Currently Loving: Orange and Park Art Prints

Orange and Park Surf Prints


Here in San Diego we are still soaking up the sun in early December. Surfing is a year long sport in Southern California, so to cater to the local surf set Orange and Park has designed these killer surfboard art prints.  The prints display 6 different styles of boards which can be purchased individually or grouped in a set to make a cool wall display. Along with surfboard art prints, Orange and Park also designs prints that incorporate Southern California geography. Being that Orange and Park originated in Coronado, California it’s easy to see where most of their inspiration comes from.

Nika Sign

Spring has Sprung!

Even though it is cold and rainy outside spring is in at the shop! I loved the oversized paper flowers that Brittany from our spring windows. Luckily for me she posted a how-to on her blog. After a LOT of tracing, cutting, gluing, potting…..TA DA! Our new windows are in!

A big thank you to Brittany for the inspiration and DIY instructions!

Spring is in the Air

The first day of Spring is quickly approaching, yeah! Living in Southern California the change from winter to spring isn’t as noticeably different as it is on the East Coast. I spent last Spring in Boston and loved it. What stood out most were the colors and flowers, everywhere I looked there were tulips, tulips and more tulips.

With the arrival of Spring will come new Spring windows at the shop! I’m excited to spruce things up and add some new colors to our storefront. I have been working on a pinterest board for inspiration, here are some of my picks.

clockwise from top left: Top Picks Tank, Anthropologie; Spring Tulips, source unknown; Thank You Note, Smock; Butterfly Clips, etsy; Wisteria Halter Dress, Anthropologie; Paper flowers via The House That Lars Built (photo by Ali Degraff); Butterfly Pushpins, etsy

Five Days

It has been a busy week at Sweet Paper, so busy that we haven’t had much time for blogging. We have been happily up to our ears in proofs for wedding invitations and other design projects! Here is a glimpse into our week…

A few designs currently inspiring some lovely brides

Invitation by Smock

Save the Date by Spark

All of our clients LOVE the custom calligraphy on this invitation from it too come see us!

Working on the window layout…. this picture doesn’t do the process justice. Paper pinwheels were everywhere yesterday!

Julie and I cannot be more excited that Bella Figura has come out with a Wedding Album! If all goes as planned we will have it in the shop very soon. Here is a sneak peak…

It is starting to rain here in La Jolla and isn’t supposed to let up until late Sunday, which makes for a great excuse to cozy up and stay in this weekend! Happy Friday everyone!

DIY Paper Pinwheels

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, it was time to change out our windows and put the hearts away until next year.  I posted earlier this week about BHLDN, I loved all the photos from their sneak peak last week.  Aside from the fabulous clothes and accessories, this was one of my favorite photos.

image via 100 Layer Cake

That shot became the inspiration for Sweet Paper’s new window decorations!

Making these fun pinwheels, as I like to call them, is super easy.  Each pinwheel requires 3 sheets of text weight paper*

Step 1: Accordion fold each sheet of paper lengthwise at about 3/4″ intervals.

Step 2: After each pokies through shirts sheet is folded, fold the strip in half and adhere using double sided tape or another strong adhesive. After you have done this step your pieces will be shaped like a slice of pie.

Step 3: Connect the three pie pieces by adhering the exposed edges together to form a circle.

Step 4: Punch a hole and thread ribbon to hang.

To complete our windows I used a glue gun to attach all of the pinwheels together and hung them from the top pieces only.

*For size variations you can use legal size paper and 4 sheets, or use 2 sheets of paper and accordion the paper widthwise.


Sweet Paper is officially ready for Valentine’s Day!

we heart paper crafts

Not wanting to use the traditional reds and pinks for Valentine’s decorations, I found this super cute origami heart garland on etsy from Jikits and ordered immediately for the shop windows (adorable kids not included).

The hearts and colors served as the inspiration for the rest of the decorations for the shop. We won’t be officially switching over to our Valentine’s decor until later this week, but here is a sneak peak at what we’ve been working on.

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