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The Five Questions is another new department, capsule profiles of those dynamic minds that make the stationery industry so interesting. My first is Jason Arbuckle, creative director of J. Falkner Cards, who I met in 2011 when he first showed his clean yet colorful line at National Stationery Show. I recall lingering …

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My last one of the week comes from the brilliant minds at Seltzer. As clever as it is clean (?) in design, it’s blank for the message of your choosing. Thick and luxurious and printed with eco-friendly inks, it’s on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. You can buy them here or find a …

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It’s animals gone wild in the Tomfoolery line from Smitten Kitten. Each is gold foil printed on beautiful ultra thick velvety stock.  The second card garnered a LOUIE award (think the Academy Awards for greeting cards)  for Best Humorous Card in the $3.50 and over category.  Each is paired with …

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There are so many amazing little indie card lines out there, this department is my attempt to highlight a few, which (barring calamity) I plan on doing throughout the day. The first is Lady Pilot Letterpress and I personally can’t think of a better card to kick off with. The message …

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My Letter-Writing Campaign  has been positively received (please, keep those missives coming!) so in that spirit, I can’t write another post without encouraging the occasional physical mailing of greetings. It’s such an easy way to make someone’s day that much brighter — and show your all-round high-classiness, as this colorfully cool note …

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Apparently parking miscreants are a deeper cultural problem than most of us realize, as there’s more than one paper product out there to address them. Kelp Designs’ Neighborly Notes help promote a firm yet friendly (not to mention colorful) brand of civility. Necessity was definitely the mother of this invention, …

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