Summer is nearly HERE! It’s grad season, wedding season, outdoor party season… the list goes on and on.
So we thought, what better Card of the Month to highlight than our Tiny Cards. Big Words. card packs. They’re newly designed and better than ever.
We’re obsessed with them.
With categorized packs (Strong Women, Love, Everyday, and Children), no one is left out.
Gift ‘em, keep ‘em, decorate with ‘em.
This month, we’re excited to highlight one of our favorite cards from our collaboration with Old Try. We love their aesthetic, and this message is one of our simplest.
“Y’all” is one of those southern-staple words that’s comforting, warm and a reminder that you’re home.
This card is special because of how open-ended it is. Sending a card just to say “hey” is something none of us do enough, and we hope that seeing this card can remind you to reach out to a friend or loved one and just check in. It makes a difference.
Remember: Never. Stop. Sending. Love. Notes.
It’s the season of love! (But let’s be real… that’s always).
We’re all about February, because it’s prime time for love notes (our favorite thing ever). Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just about significant others. It’s about friends, family… everyone. Every single person deserves and needs a reminder that THEY ARE LOVED.
We picked one of our favorite Deep Breath cards for the February Card of the Month.
Order yours now, and get started on a love note or two (or three…) All of our Deep Breath cards are perfect for saying how you feel.
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November — the month of thanks. Fall is in full swing. Everything is cozy. And it’s almost time to feast.
It was easy to pick a card that, for us, encompasses all it means to give thanks. Gratefulness is everything.
This card is from our Breath of Inspiration line — one of our favorite lines full of cards that spread positive messages + give back to important causes.
We’re wishing you the happiest season with your friends and family. And don’t forget to get your cards for your loved ones, holiday hosts and friends.
This past weekend, the Breathless Paper Co. family went to Chattanooga for rest, relaxation and family time. And, of course, lots of cute boutiques and paper goods.
Read on to hear about our trip and our Chattanooga recommendations — the food, the sights, the kiddos, the paper.
On recommendation from our friend Mariah from Shadowbox Paperie, we stayed at the new Westin Chattanooga, and it was beautiful! It's in a super walkable location, which is especially nice in the Chattanooga fall.
After arriving on Friday, we had to get room service because our kids think it’s just the best.
Afterwards, I was so excited to get to finally go to Shadowbox Paperie. Mariah has been a customer for years and years, and the shop is hands down one of the best paper shops I have been in. I fell in love (and walked out with a few things, of course).
Then, I dropped Matt and the kids at the (totally awesome) Children's Discovery Museum so I could go check out all the shops we work with and a few others suggested to me: Sophie’s, Charlotte’s Web, Seed, Blue Skies, Genevieve Bond and Furnish.
First, I went to Sophie's and… I want it ALL. They have bought from us for years and I hadn’t visited in so long. And let me tell you, I didn't want to leave. From the product mix to the way things are merchandised, this place was amazing.
Then I popped into Charlotte’s Web. They do monogramming and carry a bunch of our napkins. It's the perfect shop to get a special personalized gift!
I headed to the Riverfront to see Seed — it's called the '“happy shop.” And it's filled with happiness! They just started carrying some of our cards so it was fun to pop in.
I stopped into Blue Skies, and I've been told I had to go in there. It's filled with all kinds of great gifts and paper. I think our Heartward line is absolutely perfect for this adorable shop!
After going all around downtown and the surrounding spots, I headed further out and went to Genevieve Bond. She carries a lot of our cards and our Heartward tees. It's a very large packed full of awesome goods shop. Everything you'd want for a gift, it’s there!
Then, I went to Furnish — which is a perfect farmhouse shop! I was so excited that they carry Heirloomed so I had to make the trip there. It was so worth it. It has the most wonderful feel (and smells so good).
After going to as many shops as i could, I picked up my guys and we got ready for a fun family date night — our favorite.
We walked from the hotel to Old Gilman Grill which was delicious and had an adorable atmosphere. Our kids love getting dressed up!
Afterwards we hung out in the West Village and saw a laser show, which our little guys loved. We ended the night with some Pink Berry and a hotel room dance party. (I finally learned the floss thanks to my son…)
After brunch and the aquarium on Sunday, we headed home. It was so great to spend some time away with our kiddos and Matt. Plus — we love seeing our products in action. As usual, thanks for all the support. We couldn’t do it without you guys and all the shops that show us love.
Fall is HERE! We’re so excited for it to finally cool down, and for things to get cozy.
That being said, this month’s Card of the Month was an easy choice. Our Climb Every Mountain card from our Heartward collection represents an awesome part of fall: being outside.
To order this card or more from our Heartward collection, reach out to us!
Breathless Paper Co: How long have you been an artist?
Caitlin: Since I can remember! My mom always tells this story about how I would comment on the colors of the leaves during fall time and how beautiful they were and she just knew someday I would do something creative.
BPC: Tell us a little about the scope of what you do and how it all began.
C: I’ve always loved creating beautiful things. I studied fine art and then design, and went on to work in the apparel industry for a few years designing t-shirt graphics for Abercrombie & Fitch. That job was the perfect mix of graphic design and art because we did a lot of work with different typefaces which I loved and then we would also paint beach scenes and sailboats which I also loved. It was there that I fell in love with the medium, Gouache. I had never used it before but now it’s what I create 90% of my work with. I then moved to Nashville (and shortly after married my high school best bud/crush) and started freelancing here doing everything from logos, branding and identity to custom illustrated invitations for brides and other events.
