Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Inspiration Board: Burlap

Holiday Card: P & I Holiday Collection (Custom Changes Made)  / Lettered Wreath: Unexpected Journey Blog
Add a special touch to a chandelier with burlap ribbon: Miss Mustard Seed Blog
Party Gifts Bags:  Deck the Halls Blog / Stamped Tree Skirt: Cry Baby Blog / Burlap Stocking: ETSY

Friday, July 27, 2012


BACK TO SCHOOL STOCK UP SALE! All Kids & Tweens 25% off going on now! Folders, Clipboards, Notebooks, Lunch boxes, Stickers, OH MY!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Entertaining

1. OUTDOOR UMBRELLA: We just die over this one in particular.  Courtesy of ZGallerie.
2. MASON JARS: So many uses from cocktails to candle holders to vases + with the inexpensive price tag and various size options, why not keep some on hand.  Or get those creative juices going and use 'em for something clever of your own!  
3. STRING LIGHTS: Change the mood of your setting in just a few seconds by hanging these to your outdoor umbrella or tree branches.
4. PITCHER: You're gonna need something to put that Sangria, Sweet Tea or Freshly Squeezed Lemonade in, right?!  We pick this simple option from Crate & Barrel.
5. SPARKLING WATER: For just a little more $ than regular bottled water, stock up on a few bottles of sparkling water.  Refreshing and pretty, keep them chilled and serve from the bottle with a few slices of lime.
6. SERVING TRAY: Add a personalized touch with this serving tray.
7. PERSONALIZED PLACEMAT: Go matchy, matchy and pick up some placemats, too.
8. PERSONALIZED COASTERS: Table pleasers + use them all year round!
10. TABLE RUNNER: Table cloth (bright or patterned fabric works great, too!) or no table cloth, whichever you choose, a runner pulls it all together.  
11. POPSICLE MAKER:  Put a smile on the kid's faces with a Zoku - makes pops in 5-7 minutes.  We are fans.

Plus use the handy App to send  stylish party invites via text or email for those last minute get togethers!  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome Summer!

Did you know yesterday, June 20, marked the actual first day of summer? 
How are you beating the heat this summer? Here's to lots of fun times at the pool! 

{photo via Production Paradise}

Thursday, May 24, 2012

On the eve of....

the last day of preschool for our little one, we wrap teacher's gifts.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspirational Interview: Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie

Here's our latest inspirational interview! She's one of the nicest gals around, packed full of super creative party planning ideas and a newly published author of her widely popular book, Push-up Pops which is one of Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases and has already started on her second book, Candy Making For Kids, coming August 2012. Courtney's creativity has been seen on, Access Hollywood LiveNashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and to name just a few!  She's also planning a Summer 2012 wedding! 

Thanks for the interview, Courtney!

Check out more about Courtney and her creations:
We are such big fans of your site, Pizzazzerie! The ideas and recipes are so fun and unique. What made you decide to launch the site?
After spending countless hours browsing the web for party ideas, I decided to start my own site to fulfill myself creatively. I adored the sites already out there and was fascinated with the “business” behind running a blog. I knew it would be a big learning curve as I hadn’t the slightest clue how to start a website. So I started with a name and went from there.

In your opinion, what’s the most fun part about hosting parties? What’s the least?
The most fun part about hosting parties is picking out favors. I know that sounds silly but it’s always my favorite part! Favors are a total must-have at any of my parties or events. For my own wedding, I couldn’t decide on one so now we’re up to 3. Whoops. My least favorite part about hosting parties is cleaning up.. of course!

Many of your event ideas have incredibly unique themes. How do you come up with all your fantastic ideas?
For the themes I have designed, I always look for inspiration in everything from home d├ęcor to stationery designs. Pattern is really huge for me but also catchy phrases like “Eat, Drink & Be Married” or “Margaritas & Monograms”. There are also the classic holidays + events that I try to add unique twists to like unusual color schemes (who says Christmas can’t be pink?). It’s truly a matter of keeping your eyes wide open for sayings, colors, or patterns that flip the light bulb on!

The photography is fabulous on Pizzazzerie. How important do you think imagery is to the success of your site?
 Imagery is crucial to any website. Because it’s a visual resource, pictures are all the readers have to see. Unfortunately, we can’t feature some submissions because the photography is too dark or blurry.  I’m no photographer but I’m learning my DSLR camera as best I can to help with images. It’s definitely at the top of the “must-learn” list!

