Our first Small Business spotlight is Rose from Top Paper Co. We have been a fan of Rose's shops for awhile now, we even collaborated with her last December for our Minimal Shop Bundle set. We created our Transparent Dots and Transparent Dew Drops in Stone Gray and even brought it back last month with our Lavender Haze sets!
Tell us more about you and what inspired you to start your business!
Growing up, like many of you, I was always excited about back to school shopping. I collected so many pens, pencils, stickers, and other stationery. Years passed and I discovered the planning community around 2013 when I was planning for our wedding. I didn't stick around and wasn't active in the community but I was still buying planners and stationery. I also bought my first Silhouette Portrait in 2016, used it once or twice to make my own stickers, and then tucked it away. Then one day in 2019 as I was just relaxing, I decided that I was going to make my own transparent dots.
Where did the name of your business come from?
For those who have been following and supporting me from the beginning (around 2019), you will know that I was previously "Editor of Chic". I came up with that name because I've always felt like a perfectionist and I would edit my work until it was perfect or chic. As I my shop grew, I then wanted a name that sounded more universal, basic, and easy to remember, and that's when I came up with TOP PAPER CO., inspired by TOPSHOP ;)
What makes you unique + different from other shops?
Honestly, I felt that, although there were already many transparent stickers on the market, what made me break into the market or became popular were the color names I selected. Typically, they were often labeled as "Nude" or "Blush", but I decided to change things up and released my first transparent dots called "café con leche".
What planner are you currently using?
I am using a Moterm Personal and Moterm Pocket.
What is your favorite product in your shop?
It would have to be my café con leche dots and dew drops.
What is a must have on your desk?
A candle for self-care while I'm working or planning
Make sure to use code "TOPPAPERCO" for an exclusive freebie. We only have 50 available!