Friday, November 28, 2014

Cyber Monday Discount and Instagram Giveaway

Happy Holidays! 
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We wanted to update you on a few things-

Renegade Craft Fair 
Paper Pastries will be at the Renegade Craft Fair in LA's Grand Park, Dec 13 + 14.
The show is 10 am to 5 pm both days.

Grand Park is large, and divided up into three parts. The fair was at the end closest to City Hall last year between Broadway and Spring Street. 
The parking will be scarce. It may be easier to take public transit if you can, or check out this handy parking website.

Paper Pastries Atelier
We are just about settled in our new workspace, in downtown LA. Visitors are welcome! Email us if you'd like to come shop in person, or have a custom design consultation.

Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase from Friday November 28- Monday Dec 1st. Enter GRAVY20 at checkout.

Instagram Contest
Go to our shop, save a picture of your favorite product, and share it on your instagram account. Tell us what you're grateful for in your comment.
Be sure to follow us, and include #paperpastries @paperpastries in your caption.
Make sure your account is public so we can see it! 
Winner will win what they shared. Winner will be announced Friday Dec 5th.
Open to US residents only.

We've got a ton of new and updated products in the shop, take a peek:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Custom Calligraphy Holiday Card Stamp

If you follow us on instagram, you got a sneak peek of this last week. A custom calligraphy rubber stamp for your holiday cards.
I wanted to see how many names I could fit under the tree, so for the example, I went with my favorite family. Know who it is?
 After the rubber is engraved, I engrave the design onto the wood mount. Not only is this a great stamp, but it's a beautiful keepsake.
This design is offered in two sizes, and can be found in the shop here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Making Mail Doc

About a year and a half ago, I was interviewed for this documentary about making mail. It was a kickstarter that got funded. It's now available to watch online here. 
The film interviews a variety of mail artists. Still a bit shocked that The Queen of Mail Art wasn't interviewed for it. Maybe there will be a sequel.
I hope to never make this face again LOL
And why didn't i get my hair done? I'll never know.
Some action shots
This was when I lived in Oceanside. Because these guys who were making the film were traveling from Ohio to Los Angeles, I came up from Oceanside. We filmed at Reform School. Thanks, Reform School!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco This Weekend!

The Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco November Market returns on November 8 + 9 to the FORT MASON CENTER FESTIVAL PAVILION. Situated between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, the scenic San Francisco Bay will provide a perfect backdrop to the stunning work of some of the most talented makers out there.
Help us kick off our Holiday Tour by joining us in the fun and shop with over 300+ indie makers. Market hours are from 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Paper Pastries will be in booth #40- come on down!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

LA Cake Club Custom Stamps

If the people reading this are in LA, I hope you've heard of LA Cake Club. It's a cake and dessert club that meets once a month. Sara, the talent behind Matchbox Kitchen, is the founder of LA Cake Club. You get together with a group of like minded individuals and eat cake! It's the best club ever. (You can sign up for the newsletter here.)
At every meeting, you're supposed to bring a take away box for leftovers. When I first started making personal stationery, I used to put the finished product into these pink pastry boxes.  After the first meeting I attended, I was so happy. I wanted to contribute something to cake club. I looked up cake club and found the above image. (photo by Sara of Matchbox Kitchen.) I loved it! Then I had an idea.
I drew the cake and wrote LA cake club, scanned it onto my computer, then turned it into a rubber stamp. One was large and in charge (3 x 3 inches) and the other one is tiny and cute (1 x 1 inches.)
I had too much fun trying out the stamp.
Then I dug around in my studio and found that I still had some pink pastry boxes.
I stamped a few then shipped them off to Sara, along with the stamps.
It was fun seeing them shared on instagram, and though I had to miss the next meeting, I heard the boxes were a hit!
Photo by Sara of Matchbox Kitchen.
photo by elauinc 
 photo by nicole bakes cakes
photo by ducksta
If you'd like me to design a hand written type/logo for your club or business, get in touch.
I'm looking forward to the next meeting of LA Cake Club :)
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