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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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  • RPS Gift Guide- Smitten with the Mitten

    Michigan is the best state in the United States. Boom. There, I said it.  Here in Michigan, we’re smitten with so many parts of our state – don’t call us Tim Allen just yet, but we are all about Pure Michigan, and we have the gifts to prove it. From pint glasses to pencils, and t-shirts to handmade quilts, give your favorite Michigander the gift of Pure Michigan pride this holiday. michigan_layout 1) We love these Michigan pint glasses– they come in navy, forest green, gold, yellow and red. Check them out here. (Be sure to notate your color selection in the notes when ordering!) 2) Our collection of Michigan pencils can be found on our Etsy site and are a PERFECT stocking stuffer. Check them out here. 3) This RPS EXCLUSIVE print was a collaboration with designer extraordinaire Meg Sutton, from Belle & Union Co. You can find it on our Etsy shop in print, postcard and card form! This 11 x 14 print, printed locally in Michigan, can be found here. 3) This handmade quilt showcases not just our favorite mitten state, but the entire Great Lakes as well. Find this bad boy here! 4) Our custom made Ann Arbor box sign can be found only at RPS! Since its inception, we’ve shipped it around the country and world to places like California, Australia and even Chile. Find your own here. 5)  Know someone with tons of Michigan pride? Help them wear it around their neck with this amazing necklace, handmade in the USA necklace! Call us or email for more details or to order! 6) Our Lions, Tigers & Lakes t-shirt and Hell Yeah t-shirts (Made in MICHIGAN) are constantly in a battle for best-selling shirt. You can find them by size, here and here. 7) These vintage glasses and hand embroidered pillow are a perfect holiday gift. Both are available in ‘Great Lakes’ as well! 8) From the brother and sister duo behind an amazing Detroit store, City Bird, Emily & Andy have created a guide to exploring Detroit, “Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insiders Guide to Detroit.” This guide is perfect for that Michigander on your list dying to learn more about Detroit!    

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