National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 7

Happy Friday everyone!  We’re about halfway through the coverage from this year’s National Stationery Show, and after looking back through all of the photos from the show I can’t believe what we managed to pack into just a few short days.  So much beautiful stationery!  First up today, a new-to-me exhibitor from the Pacific Northwest, Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress.  I’m absolutely smitten with Bison’s collection of hand lettered note cards and brightly colored geometric letterpress notebooks.

Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress

After somehow missing them last year, I was absolutely determined to visit the Gold Teeth Brooklyn booth this time around.  This simple-yet-vibrant collection of screen printed note cards and art prints is incredibly refreshing, and was accompanied by a sweet and simple booth design that really let the cards shine.

Gold Teeth Brooklyn

Another new exhibitor that made a big impression – Lucky Bird, who came to New York all the way over from the United Kingdom.  Lucky Bird’s collection includes some seriously adorable foil blocked illustrated note cards and gift tags.

Lucky Bird

I’m seriously loving all the new patterns and colorways in the SusyJack* collection this year.  The blue and yellow ikat patterns?  Love it!  And the flower pattern for the 2012 calendars is so lovely…


From Ink + Wit this year, some new rubber stamp sets, wood veneer notebooks, and gift wrap – and of course lovely notecards all featuring Tara’s signature modern nature-inspired illustrations and patterns.

Ink + Wit

It was such a pleasure to finally meet Rebekah from Wild Ink Press after admiring her work from afar for so long!  Rebecca had one of the prettiest booth displays at the show, with gold logo signs on top of gray chalkboard paint along with a hand drawn chalk border and illustrations – a perfect complement to her beautiful letterpress cards.

Wild Ink Press

Another big Stationery Show debut this year – OneCanoeTwo!  This booth was packed full of awesome letterpress goodies, from greeting cards to a monthly calendar to art prints.  And don’t let the black and white walls fool you; this booth was absolutely packed full of color!


I was also seriously loving The Great Lakes booth this year – from the sweet and funny cards to the most adorable mobiles featuring wood acorns and dip dyed feathers.

Love these acorn and dipped feather mobiles!

The Great Lakes

Last (for now) but definitely not least, Sesame Letterpress.  Those crosshatch pattern silhouette greeting cards and silhouette note cards are totally calling my name…

Sesame Letterpress

Photo Credits: Bison Bookbinding, The Great Lakes, One Canoe Two, and Sesame Letterpress by me, all others by Brian Tropiano Photography for Oh So Beautiful Paper; please ask permission before reposting.

*Wild Ink Press is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper; for more on my edito­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

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

National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 5

Well, the 2011 National Stationery Show has officially come to a close – although of course my coverage from this year’s show is far from over!  And while it’s always a bit sad to say goodbye to everyone, I can cheer myself up with more photos from this year’s exhibitions.  First up for today, Hello!Lucky – which always has a fun booth full of personality and lots (and lots) of color.


After making their debut at last year’s show, Pistachio Press was back this year with lots of new products, including some gorgeous cross-stitch note cards, notebooks, and calendars, along with colorful birthday cards and wedding invitations.

Pistachio Press

I’m loving all of the new fabric tote bags from Chewing the Cud, not to mention the new patterns in Viola’s line of fabric gift wrap.  And those new rubber stamp sets?  Couldn’t be cuter!

Chewing the Cud

Lisa from Sapling Press just may be the funniest person I know – and you don’t need to look further than her cards for proof.  Oh, and don’t forget about these awesome tote bags!

Sapling Press

Night Owl Paper Goods is a perennial favorite at the Stationery Show, and this year is no exception!  The Night Owl team recently added some fun wood veneer banners and lots of cute new designs to their collection of letterpress and wood veneer note cards, prints, calendars, and note books.

Night Owl Paper Goods

Color was definitely back in a big way at this show, and I was so happy to see lots of vibrant color at Egg Press – from touches of neon to unusual color combinations on some of the holiday cards – alongside sweet illustrations and fun geometric patterns.

