Paper Culture review and giveaway


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Win one of 5 $50 gift certificates to Paper Culture! To enter, keep reading


To some people, a card is a card is a card. But many people want their stationery to reflect their personalities, lifestyle and culture. If you're one of those people, good news -- there's a new kid on the cardstock block! Paper Culture is a new premium stationery company focused on modern designs printed on quality, eco-friendly papers and envelopes and time-saving conveniences.

Paper culture sent me a sample pack of cards to try out, and I readily agreed because their cards look so cool. But even more important, they seem like a cool company. I like how they are committed to the environment with their eco-friendly materials. I like how they are committed to their local community via their Paper Culture Cares projects. And I like how they are committed to reaching out through online social media networks; they've got Twitter and Facebook accounts, they're reaching building relationships with bloggers like me, and they're offering giveaways to blog readers like you (Yup, a giveaway! Keep reading for more....)

I'm very impressed with the quality of their cardstock and envelopes. All of Paper Culture's cards are made of recycled paper, but these don't feel like recycled newsprint; they're heavy (130-lb. weight heavy stock paper versus the usual 80-110-lb.) and have a nice matte finish (I hate glossy cards). I love their clean, modern designs; for some reason, I've become fixated with the cards' rounded corners; I haven't seen cards with rounded corners before, and to me it just screams Originality.

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Is this cute, or what? 3Po is really into skulls (skells, he calls them) these days, so I think he'd love to send these out on his birthday. Actually he might want to keep all the invitations for himself. You can see more of Paper Culture's designs at www.paperculture.com


Speaking of originality, their personalization features are truly personal. I'm not talking about adding photos or printing a generic message plus your kids' names. With Paper Culture, you can add a personal message to one, some or all of your cards. Making each card a true original. And here's another original feature -- Paper Culture will address and mail all your cards for you -- for only the cost of a stamp, until Jan 1, 2010. How convenient is that? It's like having your own social secretary who deals with holiday cards, invites to your annual summer barbecue, and other social correspondence. Makes me feel like Grace Kelly!

Want to see for yourself how great these cards are? Paper Culture is offering a 20% discount off your order (applied to cards only, before taxes, shipping and postage) until August 30, 2009 -- just use the code BONGGA20 when you check out.

Or you can try your luck here, because Paper Culture has generously offered to give away 5 gift certificates worth $50 each! Yes, five lucky Bonggamom Finds Reader will win a $50 Paper Culture gift certificate.

Required for entry: Go to the Paper Culture website, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which is your favorite design.

Extra entries:

1) Follow Paper Culture on twitter (leave a separate comment here saying you followed, with your twitter id).

2) Become a fan of Paper Culture on Facebook (leave a separate comment here saying you became a fan, with your Facebook user name)

3) Follow Finding Bonggamom on Blogger (leave a comment with your Blogger profile name).

4) Leave a comment on any of my blog posts on Finding Bonggamom (leave a separate comment here with the link to the post that you commented on).

5) Join any of the other giveaways currently running on Bonggamom Finds (leave a separate comment here with the name of the other giveaway you joined).

6) Tweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet). Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

Win a $50 gift certificate from @bonggafinds and @paperculture FIVE winners! http://tinyurl.com/mjx55u please RT



This giveaway ends at midnight PST on July 27, 2009.; I will draw the 5 winners at random on July 28 and post the winners' name on the comments section soon after. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

128 Comments, Leave yours here:

Emily on July 13, 2009 at 11:22 AM said...

I am loving the 4th birthday invitations with the elelphant- my son loves them.
emilymayes@att.net

Emily on July 13, 2009 at 11:26 AM said...

2nd entry: Following on twitter- emilyomayes

Monica on July 13, 2009 at 2:34 PM said...

I really like the zoo parade bday party invitation for boys and then (I can't pick just one!) the Modern Tree Branch Memories announcement.

detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

Monica on July 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM said...

I'm following Paper Culture on twitter @detroit.mommy

detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

Monica on July 13, 2009 at 2:40 PM said...

I twittered about this:

http://twitter.com/detroitmommy/statuses/2620988146

I would do more but my kid is going crazy! :) Ty for the contest.

detroit.mommy (at) gmail (dot) com

Tech Savvy Mama on July 13, 2009 at 10:07 PM said...

I love the sushi themed birthday invites! Chic, cute, and totally unique!

tech savvy mama at g mail dot com

Tech Savvy Mama on July 13, 2009 at 10:08 PM said...

I'm following PaperCulture on Twitter!

@techsavvymama

Tech Savvy Mama on July 13, 2009 at 10:09 PM said...

