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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.

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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!

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th!

mother's day gifts steel petal press

Listen, we’re not trying to nag you but Mother’s Day is a little over a week away:  SUNDAY May 13th which means you’re running out of time to pick the perfect card to celebrate your mom!

Steel Petal Press has got a variety of Mother’s Day cards which range from funny to sentimental so you can pick just the right one to show your mom you care!

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2321 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60647

cards for mom and dad

But, let’s be honest, after all the shit you probably put her through it might be nice to get her a little something else. No worries, we’ve got plenty of perfect little something else’s that Mom’s are bound to love!

Maybe a mug to put all her coffee in (which she needs now thanks to you)? Or even a magnet to hang up your old artwork she still keeps on the fridge?

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Regardless, she’s bound to love whatever you pick out for her…so just make sure to pick her out something before Sunday!  After all, she did go through hours of labor to birth you, so why wait ‘til the last minute!

mother's day cards

St Patty’s Day Glassware SALE!!!

Glassware Sale

We are gearing up for St Patrick’s Day this Saturday! To help you celebrate we’re offering 20% off glassware at our brick and mortar location. Come by and grab a glass, have a drink and let’s get classy for the weekend!

All Glassware is 20% off Monday 3/12 – Saturday 3/17

Steel Petal Press
2321 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

M-F 11-7 | Sat 10-6 | Sun 11-4

Stay safe this weekend, and please drink responsibly!

Glassware Sale
Glassware Sale

Meet Shelby! Retail Lady @ Steel Petal Press


Shelby joined the Steel Petal Press team in August of 2017 and quickly dazzled us with her enthusiasm for retail and merchandising while cursing and laughing with us. She has been a great fit for our small team.  As we geared up for the holidays she became our first full time employee (outside of me, Shayna) If you’ve come into the retail shop 5 times out of 7 you’ll interact with her.  We’re happy to have  her as a part of Steel Petal Press!
What kinds of things do you do at the studio? What do you enjoy most?
The primary focus of my job here at the studio is the retail space so I like to jokingly say that the sales floor is my baby. I handle every product from the moment it is delivered to us to the moment it goes on the sales floor to the moment a customer purchases it. The process of “checking in” products is a primary role and this simply means that it is input into our computer system and can be found on the register at the time of the sale. Another large portion of my job, and my favorite, is merchandising the sales floor. I truly get creative fulfillment out of making products look fun and inviting for people to shop and I feel proud to make our store look the best it can at all times! While there are lots of additional tasks I do behind the scenes, I would say the last, but certainly not least, main part of my job is customer service. Everyone defines this differently, but for me, it just means making people feel welcome (as we welcome EVERYONE in our space) and that they leave having had a laugh and finding exactly what they came in looking for (and maybe a little bit more).
What do you enjoy doing outside of the studio?
Once I step out of the studio, my favorite way to be is in the company of my amazing friends. We spend most of our time enjoying Logan Square (and other great neighborhoods) appreciating the great food, booze, and arts that our community has to offer! I also enjoy smothering my fur baby, Kitten, with undying love, doing crossword puzzles in PEN (how wild), and binge watching tv shows until my brain melts.
What is your favorite Steel Petal Press card/product and why?
My favorite Steel Petal Press card is the “Even When I Hate You I Still Fucking Love You Dammit” love card because it perfectly sums up how I feel about every single person in my life that I love and it says “fucking”…which is my favorite word…so, it’s perfect.

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What would your perfect day in Chicago look like? 
Honestly, I am lucky enough to be able to live my perfect day in this city on a pretty regular basis..but it would probably involve hanging out with my best friends, eating delicious food from the neighborhood (I’m partial to Parson’s or Boiler Room), getting drunk at one of our favorite places like Estero or Ez Inn, and then catching some live music at The Empty Bottle or Cole’s. It’s nothing fancy but it’s got everything I need and want in a perfect day! 🙂

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:

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:
-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

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!

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


Brick & Mortar Item | Sarcastic Coloring Book

Sarcastic Coloring Books at Steel Petal Press

At Steel Petal Press one of our Core Values is LAUGHTER.  We believe Laughter and beauty bring joy to the world

We love it when customers come in and we here giggles, cackles and sometimes snorts as they peruse our selection of greeting cards and gift items.  One of our most popular items are these sarcastic coloring book.  They are funny and also serve the purpose of helping people relax.  Kill two self-care birds with one stone 🙂

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Please come in and check out our selection in person at 2321 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647. If you love us, please leave a review on YELP!

Brick & Mortar Vendors | Soap Distillery

Soap Distillery

Welcome to a new column here at the Steel Petal Press blog.  Here we will highlight some of our favorite vendors at our Brick and Mortar flagship location.  You can find our retail location in the up-and-coming Logan Square neighborhood which is along a vibrant bar strip and immediately adjacent to Revolution Brewery. (literally) If you live in Chicago, please come visit us in person!  Or if you ever visit the second city hopefully you can make your way to our neck of the woods and say “HI”

Our first vendor highlight is one of our favorite soap companies and fellow Chicago-based vendor: Soap Distillery.  Danielle makes fantastic boozy inspired soaps that look beautiful AND smell delicious.  We make sure to always have her soaps in stock. She’s local to Chicago and she’s always kind enough to hand-deliver our orders each time.

We are proud to have her items in stock. We make it a priority to support local vendors and independent businesses when we can.  Please come in and check out our selection in person at 2321 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647.

You can also read more about Soap Distillery HERE.