National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 6

I’m back with more goodies from the 2011 National Stationery Show!  Are you all enjoying the recaps from this year’s show as much as I’m enjoying putting them together?  I hope so, because there’s still a lot more to come!  Toronto-based Pantry Press made a return to the Stationery Show after a 7-year absence, and I was thrilled to see their beautiful letterpress work up close.

Loving this collaboration of letterpress imprintable invitations and note cards featuring Lena Corwin’s artwork

Pantry Press

Dear Hancock displayed the most adorable collection of illustrated note cards and art prints – from sweet Father’s Day cards to thank you cards to an adorable papel picado love note card that was my particular favorite.

Dear Hancock

Hammerpress is another perennial show favorite; I always love the layered colors and delicate letterpress texture in their card and calendar designs.  I’m super excited to see the tear-away wall calendars making a return this year along with lots of other new designs!


Artist Leah Duncan wasn’t technically at the Stationery Show – but I couldn’t resist including her in these round ups.  Leah exhibited at an art licensing show called Surtex, where she displayed her illustrated patterns and collaborative projects.

How awesome are the Keds with Leah’s illustrations?!  I want a pair!

Another cute project – fabric business card holders

Leah Duncan

The Sweet Bella booth was chock full of awesome office stationery, from notebooks to washi tape, along with bright note cards and travel-inspired post cards.

Love message bottles!

The fabric calendar actually unravels – so cool!

Sweet Bella

For those of you with a slightly more sarcastic sense of humor, you’ll adore the cards from Walk Up Press.  I’m also loving the customizable letterpress prints and less snarky love note cards.

How cute are those letterpress lunch bags?!  And I’m loving the personalized letterpress prints as a wedding or engagement keepsake, or even as an alternative guest book.

Walk Up Press

Check back tomorrow for more from the 2011 National Stationery Show!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

  1. I love this, still excited for more! I’m jealous I wasn’t there seeing all these gorgeous things with my own eyes :)

  2. Hi Nole! Thank you for posting about us and including us in such great company. We love how your photographs capture the intimate details of the work.

  3. Oh my gosh I am obsessed with stationary!
    I’m a bit old fashioned like that. : – D
    Just today I was looking at those wax stamer things, and quill pens, that you dip into ink. Oh, my mouth was watering.

    I actually did a project wear I made homemade paper with flowers in it and everything, and then make an old fashioned stationary wardrobe. Complete with calling cards, and envelopes! Oh I loved learning all about how they used to use paper way back in the Regency era and such.
    I actually have it on my blog. ( The actual post is ( – :

  4. Thanks for posting all of these pictures!! Now I *almost* feel like I got to go! I’ve been reading so many tweets about it and blog posts showcasing individual items – it’s really cool to see the booths and they way they’ve been laid out and decorated. Looking forward to the new set of pictures!

  5. Love Hammerpress’ gorgeous green walls. Haven’t done the show in a few years… so live for the blogger reports – mille grazie!! cc

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