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One of the most impressive parts of the Stationery Show — aside from the truly vast amount of booths in one building — is the amount of personality in the convention center. Seeing each designer’s take on similar themes, from indie to preppy and sarcastic to sentimental, makes the trip consistently packed with visual stimulation. Part of why we love paper is the same as why we love weddings: each design represents a unique story. Though our feet were aching by the time we reached this part of the show, we couldn’t resist continuing until it ended for the day just so we could see more designers’ takes on traditional greeting card sentiments!

Oh, Belle and Union! You get us every time. It was so difficult culling down the dozens of photos we took of this booth to just a few. Designer, Meg and her sweet Southern products are such a perfect fit for SW that we couldn’t resist sharing more than a peek at her amazing booth and just a few of her new products. My favorite parts of her booth were the Southern vintage hardware and the produce-stuffed floral arrangement — the perfect complement to Meg’s tea towels, recipe cards and wooden recipe box.

Belle and Union makes our favorite Southern phrases even cuter than usual!

Dear Hancock’s booth is always a favorite of mine. Their floral illustrations are bright and cheery, making their cards a great option for spring weddings! How fun is that football card for groomsmen?

We got a good laugh perusing Emily McDowell’s designs, but Ruthie and I both let out an “aww” when we saw these two cards on display.

Farewell Paperie (top) spoke our language with their new marriage card — Sweet Tea Society perfection, we think! At the Pink Orchid Press booth (bottom), interactive connect-the-dots cards made us want to receive them from our beaus!

Love and warm fuzzy feelings were rampant at the Oh Hello Friend booth. Their cards put sentiments we’ve all felt into adorable paper form, and we loved seeing little packaging details throughout the shelves! Heart-printed tape and wooden gift tags would be adorable for wedding favors and gifts!

Whimsical hand lettering and fun die-cut shapes at Creative Lab Press drew us in immediately and we instantly fell in love with this new-to-us stationer. We were positively smitten with the state-shaped greeting cards! Luckily, more states (including Texas and other Southern gems) are being added to the collection soon. We think they’d be perfect for relocated newlyweds!

Two more letterpressed favorites were discovered at the Ladies of Letterpress booth (a collective of letterpress-savvy gals with tons of creativity). The beautifully pressed invitation suite from Smokey Road Press was both rustic and bright at the same time. On the other side, Missive crafts four words into the best combination we know.

It was as if these “happy engagement” cards from Iron Curtain Press came straight from my own thoughts! When you’re happy about an impending marriage, sometimes all that needs to be said is, “EEEE!!!”

Praxium Press was another Southern favorite at the show. Cards based on banana pudding, sweet potatoes and okra go right up our alley.

Ruthie and I were so happy to meet the couple behind Betsy Ann Paper. Their happy yellow booth was a welcome boost toward the end of the day, too, and displayed the sweetest illustrations and paintings. Their wedding collection was a darling mix of traditional and whimsical. I adore the chapel card!

While we love pretty prints, we especially appreciate those that have a message. On the left, the “Bless this home” print from Fawnsberg would make a thoughtful wedding shower gift. On the right, Starshaped Press’ Farmer’s Market print reminds us of Southern retro design and the bounty of the South.

Stay tuned, y’all! I’m only halfway done sharing our favorites from the Stationery Show. Which design do you think fits your personality best?

All photos by Ruth Eileen Photography.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Emily reply

    The Creative Lab Press state cards are definitely my favorite from today’s round-up! So cute!

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    I want to send that “Eeeeee!” card to everyone I know that gets engaged!!

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If y’all follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know I spent a few days up North in New York City for this year’s National Stationery Show. It’s been a dream of mine to go to this show, y’all! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Dozens upon dozens of stationers and designers pop up adorable booths to show off their new designs each year at the show, where buyers and members of the press get to stroll through and take a look. If you’re as paper-obsessed as me or Emily, then you know how exciting this is! I was lucky enough to stroll through the aisles with Whitney Porter. She did a great job of photographing all the amazing designs we found. Of course, I couldn’t help but snap a few on my iPhone, too.

Incredibly Charming Paper and Gifts was one of the first booths we stopped at. Y’all, tell me you don’t need these adorable cocktail napkins! ICPG had a slew of customizable home goods (even doggie bowls!), but these napkins were made for summer cookouts and bridesmaids gifts.

Fine Day Press drew us in with their happy bunting, but kept us snapping away when we saw their bright fun cards!

(Top family tree image taken by me)

The first thing that grabbed my eye in Flywheel Press’s booth was their large letterpresses family tree prints. Each tree is colored after a season and I love how beautifully each branch is laid out. It would make such a sweet wedding gift! Of course, their blue ribbon cards and boxed notes were too cute to pass!

