Making a list?

The final countdown has begun...  
What's on your wish list?

Image via google images: stampinup.net



We had a great day on Saturday! What a kick off for the holiday season! Thanks to all who came out to show their support for On Paper and all the shops in the Short North!

Lots more festive events and promotions planned for December- details coming soon!


Personalized Gifts for the Holidays

The holiday countdown has begun... Hanukkah starts a month from today, and Christmas is less than 50 days away! The time is nigh for custom holiday cards, but fret not -- simply upload a photo and personalize online to quickly create the perfect postal greeting for you and yours. 

[Be sure to take advantage of the 15% off deal by November 18th using the code below!]

Cross a few folks off your list with stylish iPhone cases and custom coasters. Rare is the gift that is trendy, useful, and thoughtful all in one -- but with a wide range of personalization options these two offerings pass the test with flying colors. 

Happy shopping!


Oh So Beautiful Paper Blog

We were super thrilled last week when our die cut menu was featured on the Mother of all paper blogs Oh So Beautiful Paper. Take a look at the post, and find endless inspiration on this amazing blog...

Also of note, the post was written by Kelly and she has a wonderful blog of her own, StudioDIY, perfectly suited to DIY pursuits of your own!


White Truffle Studio at On Paper

We've long admired the beautiful baubles from White Truffle Studio and we're thrilled to be one of the only two shops in the country to now offer their vintage inspired creations in our retail shop.

Founder Jamie Riley is based in Columbus, but this local artisan is truly a talented artiste and her endeavors span a multitude of media from video creations to bridal hairpieces. Her main focus of late, typography inspired jewelry, has truly captured our fancy. And not just our fancy, her work featured on Etsy has recently gained national recognition in Martha Stewart Weddings.

Take a look at some of the romantic inspirations Jamie created for her own wedding inspiration site Lovey Bride:

White Truffle specialty -  cufflinks - fills a huge void in the wedding market- a market over saturated with accessory options for the ladies. But what should the guys wear? If a floral bow tie isn't making the cut, at $38 - $48 we think we finally have some great options!

The best part of White Truffle Studio jewelry is customization. To create a one-of-a-kind necklace, bracelet or cufflinks... just select a message and we'll create one of a kind pieces for your special occasion. Ideas: wedding dates, birthdays, favorite words, kids names, photos, terms of endearment, mantras, maps, even private messages in Morse code. It's creative, fun and won't set you back a bundle. Prices are really affordable so these creations make perfect bridal party gifts.

Hand stamped tag bracelets - one of our faves   $54

Add a photo and create a family montage

Want to see more? 
Pop in to the shop, and be sure to catch our trunk show and personal appearance by Jamie Riley

Saturday, September 1  7 - 10 PM

All images via White Truffle's beautiful BLOG

On Paper 15th Anniversary Sale

Fifteen years and a fabulous sale! Starts this weekend...


New to the Shop: Rifle Paper Co. Coasters

Got the mid-week blues? No need for excuses -- it's 5 o'clock at On Paper!

Or so it would seem, judging by our festive response to these charming coasters.

The perfect pinks and teals.

Hot off the press and in high demand, we don't anticipate them lasting long. I do love the Botanical set -- the muted palette and dreamy florals are quintessential Rifle Paper Co. -- but it's the Royal Cocktail set that's captured my heart.

I may or may not have LOLed at the White Russian.

Cast them on side tables throughout your home, add to the decor for your upcoming brunch, or stow them away as the perfect hostess gift -- regardless of your intention, they'll inspire a smile every time you imbibe.



Emily's Post: Neon!

Unless you've spent the last six months or so under a rock, you're well aware that neon is a huge trend. While I have been prone to dismiss the idea of "trends" (pshh, my tastes are not determined by popular opinion), they are rather useful, to my mind, in two ways.

  1. Trends create a sudden flood of thematically-similar products into the marketplace, which can awaken an appreciation for an aesthetic I had previously under-appreciated, and
  2. in the midst of that flood there are bound to be products that marry the "trendy" with elements I already love, thus providing me the opportunity to broaden my tastes in a way that feels authentic.
Okay, fine. So maybe I'm a little bit influenced by trends.

