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New Arrival : Original Crown Stationery

5 Jun



Original Crown Mill Stationery

Imported from Belgium
Deluxe stationery with a pop of color
10 laid finish cards
10 tissue lined envelopes
Write like a king… loved by royal courts dating back to the 17th century

The requests to bring on this fantastic stationery have poured in from all over. Finally, we’re happy to announce Original Crown Mill has arrived in a myriad of beautiful colors. If you love having a great note card on hand, and love the element of surprise with a lined envelope, Original Crown Mill is a must-have. Shop Original Crown Stationery»

Original Crown Mill Stationery : Write Like a King

4 Jun

An august lineage peppered with royal orders and paper-making monks?
Oh yes.

Original Crown Mill paper actually dates back as far as 1478 when the Holy Roman Emperor of the time, Emperor Maximilian I, granted the monks of the Belgian hamlet La Hulpe permission to build a mill on Grand Etang (Big Pond). They did and, bolstered by their close proximity to Brussels and the clear, pure waters of the ‘silver river’ L’Argentine, they thrived. The monastery quickly became a hub of fine paper-making, earning the Crown’s ultimate seal of approval when King Philip IV of Spain invested La Hulpe with the title “Imperial and Royal Paper Manufacture” in 1664.

Another two centuries on, and Belgium’s Industrial Revolution hit. Enter Frederic Pelletier who, in 1870, set out to preserve and continue the 17th handmade paper style. Since then, the venerable Pelletier company has produced this crisp laid finish paper to exacting standards of elegance, supplying the Belgian Royal Family (and the rest of us) with beautiful, evocative stationery.

Today, we’re thrilled to add this handsome, Vergé stationery to European Paper Company’s line up. The Silk Tissue Note Cards, with their laid paper envelopes and brightly colored lining add a distinguished frisson to your correspondence, invitations and thank you notes. If the luxury of pure cotton paper is more your style, indulge in our Correspondence A5 Pad and the matching C6 envelopes, lined with white tissue. You’ll find that Original Crown Mill paper is fountain pen friendly and perfect for pen pals and special occasions alike.

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Handwriting Showcase : Dark Envelopes with Light Scripts

4 Jun

It’s wedding season! Whether you’re getting hitched or not, we get giddy thinking of all the hand-written correspondence opps a wedding can bring. It’s a perfect time to get inspired by beautiful penmanship. Here are some favorite inspirations of dark envelopes with glowing text we’ve loved on Etsy and beyond :

A Great Gatsby wedding or party theme by JillyInk on Etsy »

Beachy toned goodness from Ladyfingers Letterpress »

Fun “Ricardo” style from Sarah Watson Illustration »

Whimsical calligraphy for hire by TineAndThread on Etsy »

Are you a master at hand-lettering? Send us links to your site or tag us on Instagram : @EuroPaper – we’d love to see it! info [at] europeanpaper [dot] com
Feeling like addressing some fabulous envelopes? This stunning pink color from G.Lalo would look awesome with light lettering »
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Denver’s Mixed Taste – A Must-Go!

3 Jun

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is an animal of a different feather. Imagine walking into a super-slick black mammoth of a  building with a bleeding heart on its flank. The main entrance is a secret door, silently sliding open to greet you (like a secret agent to an underground arsenal) into a bright, minimalist cement abyss. Inside, you can float around galleries full of challenges to your genius + imagination. To top it off, when you’re done having your mind blown, head to the rooftop for a crisp cocktail with stellar views of Denver’s skyline. It’s on our hit list this summer!

One of our favorite times of year at MCA Denver has come again – Mixed Taste, their tag team lecture series. Why not venture into the world of contemporary art by catching these expert talks on unrelated topics. We love the juxtaposition of so many previous lectures, like Psychic Animals & Vincent Van Gogh, or Napoleonic Wars & Gin Martinis. This year, we want to see them all! Here’s their 2013 Mixed Taste line-up :

