Spark in New York!

Needless to say, the past few weeks have been quite eventful here at Spark! Lots of exciting things happening, presses running non-stop, but most importantly we've been to New York and back! Our trunk shows at the Kate's Paperie stores and Judy Paulen Designs location in Bloomingdales were very successful and gave us a chance to meet up with many of their great employees we "work" with on a daily basis. We truly enjoyed having time to talk with the excited brides-to-be that stopped by. Many of them used our presence as an opportunity to really get a feel for all that Spark can do on the custom side of things. Here we are at the Kate's Paperie 57th Street Store - with Viva, a Kate's custom printing specialist and a couple that did a save the date with us - they were back to take advantage of our great specials and design their custom wedding suite!

Taking a peek at the great Kate's window displays with some Spark samples and new holiday card designs!

We brought along LOTS of samples and custom design examples that were on display at all of the stores....

If you had a chance to visit one of our shows, you got your hands on a great little gift bag full of Spark letterpress goodies. The bags included some cards, a poster designed especially for the show, recycled scrap paper notepads and a few of our awesome new promos! Don't worry though, if you aren't in NY, we've got you covered! We'll be sending out some of these things to our retailers in the coming new year, so be sure to stop in to the store nearest you and check us out.

It was great meeting some of our retailers, clients and even fans in NYC - we look forward to our next trip!

New York Trunk Show Sneak Peek and Promotions

The Spark team has been hard at work preparing for our New York Trunk Shows to be held at Kate's Paperie and Judy Paulen Designs! We've put together some bags full of letterpress goodies for attendees, as well as prepared lots of product displays and samples that will be around the stores and prominently displayed in the windows. We can't give too much away, but here's a sneak peek of the new Spark poster that will be making its debut at the shows!

Our designer Andrea developed the poster based on many of the illustrations and design elements offered here at Spark. As a custom letterpress stationery shop, we encourage our brides to make their stationery unique - and we hope this poster will be an exciting start to get you inspired!

Now the shows are coming up! Click here for dates and times.

So here are the deals the attendees receive for the week of the trunk shows:

Our 25 free sets offer: This offer is currently running through November 1st for all our retailers. Receive 25 complimentary sets with the purchase of 75 or more custom wedding sets and matching accessory pieces.
Offer does not include Spark's pocketfolds. Redeem by signing and dating the "25 free" coupon found on our promotion page and present at time your order is placed. Not valid with other Spark offers. Not valid for orders already in progress. No cash value.

For trunk show attendees, please place your order at Kate's Paperie or Judy Paulen Designs during the trunk show week.

100 free Thank You Note Sets: With your purchase of a 3-or 4 piece invitation suite. A thank you note is a flat or folded card in A2 or 4bar size with a matching printed envelope.
Redeem by noting "trunk show special" on the order form. This offer IS VALID with the 25 Free Sets Offer. The note card must be designed and printed at the same time as the rest of your suite. If you purchase a 1 color set, your thank you note set will be printed in the same one color. If you purchase a 2 color set, your thank you note set may be printed in 1 or 2 colors for the thank you note set. Envelopes will be printed in one color only. Offer not valid for orders already in progress. No cash value.

25% off Flat & Folded Notecard Sets (for those not needing 100 quantity or not getting married)
This offer is NOT VALID with the "25 Free Sets" offer.

Mark your calendars!

Roadtrip time! Okay, not really...because they are flying. Some of our New York retailers, Kate's Paperie and Judy Paulen Designs (at Bloomingdale's), asked us to come and do Spark's first ever trunk shows! Valerie and Andrea are thrilled to make the most of this trip meeting some of our new retailers and prospective clients as well as showcasing some of our new products for 2011! Here is the scoop:

Wednesday October 13 @ Kate's Paperie 57th St
140 West 57th Street
4:00 to 8:00 PM

Thursday October 14 @ Kate's Paperie Soho
72 Spring Street
4:00 to 8:00 PM

Friday October 15 @ Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale's
1000 Third Ave (@ 59th Street)
6th Floor
4:00 to 8:00 PM

Saturday October 16th @ Kate's Paperie Third Avenue
1282 Third Ave
12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Stay tuned to find out more about the specials these retailers will be offering at the shows.

Retailer Profile: The Village Invites

The Village Invites
New York, NY

Owner: Jaye Kotze
Length in business: 4 years

Why did you choose to carry the new Spark albums: loved the custom options, pricing, designs, whole suites shown, printing is good...
Favorite design from new albums: Natalya


Average client: No average client!
Strength as a retailer/store: personalized service, experience, and good aesthetics

We have been working with Jaye and Linda at The Village Invites since 2005. They offer savvy design sensibility and personal service for creating beautiful custom stationery. We have enjoyed the custom projects they have sent our way and look forward to future creations!

Vintage New York Wedding

We designed this wedding invitation set for our retailer, The Wedding Library, located in New York City. We highly recommend visiting with Linda Hays, Director of Stationery, at the Wedding Library as she loves custom projects like this one.

Invitation Details. The set was printed on Crane Lettra 220# pearl white cover. The envelopes are also Crane Lettra pearl white pointed flaps. All pieces are printed in two colors, nutmeg brown and a rich navy. Unique features about this invitation set are the double-sided invitation panel and the letterpress envelope liner. Each piece stands on its own, making the set truly special.