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Kate and William

just giving you a heads up, our wedding album is COMPLETE with 25 wedding suites and ready to launch at the National Stationery Show. Below is one of our new designs we’ll be presenting – What do you think? I myself am partial this year to tangerine tango and fuchsia!

This suite is printed on 110# Lettra as a Tea wedding invitation (4×9″). Envelopes paired with the suite are Tangelo from Flavours Gourmet and Fuchsia from Waste Not Paper. Soon available in a brick & mortar near you!

Come see us at NSS booth #2063, can you believe it?!! It’s almost here!

 

First off – apology for dropping off last week. There were some issues with scheduled blog posts (namely this one) wanting to post draft versions or previous versions. It was something that couldn’t be attended to until the weekend so blogging sort of dropped off for the week. BUT as always time to fix and move on! Martha is traveling to the lovely Palm Springs this week and took the Monday off to prep for more posts and to also enjoy the warm weather. I can’t say I blame her – this week is panning out to be one of those serious winter blues weeks around here. Hard not to be depressed about another 6″ of new snow. Will it ever end?! With the rambling done, time to move on. FLOORING! This is a big determining factor for most first time exhibitors. To …

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This one may seem like a no-brainer, but traveling to NYC can get expensive fast! I could give you a list of great hotels, or link up to Travel + Leisure but instead I’m going to discuss weather, comfort and planning ahead. A few things to know before you attend. Book Early As soon as that deposit is paid to GLM for your NSS booth you can head on over and hit up TPHousing which is the travel planners for most, if not all, GLM sponsored trade shows. After really searching on my own I came to the conclusion that if you are going to hotel – book through TPHousing. You get discounts much more affordable than booking on a discount travel site like expedia, hot-wire or kayak. First and foremost, if you have card-member rewards, bonus! Use those for your travel. …

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As discussed last week, we are now delving into more detailed info regarding budget – complete with a budget worksheet to help you in your Tradeshow endeavors. Last year I gave myself a budget of $10,000 for the show after talking to many previous exhibitors. It felt like a conservative number and average number to get going. In the end I came in at just under 10k. This year I’m going about things differently. I’m weighing in what pieces will be a long term investment vs. annual investment and then budgeting accordingly. I’m going to pull the main expenses from last week’s post and dive into suggested ways of setting your budget based off of these elements. Booth Fee This is, for me, the place to start with my budget. Whether you are sharing a booth or going with an 8×10 (first …

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There is no easy way around a tradeshow and the best protection you can have is to prepare with a budget for the show. Otherwise, before you know it you’ll be throwing money left and right at anything and everything. In breaking down a tradeshow you have your major purchases, supporting purchases and minor purchases. The show you are exhibiting at will determine your focus and spending power for each area. By setting aside a total dollar amount and then breaking it down by importance and percentage you will be more confident in sticking to your budget and not feeling overwhelmed at the large amount of cash you are going to throw down. This post is going to outline a budget for attending the show. New product develemt and cost will be broken down in a second post that is more related …

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Hi guys and dolls! I am super excited to be unrolling Tradeshow Tuesday that will cover anything and everything you ever wanted to learn about exhibiting at a national tradeshow. National Starionery Show was on the top of my lists since starting Dingbat Press back in 2006. I knew if I wanted to make something out of my love for stationery then this was the place I needed to be. The thing about tradeshows? Until you do one, not only are you most likely terrified about the investment but more so by the aftermath. Will I make an ROI (return on investment)? Will my product be well received? Will I land accounts? Will I bankrupt my business? All of these questions are just the tipping point to making and jumping off the Tradeshow Cliff – in a free fall – with no …

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I’m a push-over for vintage names – the less used the better. When I was pregnant with Evelyn back in 2007 I really loved the name Hazel. Then Julia Roberts had to name her baby Hazel. I was over ruled as well on Hazel because all my in-laws were joking about her being called Hazelnut Berry. Apparently my husband was sometimes called blueberry (I can’t remember why). People are SO smart…or at least they think they are! After Hazel was ruled out, I defaulted to my next favorite, Evelyn, and the minute she was born she was my sweet Evelyn Marie. In a world of perfect pregnancies, painless labors, mental stability and anti-aging bodies – I would love to have a few more babies. Wouldn’t it be so cute to have a little Frankie and Georgie (Francis and Georgia) running around the …

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I literally have been up until 3am for the last two weeks working. NSS has turned in to my fourth child. I am constantly thinking about schedules, sleep, proofs, maintenance, diaper changes (yes those happen when planning for a trade show – my booth idea got totally crapped on when I discovered that we have to share pipe and drape with our neighbors). With that said, there is not one ounce left in me to photograph what has been shipping out as of late, let alone fix the layers adjustments in photoshop, write up a post and then hit publish. As I sit here rambling I wonder what 2:23am is like for the rest of the world? Since I’m already beyond exhausted this week I’m just going to post previews of whatever I’m working on. Whether it’s client proofs, wedding book designs, …

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It’s that time again to check in with my resolutions for 2011 and check-list. First off, I still haven’t bought anything for myself yea! Although iPhone 4 (yeah the one with the cracked screen 3 weeks after buying) has met an even more depressing demise- it dropped again, this time bumper cover and all, about 18″ and the rest of the screen shattered. I can’t really read anything anymore, but the touch functionality mostly works. It’s been taped up with packing tape. June couldn’t come fast enough for iPhone 5. Sheesh! Wedding invites were out the door for my brother-in-law – 650 of them, another sheesh! That made for an insane weekend! Things accomplished for NSS – The Book was previewed. There was a price cut on the Lettra 600 GSM – but not enough to temp us. So we’ve officially switched …

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