Meet Our Incredible Teachers

Summer is a time for new beginnings and that's why we think its a great time to take one of our modern craft classes. We've gathered some of the most talented, passionate, and creative teachers we could find from the Tampa Bay area. We hope you will be just as impressed with their bios as we were when we first read them. Sign up today for a Summer Class at:  www.paperseahorse.com/classes.

CHRISTINA LEMBO 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. Christina runs her business from her home studio, where she also stores her evergrowing collection of vintage paper and ephemera. She lives in St. Petersburg with her husband, John, and their son, dog, and cat. See Christina's work at www.etsy.com/shop/FrannyandFranky

RANDY ROSENTHAL is an artist/entrepreneur. As co-founder and Creative Director of Tricycle Studios, he advises business leaders at some of the world's best known brands like Johnson & Johnson, and Olympus on customer engagement strategies. He is very excited to bring these proven techniques to the local creative business community. Randy brings his signature "human-centered" approach to all of his wildly different endeavors like stand-up comedy, hypnosis, and filmmaking. Most recently, Randy curates and restores vintage typewriters, making them available for use at events, rental or to have for your very own. www.tampatype.com

PHOEBE BROWN is a Florida native, who writes creative nonfiction and poetry. She graduated from the University of Tampa where she received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared both in print and online in literary magazines, such as The Healing Muse, Deep South Magazine, Touch: The Journal of Healing, and Hoot Review. She worked as a contributing author and contributing editor on a book titled Journey to Wholeness: The Voices of Women LIVING with Disabilities. Currently, she teaches English at Hillsborough Community College. We are delighted she is teaching Creative Writing for us.

Strands of Sunshine is where you'll find handcrafted jewelry for happy people! Owner and artist AMY MARSHALL creates each piece at her workbench right inside this fun little St. Pete shop. Amy has over 10 years of designing and making. She uses materials such as sterling and fine silver, semi-precious gemstones, glass, and silk cord, and uses techniques including torch fusing, pearl knotting, metal stamping, and wire wrapping. Visit her delightful shop: Strands of Sunshine in St. Petersburg. www.strandsofsunshine.com

JULIE CLARKE is a lively creative spirit who does it all; from knitting to crochet, jewelry to pottery and more. Owner and creative vision for Beadlejules, Julie ran Tampa's premier beading shop for 10 years. After taking some time to get married and make her greatest creative production; daughter Amelie, we are lucky Julie is back inspiring us all.

JENNI GLASER grew up in Shreveport Louisiana and has lived in Tampa since 1986. She received a BFA from Tulane University and a MEd from the University of Missouri. She has taught art in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, is the mother of four, and currently is creating art in the medium of clay and fiber.

PAULA STAHEL
Paula Stahel has a pen for each of her multiple personas. She’s a professional personal historian. She teaches life writing and memoir classes. She’s an author herself and a ghostwriter. She edits other writers. She’s a book coach. She presents workshops at conferences around the country. She maintains that, “Our stories are our breath into the future, as our memories are the shadows of our past.” Her many credits include the book Listen Up!—The Art of Interviewing for Personal History; collaborating on and editing The Treason of Mary Louvestre by My Haley, who was herself collaborator on Roots with her husband Alex Haley: and co-author of The Wonder Years—My Life and Times with Stevie Wonder, Ted Hull’s memoir of his years as tutor, road manager, and surrogate father to the young musical genius. Paula is a past president of the Association of Personal Historians Inc., an international organization dedicated to supporting the preservation and sharing of life stories around the world. Through Breath & Shadows Productions, she creates high-quality legacy books and audio histories.

TONA BELL, proprietress of The Paper Seahorse, has always had a passion for all things paper, packaging, writing and making. All through her successful career in public relations, marketing and creative services, she found new and exciting ways to use paper. She used hand-written stamped letters to 100 specific people as a very personal way to launch a successful marketing company. In her 18 years as President of that company, Tricycle Studios, she continued to encourage the use of handwritten letters. With The Paper Seahorse, her dream has come true to share these creative pursuits with others. She hopes to inspire people to follow their dreams and make the world a lovelier, more thoughtful place. www.paperseahorse.com

Now comes the difficult part . . . figuring out which classes you can't miss.

Etsy Craft Party 2015

We were thrilled to be a part of the Etsy Craft Party this year at the St. Pete Coliseum.  We did a Father's Day free make and take card.  You could type a message to dad and then make an origami bow tie.  Thanks to Tampa Type and their writing bar and our stellar teacher Dory.


Custom Baby Shower Package

We recently did a custom baby shower with a moustache and bow tie theme.  From the invitations, to the garland, props and party favors, the fun baby boy theme was used throughout.  We can design a package for you, show you how to DIY with our kits and custom designed parties.


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.