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Birds the Word

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Charley Harper - Clair de Loon

Charley Harper – Clair de Loon

Did you know that Ontario’s national bird is the Common Loon? These stealthy fish fetchers are responsible for those erringly beautiful calls over lakes and ponds on grey misty mornings. If loons aren’t your thing, fear not! Here at The Paper Place, we have loads of fine-feathered friends for even the most discerning ornithologist.

 

 

Check out all these tweet finds!

 

No collection is complete with out crane origami, of course.

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Everyone loves Swingbird, a reloadable correction tape friend!

 

Winged laden washi tape.

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If your in the neighbourhood, make sure to pop in and check out our beautiful new window! Do you

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Back in Stock: Calendars & Planners!

Friday, July 31st, 2015

It’s that time again! Summer is winding down and September is fast approaching. It’s the perfect time to get organized with some stunning planners and calendars from Paper Source! All the products in this post will take you from August 2015 to December 2016.

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These brightly coloured, large-format calendars are great for an office or family command centre so everyone can keep track of who is doing what! And man are they easy on the eyes.

 

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Gold Foil Blotter Calendar: $34.95, Watercolour Calendar: $34.95 & 2016 Art Grid Calendar: $29.95

 

 

These soft cover planners are super unique. They have gold foil details on the front, a cool kraft-coloured interior, and are broken down by month for those who don’t need to write a whole lot in their planners.

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Paint Stripe Booklet Planner: $17.95 & Mini Booklet Planner: $11.95

These hardcover planners are adorable too. Who doesn’t love rose gold foil on black?? These are broken down by day with lots of room to write, as well as monthly overviews and space to record special dates like anniversaries and birthdays.

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Floral and Pink Stitched Planner: $29.95 & Rose Gold Stripes Planner: $29.95

Finally, we have our most intense planner of the season. This one has a yearly, monthly and daily overview, a yearly holidays breakdown, a place for notes, as well as a handy pocket at the front to keep all those bits of paper you inevitably accumulate. And ain’t it gorgeous??

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Painterly Hidden Spiral Planner: $44.95

And I almost forgot about our super fun chalkboard calendar and planner, perfect for back to school! Come get’em before they’re gone!!

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Chalkboard Grid Calendar: $31.95 & Chalkboard Booklet Planner: $22.95

 

 

Happy August!

-Emma

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You Light Light Up My Life

Friday, July 10th, 2015

We have some really interesting papers in the shop right now and a few of them really stand out. Especially when illuminated.

Nepalese Marbled Momi

Nepalese Marbled Momi

Almost any paper can be used to update a tired lamp or glam up inexpensive Ikea lights.

Amate Weave Rainbow, Gossamer Natural, Numerology White

Amate Weave Rainbow, Gossamer Natural, Numerology White

Shine bright like a diamond.

Nick

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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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Hand Stitched Pamphlet DIY

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Hi all!

Emma here. I’m very excited because next week I’m instructing our Hand Stitched Collage Journal workshop here in the store! Bookbinding can sometimes be a tricky business, and there are a lot of steps that need to be followed. So I’m making an instructional pamphlet for everyone to refer to during the workshop, and take home at the end.

Hand stitched pamphlets look really impressive and are super easy to make, so I thought I’d share a quick guide on how to sew one!

First, you want to layout all your pages. If you’re doing a double sided pamphlet like I did, this can feel a little weird because the layouts tends to look backwards. The trick is to count how many pages you have, then find your 2 middle pages, because these will be facing each other, and will therefore be printed on the same sheet of paper (I had 8 pages, so my middle pages were 4 & 5). Then, work backwards from there. If your middle pages are 4 & 5, then the back of that page is 3 & 6.

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Once you have the pages laid out, print or photocopy them so they’re double sided. You can also make a separate cover in a different colour if you want to get really fancy!

Now it’s time to assemble your pamphlet. Put all the sheets together in order, and fold them in half. I used a bone folder to get a really nice crease (available in store for $9.95).

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Next, I created a template with 3 holes in it: One in the centre, one near the top and one near the bottom (the last two should be equidistant from the centre).

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Put the template in the middle of your pamphlet and punch the same three holes through your pages. Measure out your thread (2x the length of your spine) and thread your needle. I really love sewing with the waxed linen thread we have in the store (20 yards of 2-ply for only $4.50!). The waxy coating helps ensure you don’t rip through the paper you’re sewing.

Begin sewing in the centre hole, leaving a 1″ piece outside your pamphlet. Sew back out the top hole, then all the way to the bottom hole. When your pulling your stitches tight, make sure to gently pull parallel to the spine to further prevent ripping. Resurface through the middle hole and tie the two ends together.

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And voila! This is one of the easiest forms of a book to make, and I love making little pamphlet books for my family and friends. Come check out our enormous in store selection of 8.5 x 11 papers, perfect for pamphlet making!

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Happy weekend!

Emma

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