National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 9

Today we’re all about weddings – or at least wedding invitations – from the National Stationery Show.  Several designers had booths either wholly or largely devoted to wedding invitations and albums, and of course I was like a kid in a candy store gawking at such lovely wedding stationery.  After making her NSS debut last year, Meredith from Regas was back with a booth dedicated entirely to her new wedding invitation album.  I’m loving all of the little design details throughout the collection, from literary-inspired details to crisp blind emboss patterns and bright pops of color.

Love those pops of (almost-neon) peach!

The suite above was inspired by Victorian-era literature – so library chic!


The ladies over at The Lettered Olive also had a brand new and absolutely stunning wedding invitation album, with their signature blend of classic southern style and charm.

In addition to a gorgeous wedding album, they also had one of the coziest booths at the show… well, it was really more like a tent – look at that roof!

And please forgive my terrible photo, but I just can’t get over how cool this is – the entire wedding album comes on an iPad along with samples of the actual invitations contained in the album.  The ladies gave me a demonstration at the booth and it’s clear they’ve put a lot of thought, time, and effort into creating an album app that is both easy to navigate and contains a ton of beautiful invitation eye candy.  Well done ladies!

The Lettered Olive

Avis from Avie Designs also premiered a brand new wedding invitation album, along with holiday cards, calendars, party accessories, and imprintable invitations perfect for a low key or last minute party.  My favorite invitation is the papel picado-inspired design based on the invitation from Avis’s own wedding a couple of years ago.

Avie Designs

The team over at Twig + Fig are the masters of unique wedding and party invitations, including some awesome Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitations, incorporating non-traditional materials – from acrylic invitations to cork with gold foil.  So cool!

A license plate Save the Date!

Beautiful calligraphy from Betsy Dunlap

Twig + Fig

Amber from Flywheel Press had a beautiful booth – all chalkboard paint and hand drawn chalk decorations!  Seriously pretty – and full of lots of pretty paper, from wedding invitations to note cards.

Love the split fountain wedding invitations!

Flywheel Press

Jodi from Paisley Tree Press had a booth full of letterpress goodies – from note cards to calendars to coasters, but of course I was particularly smitten with the wedding invitations.  Red accents with a blind impression and letterpress calligraphy?  Yes, please!

Paisley Tree Press

Katrina from Paper Mill Designs sent over a sneak peek of the greeting cards making their debut at the show, but she also exhibited some fun and modern wedding invitations in her booth!

Paper Mill Designs

Of course you’ll remember the gorgeous new Dauphine Press wedding invitation album from the sneak peek last week – it was so great to see the full collection in person at the show!

Dauphine Press

The Gwyneth Paige Couture Letterpress booth was also full of pretty wedding invitations, along with a brand new Bar/Bat Mitzvah album!



Gwyneth Paige Couture Letterpress


Finally (at least for today), Robin from Meant to be Sent, with a collection of patterned and travel-inspired invitations and imprintables!

Meant to Be Sent

I’ll be back with more coverage from the National Stationery Show tomorrow!

Photo Credits: Flywheel Press, Paisley Tree Press, Paper Mill Designs, Dauphine Press, Gwyneth Paige, and Meant to be Sent by Brian Tropiano Photography for Oh So Beautiful Paper, all others by me.  Please ask permission prior to re-posting.

Seasonal Stationery: Father’s Day Cards

I don’t know if it’s the warmer weather and longer days, or just my post-NSS haze, but this is the time of year when the days just start flying by.  Case and point – it’s already time to start thinking about Father’s Day, coming up on June 19th!  If you’re still looking around for the perfect Father’s Day card, here are a few options to consider!


Steel Petal Press



Wiley Valentine


Doodle Love (left), wood veneer cards from Night Owl Paper Goods (right)


Old Tom Foolery


Dear Hancock (left); Rifle Paper Co. (right)

Monkey Mind Design

Monkey Mind Design

Sugarcube Press

Fine Day Press



Gilah Press + Design

Egg Press

Red Bird Ink

Wit and Whistle

Mr. Boddington’s Studio

Heather Kintner (left); Studio Wicked (right)

Two Trick Pony

{images via their respective sources}

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National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 8

I’m back with a few more collections from the National Stationery Show to help brighten up your Monday, with the beautiful images courtesy of Brian Tropiano Photography.  We’re about halfway through the coverage from this year’s National Stationery Show, so let’s get right to a few more booths!  First up today, the ladies of 9SpotMonk with their collection of edgy greeting cards and color-in letterpress clocks and cards.


