Thursday, May 21, 2009

National Stationery Show • 2009

We just wrapped up National Stationery Show in New York City and wow, was it great!! Along with meeting a lot of fantastic customers and spending time with our reps, we were glad to be there to showcase our new products and display programs.

As you may have seen, this year our big focus was to increase our Green Initiative by creating a booth that was constructed entirely of reusable and recyclable materials... and that's just what we did! All of the fixtures and the features in our booth were created with cardboard boxes and panels, put together with precision and care. Although we've been creating environmentally friendly booths at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Trade Shows over the past two years, this was our first entirely Green Exhibit at the National Stationery Show.

If you're wondering how we came up with the idea and plans to make a booth from cardboard, it all starts with a small scale model on Art Director Tim Murray's desk. The model is discussed, reviewed and finalized before plans get underway for the real thing.

It's amazing to see how much the model ends up looking like the real booth! Check out the photos below to see what we mean!

Peggable fixtures were created by drilling holes in the cardboard panels and inserting display pegs. We were able to hang a great selection of magnets and stickers this way!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Freebie - Wizard Of Oz Giveaway

Stop by our friend Adrienne's blog and just leave a comment this week to win a great little set of our famous Wizard of Oz scrapbooking products!

Adrienne says:

"these papers and stickers are from Paper House Productions!

i have to admit that i didn't want to let them go! they are WAY cute!!"

We were really excited to be able to hang out with Adrienne from My Sentiments Exactly again at the Sue Gilman Wholesale Show in March. She gave us some awesome stamps for our own giveaway (coming up soon!) so make sure to check back regularly for that and other great giveaways and contests!