The Studio

Casa Papel’s consultative studio layout focuses on functionality, accessibility, and interactivity, while stimulating the senses. In one area, vibrant decorative papers are displayed on wooden hangers, allowing clients to see them up close and in full detail. The other walls display our five different specialty lines of paper and envelopes in our exclusive color palette. The overall accessibility allows clients to carry the papers throughout the studio as you choose other items and/or accessories to coordinate.

The studio offers the largest selection of decorative papers in the area, including Japanese prints. Casa Papel features over 100 different colors in our specialty lines, including an exclusive offering of 25 colors in Japanese linen card stock. All of the papers and products at Casa Papel are of the highest quality and hand selected by the owners. Casa Papel also carries an eco-friendly line of paper made from a shrub that regenerates after its material is harvested to produce paper. Several of our other offerings are eco-friendly too, as the owners seek papers made from natural and renewable resources when selecting additions to the collection. Fair trade practices are further emphasized and considered in choosing the studio’s other products.

Who We Are

Casa Papel was established in the neighborhood of Northern Liberties in Philadelphia. We offer a unique paper collection and design experience. The Studio indulges our clients with high-quality and beautiful papers from around the world and showcase selections that are unprecedented in the tri-state area. Expertise in design and printing gives our staff the ability to approach custom projects with one-of-a-kind solutions from concept to completion.

Casa Papel is a place where clients can feel inspired while pursuing their ideas and be comforted knowing they’re in great hands. As a creative outlet, Casa Papel can be an all-inclusive custom solution or an ala carte service provider by offering the necessary resources to bring your vision to paper. As a design and printing destination, our staff offers you the guidance, attention to detail, and skills to see your project through to a perfect end result, to social occasions, paper goods, bookbinding, brochures, identity branding, marketing collateral, business cards and much, more.

Meet the Owners

Cecilia and Nestor Torres opened their design studio and specialty paper store in Philadelphia in early 2009. Combining Cecilia's already thriving home-based business and Nestor's desire to own his own business, their dreams are both indicative of their personalities, with creativity as the driving force behind their business.

During a night out salsa dancing, Nestor met his future wife Cecilia, who was living in Portland, Oregon. With their mutual interests in Latin dancing, art, traveling, and cooking traditional Latin food, it didn't take long for them to fall in love. They were married in 2005.

The concept of Casa Papel began after Cecilia experienced frustration while planning their wedding. She realized that traveling from store to store for each particular service or paper supply was tedious. A one-stop-shop was needed. With Nestor's experience in business, along with Cecilia's love of handmade crafts and natural knack for design, the two combined their talents to open Casa Papel.

Cecilia and Nestor are nurturing their business, growing and expanding their products and services, and offering creative solutions. The unparalleled creative opportunities continue to make for a unique hands-on experiences for their clients.


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Basics of Hand Lettering

Casa Papel has partnered with Meredith Langer of Merely Mere to bring a series of workshops. Enjoy an evening of learning tips and tricks for creating beautiful calligraphy. You'll begin by learning the art of traditional nib and ink calligraphy, then work with more experimental forms of modern calligraphy on a variety of papers. All supplies (kit) are included in the ticket price ($65) that includes: a nib, a nib holder, ink and paper and to continue practicing the techniques acquired during the class. This is a BYO bottle, so you can enjoy a drink while you play. Limited to 12 participants per workshop. To purchase tickets, copy and paste this into your browser: Or give us a shout to reserve your spot. 267.761.9149 or

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What's New

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Get your JANEY!

JANEY Pop-Up Shop only on Dec. 6th

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Show and Tell

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Petit Jardin En Ville

Casa Papel had the pleasure of designing the rebranding efforts for Petit Jardin En Ville.

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