Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

If you tell someone that you are a writer, they will no doubt be ready to offer you unsolicited opinions regarding story arcs or character development. If you actually ask for advice, this outpouring of "helpful" tips and suggestions is likely...
September is here, which means "back to school" for many people. But learning is lifelong, and students of all ages and walks of life can benefit from some simple note-taking strategies. Whether you're writing key takeaways from a lecture...
An interesting plot may entice someone to pick up your book, but it's the characters you create that will keep readers coming back for more. A character is the reader's connection to the storyline: the eyes and ears through which...
You know that autumn has arrived when lattes and leaves have replaced sunglasses and flowers as the most popular items to accompany our journals in Instagram photos tagged #Paperblanks. To celebrate the transition from summer to fall, we've collected...
If you're not familiar with Elyx, he is a stick figure drawn from the imagination of French media artist Yacine AIT KACI. Living here in Canada we had somehow missed this tiny phenomenon since his creation in 2011, so...
There's no doubt that summer is officially here, as these Instagram photos show the Paperblanks® community enjoying lots of fun in the sun. Feathers, flowers and rays of sunshine feature prominently in our favourite Instagram pictures of the last...
With at least another month or two of cold weather left in this winter, you're still likely to find yourself stuck indoors for days at a time. If you've already visited every corner of the internet and binge-watched all...
paperblanks x DressHead Inc Long Sleeved Shift Dress - Deep V Neckline / Rhinestone Embellishments This paperblanks x dresshead online dress has a shift style and a very attractive selection that combines a nice form with vibrant color. The rose...
As part of our 2019 Back to School contest, we asked you for your top tips for scholastic success. Thanks to everyone who participated, we not only got to set up one lucky student with a back...
What's that they say about the road to hell? Oh right, it's paved with New Year's Resolutions. It seems that every year we vow to do things better, make healthier lifestyle choices and just all-around succeed. And come every February...

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