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Need A Stocking Stuffer Idea? Try Stickers!

We get this question a lot during the holidays:
“What’s a good stocking stuffer gift idea?”
Well, we finally have the perfect answer:
STICKERS!!!!!

Funny Stickers From Steel Petal Press
Check out these ✨BRAND NEW✨ sticker designs from Steel Petal Press!

Why stickers?
Well, we have a couple criteria that we use to decide
what makes a GOOD stocking stuffer:
1. A great price point (usually on the low end, under $5)
2. A large selection of styles within the same type of product
(because you’re usually buying multiples and for different people)
3. Small in size, can easily fit inside a stocking!
Stickers are all of these thing…AND MORE!
Bottom line: we think they’re the best stocking stuffer gift 🎁


We’ve stocked the store with a HUGE variety, including our very own designs (which can also be shopped online) and designs from other great vendors. Be sure to grab them while you can and stuff those stockings full!

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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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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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.

Steel Petal Press New Release Letterpress Greeting Cards for Every Occasion Mother Day Fathers Day Valentines Birthday
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.

Steel Petal Press New Release Letterpress Greeting Cards for Every Occasion Mother Day Fathers Day Valentines Birthday Stickers Prince Pizza Yoda
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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New Release – Mental Health Trackers

Notepads to track your mental health on a daily or weekly basis

The last (but definitely not least) of our newest release is our Mental Health Trackers! These notepads a new product category for Steel Petal Press. They also mark the beginning of me talking more openly about Mental Health.

Mental Health is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. Having Steel Petal Press as a public company I wanted to be able to use this platform as a way to share my story and to help others feel less alone.

There was quite a bit of discussion about what would be constructive way to use Steel Petal Press as a platform. Would I just share my story on Social Media? Take the form of written blog posts? Be a product I created? What would that product look like?

I wanted more than an inspirational quote or words of encouragement. When someone is suffering from mental health issues inspirational seem trite and hopeless. (For me they actually made me feel worse.) I wanted to create a product that would actually be helpful, while also help me tell my story. My goal is to help others feel less alone. After much thinking, and overthinking, I decided to create these notepads.

I designed these Mental Health Trackers as a tool to aid anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. The simple act of writing down your emotions on paper can often help us see the causes – and therefore – solutions more clearly.

It was a difficult decision for me to talk about my mental health issues publicly, but it’s a conversation that needs to be had. As vulnerable and uncomfortable as sharing my story makes me feel, the thought that it could help someone far outweighs the negatives.

Not only do I want to destigmatize the public opinion of what it means to struggle with mental illness but shed light on how isolating, painful and dangerous it can be.

I want to share my story but also the stories of others, because no one experience is the same. The more we talk about mental health the better we can understand each other, maybe together we can lessen the stigma and shame by sharing our experiences. I hope that through story telling, it can help others who are suffering can help feel a little less alone.

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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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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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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