New Release – Wine Bags

In case it wasn’t obvious (see cards like Lets Drink Champagne, Beer Bud, and Wino Bday), we here at Steel Petal Press enjoy knocking back a drink…or two…or three, haha! That’s why we are so excited to announce this new category to our product offering at Steel Petal Press: wine bags!

Hilarious Funny Sassy Snarky Wine Gift Bags From Steel Petal Press

Our line of gift bags have proven to be a huge success so we thought: “Why not make bags for the best gift of all – WINE!” There’s 1 design for birthdays, 1 design for holidays, and 2 hilarious bags that pair perfectly with any wine.

Funny Snarky Sassy Age Gets Better With Wine Old Birthday Jokes Wine Bag
Age Gets Better With Wine Bag – $7
You may not be getting any younger but you can be getting drunker.
Funny Sassy Snarky Christmas Holiday Season Wine Gift Bag
Tis The Season Wine Gift Bag – $7
The perfect bag to hold your holly, jolly Christmas *spirits*!
This design is also based on one of our top selling Christmas cards! 

And please remember to gift responsibly. Cheers!

Our Wine Bags are available for BOTH retail and wholesale purchase through our website – along with so much more cool shit!

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July Month Rewind!

Happy 4th of July!
Ahh, America’s birthday! It’s one of the few holidays we actually close the store down to celebrate with friends and family! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July 🙂

Sorry Were Closed Steel Petal Press 4th Of July Sign

Ladies Of Logan Square Pop-Up
We honestly couldn’t have been more excited to be apart of this new pop-up series. It’s intention was to celebrate female-owned businesses around our Chicago neighborhood and connecting face-to-face with the customer that shop our store daily. It was full of lots of laughs and awesome ladies.

Cute Awesome Ladies Girl Power Mug Sassy Snarky Logan Square Pop Up
Shelby and Shayna havin’ a damn good time at Ladies of Logan Square Pop-Up!

SPP Garage Sale – wah, wah, waaaaah
With the beautiful Chicago summer in full swing, we thought it’d be an awesome idea to have our very own little Garage Sale/Sidewalk Sale. However, the unpredictable weather caused us to get rained out! Maybe next year…

Steel Petal Press Garage Sale Sidewalk Sale Summer Time In Chicago
Spoiler Alert…IT DID…

July 29th – Shelby’s Birthday!
Shelby, our Marketing and Office Manager, celebrated her 28th birthday on July 29th. We love birthdays and we love our team so you can imagine how much we love celebrating a team member’s birthday 😉

Thanks for checking in on team SPP! We can’t wait to share with you the details of our busy August 🙂

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New Release – Stickers

At Steel Petal Press, we really are just kids in grown up bodies because one thing we really love are stickers. One day we realized that if we loved them so much we should marry them…no wait, make our own…so we did just that! Take a look at our very own (and new) Sticker collection:

Cute Funny Hilarious Pop Culture Fuck Fucking Stickers From Steel Petal Press
We’ve taken some our favorite and most popular design elements from other Steel Petal Press items and made them into stickers! We are totally “stuck” on how awesome they are!

We created our stickers around awesome and popular design elements from other Steel Petal Press products because as the saying goes: “You can never have too much of a good thing!”…er, wait….

Fuck Fresh Out Of Fucks Read A Fucking Book Funny Explicit Stickers From Steel Petal Press
Here’s a few of our stickers featuring our favorite word – FUCK!
Fuck Sticker – $3
Fresh Fucks Sticker – $3
Fucking Book Sticker – $3
Pop Culture Icon Freddie Mercury Queen Samuel L Jackson Pulp Fiction Muthafukka Stickers
A couple of awesome pop culture stickers starring Freddie Mercury and Pulp Fiction!
Freddie Mercury Sticker – $3
Muthafukka Sticker – $3

Badass Bitches Get Shit Done MF Motherfucking Girl Power Sassy Funny Feminist Stickers From Steel Petal Press
A pair of stickers celebrating our favorite power – GIRL POWER!
MF Girl Power Sticker – $3
Bad Bitches Sticker – $3

Our Stickers are available for BOTH retail and wholesale purchase through our website – along with so much more cool shit!

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New Release – Everyday/Plant Cards

For our new release, it was important for our brand to create a line of cards that focused on imagery that excited us rather than occasion-specific designs (i.e., birthday or wedding cards). We love things like the outdoors and gardening so naturally we looked to Mother Nature for inspiration and our Plant Card collection was born!

Handmade Letterpress Plant Monstera Fiddle Leaf Fig Bird of Paradise Greeting Card
These hand drawn images were inspired by the beauty of nature and feature 3 different
types of of plants: the Fiddle Leaf Fig, a Monstera leaf, and a Birds of Paradise.

BONUS: Each of these designs come in a boxed set of 6 so you can quickly and easily stock up on your favorite one!

