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  • Better Together: Housewarming Celebration

    Have you heard the news!? Rock Paper Scissors and Bed & Butter are officially moved in to together! We are thrilled to be offering so much under one roof and we want you to help us celebrate at our housewarming celebration! Mark your calendars for September 1st and join us all day (11am-9pm) for some of our favorite better together snacks (from some of our favorite local places featured on the blog), plus discounts, prizes, and games. You won't want to miss out on the fun - or the deals!

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  • Engagement Week at RPS: New Hand Lettered Invitation Signage

    On this, the second day of Engagement Week at Rock Paper Scissors, we're swooning over the latest hand-lettered masterpiece by Kristen Drozdowski. Kristen (or Kdroz, for short) is the in-house graphic designer at RPS. In addition to designing an array of awesome Michigan themed T-shirts, prints, and glassware for RPS (as well as her adorable card line), Kristen creates many of the special details behind some of our favorite RPS custom invitation suites. This week, we put her lettering skills to work on the chalkboard near the rear of the store, where a variety of our wedding invitations and save the dates are on display. Rock Paper Scissors Illustrated Wedding invitation Signage ProcessKristen Drozdowski Lettering Chalkboard In addition to the gorgeous lettering, we're loving the adorable swiss dot details throughout the signage (as well as those cute olive branches). Visitors often ask how they can learn more about invitations from RPS, so this section of the sign will certainly come in handy. Wedding Invitation Illustrated How To Make an Appointment Signage Details Did you know that the average couple spends $1,000 on wedding invitations? Or that more than 300 lovely, wonderful couples have chosen Rock Paper Scissors as their invitation destination? Or how about that we work with 40+ amazing designers? Well now you know, via the signage below! Wedding Invitation Illustrated How To Make an Appointment Signage Details 2 Get ready to build your perfect suite! RPS offers a variety of invitation options, including what we've deemed "the bare necessities," options to get decorative (envelope liners, calligraphy, and twine, oh my!), and additional information ideas. Wedding Invitation Illustrated How To Signage Details Ta da! We're totally in love with the final product - chock full of fun facts, information on printing styles and pricing, design options, and more: Rock Paper Scissors Illustrated Wedding invitation Signage Cropped Want to learn more about RPS weddings? Visit our website, check out our wedding features on the blog, and/or drop us a line at weddings@rockpaperscissorsshop.com. Festivities to follow! Inspired by all things hand lettering? Get your fix by checking out our Pinterest board "Handwritten & Letter Love." More into the design process in general? Then be sure to peek at "Design & Inspiration" as well! All week long, we'll be posting about all things engagement. Newly engaged? Congrats! Check out yesterday's post on planning your invitation timeline, stop back tomorrow for a roundup of our favorite engagement cards, and as always, find wedding and engagement inspiration on our Pinterest board "Weddings, Engagement, & Invitations."

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  • Engagement Week at RPS: Wedding Invitation Timeline

    Did you know that nearly 40% of the engagements each year take place between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? In celebration of those of you out there that are newly engaged, we’re discussing all things engagement on the Rock Paper Scissors blog this week. Today, we’re talking timelines for save the dates, invitations, and other related wedding paper items. When it comes to planning a wedding, timing can be key. Similar to picking a date and seeking out/selecting a venue, it’s important to start thinking about invitations early – that way your guests will receive their save the dates with enough notice to plan and reserve the date well in advance. Planning ahead also allows time to explore a variety of printing options and custom design elements, so that your invitation suite in unique and represents you as a couple. Check out our wedding paper timeline, which includes invitation suites, save the dates, announcements, thanks you cards, and day-of stationery and signage - which includes menus, escort cards, table numbers, bridal party gifts, signage, and more! Engagement Wedding Paper Timeline Full Ready to get started planning your wedding invitation? At Rock Paper Scissors, our main priority is capturing the personality of you and your main squeeze on beautifully designed paper. We offer a variety of printing styles - flat, foil-stamped, engraved, and letterpress - with gorgeous suites from designers in Michigan and across the country. We also offer custom designs and hand-lettering, calligraphy services, and more. We would absolutely love to help you celebrate your big day.  To learn more about our wedding offerings, simply make an appointment and we'll go from there! Saying I do

    There are three ways to set up an appointment with RPS Weddings:

    1. Visit our website and submit the online form to "Make an Appointment" 2. Email weddings@rockpaperscissorsshop.com 3. Give us a ring at 734.531.6264

      Looking for more engagement and wedding inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board "Wedding, Engagements & Invitations." Congratulations on your engagement, and happy planning!