I have yet to take the plunge sartorially-speaking, and honestly I probably won't; this Irish/Scottish/Western European mutt does not mix well with lime green.

But! I am quite happily indulging, satiating my newfound neon cravings with stationery. Read on to see some of my favorite cards -- all of which are currently available in the shop!

A beautiful combination of summer's two hottest trends, neon + gold,
courtesy of Sugar Paper

Bright and irreverent.
J. Falkner

These are too, too beautiful. You must peruse the
Moglea lookbook. Seriously, do it.

We can always count on a.favorite for fun,
unique cards. Love this more literal take on the trend. 

Perfect for a pool party!
anemone letterpress

Last but not least: I dare you to not smile,
looking at this card from Farewell Paperie.
Don't hurt yourself.

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is fun, bright, and indulgent.



Pefect Colors for a J. Crew Palette

Hey J. Crew girls...
Would you like an envelope to go with that dress?!

Spearmint and Caribbean by Green Paper Company available in a variety of sizes - because one size does not fit all!


Long May it Wave

Happy 4th!

Four cent commemorative stamp issued July 4, 1957
Designed by Victor S. McCloskey, Jr.
via Arago


Wishing all dads a very wonderful weekend!

Card by On Paper Press 
Printed on 100% recycled paper from Green Paper Company 
30% PCW


Check out Burlap Luxe

If you've ever been in the shop- you know how much I love the color palette white on white (on white on white on white)!

People often ask who painted our whitewashed furniture (me) and how do you do it (training in scenic design and painting certainly helped). Tonight while getting a little web inspiration injection I stumbled upon a blog that is hopelessly devoted to all things white; white washed, rustic and distressed. If you can get enough of that well worn white - you'll love this blog: Burlap Luxe - a darker shade of white.

Photo: Burlap Luxe


New to the Shop: Amy Butler Bags

More than any other time of year, summer is when I find myself yearning for a fun new bag. My wardrobe is lighter and brighter, and suddenly the purses I loved all fall and winter seem burdensome and boring. If you're suffering from the same sartorial malaise, I invite you to lay your weary eyes on these beauties. 

Designed by Ohio's own Amy Butler, these organic cotton bags explore a modern palette while invoking a vintage nostalgia through the brassy hardware and large scale floral patterns (created using low-impact dyes). The Nora and Brenda (the oversized coin purse and fold over clutch, respectively) are playful, but structured enough to easily transition to evening. It's the Carried Away bag that's captured my fancy, though... it inspires daydreams of an impromptu weekend getaway, perhaps to the shore... or a day trip to see family in the country... or even packing a just in case bag for a night out with the girls.

Come by the shop to see what summertime fantasies they inspire in you!


New to the Shop: Christina Stankard Jewelry

Last week brought some delicate yet stunning new jewelry to the shop. Incorporating pearls, sapphires and chalcedony, Christina Stankard creates bright earrings and luminous necklaces. All pieces are handmade in her Brooklyn studio -- we imagine it must be filled with natural light, to inspire such ethereal pieces. To see a gallery of her work, check out her website. To adorn yourself with these gorgeous pieces, stop by the shop! I think any one of these pieces would be especially lovely as wedding jewelry....

But I can't promise I won't claim one of these for myself, wedding or no. Hurry in, Columbus brides -- you've been warned! 


World Water Day

It's World Water Day - a day intended to encourage conservation and raise awareness of the nearly 800 million people without access to clean water. We try to do our part by providing post-consumer products whenever possible. What will you do today to conserve

These simply stunning necklaces, one sapphire and the other clear quartz, are like cool drops of water suspended on silk. The sapphire inspires courage and perseverance, while the quartz acts as an amplifier of psychic energy and visualization. Join us in visualizing a world where every child has access to clean water -- if we persevere in our efforts, we can reach this goal!


New Jewelry in the Shop!

We hope you're as hypnotized and delighted by these pieces as we are! They're as strange, beautiful and exhilarating as this absurd weather we've been having -- and what better way to welcome spring and summer than with bright jewelry that celebrates nature's bounty?