Welcome to The Paper Forest!

What are three things that make our store unique?  

  • Our classes. We have an amazing, wide variety of classes.  Our instructors love to share knowledge and write great instructions.  We offer a regular schedule of Card of the Month, AI Watercolor, Bible Journaling and Scrapbook Page classes in our amazing classroom space; and then rotate classes on Distress Oxide Inks, Coloring with Copics, and the MISTI.  We also host monthly Crop & Shop weekends and other special events with amazing instructors from across the crafting community to inspire all crafters of every skill level.
  • Our employees!  We are all enthusiastic crafters, which makes us terrible enablers, but a great resource for all your crafting questions.  Don't know how to use something, we will show you.  Don't know the difference between dye inks and Distress Oxide Inks, we will happily explain.  Need help designing a project, we have got you covered.
  • Fresh products.  We are always on the lookout for new exciting products to bring to our customers and our inventory is constantly revolving.  Do you love My Favorite Things, Altenew or Concord & 9th?  We carry them all, as well as numerous other stamp companies.  We also have many popular brands of scrapbook paper, including Echo Park, Simple Stories, Doodlebug, Graphic 45, PhotoPlay and Authentique.


Upcoming Classes

  • 12 Washington Plaza | Washington IL 61571
  • Phone: (309) 745-3440
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm CST | Closed Sunday & Monday