Papier Gourmet in Portland, ME inspires me every time I stop in for some paper, cards, gifts, or just to say hi to owner Pam Albert. Last time I was in, a sheet of Sukie alphabet wrapping paper inspired my simple project creating laminated cards for Letter Playtime (which lead to my first feature on Design*Sponge!) Colors, textures, patterns are all vying for attention. Look how beautiful I am! To say that this shop fuels my design creativity and passion is no lie!
Recently the shop hosted a Friends & Family event with a plethora of goodies! 20% off in-store merchandise, appetizers by A Moveable Feast, a sample tablescape by A Family Affair of Maine, floral arrangements by Compositions, mini cupcakes by Buttercup Cupcakes, and a mini-portrait studio with Sharyn Peavey. I am not sure what I loved the most – maybe it was the brilliant combination of such lovely treats!
‘Tis the season! Holiday cards, invitations, wrapping paper, ribbon and gifts abound – so if you are still looking for the perfect holiday card, look no further! Excellent choices from Snow & Graham, Smudge Ink, Waste Not Paper, Night Owl Paper Goods, Crane’s, and William Arthur. Need something custom quick? The store is offering darling photocard designs that are designed and printed locally in just 3 days! I think this one is my favorite!
Visit Papier Gourmet soon before the best cards and paper are snatched up by savvy shoppers like me! In fact, if you mention seeing this blog, Pam will give you 10% off on in- store purchases (excluding special orders, printing and gift cards) now until December 24th. NICE!