trade show

{2013 national stationery show}
sneak peek: carolyn suzuki

May 2, 2013  /  national stationery show, sneak peek, trade show

carolyn-suzukiRAVEN LIGHTUPMYLIFE RINGIt is with great pleasure that I reveal three of Carolyn Suzuki’s brand new designs, both the front and the back of her cards are shown. Don’t you love it when the cuteness continues onto the reverse? Carolyn is one of 15 designers that will be a part of the Crow and Canary booth at the Stationery Show this year and we are simply delighted to have her! We will have 14 new cards from Carolyn Suzuki’s line alone, four of which are foil stamped, a fun new direction! Definitely come by the C&C booth for a gander, we’re in BOOTH 3124.
{images by carolyn suzuki}

tsbc roundtable opportunity

April 26, 2013  /  trade show


I absolutely love being apart of the Tradeshow Bootcamp community, it’s such an invaluable resource for first time and returning exhibitors. Start jotting down your questions, this is an excellent opportunity… TSBC is offering a free Q&A roundtable on Wednesday, May 1st at noon PST with Katie Hunt, found of TSBC, Claudia Smith of Fig. 2 Design and myself (Carina Murray, owner of Crow and Canary). This is open to anyone and will be capped at 100 participants. NSS 2013 will mark my 10th time exhibiting in a wholesale trade show and I’d love to impart some of my veteran wisdom on you; looking forward to Wednesday! Be sure to sign up now, if you’re interested in participating.

tradeshow spotting:
the paper storage co.

February 11, 2013  /  nyigf, trade show

Exhibiting at NYIGF last month was awesomely busy again, only downside to our popularity is that it left little time for perusing. Luckily I made the most of my time en route to the restroom or to grab a bite to eat and was able to see a few new lines that were entirely new to me. 
A Japanese exhibitor, Paper Storage Company, had a booth that made a distinct impression on me. I’m a complete sucker for cute and unique boxes, whether to use a storage or as gift wrap and these were beauties were calling my name. How lovely would the building boxes look sandwiched between books on a book shelf?
If you’re looking for more NYIGF images, be sure to take a peek at my Instagram feed too!

{images via paper storage co.}

{2012 national stationery show} inside the c&c booth!

June 8, 2012  /  candyspotting, gift wrap, greenwich letterpress, lark press, national stationery show, trade show

crow and canary’s debut at the 2012 national stationery show
gift wrap by eieio
cards by lark press
enamel pins by greenwich letterpress
laser cut cards by candyspotting
I’m pleased to report that Crow and Canary’s debut at the National Stationery Show was a smashing success, so much so that I didn’t get a moment away from my own booth that didn’t include eating a frenzied lunch or visiting the washroom. A wonderful dilemma to have, but I must admit that I’m still in mourning that I wasn’t able to walk the show a bit. Luckily, I’ve been able to live vicariously through some other great blogger’s coverage – that helps ease the sting a bit. 
On the bright side, my lovely friend Amy of Old Sweet Song will be back next week with her NSS coverage. I was so very fortunate to have her as a C&C correspondent at the Javits. So, five more days of paper geekery headed your way, sweet readers.
{all images by crow and canary}

viva new york international gift fair

January 25, 2012  /  guest blogger, nyigf, trade show

We are beyond thrilled to be making our debut at NYIGF on Sunday! If you’ll be at the show be sure to stop by our booth and say hello, we have limited amount of laser engraved “send more letter” pins that we’re giving out to friends and VIPs. And most importantly, tons of new product from the likes of Dear Hancock, Enormous Champion, Ghost Academy, Greenwich Letterpress, Red Cap Cards, Sapling Press, Susy Jack* and more!

And one more bit of exciting news — yesterday my post for the Biz Ladies series on Design*Sponge went live! Take a little gander, if you’re so inclined.

