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Holiday Gift Guide For Your Booze Buddy!

There’s no better way to get into the Holiday Spirit than with some Holiday “spirits”, are we right?! (DUH, of course we are!) That’s why Steel Petal Press is always fully stocked with funny and functional drinking gifts perfect for that friend (or friends) that gets down while boozin’ up! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for your Booze Buddy:

Mug:
The “Hungover” Mug¬†($16) is designed by Steel Petal Press and is perfect for those mornings that follow a night of “too much” fun (if there is such a thing)!

Magnet:
The Whiskey Magnet ($6) is also designed here at Steel Petal Press and is inspired by a quote from a very famous fan of alcohol, Mark Twain! It adds a bit of attitude to any magnetic surface and we are all about attitude ūüėČ

Soaps:
Soap Distillery is Chicago-based company that makes unique soaps based on alcohol. Some of the most popular scents include Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, and the strange sounding but awesome smelling, Beer & Cigarettes. For only $7 a bar, these soaps make awesome gifts for men or women. They also add a little boozy charm to their self-care routine which never hurt anyone.

“True Stack” Drinking Game:
I’m sure your favorite boozing buddy didn’t think that drinking could get anymore fun…and they would be wrong! The “True Stacks” Drinking Game ($20) puts a spin on the classic Jenga game aka it just adds alcohol, but ya know, hell yeah!

Drinking Accessories:
It’s always important to accessorize even when it comes to drinking. Your booze buddy is sure to love some “In The Buff” drink markers ($13) or an Army Man bottle opener ($10)! We also carry a line of ice cube trays from Peak which come in Sphere and Cube form ($15). These make a perfect addition to any liquor lover’s freezer!

Winter Cocktail Book:
For that cocktail connoisseur in your life, this Winter Cocktail Book ($22.95) provides lots of great new recipes. Like we said, nothing makes getting into the holiday spirit easier than some holiday-themed spirits!

Christmas Cards:
We here at Steel Petal Press are big fans of greeting cards¬†(duh) and also of booze (double duh) so we designed a Christmas card that combines both of those things. The final result? Our very popular ‘Tis The Season card.

We are at the end of our Boozing Buddy Gift Guide. Keep on drinking and be sure to stop by our brick & mortar store (and shop our Steel Petal Press products online) to browse these awesome products AND MORE!

‘Tis The Season To Spread Holiday Cheer With Steel Petal Press Cards!

Ho, Ho, HOLY SH*T – the holiday season is fast approaching, and before you go and get into the “spirit”(s) *wink wink*, pick out a couple of our awesome Holiday¬†cards that’ll make your family happy…or at least get them off your back!
Our new and classic Holiday card styles range from sentimental to snarky so Steel Petal Press is a one-stop shop for all your loved ones …
whether they’ve been naughty:
 or nice:
We know the holiday season can be stressful, but luckily for you, we’ve made picking the perfect card easy.
Don’t forget – Steel Petal Press also has all of your other gifting needs covered too including kickass gift bags, tags, and wraps:
All of these holiday items (along with much, much more!) can be browsed and purchased online through our super convenient website: Click here!

Shayna is OLD, but Steel Petal Press has NEW Birthday Cards!

Another candle on the cake. Another year around the sun. No matter how you say it, it means the same thing: IT’S BIRTHDAY TIME!¬† We love birthdays at Steel Petal Press and we have designed some amazing new birthday cards that’ll be sure to fill any anyone’s special day with the perfect amount of sass & sentiment!

So Vain Birthday Card

However, don’t think we’ve forgotten a few of our birthday classics that, like many things including yourself,¬†continue to stay? awesome with age!

Pulp Fiction Samuel L Jackson Birthday Card

Let’s also give a special shout out to our founder and favorite Libra, Shayna whose birthday is coming up on September 23rd! Our zodiac collection is a fun and creative way to send positive birthday vibes to any favorite sign in your life ūüôā
All of these new & classic birthday cards (along with much, much more!) can be browsed and purchased online through our super convenient website: Click here!

July Rewind – Where The F*CK Did This Month Go…?!

Hi there!

