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wayyyy back in May, I had the opportunity to play hooky and attend The National Stationery Show at the Javits Center in New York City. this industry event features the best of the best in stationery, paper goods, and gift items and is not open to the public. fortunately, friend and colleague Matt of Pittsburgh’s Alternate Histories hooked me up with a pass to come in and scope out the show (thank you thank you thank you Matt!) Bryan of Yardsale Press also procured a pass and we spent the day roaming around, checking out the awesome work, and chatting with friends and vendors about their NSS experiences. I picked up a ton of fun catalogues, cards, and other paper paraphernalia- I am hoping to one day be a vendor at NSS and was gathering inspiration. I took so many notes, wrote down so many names of companies, but honestly? there is just too much to type and I don’t want to bore you with lists. instead, I took photos of some of the coolest things I picked up by some really talented designers and printers. here is my photo recap of NSS 2013:

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as I quickly learned, there’s a million ways to layout a wholesale catalogue. the above photo is a stack of some of my favorite examples.

Becki from Everyday Balloons told us about a scavenger hunt that anyone could participate in- all we had to do was pick up a game board. thanks for the tip, Becki! we had a great time hunting down the squares to fill in our “bingo” cards, provided by Legion Paper:

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each pack of bingo cards came with two boards with shaded in images and a list of participating vendors. at each booth, you picked up the full color pieces to fill in each board. here’s all of the colored pieces:

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this is the list of participating vendors and what type of paper they used to print their full color pieces, along with the bingo “chips” to use when properly playing bingo:

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here is some of the other cool, paper-nerd swag I came home with, grouped by kind:

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Studio on Fire is a company out of Minneapolis who made these amazing promotional coasters that came in an equally beautiful printed box. talk about a striking presentation- and the guys at the booth were super nice to boot!

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I picked up some other cool coasters as well- my favorite is in the bottom right-hand corner, a fun alternative to a traditional business card. sadly, i don’t remember who made it 😦

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speaking of business cards, these were some of the most unique/colorful/memorable business cards I picked up, counter-clockwise from the top left: hello! Lucky, Belle & Union, L2 Design Collective, Studio On Fire (again!), Katharine Watson, Wishbone Letterpress, The Regional Assembly of Text, Fugu Fugu Press, and Ladyfingers Letterpress.

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we stopped in to see our friends from Black Heart Letterpress, who were sharing a booth with the Ladies of Letterpress. the ladies of the letterpress were handing out these fun artist trading card packs featuring cards by Ari Press, Les Bois Letterpress, Creativity Cards, Noteworthy Paper and Press, Grey Moggie Press, Steel Petal Press, Pressbound, 12 Fifteen, and Bowerbox Press, in addition to Black Heart.

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stickers! even better- cat stickers! the nerd cat is from fancy seeing you here and the bottom two stickers are from these are things.

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i like these fancy postcards: counter clockwise from the top left: Vicki Latimer Roan, Rifle paper company, Vicki Latimer Roan, ink meets paper press, and Dinara Mirtalipova.

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 . . . and finally, here is a bunch of random cool things that don’t really fit into any particular category! clockwise from the top pinata printed toy: Bench Pressed, Dolce Press, Fig. 2, The Regional Assembly of Text, Egg Press, ilee paper goods, Fifty Five Hi’s, “seed money” from ?, The Paper Cub Co, and Hammerpress.

while walking the show, Bryan and I spoke with a whole bunch of alumni from the Trade Show Bootcamp program. everyone had overwhelmingly positive things to say about the crash course in trade show prep! typically, TSB is held on the West Coast, but this year, organizer Katie Hunt of Kelp Designs decided to bring a stationery-specific version to the east coast. after returning from NSS, we both quickly applied to the program and this weekend we are headed to Washington D.C. to attend Paper Camp! I’m so excited to meet all of the attendees and soak up the trade show knowledge 🙂

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april and early may was a busy time for craft shows! as usual, when i had a helper, i wandered around each event documenting some of my favorite work. the season started on april 14th at Ardmore’s Clover Market. my boyfriend Nick was my helper for the day and i unveiled my Main Line Tote, inspired by the railroading history of the area:

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check out Yardsale Press’ popular print on a tshirt, exclusively sold through Philly’s own Art Star. i picked up this sweet summer drink print by fellow printmaker Masthead Printshop.

