Custom Design

It's June, and summer is officially is upon us! With the season of summer comes the season of weddings and events! We love this time of year; working on weddings and special events is perhaps one of the most enjoyable opportunities for us to supply our clients with gorgeous, handcrafted stationary. If you, or someone you know is getting married or hosting a special event, stop by our shop- our in-house designers can produce beautiful, custom designs to add the perfect touch to any event!
Our two talented designers, who work closely with brides to realize their vision, produce our custom designs with careful attention to detail and craft. Once we finish the design process, the design is sent to the press. We often print in-house designs digitally, although they can be printed in the letterpress, thermography, or engraving processes. We tend to use the digital printing process, as it has the fastest turn-around time. Digital printing is also the most cost-effective, as it is less labor-intensive compared to other printing processes. Finally, we can add other custom elements, such as ribbons, backings, or handmade paper accents. 

We hope you will love our custom work as much as we do!




Have some great photo's from the holidays, receive any works of art or prints you would like to frame? NOW is the time!!  Caswell Galleries and Rugg Road Paper are having a SALE.  All custom framing will receive 20% off through the end of February.  So don't delay,  let us make your print or picture or painting even more beautiful with an exquisite custom frame.






Christmas in October

The autumn season impacts people in different ways. For some, crunchy leaves, apple cider, and pumpkin flavored everything is all they'll ever need. For others, the cool, crisp air is a sign that winter is just around the corner, and with winter comes Christmas!

As much as we love fall here at Rugg Road, we also can't wait to dust off our Michael Buble Christmas album and our Love Actually DVD. Holiday season is right around the corner, which means it's time to order your 2015 holiday cards!

"But it's not even Halloween!" We here you, and so do our vendors. To help avoid the last-minute rush, our favorite vendors are offering early bird deals!

Crane & Co / William Arthur: 10% off personalized holiday orders through November 8th.

Smock: Free digital addressing and complementary rush service through December 10th.

Kramer Drive: Free ground shipping on orders of 100+ cards through November 30th (in-store shipping only). Does not apply to Kramer Drive Etc. orders


New Arrivals: Welcome to Glitterville!

Let us help you add a little glitter to your life! Just arrived from Stephen Brown's Glitterville we have the most adorable gold leaf petite candles, cute circus toppers, and gold glitter stars to help make all your birthday and celebration wishes come true. Check it out below and stop by to get your own!

Glitterville's Gold Leaf Petite Candles $10 for 18 candles.

Glitterville's Gold Leaf Petite Candles $10 for 18 candles.

Glitterville's Elephant Topper $8.50. Other styles available.

Glitterville's Elephant Topper $8.50. Other styles available.

Gold Leaf Petite Candles $10 for 18 and Glitter Stars $2.50.

Gold Leaf Petite Candles $10 for 18 and Glitter Stars $2.50.

We think our little candles look amazing in little cakes and you can decorate with one or all 18 that comes in the matching mini box. We also have an array of single candle carnival toppers including baby elephants, ballerinas, lions, and pigs. They're going pretty quickly so stop by soon! 

Cheers, Rebecca

Kramer Drive ETCETERA

We do not know if you have heard the buzz yet, but one of our favorite vendors here at Rugg Road, Kramer Drive, has just released a new line they are calling ETCETERA, and they have absolutely outdone themselves.

The moment the new book was dropped on our work table the whole crew was oohing and aahing at their newest additions, which includes different thickness of paper choices, die cut shapes and being able to customize your very own stickers as well a notepads! The most exciting aspect for us though, and I'm sure as well as the Kramer Drive Holiday Card lovers, is that now they are able to produce folded card with a digital photo on top! This is big news because this was not possible before now. So, what are you waiting for? Come by Rugg Road and check it out!

Below is a preview of some of the great things your imagination can now create.

Emily S.

Holiday Promotions 2014!

Yes, yes, we know, summer is just starting to come to an end, but here at Rugg Road Paper Company we are very eager to start gift wrapping presents like little elves, and putting out all of our holiday merchandise! But lets not get ahead of ourselves, because holiday card ordering comes first, right?

