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Amazing Guest Letterer: Courtney Casper


We can’t even tell you how overjoyed we are to have Courtney Casper Letters come all the way down from Eastern Washington to teach lettering in our space! This is a new medium that we have never had the pleasure of hosting- and we are ready to get our hands inky as Courtney teaches us her ways!!  Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 10:00am @ Paperie + Pen 

This class is for students of all skill level wanting to learn the art of aquabrush + ink lettering!

included in workshop:

  • workbook + practice pages
  • paper
  • aquabrush
  • india ink
  • blank card (make a love note!)
  • refreshments

There will be time to ask questions individually, get one on one instruction, practice, and increase your hand lettering skill level! That being said, class spots are limited- so we suggest you snag yours NOW!


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Green Wedding Shoes Feature



Click above to checkout this amazing wedding inspiration featuring our pretty invitation design and placecards on Green Wedding Shoes. UH-MAZING work by an amazing team!!

photography: Ella Florence Photography // venue name: The Vault, Meridian, Idaho, USA // event design: Bliss Events // planning: Ella Koonce // florals: Wildflower Boise // wedding dress: White Meadow Bridal, You Had Me At Hello (Pearl Dress), Precious Moments (2 pc) // wedding dress boutique: White Meadow Bridal // bride’s shoes: Urban Outfitters, Michelle // bridesmaid dresses: ASOS // hair stylist: Irons and Pins // makeup artist: Ashley Burgard // groom attire: Alfani and Slim Fit Evening Jacket // paper goods: Paperie + Pen // handmade details: Genevere Rose, bride’s choker // cake: Greg Marsh Cakes // tabletop rentals: Bliss Events & Blush Creek // furniture rentals: Blush Creek // linen rentals: Candy Crush Events // models: Kadyn Pearson, bride, Charlie Acevedo, groom, Lola Walton and Jacque Hammer
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Our 2016 Christmas Window Display!

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If you guys haven’t been by to check out our new window display- it is an absolute MUST! This thing took FOR-EV-VER (obviously said in the voice of Squints from the Sandlot) and it was worth every second- since we get to enjoy it for the least amount of time, well, ever. We hope it puts you in the mood….for Christmas, obvs.

Inspired by modern and retro Christmas elements and strongly influenced by one of our favorite vendors: Meri Meri (check out the stuffed reindeer head that our paper mache bust was modeled after! available in-shop while supplies last!)

Here’s a quick rundown of our DIY labor:
-Christmas Tree: strips of recycled packing boxes hot-glued to a PVC pipe & paint
-Christmas Houses: Recycled Cereal/Cracker boxes, glue, paint, GLITTER
-Dressed with: stringed cotton balls, tinsel, yarn, and die-cut paper unicorns
-Reindeer: paper mache, cardboard, paint, glitter paper, pom poms, and yarn
-Mantel: 100% recycled cardboard & paint
-Gifts: hand painted large sheets of kraft and white paper
-Merry Paperie letters: cardboard, paper towels, coffee filters and glue
-Gallery Wall Frames: recycled cardboard & paint
– Stockings: recycled cardboard & paint

That’s the most of it!! Hope you love it and it makes you HAPPY!

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Boise Wintry Market 2017

Local holiday craft fair that is kicking ass and taking names. So many of these great vendors can even be found in our shop YEAR ROUND! Wowza. But check them out next year at the Wintry Market– it is so much fun.

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Local Artist Event : Lisa Caillet-Bois


Join us Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 at Paperie + Pen for wine-tasting, hor d’oeuvres, (by BodoVino) beautiful art, and meet the delightful Lisa herself! See you then!


