Friday, December 7, 2012

wisn a-list

We're thrilled and honored to be nominated for best invitations on the WISN A-list! Please take a peek at our nomination and please vote for us!

Thank you!

Friday, November 30, 2012

letters to santa


We just received word from Santa Claus that he would like to receive pretty letters from children in Milwaukee! We'll be providing stationery and postage for your darling tot (or yourself) to write Santa about their wishes and desires. Bring your family to Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward tonight for the 24th annual Christmas in the Ward and start out at Broadway Paper and write a letter to Santa!

If you're unable to come down tonight for the Historic Third Ward festivities, be sure to stop in to Broadway Paper to write your letter prior to December 9th. We'll be sending all letters to the North Pole so that Santa Claus will have plenty of time to write his response.

Friday, November 23, 2012

small business saturday 11.24

Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities. This day is so important and vital to us, Milwaukee, and our whole country, that Mayor Barrett officially proclaimed Saturday as Small Business Saturday in Milwaukee. Broadway Paper is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday this year and we want to encourage you to shop small with us on November 24th. 
On Small Business Saturday, we are excited to offer a complimentary sheet of Compendium wrapping paper and a Cream City Ribbon Broadway Paper bow with a $25 purchase.
In addition to our Small Business Saturday offer, we will be giving away wonderful product from Cavallini, Rifle Paper, Smock, and SugarPaper. Visit to learn about other ways to get involved and support your favorite small businesses. See you Saturday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

fantasy house :: 2012

This year we helped decorate the American Cancer Society 2012 Christmas Fantasy House. This is our third year participating and the twentieth anniversary of the Christmas Fantasy House. You can view our beautiful decorated candy fantasy library from our first year here and here you can view our gorgeous outdoor lodge library from our second year.

Every year it is very important for us to make our decorations by hand, display our own merchandise, and decorate with found/re-claimed or USA made items. This year we decided to decorate the entire room with handmade decorations. In total, we used 52 recycled boxes (all from holiday shipments), 48 rolls of wrapping paper, recycled wrapping paper tubes, countless glue gun sticks and double sided tape. We used Waste Not Paper roll wrap in blossom, chartreuse, fuchsia, paper bag, sage, and strawberry.

Over the past twenty years, the American Cancer Society 2012 Christmas Fantasy House has raised more than $2 million dollars and has raised cancer awareness across the metro Milwaukee area. We are so proud to be connected with such an amazing, local organization. If you missed this year's Fantasy House, don't worry, the handmade paper tree and all of our other paper decorations are now on view right here at Broadway Paper! To view more photos of our room, please visit our Facebook album.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

holiday open house :: nov 10th

 This Saturday, November 10th is our Holiday Open House and we have so many things in store for you! We'll begin the festivities at 10am until 5pm. We are so happy to offer 20% off all of our holiday product! Stock up on holiday cards, gift items, and wrapping paper.

In addition, we will have sweet treats and good eats provided by a few of our most cherished and favorite local Milwaukee vendors The Cake Lady, Pat O'Brien Cookies, Atomic Chocolates, and Club Charlie's

Throughout the day, we will be demonstrating our super wonderful Broadway Paper signature wrap and Cream City Ribbon will be here as our special guest of honor demonstrating using their beautiful and 100% cotton ribbon that is manufactured right here in Milwaukee.

Finally (my favorite part), we'll be giving away product all day long from some of our favorite vendors. We'll be giving away lots of beautiful items courtesy of Cavallini, Rifle Paper, Smock Paper, Snow & Graham, and Sugar Paper. Calendars, boxed notes, candles, and more!

We hope to see you this Saturday for 20% holiday product, demonstrations, giveaways, sweet treats and good eats!

Friday, October 19, 2012

gallery night :: georgia lloyd

Tonight is Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward's Gallery Night and we are happy to be exhibiting photography by Milwaukee's very own Georgia Lloyd!
Lloyd is a digitally based photographer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, she came to this city to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, which she graduated from in 2011 with a BFA in Photography.
The exhibit will show works of art from two different bodies of work. The first series shown, “Beaching,” focuses on tension within narrative and stagnancy despite transitory environments. The second series, “Freaks and Geeks,” is centered on the allure of artificiality. Please join us tonight from 5pm until 9pm and tomorrow, Saturday from 10am until 5pm.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

happy fallidays!

