A Gift Guide Fit For The Outside!

Need some gift ideas for your favorite outdoorsman or woman? Look no further than our collection of nature, camping, and outside related items! We’ve definitely got something perfect for when nature calls…
but not like that…😉

Steel Petal Press Chicago Outdoor Camping Nature Gift Ideas For Christmas
From Top Left to Bottom Right:
Survival of the Fittest Kit, Wild &Wolf Inc. – $20
See America book, Chronicle/Hatchette – $19.95
Waterproof Outdoor Playing Cards, Wild & Wolf Inc. – $15
50 Places To Camp Before You Die book, Common Ground Distributors – $24.95
Wilderness First Aid Kit, Kikkerland – $9
Key Multi-Tool, Wild & Wolf Inc. – $16
Multi-Tool Flash Light, Wild & Wolf Inc. – $16

These items are all $25 OR LESS and available right now at our
brick + mortar store – get here before they’re gone!!! ⏳

Happy shopping!

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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HAPPY CYBER MONDAY!

Steel Petal Press Cyber Monday Sale Online Only Stationery Gifts

💥OUR BIGGEST ONLINE SALE OF THE YEAR IS HERE!!!💥
Get your asses over to our website and
enjoy 30% OFF YOUR PURCHASE using code: TheGoodStuff.
Looks like Christmas came early, bitches!🎅

Steel Petal Press Mental Health Trackers Notepads You Are Not Alone
Enjoy 30% off our Mental Health Trackers!
Steel Petal Press Funny Ceramic Coffee Tea Mugs
30% off our collection of mugs – FUCK YEAH!
Steel Petal Press Local Handmade Funny Birthday Baby Wedding Christmas Greeting Cards
And, of course, 30% off ALL of our cards including birthday,
baby, wedding AND EVEN CHRISTMAS!

IT’S TODAY ONLY SO YOU BETTER GET GOING!
Happy online shopping 🙂

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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Small Biz Saturday With SPP!

📣IT’S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!📣
Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase! (brick + mortar ONLY!)

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“When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little
happy dance.” Come make us happy dance all damn day.
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We’re open 10-6 so be ready to shop small and celebrate big! 🎉

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A Thank You From SPP!

We wanted to take a quick moment to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for here at Steel Petal Press 💕

The support from all of our customers, both retail and wholesale, continues to fill us with a sense of gratitude that’s hard to explain. Because of YOU, we are able to continue making our living off of letterpress AND LOLs.
What more could we ask for? (Seriously, nothing. You guys fuckin’ rule.)

Please have a safe and loving Thanksgiving holiday!
We’ll catch ya on the Christmas flip side 😉

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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Self Care Gift Guide

💕There ain’t no shame in a strong self care game.💕

If you know anything about us at Steel Petal Press, then you know that we consider self care one of the most important things you can do for yourself and for others. This year we are fully stocked with a variety of items that promote self care and emotional well-being. What’s a better gift to give to a loved one than that?

Check out our Self Care Gift Guide:

Self Care Gift Guide Face Masks Candles Scrunchies Bath Bombs Steel Petal Press Christmas 2019 Gift Ideas
From left to right:
1) Cucumber & Rosewater Bath Salt from Soap Distillery – $20
2) Lavender Mimosa candle from Paddywax – $32
3) Sugu Cat Exfoliating Face Pad from NPW London – $5
4) Fresh Out Of Fucks Sticker from Steel Petal Press – $3
5) Self Care Stemless Wine Glass from Chez Gagne – $15
6) Multi- Masking Mask Set from Wild & Wolf Inc. – $20
7) Bright Eyes Gold Dust Under Eye Mask from NPW London – $6
8) Metallic Scrunchies from Talking Out Of Turn – $12
9) Rose Gold Bath Bomb from NPW London – $5

We have a selection of Mental Health Trackers that make incredible gifts for anyone you know who struggles with their mental and emotional well-being.

