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National Stationery Show 2012 (Part V)

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part V)

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After so much hype and so much anticipation, I honestly can’t believe show week has already come and gone. I’m not kidding when I say it’s the event of the season for paper junkies such as myself. This post marks the end of the stationery madness with ten more awesome booths. (And trust me when I say, it was hard to narrow it down to just ten!) Kicking things off, new exhibitor The Social Type. Allison and Jessica had an …

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part IV)

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part IV)

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Guys, seriously. I’ve been going through all of my photos from the show and it’s so hard to narrow them down. I wish I could share them all with you! I’m back today with another seven designers that I loved and lots of pretty paper to ogle. First up, Wild Ink Press! The buzz about Rebekah’s booth started well before the show when she blogged about the DIY ombre walls she and her husband built. Let me just say, they …

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part III)

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part III)

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So, who’s ready for another dose of gorgeous paper? I know you are. Seriously, there was so much great design at this year’s National Stationery Show, it’s a little hard to contain my excitement. Talk about seriously inspiring! So let’s jump right back into it with the gorgeous letterpress wedding invitations and an all-new calendar from 42 Pressed. I love Jackie’s use of typography and pretty patterned liners, but her new Dirty Dozen calendar was one of my favorite things …

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part II)

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part II)

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Wow! I am honestly loving the show this year and have so many great new things to share with you. Let’s get right back at it, shall we? First up today, Grey Cardigan, a brand new exhibitor at the show and one of my favorite booth designs from the entire show this year. Featuring a modern and quirky collection of art prints and cards, I love the debut collection that Brian put together.

Next up, another new exhibitor, Rocket Ink. Featuring …

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part I)

National Stationery Show 2012 (Part I)

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Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. As promised, I’m here in New York for the National Stationery Show and I’ve already been blown away by all of the new products and designs my favorite lines are introducing. For play by play coverage, make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@cydconverse) where I am going nuts sharing pretty things from the show floor. In the meantime, let’s get into it with a …

Lobster Bib Save the Dates

Lobster Bib Save the Dates

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Want in on a little known fact about me? I’m obsessed with lobster. I’m actually convinced it’s the world’s most delicious food. Oh, and I’m equally in love and obsessed with all things New England. So these amazing lobster bib save the dates? (Yes, lobster bib save the dates!) Well, they’re basically completely awesome in my book. Shared by the lovely Laini of The Curious Ink, the save the date design was screen-printed onto lobster bibs, folded, tied with navy …

DIY Watercolor Mothers Day Card

DIY Watercolor Mothers Day Card

by Chelsea Costa

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m so excited to celebrate all of the wonderful moms in my life! If you’re looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift, this handmade watercolor card might be just the thing.

Supplies -

watercolor paint
paintbrushes
watercolor paper
scissors
ruler
pencil

First, measure and cut a card from the watercolor paper, any size or shape you like. Fold it in half and smooth the folded edge. Then, on the front flap, tear away the bottom edge of the card so …

Loving Paper Popsicles

Loving Paper Popsicles

Paper popsicles. They’re popping up everywhere lately and I’m completely loving them. Do you remember being a kid and running around on hot summer days slurping on popsicles? I do. I was usually barefoot with long tangled hair and skinned knees. Because that’s how I rolled. (For the record, that’s pretty much how I still roll.) Whether styled as impossibly adorable party invitations, crafted into a kid-friendly game of memory, or rockin’ out as pretty wall art, popsicles are where …

Wedding Stationery from Minted

Wedding Stationery from Minted

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As a bit of a famed paper and stationery junkie, I’ve been a fan of Minted for a long time. In fact, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve referred clients and friends to check them out. And their newest wedding stationery designs? I’m not exaggerating a bit when I say that I absolutely love them. Incredible colors, style and typography with a whole bunch of customization options for paper, envelopes and backings makes Minted collection stand out from …

Poppies for Grace: Pretty Paper + Party Goods

Poppies for Grace: Pretty Paper + Party Goods

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I stumbled upon Poppies for Grace a few days ago and I am here to tell you what – I am completely loving every little thing they have going on. They have the prettiest stationery, note card sets, envelopes and even fabulous party goods like goodie bags and the most amazing tissue balls. Hello, beautiful color! You can order online or shop at the fabulous stockists who carry their gorgeous goods. Would it be inappropriate to string these tissue balls …

Favorite Holiday Cards (Part III)

Favorite Holiday Cards (Part III)

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Now that the holiday season is officially in full swing, I’ve got one final round-up of my favorite holiday cards for your paper-loving enjoyment. I am going to start tackling my own holiday card addressing this week so that, in theory, they make it out in a timely fashion this year. We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime, here are a few more favorites for those of you still hunting for the perfect holiday cards.

{Letterpress Christmas cards from Honizukle …

Favorite Holiday Cards (Part II)

Favorite Holiday Cards (Part II)

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I’m back with the second installment of my favorite holiday cards! Today I am loving cards that are colorful and graphic. I definitely a love a touch of the unexpected with punchy colors, cool printing techniques and a bit of humor. All of these cards fit that bill perfectly!

{Colorful and quirky cards from The Indigo Bunting.}

{Hand painted card from The Wheatfield.}

{Woodland holiday cards from Moikka Paper.}

{Collage pine tree cards from Essimar.}

{Holiday cards from maida vale.}

{Letterpress cards from egg press.}

{Silkscreen cards …