Melissa Bilieu of Etsy's Paper Ink Press uses three antique printing presses at her home in Colorado to create stylish, yet classic stationery. Having had the pleasure of seeing her work up close and personal, I can tell you she uses the most delicious, thick paper and beautiful colors.
Melissa's note cards, custom invitations, and birth announcements are pressed to perfection, and she also sells gift wrapping lovelies. Two items I especially like are a monthly letterpress subscription... she mails you or your gift recipient an assortment of letterpress items three or six times, and also offers grab bag assortments that I've ordered twice now and each was wonderful.
You might enjoy Melissa's blog, The Handwork Chronicles... she writes in an engaging way about the house that she and her husband have renovated from tip to stern, her baby, dog, garden, and chickens. Melissa offers giveaways too, so there's another reason to check it out!
The other new sponsor, Honey's Hive, is owned by Honey Moser of Malaysia who makes a variety of colorful quilled items. She experiments with imaginative shapes that lead to playful earrings and pendants. These earrings remind me of bubbles and her dolphins look so much like the real thing!
For those who don't enjoy folding roses but love the look, Honey has you covered. She'll make up a pretty batch in any color.
Honey started quilling as a ten year old, cutting strips from colored paper with scissors. One of her very first projects was a flower pendant proving that some things in life truly come full circle. She grew up in Wisconsin, moved to Malaysia, married, and taught at an international school. Now that she's the stay-at-home mom of a three year old, Honey looks forward to evening hours when she can bring her creative ideas to life.
If you enjoy quilling and marketing, you'll find her blog, Honey's Quilling to be a very helpful resource. You'll see her latest creations and there's even a giveaway going on at the moment. She's also on Facebook.
Mention All Things Paper when placing an order at Paper Ink Press or Honey's Hive to receive a 15% discount.