Book Preview: Make & Give

I was absolutely thrilled to receive a review copy of the amazing new book Make & Give by Erin Jang and Steph Hung – I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time! I’m a longtime fan of Erin’s design work and Steph is an amazingly talented stylist, so you know a collaboration between these two talented ladies was just bound to be good. I also admire Erin’s ability to come up with (and execute!) the most amazing party themes, from birthday parties to baby showers. Erin and Steph designed the book themselves with an emphasis on bright colors and a modern layout – and the results couldn’t be prettier!


Make & Give features 35 modern and meaningful craft projects for a variety of everyday occasions – not just birthdays and holidays. I love that the projects can be completed by crafters of all skill levels with commonly used materials! It was hard to pick favorites from the 35 projects, but I really love the Custom Growlers and Progressive Date projects – such fun ideas!





Make & Give is available now – grab your copy right here!

From Make & Give by Steph Hung and Erin Jang,  © 2014 by Steph Hung and Erin Jang.  © 2014 Photographs by Erin Jang. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boston, MA.

Roost Books sent me a copy of this book for review, but all words and opinions are my own.

Sophie Style: Toddler Bedding

We’re getting ready to make some big changes to the nursery: preparation both for a shared nursery after baby no. 2 arrives in September and for Sophie to move to a toddler bed! Sophie isn’t quite ready just yet, but we’re pretty sure she’ll be there in a couple of months so I’ve been keeping an eye on cute toddler bedding in anticipation. Today I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite finds!

Cute Toddler Girl Bedding Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Bonjour! pillow by Erin Jang for Land of Nod (absolutely loving this new capsule collection!); 2. Auggie Pretty with Pink Collection bedding; 3. Farmer’s Market Bedding by Erin Jang for Land of Nod; 4. Colette Bream toddler bedding; 5. + 6. Sundae Best duvet cover and ice cream pillow by Oh Joy for Land of Nod; 7. Ferm Living neon raindrop pillow; 8. Land of Nod Surprise Party Bedding; 9. Dwell Studio galaxy pillow; 10. Ko-ko-ko shop knit cloud pillow

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Wedding Details: Creative Menu Ideas

Today we have more wedding day stationery ideas to share – this time focusing on wedding menus.  Menus are one of my favorite details at a wedding, and I love seeing how the bride and groom choose to give their guests a sneak peek of the meal to come.  Whether you go with a menu at each place setting or as part of the centerpiece, I’ve gathered some of the best ideas to share with you!

A classic round menu with beautiful calligraphy by Calligraphy Katrina. Photo by Krista Mason via Grey Likes Weddings.

This modern type menu (left) would be so easy to DIY.  Photo by Andrea Polito Photography via The Knot.  I also love the idea of tying the menu to a coordinated napkin with a piece of twine (with a love knot, of course!) for more a casual wedding (right).  Photo by Erin Hearts Court via The Knot.

I think just about everyone around the blogosphere fell in love with Anna Bond’s DIY wedding menu wheel – and for good reason!  Details and instructions on Design Sponge.

This napkin wrap menu (left) is so creative and modern! Design by Wiley Valentine, photo by Aaron Delesie via Gina DeDominici.  And these tiny art easels are perfect for making your menu part of table’s centerpiece (right). Photo by Poppy Lane via Style Me Pretty.

Having a western themed affair?  Carry it throughout all of your wedding stationery for a cohesive look.  Designed by Things Are Better with a Parrot.

Hand-illustrated menus have become really popular and they I think they add a great personal touch.  Check out these examples:

Stationery by Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop and photo by Aaron Delesie, via MS Weddings (Left).  Notebook sketch menu designed by the groom, Erik Marinovich, and photo by Thayer Photo, via MS Weddings (Right).

Artwork by Erin Jang via her blog, The Indigo Bunting.

Another beautiful custom menu by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.  Photo by Weddings by Two via Style Me Pretty.

These two ideas are genius!  An “interactive” menu photographed by Jennifer Roper via The Knot (left); and a menu that doubles as a favor bag designed by Good On Paper Design, photographed by Janae Shields, via Snippet and Ink (right).

Smock has some beautiful letterpress printed menus; this is the Engadine design with one of my favorite color combinations.

I’m in love with both of these rustic menu designs!  Cutting board centerpiece menu designed by Blue Pool Road and photographed by Bonnie Tsang via Snippet and Ink.  Wood menu created by Melangerie and photographed by Docuvitae via Style Me Pretty.

And while they’re not completely paper-related, how could I leave out chalkboard menus?  Here are two examples of how they can be done in a creative and stylish way.

Colorful chalkboard menu (left)photographed by Kamp Photography via Green Wedding Shoes.  Sundae chalkboard menu (right) features calligraphy by Love, Jenna, photographed by Scott Clark via 100 Layer Cake.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up of creative and stylish wedding menu designs, and if you missed our earlier round-ups of wedding escort and place card ideas you can find them here and here.  I hope this serves as some inspiration for you as your plan your big day!

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*Smock is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Best of 2010 Wedding Invitations: The Indigo Bunting

Designer Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting has an amazingly vibrant and modern design style that just makes me smile each time she posts a new wedding invitation design.  Erin created one of my favorite wedding invitation suites from this year (Emily and Dan’s modern houndstooth invitations), but she’s created so many other fantastic designs that it seemed unfair to pick just one!





For more of Erin’s beautiful wedding invitation designs, check out The Indigo Bunting!

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Mid Century Modern Wedding Invitations

So I don’t usually post this early, but these invitations by Erin at The Indigo Bunting are so amazing that I just couldn’t wait.  The entire design is totally bananas in the absolute best possible way – I mean, just look at that letterpress houndstooth pattern in the envelope liners!


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Totally awesome.  Design by Erin, letterpress printing by Coeur Noir Specialty Printers – read and see more over on The Indigo Bunting.  I’ll be back a bit later with more gorgeous wedding invitations!

{image credits: Erin Jang}