Spring Letterpress Internship in Chicago


2 days a week, 12 week minimum

Must be:
Hard-working and very reliable, clean, with meticulous attention to detail and ability to work on repetitive tasks.
Letterpress experience, printing or other detail oriented and meticulous hands on experience very beneficial (but not required).

Tasks include:
Packaging and folding inventory, labeling, trimming paper and other production work. You will also learn some presswork including,press maintenance, ink mixing and custom pantone color matching, registration, press set up and production.

This internship is unpaid but I will train you on the press or trade for press time (if you have the right experience) This can be a great opportunity for someone willing to work hard and learn.

You can find details on the internship here:
Please email me with a RESUME and COVER LETTER.
shayna (at) steelpetalpress (dot) com / subject line “Letterpress Intern”

Hiring! Shipping and Retail Assistant!

Hiring in Chicago

Steel Petal Press is hiring and we’re looking for you!
Read more about our company here: http://www.steelpetalpress.com/

We are a small boutique stationery company specializing in letterpress greeting cards and wedding invitations. Our flagship location is located in Logan Square (just off the California Blue line stop.) We are looking for a permanent part-time retail and shipping assistant (approximately 8-15 hours/week). This position has fairly flexible hours and could fit well for student or someone with a flexible, open schedule. Weekend availability is a MUST.

We prefer the potential employee live reasonably close to our retail location. This retail & shipping position will work 2-3 late afternoon/evenings per week and on weekends. Additionally there will be more hours available to pick up during busier/seasonal times and/or when other employees have to take off of work (short vacations, medical leave, family leave, etc).

The ideal candidate is a personable and reliable, with great retail, customer service, and shipping experience and who will fit in well with our small team.

Retail & Shipping Tasks include:
-Customer interaction and service
-Retail store maintenance
-Opening and closing procedures
-Helping with misc. tasks and post production of greeting cards as needed
-Helping pack orders
-Occasionally shipping orders

The ideal candidate(s) would possess the following skills & attributes:
-Has retail and sales experience, especially in a boutique setting
-MUST be available work weekends
-Enjoys working with customers
-Has a fun personality and positive attitude
-Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
-Fairly open availability for the flexible schedule we desire
-Has some previous shipping and/or ecommerce experience
-Eagerness to learn, very reliable and hardworking

We are interested in hiring the right person and training them to fit our business. Resumes without the ideal experience will still be considered. Bonus if you have the following: stationery, social media, marketing or PR experience.

To apply, please follow these steps. If steps are not followed as listed, your application will not be accepted:
-Research our company and showcase that you understand a bit about our company.
-Email your COVER LETTER explaining why you feel you would be a great fit for this position and our company (Tips on writing a great cover letter: http://theeverygirl.com/7-tips-to-write-the-perfect-cover-letter).
-Email your RESUME or work history.
-Use this email: jobs(dot)steelpetalpress(at)gmail(dot)com

If it seems that initially you may be a fit for our company, we will first conduct short online interviews via a link to fill out a form. Some candidates may then be called in for in person interviews.

Shop Hours!

Steel Petal Press Holiday Hours

We will be open for extended shopping hours for Christmas, then closed for several days after that.  Please be sure to make note of our hours before planning your visit.

Holiday Hours:
Dec 18 – Dec 23 OPEN UNTIL 8p
Dec 24 11-3p
Dec 25th – CLOSED

regular hours: Mon-Fri 11-7  |  Sat 10-6 | Sun 11-4

One of a Kind Show 2017

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Steel Petal Press will be exhibiting for the 4th time at the One of a Kind Show in Chicago.  It’s a great place to get unique, one of a kind gift items for friends and family.  Be sure to come say hi to us in booth 1022!

Details are below:

Thursday, December 7 – Sunday December 10

Thur, Dec 7, 11a-8p
Fri, Dec 8, 11a-8p
Sat, Dec 9, 10a-7p
Sun, Dec 10, 10a-5p

BOOTH 1022

We have so much fun every year. I hope to see you there!!

XO, shayna

Small Biz Saturday / Cyber Monday!



We have some sales coming up in our retail shop and online!  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter ASAP for details on both these once a year sales in store and online.