Congrats on your book! What made you decide to focus on Push-Up Pops?
 Fun sweet treats are a must at every party. The publisher and I had been talking about unique book topics and saw the rise in popularity of push-up pops. We knew it would be the perfect niche book for me to write. The rest is history!

Summer is just around the corner, which means lots of BBQs. Got any fun ideas for our readers to help spice up their neighborhood BBQ?
Swap out inexpensive “throw-away” tablecloths for a few yards of a bright and unique patterned fabric. You can wash and reuse it and it will kick your barbecue up a notch! Pair it with delicious foods (don’t be afraid to use “semi-homemade”) and a signature cocktail. Hosting a barbecue close to Cinco de Mayo? Jazz up your barbecue by setting up a margarita bar with flavored mix-ins like pomegranate juice, blueberry juice, flavored salts, fun stirrers, etc! Your guests will love creating their own cocktail.

We know you’re getting married soon…congrats!  What about the big day are you most looking forward to?
I’m most looking forward to seeing all the hard work come together for those final “moments” like seeing my groom at the end of the aisle and seeing my tablescapes for the first time. I know there will be lots of mental picture-snapping going on to remember that special day!

Finally, we have to ask: what’s your favorite event to throw parties for?
Girls’ nights! I’m pre-baby stage and many of my friends aren’t married yet so I love throwing girly dinner parties full of pink + fun! When the theme is broad, you can really go all out with unique ideas! I don’t like rules.


Favorite color: 

 Favorite possession:  
My Puppy

 Favorite indulgence:  
Chocolate Cake

 Favorite food:  
Chocolate Cake :)
Favorite beverage:  
Diet Coke – Fountain Style
Favorite destination: 
Charleston, SC

Favorite movie: 
Father of the Bride Part II

Favorite quality in yourself:  

Favorite quality in others: 


Thursday, May 10, 2012


Need a last minute Mother's Day gift? No worries...we've got e-gift certificates! And we're offering 20% off all gift certificates today and tomorrow.   Use Promo Code MOM20

Gift certificates can be use on any Paper & Ink or Red Stamp product.  Please specify when ordering if you would like the gift certificate emailed or mailed. One per customer, please. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Calgary Sun: Paper & Ink Stationery Featured as a Gorgeous Gift for New Moms

This Week's Weekly Deal: Buy One Get One Free...

{see below for customizing ideas}

Claim your deal now through Wed. 5/9. We ask that you please leave a comment below if you would to take advantage of this deal. We will be emailing you your promo code so either leave your email address below or after leaving your comment, email us at

Address Label Collection:


A few notes: Colors can be changed. These labels also are great as stickers for gifts or party favors by just changing the wording.

Help spread the word about our weekly deals by mentioning the deal on your Facebook page, Blog or Tweet about!  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Simplified Bee Blog & Mother's Day Gift Feature

If you haven't checked out the ever so lovely Simplified Bee Blog, go for it! We love it and to our delight we discovered our Orange Vintage Block Frame Notepad made their list in a recent feature for lovely Monogrammed Gifts for Mom. We have just extended a deal to all Simplified Bee readers now through Friday on our entire Notepad Collection. Visit her blog for details. Hurry, deal ends Friday!

iphone case, personalized phone case, Dabney Lee, Jonathan Adler, Erin Condren, Moon & Lola, Personalized, Plates, Paper & Ink Designs, Monogramed 

1. Lucite Frame by Dabney Lee | 2. Jonathan Adler Pillow | 3. Block Frame Notepad by Paper & Ink Designs | 4. Erin Condren iPhone Cover | 5. Acrylic Monogram Necklace by Moon & Lola |  6. Initial Plate by Aedriel Originals

Monday, April 30, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dress Love

 Cheerful Dress Options at Every Price Point

Some of our favorite finds!

1. Kate Spade Striped Dress / 2. H&M Pink Bow Dress / 3. Devon Baer Mint Green Tunic Dress

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Personalized, Smart & Stylish

With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to shop our collection of smart and stylish products. Might we suggest some ideas to get you started?