Steel Petal Press Mental Health Trackers For Mental And Emotional Well Being
From left to right:
Weekly Emotion Tracker – $12 / Anxiety’s A Bitch Tracker – $12
Daily Mood Tracker – $12 / Mint Daily Tracker – $12
To learn more about Steel Petal Press and Mental Health, click here!
Steel Petal Press Mental Health Trackers For Mental And Emotional Well Being New Release Items
We’ve also got some new styles coming out soon!!!
✨Stay tuned for release information✨

Thanks for checking out our Self Care Gift Guide.
HAPPY SHOPPING!

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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October Rewind – Gettin’ Spooky at SPP

Goodbye October Hello November Banner Month Rewind From Steel Petal Press

October went by SCARY fast but we had plenty going on to keep as busy as bees! Check out what we did this past month in our October Rewind.

Quarterly Inventory:
Every business quarter, so roughly 4x a year, we conduct a inventory of all of our warehouse items. A majority of these items are the SPP products such as cards, magnets, gift bags, etc. that are waiting to be shipped for online/wholesale orders OR to be placed/sold in our retail store.

Letterpress Greeting Cards Counting Inventory
Here’s Shelby counting some of our cards but this is an ALL HANDS ON DECK task so every member of SPP is scheduled to help until the task is complete!

Once everything is counted (BY HAND!), our Shipping Manager Rachel compares the hand counted numbers to the ones found in our inventory management system. The ultimate goal is to have everything match…but of course that’s highly unlikely due to human error. So, she does her best to reconcile and account for the any differences and we start fresh with accurate numbers for next quarter. The best part of inventory? THE TACOS THAT SHAYNA BUYS US!

Finalized/Printed New 2020 Release:
YOU READ THAT RIGHT – We finished our first release for 2020. All of our new cards were printed in house (per usual) but we also created some really cool new stickers, mugs, mental health trackers, and even funny little desk notepads! In total, there’s roughly 27 new items coming your way. To learn more about these new styles, be sure to check out Part II of our New Release Journey blog series that’ll be dropping in the next week or 2.

In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek at some of those new items:

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Cards, and stickers, and notepads – OH MY!

HALLOWEEN:
We freakin’ love Halloween. There’s nothing much more to say than that…so enjoy a few photos from Halloween 2019 at Steel Petal Press:

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The scariest thing about Halloween this year?
IT FUCKING SNOWED.
Halloween 2019 At Steel Petal Press DIY Pop Culture Costumes
Here’s a few of Team SPP’s costumes: (left to right)
1. Rachel as Count Rach-ula
2. Shayna as Billie Eilish
3. Shelby as 1980’s Eleven (Season 3 of Stranger Things)
Halloween 2019 Mario Toad Toddler Baby Costume
Adorable trick-or-treater dressed as Toad from Mario

Planning for America’s Mart AND NYNow 2020:
For the first time in Steel Petal Press history, we are doing back-to-back shows starting in 2020. To kick off the new year, we’ll be attending America’s Mart (ATL) in mid-January and then heading off to NYNow (NYC) the first of February. We’ve finalized our booth locations (ATL: #7-2509/ NYC: #7215) but in the coming months we’ll be planning EVERYTHING else. Stay tuned for more updates…

Thanks for checking out our October Rewind. We have so much more exciting news to fill you in on as the busiest months approach so be sure to come back and read all about it 🙂

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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~*Spooky Season at SPP*~

We absolutely love Halloween at Steel Petal Press so we take every opportunity to dress up the store AND ourselves to celebrate.

A new (and best) season calls for an incredible window display! This year we decided to go with a Halloween-inspired design. We thought bats were the perfect visual element to use and added some purple
string lights to “up” the eeriness at night!

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Our 2019 Fall/Halloween window!
Left: Daytime / Right: Nighttime

The seasonal section was decked out in Halloween gear from top to bottom! A few product themes we stocked up on this year?:
dark occult, mystic cats, and creepy skulls.

Halloween Spooky Season October Fall Skulls Occult Cats Products Available At Steel Petal Press
Check out this spooktacular seasonal section at our brick + mortar location!

Last, but not least, COSTUMES! We truly love a good costume – I mean, who doesn’t? Every year, we like to try and come up with a great group costume for everyone to wear who works at the store on Halloween. Last year, we landed on the 3 blind mice for the 3 ladies of SPP and it was super well received! Although a lot of people thought we were a
weird mouse version of the Robert Palmer girls, LOL!

