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Chicago Print Crawl

Chicago Print Crawl

Steel Petal Press is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Chicago Print Crawl organized by Spudnik Press.

Spudnik Press is a community print shop located in West Town Chicago. They offer classes, workshops, private lessons and field trip tours for novices. For more intermediate printers, Spudnik rents studio space, and offers residencies and fellowships. Our very own printing assistant, Dan, recently went through their studio fellowship program.

The print crawl takes place on Saturday May 11th from 11am – 5pm. Steel Petal Press will be hosting an Open House of sorts. The presses will be running all day. Visitors coming into the shop will have a chance to ask questions while Dan prints. While we always have the presses on display at Steel Petal Press, this will be a unique chance to delve in and ask questions as we demo while we work.

Gift Guide For Plant People!

Spring has sprung! The temperature is warming up and the sun is starting to shine more and more. This means we can kick our plant obsession into high gear! We know we aren’t alone in our love for all things leafy and so take a look at some of our top plant picks from our retail shop that make great gifts for any plant people you love dearly! Here’s our Gift Guide For Plant People:

Poppy & Lavender Garden Kits, Modern Sprout ($15) – These garden kits make gardening easy because they include everything you need to grow the flowers right in the container! They are a great way to add a bit of the outdoors to any small indoor space. As an added bonus, Modern Sprout is a local Chicago company (support small, woohoo!)

Self Watering Animal Planters, Noted ($15) – These guys have been a very popular item since they hit our shelves. They come in a variety of plant types and adorable animal shapes sure to bring a smile to anyone! Additionally, they use an enclosed straw or felt “tongue” to water themselves which means they require little to no effort (even better!)

“Plants Get Me” Women’s Ankle Socks, BQ ($10.50) – Who doesn’t love a good sock? No one, that’s who! Plant people included. That’s why our “Plants Get Me” socks make a great gift. They combine the love of plants with a great novelty gift idea!

Assorted Succulent Planters, Natural Life ($15) – Our selection of succulent planters from Natural Life are as cute as they are small. They come with faux plants/dirt inside but can easily be converted for real use. We think they make a great little accent for desks or window sills (and I’m sure plant people would agree!)

Boys With Plants Book, Chronicle/Hachette ($14.95) – If you need a perfect tongue and cheek gift for a plant lover, look no further! This hilarious book contains photographs of attractive men alongside their favorite plants. We’re almost positive there’s no quicker way to a plant person’s heart than this book, haha!

Alas, we have come to the end of Gift Guide For Plant People! Be sure to shop these gift ideas and much more at our retail location! Additionally, you can check out all Steel Petal Press handmade items on our website anytime – day or night!

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Shout out to our Retailers!

Popping in to do a quick shout out to all our awesome retail partners!  Wholesale business is about half of the work we do.  Steel Petal Press products are carried in over 250+ wonderful stores around the country.  We love peeping all the beautifully curated shops on instagram.  It’s always a joy to see our products in out in the wild.  Below are a few shots from some of our favorite shops!

ClTCH in Charlotte, NC

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Fetch in Kansas City, MO

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Modern Legend in Wilmington, NC

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The Paper Studio, Grand Rapid MI

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Wordshop, Denver CO

And please be sure to follow us on instagram for all our pretty new products and promotions!

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2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us which means love is in the air…and in the cards and gifts here at Steel Petal Press! Whether you want to get something sexy, snarky, or just plain sweet, we’ve got what you need to show your special person how much you love them! Check out our 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide below!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2019

“Kinky” and “Ladies Night” Truth or Dare Game ($14.95)
Who doesn’t love a good game of Truth or Dare? These fun (and sexy) versions of an old classic make the perfect Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) day gift!

“Horny For Food” Oven Mitt ($13)
This is more of a tongue-and-cheek gift.  Give it to a special person with a great sense of humor and an affinity for cooking! Because, let’s be honest, who out there doesn’t TOTALLY relate to this oven mitt? (No one, that’s who).

