gift wrap

{2015 national stationery show}
sneak peek: dear hancock

May 13, 2015  /  calendars, dear hancock, gift wrap, national stationery show, sneak peek, Uncategorized


DearHancock_MuseumNailsDearHancock_WonderBunnyWrapI’m incredibly jazzed to bring you Dear Hancock’s sneak peek, as it features three distinctive products that they are well known for: great calendars, modern nail wraps and BUNNIES!

Dear Hancock’s desk calendar’s sell out each year and I’m certain that the 2016 updated version of  “The Imagined Desks of Historical Women” will be no exception. They have added some new desks to this version, including Ray Eames, Betsy Ross and Louisa May Alcott. The newest Museum Nails collaboration is such a beauty, designed by Ashley Goldberg (yay PDX designers!), I cannot wait for these to grace my fingertips — perfect spring palette! And last, but most certainly not least, Dear Hancock’s bunny cards have taken on a bit of a cult following, you can now deck your gifts out in either “Wonder Bunny” (shown above) or “Bunny with Maracas” wrap, yippeee! Ogle these and more in Booth No. 2052.

{images via dear hancock}


{2013 national stationery show}
gift wrap goodness

July 2, 2013  /  gift wrap, national stationery show

Gift-Wrapbelow: Shana Frase
Shana Frase gift wrap

below: Kate & Birdie Paper Co.Kate + Birdie gift wrap

below: Belle & Union Co.Belle + Union gift wrap
below: Mr. Boddington’s Studio

Mr. Boddington's Studio gift wrap

below: Fig. 2 Design Studio
Fig. 2 Design gift wrapbelow: Sideshow Press
Side Show Press cloth wrap
 below: Pei Design
Pei Design
below: Sugar Paper
Sugar Paper gift wrap
below: La Familia Green
La Familia Green gift wrap
below: Igloo Letterpress
Igloo Letterpress gift wrapbelow: Cake for Charlie
Cake for Charlie gift wrap
below: Sycamore Street Press
Sycamore Street Press gift wrap
I’m dreadfully behind in my National Stationery Show blog posts, but am dedicated to getting everything posted in the next two weeks. First up, is one of my all time favorites: gift wrap! As with all of my 2013 NSS posts, I fear I may have missed out on some awesome product as I only had about 2 hours to take photos and rush through the show floor. I was super impressed with so many of the booths, product and debuts. Kudos to all of the exhibitors. More to come soon!
{images by carina murray | crow & canary}

{2013 national stationery show}
sneak peek: fig. 2 design studio

May 15, 2013  /  gift wrap, national stationery show, sneak peek

Fig-2-Design-StudioCrow and Canary Blog | Fig. 2 Design Studio

Crow and Canary Blog | Fig. 2 Design Studio 2 Crow and Canary Blog | Fig. 2 Design Studio 3Did someone say “Foil Stamped Gift Wrap”? Yup, Fig. 2 Design Studio, sure did! I’m already an enormous fan of Claudia’s gift wrap collection and didn’t think it was even possible to up the ante this much, kudos! Do not miss all of their new designs, cards and custom too, debuting in BOOTH No. 1771.
{middle image by mary kate mckenna & top/bottom images by erica mccartney for  fig. 2 design studio}

{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}

12 days of holiday cheer: diy with smock {no. 11}

December 19, 2011  /  diy, gift wrap, holiday

{diy gift bows}

{diy holiday garland}

Smock has really pulled out all of the stops with these latest DIY tutorials showcasing their luxe bamboo gift wrap. How amazing are those bows? I seriously can’t wait to try both of these projects!

{images via smock, links via monograham}


12 days of holiday cheer: kate’s papergoods {no. 8}

December 15, 2011  /  gift wrap, holiday

How clever are these chalkboard gift tags from Kate’s Papergoods? I would love to embellish my holiday gifts with the large gold arrow tags! Also, digging Kate’s two illustrated calendars, both feature color themed objects and would look great framed.

{all images via kate’s papergoods}


{2011 national stationery show} focus on: gift wrap

May 24, 2011  /  gift wrap, national stationery show

{gift wrap from avie designs}

{reusable fabric gift wrap by chewing the cud}

{flat wrap by kate & birdie}

{rolled gift wrap from ink + wit}

{gift boxes and double-sided gift wrap from smock}

{new gift wrap from up up creative}

I delight in spying new gift wrap designs at NSS each year. I’m a firm believer that half of gift giving is the effort of wrapping it up in a fun way. Eieio Studio always has some great designs, unfortunately I didn’t capture any photos at the show. Who am I missing? Would love to hear about more lines with great wrap offering…

{all photos by crow and canary}

{2011 national stationery show} sneak peek: banquet atelier & workshop

May 10, 2011  /  gift wrap, national stationery show

Banquet Workshop is another lovely line making their debut at the Stationery Show this year. I’m quite looking forward to checking out this Vancouver, BC based company’s prints, cards and gift wrap in person. They are exhibiting in booth no. 1452, if you’re interested in doing the same.

{image by banquet atelier & workshop}


{2010 national stationery show} focus on: gift wrap

May 24, 2010  /  gift wrap, national stationery show

{gift wrap by avie designs}

{gift wrap by the life imagined}

{gift wrap by byrd & bleecker}

I must confess, I was much heavier on the chatting and not so much with the photos this year. I had an amazing time, only wish that I could have been two or maybe ten places at once…
Here are a few additional favorites that I wish I had photographed while at the Stationery Show:

Chewing the Cud >>> Their fabric wraps are unique and totally eco-chic. {image via chewing the cud}

Smock Paper >>> Everyone’s a fan of this luxe, did I mention double-sided, paper. Word on the street is that they’re introducing gift boxes…
{image via smock paper}

Eieio >>> This company is known for their exquisite, modern wrap. Have you seen their new 18 sheet hanging collection yet?
{image via luxe paperie}

Sanna Annukka>>> The lovely and equally paper-crazed, Molly turned me on to this talented Finnish designer right before I left for NYC. I’m smitten. {image via nineteenseventythree}

{images by crow and canary, unless otherwise noted}


wrapper’s delight

November 13, 2009  /  gift wrap, treeo design

{wrapping sheets by kamal}

{gift boxes by treeo design}

{wrap by egg press at moxie papergoods}

{bamboo wrap by smock}

My mom essentially groomed me to be a bonafide gift wrap junkie. She always took such care in wrapping packages no matter what the contents, even as a kid I had to admire the presentation before ripping into the box. Remember the old adage, “it’s the thought that counts”? I prefer to say: “It’s the presentation that counts.”

{all images via designer’s site, unless otherwise noted}