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Paper Party! 9th Annual Stationery Meetup

NSS Paper Party 2013 DelphineThe year is just whizzing by. I was scrolling through photos from this year’s Stationery Show and realized I forgot to post photos of our 9th Annual Stationery Meetup invitation. Ooopsie. Here she is. This year I went with something bold and fun, in my favorite colors: emerald green, chartreuse (aka “Delphine green” around the studio), and black.

9th Annual Stationery Meetup 2013 DelphineIt was such a fantastic party. It’s impossible, really, to put it into words. Thanks a million times over to all my favorite paper peeps for celebrating 10 amazing years of Delphine with us, and for being so supportive as we launch our new brand, Chromatic & Co., into the wild. Merci! 

SOURCES | Invitations by Delphine | Calligraphy by Paige.

 

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NSS Preview: Sideshow Press

NSS 2013 Preview Sideshow Press Charleston via DelphineToday I’m super duper excited to share a preview of my Charleston neighbor’s stationery line, Sideshow Press. (Heeeey, neighbor!) I’m thrilled for them as they venture to the Javits for the first time as exhibitors (they’re setting up as I type this) with their fab new line, which includes letterpress cards, wrapping paper, totes, pencil holders, journals and other desktop necessities. All inspired (obv) by the outdoors: canoe trips, crackling campfires, cabins and other woodsy adventures. I’ve got my eye on those handy note pads, which would, indeed, be handy for storing all those darn passwords that I keep forgetting.

If you’re headed to the show, be sure to stop by to see the ladies of Sideshow Press at booth #1852 and tell them “hey.”

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National Stationery Show 2013

National Stationery Show 2013 snail mail via DelphineIt’s coming! I can’t wait to see all my stationery friends — oh, and all the paper goodness at the National Stationery Show this year!

Delphine at NSS 2013 Paper Party 9th Annual Stationery Meetup

I just finished packing up the last box of goodies for this year’s NINTH (!!!) Annual Paper Party Meetup!!! I cannot believe I’ve been hosting these meetups for nine years already. The years just fly by, and I’m so lucky to be able to spend my birthday each year with my “other” family — all you paper peeps! See you in New York.

Pictured at top: NSS show mailer by Kate & Birdie (booth 1755-1757); Bottom image party stuff by Delphine and Chromatic & Co.

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Fall Tradeshow Bootcamp in DC

Tradeshow Bootcamp for Stationery Show Washington DC Fall 2013 The schedule for Fall 2013 session of Tradeshow Bootcamp‘s PAPER CAMP has been released and I’m thrilled to let you know that I’ll be a counselor at the very first East Coast session this coming October in Washington, DC.

Erika Firm of Delphine speaking at Paper Camp I’ll be discussing developing a wholesale stationery product line, developing a wholesale wedding invitation album, industry standards for pricing, terms, ordering, shipping and packaging.

It’s really impossible to put into words how amazing these sessions are. If you’re looking to take your stationery business to the next level you really cannot miss this. For all the details visit Tradeshow Bootcamp. Heads up: there is a full scholarship up for grabs!

 

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8th Annual Stationery Meetup featured in Stationery Trends

Delphine-NSS-Meetup-2012-Stationery-TrendsIt’s a very good snail mail day when any issue of Stationery Trends magazine lands on our desk, but it was one of the best days ever when the latest (Spring 2013 – NSS) issue arrived with a lovely story about our 8th Annual Stationery Meetup.

stationery show meetup 2012 delphine partyLast year’s meetup was covered in Stationery Trends’ inaugural “An Event To Remember” column & I just love looking at the pictures and re-living last year’s big bash, which was co-hosted by Oh So Beautiful Paper. 

nss 2013 stationery trends issue at delphineLets talk about the gorgeous redesign of the magazine for a moment. The Stationery Trends team handled everything in-house … and in less than six months! 

Sarah Schwartz, editor, says, “At a company retreat this past fall, the entire Stationery Trends team met for what we’ve all started calling ‘the fireside chat’ — it was at a B&B in front of a fake fireplace. During it, we reviewed several consumer books and discussed in a rather macro way what we hoped to achieve with the new look. Later, our graphic designer Laura Nagle and I would usually talk about each specific element  — logo, cover, TOC, headers, footers, departments like Fresh Picks  — and come up with three options to show the team, who would vote on them.” 

As a graphic designer, the “design by committee” approach that they used scares the pants off of me. But they pulled it off and the new Stationery Trends looks stunning. I love the clean, new look, the perfect black and white logo, and the fun mix of fonts used throughout the magazine.