“Love and Happiness” Crystals and Stones Set ($20)
This beautifully packaged set contains Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and Quartz Crystal. It has an attached affirmation that states: “Happiness is my choice and love is abundant in my life”. What a perfect sentiment to share with whoever you love this Valentine’s Day!

The “Movie Kama Sutra” Book ($12.99)
This book makes an “sex”-cellent gift for those with an affinity for movies, pop culture, and boning in hilarious and weird ways!

“Junk Food” Tattoos and Love Notes ($20)
This set of 24 adorable Valentine’s cards in the shape of pizza, soda, popcorn, and french fries come with little temporary tattoos and cute-sy love notes! These work well as little V-day gifts in your office or in a child’s classroom!

Steel Petal Press Valentine’s Cards ($3.33-$6)
We’ve created a line of cards that are sure to make your Valentine smile; from laughing or sweetness, you choose! We have classic favorites, like “Hate You/Love You” and “Tinder Love” and new best sellers “Bear Lets Fuck” and “Cheesy Valentine Day“, you’ll find the perfect card here!

We hope you enjoyed our 2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
Be sure to stop by our brick & mortar store (and shop our Steel Petal Press products online) to browse these awesome products AND MORE!

Clearance Sale at Steel Petal Press!

clearance Sale at Steel Petal Press

It’s a new year and at Steel Petal Press we need to make room for all the new inventory coming in.
Come visit our brick and mortar and check out our clearance section.

Everything on clearance is 75% off!

We have everything from holiday stuff to mugs, desk accessories, fun gifts and more at MEGA DISCOUNTS.
Only at our retail location in Logan Square.

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

We hope to see you soon!

Holiday Gift Guide For Pet People!

Christmas gifts are all about buying something your friends, family, and loved ones are sure to enjoy. However, what do you get a person who considers their furry family as important as their human one (which is pretty easy to do, let’s be honest!). Here’s a simple solution: check out our Holiday Gift Guide For Pet People! It’s sure to have the perfect gift for any cat and/or dog (or BOTH) lovers in your life!

Pet Lover Gift Guide

Socks:
Socks make a great gift for anyone but we have some hilarious styles that feature hilarious sentiments for feline or canine fans! Better yet, they come in at only $10.50-$11.50!

Puzzles:
Puzzles make the perfect cold weather activity because you don’t have the leave the comfort of your warm home to do it! However, a puzzle fit for a pet person must include cats or dogs, of course! No worries, we have both! 🙂

Tea Towels:
Tea Towels make can make a fun and funny home decor statement. Steel Petal Press carries a variety of styles from Blue Q with laughable cat and dog quotes. Better yet, they’re only $14!

Cat Mug Garden:
These are new to our brick & mortar location this year but make a great for cat lovers (or plant lovers!) This mug is a small hydroponic garden which can then be used to enjoy a favorite beverage once the plant removed. Plus, look at that cute kitty design…what’s not to like!

Cat/Dog Butt Magnets:
These funny butt magnets, featuring both dog and cat butts, have been a fan favorite every holiday season at our store!

Cards:
Steel Petal Press makes a variety of awesome holiday cards but our “Meowy Catmus“, which comes in singles ($6) or boxed ($16) is the perfect combination of punny and kitty.

We are at the end of the Holiday Gift Guide For Pet People which means you have the difficult task of picking which awesome suggestion you want to buy (sorry, not sorry!) But, on the bright side, you know your favorite pet person is sure to love it no matter what!

Happy shopping!

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

Holiday Gift Guide For Book Worms!

