Paper Beats Rock

Sponsor Spotlight: Paper Beats Rock

We are so happy to have Paper Beats Rock as one of our Spring Bash sponsors this year. Rosemary said giving gifts is one of her favorite things, and it totally shows in her adorable shop.

Paper Beats Rock is full of handcrafted awesome. Who wouldn’t want a golden unicorn birthday card? We are in love with the cat card too. 

Rosemary said her “idea is to create quality and thoughtful items that others can use in their gift giving pursuits.” We think she nailed it! Make someone’s day this year with something beautiful from Paper Beats Rock.

Weekend Guide: December 15 + 16

Making the Holidays

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15th
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Bookmarks Library inside NorthPark Center, Dallas
More Info: Bookmarks blog

 Dowdy Studio & Napkin Art Studio Party 

Date: Saturday, Dec 15th
Time: 4-9pm
Location: 10025 Garland Rd, Dallas
More Info: Dowdy Studio blog
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio, Napkin Art Studio sure to enter our giveaway, the Jammie Bash!

Gift Guide: Handmade Season's Greetings

Today Meredith from MereDesigns shares her favorite holiday cards. 

Want to send a little something extra special to your friends and loved ones this year? Try a handmade holiday card, fashioned by artists right here in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

By Paper Beats Rock

No snow on the ground at your house yet? Send some in the mail, along with holiday cheer with this hand embossed card set! Cards come with kraft envelopes ready for mailing.

By Napkin Art

This is how we Texans like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  These "Merry Christmas Y'all" holiday cards feature a swell-looking retro style Santa, hand printed in red and black on French Paper's Sand Speckletone 80# cover stock. Ho ho ho!

By Honeycomb Print Shop

What is more exciting than a Christmas card? A postcard! This design is hand-inked and printed one at a time with handset wooden blocks. We love the mint green and red color combo.

By Paper Beats Rock

For fans of Christmas music or Will Ferrell – a card with a quote from the movie Elf that is sure to be a classic. Card is 5x7 and comes with a matching kraft paper envelope for mailing.

Craftivities Sneak Peek

It's almost party time! 
Craft Party time that is. 
Here's a little sneaky peek at what we have planned.

This celebration is all about the craft, so let's get right to it. Oil and Cotton has planned two exciting craft activities for this party. The first is based on Operation Rainbow Brains (O>R>B>), a street art project that uses chalk pastels to create gradients of rainbow colors on trees throughout Oak Cliff. We will create miniature versions of this project on sticks and small branches with pastels and yarn.

A second activity will be a miniature fabric wall hanging using scraps of fabric. We will have small precut linen/cotton/canvas banners and fabric swatches with needles, thread (and glue for the sewing challenged). We will create abstract fabric collage wall hangings that can be hung from the rainbow branches (made in the first project) or cord.

It's not a party without food and beverages. We've got that covered! For this Craft Party, we'll have complimentary sodas and Shiner on tap, and two local favorite food trucks will join us for dinner. FOOD TRUCKS?? Oh yeah! Come hungry and bring some funds to help show your support for Gandolfo's and Trailercakes.  Gandolfo's NY Deli is proud to offer a variety of delicious homemade deli salads and fresh ingredients. The premium meats and freshly baked breads make up the best sandwiches. (They have great vegetarian options too). "One bite and you are there!" And at Trailercakes, their goal is to serve the best tasting cupcakes you’ve ever had, while evoking nostalgic emotions of happiness and bliss. "Happiness comes in many forms, and we hope to summon those emotions the moment the first bit of frosting hits the lips. That, to us, is the icing on the cake and why we like to say ‘happiness is in the frosting.' "

And of course, Etsy Dallas believes every celebration needs a photo booth, so we've got that too! Rosemary from Paper Beats Rock has created another amazing photo booth for us, so we can get all snap happy when we are done getting our craft on!

See you there!

Where: Oil and Cotton, 837 W. 7th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208
When: Friday, August 24th
Time: 7-9pm 
What: Two craft tables, raffle prizes, photo booth, food and drinks
Cost: Free, but you may want to bring some $$ for dinner

Golden Summer

Oh Texas summer, your breath beats upon the backs of our necks like a bull chasing a rodeo clown, we run for our lives in concentric circles with no escape in sight. But wait, what's this? A shining beacon of hope…bright, golden, and handmade, here to save us from the most certain of deaths… with style, and grace. Thank the good artists of Etsy Dallas, our heroes!

Enjoy the cool breeze of your lovely central air and listen to some favorite tunes while you lounge on this silkscreened pillow by Butter Design Lab.

While you're there taking a break with Butter, you might as well do a little light summer reading, which can only be accompanied by Haute Hardware's librarian chic eyeglasses necklace.

Now that you've had a nice relaxing afternoon indoors and safe from the oppressive Texas sun, its time to pack your bags and take a summer holiday (in style, of course) Jenni20's nautical striped passport cover is most definitely the coolest way to travel. 

Don't leave your friends behind on your style adventures! Send your bestest a little shiny package of magical thinking from Paper Beats Rock.

Posted by Christina of Paperfingers.