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Welcome to Beyond The Grommets: the wonders, wanders and what-nots from The Gift Wrap Company Design Studio. Catchy huh?! We are a diverse group of eight cheeky young ladies who design all the products found in The Gift Wrap Company’s range (lovingly referred to here on out as TGWC, I hope you can appreciate the short and sweet!).

Referred around the company as “The Boston Studio” in actuality we are not in Boston proper but rather about 40 miles west in a town called Hudson. Day in and day out we work together (and quite well I happily report) to keep the product line fresh, be innovative and most importantly to create fun designs you all will love to see adorning our products.

So please check in and enjoy our ramblings while we attempt to inspire, educate and maybe even enlighten about the little bits and bites that happen
beyond the grommets.


NSS17 Recap


NSS 2The 2017 National Stationery Show took place last week and as always, it was a whirlwind weekend for us! We love attending the show to debut our new products, meet new customers, and see old friends. We had a great time this year, and we hope you did too!NSS

A bunch of us from the studio went down early to set up the booth for the event. It was a fun two days of working together, laughing together and of course sweating together! Finally, the big day came and all of the hard work was worth it. The booth looked amazing, it really showed off who we are as a company and the fabulous products we have to offer! A show favorite was our new line of of journals and notecards, and of course the Holiday 2017 Collection. 

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During the show, some of the studio designers did a demonstration at the Workshop Theater where we showed how to make the most of your wraportunities! Our presentation was fun and informative for retailers and wrappers alike, and we hope to share some video on the blog very soon!

We really enjoyed the National Stationery Show this year and we hope you did too! In case you missed this show, be sure to stop by one of our shows this summer to view our entire 2017 release:

June 22–25, 2017 — Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Paper Trends Booth #1401, 12th Floor of WTC 
July 11–18, 2017 — Atlanta Home & Gift Show, RPM Showroom #1735, Bldg. 2
July 30–August 3, 2017 — Las Vegas Market, New Era Showroom #C-824
August 4–8, 2017 — Minneapolis Gift, Home & Accessory Show, Gift Street Showroom #B-149
August 18–21, 2017 — Seattle Gift Show, Cards & Gifts NW Showroom #100

As the Creative Coordinator at The Gift Wrap Company, I spend my days planning our trade shows, styling theme shots for our catalogs and a number of oddball things in between. I love experimenting with new ways to use paper and ribbon because the possibilities are endless! By the end of a good day I am usually covered in glitter and have tape stuck somewhere to my body.