{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone! So, we managed to get our tree and string lights… and haven’t made an ounce of progress since. I actually kind of love the look of our minimalist tree. This week Sophie turned 3 months old and my husband and I celebrated our 7-year dating anniversary by hiring a babysitter and going out to dinner alone for the first time in three months. We went to a new semi-secret restaurant in our neighborhood – very good food, but definitely not baby appropriate. Sophie handled the whole thing so well, I’m already looking forward to our next date night out! But in the meantime…


Photos by me, via Instagram

…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! xoxo

Pretty + Paper

Pretty + Paper: Black and White and Calligraphy

Bouquet by A Day in Provence via Elizabeth Anne Designs (left); Calligraphy wedding invitation by Paperfinger (right)

Photo Credits: Laura Ivanova Photography and Dan Eckstein

Pretty Paper in the Office: Bookends

A common issue with my workspace is the lack of space on my desk, as it is covered with books I use regularly for reference. That’s mostly due to the fact that, until recently, I hadn’t found a set of bookends that I liked enough to purchase. The word ‘bookend’ used to draw up images of dark and stuffy offices for me. Luckily, there are so many options these days that I want to buy them all! Functional and beautiful, I’ve put together a round up of bookends that will surely put and end to any disorganized workspace. – Julie

Pretty Paper in the Office Bookend Round Up

No. 1 Whale bookend from Indigo; No. 2 Wood bottle bookends from Uncommon Goods; No. 3 Quartz bookends from Design Darling; No. 4 Cork planter bookends from Canoe; No. 5 Bookends Of The Earth from Anthropologie; No. 6 Gold pig bookends from CB2

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FN Dish: A Paper-Inspired Gift Guide for Foodies

If you have a food enthusiast on your list this year, our next post for the Food Network’s FN Dish is here to help! With all things paper in mind (of course!), we’ve rounded up our favorite paper-inspired gifts for the foodies in your life. That means pretty art prints, market totes, tea towels and even wrapping paper! Because the outside of the gift should always match the inside, right!? You can check out the full foodie gift guide right here.

Paper Inspired Gift Guide for Foodies by Oh So Beautiful Paper for FN Dish

Clockwise from Top Left: Katherine Codega, Geraldine Adams, Rifle Paper Co., Yours is the Earth

Happy shopping!

p.s. A few more gift ideas for paperistas (foodies and non-foodies included)

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Stationery A – Z: Snarky Birthday Cards

I love that moment when you’re skimming through greeting cards and you come across one that causes you to chortle to yourself. You smile a little and realize that this snarky/sarcastic birthday card is perfect for someone you know. Someone that has a sense of humor and likes nothing more than to laugh a little (at themselves) on their birthday. Here is a roundup of smart cards that falls into that category. — Tashia

29th Birthday Letterpress Card by Parrott Design Studio

Parrott Design Studio

Who's Counting by Egg Press There's Always Next Year by Ink & Iro

Egg Press (left); and Ink & Iron (right)

Dog Years Birthday Card by Farewell Paperie

Farewell Paperie

Wishbone Letterpress

Crab Pinch by Night Owl Paper Goods Frickity Frack Birthday by Dude and Chick

Night Owl Paper Goods (left); and Dude and Chick (right)

Everyone Must Grow Old but Growing UP is Optional by Sweet Harvey

Sweet Harvey

29 Again letterpress card by Smock Paper Birthday Bad by Wild Horse Letterpress

Smock Paper (left); and Wild Horse Press (right)

Letterpress LMAO Birthday Card by Ink Petals

Ink Petals

Happy Whatever card by Akimbo


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