Hi From Steel Petal Press

Steel Petal Press Team

We just wanted to pop in this morning to say hi and let you know that we’re thankful for you. Seriously, thank you for being a badass customer of Steel Petal Press. We couldn’t do any of this or come to work with jazz hands each day without you, so thanks!

If you want to keep up with us throughout the upcoming holiday season (really, holiday is right around the Halloween corner) – then come follow along with us on Instagram. We love seeing your #steelpetalpress goods and photos & keeping you in rhythm with our shop shenanigans.

And if it’s been a while since you’ve stopped by our Logan Square brick and mortar shop, come on in! We can’t promise to greet you with jazz hands, but we may perform on demand.

See you soon!

Greeting Card Facts

Greeting Card Facts

A few interesting facts I stumbled on about greeting cards.  (SOURCE)

• Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year. Annual retail sales of greeting
cards are estimated between $7 and $8 billion.

• The most popular Everyday card-sending occasion by far is Birthday, followed by a number of secondary
occasions that include Sympathy, Thank You, Wedding, Thinking of You, Get Well, New Baby and

• The most popular Seasonal cards are Christmas cards, with some 1.6 billion units purchased (including
boxed cards). This is followed by cards for Valentine’s Day (145 million units, not including classroom
valentines), Mother’s Day (133 million units), Father’s Day (90 million units), Graduation (67 million units),
Easter (57 million units), Halloween (21 million units), Thanksgiving (15 million units) and St. Patrick’s Day
(7 million units).

• Women purchase an estimated 80% of all greeting cards. Women spend more time choosing a card than
men, and are more likely to buy several cards at once.

• Greeting card prices can vary from 50 cents to $10 – with a price point for every consumer. The vast
majority are between $2 and $4. (Total price per year include boxed cards.) The cost of a typical counter
card, however, is between $2 and $4. Cards featuring special techniques, intricate designs and new
technologies and innovations – such as the inclusion of sound chips and LED lights – as well as
handmade cards, are at the top of the price scale.

• Seven out of 10 card buyers surveyed consider greeting cards “absolutely” or “almost” essential to them.
Eight out of 10 of these buyers expect their purchases to remain the same going forward. Of the balance,
twice as many card buyers say they will “increase” their purchasing as say they will “decrease” their
purchasing in the coming year.

National Taco Day!

Taco Gift Wrap Wrapping Paper

Holy cow do we love tacos at Steel Petal Press!  In celebration of national taco day (Wednesday 10/4 2017) I thought we’d share some of our favorite taco products.

First we have my favorite:  TACO WRAP, designed by Steel Petal Press and printed in Chicago.  Our Taco Wrap is available in our brick and mortar location and also online HERE.   You can use this wrap on taco day or any day of the year.  (At Steel Petal Press really we love tacos all year round)

We also have these great items from independent vendors available at our brick and mortar location in Logan Square.  Below are a few of our favorite Taco gift items around the shop.

Also be sure to stop by our favorite Taco joint directly across the street from Steel Petal Press; Dos Amigos.  We recommend the chorizo, pastor or shrimp taco.  Be sure to grab a margarita while you’re there and some extra green salsa!

Taco Money Coin Purse Taco Enamel Pin Tacos and Tequila Tote Bag Taco Truck


10% OFF Mugs for National Coffee Day


It’s no secret. We really, really love coffee.

So National Coffee Day? We’re taking it very seriously by having a coffee mug day sale!

Take 10% off all coffee mugs online and in our Logan Square retail shop, ONLY on National Coffee Day: Friday, September 29th, 2017

All day online at steelpetalpress.com use the code YESCOFFEE at checkout.

Or visit our Logan Square Retail Shop: 2321 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60647 (map) | 11a-7pm

SPP x RCF = Home Sweet Chicago

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

Steel Petal Press will be selling at our 8th year at Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago!
There will be handmade goods, food vendors, music, and of course hilarious cards from Steel Petal Press!
It’s sure to be a good time!!

Saturday & Sunday, September 9th-10th
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Division Street, Chicago

See map

Steel Petal Press will be at Booth 268 – Find us THERE!

Steel Petal Press at Renegade Craft Fair