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Happy Friday everyone! I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Wednesday, so it feels like the weekend kind of snuck up on me! And do you know what else is sneaking up? The National Stationery Show – it’s only two weeks away! Stationery Show mailers are starting to arrive and one of the photos below is a little sneak peek of something very special that I’ll be sharing in greater detail after the show. Next week I’m kicking off my NSS sneak peek coverage with some new exhibitors and returning favorites. Yay! But in the meantime…
Photos by me via Instagram
…a few links for your weekend:
- Finally! Self-inking rubber stamps that look nice
- A blooming floral monogram. Such a great idea!
- The world at night = cool poster
- Build your own paper globe
- I dream of remodeling our kitchen in the not-too-distant future. I’ll be keeping this advice in mind when we do.
- IOU Letterpress Promissory Notes is having a Mother’s Day sale!
- Candystore Collective is partnering with Black Sheep Postal Service for Mother’s Day! All orders come with a free handmade card for mom.
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
- Emma + Finn’s whimsical floral NYC wedding invitations
- Cute + quirky illustrated wedding invitations with neon edge painting
- Lucas’s adorable letters + numbers 3rd birthday party invitations
- Mother’s Day is next weekend! A few favorite cards, and the full round up here!
- Allie + Ryan’s baby gender reveal DVD covers
- Travel-inspired beach destination wedding invitations
- Use a large scale “Here Comes the Bride” sign in your wedding!
- Business card inspiration: Gilded
- Well Said Type: Ministry Script
- p.s. We’re hiring a Social Media Coordinator! Is it you?
Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo
These wedding invitations from Alia and Jason of Darling Press & Stationers are just about the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! The invitations feature an illustration by the bride and groom’s daughter as the primary focus of the design (love!), along with pops of neon pink and colorful edge painting (double love!). Such a wonderful idea for an already meaningful invitation!
From Alia: This is a wedding suite for a very charming couple. Angela and Nickolas asked us to design their wedding invitation using a drawing created by their daughter. Since we have children of our own and have letterpress printed their art, we felt we were a good match for the project. The entire suite was printed with grey and neon pink ink and edge painted with fluorescent pink.
Design and Letterpress Printing: Darling Press & Stationers
Calligraphy: The Pretty Paperie
Photo Credits: Darling Press & Stationers
Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m hanging out at the New York International Gift Fair, and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite finds from the show later this week! But in the meantime, designer Kristen Smith sent over these classic invitations that she designed for a Southern wedding. I’m loving all the vibrant pops of red – such a great touch!
From Kristen: Katie is an art teacher and Matt is an industrial designer, and when it came to the invitations they wanted something elegant and classic with a few modern touches. We first set to work creating a custom monogram (since the bride and groom have last names that begin with the same initial), which could be used on everything from invitations to favor tags. The monogram was one of my favorite parts!
The RSVPs were done as postcards and pre-stamped so attendees could simply return them in the mail. On the front of the RSVP was a “Marriage Advice” madlib for guests to fill out and return as well. At the reception they were hung in a tree near the tent for everyone to see!
The invitations were letterpress printed while the other flat pieces were printed digitally. All three were then edge painted in a beautiful red to match the red liners chosen for the envelopes. The belly band that held everything together featured a gate on the front with wreaths containing their initials. On the wedding day, similar wreaths were hung with moss initials for both Katie and Matt.
The programs were done to match the invitations with the monogram and names prominently featured on the front. On the inside we used the same red from the liners and edging to make the pages stand out a little more. The inside featured information and historical tidbits about the venue as well as the history for all of the important items incorporated during the wedding ceremony. The programs were punched and tied with bakers twine as well.
Design: Kristen Smith
Printing: Sase Ink in Charleston, SC
Edge Painting: Moglea
Calligraphy: Diane Rember of Calligraphy Expressions
Photo Credits: Kristen Smith
Good morning, paper lovers! Samantha & Whitney here from Gus & Ruby Letterpress. We have the immense privilege of guest blogging on the Oh So Beautiful Paper blog this week and we are just delighted to be here. To start things off, today we’re thrilled to bring to you a chic, nautical invitation suite that we’ve been squirreling away for a few months. This custom suite was crafted for an absolutely too-cute-for-words couple, Anneke & Austin, in need of wedding stationery for their Maine-coast nuptials.
Knowing that A&A wanted to feature the seaside location of their wedding venue, we set about crafting a suite that was both nautical, personal and playful but still classic, elegant and timeless.
To set the tone on all pieces, we paired classic typesetting, stunning hand calligraphy by Elizabeth Porcher Jones and a preppy palette of navy and pink and letterpress printed everything on thick, textural cotton. Navy edge painting and a blind-printed compass on the back of the extra-thick invitation added subtle pops to the clean design. Nautical pennants (burgees), hand-illustration and color backing papers pulled even more nautical elements into the reply and reception cards.
And, what really put the suite over the edge was the custom hand-sewn belly band made of recycled sail cloth that held all the pieces together. Each band was cut out of a piece of sail (previously used on a boat!) and sewn all by hand, and hand-cut monogram burgees were tied to striped twine around the band as a finishing touch. The deep navy envelopes popped with stunning white calligraphy and featured custom nautical chart envelope liners as an added surprise for guests as they opened the suite.
The end result was an invitation suite (and then accompanying day-of pieces) that perfectly reflected the classic Maine wedding of this beautiful and lovely couple. See more photos of the Anneke & Austin suite (including the super fun poster-style save the date) HERE.
Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones
This vibrant pink and orange wedding invitation suite comes to us from one of my favorite stationery shops – Lion in the Sun in Brooklyn. The in-house design team at Lion in the Sun began by creating a save the date inspired by the wedding venue in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The bright color palette continued for the invitation suite, which also incorporated a classic script font and gold edge painting for added sophistication.
From Melinda and Dave of Lion in the Sun: Andrea and Taylor’s wedding in Hilton Head started out with a fun and festive save the date featuring the Daufuskie Island Lighthouse illustrated in house by our talented design team. Bright pink and creamsicle inks were used throughout the wedding from start to finish.
When the time came to design the invitations, Andrea and Taylor spent lots of time making sure that the style was was formal but still fun! We used Bickham Swash for their names and added gold edging to give the invitation some formality. Then we added fun motifs and graphics to get the guests excited about all of the fun wedding activities.
For the day-of stationery, Andrea ordered brightly colored cocktail napkins with her favorite drink recipe printed on them for a personal touch to the cocktail hour. We loved working on this gorgeous invitation suite!
Thanks Dave and Melinda!
Photo Credits: Lion in the Sun