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National Stationery Show.

I wanted to share a few of my personal highlights from NSS. And first up is Double Bravo: Stationery Informed by Years of Travel & Correspondence.

Of course I fell in love immediately! Remember my travel party?!

Barbara Buenz is a lovely person and her designs are just awesome. You can’t quite tell how awesome the fine letterpress is from my pics, but let me assure you that it’s very special.

How cute is this for newlyweds?!

And I liked the interior of this valentine.

This custom moving announcement totally captures NYC for me.

And then their is the show darling: Rifle Paper Co.

I really liked their new wall calendar for the many gardeners in my life… I keep wondering if I could get into gardening, if I had the room, and I think the answer is most definitely yes. So many of the people I admire and want to emulate are big gardeners…

They also had a fun around the world wall calendar… They included Tokyo and Singapore… and I tried to convince them that Hong Kong’s skyline would be more visually appealing… but I don’t think I won that battle.And some fun British coasters… would be a great hostess gift.

Another fun booth was The Social Type. Allison used to work with me at Minted so I’ve long been a fan… I sent a lot of her and her partner Jess’s birthday and baby cards last year.

I love how bold their designs are and their foil-stamping is just awesome.

Lettuce Press had some very sweet designs as well and they were new to me.

Living so far from loved ones, I always gravitate towards ‘I miss you’ cards.

Love little sewing messages, too… perfect for my extremely crafty mother and sis-in-laws.

And then there was my dear friend Meg Gleason’s first-time booth for her line Moglea, with the Ladies of Letterpress.

Love this letterpress on insanely thick paper, with beveled and painted edges.

Fun little correspondence set for when you need to say more than just a few lines!

I love this quote: “To get a letter, write a letter.” So true.Here I am with some other Minted gals!

Every year I look forward to seeing Liz from Linda & Harriet and her new calendar!

Here Liz is (left) with Minted designer Brandy of Marabou. Liz is now also a minted designer which makes me oh-so-happy!! 

This year she is launching a giant wall calendar — you can cut off the months and are left with beautiful art. Very cool.

When her son was born, Liz kept carrying thank you notes to Dr.’s appointments in plastic bags… which is really not so chic or convenient… so she created this little note jotter for correspondence-on-the-go=brilliant!

I have to have one… as soon as they are for sale!

I also came across a very cool gifts company Figs & Ginger, from Asheville, North Carolina.

They do beautiful cake toppers… and you can even customize them.

This one is especially sweet.

Would be great for a wedding or anniversary celebration.

And, not surprisingly, I liked these little mama bird necklaces.

Another new to me press is Printerette Press out of St. Paul.

Their designs are all letterpress and super fun!

And I think that’s a good one to end on!

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Old and new Stationery Show friends.

I saw so much brilliance at NSS I just have to share more images with you. Warning: if you’re not card-obssesed like I am, this will be very long and boring so I suggest skipping this post!

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Dear Hancock.

I just got home last night from the National Stationery Show, where I was representing Minted and throwing  a few events for our designers. It was my second year going and just like last year, I loved every second of it! I have to say that ‘Dear Hancock‘ was my favorite new find. I’ll blog about some of my old favorites tomorrow.

They are a husband and wife team, but Gwendolyn refused to be photographed!

I was really amazed that they actually draw and paint collaboratively… they have two drawing boards on opposite ends of their dining room table and they just pass cards back and forth. I am OBSESSED with their desk series. How cute would it be to send a card that looks like the surface you are writing it from?

This one most closely resembles my desk.

This would be perfect for my sister-in-law Deirdre.

This one is perfect for my gardening Dad.

This one is perfect for my mother-in-law.

They also had a very cool print for expecting parents. I would love to customize the bookshelf print for someone special.

They said they were inspired to create this because so many of their friends are either trying to get pregnant or expecting. Since it’s hard to see, the titles read: Romanticism, Vol. 1; Survival Guide; L’art de la Conversation, Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better, it’s not –Dr. Seuss.; Poems for Parents; Great Expectations; Mind Reader. What a great gift for parents-to-be with a sense of humor!

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