Empathy Cards by Emily McDowell

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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.

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Shades of Spring

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Spring has arrived in San Diego, giving us another season of perfect pastels! These soft shades compliment each other so well that we are using them as the inspiration for our spring displays here at the shop!

Rifle Paper Co. You Make Me Smile Greeting Card | Mint Poppin Ruler | Coral Paperthinks Coin Pouch | Illume Anemone Candle | Vera Wang Thank You Cards | Lemon Paperthinks Coin Pouch | Illume Amber Dunes Candle | Mint and Coral Poppin Pens | Mint Paperthinks Coin Wallet | Lemon Poppin Ruler

Currently Loving: Bunnies!

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Bunny-Image-3 Bunny-Image-2With Easter right around the corner (this weekend!), we have bunnies on the mind and we just can’t get enough of Dear Hancock’s bunny series. In fact, we (and by we, I mean Theresa) are so obsessed, we’ve stocked up on each greeting card design featuring this oh so darling rabbit. There really is a bunny for every occasion…. easter, birthdays, mother’s day, father’s day and just because. Pop into Sweet Paper to stock up on these cute cards, they’ll be gone before you know it!

Currently Loving: Persephone Papers

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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! 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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 Valentine’s Day is only 9 days away and we are fully stocked with lots of great gifts for your Valentine! I have done a round-up of some of my favorite items for you to take a look at!

1. Love Sparklers – Tops Malibu | 2. Striped Twine – The Twinery | 3. Today I Love You, Tiny Cards – Emily McDowell | 4. Hey Girl, Cupid Postcards – Rifle Paper Co. | 5. Paper Roses – Fanciful Designs | 6. Be Mine Heart Card – Sugar Paper | 7.  Burnin’ For You Matches – The Social Type | 8. Pizza is a Fine Valentine Card –  The Paper Cub | 9. Sangria Drop Earrings – Noon Designs | 10. Glass Heart Paperweight – Two’s Company | 11. Heart Paper Straws – Beve! | 12. This Just In Pocket Journal – Kate Spade | 13. Amour Art Print – Pei Design

Valentine’s Day Cards

Happy Valentine's Day Hearts Card and You're Hot Heart Card by Sugar Paper
Happy Valentine’s Day Hearts Card and You’re Hot Heart Card by Sugar Paper

Valentine’s Day is less than 3 weeks away and we are fully stocked with an assortment of awesome cards for your valentine. Some cards are soft and sweet, others are funny and light hearted and some are a little naughty. Whether you are spending the holiday with your significant other or your best friend, we have a card that meets the occasion!
Shop in store or online to see our full Valentine’s Day card selection!

Happy Valentine's Day to my Best Gal Card and Babe! Happy Valentine's Day Card by The Social Type
Happy Valentine’s Day to my Best Gal Card and Babe! Happy Valentine’s Day Card by The Social Type
Happy Valentine's Day Heart Card and Happy Valentine's Day Garland Card by Rifle Paper Co.
Happy Valentine’s Day Heart Card and Happy Valentine’s Day Garland Card by Rifle Paper Co.
Amazing Friend Card and My Love Pie Chart Card by Emily McDowell
Amazing Friend Card and My Love Pie Chart Card by Emily McDowell
Perfect Pairs Valentine's Day Card and Dear Love Happy Valentine's Day Card by Mr. Boddington's Studio
Perfect Pairs Valentine’s Day Card and Dear Love Happy Valentine’s Day Card by Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Happy Valentine's Day Card and You Give The Best Love Card by Fig 2. Design
Happy Valentine’s Day Card and You Give The Best Love Card by Fig 2. Design

Around the Shop: J’adore Paris

Les Fleurs Calendar and Paris Map iPhone 5 case by Rifle Paper Co, Pink Merci Stationery by Sugar Paper, Ooh La La Card by Pei Design
Les Fleurs Calendar and Paris Map iPhone 5 case by Rifle Paper Co, Pink Merci Stationery by Sugar Paper, Ooh La La Card by Pei Design

Here at Sweet Paper we’re feeling inspired by all things Parisian lately… it may have something to do with the fact that shop gal Nika loves Paris and often talks about her favorite city on the Seine! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite French inspired stationery from around the store for your viewing pleasure. Stop by the shop to pick up your favorite or shop our online store.

Oui Pocket Notepads, Bonjour Card, and Merci Gold Foil Hearts Card all by Rifle Paper Co, Bonjour Bow-tie Stationery by Fig 2. Design
Oui Pocket Notepads, Bonjour Card, and Merci Gold Foil Hearts Card all by Rifle Paper Co, Bonjour Bow-tie Stationery by Fig 2. Design
Paris Pen by Wild and Wolf, Bonjour Mon Ami Stationery by 9th Letterpress, Oui! Matches and Mon Amour Matches by The Social Type
Paris Pen by Wild and Wolf, Bonjour Mon Ami Stationery by 9th Letterpress, Oui! Matches and Mon Amour Matches by The Social Type

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gifts

 

 

With the holidays right around the corner, make sure you don’t forget anyone. We have a variety of great gifts in the shop, swing by and finish up your list! We’ll even wrap them up for you!

1. Sydney Hale Soy Candle, Lemon Shandy Scent | 2. Sugar Paper Bubbly Cheer Coasters | 3. Sugar Paper The Best Thing In Life Art Print | 4. Rifle Paper Co. Notepad | 5. Gwynne’s Grammer Book | 6. Linda and Harriet Seasonal Box Set | 7. Sugar Paper Pink and Gold Polka Dot Notebook | 11. Kate Spade Pencil Pouch | 12. Kate Spade Desktop Tackle Box | 13. Sugar Paper 2015 Desk Calendar | 14. Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Tape Dispenser | 15. Laura Hooper Calligraphy Starter Kit | 16. Jonathan Adler Dove Pen | 17. My Life Journal | 18. Kate Spade Ballpoint Pen | 19. Emily Ley Grace Journal | 20. Sugar Paper Recipe Box | 21. Kate Spade 2015 Leather Agenda | 22. Emily Ley Home Base Binder | 23. Haute Papier All Occasion Card Box

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Easter Cards We Love

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Bunnies and eggs and baskets, oh my!
As is the case with all holidays, Easter has snuck up on us, I can’t believe it is this Sunday already. That means it’s time to stop by the shop and pick out your Easter cards! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you… that darling bunny from Dear Hancock gets me every time!

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sugar paper
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mr. boddington’s studio
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rifle paper co.
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e. frances paper studio

Cardtorial

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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!

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all images via Cardtorial

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