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School Styling

Although we all tried to shut our eyes from the Back to School ads and catalogues which began to appear in mid-July, the time has come. And, although some kids can’t wait to try out their finely sharpened No. 2’s or open a crisp, clean notebook (mini iPads have not taken over all forms of note taking, right?), there are those young scholars who may need and appreciate a surprise hidden in their dusted off backpacks.

Yes, of course, there are the required paper goods assigned to each grade but why stop there? Instead, throw in a few other school supplies…just because you are a cool parent and your child worked their tush off practicing their writing skills over the Summer by journaling or writing letters from camp (or not). And, oh, you want to encourage handwriting as often as possible.

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Any student will feel cool having their very own Petite Pink Notebook for personal needs…a place to scribble down a locker code, a reminder of an after-school sports equipment, Homecoming Dance Committee meeting time, and the new teacher’s favorite baked good.

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I believe texting is a big No-No during class these days. Instead, why not encourage a little note writing with these letterpress Mini Note Pads? If my child was caught passing a handwritten note, I have to say I’d probably smile to know they were writing vs. texting! Sorry teachers.

For those high schooler or college bound kids…

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This Eagle Letter and Pencil Pouch actually makes you look hip. Proven fact.

yellowpencil_1024x1024The Mechanical Pens and Ballpoint Wood Pencils from Delfonics bring young, serious writers to another level…Might also grab the professor’s attention as well.

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Step aside Mead notebooks, make way for the show stopping Gold Polka Dot Notebook.

Before you zip up the lunch box, include a handwritten note to brighten up their day!

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These Library Cards would catch any kid’s attention inside an echoey cafeteria. My dear friend, a 4th grade teacher, is using the cards as name tags on school lockers.

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For the jokesters in the family, these printable Lunch Note Jokes from All for the Boys will keep the cafeteria scene light. The blank notes are perfect for your own jokes or sentiments.

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Pssst…my last suggestion; Be the only parent with a little Summer left in them and throw in a few Tattoo Sets in their backpack. Even children need reminders of the moments of freedom and playfulness you’d all like to hold onto for just a bit longer.

The Best of The National Stationery Show Part 2

I’m back with more highlights from my whirlwind weekend in NYC this past May. Let’s first start with a line I can’t wait to debut later this month on Brown Ink…

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image-1Read Between the Lines, created by Belinda Jones, is fresh and expresses exactly how I feel.

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No surprise, BANQUET atelier & workshop arrived with elegant colors and beautiful illustrations.

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Look for this fabulous advent calendar from Banquet in our Holiday Collection early Fall.ML-S38_DahliaThankYou

The creative and local force behind Old Tom Foolery launched a new line last year, Modern Lore, which brings in fresh imagery from different photographers throughout the country.

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I’m crazy about the floral images with copper foil text and the succulent gift tags! So much so, Modern Lore is joining Brown Ink Paper Goods boutique this summer.
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I’ve been a distant fan of Danni from Oh Hello Friend for years so it was such a treat to meet her in person and check out her thoughtful selection of handmade goods and stationery.

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The watercolor and dip-dyed effect is still alive and kicking, my favorite coming from Moglea.

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sugar paper brought some serious eye candy to the show this year and I left dreaming of the detailed gold foil notebooks, soon to hit Brown Ink as well. Sweet goods.

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OSBP-NSS-2014-Sugar-Paper-12OSBP-NSS-2014-Sugar-Paper-22OSBP-NSS-2014-Sugar-Paper-40Back soon for more Best Of’s from the show and cheers, once again, to Oh So Beautiful Paper for sharing a few of their images (it’s pretty impossible to shoot all of the booths during my two days!). If you are still reading at this point, you’re in luck. I’ve continued my 4th of July Sale thru Monday for all those out-of-towners. Use code: Holiday25 for 25% OFF all goods. Now go relax!

Papering our Independence

Happy 4th of July Weekend! You still have time to take advantage of our Stars and Stripes Sale going on now thru tomorrow with 25% OFF all items using code S&S25 – Shop and Write People!

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Being a paper enthusiast, these 4th of July, DIY printable sparkler holders from Lovely Indeed are festive, fabulous party or hostess gifts for tomorrow’s activities!

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For collecting candy at the neighborhood parade or a party bag for kiddos, here’s another easy printable from you are my fav. Write a quick note on the cover and use these as a host gift bag!

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Sharpen your pencils and include some holiday history with this Word Search.

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Sparkle, pow, and American pride. And it all began with a 56 signatures. Happy 4th!

The Best of National Stationery Show 2014, Part 1

Highlighting my trip to New York City for the National Stationery Show is not a simple task. With all the new trends and unexpected surprises to share, compiling it into one post is impossible. That said, I’ll share some of my favorite lines I spotted last month at the Javits Convention Center through a series of posts over the next few weeks. Enjoy!!

Once again, Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop worked her magic and talent within this gorgeous display space (it took her and an assistant only 2 hours to hand paint the booth!)

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Emily McDowell was the show-stopper this year. With her beautiful and thoughtful hand lettered paper goods, this booth was consistently well packed with attendees.

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Pineapples were popping up everywhere this year, but Hartland Brooklyn was my favorite! Emily from Hartland Brooklyn freshened up her pink neon with a new South Pacific direction.

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One line soon to join the Brown Ink Paper Goods boutique is Linda & Harriett out of Brooklyn, NY. We weren’t the only ones at the show crazy for the 2015 Painted Letterpress Calendars! In general, calendars appear to be the new rage, taking the place of the faithful recipe cards.

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Another soon-to-debut line on Brown Ink is Ferme a Papier. With its Tahitian-Parisian inspired collection, these lovely bold colors kept drawing me back each day to visit with creator Cat Seto.

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Wonderful to finally meet the sisters from Fawnsberg at the show! And excited to debut their classic wood handle calligraphy address stamp collection on Brown Ink later this summer.OSBP-NSS-2014-Fawnsberg-4

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We’ll be back soon for more highlights from the show (And a big shout out to Oh So Beautiful Paper for partial photo credit). Until then, enjoy the games! #goworldcup #soccerheads

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Words from the Heart

Even for the Father who appears unsentimental, believe me, he will want to be reminded of the important role he plays in your life on Father’s Day. No need to sweat a grand gift; words in a card will fill his heart and be embraced like nothing else. And if you can’t find he right words, let the card speak for you.

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Best Dad

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Tweed Father’s Day

But, in case you’re in need of a few gift ideas…

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For the fisherman, Harbor Collection Set

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For the outdoorsman, the Pine Tree Set or Paddle Set

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Or a timeless Pencil Case with a Delfonics Wood Pencil is a beautiful pairing.

 A Father’s Day gift-from-the-heart can be as simple as an experience shared together. A baseball game, a road trip, a meal out, a visit to his childhood town, a gift card to his favorite pub, all moments to connect. And ones which can be packaged in a lovely card!

Lastly, if you are looking for more gifts ideas or want to pick up some cards this weekend, swing by Forage Modern Workshop & Parka this Saturday afternoon for my Pop-Up for Pops!

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I’ll also be selling paper goods for Summer needs such as journals, camp postcards, and summer-themed stationery. Embrace the words and the season!