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.…

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…

NSS 2016 Round Up

When I first began 8Balloons over 5 years ago, the idea of attending the National Stationery Show didn’t even factor into the grand scheme. I was just hoping to create great content on my favorite greeting cards. I have been so happy to see the progression of designers over the…

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…

Father’s Day

With the excitement of Mother’s Day and the beginning of summer, we often times forget to have the same momentum for Father’s Day! It’s just as important to acknowledge dads and/or father figures so we got you covered with these cards, both funny and sentimental. first image via Paper Source Grey…

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…

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…

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…