Featured Designer: ILootPaperie

Doris and Alice are the creative sisters behind the funny, cute and all around fantastic ILootPaperie. Their designs range from hilariously punny to cheeky, with gems like ‘thanks for being my super gyro’. Hula hooping unicorns and surfing cactuses make their way onto greeting cards, sure to make you smile. In addition to seriously cool…

Featured Designer: Good Juju Ink

As we walked the aisles of the National Stationery Show, Julie and I had the great fortune of stopping to chat with a seriously lovely couple – an exuberant and animated gal named Juliana and the oh-so-sweet and engaging Ryan. We talked snail mail, humor, young love and commitment to charitable giving. Julie and I walked…

Keep Your Pin Game Strong

Enamel pins are everywhere. And, we can’t get enough of them. From food, to unicorns to pop culture icons – these pins are the cutest adornments for jean jackets, lapels or totes. It’s hard not to be obsessed with collecting all the pins. ilootpaperie’s fries are adorable. And, the little snail mail pin has to become part of…

Oh Canada!

Tough Luck Co. We Canadians celebrate Canada Day today. In addition to bringing you maple syrup, basketball, Drake, The Weekend, Ryan Gosling and Pacey Joshua Jackson, the country is home to loads of fab greeting card designers. I can’t possibly cover all of the talented purveyors of paper, but I can do a round up of…

Featured Designer: Amy Heitman

Amy Heitman is a purveyor of beautifully-designed stationery. She pairs her illustrations, oft inspired by florals and nature, with classic type. Amy’s designs are seriously pretty, with a charming style that evokes days gone by. She took part in the National Stationery show for the first time this year, and her booth was simply gorgeous, wallpapered…

Featured Designer: Aparna of Green Bean Studio

Aparna Varma is the sweet as sugar designer behind Green Bean Studio, a Toronto-based stationery line and design studio. Aparna’s personality comes through in her cards, which are sure to make you smile with punny sentiments and hand drawn characters inspired by her background in animation. One of my favorite parts of the Green Bean line…

Featured Designer: Paula & Waffle

Paula & Waffle is a super sweet line of whimsical stationery designed by Paula with inspiration from her sidekick Waffle, a four-year-old Havanese pup. Based in New York City, Paula draws on the city and walks with Waffle for creative fodder. Her cards  range from witty and adorable to pretty patterns and florals, with designs…

La-la-letterpress! at NSS

 Bremelo Press in collaboration with Leigh Riibe Let’s talk letterpress. The feel of ink engrained into paper is a stationery lover’s dream. It appeals to the analogue lover in me, setting and inking type and pulling prints. It’s no wonder I was so taken with the letterpress stationery lines at last month’s National Stationery Show (NSS).…

National Stationery Show 2016

Rifle Paper Co.  What a whirlwind (and all we did was walk the show)! The National Stationery Show (NSS) was four days of inspiration in one of the world’s best cities, the Big Apple. NSS is a trade show for stationery buyers, an opportunity for designers to showcase their new paper products. NSS was a visual…

Current Mood: Bright & Cheerful

Spring is in the air and I feel bright and cheery! I thought I’d find some cards to reflect my mood. I’m loving Texas-based Hello Small World, with a fun mix of cool illustrations, lettering, puns, and pop culture references. With sayings like ‘I heart you more than rom-coms’ and ‘I like you in the kissy…