I grew up in a small Midwest town, studied graphic design in Arizona, and moved to California after meeting my amazing husband. The west coast has always called to me, and I continued my design career as a senior web designer for a few San Francisco based retailers including Williams-Sonoma and Janie and Jack. After many years in digital design, I realized my true passion for tangible paper goods. Beautiful typography letterpressed on thick, cotton paper makes my heart sing; almost as much as creating one-of-a-kind invitations for life’s biggest moments. Paper by the Bay was born out of my small apartment in Pac Heights in 2014. Since then, I have relocated to Napa Valley, where I currently live with my husband, and our 4-year old daughter, our 2-year old twin daughters and our sweet rescue dog Sparky.
Whether you’re seeking custom paper goods for your wedding, social event or birth announcement, I would be honored to work with you. I am here to make your stationery a fun, stress-free experience, and we’ll work directly together throughout the entire process.
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I adore and am forever grateful for Paper by the Bay! If you'd like your guests to compliment your stationery and day of paper items even months after your wedding, I'd hire Kelly immediately. The compliments continue to come even 6+ months after! She is extremely responsive, communicative, a great problem solver, and will go above and beyond to ensure you love your finished product. If you are searching for a talented, thoughtful, and genuinely amazing human to add to your team of wedding vendors – look no further. Kelly is your girl!
- Anne Marie & Andrew
"Creating our paper items was by far my favorite part of wedding planning"
Photo by Carlie Statsky
I wanted to thank you again for absolutely everything and going above and beyond creating all of our paper for our wedding weekend. From beginning to end, everything was perfect and so stunning. Your hard work and attention to detail made each piece flawless and guests could not stop complimenting everything. I’ve loved working with you and will find excuses to continue doing projects with you in the future.
- Kathryn & Mike
"Each piece was flawless and guests could not stop complimenting everything"
Photo by Jenn Emerling
Hi Kelly, We received our invite in the mail last night and got a flood of texts and calls from friends who did as well. I can't thank you enough for your beautiful work. We absolutely love how the invites came together. As a bonus, I truly enjoyed working with you along the way. Thank you so much for your collaboration and commitment to our vision!
- Olivia & Kevin
"As a bonus, I truly enjoyed working with you along the way"
Kelly was such a dream to work with! My fiance and I had some ideas of what we wanted our invitation suite to look like but we were overwhelmed by the possibilities. Kelly really helped guide us and we LOVED our final suite so much! She was really responsive and everything was shared and delivered ahead of time.
- Emily & Lennart
"kelly really helped guide us and we loved our final invitation suite so much!"
Photo by Jihan Cerda
Kelly was an absolute pleasure to work with. She listened to our vision and she created a beautiful invitation and accompanying paper details. Her fonts, monogram, custom stamps for the invitation were beautiful. Many of our guests commented they had never received such a lovely wedding invitation. Kelly was always quick to respond to any question. Highly recommend her!
- Betsy, Mother of Bride
"She listened to our vision and created a beautiful invitation and accompanying paper details."
Kelly is an absolute pleasure to work with! Whether it was typefaces, style of calligraphy, the color shade of ribbon or the size of a favor tag, she had an expert eye to put everything together in the most beautiful way possible. She helped us with everything from our save the dates and invitation suite to programs, menus, escort cards and assorted wedding day pieces all the way through to thank you notes. I would highly recommend Paper by the Bay to anyone!
- Nicole & Nick
"She had an expert eye to put everything together in the most beautiful way possible"
Julia Jane Studios