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NSS 2016 – Recap

Wow, what an adventure…

Our first National Stationery Show was wonderful.  We met so many wonderful people and came home with a Louie!

A few weeks before we left for New York, we mailed potential retailers an invitation to come by to see our album, meet us and enjoy some engaging events.

The brochure, which is featured in our album as the Carrie invitation, is a laser cut pocket and the cards are gold, foil stamping.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Show Mailer - Laser Cut - Skyline - Foil Stamping - Branding

Our first day, Sunday, featured a Sundaes on Sunday event.  By far the most popular of all of the events we had, so many wonderful people stopped by to learn about us.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Sundaes on Sunday - Ice Cream Sundaes - Branding

Day two, Monday, featured the realization that morning that we had won the Louie award!  Wow, what a great start to a day!

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Louie Award - Charotte Invitation

Next up, we had Mimosas and Muffins.  Attendees enjoyed this so much.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Mimosas and Muffins - Branding

On Tuesday, we had Notes and Totes.  Again, the reception was great!

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Foil Stamped Notes - Notes and Totes - Branding


Wonderful Wednesday featured a couple of giveaways and goodbyes to our neighbors and industry counterparts.

Each day we offered a cell phone charging station.  That day’s featured the Carrie invitation.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Carrie Invitation - Cell Phone Charging Station - Branding

Water bottles were also available for thirsty passers-by.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Water Bottles - Logo - Branding

We were thrilled with how many albums we sold and even the number that have been ordered after the show.  We’re still taking orders and we’ve even extended our show special since we could not respond to the last minute inquiries.  Our show special is:

$275 for the album + free freight + three $100 coupons to use on your first three orders

So, if you’re interested, sign up before June 15 by emailing us at!


Louie Award Finalist – Charlotte Invitation

Isabella James Fine Stationery - Charlotte - with Liner - Reich - Savoy - Cotton Paper - Copper Foil - Edge Painting - Bevel - Classic Invitation - NSS - Louie Award Finalist - Web

It’s our first official year in business, and we’re a finalist for a Louie Award. The Charlotte invitation, foil stamped on luxurious heavy weight cotton, and edge painted, That’s the annual Greeting Card Association’s Award for stationery excellence. We could not be more excited and appreciative. We’d love for you to come and see it in person at the National Stationery Show in May. We’ll be in booth #2554; come see us!

Teal Annual Louie Awards FINALIST

Stunning Shapes

Invitations don’t have to be square or rectangle; shapes can be stunning. Using a process of die cutting, or cutting paper into predetermined shapes, can provide interests to invitations.  Here’s the Melissa invitation paired with the die used to cut out that shape.

Isabella James - Melissa - Die - Charleston - Oak Tree - Magnolia - Middleton Place

The Isabella James album features Melissa and Maria; let us use these shapes to create something unique for you.