Archive for September, 2011
These lovely illustrated cards from Moikka are just what I needed today – something to put a smile on my face. The thank you cards below feature peonies, wildflowers, and feathers, all illustrated and then watercolored by hand. Yes please!
Check out the full collection over at Moikka right here!
Photo Credits: Moikka
I’m having one of those days where I just keep repeating the phrase “Serenity Now” over and over and over, so I’m in dire need of something classic and undeniably pretty to help me get through the day. Erin from Arboreal sent over these beautiful and classic wedding invitations that she created for the Tennessee wedding of recent clients Elizabeth (aka Biz) and JP. Erin incorporated calligraphy by Barbara Thomas and simple design elements to create these elegant invitations.
From Erin: To set the tone of the wedding, Biz and JP asked me to create a simple and classic invitation with hand written calligraphy. The wedding suite was letterpress printed in charcoal ink on textured ivory paper with rounded edges and finished with a matching lined envelope.
Congratulations Biz and JP!
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Barbara
Happy Friday everyone – and happy first day of Fall! But seriously, how is it almost the end of September already? Time is seriously starting to fly! Do you all have interesting plans for this weekend? My agenda this weekend is happily low key; hanging out with friends, a few fun errands, and a movie with the husband. My favorite kind of weekend. But in the meantime…
…a few links for your weekend:
- Switzerland just moved up to the top of my must-visit list (also: paragliding!)
- Classic and elegant wedding invitations from Bespoke Letterpress
- Loving these dip-dyed pillows
- A collection of incredibly beautiful envelopes
- This might be the cutest first birthday party invitation ever!
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
- Love at first sight for these modern diagram wedding invitations
- Beautiful silhouette wedding invitations and vibrant ampersand wedding invitations
- Pretty wedding invitations in even prettier citrus-inspired colors
- Bright and colorful patterned cards from The Happy Cactus
- Invitations for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration in Mexico
- Illustrated floral wedding invitations for a wedding in Australia
- Inspired by the night sky
A big welcome to the newest Designer Rolodex members!
That’s it for me this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo
I thought I would help kick off the last day of the week with something bright and bold – and these red chevron stripe wedding invitations from Nathalie at 120 Water Street definitely fit the bill! Nathalie mixed the bold red pattern with a linen belly band and stitched verse card to bring texture into the playful and modern invitation suite.
From Nathalie: This invitation suite was inspired by the bride’s love of color, pattern, and texture. When she first contacted me, she hadn’t picked her color palette but knew she wanted something bold and non-traditional. I sent her a few playful combinations of different colors and patterns, and she quickly picked mustard and red.
We digitally printed the invitations, then created a pretty belly band with linen to add texture. When we settled on the chevron pattern we decided it would be fun to zigzag sew the Louis Armstrong verse card to the belly band. I think the linen does a great job of slightly softening the pattern without overpowering it!
Photo Credits: 120 Water Street
It was love at first sight when I spotted Kristen and Loren’s wedding invitations over at Rise & Shine Paper. Designed by the groom, the invitations feature cute diagrams and letterpress overprinting – all within a super clean and modern horizontal layout. Stunning!
You can chck out more photos over at Rise & Shine Paper!
Concept & Design: Loren Klein
Letterpress Printing: Rise & Shine Paper
Photo Credits: Rise & Shine Paper