Heartfish Press Booth at the NSS

Finally, the final look of the Heartfish Press booth at the National Stationery Show 2011.

Wood Type Letterpress Greeting Cards above, Houndstooth Letterpress Greeting Cards below.

Pattern Note Cards both single cards and box sets:

I (blank) You Letterpress Cards:

Decorate your own Christmas Tree Card (both are featured on the Sweetest Occasion! Thank you!):

and last but not least, Love, Hello and Smile wood type prints:

I brought the paper flower I made with misprints and it was actually a big hit. I’ve been wanted to try making more and be able to sell them — maybe very soon!

National Stationery Show Behind The Scene 3 + Press Room

The set-up day 3 — I started off with the last row of placing alphabet cards and then, onto placing another vinyl stickers on the wall, kind of like a divider, that goes in between alphabet cards and other greeting cards. But… again, it was really hard to place it totally straight and it made a weird curve towards the right side… (please don’t look closely, I am embarrassed… but it’s true, it was NOT straight…) sigh… oh well.

This is the booth picture at the end of the day. Few decorative things were missing, made a note to bring those, and called the day.

After my booth was very close to be done, I went to the “Press Room” to place our press kits — I was amazed by so many great looking, creative press kits here! This is definitely something I had no idea what to expect and learned so much about. I will do this differently next time for sure. (Mine was just a press release sheets of papers, card samples and my business cards… in an envelope.)

Fugu Fugu Press (left) and Printerette Press (right)

Old Tom Foolery newspaper press kit — very clever and funny, reflects their products very well :)

Paper Stories (left) and Paper Parasol Press (right) — simple and elegant.

((sorry for the blurry pictures))

National Stationery Show Behind The Scene 2

The set up day 2 started with placing our shelves evenly and put up the vinyl logo stickers — oh boy, was it hard!

I’m short and pregnant, so my booth mates helped me (thank you!)…

but for some reason, the sticker was so not straight… so we had to stop. Luckily, I had 2 vinyl stickers (1 was a little mess-up, but that saved my life!) so we decided to peel this off with hair dryer, which Wally (Carrie‘s husband) ran back to their hotel and get for me. (Thank you again so much!!)

In the meantime, I worked on getting the first line of the alphabet greeting cards up.

and 2nd try… Wally is so tall so he helped me again here. Thank you, thank you!

whew! It looks nice and straight! I was so relieved :)

and after that, I just keep putting up all the alphabet greeting cards by using masking tape as a guide.

The second day ended here… I does take a while to put up all the cards straight and evenly by hands…

(To be continued…)

My Booth & Thank You

I had such a fun time at Kings County General Store Holiday market yesterday, yes, the weather was bad (it rained… again, but could be way worse i.e snow storm) but I got lots of warm support and instant feedback that I never get from selling online, gave me so much energy and motivation! Thank you soo much for each one of you who came and looked at my work, thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I don’t do this often so the display could be better… notes for next time… :) Oh, next time will be Heartfish Press! By the way, you can sign up for our mailing list now, please do if you are interested from here!

and wow, it really is a count down time for Christmas! I should get my stuff together… big time! :)