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Win a FREE seat in our New Watercolor Workshop! ūüé®



Hey guys! Nichole and Frannie over here, owners of the P+P.

Thank you for those who have still been shopping at our store despite the closing of our surrounding neighbors. We appreciate your business SO SO SO much and really can’t express our gratitude for those of you who have chosen our locally owned shop over big box retailers and online.

Our goal moving forward is to listen more to how we can continue to serve you better and give you what you want. We will be releasing a series of surveys that will give you a chance to tell us directly what you are loving and what we can work on. Our first focus is on WORKSHOPS- since we know how much our customers love learning new things and our loyal, serial-workshop-takers are craving some new choices.

We are so excited to welcome new instructor:¬†Kara McCutchen of Idaho Adventures Art who will teaching her wonderful watercolor beginner class- we took it, and it’s good stuff guys.

We will choose winners on March 5th

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Holiday Workshop at Lit&Co

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P+P has teamed up with Lit & co Candles for the yummiest smelling workshop ever!

Join us for a candle-making workshop over at Lit & Co.’s amazing workshop space! While your candles are setting, enjoy a mini version of the popular Paperie + Pen freestyle lettering class with a holiday twist. Nichole will be teaching typography basics and easy ways for beginners to make beautiful letters for mindfully. For the class project, we will be making one-of-a-kind holiday gift tags using a variety of fun mediums.
Perfect idea for a gift or date night!

We can’t WAIT to see you!




Anniversary Sale Event!


Can you believe it’s been 3 years?

Feels surreal that it has already been three years since our little local boutique opened up in the Village at Meridian. We are so lucky to have you all as loyal customers- and we hope you are up to celebrate with the BEST sale EVER! Enjoy up to 75% off select sale items with many more for 50%-25% off!!

Today and Tomorrow!

October Fri 27- Sat 28

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Frannie and Nichole here, owners and designers at P+P! We just want to say a great big¬†“thank you”¬†for all the love and support we have been receiving during our recent move within the Village! The transition to a smaller space is something that we are SO excited about, now with a more intentional layout and plenty of room for us to work creating custom invitations and stationery. If you haven’t been in to see the new place- stop on by, say “hello” and pick up some happy mail for someone special. We can’t wait to see you!

 xo F+N
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Our Spring Window Display!

Hopefully by now you have had a chance to check out our bright and fun new window display!? We had such a blast creating this and just LOVE the way it turned out!


Balloons-¬†the shape was cut out of spherical honeycomb party decor (Meri Meri Party). The baskets were made from weaving strips antique gold cardstock into little boxes. They were attached to the honeycomb “balloon” with a chunky cream yarn and hung with a thin string to appear like they are floating.

Bouquet- we have done these flowers for the past few displays we have put together, they are easy-ish but have a pretty sturdy and realistic end result, so we just keep coming back! Hot glue, Carte Fini italian crepe paper (different than regular crepe paper), wire, and hot glue (mixed with HOURS of fun) similar tutorial links: here & here

Cake-¬†the cake was a mix of crepe paper and cardstock, to create a mix of the hard and soft “papery” feel. Topper was designed by us and created by¬†Woodland Manufacturing

Clouds- the clouds were made out of the little cardboard things they put cakes on! We were going to die-cut something out of cardboard, until I found these for like $15 for a box of 100! It was a done deal- a little hot glue and voila! To make them stand up on their own, we cut the circles in quarters and glued them to the back bottom of the clouds to make little stands. It worked perfectly!

Photography/Styling: Ampersand Studios
Invitations/Props: Paperie + Pen
Wood Signage/Cake topper: Woodland Manufacturing
Drink Cart: Target.com

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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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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
РStockings: 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’.