national stationery show: florals

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]

  1. Heather says:

    wow – thanks for sharing! It’s great to see stationary with themes (like the florals at Rifle Paper) that don’t feel overdone at the moment.

  2. thanks so much for posting these gorgeous images! It’s so great to see some more heavily-colored designs.

  3. Yes! I’m so glad you were able to get pictures of ALL the flowers. Surtex, also, was alive with flowers: all kinds: large, small, brush stroke, layered textures. And, combined with a small geometric, they make a fresh statement!

  4. Allie says:

    I love love love that first one on the black background! How do they do that??!
    National Stationery Show has just become my big goal for next year – I would love to be part of it!

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  6. holly says:

    Love RIFLE paper…Can’t get enough of their darling design! Some great picks!

  7. LOVE all the gorgeous florals! It’s so lovely to see them all in one place too!

    Thanks for including our eco-friendly birch jotters in the line-up too!

    We love the love! xoxo!

  8. mollie says:

    i love the florals! obsessed! if i could draw/paint/design one thing for the rest of my life, it would definitely be flowers.

    thank you for including such a great group of designs!

  9. hena tayeb says:

    gorgeous stationary. I especially love the circular coasters.

  10. Tanya says:

    I heart Night Owl Paper Goods. They’re so darn cute.

  11. Chris Chun says:

    Hi Grace
    I can’t believe you didn’t post any of Hadley Hutton’s work – it was exquisite!! Apart from this, a good round up of the show trends.

  12. Monika Kotus says:

    I’m a real sucker for beautiful stationary…rifle paper co. my favorite lately.


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