National Stationery Show 2011 (Part III)

May 26

Are you guys enjoying the paper madness yet? I can’t tell you how much I love walking the show. There is so much creativity and such a great energy on the show floor. It’s hands down one of my favorite weeks of the year. Of course, no trip around the show would be complete without a visit with my good friends Rachael and Jake of Pistachio Press. This year their collection boasted gorgeous new letterpress invitations and a to-die-for cross stitch inspired letterpress calendar.

This year’s show also gave me the chance to finally meet another couple of friends in person for the first time, Patricia and Rachel Mumau of Primele debuting their new line Fawnsberg. Two lovely sisters (and their awesome dad), these ladies are an endless well of talent. Their booth was beautifully designed and built by their own hands (including the incredible carved wooden sign). I could have moved right in!

By the time I got to 1Canoe2, I was literally running around just minutes before the show closed. I fell in love with their new letterpress calendar (yes, it’s in a holder cut from a chunk of wood) and can’t wait to get my hands on one come 2012!

Another huge favorite of mine at the show this year was Wildhorse Press. Think rich, saturated jewel tones, fun hand drawn type, child-like whimsy and a cool vintage vibe. Tooth fairy kits? Genius!

I always say that the show feels like one big reunion to me because I get to see so many friends that I chat with via email and on twitter all year long. As with so many people at the show, this was true with my buddy Amber of Flywheel Press. In addition to really gorgeous letterpress invitations and a whole host of awesome cards, I just fell in love with Amber’s fun letterpress paper dolls and lunch box notes. Aren’t these just the sweetest?

{Photos by Cyd Converse.}

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