The Spark Lookbook

After having designed all of the 550+ pieces in our 2010 custom albums, I (Valerie today) was a bit tired of design projects to be honest. I work on so many different kinds of projects here at Spark and for a while I avoided designing anything if I could help it. Then it came time to start thinking about what marketing efforts I wanted to do to help support our custom line in 2011. Once I came up with the idea of doing our own Spark Lookbook for prospective clients, I was back in the game!
When I think about our retailers and their appointments with prospective clients I wanted to create something that would give a couple the warm fuzzies about Spark. We don't get to meet 99% of our clients so I wanted to create a piece that would help us to make more of a personal connection to our clients. The lookbook features the artwork from almost all of our wedding/event design suites as well as some practical information about the stationery design process.

The entire book is letterpress printed on leftover paper from other jobs which is why the pages vary in color and type. I was so excited to be able to put this paper - that would otherwise been simply recycled - to good use. Look for these at your retailer nearest you in January!

We hope you will love these little books as much as we do. We can't wait for you to have one!

Create Custom Stationery with our New Retailers!

Spark is excited to announce that the following stores have recently joined the Spark team to carry our custom wedding and stationery albums! We are featuring them here first as we await our retail store locator on our website to be updated.

So, when you are ready to create your custom invite with Spark, please visit our retail store locator on our website to find a retailer near you - and don't forget these new retailers below!

Welcome to:

Molly's Paperie, Little Rock, AR.
Sweetpaper, La Jolla, CA.
Seaside Papery, Coronado, CA.
Wordshop, Denver, CO.
Two Hands Paperie, Boulder, CO.
Fabulously Yours, Trumbull, CT.
Paper Doll, Chicago, IL.
The Monogram Shoppe, Fort Wayne, IN.
Westwood Paper Company, Carmel, IN.
Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso, IN.
Paperista, Minneapolis, MN.
Gus & Ruby Letterpress, Portsmouth, NH.
Little Black Dress Paperie, Bernardsville, NJ.
Lion in the Sun of Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.
Petite Fete, Forest Hills, NY.
Alpine Creative Group, New York, NY.
Kate's Paperie, 57th Street Location, New York, NY.
Kate's Paperie, Third Avenue Location, New York, NY.
Kate's Paperie, Soho Location, New York, NY.
Bloomingdale's, New York, NY.
The Paper Tiger, Woodmere, NY.
You're Invited Gifts & Paper, Nashville, TN.
Needle In A Haystack, Dallas, TX.
Paper Place, Austin, TX.
The Write Image, Salt Lake City, UT.
Robin's Paperie, Cedarburg, WI.
The Paper Deli, Middleton, WI.

...and, additional stores to be announced soon!

And, more custom albums...

We know, you get it, right?

Thanks to our wonderful staff, we shipped more custom albums today. This may not be newsworthy, but since it took us months in the making, we figured it wouldn't hurt to post a picture from today. One of our pressman told us that a better picture would have been the UPS guy's surprise as he saw another large shipment from Spark. Poor guy, it was raining, too! Don't worry, we'll go easy on him the rest of the week...

More albums are on their way!

We are thrilled to announce the albums are shipping! Those wonderful retailers we met at the National Stationery Show will be receiving their new albums later this week as long as UPS doesn't let us down (kidding). In the above photo Joy and Diedre are getting the slips onto the boxes and finally starting to breathe a sigh of relief.

In the photo below, you can see our finishing area where we have many people helping to get the final pieces onto their pages. We are shipping more tomorrow and can't wait to hear what the new recipients think of the albums once received. We hope you will fall in love all over again with Spark!