His collection of designs is unbelievable and a must see for anyone interested in fashion, art or design. I wanted to share a couple of photographs that I took and realized that we had a few papers that reflected some of  the genius and whimsy of his work. The papers are part of our Nepalese collection and truly are works of art in their own right.

Mermaid of Guilded Desire.

Mermaid of Guilded Desire.

Scallops with Dots.

Scallops with Dots.

Ahoy!

Ahoy!

Black with white stripes.

Black with White Stripes.

Fashion Checks.

Fashion Checks.

Rhombus.

The Rhombus.

Nick

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