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My flight back to North Carolina was in the evening on Day 3 of NSS, so after stopping by Ladurée for macarons, I headed back to the Javits Center by myself to explore NSS for my own fun (and because the International Contemporary Furniture Fair was downstairs! Way cool, y’all.). I’m so glad I did because I came across a few amazing booths that I somehow missed the first two times.

I spotted Avie Design the day before with Whitney and was drawn in by their peachy stripes. The booth boasted gorgeous laser-cut invitation suites and hand folded stationery with some of the prettiest envelopes I’ve seen!

Kitchen Papers was a favorite of mine. Whitney and I must have spent a long time in their booth flipping through their placemat designs and discussing the many dinner parties we must immediately have. I adore how easy they make entertaining and just about died when I saw they had a new collegiate collection! Too perfect for parties and tailgates, no?

These little coasters spouting the new rules of etiquette were a fun find at the Grey Moggie Press booth. How fun for dinner parties at your new married digs!

(Letter C and Moglea images taken by me)

I moseyed on over to Letter C Design and Moglea on my last day at the show and fell in love with their different takes on simple designs with thoughtful purpose. Letter C’s merry bunting cards and heart pencils were absolutely snap-worthy. Y’all might recognize Moglea from their stock at Anthropologie, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for their newest design, a mini letterguette. This jotter-like notepad has tear off thank you notes and envelopes!

(Cardtorial and Iron Curtain Press images by me)

Cardtorial’s booth was a simple beauty. Her fun sayings are laser-cut into real wood — you can even still smell the cedar! I also loved Iron Curtain Press’s Southern greetings. How fun would it be receive one of these in the mail?

(All May Designs photos taken by me)

May Designs rolled out even more patterned notebooks this year! I adored their new gingham address book, but knew y’all would love their new Sorority Row! These sorority-approved notebooks are perfect for planning events and keeping track of to-dos.

(All Ink Meets Paper images taken by me)

I was smitten with Allison and Daniel of Ink Meets Paper. Their tagline, “Every card has a story” perfectly describes their paper products. The best part of their notecards is a surprise note inside the envelope that says “handwritten happiness.”

(Rigel Stuhmiller image taken by me)

I was on my way to find a designer I wanted to meet when I spied Rigel Stuhmiller and had to turn around! Rigel is a talented artist and all of her products are block prints or reproductions of block prints. Though I squealed inside when I saw that she had a pug card, it was her chicken tea towels that sealed the deal.

(All Dear Hancock photos snapped by me)

I came across Dear Hancock on my way out of the show and couldn’t believe I missed seeing their adorable booth the first time around! The adorable painted dog and desk made them an instant favorite, but I also loved seeing their peony in a mason jar card and their illustrated desk collection. The details are so well thought-out!

Be sure to check out all of the fun designs at NSS! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.)

A giant thanks again to Whitney Porter for taking these photos!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Emily reply

    That “more than all the stars in the sky” card is too pretty!

  2. avatar Chloe reply

    So many cute ones to choose from!!

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I hope y’all didn’t think I’d only leave you with one day’s worth of National Stationery Show posts! No, there is too much goodness to share, so I’m back again today with some adorable paper designs and lovely images from Whitney Porter.

I could not resist the adorable lemonade card from Hello!Lucky. Their booth was full of bright and retro designs. Of course, we have to pair lemonade with some delicious biscuits! This card from Paisley Tree Press was a spin off of our favorite Southern phrase.

(“Just Love” card photographed by me)

Glitz and glitter are favorites within the Southern Weddings office and these two interpretations were to die for, y’all! Meant To Be Sent had so many bright and colorful designs this year, but I just loved this gold foil card with the tiny pink heart. Across the way, Farewell Paperie debuted their new Partywell collection with a bang! There were gold foil napkins, party cones, bunting and more!

(Lovers’ Coupons photographed by me)

A little booklet of Lovers’ Coupons from Letter & Lark was about the cutest thing I saw. Coupons for a fancy date night or a movie of your choice were packaged in such a lovely way. At Elum, Whitney and I swooned over their adorable recipe cards. They’re blank inside for writing notes, but the back of the card has a recipe for peach cobbler! Steel Petal Press gave the South a little love with their notecards.

I adored the minimalist designs and darling illustrations at Penelope’s Press. Debbie and Elaine were brilliant enough to come up with vendor thank you cards. They’re adorable and act as another reason to stop and appreciate your vendors in the middle of the wedding planning chaos.

The mint walls and cute bunting get me again! Pistachio Press had an adorable booth, but I especially loved their cross stitch cards. They remind me of the designs I used to do with my mom! (Side note: the washi tape that Pistachio used to hang their cards is my favorite!)

