National Stationery Show, now a section of signature marketplace mix, is but days away. And last week Stationery Trends and Sheaffer announced via Mindy Lockard of The Gracious Girl — who also pens an etiquette column, What’s Write for the publication — that the #KENROcam will be filming the show …

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A lot of new vendors crossed my plate in putting together the spring issue of Stationery Trends, and especially our Signature Mix Marketplace Lookbook. Between the Etsy Wholesalers and the new #fresh section at National Stationery Show, there were a lot of designers to take in and try to keep …

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Thistles are ancient Celtic symbols of nobility of character, and it’s not hard to see why. Essentially consisting of a lush flower surrounded by prickles, they exude a beautiful, quiet strength. Thistles have also been the national emblem of Scotland since the 1200s. Centuries later, in 1892, when Horace Moses founded …

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There is one very special LOUIE finalist that really jumped out at me while I was judging that I wanted to show today. It’s from Calypso Cards (though I had no idea while judging). Calypso sells its own cards in addition to those from several lines; this design is the inspired handiwork …

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Chris Sargiotto of Apartment 2 Cards not only creates his own greeting card line,  he successfully reps — that is, wholesales — several other small greeting card lines to retail businesses within probably one of the more challenging greeting card markets: New York City. The companies Chris reps can be seen …

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Is it me, or do National Stationery Show mailers seem to get better every year? They are a way for designers to really shine and simultaneously build excitement for NSS, now a section of signature mix marketplace. Today I’ve got several lovelies that have been lighting up my mailbox for …

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The Paper Chronicles is taking a brief hiatus while I conquer the double whammy of strep throat and a sinus infection. I’ll be posting just as soon as I can! In the meantime, this lovely Get Well design is from Fawnsberg, it really is such a heartwarming, painterly image. I …

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