June 6  Zombies & Raw Milk Cheese
June 13  Honky Tonk & Paper Recordings
June 20  Comedic Opera & Vulcan Steel
June 27 Houdini & Déjà Vu
July 11  Sinkholes & Wormholes
July 18  Draft Beer & Draft Urbanism
July 25  Fiscal Cliff & Cliff Diving
August 1  YBAs & UFOs
August 8  Refrigeration & the Austrian Avant Garde
August 15  Sandhill Cranes & Performance Enhancing Drugs
August 22  Game Theory & Moonshine
August 29  Tyrannosaurus Rex & Lucha Libre

It’ll be a wild ride! Get your MCA Denver Mixed Taste tickets right here »
All pictures via MCA Denver

Our Top Gifts for Father’s Day

1 Jun

Our fave gift ideas for Father’s Day – Shop Them All Here »
Order by Tuesday June 11th and your Father’s Day gift is guaranteed to arrive on time!

The Guy’s Guy : Moleskine Beer Journal
Bossman : Conklin Mark Twain Black Chase Crescent Filler Fountain Pen
Man with a Plan : Rhodia Premium No. 16 Notepad & Holder Gift Set
Busy Professional : Quo Vadis 2013-14 Club Septanote #49 Academic Weekly Planner
In the Know : Blackwing Luxury Large Notebook & Folio Cover

Notes & Quotes: Exploring with Joss Whedon

31 May

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$5 off $50! Use Code HIGH5

30 May

For a limited time, save $5 off $50! Use code HIGH5 at checkout. It’s a perfect time to grab your Father’s Day and graduate gifts!
Curious as to what we’d get them?
Only the best for the architect major »
Rugged notebooks for the outdoorsy dad »
A little inspiration for the art major »
Professional dads will love this »


2 is Better Than 1 with Clairefontaine 2-Subject Notebooks

29 May

2-in-1 with Clairefontaine's Twin Notebooks on

Make it Yours! 3 Ways to Decorate Envelopes When Sending Letters

27 May

Nothing is better than receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. The time someone took to pick out the stationery, to sit down and craft sentences, and send it off is something of an anomaly.  In this day and age of social media, a handwritten letter is largely considered a thing of the past.

Show You Care with a Letter!

So why not show your appreciation to a friend, a family member, or a loved one and send off your own personalized letter?  You don’t need to spend a fortune on pre-made cards and envelopes, just take a blank envelope and you can make it totally your own in seconds!

While I love buying traditional cards, I love buying plain cream colored folded cards and envelopes.  This allows me to personalize the envelope (and the card) to the individual person, rather than rely on pre-written wishes!

Letter Decorating Supplies

My old standby has always been rubber stamps.  I have amassed a small collection of lovely stamps from various places in various designs – a small cat, a star burst, a lovely paisley design reminiscent of India – to name but a few.

Personally, I always pick a color first (most of my letters follow a color scheme), then I ink the chosen image on the side and the back of my envelope.  In a contrasting color, I would write the address. Depending on how creative I want to be, I either stop there or I add a little watercolor wash, layering colors and images until I am satisfied with my final product.

Washi tape is my new obsession.  I love its versatility and it comes in the most darling prints. One idea is to take washi tape and create a small box in the middle of the envelope and write the address inside.  Or you can place the washi tape all along the sides of the envelope.  You can use images from magazines coupled with washi tape to create a unique and simple design!

Something to Cherish Forever

Finally, you can just draw.  My best friend, who is an incredible artist, used her envelopes as a small mini canvas. In an attempt to flatter and impress her, I decorated my envelopes (and card) with little stick figures running around!  While that was the extent of my creativity, the sky is the limit for your artistic thoughts!  Using sturdy glue, you can create a lovely collage on the envelope front.  You can use stickers, pretty colored pens and ink to really create a lovely, unique envelope to send off to your friends and loved ones.

There is no limit to what you can do with your envelopes! Have some fun with them and see how you can transform this non-traditional canvas into a work of art.



Meet the Writer: Akhila Jagdish is a writer and a senior editor at The Crafted Word, an editorial services company. She loves making lists, collecting journals, reading, drinking wine and cooking. She is always looking for a good book, a new pen or a yoga class! 


Notes & Quotes: Writing with Isaac Asimov

24 May

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Prep Properly with Refillable Quo Vadis Academic Planners

22 May

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Notes & Quotes: Storytelling with Philip Pullman

17 May

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