We can’t believe July has come and gone already…

While this month was much less eventful than the previous (IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS), we’ve still been busier than ever here at Steel Petal Press. Check out all the shit we’ve done in our July Rewind:

NYNow Preparation
As we’ve mentioned before, Steel Petal Press is making the HUGE commitment of exhibiting at the August ’18 NYNow. So, there’s been HUGE amounts of planning, organizing, and stressing going on around here! With the show beginning in a little over a week, the entire team has been working so hard to get everything ready to go. In fact, check out what our shipping pallet looks like: NYNow Pallet
Although, we think it looks more like some weird alien cocoon…
This is only a small fraction of the work left to do for and at NYNow but we know it’ll be all worth it in the end ūüôā

*By the way, if you’re gonna be at NYNow, come visit Shayna and Shelby at the Steel Petal Press Booth (#7675)*

Holiday Hijinx
We know it’s a little odd to be thinking about the Holiday Season when we are still getting 80+ degree days here (atleast in Chicago!)! But, our new Holiday collection will be going live on our retail website August 13th…(that’s only like 5 days away, how exciting!)

Our team worked super hard this year to add some fresh and holiday-themed products like cards (duh!) and gift bags. We are really excited for everyone to see our new items for this upcoming release.
Please consider this sneak peek an early Christmas gift *wink, wink*:

Wholesale – Oh, Wow!
We’ve been incredible busy this past month with wholesale orders, but trust us – we aren’t complaining! We love that so many people share a love of snark and sass as well as an appreciation for handcrafted letterpress stationery. Most notably, we got a BIG ASS order from our wholesale account with Paper Source who ordered JUST under 6,000 units from us…I KNOW, RIGHT?! They’re favorites from us include Awesome Babies, Holy Shit – Engaged, Holy Shit – 29 Again, and Big Gay Wedding. We truly appreciate every wholesale order we receive…it keeps us busy and allows us to share Steel Petal Press worldwide!

We Met Mayor Ted From Queer Eye!

Last, but certainly not least, a special guest unexpectedly came into our store…Mayor Ted from the second season of Queer Eye! We couldn’t have been more excited to meet this kind and humble dude who is working so hard to make political and cultural changes in his hometown of Clarkston, GA! It was such an honor to meet him (and the Fab Five by extension, right?!)

That’s it for us and our July Rewind!
Stay tuned for all the exciting adventures August will bring ūüôā

Wedding Cards to make you AWWW or LOL

New Wedding Cards from Steel Petal Press

It‚Äôs Summer which means humidity isn‚Äôt the only thing in the air…LOVE IS, TOO! What we‚Äôre trying to say is: IT‚ÄôS WEDDING SEASON!

Steel Petal Press LOVES weddings so we focused on creating the perfect collection of wedding cards that range from snarky to sentimental! These include some new favorites and old classics

Mazel Tov Congratulations Card

Wedding Congratulations Card

However, as our owner Shayna celebrates her 8 year wedding anniversary on July 31st,  we here at Steel Petal Press recognize the importance of celebrating love that continues to grow each and every year. Therefore, we created a variety of anniversary cards so there’s sure to be an ideal choice for every type of couple.

Anniversary Cards by Steel Petal Press

All of these Wedding and Anniversary cards (along with much, much more!) can be seen and purchased online through our super convenient website: Click here!

 

Summer Wedding Gift Guide!

Ahhh, it’s Summer time which means there isn’t only humidity in the air… LOVE IS TOO!

What we’re trying to say is: IT’S WEDDING SEASON. Couples everywhere are celebrating the warm and sunny weather by celebrating their love for one another with friends and family.

As a time honored tradition, it’s important to give a gift as a token of affection and support for this new journey in which the bride and groom are about to begin (also, what’s a big life moment with out gifts, right?!). Well, here at Steel Petal Press we love weddings and have put together some of our top picks from our store that will make any couple’s special day just a little bit more special.

CHECK OUT OUR SUMMER WEDDING GIFT GUIDE:

Item Guide:
1. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit For Brides, available at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
2. Chronicle Books Bride Ideas Stick Notes Set, available at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
3. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit For Bridesmaids, available at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
4. Slant Collections Wifey/Hubby Stemless Champagne Glass Set, available at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
5. Chronicle Books The Newlywed Cookbook, available at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
6. Adulting For The Win One Penis For The Rest Of Your Days Award Ribbon, available at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location

Card Guide:
1. So Much Yes Illustrated, available online and at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
2. Open Bar, available online and at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
3. Holy Shit You’re Married!, available online and at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location
4. Crazy Ride, available online and at Steel Petal Press brick & mortar location

Scenes from around the Studio: May Edition

It’s been a fun and busy month at Steel Petal Press!

