National Stationery Show 2012, Part 1

It’s finally here!  And oh boy, you guys, the National Stationery Show has barely even started and I can already tell it’s going to be a fantastic show – I have so much to share with you over the next week!  I’m still working my way through the booths and aisles, but I thought I’d start off with a few booths that caught my eye on the opening day.  First up, Alee + Press, with an awesome industrial-inspired booth design that was chock full of colorful greeting cards and gorgeous wedding invitations.


Alee and Press

Next up, a new stationery company that isn’t even a year old but is already creating some really fun designs – the Brooklyn-based Left Field Cards.  Designer Amelie loves baseball and decided to create an entire line around the sport.  She started with designs that are illustrated and hand carved into linoleum blocks, then created plates based on those designs and letterpress printed the entire collection.  Very cool!



Left Field Cards

I absolutely loved the sneak peek from Meg at Belle & Union, so it was no surprise that I also loved her debut at the Stationery Show.  Her booth was full of adorable letterpress printed cards, screen printed tea towels and gift wrap sheets, recipe cards, and lots of other fun little touches.  So cute!






Belle + Union

I practically made a beeline for the Sugar Paper booth at the show, and I love everything in the new collection – from the greeting cards to the art prints.  There was so much color and joy reflected in the new cards and prints, yet everything felt classic and sophisticated.  Such a great combination!


Sugar Paper

I still in awe of the ombré blue walls that Rebekah from Wild Ink Press created for her booth this year, not to mention her beautiful stationery!  So many pretty patterns and colors throughout the entire collection…

Wild Ink Press

Liz from Linda + Harriett completely knocked my socks off with her fabulous graphic booth design, gorgeous new 2013 letterpress calendar, and the seriously amazing (and GIANT) large-scale calendar with designs inspired by quilted paper.  I’ve always considered calendars to be a form of wall art, but Liz took it to a whole new level.  So amazing!


Linda + Harriett

Finally (for now), the team from The Social Type made a fantastic Stationery Show debut with a modern collection full of sweet and colorful greeting cards and patterned gift wrap sheets.  So pretty!


The Social Type

I’ll be back soon with more from the show!

Photo Credits: Stephen Michael Garey and Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper, please ask permission prior to reposting any images

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