{happy weekend!}

You know how some weeks are just harder than others?  This has been a tough week for me, with a to-do list that feels like it’s getting longer by the minute and a rapidly dwindling energy level.  I’ve been feeling overwhelmed, drained, and a little burned out – and on top of all of that, over the last few days I also managed to come down with a bit of a cold.  Not a good combination!  I’m hoping to recharge a bit this weekend and start fresh next week.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

{image credit: mrmikej via design crush}

Rob Ryan Greeting Cards

I may have just purchased two of each of these Rob Ryan laser cut cards – one to send to my sweetie overseas, and one to keep just for myself…

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All four designs available via catbird!

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No Danger Music

Richele from Richie Designs always make me laugh with her cards – even more so with her latest design.  Richele created this particular card with her teenage nephews in mind, but I know a few adults who might benefit from some shark music as well!

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Check out Richele’s sense of humor (and the rest of her cards) over at the Richie Designs shop.

{image credits: richie designs}

Paper Lovely Calling Cards

While we’re on the topic of business cards this week, Kim from Paper Lovely has just come out with an adorable line of letterpress calling cards!  Kim is offering seven design options, from modern stripes to pretty swirls and flourishes.

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Kim is offering 15% off the calling card collection from her Etsy shop through this weekend only – just use code CALLME15 at checkout!

{image credits: paper lovely}

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #4

As a paper enthusiast, it’s no secret that I love business cards.  I love seeing all of the amazing and creative business cards at blogging conferences and trade shows.  And even though it’ll be a while before I need new business cards for myself (you can see my current cards right here), I’ve had business cards on the brain over the past few weeks.  I was going through some of my favorite images and noticed some patterns emerging – bright pops of color and quirky design elements like illustrated details and hand lettering…

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{colorful edge painting on these business cards for Shyama Golden via Francesco Mugnai}

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{ah-mazing dip-dyed business cards – another genius idea from Jordan}

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{laser engraved wood veneer cards from Staci Paul via FPO}

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{pantone chip business cards by James Prunean via Lovely Stationery}

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{Chris Piascik}

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{Colt Bowden via FPO}

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{illustrated letterpress and foil stamped business cards by Dolce Press}

For my designer and printer friends out there, have you printed any fun business cards recently?  I’d love to see them!  Just shoot me an e-mail right here!

{images via their respective sources}