post No.581 Summer Social!

Can you believe June is almost upon us? I don’t know about you but I am extremely ready to celebrate summer.  Check out the AMAZING lineup on this event –  Smock is flying in from New York to host a paper pinwheel “project social”. *plus* you’ll get to be one of the very first preview their newest letterpress collection just released.  Sweet Lucies will be pulling up their adorable ice cream cart and you’ll get to experience some cold delicious goodness like you’ve never tasted before (trust me, I’ve tried it).  The amazing Mrs Lilien will be whipping up some Lemonade cocktail potions made only with the freshest and finest ingredients, and the ladies of Bash Please and 100 layer cake will be helping tye everything up with a twist and making it all look pretty.  Snapping away will be The why we love team so if you live far away but still want to peek into the event, there will be plenty of photos!

hope to see you there!


P.S we have limited space so  RSVP by JUNE 9th to

post No.580 NSS 2011 pt. 2

Part 2 of my Stationery Show recap was a tough one to figure out, as I literally have hundreds of photos of the amazing new things we ordered. So I just decided to be okay with not showing you everything right now, because ultimately you’ll be seeing the goods posted in all their glory when they start arriving at the shop! So for right now here are a few more sneak peeks …

notepads from Rifle Paper Co.

above is a sheet of wrapping paper full of old classic Penguin books!

fun new collection of boxed note sets from yellow owl workshop

laser cut place cards by figs and ginger

hand screened wrapping papers from India (I went crazy in this booth!)

neons from gold teeth brooklyn

mini journal set from Albertine Press

cards from Dear Hancock

cards and rubber stamp kits from Ink and Wit

watercolor calendar from Fine Day Press (wait till you see this in real life!)

post No.579 NSS 2011 part 1.

I’m back!  It was an absolute design explosion whirlwind trip to the National Stationery Show last week in NYC. I am beyond thrilled with all the new product we ordered and I guarantee you’ll be seeing many posts to follow highlighting all the goodies coming into the shop. For now, I wanted to share with you just a few of the treasures we nabbed from the show. So without further adieu here is NSS part 1 …

classic letter writing sets from Fawnsberg

 colorful letterpressed notecards from Pinterette Press

patterned wraps (and bows!!) from Avie

 notebooks and letter sets by Bison

authentic Italian vintage notebooks and polka dot notebooks from O-check

notepads and 2012 calendars from Linda and Harriet

the newest wedding suites were absolute eye candy from Wiley Valentine

new wedding collection and patterned gift boxes by Smock


Stay tuned for part 2!



post No.578 three winners!

i absolutely loved reading about all of the things you’re looking forward to this summer.  It definitely got me in the mood to eat strawberries in my flip flops. Thanks everyone for sharing and also for all the blog birthday wishes!

 the 3 winners to our Parcel Paper turns 3 giveaway are …


1. Stephanie who is looking forward to free summer events in NYC

2. Susan who’s looking forward to cooking with herbs +veggies from her garden

3. Alyson who will be giving her nieces and nephews a new swingset


 Winners congrats! please email me your mailing address if i don’t get to you first.



{#3 by Set}

post No.577 best mail week of 2011

It’s been a crazy week trying to tie up loose ends before leaving for the NSS.  After finally heading out we experienced all kinds of travel problems which held up flights and turned our 8 hour trip into a 28 hour trek.  Needless to say we’re here now, safe and sound and excited to stock up on great new things for the shop.  The mail over the last few weeks has been insanely exciting. The invitations we received for this event are inclusive of all bells and whistles so as you can imagine I’ve been dying to show you.  Here’s a peek into some of what I opened …

There’s still lots more fun to be had.  I’ll be tweeting from the mountain tops on great finds from the show, so if you don’t already follow on twitter get signed up!

post No.575 U+U

Okay well, the BIG NEWS is finally out! Yesterday we officially launched our new wedding stationery line called U+U!  The line is a collaboration between myself (URBANIC) and my dear friend Emily (UNSCENE) who is a brilliant event planner and designer.  We created this line especially for the brides who want to add character and lots of special little details to their wedding day.  When scrolling through wedding blogs you see all kinds of printed novelties throughout wedding decor, but where does a bride who’s not a designer actually go to purchase them?  We’re happy to announce that this search is now over! We divided the collection up into different themes that can be customized.  Our miscellany custom shop includes things like  seating tags • cookie kitsmenus •  rosettes  • smores kitstable numberswelcome gift tags • beer labelsseed packetswine labels  oh, and of course invitations and save the dates!  Make and appointment at Urbanic to view the collection or if you live out of town, you can order online.

Woodland Collection

School Book Collection

Farm Fresh Collection

Bistro Collection

A Little Bit Country Collection

Rat Pack Collection

Relic Collection


P.S Have you heard of Brandon Kidd? He’s the rad photographer that shot our line!


post No.574 thomas paul stationery

The new Thomas Paul stationery collection arrived at the shop and completely won my heart.  It’s a big collection, so this post will be part 1 in a series.  These notecard sets are from the ‘seafarer’ and ‘ludite’ collections. Love that you get 3 different styles per box.  Hmmm…. just realized that 3 seems to be a theme this week!  Next up, I’ll be highlighting the botanical and safari collections as well as the canvas zip journals.  Oh yeah!

post No.573 Givaway Time!

That’s right Parcel Post had a birthday, so lets celebrate with some spring surprises.  TO WIN: just leave a comment to this post stating something you’re looking forward to this summer. 

I’ll announce the winners on May 14th so be sure to check back!

PRIZE No. 1 : A set of 3 Washi Tapes

PRIZE No. 2 A set of 3 twin ring notebooks

PRIZE No. 3 A set of 3 patterned pens

Winners will be randomly selected and will each receive one of the prizes shown above.

Good luck!


{pics from here, here +here}