Thursday, October 15, 2009

Paperspring Stationery Review (Giveaway Closed)

When I first heard of Paperspring and looked at their website, these Digital Name Art (DNA) products were the first ones that caught my eye. I think this is the coolest thing! These can be used for business (customized with the names of the recipients) or personal use. What you see here are 5x7 cards, blank inside; DNA cards are also available flat (like postcards), depending on the design.



I think these are so creative and so pretty! I also think they'd be fun to frame and display.

As I learned more about Paperspring, I noticed their StickyStock. It's a lightweight, slightly translucent kind of paper that can be used for printing photos, greeting cards, announcements, invitations, or Digital Name Art. The beauty of StickyStock is that it clings to flat, dry surfaces--refrigerator doors, mirrors, windows, and so on--without leaving a residue. (It clings for about six months.) This opens a world of possibilities:

  • Use StickyStock photos on the refrigerator, and they won't fall off like magnetic photo holders do
  • Send a StickyStock "save the date" card
  • Decorate a mirror or window with favorite photos
  • Send a StickyStock holiday card and family members can easily keep your card on the refrigerator door

I ordered a few favorite photos printed on StickyStock, and the prints look great.

I also really like the Paperspring selection of invitations and announcements. My photos don't do justice to how pretty these cards are:

They offer an extensive line of announcements for births, adoptions, even special cards to announce the arrival of twins and triplets. Paperspring also offers invitations for weddings, showers, baptisms, and birthday parties; personalized stationery; thank you cards; and announcements for moving or graduations. I think the designs are innovative, and the styles range from casual to elegant.

But let me tell you about the holiday cards from Paperspring! You can order holiday cards with Digital Name Art (each recipient would see his name in snowflakes, sugar cookies, stars, or whatever you choose) or with your family photo(s). A few card designs, like this one, even allow you to do both.

My family has sent and received many photo Christmas cards over the years, but I have never seen any like the ones from Paperspring. After looking through more than 75 designs, I chose this one (if you're on our Christmas card list, please try to forget that you saw this here):

This brings me to another very special aspect of the holiday cards from Paperspring: they are more customizable than any other cards I've seen. In the past we've ordered cards to which you can add your photo and your name. But Paperspring allows you to customize all of the wording, as well. On this card, I kept the "2009" (but could have changed it). I changed "Season's Greetings" to "Merry Christmas," and of course I substituted our own names.

The stack of cards arrived, tied in ribbon like a gift. I can't say enough about the quality of these cards! They're printed on high-quality heavyweight cardstock with a matte finish. They're simply gorgeous and have a rich feel to them. I could have ordered photo Christmas cards for a lower price, but they wouldn't be anywhere near as beautiful as these cards.

Can you tell that I love these products? Since I've gone on for so long, let me wrap this up by summarizing and adding a few more details:

  • High quality stationery products at reasonable prices
  • Extensive selection of exclusive card designs, invitations, and announcements
  • Innovative products like Digital Name Art (DNA) and StickyStock
  • More than 40 years in the printing business (online since 2008)
  • All printing is done in-house, for quality control and quick turnaround
  • Green (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)
  • FREE shipping

Buy it: See these products at the Paperspring website. Enter code FCreativity15 at checkout and enjoy a 15% discount.

    Win it: Thanks to Paperspring, one lucky reader will win a $60 gift certificate!

    This giveaway is closed. The winner will be announced after verification.

    Here's how to enter: Visit the Paperspring website and look through the product line. Then come back and leave a comment to tell me how you would spend the gift certificate if you win. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

    Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):

    • Become a fan of Paperspring on Facebook. (1 entry)
    • Comment with your favorite Paperspring holiday card design (and, if you like, how you would customize it). (1 entry)
    • Subscribe to my feed in a feed reader or by email. If you already subscribe, leave a comment to let me know. (1 entry)
    • Follow both Paperspring and me on Twitter. Tweet about this giveaway ( RT @FC_Melissa - Enter to win a $60 gift certificate for Paperspring.com http://bit.ly/2RKrCh @Paperspring #giveaway ). (1 entry per day)
    • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. Leave a comment with a link to your blog post. (3 entries - Leave comments including Blogged #1, Blogged #2, Blogged #3)
    • Fave me on Technorati. (2 entries - Include #1 and #2 in your comments)
    More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 10/29/09 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 72 hours, or another winner will be chosen. No P.O. Box addresses. Void where prohibited.

    81 comments :

    1. If I won, I would buy some holiday cards, greeting cards, personalized stationary & birthday party invites!

      april_vereb@yahoo.com

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    2. I love the Sugar Cookie holiday card design! That is so unique!! I would customize them based on the family's (recipients) last name!

      april_vereb@yahoo.com

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    3. I'm a subscriber! :)

      april_vereb@yahoo.com

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    4. I would order graduation announcements for my daughter, who is a senior this year.

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    5. I love the "blocks of Joy" Christmas card design.

