Pickles!

I’ve been doing a little sketchin’ lately, ok a lot of sketchin’. This one started out as a “quick & simple” design for this week’s Spoonflower contest. Half an hour max.. I was only going to draw the jar. Haha, right. Four hours later I had an entire page filled with everything the word pickle could bring to mind. I loose hours in my sketchbook. One minute it’s 10am and the next thing I know Steve is in the kitchen making dinner. It’s a very magical thing.pickle sketchbook jayme hennel

This week’s sketch hit the scanner and quickly turned into just the darn cutest pickle pattern I’ve ever seen. I love the little sprigs of dill and the polka dot spices in the background. If you’re on Spoonflower, hop over to vote in the contest. It will be open for the next few days before they announce the winner.

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New Mother’s Day Cards

mothers day cards are here - hennel paper coMother’s Day is going to be here before you know it and we have a beautiful new line of cards perfect for everyone from moms to dog moms. Our best selling Mother’s Day card Mom You Were Always Right got a facelift this year and we just love it’s new look. Shop them all here.

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Don’t forget to take a look at the back of the cards. Many of them have cute little details your mama will just love.  mothers day FRONT BACK 1200

 

 

Send Some Love

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got you covered. We have 14 new cards this year with a few new looks for some old crowd favorites like Nuts About You and I Love You Like Crazy. We’re also very excited to announce our recent paper change – we’re now using a heavier 100# card stock that is 100% recycled. We absolutely love it and think you will too!

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Be sure to check out the backs of the cards. Many of them have cute design elements that add a special touch. (Psst.. additional product photos can be found on each product page under the main photo.)

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Home for the Holidays

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We’re getting ready to pack it up and head back home to visit family and friends for the holidays. The shop is going to remain open while we’re gone. All orders placed between Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 28th will be shipped on Monday, December 29th. 

There is still time to get your last minute holiday orders in before we go. All orders placed on or before December 19th will ship before we head out of town.

Wishing you all very happy holidays!

Sweet as Honey Fabric Launch

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I’ve been experimenting with pattern design lately and today my very first collection is launching for sale on Spoonflower. It is available in fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap! How fun is that?

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Below is a peek into my process from my sketchbook and an up-close shot of one of the patterns. Buzz on over to Spoonflower to check out all of the designs and for ordering information.

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Happy Black Friday – Our Best Deal of the Year is Here!

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Happy Thanksgiving from both of us here at Hennel Paper Co! We hope your bellies are filled to the brim with pumpkin pie.

This year to celebrate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday we are very excited to be offering free shipping on everything in our shop from Friday through Monday.

And by popular demand, our full size (A7) holiday cards are now available in boxed sets of 6, 8, 10, 12, or 14 at our lowest prices ever. Starting at just $18 for a set of 6.

Receive free shipping on your entire order over $10 in our Etsy shop now through Monday with code: HPCSHIPSFREE

(Domestic shipping only, please.)

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‘Tis the Season

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It’s that time of year again and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The holiday music is playing and I’ve got a steamy cup of hot chocolate in hand. There is a chill in the air and I’ve been wearing my knit cowls around for weeks already. I’m ready for the holidays and so is the shop! All of our new holiday cards are now available including five boxed set options. Check out the entire selection here in the shop.

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Festive single cards are the perfect holiday greeting for friends and family. Our single cards are 5×7 (A7), printed on recycled paper and paired with colorful recycled envelopes. I don’t know about you, but we’re dreaming of a white Christmas and planning on letting everyone know with this year’s favorite.

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The boxed sets are great for when you want to send out cards to everyone you know. They are 4.25″ x 5.5″ (A2), printed on recycled paper and paired with recycled kraft envelopes. All of the boxed sets come packaged in a clear box and are just as pretty as can be.

For something unique, try sending out a New Years card instead of a Christmas card this year. It’s a nice little surprise for your loved ones to get in the mail when they aren’t expecting it. Our personal favorite is the Cheers to the New Year 2015 card.

Life with Lilly: Five Years Later

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Today we are celebrating five years with our sweet little ball of fur, Lilly. I can honestly say that I can’t imagine life without her and I can’t remember life before her. She is one of the sweetest, loving animals I have ever met and filled with so much personality. Spend five minutes with her and you know exactly what I’m talking about. Much like a dog, she greets us at the door when we get home. She follows me around everywhere I go. When I run, she runs with her bell jingling on her collar. When I talk to her she responds with little, and sometimes not so little, meows. She wakes me up in the morning when I sleep through my alarm. She cuddles on my lap and purrs for hours. She loves to watch me knit and on occasion I will run out of yarn because she has chewed off a piece for herself. She loves to play and even wags her tail when you pet her. She has filled our hearts with so much love.


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Five years ago, she was a foster cat with Tigerlily Cat Rescue in Metro Detroit. We wandered into to PetSmart for dog food and made our habitual trip past the cats. She was there and up for adoption at the time. That’s about all it took to steal out hearts. As we walked past and she got our attention. She was meowing at us and rubbing up against the glass looking for some love. We loved her, but went on our way. After leaving we couldn’t stop talking about her. We went back to see her the next night and decided to apply to take her home. A few short days later we brought her home and the rest is history. I wrote about the whole experience and then some here.

As sweet as she is, this cat is a trip. When I say she has personality, I mean she has PERSONALITY.  Bold that and underline it three times. I love her to pieces for it. I also can’t remember the last time I got a full night’s sleep. I’ve been working hard to break her of waking us up for attention during the night. We have evening play sessions to tire her out and I try to keep her up as much as I can during the day. This seems to be working, however, as soon as the sun rises it is time to go. She wants me up, wants me up right now. Her new thing is batting me in the face as soon as my alarm starts to go off. It’s terribly annoying, yet effective. It’s hard to sleep with a cute little fur ball IN YOUR FACE. I can hear her purring in my ear before I even open my eyes. I’m not a morning person and waking up is a gradual process for me. I hit the snooze button a lot. It’s a process. A process that she doesn’t care for or tolerate. Her morning wake up call is actually starting to grow on me. I’ve been getting up earlier and actually getting a little more done because of it. Thanks, Lil.

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Life has been an adventure with her and we’re loving every second. Read more stories about this fur ball in my Life with Lilly blog series.

Have you adopted a pet before? I’d love to hear your stories!

Happy Fall, Y’all!

We have a few new cards in the shop to celebrate the wonderfulness that is autumn. It’s just starting to feel like fall here in Charlotte and I’m loving it. The leaves are starting to fade to yellow and fall from the trees. We’ve been spending our weekends touring the local (and not so local) cider mills. It’s the best time of the year! Bring on the cider and donuts :)

 

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