Paper Source

About Paper Source

Give, Live, Create, Celebrate
It’s more than what we do. It’s the core of who we are.

We live by our mission to inspire you to “Do Something Creative Every Day”. Whether that’s by giving thoughtful gifts, living a well-organized life, creating your project, or celebrating life’s special moments, we strive to bring joy to every step of your creative journey

At Paper Source, we believe that every moment presents a new opportunity to create something special. From the journal where you share your most precious memories, to the stationery that helps you celebrate life’s simple joys, we’ve thoughtfully designed each boutique Paper Source location, down to the very last card on the shelf, to be your inspiration haven

Handcrafted Heritage

When Sue Lindstrom opened the first Paper Source location in Chicago in 1983, she set out to share the beauty of handcrafted papers from around the world, with the world – and we continue to carry this mission in everything we do. Over the past three decades, we’ve expanded our products, grown our team of passionate creative professionals, and connected with communities nationwide.

In 2015, Winnie Park brought new life to the Paper Source legacy. Her experience holding executive leadership positions for global brands, including Hong Kong-based luxury shopping leader DFS and Levi Strauss and Company, combined with her distinguished expertise in Global Marketing, eCommerce, and Merchandising have allowed Paper Source to reach a perfect synergy where product decoration meets creative innovation

Hands-on and handcrafted

From custom rubber stamp cutting to personalizing paper lanterns, our in-store sessions let you explore your creative side. Experiment with expert crafting techniques including heat embossing, embellishing, digital cutting and letterpress, and more, all under professional guidance. We also offer private workshop sessions to host your next party, with bookings available both during and after store hours.

Create your ever after

Our team of special event experts and talented designers are here to make your wedding day dreams come true. With 34 exclusive papers from around the world, a full range Colorscope palette, over 200 design templates, and dozens of artisanal details, your Paper Source wedding elements are hand-designed to help create your ever after.
And our exceptional service doesn’t stop there. We’re here to support you through the entire event design process with timelines, ideas & inspiration, swatchbooks, and so much more. Visit our blog to read about real brides who partnered with Paper Source – and they’re even sharing the How-To on their favorite big day DIYs.

Paper Source Eco-Story

At Paper Source, we live for all things paper. We create, craft, color, cut, shape, and print with papers of all sizes, styles, and artisanal materials. But above all else, we cherish, protect, and adore every fiber of our paper with every fiber of our being. We take care to ensure Paper Source products put the environment first, focusing on sustainability and social responsibility while upholding our commitment to the exceptional, premium quality you’ve come to expect out of every Paper Source product and experience.


Sales associate

June 2019 Eastchester, NY
“I like the environment at Paper Source. It's very inviting, bright, and my coworkers are all very kind. It gives employees the opportunity to engage in creative activities, to interact with customers and help them on their own creative endeavors. They are also very accommodating with your personal schedule. Due to this ,I am able to continue this job while attending college.”

Store Operations and Communications Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Chicago, IL
“Kind people, great corporate exposure”
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