Mother’s Day, the thoughtful time of year that celebrates the loving, creative woman behind all those favorite dishes, birthday wishes and kissed boo boos. If you’re looking for a way to recognize this influential woman, our Mother’s Day Gift Guide features a collection of our most inspired gifts for Mom.
Here are just a few of our favorite gift ideas…
Set inside an everlasting Peony Wreath we see one of the many Paper Source exclusive Mother’s Day cards. Adorn any door with a wreath of flowers, or set a pillow on her favorite chair. This charming grain sack pillow is a rustic accent for any couch, bed or boudoir!
For walls, coffee tables or bedsides, gift one of the many decorative signs available to convey that perfect message, to any Mom in your life.
Sunday, May, 12th is a day to celebrate. Visit our website for a full list of Inspired Gift Ideas for Mom.
For you ambitious crafters and cooks, try your hand at baking this season’s yummiest treat with our featured cookbook Le Petite Macarons. These charming French confections are adorable when toted in packages made just for friends and family, and crafted by you.
Take a bite out of our new collection, and be inspired by creamy hints of pastel and chocolate this season. We have everything from kitchen sets to personalized stationary with this delicious confection. Find them online or get inspired on our Macarons Pinterest Board. C’est magnifique!
And remember to share your sweet-inspired ideas with us. Au revoir!
In this special Holiday Series we are bringing to you the best of what’s in stores for the holidays– as curated by some of our noted taste-makers. Today, Paper Source’s CEO weighs in with a few of her favorite things of the season.
Noted for creating memorable activities for (and with) her daughters
Trolls! Many of you might remember these fuzzy friends. Well, they’re back and we love their new style.
“I love the hot colors of these little guys! They’re far cooler than the old trolls with flesh-colored skin. The new generation comes in neons, brights, flocked and even glittered silver– there’s even a mystery combo in every lot of 15! I’d like to give a whole set to line someone’s desk for good cheer.”
Hang Tag Sticky Note Labels are stylish and sweet. And recycled too. What’s not to love?
“This tiny pad of sticky notes is designed to look like a paper bag hang tag. It makes even your most mundane notes look chic! It’s the perfect gift for anyone, in fact, I’m bringing them to my next book club meeting.”
Our new line of canning designs is perfect for foodies friends. Sally created a wonderful gift assortment for her friend Claire, who fell in love with the Paper Source Calendar design.
“My friend Claire is a blogger in the slow food and homesteading movement, and she fell in love with the jars artwork in the Paper Source calendar. I recently created her a gift basket of our Canning Jars Tea Towels, the Food in Jars book, a Canning Jar rubber stamp, our new Canning Jars wrapping paper, a ball of Baker’s Twine and a few other things. Now she is lining the inside of her kitchen cabinets with the paper, creating note sets with the stamp, and finding new ways to express her love for the artwork and the craft.”
Holidays are the perfect time for Gnomes. From wrapping paper to stamps these creatures add festive charm to your holiday projects.
“I love this catalog sample of the gnomes on mushrooms, throwing snowballs. It depicts the charm of this rubber stamp!”
Sally rounds out her list with her favorite wrapping paper look of the season. Her gift wrap vision extends beyond the package, taking into consideration home décor. Sally is mindful of the harmony and balance created between coordinating patterns and contrasting scales and this holiday wrap look left her in awe.
“My first, ‘Ohhh!‘ was upon seeing the delicacy of the pine branch artwork in white relief on the slate background. The second ‘Ohhh’ was when I saw how adding ribbon made the berries in the wrapping paper pattern ’pop’. But the graphic contrast with the chevron bag is so incredible– how elegant and amazing would it be to present gifts using all three elements?”
If you haven’t already started following us on Pinterest, there’s no better time than right this very minute! We’ve started creating lots of fabulous new holiday Pinterest boards for you to follow including Gift Guides, Holiday Decor and more…
There’s no better place on the web to collect great decorating, party-hosting and gift-giving ideas– not to mention gift getting ideas. Start pinning items from Paper Source to a personal wish list board of your own creation and then share it with family and friends!
What will you pin next?
Are you a paper person? Someone who, like our founder, can get lost in the history and the magic of this worldly craft? Do you also struggle to find ways to use those gorgeous sheets? Well, struggle no more. We asked Paper Source stores across the country to weigh in with ideas–many of which came from PS customers!–to get your creative juices flowing.
