Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paper Source

One of my daughter's favorite paper stores is the Paper Source.  It's a chain, and I'm not sure if they are nationwide or not.  Even though I live in a suburb of Los Angeles, the closest store to me is 30 miles away.  The last time I stopped in there I signed up for their emails, and somehow they also have my address which I must have given them as well.  Yesterday I received their catalog in the mail.  They have a website as well.  It's www.paper-source.com.  I took a couple of photos from the catalog to share with you just in case you are not familiar with the wonderful ideas they have to share.

The first thing that really grabbed my attention when I was flipping through the catalog was this paper map dress.  I think this would be a great window display for a vintage clothing store or antique mall.  I could just imagine a window done in map blouses, dresses, pants, etc., just hanging in a window.  Very eye catching.  Almost reminds me of Anthropologie.  Don't you agree?
 Since I like to paint signs, I saved the pages with the different typography designs.  I love these examples.
Isn't this little sign above adorable?  I think this could be done using Graphics Fairy images.  She's had several circus images that I have fallen in love with.   The catalog lists the "big deal" sign for $21.95 for a 12" x 16".  On the following page, I spotted the candy corn banner.  Too cute.  The garland is 10 feet long and is $10.95.  By the time I would buy all the supplies, I would have spent more than that at the craft store!  If any of these things interest you, check out their website.  They have wonderful things to spark your creative juices.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to have a project done soon of a musical persuasion.

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Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

When I saw the picture of the map dress I thought "cute, but what would you do with it?" Well, duh! You shared great ideas! Why can't I think of things like that? What's more, I might - if I get off my lazy be-hind - use one of those suggestions. :-) I'm going to hop on over to the site and get on their mailing list, too. I don't know if there is one anywhere near me or not. Certainly not in my itty bitty town.

Susie said...

Maggie, Those are cute images. I'll have to make myself one of those banners. :):) Smiles, Susie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think there are going to be some hubbies looking around the house for their missing maps. Too cool!

Pat C. said...

Ooh! Thanks for the great resource... I ***love*** paper crafts! I'm going to scoot on over to the site right now and get on their mailing list; I hope they'll ask for my home address so that maybe I can get a catalog, too!


Pat C. said...

P.S. Woohoo! Way at the bottom of each page is a link to "Catalog"; you can sign up for a print catalog and emails right there!

Bliss said...

Since I can't sew this makes me wonder if I can fold good enough to make something.


Kimberly Bruhn said...

Hello Maggie!

Wish I had seen this last year (found you through Shabby Creek Cottage)...we attended the Rose Bowl and stayed in Simi Valley...your blog is cute! We live in Ashland, Oregon (first town in Oregon coming North on I-5 from California). Nothing much here like your ideas nor do we have Paper Source...too cute! Take care, Kimberly

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Nice post Maggie. I love The Paper Source - it is a chain but somewhat limited in the number per city. I should go to their web site - could probably get some good ideas. Love the circus piece.