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national stationery show: florals

by Grace Bonney


we’re diving back into trade shows again this morning with another post on trends from the national stationery show. amy’s got another post coming up tomorrow, but today i wanted to share some beautiful floral cards i saw popping up around the show. for the past few years it felt like designers were passing up florals in exchange for geometric patterns and more angular designs, but this year it was like heaven for me: unabashedly girly florals left and right. today i’m sharing 20 of my favorite, so i hope you’ll enjoy them. stay tuned for 2 ICFF trend posts later today and more NSS trends this week and next. [image above: invites by anna of rifle paper co]


[image above: pretty floral envelope liners and paper from puro papel]


[image above: my kind of flower arrangement: a pretty card from old school stationers]


[image above: a peachy floral card from studio olivine]

CLICK HERE for 16 more examples of florals at the show this year!



[image above: floral trimmed cards from egg press (sorry, they were too high- and i was too short- to reach and get the plastic off)]


[image above: floral bouquet card from pie bird press]



[images above: i loved the hot pink flowers on this sesame letterpress calendar]


[image above: floral stationery and office folders from thomas paul]






[images above: i love the florals used in anna’s work at rifle paper co.]


[image above: i couldn’t resist these real florals at the great lakes‘ booth. so pretty]


[image above: antique-feeling flowers on the cards at austin press‘ booth]


[image above: floral coasters from albertine press]


[image above: flower notebooks printed on wood from nightowl papergoods]


[image above: i loved the vintage floral stamps on angela ligouri‘s cards]

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