I loved spotting trends as I browsed the aisles at the National Stationery Show. Here are 5 that jumped out at me–neon colors, needlepoint graphics, gold foil, cards vs. email, and chevron. Have you started noticing these too?
Trend #1: Neon. Everywhere I looked I saw neon green, yellow, orange and pink. I love this trend which brings a dash of 1980s style to modern stationery.
“You are My Sunshine” by Two Paper Dolls
Letterpress cards by Haute Papier
Pops of pink and yellow by Printerette
Trend #2: Needlepoint. Even if you aren’t that crafty yourself, you can enjoy a needlepoint vibe with these letterpress cards:
Wedding invitation by Printerette
Boxed notecards by Pistachio Press
Trend #3: Everything is turning to gold. . . foil, that is. These gold embellishments add extra sparkle to already pretty stationery products.
Notecards with foil initial by Fig 2 Design
Gold foil accent notebooks by Kate & Birdie
Wedding invitation suite by Double Bravo Designs
Trend #4: Stationery vs. E-mail. Stationery folks are, obviously, vocal for their preference for the hand-written versus the emailed word. These cards encourage (and gently poke fun at) those who might prefer the latter.
Headline style thank-yous by Old Tom Foolery
Kraft paper thank-yous by 9 Spot Monk
Trend #5: Chevron. It started making waves (or shall, I say, zig-zags) last year and it’s here to stay for a while more. Here are some favorites:
“Fabrinery” Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitations by HB Designs
Cheery notebooks by May Books
Gift tags by Evy Jacob
Letterpress coasters by Haute Papier