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Happy Friday everyone! I know it’s still snowing in some parts of the country (sorry folks), but here in DC spring is in full effect – the cherry blossoms are finally blooming and the sun is shining! We still have so much work to do to get the inside of our house in order, but the gorgeous weather makes me want to get outside and start working on our small garden. I hope you all have fun plans and wish you gorgeous weather this weekend! But in the meantime…
Lettering by Alexandra Nelson
…a few links for your weekend:
- Love reading these stories from different letterpress studios on how they got their start
- Such a pretty work space (I can’t wait to get started on my own home office soon!)
- Houses in trees. AMAZING.
- Do good and win free wedding invitations!
- Can’t get enough of beautiful hand drawn patterns
- Seriously awesome pinatas
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
- Whimsical illustrated NYC wedding invitations
- A sneak peek of the new Special Issue of Martha Stewart Weddings
- Beach-inspired destination wedding invitations
- Wedding inspiration in one of our favorite spring colors: mint green!
- DIY Tutorial: Neon + kraft paper save the dates
- Keep your desk tidy with these pencil cases!
- Business card inspiration with lots of patterns
- Sweet “coming home” announcements for a darling baby girl
- Well Said Type: Monroe
- Brooke + Kyle’s modernsticker save the dates
- Sophisticated woodgrain wedding invitations for a barn wedding
- Quick Pick: Pretty letterpress stationery from Moglea
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
Woodgrain is one of my favorite textures for wedding invitations: it’s such a design chameleon! It can be modern, rustic, whimsical, or even a subtle accent for a formal invitation to a black tie affair. Lesley from Inclosed Studio designed these sweet invitations for a backyard barn wedding, incorporating the woodgrain texture into a black and white design with neutral accents and a bright envelope liner. So pretty!
From Lesley: Katie and Andrew’s invitation is letterpress printed with a blind wood grain impression. The information was then letterpress printed on top with black ink. The couple was having a backyard barn wedding and we knew we wanted to incorporate woodgrain, but wanted it to be subtle and pretty.
We love the simplicity of the design and neutral color palette combined with the pop of color in the envelope liner.
Photo Credits: Inclosed Studio
You guys! Today is the big day! We’re off to meet with our agent for the closing, and after that we’ll officially be homeowners! And between the craziness of packing, some last minute shenanigans from the title company (ugh), and a million other things, I’m kind of amazed that we got through this week at all. We have just a couple more days of packing left, then we move in on Monday! Luckily my in-laws are coming down to help this weekend, followed by my dad early next week. Wish us luck with the move – we’ll definitely need it! But in the meantime…
…a few links for your weekend!
- A beautiful Peter Pan-inspired baby shower
- Jordan’s impossibly amazing apartment
- Loving Nicole’s list of essential photography gear
- A round up of Easter egg decorating ideas
- On making time for yourself and your passions
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
- Courtney + Paul’s awesome Brooklyn wedding invitations
- Love, love, love these summer camp-inspired wedding invitations
- Lots of pretty decor and inspiration from Minted
- Pretty floral + woodgrain wedding invitations
- A last-minute round up of some favorite Easter cards!
- Beautiful nature-inspired watercolor wedding invitations from Fine Day press
- Well Said Type: Paris Serif
- Modern black + white bridal shower invitations
- Pretty + Paper: Spring!
A big welcome to the newest members of the Designer Rolodex!
We have a fun cocktail coming up for you this afternoon, so check back a bit later for the recipe! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo
I’m finally starting to see some color around DC in the form of bright yellow daffodils and tiny pink blossoms, and this time of year I just want to hug anything floral in the hope that spring will arrive even sooner. Jessica from Moira Design Studio sent over these pretty floral and woodgrain invitations that she designed for a recent wedding. Each motif was hand painted, and the envelopes also feature lovely Moira Ink calligraphy. Pretty!
From Jessica: We have been obsessed with exploring other mediums in our design work (aside from our computer) and decided to get back to our roots and hunkered down with some paint and a jar full of brushes. Our timing was rather spot on, as this lovely bride approached us for a rustic and organic invitation with artistic roots – something unique and soulful.
She was really looking for a piece to give an impression of the relaxed, homey and intimate feel of their wedding. The couple is to be wed under a massive, gorgeous old oak tree beside a nearly equally as old stone house. The entire reception area is surrounded by lovely old trees, crickets singing, and a fire pit to keep the guests toasty. A venue completely befitting to them!
All the graphics for her invitation are custom painted, differing piece to piece and included clusters of blush flowers, trailing leaves, and rustic wood grain. The backs are also printed either with flowers or the wood grain pattern and envelope liners to match.
Each piece was printed on super thick cotton stock. All the envelopes were also printed with a matching motif, and we added a personal touch and addressed each envelope in calligraphy to boot… truly a suite to set the tone for their nuptials!
Design: Moira Design Studio
Invitation Text Font: Lady Rene
Calligraphy: Moira Ink
Photo Credits: Moira Design Studio
Designer Misty Manley is expecting a baby boy later this year and was kind enough to send over the invitations that she designed for her upcoming baby shower. The two-color letterpress printed invitations feature a mustard yellow and teal blue color palette, blind emboss woodgrain pattern, and fun chevron stripe envelope liners. I’m absolutely in love with the custom rubber stamp that Misty designed for the envelopes – such a fun detail!
From Misty: I designed these invitations for my upcoming baby shower. I chose to do 2-color letterpress with a blind emboss of a wood grain pattern to match the theme of the shower, “How Tweet It Is” – which will combine birds’ nests, twigs, and rustic details with pops of a yellow chevron pattern. The invitation is backed with teal paper.
I also designed the matching seal and created a custom rubber stamp through Simon’s Stamps (a great resource!). Finally, I lined the kraft paper envelopes with chevron stripe envelope liners.
Design: Misty Manley
Letterpress Printing: All Along Press
Photo Credits: Misty Manley