Alright fellow paper lovers, get ready!!! I’m giving you one, giant National Stationery Show recap today! As most of you know, I was lucky enough to attend NSS this year (for the first time) and it really blew me away! Now, if you want the ins and outs of all the booths and products, I suggest you head over to Oh So Beautiful Paper where Nole is covering it in-depth, but I wanted to share a few of my absolute favorite booth elements and products that I spotted. All party oriented, of course. You know I have a one-track mind! This is an epic post, but I hope you stationery nerds like me enjoy! Disclaimer: I cannot take photos without natural light to save my life, so please excuse the less-than-perfect quality!
This. Desk. I wanted to take it home with me, so badly. Dear Hancock rocked it. This is by far my favorite booth design element. It is genius, making their famous desk illustrations life-size! I’ve also always been obsessed with their truck/car cards forever. The birthday theme ones are just too awesome! Every card at Dear Hancock I want to frame and hang on my wall.
Above Designs by Dear Hancock
Kites! I’ve been wanting to do some kite DIYs for awhile and the Mr. Boddington’s Studio booth has that desire reignited! I loved the kite backdrop they created, and I also loved their gift wrap. How cute is the popsicle one for summer gifting!?
Above Designs by Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Balloon spotting! I wanted to live in the Sugar Paper booth, with striped walls, giant balloons and string lights hanging above. They also use a hefty amount of gold, so you know I’m sold. I think the gift tags may have been my favorite product, I kind of want to turn them into bunting.
Above Designs by Sugar Paper
It was a true party up in The Great Lakes Goods booth. Fringe curtains, balloons, confetti, the works! We speak the same language. I think I told them 345 times how obsessed I was with those giant wooden jingle bells. Is it Christmas yet!?
Above Designs by The Great Lakes Goods
The painterly walls at Yellow Owl Workshop made me want to do a copy-cat photo backdrop, and they even had some new cards to match! Gorgeous.
Above Booth by Yellow Owl Workshop
I don’t know if it’s because my birthday is coming up or what, but I had birthdays on the brain and was drawn to all things of the sort. Here’s a few more of my fave products from the show, with a heavy birthday emphasis, from around the show (with designers listed underneath each!).
The sweetest little Yay Cards by The Iron Curtain Press!
Gold foil gift wrap (AH!) and Festive Birthday Cards by Fig. 2 Design Studio.
Gold Foil Cards (Umm, those are gold bows guys. You know I love my bows!) by Hello!Lucky.
More Gold Foil Amazingness (Are you sensing a trend in my favorites!?) by Pei Design!
These are matchboxes from The Social Type!! We all know the word needs nice matchboxes, I am obsessed!
Oh Rifle Paper Co, you own my heart. All Four Products Above by Rifle Paper Company
These were so awesome! Piñata business cards by Bench Pressed that when spun looked like the piñata was breaking open!
June is the best month, as evidenced by Sesame Letterpress
These cards from Moglea were dipped with kool-aid! Awesome!
The sweetest little lunchbox notes by Smarty Pants Paper Co.!
I always love checking out Shannon’s designs, and her newest The Paper Cub collection clearly fit my birthday obsession!
Animals in party hats, can you go wrong? I loved this whole line from Papillon Press
I was so excited to learn that Shana Frase (work below) is based right near me here in LA! I’m over the moon in love with the colors in her work so her booth had me going crazy! How fun is the Christmas cracker print!? Shana made it because it’s her family tradition to crack a few of these open each holiday season!
Above Designs by Shana Frase
And to end on a note you all love… paper flowers. Snow & Graham brought it, covering their entire booth in these beauties!
Above Booth by Snow & Graham
And that’s a wrap! You still with me!? I think this will go down as my longest post of all time, but I just had so much to share!! Did any of you guys go to the show? Did you have a fave booth, designer or product!?
psst… Be sure to check out the Paper Party 2013 recap on OSBP! I got my craft on for it, big time!