Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting ready for NSS

I am getting ready for the Stationery Show starting on Sunday. I fly to NYC on Saturday and then hit the ground running Sunday morning. I am meeting up with a few new blogging friends and hope to see many more! Here are some of my guaranteed stops and favorite paper lines, most of whom I carry.

Dabney Lee-Booth 1835
Oh Dabney Lee! You are one of my first stops. I have been stalking this website and the At Home collection forever. I am definitely picking up this line and can't wait to get my hands on it. Her bright colors and eye-catching patterns are mesmerizing. I also can't wait to meet her!

Hen and Barley Press- Booth 2547
I feel like the owners Jenny and Carolyn and my great friends. I picked up this line 2 years ago in Atlanta and that Christmas, apparently I was their number one salesperson. Their Completely Custom line is fabulous, low minimums, low prices and low hassle. This year, they are starting semi-custom. I am dying to see it.

Hicks Paper Goods-Booth 3408/3412
I love Hicks Paper. I sell out of the green stand-up binder and love their selection of stickers and mailing labels. Whitney English is also a favorite.

In Good Company Paper Design-Booth 2241/2243
I have the pink lunchbox filled with stickers and calling cards and I have sold hundreds of them. Their designs are so cute and I love that you can order colored stickers with white printing. The standard square monogrammed lables are 30 for $32, a great price point and a very easy sale for customers. They have a tin of tags that I want to order, a cute silver tin of an assortment of gift tags. Don't miss this booth!

Kelly Hughes Design-Booth 3357
This line carries staple items like waterproof vinyl stickers and monogrammed lucite notepads. Great prices and her artwork is so cute. This puppy is what made me buy this line.

Lifeguard Press- Booth 3220
The vendor for the Lilly Pulitzer line, enough said!

Paper and Ink Designs-Booth 1862
Two years ago, I had my own booth at the Atlanta Gift Show. While I was wondering around, I met Tracy, the designer of this GORGEOUS paper line. She and I were fast friends and I ended up leaving my Mom in my booth and hanging out in hers. Don't miss this booth!

Preppy Cards-Booth 3155
Last year, this booth was a haven of pink and green and had all preppy essentials as decor. Owner Kirsten McCallum is so nice and an amazing artist. She has a bunch of new products for this year. Her designs are really special...and of course preppy!

The Paper Menu-Booth 2853
Marie Katz is the delightful owner of The Paper Menu, which I came across last year at NSS. Her fresh take on monograms and sweet children's designs really caught my eye. I have enjoyed many great sales of this preppy and adorable line.

Tumbalina-Booth 1831
Tumbalina makes all different products. I sold out of my little note blocks super fast. They are a great price point and an excellent little hostess/teacher gift.

I can't wait...hope to see you there!


Preppy from Bay said...

Love all this wonderful stationary you featured. I tried to get onto Dabney Lee but it said, website not found. Can you send me the correct website. I would love to check out their stuff. Thanks so much.

hen and barley press said...

KP, we can't wait to see you in NYC. Carolyn can't wait to really meet's hard to believe yout wo haven't met. I just e-mailed you some semi-custom sneak peeks just for your readers.

Torch Lake Prep said...

Have fun, I can't wait to see what you choose to carry. I love everything you showed.

Kappa Prep said...

I hope you had a grand time at the show! It sounds simply fabulous and like a dream come true. I cannot wait to see what new items you picked up as I just LOVE all the companies you have featured!