It may only be a few years old, but the annual scavenger hunt organized by Amber from Flywheel Press has become one of my most favorite National Stationery Show traditions! Amber partners with Legion Paper and an amazing roster of exhibitors each year to offer a really fun experience for NSS attendees, from recipe cards to bingo. And this year the scavenger hunt is alphabet cards using a variety of 27 fine art papers!
For those of you attending the show, collect all the individual letters – then stop by Legion Paper (Booth 3330) in the Supply Side to stack the cards in packaging created by Lady Pilot Letterpress!
a.favorite (Booth 1831) – Silk Bisque 300gsm
Albertine Press (Booth 1762) – Somerset Satin Radiant White 500gsm
Anemone Letterpress (Booth 2055) – Colorplan Factory Yellow 350gsm
Belle & Union Co. (Booth 1856) – Folio Antique 250 gsm
Blackbird Letterpress (Booth 2059) – Pescia Smooth White 300gsm
Farewell Paperie (Booth 2158) – Crane’s Lettra Fluorescent White 220 Cover
Flywheel Press (Booth 2063) – WILD 314 Cover & Yupo Translucent 104#
Gilah Press (Booth 2542) – Reich Shine Sand 107# Cover
Haute Papier – Reich Savoy Bright White 236#
Lady Pilot Letterpress – Legion Sorbet Duplex Kiwi/Blue Ice
Life is Funny Press (Booth 2164) – Arches Natural White 640gsm
Maginating (Booth 2062) – Arturo 600gsm Soft White
May Day Studio (Booth 2069) – Saunders HP White 140#
Old Tom Foolery (Booth 2328) – Bockingford White CP 140#
Page Stationery (Booth 2363) – Rising 4-ply White
Paisley Tree Press (Booth 2066) – Artistico Extra White HP 300gsm
Paperboat Studios – Kochi Natural 119gsm
Pepper Press (Booth 1852) – Coventry Rag Vellum White 320gsm
Pistachio Press (Booth 2057) – Plike Blue 122# Cover
Power & Light Press (Booth 1867) – Legion Bamboo 530gsm
Sapling Press (Booth 2630)
Starshaped Press (Booth 1407) – Stonehenge Kraft 250gsm
Sugarcube Press (Booth 2047) – Lanaquelle White CP 300#
The Nic Studio (Booth 2070) – Legion Bamboo Digital White 265gsm
Tradeshow Bootcamp (Booth 1850) – Mohawk Options Smooth 100% PCW
Photo Credits: Legion Paper
Hello from the 2014 National Stationery Show! The show is just barely underway, but I thought I’d kick off my coverage with four of my favorite booths (so far) from the show! My very first stop this year was the stunning booth by Liz of Linda & Harriett. I love Liz’s bold, graphic illustration style, which she has beautifully translated into new gift wrap, notebooks, placemats, and note card sets. Liz also has four wonderful calendars this year: a crisp black + white hanging calendar, a colorful standing desk calendar, an illustrated monthly wall calendar, and a playful birthday calendar! So great!
Linda & Harriett
Next up, a brand new exhibitor – Ello There – with a wonderful collection of travel-inspired prints, coasters, and notecards! I loved the National Park map and gold foil notecards! Ello There even has a fun series of fold-out city map cards with stickers to mark your favorite restaurants, food trucks, and other culinary destinations. Such a great idea!
Katie from Idlewild Co. has become one of my perennial favorites at the show with her collection of illustrated and hand painted note cards, art prints, and calendars. Katie produced three amazing 2015 calendars – cities, gems + minerals, and kaleidoscope – and I’m absolutely head over heels for her new collection of zodiac cards!
AHeirloom is exhibiting as part of the partnership between Etsy Wholesale and the National Stationery Show – and I immediately fell in love with their amazing collection of wood cutting boards and thoughtfully designed entertaining pieces! The wood cocktail muddlers are unbelievably gorgeous, and I still can’t get over the gold glitter number cake toppers!
I’ll be back with lots more from the 2014 National Stationery Show tomorrow!
Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper. Please ask permission prior to reposting any photos.
Good morning! Time for one final National Stationery Show sneak peek before the big show gets underway! This sneak peek comes to us from Stationery Academy, with a shared booth of four alums showcasing their collections: Fraser and Parsley, Something Detailed, Southern Fried Design Barn, and Stephanie Creekmur. This year’s booth will include everything from greeting cards and notebooks to art prints and a wedding album!
Fraser and Parsley
Southern Fried Design Barn
Greetings from the train – I’m officially on my way to New York City!
If you’re a longtime reader or a stationer, chances are you’ve already heard me sing the praises of Tradeshow Bootcamp as an invaluable resource for anyone thinking about exhibiting at a major trade show. I’ve had the honor of participating as a Tradeshow Bootcamp speaker in both the webinars and Paper Camp since 2011 – I love seeing the wonderful things that TSBC alums go on to accomplish at shows like NSS and NYNOW!
This year, Katie will have her very own Tradeshow Bootcamp booth at the National Stationery Show (1850!), where she’ll have interactive kiosks where visitors can see photos, view case studies, and learn more about upcoming TSBC programs. There are also more than SEVENTY alums and speakers exhibiting at NSS this year (!!), so Katie put together a helpful roster of everyone exhibiting at the show (also available here as a PDF).
Katie just launched a brand new Tradeshow Bootcamp website full of information about upcoming webinars and Paper Camp sessions – along with a brand new blog called the TSBC Collective! The new website has a ton of great resources for small stationery businesses including photo galleries, vendor recommendations, case studies of sample booths, and a fun video about Paper Camp created by Joel Kvernmo of Iron Curtain Press. The summer webinar series kicks off right after the National Stationery Show and includes everything from Accounting 101 to product photography and styling tips. The TSBC Collective will be an ongoing resource for stationery and gift companies, highlighting all sorts of topics such as business resources, advice from past speakers, profiles of the 350+ alumni, vendor recommendations, and more.
Happy Friday everyone! I have two quick NSS sneak peeks to share with you today, and a couple more to share over the weekend! First up for today, the uber-talented Meg of Moglea. Meg’s line features her unique hand lettering along with hand drawn illustrations and patterns, from letterpress greeting cards to edge painted notepads and dip dye gift tags to gift wrap. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for this year!
Next up, the ever-sweet ladies of Sugarcube Press with tons of fabulous letterpress goodies! This year’s collection includes a letterpress art print clipboard calendar, complete with a tear-off to do list!, and new DIY rubber stamp kits. The ladies also have a bit of a mixology theme this year, with a monthly letterpress cocktail coaster calendar featuring a different hand-illustrated drink and lettering with the month on back, and a DIY mixology gift box set with twelve illustrated drink coasters and a bar book of hand crafted cocktails. So fun!