Our wonderful vendors which include Crane, William Arthur, Checkerboard, Page, Smock and Tag & Company are already way ahead of the game, and have started their holiday promotions to be able to offer you the best deals possible. Feel free to stop by our shop at any time during our hours of operation to get some design help and make that holiday rush a little less stressful, we are always happy to help!

Crane: 10% off all Holiday Card Orders through November 2, 2014

William Arthur: 10% off Holiday Card Orders through November 2, 2014

Checkerboard: Free return address printing (minimum $44.00 order) through September 30, 2014

Page: 10% off Holiday Card Orders that are submitted by October 24, 2014 and approved by October 31, 2014

Smock: One week turn around time on Holiday Card Orders from September 2, 2014 - December 11, 2014

Tag & Company: Buy 75 get 25 free for Holiday Card Orders through October 31, 2014

Letterpress and Confetti


This morning, as we were opening our daily packages of fun, we were overjoyed to see Thimblepress cards, and push pop confetti. The bright colors and perfect packaging tend to always bring the biggest smiles to our faces, knowing that we have new and exciting products to share with our customers. Which, brings me to the newest product in our beloved shop, push pop confetti! Yes, we know, we are really excited about it too, and wish we could pop one open right now, but we will leave the fun to you.

Thimblepress is a new company to Rugg Road, that our owner, Amy Madanick, met at the New York stationery show this year. The women who creates these wonderful designs name is Kristen, and her studio is based in Mississippi. She has always loved creating art through many different techniques, such as painting and graphic design, and tries to bring out her love for life, her family, and favorite places in the world through, which we believe she has done extraordinarily well.

Below are some of the cards that arrived today, as well as the confetti push pops, and we of course have many more cards to chose from! Come pick one up to congratulate a close friend on their engagement, to say happy birthday in a stylish way, or even if you just wanna give someone a high five for being awesome, we have the card for you!

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4th of July Goodies

O say can you see, Rugg Road has 4th of July goodies!

Here are our lovely little shop on Charles Street, we have taken it into our own hands to supply you with whatever you may need for your red, white, and blue extravaganza. From table fringe, to American flag banners, and do I even say giant sparklers, we have everything to keep your party looking chic while keeping the kids busy. Whether you want to admit it or not, the 4th is in sixteen days and counting, so what are you waiting for? Get yourself prepared! You'll be thanking us later.

Emily S.

Animal canvas!

Have you been looking for that perfect summer bag that is lightweight, has a great print, and washes like a pair of jeans!? If so, fear no more, because they have just arrived at Rugg Road! 

Bungalow 360 is a great company that was started in 1988 by a woman named Susie. Over the years, she has grown her business into a booming success, and her products are now sold in almost 2,000 stores! The bags are made of natural, unbleached canvas, and are printed with water based ink.

Below are some of the prints that have recently made their way into Rugg Road, along with the different styles that we now carry. The totes make great beach bags, and the wristlets and wallets are the perfect size to throw in a summer bag and give a break to that winter wallet. So what are you waiting for? These bags are the perfect purchase!

Emily S.

Summer fun for the kids and kids at heart!

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to stock up on new arts and crafts.

Featured products: white paper sketch book, dynamic duo double sided color pencils, natural beeswax crayons, unravels tear & share crayons (reveal over 30 messages as you unravel!), yummy yummy scented glitter gel pens

Featured products: white paper sketch book, dynamic duo double sided color pencils, natural beeswax crayons, unravels tear & share crayons (reveal over 30 messages as you unravel!), yummy yummy scented glitter gel pens

Featured products: black paper sketch book, chalkables triangle chalk sticks, brilliant brush washable markers, body doodlers washable face and body crayons, cat & doxie desk pens

Featured products: black paper sketch book, chalkables triangle chalk sticks, brilliant brush washable markers, body doodlers washable face and body crayons, cat & doxie desk pens

Accessorize for a Cause: Chavez for Charity

Chavez for Charity is a new collection designed by Julie Marie Chavez, founder and Creative Director of the fashion jewelry line mariechavez. Through the sale of a colorful assortment of bracelets, Julie's mission is to raise money and awareness for some of today’s most important and necessary charitable initiatives like providing access to clean water and sanitation and helping to end violence against women and girls. Each colored bracelet represents a specific cause. mariechavez will donate 25% of the gross profits from the sale of a specific colored bracelet to its corresponding cause.

