{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}


{2014 national stationery show}
sneak peek: dear hancock calendar

May 12, 2014  /  calendars, dear hancock, national stationery show, sneak peek

Dear-Hancock-HEADERDearHancock_HistoricalWomenDeskCalendarDearHancock_HistoricalWomenMarieAntoinetteDearHancock_HistoricalWomenAmeliaDearHancock_HistoricalWomenDesks_backI was ecstatic when Dear Hancock told me about their 2015 calendar concept, in which they have painted the imagined desks of 12 historical women; this is their third desk themed, desk calendar and every previous year they have sold out! Dear Hancock will be replicating Amelia Earhart’s desk in their NSS booth and posting process shots of the construction and painting of the desk on their Instagram feed. DH is also releasing new cards, as well as a collaboration with Erin Jang for Museum Nails of abstract fruits, they are AMAZE. See all this wonder yourself in Booth No. 2052!
{images by dear hancock}

{2013 national stationery show}
sneak peek: dear hancock

May 14, 2013  /  calendars, dear hancock, national stationery show, sneak peek

NSS-Dear-Hancock Crow and Canary Blog | Dear Hancock Crow and Canary Blog | Dear Hancock 2Crow and Canary Blog | Dear Hancock 3I can’t tell you how excited I am about Dear Hancock’s new releases. Get a load of that paintbrush notepad, what a looker! The notepad is die cut with a screen printed neon pink design that references the decorative carvings found on woodworking tools, can’t wait to get my hands on that beauty! Their new “Monumental Cities” calendar is sure to be an absolute hit too, last year their debut desk calendar sold out, so wholesaler’s — you’d best order this one quickly. Find Dear Hancock in BOOTH No. 2052; rumor has it that a life size signature desk will be making an appearance!
{images by dear hancock}

{2012 national stationery show} sneak peek: dear hancock

May 16, 2012  /  calendars, dear hancock, national stationery show

Dear Hancock’s much anticipated desk calendar will be making it’s grand debut in just a few days at NSS! The desk series began as a small stationery series and has been so wildly popular that they’ve expanded their offerings. I even got in on the action last year with a stunning custom desk painted by Dear Hancock. In addition to their calendar, DH has been hard at work on a number of new everyday and holiday cards. How darling are those silhouette birthday cards above?

Visit Dear Hancock in Booth No. 1952 

{all images via dear hancock}


{12 days of holiday cheer}: two trick pony giveaway {no. 12}

December 20, 2011  /  calendars, giveaway, holiday, two trick pony

Today is the last post in our “Holiday Cheer” series and I’m excited to say that it comes along with a generous giveaway from two of my favorite ladies at Two Trick Pony. If you didn’t get your Hanukkah or Christmas cards in the mail, there’s still time to send a cute card welcoming the new year!

To enter the giveaway:
First, like Two Trick Pony on Facebook and while you’re there, head over to the Crow & Canary page and like or comment on the giveaway post at the top of the page. Really, that’s all. We’ll randomly choose one winner on Friday afternoon and announce it on the C&C Facebook page.

The winner will receive their choice of a Happy New Year boxed set AND Two Trick Pony’s much lauded 2012 Year of Type calendar. Just a reminder: Comments on this blog will not be considered an entry.

{all images via two trick pony}


12 days of holiday cheer: blackbird letterpress {no. 7}

December 14, 2011  /  calendars, gifty goodness, holiday, letterpress

{letterpress octopus perpetual calendar}

{letterpress collection: fox goes to the sea}

{one of a kind datebooks from the datebook project}

{letterpress collection: trip to the fair}

Blackbird Letterpress has the perfect gift offerings for the letterpress lover or bibliophile on your list. I love the idea of themed collections as a gift, such a great idea! The upcycled vintage book cover datebooks are a super awesome collaboration with Gutwrench Press. The pages inside are printed with both handset type and photopolymer plates – quite an undertaking, with stunning results.

{all images via blackbird letterpress}


12 days of holiday cheer: the paper thieves {no. 1}

December 5, 2011  /  calendars, holiday

{2012 crested shield calendar}

{whale key chain}

{elephant notebook}

My friend Stephanie from The Paper Thieves always offers the most unique calendars. This year she’s upped the awesomeness ante with her adorable crest – I love this calendar so much! More great gift items to assist in crossing gift recipients off your list in her shop.

{photos via the paper thieves}


{2011 national stationery show} focus on: calendars

June 2, 2011  /  calendars, national stationery show, pie bird press, two trick pony

{calendar and coasters by 1canoe2}

{calendar by katie muth}

{calendars by linda & harriett}

{calendar by blackbird letterpress}

{calendar by artistry cards}

{calendar by two trick pony}

{calendar by may day studio}

{calendar by joie studio}

{calendar by up up creative}

{calendar by syd design}

{calendar by pie bird press}

{calendar by foxtail press}

{calendar by night owl paper goods}

{calendar by old school stationers}

{calendars by smock}

I have to say, peeping new calendars at the Stationery Show always gives me a thrill and this is one the posts I look forward to sharing the most. An abundance of great new designs for 2012. Most of these have not gone into production yet, but you will see them popping up in your favorite shops and online towards August and September.

{all photos by crow and canary}

goody giveaway no. 10

January 20, 2011  /  calendars, letterpress, pie bird press

If you’re still looking for the perfect calendar for the new year, you are definitely going to want to get in on this giveaway! Pie Bird Press creates gorgeous, original illustrations and 2011 marks their first venture into calendars – I can attest, everyones loves this beauty! These pictures do no begin to highlight the artistry of this lovely letterpress calendar. You will fall in l-o-v-e.

To enter to win:

|| Please leave a comment answering the following question:
What are you looking forward to in 2011?

|| Anonymous comments will be disqualified.

|| Giveaway is open until midnight on Thursday, January 27, 2o11 .
Winner will be chosen by and announced the following day.

|| One comment per person, unless… Hey, want an extra chance to win?
Blog and/or tweet about our giveaway and post an additional comment(s) with the link.

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chalk it up to a brand new year

December 20, 2010  /  calendars, paper + cup

Paper + Cup has had a busy year! Not only did they release their new book, Paper + Craft, but this innovative calendar is hot off the press too. The concept is super fun; instead of a calendar with images included, you have the freedom to add your own personal photos or monthly inspiration. The other awesome component, you can customize the cover with an image and/or name. Excellent gift idea!

{images via paper+ cup}