Aaaaaahhhhh! The National Stationery Show is officially less than two weeks away! I’m so unbelievably excited to see all the new offerings from my favorite designers at the show and today I’m kicking off a series of NSS 2016 sneak peeks with one of those designers – Ashkahn! Ashkahn’s cards strike the perfect balance between sweet, irreverent humor and genuine emotion. And the simple messages always hit me right at my core. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the new designs debuting in two weeks!
More from Ashkahn right here!
BTW – I’ll be doing my annual post-show recap posts here on OSBP, but you should totally be following me on Instagram for real-time updates from the show. Just saying!
Happy Monday everyone! DC has apparently decided that ALL the flowers should bloom at the same time: lilacs, tulips, azalea, wisteria… everywhere I look there is something in bloom! And the iris, peonies, and roses aren’t that far behind. After months of winter, it’s so nice to have color in the world again! We’ve been spending our weekends visiting our favorite botanical destinations in the area, from the U.S. Botanic Garden to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Today I thought I’d celebrate my favorite season by rounding up a few floral stationery favorites, from art prints to greeting cards to notepads!
1. Floral everyday notepad by Rifle Paper Co.
2. Neon pink and mint letterpress floral birthday card by Parrott Design Studio
3. Paper cut flower and dot card by Evermore Paper Co.
4. The Earth Laughs in Flowers gold foil art print
5. Floral thank you card by Antiquaria
6. Poppies thank you card by Our Heiday
7. Floral embroidery by Happy Cactus Designs
8. Botanical love card by Amy Heitman
9. Watercolor peony art print by Julie Song Ink
10. Navy and pink floral birthday card by Wild Hart Paper
Happy Spring everyone! Spring is hands down my favorite season of the year. The days are getting warmer and longer, the sun is shining, and the world around me is bursting into bloom. I pretty much live for Spring flowers, especially lilacs, peonies, sweet peas, and cherry blossoms. These bright and happy cards from Hartland Brooklyn are just perfect for the new season. So many colors! Shiny gold foil! Floral illustrations! Yes, yes, and yes.
More gorgeous cards from Hartland Brooklyn right here – along with art prints, notepads, temporary tattoos, and nail tattoos!
I’m loving the bold, bohemian and ’70s-inspired vibes in these greeting cards from Leela of Native Bear! I first encountered Leela’s work at the Etsy Wholesale pavilion at NYNOW last summer, and she recently expanded her paper offerings to include greeting cards, art prints, and notebooks. You can see more from Native Bear right here!
More greeting cards, notebooks, and art prints from Native Bear right here.
Sometimes I feel such a connection with a card that it’s hard to imagine that it hasn’t always existed. That it wasn’t just always there, somewhere, somehow, out in the universe. I occasionally have this feeling about songs and paintings, too, so I think it must be something about my emotional connection with a particular work of art that I just can’t imagine that artwork not existing in the world. Anyway, I have this exact feeling about several cards from Katie of Odd Daughter Paper Co., including her I love you more than tacos card, which just makes me smile every time I see it. I was surprised that I hadn’t already rounded up a few of her cards and prints in a quick pick post, so let’s take care of that right now!
More from Odd Daughter Paper Co. right here!