Stationery Show Sneak Peek: 42 Pressed

It looks like there are going to be lots of fabulous wedding invitations at this year’s Stationery Show!  Our latest sneak peek comes to us from Jackie at 42 Pressed (Booth 2066), who is celebrating the release of a brand new wedding collection and new website!  The wedding collection features fresh and modern typography combined with whimsical elements – from nautical sophistication to country flair to rustic charm.

Jackie also sent over a sneak peek of the first 42 Pressed letterpress calendar!  The calendar design features a different 2-color produce illustration for each month, inspired by the food that Jackie makes for her little baby girl who turns a year old in June.  I love the way Jackie came up with the idea for her calendar – read below for her description!

From Jackie:  This is our first ever letterpress calendar and we are SO excited about it.  I make all of our daughter’s food, so I am very conscious of what I feed her.  It can be difficult to buy everything organic, so I found myself always referring to the “dirty dozen” list of veggies: the top 12 veggies that you should always buy organic due to the high traces of pesticides found by the United States Department of Agriculture.  I wanted to design a kitchen guide that clearly indicates all produce on the list that also works as a fun kitchen calendar.

Thanks Jackie!

42 Pressed is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their gorgeous wedding invitations here!

Photo Credits: 42 Pressed

National Stationery Show Matchbook Scavenger Hunt

Last year, Amber from Flywheel Press organized an incredibly awesome and fun recipe card scavenger hunt for the National Stationery Show.  She’s at it again this year – this time with adorable matchbook-size notebooks!  Amber has partnered with 15 other designers to create a set of 16 unique notebook designs, along with a pretty box for the full collection of notebooks.  So fun!

For those of you attending the show, you can visit each participating booth to collect the corresponding notebook.  Here’s a list of the participating exhibitors and booth numbers:

Albertine Press – #2042
Flywheel Press – #1967
Kelp Designs – #1675
Maginating – #1962
May Day Studio – #2144
The Nic Studio – #1969
Pistachio Press – #1965
Sapling Press – #1964
Two Paper Dolls – #2468-2470

Once you have all 16 notebooks, don’t forget to stop by the Legion Paper booth (#2974) in the Supply Side section to pick up the box to keep them safe on the journey home.  I can’t wait to collect them all!

*Albertine Press, The Nic Studio, Paisley Tree Press, Pistachio Press, and Legion Paper are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Stationery Snow Sneak Peek: Moglea + Happy Cactus

Our next Stationery Show sneak peek comes from two companies making their debut at this year’s show – so exciting!  Meg from Moglea created these awesome baby shower invitations that I featured a couple of months ago, and this weekend she’ll be exhibiting as part of the Ladies of Letterpress booth (2274-2280)!  The Moglea collection includes beautiful hand lettering and patterns inspired by the prairie landscape near her home, all letterpress printed in bright colors on super-thick paper.  I’m particularly excited about Meg’s new letter-writing stationery sets – so fun!


Brannon from Happy Cactus Designs is known for bright and colorful stationery designs; you might remember these floral patterned note cards that I featured last year.  For her Stationery Show debut (Booth 2143), she’ll be debuting more than 70 new greeting card and note card designs.  I can’t wait to see!



Happy Cactus Designs

So exciting – thanks ladies!

Photo Credits: Moglea and Happy Cactus Designs

DIY Tutorial: Western Reception Wedding Details, Part II

Hi Everyone! Before we jump back into Stationery Show sneak peeks, the ladies from Antiquaria are sharing some fun Western-inspired DIY wedding projects!

Two weeks ago, we shared a few DIY projects inspired by our Western Save the Date & Invitation DIY, including fun DIY escort cards and place setting ideas.  As promised, today we’re back with a couple of extra details to infuse some Western style into your wedding reception!  –Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

What better to give as a favor than a festive jar of  pickles?!  This project couldn’t be simpler to make…and depending on how much time you have to devote to it, you could even make the pickles yourself!

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

Stamped Jar Labels: Cut a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ label paper into pieces that measure 3 x 3.”  Ink your stamp (we used our Vintage West Favor Tag/Thank You Stamp) thoroughly and center over the label.  Press down with moderate pressure using the handle.  Set aside to let dry.  We used this on jars of pickles, but this idea could be great for  jam, lemon curd… really anything in a jar.

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

Western Wedding Reception Detail Ideas

Monogramed Cocktail Napkins: Cocktail hour is one place where it’s fun to incorporate some personal touches into your decor.  One way to do this is to stamp blank cocktail napkins.  To do this, we inked up one of our Monogram Stamps and stamped it in the center of the napkin.  Since paper napkins are absorbent, the ink dried in a snap!

Now that everything is decorated…enjoy the party!


Vintage West Favor Tag/Thank You Stamp

Custom Monogram Stamp (Email us for inquires about custom design!)

8.5″x11″ Label Paper (we used paper bag)

Ruler and Craft Blade to cut the labels

Stamp Pad (ours was chestnut)

Cocktail Napkins

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria

Wedding Invitations from Printerette Press

I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine from Printerette Press when she made her trade show debut at last year’s Stationery Show – and it has been so much fun watching her collection grow over the past year!  I can’t wait to see Catherine’s new cards in a few days (Booth 2056), but today I’m completely smitten with the brand new Printerette Press wedding invitation collection debuting at the show this weekend!  The new collection features Catherine’s signature whimsical design style, from hand lettering and illustrated details to watercolor elements, all letterpress printed on soft cotton paper.



So pretty!  Congrats Catherine!

Printerette Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Catherine’s gorgeous work right here!

Photo Credits: Printerette Press