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  • New Kids on the Block

    As we get ready to head to NYC for the Stationery Show and mark the ONE YEAR since we opened in Ann Arbor--we want to take the next couple days to share our customer's favorite greeting card & stationery lines. Our New Kids on the Block are SO much better than Joey, John, Danny, Donnie or Jordan, but they have the Right Stuff (insert high hat-- ba dum chaaaaa).  Our three newest designers-- Grey Moggie Press, Ink Meets Paper & Parrott Design have us all breathless & in love-- whether it's for the handlettering beauty, hilarious cards or perfectly said postcards-- we're swooning (yah, i said it) over these amazing finds. And, thankfully, our Ann Arbor friends, just can't get enough of 'em!

    Meet Ink Meets Paper Press-

    These guys had us at their tagline. Text Less. Write More. These newbies, Ink Meets Paper in Charleston, SC believes EVERY CARD HAS A STORY!  They say on their website "Handwriting cards to those we love allows us to share our own personal story. (They) create behind-the-scenes video that shows the letterpress printing process of your card." They even have a story code that you can scan or enter to learn the store of each card itself! Oh and wait until you catch a peek at their kraft envelopes. Be. still. our. handwritten note. lovin. hearts. Now, meet their designs, and prepare to smile--          

    Meet Grey Moggie Press--

    Melanie of Grey Moggie Press, a DC letterpress shop, describes herself as "dc dweller. letterpress instructor. lawyer by training. printer by trade. coffee drinker. cat mom. dog mom. baby mom. foodie wife. type enthusiast." We call her the genius & inspiration behind our #BabyGoosetoRPS campaign of 2013! Now, meet her designs:          

    Meet Parrott Design Studio

    We're so happy to introduce you to the designs of Sarah Parrott out of Providence, Rhode Island. Her handlettering & beautiful designs really great "Happy Letterpress Goods". We can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve for NSS! Meet some of our favorite designs:           As we head to the Big Apple, make sure you're following us on facebook at www.facebook.com/rockpaperscissorsshop and on Instagram & Twitter at rockpapermi for new product finds & fun through out NYC :)

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  • Celebrate Mom!

      As the weather has turned SO nice this month, some of our favorite Mother's Day gifts help you get your Mama outside & into the sunshine! Visual Lingual's SEED BOMBS are a great lil' gift for your Mom! Throw in some chalkboard herb markers, a fun citronella candle & top it off with our favorite Rifle Paper Company Gardening notecards & your mama will give you a {green} thumbs up!                                                                                                             A few of our favorite Rifle Paper Company cards-- BACK IN STOCK & ready to head to your mother! We're LOVING Barr & Co. Bath & Body goodies- from Bath Soak, to liquid hand soap, hand salve & even tubes of the most AMAZING hand cream-- you can't go wrong with these treats!                                                             Thanks to Grey Moggie Press, we'll have this collection of Mother's Day cards back in stock in time for Ladies Night Out this Friday night! Stop in and tell your mom, she's the smartest, strongest, most beautiful & the MILB *Mom I Want to Be.   Lookin' for more of a laugh? Try these:  

     We hope you'll stop in for our new SUMMER hours Sunday-Tuesday 11-6, Wednesday & Thursday 11-8 and Friday & Saturday 10-10 and check us out! We're sure you'll be able to find something to put a smile on Mom's face :)


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  • 10 Reasons to Shop Local this FRIDAY in Ann Arbor!

    The 10 Reasons You & Your Girls/Guys/Dogs/Kids Should Head Downtown this Friday Night for "Ladies Night"

