Why

Paper-Roses | A boutique ILLUSTRATION AND design house

How good does it make you feel to know that you made someone else feel all warm and snuggly inside just because you sent them a short note, a gorgeous card or a perfectly wrapped present? Absolutely fantastic, right?

And isn’t it brilliant when you find the perfect card, note card or paper…the one that’s a little bit different…the one that has a timeless look and feel with a bit of a modern twist…the one with just the right amount of sentiment but no fluff and nonsense…?

Or maybe you’re looking for a personalised stationery set, the perfect stationery for your wedding or some unique invitations for the party of all parties you’re planning.

But then you start worrying about the impact on the environment and wondering if paper’s the right way to go after all. Let’s be honest, using paper products is always going to have some environmental impact. So wouldn’t it be great if that footprint could be a bit smaller?

 Paper-Roses | Our Story | Original artwork

Paper-Roses’ fantastic hand-illustrated designs with their colourful but subtle look and feel are just what you're looking for. While some of my designs are event or “thought” specific, many of them aren’t so you’re sure to find your perfect card, note card or wrapping option in my ever expanding range.

I also offer a custom design service – you can choose to use one of my existing illustrations in your own way or I can create something new for you.

And yes, all of my paper products are professionally printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper using environmentally friendly printing processes. Now, be honest, what was the first thing that crossed your mind when you read “100% post-consumer recycled paper”? Was it something along the lines “Mmm…I’m not too sure about that. Won’t it look a bit like the inside of a loo roll?”. Well, there’s no need to worry – I only use the most beautiful, luxurious paper. Yes, you might occasionally see a few minor blemishes here and there, but they just add to the character of the finished product.

So, go ahead – send your love and share your dreams!

 
 

ME

Penny Creedon | Founder, creative director, illustrator, and more...

 Paper-Roses | About | Penny Creedon | Founder and Creative Director

I used to be an actuary, working in an office, sitting at a desk all day…but when life happened and I needed to take a new direction, I fell back in love with drawing and painting. So, in 2015 I decided I’d have a go at designing my own Christmas cards. Duly printed on my home printer, these were sent out to friends and family across the globe…and I got some really great feedback and lots of “Why don’t you give this a go?” type questions. So I did and Paper-Roses was born, officially launching in May 2017.

I feel so lucky every day that I get to do what I love – sketching and creating new designs for Paper-Roses. I definitely look at the world around me in a different way these days – inspiration is everywhere! I’ve had a hectic and thrilling first year – making lots of new friends and rapidly learning many new skills. And now, I’m excited to see what the future holds for Paper-Roses. Who knows, maybe one day it’ll be more than just ME!

Interested in seeing more? Please go ahead and visit my online shop. And for retailers who are interested in stocking my work, please get in touch.