Guest Post by Anne Chertoff

There are thousands of designs stationery store owners and buyers see at the annual Stationery Show.  We asked some of the nation’s top paper retailers to share their thoughts on what lines made their “best in show” list. Here are Jessica Paulen-Glick from Judy Paulen Designs @ Bloomingdale’s top picks:

What did you see as the top wedding invitation trend for 2012 – 2013? 

Foil was everywhere and I loved it!  Letterpress has needed a little glitz to dress it up and we saw many designers incorporating foils into their work.  Dauphine added the SHINE collection to their Weddings II Album which features foils and shimmer papers (you can see it here!), Smock added some new foil suites that feel fresh and modern and Spark showed some lovely pearl foils in their new Impress Collection.

Photo courtesy of Dauphine Press

Photo courtesy of Spark

Guest Post by Anne Chertoff

Stationery store owners and buyers see thousands of new designs at the annual Stationery Show. We asked some of the nation’s top paper retailers to share their thoughts on  what lines made their “best in show” list.

First up is Brooke and Michael Coxen from Paper and Home in Las Vegas.  Here are their top picks:

What did you see as the top wedding invitation trend for 2012/2013? 

Foil stamping is a trend that more and more stationers are employing. Dauphine Press and Spark Letterpress were our personal favorites. They both utilized a wonderful blend of letterpress with foil stamping to create intricate patterns and distinct designs.

Photo courtesy of Dauphine Press

Guest Post By Anne Chertoff

Of the thousands of new designs showcased at the National Stationery Show the number one trend was color. Remember Vera Wang’s all-red runway show at the most recent New York Bridal Market?  And the bright blue details on Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 gowns?  Stationery designers have taken the hint that weddings don’t have to be all white and created collections in a rainbow of colors from bright and bold to metallic and even neon hues.  Here’s a look at the colorful collections you’ll soon be seeing in stationery stores:

Dauphine Press launched a number of new suites for their Custom Wedding Portfolio II book. The new looks include foils (both silver and gold options) and edging colors.  The sherbert (mint and pale orange) palette of the Hamilton and Calistoga suites shown here is a fresh color combination.

Photos Courtesy of Dauphine Press

What’s New at the Stationery Show

Posted by Kim on Jun 05, 2012

Guest Post by Anne Chertoff

Garett and Jessica Mayfield of stationery design company Wednesday have been creating custom wedding stationery for the past two years. The Oklahoma City-based company launched their first collection of greeting cards and invitation suites at this year’s show.  Their designs are a mix of delicate and bold, playful and thoughtful, intricate and eccentric. Below are the Clementine (left) and Chase (right) suites.  You can view the complete collection here.

Photos courtesy of Wednesday

Guest Post by Anne Chertoff

Iconic stationery company Crane & Co. released a number of new designs that stray from the traditional ecru card with small black fonts. Bright colors, bold lettering and mixing of sans serif and serif fonts, laser-cut detailing and die-cut cards were fresh additions to the Crane & Co. Wedding I Album. The new designs will be available starting in July 2012 at retailers around the country.

Engraved Fifth Avenue Fete Wedding Suite by Crane & Co.
Photo courtesy of Crane & Co.