Birds the Word

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.



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


Back in Stock: Calendars & Planners!

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.



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.



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.



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.



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!!


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



Happy August!



Adult Colouring Books

July 25th, 2015

Yes, they’re EVERYWHERE right now!

We’ve always had colouring books in the store so here I’d like to show you the ones we have in stock right now.



(L) Floral Designs: artist’s colouring book $8.95; (R) Doodle Designs: artist’s colouring book $8.95



And from the ever-popular Secret Garden colouring family, we still have postcards and notecards, illustrated by Johanna Basford, which make ideal gifts.


(Top) Secret Garden 12 Notecards $21.50; (Bottom) Secret Garden 20 Postcards $14.95

Therapeutic, economical, satisfying, and harmless. What more could you ask for from an adult pastime?

– Aoife


Creative Party Planning: Nautical Theme Party

July 23rd, 2015


After the success of this past New Year’s Eve Masquerade Photobooth, good friends Evan and Rich asked me to help them decorate their Palmerston apartment once again for their annual nautical themed summer costume party. With so many nautical gems hidden throughout The Paper Place I couldn’t wait to bring them all together and help make their apartment a little bit more sea-worthy.


Blue triangle flag bunting ($5.95) was strung above the bar area, while our Italian Decorative Papers ($4 per 19.5 x 27″ sheet) were used to add detail to drink dispensers.


Wave motifs were cut from some of our Obonai Feather and Momi papers ($4-4.50 per 21 x 31″ sheet) and taped behind the couch to create a fun backdrop for guests sitting on the sandy coloured cushions.


Our Sailing Kite (Yes, it’s a kite!) acted both as a handy costume prop and decorative centrepiece ($34.95).


Using a glue stick I adhered one of our gold anchor dresden trims ($7.95 for a pack of 22) to a piece of Katazome-shi paper and washi taped it to the door so guests could easily find the party. This paper would later inspire a knot-tying contest between hosts on the apartment’s upper deck.


Polaroids hung on a string with our mini clothes pegs ($4.95 for a pack of 50) were backed by sheets of our tall ships gift wrap ($4 per 20 x 30″ sheet) in the hallway so party guests could relive memories of years prior.

Interested in hosting your own nautical party? Be sure to pay us a visit. There is a pirate’s bounty of treasure and inspiration to be found.




You Light Light Up My Life

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.