Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

There are many different kinds of New Year's Eve traditions.  For some, it is a time to go all out -- get dressed up and celebrate with friends.  For others, it is a time to relax on the couch and watch the ball drop (or even just a movie and early to bed!)  Whatever your tradition is, we hope that you have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, and a wonderful New Year's Day tomorrow!

Image credits:  "2014" by GoogleLet's Ring in the New Year Invitation by More Than Paper, champagne by Dom Perignon, "Time to Drink Champagne" artwork by BlursbyaiShop found on Etsy.  

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family that is filled with
warmth, laughter and love! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Last, Last Minute Gift!

It's the 11th hour... Christmas Eve is tomorrow! Do you need a last minute gift?  More Than Paper has you covered with our instant and personalized gift certificates.   You can add a personal note to make it truly special.   (Shhh.... they'll never know you bought it so close to Christmas!) 

You choose the amount to give, they choose the gift to get!  This is a great gift for the stationery lover or someone who loves personalized home goods, decor, and a choice of over 20,000 products at More Than Paper
Certain restrictions apply – read our terms & conditions on the bottom of the page.  Also note that the Gift Certificate is processed and sent out via e-mail within 1 hour. 
Happy Gift Giving! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Spa Day

As people run around this year shopping and wrapping gifts, preparing holiday meals, and entertaining, stress levels are running high.  At More Than Paper, we've assembled ideas for an at-home spa day!  So whether you can reserve a whole day or just a few hours, give yourself the gift of reduced stress. 

First grab the right gear like your personalized bath towel wrap and flip flops (you will feel more like you are at the spa!)  In your personalized chevron spa bag, load up some relaxing lavender bath oils, eye cream, eye mask, and Bliss socksLight a candle with a calming fragrance and prepare to relax.    

Start by taking a relaxing bath with some soothing music.   Afterwards, focus on a few key areas of stress like your eyes and your feet.  After the bath, dab eye cream on your eyes and sit back with a frozen eye mask and enjoy some music or peace and quiet.  Load your feet up with foot cream and put on the socks for at least 30 minutes.  (Sleep in them overnight for great results!)

We think that after a little "you" time, you will rejoin the world feeling refreshed and less stressed.   Share your stress saving tips with us here or on our Facebook page and tell us how you keep calm during the holidays!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Setting your table for Christmas

There are so many beautiful ways to entertain at Christmas.  We love when the china, crystal and silver that has been passed down from generation to generation come out and really sparkle. Whether you are hosting a few for Christmas dinner or many, creating a seating arrangement with place cards is a great way to ensure good conversation and organization.  

We created a simple place card setting using white card stock, red ink loaded in our PSA Essentials stamper, and a whimsy tree stamp from PSA Whimsy Tree Peel & Stick stamps

To create the place card setting, cut white card stock to 3" x 3" or choose a patterned paper or color card stock (any will do!)  Take your PSA Essentials stamper loaded with red ink and a whimsy tree, and stamp on the paper.  You can use any stamp or even a sticker, we have some cute ones in our Crafter's Corner, check out these great stickers!  

We placed an ornament on the plate for each person as a special gift/favor for the holidays! The Spode China mixed with classic Christmas plaid placemats, crystal, and antique silver make for a unique and eclectic holiday tablescape.  Each family has its own traditions and story at Christmas.  What's yours? 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Letters to Santa

As a child, the magic of Santa landing on the rooftop, sliding down the chimney, eating cookies, and delivering presents is unparalleled.   It's a wonderful tradition but as a parent, how do you balance that magic and all those presents, while keeping your kids grounded at the same time? 

The tradition of writing to Santa Claus with all of your gift requests is one that we enjoy but with a slight modification. We created a FREE printable that you can download and use at home.  Instead of just writing what your child would like, ask them to write what they would like Santa to give a boy or girl who doesn't have many toys.  It's a great opportunity to discuss how fortunate you are, and how there are others who are less fortunate this season. And it's a good reminder (we hope) that Christmas is not just about giving gifts. 

You can also write letters on our Imprintable Letterhead Papers, available for sale at More Than Paper.

