Paper Source Grand Opening in Austin!

Did you have a good weekend? I sure did! The highlight? On Saturday, J took me to the grand opening celebration of Paper Source, Austin. YAY!

(If’ you’re in Austin, Paper Source is on Lamar directly across from the Whole Foods Headquarters — you can see it reflected there in the window.)

Every single time I’ve been at a Paper Source in the last 10 years or so I’ve asked when they were coming to Austin. And now, here they are!

What!?! You haven’t heard of Paper Source? You’re kidding, right?

Paper Source is a mecca of all sorts of paper goodness — stamps, inks, tools, bookbinding equipement, stickers, glues, labels, glitter, and of course — paper!

Oh, the paper.

And all sorts of keen gifts, too!

When I arrived there was a rubber stamping demo going on with one of my favorite Hero Arts Stamps: Designer Woodgrain. Talk about a surreal moment. Here I was at THE Paper Source, and they were demoing with a stamp that I helped design. Whoa. They were stamping it with silver pigment ink on two of my favorite colors: pool and chocolate. Be still my heart.

Then in another corner there was a workshop showing how to use their paper flower kits. I hung out and watched — it looked so easy!


Now for the answer to the question you’ve been wondering, I bet.

(Top photo: Paper Source bag that I’ll be cutting up and using on a card — aren’t the colors awesome? red daisy and/plaid paper by October Afternoon. Camera paper by Studio Calico. Paper Source luxe white notecards and envelopes — these are so nice — when you stamp on them it almost looks like letterpress! Pool envelopes. And a Paper Source camera stamp that I couldn’t resist adding to my collection — yes I’m a camera addict — in more was than one.)

(Bottom Photo: Cavallini map wrapping paper in the background — this is going up on the wall in my office, so cool! It even has old tape marks. A roll of beautiful Japanese paper — the silver flowers are metallic and shine in the sun. And two flower kits — poppies and daisies. Can’t wait to make them! I’m going to put a red poppy in a box that I’m sending to my Gran — red is her favorite color, and it will survive the trip to Ohio just fine.)

Many thanks to J for taking me — love you, J!

And thanks to Paper Source for coming to Austin — you really make me smile BIG!

11 Replies to “Paper Source Grand Opening in Austin!”

  1. Looks like a really neat place, Lisa! Fun stuff in your bag!

  2. I wish I could go shopping with you! Looks like an awesome store and you definitely came away with THE goods :)

  3. I’ve never heard of this store, but you’ve made it sound like Heaven! Will be sure to get there next time we get to Austin. And serendipity that they were demoing the woodgrain stamp while you were there!! Did they have many HA stamps?

    1. Hi Lin! Yes, they had a bunch of Hero Arts woodblock stamps! So very cool seeing them there! If you check out their website, I’ll bet you’ll recognize which ones are by Hero:

  4. i love going to paper source. i am obsessed with paper and it is paper lover’s heaven!! they have lots of fun stationaries and toys, too. ahhhh…. making me want to go there now!!! =) thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  5. Looking at your haul, that definitely looks like one exciting shop! If we had Paper Source over here in the UK, I can see that I would need to move house to be in a city nearby ;)

  6. hello my dear…oh, now i´m jalous…;)…i wish i could jump over to you and visit this wonderful paperMecca…wow…and so cute goodies in your bag…just cool…wish you a lovley rest of the week and so much more…a big hug…cheers and until then…i…

  7. OK! I just gotta say, I LOVE, Paper Source, never knew about it until about 3 yrs. ago, accidentally stumbled on it inside a mall. Have loved it since! The closest one to me is actually very far about 40 min. to get there, so I don’t get to visit much, but think I’m due for a visit now that I’ve seen your goodies, thanks for sharing!

  8. Lisa, I have to admit I’ve never heard of Paper Source but it looks and sounds like a fun place to shop! Loved having a peek at your purchases! Next time you’re there you’ll have to tell them they need to open a shop in Ireland!:)

  9. […] October Afternoon daisy paper that I got at the Paper Source grand opening — with my Gran in mind. Alphabet stickers by Cosmo Cricket. Fabric tape from Love My Tapes […]

  10. I drove past the Paper Source yesterday and was so excited! I moved away from Austin in 2004 and back to Chicago, where I grew up. I met the guy of my dreams and used the Paper Source for all the materials and paper for my wedding invitations, programs, etc. I even bought a Print Gocco machine from them, that I picked up directly at their corporate offices, to print the parts of the invitations that weren’t laser printed. Then I moved back to Austin a few years ago and have sorely missed them. So, imagine my surprise when I saw the store yesterday!

    I am so excited they are here. I don’t have any large projects but they will certainly come in handy for new year’s cards and other paper needs. The store is phenomenal and it’s so good to have this wonderful resource in Austin.

    I have a few photos of my invitations online; all materials are from the Paper Source, and the envelope and invitation front were printed with the Gocco:

    See the other three images:

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