Calling all letterpresses!

I’ve been online, majority of the time lately, and I’m having a hard time deciding on how to go about obtaining a letterpress of my very own. To say that letterpress is a passion of mine is a bit of an understatement. I believe it to be one of the most unappreciated works of art, especially in the paper design world, although it is making a truly kickin’ come back! I have checked eBay,, and even instructions on how to build your own. Never being afraid of a new DIY project, I have to admit, I’m VERY intimidated to try to build this “dream” myself. Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, advice? I’m all ears! Happy crafting everyone 🙂


Pattern inspirations for Ava’s scrapbook…part one

Hello world!

Welcome to Bow + Arrow Paperie! I’m new to the world of blogging and this is my first step into fully launching Bow + Arrow as a full-fledged business. I’ve never blogged before, so this is very exciting! The blog is basically an ode to beautiful paper. I love paper design and all the things you can do with it! Right now I’m obsessed with letterpress. I’m taking a letterpress workshop and a new letterpress studio in Detroit, called Signal-Return. I’ll post pictures of some yummy handmade items of that in a few weeks. For right now, I’ll be posting some daily inspirations. Feel free to follow me on Pinterest too for some other ideas too!