For months we’ve been hard at work, designing, creating and printing 40+ new cards, bookmarks, magnets, mugs and gift wrap. Seriously, we start planning our May release in January. First we decide what new products we want to create, and start working on designs.¬† We go through several iterations of many designs to further refine what we have, how it looks and what it says.¬† Once all the designs are ready to move forward, we go into production.¬† Printing and packaging all the cards in house takes several weeks of work, especial with a big release like the one we just completed.¬† We also do a full catalog redesign, removing items we have discontinued and adding all the new items.¬†¬†After that we photograph all the cards and get them onto our online shops.¬† It’s definitely an undertaking and it takes multiple months from start to finish.

I am particularly excited to share our new hand ILLUSTRATED line of cards (pictured below) by owner, Shayna Norwood. We are taking our love of hand drawing back to our roots with this beautiful new line of cards.

Illustrated Letterpress Cards from Steel Petal Press

Drawing Process Greeting Cards

We also have lots of funny new cards for when you think HOLY SHIT.

New Holy Shit cards from Steel Petal Press

Aside from working on the big new release I also traveled to the National Stationery Show again this year as a buyer. I have always loved being at the Stationery Show either as an observer walking, exhibiting or buying. It’s such a lovely community of people.¬† Paper People are the BEST people.¬† I know so many people from the years I’ve spent exhibiting, buying and from the Tradeshow Bootcamp community so in some ways it feels a little bit like “coming home.”

National Stationery Show Trip

I will leave you with this calming photo taken on my flight back to Chicago. After a whirlwind month of May, it’s nice to be home and we have some exciting big things cooking!!

If you’re interested please follow us on instagram for weekly updates about the shop and what we have in store.

Father’s Day Gift Guide from Steel Petal Press

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is coming up and we wanted to make sure you’re ready with a unique letterpress father’s day card and a hilarious gift or two to keep him laughing so we created this¬†Father’s Day Gift Guide to help you on your quest for the perfect gift!

At Steel Petal Press we got you covered with BOTH funny cards, and one of a kind gifts for you dad or baby daddy on Father’s Day.¬† Below is a quick gift guide of the best items we recommend for your dad.

You can find all of these awesome gifts below at our Brick and Mortar Retail shop in Logan Square Chicago!

Blue Q men’s socks are always a big hit!¬† We have a great selection of socks for baseball lovers, for mr fix it, for sports lovers or handymen.

Father's Day Socks

We also have mugs for dad, dog dads, cat dads or anyone who loves hot liquids, coffee or tea
Finally, Gentleman’s Hardware is always a big hit.¬† They offer an array of tools for men, outdoor tools and useful well designed items for the Gentleman in your life.

Father's Day Gift Guide Father's Day Gift Guide

Visit us as anytime!!

Steel Petal Press  2321 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60647
You can find all the Father’s Day cards for sale on our website!

Father’s Day is June 17th – We got you covered!

Father's Day Card Star Wars

Father’s Day is less than a month away, and Steel Petal Press has got you covered with funny and sweet Father’s Day Cards for all kinds of dads.

Does your dad like Star Wars? We recommend this card.
Is he more into beer? What about this card.
Is he a sports fan? This card should do the trick.

Visit our website today and pick out the perfect snarky, sassy or sweet card for your dad (or your baby daddy)

Father’s Day is Sunday June 17th!

Letterpress Father's Day Cards

Your Mom deserves a Funny Mother’s Day Card

Mother's Day Card

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th and we got you covered!

Don’t forget the lady that birthed you, changed your poopy diapers and the one who made you awesome. She deserves a gold medal, or at least a funny card. Show mom how much you appreciate her on Mother’s Day. The least you could is give her a good chuckle.

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Letterpress Mother's Day Card

letterpress mothers day card

Don’t forget Dad too!

Star Wars Father's Day Card