Stationery Show Adventures

Fat Cat Team at Bella Figura, posing in front of silver foil, honeycomb wall display

The stationery industry’s equivalent of Christmas rolled around last week. As we do every year, the Fat Cat Team (minus Pam) made our annual pilgrimage to the city to give our vendors hugs and see all the new paper goodies at the National Stationery Show.

Breakfast at the Bella Figura Invitational

We started with a trip to Drift Studio to meet the Bella Figura crew. We were greeted by Debi Zeinert and Sarah Hanna. These oh-so-talented calligraphers penned our names in the loveliest white and gold inks. Seriously I could watch them work their magic all day.

Calligrapher, white ink, calligraphy

The stationery show happened to land days before my anniversary so I brought this gem home to celebrate.

White calligraphy of names and wedding date on black paper with colorful hologram border

We loved browsing all the new designs. It’s so fun choosing which beauties will be added to our collection. Things like this help give me my stationery fix so I don’t entirely feel the need to plan another wedding and all the lovely paper details that go with it. That being said, is anyone else completely obsessed with this vellum bellyband (look closely at the gray invitation)?? Eeks!

Invitation display at Bella Figura, honeycomb wall display of wedding invitations

And this sweet woodland baby announcement???

Letterpress Baby Announcement on display at Bella Figura, woodland animals in light blue ink

Wanna join the fun? Hop over to our Instagram stories to help us choose some other additions. 

Fat Cat Team at Bella Figura, posing in front of silver foil, honeycomb wall display

Off to the National Stationery Show

Next, we made our way to The Javits Center. The building was buzzing with stationery lovers… and bonus, we got to walk around on pink floors 😍

National Stationery Show 2018, pink floors, Javits Center event

Our friends at Smitten on Paper had the most gorgeous envelope liner display. I’m such a sucker for a classic invitation paired with vintage flowers and a colored envelope. They’re just so fun to get in the mail. Who else is excited to see these beauties in our studios? 🙋

Smitten on Paper at the National Stationery Show, Wall of floral envelope liners

Sooooo, I want to wrap this handmade silk ribbon around EVERYTHING, yes everything. It’s the perfect compliment to pockets, invitations, and programs. I’m so excited for our samples to arrive so we can show it off! Also, don’t be surprised when you find me snuggling with it at my desk 🤷‍♀️

Smitten on Paper, Silk Ribbon Swatches

Until our next trip, farewell NYC. Thank you for the most beautiful sunny day… we were so nervous we’d have to walk around the city in the rain like last year. Clunky umbrellas on crowded streets — not super fun.

New York City in May, Blue skies and skyscrapers near the Javits Center

As always, happy planning!

xoxo,
Fat Cat Signature

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