Scouted Stationers You Should Know About
In today’s digital world, there’s something lovely about receiving a beautiful piece of stationery in the mail, whether it be an elegant wedding invitation, handwritten thank-you note, or a heartfelt holiday card. The offerings from these scouted stationers from across the country prove that the beauty is in the details. To find a scouted stationer near you, visit The Scout Guide Directory.
Photography courtesy of Katherine Kelly Designs.
STATIONER: Katherine Kelly Designs
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
WHAT THEY DO: Katherine Kelly Design & Paper Co. goal is to bring beauty and personality to your life through their custom fine stationery & gifts.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Katherine is approachable and we love her fun loving nature. She is bright and bubbly like all the celebratory goodies she creates,” shares Sara Garner, owner of The Scout Guide Nashville & Franklin. “Katherine comes from a very creative family, having gone to Parsons and growing up along the coast of New England– her childhood is reflected in all of her designs.”
Photography courtesy of The Scribbler.
STATIONER: The Scribbler
LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama
WHAT THEY DO: Fine paper studio in Birmingham, Alabama specializing in custom design, fabulous invitations and branded party goods.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “I love that The Scribbler creates classic and timeless stationary, but gives it a fun, fresh twist,” shares Rebecca Todd, owner of The Scout Guide Birmingham. “Owner, Ginny’s attention to detail is unmatched and she makes sure no stone is left unturned. She will make sure each of her clients are getting everything they want and more!”
Photography courtesy of Dogwood Hill.
STATIONER: Dogwood Hill
LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama
WHAT THEY DO: Dogwood Hill is a purveyor of semi-custom stationery and wedding paper for discerning clients with a taste for luxurious, artfully driven paper without the lengthy design time or high price point.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Dogwood Hill has something for everyone, while remaining timeless, fun and unique,” explains Rebecca Todd, owner of The Scout Guide Birmingham. “They have an incredible collective of over 30 artists who create all of the artwork by hand and a team of in-house graphic designers who bring the art to life through thoughtful product design. It truly is amazing to have something so beautiful and custom without the high price tag. They are my go to for all things paper!”
Photography courtesy of The Keeping Room.
STATIONER: The Keeping Room
LOCATION: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
WHAT THEY DO: The Keeping Room is a full service printing and design boutique for custom invitations, stationery, and weddings.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “I love the entire creative process at The Keeping Room. From the early stages of planning to the final result, TKR executes it perfectly every time,” shares Kaleigh Porcelli, owner of The Scout Guide Baton Rouge.
Photography by Miles Witt Boyer.
STATIONER: Shindig Paperie
LOCATION: Fayetteville, Arkansas
WHAT THEY DO: Shindig is a bespoke stationery experience that also sells fun greeting cards and gifts.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “If you want a concierge stationery or invitation experience, Shindig is a must,” says Jennifer Esty, owner of The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas. “It’s a bride’s go-to for a beautifully crafted wedding invitation and the only one we trust at The Scout Guide NWA for our annual launch invitations.”
Photography courtesy of Kramer Drive.
STATIONER: Kramer Drive
LOCATION: Berwyn, Pennsylvania
WHAT THEY DO: Custom stationery & invitations, carefully curated greeting cards, and gifts. In addition to carrying other brands, Kramer Drive produces their own stationery line that is sold in retail stores across the country.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Kramer Drive is a unique custom stationery business that was started by two amazing sisters who have a keen eye for design and style. They have their own in-house design shop, with custom stationery that is now available in over 500 stores across the country,” says Laurie Wightman, owner of The Scout Guide Main Line & Philadelphia.
Photography courtesy of Trout Designs.
STATIONER: Trout Designs
LOCATION: Sarasota, Florida
WHAT THEY DO: Trout Designs is a graphic design studio specializing in custom wedding invitations, paper goods, and event branding. All designs are locally printed and hand-assembled, ensuring that every product will be cherished for years to come.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Trout Designs owner Olivia’s work speaks for itself. Her thoughtful details and ability to capture the spirit of her client’s vision is unparalleled,” shares Nikki Logan Curran, owner of The Scout Guide Sarasota, Anna Maria Island to Boca Grande. “She has been featured in top publications and is a preferred vendor with NK Productions.”
