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3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB, T3A 5P9

403 288 7971

We're known for an extraordinary mix of the most original cards and unique giftware you'll find - and you will find it here: cards, wrap, bags, stationary, journals, books, and novelty products, jewelry, giftware, artworks and design accessories.

The Owner

I'm an artist. I started Paper Root Studios in 1992, the year my business partner and I graduated in Fine Arts from University of Calgary.


Elena Evanoff:

I'm an artist. I started Paper Root Studios in 1992, the year my business partner and I graduated in Fine Arts from University of Calgary. Really, we started a business to support our art careers and then it blossomed. We were inspired by a similar store in Vancouver. Back in the early 90's handmade papers and journals were really popular. We started by making our own journals and cards in our first store in Inglewood.


What I bring to Paper Root Studios:

Energy: the store is like an animal, a living thing that is creating something every day, whether that's looking for something new or changing a display. Assymmetry: creativity requires a bit of chaos, some mess on the floor, taking risks and not worrying about some corners getting chipped. Gratitude: it hasn't been easy building this business but I'm always grateful for the support and loyalty of my staff and for what it has become over the years. I want to share it now with others.