From Ardmore to Apartment Therapy and Houston to Headquarters, read along as we unwrap the mystery of fine paper crafts.
Tips from Paper Source Store Locations…
Ardmore,Pennsylvania: Anne S. created this card sample using pleating and our Silhouette CAMEO to create the flower appliqué at the waistband.
Bellevue, Washington says:
We love to celebrate life moments with our coworkers and friends, and a baby shower for Paper Source CEO Sally Pofcher was certainly an event worth recognizing. But how do you create an event that is as inspirational and creative as Sally herself?
Luckily, we have no shortage of talent!
So, we pooled our resources and threw her an alphabet themed baby shower to welcome baby Ella. Here are a few of our most-favorite details:
Every great party must begin with an equally lovely invitation. This one, created by Paper Source Design Team leader, Karen, pairs some of Sally’s favorite things – the color persimmon, typography, Baker’s twine and scalloped cards.
The party decorations
Pinwheels large and small in Persimmon, Paper Bag, and Blossom were everywhere. Tiny ones became cupcake toppers, medium ones were attached to striped paper straws and used in (A is for) apple centerpieces, and giant ones adorned the walls.
Behind the food table, we created a feature alphabet statement. Members of our team hand painted, glittered and covered kraft letters. Some of our favorites included “L” – covered in Sally’s favorite Indian paper, “C” – created out of a box of crayons, and “O” – with a tiny mirror as the center.
And, of course, “N” – covered in pictures of Sally’s two older daughters, Nina and Nicole.
As guests arrived, we had each fill out a Baby Wish card. These were hung from Baker’s twine using our tiny clothes pins. Sally took them all home in a decorated A2 box mailer to share with little Ella one day.
On a table draped with solid Paper Bag wrapping paper, we lined up tiny treats.
There were rows of baby veggies in clear cups with the message “Eat your veggies!”
We even ordered Sally’s favorite smiley face cookies in bright pink (the traditional yellow ones once served as her wedding favors).
A spin on baby jeopardy, our game – F is for Family – featured questions about Sally’s role as a Mom and were answered by her husband and two girls. It was a fun way to include her family in the day and give everyone fun glimpses into their excitement about the new baby.
Gifts were bundled and given fun tags. The new moms in the group all brought favorite supplies, these enjoyed the tag “M is for Mommies Recommend.” A bag sporting “Y is for Yuck” included all sorts of wipes and creams. “O is for Owls” showcased four tiny sleepers with one of our PS owls on the front of each. We borrowed a tiny shopping cart, added the tag “F is for Fashionista” and filled it with tiny and adorable clothes. One basket’s tag simply read “ABCs” and included books, blocks and bibs featuring the alphabet. Our final gift was a hand-made book – Paper Source ABCs. Each letter celebrated something special about PS, and was hand designed by a member of our team.
In May, Sally welcomed her third daughter, Ella James, to her family at home, as well as her family here at Paper Source. After a shower like this, welcoming Ella into the world was as easy as A-B-C!
-Ann, Kristen, Karen, Heather & Lora
Our PS design team has been busy creating fresh new gift wrap. Go from drab to fab with one of our groovy new graphics.
Our latest wrapping paper designs feature our exclusive color palette, making it easy to coordinate with gift wrap accessories. Give your package a little extra eye candy by pairing with:
That’s a wrap!
Oh, you know we cannot resist a good gift wrapping opportunity. So, for all our Wrappers out there, here is a dose of springtime inspiration just in time for the Mother’s Day gift giving weekend.
Celebrate springtime delights with these winged darlings
In addition to hundreds of products created by our Paper Source design team, we carry a number of items produced by independent designers. These talented artists offer a complementary, yet distinct aesthetic to customers seeking inspiration in everyday things.
Anna Bond is one such designer. She is the artist and creator of Rifle Paper Co.
Anna hand draws and paints all of her beautiful designs with gouache, a type of paint consisting of pigment and a binding agent. As you can see from the items shown here, her inspiration comes from mid-century design, folk art, nature, architecture, and vintage typefaces. Her designs are reminiscent of decades past, and make beautiful gifts for any occasion.
To see more of Anna’s lovely work, check out other Rifle designs on our website.