Friday, November 27, 2015

Small Business Saturday

I hope you'll come see us tomorrow for Small Business Saturday. If you're not able to make it, or would just prefer to shop in your pjs, you can enter PUMPKIN for 30% off  your entire order at
Code is valid today and expires December 1, 2015. Thank you for shopping small during the holidays and throughout the year! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

California Made: A Holiday Market

We are excited to present

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Rubber stamps, stationery, and supplies

Prints, buttons, stickers, and stationery

Handmade fabric and felt jewelry

Cake shop

Stationery and writing supplies


Live music by The Cheeky Few,
refreshments, specials,
and a chance to win our giveaway! 

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More details and RSVP here.
Follow us @californiamade on instagram for peeks along the way.

This is the only Holiday show that Paper Pastries will be participating in this season! We hope you can make it.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sent with Love No. 44 My Halloween Mailing

Don't you just love Halloween? This year I wanted to send out a Halloween mailing that had a little something more than candy. I gathered all my favorite supplies- rubber stamps, wash tape, glitter, and wax seals.
At Michael's I found these black wooden coffins. They also had unpainted wood but black is spooky and fun. 
 I added wax seals in copper wax to the front of them.
I wrote a note and decorated the bubble mailer packages with vintage postage. I think they have all been delivered safely :)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fantastic Japan Stamps

 I discovered Fantastic Japan on Instagram and was instantly obsessed! I placed an order and it came in about a week. How great are these photo stamps??
 That top cat is my favorite. Such a funny face!
I clearly need photo stamps of Otto and Milchy.
Did you know that today, October 29 is national cat day?? How are you celebrating? My apartment building picked today, of all days, to do fire alarm testing. Otto and Milchy are hiding under the bed. We will celebrate tomorrow, poor babies.

Monday, October 12, 2015

People I've Loved Kickstarter

Only four days left to kickstart this! If you can't donate, you can spread the word. They are so close!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Notebooks Giveaway Flow Magazine- NOW CLOSED

Please get in touch so we can send you your prize.
If you're not familiar,  FLOW is a Dutch magazine that revolves around a love of paper. It's a beautiful publication and not one that I can get my hands on often enough. They just teamed up with Sissy-Boy stationery products to create a series of notebooks. I was lucky enough to receive two of these notebooks for a giveaway.
They are a nice size, slightly smaller than school composition notebooks. They have sturdy covers and nice thick pages, in a variety of blank and lined. Each notebook has some extras in the back, bunting, or envelopes, or tags. Any stationery lover would be delighted to receive one of these as a gift!
1) Comment on this blog post sharing what you love about notebooks or how you'd use these.
For extra entries- repost (instagram, blog, twitter, tumblr, facebook) or pin on social media and be sure to let me know in the comments. @paperpastries on instagram
Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, October 16. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Send More Cat Mail No. 1

It's no surprise that I'm crazy for cats and for mail, so it's only natural that I love cat mail!
Share your cat mail with the tag #sendmoreCATmail !
Some favorites-
The Good Twin Co. 
Smitten Kitten
Kate Funk
Rifle Paper Co
Steam Whistle Letterpress
Clap Clap
Power and Light Press
Hello! Lucky
Melissa Rachel Black
Sleeping cat stationery from Kinokuniya Japanese Bookstore,
Vintage postage stationery from Edelweiss Post
Cats stationery from Daiso Japan
Vintage cat stationery, gifted from Donovan
"Cute girlie" from Little Tokyo Mall

 This cat stationery was a custom order from Edelweiss Post- I wanted all siamese cards ;)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Vintage Office and The Next LA Pen Pal Club

I love vintage mail, office, and writing supplies. It's true what they say- they don't make them like they used to! I've rounded up a few supplies that are top notch. Hope you enjoy :)
 Bakelit writing desk set
Green leather portfolio
Stamp holder
The next LA Pen Pal Club meeting will be wednesday, September 9th. RSVP and all details here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Lettermate

We are very happy to announce that you can now found The Lettermate for sale in our shop.
It's just what we've been wishing for- an envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line.
Since it can be used on a variety of envelope sizes, it is a great companion for many projects. 
Find it in the shop here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wax Seal Giveaway (but we need your help!) NOW CLOSED

We are getting wax seals made and we need your help! We don't have the funds to get every state so we are starting with 10. 
We're thinking:

What other three states should we start with?

