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

National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 7

Happy Friday everyone!  We’re about halfway through the coverage from this year’s National Stationery Show, and after looking back through all of the photos from the show I can’t believe what we managed to pack into just a few short days.  So much beautiful stationery!  First up today, a new-to-me exhibitor from the Pacific Northwest, Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress.  I’m absolutely smitten with Bison’s collection of hand lettered note cards and brightly colored geometric letterpress notebooks.

Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress

After somehow missing them last year, I was absolutely determined to visit the Gold Teeth Brooklyn booth this time around.  This simple-yet-vibrant collection of screen printed note cards and art prints is incredibly refreshing, and was accompanied by a sweet and simple booth design that really let the cards shine.

Gold Teeth Brooklyn

Another new exhibitor that made a big impression – Lucky Bird, who came to New York all the way over from the United Kingdom.  Lucky Bird’s collection includes some seriously adorable foil blocked illustrated note cards and gift tags.

Lucky Bird

I’m seriously loving all the new patterns and colorways in the SusyJack* collection this year.  The blue and yellow ikat patterns?  Love it!  And the flower pattern for the 2012 calendars is so lovely…


From Ink + Wit this year, some new rubber stamp sets, wood veneer notebooks, and gift wrap – and of course lovely notecards all featuring Tara’s signature modern nature-inspired illustrations and patterns.

Ink + Wit

It was such a pleasure to finally meet Rebekah from Wild Ink Press after admiring her work from afar for so long!  Rebecca had one of the prettiest booth displays at the show, with gold logo signs on top of gray chalkboard paint along with a hand drawn chalk border and illustrations – a perfect complement to her beautiful letterpress cards.

Wild Ink Press

Another big Stationery Show debut this year – OneCanoeTwo!  This booth was packed full of awesome letterpress goodies, from greeting cards to a monthly calendar to art prints.  And don’t let the black and white walls fool you; this booth was absolutely packed full of color!


I was also seriously loving The Great Lakes booth this year – from the sweet and funny cards to the most adorable mobiles featuring wood acorns and dip dyed feathers.

Love these acorn and dipped feather mobiles!

The Great Lakes

Last (for now) but definitely not least, Sesame Letterpress.  Those crosshatch pattern silhouette greeting cards and silhouette note cards are totally calling my name…

Sesame Letterpress

Photo Credits: Bison Bookbinding, The Great Lakes, One Canoe Two, and Sesame Letterpress by me, all others by Brian Tropiano Photography for Oh So Beautiful Paper; please ask permission before reposting.

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