I launched Cash Color last year when I realized how badly I needed to really focus in on one thing rather than trying to master them all. So thats when I started to put the time into really thinking about what I love to paint most and how I can create a brand around that. It has always been this far fetched dream to run my own business and sell my own happy, bright, fun artwork. Although extremely challenging at times, I just love learning the ins and outs of running a small biz and being the artist behind it all. It makes me so happy knowing my artwork sits in peoples beloved homes and hopefully brings them joy every single day when they look at it. I have dreams to grow into putting the art on fabrics, wallpapers, and continuing to do more fine art in the years to come!
BPC: What do you love most about your job?
C: I love that every day is different. I love that I can do business tasks and then use the other side of my brain and be weird, get messy and be creative :)
BPC: How did you begin working with Breathless Paper Co. (BPC)?
C: I met Jessica at a WeWork event, I loved her cards and introduced myself — little did I know we would soon work together and partner up! She is such a sincere person and I could just tell that from the first minute of speaking with her. We later did a pop up together and got to connect even more, exchange information, supported one another and made a coffee date! I was so excited to get to know her story and how she established her amazing brand of over 10 years.
I’m so impressed by BPC, her office is adorable, her kids of course are too, and I just love how she collabs with so many different brands and creates fun products. She gets stuff done. I totally look up to her and feel blessed to have crossed paths with her.
BPC: Describe to us a little bit about the line you designed with BPC.
C: The art is taken from my Neutral Abstract Letter Art collection. Her husband does Graphic Design and I have that in me too, so I think that’s what caught their attention to the line… It’s a very well balanced, yet artful collection of all 26 letters painting in an abstract way. I grew up surrounded by monograms and have always wanted to make them more funky! This is my interpretation of that.
BPC: If you weren't an artist, what would you be doing?
C: I’ve honestly never really given this much thought because being an artist was just always my passion... I have always said I wanted to be an interior designer, but instead of put rooms together I get to work with designers who style my art in their gorgeous homes and rooms — so thats even more fun for me! I am a really good organizer, it comes naturally and I oddly enjoy it, so sometimes I think I should be going into homes and reorganizing peoples spaces!
BPC: BPC believes in the importance of a handwritten note and sending snail mail -- what are your thoughts on this?
C: I am a huge advocate of this. I have in the past created personal stationery and I absolutely believe in the power of a handwritten letter. I have one in particular that has changed my life. It’s from my (now) husband and it is probably my top 5 most favorite things I own — a piece of paper with words that he took the time to thoughtfully write to me, from his heart and then mail it out! Changed my life and I hold it so dear. I love the feeling of writing a card, putting it in the mail, and sending it off to make someones day. Something so magical about it and it really works.
BPC: Do you have a favorite type of client / project?
C: I love working with women that just love decorating their homes and have fun with it. It is so so fun and I feel honored every time I can help bring brightness and joy into their homes by adding art to make their house a home. What's your favorite BPC card in the Cash Color line? What's your favorite BPC card not in the line? I honestly love the “L” haha, I don’t know why but there is something so soothing about it and my eye just loves it! A lot of people buy they letter art just for abstract art or for the color, so I hang the L in my home for that reason, that and to me, it stands for Love.
In the BPC lines: I love the Heartward collection and specifically the “Grow through what you Go through”. Need I explain? It’s so good and so true and a good reminder everyday! But they’re all so good!!
>> Check out CashColor.com for other collections <<
It's Labor Day weekend, and that means time with family and friends, beaches, hotdogs, and relaxation. Bring. It. On.
The holiday inspired us to pick an extra special card for this month's Card of the Month. We love this card and its message, and we hope you're motivated to send it to someone you care about.
We've chosen, "Do A Good Day's Work and Act Like Somebody" from our awesome collab with Old Try for the September Card of the Month.
We think this embodies Labor Day in a nutshell, and pretty much everyday. We try so hard to make Breathless Paper Co. something that inspires and something that we can be proud of -- we want to make other people feel like "somebody."
We're veterans at this whole "trade show" thing now. But that's not to say we don't love it just like we did the first time (or that it's any less tiring...)
This year though, one of our favorite parts was getting to share the space with some wonderful companies, and exploring some of the other incredible brands on our floor and others. I'm pumped to share with you some of what we found... because you're seriously missing out if you don't hop on board with these makers.
All-natural beauty goods are all the rage right now, and I'm here to tell you that Green + Lovely is absolutely nailing it. Her responsibly-made beauty and skincare products are my new favorite thing. I got the detox facial grains wash and a clay mask. Both are to die for. My top pick, though, is the bee herbal cream. It works unbelievably well and it is not greasy (which is a BIG deal!) I have definitely found my new skincare line!
Other brands in our space:
Jackson Morgan Creamed Whiskey for happy hour (salted caramel flavor) Everyone loved it, and was looking up the closest place to grab their own bottles.
White's Elixirs Moscow Mule mix is always so fun to serve during happy hour, too. Customers love his mixers, and we do too!