Wednesday, May 18, 2011

National Stationery Show Meetup Reception - Brooklyn Winery

Photo by Me
I had a great time at last night's NSS reception at the Brooklyn Winery, hosted by Delphine, Brooklyn Bride, Cat Seto, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Paper + Cup and The Sweetest Occasion.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jenesy Claire, who is the adorable and refreshing Director of Events for the winery.  She's got a great venue over there in Williamsburg - how can you not envision your cocktail hour on the outdoor terrace under those lights?

Kelly Guenther, the rock star photographer, was there snapping away, but I couldn't resist stealing her for a few minutes to catch up and shoot the sugar.  I can't wait to share some of her photos from the event once they are up and running. 

In the meantime, I wanted to share a DIY project I did a month or two ago that came in handy at last night's soiree. 

A while back I decided to price out a few options for social cards (like these from Brooklyn Social Cards, which I loved), but after looking around, I decided to take a crack at a homemade version for a few reasons.  The first reason was an aesthetic one - I could not let go of the desire to do white lettering on colored card stock, a look you just can't get with letterpress.  Secondly, I really wasn't into spending a few hundred bucks on a card that I'll be using for purely personal reasons - I might as well write my email on a dollar bill and hand that out.  And Mama's got diapers to buy, so unless the cards also double as portable baby wipes, forget it.

So that said, I went on the hunt for an equally darling but much more affordable version.  And here they are.  Coming in at 8 cents a pop, these cards are perfect.  The envelope adds another 32 cents to the mix when I want to fluff up the card, but for day to day, the card alone is perfect.  A separate post to come on the whole process, but for now, here's my me!

Hello.  Oh, aren't you darling...

Nice to meet you...

Let's do lunch!

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