National Stationery Show 2011 – Part 1: Big Debuts

This is always an exciting week, but this year there are a ton of new exhibitors making their trade show debut at the 2011 National Stationery Show.  So for my first recap post, I thought I’d highlight a few of the booths making an awesome debut this year.  First up, Minneapolis-based Printerette Press, with an adorable booth chock full of stunning letterpress greeting cards.  From illustrations to recipe note cards to brightly colored chevron strips, this booth was simply impossible to resist.

Love those astrology/constellation note cards – so pretty!

Printerette Press

McBitterson’s has its share of snarky cards, including some pretty hilarious holiday cards that I’m sure will make another appearance later in the year.  But I couldn’t resist the adorable letterpress animal note cards:


I was pleasantly surprised to run into another DC resident, Katharine Watson, making her Stationery Show debut with her folk art-inspired block printed note cards, tea towels, notebooks, and canvas pouches:

Katharine Watson

Super cute and brightly colored note cards, all lovingly screen printed by hand from Fisk & Fern:

Fisk & Fern

My friend (and another fellow DC resident) Claudia from Fig. 2 Design Studio made her Stationery Show debut with a collection of neon-infused letterpress greeting cards, modern wedding invitations, and adorable gift tags.  I can’t wait to give you a more in depth look at Claudia’s new collection after the show!

Fig. 2 Design Studio

You saw a sneak peek of the new Fawnsberg collection last week, and the Fawnsberg ladies created the cutest and coziest booth to help showcase their boxed correspondence sets.  From the vintage map to the hand carved wood sign, each detail perfectly complemented the new collection.


Coming all the way from Ottawa, Canada, I’m loving this quirky collection from Dempsey Press!

Dempsey Press

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

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

  1. How fantastic – I really like that sriracha bottle card! I’m so jealous you were able to attend and see all these pretty booths!

  2. Thanks so sharing! It’s so nice to get a peek in on all of the fun! My new favorite is Katherine with her block prints! Beautiful! 🙂

  3. I read your blog religiously so it was really great to get the opportunity meet you in person today! Right booth, right time!
    Also, love when I see some of the new lines we purchased for the shop featured on your blog, makes us feel like we are on the right track!!
    Enjoy the rest of the show.


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