Our final NSS sneak peek of this week comes to us from Kate & Birdie (Booth #1755-1757)! Gloria and her team are debuting a new collection of notepads at this year’s show, along with new greeting cards, holiday cards, and gift wrap. The notepad collection includes four designs: two lined, two blank, and each with a hand illustrated design on each page. Each 70-page notepad is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper with vegetable-based ink. I’m so happy to see that they included a market list in the collection – I always need more of those!
Thanks Gloria and Julie!
Photo Credits: Kate & Birdie
I always look forward to the lineup at the Ladies of Letterpress booth (#2374-80) at the National Stationery Show – so much wonderful letterpress talent! This year’s list includes Steel Petal Press, Grey Moggie Press, Pressbound, Bowerbox Press, and more! Shayna from Steel Petal Press sent over a sneak peek of some of the goodies she’ll have at the show. Take a look!
Photo Credits: Steel Petal Press
I’m thrilled to share a special NSS sneak peek from Claudia of Fig. 2 Design (Booth #1771)! Claudia has partnered with some super-talented calligraphers to create a collection called Letters for Love, of which a generous portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. The collection will make its debut at the show and grow over time. Such a wonderful idea!
From Claudia: This is a very special project called Letters for Love where Fig. 2 Design + calligraphers unite to give back. I’m so honored and excited to launch this collection with help from Feast Fine Art and Calligraphy, Lindsay Letters, and Meant To Be Calligraphy. Calligraphers donated their talents, and in turn Fig. 2 will donate a generous portion of the proceeds to charity.
I asked each calligrapher to write out a fun catchy phrase which I then paired with a pattern and a hashtag. I also asked each one to write the word Love any way they wished. It was so wonderful to work with all three calligraphers. The real treat was getting to work with Alissa from Feast since she and I had not worked together before. I was so thrilled when she agreed to be part of the project!
The line will continue to grow, so if you’re a calligrapher interested in working on the next series you can contact Claudia right here!
Design: Fig. 2 Design
Arrow Props: Britt Bass
Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna for Fig. 2 Design
Farewell Paperie (Booth #2158) was one of my favorite new discoveries at last year’s National Stationery Show – I love their collection of bright and funny greeting cards! And I was even more delighted to discover that Jen and Lisa, the powerhouse duo behind Farewell Paperie, are two of the nicest ladies around (love it when that happens!). Here’s a little peek at what they have planned for this year!
Thanks Jen and Lisa!
Photo Credits: Farewell Paperie
Today’s NSS Sneak Peek comes from another returning exhibitor – Belle & Union (Booth #1853)! Meg made a huge splash in her debut appearance last year, with a booth that had veteran exhibitors in awe and a fantastic collection of seriously awesome paper goods. This year Meg has doubled the Belle & Union line with 20 new greeting cards, art prints, a letterpress calendar, new gift wrap, and boxed sets. Here are some of the new goodies!
The flag card above is of particular note: a portion of all sales of will go to Operation Write Home, a non-profit that sends blank cards to soldiers deployed overseas to help them keep in touch with those back home. Meg and I both know how hard it is to have spouses and family deployed overseas, so I’m thrilled that Meg is contributing to such a fantastic program!
Photo Credits: Belle & Union