Wine Tweetup at National Stationery ShowFriday, May 14, 2010
The National Stationery Show, the annual tradeshow for papery goodness, is this Sunday through Wednesday in New York. Envelopments, a Splendid client, will be hosting a tweet up, complete with wine, at their booth #2562 on Monday from 4-6 pm. Wine, twitter friends, and paper heaven? What could be better? If you're attending the show, be sure to stop by.
Envelopments has been a favorite company of mine for years, long before I started working with them, so it's really easy for me to love everything they do. They're the ones who invented pocket invitations, which became a craze that is still popular in wedding and corporate invitations, and their line this year is quite possibly my favorite ever. It includes over 230 new mix and match colors and along with their metallic and patterned stocks, they have stocks that can be letterpressed. They also have a new line of favor containers that are available in seven different styles, 231 colors, leaving you with 1,617 possible combinations. Awesome, yes? Grab a glass of wine on Monday and see for yourself.
Perhaps my favorite invention, though, is the Jigster. Even if you're not attending the show, you need to buy one of these if you ever assemble any type of invitations or stationery at all. In a nutshell, this handy device ensures that all the layers of the invite are lined up correctly each and every time (to see how it works, check out the YouTube video). As someone who cannot cut or glue in a straight line to save her life (even with a paper cutter - sad but true story), the Jigster is genius. Every year, Vane from Brooklyn Bride hosts a holiday card gift swap with the catch being that they have to be handmade, and every year I get a little bit panicked at the thought of sending cards that aren't lined up correctly. This year that's not going to be an issue.
If you want to read up on and see photos of who you'll be meeting this year from Envelopments at the stationery show, you can do so on their blog here. They've also been exhibiting at the show for 16 years and attending for even longer, and you can read about their perspective on the show and industry from over the years (and see some flashback pics) here.
If you're following the stationery show on Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #stationeryshow instead of NSS (which has been taken over with some NSFW material). You can follow Holly from Envelopments on Twitter here, as well as Deborah, Mark and Tom and you can follow the National Stationery Show here.