Steel Petal Press Holiday Sales!

Steel Petal Press Small Business Saturday Sale

Please help support small, local businesses this holiday season!!

Why is it so important to shop local? Independent, locally owned shops keep three times as many dollars in the local economy than nationally owned chains and give more back to local needs… on average, non-profits receive 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

Locally-made products help build local economies, provide better paying jobs for local residents and add character and culture to communities. Locally-made products are typically more uniquely designed and more carefully crafted than those made in mass.

We will be hosting a STORE-WIDE SALE.
25% off all regularly priced items!!

Our Black Friday & Small Business Saturday sales will be offered
only at our retail location in Logan Square
2321 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647

Black Friday | Friday, November 25
11am – 7pm

Small Business Saturday | Saturday, November 26
10am – 6pm


Fine Print
the sale does not extend to already discounted items.
purchases made during the sale will not go towards frequent buyer punch cards

Shop Small Black Friday Chicago Sale

Shop Local – Steel Petal Press and Gift Chicago!

Shop Local Gift Chicago

At Steel Petal Press we’re proud to be a locally owned business and we love supporting other small businesses within Chicago.

We are thrilled to be participating in GIFT CHICAGO. Gift Chicago is a collaborative event to connect likeminded shops across the city of Chicago that, in turn, support local makers and artists.

During the weekend of December 3-4, 2016, these participating shops will be offering special promotions and giveaways as a “thank you” for supporting small business and local artisans. Give the gift of locally-made & locally-bought this holiday season!

During this weekend we will also be offering a 15% discount to shoppers who mention“Gift Chicago”

Fine Print
the sale does not extend to already discounted items.
purchases made during the sale will not go towards frequent buyer punch cards

Steel Petal Press at the One of a Kind Show Chicago

one of a kind show chicago

At Steel Petal Press we are thrilled to be back at the One of a Kind show in Chicago the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Thursday, December 1st – Sunday December 4th

Thur, Dec 4, 11a-8p
Fri, Dec 5, 11a-8p
Sat, Dec 6, 10a-7p
Sun, Dec 7 , 10a-5p

MERCHANDISE MART – 7th Floor
FIND US AT BOOTH 1022

I had so much fun last year. I hope to see you there!!

XO, shayna

Holidays on the Square with Steel Petal Press

Holidays on the Square - Logan Square

I will be are first year having a retail shop during the holidays and we’re gearing up for some fun events in December. We’re thrilled to be participating in Holidays on the Square, a local Logan Square event along side other kick ass Logan Square establishments.

In its fifth year, Holidays on the Square is a multi-location kick-off to the winter holidays, featuring special events, promotions and activities offered by Logan Square small businesses and NFP organizations. The event is organized by Logan Square Chamber of Arts/Hairpin Arts Center, local business owners and volunteers to encourage residents to shop locally and strengthen community ties.

Holidays on the Square (HOTS) was created to give small businesses and NFP’s of Logan Square the opportunity showcase their wares and services.

Shop Windows at Steel Petal Press

We’ve been having a lot of fun coming up with creative seasonal shop windows at Steel Petal Press.  Here’s an image of our spring and fall windows for our first few months open 🙂

Fall Window Steel Petal Press

Stationery and Gift Shop Logan Square Chicago

At the end of November we’ll be switching it up for a more winter holiday feel.  Below is a little inspiration I’ve been drawing from.  Or you can also check out my Shop Window Inspiration Pinterest Board.  (What did we do before pinterest?) 🙂

holiday window holiday window holiday window

All New Gift Wrap and Gift Tags

Just in time for the holidays we have some great gift wrap ideas to make your gifts one of a kind.  We just released 2 new gift tags and 3 new styles of gift wrap.

You can find them for purchase online or in our retail shop!

For You Letterpress Gift Tag Hooray Letterpress Gift Tag Fun Unique Gift Wrap Neon Heart Gift Wrap unicorn gift Wrap

Newest Holiday and Christmas Card Releases

It’s not even Halloween yet, but we’ve already been preparing for the holidays since summer.  I’m happy to announce our newest holiday card releases for 2016.