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  • Wedding Wednesday: Molly & Patrick's Sweet Farm Wedding

    The summer nuptials of Molly and Patrick were truly something special. Their celebration, held at Zingerman's Cornman Farms and planned by VLD Events, was absolutely beautiful, with sweet details that made the event all the more heartwarming. The team at Rock Paper Scissors created the pair's custom invitations and some extra fun day-of details, including a guest book, signage, menus, and incredible hand-lettered escort cards made from ears of corn! A big (albeit belated) congratulations to Molly and Patrick!  Thanks for having RPS be part of your special day! Below are some of our favorite photos from the event, shot by David Matthew Fiser. Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding corn place settings and surround seating We LOVE the way Molly and Patrick were surrounded by friends and loved ones as they said their vows. After the ceremony, guests were directed to the table of corn, where they used their eyes to find the ears lettered with their name and table number. Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Ears of Corn and Cornfield Cornman Farm Molly and Patrick's invitation was simple yet sweet, with a color scheme and details that carried over into the dinner menus and signage throughout the event. Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Summer at Cornman Farm Seriously, how cute are they!? Molly and Patrick said "I do" against the backdrop of the farmhouse at Cornman Farms, with musicians on the porch and their guests surrounding them. Their gorgeous guest book / keepsake marriage certificate had hundreds of spaces for witnesses, so that all the guests could sign! (We also love the look of the gray wood frame against the green color choices.) Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Ears of Corn and Cornfield Cornman Farms Nothing says Midwest farm wedding like an ear of corn! The setting had plenty of corn to use as a gorgeous photo backdrop, which tied in perfectly to the ears of corn that served as escort cards for the dinner and reception. Each ear was hand lettered with love by RPS' in-house graphic designer and letterer extraordinaire, Kristen Drozdowski. Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Ears of Corn Cornman Farm Can't get enough of this wedding design and adorable couple? Check out this wedding day video, also done by the talented David Matthew Fiser. Are you recently engaged? We'll be celebrating engagements on the blog next week, so be sure to tune in to get tips and timelines for wedding invitations, view roundups of our favorite engagement cards, engagement party etiquette, and more! Interested in learning more about custom wedding invitations and day-of details from RPS? Visit our website to book an appointment or drop us a line at info@rockpaperscissorsshop.com. In the meantime, check out our favorite wedding inspiration on our Pinterest board "Wedding, Engagement, and Invitations."

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  • Happy Holidays: Our Favorite Hanukkah Cards

    Hanukkah is right around the corner! This year, the holiday begins on December 16 and ends on December 24. To celebrate, we've rounded up some of our favorite Hanukkah cards currently in stock at Rock Paper Scissors - stop by and grab one today! Hanukkah Holiday Cards Rock Paper Scissors Ann Arbor 1. Merry Christmukkah! The holiday combination 1) is fun to say, 2) fun to celebrate, and 3) brings back nostalgic memories from everyone's favorite episodes of The OC. 2. This festive, fold-out banner card features block letters, glitter, and a suspended, embellished Star of David. 3. Love letterpress? This Happy Hannukah card from Ladyfingers Letterpress features lovely hand-lettering, gold dots, and a navy blue envelope. 4. For those with a fun sense of humor, this illustrated card features a playful rhyme: "Roses are reddish, violets are bluish, Santa's a gentile, but Jesus was Jewish." Inside message reads: "Happy Chanukah to one and all!" 5. We love this pale blue Hannukah card, featuring gold foil and and white and gold envelope liner adorned with stars. 6. Oy to the World! This beautiful card features a menorah, fun lettering, and a deep teal color. 7. This gorgeous Hanukkah card features hand-lettering from Anna Rifle Bond, printed in a silver glitter foil on pale blue. 8. Designed in a chalkboard style, this lettered greeting reads: "Wishing you light & peace, Happy Hanukkah" in white, set against a blue background with an illustrated menorah and Star of David. These (and many more) Hanukkah cards and items are available at Rock Paper Scissors in downtown Ann Arbor - and we've been curating additional online holiday inspiration via our Pinterest board "Happy Holidays!" Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!

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  • Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Rock Paper Scissors

    Happy Day After Thanksgiving! We at Rock Paper Scissors are so thankful - for our friends, family, customers, and communities who support us and let us follow our passions (like selling happy and sometimes snarky well-made greeting cards and gifts!). We hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Black Friday is now upon us – so whether you decide to brave the crowds or steer clear of the mall, don’t forget to also shop local too! We'll celebrating Small Business Saturday at Rock Paper Scissors from 10 am - 10 pm on Saturday, November 28. That's 12 hours of shopping fun - plus a Coton Color elf ornament for only $5 with any purchase! Stop by from noon - 2 pm for a candy tasting from Ann Arbor favorite, Zingerman's. Check out the full details below: small business saturday deals at rock paper scissors in ann arbor michigan

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