Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NEW Stamps by PSA Essentials & PSA Essentials Stamp Sale

PSA Essentials has partnered with two stationery designers to release 16 new personalized stamp designs just in time for Mother's Day! Even better, these new stamps are included in the PSA Essentials Mother's Day Sale.  All stamps are just $28 (regularly $40).  Check them out! 

More Than Paper has been a dealer of the talented, Kelly Hughes Designs for years.  It came as no surprise that we also liked her stamps! 

Emily McCarthy has been in the wedding and paper industry for 10 years, and is owner/designer of custom stationery and branding shoppe Emily McCarthy (formerly Emma JDesign).   Emily’s wedding invitation suites have been featured on The Today Show, Southern Living, Inside Weddings and Weddings Unveiled; she focuses on couture monogram styles. 

We are loving both designers' work!  Start shopping now for Mom and take advantage of this 30% OFF sale - stamps are guaranteed to arrive by Mother's Day if ordered by May 1!  What's your favorite style of the new designs? 

Start shopping for Mom here and tell us what designs you like best! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Graduation Gifts

Today's post is all about the gift for graduation! Seniors in high school face a lot of pressure getting into college or securing what's next for their future. Similarly, college graduates face the difficult challenge of getting a job in our economy.  Reward graduates who are close to you with something they'll love or will find useful in their next endeavor.

More Than Paper has a wide selection of gifts for every budget.  Take their photo on graduation day and insert it into a personalized frame with their graduation date for a wonderful keepsake gift.   Treat your graduate to a monogram necklace -- so hot right now!  Get your high school senior "dorm ready" with a personalized towel wrap, a monogram laundry bag, or hip monogram shower shoes/flip flops!

We have lots more ideas from which to choose at More Than Paper.  Head on over to shop our site now for these great gifts and plenty more for graduation!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother's Day: Showing Her You Care

Mother's Day is a few weeks away and More Than Paper is here to give you some wonderful ways to honor Mom.  While we think gifts are a great way to show her you care (and we have plenty of great ideas!) we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what this day should be about.  It's not just about giving your mom a present.  This Mother's Day, truly show her how much you appreciate her by going the extra mile. Make the whole day about Mom.  If your mom doesn't live nearby, make sure you plan ahead. 

Here are 6 things you can do this Mother's Day to show that you truly care.

1) Let her sleep in.  Men with young kids at home -- are you reading?  Your tired wife just wants some sleep.  Wake up with the kids and take them for a walk, to Starbucks, to the gym...anywhere! Just let Mom sleep until 8:30 A.M.  10:00 A.M. would really be fantastic. 

2) Make breakfast in bed.  Men with kids at home -- are you still reading? This fantasy is one that very few women experience.   Pull this off and you have bonus points for weeks! 

3) Assemble photo collages.  This one is a homemade gift that we just love. Get some photos printed and make a collage of photos on canvas, or in picture frames. Photos bring back wonderful memories of happy times and Mom is sure to appreciate them.

4) Pick flowers/buy flowers.  There's just something about fresh cut flowers that makes a Mom happy. If you have a garden, spring should be a great time to pick a few.   Be sure to put them in a vase for Mom -- the last thing she wants to do is cut and arrange.

5) Create a coupon book for services that you can provide that Mom can redeem later.  Coupon examples include:  a ride to the airport, free dinner cooked by you, dog walking,  house sitting, unload the dish washer, fold the laundry, carpool duty, and many more.  The trick here is to think of things that Mom does on a regular basis that is nitty gritty.  She can redeem later when she needs a break!

6) Write her a note.  Take a minute to write down a few words about why Mom is so special on your personal stationery.  Think hard about what she does for you, special moments you have shared together, a difficult time she has helped you through, how she has been supportive in your life and write it down.  It's something she will appreciate forever. 

