Even though I’m a huge fan of all things paper, I also rely on others for their favorite finds. I’m always amazed at how many beautiful shops exist that I have yet to discover. My friend Andrea has by far the best eye for paper goods and I am in awe of all her picks on Instagram (extreme eye candy here!). Andrea continually shares with me new paper studios I have yet to learn about. One in particular is Warren Tales, which caught my eye with their unique interactive cards (amongst other treasures!), impeccable quality, sharp humor and clean designs.

Lindsey Warriner is the brains behind Warren Tales. Originally a writer in children’s publishing, she packed her Boston home into the trunk of her car and drove to the west coast. Now, Warren Tales is an independent paper craft studio and functions as a digital press. As Lindsey describes it, Warren Tales’ unique cards are “created, cut, packaged and plucked by unique humans to ensure the finest quality and letter-writing experience.”

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With the endless amount of notebooks I’ve collected over the years, I still rely mostly on the simple post-it (a/k/a “sticky”). I love how one little sticky note can hold an important thought or even guide an idea to fruition. Many shops are catching on to the sticky trend and are introducing increasingly creative and unique approaches to the traditional sticky.

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app post itsios-app-sticky-notesvia Connect design
band aid post itvia Amazonhamburger post itvia Connect designlettuce post-itvia Mitsubai Tokyosushi post itvia Scopewatch post itvia design milk

 


While searching the Carrie Can Shop filled with beautiful paper goods, I happily stumbled across the Emergency Kit: The Male Edition and couldn’t contain my smile and laughter. This kit is such a great idea and so true to form. With all the holidays coming up, this is perfect for all the men. So how does it work, should we send them the link or hope they find this?

Emergency Man Emergency Card


You would think I have a collection of cards for every occasion on hand but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Or if I do, it is sometimes hard to part with my favorite cards (little pieces of art!). I am a huge fan of the all occasion card sets, whether they are blank or a set including thank yous, birthdays, and congratulations. And now that I have been reminded to stock up, I think I will be purchasing them right now!
Kate Spade Set
Carrie Can

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I can buy organizational apps all day and as much as I enjoy them, there’s nothing like pen and paper. Whether it is writing a grocery list, a marketing strategy for work, or planning for my blog, it always starts with paper and then transfers to digital. These notepads not only serve their purpose but make planning a little more fun.

JuleAnnArtvia Julie Ann Art
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via Leah Marie Paper Co.dream it notepadvia The Hipster Housewife

HautePapiervia Haute Papiercrossbowprintablesvia Crossbow Printablesday not wasted padvia Day Not Wasted


Noted

I can buy organizational apps all day and as much as I enjoy them, there’s nothing like pen and paper. Whether it is writing a grocery list, a marketing strategy for work, or planning for my blog, it always starts with paper and then transfers to digital. These notepads not only serve their purpose but make planning a little more fun.

JuleAnnArtvia Julie Ann Artleahmariepapercovia Leah Marie Paper Co.

dream it notepadvia The Hipster Housewife
HautePapiervia Haute Papiercrossbowprintablesvia Crossbow Printables
day not wasted padvia Day Not Wasted


I’m fortunate enough to have friends that appreciate my love of letterpress and all things paper and when they find a new shop or artist, they always let me know. My friend Zac always shares with me new finds and he did not disappoint with Danger Dust Duo. Danger Dust is an anonymous duo that create elaborate chalk art incorporated with inspirational quotes. Every week they illustrate a quote from someone they admire or look up to and share it on social media. It just takes that one quote to inspire and help push you through.

David Bowie

Steve JobsPaul KleeNelson MandelaDr. SeussNeil Degrassee Tyson


Every paper lover’s needs have been answered with this monthly subscription service. Olive Box understands how important handwritten letters are and that “paper” doesn’t just mean handmade cards, but rather stationary, books and other special finds. There are three different plans perfectly curated for the paper lover and even single themed boxes to buy. I’m so happy to see a company focusing again on handmade and showcasing so many wonderful artists that I have grown to love so much.

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I love viewing a shop’s collection and not only falling for the creations but also the owner as well. When I see Christine of The Hipster Housewife’s pieces, it’s hard not to get a sense of her personality too. Her cards and prints not only hold positivity, but are also beautifully whimsical with their watercolors and added touch of silliness. All the traits I could want in my notepads, cards, and friends!

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The other day while I was walking from my apartment to get a coffee, I passed the Cornell Museum on my street and was more than shocked when I saw that they had a paper exhibition going on called, From Ordinary To Extraordinary: Paper As Art. I couldn’t believe how amazing and random that there was an exhibition with everything from paper cut art to paper quilling. The show did not disappoint and I was so excited to be introduced to so many new artists I did not know of before.

quillingCharles Clary

papercutAnnie Vought

papercut 2Hiromi Moneyhun

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