As of late, I’ve really fell in love with pretty paper design. If you follow me on pinterest, you may have noticed that I’m pinning a lot of pretty paper. It was only a matter of time…I was a student of words, after all. I love writing and sending thank you notes. I like sending notes for no reason at all. Just last week I put a note full of quotes in the mail for my sister in law because I know she enjoys them. Typing this up makes me think of people I want to write notes to. Focus, Jen, focus!
I have been buying Papyrus cards for nearly every occasion for the past few years but I’m starting to branch out and buy from small and local businesses. I still love and buy papyrus. I love their decorated envelopes, bright colors and envelope liners. Who could say no to this??
I’ve been frequenting Paper Source…seriously, I could spend all day in that place but I don’t think the people working there would think that I was a normal person if I did so. I got this one for one of my best friends for his birthday this year. He’s not a beer drinker most of the time, only when he goes to a certain German restaurant. Good memories, so I thought this was perfect.
Onto the local and small shops…
My husband hit this place first and told me that I just had to go because it had me all written over it. He did a good job. I totally love Greer. It’s a small place and the card selection isn’t huge, but what they have is quality that’s for sure. I bought my brother a cool card from the social type. Simple, pretty but still masculine and fun. Here’s one of my favorites (but not the one I bought for my brother):
In the area, I also dig pulp & ink as well as All She Wrote. (just one of the reasons I like the latter is because the name of the shop reminds me of Murder She Wrote. I used to watch that with my grandpa all the time. That and that show where the dad from Happy Days was a priest. Was that just me?)
I could go on and on about my love for paper. Maybe we’ll come back to it another day. Any designers you love and think I should know about? Let me know! I’m obviously always looking for new paper to drool over!