Paper Artwork – Pablo Lehmann

I am totally floored by the amazing beauty of Pablo Lehmann’s intricate papercut art pieces:

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I mean, seriously — aren’t these incredible?  I swear these are crafted in part by magic.  So, so beautiful, and so many more over on Pablo’s website right here.

{image credits: pablo lehmann, via dear ada}

Watercolor + Anemone Wedding Invitations

I seriously love everything about David and Cheri’s wedding invitations — from the watercolor details to the anemone illustration to the small emblems repeated throughout the invitation suite:

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I had seen the photos from this handmade wedding a while back, but loved looking through them again and noticing all the little ways that the wedding invitations served as a preview of the beauty and fun to come on the big day!  Check out more invitation and wedding photos here and here.

{image credits: david rager, via bird and banner}

Thank you!

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I received the most amazing surprise and the best news I've had all week when I found out that Oh So Beautiful Paper was included on a list of the Top 50 interior and design blogs in the world by Times Online.  We made #36 — yay!  As you can imagine, it's a huge honor to be included, particularly among such great company and so many of my favorite blogs!  I can't thank Times Online, particularly author Lynne Robinson, enough for thinking of me.  Check out the full list right here!  If you're finding us for the first time via Times Online, welcome!

Gilded Wedding Invitations with a French Twist

One of the things that I love about this time of year is how sparkly things become — from the twinkle of Christmas lights to the metal tones of holiday decorations and so much more.  So when Rachel from Benign Objects wrote to let me know about these gilded wedding invitations that she recently designed for her friend Madeline, they seemed perfect for an elegant and classic late fall or winter wedding:

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Rachel started with Madeline’s original inspiration of an elegant and classic design with a french twist (as an homage to Savannah, where the wedding took place) and created a beautiful wedding invitation suite as well as an accompanying ceremony program and guest guide.  Rachel used foil stamping for the gold detailing, with the remaining materials digitally printed to stay within Madeline’s budget.

Check out Benign Objects for a bunch of additional photos.  Thanks Rachel!

{image credits: benign objects}

Sponsor Introduction – SlowPrint Studio

You may remember the beautiful work of my newest sponsor — SlowPrint Studio — from this business card inspiration post from a couple of weeks ago:

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SlowPrint Studio offers letterpress printing and design for any projects from commercial work to wedding invitations, holiday cards, book covers.  And since SlowPrint Studio has been letterpress printing since 1980, their level of expertise is reflected in their work.  Here are a few additional examples from their portfolio:

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 I also really love this quote from the SlowPrint Studio website:

"Slow Print" means we typically spend more time proofing and fine-tuning than it takes to actually print the job. To produce exquisite printing requires more than just a press, a plate and ink. It requires an absolute commitment to spending the time required to adjust the ink, the rollers, the impression for each job. Like "Slow Food", we start with the best ingredients available, and we take the time to do it right!

If you're looking for a printer for your design projects or wedding invitations, you can see more from the SlowPrint Studio letterpress portfolio and inquire about rate information on their website right here.  You can also visit their etsy shop right here!

{image credits: SlowPrint Studio}