    10) After almost 7 months of winter, the sun is finally shining, the tulips are blooming and it's fun to walk around Downtown Ann Arbor! 9) The restaraunts, bars & retailers are partnering to bring you shopping & food/drink specials. Many stores are open until MIDNIGHT! 8) Rock Paper Scissors will have a photobooth. Yep, a photobooth. Are you as excited as we are? There will be props. Yep, props. 7) Tecumseh's own Peppalo Stone Ground Chocolate & Zingermans GELATO at Rock Paper Scissors. Tecumseh, Ann Arbor, happiness, chocolate, local pride. Ahhh so many emotions 6) You may catch a glimpse of the Violin Monster back in his hallowed ground. 5) Send your kiddos on a search for Sluugo and or Fairy doors & grab a Cold War or Maiden's Punch from The Ravens Club. You. will. not. be. dissapointed. 4) Cherry Republic sells wine. Lily Grace will let you try new make up. Salon XL willl give your nails a touch up. Moosejaw is giving you 20% off their entire store. The Gown Shop is offering 10% off the ENTIRE STORE....and don't forget about Mark's Carts & Bills Beer Garden-- they are a special in itself :) 3) Mother's Day is Sunday. Have you gotten your Mom a present!? We're getting Happy & helping you celebrate Mother's Day for your Mom with AH.MAZING Coton Colors Deals! Plus, we gift wrap. And we just got a new shipment of Rifle Paper Company Mother's Day Cards. 2) Food. Jolly Pumpkin Red Chicken Nachos. Cheeseboards at Ravens Club. Red Onion Pistachio Pizza at Mani Osteria. Everything at Babo Market. Plaintain Chips & Guac at Frita Batidos. Goat Cheese Dip at Lena.... Oh & Say it with me friends. The. Wafel. Shop. Wafels, Zingermans special blend coffee. We're always happy to expand, but I think you've got the idea :) 1) A night out with friends & family to SHOP LOCAL & try the new stores & restaruants popping up daily in glorious Ann Arbor!  Stop in and see us! We'd love to catch up :)
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  • The best things in life are meant to be shared!

    So, how do you win this AMAZING case? 

    1) Follow us on instagram- @rockpapermi

    2) Post something from Rock Paper Scissors that makes you smile or makes your day just a lil' bit more beautiful.

    3.) Hashtag #rockpapersmile to share your favorite Rock Paper Scissors items that makes you smile!

    4.) The winner will be selected on 4/11!

    Tags: Events, Gifts

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  • Introducing Library of Flowers

    We are thrilled to introduce Library of Flowers--an America Small Batch Parfumery. From Eau de Parfum, Parfum Crema, Coco Butter Handcreme, Bubble Bath, Perfumed Soap, to Bath Oil-- the products are carefully crafted to create memorable journeys through sight and scent. According to Library of Flowers, they've created "the perfect pick me up to nourish the senses and inspire the gardens of the imagination". According to RPS teammate Mary, we love Library of Flowers "not just because the display looks like what the inside of Cinderella's walk-in closet probably looks like, but also because the scents allow you to get that "I just fell asleep in a field of wildflowers" smell without actually having to deal with bugs or itchy grass." Well said, Mary, well said.   In Ann Arbor, we have the Paper & String Collection and have started with the 3 scents that make this collection-- Linden, Field & Flowers & Honecomb. Check out below to learn more!  
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  • It's the most wonderful time of the year!

    Second to none (yep, not even second to Christmas card season), it's the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR or New York National Stationery Show time! From May 19th-22nd in New York City, the world's *yep, world's* greatest letterpress printers, wedding invitation designers, foil-stampers, greeting card geniuses, calligraphers, manufacturers, retailers & creatives will converge on the Javitz Center to create what can only be described as my happy place. We not only check in on our favorite designers & see all their new goodies for the year, but also find new product lines, designers and trends! Be. still. my. paper. obsessed. heart. The weeks leading up to NSS feel like the nights leading up to Christmas as a child... every day there are hints & sneak peek product releases from our favorite designers. Stationery show mailers grace the presence of our "mailbox" (ok we don't have a mailbox, we have the nicest mailman in the world who piles, ever so neatly, our mail on the counter). Because we've never been one to turn down an early present opening during Christmas, we wanted to share some of our favorite company's mailers & sneak peeks of designs to come!

    In the world of cards & social stationery, we're excited about SO MANY different designers. Here are a few of the mailers we can't get enough of!

    Belle & Union Luggage tag, packing list, We're NSS ready, THANKS 9th Letterpress!   Farewell Paperie! Love the the colors. Love the Fill In. Love it. Fancy Seeing You Here!   We are so looking forward to the Social Stationery from Ladyfinger Letterpress! Stay tuned in the next couple weeks for what we're looking forward to & our finds at NSS! We can't wait to bring home so many amazing goodies-- until then, we'll keep sharing the AH.MAZING mailers & sneak peeks that come our way!

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