Inspired Stationery ~ Stationery Stocking Stuffers

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Inspired Stationery post! This week we are focusing on stationery stocking stuffers by three of the hottest brands in stationery right now, Sugar Paper Los Angeles, Rifle Paper Co. and Haute Papier. First up: stationery and thank you sets by Sugar Paper Los Angeles…

Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Available at Salutations

Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Available at Salutations

Sugar Paper Los Angeles | Available at Salutations

Arguably the hottest brand in stationery right now, Sugar Paper Los Angeles is best known for their contemporary letterpress and foil designs. For holiday gifting, we are crazy about notesets and thank you notes in foil by Sugar Paper Los Angeles. They are just so irresistibly festive {and shiny!!!}.

Another hot brand in stationery that we love to gift: Rifle Paper Co. We are especially crazy about Rifle Paper Co.’s assorted card sets…

Rifle Paper Co. | Available at Salutations

Rifle Paper Co. | Available at Salutations

Rifle Paper Co. | Available at Salutations

We love Rifle Paper Co. for so many reasons. We especially love the illustrations, which make them perfect for gifting. Does someone on your holiday list love dogs? Is there a Francophile on it? A gardner? If so, Rifle Paper Co. has just the stationery set for them. We love that!

Finally, a brand that we have loved for years who continues to up the ante, Haute Papier, makes great stationery gifts…

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Haute Papier | Available at Salutations

Not only does Haute Papier make some our favorite personalized letterpress stationery, but they have other great gifts, as well. Their personalized note pads are absolutely perfect for stocking stuffers. And their stationery? Well, just look at it. The quality and designs really do sell themselves.

So, for the stationery enthusiast in your life, look no further than Salutations for great gifts and stocking stuffers. We can’t wait to show you all the options!

Inspired Stationery ~ Thank You Cards by Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card | Available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Inspired Stationery post! While we love custom stationery {and have tons of options for you to choose from}, sometimes there’s nothing like a beautiful, single thank you card! Our favorites just might be those by Rifle Paper Co. {available at Salutations}. They’re artsy, charming, whimsical, and just perfect. Here are a few of our favorites…

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card | Available at Salutations

The illustrations by Rifle Paper Co. owner Anna Bond are so perfect and happy! We just love them!

Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card | Available at Salutations

So, next time you’re in the market for the perfect greeting card {thank you, or otherwise}, visit Salutations in Charlotte or the Triangle to see the latest and greatest! We can’t wait to see you there!

Inspired Stationery ~ Fall Stationery Picks

Fall Stationery Picks | Available at Salutations

Fall is so close that we can taste it, and to celebrate {like we did when summer was on the horizon} we have rounded up our picks for the perfect fall additions to your stationery wardrobe!

The orange of the Vera Wang paper {above} makes us think of all things fall, like leaves, pumpkins, and general cheerfulness! We love how elegant it is paired with engraving. There’s something very festive-chic about it, don’t you think?

Haute Papier Stationery for Fall | Available at Salutations

We also love autumnal tones in letterpress ink, like in the Haute Papier stationery above. And pairing them with charcoal is such a rich, sophisticated take on the season. It reminds us of richly-colored leaves against a gray sky.

Crane Stationery | Available at Salutations

The Crane stationery above offers a completely different, yet just as sophisticated, spin on the season. While the hand engraved note itself is classic and timeless, the stunning Florentine envelope liner offers a touch of warmth and drama. And, after all, is there a more appropriate color palette for fall than gold and orange? We think not.

Fall Stationery Picks | Available at Salutations

Finally, we are suckers for a great preppy note with just a touch of whimsy, which is exactly what this Vera Wang note {above} brings to the table. It’s well-tailored and bright {as a good preppy design should be} with a fun, whimsical font that’s not too serious or stuffy. We love it!

Why not send a note to someone you love while sending them a taste of fall all at once? And while all of the options are perfect year-round, we can’t help but associate them with the season that we love!

Stop by Salutations in Charlotte or the Triangle to see more great stationery! We can’t wait to see you there!

Inspired Business ~ {Smock} Business Cards with Character

Smock Business Card | From Salutations

This week’s Inspired Business post is all about business cards with character. By now we all know the importance of a great card, but we specifically wanted to post today about giving that card personality! And nobody does this quite like Smock!

The card above {that we teamed up with Smock on} is clever, memorable and stylish. We love that the design library and embellishments commonly associated with Smock wedding invitations can also be used on business cards. For example, how gorgeous is the wallpaper on the back of the card above? And that font? So good!

Smock Business Card | Available at Salutations

We also love that you can use your own {press-ready} artwork on Smock business cards, as seen on the punchy cards Smock created for Altitude Summit {above}. This kind of freedom is golden when it comes to branding your business with the help of stationery!

Smock Business Card | Available at Salutations

And we love how all of the Smock business cards in this post give creative insight into each business. Based on the business card {by Smock} above, for example, we assume that Enchanted Tomorrow’s stands for quality {this is a beautiful letterpress business card, after all} and beauty {those flowers! that font!}. Likewise, the Altitude Summit card seems familiar and professional (it’s completely in line aesthetically, with the company’s web site), and also cheerful (that yellow!).

Finally, the lovely card we worked on with Smock and Kate Clyde’s Catered Creations not only evokes feelings of beauty and quality, but it also tells us that this company is likely very detail-oriented, and what business wouldn’t benefit from that first impression?

