Happy Monday everyone! DC has apparently decided that ALL the flowers should bloom at the same time: lilacs, tulips, azalea, wisteria… everywhere I look there is something in bloom! And the iris, peonies, and roses aren’t that far behind. After months of winter, it’s so nice to have color in the world again! We’ve been spending our weekends visiting our favorite botanical destinations in the area, from the U.S. Botanic Garden to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Today I thought I’d celebrate my favorite season by rounding up a few floral stationery favorites, from art prints to greeting cards to notepads!
1. Floral everyday notepad by Rifle Paper Co.
2. Neon pink and mint letterpress floral birthday card by Parrott Design Studio
3. Paper cut flower and dot card by Evermore Paper Co.
4. The Earth Laughs in Flowers gold foil art print
5. Floral thank you card by Antiquaria
6. Poppies thank you card by Our Heiday
7. Floral embroidery by Happy Cactus Designs
8. Botanical love card by Amy Heitman
9. Watercolor peony art print by Julie Song Ink
10. Navy and pink floral birthday card by Wild Hart Paper
Last week I shared a few favorite Valentine’s Day cards, and today I’m back to share a few more! For Valentine’s Day, I gravitate towards cards that are sweet and simple without being overly mushy or cutesy – and anything with pretty illustrations, hand lettering, or calligraphy is a major plus! Because pretty details combined with a sweet sentiment is kind of the perfect combination, don’t you think? Here are a few amazing cards that you can use to send your love this February!
1. Parrott Design Studio
2. Iron Curtain Press
4. Ferme à Papier
5. Rifle Paper Co.
6. Lucky Horse Press
7. Dear Hancock
9. Amy Heitman
10. The Left Handed Calligrapher
11. Mr. Boddington’s Studio
12. My Dear Fellow
Back in March, Emily and I shared some thoughts on pre-trade show mailers along with some of our favorite mailers from the 2014 National Stationery Show. I shared this year’s mailers over on Instagram, but I thought I’d share them here, too, so that you all have them in one place! I put them in alphabetical order just for my own sanity – and I’m loving the range of design styles and formats reflected in the mailers for this year’s show!
A beautiful tropical laser cut mailer from Alexis Mattox Design (and how great is that pineapple envelope liner?!)
I loved Antiquaria‘s peach box mailer with a little sample notebook inside – and that beautiful wax seal!
If you love color, you’re going to LOVE today’s recap from the 2015 National Stationery Show! From bright explosions of neon to understated pastels, each of the following stationers incorporated color (and more than a few pops of gold foil) into their booths in a major way. Let’s start with Parrott Design Studio – Sarah’s booth design with colorful oversized acrylic hearts was one of my favorites from the entire show! Sarah incorporated those same colors throughout her new designs, from letterpress and gold foil greeting cards to laser cut cake toppers!
Parrott Design Studio