* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

Favorite Finds: National Stationery Show

For one glorious weekend a year, the most talented designers, illustrations and letterpress aficionados decent on New York City and present their newest lines of cards and invitations at the National Stationery Show. 

Lucky for the Celebrations team, we are also based in New York City and were able to attend this amazing event! Hailed as the largest comprehensive collection of stationery in the world, this tradeshow features over 800 exhibitors, including about 250 newbies. After 25 rows walked, and many a blister band aids administered, we were able to see all of the best new trends and talent that the industry has to offer. 

While there were TONS of great booths, there were a few who stood out. Here are some of my favorite finds!


Sycamore Street Press

I also had the pleasure of viewing Sycamore Street Press at the Stationery Show last year, but this time around they had some great new lines, including these bright brush and indigo cards. Clean lines, witty sayings and beatiful florals - these guys have a little bit of everything. AND they have an Etsy shop, so you can start your obsession with this amazing brand right away.

Photos/Designs via Sycamore Street Press


BetsyWhite Stationery Boutique

Beautiful, clean designs is this gal's name of the game. Gia Graham, owner and designer of BetsyWhite Stationery, certainly knows how to create some gorgeous and modern gretting cards. While this line of product isn't available for purchase yet, you can check back on their site here and keep your eyes peeled for their debut this summer. Side note: who could have a bad day while using those napkins?

Photos/Designs via Betsy White Stationery


Easy, Tiger Cards

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if greeting cards came out of a vending machine? Well, wonder no more my friends, because Easy, Tiger Cards is ON IT. This company repurposed an old vending machine, stocked it with their new line of hilarious cards and brought it to the Stationery Show for everyone to enjoy. Cards for awesome people (by awesome people).

Photos/Designs via Easy, Tiger


Paper Bandit Press

A husband and wife design team, Paper Bandit Press may have stolen the show with their hilarious new line of greeting cards. I was especially impressed by their literary card series, which features one-liners from some of your favorite classics. These guys were featured in the "fresh" section of the Stationery Show, which highlights some of the best new talent in the design world, and man, did they deserve to be there.

Photos/Designs via Paper Bandit Press


Think & Ink Studios

Geometric patterns were extremely popular at this year's Stationery Show, but one display that really caught my eye was that of Think & Ink Studios. Run by designer Bambs Hemmings, this Vancouver-based studio brings all of the gorgeous, simplistic cards you'll ever need. I'll take one of each of those pink prints, thank you very much! And that pencil case, and those notebooks....ok, all of it.

Photos/Designs via Think & Ink Studio


Idlewild Co.

Hailing from Vero Beach, Florida, this design studio has a little sass and a lot of talent. Designer Katie Gastley creates these hand-painted designs that brought a much appreciated punch of color to the Stationery Show. We need that map print for the Celebrations office stat. Too good to be forgotten indeed.

Photos/Designs via Indlewild Co.



Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

Read More »
Exotic Cocktail Recipe Video Link to video gallery. Upgrade your spring sips with this cocktail tutorial. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.