We are loving this crisp entrance into October. The colors are reaching their peak here in Milwaukee and are absolutely inspiring. Just in time for the autumn change-over, we've set up a brilliant display of “Falliday” and Halloween themed counter cards, cocktail napkins, and party invitations from fabulous companies such as Hello Lucky, Mr. Boddington’s Studio, Dee & Lala and The Found all of which you can find here and here on our webstore. They’re fun, festive and a little freaky, so visit us in the shop and pick some up for your next All Hollow’s Eve fete.

Though we adore this time of year, we’re already thinking ahead…Custom holiday card promotions are available now! Stop in to check out new designs from Kramer Drive and Designers Fine Press, as well as classic favorites such as Crane & Co. and William Arthur.  You can find all of our custom holiday card promotions here. Enjoy!

We wish you all a pleasant, autumn week!

Mollie and Kate

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

introducing a new blog series!

Good Morning Readers! 

We here at Broadway Paper are excited announce a new schedule for our blog, one that is sure to inspire and inform. Every week, beginning October 1st,  you'll find a new post brimming with the latest updates on store events, our newest products, featured designers, creative craft how-to's, and weekly Historic Third Ward happenings. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest for daily updates and inspiring ideas for all of your paper projects, as well as photos of our own creations.

Another new and exciting feature of the Broadway Paper website is our Staff Profile Page. Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about our creative crew, including our top product picks! 

This is also where you'll be introduced to me, Mollie, bwp's new in-house Blogger. Although I'm a Milwaukee native and UW-M Alumni, I've spent the last few years living in New York City. During my time in the Big Apple, my writing and editing work appeared in various publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Chicago Magazine and Gotham. I'm back in Milwaukee now, and although I continue to freelance, I've given my writing new purpose. I'm inspired daily by the beautiful products Broadway Paper offers its customers, and am thrilled to be apart of Milwaukee's vibrant small business scene. So check back often, read our posts, leave comments, offer suggestions...I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!

From Kate, Mollie and the rest of the team, thank you for your readership and patronage. We hope to see you in the shop soon!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

gallery night : jeff trendel

Please join us this weekend for the Historic Third Ward's Gallery Night. This year marks the 25th year of Gallery Night and this weekend is the 100th Gallery Night. We are thrilled and honored to announce that we are featuring the fabulous work of Jeff Trendel. Jeff is a local eco-artist (and also a long-time family friend of mine). Jeff makes the most beautiful wood bowls and vessels that you'll ever see. 

 Jeff's work is simply magnificent and truly amazing. If you are in the neighborhood (and you should be), be sure to stop by. We hope to see you this weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

new! farewell paperie

Welcome Fare·well Paperie to Broadway Paper! These lovely letterpress cards are a treat for everyone with great sayings for all ages. The Wisconsin postcard was an added bonus to add this card line to our store.  

This line started with two advertising creatives who spent more time talking about stationery then anything else. They use extra thick Crane Lettra paper for their letterpress cards. Sending anyone of these cards will guarantee a smile.

All of the cards from Farewell Paperie are available on our webstore.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

milwaukee's magnifcent bride

Please join us this Sunday at Milwaukee's Magnificent Bride. This is Milwaukee's premiere wedding show and we've been planning our booth for weeks. We will have lots of current samples, fun DIY ideas, and beautiful decor ideas at the show. Other premiere wedding vendors will also be at the bridal show.

{even the tickets to the show are beautiful}

The show is this Sunday, February 26th from 11am until 4pm at The beautiful Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Please join us!

Friday, January 13, 2012

holiday cards!

We received some pretty special holiday cards here at Broadway Paper...

Thought you might like to see. I still can't get myself to take them down... I love them all too much. Hope everyone else received some really great cards this past season too!