A Little Friday Love

May 21

A huge thank you to Kristen at Paper Crave, Erika of Delphine, Nole of Oh So Beautiful Paper, Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress, Rebekah of Wild Ink Press, Katie of Chelle Paperie, Gia from betsywhite stationery, and Heidi from Zenadia Design for filling in for me this week! I had a crazy busy (and crazy fun) week thinking, dreaming and talking about all things paper and stationery at the National Stationery Show. Next week I have two more fabulous guest posts from a couple of stationery-designing ladies I adore (Carolynn from Two Brunettes and Rebecca from The Pink Orange), and I’ll also be sharing a brief recap of the show. In the meantime, don’t miss some of the highlights of NSS week here on The Sweetest Occasion:

Free download: milk carton favor boxes and recipe cards w/ envelopes
Giveaway: 50 custom designed letterpress baby announcements
Free download: fiesta-themed rehearsal dinner invitations
Juggling mommyhood with a freelance career in stationery
Finding inspiration with Chelle Paperie + Zenadia Design

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In lieu of my usual Friday links from the week, here instead is a handful of stationery lines I’m loving after visiting more with them at the show this year. There will be great things coming from all of these lines in the coming weeks –

Cards featuring whimsical carton character illustrations from Maginating Letterpress + Design
Pretty, quirky cards with a spoonful of sugar from Sugarcube Press
Letterpress calendars that are bright, modern and cheerful from Linda + Harriett
A new ready-made wedding invitation line and a recipe box I must own coming from Rifle Paper Co.
Unique illustrations and patterned cards at Night Owl Paper Goods
A collaboration of women owned/operated stationery lines known as Ladies of Letterpress
Fun, quirky and retro modern screenprinted designs from Two Trick Pony
Laser-cut bunting, rubber stamp sets, tea towels and more from Ink + Wit

And that’s a wrap for the week! Have a fabulous weekend and happy Friday!

{Sneak peek photo of Smock’s 2010 National Stationery Show booth by Missy Photography. More to come!}