A good book warms the soul which can be a difficult task to do during the cold temperatures of the holiday season. Steel Petal Press knows how awesome reading is but how difficult it can be to shop for a loved one who is always nose deep in a book! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide For Book Worms for gift ideas that are sure to capture the attention of your favorite reader 🙂

Bookmarks:
We here at Steel Petal Press love reading so much that we created our very own collection of letterpressed bookmarks ($3)! Witty and sassy (like all things SPP), these bookmarks make perfect stocking stuffers for any book fanatic! Some of the top sellers are the “John Waters”, “Awesome People Read”, and our new “Stopping Point” bookmarks!

Magnets:
As you may have seen in our previous gift guides, Steel Petal Press makes some pretty kick ass magnets for some pretty kick ass types of people and book lovers are no different! Our “Awesome People Read” magnet ($6) matches with our top selling bookmark style but also makes a great addition to any gift for someone who just thinks reading is awesome (like us!)

Socks:
The perfect way to read a book is making sure you’re cozy as heck, right? RIGHT. So, picking out a perfect (and hilarious) pair of socks for your favorite bookworm is a great gift idea! Blue Q socks are our personal favorites here at Steel Petal Press and at only $10.50-$11.50 they won’t break the bank! Heck, they even made some specifically for this occasion (“Fuck off, I’m Reading” socks!!)

Mugs & Tea Infusers:
Another perfect pairing for reading books is…tea, of course! We’ve got a large selection of mugs that are sure to get a laugh including a “Book Nerd” mug ($16) which is fitting for any loud and proud book nerd. In addition to that, Steel Petal Press has plenty of hilarious tea infusers from cats, to dogs, to even flamingos and all with a $10-$15 price range. We believe that even the simplest tasks like making tea and reading a book should be fun!

Hopefully our Holiday Gift Guide for Book Worms inspired some gift-giving ideas. Rest assured that with these gifts from Steel Petal Press, your beloved book worm will be filled with holiday joy!

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

Holiday Gift Guide For Guys!

Holiday shopping can be stressful enough with all the crowds and money you’re spending but it can be even more stressful when you don’t know what to get someone (DUDES, WE’RE LOOKIN’ AT YOU!) Men can hold a lot of important roles in our lives such as: Dads, Sons, Grandpas, Brothers, Boyfriends, Husbands, and many more…and they can all be a pain in the ass to shop for. But, no worries, Steel Petal Press has put together a little Holiday Gift Guide For Guys that’ll help you find the perfect present without breaking the bank (you can thank us later!):

Gift Guide For Men

Mug:
Mugs make the perfect gift for anyone really and that includes dudes! The “Fresh Out Of Fucks” ($16) mug is a new release from Steel Petal Press and has been flying off the shelf. It’s perfect if your man enjoys coffee, tea, and/or curse words! (There’s also a matching magnet ($6))

Socks:
Let’s get straight to the point: socks rule! We have a large (and hilarious) selection of men’s socks from our favorite vendor Blue Q ($11.50). These make great stocking stuffers and a fun addition to any guys’ cozy and casual wardrobe!

Outdoorsy Books:
Is there a man in your life that thrives in the outdoors? Well, when it’s wintertime in the city it can be really hard to find some nature to enjoy…but look no further! We have stocked some awesome outdoors books like “See America” ($19.95) and “50 Places To Camp Before You Die” ($24.95) that’ll fill the nature-sized hole in their heart until Springtime is upon us!

Gentleman’s Hardware:
This is an awesome line of products we carry from a brand named Wild & Wolf Inc. that creates things with a wide variety of men in mind! We have a Flight Ready Kit ($20) which has travel sized bath needs or the Shoe Shine Kit ($22) which helps keep a guy on the go lookin’ (and smelling) fresh and spiffy! Gentleman’s Hardware also makes some handy tools for those handy men in your life. The Keychain Tool Kit ($20) and Hammer Multi-Tool ($25) are great gadgets that are also functional!

Stationery Sets:
Steel Petal Press is ALL about snail mail and maybe there’s a man in your life that is too, in which case, hell yeah! We have a large variety of stationery sets he’ll love including one of our most popular styles, “Thanks, Dude” ($16) that is made by hand right here in our studio!