So, interested in Smock business cards with character? Stop by either our Charlotte or Triangle location to learn more and create the business card perfect for your company. We can’t wait to see you and show you all of the options!

Inspired Gifting ~ 2014 Karen Adams Calendars

Karen Adams Calendar | Available at Salutations

If there is one thing that we can count on at Salutations, it selling out of Karen Adams calendars. Year after year customers discover Karen Adams calendars and return the following year for more as gifts and for refills for themselves.

Karen Adams Calendars | Available at Salutations

And once you’ve seen Karen Adams calendars in person, it’s hard to resist their charm. The calendars come with a gold easel perfect for displaying them on a desk or side table, and both the calendars and refills are packaged perfectly for gifting. They each come tied with a blow in packaging as gorgeous as the calendars and refills themselves.

In addition to the wildly popular calendars and refills, Salutations is proud to carry other Karen Adams items…

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Inspired Stationery ~ Haute Papier Letterpress Stationery

Letterpress Stationery Available at Salutations

Today’s Inspired Stationery post is a celebration of Haute Papier’s letterpress stationery. Between the quality, price, embellishment/font collection and ink colors, it’s hard to narrow down why we absolutely adore Haute Papier’s stationery.

Letterpress Stationery Available at Salutations

Whether you prefer a monogram, motif or just your name printed on the stationery, Haute Papier always delivers the most refined, gorgeous product.

Letterpress Stationery Available at Salutations

We’ve seen Haute Papier stationery that is very feminine (thanks to flourish-y fonts printed in pink) and Haute Papier stationery that is very masculine. Besides quality and value, versatility is a major selling point for Haute Papier.

Letterpress Stationery Haute Papier

So if you’re in the market for letterpress stationery {be it personal stationery, couple’s stationery or business stationery}, think Salutations and Haute Papier. We can’t wait to show you all of the options and embellishments {The liners! You must see the envelope liners!} and help you design the stationery that is just right for you!

Inspired Stationery ~ Monograms for Every Style

Monogram Stationery | Available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Inspired Stationery post! This week we are inspired by monograms, and specifically, the versatility of them! Monograms nowadays are so diverse that there is one for every style and personality type!

Monogram Stationery | Available at Salutations

Classic

For the classic monogram look for the classic script style in a neutral ink color (like black or gold) engraved on ecru or white stock. We love the subtle bevel detail on the note above.

Monogram Stationery | Available at Salutations

BOLD

If your style is more bold and you are drawn to more show-stopping looks, look for strong colors, high contrast and unique motifs. All of these can be seen on the cool card above.

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Inspired Business: Lettersheets

Lettersheets | Available at Salutations

Welcome to another Inspired Business post! We’ve posted about the importance of business cards and personalized note cards, but for longer business correspondences we love customizable lettersheets! These are great for everything from longer business letters, to invoices and presentations. And having custom lettersheets goes a long way in branding yourself and your fabulous business, which is huge!

Lettersheets | Available at Salutations

Customization is key in business branding/stationery. You can customize your lettersheets by choosing the paper, ink colors, fonts, and motifs. You can go sleek and simple {like above} or more ornate and informative {like below}, which we love!

Lettersheet | Available at Salutations

Remember, everything a client or potential client sees related to your company shapes their perception of you and your business. In the end, the little details all add up to a client’s perception of your business, and ultimately the details may set you apart from the competition.

Lettersheet | Available at Salutations

Stop by Salutations in Charlotte or the Triangle to discuss your business and we will be happy to bring your brand to life. We can’t wait to see you there!

{images above of William Arthur lettersheets, available at Salutations}

Wedding Wednesday: Designer We Love ~ b.t. elements

b.t. elements invitation | available at Salutations

Welcome back to another Wedding Wednesday post! We are so excited to feature b.t. elements in this installment of wedding Designers We Love. There really isn’t another designer more on trend {hello watercolors and amazing florals} than b.t. elements at the moment.

In cases like this, it’s better to let the photos do the talking…

b.t. elements invitation | available at Salutations

b.t. elements invitations | available at Salutations

b.t. elements invitations | available at Salutations

b.t. elements | available at Salutations

We are absolutely smitten with these new designs. Make an appointment with our Charlotte or Triangle team to see more great b.t. elements designs. We can’t wait to show you! Until next time, happy Wedding Wednesday!

Inspired Stationery ~ Summer Stationery Picks

Engraved Stationery | Available at Salutations

Summer is so very close, and to celebrate it we have rounded up our picks for the perfect summer additions to your stationery wardrobe!

The soft blue of the Crane paper {above} makes us think of the water. We love how elegant it is paired with gold engraving. There’s something very easy-chic about it, don’t you think?

MaeMae Stationery | Available at Salutations

If you prefer surfing to sailing or Hawaii to the Hamptons you might just need this MaeMae Paperie stationery {above}. The design is so playful and spirited that it makes us want to throw on our coolest bikini and pedal to the nearest beach {which would technically be quite the bike ride from our Charlotte or Triangle locations, but you get the idea}!

Engraved Stationery | AVailable

Finally, we love the engraved Vera Wang stationery {above} for its unabashed celebration of the sea. Why not send a note to someone you love while sending them a taste of summer all at once?

Stop by Salutations in Charlotte or the Triangle to see more great stationery! We can’t wait to see you there!

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