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    6. I would get personalizied stationary for my kids; Birdie Note for my Gracie, Solid Stars for my Ben, Upsy Daisy Purple for my Samantha, and Upsy Daisy Pin for my Kayla. These are so cute.
      Thanks for the giveaway!
      Bridgette Groschen
      joeandbridge@aol.com

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    7. I am a Facebook Fan of Paperspring. Thanks!
      Bridgette Groschen
      joeandbridge@aol.com
      fb name: bridgette.groschen

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    8. I like the Block of Joy cards. I'd put Me and hubby is one picture, and two kids each in the other boxes. Very cute. Thanks!
      Bridgette Groschen
      joeandbridge@aol.com

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    9. I subscribe by email. Thanks!
      Bridgette Groschen
      joeandbridge@aol.com

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    10. I follow you and Paperspring on Twitter(@joeandbridge) Thanks!
      http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4890691675

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    11. Faved on Technorati. #1
      Bridgette Groschen
      Tech id: joeandbridge

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    12. Faved on Technorati. #2
      Bridgette Groschen
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    13. I would get some birdie song personalized stationery

      lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    14. email subscriber
      previous note should have read birdie note. my arms are full of a squirmy little puppy.

      lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    15. I really like the O Holy Night cards for Christmas! These would be prefect! Thanks for the chance!

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    16. I like the saying that is no the Oh Holy Night card...but I would add our picture and our names!
      bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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    17. Paperspring fb fan
      Bekki Orr
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    18. feed subscriber
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    19. follow u both on twitter
      tweet: http://twitter.com/bekki1820cb/status/4904630431
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    20. I love the aqua mosaic birthday invitation or brown ornament Christmas card

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    21. I'd love to win. The greeting cards are something I could use! mymadakaja at yahoo dot com

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    22. **Daily Tweet**
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    23. I would use the GC for Stationary for myself and my daugher, daughter-in-law, and oldest granddaughter. I love the Orchid Charm.
      gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
      Marj M.

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    24. I am an email subscriber.
      gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com
      Marj M.

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    25. My favorite holiday card is "Peace on Earth" in Red.
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      Marj M.

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    26. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/bekki1820cb/status/4935050776
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    27. **Daily Tweet**
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    28. I would use the gift certificate to buy photo holiday cards to send to friends and family this Christmas.

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    29. I love the winter berries: green design. I would have a photo of each of my 3 children on it.

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    30. I subscribed to your feed via email.


      mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    31. I blogged about this:

      http://grand-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/paperspring-stationary-giveaway.html

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    32. I blogged about this:

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    33. I blogged about this:

      http://grand-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/paperspring-stationary-giveaway.html

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    34. Either the sticky stock or the upsy daisy note yellow...
      how fun!

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    35. I love the cookie box card. I would definitely use that as this year's Christmas card!
      stacey at staceyworld dot com

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    36. I really like the Holiday Frame Red cards. It was so hard to choose they are all beautiful!!

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    37. I would spend the gift card on holiday cards.

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    38. **Daily Tweet**
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    40. If I won, I would buy Snowprint digital name art™ holiday card...so cool!
      Scott
      nynekats at aol dot com

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    41. Birdie Note personalized stationary would be what I would get.
      Angie
      one 4 earth at aol dot com

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    42. I would choose the winter blessings christmas card!

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    43. I would get some holiday cards and gift cards.
      juliehaddock@hotmail.com

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    44. If I won I would get the Snowflakes Falling: Black holiday cards. They are so unique and beautiful!

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    45. I am a fan of Paperspring on Facebook!

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    46. My favorite holiday card is again, the Falling Snowflake in black and I would customize it by changing the picture of course and change the writing to our family name.

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    47. I tweeted http://twitter.com/TriciaFogg/status/5000476562

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    48. Oh this is a very cool site. Not entering just wanted to stop by and say HI since I've been gone for a few days!

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    50. **Daily Tweet**
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    51. I love the Sugar Cookies
      digital name art™ holiday cards! What a fun site and very cool products.

      s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

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    52. I love the Catching Snowflakes in Cranberry!

      pong7@comcast.net

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    53. I would use them (falling snowflakes in cranberry) for holiday cards.

      pong7@comcast.net

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    54. I subscribe via email.

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    57. I would get an assortment of thank you cards, always need those!

      delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    58. Google reader subscriber!

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    59. I like the cookie box holiday card design, looks great with names, personalized!


      delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    61. I would get a lot of Thank You Cards, and I really like that they have a lot of elegant options, like Casablanca, etc.

      e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    63. I would buy Holiday cards or invites for an upcoming retirement party for MIL.

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    66. I would get the photo holiday cards- peaceful blessings- green

      ejxd95@gmail.com

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    67. I like the peaceful blessings- green and add our names to the bottom of the card to personalize it

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    68. subscribed with email and google reader

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    69. following both paperspring and you on twitter and tweeted
      http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/5241019891

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    70. blogged #1
      http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/cool-giveaways-october-november.html

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    71. blogged #2
      http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/cool-giveaways-october-november.html

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    72. blogged #3
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