Hello Birdie!

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.

bird 1

Using waxed linen thread we strung the birds together.

bird 2

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

bird 3

Tweet Tweet!

bird 4



Finding the perfect wedding card!

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.


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



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



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



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!



Colourful crafts for you and your children

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.


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.


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.


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.


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



Origami Flower Card

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.


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


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




Super Fun Summertime Product Update!

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!

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!

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