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sneak peek: shana frase

May 16, 2014  /  illustration, national stationery show, sneak peek

shana-frase-HEADERShana Frase1Shana Frase2Shana Frase3Shana Frase’s paintings never cease to knock my socks off, I love her distinctive style and how each of her cards feel like a miniature piece of artwork. 2014 marks Shana’s second Stationery Show and she has quite a few new tricks up her sleeve, including new card designs, gorgeous envelope liners and a 2015 calendar. Shana and her beautiful goods can be found in Booth No. 1859.

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sneak peek: fig. 2 design studio

May 15, 2014  /  national stationery show, screen-printing, sneak peek, Uncategorized

fig.-2-design-co-HEADERFig. 2 calendarFig. 2 calendar2(Fig. 2 calendar3I cannot wait to lay my eyes on Fig. 2 Design Studio’s “Be List” quarterly calendar for 2015 at NSS next week! This 2015 calendar is their very first and what a beauty it is — the neon + pastel screen printed calendar, with copper foil accents is 12×18 in size and can be trimmed down to frameable prints once the months have passed. Fig 2 will have over 60 new products in their festive & chic booth, head to Booth No. 1937 to see them all!

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sneak peek: oh, hello friend

May 14, 2014  /  national stationery show, sneak peek, Uncategorized

oh-hello-friend-HEADEROh Hello Friend1Oh Hello Friend 2Oh Hello Friend 3Oh Hello Friend 4 You may have also been following Danni’s escapades on her blog — Oh, Hello Friend — for sometime, so it may not come as a surprise to you that Oh, Hello Friend has developed a clever and unique line of cards and goods for wholesale. I wrote about OHF’s masking tape last year and can’t wait to see their 30 cards debuting at NSS. You will not want to miss Booth No. 2169!

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sneak peek: the paper cub co.

May 13, 2014  /  national stationery show, screen-printing, sneak peek

The-Paper-Cub-Co-HEADERThe Paper Cub Co. 1The Paper Cub Co. 2The Paper Cub Co. 3I am a total sucker for a beautifully screen-printed card and The Paper Cub Co. never fails to disappoint in this department! They are returning to the Stationery Show with a beautiful release of hand drawn elements and color and have added to their popular state themed postcard series, as well. Pop in to Booth No. 2159 to see all the goods!

{2014 national stationery show} pre-show picks

May 13, 2014  /  national stationery show, pre-show picks, Uncategorized

C&C-pre-show-picks-20141Canoe2 Letterpress {Booth No. 1965}
9th Letterpress {Booth No. 1752}
9th Letterpress

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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!

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instagram mania, edition one

May 9, 2014  /  instagram, national stationery show, sneak peek, Uncategorized


IG-banner@nightingaleprojectsABOVE: @nightingaleprojects@thegreatlakesgoodsABOVE: @thegreatlakesgoods@gingiberABOVE: @gingiber@candyspottingABOVE: @candyspotting@shindigpaperieABOVE: @shindigpaperie@carolynsuzukiABOVE: @carolynsuzuki@thimblepressABOVE: @thimblepress@blackbirdletterpressABOVE: @blackbirdletterpress@goldteethbrooklynABOVE: @goldteethbrooklyn@pistachiopressABOVE: @pistachiopress

Just popping in with a few Instagram photos that have caught my eye in the last week or so. If you need an even bigger fix, be sure to check out these hash tags: #NSS2014 #stationeryshow on IG, Twitter and Facebook. I’ll be posting my annual walking list picks on Monday morning, so be sure to come back by for a gander!

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e. frances paper studio}

May 7, 2014  /  illustration, national stationery show, new releases, sneak peek

E.-Frances-HeaderE.Frances Paper C&C BlogE. Frances C&C Blog 2E. Frances C&C Blog 3It is with great pride that I post a sneak peek of a few of E. Frances Paper’s newest product debuting at NSS. I had the utmost pleasure of offering a bit of mentorship to E. Frances, prior to their launch last fall and I continue to be blown away by their beautiful, poignant and funny releases – perfect combo in my book! The ladies behind E. Frances, Ali, Pip and Jenni, will be launching quite a few new cards including a new take on their watercolor washes with foil stamping and a very fun new product is shown above with many uses, “Little Notes”, they each include 85 itty bitty notes to be used for any occassion, a gift tag, a lunch note, to put under a windshield wiper, etc. Be sure to say howdy to these three sweet sisters in Booth No. 2045

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sneak peek: parrott design studio

May 6, 2014  /  letterpress, national stationery show, sneak peek, Uncategorized

parrott Parrott Design | C&C blog 1Parrott Design | C&C Blog 2.Parrott Design | C&C Blog 3Our next fetching NSS sneak peek comes from Parrott Design Studio, in Rhode Island. I’ve been a follower and fan of Sarah’s beautiful and distinctive style for awhile and was delighted when Sarah agreed to send a few images of her new NSS releases my way. The wooden cake toppers are a brand new category and there will be a total of three debuting at the show, with plans to expand the offering. Do not miss the Parrott Design Studio Booth — No. 2064!

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sneak peek: red cap cards

May 5, 2014  /  cards, national stationery show, new releases, red cap cards, sneak peek


The 2014 Stationery Show marks our 8th trade show at Javits, in which we have the honor to showcase the immense talent behind Red Cap Cards! Their newest releases are SO spot on, 36 new cards will be featured and Red Cap has added yet another talented illustrator to the ranks, Josie Portillo (middle card above). An additional note that there is also a very sweet lady version of the same sex wedding card, (bottom image) designed by Anke Weckmann, that will be available later this month. Top “Good Luck” card is designed by an eternal RCC favorite, Becca Stadtlander. Swing by and see more in Booth No. 2824!