With 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!
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!
Beautify your desk (or surprise someone with an amazing holiday gift!) with the Write Box, a stationery and greeting card organizer, filled with five letterpress and foil stamped greeting cards to get your collection started. With gold foiled tabs separating all of life’s important events, this black lacquer box with gold clasp will be your go-to stationery organizer. Tab titles are birthday, congrats, life, love & merci.
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
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!
This week I have one thing on my mind… GOLD! Here are a few of my favorite gold pieces from around the shop.
1. How gorgeous are these grey onyx earrings? Perfect for the upcoming summer! | Baroni Designs
2. These gold engraved Vera Wang thank you cards are classic and great for any occasion. | Vera Wang
3. With Alex and Ani being such a huge fashion statement, I think this wrap bracelet is perfect to add to your collection, or to help you start one. | Alex and Ani
4. There is something about gold foil on bamboo paper; it’s timeless and breath taking, just like this wedding invitation! | Smock
5. We all have a friend that just wants to go out and drink for their birthday! Why not put a smile on their face with this foil stamped greeting card? | Ashkahn
Cute illustrations and fashion tips all in one book? Yes, please! Check out what some of the hottest fashion names are saying about Fifi:
“An unlikely but powerful fashion force.” -Vogue
“If the fashion world is a sartorial jungle, then style bunny Fifi Lapin rules the pride.” -Teen Vogue
I am in LOVE with all of Anna’s artwork and especially this cute greeting card from Red Cap Cards!
Sweet Paper recently stoked up on new paper straws in different colors and patterns! Perfect for bridal showers, birthdays, or even to add some color to your home cocktail bar.
New wedding invitation designs arrived at the shop! Bella Figura created this beautiful customization of their letterpress Floral Folk design. This new twist has a very romantic look and features beautiful hand calligraphy by Elizabeth Hardin.
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!
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.
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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