I follow you on Blogger as Tech Savvy Mama!

tech savvy mama at gmail dot com

Tech Savvy Mama on July 13, 2009 at 10:10 PM said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/techsavvymama/status/2627513332

tech savvy mama at g mail dot com

Tech Savvy Mama on July 13, 2009 at 10:13 PM said...

I commented about Gina's Peanut Butter Bombs. They would be my downfall!

tech savvy mama at g mail dot com

Tech Savvy Mama on July 13, 2009 at 10:17 PM said...

I entered to win the Activeion! Really hope I win it! Always trying to be more green!

tech savvy mama at g mail dot com

Katrina on July 14, 2009 at 6:13 AM said...

i love the Penguin 1st Birthday Party

Cindy Fey on July 14, 2009 at 6:35 AM said...

The superhero girl on top of a pile of alligators is an adorable Girls Birthday design!

LOVE Paper Culture's green commitment!

Cindy Fey on July 14, 2009 at 6:36 AM said...

I'm following you on Blogger!

K. Rock on July 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM said...

I like the zoo parade!! Cute!!

Lisette said...

I like the Happy 35th orange one. It's so nifty! :)

Omg Lia on July 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM said...

http://www.paperculture.com/cards/birthday-invitations/grown-up/wild-flowers/p-303.html GORGEOUS
http://www.paperculture.com/cards/birthday-invitations/grown-up/modern-classic-bouquet/p-404.html and http://www.paperculture.com/cards/birthday-invitations/grown-up/simply-classic-lilies/p-498.html EVEN MORE GORGEOUS. GAHHHH. DO WANT.

lia.saunders@gmail.com

Keonte' S on July 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM said...

Great giveaway. I love the FLIRTY THIRTY cards. Both of my BFFs are turning 30 and these are perfect http://www.paperculture.com/cards/birthday-invitations/grown-up/flirty-thirty-birthday/p-401.html

Keonte' S on July 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM said...

I follow on Twitter @IamKeonte

Keonte' S on July 16, 2009 at 5:56 PM said...

I follow your blog: Keonte S

Keonte' S on July 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/IamKeonte/status/2679659555

Keonte' S on July 16, 2009 at 5:58 PM said...

I entered the My Secret Circle giveaway.

melanie on July 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM said...

i like the zoo parade cards. all our birthday parties are in a row; it would be great to get a good deal on cards...

melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

melanie on July 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM said...

i follow your blog through reader... (melanie.myatt)

c_picazo on July 17, 2009 at 5:01 PM said...

I love sending personalized invitations! I like the fact that the company is eco-friendly, and has very original designs.

c_picazo on July 17, 2009 at 5:01 PM said...

I joined the Sweets 'n Treats giveaway.

c_picazo on July 17, 2009 at 5:02 PM said...

And posted a comment on the July 11 blog.

oona. on July 17, 2009 at 8:59 PM said...

I love the little owl sitting on a branch and the little blue deer. So cute and I love that you can get matching thank you notes too!

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. on July 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM said...

Following Paper Culture (user name glasscastle)
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. on July 17, 2009 at 9:01 PM said...

Became a fan on Facebook (Oona Baker)
I'm Portland City Editor, hello fellow Savvy writer :)
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. on July 17, 2009 at 9:06 PM said...

Tweet tweet!

http://twitter.com/glasscastle/status/2701244263

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

mickeyfan on July 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM said...

I like the Flown the Coop moving cards.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER on July 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM said...

zoo parade bday party invitation

Julie L. on July 18, 2009 at 2:40 PM said...

I like Robot Birthday in Ocean Blue/Paper Culture Green.

A jump roping robot! Ha!

S Denton on July 18, 2009 at 3:26 PM said...

I like Super Hero Triumphs Again!

Sharon Harmon said...

I LOVE the Monkeying Around Unisex Birthday Cards! Those precious little goofy monkeys would make anyone giggle and smile!! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

mverno on July 19, 2009 at 8:58 AM said...

the zoo parade bday party invitation for boys mverno@roadrunner.com

Vi on July 19, 2009 at 11:05 AM said...

The create your own feature. Neat!

mogrill on July 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM said...

Penguins first birthday is SO Cute. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Dawn on July 19, 2009 at 3:15 PM said...

I like the green pea baby shower invitations.

Vanessa on July 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM said...

my favorite is the Nature's Blend invites, she really do wedding invites too!

lostinthemission (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tonya on July 19, 2009 at 6:10 PM said...

