Happy Weekend – and Happy 4th!

Hi Everyone! I’m heading out a bit early for the long holiday weekend – I hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day! This will be Alice’s first fireworks and I’m excited to see how she reacts. We’ve been getting lots of rain and thunderstorms lately, hopefully the fireworks won’t get rained out! Either way, it will be nice to have a relaxing weekend at home. But in the meantime…

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Photo by The House That Lars Built (aka Brittany) via Instagram

…a few links for your long weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back tomorrow for this week’s cocktail recipe! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Stationery A-Z: Flamingo Cards

Wait wait wait. How is it possible that I haven’t done a flamingo card round up before?? Let’s remedy this oversight immediately, shall we? Here are nine fantastic flamingo cards – and one art print! – to satisfy all of your flamingo desires!

Flamingo Card Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Hartland Brooklyn

2. Hello!Lucky

3. Alexis Mattox Design

4. Idlewild Co.

5. Rifle Paper Co. art print

6. Lily & Val

7. Gold Teeth Brooklyn

8. Rise & Shine Letterpress

9. Thimblepress

10. Amy Heitman

p.s. You can find even more amazing cards for all occasions over in the Market List!

Desktop Downloads!

How is it JULY already!?! Summer is just flying by – hopefully you’re all excited for the holiday weekend! Here are a few new illustrated wallpapers to make your desktops and phones pretty!

July Desktop Downloads / Dinara Mirtalipova for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Download DINARA MIRTALIPOVA’S July wallpaper: DESKTOP | iPHONE5 | iPHONE6

July Desktop Downloads / The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Download THE GOOD TWIN’S Freedom Lies in Being Bold Wallpaper: DESKTOP | iPHONE5 | iPHONE6

July Desktop Downloads / The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Download THE GOOD TWIN’S rainbow wallpaper: DESKTOP | iPHONE5 | iPHONE6

If you’re a designer or illustrator interested in contributing your own designs to this column, please email your design to submissions(at)ohsobeautifulpaper.com with the subject line “desktop downloads.” If it’s a good fit I’ll add it to the post for the following month!

For personal use only. All illustrations by The Good Twin and Dinara Mirtalipova for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Kelley + Mike’s Wine and Gold Wedding Invitations

Jackie of Sincerely, Jackie definitely knows her way around a classic and elegant wedding invitation. Add in die cut details, beautiful screen printing in wine and metallic gold, and gorgeous custom calligraphy with sweet little heart details and you’ve got a recipe for a truly romantic invitation design!

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From Jackie: When my cousin, Kelley, got engaged last summer during our family camping trip, we immediately began dreaming up her perfect wedding invitations. We knew that we had to incorporate hearts into the design: Kelley was born on February 14th and we’ve always said that she has a heart so big its no wonder she was born on Valentine’s Day! Hearts are so important to her that she even has a heart shaped diamond engagement ring. How sweet is that?!

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I wanted to keep the design classic while bringing in hints of playful romance, and of course heart details. I immediately brought Charmaine, of Everly, Calligraphy, on board for the design and adore the way Charmaine’s lettering brought the entire suite to life.

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The invitations were printed on custom die-cut ivory paper, with a unique method of silk screen printing. The silk screen achieves a stunning metallic gold, similar to engraving, but at a much more affordable price point.  The invitation suite was paired with metallic blush outer envelopes, and a deep matte wine reply envelope. Both envelopes were digitally printed with custom calligraphy in white and wine ink.

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Thanks Jackie!

Design: Sincerely, Jackie

Calligraphy: Everly, Calligraphy

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Sincerely, Jackie