Flow - A magazine for paper lovers

This second edition includes lots of new goodies: mini-envelopes, posters, a letter garland, stationery, craft paper, coloring pages, gift wrapping, labels, a flip-up house, stickers, paper dolls, gift bags and more. For the artwork we collaborated with famous illustrators from across the world, such as Ruby Taylor, Suzy Ultman, Geertje Aalders and Silvia Dekker.

This second edition includes lots of new goodies: mini-envelopes, posters, a letter garland, stationery, craft paper, coloring pages, gift wrapping, labels, a flip-up house, stickers, paper dolls, gift bags and more. For the artwork we collaborated with famous illustrators from across the world, such as Ruby Taylor, Suzy Ultman, Geertje Aalders and Silvia Dekker.

FLOW - a magazine for paper lovers.  So excited to carry my favorite magazine ever! Issue 8 is in now.  If you have never heard of FLOW it is from the Netherlands and will inspire you in many ways.  Enjoy!

FLOW - a magazine for paper lovers.  So excited to carry my favorite magazine ever! Issue 8 is in now.  If you have never heard of FLOW it is from the Netherlands and will inspire you in many ways.  Enjoy!

Valentine's Pop Up Shop in Hyde Park

The Paperie will be open starting tomorrow 2/12 for a three day pop-up from 10a - 6p, for lovely letterpress goods just in.  Saturday we will be joined by a dozen incredible makers from Tampa Bay, check them out below:

The Pinellas Chocolate Company features bean to bar chocolates and pioneers in Florida for doing so.  Learn all about it and impress your Valentine with chocolate that will melt their hearts.

The Pinellas Chocolate Company features bean to bar chocolates and pioneers in Florida for doing so.  Learn all about it and impress your Valentine with chocolate that will melt their hearts.

Brand spankin' new letterpress hot off the presses.  Come tomorrow 2/12 through Friday for the best selection.  Be sure to visit us at the Makers Market for more papery goodness

Brand spankin' new letterpress hot off the presses.  Come tomorrow 2/12 through Friday for the best selection.  Be sure to visit us at the Makers Market for more papery goodness

Maker Margaret Colby makes fondant by hand and uses unusual flavors to delight the senses in her mini cupcakes and cookies.  Her handwork is phenomenal.

Maker Margaret Colby makes fondant by hand and uses unusual flavors to delight the senses in her mini cupcakes and cookies.  Her handwork is phenomenal.

Exquisite girl's dress from vintage fabric, maker Jessica Fogg of Lellow believes in hand me down quality that lasts.

Exquisite girl's dress from vintage fabric, maker Jessica Fogg of Lellow believes in hand me down quality that lasts.

Lovingly restored and rare typewriters are a find from Tampa Type.  They have an extensive selection and you can even type a love note to that someone special.

Lovingly restored and rare typewriters are a find from Tampa Type.  They have an extensive selection and you can even type a love note to that someone special.

Gourmet dog treats from Good Dog! by Adeline + Alice.  Make sure to pick up some of the beet treats for your furry valentine.

Gourmet dog treats from Good Dog! by Adeline + Alice.  Make sure to pick up some of the beet treats for your furry valentine.

Bowties of all sorts, check out the cool wooden one above and all things Southern from Ella Bing.

Bowties of all sorts, check out the cool wooden one above and all things Southern from Ella Bing.

Find fresh local love bunches and wreaths from L. Easton Co.

Find fresh local love bunches and wreaths from L. Easton Co.

Come meet Strands of Sunshine's Amy Marshall on Valentine's day.

Come meet Strands of Sunshine's Amy Marshall on Valentine's day.

Meet Chris Fortenberry from Fortenberry Leather.  He is generously putting in these fabulous key chains for the goodie bags.  Be one of the first 30 people to visit us and you will get one!

Meet Chris Fortenberry from Fortenberry Leather.  He is generously putting in these fabulous key chains for the goodie bags.  Be one of the first 30 people to visit us and you will get one!

Vintage Japanese pencil sharpener with heart base is one unique item from Frivolous Dry Goods.  They have a carefully curated selection of handmade vintage items that shouldn't be missed.

Vintage Japanese pencil sharpener with heart base is one unique item from Frivolous Dry Goods.  They have a carefully curated selection of handmade vintage items that shouldn't be missed.

