Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pen Pal Club

This thursday, pen pal club is back! Find all the details and rsvp here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Snail Mail Book Review

This book and the author popped up in my suggested instagram tab. It looked interesting so I went online and ordered it. 
As soon as I opened it, I had a strong feeling that I was going to like it ;)
 It's divided up into 6 different chapters, including a lengthy piece of reasons to write. I know a lot of you out there are often stuck on what to write- this could be very helpful for you :)
 Mixed throughout the book are colorful displays of vintage postage and famous letters.
There is detailed advice on what to do and not do when writing. 
Cat post! J'adore :) 
 Fun crafty bits to inspire.
 Diy products with instructions.
 Even templates to make yourself.
 Everything about this book is pleasing to the eye!
The pages are thick. I carefully turned each one while reading because didn't want to accidentally skip a page.
 Finally I got to the section on rubber stamps.
 Michelle even includes some original designs that you can get made into rubber stamps. So nice! I'm definitely going to make some.
 I agree!
 Inspiration is everywhere in this book. During the course of reading it, I wanted to put it down and go make some mail. 
 Michelle does a great job of covering every aspect of snail mail. 
 In addition to templates and stamp designs, there are even some stickers included in the back. 
I highly recommend this book! Great job, Michelle and everyone who contributed!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Geninne Zlatkis Rubber Stamps

I've been a fan of Geninne Zlatkis' work as soon as I discovered it. Her illustration style is so unique and beautiful. When Geninne posted that she was coming out with a rubber stamp line, I flipped! 
I ordered the unmounted rubber stamps from this site, then I mounted them to my own wood blocks.
For the #write_on campaign of sending 30 letters in 30 days, I made myself some stationery with these beautiful stamps.
I used these ink pads in pacific, magenta, boysenberry, and turquoise. 
This floral frame is my absolute favorite!
I love these stamps! A welcome addition to my collection :)

Paper Pastries Pop Up This Weekend

Come see us and 19 other makers at Smitten On Paper's pop up shop this saturday!
April 11th, 11am-4pm. 114 E Lemon Ave • Monrovia, Ca

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

National Letter Writing Month

Did you know that April is National Letter Writing Month?
Join Hello Lucky and Egg Press's 30 letters in 30 days challenge. Follow along on instagram, and be sure to tag your photos #write_on. They are giving away a free kit with 4 letterpress cards and a jelly roll pen. Get yours here. Keep letter writing alive!
I'll be posting my photos once a week to my instagram.

Yesterday was National Pencil Day. You can enter THEWRITESTUFF for 15% off all products in this category. Code expires on Friday 4/3.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Just Write No. 3 Carolyn Suzuki

Just Write is a series to share my favorite stationery lines. I knew it wouldn't be too long before Carolyn Suzuki's line showed up here! I was a fan since the first second I saw her at the Unique LA show. My obsession only grew after I started seeing her line around town at all my favorite shops.
 She's got a wide range of cards for all occasions, they are always bright and cheery. 
 These are just a few of my favorites!
It's always a good idea to have a few cards on hand. Sometimes when I know I'm going to have some time to kill I take a stack with me. For example, I had to go get my car serviced so I took a few and went to a coffee shop to write. But of course, writing in public opens you up to strangers trying to get up in your business- "what's that you've got there? a card? people still write cards? well WHO are you writing to?? Do they write back??"
I wish I had a shirt that said "don't talk to me, I am clearly busy" but headphones also do the trick ;)
 Back to Carolyn- they are so good! Literally, even if you don't think you have anyone specific to write to, her cards will inspire you. Don't you just know someone who would love this card?
 Cats, I'm obsessed, you already know.
 Shiny stars are just perfect for a birthday celebration.
And for reasons unknown, I love this banana.
If you aren't familiar with Carolyn's line, do yourself a favor and go check it out now! You won't be disappointed.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Recent Finds - Redraven Studios

I recently came across the work of Amy Hamley. Her handmade porcelain line, Redraven Studios, is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I'm completely enamored with it. These little envelope planters are just darling, aren't they?
Then I saw her Canyon Series, which are hand painted with 14k gold luster. OBSESSED!
 Wouldn't you just love to enjoy your morning cuppa in this?
Or juice?
 I can't get over these functional works of art.
They are all so beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of this talented artist.
All photos from Redraven Studios.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Shop Update: Japanese Pencils

We're very excited to introduce these new pencil sets to our shop!
Brightly colored, with matching erasers, normal pencil lead.
  Heart shaped, normal pencil lead.
And our favorite- 7 in one rainbow lead! Find them in the shop here.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Paper Pastries Studio Opening

 For the first time ever, we're opening the doors to our studio.
Come see where the magic is made and shop our online boutique in person!
Champagne, lemonade, and coffee throughout the day
Live music with The Cheeky Few at 2 & 4pm
Craft Demonstrations
Meet + chat with the Paper Pastries team
Hourly Specials on our top selling products

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wood Border Stencil

 The border stencil from the letter writers kit is now available on it's own.

It can be used a variety of ways. $10, at paperpastries.com
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