Posts Tagged ‘stationery’

All that glitters…

Friday, July 18th, 2014

As a lover of all things gold and shiny, and of design from the early 20th century, I am glad  to see Art Deco inspiration still going strong for stationery this year! We recently got some new items for all of those who still enjoy writing things by hand…

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I love having boxed cards around the house. Usually a more economical choice than individual greetings cards. It’s nice to have a supply laying around for those unexpected last minute birthday parties, also (as I can tell you from experience) a random unexpected hand written note in the mail is pretty exciting! These cards are black and white with gold foil details and pretty gold envelopes. Pick a bright coloured Le Pen to write your note, seal it up with washi tape, and you’re set

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The trend carries over to more personal stationery items as well. These pretty foiled journals are the perfect size to carry with you and maybe for an unexpected moment to journal in the park. Of course, we also have matching pencils… cause why not?

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Naturally… it all comes back to the paper. Our Nepalese hand screened papers also come in a variety of art deco inspired prints with metallic pigments. Great for wrapping something special, embellishing invites or as a hanging print.

Stay Gold!

Jo

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Neon Paper Mania!

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

I am really into neon colours right now! I guess it is all this sunshine we’ve been having making it really feel like summer. So, naturally I have become obsessed with all our new neon Paper Mania products. They are super cute, super bright and a little bit weird. Check them out!

First we have Paper Mania Mini Pencil Letters.  These crazy coloured pencils are envelopes for wee little pencil shaped note cards that fit inside! They are beyond cute, and would make adorable bookmarks once the note has been passed to the recipient.

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Next is an assortment of gift boxes.  Bow shaped for your girly friends and pyramid shaped gentlemen for your friends that enjoy something quirky. They are perfect for holding candies or small gifts and each come in a set of 3.

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These little geometric notes are the coolest things! They come in a long accordion strip, with mini peek-a-boo cut out envelopes to match. Just snip them apart and you have 10 mini cards. I think there is major potential to do something awesome with the full strip… just have not figured out what yet!

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I saved the best for last! These weirdos are my favourite! They are note pads that fold in half and then rock back and forth like the creepiest clowns you have ever seen. I can’t wait to leave clown messages all over the house!

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So much neon, so much pattern, so much awesome!

-H.

 

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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

 

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On the sixth day of December The Paper Place gave to me…. A super cute office supply prize pack!!

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Office Supply Prize Pack

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Part-time Position For Passionate Paper Person – Phew!!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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If you’re passionate about paper 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 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 job history and any experience you have in the paper arts. Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered – thanks! 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!

Please submit your application to hiring(at)thepaperplace.ca

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