For your help, anyone who answers will be entered in a giveaway to win any of the new wax seals.

How to enter-

Comment what other three states we should start with.

For an extra entry, share this giveaway on your blog, pinterest, twitter, instagram, or Facebook. Come back and leave a comment with a link to your post. 
Multiple posts are ok :)

Open worldwide, giveaway closes Friday August 14th.
Good luck! 


Hi Britney Haberl you are our winner! As soon as the seals come in, you can pick which one you want.

Thanks to everyone who answered! The seals will be here soon.

Louise Lockhart

Just discovered this artist and I'm obsessed. Her illustrations remind me of my picture books when I was little. I love the bright colors. Check out her work here and shop her work at The Printed Peanut.
All images © Louise Lockhart

Sunday, August 9, 2015

30(ish) after 30

I turned 30 in July!  In my 20's I made a wish list of gifts I wanted BEFORE my birthday.  But now I'm 30 (and much more mature) so this year it's a bit different.  30 (+) things that I like, that I'm not expecting anyone to buy for me. Just for fun ;)
hand embroidered cat portraits Otto and Milchy would look SO good embroidered.
mid century sofa Beautiful, and it would look even better with O + M on it.
petite cafe set For solo cups of coffee or tea.
 tub caddy In case I need a long soak, I could have a cuppa, a letter, a book.
white pen house  My friend Victoria has the black pen house and I love it. It's so proper on a tabletop.
galaxy handmade nib holder I'm still on a galaxy kick and would love one of these beautiful nib holders for my calligraphy.
les fleurs letter set Another stationery set to add to my stash. One day I'd use it.
hand carved pineapple stamp set I've always been obsessed with pineapples and memi the rainbow stamps. This is a no brainer.
letters preserve memories rubber stamp My outgoing mail would look so proper with this stamp.
lavender typewriter I always thought I wanted a pink typewriter but this lilac is calling my name.
gold cat stickers  #sendmorecatmail
hand carved bakery bread set Yes please! Bread is delicious and so cute in stamp form :)
 your new boyfriend handmade sticker set lol, I would love these for my outgoing mail.
The Future Is Female SAY IT LOUD! SAY IT PROUD!
Baggu canvas duck bag I already have one of the bags in brown and I use it everyday.  I want to give brown a break.
Rainbow Puzzle So fun to play with.
Within the hour at home massage Who wouldn't want this?
Samantha Jones Power Suit Shirt Debating between this and an actual power suit.
Golden State Sweatshirt Best coast.
Pretty much everything from Poketo.
hand stenciled heart tank   When I saw this I had a flashback to a favorite article of clothing from when I was little.
dual opal ring I don't have any dual jewelry but have been really into them lately.
sheer lingerie In love with this.
x files patch I want to believe and I do.
grande lash (available at jae and leona) I've seen what this can do and I am impressed.
natural coco rose lip tint I love everything from the line, they just came out with this.
hello halsted earrings She releases new items and they immediately sell out. I haven't been able to get myself a pair.
gold cat ring Crazy cat lady through and through.
I hope you liked looking through my wish list.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Renegade SF This Weekend

We'll be in Herbst Pavilion, booth 273 at Fort Mason this weekend. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair This Weekend!

Getting There: Grand Park is a fantastic outdoor park located in Downtown L.A.! You can view a map of the area here, and get directions hereVisitors are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. There are several paid parking lots in the area. The closest Metro stop to Grand Park is the Civic Center/Grand Park Stop on the Red or Purple lines.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

LA Cake Club

I came across The Crepes of Wrath Funfetti cake while catching up on blogs and knew I had to make it for this month's L.A. Cake Club!
Like most baking, you have to use a ton of butter.
Tony and I baked this cake together and I was panicking because we started less than 2.5 hours before we needed to leave for the club.
We decided to use only one kind of sprinkles for the inside.
They came out perfect!
And they were so easy to get out of the pan. The trick is to cut a piece of parchment paper to line the bottom of your dish.
Double vision :)
There were so many delicious treats there, as usual.
I always say I'm only going to have a bit, but then I go overboard! So, so good.
I invited my friend Toni and her boyfriend Ian. They really brought it! I thought their cake was the most beautiful. 
If you want to be part of cake club, just sign up for the newsletter here.

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