We wandered over to the Smarty Pants Paper Co. and got a kick out of seeing an adorable blue ribbon card. At Smudge Ink, we loved the Southern style in their bow tie and chicken cards.

(Bottom right image taken by me)

Sugarcube Press had an assortment of fun goodies! Their cards were right up my alley, but I really loved their stamping kits. Fun designs were packaged in a mason jar so you can stamp tea towels or canning labels!

The Social Type’s booth was full of vibrant colors, from their bright yellow pineapple thank you notes to their hot pink “Pleased as Punch” cards. Too cute, I say!

Emily spotted Wednesday at last year’s NSS, but I was blow away by them in person. All of their beautiful scripts are hand-lettered by Garett and so unique! Even better, Jessica and Garett are the nicest.

Doesn’t Tabletop Made’s booth make you feel like you’re on vacation? I love that Karis and Sarah brought a little bit of Santa Barbara with them to NSS with their cactus plants! Their cards are purposefully “sweet, colorful, yet simple” and that’s just the way I like them.

The Great Lakes had another blue ribbon card that we enjoyed. Theirs, however, was blank. We love the idea of filling in the ribbon with an “award” of your choice!

Don’t forget to take a look at Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

All photos by Whitney Porter unless otherwise noted.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Emily reply

    So good! I especially like the picks from Smarty Pants Paper and Smudge Ink!

  2. avatar Michelle reply

    What beautiful stationary. Great for any ceremony.

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By the middle of Day 1, Whitney and I had seen more pretty paper products than we could imagine, but there was still so much more to see!

(Bottom right image snagged from my iPhone)

Ladyfingers Letterpress hand draws all of their designs, and they sure are cute! My favorite part of the day was getting to witness Arley Rose’s hand lettering in person. She wrote out the first half of Southern Wedding’s favorite phrase!

Mr. Boddington’s Studio was dressed up in stuffed fabric kites and sweet designs. Their signature illustrated style was most adorable on their recipe cards, in my opinion!

One of my favorite new exhibitors was 9th Letter Press. Isabel, the creative brain behind it all, has been hard at work for the past year creating the most adorable cards and prints. Whitney and I had a great time getting to know her and joking about this card in particular. One of my favorites was the measuring chart above. It would be adorable framed in a newlywed kitchen!

Paper Lovely and Fat Bunny Press may have had one of my favorite booths at NSS this year. The pretty garland and mint colored walls kill me! In addition, Paper Lovely had a few darling mason jar and herbs cards that I’d love to add to my paper collection for everyday notes.

Checkerboard’s booth was crowded every time we passed it, and for good reason. Their new line of wedding invitations is inspired by classic romances like the Great Gatsby and Gone with the Wind. Their envelope shapes were positively gorgeous, y’all. They also started making custom wedding plates! Perfect for cutting that first piece of cake, no?

We always swoon over samples that Smock sends us in the mail, so seeing their booth was a great treat! They are masters of gorgeous letterpressed invitation suites and letterpress packages. My favorites were the cream and black script invitations and the nautical cheery red suite.

Printerette’s designs are just as darling as their name. Their single-color letterpressed invitation at the top left caught my eye first. The heart is a fluorescent and beautiful in person. Whitney and I also squealed a bit when we saw their summer calendar print. It reminds me a bit of our Blue Ribbon Bounty feature from V5.

Rifle Paper Co. had a stunning booth — hand painted by Anna Rifle Bond herself the night before the show and decorated in beautiful floral arrangements! I wanted to walk away with their new tin recipe boxes, but I managed to practice some self control.

See Part 1 here and stay tuned for more from NSS tomorrow!

All photos by Whitney Porter unless otherwise noted.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Lisa reply

    I have a serious Rifle Paper Company obsession–this post is just fueling that! Love the invitation suites from Smock Paper and the pretty Checkerboard calligraphy as well. Looks like you had so much fun! :)

  2. avatar Emily reply

    Oh my word, where to begin?? I love the “hold on tight!” wine tags, Mr. Boddington’s peach card, the bears + honey card, Printerette’s summer calendar, and Rifle’s new recipe boxes, to start!!

  3. avatar Morgan reply

    Will you all be selling the featured thank you note with the pink flower labeled GC-106? If not, do you know where I can find them? If so, please let me know when you have them for sale!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Morgan! I’m not sure which card you’re referring to, but we don’t currently have plans to sell anything in this post. I’d suggest checking directly with the stationer or checking their website to see a list of retailers!

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