Bella Figura 2014

Bella Figura 2014

Urbanic by Jessica Tierney

Urbanic by Jessica Tierney

Bella Figura’s 2014 letterpress wedding invitation collection arrived at Sweet Paper in San Diego┬álast week and it does not disappoint! With 60 new designs and new hand calligraphy styles, an already amazing invitation collection just got even better. If you are interested in viewing more of the collection we would love to show you all of our beautiful designs. To schedule a consultation please call us at 858.456.1446. (all images via Bella Figura)

Modern Revelry by Racheal Bumbolo

Modern Revelry by Racheal Bumbolo

Roosevelt by Jessica Tierney

Roosevelt by Jessica Tierney

Modern Swash by Chelsea Petaja

Modern Swash by Chelsea Petaja

Clarus by Ian Koenig

Clarus by Ian Koenig

New at the Shop: Emily McDowell

New at the Shop: Emily McDowell

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Some amazing new card lines have been arriving at Sweet Paper! You’ll have to stop by the shop to see them all, but I’ll give you a little teaser with the talented Emily McDowell. An illustrator, designer and truth-teller, Emily McDowell’s line celebrates the human experience, in all its messiness, in a very truthful way. You can’t help but love her cards.

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images via Emily McDowell
Gift Guide: Personalize It!

Gift Guide: Personalize It!

put a monogram on it!... or a name... or a giraffe... the customization options are endless, you can't go wrong!

put a monogram on it!… or a name… or a giraffe… the customization options are endless, you can’t go wrong!

Personalized gifts are so fun to give and receive. With all the great options we have in store from Haute Papier you are sure to please. There truly is something for everyone and the possibilities are endless. You’ll have to act fast to have these gifts before the twenty-fifth, so pop into Sweet Paper today and we’ll help you design something for everyone on your list!

for the note taker and list maker! custom notepads come in various sizes, my favorite is the 7" square

for the note taker and list maker! custom notepads come in various sizes, my favorite is the 7″ square

foil stamped napkins, oh my!

foil stamped napkins, oh my!

customize it, then put it in a beautiful silk box!

customize it, then put it in a beautiful silk box!

spice up any desk with bright custom notepads! white ink pops on vibrant paper colors

spice up any desk with bright custom notepads! white ink pops on vibrant paper colors

for the entertainers in your life! personalize coasters in letterpress or foil

for the entertainers in your life! personalize coasters in letterpress or foil

all images via Haute Papier
Meet Desiree of Paper Anchor Co.

Meet Desiree of Paper Anchor Co.

Paper Anchor Co.

Paper Anchor Co.

Hello world, meet Desiree! A talented artist, stationery designer, total sweetheart and our new shop gal (official title, Paper Stylist).

Desiree of Paper Anchor Co.

Desiree of Paper Anchor Co.

Hailing from the town of Brawley, CA, where there are more cows than people, Desiree moved to San Diego 6 years ago with $200 to her name and a dream of becoming a graphic designer. She recently graduated from The Art Institute of California-San Diego and has been putting her design talents to good use ever since.

When Desiree is not working you can find her at home painting illustrations for her greeting card line, Paper Anchor Co. (available at Sweet Paper!!), doing freelance design work or practicing her hand lettering skills. But don’t worry, she’s not all design all the time! You just might spot her wandering your local antique store or at a local brewery tasting new craft beers.

Paper Anchor Co. illustrations in progress

Paper Anchor Co. illustrations in progress

Paper Anchor Co. greeting cards (hello little fox!)

Paper Anchor Co. greeting cards (hello little fox!)

Quick Q&A with Desiree

Favorite pantone color?
My favorite color always changes, but right now my favorite color is Pantone 432 C (charcoal grey)

Favorite artist?
Teagan White, Illustrator and Designer, she is an amazing artist and has a variety of design capabilities. Most of her work is hand rendered and some are vectorized and painted in photoshop. My favorites are her animal illustrations and her typography and hand lettering skills.

What made you decide to start Paper Anchor Co.?
I started Paper Anchor Co. as my professional design brand. My instructors recommended that I go by my full name, but so many Graphic Designers go by their names that I wanted to do something different to help me stand out.

Why did you name your stationery line Paper Anchor Co.?
I chose Paper Anchor from the title of a song by my favorite band in high school. The band name is Atreyu (a hardcore/screamo rock band) and the song title is Lead Sails (and a Paper Anchor). I just fell in love with the way both words sound together and the oxymoron of an anchor made out of paper.

Tell us something most people might not know about you.
I share my birthday with my youngest brother, Benjamin, we are 7 years apart. I am absolutely horrible at keeping succulents alive! And I have a growing collection of gemstones and rocks that I’ve had since I was a kid.

New at the Shop: E. Frances Paper Studio

New at the Shop: E. Frances Paper Studio

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A few weeks ago the most darling package arrived at Sweet Paper from E. Frances Paper Studio. I am kicking myself for not taking photos of it to share with you… in addition to amazing card samples, there was a blown up balloon in it!! Anywho, we knew immediately we had to order this sweet line of stationery goods for the shop, and so we did. E. Frances’ lovely greeting cards arrived this week and are a perfect addition to our shelves!

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E.Frances Paper Studio is also a sister act like Sweet Paper. You can read about their story and fun bios here.

all photos via e. frances paper studio