Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 2020

We've decided to not hold any open hours for the remainder of March (you know why)! But, we are having an online sale :)
Make the most of social distancing by indulging in some much needed self-care. Some of my favorites include:
cat holding, letter writing, tea drinking, reading (Black Leopard Red Wolf // The Nickel Boys // Jim Henson// The Warmth of Other Suns), tv binging, napping, & snackin' and, of course, online shopping!
Enter code
 for 20% off any order now until March 31, 2020. 
ANNNNNNND- free standard shipping for all orders $50+ but only until the end of the month!

We can still stay connected during these uncertain times- please do, we majorly crave interaction with others and me being a hugger has made these past few weeks so hard!
Some stellar ideas-
  1. DM or email us with book & podcast recommendations (we just finished I'm Not Okay With This) funny memes, cute cat pics, anything that strikes your fancy
  2. Share what you're binge watching while your conference call is on mute
  3. See what we're pinning  (cats, but a lot more too)
  4. share with us on social media how you're using Paper Pastries products at home 
  5. Check out paper pastries instagram (for some cats... and more)
  6. and paper pastries tumblr (mostly cats and nostalgia)

LA Pen Pal Club was scheduled to meet on Monday but we are postponing all meetings until we're in the clear. 
Small businesses are struggling right now! Whole Foods and Trader Joes may have empty shelves, but ours are not. Please remember the small businesses you love during this time and shop there when you can. 
We'll update you soon. Stay healthy and be kind to each other! 

love and air kisses 😘

Monday, February 3, 2020

Valentine Pop Up at the Shop

So looking forward to this upcoming weekend! On Saturday February 8th we'll have other women owned businesses popping up at Paper Pastries. The shop will be open 11-6, the pop up will be happening 2-5:30.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fundraiser in store for Boundless Brilliance

We hope that you can join us in store on Friday October 25th from 3pm – 7pm, where 20% of all sales will be donated to Boundless Brilliance. Boundless Brilliance is a Los Angeles Based non profit dedicated to empowering students, especially girls, to explore futures in stem leadership.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Labor Day Sale 2019

It's time for the Paper Pastries Labor Day Sale!
Here are the discounts this year-

Buy two cards or stationery sets or stickers get the third free with code B2G1

15% off any rubber stamp in the rubber stamp collection (even custom!) with code BREADANDBUTTER

30% off any order over $100 with code VIRGO30

Enjoy your three day weekend!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Happy National Letter Writing Month 2019!

It's time for our favorite month- April, which is of course, National Letter Writing Month. So, have you made a list of people to write to? What about birthday and thank you cards you need to send? Maybe some congratulations or encouraging words? I'm sure you have lots to do- no time like the present! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone sends this month. A few tags I'm following on instagram- #nationalletterwritingmonth #letterwritersalliance and #snailmailrevolution
Am I missing any big ones?

I'm excited to share the newest product collaboration between Paper Pastries and Paper & Type-
Petite Stamps (P.S.) Floral edition! I know florals for spring, how groundbreaking 😂I'm head over heels for them. They came out just perfect. 
First we collected inspiration photos, then Victoria illustrated different options and we were able to narrow down our favorites. Then I took the scanned illustrations made them into rubber stamps. We got together to cut, sand, stamp and assemble all the little boxes.  
Just divine! You can find them in the shop here.
The Pen Pal Edition can be found in the online shop here.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Paperless Post Review

I am currently in the chaos of planning the babe's third birthday party. With all of that, plus general life going on, I completely forgot to send invitations in the mail, which I ALWAYS do for parties and holidays because, duh, I love mail. But, after what happened to our holiday party invitations (only about a third made it to their destination, while others arrived WET or damaged, or two weeks late 😑), I knew I didn't have the time or the patience to get these invitations out on time. Paperless Post to the rescue! I had previously used evite and had never used it again. I had heard great things about Paperless Post and after getting a few of their invitations, appreciated the interface and design quality.
So one day while E napped, I went to the website. I immediately liked it. Very easy to sign up and follow the directions. First you pick what type of card you'd like to send. I needed an invitation with RSVPs. It costs a certain amount of coins to send each one, and it depends on your add-ons. Coin cost vary greatly, from .50 cents a coin to .09 cents a coin. Better deal to buy in bulk!

Then you choose a design (you can also upload your own photo). There are so many cute designs! Since we're having a pancake party, I just searched "pancake" and instantly found the perfect design-

 This design is by Hello! Lucky, one of my favorite card designers ever.
 This was the suggested envelope liner and it's obviously perfect. 
 There's also a very cute option to add a special "postage stamp" and cancellation mark. I chose the happy bday stamp and LA cancellation. 
 Designing the card was very easy and took almost no time. You can really customize it and it saves changes automatically.
Lots of font choices are important to me! I was pleased to find various options available.  
 You could also make the text lots of different colors. I chose variations of purple since it's the little one's favorite color. 
PLP keeps track of RSVPs and lets guests leave messages to the host or the group. I really like the option to request RSVPs from guests who hadn't had time to respond yet. I got the app on my phone so I could keep track of the RSVPs and any questions guests might have. I also like that I as a guest going to a Paperless Post party automatically got sent a reminder the day before the event. As a busy mom and business owner, I so appreciate a reminder of the fun things I signed up for 😌
I definitely recommend Paperless Post for party invitations! And know that I'll never send an e-thank you card but am on board with birthday party invitations to email 😇

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory

Since I was around 9 years old, I've wanted to visit Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory. I'm so happy my little one is also obsessed with stickers and that I get to have fun with them pretty much every day because of her. She's a member of the Sticker Club and just loses it when she sees that envelope in our mail slot. This past weekend, I was up in Northern California, driving with a group of girlfriends from Oakland to Guernville. The directions alerted us to an accident coming up in Petaluma and we decided to pull off the highway instead of sitting in the traffic. I casually suggested the sticker factory and was so happy when everyone said they'd be down to check it out. It's in a very industrial part of town (makes sense, it's a factory!) and finding it was a bit tough. But so worth it. You're greeted in the lobby by a receptionist, and she also handles checkout of the shop. We were lucky enough to meet Carol, a recent retired employee of 26 years who is filling in for an injured coworker. Even though we had missed all the tours, she was very sweet and let us watch the intro video, and chatted with us for a long time. She showed us the wall of fame, where one of each sticker from that year was saved. Depending on their location in the factory, some are more faded than others. Those were my absolute favorite to see because I remember when they came out. I was all about Mrs. Grossman's and Lisa Frank in elementary school.  Here's a few of my favorite classic sheets:

Those holographic dragons and castles take me back!

 Then we got to see the master reels. Sticker Mecca!

After that we got to look around in the shop and it was incredible. Any and every kind of sticker you could ever want, plus sticker books, activity pads, and lots of stickers on sale. I went nuts! Ellis has a lot of these already but I had to get doubles of some of my favorites. The camping set and fish! Not to mention, I love any and all tiny hearts. 

It was so much fun. We spent an hour there but I could have spent more ;) Highly recommend! 
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