Definitely Not Your Mother’s Fussy Stationery - Owen Says Sparkles At The National Stationery Show

Owen Says surprises and delights with original handcrafted greetings and gift items featuring adorable original illustrations by artist Jennifer Erts. Visit us at The National Stationery Show in New York City from May 18-21 2008 in Booth #1027.
May 10, 2008 - PRLog -- Owen Says is a card and gift line where the unexpected rules—smiling cupcakes, guinea pigs, vintage nostalgia, and rock n' roll—and the result is all glitter and camp. Making a return to The National Stationery in New York City from May 18-21 2008, the line features adorable original illustrations by Portland, Oregon based artist Jennifer Erts and includes handcrafted greetings and gift items that will be on display in Booth #1027.

Never boring and with characters nobody can resist—gnomes, owls, pandas in bamboo, and mice singing along with a record player—Owen Says products include everyday, baby, holiday and many other occasions. This Halloween brings the addition of a mad-scientist’s lab full of eyeballs (suspended in a jar of green glittery goo), a spider’s brunch, and a striped note with removable gift-pin featuring a fiery-haired Queen Elizabeth I that is truly “wicked”. Favorites include notes with a rainbow of hand glittered owls, and a scooter or deer bookmark (with no-slip magnet close.)

The response is clear—everyone loves our new custom designed eco-friendly* box sets with a coordinating pin over the old classic plastic boxed packaging.  Anthropologie stores nationwide recently picked up the popular boxed “Guinea Pig Holding Umbrella Multi-lingual Thank You” note and our bookmarks and bulk pins have made popular point-of-purchase items for gift retailers. *Most Owen Says cards, gift enclosures, invitations, and bookmarks are printed on 40% post-consumer recycled paper.

Enrolled as a child in art and music classes, artist Jennifer Erts attributes her creativity and appreciation of the handmade to her mother and her entrepreneurial bent to her father. At seven she hawked hand-painted pet rocks door-to-door (a secret strategy for meeting kids in her new neighborhood), at nine built her first pin-hole camera and once was an extra in an After School Special. After a stint in art school she went to work at an agency designing websites for the likes of Coca-Cola and Royal Velvet. Eventually she went to work for her own roster of clients including bridal designer Anne Barge. After moving from Atlanta, Georgia to Portland, Oregon in spring 2001, Jennifer pursued the perfect cup of coffee, late-night spots with excellent french fries, and a vintage bicycle. Combining original illustrations, a background in graphic design, and an interest in handcrafted paper goods – Owen Says was born.

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