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love in the new year :: january 2014

by Taylor

The night  I met my husband, I went home and told my roommate I had met the man I was going to marry. Nearly sixteen years later, we can say with gusto we are happily married. And while I wasn’t always “lucky in love” I certainly had luck on my side that fateful night.But as you may know, marriage is not always bunnies and unicorns. Our schedules have become fuller and time passes too fast. There are days where the extent of our communication is what’s for dinner?, or a peck on the cheek as I’m running out the door. Therefore, it is my resolution this year to be more connected … not only to my husband, but to my family, my friends, and even to my customers. I aim to be present; to soak up the moment; to put my phone down and bring my eyes up; to slow down and appreciate all that we have.

My commitment to this resolution so far has been in baby steps – turning off my phone; putting down what I’m doing to truly listen; looking people in the eyes; giving more hugs. And how perfect is it that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! In love, or not, this holiday was made for connection. To connect, physically, emotionally, in person, on Skype, on paper –  Valentine’s day was designed for this!

So, excuse me, I need to start writing my love letter now … to remind my husband, but more importantly, myself, just how lucky we are.

Best wishes,
Amy Dolan, owner
with Taylor Valliant, owner

get organized : planners and calendars 

Did one of your New Year resolutions involve getting organized in 2014? Don’t fret, we still have a great selection of Moleskine, russel+hazel, Graphic Image and Cavallini weekly and monthly planners.

Plus, our desk and wall calendars from Snow & Graham, Cavallini, 1canoe2 and Claire Emery are functional works of art when it comes to staying on the right page throughout the year. And the good news is, they’re now 25% off! Wahoo!

Use product code CAL2014. Shop Now.

Hearts Smock boxes
We stock more than just items to help you manage your time. You can use our fun file folders, Smock storage boxes, clips, cases and binders to keep your desk or home clutter under control. Stop our by store or check out our online store to peruse our selection of everything you may need to stay ahead of the curve in 2014.


newly engaged? :: come talk with us!
Did he pop the question over the holidays. Or, did she get down on one knee on New Year’s Eve?If so, now is the time to set up a consultation with Noteworthy to discuss your save the dates, wedding invites and day-of paper goodies.

Some of the companies with whom we work are running special promotions right now, so it’s a great time to stop in. We pride ourselves in carrying options for every design style and budget. So come sit down with us and tell us your vision for your perfect day! We will work with you one-on-one to explore the possibilities for your wedding paper suite.

store spotlight :: wee gallery
We can’t tell you how excited we are to be carrying items from the husband and wife design team at Wee Gallery. (They should be arriving any day, We’ll keep you posted!) Surya and Dave Pinto (along with input from their son and daughter) produce a line of art cards, activity books, blankets and more designed to appeal to children, from newborns to older girls and boys.
As they say on their website, their inspiration came from learning that “newborns can only see 12 to 15 inches away and they are most taken with their parent’s faces and black and white geometric figures. Experimenting with the latter idea, Wee Gallery was born.” The black and white hand-drawn animals in their cards and coloring activity books stimulate creativity in children of all ages!
get crafty :: fortune cookie valentines
paper fortune cookies

We found the best idea for homemade valentines ever over at Allison Kreft designs! She has a fantastic tutorial on how to create these adorable fortune cookies out of paper, complete with love note “fortunes” inside. As she points out in her blog post, this project is perfect for more than just Valentine’s Day. The paper cookies would be lovely as favors at bridal showers, weddings or baby showers as well. We recommend taking a look at her tutorial yourself, then stopping by Noteworthy* to purchase your supplies!

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The Montana Bridal Expo

by Taylor

We had a blast meeting brides-to-be at the Montana Bridal Expo! We love working with brides to select the perfect invitation at events like the Expo because the beautiful details of the wedding day should be manifested in the invitation. The invitation is a beautiful, tangible representation of what the wedding will be like. From colors to stock, to wording to style, the invitation gives guests a sneak peak of what is in store.

Thank you to all the brides who stopped by our booth to see our designs. We invite you to visit us at our store on 101 S. Higgins Ave for a custom consultation. Bring your swatches, Pinterest boards and ideas. Click here to visit the Pinterest page for Noteworthy Paper & Press.


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Bon Voyage!

by Taylor

Fall has come to Missoula fat and golden and almost overnight. While we Noteworthy* girls are settling in for the chilly nights with green tea, down jackets and our letterpress to keep us warm, lot of our friends are going on vacations or snowbirding south for the winter. This fall migration inspired our Bon Voyage roundup of the perfect gifts for a friend who is going away.

1. These darling mini-suitcases from kidstyle are the perfect vessel for a bon voyage gift. Fill them up with travel sized bottles of fancy toiletries and accessorize with a luggage tag your friend can re-use. Wooly socks and an eye mask wouldn’t go amiss, either.

2. This pad of Pack This! lists from Knock Knock reminds you to pack everything from travel documents to your cell phone charger.

3. This rad viking ship Bon Voyage card from Sycamore Street Press is perfect for a friend who is off to pillage or just enjoys the gold foil stamping and fine letterpress printing of the card.

4. This Roma Lussa journal is handmade in Italy. Its leather string closure makes it a perfect travel journal because it closes tight around post cards, train tickets, and the deep thoughts your traveler friend will think in a Parisian cafe.

5. This map of the world wrapping paper would make the perfect wrap for a globe trotting friend’s gift. We can even gift wrap for you!

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Noteworthy Letterpress: Orange you glad…

by Taylor

I am in love with this color. I’m not sure what’s come over me, I haven’t felt this way about a fluorescent since the eighties. After a long hot week in Missoula, Courtney (our shop manager extraordinaire) and I were looking for something fun to do on an otherwise quiet Friday afternoon. This color is anything but quiet by the way. Courtney came up with this great little hand-set letterpress greeting card design, letterpress printed on Waste Not Paper stock. The fantastic and beautiful background paper shown in the following photos is from Egg Press and is available at Noteworthy Paper & Press;).

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Noteworthy Letterpress: Destination Baja Sur!

by Taylor

Ok, this wedding was in May, but it was a wonderfully busy summer so I am just getting around to sharing it with you now. I designed and printed these invitations for my friends Tanya & Kevin who in my mind are intrinsic Missoulians; outdoorsy, artsy and incredibly stylish all wrapped up in one cute little package. So you can imagine it was a lot of pressure. They had traveled together to Baja before, spent the week surfing at Los Cerritos and exploring the rugged desert landscape of Pescadero and left with a plan to be married there among friends. What was so perfect about this place was its odd similarity to Missoula (when we got to the house we were renting the neighbor’s car had Missoula plates); again, outdoorsy, artsy and stylish beyond its resources.

The invites included an invitation to a reception in Missoula, along with a smaller invitation to the ceremony in Baja and a response card for the reception. All letterpress printed on 100% cotton 300gsm Flourescent White Crane Lettra paired with Paper Bag Waste Not Paper envelopes.

Wedding photos courtesy of Ryan Robinson.
Some favorite things about Baja include: cacti, creative architecture and of course giant bottles of Pacifico…

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Noteworthy Letterpress: Western Formal

by Taylor

It has been such a busy spring here at Noteworthy* and even though it is already May, the brides just keep coming. Not only have we been selling lots of great designs from our many fabulous albums, but our little Vandy has been chugging away, printing some really fabulous designs for our equally fabulous customers. I can’t help but love these invitations Amy designed, they are so Montana-chic. The chocolate brown printed on luxurious Ecru Crane Lettra is classic and elegant yet also has a country feel to it. Check them out…

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