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Discovering lovely paper people at Noted 2023

If you've wondered what it's like to get involved with a very supportive community of creative folks, here's a peek into the world of 'paper people' as the Greeting Card Association members call themselves. I'm simply sharing with you some of the folks I met at Noted in San Francisco April 26-28, 2023.


I'm a volunteer with the GCA's Thinking of You Week committee (it's September 18-24 this year, and encourages everyone to send a card to brighten someone's day. Hop on the mailing list when you visit the site!) So, in my volunteer capacity, I introduced myself to as many stationers with a booth as I could (genuinely sorry I did not get to everyone!)


Listen, everyone who hand-crafts a product for a living could use more love, so if you see a style you enjoy, sign up for their newsletter!


Alex Kelly Vetangle of Ormolu Press


Alex Louie of Story Spark (love his state of California drawn as a motherboard!)


Alyson O'Conner of Rust Belt Love & her husband


Alyssa Manoleas of Grey Street Paper


Amy Loewenberg and Zoe Maliszewski of NY Now - they work to host a wonderful wholesale event twice a year in New York City where folks who make stationery and gifts can meet retailers.


Asha Banks of Cheer Notes


Ashley Sutton and her mom of Hustle & Hope. I first heard of her brand from Katie Couric's newsletter and have been a fan ever since!


Brad Woods of Maginating


Carrie Grove of TPI Solutions Ink printing & manufacturing


Catherine of Kitty Meow Boutique


Chelsea Ward of Sketchy Notions



Chihiro Jameson of Little Love Press


Christine Byrne of Spacepig Press



Dan Deardorff of Ecological Fibers, a paper source


Dave Phipps and Sevi Stokes of Avanti Press


Diana Iles Parker, associate with Betsie Studios



Emma Calladine with her baby son


Endsley Eggert, GCA Staff


Erin Sarpa of Stationery HQ - printer


Huong Wolf of Quilling Cards


Ian and Regina Pribyl of Explicit Contents Co


Janine Kwoh of Kwohtations


Jason Carberry of Fine Moments and Jason Johnson of Lasx in St Paul MN


Jo Astles of The Bright Agency



Jon Marc Asper of Paper Baristas

Josh Nussbaum of Waterknot


Kathryn Christenson of She Said It cards


Kim Bartolotta of Elevations By Kim, by-invitation wholesale events


Kori Sulewski of GCA


Kristan LaVietes of Lovely Why Isle


Lindsay Henry of Inklings Paperie


Louise Mulgrew illustrator


Mike Declouet, Designer Greetings (by the way - note that I held the business cards up backwards - d'oh!)


Nancy Yusko of Dear Beni


Nicole Couto of 2021co


Nikki Tyler of Little Lovelies Studio



Reta Lewis of Brandi Creations


Sara Schofield and Alexandra Renda of Quilling Card


Saskia van Wingerden art director of Tailor Made Studios





























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