The big news last week was all about National Stationery Show co-locating with NY NOW’s February edition. It’s still sinking in, but the word I’ve received from show management is that contracts have just started going out to exhibitors, and the response has been positive so far.

Before looking ahead though, I’d like to look back at the some of the best finds at #NSS2018. I put out an open call to exhibitors to share their top sellers, and what flooded my in-box is downright dazzling.

First up is first-time #fresh exhibitor All My Layers. What better way to spend your birthday than rosé-ing all day?

E. Frances Paper brought its dazzling watercolors back to the show … and this sweet design, Envelope Trip, was its bestseller. 

It’s impossible for me to keep a straight face in The Matt Butler’s booth — looking at these two letterpressed best sellers, it’s easy to see why. Whose child is at camp … or will be soon? The best-dressed letters will be in Mr. Boddington’s Studio best-seller!
The best-seller from at some point press & bindery was not a card, but a zip pouch. How cute are these?

JooJoo Paper had three top sellers — the first two edged out by that splendid pink elephant!First-time exhibitor Paper Wilderness also reported two top sellers. How sweet are these?


Wild Card Creations also reported a toss-up between these two designs — I guess alcohol and Fixer Upper have an equal hold on people!Friendly Fire Paper took home a LOUIE for this two-color letterpressed design … and it was a best-seller showside as well!And speaking of accolades, when the NSS named its Best New Product Awards, Inklings Paperie took home Best of Show and Craft It Up/DIY category awards for its Make Your Own Scratch-Off Mini Notes. But it was The Golden Ticket Scratch-off that was top seller at her booth.The new February date of course means that the #NSS2019 is right around the corner, relatively speaking! Look for more coverage here as it approaches.

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