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it was awesome to meet Kim of Dollhouse Fossils– it turns out she lives around the corner from my studio! her multi-media works depicting homes and domestic environments are awesome and really different from other work i’ve seen at art shows. Christine Shirley’s are so nice; her elegant floral bags are perfect for spring and summer travels. i was especially excited to see the work of meeralee– her original watercolor illustrations are intricate and playful. how cute is that fox illustration?

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bee vintage redux was there with some new, awesome vintage statement necklaces. i don’t remember whose booths the other two photos are from, but how cute is that cat with coffee? if only i drank coffee . . .

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the following weekend, i spent a chilly day in West Philly at the Go West! Craft Fest at Woodlands Cemetery. check it out- one of my prints was hanging out at the handmade peanut butter table!

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love that beautiful cherry blossom tree at the cemetery! Black Heart Letterpress was a couple of booths down from me; they recently unveiled some new letter pins that are really fun. i also love their witty breakup card featured above.

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mellifera candles had a really nice setup featuring their beeswax candles. i picked some up during the holiday Go West! for work gifts.

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it’s always exciting to see other printmakers at shows, so it was cool to see the work of Lisa Imperiale of Imperiale Prints. i love the patterns on those bug silhouette blocks! i stopped in to see my friend Jess of Frosted Treats to see what new jewelry she had- how fun are the PB+J friend necklaces?

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i stopped in to see Amy of b.goods– these rock/paper/scissors pins are great for a friendship gift. it was nice to meet Dana Wyatt, the artist behind Spruce Avenue. her colorful illustrations are perfect for summer! i was smitten with the parakeet tea towels. i also snagged this awesome Maker’s Mark print for Nick- it’s his whiskey of choice:

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the whole table of ceramic cups by Wynn Bauer was visually commanding- what a great setup! this west philadelphia tote bag by kathryn kelly workshop is classic.

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in the beginning of May, i headed to Brooklyn, New York for the BUST Spring Craftacular in DUMBO. it was really great to come to New York and see a whole bunch of new, crafty faces! i unveiled my new tee shirt display and came home with a Mail Chimp monkey friend 🙂

my neighbor was the talented Periodically Inspired– her brainy tshirts and goods are featured in the Big Bang Theory TV show’s web shop! so cool!

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miniature rhino’s booth was primarily centered around embroidered goods, but i was struck by the cyanotype pillows- it’s a process i rarely see. Life with Tigers‘ bucket of severed leg catnip toys was priceless! what a clever idea for a cat toy. Ink and Sword illustration shared a table with the catnip toys. i thought that the cards were by them because Ink and Sword had some adorable animal PSA posters, but the cards are also by Life with Tigers. check them both out!

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the weekend after BUST, i set up shop at the annual Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing. my friend Karina came to help me out- thanks so much! i also had the super talented Phea Jean as a neighbor which is always a pleasure. it was a bit windy, but overall it was a great weekend to be outside.

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Ukiah Carbone-Gambon doesn’t have a proper website (yet!) but his printed paper goods were quirky and funny.

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wear liberty sells limited edition tee shirts inspired and influenced by Philadelphia. i picked up a sweet Philadelphia shirt.

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i see Tadpole Creations at a lot of shows and am already a big fan of their matryoshka dolls- how adorable are these pirate versions? they also sell kits to make your own at home. the USB Typewriter booth was so packed with people i was only able to snap the above photo of their display.

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The Knotty Owl’s wooden jewelry and coordinating displays were a nice combo of a rustic feel and modern shapes and colors. nestleberry, a print outfit from Vermont, made really nice homegoods and kitchen wares.

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Stevie Lynn jewelry had a whole bunch of these bold, laser cut pendants based on organic shapes.  i am a big fan of Moxie House Papergoods and was swooning over this simple “thanks a bunch” card. another neighbor of mine was Boutique Textiles. her booth featured a lot of printed home goods like pillows and table runners, but i was drawn to the above watercolor painting.

