About

Welcome! Oh So Beautiful Paper is a leading lifestyle and design blog that makes beautiful design accessible to everyone. Since 2008, we’ve been sharing awesome entertaining and DIY ideas, gorgeous paper goods, beautiful wedding invitations, home décor inspiration, and original cocktail recipes. We’re all about bringing an extra dose of fun and beauty to everyday life. Please have a look around – I hope you enjoy our posts and archives! You can also find us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

About Oh So Beautiful Paper

Launched in 2008, Oh So Beautiful Paper reaches an audience of more than 100,000 unique monthly viewers and is a daily read for creative people around the world. Oh So Beautiful Paper also has a loyal social media following, with more than 150,000 Facebook fans, 50,000 Pinterest followers, 15,000 Twitter followers, and 60,000 Instagram followers. Our pins on Pinterest reach an average of 4.2 million monthly viewers, and pins from Oh So Beautiful Paper reach an average of 435,000 daily viewers.

Oh So Beautiful Paper readers value beauty and fantastic design, and they want beautiful things in all aspects of their lives. Our readers are interested in everyday design, DIY projects, food and cocktails, home décor, fashion, travel, and more. 85% of Oh So Beautiful Paper readers are female, and the majority of readers are between the ages of 25 and 34.

Interested in working together? Oh So Beautiful Paper offers sponsored content opportunities (blog posts and social media posts), traditional sidebar banner ads, and styling work (prop and food styling). We’ve worked with a variety of brands, from small independent stationery and design studios to large ‘household name’ brands, including Home Depot, Post-it Brand, Fiskars, and My M&MS. Get in touch with us here for more info!

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Photo by Charlie-Juliet Photography

About Founder + Editor Nole Garey

Hi everyone! I’m Nole Garey, and I like to say that I’m a recovering diplomat turned full time creative blogger. I previously worked in international diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State from 2003 – 2010 before leaving to pursue Oh So Beautiful Paper full time. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University (where I met my husband Andrew), but I’ve been passionate about design and all things paper my entire life.

I fell in love with the world of wedding invitations and stationery while planning my May 2008 Washington, DC wedding and started Oh So Beautiful Paper in large part to help connect other engaged couples with talented designers. Andrew and I welcomed our first daughter Sophie (you can see her awesome birth announcements here) in 2012 and our second daughter Alice (you can see her beautiful birth announcements here) in 2014. We currently live in Washington DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with several adorable cats.

Our Philosophy

At Oh So Beautiful Paper, we believe that stationery is an extension of your personal style. It’s a nice and all too rare treat to come home to a handwritten letter or card. We believe sending paper – taking the time to buy, write, and send a card – has enormous interpersonal value. Sending handwritten mail has become a signifier: a mark of the importance and value that the sender places on the relationship with the recipient.

We believe stationery has a role to play in a beautiful lifestyle. Our goal is to help you find paper products that represent you and your personality, whether you live in DC or California or Australia, while also helping to support local businesses, small businesses, and eco-friendly businesses. It might not seem so at first glance, but stationery supports all of these goals. We’re not focused on the mass market, but on stationery that is unique and different, just like you and me.

In The Press

Print

Oh So Beautiful Paper has been featured in Brides (April 2011 and September 2012), Southern Weddings, and quoted several times in the quarterly Stationery Trends magazine.

Online

Oh So Beautiful Paper has appeared on many noteworthy blogs and websites and has a regular monthly column on the Food Network blog, FN Dish. A full list of features can be found on our press page, with a sample of guest posts and features below:

The Huffington Post: Caipirinha Recipes You Should Be Downing During the World Cup (06/2014)

The Etsy Blog: Guest Curator, Stationery to Make You Smile (05/2014)

Imbibe: The Summer Rose Cocktail Recipe  (03/2014)

The Huffington Post: Brunch Cocktails: Booze Recipes for the Time Between Breakfast and Lunch (08/2013)

The National Stationery Show: Capture Press Attention with Booth Design (03/2012)

The Etsy Blog: Guest Curator (09/2010)

Contributing Editors

Emily Blistein / Hello Brick + Mortar

Emily Blistein owns Clementine, a little shop in Middlebury, Vermont where she curates an ever-changing collection of goods to help feather your nest, delight your loved ones and swaddle your little ones. She is a letterpress admirer, typewriter enthusiast, recovering lawyer and lobbyist for women’s health, advocate for small businesses and cheerleader for things handmade. She lives with four boys (aged toddler to husband), is an ENFP (which explains why having a brick & mortar is heaven), and she really, really likes to laugh.

View all of Emily’s Brick + Mortar posts right here!

 

Megan Soh / Behind the Stationery

Megan is obsessed with beautiful stationery, which makes her the perfect author for our Behind the Stationery column! You can find Megan on her blog, Petitely, and on Instagram.

View all of Megan’s Behind the Stationery posts right here!

Andrew Whitehead / Cocktail Contributor

Andrew Whitehead is a DC-based cocktail enthusiast (and just happens to be Nole’s husband). You can find him on Instagram, where he shares cocktail recipes and a behind-the-scenes peek into his liquorary concoctions.

View all of Andrew’s cocktail posts right here!

 

About The Design

The design and layout of Oh So Beautiful Paper® was created by Nole with hand lettering and watercolor graphics by Liz Libre of Linda & Harriett and web development by Eli Van Zoeren. For those of you obsessed with pretty fonts like me, I have featured many of of the fonts used on Oh So Beautiful Paper in a weekly column here. If you have any questions or would like to say hello, please email me!

Thanks for visiting!

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