Steel Petal Press Halloween Group Costumes 3 Blind Mice Robert Palmer Girls
Rachel (left), Shayna (middle), and Shelby (right) as the
3 Blind Mice of SPP for Halloween 2018!!!

You’ll have to stay tuned and check out our Instagram to see what our costumes will be these year!!! Leave us a comment about what you’re going to dress up as this Halloween.


XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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Trick-or-Treat with SPP!

We’re so excited to be apart of the local trick-or-treat outing this year! We’ll be handing out candy from 3-6pm and “awww”ing our faces of at all the adorable little kids in costumes.

Chicago 2019 Trick Or Treat Halloween
Stop by and see us for all treats and just a few tricks this Halloween!
Our brick + mortar store is located at 2321 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Side note – the Steel Petal Press staff will also be in costume because we want candy too. Here’s a throwback to last years costumes:

3 Blind Mice Halloween Costume at Steel Petal Press
The 3 Blind Mice of Steel Petal Press

Gift Guide For Witchy Babes!

🔮✨CALLING ALL WITCHY BABES✨🔮
It’s your season so here’s a gift guide just for you.

If someone you know (or even yourself wink) are keen on the creepy or interested in the eerie, then we’ve got some great gift ideas!

Witchy Babes Spooky Season Halloween Gift Guide From Steel Petal Press
Top Picks For Our Witchy Babe Gift Guide!

Need to grab a gift for someone who’s keen on the creepy? We’ve got you covered. Check out our featured top picks that are ALL available at our brick + mortar location RIGHT NOW. (But not for long, so get yours quick!)

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1. Bravery In The Face of Ghosts altar candle from Last Craft Designs ($18) *CHICAGO LOCAL COMPANY*⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2. Tattoo Tarot deck ($17.99) / Spark Magic 50 Ways To Find Your Power from ($12.95) / The Book of Black ($15.99) all from Chronicle Books⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3. Starry Witchcat Enamel Pin ($12) / Third Eye With Sticker ($4) / Moonphase Cat Bookmark ($2) all from Bees Knees Industries⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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6. White Sage Stick + Crystal pouch from Cast of Stones ($15)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Spring 2020 New Release – Part I

Can you believe we already have to start thinking and planning for our 2020 NEW RELEASE?! It’s bonkers…but true. It’s a time that’s full of mixed emotions: stress, excitement, frustration, happiness, and many more! However, the process of creating a New Release is integral in moving the brand forward in creative and compelling ways. It reminds our current shoppers why they love us and creates another opportunity to “woo” new customers.

To kick off a New Release, it’s allllll about creativity! We begin brainstorming and sharing ideas for cards and other gift items we make such as stickers, mugs, or even bookmarks. For this release, we are focusing on Mom, Dad, Grad, and Love cards as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, and Valentine’s Day will be the biggest upcoming holidays people will need cards for! For our gift items, we have a little more design freedom since these items aren’t geared towards a specific holiday.

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Here we see initial ideas being presented for
further comments, questions, and critiques.

While this process can be fun, it can also be very tiring. It takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks from start to finish although we are ALWAYS thinking of new ideas so it never really stops. Additionally, it can be difficult to look at the same thing for so long and to constantly be listening to a pool of different opinions (but we truly value hearing them!).

Steel Petal Press New Release Letterpress Greeting Cards for Every Occasion Mother Day Fathers Day Valentines Birthday
Here we have Rachel (left), Dan (middle), and Shayna (right) discussing some of the
ideas and any necessary changes needed to make it stronger…
PLUS COFFEE (also a very important component of the design process, LOL!)

However for this release, the creative portion went a lot smoother than normal . At the end of only 2.5 weeks, we have a solid 27 NEW ITEMS that are completed and ready to move onto the next part of the process. That’s absolutely incredible, and to make it even better, we couldn’t be happier with the products we’ve created.

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A little teaser of a few of the finalized designs for the
Spring 2020 New Release from Steel Petal Press.

That’s a wrap…of this portion! In Part II, we’ll show a behind-the-scenes look into how these products are produced, including in-house and out-source creation. Stay tuned.
XOXO

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