 1. Personalized iPhone Cases  |  2. Personalized To-Do Notepads | 3. Address and Monogram Embossers | 4. Personalized Coasters | 5. Personalized Photo Mommy Calling Cards by Red Stamp | 6. Personalized Foldover Note Cards from our Stationery Collection

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cool Mom Picks

We're always a fan of what the ladies over at Cool Mom Picks have to say and the fun products they feature. And to our excitement, we were thrilled when they recently featured Paper & Ink and our fun collection of exclusive stamps by Red Stamp. Read on for the full details...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New! Personalized Embossers from Paper & Ink

Paper & Ink Designs Personalized Embossers
Our Latest Product Release is now available...Personalized Embossers.  We love these! They make such a classic gift - perfect for grads, teachers, Mother's Day and weddings!  Check out the entire collection  today and order in time for these upcoming holidays. They will sure be a hit!

Friday, March 30, 2012

We're Down South for the Weekend: Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is another place that is amazing in the Spring.  And we're here for the weekend.  The weather and the smell of jasmine blooming throughout downtown in the Spring is perfection. We are taking in some history of the city, eating some amazing food, playing at the beach, shopping some of our favorite local spots, the list can go on. Here are some things that make us think of unique coastal towns filled with history like Charleston.  We've paired them up with corresponding products straight from our collection.  What are some of your favorite places to be in the Springtime?

Paper & Ink Designs Coral Personalized Coasters


Thursday, March 29, 2012

We just had to share!

We are excited to announce our newest addition to the Paper & Ink Designs collection, Personalized Embossers.  They're fresh, modern and a stylish touch to wherever you want to make your mark.  And just in time for grads and teachers....they make the perfect gifts!  Be on the lookout, they will be available here in just a few short days!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Kentucky Derby Party

Do you have plans on May 5, 2012?   Why not have a little fun and throw a Derby Bash? 

We put together a few of our favorites to help you get started:
Official Derby Collector Cup  /  Kate Spade Purse  / Mint Julep Recipe

Be sure to check out our stylish collection of invitations of which many would be perfect for a fabulous bash such as this! 
{P.S. Send us pictures & we'll share them}

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Weekend of Blooms in Washington DC

Who is loving this amazing weather lately!?  To be in a place like Washington, DC during the Springtime is beautiful. This weekend we will be taking full advantage of admiring blooms all around.   With a Saturday afternoon wedding in DC and a visit to the Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, here are two products from our Invitations and Announcements Collection that had us thinking love, pink and blooms fit for the weekend.  We hope it's just as pretty where you are and that you have something special planned.  Happy Spring and Happy Weekend!




Monday, March 19, 2012

Interview with Erin: Part 2

Red Stamp’s CEO + Founder, Erin Newkirk shares some of her favorite things in life...
1) Favorite color: Green
2) Favorite food: Italian, everything from the multiple courses to the atmosphere to the food itself. Italians make dining an art.
3) Favorite indulgence: Dining out
4) Favorite possession: Family...does that count?
5) Favorite quality in others: Kindness  /  Favorite quality in yourself: Optimism
6) Favorite beverage: Coffee
7) Favorite destination: The Hamptons, a summer tradition
8) Favorite movie: Slumdog Millionaire

Thanks again, Erin, for participating in our interview series!  It was so fun!

We’re always excited to be working with Red Stamp and their fabulously talented team.  In case you didn't know, we have teamed up with Red Stamp to continue offering their hugely popular personalized products exclusively via Paper + Ink Designs (along with some new collaborative things in the works...stay tuned!) while Red Stamp continues to focus on their hugely popular and very successful social correspondence app. Be sure to check out it out!  Shop the entire collection HERE.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Red Stamp Collection 20% off {Monday ONLY}!

Have you checked out Part 1 of the recent interview we did with Erin Newkirk, CEO + Founder of Red Stamp?  You can find it below, previous post from Friday, 3.16.12.  We'll be posting Part 2 of the interview Monday. Stay tuned!  In the meantime, have you checked out the entire Red Stamp Collection we offer?  We are extending 20% off all Red Stamp products through Monday.  Use PROMO CODE RSI20.  See the entire Red Stamp for Paper + Ink Designs Collection here.  So we invite you to go snatch up some stylish goodies!

Friday, March 16, 2012

An Interview with Erin Newkirk, CEO + FOUNDER of Red Stamp

A little over five years ago, we met the incredibly talented founder of Red Stamp and we were smitten, we clicked from day one.  Erin Newkirk is not only whip smart and a major force to be reckoned with in the correspondence world, she’s also an amazing people person, has one keen eye for style and a gal anyone would love to call a friend.

