stationery

When handmade paper may not be the best choice

When handmade paper may not be the best choice

First I have to give a disclaimer - this is by no means a post against handmade paper! There are so many handmade papers that I love, each with their own unique qualities and strengths. As a someone who is inspired by texture, I always enjoy getting to work with handmade pages. All of that being said, however, handmade paper may not always be the right choice for each client and I wanted to talk about when and why there may be a better choice for certain projects.

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Tips for styling stationery suite flatlays

Tips for styling stationery suite flatlays

Does styling a flatly with paper goods make you excited or nervous? As a stationer, I done my fair share of styling stationery suites.  I have come a long way from when I first started learning how to arrange the different pieces together.  Today I wanted to share a few tips for elevating your stationery flatlays.  Whether you are a stationer yourself or a photographer or a planner who struggles with stylign paper suites, I hope that these tips are helpful!

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Saying No: Reasons why you should and ways to make it easier

Saying No: Reasons why you should and ways to make it easier

Let’s be honest.  For most people, it is hard to say no.  For whatever reason, and they can be different from person to person, we feel like we are letting someone down, are desperate for the client work, have the fear of missing out on something, or just cannot bring ourselves to say no to whatever is asked of us.

We will look at a few reasons why you should say no to a project and a few ways to make it easier to send that message declining the opportunity.

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Printing: In-House vs. Outsourcing

Printing: In-House vs. Outsourcing

A question that I am asked in some form or another with some regularity by other stationers is whether they should I print their stationery in-house, if they should outsource their printwork.  Every stationer faces this choice and, as with almost everything, there is no right or wrong answer.

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