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Get crafty at Paper Source; Celebrate the Grand Opening with free workshops this Saturday

Posted By Karen Young On October 20, 2010 @ 11:22 pm In Food,Home & Garden,Interiors,Jewelry & Gifts,Lifestyle,Markets,My Daily Find,Shop,Shopping | No Comments

BY CAROLE ROSNER

Paper Source, the nationwide chain of creative “paperie” and retail shops, has opened its doors in Studio City and will be introducing themselves to the neighborhood this weekend with a Grand Opening celebration.

If you’ve never been inside a Paper Source store, you’ll find a wonderful assortment of artisanal papers from around the world, invitations for all occasions, gift wrap, greeting cards, and quirky gifts. There’s also a rainbow of coordinating custom colored papers, ribbons and envelopes. The store’s distinctive style is inspired by a color palette and proprietary designs that were created just for them.

The philosophy behind Paper Source is that there’s a crafty person inside everyone and their mission is to encourage customers to “Do Something Creative Every Day.”

“The possibilities are endless here,” said Store Manager Cheryl Aquino.

They have all the tools and instruction you’ll need to really make something extra special, from beautiful paper flower wreaths to personalized favor boxes. Free in-store demos are available throughout the day and monthly workshops are offered for specialized projects (see website for upcoming classes). To help kick start your imaginative endeavors, there is a large selection of rubber stamps, inks, embossing powders, and embellishments, as well as many easy to follow kits.

In addition to art inspired calendars, unique housewares, and coffee table books, Paper Source offers custom printing using stationary from Crane, William Arthur and their own stationary line.

Grand Opening Celebration: Saturday, October 23, 2010 · 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Stop by to learn clever tips and techniques from their creative experts. There will be free demos all day long starting at 11 am including rubbing stamping, dressing up your envelopes and an introduction to the fabulous Paper Source craft kits. You can also enter a raffle to win cool Paper Source goodies.

SCHEDULE

DRESSING UP YOUR ENVELOPES · 11am – noon

Learn how to create your own unique envelopes. Think elegant liners for invitations and festive letters sure to entice even the mail carrier. It’s easy with the signature collection of decorative papers and envelope liner and template kits.

EMBELLISHMENTS & FAVORS · 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Come discover how  favor boxes add that special something to any occasion, and learn how embellishments of a few stamps, brads, hole punches or stickers can turn them into showstoppers.

RUBBER STAMPING MADNESS · 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Rubberstamp designs cover every form of expression from quirky to elegant. Learn how to add stamped designs to note cards, invites, and place cards – sure to wow your friends and really make a statement.

FABULOUS PAPER SOURCE KITS · 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Kit fun for everyone. Create a colorful bouquet of paper flowers, a whimsical party crown, an original accordion book, or your very own collection of paper doll friends using our assortment of creative kits, the possibilities are endless.

Paper Source 12174 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604  818.761.0152 www.paper-source.com Open: 10am-7pm Monday-Saturday, Sunday: noon-6pm Metered parking on street.

Carole Rosner is a native Valley Girl who took the school bus with Michael and Janet Jackson and worked at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in its heyday. She likes to spend her free time finding bargains at Crossroads Trading Company, eating Chinese chicken salad at Stanley’s and admiring the view from Fryman Canyon. Check out her new blog: www.anythinggoodlately.blogspot.com – reading, watching and eating.

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