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  • Back to School from Team Rock Paper Scissors!

    Students are back in town and there's a slight chill in the air - fall in Ann Arbor is upon us! Whether you're a student starting a new year or you've long since graduated, these school inspired goodies are just the ticket to get you pumped for a fresh start this fall. Stop in to Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor to browse the items below. Have questions or looking to order online? Drop us a line at info@rockpaperscissorsshop.com. Back to School Rock Paper Scissors Michigan 1. These Michigan themed pencil (custom creations from Rock Paper Scissors) are a great way to start the school year off right. The perfect gift for your favorite student, this set is also a great opportunity to treat 'yo self and ward off writer's block! Choose one of the following messages:

    - 4 out of 5 Great Lakes Prefer Michigan (forest green) - Ypsilanti? More Like Hipsilanti! (warm yellow) - I'd Rather Be in Ann Arbor (navy blue) - It's Called Pop Not Soda (red) - Smitten With the Mitten (pale blue) - Hail to the Victors (navy blue) - I Love Ann Arbor (medium blue) - I Love Michigan (natural wood) - Michigangster (white) - Go Blue (maize yellow)

    2. Hey good lookin'! Let a loved one know they're looking F-I-N-E with this letterpress card with the message "Lookin' Sharp." Design features a #2 pencil labeled "You - You - You." 3. We love a good sheet wrap design - it's great for creating one of a kind packaging for presents, lining drawers, making your own stationery, or framing as art on your wall. Perfect for back to school, our selections above feature an illustrated block alphabet and chalkboard inspired handwriting penmanship lesson. 4. A bag for all reasons! Whether you use it to carry books, wine, or both, this tote features gorgeous hand lettering and tells it like it is. Design has "Book* Bag" in large script, with a small footnote that reads "*wine." Perfect for your favorite wine lover and/or college student. . 5. Love good 'ol college ruled notebooks? This mug's for you! Made of sturdy ceramic, this lined memo mug is a perfect addition to any kitchen, and is a particularly great fit for students and teachers. Love the design? There's a lined memo serving tray available as well! 6. Keep track of your schedule in style with this bookshelf themed 17 month 2015 agenda planner - featuring laminated tabs and gold foil accents. 7. & 8. Rifle Paper Co. does it again! These school inspired notepads are perfect for notes at home, lists for school, or reminders at the office! Grab the school inspired white and blue notepad, or the yellow legal pad inspired version (or both) - the choice is yours! 9. This swoonworthy hand lettered, screenprinted card (from local artist Kristen Drozdowski!) features adorable pencil illustrations with the messages: stay in touch, write back, yours truly, send a letter, keep writing, forever yours. Grab these goodies (and more) at RPS in downtown Ann Arbor! Happy back to school season from the team at Rock Paper Scissors!  

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  • Happy Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day, friends! We love our big ol' Earth and pulled together some of our favorite nature focused and eco-friendly items in honor of today! Check out our round up below: RPS-Earth Day   1) Fruits & Veggies Gift Wrap & Art Print. A perfect representation of deliciousness from the Earth! This 20 x 28 inch print is a perfect addition to any kitchen or an adorable way to wrap a gift! This chart is printed on high quality, fine Italian paper. 2) EcoJot Antler & Woodgrain Journal. Perfect for that eco-friendly person in your life. This rosewood journal is made from 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable based inks! 3) Rifle Paper Co. Homegrown Gardening Notecards. For the cook, gardener, vegetarian, or nature lover in your life, this charming assortment of cards are the perfect set of anytime stationery. The set features 4 garden inspired designs including assorted vegetables, garden tools, garden wellies, and assorted fresh herbs. Boxed set of 8 cards + envelopes, 4 designs (2 of each). 4) Warpaint Studios Terrarium Obsession Art Print. This 4 color, locally printed screenprint was inspired by one of our favorite local shops, Pot & Box, and is filled with earthly goodness! 5) Wild Ink Press Faux Bois Letterpress Stationery Set. We love these hand drawn woodgrain notecards. The cards are printed on 100% white cotton stock (made in the USA from reclaimed materials) and come with 100% recycled envelopes. Six cards and six envelopes. 6) Seedbombs Wildlife Habitat Kit. Ahh! We love seed bombs! Five gumball-sized balls are packed into each 3 x 4 1/2-inch pouch, ready for gift-giving. This is a seed mixture of wildflowers, grains, grasses and clovers, including oats, wheat, rye, red clover, crimson clover, cornflower, purple coneflower, lupine, and baby snapdragon. These plants will help support a sustainable wildlife habitat in your backyard for birds, butterflies, bees, and small mammals. 7) FieldNotes Shelterwood Notebook Set. We all know that paper is made from wood, but the “Shelterwood” Field Notes edition features covers made from actual American Cherry wood, sliced ever-so-thin and bonded to a substrate of kraft paper for durability. Perfect size for your pocket or your purse. We love this limited edition Field Notes release! 8) Ruff House Letterpress Garden Seeds Collection Notecards. A greeting card that can grow veggies? Get out! Letterpress printed on Plantable Paper, these vintage seed packet inspired notecards are available in celery, carrots, lettuce, onion, tomatos & sweet peppers.  Feeel good about sending your paper out into the world! 9) Frausto Gardening Deck. These cards are FILLED with knowledge. Learn how to grow a a garden almost anywhere with basic container gardening, tips on planning and care for harvest. This deck is stacked (get it?) with buckets of information, helpful for both the beginner and and more experienced gardeners.

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