Guest Blog: National Stationery Show 2008 Spotlight

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Artful Sentiments booth from the 2007 National Stationery Show.

I asked Molly Broadley of Artful Sentiments to share a post with me for my National Stationery Show coverage, and even though she was busy preparing to exhibit at the Show, she said she would be happy to help me out. In case you are attending and want to stop by, Molly is exhibiting her business, Artful Sentiments, at the National Stationery Show in booth #1950. She creates woodblocked stationery from original designs using traditional lino block printing techniques. Visit her at the Show, her online shop or shop her goods in the Indie Fixx Shop.

With the National Stationery Show underway in New York City, it’s such an exciting time to be part of the industry. I’m thrilled that Jen has asked me to share some of my favorites with her readers!

Just over a year ago, A Fresh Bunch was conceived by a group of companies who came together to provide retailers with a resource in which to discover some truly fantastic stationery, invitation, greeting card and gift lines. I’m honored to be part of such a talented group, and would love to share a little sampling of their fabulous products. See who is participating in the National Stationery Show here.

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Evy Jacob

Photo announcements are one of the new additions to the Evy Jacob collections this year. Printed on 100% recycled 30% PCW waste paper in the USA, they combine classically trendy design with photos of the little ones.

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Bubbles n’ bows

Introducing Trés Chic, an eco-friendly couture collection of imprintables and note cards inspired by the latest fashion trends and catwalk divas. Glitz, sequins, and posh patterns accessorize today’s most fashionable femmes!

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marzipan, inc.

Marzipan offers delish paper treats featuring colorful illustrations and hand embellished details. The product line includes: greeting cards, imprintables (boxed and bulk), fill-in announcements, gift enclosure cards, gift tags, correspondence cards, boxed thank you notes, holiday photo cards, flat notes, magnets, magnet note card sets, and magnet gift sets.

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Robin Beth Designs

Robin Beth Designs introduces the LuxeEarth line of stationery products designed not just in an eco-friendly manner, but with an eco-inspiring message in each design. Starting with a line of wrapping paper, every detail will be eco-friendly, including the 100% post consumer recycled paper, non-VOC soy inks, and the recycled materials used to create the packaging. Launching with an initial line of twelve designs, which includes wrapping for kids and babies, everyday and holiday gift wrap, LuxeEarth attempts to remind the recipient to “reuse, reduce, recycle, REWRAP.” All designs are printed on 100% post consumer recycled 70 lb weight paper with soy inks.

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Hen and Barley Press

Hen and Barley Press offers imprintables and gift items featuring designs that are classic with a modern twist. With the Completely Custom from Hen and Barley Press display program, customers can customize the colors of over 100 designs and add text to create any of 11 different custom products, including note cards, invitations, labels, wine bags, notepads and the new gift card holders.

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Cat Seto

Cat Seto introduces her new ‘BloomBox’ collection featuring mod noir florals. All designs are always first hand illustrated or watercolored by Cat.

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Demby+Solomon

Demby+Solomon is launching a new design-driven line of fine-quality letterpress wedding invitations that are meticulously printed on 100% cotton papers. A broad range of ink choice and papers are available, and the line features designs ranging from modern to traditional with a twist.

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Fontaine Maury

Fontaine Maury introduces Eliza’s Everywhere Stickers! Custom decals for your car, wall, toy bins—well actually, everywhere! Lots of choices. Also, make sure to take a peek at Fontaine Maury’s personalized melamine plates! Monogram designs. Perfect for the backyard, picnics and kids.

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