“Wrapping” things up for NSS!

We are just one week away from the first day of of National Stationery Show, the nation’s largest stationery show – a four-day event filled with lovely goodies. 6.25 is attending this year as an exhibitor (Booth #1677), a buyer (for our store in Grand Rapids) and blogger (for Neenah Paper’s blog). I do wish I had more time to walk this show, but my  priority will be at our booth, showcasing the new items that I am SO excited to debut.

I’ve been busy putting the final touches on our new wedding album, working with printers on new types of product like mini notebooks and giftwrap, designing and preparing the booth and creating a comprehensive 36-page catalog (our first real catalog!).

I’ve attended this show before many times as Media with Stationery Trends
and once as an exhibitor, but never have I ever felt so polished, ready and nervous
as I do this year! We have worked so diligently to make this a great year for 6.25,
but it will all come down to those four days… wish us luck!

Here’s a sketch of our booth…

the actual booth walls, all set up at the printer…

the vinyls to go on the walls…

our lovely marquee sign…

and a sneak peek of a few products…
photolineup2I’ve had a lot of fun designing our booth this year — more on that later! We even got some press around our extensive Trade Show (inspiration) Pinterest Board!

Let us know if you are interested in our wholesale line or wedding album
but cannot attend the show this year, I will happily mail you the catalog!

NSS Sneaky Peek!

We’ve been busy, busy with weddings this season, which pushed back catalog prep for NSS. However, things are wrapping up (insert rimshot) with our new 2013 products and I’m excited to share a sneak peek!

We’ve expanded our catalog to not only include the wedding album, cards and calendars; but we will also have giftwrap, jotters and notepads (oh, and more cards and calendars)!

Here’s one of our Gift Wrap lines — Paint Splatter, which comes in 10 color palettes.
Super bright and will look great when all displayed together!

IMG_7513And my favorite new product, little briefcase jotters.
The patterns for these jotters have been in my head for a while now.
My daughter, who was born in the DRC in Africa, loves reading. There are a few
African-inspired books that she gravitates to when we read before bed. They depict a natural, undeveloped area of Africa contrasted by vibrantly patterned African clothing, commonly associated with African design. My daughter traveled home to us in such clothing, and I have been wanting to create something with an African feel ever since. I decided against bold colors and instead used a “skin” color palette to portray
our colorful family and a world of natural beauty.


We will be using the patterns in other fun products to come.

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We hope to see you and meet you at National Stationery Show this year!
Look us up at Booth #1677 to see these new items in person.