This Christmas, there are many ways to give back to your community, neighbors and friends and all round the world.  Here are some ideas.  Check your local papers as many organizations are currently advertising toy drives, food bank needs, and soup kitchen volunteer requests.  You can also: 
  1. Write letters, design or buy cards to send to the men and women serving our country in Holiday Mail for Heros
  2. Donate Pajamas to The Pajama Program which donates books and pjs to kids in need. Many of the children are abused or neglected and have never or rarely experienced their mothers/fathers tucking them in bed at night, with warm pjs and a good book.  
  3. Plant 1 billion trees!
  4. Invite an elderly neighbor or someone who lives alone to join your holiday celebration.
  5. Deliver a meal to a family in need. 
  6. Donate clothes and food to a local shelter or charity. 
  7. Donate unused airline miles to help travel dreams become a reality for families who can't afford to fly.  Visit Wishes in Flight for more info! 
  8. Knit for a cause!  
There are so many wonderful charities out there.  We hope that with all the gifts you get this year, you will think about giving back a little bit more! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Last Minute Gifts for Kids

With Thanksgiving being a week "late" this year, there's a bit less time to get your Christmas shopping done. We know of plenty of people who aren't finished shopping yet.  Are you one of them?  Today we have personalized and fun gifts that kids will love, and they are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas with GROUND shipping. With More Than Paper's great prices on these items and ground shipping, you are sure to save money too! 

Personalized children's books are a fun way to encourage children to read.  Kids love to see their name in print and More Than Paper has a huge selection from Batman to Sesame Street to Ballerina Princesses. There's something for every interest. 

MOGO magnetic charm bracelets continue to be hot this year and we have a variety of styles from cheerleading to sports to "BFFs," choose which set interests your daughter. 

We also love our selection of brand new monogrammed rain boots by Zoubaby.  We have a variety of colors from which to choose and kids will love stopping around in the rain in style.   They are just $45.00 each which is $20.00 OFF suggested retail! 

Speaking of style, we also love our large selection of monogrammed hair bows by E. Olsen Designs.  These look adorable in little girls hair and are perfect stocking stuffers! 

While you still have some time to order, you do need to order by December 17th for these items.
If you need more ideas for kids or adults, check out more Last Minute Gift Ideas or feel free to call us for one-on-one help in choosing the perfect gift!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

The flavors of the season are abundant in our kitchen and the aroma is intoxicating!   We took a spin on the classic Monkey Bread recipe and added pumpkin.  What a seasonal treat loved by all.  From the kitchen of More Than Paper, here is our delicious Pumpkin Monkey Bread recipe.  If you are headed to brunch at a friend's house this season, monkey bread is a crowd pleasing dish to bring along. 

We love these recipe cards by Boatman Geller available at More Than Paper.com.  For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 


Step 1:  Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a round pan with butter.  In a large plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice.

Step 2:  Cut crescent roll dough into quarters, or tear evenly into pieces.  Shake in the bag to coat evenly.

Step 3:  In a small bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar.  Add a dash of vanilla extract, or about 1/4 tsp.  Pour liquid mixture over biscuit pieces in the bowl.

Step 4:  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until dough is completely cooked.  Flip upside down on a plate and serve warm.  Pull apart to enjoy!

If you are bringing this dish to brunch, consider writing out the recipe and stamping your "From the Kitchen of" personalized stamp on note cards and leaving for guests to bring home.  (You know they are going to be asking!)   More Than Paper has a variety of personalized kitchen stamps from which to choose for the avid cook. 

Three Designing Women - Custom Self-Inking Stamps #CS-3692

PSA Essentials - Custom Address Stamper (Whisks)

Three Designing Women - Custom Self-Inking Stamps #CS-3275

PSA Essentials - Custom Address Stamper (Spoons)

More Than Paper also has a huge selection of affordable monogrammed and personalized recipe cards if you'd prefer to go that route!  Happy baking from More Than Paper!   

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ringing in 2014

How do you ring in the new year? Whether it's a quiet night at home with your family watching Ryan Seacrest and the Time Square Ball drop or a raging party at a friend's house, More Than Paper has you covered with invitations, toasting flutes, address labels/gift stickers, and quick card stickers!

Find all these great products below, from left to right, top to bottom, .   And see all of our New Year's products here, new ones are added daily. Share your New Year's Eve traditions with us on the blog by commenting below or share them with us on Facebook!

Friday, December 6, 2013

9 gifts from Santa's Workshop!

Christmas is less than 20 days away and if you are looking for a personalized gift this year, time is of the essence.  Here are 9 great gifts straight from Santa's workshop everyone is sure to love!  Need that last minute inspiration?  Find it below! 

