Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 2nd wedding anniversary!  I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by – or how much has happened and changed in the last two years!  It has truly been an incredile first two years.  So in celebration of our special day, I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite anniversary cards for all of you!

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819d1bca970c 500wi Happy Anniversary! {snap and tumble}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819da6b2970c 500wi Happy Anniversary!{ink and wit}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6c29e6970b 500wi Happy Anniversary!{sycamore street press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819d32e3970c 500wi Happy Anniversary!{maginating letterpress – I would also include the bacon n’ eggs card from the NSS, but it’s not available in the maginating letterpress shop just yet}
6a00e554ee8a2288330134819d58b7970c 500wi Happy Anniversary!{night owl paper goods}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6c5284970b 500wi Happy Anniversary!{sweet letter press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6c8b34970b 500wi Happy Anniversary!{enormous champion}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819d952b970c 500wi Happy Anniversary!{hammerpress}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819dbfcb970c 500wi Happy Anniversary!{simple matters}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819dc49a970c 500wi Happy Anniversary!{embellished ink}

Also, for something a bit more on the snarky side, these anniversary cards from Oddball Press definitely make me laugh!

{images from their respective sources}

NSS 2010 – Part 11

Whew!  Eleven recap installments later and I’m finally ready to wrap up the coverage of this year’s Stationery Show.  I saved the most photo-heavy booths for last, so let’s dive right in!  First up, the Crane booth, where I caught a glimpse of the new Studio collection as well as old stationery and invitation favorites:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a84e4970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{love the grosgrain ribbon lamp and fold-out folio for seating card displays at a wedding!}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6968ae970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{cards from the new Studio collection}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6968d7970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a8560970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{gorgeous embossing details on this wedding invitation}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a85c0970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{crane & co.}

Did you know that every single card from Crane’s bordered stationery collection is hand painted?  This year, Crane brought two hand-bordering artisans down to the Stationery Show to demonstrate their craft:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6969cc970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{a bone folder is the only tool used to create a uniform width for each border}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee696a43970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11
6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a86b5970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee696b0d970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{the final product!}

Next up are a couple of what I affectionately refer to as the “mega booths” with several participating exhibitors in one booth area.  First, the Ladies of Letterpress booth, featuring Pistachio Press, Thomas Printers, May Day Studio, Paper Mill Designs, Ink & Iron, Hazel and Violet, Dandy Lion Press, and Flywheel Press!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee696bf7970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{may day studio}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a87f7970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{hazel and violet}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee696d2d970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{thomas printers}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a8946970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{pistachio press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee696d9b970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{ink & iron}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a89ac970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{flywheel press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a89d6970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{paper mill designs}

Next, the Let {her} Press booth featuring Bird Dog Press, Paper Stories Letterpress, Paper Parasol Press, Robin Beth, and Lucky Bee Press:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a95b2970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{bird dog press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a95df970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11
6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a9645970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{paper parasol press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a96e9970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{paper stories letterpress}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a9706970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{lucky bee press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a9728970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{robin beth}

I also stopped by the Vigo booth to check out the latest from Delphine, as well as cards and gift wrap from 1973 and many others:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee6984b3970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{delphine}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a9e3e970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{I love the foil stamping details on these cards from sanna annukka}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a9ed3970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11
6a00e554ee8a2288330134819a9eff970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{cute cards from the claudettes}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee698479970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 11{awesome gift wrap}

So that’s it from this year’s show!  If you missed any of the recaps from the show, you can check them all out right here.  I’m already looking forward to next year’s show!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}


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NSS 2010 – Part 10

Before I wrap up my coverage of this year’s National Stationery Show tomorrow, I’ve got a few more booths that I’d like to share with you.  First up, another perennial favorite – Fugu Fugu Press – with their incredibly sweet letterpress cards and new fill-in-the-blank letterpress dinner party invitations:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f3f0e970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817efd1d970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f3f52970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{fugu fugu press}

I’m always impressed by the work from Maginating Letterpress – from the adorable characters to the near-perfect letterpress registration on each card, no detail is overlooked:

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f3f80970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817efd83970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{quite possibly the cutest card ever!}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f3ff6970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f4030970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10 {love the spot varnish on these two holiday cards}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f407f970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10 {maginating letterpress}

I also stopped by the Pearl & Marmalade and The Great Lakes booth to check out their latest cards, prints, and get a sneak peek at their upcoming 2011 calendars:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f4136970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f415b970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10 {pearl & marmalade}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f421f970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{the great lakes}

I spent some time catching up with Carrie and Hal from Red Cap Cards and checking out their latest greeting cards (I always love Carrie’s illustrated Halloween cards), notebooks, and a new series of cards featuring a collaboration with illustrator Blanca Gomez:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817effd4970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f428f970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{Carrie’s illustrations look even more amazing when letterpress printed!}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f0087970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{red cap cards}

Over on the other side of the Javits Center, I probably could have spent an hour just in the Egg Press booth gawking at all of their new cards – not to mention the new wrapping paper!

