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It’s your big day, and the 2013 Paper Source Wedding Invitation Collection will help you create a meaningful expression. Whether you’re looking for glamour, blushing for romance or longing for something bold, our invitation suites are sure to inspire with fresh color palettes, playful fonts, and tons of great DIY ideas.
The Watercolor Laurel Frame wedding invitations suite is a fancy new floral.
Go rustic with our Vintage Ticket inspired wedding suite. Die-cut corners perfectly accent the stunning typography.
Our lovely luxe blush is back… and more inspired than ever! Add a little romance to your wedding day with embossed roses or make a playful statement with this new Confetti on Blush style. See more ways to style this perfect pink online.
You can also add glamour with gold and a modern chevron design that is sure to make a statement.
You can further set the tone of your wedding with our collection of photo save the date cards. It’s never been easier to highlight your palette, or coordinate design elements to showcase your individual style.
Love is in the air and we are ecstatic! Not only have we launched the 2012 Paper Source Wedding Invitation Collection, but we are hearing inspiring stories of love from brides-to-be and newlyweds. Even our associates have bells on – recently engaged Kristen shared her wonderful Will You Be My Bridesmaid card concept and newlywed Susan gave us a peek inside her perfectly Night and White destination wedding. And there is plenty more ahead!
For those of you who just started wedding planning (raise your hand by commenting to this post), be sure to check out the Paper Source YouTube Channel where our associates take you through DIY projects and planning exercises that help you create an event to remember.
In this video, Ann sheds light on a term you hear quite often at Paper Source — the wedding invitation suite. And suite it is! Together, with your wedding invitation, these components help inform and inspire your guests.
But that is just the beginning… there is more inspiration come, so stay tuned!
Not long ago I didn’t know what a box mailer was, let alone all you could do with them…and now, I’m smitten. Here are a few ways to put them to work.
Wouldn’t you love to receive a perfect little box addressed to you with a wedding invitation inside? Simply stunning. It’s true, you can mail them! Our A7 box mailers are sized to fit our A7 envelopes and anything else you can fit inside. Check out these amazing Las Vegas wedding invitations and these classic wedding invitations, all mailed in our box mailers.
Box mailers are like greeting cards – I keep a bunch on hand because I never know when I’ll need one (in the perfect color). I used them this past Christmas to package our letterpress calendar (everyone on my list got one). The boxes are so lovely they don’t even need wrapping paper – just tie with ribbon. They’re also great for packaging gift cards (just add some festive filler), which can be otherwise unimpressive to present.
Whether it’s an invitation, letter, or tiny treasure, packaging it in a box mailer makes it extra special. To mail it, seal the box closed with stickers and address and stamp right on the box, or wrap the box mailer in kraft paper or cellophane then address and stamp (this way the recipient can reuse the box). Snail mail never looked so good.
Handy Dandy Storage
Take a look in your desk drawer – aren’t you just dying to organize those paper clips, loose change, rubber bands, etc? Use one half of the box mailer as a catch-all inside drawers and on desk tops. And choose your favorite box mailer color, because even though no one will see it, it still makes you happy (like your favorite underwear).
Arts & Crafts
Claudia posted a while back on how she used a box mailer to create a lovely wall art piece – the box mailer becomes the back drop and frame. You can take this idea in a million directions…frame photographs, letters for a child’s room, or charming silhouettes as Claudia shows.
So, the next time you want to think outside the box, think inside a box mailer! And please, tell me how you’ve used box mailers in creative ways.
Each year when we launch our new Wedding Invitation Collection in stores, our crafts team builds wonderful wedding inspiration boards to share with our store customers. They create DIY options to enhance the wedding invitations and we thought our online customers would also love to see, so here you go!
Our Scallops Laser Cut Invitation is a prefect DIY option because Read the rest of this entry »
This month we’ve heard about so many engagements – no doubt they were inspired by the spirit of giving and warmth that is very much apart of the holiday season. What a great way to begin the new year!
Here at Paper Source we love weddings! And, with experience being our teacher, we planned ahead for all those newly engaged couples, creating the perfect Wedding Invitations workshop for this weekend. The class covers the Who, What, When and How of invitation making, getting you started in your planning process and leaving the fear of the unknown behind you.
Many couples have already signed up for this highly sought after event. For those who are still interested, it’s not too late to sign up! Join us on Saturday, January 15th from 2-4 pm and get your wedding plans underway with PS style!