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of course, there were many irresistible items and i couldn’t come home empty handed. the coasters on the left are by Typothecary Press. it was really nice to meet Megan, the master mind behind the Reading-based  letterpress company. the cat tshirt on the right is by some of my favorite silkscreen printers, Everyday Balloons.

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i fell in love with this geometric clutch bag by Red Osa Bags. i love the design of it- it’s essentially a large bag that folds over with a magnetic fastener. the bright orange goldfish is an older style from Stevie Lynn jewelry. the bunny rattle is from one of my favorite plush makers, Laura from The Wind and The Sail and made a great gift for a one year old. the card is my annual purchase from the hilarious Laura Berger. the soft pretzel pin is a new style from b.goods– i think i’m going to wear it as a necklace instead.

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another overdue post- back in November 2012, I was a vendor at Ardmore’s popular Clover Market. it’s one of my favorite local shows to do; Janet does a tremendous job filling it with a blend of local handmade + vintage goodies. this look back to last year’s shows comes just in time- a special winter edition of The Clover Market is coming to Philly this weekend! check it out on Sunday, January 27th at the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd Street) from 10am-5pm. a bunch of the vendors that i photographed in November will be there- you can see the vendor list here.

during November’s market, I kicked off my Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser by selling prints and totebags. the response was tremendous- i can’t thank the shoppers that day enough!

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i was fortunate enough to have a helper that day, so i got to spend some time roaming the market and checking out all of the goods:

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i adore the work of bee vintage redux– her vintage jewelry is like a collage of all of the most colorful and fun jewelry your grandmother had in her jewelry box. check out her work at january’s market!

rogue theory

i’ve always enjoyed rogue theory‘s accessories, but how cute are these clutches?? i love the fall color schemes. check out their jewelry line, too- all made from colored paper:

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press no.9

I’ve written about Press No. 9 a couple of times before, but this time around, I got to chat with the girl behind the screenprints. it turns out Christina lives right around the corner from me! what a small world! anyhow, i love these vertical greeting cards- and check out her fall floral market totes:

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abj glassworks

ABJ Glassworks has many colorful and functional stained glass works- definitely more contemporary than your grandma’s floral stained glass window hanging. i love these color combos.

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boxer party outside of my booth!

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open eyes press has a selection of bold, vintage inspired housewares. love these scissor pillows- perfect for the seamstress, quilter, or crafter in your life.

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black heart letterpress always has the perfect card for every occasion. check out joe from BHL at january’s market- he’s running a DIY letterpress workshop!

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charms city company had a beautiful set up- how cute is this nautically inspired whale bracelet? you can see what other charms the charms city company has to offer at january’s market.

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 . . . continuing in the nautical vein, squid whale designs makes the perfect accessories for seafaring folk.

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i love this unique mountainscape by tiny marie! she also makes gorgeous and unique clutch bags.

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in addition to “ooo-ing” and “ahh-ing” at everyone’s work, i came home with a couple of items too! i had a nice chat with a representative from the Center for Creative Works in Wynnewood. they provide studio based art class for people with developmental + intellectual disabilities. The Center set up an informational booth and shop at Clover- i picked up this whimsical floral bouquet screenprinted card. i love how free and childlike it is 🙂

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i am a sucker for ceramics, which if you read my blogs about craft shows, you probably already know. i picked up this sea colored stoneware platter by Tamara Frost of black cat pottery- it matches an existing handmade ceramic pitcher i have by a different artist.

this time around, i came home with some cool antique finds, too. i love this glass box from Milkhouse Antiques– i’m brainstorming what to put in it- any ideas?

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i also snagged this fun milk container from mouse trap vintage:

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thanks for reading! i’ll be shopping this Sunday the 27th at Clover Market- maybe see you there 🙂

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a showcase of some of the talent that will be vending at this weekend’s Go West! Craft Fest in West Philadelphia, PA on Sept. 29th 2012.