It’s always a treat to catch up with Shelley and Angela at the Albertine Press and Carta, Inc. booth.  Shelley debuted a two new volumes – pattern cards and city sets – in the letterpress library at the Gift Show back in January, and those new collections made another appearance at the Stationery Show alongside a new collection of holiday cards.

Albertine Press

On the Carta, Inc. side, I’m still loving Angela’s collection of stamp notebooks – not to mention all of her gorgeous Italian ribbon!

Carta, Inc.

Double Bravo was another of the many new exhibitors at this year’s show and was full of little letterpress goodies, from calendars to cards to a clever way of marking newborn baby milestones!

This card is part of a series to help mark baby milestones – sleeping through the night, first steps, eating solid foods, etc.  So much more creative than your standard baby book!

Double Bravo

Over at the May Day Studio booth, Kelly was showing her collection of antique type letterpress note cards and posters, along with patterned handbound journals, coasters, calendars, and notecards.

May Day Studio

I love the vibrancy of L2 Design Collective‘s screen printed note cards – and this year the booth was full of new cards, including some seriously sweet love notes and a bunch of fun holiday cards.

L2 Design Collective

And last up for today – here was lots of activity over at the Aesthetic Movement booth, with collections from Yellow Owl Workshop, Austin Press, Mara Mi, and Set Editions, among others.

Yellow Owl Workshop

Mara Mi

Set Editions

Austin Press

I’ll be back tomorrow with more from the National Stationery Show!

Photo Credits: Brian Tropiano for Oh So Beautiful Paper, please ask permission before reposting.

New Goodies from Sycamore Street Press

I’ve got more National Stationery Show coverage coming up a bit later, but first I couldn’t resist sharing some of the new letterpress goodies from Eva and Kirk at Sycamore Street Press.  Eva and Kirk took a little baby break from the Stationery Show this year, and while they didn’t exhibit they still put together a whole new collection for the year.  I’m sharing a few of my favorites below, but you can see the full new collection right here!

Sycamore-Street-Press-Owl-Poster Sycamore-Street-Press-Animal-Happy-Poster

Sycamore-Street-Press-Lemon-Letterpress-Print Sycamore-Street-Press-Cloud-Print

Sycamore-Street-Press-Cloud-Print Sycamore-Street-Press-Garden-Letterpress-Print

Sycamore-Street-Press-Letterpress-Thank-You-Card Sycamore-Street-Press-Letterpress-Birthday-Card


Sycamore-Street-Press-Facebook-Birthday Sycamore-Street-Press-Coolest-Couple-Card

Thanks Eva!  Congrats on the new collection!

Photo Credits: Nicole Hill Gerulat

{happy weekend!}

Hi everyone!  I’m a bit late with my weekend links today, so hopefully you’re already well on your way to getting the weekend off to a good start.  I may pop in with a post or two over the weekend with more coverage from the National Stationery Show, but coverage will definitely continue with a few more posts next week.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper – National Stationery Show edition!

  • Part 1: Printerette Press, McBitterson’s, Katharine Watson, Fisk & Fern, Fig. 2 Design Studio, Fawnsberg, and Dempsey Press
  • Part 2: Mr. Boddington’s Studio, Arboreal, Banquet Atelier and Workshop, Two Guitars, The Nic Studio, and Urubbu
  • Part 3: Figs + Ginger, Laurel Denise, Rifle Paper Co., and Linda & Harriett
  • Part 4: Dingbat Press, Smock and Bella Figura, and the Ladies of Letterpress (as pictured above)
  • Part 5: Hello!Lucky, Pistachio Press, Chewing the Cud, Sapling Press, Night Owl Paper Goods, Egg Press, and Fine Day Press
  • Part 6: Pantry Press, Dear Hancock, Hammerpress, Leah Duncan, Sweet Bella, and Walk Up Press
  • Part 7: Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress, Gold Teeth Brooklyn, Lucky Bird, SusyJack*, Ink + Wit, Wild Ink Press, The Great Lakes, One Canoe Two, and Sesame Letterpress
  • Lauren and Dave’s red and white letterpress wedding invitations
  • The new Dauphine Press wedding invitation collection!

That’s it for now – I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday (if not sooner)! xoxo

Photo Credit: The Ladies of Letterpress booth at the National Stationery Show, by Brian Tropiano Photography for Oh So Beautiful Paper