Emily's Posts

Introducing... (drum roll please) Emily's Posts! We're enthused that our newest On Paper-ette, Emily Halnon will be signing on with a weekly column titled "Emily's Posts".

With subject matter ranging from what's new in the shop to correspondence and social changes in communication style, we can't wait to share Emily's insight.

A twenty something, who is quite new to Columbus, Emily is no stranger to the Short North. She has worked at Substance and started working at On Paper last year as as our first ever intern. Prior to meeting Emily, we had never considered an intern because our product is intensive, specific and difficult to master in a finite period of time. But her determination to work in the shop, glowing presence and unabashed love of writing and all things stationery made her impossible to resist! And it's been a true success story ever since. Emily was hired as a part time associate four months after her internship began, and just last week she joined On Paper as a full time member of our team.

Emily grew up on Robert Frost Mountain in Vermont so, perhaps, it's no surprise that she was a English major at The College of Wooster. Her senior thesis focused on diaries as a means of self expression for women and her fascination with the social implications of writing is a key interest.

When prompted to share her initial thoughts on social media writing vs. personal writing Emily explained the distinction: Private communication and expression is about establishing your personal self and individuality while social media is about connecting with others- forging bonds though similarities and building community.

At On Paper we are continually engaged in the evolution of the written word and we can't wait to hear, and learn more as we read Emily's posts!!


Extreme Thank You

Just arrived in the mail today: a much appreciated thank you note from Kara Wheeler, one of the producers for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The December 16th episode featured a Columbus family and a truly extreme makeover. Michelle volunteered at the building site and On Paper donated papery goods...

Watch a re-cap of the show here. Best of luck in the future to the Rhodes family, and thank you to Kara for the sweet note!


Shakespeare in Love post on Style Me Pretty

Start the new year off with inspiration from Style Me Pretty- our favorite go to blog for wedding inspiration. Be sure to check out this MUST SEE paper inspired event- so clever and creative!

We LUV the calligraphed books hanging to frame the archway and the pages spilling from the table to create a cloth. Vintage genius!!!

Be sure to view the post HERE and more photos HERE.

Photos by Studio EMP, as seen on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog.


Capital Style Bride January 2012

We were honored to be invited to participate in the January 2012 issue of Capital Style and were featured in the cover story Elegant Glamour!

The concept for the photo shoot was styled by fellow Short North Wedding Collective member Kasey Skobel-Conyers, founder of Bliss Events.

The invitation: Hand calligraphed in white ink on Ash die cut card stock. Designed and produced in-house at On Paper by On Paper Press.

Die cut table number cards, seating cards and menus carry the elegance of chic glam calligraphy through out the event. We love the Ash/Pale Peach color combo accented with gold- perfect for the decor and classic elegance with a touch of drama!

We had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new colleagues- proving once again that Columbus has some amazingly talented wedding professionals- perfect to help create your perfect day!

Photos via Capital Style Bride by Will Shilling

Location: Ohio Statehouse
Wedding Coordination: Bliss Wedding & Event Design
Wardrobe: La Jeune Mariee
Flowers: Flowers on Orchard Lane
Cake: Jan Kish La Petite Fleur
Table and Place Settings: Lasting Impressions
Invitation/Menu: On Paper