After reading the issue cover — insert shout out to my girl and fellow Chromatic & Co. designer Claudia at Fig. 2 Design for landing the front cover — to cover I got super excited about heading to New York for the annual National Stationery Show in a few weeks. I can’t wait to reconnect with all the paper peeps at the J. Javits Center! 

*** PDF of The Ultimate Paper Party courtesy of Stationery Trends magazine. Thanks, ST!!! 

 

 

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NSS Preview: Ferme à Papier by Cat Seto

Ferme a Papier by Cat Seto NSS Preview via DelphineWow. Just wow. I cannot wait to see Ferme à Papier by Cat Seto in person (and to see and squeeze Cat herself) at the National Stationery Show (Booth 2136). Truly, I couldn’t wait, so I went ahead and placed an order already. Patience isn’t my thing.

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Tradeshow Bootcamp Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Stationery Tradeshow Bootcamp Speaker Erika Firm of Delphine

The speaker lineup for the Fall 2012 season of Tradeshow Bootcamp has been released and I’m so happy to let you know that once again I will be speaking at the online webinar  series.

For details visit Tradeshow Bootcamp. Heads up: there are TWO SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS!!! This is an amazing opportunity. All submissions are confidential, so don’t be shy.

I will be discussing developing a wholesale stationery product line, developing a wholesale wedding invitation album, industry standards for pricing, terms, ordering, shipping and packaging. If you have any specific questions feel free to comment below and I’ll be sure to cover as much as possible in the workshops.

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National Stationery Show 2012

National Stationery Show 2012 DelphineIt’s my favorite time of year: National Stationery Show week. NSS 2012 is turning out to be a beautiful show. Here are a few snapshots of some of the lovely things I spotted at the Javits Center this week so far:

National Stationery Show 2012 NSS Clockwise from top left: Fawnsberg (LOVE the amazing hand lettering, sweet illustrations … and the gum eraser giveaways), Mohawk Paper (isn’t their new logo fab?), Paper + Cup design (sweet + chic retro office supply style warms my heart), Flywheel Press (80′s references make me feel slightly old, but happy).

Linda and Harriet NSS 2012

Linda & Harriett combined 5 of my very favorite things in one product: a hand lettered, neon, gold accented, screen printed oversize calendar. On my wish list!!!

Wild Ink Press National Stationery Show 2012Rebecca’s Wild Ink Press booth is beyond spectacular & my favorite so far. Love love love the ombre look. My iphone pic does not do it justice : (

I’ll be walking the show again today. Follow my Instagram feed @delphinestudio or follow me on Twitter @delphine_studio for live updates.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stationery Meetup May 22, 2012 in NYC

National Stationery Show 2012 Meetup DelphineOh So Beautiful Paper is co-hosting with me this year. We have chosen a beautiful location in Manhattan, Hudson Terrace, for the party. [Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 7PM-9PM at Hudson Terrace in NYC].

I’m really looking forward to the 2012 National Stationery Show. I don’t have a booth, am not showing my line, but am celebrating being part of this wonderful industry by throwing a party with Nole. I’m super thankful to be part of the world of paper + design! The party started as a birthday party for me, but has grown into a celebration of my favorite things with some of my favorite people in the world: other stationery designers.

Special thanks (and extra big hugs) to our lovely sponsors for helping to make the meetup happen again this year: Crane, Felt & Wire, Ladies of Letterpress, Mohawk, Paper + Cup, Stationery HQ, The Sweetest Occasion, and Tradeshow Bootcamp.

All stationery industry peeps (designers, exhibitors, reps, buyers, store owners, bloggers, wedding planners, stationery + wedding industry press) are welcome. Space is limited at the venue, so you must RSVP for admission. If you’d like to be on the invitation list please shoot stationerymeetup [at] gmail [dot] com an email with your full name and name of your business & we’ll add you to the evite list.  If you attended last year you’re already on the evite list and will receive an invitation in early May.

Yes, we’ll have goodie bags again. Trust me, you do not want to miss these. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but you can be sure it will be filled to the brim with paper goodness. The first 100 guests will receive a goodie bag.

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Tradeshow Bootcamp Spring 2012

Erika Firm Speaking at Tradeshow BootcampThe speaker lineup for the Spring 2012 season of Tradeshow Bootcamp has been released and I’m so happy to let you know that I will be speaking at all three events: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the online teleconference series.

For details visit Tradeshow Bootcamp. Heads up: there are THREE SCHOLARSHIPS UP FOR GRABS!!! This is an amazing opportunity. All submissions are confidential, so don’t be shy.

I will be discussing developing a wholesale stationery product line, developing a wholesale wedding invitation album, industry standards for pricing, terms, ordering, shipping and packaging. If you have any specific questions feel free to comment below and I’ll be sure to cover as much as possible in the workshops.

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