1. Travertine coaster
2. Personalized Address Stamp by More Than Paper 
3. Desktop calendar by Stacy Claire Boyd
4. Rainbow Stationery gift set 
5. Bamboo Cutting Board 
6. Personalized martini glasses
7. Stemless personalized wine glasses 
8. Chevron personalized iPhone case by Boatman Geller
9. Personalized warm blanket 

If you need even more inspiration, check out Debbie's list of top gifts under $50 here! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cyber Week: Dress Up Your Tech Device

Tech accessories are so hot right now and they make a perfect gift for a teen or adult for Christmas!  When you make an investment in an iPad, tablet, or computer, it's important to protect that investment.  Doing it in style makes your investment a bit more fun! During Cyber Week at More Than Paper, popular designs for your tech devices are 25% OFF.   These are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas!

iPad covers by Kelly Hughes Designs are 25% OFF.  We love the eco-friendly materials and huge selection of designs.   There's something for everyone and we love the modern take on personalizing and monogramming.

Kelly Hughes Designs - Personalized Tablet Cases (Navy Ikat) (tab950)

Preppy Boatman Geller designs to protect your laptop are also 25% OFF.  This nautical green design is just $30 (normally $40.) See all of our laptop sleeves on sale here.

Boatman Geller Laptop Sleeves - Nautical Knot Kelly (Preset) (TECH19+Case12-preset)

When you make an investment in your technology, it makes sense to protect it, doesn't it?  A personalized cover or case adds personality to your device AND ensures its longevity.  What's your favorite style?  Be sure to check out all of our tech accessories here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cyber Week: Dress up your home

Do you have someone on your Christmas list that loves to entertain?   Cyber Week at More Than Paper has fantastic deals on personalized wine glasses, serving trays, drinkware, napkins, pillows and just about something for everyone who loves to make their house a home.   Here are some of our favorite gifts and ways to dress up your home!

This personalized entertaining set is 25% off, it comes with a pitcher, ice bucket, glasses and tray for $141 (normally $188).   We love that the glasses and pitcher are dishwasher safe and BPA free.   This classic design will be used all year round, regardless of season or occasion.   Be sure to check out all the virtually unbreakable entertaining items on sale this week. 

Personalized Clarus Entertaining Set  (acl-oes)

Very hot for the home this year are stemless wine glasses! They look modern and fresh on your table and are a bit less breakable!    This  "tipsy" wine glass design is a favorite and it's on sale for 25% off, just $29.24 for a set of 4.  

Personalized Gifts - Tipsy Wine Glasses (Set of 4) (1119-4)

We're loving the personalized pillow trend that we've been seeing!  More Than Paper has a great selection of personalized pillows on sale for this Cyber Week.  

Checkerboard - Personalized Throw Pillows (Scrolled) (ADJ-JVD-F)

We've also added these faux leather trays by Devora Designs and this week, they're 25% off!  These look great on a living room coffee table or serving your beverages.  LOVE that they also can fold down to double as a place mat.  See all of our designs here.  

Devora Designs - Faux Leather Folding Trays (Solid Times)

If you need a gift for the wine lover, we have wine tags and coasters too!   These are fun to order and personalize for your family.  This way, you can bring to a party as a hostess gift and the host will know who the bottle wine is from at the end of the night. 

Great Gifts by Chatsworth - Party Bottle Tags (GP186)

We haven't even covered the personalized napkins, cups, tags, and more items to dress up your home that are also on sale this Cyber Week!   Head on over and check it out! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Week: Dress up your envelopes and gifts

As we unveil more ideas for our Cyber Week Sale,  today we are narrowing down ideas for dressing up your envelopes and gift packaging!  

Writing your address over and over again is so 1990! These days it seems almost everyone has a personalized stamper or sticky address labels that coordinate with their correspondence.  There are so many great choices to dress up your envelopes at More Than Paper.  Any of these gift ideas are perfect for the organized, for the stationery lover, or Mom.

Dress up your envelopes with a personalized stamper from More Than Paper, offered at 40% off retail during this Cyber Week Sale!  This is a versatile design that will last you all year long, and can come with a two color ink cartridge for added fun.  

More Than Paper - Custom Self-Inking Stamps (Classic Monogram)

These "labels galore" are fantastic for labeling your envelopes, books, packages and more!  The set is available in red or blue and there are many personalizing options.   We like this gift option for the stationery lover or someone who would appreciate "dressing up" their packaging - and it is 25% off during our Cyber Week Sale. 

Great Gifts by Chatsworth - Labels Galore (GP149)

A really popular item this season has been hanging gift tags.  Perfect for dressing up that bottle of wine you are giving as a gift or tie it on to the ribbon wrapped around a package.  These colorful tags are a great way to dress up your gift giving this season - and they are also on sale - 25% off.

PicMe Prints - Hanging Gift Tags (A Merry Heart) (HTMH4761)  Little Lamb Design - Hanging Gift Tags (Merry and Bright) (CHT13126)

See all of our ideas for dressing up your envelopes and gift at More Than Paper here.  Join us tomorrow as we share ideas for dressing up the home