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?!

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Delphine

Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

I’m loving what I’m seeing in the new collection from Delphine (Booth #2648), which features so many bright, fun greeting cards! The new collection is digitally printed, making the cards the perfect choice (and price point) for everyday greeting cards. The styling in these photos is so fun, too! Check it out:


Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

Delphine Digitally Printed Collection

images from Delphine

Stationery Show Sneak Peek : Hello! Lucky

The National Stationery Show is just a few days away now, and the closer we get, the more excited I get! I’ll be posting my booth list in a bit, but for now I want to jump right into some sneak peeks of new products and lines that will be launching during the show.

First up is Hello! Lucky (Booth #1536), who will be debuting new letterpress cards featuring one of my favorites, Sock Monkey Sam. Love that little guy! The ladies at Hello! Lucky will also be promoting their new book, Handmade Weddings, which I can’t wait to get a hold of. Here’s a little peek at the super cute sock monkey card additions, which will be available on the Hello! Lucky website soon:


Hello! Lucky Sock Monkey Cards

Hello! Lucky Sock Monkey Cards

Hello! Lucky Sock Monkey Cards

Hello! Lucky Sock Monkey Cards

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images from Hello! Lucky

Trendspotting : Navy Blue + Pink

Navy blue has been one of my color obsessions for the past year or so, and I was (and still am — just look at the color palette on this site) a big fan of the navy blue + hot pink/fuchsia color trend that’s been going on in cards and invitations, but I think that I may have spotted an upcoming color trend that has me just as, if not more, excited: navy blue + pink!

Here are a just a few of the navy blue + pink pretties that I’ve been spotting around the papersphere, and I do hope that I’ll be spotting many more in the upcoming months, because I love this color combo.


Pink + Navy Blue Color Trend

From top to bottom:

* Lovely navy and salmon screen printed thank you cards from Rifle Paper

* A stunning, die-cut wedding invitation suite created by MaeMae Paperie for a must see Style Me Pretty shoot

* Little Miss Engaged letterpress couture ready-to-print cards from Mr. Boddington’s Studio

* Ellis Wedding Invitations by BT Elements for Minted

images from their respective owners

Fomato Greeting Cards

Fomato Greeting Cards

Hee! Okay, if you like hilarious, sometimes irreverent, greeting cards, then you must head over to Fomato. As soon as I saw all of the anthropomorphic food, I knew that I’d love their cards, which are not only extremely funny, but educational, too! For instance, did you know that potatoes are more closely related to eggplants, tomatoes, and bell peppers than they are to yams and sweet potatoes? Your friends will be very appreciative when you give them greeting cards that make them laugh AND teach them all about cheese, potatoes, samurais (this one is too funny), The Nobel Prize, and tyrannical rulers.

P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Fomato staff, too.


Fomato Greeting Cards

Fomato Greeting Cards

Fomato Greeting Cards

Fomato Greeting Cards

images from Fomato