For this week’s final NSS 2016 sneak peek (I have lots more planned for next week!), we’re getting a glimpse of some of the new products from Richele at Richie Designs! In addition to some seriously cute new greeting card designs, Richele will also debut new mugs, notepads, and pencils at this year’s show! One of the notepads is an adorable grocery list that Richele has been developing for the past few months – and it organizes your shopping list based on the sections and aisles at the grocery store. The notepad measures 8.5” x 5.5” and comes with 50 sheets for nearly a year of weekly shopping trips. SO smart!
More from Richie Designs right here!
I’m super excited about some of the companies exhibiting for the very first time at this year’s National Stationery Show, including Inclosed Letterpress Co. (booth #1626)! Lesley of Inclosed Letterpress Co. is going all out with her debut appearance, with more than 50 (!!!) greeting cards, art prints, notepads, gift tags, and decorative sticker packs, along with a custom wedding album! The greeting cards are letterpress and foil printed, with an entire line inspired by Lesley’s mom’s hometown in Hawaii and dedicated to the aloha spirit. The wedding album features 20 invitation suites and offers the best of letterpress, foil, and digital printing along with handmade papers, watercolor treatments and many other unique custom upgrades desired by today’s modern couple.
More from Inclosed Letterpress Co. right here!
Photo Credits: Daniel Muller of Mullers Photo Co.
I want to live in these illustrated lakeside wedding invitation’s from Lana’s Shop! Inspired by the bride’s family lake home, the invitations feature stunning illustrated lake views, watercolor illustrations of foliage from the area, and the most perfect assortment of nature-inspired vintage postage stamps. Not to mention elegant calligraphy details from Design House of Moira! So lovely, from start to finish.
From Lana: The inspiration for Michelle and David’s invitations was obvious when they showed me their stunning wedding location. Michelle’s family lake home offered stunning views, but it was also a very meaningful location for the bride and groom. This gorgeous setting became the focal point for the suite, which features light, airy watercolor illustrations of the venue as well as beautiful calligraphy accents by the talented Victoria Rothwell with Design House of Moira.
For the oversized invitations, I illustrated the exact lake scene that guests would see during the ceremony, while the RSVP cards include an illustration of the home on the property where the reception would take place. The main palette of blues and greens reflects the serene location. When it came to printing, we chose a quality felt paper so that each guest felt like they had the original painting.
Every detail, including the illustrated leaves on the bellyband and the stamps on the envelopes, was chosen with the natural environment in mind.
Design and Illustration: Lana’s Shop
Calligraphy: Design House of Moira
Lana’s Shop is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Lana’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Megan Lee Photography
Our next sneak peek comes from a veteran exhibitor at the National Stationery Show – Wild Ink Press (booth #2151)! Rebekah of Wild Ink Press will debut over 20 new designs at the show, including single cards, boxed notes, notebooks, journals, art prints, home goods, coasters and a special 2017 collaborative calendar! And in super exciting news, Rebekah (a mom of three boys) will also introduce a special kids line called Ink Wild Kids, titled so because her three small children have always called her business “Ink Wild Press.” Ink Wild Kids will include a line of nine coloring cards and kits just for kids – who says zen coloring is just for grown ups?! – one card for each occasion of a child’s year, from Birthday to Thank you to Sorry to Mom, Dad, Teachers and Grandparents. Each card comes with three mini coloring pencils, eco-made from recycled newspaper, so kids can add their own flair and talent to each one. I can’t wait to see them all in person at the show!
More from Wild Ink Press right here!