Photography by The More We See.
STATIONER: Paper Place
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Locally owned and operated by women for 40 years, Paper Place creates custom invitations as well as carrying a thoughtfully chosen selection of journals, pens, fine paper goods and accessories.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Paper Place’s bespoke invitation design services are unparalleled,” says Shannon Bland, owner of The Scout Guide Austin. “There is no one else I would trust to help celebrate life’s milestones!”
Photography by Kismet Visuals.
STATIONER: On Paper
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
WHAT THEY DO: A retail space that sells a gorgeous collection of paper and pens, as well as a design studio that offers custom stationery and invitations.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “On Paper’s retail space is one of my favorite places to visit. Being a lover of all things paper and pens, I always discover something new while visiting their Short North shop,” explains Abigail Fredelake, owner of The Scout Guide Columbus. “I have also been lucky to work with them on custom invites for our launch events, and I am just blown away from the experience and product they create for us.”
Photography by Megan Foote-Hudson.
STATIONER: KSH Creations
LOCATION: Raleigh, North Carolina
WHAT THEY DO: Owner Kinesha Harris creates beautiful, custom letterpress stationery and specializes in full-service wedding invitations (they address, stamps, mail). Her shop can tackle anything from business to personal.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “I love the one-on-one attention you receive with KSH. The letterpress studio is right there so you can see how it’s done,” shares Hopie Avery, owner of The Scout Guide Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill.
Photography courtesy of Courtney Winet Design.
STATIONER: Courtney Winet Design
LOCATION: Saint Louis, Missouri
WHAT THEY DO: A talented graphic designer that specializes in creative stationery, dreamy invitations and unique branding.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Courtney Winet’s designs are always fun, colorful and adorably witty,” shares Lisa Litvig, co-owner of The Scout Guide Saint Louis. “She has a masterful way of communicating her client’s message with a signature Courtney twist.”
Photography by Tarin Frantz.
STATIONER: Missing Q Press
LOCATION: Dallas, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Missing Q Press is a custom design and letterpress studio specializing in luxury paper products. Owner + creative director, Jason McDaniel, is unmatched in his level of creativity and skill, having mastered the art of using vintage machines to hand-letterpress and engrave one-of-a-kind invitations, notecards and more.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Jason McDaniel of Missing Q Press is a true paper aficionado,” says Ginna Wilbanks, owner of The Scout Guide Dallas. “Using his impressive collection of both antique and new cutting edge machines, Jason crafts stunning luxury paper products and more. There is no limit to his creativity – custom letterpress party invitations with laser cut, glitter acrylic disco balls attached? No problem!”
Photography courtesy of PS The Letter.
STATIONER: PS The Letter
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: PS The Letter is Fort Worth’s original paper source, specializing in fine stationery and invitations since 1977.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “PS The Letter has an entire department dedicated to creating custom paper goods for all occasions,” says Leigh Brown, owner of The Scout Guide Fort Worth “Whether it be a stunning letter pressed wedding suite, custom gift tags, beautiful holiday cards, giftable notepads with matching stationery, or a simple party invitation, the ladies at PS The Letter have you covered.”
Photography courtesy of The Happy Envelope.
STATIONER: The Happy Envelope
LOCATION: Knoxville, Tennessee
WHAT THEY DO: The staff at Happy Envelope is brimming with talent. They carry everything from custom letterpress wedding invites to notepads and stationery.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “The team at The Happy Envelope radiates happiness and isn’t that what you would expect from a shop with the word ‘Happy’ in its name? From the girls in the front who know how to find the perfect gift to the team in the back who make dreams come true for brides and hostesses creating custom letterpress invites and stationery, it’s a happy place to visit,” says Frances King, owner of The Scout Guide Knoxville.
Photography courtesy of The Cottage Paperie.
STATIONER: The Cottage Paperie
LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio
WHAT THEY DO: A local stationer staffed by talented women who take the time to get to know their clients and ensure they meet their unique stationery needs.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “I love the personal touches this talented team offers—including putting you in touch with local artists to draw something one-of-a-kind and special to put on your stationery,” says McKenna Brooks, owner of The Scout Guide Cincinnati.
