Thursday, October 31, 2013

Personalized Door Decoration

Happy Halloween! 

At More Than Paper, we just love personalized items for our home!  Which is why we love this affordable DIY personalized front door decoration, perfect for the fall season. Anyone can create it at home with little to no crafting experience.  With a few simple supplies and about 20 minutes, you can have a fun seasonal decoration hanging from your front door.  

For this quick project, you will need: 
  1. Charcoal twine by The Twinery, available at More Than
  2. May Arts Ribbon in orange 
  3. Wooden letter of your choice (available at your local craft or hardware store)

Start by tying the twine onto the wooden letter.  Wrap the twine around the letter until you have a large section covered, or about 1/8 way covered.  When you've completed a section, tie it off and secure with a stapler or glue.   Next, do another section and then alternate the twine and the ribbon.  The sections do not have to be exact or equally spaced to look great! 

Hang from a sturdy piece of ribbon from a wreath hanger and you have an easy personalized front door decoration.   It's that simple! 

Try this idea for a nursery for baby.  Wrap blue or pink twine around a letter or a whole name for a personalized touch! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Engraved Cuff Links

For a special occasion like your wedding, these personalized cuff links are a great way to commermorate the day with a keepsake.  We love the idea of passing them down from generation to generation.  Give them just to your groom or to all of the groomsmen, either way they make an affordable gift that's very special.  They're a great way to add the finishing touch to your formal wear, too.    For all these reasons, they earn a place in More Than Paper's gift inspiration of the week! 

Personalized Gifts - Silver Oval Cuff Links (1102S)

The cuff links are oval shaped and nickel plated.  They can be engraved with up to 3 initials as shown or a wedding date. Production time is usually 3-5 business days and they're just $25.00 a set!  For a helpful guide to monograming, please visit our blog post about monograms.   To order, please visit our website!   

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Easy Halloween Banner

At More Than Paper, we love decorating for Halloween.  It's a fun holiday to craft for because there is so much room to get creative.   Today we are sharing an easy halloween banner that you can work on with your kids, just in time for Halloween!  Assign little ones the task of adding the stickers, or allow them to cut if they are ready.  This affordable and easy paper craft will take about 30 minutes and most of the supplies can be found at More Than in our new Crafter's Corner.  Doesn't it look great finished hanging from the mantel?  

Supplies needed: 
  1. Charcoal twine by The Twinery, available at More Than Paper  
  2. Quick Card Stickers and border stickers, available at More Than Paper
  3. Cardstock in yellow, orange, black and stripes.  (Or choose whatever suits you!) 
  4. Glue 

Start by folding over the cardstock and cutting a triangle.  Use as your template to cut identical triangles for the other pennant flags. 

Add your sticker decorations!  We added the versatile border stickers to the top of the flag. 

Line the edges of the flags with glue.  Before securing in place, insert the twine. Use a double layer of twine for extra stability.  Seal shut and allow the glue to dry.  This will secure the twine as well. 

Add more stickers when dry and hang from windows, the mantel, or just about anywhere! 

Enjoy this fun and easy craft for Halloween - or use some of our other themed stickers and borders to make this banner for another holiday or occasion!  Share your creations with us on our Facebook page

Monday, October 21, 2013

Personalized bookmark

As mothers, we can't stand that last minute dash to Target to grab a gift for a birthday party. The selection is all the same and there is a good chance the recipient already has what's in each aisle.  If you can plan just over a week in advance, consider giving a few paperback books and this adorable personalized bookmark for a kids birthday gift! It's an educational and personalized gift that's way better than a toy bought that day. 

PicMe Prints - Personalized Bookmarks (Alphabet Tall - Bubblegum on Chartreuse with Ribbon)

Sized 8" x 2" these are perfect for picture books or chapter books that kids are just learning to read.   By PicMe Prints, these come laminated and with a ribbon assembled.   Take a peek at all of the styles shown here.  There are ones for little boys, teens, college students, and adults.  Something for every reader! One tag is $15.00 and each additional tag is just $5.00. So which will you choose?   

Below is the alphabet used for this style shown above.  Check them all out and see which fits your recipient best! 

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We love this for More Than Paper's gift inspiration of the week.  Happy Reading!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Fashion

Being in the stationery industry, More Than Paper has noticed that designs follow what's happening in fashion.   The styles people are wearing each season are generally reflected in stationery a few months later (if not immediately).  So what's hot for fall 2013 in stationery?We are seeing three trends:  1) Leopard 2) Houndstooth and 3) Chevron.  Check it out! 

We are loving these stationery designs and fashions! Find them all here below. 

1) Leopard coat by Zara 
3) Leopard dry-erase magnetic board by Devora Designs available at More Than Paper 
4) Leopard flat note card by Robin Maguire available at More Than Paper 
7) Houndstooth foldover note by Boatman Geller available at More Than Paper 
10) Chevron foldover note cards in orange by Prints Charming available at More Than Paper 
11) Chevron foldover note cards in letterpress by Boatman Geller available at More Than Paper 

Even if you don't adopt the seasons fashion trends in your wardrobe, you can add a little flair into your stationery with these trendy (yet timeless) patterns.  

