Friday, September 23, 2011

Paper, Tape, and Clothespins

Paper Source came to Ardmore, Pennsylvania, over a year ago, and I just found out about it last Sunday!

I visited the Paper Source in Alexandria years ago, drooling over rolls upon rolls of gorgeous papers, yummy stationery, and unusual rubber stamps.

Their Suburban Square location is just as dreamy!

Their prices are a little steep, so I held myself back, but came away with a few new items:
Their gorgeous paper sheets cost anywhere from $2.50 to $9 or more.  I steered clear of the super-expensive racks, and shopped in the "under 5" areas!

I also couldn't resist a super-overpriced set of paper tape:
Yes, it was $17.95, but when you've got to have it, you've got to have it!
I discovered that the two thinnest rolls of tape are the same width as a clothespin, so I immediately embellished the pins that hold postcards to a length of string on my inspiration board:
Easiest "how-to" ever:  Just cut a length of paper tape the same length as the clothespin, and stick it one, rubbing well to adhere completely.

What a quick and simple way to completely upgrade the look of things!
(See all those beautiful postcards from my various swap friends?  They've all been blogged about before, so check out the "art swaps" topic link in the left column of my blog to learn more about them!)

Paper Source has a pretty nifty blog, too, which I just discovered this morning, so check it out for all kinds of paper projects and inspiration.

I might be in trouble (but very happy!) with a new Paper Source so nearby!


Seth said...

Adding the tape to the clothespins + using it on your inspiration board = brilliant said...

Great post!
I purchased this tape too... just had to have it :]
Thank you for sharing the link, your creative thoughts and artistic talents.
Happy Friday <3

Janet said...

How lucky to have the store nearby. And what wonderful tapes. Using them on the clothespins is genius!

Sparkleblue Faery said...

Ooohh... I love paper tape too! Recently, I've started making my own by sticking masking tape to wax paper and painting and drawing on it. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!


lee said...

yes you are lucky to have that store nearby, and I love your idea of clothespins and tape

laurie said...

i don't think we have a paper source nearby (i'm afraid to find out!) but if we did i'm sure i could do some damage! i love those handy clothespins you made.

Carin Winkelman said...

That numbers tape I have ordered some time ago already, along with one with a set with letters on it. Cavaline (the company that makes it) makes really wonderful paper stuff.
the delivery keeps being delayed, but I can't wait to hold it in my hands. Wish I had a store like that nearby. (not that it stops me from getting stuff, the internet rocks)

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