When looking for that special, unique stationery to use to write to your special pals, a good place to look are the smaller independent paper companies online. But all too often, I see the same tired designs that look like they were cribbed out of a clip art book being sold at inflated prices.
Not so with Paper Petals, a small paper design company located in Missouri who make some beautiful and vibrant stationery and gift related accessories. Designer Nancy Gronemyer heads up Paper Petals and her patterns often revolve around abstract florals with strong lines and bold colors. The company makes standard flat cards, embellished notecards and mini note cards.
Here’s an example of one of their correspondence cards, called Bells of the Forest. The card is 5 1/2 inches with a fold at top and has an included envelope. What I like about their style is that the cards are unique enough (at least from what’s frequently offered at chain stores) but aren’t so DIY looking that you can only use them for casual applications. These cards are $3.00 each.
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