In case part one and part two didn't make you jealous enough, Jacob and I visited a third paper store in the University Village during that fun expedition! Unlike Papyrus and Paper Source, this shop is not a giant chain. There are just three stores - all within the Greater Seattle Area. You probably know by now how much I love small businesses, so that made this one that much cooler. =) The store's name is Impress, and their specialty is rubber stamps, but they did carry all sorts of pretty paper and other craft items.
Super cute store fronts are always a big bonus for me. I love their faux giant stamp display! And just in case you didn't know they were a stamp store before...
But they do have paper! Pretty ones too.
I am also a bit of a sucker for glitter. I've found that Stickles glitter glue comes in handy for paper journaling and paper crafts. Plus, look at all of the pretty colors!
Also a little obsessed with washi tape. Who isn't these days?
One more peek at the stamp wall and a cute scalloped table display. So many cool stamps! Oh, and those are pretty chevron and other patterned wax paper bags below the stamps.
How adorable is Impress? Also, I didn't forget my promise to show you guys what I got from the three paper stores. I had a shocking amount of self control when it came to these purchases! But part of it could be because I was really excited about what I got Susie for our exchange - I'll wait until she gets her package before I post what I got for her here on the blog. Don't want to spoil the surprise!
I picked up a pretty 6x6" scrapbook paper back and a roll of hot air balloon paper from Paper Source. Then some super cute paper carnival ticket cutouts and a baby blue Stickles glitter glue from Impress. Nothing from Papaya this time around. Can't wait to use these! I've been really obsessed with hot air balloons lately... so many possibilities! =)
What's your favorite paper store?!