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Small Biz Saturday With SPP!

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

Steel Petal Press Shop Local Shop Small Business Saturday Chicago Letterpress and Stationery Boutique

“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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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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~*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!

Steel Petal Press Halloween Bats Spooky Creepy Retail Window Display
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

*~’Tis The Season To Work At Steel Petal Press~*

Steel Petal Press Gift And Stationery Brick And Mortar Store

Our little family is looking for part-time retail sales help during the holiday rush — could it be you?

We want 1-2 friendly faces for part-time, seasonal retail staff to help tackle the upcoming holidays. Sound like something you’d be into? FUCK YEAH! Click the craigslist link to learn more specifics about the job and what exactly we’re looking for!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POSITION
AND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR!

We are a greeting card company with a small gift shop in Logan Square and our little family is looking for part-time retail sales help during the holiday rush — could it be you?
Learn more about our shop and what we do here: https://www.steelpetalpress.com/pages/brick-mortar

What We Need:
– This is a temporary retail sales position needed October 2019 through January 2020 (with the possibility of 
becoming permanent based on performance)
– Approximately 5-15 hrs a week with the option to pick up more hours as needed/wanted
– WEEKEND AVAILABILITY IS A MUST. 
– OPEN AVAILABILITY DURING THE FOLLOWING DATES IS A MUST:
– NOVEMBER 27TH – 30TH 
– DECEMBER 14TH – 22ND 
*Please note: you will not be scheduled for ALL of these days!!*
– *Preferred* Potential employee lives in or near Logan Square 
– Overall: an upbeat, positive person who loves working retail, with an aptitude for customer service and working in 
a fast paced environment!

What You Need:
– At least 2+ years of retail/customer service experience
– Strong attention to detail
– A friendly demeanor and a love of working with people
– A cheerful attitude and fun personality
– Reliability and a great work ethic 
– Ability to work well independently and as part of a team 
– Ability to effectively multi-task
– Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
– An eagerness to learn and do new things

This position will focus mostly on customer service tasks in our retail shop such as: 
– Cheerfully approaching customers and helping them locate items
– Energetic, friendly and efficient cashiering 
– General friendly customer service interactions on-brand with Steel Petal Press (fun and not too sales-y)
But, will also include tasks like:
– Sleeving and enveloping greeting cards
– Maintaining a clean and tidy retail shop appearance 
– Light retail merchandising

Does this sound like you? Cool! Follow the application steps below and we’ll see if you are a good fit for us.
Please note, applicants without the ideal experience will still be considered! 
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To apply: 
-Research our company and showcase that you understand a bit about what we do and who we are
-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:http://theeverygirl.com/7-tips-to-write-the-perfect-cover-letter).
-Email your RESUME or work history.
*If steps are not followed as listed, your application will not be accepted!*

EMAIL: JOBS.STEELPETALRESS@GMAIL.COM

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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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Free Cards this Weekend!

Greeting Cards Chicago
Come Visit our Card wall!

We are giving away free stuff! Come visit our brick and mortar retail location in Logan Square this weekend. Every purchase over $35 will include a FREE CARD.

The promotion is this weekend!
Saturday, June 1st
Sunday, June 2nd
Only at our retail location!

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

We hope to see you soon!

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

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