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Our 2016 Christmas Window Display!

Ampersand Studios 2016

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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Events!

PAPER PARTY, OMG!

We LOVE our amazing customers, fans and social media stalkers so much that we are throwing you a party! Come and enjoy a local brew from Payette Brewing Co. and show off your costume skills from 4-8

We hope that you are interested in participating in our MAIN EVENT– the Proof Eyewear Pinewood Derby Tournament! Here’s how it works:

– Purchase your kit from 1 of 2 locations. Paperie + Pen in the Village at Meridian, or from Proof Eyewear’s Boise Flagship location in BoDo. Kits are $5 and include everything you need to make the raddest of derby cars.

CAR SPECS

A. Width: Not to exceed 2 3/4 Inches

B. Length: No to exceed 7 inches

C. Weight: Not to exceed 5.0 ounces on scale accurate to 1/10 ounce

D. Height: Not to exceed 3 inches

– Show up early to register. Registration will be open between 4:00PM – 5:30PM on Saturday, October 24th and the racing will begin at 6PM.

-If we don’t sell out of the kits before the event, they will be available to purchase during registration if you’re feeling super ambitious and have overly speedy boy scout widdling skills.

-Format of the race might change depending on the number of entries. We are planning for a single elimination tournament style competition.

-Prizes will be awarded for most creative and fastest cars. Prizes include prize packs from Proof Eyewear, Paperie + Pen, Payette Brewing and the Village at Meridian.

COSTUME CONTEST:

Register for free for the costume contest between 4-5:30 at Paperie + Pen. There, we will take your photo and post it for voting. Voting will begin at 5:30 and go until the end of the Derby race. Winners will be announced after the Derby race. Must be present to win!

** Categories are not pre-determined. But feel free to come as individual, couples or groups. Kids are welcome to participate!!

BEER GARDEN PROVIDED BY PAYETTE BREWING CO.

MUSIC AND SOUND SUPPLIED BY SOUNDWAVE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP & INVITE FRIENDS