This & That


Color Pop


Babies on the Brain


Pretty in Print


Get Organized


Party Post!


New in the Shop





Below are the latest items that have arrived in the shop. We are very excited to have goodies from Pei Design and Sugar Paper as well as the new line from local gals Sideshow Press.  Come by and check them out!


New in the Shop





We have lots of new items arriving daily from our trip to the National Stationery Show. Below  are goodies from the well loved Rifle Paper Co. and Printerette Press as well as new to the shop items from Letter C Designs. We will be updating the blog as new products continue to arrive, so please keep checking back in with us.  You can also keep up with our new items via Twitter and Instagram.




New_Items_LetterC-02Coming soon:
Dear Hancock, Grey Maggie Press, Steel Petal Press, Jonathan Adler, Ferma A Papier
Red Cap Cards, Mōglea, The Social Type, Banquet, Pei Designs, Farewell Paperie







Who are you?

My name is Elizabeth Chastain Berg and I am the new addition here at mac & murphy. I moved to Charleston almost six years ago from Athens, Georgia with a short stint in Jackson, Wyoming in between. I live here with my husband and our quirky Golden Retriever, Zoey.

What do you do outside mac & murphy?

I design invitations. I am currently working on a letterpress wedding suite and two baby announcements. Weddings and babies keep me pretty busy!

If you were a color, what color would you be?

Grey (or Gray?). Is it a color or a shade? Whatever it is, it’s the perfect neutral. And neutrals are everything. Adam Duritz from The Counting Crows agrees (Well you know grey is my favorite color…). Don’t judge. You know you owned that album.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

I think I was a fish in my past life. I really love being in the water. But maybe a manatee? They get to be fat and cute at the same time.

If you were an appetizer, what appetizer would you be?

Ami and Liz, this is a weird one. I guess I will pick my favorite appetizer, which is chips and salsa. I like my salsa with a ton of cilantro and fresh jalepeno.

Answer this: Never would I ever…

Take or post a “selfie”.

What is your favorite thing to do in Charleston?

Waking up early on Saturday morning for breakfast at Lost Dog Cafe and then a day at the beach with friends.

What is your favorite place in Charleston
to hang outside of work?

We lived at Genes during the winter months but summer is here and I like to be outside on a good patio. Some of my favorite spots are Fuel, Al Di La, Xiao Bao Biscuit, and Juanita’s.

Smock Paper: Changing the World





Earlier this year, Smock Paper released their “Change the World” series. There are three designs in the series, each dedicated to a different environmental issue. 100% of the profits are donated to non profits who support these issues. Each set is packaged with a free gift.

Profits from the first card in the series, Sunflower, are donated to the Pesticide Action Network North America to address Colony Collapse Disorder and help save honey bees. This set comes packaged with a packet of sunflower seeds.

The profits from the series second card, Fracking, helps Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project change the gas and oil industry in order to protect the environment and our drinking water. This set includes a temporary anti- fracking tattoo.

The third card in the series, Fin, will help the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, a program that engages and empowers consumers and businesses to purchase seafood that is fished or farmed in ways that minimize their impact on the environment. This set includes a sustainable seafood guide.

Each set includes 6 fold over notecards with corresponding lined envelopes.
They are letterpressed on bamboo paper.

Come by the shop and help change the world!