{images by crow and canary}


nyigf: stationery recap

August 31, 2011  /  nyigf, trade show

{new color-in gift stickers by 9spotmonk}

{cards and lunchbags from walkup press}

{card by oblation’s hat + wig + glove}

{fabric wrap and cards by chewing the cud}

{gift wrap by snow & graham}

{letterpress and edge color samples by bella figura}

{calendar, notebooks and cards by pistachio press}

{notecards by evy jacob}

One final look at some of my favorite paper finds at the NYIGF. Most of these images I posted on my Instagram feed during the show, but I thought it would be nice to have them archived together here. Enjoy!

{all images by crow and canary}


books on the brain

September 9, 2009  /  book art, trade show

{art by olympia le-tan via all the mountains blog}

{thank you card by paper + cup design}

{library print by memoir}

{book sculpture by jacqueline rush lee}

{letterpress card by letterary press}

{bookplates by boygirlparty}

I’m getting every thing in order for the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s show this week and officially have book art and book-themed stationery on the brain. I have about a thousand and two things I should be doing in preparation for the trade show, but had to take a moment to share some of my favorites!

{all images via designer’s site}


la mart wrap up

August 5, 2009  /  cartolina cards, daylight wasting time, ghost academy, ink and paper, jezebel, oddball press, trade show

{crow and canary’s booth at the la mart temporary showrooms}

{gorgeous flower arrangement by the incomparable megan of ghost academy. seriously, could this lady be any more talented?}

{hammocks & high tea’s line of organic cotton and hemp tea towels and pillows}

{goodies from ink & paper, oddball press and jezebel}

{mulberry paper lamps by daylight wasting time and papergoods from cartolina}

Anyone that’s exhibited at a trade show or craft show understands the importance of good neighbors. I sincerely couldn’t have asked for better people to be surrounded by in Los Angeles!

{image via gogogear}
Having a booth directly across from gogogear was a challenge. I’m a real sucker for luxury leather goods and I spent more time than I should admit debating over which bag I should make my very own. I settled on the above beauty and couldn’t be more pleased with my decision. This baby is a looker and has roller wheels. What more can girl ask for?

{image via yesterday’s best}
Julie and Shelby of Yesterday’s Best were very fun to chat with. Their line of hand-glittered nostalgic imagery cards are breathtaking in person. These ladies have over 500 cards in their collection, and claim that glitter has made its way onto nearly every object they own.

Leah of Pressed Ink, completely embodied the perfect booth neighbor. Pressed Ink is a modern line of paper goods, specializing in lovely monogrammed notecards and notepads. The line was recently featured in People magazine.

Michele and Suzie held down the fort at Xela Aroma. They had the sweetest smelling booth featuring reed diffusers and soy candles. Michele was the unofficial DJ for our aisle and I loved watching her channel Ellen DeGeneres’s with her awesome dance moves.

{all image from crow and canary, unless otherwise noted}


sneak peek: la mart booth no. 807

July 11, 2009  /  los angeles, new releases, trade show

{ella studio}

{owen says}

{laundry press}

{paper + cup}

{red bat press}

{ghost academy}

{hammocks & high tea}

{oddball press}

{dear monday}


Crow and Canary is exhibiting at the temporary showrooms in the LA Mart next week. I’ve been in perpetual motion in an effort to prepare for the show and am very excited for opening day this upcoming Friday – Booth No. 807.

I have many new designs to show off, as well as excellent show specials for all you wholesale buyers!

Also participating, but not shown above:
Daylight Wasting Time
Foxy & Winston
Gilah Press + Design
Ink & Paper
Junky Heirloom
Lark Press
The Great Lakes


bird badge from b

February 2, 2009  /  moth and squirrel, trade show

On Portland’s first snowy day, my mister and I braved the Super Colossal Holiday Sale. We immediately found Moth & Squirrel’s booth and I fell head over heals for all of their wares. I made a comment about how lovely their custom name tags were and wondered about getting one made for my next trade show. B obviously made a mental note, as my arrival home last week greeted me with the most perfect gift. I’ll only have to resist wearing it before my next show…