Bella Figura’s September designer of the month is Tara Hogan! Tara’s wedding invitation designs typically feature unique patterning and clean fonts. For the entire month of September, save 10% on any order featuring Tara’s designs! Save an additional 10% if you order 6 or more printed pieces! Customize unique wedding invitations, save the dates, birth announcements or party invites!
Stop by our San Diego shop to see Tara’s entire collection. Call us today or schedule an appointment online for a free wedding invitation consultation.
Emily McDowell recently launched her empathy card collection and the cards became an overnight sensation, landing her a segment on Good Morning America and lighting up social media. When a loved one is sick we often don’t have the right words, the empathy cards help with that by keeping things real. As a cancer survivor herself, Emily knows firsthand what you do and don’t want to hear when you are ill.
From the Designer: Being sick can be really lonely. One major reason is because most people don’t know what to say, so they disappear, or say the wrong thing entirely. My goal for this collection is to help people connect with each other through truth, and to help people with illness feel seen and understood. I think these are the most important things I’ve designed so far, and they’re some of my favorites.
The collection is available in the shop and online.
Here at the shop we are obsessed with Persephone Papers unique greeting cards, especially with Valentine’s Day on the horizon! Three-dimensional flowers are the perfect romantic touch for a truly special Valentine’s Day card. To add to the charm, each card comes in a decorative box with white ribbon for safe keeping. All Persephone Papers’ cards are hand crafted and made from 100% recycled material. Valentine’s cards are going fast around here… stop by the shop to get yours before they are gone!
Our newest addition to the shop are beautifully designed cards and stationery by Lilikoi Design + Letterpess. Among my favorites is this collection of celebratory cards that combine the calligraphy of Flourish & Whim with graphic patterns in fun color combinations.
Rifle Paper Co. and Garance Doré is a match made in heaven! I have been excited about their collaboration since I first heard about it in January and have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the collection. It’s finally here!
Garance Doré is a highly-respected French fashion and lifestyle blogger and illustrator (garancedore.fr). Anna Bond, the art director for the collection and artist behind Rifle Paper Co., worked closely with Garance to guide her illustrations into the amazing products you see above. Their collaboration resulted in a collection of over 30 products featuring Garance’s signature illustrations and style on a variety of goods including cards, phone cases, calendars, notepads, social stationery, and notebooks.
The collection, now available at Sweet Paper, is going fast! Come visit us at the shop to get your Garance Doré stationery fix! We also ship, so give us a call if you can’t make it in.
1. Leopard Notebook Set / 2. Checkered Market Pad / 3. Graphic Notecards, available as a set or individually / 4. Happy Birthday Wish Greeting Card / 5. Leopard Weekly Desk Pad / 6. Life is So Boring Without You Card / 7. Assorted Girls Notecard Set / 8. Oui Pocket Notebooks / 9. Graphic To Do Notepad
Cardtorial makes the most amazing greeting cards by laser cutting designs into certified sustainable wood. These clever cards come with, and can be mailed in, a regular old envelope, how sweet is that?! Imagine the surprise to find one of these in your mailbox! Eco-friendly and made here in Cali, Cardtorial cards are definitely a keeper. Don’t forget to grab a display stand so your loved one can show off the cool card you got them.
PS. Any of these designs would make for an amazing Valentine’s Day card!
Bella Figura’s 2014 letterpress wedding invitation collection arrived at Sweet Paper in San Diego last week and it does not disappoint! With 60 new designs and new hand calligraphy styles, an already amazing invitation collection just got even better. If you are interested in viewing more of the collection we would love to show you all of our beautiful designs. To schedule a consultation please call us at 858.456.1446. (all images via Bella Figura)
Some amazing new card lines have been arriving at Sweet Paper! You’ll have to stop by the shop to see them all, but I’ll give you a little teaser with the talented Emily McDowell. An illustrator, designer and truth-teller, Emily McDowell’s line celebrates the human experience, in all its messiness, in a very truthful way. You can’t help but love her cards.
Personalized gifts are so fun to give and receive. With all the great options we have in store from Haute Papier you are sure to please. There truly is something for everyone and the possibilities are endless. You’ll have to act fast to have these gifts before the twenty-fifth, so pop into Sweet Paper today and we’ll help you design something for everyone on your list!
Hello world, meet Desiree! A talented artist, stationery designer, total sweetheart and our new shop gal (official title, Paper Stylist).
Hailing from the town of Brawley, CA, where there are more cows than people, Desiree moved to San Diego 6 years ago with $200 to her name and a dream of becoming a graphic designer. She recently graduated from The Art Institute of California-San Diego and has been putting her design talents to good use ever since.
When Desiree is not working you can find her at home painting illustrations for her greeting card line, Paper Anchor Co. (available at Sweet Paper!!), doing freelance design work or practicing her hand lettering skills. But don’t worry, she’s not all design all the time! You just might spot her wandering your local antique store or at a local brewery tasting new craft beers.
Quick Q&A with Desiree
Favorite pantone color?
My favorite color always changes, but right now my favorite color is Pantone 432 C (charcoal grey)
Teagan White, Illustrator and Designer, she is an amazing artist and has a variety of design capabilities. Most of her work is hand rendered and some are vectorized and painted in photoshop. My favorites are her animal illustrations and her typography and hand lettering skills.
What made you decide to start Paper Anchor Co.?
I started Paper Anchor Co. as my professional design brand. My instructors recommended that I go by my full name, but so many Graphic Designers go by their names that I wanted to do something different to help me stand out.
Why did you name your stationery line Paper Anchor Co.?
I chose Paper Anchor from the title of a song by my favorite band in high school. The band name is Atreyu (a hardcore/screamo rock band) and the song title is Lead Sails (and a Paper Anchor). I just fell in love with the way both words sound together and the oxymoron of an anchor made out of paper.
Tell us something most people might not know about you.
I share my birthday with my youngest brother, Benjamin, we are 7 years apart. I am absolutely horrible at keeping succulents alive! And I have a growing collection of gemstones and rocks that I’ve had since I was a kid.
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