Posts Tagged ‘stationery’

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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New Paper, New Cards

Friday, May 24th, 2013

We’ve recently added some new papers, tissues and cardstocks to our collection available instore.  I love making cards for any and all occasions; sometimes I like to send cute handmade cards to pen pals instead of a plain old letter.  I used some of the new Japanese Decorative papers and Cardstock to make a bunch of different cards this week.

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There are different ways to add a little something extra personal to your cards.  You don’t have to stop decorating at the card.  I added custom envelop liners, one with some washi tape bunting to one to match it’s card.  I decorated the cards using washi tape, paper punches, rubber stamps and a hand cut silhouette detail.  I used (from left to right) the Kin Sunago Teal, Peacock, and Sudare Aurora White for these cards.

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I love the pale confetti bits and shimmer in the Sudare Aurara White.

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I decorated the front of the envelopes for these cards.  I also made a mini sized card to give a friend in person (it’s not a mailable size).  Our blank Table Setting Cards with a Bitty Bags (both available instore) make a great mini card and envelope set.  I use our Flora and Fauna stamp set, stickers, rubber stamps and paper cutouts to decorate.  The paper I used (from left to right) Kin Sunago Azuki, Roketsu Gold, and a mix of all the new papers for these cards.

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I think the Roketsu Gold is beautifully simplistic.  I didn’t want to add too much to this card and mainly let the paper speak for itself.

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I decorated the flaps of the envelopes for these cards.  For one I used a different coloured paper with a new Vintage Letterpress stamps to match it’s card.  I added some new stickers to the flap of the other envelope for a little extra sparkle too.  I used (from left to right) Imaizumi, Pearlized Filigree on Champagne, and the Tanabata Cardstock for these cards.

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The Imaizumi is great if you’re looking for a pearlized white paper with an organic woodgrain/rippling water effect.  It’s one of those papers that it easy to match if you just wanna add a little bit of decorative paper to your card.

Jax

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Calling all Paper Geeks!! We are looking for a part time Sales Associate – is it you??

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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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