Photography courtesy of Paper + More.
STATIONER: Paper + More
LOCATION: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
WHAT THEY DO: Paper+More is a mother and daughter owned shop with more than 30 years experience providing personalized stationery, beautiful gift wrapping and eclectic gifts.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Shopping at Paper + More is such a fun experience. Planning a party is a breeze thanks to their amazing selection of invitations, party favors, and custom cups or napkins,” says Kerry Goldstein, owner of The Scout Guide Oklahoma City. “And when shopping for gifts it’s easy to check so many names off your list thanks to their amazing selection of items for just about anyone in your life. And on top of it all, they offer beautiful gift wrapping services for one gift or all of your holiday presents.”
Photography courtesy of Paper Twist.
STATIONER: Paper Twist
LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina
WHAT THEY DO: The owner Sasha is an expert in all things stationery and she strives to help her clients find the paper pieces that fulfill any occasion and that ring true to each individual.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “As a long time TSG Charlotte member, Paper Twist has always been our go-to resource for stationery, holiday cards, event invitations, gift tags, wrapping, and all things paper,” says Lisa Sherrill, owner of the The Scout Guide Charlotte. “Sasha and her team meet every request with enthusiasm and always deliver a beautiful product!”
Photography courtesy of Invitations, Etc.
STATIONER: Invitations, Etc.
LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Pam Haney at Invitations, Etc. has been in the stationary business for over 35 years. She sells a wide variety of cards and is happy to create any kind of invitation you can imagine. Pam’s services are always in high demand during Fiesta, the month long, city wide celebration.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Pam is creative and detail oriented with all of her custom stationary,” says Francie Mannix, owner of The Scout Guide San Antonio. “In addition to her custom services, her store is stocked full of unique, fun gifts.”
Photography courtesy of Tiramisu Paperie.
STATIONER: Tiramisu Paperie
LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
WHAT THEY DO: Tiramisu Paperie’s owner Lisa has been creating and selling cards and other pieces of stationary for years through other retailers. She has finally opened her first brick and mortar location in Huntsville which feels like a vacation to visit.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “When Lisa opened her shop in Huntsville, I checked my stash of cards and realized that I had been purchasing her work for years in gift shops all over the country,” says Dawn Pumpelly, owner of The Scout Guide Huntsville. “Imagine how thrilled I was when she designed my launch party invitations for our Volume 5 launch this fall!”
Photography courtesy of Worth Noting Designs.
STATIONER: Worth Noting Designs
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
WHAT THEY DO: Worth Noting Designs is the passion project of two long time friends with a love for all things paper, good parties, and taking events to the next level. As a custom design event branding company, owners Karen and Audrey will bring your unique vision to life from start to finish! Known for their attention to detail and our ability to create for any style, they customize dynamic invitations and all accompanying party essentials to make your event extra special.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “I always love working with Karen and Audrey,” says Leigh Brown, owner of The Scout Guide Fort Worth. “They are not only creative geniuses but a ton of fun to work with.”
Photography courtesy of The Queen Bee.
STATIONER: The Queen Bee
LOCATION: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
WHAT THEY DO: Since 2005, The Queen Bee has been dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind stationary creations for their customers.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “No matter the occasion, The Queen Bee is capable of creating a beautiful invitation customized to any event,” says Kaleigh Porcelli, owner of The Scout Guide Baton Rouge. “Whether it’s hand-glittering or hand-lined envelopes, details are their specialty.”
Photography courtesy of Sarah Roshan Photo.
STATIONER: Paper Mill Studio
LOCATION: Akron, Ohio
WHAT THEY DO: Paper Mill Studio’s create bespoke invitations and stationery and stock specially curated gifts.
WHAT OUR OWNER SAYS: “Paper Mill Studio has a knowledgeable team with superb customer service to personally help you plan all your printing needs for your next party, wedding, business gala, or stationery and gift requests,” says Erin Leslie, owner of The Scout Guide Cleveland & Akron.
We’d love to scout more stationers in other cities. Could you—or someone you know—be the next owner of The Scout Guide in your town? Let’s start the conversation about bringing The Scout Guide to your area here.