I like the fifth birthday cards.

msrodeobrat on July 19, 2009 at 7:37 PM said...

i love the spring forward flowers adult bday card!

msrodeobrat on July 19, 2009 at 7:38 PM said...

im following on twitter

Sarah D. on July 20, 2009 at 11:27 AM said...

I like the Orange Ladybug birthday cards

Jessilyn82 on July 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM said...

The Spring Forward Flowers design is really pretty

Jessilyn82 on July 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM said...

I follow Paper Culture on Twitter as Jessilyn82

Jessilyn82 on July 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM said...

I follow on Blogger

Jessilyn82 on July 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM said...

tweet http://twitter.com/Jessilyn82/status/2768288619

Jen on July 22, 2009 at 2:24 PM said...

Finally, some cute eco-friendly cards! My favorite is the cross-eyed pig :) I am sooo glad I ran across your blog.

jengable(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

ps.
I also found your superwhy giveaway--that one of the best shows out there for kids.

susan on July 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM said...

I just love the zoo parade cards, too cute!!

Anonymous said...

I like the zoo parade cards.

faery13 at msn dot com

Molly K on July 23, 2009 at 7:17 PM said...

I would love to use the Dinosaur Birthday invites for my son's next birthday.

Molly K on July 23, 2009 at 7:18 PM said...

I follow as Molly K.

Mary on July 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM said...

The Fish Kaleidoscope invitations are really cute.
Thanks!

Happi Shopr on July 24, 2009 at 1:43 PM said...

Super Hero Triumphs Again is cute! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

dhunt on July 24, 2009 at 7:53 PM said...

nice!

Hotsnotty2 on July 24, 2009 at 11:05 PM said...

I love the Whale Spout invitations! Thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

justicecw on July 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM said...

I love the Guitar Hero birthday invitation! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on July 25, 2009 at 5:55 PM said...

I am a follower
justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on July 25, 2009 at 5:56 PM said...

I am following papercoulture on twitter - my usrname is justicecw
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on July 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM said...

I entered the Sweats N Treats giveaway. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on July 25, 2009 at 6:06 PM said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2845844785
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on July 25, 2009 at 6:07 PM said...

I entered the Super Why DVD giveaway. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com on July 25, 2009 at 8:44 PM said...

I love the Bird House Moving Announcement!

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com on July 25, 2009 at 8:45 PM said...

follow PC on Twitter- joannagiveaway

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com on July 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM said...

FB fan of PC- Joanna Price

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com on July 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM said...

Follower!

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com on July 25, 2009 at 8:46 PM said...

Tweeted- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/2847910714

Melanie said...

I just love the House Sketch design! These are so unique and different, I hope I win!




clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Amanda on July 26, 2009 at 1:19 AM said...

Love the Chocolate Birthday Cake design! macd82 at gmail dot com

amyd29 on July 26, 2009 at 1:31 PM said...

I like the boys invitation Shiver me Timbers!

ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

Mishia on July 26, 2009 at 2:16 PM said...

I love the Strawberry Cupcake birthday invites!

Mishia on July 26, 2009 at 2:16 PM said...

I follow paper culture on twitter! (tornxnxfrayed)

Mishia on July 26, 2009 at 2:17 PM said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/tornxnxfrayed/status/2858743742

Mishia on July 26, 2009 at 2:21 PM said...

I commented here:
http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/07/its-in-bag-baby.html

Mishia on July 26, 2009 at 2:22 PM said...

Entered the Super WHY giveaway!

NesieBird on July 26, 2009 at 5:07 PM said...

The Sushi-themed invitations are really cute. I love them!

kneecree at gmail dot com

Meet the Browns on July 26, 2009 at 6:17 PM said...

I like the House Sketch housewarming invitation :)

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Meet the Browns on July 26, 2009 at 6:17 PM said...

I follow you!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

2kidsblogger on July 26, 2009 at 7:05 PM said...

Home > Birthday Party Invitations > Kids > Boys


Skip the Dog design


thanks for sponsoring this.

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2kidsblogger on July 26, 2009 at 7:07 PM said...

I Follow Paper Culture on twitter -2kidsblogger

thanks for sponsoring this.


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t on July 26, 2009 at 7:07 PM said...

flirty thirty is my fav.
tderningATgmailDOTcom

2kidsblogger on July 26, 2009 at 7:08 PM said...

I a fan of Paper Culture on Facebook

2kidsblogger

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2kidsblogger on July 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM said...

You are now following Finding BonggaMom

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wendy on July 26, 2009 at 8:17 PM said...

Wild Flowers in grown up designs is my favorite.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Laura on July 26, 2009 at 8:36 PM said...

I love the Strawberry Cupcakes! I subscribe

electricisland on July 26, 2009 at 10:06 PM said...