We have some fun new money holders and funny letterpress christmas cards to make you laugh 🙂  You can view all the new releases below.  And stay tuned for more new releases coming your way soon!

hanukkah gelt money holder my treat shot glass money holder greeting card stocking money holder greeting card Christmas  treat yo self money holder greeting card

Dick in a Box Christmas Card Dick in a Box Christmas Card Jolly Drunk Santa Christmas Card merry whatever Santa Christmas Card Something Special Letterpress Christmas Card

Steel Petal Press was nominated for a Brassy Award!

 

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Steel Petal Press was nominated for a Brassy Award!

An entrepreneur is “one who undertakes significant financial risk.” So, really, all sellers are brave. You’re all bold. You’re all crazy enough to ignore the odds and tough enough to stick it out.

Square hears a lot of these stories, and some stand out. Stories of extraordinary vision and extreme perseverance. Of building your community while you build your business. Of turning an idea into a livelihood into an unstoppable force.

Square created the BRASSYs—their first-ever awards program—because they want to recognize these sellers. Five BRASSY winners will receive mentorship from business luminaries at a special one-day Seller Summit, a $10,000 cash prize, Square hardware, and more.

Please help by voting:

What is your company’s vision?

Steel Petal Press shares beauty and humor with the world through handmade, letterpress stationery. We create letterpress greeting cards that help people celebrate and connect through life’s important moments. Our brick and mortar retail shop supports local and independent makers with a focus on beautifully designed products that help spread joy and laughter.

What makes your product or business unique and innovative?

At Steel Petal Press we use the historic craft of letterpress printing everyday in our studio. All our greeting cards are 100% letterpress printed in house. We custom mix all our inks by hand and hand-feed each sheet of paper one at a time through our vintage printing presses from the 1960s. We are committed to preserving the history of letterpress by educating the public on the process and craft of letterpress printing. Our retail location provides a unique experience to customers because the print shop, printing presses, machines and processes are visible to the public from the shop.

How has your business made a positive impact to your customers, neighborhood, and/or community?

Steel Petal Press has positively impacted our community by providing a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, beautiful products, education on the craft of letterpress and support of other small local businesses. Our greeting cards are handmade in house, while also exuding beauty and humor. Our retail shop has a curated, unique selection of gift items that support other independent business. Most importantly, our vintage printing presses and the craft of letterpress is on display so neighbors, tourists and visitors to the shop are exposed to the unique and historic craft of letterpress.

New Shop Photographs for Steel Petal Press

a few weeks ago we had our good friend (and super talented photographer) Jenn Kathryn, come in and take photos of our new studio, production and retail space.  Below is just a small sampling of the photos she took.  You can see more extensive gallery on the about page of our site: www.steelpetalpress.com/pages/about-us

We love the photos so much, and hope you do too. Everyone is invited to visit us in person now that we’re open to the pubic. You can shop for gifts, or see the presses in action!

For info on our Brick and Mortar Page.

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour Chicago, IL ©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
©2016 Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Upcoming Craft Fairs and Events

Summer Renegade Craft Fair 2016

Steel Petal Press is heading out of the studio, and you can find all the cards and gift items that we design and print in house for sale at the following events around Chicago over the next few months.


SUMMER FAIRS
Logan Square Farmers Market
Sunday, August 28th | 10am-3pm
Starting on the east side of Logan Square and along Logan Boulevard

Chicago Summer Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday, Sept 10 – Sunday, Sept 11 | 11am-7pm
Wicker Park, Division Street
Booth 118 – near the corner of Paulina on the North side of the Street


HOLIDAY FAIR
One of A Kind Show, Chicago
Thursday, Dec 1 – Sunday, Dec 4
The Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Thur, 12/1, 11a – 8p
Fri, 12/2, 11a – 8p
Sat, 12/3, 11a – 7p
Sun, 12/4, 10a – 5p

Booth 1022