Boatman Geller Stationery - Grand Border Blue Flat Card (#20217)

For gifts to show your appreciation, More Than Paper has you covered with a variety of ideas.  We love luxe scents like Bulgari and the fragrant Dyptique Candles (worth EVERY penny!). Choose from a variety of monogram jewelry, personalized mugs and frames found at More Than Paper. 

Find all of these products linked below!  How will you celebrate Mom? Tell us your ideas here or share them on our Facebook page

1) Rose Gold Monogram Necklace   2) Diptique Candles   3) Monogram Bracelet  4) Coffee Mug  5) Bvlgari Perfume  6) Mother's Day Picture Frame

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kentucky Derby Party

Going to the Kentucky Derby is on our bucket list. Though none of us are avid horse racing fans, we are told that the atmosphere at Churchill Downs is incredible.  Whether you go for the horses, the hats, the fashion, or the juleps, the Kentucky Derby is a time honored tradition.  If you can't go this year, use it as an excuse to throw a great party with your friends! 

More Than Paper has some great ideas for your Derby party, starting with beautiful cardstock invitations. (An online invitation or email simply doesn't do for this classy occasion!)  

We love the idea of using coordinating entertaining pieces that are monogrammed or personalized for this affair.  Try personalized napkins, monogrammed cups, a lucite serving tray for those juleps, and a monogrammed ice bucket. All items can be used throughout the year for all of your entertaining needs. 

What will you wear?  We're adopting the statement: "When in Rome!"  Why not try a large hat? 

We love this dress from J. Crew. It's the perfect combination of class and fashion forwardness that the Derby attire seems to demand. 

And don't forget about the mint juleps!  Here's a great recipe for one. 

We think we've assembled a dynamite Kentucky Derby party.  What will you be doing on Saturday, May 3rd? Will you be watching the Derby at a party with friends?  We'd love to hear about any Derby parties our readers are having. Post a comment here or share on Facebook

Friday, April 18, 2014

Egg Salad

When Easter rolls around, there can be an abundance of eggs in your household.  What's a person to do with all those eggs?  Make egg salad!  Here's a delicious curried egg salad recipe. We just love the way the curry adds an extra kick.  That extra flavor really elevates this lunch time favorite. 

To make 2 sandwiches, you will need:
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika 
  • 1/4 cup of good quality mayo 
  • 100% whole wheat bread, toasted

To make this, peel the hard boiled eggs and mash with a knife and fork.  Stir in the mayo. Stir in the spices, salt and pepper.  Toast the bread and spoon the egg salad mixture onto it. Serve on a plate and enjoy! 

Will you try this recipe soon? We'd love to know! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

More Graduation Party Invitations and Announcements

We've been sharing a lot of graduation ideas on our blog this month, from gifts, invitations, announcements, thank you cards, and address labels, More Than Paper has a huge selection from which to choose for graduation. Here are 5 more styles we love! These can be personalized for a party invitation or used as an announcement.  You choose! 

Find these styles here, all by Take Note Designs!  1) Pink Hourglass  2)  Charcoal Two  3) Brown and Aqua  4) Camo 5) Tiffany Fancy Grid.  

Let us know what your favorite is.  We love our reader and customer feedback so share it with us here on the blog or on our Facebook page

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Graduation Party Invitations and Announcements

It's hard to believe in a few weeks, colleges, universities and high schools across the country will be graduating seniors. Whether it's high school or college, it's wonderful to celebrate your graduates accomplishment.  The end of an era, honoring the hard work of the student's last four years, can be done with a party with family and friends.   More Than Paper has a wide selection of graduation party invitations and stationery from which to choose (all at great prices!)

For an occasion as special as this one, we like choosing an invitation, a matching address label, and sticker to use for favors. We like this invite, matching label and sticker -- this invitation suite by Boatman Geller is perfect!

More Than Paper has plenty more styles of invitations!  We love these photo invitation/announcements by Tumbalina, they are so modern and fresh!  Chevron is still dominating in the stationery industry.

