January 11th, 2014
If you’re anything like me, every year you promise yourself to keep a better record of the years events, but can never seem to stick to it. Well, let us at The Paper Place help with that! With these “life story” journals there is no easier or more exciting way to stick to regular journaling.
With a seemingly endless number of pages, this gold-paged Life Story is literally a diary for your whole life. Including map pages for travel documentation, pages for photos, and lots of blank space for writing, this gorgeous diary will stick with you forever.
For those who are a little less committed to journaling for life, and maybe don’t have an interest in writing long entries, this Every Day memory book has a dated page for each day of the year. With five lined sections (one for each year) on each page, you can build a comparative record of your life over five years by simply jotting down a thought or event each day. Simple, and not so time-consuming for those with busy lives.
Finally, for those who are less interested in writing about their lives, but maybe more creatively inclined, here is My Beautiful Life; your autobiography in drawings. Each page has a different topic or subject to draw, some as simple as “what inspires me”, to more obscure and fun topics such as “contents of my sock drawer”. With an array of fun and commemorative topics, this silver-paged journal is sure to keep your life creative without the commitment of dated pages.
Come on in and take a look at these (and many more) journals available at the store, and start your year of memories off right!
January 6th, 2014
Some of us old soul types can always use a place to put our daily thoughts and ideas down onto paper. What better place than these beautifully vintage styled journals.
They come in four styles with a touch of old Parisian design. Inside you will find three styles of paper; lined pages, grid on kraft paper and perforated blank sheets for those quick notes. The Musique styled one even comes with 122 pages of sheet music for that new tune you may be playing around with.
Two of my favourite things are vintage styles and a good sized notebook. With a total 288 pages, that should give you plenty of space to write to your heart’s content. Come in and take a look at them.
January 3rd, 2014
Of course I had to wait until after the holidays to post photos of cards and crafts I made as gifts for Christmas this year. I’ve been really inspired by the Dresden Trims we carry in the store. Made in Germany from antique paper moulds, some of which are over 100 years old. We carry a variety of different shapes and colours of these fun paper shapes, most of them covered in gold foil. I was especially taken with the arrow and antler shapes we carry, and worked them into my holiday crafting.
I used the arrow shapes as inspiration for my cards this year. I thought I would play on the idea of seasonal fruits, I chose a pear, a clementine and an apple, and made it look as if a gold arrow had been shot through them! I used Nepalese papers and origami papers to make the fruits. I also made use of the Make Your Own Card packs we sell in the store in a variety of sizes.
The results were quite luxurious and rich. Paper cutting crafts can be time consuming, but using good quality tools can help. I made sure I used a self healing mat and a fresh Exacto blade when cutting papers, and I use Coccoina glue sticks for all my pasting. I used the left over Nepalese paper to make an envelope liner for the cards. A simple effective way to customize your cards even more!
I also made a smaller simpler small gift item using the antler Dresden Trims and some of the wooden shapes we sell in the store. A wooden badge shape and the antlers, with a bit of help from a fine Le Pen, helped me make these cute, very canadian looking fridge magnets!
These were so simple and easy to made. A dab of white glue and a stick on magnet roll is all you really need. I made a whole bunch of these and packaged them up with little tags for a cute little holiday craft that can stay on your fridge all year long!
The store is full of little treasures that may inspire you to craft something this year. Being artistic doesn’t need to be complicated, sometimes you just need to find the right materials to work with!
Happy crafting in the New Year!
December 28th, 2013
Stay warm this January with these incredible matches that have recently arrived at The Paper Place. They are perfect for lighting a cozy fire or keeping the romance burning by lighting some candles on a cold January night. They would also make a great host gift for any upcoming New Year’s Eve parties. They are available in so many different designs so come in and check them out.
Cheers and stay toasty.
December 23rd, 2013
Due to the ice storm we have decided to bring a taste of boxing day to The Paper Place a few days early!! This unprecedented pre-holiday sale will run
Monday, December 23 from 10am-8pm and
Tuesday, December 24th from 10am-3pm!!