We’re always excited to be working with Red Stamp and their fabulously talented team.  W
hile Red Stamp continues to focus on the large success of their social correspondence app, we have been passed the torch to continue offering their hugely popular personalized products exclusively via Paper + Ink Designs (along with some new collaborative things in the works...stay tuned!).

In case you didn’t know, Red Stamp has made one mighty mark in the app world. Their free correspondence app has been in good company with the likes of other apps such as Living Social, Nordstrom, Amazon, Groupon and Starbucks, all in the top twenty of free iPhone Lifestyle Apps from Apple.  They have been featured in/on the NY Times, NBC, MSNBC, Fast Company, InStyle, Oprah…to name just a few!

So we couldn’t think of a better person than CEO and Founder of Red Stamp, Erin Newkirk to kick off our new blog interview series where we will feature some of the best of the best in inspiring individuals.
We love this stuff! 

We are so impressed with your story, particularly the courage it takes to follow your passion and start something from scratch. What was the most exciting part about launching Red Stamp? The scariest part? 
Thanks, guys! Admiration runs both ways. :) Hmmm, hard to choose between moments since it usually tends to run exciting + scary/thrilling around here. But if I have to choose, the exciting part is holding a product in my hands that I needed/wanted/dreamed of and then co-created with an insanely amazing team. Scariest? Even as a well-funded small business, there are tight times. 2008 was a really scary time in business and in life. And when people began to downsize, we began to rethink our business to make sure we were a company that sold products people needed to have vs. solely nice to have.
We know your story will inspire other women to follow their dream. What advice do you have for them?
A wise woman once told me that owning your own business brings about the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Meaning that there is never just a ho-hum day. What’s key to thriving is having a high risk for tolerance, not sweating the small-to-medium stuff, and staying focused in good times and bad. If you feel like you are mentally up for the challenge, then the next important piece of advice is to bring something to this world that you are passionate about + that you feel no one else can do as well as you can. It can already be an existing business, but you need to have a twist that matters to lots of people.

Okay, let’s talk correspondence! Your amazing Red Stamp app is killing it. What made you decide to move exclusively into the app world?
Ever since we founded Red Stamp, our mission has been to make relationships stronger. In the beginning {2005} that meant greeting cards. In the middle that meant personalized correspondence on the web. And when mobile became a viable platform to build on, we knew we needed to be there. It was where our clients needed us the most -- to elevate their everyday correspondence. We released our first app in Jan 2011, learned what we needed to do to make it viable, released version two in September 2011 + quickly found that this was our calling. You can’t be all things to all people, this was what we are meant to do, so we officially pivoted in October of 2011.
In a world filled with texts, instant messaging, and social networks, what makes Red Stamp stand out? What do you attribute your app’s success to?
Our goal is to elevate the everyday correspondence. So when it comes to texting, social media + email, we are trying to elevate the creative of those quick shares by making them more special, more stylish, more graceful. Our goal is not to replace the handwritten note...we leave that to our friends at Paper + Ink. {wink, wink} And I think that’s what makes the app so successful. We are helping people feel good about the correspondence they are most comfortable sending.

We’re very excited Paper + Ink is your exclusive online reseller. We have always absolutely loved Red Stamp products and designs! Have you missed being online?
We are beyond thrilled to be working with Paper + Ink again! From the first moment we met, Tracy, I knew that you were a talented designer + lovely person. And I knew we HAD to work together. Five years later, when we left the web, it just felt right that you would be the partner that would carry our designs forward on the web. Thankfully, we don’t have to miss out on anything...because you have enabled our designs to be online. And we love cheering you on!

You’ve really stayed ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. Can you give us any sneak peeks into your plans for the future?
Sneak peeks...yes. We will continue to work with talented designers to bring their designs to mobile {wink, wink, Paper + Ink!} via premium collections. We will also continue to find new ways to help people manage their correspondence from their phone. Think invitations, announcements. We are also very excited about other mobile platforms. So many ideas, so little time...

