24 Aug

100 Layer Cake’s NY Stationery Social

categories Events, Neat Venues, Pretty Paper

A few weeks ago Jillian hosted a super sweet little get together for NY area stationers as a way to bring designers together, get acquainted and put a face to the work that we all admire. What we’ve learned in talking to members of the stationary community is that while everyone enjoys looking at each others’ work, they seldom meet in a relaxed environment where they have the chance to just have a drink and mingle with their peers.

Jillian had the super idea to put on a little event that allowed for some of our favorite paper artists to come out from behind their computers and printers and letterpresses, sip some wine and talk shop. We think it turned out really cute!


Elan Artists was kind enough to lend their amazing space for the event and Josh hopes to host future events that keep the space as collaborative as possible. What an awesome idea. Jillian was able to enlist the talents of a number of industry friends who we’ve been lucky enough to meet through our blog.



{Mimi of Mika78, Jillian, Bryn of Paperfinger}


Jillian even made blueberry jam during a recent family vacation in Michigan for favors. Awww. We’re definitely going to show a little tutorial on this project next week, along with recipe cards.



{Invite by Minna Design}


{The stationary spread, invites by Thoughtful Day and Bird & Banner}


{Modern Press, Miniature Rhino}


{Anja Winikka, Bryn, Jennifer DeRose, Nicole and Erin of Bird & Banner, Rebecca Crumley}
{Mary & Jenn of Ice Cream Social, Erica of Thoughtful Day, Mel Barlow}


Lorenzo and Jennifer kept the wine flowing and educated everyone on delicious imported Italian wine from Small Vineyards. If you’re looking for someone to help you out with wine for a wedding or party, you should definitely look these two up!


Thank you so much to all our the amazing vendors who helped make this little party happen!

Flowers: Nicolette Camille
Calligraphy on the napkins: Paperfinger
Italian wine: Lorenzo & Jennifer of Small Vineyards
Cheese plates: Stinky Bklyn
Dessert: One Girl Cookies
Photography: Mel Barlow and Allan Zepeda for Mel Barlow Photography
Venue: Josh and the whole Elan Artists crew

And finally, thank you sooooo much to all of our stationers who showed for the event! So great to meet you all.

Mimi of Mika78,
Bryn of Paperfinger,
Erica of Thoughtful Day,
Minna of Minna Designs,
Erin and Nicole of Bird & Banner,
Jenn and Mary of Ice Cream Social,
Carolina of Modern Press,
Randi Brookman Harris,
Julie of Bow & Arrow,
James of Paperless Post,
Anna Beckman Calligraphy,
Liz and Kate of Linda & Harriet,
Erin Jang of Indigo Bunting,
Courtney Jentzen,
Emily & Rachelle of Wiley Valentine,
Jessica of Miniature Rhino,
Rebecca Crumley & Anja Winikka The Knot,
Jennifer DeRose of Weddingchannel.com
and of course Jillian’s hubby Scott.

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  1. Thanks 100 Layer Cake! It was such a treat to meet all these talented folks.

  2. such a gorgeous spread and such beautiful ladies. I am sure you all had a blast.

  3. Oh wow. What a bevy of talent! And just when I’m starting my wedding invitation hunt – now I have lots and lots of options. Would you please hold such a gathering on the West Coast sometime??


  4. How fun!

  5. The best of the best, all gathered in one place… looks like a fun (and beautiful!) event! Congratulations!

  6. The night was a great success and tons of fun! Thanks again!

  7. Looks like it was a wonderful evening. Sad to have missed it, but hope to meet everyone next time!

  8. What an awesome group of talented people!

  9. aww looks lovely…and yummy!

  10. How nice! This type of gathering should be mandatory in all industries. What a nice opportunity to meet other creative people and be inspired.

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  11. SO cool! I’m an inspiring wedding planner. Your site is incredibly beautiful! I also do engagement photography. I am posting my latest work tomorrow. Stop by and say hello when you get a chance! 😉

  12. What a great event! Wish I could have seen it in person!

  13. LOVING this blog & so happy I found it! Beautiful with great ideas.

  14. May you be happy and a better 2010 for dear all!
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