The National Stationery Show countdown is officially on! Unbelievably, we are just over 48 hours away — and I’ve got a real jewel to add to your walking list: Graphique de France in Booth #1812.

New for NSS are 24 gorgeous greeting cards, part of their second card release of 2017. These are split into 12 traditional and 12 handmade cards with occasions encompassing Birthday, Baby, Friendship, Sympathy, Engagement, Wedding & Congratulations.

Lucky for you, I’ve got a sneak peek before the show! I think you’ll agree they’re a brilliant blend of beautiful design, carefully considered luxe embellishments and spot-on sentiments.

First up, this gorgeous gold-foiled paean to mom is a 2017 LOUIE finalist in the Mother’s Day category. I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment-wise — though this week, between NSS prep and mom duties, I feel I’ve hit more of the 30-35 range. At any rate, I’ll be rooting for this one at the gala this Sunday!Next up we’ve got a beautiful baby zebra handmade, embellished with glitter, felt, tip-on and a resin dot. I absolutely adore how attention is paid to every detail, like that envelope!  Inside Greeting: “& welcome”

This gold-foiled frosting card really suits any festive occasion! Inside Greeting: “and I mean everywhere…”

I can’t think of a better way to spread good vibes than with plenty of pineapples, pink glitter and tip-ons, not to mention a pink polka-dotted envelope! It’s blank to suit any good vibe-needing occasion.This stylishly gold-foiled and embossed design is perfect for any fashionista. I love how the gold foil shadows subtly change. Inside Greeting: “It’s your birthday!”Be ready for the flurry of late spring and summer weddings with this handmade. This blank jubilant design will stand out from the crowd with gold foil and on-trend pins for the honeymoon — not to mention a Tiffany blue envelope!This birthday card is embellished with silver foil and embossing, and the acronyms continue inside with “OMG YAYYYYYY!”This pretty Sympathy design also continues the watercolor florals as well as lavender piping on the envelope. Inside Greeting: “Thinking of you during this difficult time.”Graphique de France gives you an option to build an assortment tailored to your clientele’s needs via its Greeting Card Programs. Inquire at the booth, or learn more here.Speaking of assortments, this year, none is complete without a lavender unicorn! This Whimsy Unicorn birthday design pulls out all the stops with glitter and gold foil, and reads inside: “fantastic birthday wishes to you!”

Over the years, I’ve learned that even the best photograph doesn’t do a product justice, so see all these beauties in person in Graphique de France’s Booth #1812! Their offerings also include lifestyle products from cosmetic bags to tumblers, so don’t miss out. Meanwhile, if you see me at NSS, please say hi, and I’ll be back here hopefully late next week!

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