Tampa Type at Henry Plant Museum -- Event Recap

Henry B. Plant Museum holds their First Friday event every first Friday of the month (excluding December) with free admission, snacks, and live music. Tampa Type and The Paper Seahorse were invited to showcase a range of our vintage typewriters during the month of November. 

It was a lovely evening taking the Tampa Type typewriter bar to the Henry B. Plant Museum. We were thrilled to share restored typewriters from the 1920's to the 1970's. The museum had reproductions of hotel letterhead for everyone be to use! It was such a treat - truly a fun and unique event. 

The best part was teaching and introducing a whole new generation to these fabulous machines. 

Contact us about bringing these to your next event....these can be used as unusual guest books and a cool way to leave messages for brides and birthday recipients!

Midori Travelers Notebook Videos

As some of you know, we now carry the full line of Midori Traveler's Notebooks and more.  We were lucky to have been featured by some loving customers. Here are their video reviews.

Our friend PaperTams is keeping paper, journaling and letter writing alive. She explains how she uses her MTN for recording her hobbies and interests.  It is also super neat to see how she uses a separate one for her "smash journal".  Please subscribe to her awesome new You Tube channel:

This video comes from a woman who visited one of our favorite stores in St. Pete, Whim So Doodle.  A great day in Tampa Bay is visiting our two creative hot spots and giving love to both sides of the bay:

We hope you all come visit soon and check out all the Midori goodness.

Let's Make: A Paper Flower Gift Box

There’s something magical to perfect packaging.  They say God is in the details, and I firmly believe that when it comes to packaging a gift. The details in the packaging elevate the gift to the next level.  I wanted to give a little necklace I made to my neighbor who who brought us a delicious apple walnut pie the other day.

I decided to make a paper flower box to house the necklace.

Here’s how easy it was.

First, I chose some cardstock that was a nice rich color and cut it into a square.

Next, I drew a spiral shape onto the square cardstock


After that, I began rolling up the spiral beginning at the widest end


When I finished, I added a bit of glue to the center of the flower to hold the whole thing together.


As a final touch. I took a small rectangular piece of cardstock, folded it long ways and cut out the curve of a leaf on the non-folded side.  I then opened the green cardstock to find a cute green leaf.

That’s how easy it is to show gratitude to someone you appreciate in your life. (Especially great bakers!)


The Paper Seahorse has created kits to make the Paper Flower technique even easier. All the material needed to make a tiny box and several paper flowers is included.


Come out to Tampa Garden Club’s Garden Fest & Holiday Fest 2015, November 13 – 14. We’ll be hosting two Paper Flower Gift Box classes – pre-registration is required. Register through our website to reserve your spot!