This new journal from Rifle Paper Co. is so pretty, don’t you think? I like it in the canary yellow color…(hint, David)
Below are some more favorites I’ve observed from some recaps and blogs of the National Stationery Show (more to come, probably):
While we’re on the Rifle Paper Co. subject, I wanted to show you something else they debuted at the National Stationery Show:
I love how both cultivating a garden and sending (or making) a beautifully illustrated card can wrap up so neatly into two sides of the same coin. It reminds me that we can make a choice to cultivate something unique and handmade- no matter where we are.
I picked up on a subtle “foodie” trend in the recaps of the show. Wild Ink Press debuted two separate “foodie”-esque card lines- one called “Backhanded Condiments” featuring sentiments in bold text such as “You’re the cool whip in my jello salad” and “You’re the tator tots to my hot dish” (tee hee). The other card line is more high-brow, with fancy script writing that says things like “You’re the buttercream on my cupcake” and “You’re the prosciutto to my melon.” Visit her blog for photos and more.
Hmm… now that I said that, I had to go back and find examples of all of my “foodie” cards, and actually, there are a lot of the “you’re the ____ to my _____” cards out this year- so much so that I don’t even want to post any more because it’s a bit cliche…? Regardless, I still love Wild Ink Press’ cards- what else is new? (perhaps mainly because I want prosciutto and melon right now?)
Also, this card by Tella Press via Design*Sponge is pretty adorable:
For more on the foodie trend, visit Paper Crave’s post on the subject here…
Other trendiness going on this year: chevron (still!), gold foil, dots…
[I am the worst blogger ever and had some site open with a picture that illustrated just this and now I can't find it...UPDATE: See this post for more on the gold foil trend]
stripes, geometric shapes, color blocking, color gradients (there’s a fancy letterpress term for this but I forget what it is- I’m on a roll tonight…), ombre,
and neon on kraft/brown paper.
But- but- I find myself drawn to the more simple designs right now. The ones with lots of crisp white, clean charcoals and minimal flair. Seed House, a new stationery line from a husband-wife duo inspired by a Charleston, SC seed house, is one that pair vintage details with a clean, modern aesthetic – and I’m slightly obsessed. Obsessed as in I’m inspired to throw a rustic tea party worthy of Style Me Pretty/100 Layer Cake fame.
This is a little sneak peak from the show via Simple +Pretty:
Pawling is another new (to me) studio that caught my eye for their simple but striking designs:
I think that’s it for my wrap-up that took far too long to post… but I’m tired from our 2 miler this evening so I think I’m about to call it a night. I hope you enjoyed looking at the prettiness and my rambling thoughts… sigh.