Small Business Saturday


Forget Black Friday – – this season, shop local and shop small! Please set aside some time to visit area businesses this season. You’ll be sure to find unique items and a level of personal service that only independent businesses can provide.

The Paper Forest will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with giveaways, discounts and more! Watch for updates about special offers that will be available for one day only – – you won’t want to miss out!

Small Business Saturday Sales


I am very excited to host my first Small Business Saturday event! We have a gift from Sizzix or Taylored Expressions for the first 50 people through the door. We will have coffee and caramel popcorn from Eysals Coffee Roasters!



There will be three gift basket drawings, one of which is an Amaze Die Cutting Machine. You get one ticket for walking through the door and one for each $50 you spend!

We are bringing back the Gift Card Sale! You can get a $50 gift card for $35. We have 100 of them, limit 2 per household! Due to the discounts given on Small Business Saturday, they may not be used the same day.

Copics – 20% off
That’s right, all of them, all day!


All MISTI Products – 15% off
Did you want a Mini MISTI, Original MISTI, Memory MISTI, a Studio Bag, Grid Papers…all of it is on sale!


PRE-PAY for a Silhouette Machine – 20% off
We do not have these in stock, but if you pre-pay on Small Business Saturday, you get a 20% discount and the machine will be delivered withing a week.


You might want to know what is on sale? EVERYTHING! That is right everything in the store is 10% off, but that isn’t all.  The entire Clearance Section is 75% off!  We will also have Gift Wish Lists available for you to fill out and give to your families.

National Scrapbook Day Sales

Happy National Scrapbook Day! We have 384 separate items currently in the Clearance Section and all of them will be 45% off today only! But those aren’t the only items on sale!

Selected Lawn Fawn items that were 15% off — 25% off today!
Silhouette Kits were 25% off — 45% off today!
Items that were 50% or 60% off — 70% off today!
Items that were 20% off — 35% off today!

If you had the winning guess as of 6:00 am, we will be notifying you very soon!




Last Day of the PRE-CHA MEGA SALE!

Today is the last day of the PRE-CHA MEGA SALE!
The last day that ALL Clearance items will be 50% OFF!
Any items that were 20% or 25%, will be 35% OFF!
The 60% off close out items are going to be 75% OFF!
Everything else on the floor is 10% OFF!
Come see us before we head to Phoenix for CHA.


The staff at The Paper Forest are very excited about attending CHA this month. Since we are going to be coming home with brand new awesome products and ideas we need to make some room!
All Clearance items will be 50% OFF!
Any items that were 20% or 25%, will be 35% OFF!
The 60% off close out items are going to be 75% OFF!
Everything else on the floor is 10% OFF!

Small Business Saturday Sales List!

On Small Business Saturday, The Paper Forest is offering the following sales or special offers:

  • We are going to have several drawings for prizes and we are offering $5 gift card for EVERY $25 spent (pre tax). Spend $25, get $5…spend $50, get $10…spend $75, get $15!
  • ALL of our Clearance items will be an extra 10% off! For a total savings of 45%!
  • ALL Ken Oliver Click-It Ink Pads, Memento Dew Drops Sets and Ingvild Bolme Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Inks by Prima will be 35% off!
  • ALL Silhouette boxed Starter Kits will be 25% off!
  • Selected SN@P refill pages will be 35% off!
  • We will have selected Lawn Fawn stamp sets and dies at 25% off!
  • We will have a selection of stamps, dies, organizers, threads…and more on sale 35% off!
  • From 10 am – 2 pm, the 50 packs of We R Memory Keepers Refill Pages (#50074-2 and #50124-4) will be 25% off!
  • From 2 pm – 6 pm, ALL open stock Spica Glitter Pens will be on sale 25% off!

Easier Than Trying to Catch a Leprechaun

It’s time again for our own version of “March Madness”!  We LOVE St. Patrick’s Day and want to celebrate it BIG.  How big?  Well, for starters, how about all kinds of new collections arriving soon?  Not exciting enough?  Okay – – how about a sale so amazing you’ll think you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?!?!  From March 3 – March 17, EVERYTHING in the store is 10% off.  Yes, everything!  That even means an ADDITIONAL 10% off items already discounted!  See?  You don’t have to worry about chasing those sneaky little leprechauns!

