My favorite paper source is American Stationary for their memo sets or embossed monogrammed ensembles or Vista Print for cost effective invites and holiday cards. When I don't need something personalized, I head straight to Tuesday Morning where you can find every type of card from paper greats like Crane or William Arthur at a fraction of the cost of a specialty paper store.
Don't get me wrong, I fully support small business paper stores, and love to go in and buy every now and then, but my love for paper is so intense that my wallet can't handle the dent that frequent shopping at those store could do to it. Some say I'm cheap when it comes to some things, but I call it budget conscious.
But, when I want something handmade and truly unique, Etsy has been one of my go-to for the last 3 years, and here are a few of the perfect paper items I have my eye on -