Here at Sweet Paper we’re feeling inspired by all things Parisian lately… it may have something to do with the fact that shop gal Nika loves Paris and often talks about her favorite city on the Seine! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite French inspired stationery from around the store for your viewing pleasure. Stop by the shop to pick up your favorite or shop our online store.
With the holidays right around the corner, make sure you don’t forget anyone. We have a variety of great gifts in the shop, swing by and finish up your list! We’ll even wrap them up for you!
1. Sydney Hale Soy Candle, Lemon Shandy Scent | 2. Sugar Paper Bubbly Cheer Coasters | 3. Sugar Paper The Best Thing In Life Art Print | 4. Rifle Paper Co. Notepad | 5. Gwynne’s Grammer Book | 6. Linda and Harriet Seasonal Box Set | 7. Sugar Paper Pink and Gold Polka Dot Notebook | 11. Kate Spade Pencil Pouch | 12. Kate Spade Desktop Tackle Box | 13. Sugar Paper 2015 Desk Calendar | 14. Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Tape Dispenser | 15. Laura Hooper Calligraphy Starter Kit | 16. Jonathan Adler Dove Pen | 17. My Life Journal | 18. Kate Spade Ballpoint Pen | 19. Emily Ley Grace Journal | 20. Sugar Paper Recipe Box | 21. Kate Spade 2015 Leather Agenda | 22. Emily Ley Home Base Binder | 23. Haute Papier All Occasion Card Box
Bunnies and eggs and baskets, oh my!
As is the case with all holidays, Easter has snuck up on us, I can’t believe it is this Sunday already. That means it’s time to stop by the shop and pick out your Easter cards! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you… that darling bunny from Dear Hancock gets me every time!
Cardtorial makes the most amazing greeting cards by laser cutting designs into certified sustainable wood. These clever cards come with, and can be mailed in, a regular old envelope, how sweet is that?! Imagine the surprise to find one of these in your mailbox! Eco-friendly and made here in Cali, Cardtorial cards are definitely a keeper. Don’t forget to grab a display stand so your loved one can show off the cool card you got them.
PS. Any of these designs would make for an amazing Valentine’s Day card!
all images via Cardtorial
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.
Hello world, meet Desiree! A talented artist, stationery designer, total sweetheart and our new shop gal (official title, Paper Stylist).
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.
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)
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.