I really love seeing stationers experiment with die cuts to achieve unique card shapes – and these heart-shaped cards are too cute!

Egg Press

Color also had a large presence at Fine Day Press, from Ashley’s letterpress note cards to her new illustrated calendar.  So pretty!

Fine Day Press

Photo Credits: Brian Tropi­ano for Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper, please do not repost with­out permission

*Hello!Lucky and Pistachio Press are spon­sors of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper; for more on my editorial poli­cies please click here.


National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 4

As promised, I’m back with more from this year’s National Stationery Show, with beautiful images from photographer Brian Tropiano.  I’ve been running around the show trying to catch up with old favorites and check out the work of new exhibitors, so the last couple days have just flown by!  First up, a first time exhibitor that is a familiar face around here – Dingbat Press!  Adrienne from Dingbat Press did an amazing job with her booth; each wall is covered with silver leaf!  I’m loving Adrienne’s letterpress initial note cards and funny chess greeting cards.

Dingbat Press

Smock is no stranger to the Stationery Show, but their sister company Bella Figura was also exhibited for the first time at this year’s show.  There was a lot of color going on in the joint booth, from greeting cards to gift wrap to gift boxes to calendars to wedding invitations.  So fun!

Smock and Bella Figura

The Ladies of Letterpress booth is a bit of a doozy – with TEN designer/printers exhibiting in a shared booth.  It’s a lot to take in all at once, but there’s so much amazing work from a group of seriously talented stationers.  This year participating printers included Thomas Printers, Anemone Letterpress, Cleanwash Letterpress, Heartfish Press, Ink Petals, Wildhorse Press, Dandy Lion Press, Studio SloMo, Lulabelle, and Paper Lovely.

Ink Petals

Paper Lovely


Dandy Lion Press

Heartfish Press

Thomas Printers | Studio SloMo

Gorgeous wedding invitations from Studio SloMo

Cleanwash Letterpress

Anemone Letterpress

Wildhorse Press

Sigh, I love that balloon print from Wildhorse Press

Photo Credits: Brian Tropiano for Oh So Beautiful Paper, please do not repost without permission

*Smock, Bella Figura, Thomas Printers, and Dingbat Press are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 3

It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of the Stationery Show in New York – but don’t worry, I have so much more to share with you from this year’s show!  Yesterday I was lucky enough to have photographer Brian Tropiano join me to help out on photo duty at the show, which made me a very happy blogger!  First up today, Figs and Ginger, who put together one of my favorite booth displays for this year’s show, hands down.  You saw a sneak peek of the new wood collection at the last Gift Fair, but the full collection of wedding and party goods made its big debut at the Stationery Show with amazing silhouette cake toppers, banners, wood signs, and dress hangers for wedding party members.  Just stunning!

Figs + Ginger

Right across the aisle, Laurel Denise was exhibiting at the show with her totally awesome calendar/planner.  You’ll get a sneak peek at the 2012 version below, which is totally adorable with some fun patterns and multiple cover color options.  See that large scale version that Laurel made just for her booth display?  I’m trying to convince her to figure out how to actually make that for people to use in their own offices.  How awesome would that be?  I know I could use one!

Laurel Denise

After making her big debut at last year’s show, Anna from Rifle Paper Co. was back this year with even more gorgeous stationery – including gold foil note cards, multiple calendars, note pads, coasters, and prints.  So much pretty!

I looooove those watercolor cards!

Rifle Paper Co.

I always love the Linda & Harriett booth at the Stationery Show, and this year was no exception.  This year Liz is exhibiting two calendar formats, including a hanging letterpress calendar and a totally gorgeous and larger scale watercolor calendar, along with new versions of a Linda + Harriett classic – note pads!

Linda + Harriett

Check back in a bit for more from the Stationery Show!

Photo Credits: Brian Tropiano for Oh So Beautiful Paper, please do not repost without permission