Posts Tagged ‘japanese’

Bunnies and Blooms!

Wednesday, 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!

photo[2]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!



A little inspiration…

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

One thing you hear a lot from customers at The Paper Place is “What do you use all this paper for?” The answer is… well almost anything you can think of really. We carry many types of handmade and machine made papers people use for booking binding, origami, details in invitations for weddings…. the uses seem varied and infinite!

We also carry lots of quirky stationery, greeting cards, office supplies and small gift items! I thought it would be fun to pick some of my favourite papers in the store, and match some of our smaller items with them. Perfect for a little inspiration, or maybe a gift idea for a paper lover!

IMG_0452One of the most popular types of paper we sell is our Japanese Chiyogami papers which are silk screened with various designs on Kozo paper. We carry over 600 designs in store, and 900 on our online store! This one is newer to the store and one of my favourites, the background a beautiful mint colour and printed with layers of metallic cranes. We carry lots of little sample packs of different paper, such as this Japanese Paper Sampler, if you are shy of commitment to a full sheet. I chose a Katazome postcard with a beautiful floral print and matched it with a gold envelope and some Japanese brass pens and pencils to write and send some snail mail!


IMG_0445The nautical trend is always popular on the Runway for spring, but you can find some sailing inspired items in our store too! This Japanese Katazome paper is stencil printed with this rope pattern. I chose a letterpress notebook printed with all things beachy. If your giving a sea themed gift, don’t forget a laser cut card and some Jones paper pens to jot down a love note with.


IMG_0444We don’t only carry paper from Japan in store. We just received a new stock of patterned paper from Germany. Fun geometrics patterns come in wrapping sheets, journals (as pictured) origami paper and other little treasures. We are also restocked with popular clutch pencils and heavy brass sharpeners. Why not pair those with this cute embroidered pencil case?


IMG_0455Spring is in the air… and this modern printed wrap is leaving us hopeful for warmer weather. This chartreuse Ted Baker journal emulates the leather work on a pair of brogues. Some colourful and fun washi tape and some fine felt tip Le Pens make a lovely set!


IMG_0443Our Nepalese handmade papers come in many patterns and colour ways as well. This pattern printed in black on kraft paper has a bit of a creepy vintage feel. A Parisian inspired notebook, a luxurious set of Black Wing pencils and these pencil sharpeners made from vintage spools of thread. Top that off with a card that doubles as a palm reading guide, how fun is that!

– Jo



Our windows are aglow with Paper Snowflake Lanterns and Washi Snowflakes!!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

We are all ready for the holidays with our beautiful paper snowflake windows!  This year we have our lacey paper snowflake lanterns and new delicate handmade Japanese washi snowflakes featured, getting us all in the mood for some snow.


Our Snowflake lanterns were recently featured in House & Home Magazine!  These irresistible Paper Snowflakes are a constant crowd pleaser when it comes to holiday decorating.  They are large (about 2 feet wide) yet delicate in appearance and definitely make a statement!  All premade, with only very minor assembly required, they are super easy to hang in minutes.  They are designed to take a chandelier lighting cord and look amazing when lit.  Their pleasant glow makes you feel all warm inside while is blizzardy and cold outside… instant holiday spirit!

Check them out along with some other inspiring ideas using The Paper Place products and paper in November’s issue of Canadian House & Home.

For anyone out of the Toronto area that is interested in purchasing the lanterns just give us a call and ask for the styles by name!  The paper snowflakes are $49.95 each. The lighting cords are sold separately for $11.95.  We would be happy to ship them to you!


New this year, these beautiful snowflakes are handmade in Japan out of delicate washi papers. They are a breeze to apply and after the season is over you can easily remove them and use them over and over again for years of enjoyment. They are flying off the shelves and we have already had to reorder them! Watch the video below (although unfortunately not in English) to see the application and removal process. So much fun!!!

We have the snowflakes available in 3 sizes, as well as a gorgeous gift box containing all 22 designs of the smallest size. Lovely as decorations and as gifts!


2011 in style – Part One: Calendars

Friday, November 26th, 2010

We have quite an enticing selection of calendars this year to help you ring in 2011. They make the perfect gift for those hard to buy for people on your list this holiday season.  Here is just a taste – take a look!!


Wood Parts

Tree Story & Paper Cutting

Kanami Masujima

Stretch Cat & Sweets

Colobockle Customize Calendar (with plenty of super fun stickers!!)

Hiroko Paper Cut Calendar

Green Story

Origami & Kirigami Page-A-Day

Atherton Lin 2011 – Across the Sea

Nikki McClure

An amazing calendar documenting the creation of our first love – Washi!!

Stay tuned for Part Two: Agendas……….


Just added to our Online Shop!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Check out the newest addition to our online shop! People that can’t visit the store can now purchase the star of our “six by eight” exhibit and experience Etchu Hagaki for themselves! Check back for more Hagaki’s that will be added to the website soon!