PAPER ON MY DESK
Hi! I’m Nikki and I’m a hoarder. Not of clothes, or antiques, or mini bottles of shampoo…but of paper. When I come across something made of paper that inspires me, I keep it. This means I end up with piles of random scraps, cards, and tags all over my desk.
Last week, while attempting to clean up, I had the idea of sharing all these random collections by photographing each piece, jotting down some quick notes about why it sparked joy for me, then putting it away or tossing it into the recycling bin. Ta-da! Hoarding problem solved.
Here we go! Today’s theme is NEUTRALS! Whites, grays, and blacks with accents in kraft and gold. Elegant, sophisticated, and equally appealing to all genders.
A // A business-card-size sample of Neenah Paper’s Classic Crest in Woodgrain from Parse & Parcel.
The woodgrain texture is dreamy and perfect for an interior designer’s (or builder’s) branded stationery. The best part? Since it isn’t a custom emboss, the price tag is very reasonable.
B // A vintage stamp from Vintage Postage Shop.
I collect stamps and use them frequently for flat lays. Vintage Postage Shop offers help in finding the perfect grouping of stamps based on total postage value, color, and theme. If you’re ever looking for vintage postage for a specific invitation, this is your one-stop-shop.
C // A custom blind-debossed stationery card I designed for Tracy Morris Design.
This seamless geometric pattern is one of my favorites. The second I made it, I knew it had to be pressed into paper. The subtle white-on-white letterpress design can be used for any occasion, works with any color envelope, and is ideal for hand-embossing a logo in the corner.
D // A mini tag from Thatch and Thistle Co.
This Etsy shop is clearing inventory, so I of course had to buy all the neutral packaging supplies! I use these tags for packaging orders and wrapping gifts! Since gray is suitable for men, women, kids, AND babies, there’s no need to stock pile a bunch of colors.
E // A business/promo card from Pocket Square Clothing.
I received this years ago at a handmade market. The TEENY tiny icons stamped in gold foil blew my mind, so I kept it as inspiration.
F // A bag tag from Apolis.
What I love about this tag is that it’s simple and statement-making at the same time. The black type is flat-printed, meaning it wasn’t super pricey to print, but the design, paper, kraft reinforcement sticker, silver grommet detail, and waxed black string are SO handsome together.
So…what do you think? Do you like seeing this kind of stuff? I’d love to hear your thoughts! If you love paper just as much as I do, please consider subscribing to our blog via Bloglovin’ (link in sidebar). Have a great week!