Appleseed Birds
by Mai Yi-Chun Lin

electricisland(at)gmail.com

electricisland on July 26, 2009 at 10:07 PM said...

Following you on Twitter,id- electricisland

electricisland on July 26, 2009 at 10:08 PM said...

Following your blog. electricisland[at]gmail.com

electricisland on July 26, 2009 at 10:10 PM said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/2865428357

id- electricisland

Angie on July 26, 2009 at 11:21 PM said...

Cupcake mania is my favorite!

blueviolet on July 27, 2009 at 4:12 AM said...

I like the cherry blossom spring design!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet on July 27, 2009 at 4:13 AM said...

I follow Paper Culture on twitter (blueviolet)

blueviolet on July 27, 2009 at 4:14 AM said...

I'm a facebook fan of Paper Culture.
http://www.facebook.com/doot65

blueviolet on July 27, 2009 at 4:14 AM said...

I'm following your blog.

blueviolet on July 27, 2009 at 4:15 AM said...

I commented on Around the World in a Single Weekend.

lopez1 on July 27, 2009 at 5:40 AM said...

I like the monkeying around. bill110@optonline.net

JoeyfromSC on July 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM said...

They have an awesome website!

I love the Manhattan Party Time under grown up invitation lol

thank you for the chance to win!

JoeyfromSC on July 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM said...

I am following paper culture on twitter:

@JoeyfromSC

JoeyfromSC on July 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM said...

I'm a fan of paperculture on facebook:

www.facebook.com/ajoebloe

JoeyfromSC on July 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM said...

I follow your blog on blogger: JoeyfromSC

JoeyfromSC on July 27, 2009 at 9:20 AM said...

Here's my tweet about the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/2872698141

JoeyfromSC on July 27, 2009 at 9:26 AM said...

I commented here:

http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/07/its-in-bag-baby.html

lilshuga2001 on July 27, 2009 at 10:07 AM said...

I LOVE the House Sketch housewarming invitation!

Its also just what I need!!

lilshuga2001 on July 27, 2009 at 10:08 AM said...

Follow Paperculture on Twitter (lilshgua2001)

Pam on July 27, 2009 at 10:30 AM said...

Ohhhh....I'm addicted to stationery products! My favorite for little boy is "One Hot Dragon", but I like some of the girl...some of the adult...they say they're coming out with thank you cards....So many cute things, but so little time!

Thanks!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam on July 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM said...

I'm following as Pam.

Thanks!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

FDP 4 Life on July 27, 2009 at 11:57 AM said...

appleseed bird baby shower

is my fave!

FDP 4 Life on July 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM said...

i follow on twitter

mrstls

FDP 4 Life on July 27, 2009 at 11:59 AM said...

i'm a paperculture fan on facebook

Tony L Smoaks

FDP 4 Life on July 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM said...

i'm following finding bonggamom on blogger

FDP 4 Life

FDP 4 Life on July 27, 2009 at 12:01 PM said...

i tweeted

http://twitter.com/mrstls

Lori on July 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM said...

I love the Elephant family baby announcement.
lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Lori on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 PM said...

I commented on this post: http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/07/its-in-bag-baby.html
lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Gabriel J. on July 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM said...

I like the zoo parade cards.

kngmckellar on July 27, 2009 at 5:23 PM said...

The Orange Ladybug Birthday Cards are so cute!

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Sarah Z on July 27, 2009 at 6:30 PM said...

Love the Cupcake Mania b-day party invitations!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Maja on July 27, 2009 at 8:06 PM said...

orange ladybug birthday cards

jamielz on July 27, 2009 at 8:23 PM said...

I LOVE the Your Princess' Birthday Invitation. My daughter is having a princess party in September and this would be perfect!
jamielz@verizon.net

jamielz on July 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM said...

I follow on twitter (@jamielz)

jamielz on July 27, 2009 at 8:24 PM said...

Tweet (@jamielz)

redjennschroed on July 27, 2009 at 8:41 PM said...

I really like the One Hot Dinosaur Birthday Invitations.

jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

masonsgranny59 on July 27, 2009 at 9:09 PM said...

I heart the zoo parade cards.

Helen on July 27, 2009 at 9:15 PM said...

I like the Cat Face
by Paper Culture Birthday Invitations.

Gianna on July 27, 2009 at 10:27 PM said...

I love Robot Birthday in Ocean Blue :)

lilyk on July 27, 2009 at 11:57 PM said...

I love the Sushi birthday invitations!

lilyk on July 27, 2009 at 11:58 PM said...

I follow Paper Culture on Facebook.

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