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May 13, 2014

by Nole Garey handmade and vintage goods

Nole Garey is the founder and editor of Oh So Beautiful Paper, a leading lifestyle and design blog with a focus on beautiful paper goods, wedding invitations, entertaining ideas, calligraphy, and delicious cocktails. Nole lives in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with her husband, daughter, and several adorable cats.

The National Stationery Show is quickly approaching, and as a paper goods addict, this is a week I look forward to all year long — I can’t wait to see new cards from my favorite stationers! Because it’s a trade show, it’s not open to the general public (boo!), but I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of some of my favorite cards and Etsy stationers exhibiting this year.

I’m a huge fan of the ever-growing collection of die cut animal cards from Blackbird Letterpress, but the original bear hug card is my favorite. It’s such a fun and unexpected card with an endless number of uses!

I’m mildly obsessed with anything zodiac related, and this series of zodiac birthday cards from Idlewild Co. is beyond stunning. I want the entire set!

This is one of my all-time favorite greeting cards. Period. I gave it to my husband on our anniversary last year!

As a new parent, this card totally cracks me up!

The combination of neon calligraphy and a blind impression heart makes this card a wonderful way to send your love any time of year.

Kyle from Power & Light Press created these postcards after traveling across the country. Such a great way to send a quick note to a friend or loved one!

I’m always looking for fun and creative ways to send congratulations, and I love the hand-lettering in this card.

I’m all about a classic black-and-white color palette these days, but I’m loving the bright pop of coral ink in these screenprinted cards from The Paper Cub Co.

To learn more about Etsy stationers at the National Stationery Show, be sure to check out the Etsy Wholesale blog.

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