Memorial Day

Enjoy the day and remember to take time between the BBQ and the sunshine to remember those who have served, and to honor the memory of those we have lost.


Personalized Pad SALE!

Looking for a perfect gift for Dads, Grads and Teachers too? It's our P.S. Sale! Personalized Pad Sale = a great time to purchase a gift that is a no miss winner. People LUV these pads and it's something you just don't buy for yourself. ALL styles are $19.95 - save over $15 on some styles!

Click here to see the entire selection of great deals!

P.S. (May seems crazy when the temperature is creeping well above 80, but... think Christmas!)


Caroline Gardner Cards

Reaping the benefits of the Stationery Show! Today's arrival: cards from one of my all time favorite card artists- Caroline Gardner.

Her style is the perfect blend of sophisticated, cute, bubbly, serene and her great typography and sketchy imagery is skilled and artistically executed.

This British artist has a unique style that is often imitated, but never duplicated. We have carried her photo albums in the past and now her cards remain a top seller.

Most of the cards incorporate multiple press runs; 4 color printing, engraving and embossing.
A great recession booster, prices have come down over the years and at $5.50 it's a far spread from the $7.00 years ago.

Pop by and stock up!


2010 National Stationery Show

Whew!! BUSY week!! Back from power shopping the National Stationery Show and wanted to share an insiders glimpse...

While the show was much smaller than years past- still lots of talent to be had!! Can not wait for the new cards to float in and lots of other goodies too!

Preview of Hadley Hutten's amazing prints- we'll spotlight her work later...

Great to see Eva & Kirk Jorgensen of Sycamore Street Press

On Paper alum Eva has such a distinct style and an amazing following! Coming soon- cards and posters...

Key trends: Lots of nature and animals themes through out all product lines, calendars, farm fresh fruits and veggies, TONS of letterpress

& TONS of scratchy, "naive" drawing style a la Studio Violet (photo via Studio Violet)

One of our favorite invitation studios- Tag & Co. Just ordered their new collection of digital photography announcements, save the dates and invites. Perfect for shopping local instead of online!!!

Favorite booth: None other than the esteemed Mr. Boddington. Note envelope liner awning :)

And what a s show be without ever fabulous ribbon. Actually already arrived in store today!

STOP IN and check out all the new paper treats!!


Pen Pals

Lauren Flaum (left) and Leanne Ohlund (right)

Fun visit today at On Paper from pen pals Lauren and Leanne.... Lauren lives in Columbus and Leanne in Canada. These two gals met over the internet on a photography forum. Over time as their friendship blossomed, they graduated from internet pals to pen pals- sharing their love of stationery and writing through pen pal letters.

The two were as enchanted with the shop as we were with them! How great to see two young women passionate about communication, friendship and keeping the art of letter writing alive! Thanks for visiting ladies!!


Buying Trip!

It's Showtime!! Heading to NY for the annual National Stationery Show. Sooo much to see, soooo little time! It's sure to be an intensive three days of non stop buying decisions selecting from non stop talent!

Top of my list of must haves: moderately priced wedding invitations, great and amazing greeting cards, especially birthday, stand out letterpress stationery and cream of the crop Christmas cards. Always challenging as the thermometer rises to 80 and I'm thinking Frosty the Snowman. ;)

If any one has any suggestions, special requests- post a comment and I'll scout it out...

'Til I return, don't forget to write!


Sugarboo Designs Handpainted Artistry

Three new arrivals today from some of our fave artists- Rebecca and Rick Puig of Sugarboo Designs. Their wood signs are hand painted and have a vintage feel with a modern twist- perfect for the most contemporary to the most traditional space.

New for us are custom linen pillows. Such a great wedding gift!

Stop in to see these new lovelies and remember we can special order any of their pieces for you. See more here and give us a buzz!


OP Gals and Their Moms

Happy Mother's Day to our Moms!


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Happy Mother's Day

While a card and gift may be just perfect... If we were a flower shoppe, these are the flowers we'd luv to create for Mother's Day! ;)

Happy Mother's Day!


On Paper in Midwest Living

Another great press op for On Paper! A wonderful article in the May/June issue of
Midwest Living magazine that highlights our fair city.

A concise guide to explore local neighborhoods and a really nice feature on the Short North.

Here's what they say about On Paper: "This lovely, stylish stationery store (pictured) is a must-see for anyone who loves to write letters the old-fashioned way. Many products, including personalized stationery, are available online (800/286-6617; onpaper.com)."

Read the condensed version of the article on line here or pick up the issue
at your local news stand.

Photos via midwestliving.com


50 Free Save the Dates!

Here is an offer that went to brides to be that attended the Short North Wedding Walk. Jump on board!