Posts Tagged ‘cards’

Finding the perfect wedding card!

Tuesday, 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!



Mr & Mrs Wedding Card

Monday, April 13th, 2015

This past weekend my boyfriend’s cousin got married.  I wanted to make a simple Mr & Mrs wedding card for them with a little added quirk.

Wedding Card Close Up

I used the Italian Decorative paper that we carry for the Mr & Mrs lettering on one of our A2 Make Your Own Cards (sold in packs of 10 folded cards with matching envelopes) and a Night envelope.

Wedding Card

The top hat was made from our black text-weight paper and the veil was made from the Japanese paper, Maruju.  I used our white poster paint pen to decorate the front of the envelope with a cut out flower from the paper.



Popsicle Valentine’s Day Cards

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Every year I always try to make fun Valentine’s cards for my close girl friends.  It started when the majority of us were all single and has just kept on going through the years.  This year I made some fun retro inspired popsicle cards.


I used cardstock and covered them with our Candyflake papers and popsicle sticks.  You can break them apart to reveal the message inside.


Hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!



Printed Washi Cards

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I recently went on a family vacation to Quito and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.  It was truly an amazing experience.  Everything was so beautiful.  Using some of the papers from our Natural Washi Sampler (available instore) I printed out some of the pictures I took. I then mounted them on the Photo Frame Die-Cut Cards we carry instore (8 cards and 8 matching envelopes to a pack).  A perfect way to send out some easy cards when all you wanna do is recover.


I was able to get some great results printing on the Washi, but I would always test print before committing to any paper.  Every printer is different so it’s hard to say what will work best for you and your project.  The Natural Washi Sampler is great to play around printing with because they’re already cut to 8.5×11″ sheets.  If you wanted to test out different papers, than are in the sampler, you could always cut them down yourself as well.

Cards 1

I printed a picture from the Cloud Forest in Mindo on the Gampi Smooth (left) and of Darwin’s Lake in Targus Cove on Isabela Island on Kozuke (right).  I loved the texture the fleck in the Gampi Smooth gave the picture of the forest floor.  I really wanted to work the beautiful nature of the paper into each picture.

Back Detail

On the back side of the print you can see the natural fleck in the paper a little better.  I thought this would be a great pairing and add another layer to the photo.

Cards 2

I think the thing I loved the most was the Lava Fields, there was so much raw texture everywhere you looked.  I printed a picture of the Lava Fields on Santiago Island on Usu Kuchi Heavy (left) and Elizabeth Bay on Isabela Island on Sekishu Tsuru Large (right).  The photos almost look three dimensional printed on the light paper and then mounted on the cards.  Again you can see the natural fibre inclusion in the clouds (right picture).

Hope your printing projects work just as well as mine did!



Spring Has Sprung, and Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Tuesday, 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!

Happy gifting!