National Stationery Show 2010 : Lovely Invites, Part 1

So many absolutely gorgeous invitations to be found at the stationery show, including everything from clean, modern masterpieces to letterpress lovelies and invitations created using very unique techniques and materials.


Several of my favorite invitations came from the 42 Pressed booth, which was invitation eye candy from wall to wall. One of my favorite invites from the entire show was their Aylaberry design (below top) — great typography, clean design, and those colors! For me, there was just something about the crisp, black type combined with the soft pink envelope and yellow stripes. Just a few highlights from the 42 Pressed booth:


42 Pressed Letterpress Couture Wedding Invitations


I’m very excited about Elum’s new Umi line. Elum has teamed up with Envelopments for this line of affordable invitations, offering a selection of Envelopments envelopes, liners, and enclosures that you can incorporate for a truly custom package. The invitations in the Umi collection can be letterpress printed, or flat printed at a fraction of the cost, making them a great option for those of you who love great design but don’t have the budget for letterpress.

Erin was spot on about the Parallel suite (below top), another of my show favorites (swoon … blind deboss), when she said that it’s a design that will appeal to both women and men alike. Its beauty is in its simplicity, and I love that different patterns embellish the pieces in this suite.


Elum Umi Letterpress Affordable Wedding Invitations


Gorgeous invitation designs from Atelier Isabey, and a big thanks to Andrea from Gwyneth Paige for giving us a heads up about this booth because it was simply stunning. The custom laser cut invitation (below top) was amazing, as was Atelier Isabey’s attention to detail:


Atelier Isabey Luxury Wedding Invitations


Spark designs incredible letterpress invitations, but I have to admit that I got rather distracted by their fantastic new Stationery Love album. Hello, beautiful, die-cut calling cards!


Spark Letterpress Stationery Love Album


Gorgeous watercolor florals by Cat Seto make these suites a standout for the couple looking for wedding invitations with a more painterly, artistic flair:


Cat Seto Watercolor Wedding Invitations


Oh so lovely calligraphy, as well as great color and contrast — black and hot pink really make a statement, in the letterpress wedding invitation suites from Sweet Letter Press.


Sweet Letterpress Wedding Invitations


Twig & Fig’s use of unusual materials and techniques made their wedding invitations a must see. Hot pink laser etched lucite? Wow!


Twig & Fig Wedding Invitations

photos by yours truly

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2 comments on “National Stationery Show 2010 : Lovely Invites, Part 1

  1. Pingback: National Stationery Show 2010 : Lovely Invites, Part 2 | paper crave

  2. Rene'@bargainhoot commented //

    Wow,
    Those invites are amazing! Love the clean simplistic looks of Parallel and 42pressed.

    Thank you for sharing, I’ve always wanted to go to a show like that, but never have.

    Rene’

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