2011 Poppytalk Handmade Paper Goods Guide (Part 1)


Carrie Shryock & Beth Snyder have been friends for, like, ever. They love to draw and canoe and, of course, run their letterpresses in Carrie's family farm barn in Callaway County, Missouri.

They print all of their artwork on two big hunks of iron: a 10x15 Chandle & Price named Roy, and his big bother, a 12x18 Chandler & Price named Charlie. They also have a guillotine paper cutter named Cuttina.

From Sketchbook to printed piece, every print they create is a handmade original. Their hand drawn scenes from daily life are then transformed into plates that they press onto beautiful paper for that one-of-a-kind letterpress feel.

Bits & Pieces

Bits and Pieces is a one-girl adventure in western New York, where artist Lisa Barker also works as a freelance photographer, writer, and craft market organizer, among other things. She likes using maps and buttons in her work, and likes riding her bike, dancing, and snuggling with her cat when she's not at work.

Blackbird Letterpress

Blackbird Letterpress specializes in stationery, greeting cards, custom printing, ephemera, flags, and animals with a personality. They believe in a high attention to detail, the tradition and history of letterpress, good design, and the narratives that follow along.
National Stationery Show Booth 1653

d sharp

Denise of d. sharp is an artist, wife and mother who lives in her hometown of Portland and makes each item by hand in her studio that is just a few steps from her back door. She has sold her line for over ten years, both retail and wholesale to boutiques and galleries across the country.

She has a blog at dsharp.typepad.com where I share paper craft ideas, my love of vintage stuff and what I find inspiring.

poppytalk handmade: d. sharp

Dempsey Press

** 25% Pre-NSS Sale. Use Coupon Code NSS2011 for all purchases over $20**

Dempsey Press Incorporated is an old-school printing and design studio—they’re quirky, but not “in-your-face” about it, like those people who use old paint buckets for baskets on their vintage bicycles.

poppytalk handmade: dempsey presss
shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dempseypress?ref=si_shop
website: http://dempseypress.com/
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10150091180365230
twitter: http://twitter.com/dpress10
National Stationery Show Booth 1350

Designs by Val

Designs by Val is a "modern, chic, sweet & fun" greeting card company based in Vancouver, BC. As a little girl, Val soon discovered something she had as much love for as chocolate: arts & crafts. This soon developed into a passion for creating paper goods. Going into a stationery shop was just as good, if not better, than going into the local bakery.

Rhonda & Elijah Wyman are the designer/makers behind Figs + Ginger. Since 2005 they've been creating elegant, simple jewelry and other wares together. You can find Figs' goods in stores, catalogs, flower shops, and paper stores all over the world! When not traveling Elijah & Rhonda live in beautiful Asheville, NC where they make things and music as much as possible.

Heartfish Press

Heartfish Press is a design and letterpress studio located in Brooklyn NY owned and operated by graphic designer, Hijiri K Shepherd. The studio offers a collection of letterpress prints and cards as well as custom design services. Products include wood type prints & posters, note cards, personalized stationery, wedding invitations, baby announcements and much more. All made by hand with love and attention to detail using 100% cotton papers and soy-based ink.

Jan Halvarson


la.daridari said...

how many cute products! I love everyone of them!

rooth said...

Thanks for sharing so many new stationers - I'll definitely need to check them all out. How did you find them all?

Valley Art Project said...

Thank you for posting all of those. How unique!