This season’s favorite project in a miniature card format. This paper rosette project is perfect for heartfelt sentiments, like Mother’s Day! Customize rosettes with your own choice of colors and patterns from our collection of handpicked fine papers to make this classic and chic card truly yours!
Cut a piece of text weight paper to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhere to front of card. Choose desired rosette sizes and cut text weight paper and fine paper into strips
- Embellish centers with adhesive pearls and/or crystals.
- Stamp and emboss banner onto paper and cut out.
- Write desired message onto banner and adhere in place.
We are bringing in the Easter holiday with our latest how-to — a handmade Easter greeting card! This project is suitable for little hands to help, and works with varying card colors too. Between this creative fun and our seasonal gifts, we’re hoping your bunny ears are perked and you’re ready to celebrate Spring!
Follow the assembly diagram outlined on the Easter Greeting How-To PDF, then use the left over punched out sheets and shapes from the kit to create simple Easter greetings.
Roll out the red carpet! It’s Oscars weekend, and the party is ON. Set the scene with a little DIY Oscars party inspiration from Paper Source!
Bring the glamour of award season to your home with bold golds. This Friendsgiving Tablescape, created by a Paper Source Holiday Craft Contest winner, provides the perfect backdrop with our Chevron Table Wrapping Paper.
Or, you can simply print the Oscars Ballot we’ve created: 2013 Oscars Ballot
While you’re watching the red carpet, have each guest fill out their guesses for this year’s winners. Throughout the show, attendees can keep track of their votes. Up the stakes by pooling a cash prize or simply supply your own prize (like a PS Gift Card). Once all winners are announced, the guest with the most correct votes takes all!
You can also gift your favorite bottle to the winner, and complete your theme with a gold rosette. Create large versions for decoration or scale back for an accent, using this How-To-Paper-Rosette PDF
We’re sure this gold and glamour Oscars party will having you saying, “They like me, they really like me!”
Our teams have been inspired to create fresh, new projects for 2013 and our store team has found the perfect way to turn these ideas into workshops and classes you’re sure to enjoy.
Check out some of our faves for Feb!
February 16 – Party time Banner & Accents Workshop
Create a party collection that includes a decorative banner, stamped treat bags, place cards and more. Discover new tools like Tonic cutters and X-acto knives, decorative punches and the new Evolution die-cutting/embossing machine and learn techniques for folding, layering, and stamping to create this festive collection for any occasion! Register online!
February 21 – Cabbage Rose Wreath Workshop
Using the new Evolution die cut machine and an assortment of tissues, create this lovely soft palette cabbage rose wreath. Perfect for spring, this project looks pretty hanging on the wall or as your table centerpiece. We’ll introduce you to a few simple tools and let you discover new techniques. This class is not to be missed! Register Online!
The holiday season is a perfect time to craft with friends, kids, or to explore creative ideas independently. Last weekend one of our own Paper Source family members hosted an annual Mother-Daughter Holiday Crafting Tea at her home. With treats upstairs and creativity downstairs, the setting was ripe to organize a knock-your-socks-off craft that would be simple and fun for kids of a range of ages, yet interesting and sophisticated enough for parents. She also really wanted the final presentation of the craft to have that “wow” factor!
There are endless ways to get playful with creating different looks- more traditional or whimsical-depending on your choice of paper selection and size, patterned assembly, color choices, paper loop size, etc.
These trees look stunning in multiples of the same or varying heights! Group them on your mantel, feature them as holiday table décor, give it as a gift…this craft is sure to impress all! But not only that, a Holiday “Crafternoon” Tea is a wonderful new tradition to start that brings kids and parents together in a cozy, creative way!
Happy Holidays! Happy Paper Crafting!
Leah, Linda and Sally
Image via Midwest Living
Can you believe it’s almost December? In our family, we always had a first of December tradition of going out to a store and buying each kid their own Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. Midwest Living has done this tradition one better with their fun DIY Advent calendar created with a few simple Paper Source items!
This is a great, simple craft for kids but we think it’s even more fun to keep the contents of the Advent calendar a surprise! What would you put inside your envelopes?
Looking for an elegant place setting for your holiday meal? Give this cornucopia inspired idea a try!
Use this beautiful Thanksgiving accent on your dinner plate, as a place to put your silverware and napkin. On top of the cone place your thankful card with your guest’s name and the reason why you are thankful for them. Mix and match your favorite papers and stamps for a personalized look!
-Annie, Paper Source Design Team Intern
When Women’s Day featured a similar paper straw wreath last year, we immediately fell in love with the 1950′s starburst shape that could be created from our paper straws. We were further impressed by how easy to put together and lightweight this technique could be (I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely ruined some nails with heavy wreaths)!
It’s the perfect holiday project to kick off the crafting season! Simply print our How To PDF, gather a few simple materials, put on some hot chocolate and get craftin’!
We’re going to put ours on a door, but what about you? Window? Stair-railing? Above the fireplace?
Stay tuned, we’ve got a whole stash of holiday projects for you!
If we could turn the planet on to Halloween parties, we think world peace could finally be achieved. To that end, we’ve tricked up one of our favor boxes to inspire your ghastly bash. This treat box is perfect for your favorite little witches and ghouls. It’s such a cute and easy way to make a festive impression, you’ll be dreaming up Halloween parties in no time!
To create: follow along with our image or reference the items and instructions below.