NSS from afar

Yes, those long days at the Javits are grueling, there’s always a long line at the bathroom, and it’s an achievement to pay for your walls–but I love attending the National Stationery Show in New York. It’s like camp for papergood designers and buyers. I always look forward to seeing my old friends and making new ones. I love to see what Pie Bird Press, The Great Lakes, Hammerpress, Hello Lucky, The Found, Enormous Champion, Smitten Kitten, Egg Press, and Two Trick Pony, to name a few, are up to. I love catching up with shop owners and bloggers. I love going out to dinner with peers and gabbing about the biz. I love to create and install my booth.

image via Pie Bird Press

My cards are being exhibited this year by my New York sales rep. So I’m attending the show via social media. It’s not fun to feel like everyone is at a slumber party that I’m not invited to, but I have enjoyed the coverage. I make time to walk the show when I attend, and when something is different and special, it really stands out. Oh So Beautiful Paper turned me on to Left Field Cards. These are awesome. Colorful and clever and different than anything else I’ve seen–amidst a show seemingly full of hipster branding themes. I’ll remember these for Pete for Christmas.

image via Left Field Cards

I’m a sucker for animals, and I’ve enjoyed seeing shots of Sycamore Street Press‘ adorable fauna-filled cards.

image via Sycamore Street Press

And Design Sponge mentioned these cat cards from Fancy Seeing You Here. Good call, Grace.

image via Fancy Seeing You Here

Carrie Siegel of Two Trick Pony recommended via Twitter to check out Azuline. And from what I see on their blog, the designs are right in my wheelhouse.

image via Azuline

And finally, Egg Press wowed me with their new gift wrap.

image via Egg Press

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