Hand Drawn Monstera Leaf Nature Print Letterpress Greeting Card
Monstera – Single: $6 / Boxed Set: $16
You won’t be-LEAF how awesome this Monstera card is! 
Hand Drawn Fiddle Leaf Fig Nature Print Letterpress Greeting Card
Fiddle Leaf Fig – Single: $6 / Boxed Set: $16
You won’t be-LEAF how awesome this Fiddle Lead Fig card is! 
Hand Drawn Birds of Paradise Nature Print Illustration Letterpress Greeting Card
Bird of Paradise – Single: $6 / Boxed Set: $16
You won’t be-LEAF how awesome this Bird of Paradise card is!

Our Plant Cards are available for BOTH retail and wholesale purchase through our website – along with so much more cool shit!

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Bike Buddy Gift Guide

Need a gift for someone who loves their bike more than you? No worries, we’ve got you. SPP is fully stocked with the perfect gifts for any bike buddy. See our top picks for the bike obsessed in our Bike Buddy Gift Guide:

Fun Awesome Gift Guide For Bikers
  1. Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists Book ($7.99), Quarto/Hatchette: This small but mighty book presents a series of focused meditations on why and how cycling can be a powerful practice of mindful awareness.
  2. Men’s “Bike.” Crew Socks ($11.50), Blue Q: On or off road, up or down hill, these socks make the perfect fashion statement for any bike enthusiast.
  3. Loop Wireless Speaker ($20), Kikkerland: This speaker fits conveniently around any handle bar and syncs up (via bluetooth) to any music playing device so your bike buddy can jam to their favorite tunes while cruising around.
  4. Rainbow Multi Tool + Light ($14), Kikkerland: This nifty little tool is both fun and functional! It has a variety of different tool “heads” including a light to help see in hard to reach places. It’s also rainbow colored so that obviously makes it really cool, too.
Steel Petal Press Cards And Gifts To Make You LOL!
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June Month Rewind!

It’s June and Summer is finally kicking into full gear. It’s been a wet and rainy but that hasn’t slowed us down any. Take a look at our June Month Rewind!

Goodbye June Hello July Steel Petal Press Month Rewind

Happy Father’s Day!
On June 16th, we helped celebrate everything that makes our Dad’s silly, ridiculous, and downright awesome! We love our collection of Father’s Day cards but we love that we get to share them with your Dads even more!.

Funny Sweet Silly Letterpress Father's Dad Day Cards From Steel Petal Press

New Retail Window Display!
This is one of the most fun and most difficult tasks we do at Steel Petal Press. It’s important to us that our window displays look beautiful and eye-catching…but it sure does require a lot of work! It was well worth it for this season’s window because it looks amazing. We drew inspiration from our favorite part of Summer: plants and leafy greens.

Summer Plants Leafy Green Monstera Retail Store Steel Petal Press Window
Look how pretty it is!

Working On the New Release!
With the August deadline beginning to appear on the horizon, we used the month of June to power through some important aspects of our upcoming release. Although it is going to be much smaller than previous releases, what makes this one so special is that we are introducing 3 brand new product categories (as in, WE’VE NEVER DONE THEM BEFORE!!!) Those categories are stickers, wine bags, and daily tracker. But of course, we have a few leafy-inspired card styles coming out, too! We honestly couldn’t be more excited to finalize the release but we can show you some sneak peeks of these new products…but it’ll be our little secret *wink, wink*

Funny Sassy Stickers Emotional Daily Trackers New Release Items From Steel Petal Press
Left: Our new line of stickers featuring popular design elements from other SPP items! Right: Our new line of Daily Trackers to guide personal assessment of mental health
Left: The press plates for our new plant design cards.
Right: Final prints of our new plant design cards.

Shayna Went To Alaska!
In June, Shayna took her longest vacation since opening the Steel Petal Press brick + mortar location! She and her family went on a 10 day trip to Alaska. The photos were beautiful, and she had a lovely time, but it’s nice to have her back!

Denali National Park And Preserve Alaska Vacation
Just a few (of many) photos Shayna took on her grand Alaskan adventure!

Thanks for tuning in to see what we did for the month of June!
See you next month 🙂

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Ladies Of Logan Square Pop-Up Series!

Hey readers,

We are are so excited to be apart of a NEW Pop-Up Series happening right here in our very own neighborhood called Ladies of Logan Square. It is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so we better see you there 🙂

Women Stationery Brand Owners Laughing Cute
Shayna (right) and Shelby (left) will both be there!

Now, there’s only a few things we love more than Logan Square and those are badass boss babes and booze. This event has all of these things (and so much more!). It’s intention is to connect some of our local, female-owned businesses with one another and with the customers who shop them everyday! It’s truly an honor for us to be invited to participate and we couldn’t be more excited to meet and greet some awesome people!