Remember, we are still receiving new products that were pre-ordered from the CHA Mega Show.  Several anxiously-awaited collections are due to arrive THIS WEEK:

  • “On Stage” by Kaisercraft
  • “Furry Friends” by Kaisercraft
  • “Adrift” by Basic Grey
  • “Home Sweet Home” by Graphic 45

Unfortunately, many of our vendors are experiencing delays in getting products to market.  All west coast US ports have been embroiled in a longshoremen labor dispute for nine months. The work slowdowns and closures are impacting all sectors of the US economy, crafts included. The lack of supply of raw materials or finished goods is a significant issue for many of the brands we carry. The delay in getting new products and the extended backorder delays on restock items is every bit as frustrating for us as it is for you!  Hopefully this can be resolved soon, for everyone’s sake.  In the meantime, please know that we are also proud to offer many products made in the USA that are in no way affected by the dispute.  Authentique Paper, for example, continues to provide top-quality US made products that are in stock and readily available!  As a premier retailer for Authentique, we receive new collections from them every month.  The next two collections that we will receive in the coming weeks are “Durable” and “Playful”.  These are both excellent collections for the men & boys in your life, as well as just everyday fun scrapbook pages, cards and other projects.  We’ll let you know when these new collections arrive!

So spread the word, put on your best green outfit and come enjoy the Lucky Days Sale from now until March 17th!

Better Than Black Friday

sbs2014metaAs we have the past two years, The Paper Forest Scrapbook Boutique will not be taking part in “Black Friday”.  Instead, we want to encourage shoppers to spend a little more time with family & friends, stay safe and far away from the pushing, shoving, trampling masses and do something truly good for the local economy:  Support Small Business Saturday instead!

The Black Friday madness has gotten completely out of control.  What started out as a fun family tradition for many – to spend the day after Thanksgiving Christmas shopping – has grown to the point where Thanksgiving itself feels almost like an afterthought.  The meal that we wolf down before heading to the malls.  Who has time to focus on being grateful for the blessings we have when we have to be at the front of the line for the things we WANT?

Please consider planning to do more of your shopping on Saturday, focusing on locally owned independent businesses.  These are the businesses owned & operated by your neighbors!  They offer unique goods & services with a personal touch the big box stores & super-centers can’t even come close to providing.  The dollars you spend in a local small business STAY local. They don’t go to corporations out of state (or even outside the country).  By patronizing local businesses, you keep more local jobs going strong and help keep our COMMUNITIES strong!

As a “thank you” for supporting US on Small Business Saturday, we have some great special buys, our once-a-year gift card sale, giveaways and more!  We’ll be opening one hour early for the day as well, so you can begin taking advantage of all the savings & specials at 9:00am!

Central Illinois has been rebuilding and regaining strength since the devastating tornadoes of 2013.  Show your continued support for the towns and the people who call them home with you by supporting Small Business Saturday.  So think about taking it a little easy on Friday, so you can really enjoy shopping on Saturday!  As a local resident and business owner, I can say for all of us – IT REALLY PAYS BIG TO SHOP SMALL!


Save on Silhouette electronic cutting machines!

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to purchase a Cameo or Portrait electronic cutting machine from Silhouette, your wait is over!  Now through October 18, you can get either of these amazing machines at an incredible price!  We cannot even show you the price here online – you have to come in and ask about this special offer.


The Cameo is an incredible value even at full price for all that it can do.  The creative possibilities are endless!  Cut vinyl, paper, fabric and more!  You can also etch glass, make your own custom stamps and create custom shirts, bags & more with heat transfer.  Party decorations? Make your own and have coordinating invitations, guest favors and thank you notes!

The Portrait is the little sibling to Cameo, with all the same functions in a smaller, portable package!  Cut materials up to 9″ wide with this compact machine that weighs roughly 3 lbs.  A shoulder tote is available to make carrying your Portrait & laptop computer a breeze!

In addition to the thousands and thousands of available cut files & images from Silhouette, both of these machines will also cut True Type fonts and image files available such as SVG.  You can even draw an original image, snap a picture with your phone and cut it out or draw it with the machine’s ink pen function!  There truly is no end to what you can create with Silhouette.

Sale prices will be good through October 18 only.  Pre-paid orders will be accepted if we run out of stock during the promotion.