6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f00e5970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f4362970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f4385970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10 {a sneak peek at the 2011 desktop calendar}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f012f970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10 {love the multi-dimensional elements of this die cut birthday card}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f01b1970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f020c970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{egg press}

Old School Stationers also had a bunch of new botanical prints for this year’s show – my favorites are the bees and mason jar prints below – as well as new installments in their series of animal prints and cards:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f4457970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f026f970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f447e970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f028a970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10 {old school stationers}

I always love stopping by the Blue Barnhouse booth — Brandon’s letterpress cards are both impeccably printed and completely hilarious:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134821401f4970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a228833013482140253970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{love this “build a community” letterpress print}

6a00e554ee8a228833013482140278970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{blue barnhouse}

I always love running into the ladies (and fellow DC residents!) of Haute Papier — their new wedding invitation book is stunning!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133eee3f652970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a22883301348214034c970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a228833013482140394970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{haute papier}

Of course, a trip to the Stationery Show wouldn’t be complete (at least for me) without a trip over to the Smock booth to check out their latest wedding invitations and everyday stationery designs:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f4535970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f030f970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f032e970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817f0355970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f45c9970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4f45e7970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 10{smock}

I’ve got a few final booths left for tomorrow, plus a big announcement coming up a bit later in the week!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

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NSS 2010 – Part 9

We’re definitely nearing the home stretch in this year’s Stationery Show coverage, but I have a few more booths from NSS 2010 to share with you!  First up, Sweet Letter Press out of Boulder, Colorado with an adorable collection of wedding invitations and letterpress stationery:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de6ef970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e2ee5970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{sweet letter press}

Yellow Owl Workshop exhibited this year as part of the Aesthetic Movement booth (along with Austin Press and a few others), where they showcased their latest rubber stamp sets, correspondence sets, and screen printed note cards:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de2ee970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e2b20970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de363970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{yellow owl workshop}

You already know that I’m a huge fan of Spark Letterpress, and it was wonderful to finally see their work — from their gorgeous wedding invitations to holiday cards — in person at this year’s show!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e26f3970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e2742970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817ddf7f970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{spark letterpress}

Paper Loop is always one of my favorite stops at the Stationery Show — Sara and Rob create adorable illustrated greeting cards and I always look forward to seeing their latest creations!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de083970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de0b1970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e294e970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{paper loop}

After seeing the sneak peek from Avie Designs last week, I was super-excited to see the entire booth in person.  Avis pulled together a wonderful collection of cards, invitations, and gift wrap for this year’s show:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de19a970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e29eb970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e2a01970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de222970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{avie designs}

I somehow missed Kamal’s booth at last year’s show, so I was thrilled to finally meet her this year!  Luckily, Kamal was in a corner booth this year, which gave her plenty of space to spread out and showcase her gorgeous stationery:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e24f1970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e251a970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817ddc73970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{one of Kamal’s beautiful wedding invitations for Bella Figura}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817ddcc6970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817ddcf8970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{kamal}

The ladies from Sugarcube Press were back at this year’s show with a ton of new cards, not to mention the adorable 6-week-old Sugarcube baby!  Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the baby, but I did manage to get a few of the booth:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de406970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9

{love the spot varnish and blind impressions on the cards above}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de4c1970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e2c85970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817de60a970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{sugarcube press}

I loved the mix of sweet and saucy over at Tiselle — from the beautiful wedding invitations and fill-in party invitations to the baby mama and braille card series:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e312e970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817deb49970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e3295970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{tiselle}

Some of you may have seen a preview of the L2 Design Collective booth on twitter — the “I saw it on” card series was one of my favorites from the show:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e3320970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e3340970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4e337c970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 9{L2 Design Collective}

Check back tomorrow for a few more booths from NSS 2010!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

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NSS 2010 – Part 8

This next group of booths from the Stationery Show includes a few of the booths that managed to fit an incredible amount of personality into their tiny space!  First up, Enormous Champion, with tons of details from their Kingdom Animalia series and letterpress stationery all the way to their customized booth sign offering free high fives, hugs, and handshakes:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5a44970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8
6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5a9d970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{enormous champion}

Night Owl Paper Goods had one of my favorite booth designs at last year's show, and this year did not disappoint!  The booth was totally full of Night Owl's signature wood veneer stationery and letterpress cards, as well as new notebooks and a sneak peek at their 2011 calendars:  

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{night owl paper goods}

Over at the Sycamore Street Press booth, Eva and Kirk used charcoal gray fabric backdrops and a sweet paper garland to highlight their new letterpress cards, prints, and 2011 poster-style calendar:

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{sycamore street press}

Even with a more minimalist booth design, the Old Tom Foolery booth is a must-visit at each year's Stationery Show.  This year, Joel and Lauren debuted a poster field guide to typestaches (mustaches created from different fonts) and a new headline collection of greeting cards:

6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5cd5970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8
6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4a9b84970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{in keeping with Old Tom Foolery's signature typestache, each booth visitor was asked to pose with an OTM typestache-on-a-stick — can you spot me and Ami in the mix?}

6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee4a9ba6970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{old tom foolery}

I always love stopping by the Two Trick Pony booth at the Stationery Show — the bold stripes and bright colors make for a very happy booth environment!  And this year, in addition to their collection of screen printed note cards and invitations, you can check out a peek at Two Trick Pony's first ever calendar:

    
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{two trick pony}

Ami and I stopped by the Twig & Fig booth to check out their latest greeting cards and invitation designs — the team at Twig & Fig has also been working with some pretty unusual materials recently, like the hot pink acrylic invitation below!

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{kind of incredible, right?}

6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5f9c970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{although intended for a bat mitzvah, I could totally see this swarovski crystal invitation also being used for a bridal shower}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134817a5fc3970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 8{twig & fig}

And last up for this group, Hammerpress, with some of my all-time favorite Valentine's Day cards, as well as other holiday cards, calendars, note cards, and prints:

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{this year, hammerpress created the most beautiful letterpress paper bird garland — which you can see in action over on the haystack needle}

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More soon!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}