canny connections & confections

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Making connections at the National Stationery Show is easy. Pretty much everyone there has a love affair with paper, so right off the bat, you have something in common. Having just done some cupcake flags myself for a bride here in Boulder, I was immediately drawn to the petite patterns in these cupcake flags by Blue Ribbon.

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The folks at Boxcar Press, where I get my photopolymer plates from, launched smock. just last year and had their calligrapher there showing their attention to every detail.

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If I lived in New York, I would want to live in Brooklyn. I am trying to connect what seems to be an ever growing list of those creatives that I know there – and everyone I know in Brooklyn is creative. This frisky fox is from another couple team Enormous Champion – he's on my to buy list.

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It was great to meet the girl behind SusyJack, she has an interesting perspective on the stationery industry and I was thrilled to be able to personally thank her for her wisdom-filled writings on exhibiting at the show.

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Learned of these vermonsters at my local coffee shop, and found this mother-daughter team all smiles exhibiting at the show. Beautiful hand-drawn patterns, now found on fabric, this is Loop.

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Neighbors and printing buddies in nearby Boulder {though they are transplants from New York, so the show probably feels like coming home}, here are some offerings from Sweet Letterpress, yet another couple team.

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And last, but not least, rounding out the sweetness, here's Sugarcube Press! Turns out the designer's sister-in-law lives in Lyons – what a coinkydink.