Paper View

Suppose you woke up one day and discovered you had been transformed overnight into a creative dynamo.

You’d fix blackberry scones for breakfast and embroider napkins while they baked. You’d invite your best friends over and set the table with elegant letterpressed place cards.

Nope, sorry. Tomorrow you’ll wake up your same old self. The bagel will come from the deli. It will be a miracle if you have paper towels in the house. Your friends will keep their distance till lunch. And you’ll wisely leave the letterpressing to the experts at Carrot & Stick Press.

They handle all custom-paper needs: wedding invitations (with matching hand-drawn maps), birth announcements (with baby’s footprint), everyday stationery, and, yes, place cards. The patterns — argyle, bamboo, polka dots — are both charming and elegant. Which is the message you want your message to send.

As for the blackberry scones … Damn, but that bagel was good.

Available online at carrotandstickpress.com.