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It’s that time of year again! Summer has finally dwindled to an end and school is in session.
While students all over the country are dragging their feet back into classrooms, we are dedicating this back-to-school post to all the students heading to (or returning to) colleges and universities.
Here at The Paper Place we have gathered together a plethora of goodies that will brighten up those drab dorm rooms and dingy student houses as well as make lecture-note taking more exciting!
We have a wide selection of lined-paper journals that are absolutely perfect for note taking! We have a bunch with graph paper inside, ready for recording charts, graphing stats, designing typographic faces, etc. There are some eco-friendly options available too, made of recycled paper products and printed with soy-based inks.
Going hand-in-hand with your new journal is a new fun pen or pencil! Ranging from black archival-quality pigments to vintage-paper inspired cat pencils, there is something here to suit the whims of every student. So many cute writing utensils, and so many fun patterns and colours.
When it comes to decorating dorm room walls with something other than photos and movie posters, we have you covered! Why not buy a vintaged kitty poster, or an illustrated map of paris? We have letter-pressed posters of vintage cameras, constellation charts and arrows (the bow-and-arrow kind). Or hang garlands of delicate nepalese paper in bird shapes and butterflies, animals and solar systems. Bring some colour and life to those dull walls!
Finally, how to hang those posters when faced with the do-not-nail-into-the-wall rule? Easy. We have a complete spectrum of colours and patterns of washi tape! And the best thing about washi tape (besides the fact it is beautiful) it doesn’t mar the walls; it doesn’t take paint off or tear wallpaper, nor does it really leave residue.
For those students that finally have houses with friends, we have tons of magnets you can stick on your fridge and hold up photos of the last few years of school. Pins to hang calendars and posters, even some Rob Ryan plates to eat off of. Lots of treasures to decorate your desk space too – come on over to the store and see!
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You don’t have to be a pro to make a gift look extra special, it just takes a little bit of creativity. We have plain kraft coloured boxes in various sizes available instore to help make any awkwardly shaped present beautiful. I decorated the boxes in various different papers, tissue and embellishments.
I added embellishments to the inside lids of the boxes for a little something extra. Our smallest kraft box is perfect for small gifts like our music boxes, cell phone charms, little note papers, coin purses, etc.
I made a custom gift tag for one which matched the box. I added some hand spun and painted cotton mushrooms to compliment the pattern. I love how you can see the kraft colour through parts of the Kozo Tissue Itame, it creates a perfect woodgrain look.
On the front of one of the envelopes I created a paper bow using strips of the same paper which was used on the box. I used a white glue to adhere the strips together and topped it with a piece of washi tape.
We have lots of great new embellishments available. We recently received some gold foiled paper decorations made in antique paper moulds. They add a great 3 dimensional look.
Come on in and pick up anything or everything to wrap some of your own gifts you have to give.
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.
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.
I love the pale confetti bits and shimmer in the Sudare Aurara White.
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.
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.
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.
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.