Well, it’s June 19 – officially a month and a day since the 2014 National Stationery Show launched in New York, but as you can tell from my delayed recap it’s also been a month of order-filling, business-card-follow-upping, new-friend-on-instagram-stalking, with a little sleep mixed in because, you know, health. We had a terrific time and made some new friends, reunited with old ones, and proudly, I must admit – avoided getting single paper cut! And there was a lotta frickin paper there.
Some of the show highlights included being nominated for 8 Louie Awards and winning 5 in the categories: Announcements & Photo Cards above $3.50, Deluxe Wedding Invitation Suite – Classic Printed, General Invitations above $3.50, Religious Celebrations above $3.50, and Print and Production Excellence – a category we won our first Louie award in last year! We were also honored to be announced as the winner of the Trendys Award in the Greeting Card Category!
But enough about us. I mean, we’re honored – humbly and to the max, of course. But there were so many more way cool moments that happened besides being adorned by heavy glass objects (which, by the way, did not cause any emergency dental work this year!).
Take, for example the 2014 Paper Party - what a bash! As you can see from the Smilebooth pictures, we maybe had a little toooooo much fun. Afterwards we popped over to the Shutterfly Designer Soiree downtown at the Bowery Hotel and had some fancy pictures taken that make me look a zillion times more classy than I actually am. Cool!
Then there were the daily Hand Lettering Demos that we held at our booth, sponsored by our good friends and Sakura of America! They were kind enough to put together these awesome little pen packs that included our favorite Sakura products: Pigma® Micron® and their brand new fineline Gelly Roll® Moonlight® 06 pens! We had a great time sitting down with our visitors and chatting with them while we hand-lettered a phrase of their choice right before their eyes. Sakura has graciously put together blog posts documenting each day of the lettering demos on their blog here: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. Did you attend the event but haven’t gotten around to tagging us on instagram? It’s not too late! @ladyfingersletterpress and @sakuraofamerica.
All in all, we were psyched with the response to our brand new deluxe cards, rubber stamps and boozeware, in addition to all new cards that I just can’t stop sending to family, friends and random strangers. We’re happy to be finally catching up with real life and back in the studio, dreaming up more ideas for new releases! Stay tuned!
We are so excited to announce that we now have a bunch of new cards for sale in our online shop! We debuted this gang of dudes at the National Stationery Show in May and have finally gotten around to posting them online.
Our new collection includes a line of super duper radically awesome Deluxe Cards; which do neat things like pop out, turn into airplanes, turn into sheriff badges, turn into hot air balloons, turn into baby bumps, show you what the night sky looked like when you were born, and you know, other cool stuff.
Visit your local stationery store to pick up your favorites (and if they don’t have ‘em, tell ‘em they should carry Ladyfingers in their store!) or visit our online shop to buy yours today!
Heading to the National Stationery Show at the Javits Center in New York this week? Be sure to stop by our booth 1864 Sunday through Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm for daily Hand Lettering Demos! Not only will we letter any name or phrase right before your eyes, but the first 200 participants will receive a very special Sakura Pen Pack, filled with Pigma Microns® and Gelly Roll® Pens!
Last year, The Knot captured our demonstration and posted this short clip to their blog!
Spring is in the air! Perhaps we’ve sniffed a few more fresh flower bunches than we should have, but it’s certainly put us in a generous mood.
All Custom Wedding Invitation Suite orders placed before May 9th will receive FREE Letterpress Return Address Printing! That’s a $3.00 value per envelope! Think of all the extra booze you could now buy for your wedding!
Since each wedding invitation suite is created from scratch and totally original, our availability is limited. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, get a quote and reserve your space on our calendar!
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!