May 7th, 2014
If you have not been to The Design Exchange in Toronto, GO! “This Is Not A Toy” ends on May 19th and it will delight toy enthusiasts of all ages. The exhibition is the world’s first and it features sculptures, figurines and artworks created by contemporary artists such as Takashi Murakami, KAWS and Huck Gee.
After going to the exhibition I had a compulsion to look at all things cute and needed to share a couple of my favourite “oh so cute” chiyogami designs.
This Is Not A Toy
April 23rd, 2014
If you’re passionate about paper, have a proven sales background and would like the opportunity to join our small family, we would love to hear from you!
We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing part time sales person who is able to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment.
Requirements include proven sales experience in a retail setting, a background in the material arts and availability that includes weekends (Saturdays are a must!) and some evenings.
Please include your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant retail job history and any experience you have in the paper arts. We are currently looking for someone 2-3 shifts per week on average. An ability to be flexible when more shifts are available (staff vacations, around the holidays, etc….) is an asset!
*Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered – thanks!*
Please reply to hiring(at)thepaperplace.ca
April 22nd, 2014
This is a friendly reminder from your neighbourhood Paper Place…Mother’s Day is on it’s way! Luckily we’ve got some great ideas and a brand new selection of cards to help you spoil the one(s) who raised you!
Funny, modern, and nothing short of adorable 2014 card designs.
We’ve also got our regular rotation of wraps in fresh spring colours, ready to beautify that perfect something for Mom or any other gift-giving needs you may have!
And just for fun…our brand new selection of adorable Rifle Iphone 5/5s cases. Get Mom with something that is both stylish and protective so you can always keep in touch with her!
Come into the store and check out all of the fun gifting options. And remember to spoil the ones you love this Mother’s Day!
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!
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!
April 11th, 2014
I collected a lot of boxes over the holidays and they were hiding under my bed for quite a while. Being the crafter that I am, I couldn’t just throw them out because that would be tossing a potential project. “I’ll use them eventually”, I said. But let’s face it…they were pretty ugly boxes.
I was obviously going to cover them in paper, but which ones. There are so many options and it took me several days to figure it out (my co-workers can attest to that). I eventually chose a few different papers in a grey and black colour scheme.
The Final Papers
I chose a decorative Chiyogami to add a bit of colour, two solid colour Nepalese papers in Black and Pebble, one Momi in Slate, one text weight paper in Gravel and one Linen Lightweight in Pewter. It was a bit trial and error when it came to how to fold everything properly and when it came to using the right adhesive. But overall, I am very happy with the results.
My brand new boxes are now proudly on display and hiding all of my junk. Yay!!!