Charities and Colors

Whether you shop for your favorite charity or your favorite color, your purchase will support a great cause! Click the links below for more information on the involved organizations…

Red: V-Day

Pink: Act With Love

Gold: Fischer House Foundation

Yellow: Alex’s Lemonade Stand


Green: Whole Planet

Purple: Partners in Health

Brown: Best Friends Animal Society

Black: Little Kids Rock

Multi-Colored: The Matthew Shepard Foundation


Come in today to support your favorite charity!

Now Hiring!

Rugg Road is hiring!

We are looking for someone with experience/interest in design that is creative and team oriented. Availability during the week as well as on the weekends is required.

Working at the store, you will have the opportunity to learn about specialty papers, work with customers to create all kinds of custom invitations/announcements/stationery, and become a pro at gift wrapping. 

If this sounds like the position for you, you can come in and pick up an application today, or download one below. Once you've filled it out, just drop it off at the store with a copy of your resume. (The resume isn't required, but it is helpful if you've got one!)

Rugg Road Application 

Valentine's Day 2014

Now that it's been a (somewhat) acceptable amount of time since New Years Eve, we figured we could break out the Valentine's Day cards and show you a few of our favorites! 

1. This is just one of a few super cute cards that we have from Egg Press, each are letterpress and come with a kraft paper envelope. There also may be one with a whale on it, so it really doesn't get much better than that. 

2. Okay, okay this may technically be an anniversary card, since on the inside it says,"Much love today and always," but I think the whole thing is perfect for Valentine's Day as well!

3. I always love getting in cards from Hello, Lucky! since they are always cute and clever and the designs have so many details. (One of my all time favorite birthday cards is from this company too)

4. You could probably sell me on this card with the envelope alone. I love the extra touches that Meri Meri adds to their stuff and this set is no exception!

If none of these are quite your style, we have many more options in the store (pop-ups included, we know how people like their pop-ups), so come on by and check them out if you're in the area! 

Emily B. 

Holiday Promotions 2013

Smock Holiday 2013

It's that time of year again! 

Rugg Road is ready to help you order your holiday cards/invitations/announcements for this year, and the best part is that most of our vendors are offering some special promotions on their holiday collections. 

Page -10% off entire order, order must be approved by October 31st

Smock -Save $50 on entire order, order must be placed by December 10th

Crane, William Arthur, & Vera Wang -10% off entire order, order must be approved by November 31st

PSA -Personalized Stamps now $30 instead of $40, for a limited time

These promotions are only good for a limited time, so be sure to take advantage of them soon!


The Newest Addition

Rugg Road is now on Pinterest:

In trying to keep up with all of our latest paper/card/stationery/invitation obsessions, we figured it would be a good idea to start a Pinterest page to keep it all together and (somewhat) organized.

We'll be pinning on a regular basis starting today, with boards dedicated to Wedding Inspiration, Cards, Gift Wrap and more.  

Let us know what you think, and shoot us an email if you see anything on our Favorites Board   that you'd like us to hold, (or see more of if we've already run out!) and we'll see what we can do! 


Lilly Pulitzer Planners Are Back!

I have to say, I've always been more of a Moleskine kind of girl, but these Lilly planners might just make me change my ways. They're always really popular here at the store, and after looking through a few of them for once, I can definitely see why! The cover patterns are so bright and summery and the illustrations throughout are just really cute.

We'll see if after looking at these bad boys for a few weeks I still end up sticking with the plain black planner, or decide to switch it up for something a little prettier to look at. 

Emily B.