A MILWAUKEE MADE SMALL BUSINESS SPECIALIZING IN ALL THINGS PAPER + GIFTS
Established by Ellen Albertson in 2011, Paper Pleasers specializes in all things custom and handmade; from complete wedding invitation suites and day of goods, small business packaging, stationery, charming gifts and functional decor, we’re experts in all things paper and gift related. We believe in repurposing and recycling whatever supplies we can and truly love the creative process that comes with one of kind designs. Paper Pleasers has a people-centric focus that aims to recognize the important individuals that make up our community and life. We celebrate these people by spending time creating personalized gifts of appreciation and custom designs tailored to each person’s unique story. Just as important as the final product, Paper Pleasers prioritizes the time spent in getting to know the members of our community, to ultimately better serve, and better please, the people we work with.
Owner | Designer | Maker
I officially began my business, Paper Pleasers in 2011. My friends and family began referring me to do their wedding stationery and everything in between. They knew my experience in managing multiple projects and creative ingenuity was something unique, and saw the passion and heart I put into my own making and gift giving. I really love being a part of the planning process, discovering how to make something memorable, personal, and special for every client I work with. Being in control of my business allows me to have an endless variety of options to pull from, and create a personal connection to the people I've had the opportunity to meet. Those are the qualities that set small businesses apart, and that's why I continue supporting other small businesses myself. It’s a community of people that is pretty awesome to be part of.
ASSOCIATE | ARTIST | MAKER
As a creative and photographer herself, she has a keen eye for unqiue designs and modern styles. Our creative minds meld when we are brainstorming resulting in new and better ideas. Her energy is inspiring and infectious.
ASSOCIATE | WOOD ARTIST
As a mother andhandi-woman, she helps us build our beautiful and repurposed wood products. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her saw-skills are impressive.
WHERE YOU CAN SHOP US
shop our mainstay products online through our Etsy shop
or check out
We sell a majority of our pieces through local gift shops and home decor stores. Visit these stores around Wisconsin when you are doing your shopping!
The Waxwing - East Side
1800 E North Ave.
MIlwaukee, WI, 53202
MKEHOME - Third Ward
159 N Jackson St.
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Urban Milwaukee: The Store Downtown
755 N. Milwaukee St. Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Sparrow Collective - Bayview
2224 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53207
Swoon - Washington Heights
5422 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI, 53208