Drinking Accessories:
Know a boy who likes to booze? Who doesn’t, right!? We’ve got lots of fun drinking things that make perfect gifts – and better yet – are under $10! The Luchador Bottle Opener ($8) is always a popular purchase every holiday because it’s funny as heck! We’ve also got a variety of drink coasters including the Gear Coasters ($6) that we make ourselves!

We hope our Holiday Gift Guide For Guys helps take some pressure off the season’s shopping and brings some laughter to the holidays.

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

Extended Holiday Hours at Steel Petal Press

extended holiday gift shopping hours We are quickly popping in to share our holiday hours for Steel Petal Press Brick and Mortar Retail Shop.

We know, preparing for family, shopping, cooking and Christmas break can get hectic: and we at Steel Petal Press is here to help!! The shop is staying open until 8pm the week before Christmas, giving you a little extra time to check off everything on your list.

Make note of our holiday hours are listed below:

Holiday HOURS:
Monday, December 17th – Friday December 21st: 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 22nd: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, December 23rd: 11am – 8pm
Monday, December 24th: 11am – 3pm
Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED
Monday, December 31st – Friday, December 4th: CLOSED

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October Rewind – It’s SPOOKY How Fast It Went!

The only thing that truly is scaring us that we have to do an October Rewind already because that month could not have moved any quicker! However, despite it moving fast, Steel Petal Press moved even faster in order to keep up with the hustle and bustle of a growing small business so keep scrolling to see what we were up to in the month of October!

7-12-16 Steel Petal Press Studio Tour
Chicago, IL
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Springin’ Into Action With A New Wholesale Release:
The entire Steel Petal Press team has been in hyper drive to complete our new Spring Release. From designing, to printing, to photography, and much more, it’s a time consuming job but we couldn’t be happier with the new items we’ll be adding to our product offering! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for when those drop for wholesale order and check out our Instagram and Facebook for little sneak peaks, in the mean time!

OOAK December 2018 Show:
It’s that time again when we are gearing up for the December One Of A Kind Show! This is a big show for us as there are lots of shoppers that come through with the hopes of knocking out some Christmas shopping with special and “one-of-a-kind” (see what we did there, *wink wink)* items for their loved ones! As much as we love the bustle of the show and sharing Steel Petal Press goods with the world, it does take a lot of time and energy to proper prepare, set up, and work the show! In the end, despite the exhaustion, it’s always worth it and is a great reminder that an important part of what we want to do with our brand is to connect with people.

Here’s some important details about the show:
– When: December 6th-9th
– Where: 7th floor of the Merchandise Mart
Booth #1021

We hope to see you there 🙂

Our Newest Addition:
Steel Petal Press could NOT be more excited about the latest permanent addition to our little family: Rachel Kopp! We brought her on originally as a temporary part-time retail employee to help us during the holidays, however her positive attitude and hard work quickly convinced us that we wanted her here with us as long as possible! We found Rachel through our Retail Manager, Shelby, as they are close friends and actually first moved to Chicago together about 4 years ago. It’s awesome to find such awesome people and cultivate a passionate and caring work environment that we hope shines through to all of those who stop in and shop with us!

HALLOWEEN:
Last, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Shayna and our Shipping Manager Rachel are huge fans of Halloween so we made sure to do it up right this year at Steel Petal Press! We coordinated a very cute costume for all of  us working that day:
3 Blind Mice SPP

Rachel, Shayna, and Shelby were…can you guess it!? (3 blind mice, haha!) We received a lot of compliments…although a lot of people also thought we were the girls in Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” music video (here’s a link if you need a refresher). BUT, it didn’t really matter because it was all in great fun. We got to hand out some candy to a vew very stinking cute trick-or-treaters so you could say we had a pretty kickass Halloween!

On to the next month, stay tuned 🙂