Brief Intermission

I’m flying home to the ‘burgh for my sister’s wedding this weekend and will be gone for a week or so. While I’m gone, I do have several posts scheduled, so no worries about feeding the paper cravings. However, I will not be checking my email for the next week. See you back here on June 4!

In the meantime, check out more reports from the National Stationery Show at design*sponge and also freshly{blended}.

Psst…Nicole from freshly{blended} recently launched and has made her beautiful jotters and journals available for sale. A must see!

Design*Sponge’s 2007 Stationery Show Coverage

Design Sponge Stationery Show 2007

Design*Sponge has posted the first in her series of reports on the 2007 National Stationery Show, and I’m agiggle at the wonderful offerings on display. Check out the debut of the Nantaka Joy line…absolutely stunning use of metallics and blind embossing. I’m also loving the woodgrain coasters from Rock Scissor Paper, the button series (excerpt pictured above) and wood veneer cards from Night Owl Paper Goods — absolutely inspiring!

The next installment of what I’m sure will be fabulous creations will be posted on Thursday at Design*Sponge, so be on the lookout. I know, like you’re not already, right?

image from Design*Sponge

Roger La Borde Reversible Gift Wrap

Roger La Borde Reversible Gift Wrap

I’m all about having choices when it’s time to wrap a gift — give me a rainbow colored mountain of ribbon, stacks of different gift wrap, and a variety of gift tags and I’m in my glory.

This reversible gift wrap from Roger La Borde caught my eye immediately with its stylized floral patterns and bold color schemes. Need to make a big statement? Use the yellow florals against a hot pink background. Need something more subdued for a bridal shower gift? Flip it over and go with the chartreuse florals on yellow. Ah, reversible gift wrap is a magical thing! $3.00 per sheet at Kate’s Paperie.

images from Kate’s Paperie

The 2007 National Stationery Show

National Stationery Show

I’m a sad paper lover because I won’t be attending the National Stationery Show, but if you happen to be in New York City this weekend and early next week (May 20-23), the show is a must see. So many of our favorites are exhibiting, and new lines, such as Oh Joy!’s Nantaka Joy (Relish booth #3472), will be debuting. Can’t wait to see what everyone has to say when they return!

I Love Jezebel…Yes, I Do

I Love Jezebel Greeting Cards

I’ve admired I Love Jezebel’s card creations for quite a while and cannot believe that I haven’t mentioned them here yet. Shamefully, I’ve deprived you of this paper craving…until today!

I Love Jezebel pairs fanciful epigraphs with silhouetted images that are part fantasy and part scherenschnitte, with a touch of aristocracy thrown in for good measure. When I look at their cards, I feel like I’ve stumbled into a foppish fairytale, and I want to stick around for a while.

Featured above (clockwise, from top left): grenouille, vanquished!; henry and gertrude, criminal lovers; honouring valentine; and lulu begone: bookworm, gin drinker. Single cards are $3.50.

images from I Love Jezebel