I'm back from a very successful National Stationery Show! I had a much-needed few days of rest after a long couple of months prepping for the show, and now I'm back in the studio (not completely relaxed though, I had a stress dream that the next Stationery Show was starting again today and I had one hour to prepare).
This was a big year at the show: I released 24 new blank card designs, a line of new greeting cards, a new color for the monogram cards, new art prints and journals, plus a new block printed quilt and lots of new little things (gift tags, coasters and notepads). There was a lot of new stationery in the booth! I am in the process of adding all the new items to the shop, so they should be up in the next week or so.
The Stationery Show is the biggest event of the year in the paper world: a full day of meeting store owners, buyers, and other artists, followed by meetings and cocktail parties in the evening with more schmoozing. It is so much fun and so inspiring, but also completely exhausting and I was so excited to get home after the show.
For my booth this year, I went with a purple-grey color (a more subtle look than last year's red walls). I wanted to stick to a lighter color this year since there were so many products in the booth. The big new addition was the block printed quilts which got a great response! They are made by the same printers who block print the scarves and I'll be sharing lots of photos soon. I built a wooden ladder to display the quilts and loved the way they looked hanging in the booth.
Take a look at the photos of the new products below! If you have questions about any of the new products that aren't online yet, you can contact me here. And if you want to see some of the other booths at the show, there is a great round-up going on at Oh So Beautiful Paper.