The perfect alternative for Valentine’s Day: Paper Heart
I don’t know about you, but I think buying a card is a pretty special occasion. The design has to be perfect but somehow unique and definitely not a standard 99p make you can buy in a supermarket. Well… we have found the answer.
Established by 29- year-old Nicole Thompson, Paper Heart is a delightful range of homemade and bespoke prints ideal for all occasions. The Australian beauty has lived in England for 10 years and whilst being here has established her own studio in London where all her designs are made.
After spending two years travelling around France and Italy, Nicole was inspired by everything she saw there; love, typewriters, bicycles, moustaches, music and life. When she returned back here, she worked with design and branding agencies over a six year period, learning how to use relevant computer programming as well as picking up other design skills. She eventually enrolled in a Screen printing and Letterpress course in 2010 – this is when Paper Heart was truly born.
Nicole designs mainly cards but has also got a host of prints to display as well as a 2012 moustache calendar which is adorable. All of her designs are made with 100% recycled, FSC Certified paper and she only uses water based inks that are kind to the environment. Nicole also offers a more personal design service for those more important occasions. She has made bespoke items for weddings, births and special thank you’s, each custom made to the customer’s requirements. These are just as unique and just as stunning. It is clear to see each design is made with such detail you know you are buying a completely exceptional item.
January saw the launch of Paper Heart’s new Valentine’s cards, we love them and for those who hate the cheesy side of the occasion, these prints are perfect for anyone who wants to be cute but still completely straight to the point. Each card is £3 and ideal for anyone you want to surprise this February 14th.
Find Paper Heart’s range by clicking here.