Ladies Of Logan Square Chicago Pop Up  Series

Here’s some important deets:
1) When: Thursday July 11th, 2019
2) Where: Ampersand Cowork (3317 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647)
3) Who: Here’s some of the businesses who will be attending…
– Fleur Inc.
– Tula Yoga
– Ancestral Method Tarot
– Logan Square Pilates
– Logan Parlor Hair
– Play Toys & Books
– Wolfbait & B Girls
– SO MANY MORE!!!!!

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May Month Rewind!

Hey there, we’ve survived and thrived for another busy, busy, busy month. It’s time to take a look at what Steel Petal Press was up to in May in our May Month Rewind.

Chicago Print Crawl Was A Success!

Chicago Print Crawl Letterpress Printmaking Industry
We ran our presses all day on Saturday and our printer was open for
questions and comments from the public!

The Chicago Print Crawl was an awesome opportunity for Steel Petal Press to share a more in-depth look at our presses and letterpress as a whole with the public! We had so much fun and hope to be able to do it again next year!

Matt & Bailey’s Wedding

This was a very unique and special event for SPP as it was the first time one of our employees got married while they worked here! Matt has been with us for a little over 3 years and we love him (and his now wife, Bailey!) so much! The entire staff went to celebrate…but mostly to enjoy the open bar, haha! Here’s some photos from a very loving and memorable night:

Cute Group People Celebrating Cheers Drinks Wedding
Cheers to the Bride and Groom!
Cute People Laughing Smiling Wedding Group Photo
*Almost* the entire Steel Petal Press staff!
Can you tell we totally HATE each other, haha! *wink wink*

Happy Mother’s Day!

This month we also celebrated Mother’s Day on May 12th! Surprisingly, or unsurprisingly if you work in the stationery business, Mother’s Day is probably the next busiest holiday for us after Christmas. We do a lot of sales with our brick & mortar store and our wholesale business. But, that’s fine by us because MOM’S RULE!

Funny Sweet Snarky Letterpress Greeting Cards For Mom Mother's Day

Steel Petal Press *FINALLY* Won A Louie Award!

Love Your Bad Dad Jokes Greeting Card Louie Award Winner

This was such an honor to win a Louie Award for our Dad Jokes card! We have been a finalist for a variety of card styles a whopping 4 TIMES! But this time, we can finally say we WON!

Thanks for tuning into our May Month Rewind! We can’t wait to see what June brings for Steel Petal Press and we hope you keep on reading 🙂

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2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th this year which means it’s fast approaching! There’s no question we all love our Dads but they can definitely be a pain in the ass….especially to shop for! But, that doesn’t mean you should avoid getting him something to celebrate the fact he’s YOUR Dad! That’s why Steel Petal Press put together a gift guide to make your gift shopping easier and his day more awesome! Without further ado, enjoy our 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide:

Steel Petal Press Father's Day Gift Guide Funny Snarky Dad Gifts
2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Father Of The God Damn Year Mug, Meriwether of Montana ($16) – This statement mug is the grown-up equivalent of giving your Dad a trophy for being the god damn best!

In A Fix Pocket Multi-Tool, Wild & Wolf Inc ($17)– We know Dads LOVE being handy…and let’s be honest, he’s helped you out a time or two in your life! This pocket tool makes being handy even more convenient and is a perfect gift for outdoor Dads, too!

Gentleman’s Beard Kit, Kikkerland ($12) – Self care isn’t on the forefront of most Dad’s brains. This Beard Kit will help him stay lookin’ sharp and handsome. As a bonus, your Mom will also appreciate this gift 😉

Humorous Dad Socks, Blue Q ($11.50) – These hysterical socks will make your Dad laugh even more than he makes himself laugh.

Best Dad Ever Desk Sign, He Said, She Said ($28) – Now your Dad can brag to all his co-workers how awesome he is at being your father with this cool, classic desk sign!

Father’s Day Cards From Steel Petal Press ($4-$6) – We’ve created a line of Father’s Day cards that range from funny to snarky to sentimental so you’re sure to find the perfect card to let your Dad know how much you love him!

Be sure to stop by our brick & mortar store (and shop our Steel Petal Press products online) to browse these awesome products AND MORE!

Steel Petal Press Shop location:
2321 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647
M-F 11-7 | Sat 10-6 | Sun 11-4

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May Retailer Shout Outs!

We love to see how you guys curate Steel Petal Press products out in the world! Let’s take a look at some of the amazing photos our customers and stockists tagged us in for the month of May!

Fun Snarky David Bowie Birthday Cards
Joanne and Company (rep group) – San Francisco, CA
Fun Cute Loving Mothers Day Greeting Cards
Paper Place – Austin, TX
Princess Leia Star Wars Mother Fucking Girl Power Greeting Card
Paper On Pine – Philadelphia, PA
Funny Dad Beer Pun Fathers Day Greeting Cards
Sacred Art – Chicago, IL

You guys really do continue to blow us away with your awesomeness 🙂 Keep’um coming!

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