(Bottom right image snapped on my iPhone)

Oh Kate Spade! This sparkly booth was full of adorable props and goodies. I loved the new line of stacking storage boxes in pretty pinks and florals. I can just imagine using them as a gift box and then repurposing them as storage for wedding photos and props. Happily, Whitney and I ran into Natalie Chang of Lifeguard Press while we were at the Kate Spade booth! I had to snap a photo with her.

Stopping by the Lifeguard Press booth to visit Jonathan Adler, Lilly Pulitzer and ban.do was pure fun. I loved seeing the patterned tumblers from Jonathan and Lilly and thoroughly enjoyed the idea of playing dress up at ban.do!

I was dying to get over to the Belle & Union booth! Ever since Emily met Meg last year at NSS, we’ve been happily emailing back and forth. We thought her cute sayings and designs were the perfect compliment to Southern Weddings that we started stocking her products in our shop! This year, Meg’s released the most adorable recipe tea towels, calendars and new cards.

Sideshow Press was right across from Belle & Union, and they gave us another reason to stop and get camera-happy. Their camping-themed booth was thoughtful and thorough. I loved everything from the muslin crumb bags to the notecards (how cute is that felt pennant birthday card?) and the mini message booklets. They’re perfect for mini love notes!

I was excited to meet Kristen from Thimblepress. I’ve actually had my eye on her Etsy store for months! Her shop is based in Mississippi and we loved seeing a bit of Southern flair in her designs.

Y’all, I kind of died over the Farm to Table collection from One Canoe Two. These little notecards are perfect for everyday notes and contain some of my favorite parts of the South.

That’s all for Part 1, y’all! I’ll be back soon with even more from NSS.

All photos by Whitney Porter unless otherwise noted.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Anna (Lover.ly) reply

    I am CRAZY for stationery! I love the “I Love You A Bushel And A Peck” card. My mom sang that to me when I was little!

  2. avatar Emily reply

    Amazing!! You know I’m loving all this. I particularly adore the Bushel and a Peck print, the blue ribbon cards, the push pop confetti, and of course everything Belle & Union!

  3. avatar Heather Reed reply

    Thanks for the blog love! We had a great time at the show and the napkins were definitely a hit :)

    Heather Reed
    National Sales Manager
    Incredibly Charming Paper & Gifts

    • avatar Nicole reply

      It’s my pleasure, Heather! We had a ton of fun in your booth!

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My sixth and final National Stationery Show recap contains some SUPER Southern gems. Let’s get started!

I just about died and went to Southern heaven when I walked into the Belle & Union booth! It was their first time exhibiting, and they sure bowled me over. Expect to see a lot more of this Southern goodness coming at you over the next few months!

Of course, old favorites are always nice to see, too, like our talented friends at Rifle Paper Co! Did I tell you that they designed my future sister in law’s wedding invitations? They did, and they were beautiful!

Up next was May Books, another new one to me. I loved their colorful patterned covers, and their motto – “life is too short for ugly notebooks.” Indeed! These customizable gems would make another great bridesmaid gift.

I was so excited to get to the Fig. 2 Design booth, not only because I love Claudia’s invitations and stationery, but because we had recently been corresponding about a fun collaboration for V5! You’ll have to wait until the fall for the reveal, but it’s goooood!

I loved this sweet little ribbon and gold shimmery backdrop at the Great Lakes Goods booth.

Don’t you love traveling halfway across the country only to meet someone from the next town over? That’s what happened with This Paper Ship, one of my favorite new exhibitors! Their booth was so cute, and I loved that they’re our Chapel Hill neighbors.

I thought this month-by-month watercolor calendar from Fine Day Press was especially beautiful.

As always, Dear Hancock had some beautiful hand-drawn and watercolored cards, but I especially liked their new product, the stand-in peony, which is meant to sit on your desk when you can’t have fresh flowers! Such a sweet idea!

The fill-in card for the year you were married was my favorite design at the Double Bravo booth. Again, such a great frame-able keepsake!

Flywheel Press was showing an assortment of adorable and just plain cool cards. I’m not even sure how those metallic, ombre-looking cards were printed, but they were really neat!

Last but most certainly not least was Rebecca from Wild Ink Press. I loved her sweet + cute greeting cards! Also, her business cards were THE COOLEST.

And that concludes my coverage of the 2012 National Stationery Show! I hoped you enjoyed seeing all the paper goodness that was on display this year. Let’s give one last huge thank you to Cyn Kain, who snapped all of these photos for your viewing pleasure!

In case you missed a segment…
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Until next year!

Cyn Kain is a fabulous member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
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