Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Albertine Press

Albertine Press Letterpress Library


Thanks to Shelley from Albertine Press (Booth #2142) for giving me a peek at their big new stationery show release, the Letterpress Library. An entire library filled with letterpress? This is an idea that I can certainly get behind! Each volume of the Letterpress Library houses its own set of decorative note cards, and I love the packaging, which is made to look like beautiful, letterpressed book covers, and the Albertine Press logo at the bottom of the spine is a perfect touch. Don’t they look wonderful placed all in a row? Albertine Press will be sharing a booth with Carta Inc., whose lovely cards and ribbons I’m anxiously waiting to see in person, as well. Plus, their stationery show favors are vintage stamps! Hello, vintage stamp love.

images from Albertine Press

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : INK + WIT

I’m in full on squee mode over these sneak peeks from INK + WIT (Booth #2149). Lovely new letterpress greetings? Check (hee, “get wellie” — love that). New gift wrap sheets? Awesome! Super cool rubber stamps? Seriously neato. And tea towels? Squee! Not many things rival my love of paper, but I have a somewhat more than mild obsession with pretty tea towels, and I must have the fox towel for my collection. The elephant towel is pretty darn fantastic, too.


INK + WIT Tea Towels

INK + WIT Tea Towels

INK + WIT Tea Towels

INK + WIT Tea Towels

images from INK + WIT

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Two Trick Pony

Two Trick Pony


Carrie Siegel and Laurie Mee, the two talented Ponies at Two Trick Pony (Booth #1641), are at it again and have lots of new goodies making their stationery show debut this year, including new cards, gift tags, invitations, and a pretty fab 2011 screenprinted calendar — you can check that out right here. I think that the gift above, featuring one of their newest gift tag designs, is a fantastic candidate for the Weekly Wrap. Love the orange!


Two Trick Pony

Two Trick Pony

Can’t wait to see all of their new paper pretties at the show!

images from Two Trick Pony

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Wiley Valentine

Wiley Valentine


I’m going to jump right back into the stationery show previews today, because I’m just so excited about all of this eye candy! Wiley Valentine (Booth #2257-2259) has a number of lovelies making their debut at the stationery show, including letterpress cards featuring oh so gorgeous hand calligraphy (above). Plus, awesome 2011 calendars!


Wiley Valentine

Wiley Valentine


And they’re also launching their brand new digital line, Studio by Wiley Valentine, printed on recycled FSC certified paper with 100% cotton tree free envelopes. The line includes wedding invitations, holiday cards, baby announcements, and all of these fantastic social stationery designs:


Wiley Valentine Studio

Wiley Valentine Studio

Wiley Valentine Studio

Wiley Valentine Studio

Wiley Valentine Studio

images from Wiley Valentine

My 2010 National Stationery Booth List

National Stationery Show

Okay, guys, I think I’ve pretty much finalized my National Stationery Show booth list. I’ve checked it twice, à la Santa Claus, but I know that I may still have missed something, so just let me know if you catch any errors!

My list this year is 121 booths large, and instead of going alphabetically like I’ve done in past years, I’ve laid this year’s list out by booth number. I figure that this will work out better, organizationally, if you find yourself in a booth “neighborhood” and want to see who’s there. Also, for simplicity’s sake, I’ve only listed a single booth number per exhibitor. This should give you a good start at those businesses which have multiple booths. I made this year’s list a printable PDF, so you can easily print it out and take it with you to the show. That’s what I’ll be doing!

Download “The Paper Crave ‘I’m Sure I’ll See More Must Visit Booths While I’m There, But This is My Starter’ Booth List” right here.

Stay tuned for more fantastic sneak peeks tomorrow!

Update: So, I knew this was going to happen, but I’m already up to about half a dozen or so “write ins” on my list. Carina from Crow & Canary also put together a fantastic list of her pre-show picks, and that added several more to my list. How did I miss some of these great places?!