More Than Paper has great styles of leopard, houndstooth and chevron patterns from which to choose and has other familiar favorite prints like zebra and giraffe.  If you aren't a trendy type, don't worry as More Than Paper has a great selection of traditional stationery, too!  Shop now at and search the style that suits you (or contact us and one of our stationery specialists will help you find the perfect ensemble)!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Letterpress Monogram Coasters

At More Than Paper, we love finding the perfect gift.  For someone who loves to entertain or the true paper lover, these beautiful and luxurious letterpress coasters by Boatman Geller make an excellent hostess gift. They also make a perfect wedding shower gift!    

Boatman Geller - Solid Line Coaster Letterpress Coasters (42504)

The paper is 100% cotton Crane's Lettra paper and available in two weights (110 lb. comes standard, 220 lb. is available as an upcharge.)  Choose the ink colors, typestyle, icons, and personalize with your own text and monogram to make it just the way you want!   To see all letterpress coasters, visit here

If you are getting married, consider these for your cocktail party or reception!  They'd look great along with your signature drink.  These Boatman Geller letterpress monogram coasters are sure to make a luxurious statement and we're sure that just about any drink is elevated with these coasters.  Happy gift giving from More Than Paper

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Whitney English for Boatman Geller

More Than Paper is pleased to announce that after a two year hiatus, the talented Whitney English is back with designs for Boatman Geller.  This designer, entrepreneur, and stationer captivated us long ago and we are so happy she is back with new designs for the season!  A talented professional, mother and wife, we admire her work in the stationery industry and her seeming ability to do it all.  (Though we just SO appreciated how she kept it real here.) 

Here's a peek at a few of our favorite holiday cards from this collection!  Our prices reflect a 30% discount from retail, so we think our prices can't be beat!   This Air Mail Olive one caught our eye. 

Whitney English Digital Holiday Photo Card - Air Mail Olive (W23646)

We think this framed holly design is unlike others we have seen anywhere! 

Whitney English Digital Holiday Photo Card - Framed Holly (W23618)

We adore this whimsical "Merry Happy" card.  Who doesn't love gold polka dots? 

Whitney English Digital Holiday Photo Card - Merry Happy (W23639)

It doesn't get any classier than this one with the gold holly.   This is a timeless card that will never go out of style. 

Whitney English Digital Holiday Photo Card - Holly Gold (W23640)

And if chevron is your thing, Whitney has tastefully captured the trend here with this Black Holly Chevron digital card

Whitney English Digital Holiday Photo Card - Holly Chevron Black (W23656)

There is a style for everyone!  

We are so happy to have Whitney English back on our site and have her digital holiday cards at More Than Paper!     Before you order, be sure to check out our post on how to take the perfect holiday card photo this year here.   We think 30% off retail is pretty special too! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Football Glasses

Welcome back to another edition of "gift inspiration of the week" where we introduce you to one of our favorite products at More Than Paper.  We are loving these personalized football tumblers for football season!  They're particularly great for that guy that's hard to buy for.   They also make a great gift for your groomsmen, or a housewarming present.  

Personalized Gifts - Custom Glass Football Tumbler (2115)

A great addition to any sports fan's barware collection, the custom football glasses are perfect for game day or anytime! Personalize the glass with the name of your favorite team name, player, or drinker on one side and initials on the other.   With their contoured frame and chiseled gridiron look, these football styled glasses are perfect for all the football fans on your list.  Did we mention they each hold 23 ounces?  And, they're just $25.  Get one now at More Than Paper!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monogram guide

These days you can monogram just about anything.  At More Than Paper, we have over 20,000 products on which you can place your monogram.  From boots to candles, mugs to necklaces, cell phone cases to calendars, monograms are a fun way to personalize things in your life and make great gifts.   But the last thing you want to do is get it wrong, and monograms can be tricky.   So we've assembled this easy guide to monograms.

Individual Monogram Etiquette
Women’s Monogram Etiquette: The most common rule is first name initial, last name initial and middle name initial, in that order. So Margaret Eleanor Given’s monogram would look as follows:

Men’s Monogram Etiquette: The most common rule for men is a straight monogram, first name initial, middle name initial and last name initial, in that order and they are three equally sized letters. So Owen William Martin’s monogram would look as follows:
O W M 

Married Monogram Etiquette
Modern Monogram Etiquette: The most common rule is Woman's First Name, Married Last Name, Husband's First Name. So Margaret Eleanor Given married to Owen William Martin’s monogram would look as follows:

Family Monogram Etiquette
The “Mom Monogram”: A new trend that will feature the first initial of each Child’s Name and the first initial of the Family’s Last Name.  The Martins have two children, Jude Chrisman Martin and Lucille Cobb Martin.  So the monogram for the  Martins' Mom would look as follows:

Pin this handy reference to a board on Pinterest and you'll never have questions again! 

When in doubt we refer back to Emily Post and remember that the lady always goes first and that the bride should refrain from using her married monogram prior to the wedding date. Also remember that the More Than Paper customer service team is always more than happy to help you with any questions you may have before ordering.