March 7th, 2013
We LOVE when our Brides come back to us for their Baby Showers, and Birth Announcements. It is a relationship that can last almost a lifetime!
Caroline’s wedding invitations were beautiful and she loved the process of coming up with something in her head and seeing it come to life, we are ALL about that at The Papery, making someone’s thoughts come true on PAPER.
Caroline came to us for her Baby Shower invites and wanted to do something with BUILDING BLOCKS. She knew she was having a boy and BLUE was the color. We had the blocks silk screened with all the Baby Shower information printed directly on the block; we also created an insert with Registry information. We made custom boxes to fit the block into and embellished it with a ribbon and a tag. These were then packaged in a white mailing box with a cute label.
Needless to say her guests were WOWED, and I have to say, we were too! Thanks Caroline for coming back to The Papery to make your PAPER DREAMS COME TRUE!!
April 25th, 2012
These pretty things hanging in The Papery’s window the past couple of months have garnered quite a bit of attention. We like to call them… The Papery’s PAPER ART!
Since they have been in our window in different sizes and colors…we have made them for Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Anniversary Parties. Etc.…I even made them for my Grandmothers backyard BBQ this past summer…we hung them in the trees to create a bit of whimsy!
Let us know if you want us to create some PAPER ART for your next soiree…or if you’re crafty, see below for How-To Instructions!
Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.
March 8th, 2012
When one of our customers came in looking for that “PERFECT and DIFFERENT” Rehearsal Dinner invitation we couldn’t wait to get started.
It all started with the FORK, why not send the guests their own fork???…and wrap it up in a napkin…with an invite…and a ribbon and mail it in a BOX!
We went to the talented ladies at Paper+Cup Design for the personalized forks and we took it from there.
The Rehearsal Dinner took place at DiBruno Brothers on Walnut Street, so we wanted a casual summertime feel. Sunflowers were our inspiration for the colors and design, so we went with the yellows and golds and found the perfect napkin to wrap it up in. A jewelry sized box fit the fork and napkin perfectly. So the Papery girls got busy with rolling and tying napkins and twine around the invites…and “ta da”…That PERFECT and DIFFERENT Rehearsal Dinner invite has been created.
Let us know if you’re interested in something created just for you…or just like this!!!
January 30th, 2012
In my daily wanderings through Wikipedia I managed to stumble upon a quote that perfectly describes my joy for what I do and my never-ending “passion for paper”:
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
- Francois-Rene August, Vicomte de Chateaubriand
(4 September 1768 – 4 July 1848)
I am sure other entrepreneurs and creatives like myself stuggle with finding the balance between work and play. But rather than struggle against what the world says we should be, why don’t we just call it like it is? Fabulous luck. We’re lucky to love what we do as a profession and we should be grateful we still find the passion to create each and every day. I, for one, find tremendous pleasure and personal reward in working constantly and at a frenetic pace! Sure, I’m human and need a trip to the tropics every so often to recharge my batteries, but working with all-things paper, graphic design and stationery is a gift that keeps on giving.
Everyone should be so lucky. With love, Carolyn Brandhorst (Owner & Creative Director of The Papery)
January 24th, 2012
We’re excited to participate in the “Love is in the Air” event again this year!
On February 23, 2012, we invite you to join Tiffany & Co., Stephen Starr Events & Uncommon Events for an evening of sophisticated wedding inspiration! Some of the Philadelphia area’s best wedding professionals will be on hand to discuss what they do, the new wedding trends for 2012 and more! Wedding vendors such as Tiffany & Co., Bridals by Danielle, Maggpie Vintage Furniture Rentals, Stephen Starr Events, Uncommen Events, CinemaCake Wedding Films, Beke Beau Makeup, Eventions Lighting, Black Tie Formalwear, Whipped Bakeshop, Signature DJs, Phil Kramer Photography and more. It truly is the best Winter Bridal Event in the City of Brotherly Love!
BY INVITATION ONLY. Please contact Melissa@UncommonEvents.net if you are interested in attending. We’d love to see you there!
January 12th, 2012
Our “Valentine Diva” is all decked out and ready to celebrate the month of LOVE. Are you?
With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, it’s time to get your heart in the right place! Swing by to get all your sweetheart or loved one a Valentine’s Day card and gift. We’re talking to both men and women, here, everyone needs a little love and appreciation on Valentine’s Day! The store is filled with festive gift items such as fragrant home candles, desk calendars, soaps and sweet treats for that special someone!
We’re open everyday, so there’s no excuse!
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11:00am to 7:00pm;
- Wednesday, 11:00am to 8:00pm (for the late crowd);
- Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm; and
- Sunday Noon-5:00pm.
January 1st, 2012
We’re winding down from an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G year at The Papery and we look forward to what 2012 has in store for us! Thank you to all our clients, colleagues, partners and fans for their continued support and patronage throughout 2011! We love what we do here at The Papery and look forward to sharing many more celebrations with you all in the New Year!
December 21st, 2011
For you last minute holiday shoppers! Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with plenty of gift items, festive gift wrap, bows, ribbon, cocktail napkins, delicious sweets and Christmas cards. Need a stocking stuffer or hostess gift? Stop in today for holiday ornaments, scented candles, stuffed animals, baby blankets, 2012 calendars, personal note cards, boxed stationery, holiday cupcake making kits, frames, Hanukkah supplies and countless decorative items and playful gifts. So no worries, you’ll find the perfect little holiday treats right here at The Papery!