I got engaged and laid off in the same week…in that order. Rather than being entirely saddened by a job loss (well, a little bit), I thought, “Well, now I’ll have time to make all 200 of our wedding invitations, response cards, rehearsal invitations, and open house cards by hand!” Oh, and I didn’t stop there. I also proceeded to make 200 save the dates, 200 reception place cards, and one gigantic paper sunflower, all through the creative inspiration provided by Paper Source! I actually visited the River North location in Chicago so often that my husband (then fiance, of course) called “paper-sourcing” my new job!
Save the Dates: We stopped at our neighborhood farmer’s market to pick up some fresh flowers, set up a tripod on our roof, and used the camera timer to take our photo with a view of the Chicago skyline in the background. After developing the photos, I attached each one to the front of an A6 folded card in moss, printed the inside message using my home computer, and added a touch of whimsy with the Dandelion Rubber Stamp using a White Chalk Inkpad.
Shower Invites: After seeing how excited I was making our save the dates, my mom asked if she could “order” some handmade shower invites for the sunflower-themed wedding shower that she and my aunt had been planning. Of course I agreed, especially since I had been eying up the Martha Stewart sunflower stickers at PS earlier that week. I bought all that they had left in the store that day! I also picked up a few packs of the 4 bar note cards in khaki, the corresponding envelopes in curry, and a spool of satin ribbon in moss. Printed, assembled, and tied them up with a bow!
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We had such a great turn out for our Paper Wedding and Morning Tea events. What fun it was to show off our new wedding invitation collection, as well as to have the chance for our customers to experiment with wedding rubber stamps and assorted stamp pads at the demo and make & take tables.
We know many of you are wondering if there is another opportunity to attend one of our wedding events…the answer is YES! Our Wedding Suites Workshop, which sold out last year and even had a waitlist, is running again this year on Thursday, March 4, from 6-8pm. We have designed this event to reflect the desire of both brides and their entourage to “learn by doing”. You will create your first invitation suite in order to learn technique and gain ideas, then for your second suite, add in your personal style and wedding color palette – making it uniquely your own.
WHAT: Wedding Suites Workshop
WHERE: All Paper Source stores
WHEN: Thursday, March 4 from 6-8pm
HOW: Visit our workshop page to find your store & purchase your $30 ticket. Sign up with a friend (your fiancé, bridesmaids, mom, etc.) at the same time and receive $5 off both reservations!
If you’d like an evening of learning simple DIY wedding tips, Read the rest of this entry »
We were so excited when our Atlanta store manager, Carol, shared this wonderful wedding invitation with us. Her customer, Laurel, a Graphic Designer from that area, put this clever, colorful invitation suite together for her wedding in Vegas! Here’s her real wedding story:
When Brayden (a Las Vegas native) asked me to marry him, a destination wedding in his hometown was our plan. I love all things related to paper, invitations, and stationery. So I knew I wanted something fun and exciting to invite our loved ones to our wedding! No one in my family (myself included) had ever been to Las Vegas, so I wanted an invitation that contained all the glitter and excitement that was in store.
Wanting to include poker chips, the Paper Source box mailer was the clear winner. Our poker chips, dice and playing cards were all chocolate candy… creating another layer of experience for the recipient. I was really inspired by the bright colors of the casinos. Each part of the invitation has its own vivid color – the box mailer is red, the invitation card is curry, the response card is spruce, and the return envelope is fuchsia! To tie them all together, I printed everything in black and red ink (my interpretation of a deck of cards!) and layered it all on top of shredded gold foil paper.
I was really pleased with the way everything turned out. And based on the reaction of our family and friends, they were too! Everything about our trip to Vegas made our ceremony “the wedding of my dreams I never knew I always wanted.” Our invitations were definitely a big part of that! –Laurel
This year celebrates the 5 year Anniversary of our signature Bridal Event—Paper Wedding! To give you some background on the events’ inception we have to reflect upon the notion that “Good things come in small packages.” Indeed, it was our wonderful little store in Kansas City that provided the testing grounds for our first ever wedding event, and ultimately the proof that brides would love a weekend full of wedding inspiration.
This year our Paper Wedding open house event has been expanded to two full days. Join us this weekend Saturday, February 20 & Sunday, February 21 from 12pm to 4pm, for demonstrations, to see our walls of wedding inspiration, and partake in a few hands-on rubber stamping opportunities. We feel certain we will inspire even the most traditional bride to “do something creative every day!”
Since 2005, our love affair with brides and grooms hasn’t lost its first blush of excitement! Year after year we continued to expand on Paper Wedding, and as of last year the event is hosted by all 32 stores!
Back in the day, our multi-talented National Manager of Invitations, Betsy Campbell Read the rest of this entry »