Confessions of a stationery snob

Hello. My name is Karen Jayne Blattenbauer, and I’m a stationery snob.

It’s okay. I’ll readily admit it.

Outside of curiously wondering whether my husband would show up at the alter on our wedding day, my next biggest concern was how our wedding stationery suite would look.

I’m not going to apologize for this. He’s aware.

What can I say? I have a passion for paper and it just won’t quit.

Now, to say I’m a snob doesn’t mean I thumb my nose at certain brands. Or, that I judge the invitations or cards sent by friends when I receive them in the mail. A friend actually asked me this once.

It means the exact opposite actually.

To me, being a stationery snob means I appreciate quality paper products and am drawn to well-executed designs.

If I were to become a collector, I would collect all the papery goodness available to me. I don’t even care if papery isn’t a word, it is now.

What? I love pretty things in paper form. Is it’s wrong, then I don’t want to be right!

And, because the world needs a little more joy now more than ever, I’m excited to finally be sharing my paper passion with you.

I’m launching Pretty Peptalks because I want to create beautifully simple stationery. 

I want to bring inspiration and hope to the world one pretty, colorful pep talk at a time.

I want to provide you a flash of mailbox delight as equally spectacular as the pep talk you once received from a drunk girl in a bathroom.

No matter the occasion.

Want to know the other reason I started this adventure? 

I was sick of endlessly searching for American made letterpress perfection that was simple, chic, and colorful all at the same time.

I hope you love Pretty Peptalks as much as I do!

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