Celebrating the A/W PaperAwards 2017 Winners

I’m hoping the phrase “better late than never” rings true here. Things have been so chaotic here at Card & Gift Network HQ with our mini makeover and prepping for a new Christmas Gift Guide, not to mention the beta launch of our fab new Directory, that I have to confess I’m a little behind with blogging. So behind in fact that I am only now drinking in the gorgeous winners of the A/W PaperAwards 2017.

Top Drawer were kind enough to send me the info a few weeks back (sorry guys) and I’m delighted to be able to finally share a little look at some amazing paper goods with you.

Sponsored by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards were set up to support and recognise the creativity and innovation of the talented exhibitors at the A/W17 edition of Top Drawer.

The votes were cast and counted and 3 top paper goods dogs were chosen as worthy winners across 3 categories; Emotive Design, Engaging Print and Exciting Use of Colour.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the winners of the A/W PaperAwards 2017.


Emotive Design: All The Ways To Say

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Cloudy Notebooks by All the Ways to Say


All the Ways to Say is a specialised paper goods company based in France. Founded in 2015 by illustrator Claire Leina, the brand’s original collections combine colour, design and high quality materials to create the finest products. Helped by her husband Jean-Charles and their little daughter, Tess, this glorious paper goods brand use recycled paper and hand-assembly to deliver exciting products packed with love, joy and emotive design.

Visit the All the Ways to Say website.


Engaging Print: Hunter Paper Co.

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The Chemistry Between Us by Hunter Paper Co.


Hunter Paper Co. is a letterpress stationery brand based in Northern Ireland. Launched by designer Emma Jackson the company has a slight obsession for the beautiful tactility of letterpress printing (don’t we all). Emma uses letterpress as the perfect partner to a contemporary, minimal design aesthetic. Hunter Paper Co. is stocked in shops across the UK & Ireland.

Visit the Hunter Paper Co website.


Exciting Use of Colour: Petra Boase

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Riso Papercut Love Birds Card by Petra Boase


A favourite of the blog Petra Boase, is a small eclectic brand based in Norfolk. Established in 1999 by Petra, the company is now a collaboration between herself and husband Russell. The pair draw on their skills in textile design and Children’s book illustration to produce a fun range of greeting cards, stationery and babywear products. Sold across the globe, Petra Boase are inspired by all things vintage. Their A/W PaperAwards 2017 winning card range is a risograph print, utilising accents of fluorescent colours; highlights which helped them stand out for their exciting use of colour.

Visit the Petra Boase website.


The PaperAwards Judges

The A/W PaperAwards  2017 judges included: Geraldine James from Selfridges; Kirsty White, Product & Design Manager at Heals; Jess Sims, UK Marketing Manager at West Elm; Mark Jessett and Janet Stevens of G.F Smith; Abigail Warner, owner & founder of Abigail Warner and PaperFest and finally Top Drawer’s Show Director Alejandra Campos.


Look Out for More PaperAwards

The PaperAwards are becoming an exciting staple of the TopDrawer show. First launched in Autumn 2016 and followed with a Spring edition in January 2017 they provide a great opportunity to celebrate paper goods. Showcasing the quality, design, and attention to detail that goes into making every greetings card and stationery product.

Look out for the next PaperAwards in 2018 at Top Drawer Spring.