I had the honor to go to the National Stationery Show and received tons of really awesome paper items. Now, it’s tempting to keep it all, but isn’t sharing more fun?

Quick details:

  • Estimated worth: $140
  • Enter by heading to http://weddinginvitelove.com and writing a comment in this blog post with sentence about your favorite designer listed there. BONUS ENTRIES: Get two additional entries by writing your own blog post about WeddingInviteLove.com and pointing out some of your favorite designers. Post the link to your blog post in the comments!

Contest details:

  • Contest is open internationally.
  • Contest ends 9pm PST, this Sunday (June 26th).
  • I will be choosing one winner to win it all, randomly chosen.
  • Winner will have three days to contact me back, otherwise I’ll be moving to the 2nd pick, then the 3rd, etc.

Specific details about the items in the giveaway:

Clockwise from top: Mohawk Papers, O+D, Puro Papel, Lulabelle Letterpress, Eat Shop NYC, Wendelline Papers, Paper Lovely (front bottom)

From Mohawk Paper, a set of 5 bright pink envelopes and a blank sketchbook; from O+D, a set of two delightfully tasteless cards; from Lulabelle Letterpress, a pretty mini-notepad with pen and mini-post-it notes; the great Eat.Shop NYC guidebook to locally owned eating and shopping establishments in NYC; two gift tags and a set of 8 placecards from Wendelline Papers.

Two adorable letterpress cards from Paper Lovely.

Clockwise from left: Cat Seto (3 cards + one other), Wild Ink Press, Delphine Press (2 stacks of 4 cards), Linnea’s Lights

A set of three cards plus one reusable gift card from Cat Seto; beautiful letterpress card from Wild Ink Press, two sets of five NSS Meetup letterpress cards from Delphine Press, and candle/matches by Linnea’s Lights.

Clockwise from left: Paisley Tree Press, Wiley Valentine , Egg Press, Fig. 2 Design Studio, The Knot (center)

Two letterpress cards from Paisley Tree Press; two cards (one letterpress) from Wiley Valentine; two letterpress cards from Egg Press (bird illustration by Angela Adams), one letterpress card from Fig. 2 Design Studio; and a couple trinkets by TheKnot.com.

Clockwise from left: Fig. 2 Design Studio, Pistachio Press, Wild Ink Press

The seen-above Fig. 2 Design Studio letterpress card; a Pistachio Press letterpress card, and the seen-above letterpress card from Wild Ink Press.

NSS Recipe Cards

I hunted down every vendor that was giving these away at NSS! A set of 15 gorgeous letterpress recipe cards from 15 different letterpress vendors, with Flywheel Press as the giveaway mastermind and printed on paper provided by Legion Paper. I *did* get a couple of these for myself, and these ones I’m definitely keeping!

From top: Dingbat Press, Igloo Letterpress, a. favorite design, The Nic Studio, Paper Mill Designs, Blackbird Letterpress, (unknown — can someone identify the studio for me?), Albertine Letterpress, Old Tom Foolery

…starting from the brown card, May Day Studio, Maginating, Wild Ink Press, Sapling Press, Pistachio Press, Blue Barnhouse.

 

 

I’ve loved And Kathleen’s Design Co.‘s work for a long time now — I remember when they first signed up for WeddingInviteLove (this was only when it was beginning to grow) and I was so happy to have such a fabulous designer join. Today I’ve chosen them to be WeddingInviteLove featured vendor for the week — thank you so much for supporting us early on!

Packing and shipping the WeddingInviteLove paper goods giveaway today! I’m so happy that the contest (being the first I’ve ever run) went so well. I’m photographing some items today to giveaway on Monday, check back then!

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Newest WeddingInviteLove Vendors:

Time to take a break from beautiful stationery — check out this beautiful wedding sent over from Cayce Callaway Photography!

Lauren & Philip met during law school at Tulane (they’re both attorneys) and live in New Orleans, but came back to Lauren’s home in Atlanta for their wedding. Besides being a lovely couple getting married on an amazing spring day, the most interesting thing about their wedding was the venue. The Vinings Club is in a commercial high rise with a garden just outside. The setting blends a lovely outdoor garden wedding with the ultra modern architecture of the skyscraper. It worked perfectly for Lauren & Philip, both of whom had a level of sophistication a bit above the standard bride and groom. But the New Orleans’ sense of fun was alive and well at their reception.

Eye-candy ahead…

Credits:
Photographer: Cayce Callaway PhotographyReception Venue: The Vinings Club, Cake Designer: Confection PerfectionBand: Crystal Clear Band, Image Provider: Two Bright Lights

I attended the National Stationery Show for the first time this last May on a Press pass, which was stressful enough — I could only imagine what it’s like as a first-time exhibiting vendor! Here’s my collection of advice posts and recaps from this years show:

WeddingType Blog (this blog!):

Dingbat Press:

Fig. 2 Design Studio:

Pushing Papers:

  • Countdown to NSS: Advice from Kelp Designs

The Invitation Blog @ Hip Ink:

Dear Hancock:

Indie Fixx:

Joie Studio:

Please pass along any other posts on NSS 2011, especially advice and preparation posts!

 

Who doesn’t love letterpress? At the National Stationery Show, I practically purred with every letterpress business card I was given — the texture that letterpress lends is so luxurious! Just imagine the reactions of friends and family when they receive their letterpress invitations to your wedding.


Bella Figura

 


The White Aisle

 


Studio SloMo

 


Plum Blossom Press

 


Real Card Studio

 


Ruby the Fox Design

 


The Aerialist Press

 


Copper Dog Press

 


Cartoules Press

 


Oblation Papers & Press

Good morning everyone! Today we have the pleasure of featuring Imbue You Wedding‘s beautiful Indian-inspired folding invitation. I love the deep, autumn colors and the clever flap fold that holds more information!

This folded Indian print invitation resulted from a mix of our love for globally inspired prints and a desire to create an alternative to the pocketfold invitation.

My husband and I created our wedding invitation business after a friend asked us to brand her Persian wedding. We fell in love with researching global design in fabric, architecture and decorative items, and putting a modern spin on it.

I was really loving Indian archways and block print design, both of which inspired this print. They were modern and classic at the same time.

When I design I like to put myself in the guests’ shoes: What would I like to get? What would surprise me? What would tell me about the couple’s wedding style?

I love the look of layers and folds because they seem more personal, like “someone cared enough to make that and send it to me”. So I came up with this flap fold to tuck behind it a mini booklet for directions, events and accommodations. Everything stays together for the guests, held in place with the tag and ribbon.  Simple, yet personal.

Thank you Kemba! Visit Imbue You Wedding’s WeddingInviteLove profile, or head straight to their website for more.

Thank you everyone for your entries in the WeddingInviteLove Giveaway! For our first contest (about a new website on an even newer blog), I’m blown away by all the entries received. Stay tuned — there are two more giveaways scheduled in the near future, and more to come!

The lucky winner is…

Kirsten S. who liked us on Facebook!

I’ll be contacting Kristen shortly, and thanks to all that entered!

 

 

 

Ellie from Hello Tenfold designs such beautiful and unique invitations, full of color, great typography, and unique decoration. I’m so happy to have her studio listed on WeddingInviteLove, and I’m happy to announce that Hello Tenfold was chosen to be our featured studio for the week! Check out Ellie’s work on Hello Tenfold’s website, her profile on WeddingInviteLove, or check out her amazing design blog, mint.

First things first — the paper giveaway worth over $250 with surprise extra letterpress and papercut items ends tonight at 9pm! Have you entered yet? Stay in touch with us, since we have at least two more smashing giveaways for the future!

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Have a great weekend, everyone!