{2013 national stationery show}
sneak peek: tabletop made

May 1, 2013  /  letterpress, national stationery show, sneak peek

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Today kicks off our 2013 coverage of the National Stationery Show, I can hardly believe that this marks our 5th year blogging about NSS! I’m so pleased to begin with Tabletop Made, they are making their debut at the show in BOOTH NUMBER 1379. I’ve had the pleasure of doing some consulting work over the past two years with the two lovely ladies behind Tabletop Made, based in Santa Barbara, CA. I’ve loved watching the evolution of their business and think that the timing to exhibit at NSS couldn’t be anymore perfect.
Be sure to check back regularly or subscribe to our feed; many more sneak peeks and our annual “Pre-Show Picks” are to come!
{images by tabletop made}

shop: the social type

January 24, 2013  /  featured shop, letterpress, nyigf

I’ve had my eye on The Social Type since their beautifully designed letterpress + foil cards hit shops a couple of years ago. In fact, we spotlighted their Stationery Show debut, in some of our pre-show picks in 2012! This week they launched their drop dead gorgeous online store and I can’t stop admiring all the pretty goods.
The canary’s are gearing up for NYIGF next week! If you’ll be at the show definitely stop by and say hello. We’re in Booth No. 4150 and you can take a peek at our newsletter that went out this morning, we have a great line up of designers this show!

{all images via the social type}

studio glimpse: farewell paperie

October 11, 2012  /  farewell paperie, letterpress, seattle, studio glimpse

Beautiful sampling of custom designs by Farewell Paperie.

Envelopes and assorted inventory – paper lover’s paradise!

Pretty art collection.

Where the magic happens! Don’t you love the color test prints in the background?

Jen is pulling down shades to protect their product from dust and fading – so clever.

Sir Harley, resident cutie canine

I feel super fortunate to have met Jen and Lisa of Farewell Paperie at the Tradeshow Bootcamp session in LA this last February. I really hit it off with both of these lovely ladies and their line of paper goods is a brilliant mix of laugh out loud funny wit and just plain gorgeous design.
Farewell Paperie just relocated their studio headquarters to Seattle, WA earlier this summer; their studio is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle and is in such an awesome space!
I had the pleasure of taking a little peek around last month and meeting studio dog extraordinaire, Harley, seriously – this guy is a charmer. Keep your eyes on this talented duo, I’m sure there will be some fun open studio events to come and definitely more fabulous product on the horizon. Thanks again, L & J!
{images by crow and canary}

{2012 national stationery show} ‘melting my heart’ from old sweet song

June 13, 2012  /  dear hancock, guest blogger, letterpress, national stationery show, old sweet song

card by sycamore street press
card by dear hancock
card by studio olivine
card by alee & press
card by two paperdolls

{all images by amy ferguson of old sweet song}


{2012 national stationery show} sneak peek: flywheel press

May 15, 2012  /  letterpress, national stationery show

This new series of color gradient (or split fountain, if you want to get into printer’s speak) cards from Flywheel Press is simply gorgeous! And this is just the beginning, Flywheel Press has been hard at work at several new series that are equally fantastic, all debuting at NSS. 
Additionally, Flywheel Press is the organizer of a mega-awesome matchbook notebook giveaway sponsored by Legion Paper and designed by a bevy of the best and brightest stationers, read more about the project and see a complete list of participants here

And whatever you do, don’t forget to stop by Flywheel Press, Booth No. 1967  

{all images by flywheel press}


{2012 national stationery show} sneak peek: egg press

May 14, 2012  /  letterpress, national stationery show, pacific nw pride

It’s safe to say that Egg Press knows their stuff, they’ve been on the scene for over a decade and are well known for their iconic designs. I’ve been a groupie pretty much since the beginning; I think that I still have a “Good Egg” card somewhere in my archives, the moniker they used in the early days.
Lucky for all of us, they are introducing some stellar new products and designs at NSS, including some very handsome die cut ornament cards for the holidays. I’m particularly excited about the new notebooks, loving those repeat patterns! Visit Egg Press in Booth No. 1658
{all images via egg press}

{2012 national stationery show} sneak peek: pie bird press

May 8, 2012  /  letterpress, national stationery show, pie bird press

We are lucky to have Pie Bird Press exhibiting with us in the C&C NSS booth this year. They are debuting eight new stunning letterpress cards for the show, four featured in this post!

See Pie Bird Press’ line and more in Booth No. 3024

{images via pie bird press}


{2012 national stationery show} fig. 2 design studio

May 4, 2012  /  cards, letterpress, national stationery show

Just a bit of a taste of Fig. 2 Design Studio’s new collection! I am salivating at the mere thought of visiting Claudia’s booth again this year. I was incredibly impressed in 2011 and I’m confident that Fig. 2’s sophomore efforts won’t disappoint. Here’s a hint: more neon, gorgeous foil, festive confetti and a debut gift wrap line!
Run, don’t walk to Fig. 2 Design Studio’s Booth at the start of NSS. I guarantee it will be the place to be – Booth No. 1671

{images via fig. 2 design studio}


{2012 national stationery show} sneak peek: sugar paper

May 3, 2012  /  letterpress, los angeles, national stationery show, new releases, sneak peek

Sugar Paper is synonymous with luxury stationery in Los Angeles and beyond. I have forever been a fan of their boutiques and house line of paper goods and am delighted that they will be releasing 164 new designs at the National Stationery Show. Yes, you read that correctly 164 new cards!
They’ve been in the process of re-designing the Sugar Paper website (see screen shot at the top) that will be fully revealed later this month. I’ve had the pleasure of peeking at the new site and let me tell you, it’s a beaut!
Be sure to visit Sugar Paper at the National Stationery Show in Booth No. 1843 – in addition to their new cards, they are also releasing new boxed sets, gift wrap and notepads!

{all images via sugar paper}


{2012 national stationery show} sneak peek: farewell paperie

May 2, 2012  /  letterpress, national stationery show, newcomers, sneak peek

I had the true pleasure of meeting Jen and Lisa of Farewell Paperie at the Tradeshow Bootcamp session held in LA this February. I’d already heard smashing things about these ladies from both Molly & Amy and let me tell you – they totally lived up to the hype. Farewell Paperie is making their grand debut at the National Stationery Show this month. You can see their wares in Booth No. 2065.

{images by farewell paperie}