I am so so excited that Paper Coterie is finally here! This is the long time work of my friend Tiffany and the genius people at her company. I have worked with this team for a long time in the commercial print world, and they are taking all of that on-demand-custom-commercial print expertise and bringing it to all of us. Maybe those of you that aren’t direct marketing nerds don’t really get excited about on-demand-custom-one-off-commercial-printing so I’ll just say this, the stuff that they do there is VERY cool and special and now it’s available to all of us!!
I fell in love with this website when Tiff asked us for feedback on their vision and mission when they were in their initial concepting stages. It just made me feel all warm and fuzzy and smiley. I just knew it was for someone like me. Sometimes when you’re not married and you don’t have kids and you’re not very crafty, you feel like your life might not be worth documenting, you know? The lovely, clever, unique designs at Paper Coterie feel like ME. Like, my life is important and special and worth writing down and sharing.
I ordered my first custom journal this week. I just love a blank journal, don’t you? All that possibility. I ordered it on my birthday and I customized it with MY year (which is actually 2011 – 2012 because the calendar New Year is now dead to me) and MY New Year’s Resolutions on the back. How cool is that?
But the best part was when it arrived today. Oh, y’all, the packaging!!! The book was wrapped in this lovely glossy dimensional envelope with an embossed logo on the outside. It just makes you want to gently run your fingertips over it. And then, a surprise! The logo was repeated in a pattern printed on the inside. Double sided printing? Be still my beating heart. Oh how I love beautiful wrappers. Yum. (Sorry for the bad photos. Look, this isn’t a photo blog OK?)