Vintage Star Flower Bouquet Ceramic Necklace - asthecrowfliesandco
Navy Leaves Clutch/Wristlet - alaliz
Letterpress Greeting Card - When I Think About You (I touch myself) woman - bhletterpress
bird's nest necklace...robin's nest...silver, amazonite - PreciousMeshes
Summer Sale Matryoshka T Shirt Russian Nesting Dolls American Apparel Tshirt- Womens - charlieandsarah
Turquoise Cereal Bowl - janebroadbent
home sweet home city print - exit343design
Cream and periwinkle blue enamel on copper dangle earrings - jenmae21
Queen Anne's Lace in Seafoam Green and Cornflower Blue - kathrynkellyworkshop
Woodblock Print of Powerlines Tangle on Fabric patch or wall piece - knotsewtrashy
Vintage Flower Statement Necklace, Shabby, Chic Floral Collage, Pastel Pink, Turquoise, Eco Friendly Summer Jewelry - beevintageredux
Fish drawing - laurakmurdoch
Simply Nourishing - Organic Herbal Tea Blend - TelegraphicTree
Beeswax Candle - Fluted Pillar - MelliferaCandles
Hey Sailor Baby Organic Cotton Cloth Doll -Toddler - Boy - Unisex - Eco Friendly Nautical Baby Gift - tadpolecreations
Light Breeze . Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Leaf Earrings . Free Shipping - MicheleMolesky

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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A treasury to get pumped for the upcoming Art for the Cash Poor 13 event presented by Inliquid! It is THIS WEEKEND at the Crane Arts building- check the right hand column for the address and times! Hope to see you all this weekend 😀

Lime Green Small Box - danielricardoteran 1 Bedroom for Rent - jmyerstaller
Blue and Yellow Lunar Chandeliers - BurningSphere Blue and Cream Pleated Linen Wristlet - RustyBikeShop
The Bee's Knees Ring - PenelopeRakov you make me SO happy silkscreen print - exit343design
Notebook: tranquility block print - ImperialePrints Inviting -  8x10 Original Fine Art Print - FREE SHIPPING - turquoise, aqua, pool, blue - mkcphotography
Porcelain Celadon mug - NellHazinskiPottery hand dyed silk scarf in candy colored polka dots - squishythings
Blue Sky Earrings - PenelopeRakov Coasters - Royal Bitches - Letterpress - bhletterpress
Vintage Daisy - Pink Green Floral Flower Resin Art Pendant - FREE SHIPPING - mkcphotography Urban Landscape, 2010 - pokaloprint
Amelia - Sunshine Edition - 5x5 fine art print - kitchen wall decor - JessicaDoyle Double Oak Leaf Necklace - AnnaBeauDesigns

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father’s day is june 17th! if you’re in need of a card (or a custom dad doll), this treasury is your one stop shop.

Who's Your Daddy Doll - Red Bearded Business Man - DukeandJune father's day card silkscreen greeting - exit343design
Father's Day Card. Card for Dad. Thanks For Killing Those Spiders. Black, Yellow, White. Blank Card. - JulieAnnArt Bad Ass DAD Card - PapaLlama
You Rock Dad Fathers Day Card - doodlelove Happy Father's Day Letterpress Greeting Card - Bamboo paper, orange and blue stripes. C4C22T - smockpaper
Father's Day Card - Funny Card for Dad - Happy Father's Day - RowHouse14 Happy Father's Day Notecard - Dad Whale with Tie - MyZoetrope
Best Dad Greeting Card - laurageorge Snarky Father's Card - Suck As Much - sweetperversion
Happy Father's Day Card - nuts & bolts - Letterpress - brown w/ metallic ink - bhletterpress Father's Day Card - Not the Worst - witandwhistle
Father's Day Card, Fathers Day Card, teal gray and white, funny father's day card, Dad You Totally Stand Out - ModernElements Father's day card - happyfelines
Personalized Father's Day Card, Funny Clever Card for Dad // DADJECTIVE - PearentheticalPress Father's Day Card - I Love You Dad - Dad Birthday Card by Oh Geez Design - ohgeezdesign

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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mother’s day is quickly approaching- time to figure out how you’re going to show your mom you care! this curated etsy treasury may help you figure that out . . .

mother’s day is on Sunday, May 13, 2012!

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