Tumbalina Invitations - Graduate Classic (Blue) (E32G1900E1)

Tumbalina Invitations - Graduate Classic Chevron (Green) (E32G1946B1)

Tumbalina Invitations - Graduation Class Flag (Black & Red) (E32G1923B1)

This invitation/announcement is special with a printed back! 

Tumbalina Invitations - Grad Varsity (Yellow) (E32G1910B1)

This chalkboard style remains popular, and is very apropos for graduation!   

Tumbalina Invitations - Grad Class Memories (Chalkboard Yellow) (E33G1944E1)

We also are still loving the gold foil trend, and so this one is great for anyone who also loves this effect. 

Tumbalina Invitations - Grad Confetti Snapshots (Chalkboard Pink) (E32G1957A1)

While you are ordering invitations, we suggest you stock up on stationery for writing thank you notes. Graduates receive so many wonderful gifts from family and friends.  It's important that your graduate write thank you notes soon after receiving them.  Make it fun with themed notecards like these by Masterpiece Studios! At $8.50 per set, there are 10 cards and envelopes.  

Masterpiece Studios - Mortar Board Thank You Note Card (Graduation) (13802)

Or go with a classic style that can be used now for graduation presents and beyond for any occasion. Check out these Classic Foldnotes by Rytex:

We'll soon share our ideas for graduation gifts!  Tell us which invitations are your favorite here on our blog or on our Facebook page

Friday, April 4, 2014

Letters Home

We've said it before and we will say it again:  there's nothing like summer sleep away camp.  For so many reasons, we wish we could do it all over again.  To be back at camp and have our days filled with activities like soccer, ropes course, arts and crafts, swimming and dodge ball or to have our nights filled with evening activities, a camp fire and the anticipation of summer Olympics (color war!), we would love to relive it all over again.  The joy and independence of camp as a pre-teen or teen is unparalleled.

Are your kids headed to camp this summer?  Encourage them to write letters home with some personalized stationery.  From address labels to stamps, notecards to stationery sheets, More Than Paper has every camper covered.  Perhaps as a parent, you can live vicariously through their letter writing!  (You can dream, right?)

We particularly adore the camp calling cards, which are perfect to send to your camper towards the end of the summer.  Your camper can pass them out to their bunk mates and other friends to encourage letter writing, emailing, texting, Instagraming (whatever these kids do these days to correspond!) after the summer is over.  Or hand them out just before they leave to ensure they receive lots of letters at camp this summer!

Find all these great products here:  1) Three Designing Women Personalized Address Stamp 2) Address Label (round) by Namedoodles) 3) Address Label (rectangle) by iDesign + Co  4) Bunk notes gift set by Devora Designs 5) Personalized note cards and matching envelopes in Tie Dye by Bonnie Marcus Colleciton 6) Personalized Stationery Sheets by Just Mishpucha 7) Calling Cards (Cupcake) by iDesign + Co. 8) Calling Cards (Baseball) by iDesign + Co. 9. Calling Cards by Pen at Hand.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Cookies and Treat Bags

In preparation for Easter,  we've been hunting the web for great Easter treats and have been thinking of wonderful ways to package them for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.   We found these cookies on Pinterest (photo credits below) and thought they'd be perfect along with some extra special DIY packaging with products we carry at More Than Paper.

Photo Credit: Easter cookies bunny and carrots

Photo credit: Easter cookies eggs

As if the cookies aren't special enough, we created some packaging for them.  Our glassine bags are perfect bags for cookies and other treats.  We adored our food safe glassine bags with "Easter" stickers by SRM Quick Card Stickers

Crafter's Corner Quick Cards Stickers - Easter  (52029)

Crafter's Corner Containers - Glassine Bags (Large) (65004)

The bags turned out very cute, don't you think? 

Just peel off the sticker and stick it onto the bag!  Super cute and very easy. 

We hope you have enjoyed some Easter treat inspiration!