Those of you that follow me on Twitter and Facebook know that I have been insanely excited about my new business cards! Well, they wouldn’t have been possible without the enormous help and patience of Sheryl Blackwell and her amazing little paperie, Daisy Notes + Paper! I dropped into Daisy Notes for the first time last year while planning my own wedding, in search of fun stationary to create invitations to a girls’ spa day and boys’ golf outing. Sheryl spent so much time helping me pick out exactly what I wanted and when I returned for more a few weeks later, she even remembered my name! My only lament was that our wedding budget didn’t allow for the amazing letterpress options that Sheryl showed me, but you’d better believe that I kept the image of that gorgeous thick paper in the back of my mind for when I was ready and able to go back for it!
Fast forward a year and I was ready to do something spectacular for my business cards. Sheryl and Daisy Notes immediately jumped to mind after the outstanding personal service I’d received despite my rather puny purchases the year before. So I stopped by the shop and was surprised and delighted to find that Sheryl remembered me! How often does that happen?!? When I described to her what I was looking for, she pulled out EVERYTHING- samples from various companies like Crane & Co, Delphine, The Happy Envelope, Chloe B, and more, as well as samples of recent work done through her shop. I was in paper heaven!! Sheryl urged me to touch everything and familiarize myself with the various weights and textures of the many options. Then she pulled out the samples from Studio Olivine and I knew that I’d found precisely what I was looking for!!
Studio Olivine is this fantastic company based out of Portland, Oregon. All of their products are 100% handmade and the care that they put into them is evident! Their paper is 100% handmade recycled paper and they print with soy-based inks, which was wonderful as I really wanted something environmentally friendly! I cannot begin to convey the love affair that I’ve begun to have with their paper and custom printing…so so SO beautiful!! I just can’t stop touching my cards and had to immediately go back to Daisy Notes and order notecards to match! Justin has started to tease me about my new “pets” and makes frequent references to the Seinfeld episode where Elaine must decide how “sponge-worthy” the men that she dates are…he’s just mad because I won’t give him one of my spanky new cards!
I have been so impressed and excited about Daisy Notes, Sheryl, and Studio Olivine, I just HAD to share them with you guys! Sheryl generously allowed me to come and take a few impromptu shots of her shop for the post and I was delighted that she allowed me to take a few of her gorgeous son in the process! He is often with her at the shop and I just love the warm atmosphere that he contributes to!
Without further ado…Daisy Notes + Paper!
I just LOVE Henry’s red hair!!
He’s so happy!!
My cards…scrumptious things that they are!
If you are looking for invitations of any sort, custom wedding invitations, gorgeous gift wrap, or unique paper gifts/ office supplies, check out Daisy Notes and tell Sheryl “hi” for me!
Oh! P.S.- If you aren’t local to Durham, no worries, Sheryl can still help you out! She works with people from all over the country, so don’t hesitate to drop her an e-mail or give her a call!