Finally, we have to ask: What is your favorite occasion to send a card?
My favorite? I have to say the thank you note. Every thank you opens up the opportunity to tell someone how much they mean to you. It goes beyond the event itself. Between last minute dinner parties, great phone calls, weekends away, gifts, coffee dates, inspiration...I probably send about 2-3 thank you’s a day. Just quick notes that let people know that they have a fan. It’s fun to think of the world through the lens of a thank you note. Makes the every day seem extraordinary. 

{Stay tuned Monday for Part 2 of the interview where we get to know some fun, personal details about Erin}

See the Red Stamp App HERE
Shop the Exclusive Red Stamp for Paper + Ink Collection

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Introducing the 2012 College Collection

In celebration of all things March Madness, we are thrilled to unveil our 2012 College Collection. From cell phone cases to notepads to paperweights, we have something for every college sports fan. Customize with your school colors then personalize with your name or initials.

Our College Collection features a variety of different products available in several different patterns (stripes, chevron zig zag, pinstripes + polka dots). Simply choose the product that suits your fancy, select your school’s two colors, add your name or monogram...then you’re ready to rock your college colors!

Cell phone cases
Show off your school colors everywhere you go with a cell phone case from our College Collection.

There’s no better way to subtly show pride in your alma mater than jotting thank you notes on a College Collection notepad. Grads would love these!

A great college-inspired gift for the dedicated fan that already has everything.

Ditch the random sheets or boring notebook. Start writing your lists on a notepad featuring your favorite (college) colors.

Psssst! This is also the perfect way to show off your fraternity or sorority colors.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Loving the Color Orange

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The color orange has been somewhat of an obsession lately, think bedroom decked in orange hotel bedding with monogrammed pillows + orange chinoiserie window treatments or a foyer painted orange with gold + black accents.  So naturally we were excited to feature the color orange as one of the vibrant colors of Fall that inspires us.  What are some of your orange loves?

Here are a few of our favorites.  Don’t worry - we know some are way pricey but it’s nice to dream, right?  Even better,  get inspired to find something just as stylish and fun at a bargain (that’s how we like to roll).

Coral Coasters
Carolina Herrera Floral Taffeta A-line skirt
Two’s Company Orange Chevron Frame
Belmont Races Bracelet 
Dolce & Gabbana Orange Pochette 
Orange Sapphire Hoop Earrings
Stacked Rings
Orange Vintage Blocks Framed Calling Cards
JCrew Outfit
Tory Burch Orange Reva Flats 

Matching Style : Oscar Recap

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Are you still thinking about the gorgeous-ness from the Oscars?  Loving all the color we saw on the red carpet, we decided to have a little mid week fun matching up our top favs from the Oscars with some our most popular products and color schemes.

Top 5 iPhone Cases

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 Shopping for a killer new iPhone case? Something stylish yet functional, personalized yet well made, and unique yet durable? Paper & Ink Designs is excited to unveil our collection of high-quality, personalized iPhone cases.

Our customizable iPhone cases are available in over 40 unique styles with each one more vibrant and chic than the next. You can personalize with your initials, name, or even your school colors!  All are available for Blackberry, as well.

Below, we’ve selected five of our favorite personalized iPhone cases available on Each case is made of an impact-resistant plastic shell that snaps to your iPhone and includes a film cover for the front. Which one is your favorite?

CHEVRON Personalized iPhone Case
Dress up your iPhone with this classic black and white pattern. Customize your case with a fabulous splash of pink. (Pattern also available in orange and pink!)

ELEPHANT Personalized iPhone Case
Feeling a bit whimsical? This playful pattern featuring white elephants on a green background and your name written in script on a pink stripe might be perfect for you! (Pattern available in brown too.)


POLKA DOT Personalized iPhone Case
Calling all polka dot fanatics, big or small — we’ve some fabulous cases for you! These peppy customizable iPhone cases feature large or petite polka dots and are available in a rainbow of colors.  Personalized with your name or monogram.

Pick Your COLLEGE COLORS Personalized iPhone Case
Just in time for March Madness! What better way to support your favorite college sports team than a customized iPhone case? Pick your favorite pattern and your school’s two colors and we do the rest! 

Want even more?  An entire collection of corresponding personalized stationery, notepads & paperweights are also available (perfect for grad gifts!).  Or pick colors to show your fraternity or sorority love!
FLORAL Personalized iPhone Case
If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated, our red floral case is a smart choice. A classic look with a pop of color. (Also available in light blue.)