Lisa Caillet-Bois is an artist, designer and entrepreneur originally from England. Guided by a love of creativity, branding and colour, Lisa loves to make things. After earning her BA in Product and Furniture Design at Ravensbourne in London, Lisa’s first career path involved two of her passions, environmental work and the organic food industry. Spanning the course of 8 years, Lisa’s first entrepreneurial pursuit, Happy Kitchen, was a pioneering bakery, catering business, restaurant and wholesale production facility.  Based in London, Happy Kitchen supplied companies (including The Hub, Greenpeace, Action Against Hunger, Coca Cola, Whole Foods) and hundreds of shops all over Europe with handmade products. As an entrepreneur with a deep respect for the planet, she used the organization as a tool for social and environmental good in schools all over the city and in the wider London community. This drew recognition from the Mayor of London, resulting in an appointment as a 2010 London Leader, amongst many other awards. Lisa has been painting since she was a child and comes from a long lineage of artists (her father, grandfather and great grandfather were all artists). Lisa’s love of travel and the earth has allowed her the good fortune to paint some of the world’s most wild and beautiful landscapes, the core source of inspiration for her art. During travels in 2012, Lisa met her now husband, leading to a move to Venice Beach, California. Inspired by the sun, sand and surf, Lisa had the idea to reimagine her art as wearable fashion, resulting in the birth of her second entrepreneurial pursuit, ‘LCB’.


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PaperPartyOMG 2016!!!


Thank you to everyone who came out for our YEAR TWO at The Village at Meridian ! We are so thankful for our friends, family, and loyal customers who care about supporting our little local business! This was a party to celebrate YOU! We love you!!!



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Paper Party OMG!!!!


Do you love Paperie + Pen? Are you competitive to the core? Do you like BEER, MUSIC, and FREE STUFF? Do you LOOOOOOVE Proof Eyewear? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not going to want to miss #PAPERPARTYOMG 2016! It’s our 2nd anniversary of having our store in the beautiful Village at Meridian and we like any reason to celebrate!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th 4pm-9pm

Enter our Pinewood Derby and come by our shop OR Proof Eyewear Boise Flagship store in BODO to pick up your kit. If you already have a derby car of your own, feel free to bring it as long as it follows all of our rules and regs. See below.

Pre-Register online or in-store until 5pm on the night of the event.

CA$H PRIZE GOES TO 1st Place Winner!

Live Music by Ruby and Jun, Brews by Payette, Noise by Adam Eberle of Directly Driven, and of course, tons of prizes from P+P, Proof Eyewear, Village at Meridian, Payette and more.

derby participants: REGISTER HERE

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Our Photography Workshop is BACK!

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Our intro DSLR workshop is back by popular demand — but it’s BIGGER & BETTER! This time, it’s going to be at The Owyhee it’s pretty much all day, lunch is served and you’ll get tons of hands on learning and shooting. Hop on over to our sister company Ampersand Studios and sign up!

$75   price goes up on 10/15! Get at it!!! 📷

Did you recently (6 years ago) get a new DSLR camera and lens kit from Costco? Are you afraid to experiment with manual settings because you think you’ve found your happy place in that little green square of [A]wesome? Do you just want to take great pictures of your kids, your cat, or your precious moments figurine collection? We can help!

This class has been widely requested and we’ve put together a super FUN, enlightening crash course for you to take your photos from crappy to happy and your insta feed will soon be getting double tapped faster than a…. well nevermind.

Class will include instruction, workbook, and styled hands on photoshoot with  Ampersand Studios. Learn the basics of exposure– setting your aperture, ISO and shutter speed like a pro to get the best outcome along with a touch on composition, posing, lighting and even editing your images.

Disclaimer ***This class is designed for straight up beginners… If you’re a professional photographer looking to hone your craft, this is not for you. This curriculum is designed for people who simply want to take better photos in their everyday life. We will not be talking about the business of photography. Any skill level is welcome to take the class, just be warned that you might be bored if you already know the basics.***
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Local Author Book Signing: Megan Gregory

Free Childrens’ Event this Saturday 9/17 3:00-5:00 book reading/signing with local author Megan Gregory of her book: Little Bear’s Dreams”. Come have some snacks and enjoy this fun and free event!

Megan Gregory Bio

Megan Gregory was born and raised in Boise, Idaho having graduated from Capital High School and Boise State University.  She grew up being encouraged to pursue artistic outlets and attempted to sing in choir and even played in band for several years, but it was always writing, painting, and sketching that she enjoyed most.

After her son was born in 2014, Megan began feeling inspired again and was filled with ideas to capture the memories she and her new family were making.  And that is how Little Bear’s Dreams came to be – an idea to permanently remember some of the special moments and love that she, her husband, and their son were experiencing.