Mixed-Media Collage: Family Keepsakes Class

Check out this awesome new class from Christina Lembo! 

We are honored and pleased to introduce our new teacher Christina.  She is the founder and owner of Franny & Franky Design Co., a paper goods design company that also offers custom hand-lettering, logo, and graphic design services. A full-time marketing manager by day, Christina runs her business from her home studio, where she also stores her ever-growing collection of vintage paper and ephemera. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband, John, and their son, dog, and cat.

Using found paper and objects along with any mementos you may have sitting around your house, in this workshop you'll explore ways to create a fun family keepsake for display in your home or a gift for others. We'll use various materials in class along with anything you'd like to bring from home (think cards, pictures, movie tickets, kid's artwork, random mementos you may have sitting in shoeboxes!) and assemble them into an initial. You can use your family's last name initial, your child's first initial, or even your own or a partner's, to create a personal and creative monogram that can be framed or hung on a wall. February 8th Sunday 1 – 3p $25 registration required, sign up now April 5th Sunday 1 – 3p $25 registration required, sign up now

Using found paper and objects along with any mementos you may have sitting around your house, in this workshop you'll explore ways to create a fun family keepsake for display in your home or a gift for others. We'll use various materials in class along with anything you'd like to bring from home (think cards, pictures, movie tickets, kid's artwork, random mementos you may have sitting in shoeboxes!) and assemble them into an initial. You can use your family's last name initial, your child's first initial, or even your own or a partner's, to create a personal and creative monogram that can be framed or hung on a wall.
February 8th Sunday 1 – 3p $25 registration required, sign up now
April 5th Sunday 1 – 3p $25 registration required, sign up now

Celebrate LOVE


Making Valentine's cards and hosting The Makers Market Tampa: Paper Seahorse celebrates LOVE. We love this image from Terrain (we will be visiting in April, can't wait!)  And Join us for a LOVE pop-up shop in February.

We are proud to host the very first Makers Market Tampa.  This is a collaboration between The Paper Seahorse and Remarqed.  Join us as we celebrate LOVE of LOCAL this Valentine’s Day with amazing artisans, demonstrations, and a free greeting card make and take.  From letterpress to leather; girl’s dresses, jewelry, and sweets; men’s accessories and vintage finds; fresh floral and body products; you are sure to find something special for your Valentine.

We are proud to host the very first Makers Market Tampa.  This is a collaboration between The Paper Seahorse and Remarqed.  Join us as we celebrate LOVE of LOCAL this Valentine’s Day with amazing artisans, demonstrations, and a free greeting card make and take.  From letterpress to leather; girl’s dresses, jewelry, and sweets; men’s accessories and vintage finds; fresh floral and body products; you are sure to find something special for your Valentine.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

We will be having a holiday pop-up shop Tuesday and Wednesday December 9th and 10th from 2p - 6p.  Start your holiday shopping with a sneak preview of our new goodies:  holiday cards and tags, notebooks, pads, note card sets, cards and writing accessories.  Stop by for a cup of tea or a holiday sparkle and we will wrap all purchases free of charge!

Moonlight Garden Party

We were lucky to host the Moonlight Garden Circle's Holiday Garden Party this year.  It really kicked off the holiday season.  We prepared a short program on three different and easy holiday centerpiece ideas:

Succulent winter wonderland - in a glass dish or baking pan, create a wee forest with mini trees, baby succlents and cute washi tape bunting.

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Modern and simple - using star of Bethlehem and floating fresh cranberries

Unusual materials - with a vintage style can, cedar, amaryllis, phalaenopsis, and kale

 

 

World Post Day

So I missed World Post Day on October 9th, which is also my dad's birthday, I didn't forget this birthday though.  Anyway, I am reminded of it because there is this great community of people who love sending postcards all over the world and it is called Postcrossing.  You sign up and randomly get a pen pal.  You can include some preferences such as country you would like to swap with.  It really easy and fun.  I have sent 25 so far and covered 121,600 miles.  Everyone is fun and creative and the stamps they use are so neat to see.  There is no cost, except to buy and send neat postcards and then someone randomly gets to send you fun postcards.  Check it out and happy posting!