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!
Featuring:
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

Postage Stamp Frames

I already think that postage stamps are little works of art so it's only logical they should have frames around them. I just discovered Anticipate Postage Stamp Frames- rubber stamps that frame your postage. What?!? I love!! 
 Aren't these just perfect? I can't pick a favorite.
 Though I keep going back to these styles.
 There are just so many good ones to choose from!
 Can you pick a favorite?
I think these would really step up my mail game!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cat Cave Winner


Thank you everyone for reading the Purina litter review and for entering the cat cave giveaway.
Sara, you are the lucky winner! We will be in touch :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Renegade LA This Weekend

Come see us at Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, at downtown LA's Grand Park. We will be in the section of Grand Park, between Broadway and Spring street. Booth 32 is on the Broadway side of the park. Fair is open to shoppers from 10am - 5pm each day.
GRAND PARK located at 200 N. Grand Ave, but stretches down all the way to City Hall.
The METRO Red and Purple lines have a Civic Center/Grand Park Station stop. Shoppers driving to the fair can reserve parking spots in advance with PARKME. Route directions to the Fair HERE
We teamed up with friend and fellow stationery maker Victoria of paper & type, for a limited edition letter writing kit. You can purchase online, and we'll have some at the fair as well.
There's still a few more days to enter the cat cave giveaway.
Did you see the review of prints to me printing service, with a special discount code for blog readers?
If you're ordering a custom stamp for the holidays, please take note!
All custom stamp proofs must be approved by Saturday December 13, in order to arrive in time for Christmas. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HOLIDAY DEADLINES

HOLIDAY DEADLINES

Custom stamp orders must be placed by December 10th, and proofs approved by December 13th, in order to arrive in time for Christmas.

All other orders must be placed by Dec 15th to arrive in time for Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Prints to Me Review + Discount Code

There are a lot of instagram printing services out there, and you just don't know how they are going to turn out. I've tried a few, with hit and miss results. Prints to me just launched in October of this year. I was able to try out their printing services. They offer a big variety of print options- prints, wallmounts, canvas prints, metal prints, books, stickers, coasters, and ornaments. I ordered the stickers, coasters, 4 x 4 prints, and snapshots.
I am very impressed with them. The prints are a nice weight, a matte finish, and incredible color handling.  
This is a 4 x 4 print on the left, and a snapshot on the right. The snapshots are available with the instagram caption as well, but I opted to forgo it. Most of my instagram captions are just emojis ;)
 These are the stickers. 
The coasters are awesome. These would make great gifts. I had to get some of Otto and Milchy.
I used some of the stickers to decorate my computer. Otto's head sticker in the middle is from mystickerface.com. Overall, I am really happy with the prints I got from Prints to Me. I will definitely use them again!
If you'd like to try them out, enter paperpastries for 30% off any order from now until Christmas.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Purina Purpose Litter Review + Cat Cave Giveaway

Otto and Milchy don't go outside, so we go through a lot of litter. I feel like I've tried every litter there is. I've found a few that I like, but none were perfect. When I was asked if I'd be willing to try a new litter that was going to be introduced in November, I said "Absolutely." I was sent a new kind of litter: Purpose, from the makers of Purina. In addition to the litter, the package included all kinds of presents for me and the cats. A Tory Burch wallet, with a coupon for another box of free litter, a $25 target gift card, lint rollers, and a handmade wool cat cave.
The box of litter doesn't look like any litter I've seen before. It's not gigantic and is pretty cute.
Of all the items in the box, Otto was most interested in his new litter. 
I was a bit nervous to try a new litter. There have been times when Otto didn't like a new litter, so he found another place to go! I cleaned out the old litter, washed and dried their clever cat litter box, and put in the Purpose litter.
This litter is scented, and though it's 99.6% dust free, there was still a bit of dust that came up out of the box when I poured it. I'm not crazy about the scent, it kind of smells like dryer sheets. We had guests the first week we tried the litter, and they weren't bothered by it one bit. But- the cats seem to love it! They tried it out right away. I left it, to see how it handled the smell. I didn't smell anything! If I hadn't seen him go in to use the litter, I wouldn't have known that he just had. It clumps well, and the cats like it. For me, if they made an unscented version, it would be perfect! In conclusion- I will definitely be buying more Purpose cat litter. And there are three different scents, so maybe I will like one of the other scents more. Purpose can only be purchased at Target, it's currently sold out at Target.com.
The cats also loved the cat cave they sent, from etsy maker kivikis. Milchy got it in right away, and then Otto took it over and wouldn't let her come in! They could both fit, but he is just being greedy with is bed.
I do think the green color of the bed looks great with his coat and eyes. 
They also sent me another cat cave for a giveaway! The bed is wool, so it's not recommended for people with allergies to wool.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me about your cat/cats.
Open to US residents only. 
Giveaway open from today Dec 8-Dec 14th. Winner Announced on Dec 15th.
Additional entries by sharing on social media. @paperpastries on instagram and twitter so we can see.
Good luck! GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED
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