Signora e Mare + A Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Thank you to everyone that entered!


I’m a huge fan of the gorgeous organic calligraphy of Katie Decker Hyatt of Signora e Mare, you can check out her work in our monthly calligraphy column here! In addition to being a super talented calligrapher, Katie also makes beautiful handmade, heirloom-quality goods for artists and makers – and we’re giving some of those beautiful goods to a few lucky readers today!

Signora e Mare Handmade Paper Notebooks / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Up first, these beautiful pocket notebooks! Each notebooks features a hand drawn and calligraphed design, letterpress printed in matte gold in Atlanta on 100% cotton rag and cotton paper made by Katie. Measuring 4.25 in x 5 in, the inside of each notebook features 40 blank uncoated text weight sheets in warm gray. Each notebook is finished with brass colored staples in saddle stitch binding and is available in two cover color options: old white and soft rose. I love those deckled edges!

Signora e Mare Handmade Paper Notebooks / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Next, the leather pencil case! Crafted from German leather and individually hand made by Katie’s mother, the pencil case features one large pocket with two leather ties for easy closure. Measuring 8 in x 2.75 in, the pencil case can hold several pens, nib holders and small brushes!

Signora e Mare Leather Pencil Case / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Signora e Mare Leather Pencil Case / Oh So Beautiful Paper

To enter, just follow the options on the Rafflecopter below – there are a bunch of ways to enter! You’ll have until midnight on Thursday, March 10 to enter! Good luck!

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*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Please enter via the Rafflecopter boxes below. Limit one entry per entry method per person. $66.50 approximate total retail value. Winners will be contacted via email after comments close.

Photo Credits: Signora e Mare

New Giveaway! Paper Party 2015 Tote Bags!

CLOSED – Thank you to everyone who entered!

You’ve already heard me gush about the magical evening that was Paper Party 2015, and today I’m so excited to give away a few of the amazing tote bags from the party! Seriously, these bags just keep getting better and better – and this year I was beyond thrilled to partner with Rifle Paper Co. to produce the actual tote bags! Anna created a custom design just for the party. Isn’t it beautiful?? I love carrying my bag everywhere with me!


The inside of the bag was pretty awesome, too! They were stuffed with the most amazing items from some of my favorite stationers: Our Heiday,, Smock, ThimblepressNear Modern Disaster, 9th Letter Press, The Good Twin, E.Frances Paper, One Canoe Two, Cotton & Flax, Knot & Bow, Sea & Lake, Ink Meets Paper, Smudge Ink, The Social Type, Katharine WatsonLadyfingers Letterpress, Emily McDowell, Sycamore Street Press, Red Cap Cards, Maginating, Antiquaria, Mailchimp, Sakura of America, Legion Paper, MintedMay Designs, Simply Framed, a selection of Etsy Wholesale sellers – and a keepsake print designed by Moglea and printed by StationeryHQ!


The 125 party gift bags may have disappeared in under 10 minutes, but you’re in luck – because today five lucky readers can win a tote bag full of stationery awesomeness!



To enter, just follow the options on the Rafflecopter below – there are three different ways to enter!






Photo Credits: Charlie Juliet Photography

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*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Limit one entry per person. $150 approximate total retail value. Winners will be contacted via email after comments close.

Simply Framed Art Print Gallery Wall + a Giveaway!

Have you ever imagined something in your head and it then it turned out even BETTER in reality? That’s how I feel about the gallery wall collaboration with Simply Framed and some super talented artists at this year’s Paper Party. We mixed beautiful original calligraphy artwork with tropical prints from some of my favorite stationers and illustrators. It ended up being my favorite feature from the entire party – and I’m so excited to be giving away eight of these gorgeous framed art prints to a few lucky readers!!





Photos by Charlie Juliet Photography

The gorgeous calligraphy artwork came to us from Fleur de LettersA Fabulous FeteMon VoirAshley Buzzy Calligraphy and Letterpress, and Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy, while the tropical-inspired prints came to us from Idlewild Co.Rifle Paper Co, and Meera Lee Patel – it turned out to be the most amazing combination! Each print was beautifully framed by Simply Framed in a way that perfectly complements the individual artwork of each print. Here are the eight framed prints up for grabs:


Clockwise from top left: Meera Lee PatelA Fabulous FeteAshley Buzzy Calligraphy and Letterpress, Fleur de LettersMeera Lee PatelBlue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy, and both the cactus and piña print are from Idlewild Co.





Click through below to enter below to win your favorite art print – you can even enter to win all eight prints! You’ll have until midnight on Friday, June 5 to enter – good luck!

*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Please enter via the Rafflecopter boxes below. $1600 approximate total retail value. Winners will be contacted via email after comments close. A big thanks to Simply Framed and all the talented artists for making this giveaway possible!

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New Giveaway! Laurel Denise 2015 Planner

I rounded up some of my favorite planners a couple of weeks ago – and today I’m super excited to be giving away one of the fabulous 2015 planners from Laurel Denise!


This gorgeous planner has been one of my favorites for the last few years: it’s well-designed without being overwhelming, and with plenty of space to keep track of everything from appointments to to-do’s to ideas and inspiration.



Laurel designed her planner to let you view both monthly and weekly pages at the same time – so you can plan each weekly schedule while keeping track of what’s ahead! Just turn a new page for each new week in the month, without ever losing sight of the full-month view. Oh, and there’s also room for goal planning in 2015 and into 2016!



This year’s planner features a beautiful matte gray cover with spiral bound pages along with inside folders on front and back cover, individually tabbed months, lined note-taking pages, graph paper note-taking pages, and more!


To enter, leave a comment below telling us one of your goals for 2015! You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 23 to enter the giveaway. One winner will be selected randomly. Bonne chance!

*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Limit one entry per person. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $35 approximate total retail value. Winner will be contacted via email after comments close.

p.s. Laurel is also offering Oh So Beautiful Paper readers a free notecard set with planner purchase! Just mention “oh so beautiful paper” at checkout! Thanks Laurel!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway with Belle + Union!


As we enter the season of giving, I’m super excited to team up with Meg from Belle & Union for a special twelve days of Christmas giveaway! Starting today, Meg will run special deals on a different product each day, which she’ll announce on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook – and at the end of the twelve days one lucky OSBP reader will win a package featuring one of each item! I don’t want to spoil Meg’s surprises – so you’ll have to follow along to see each item as it’s revealed – but the final giveaway promises to be a really good one!


A little background from Meg: As a little girl, my mom wrote a version of the 12 Days of Christmas song for my Dad. It was from the perspective of my sister and myself, promises that we would be making as his children to make his Christmas (and his year) that much better. Things like “(starting at number 5) one bark only, no hands on the walls, good grades at school, two clean rooms, and no running up and down the stairs.” (Sing it to the tune, it’ll get stuck in your head for days, or in my case, over fifteen years running.) I thought it would be fun to piggyback on my mom’s idea and share with my friends and followers a ”Belle & Union 12 Days of Christmas.For the next 12 days, there will be a different deal every day, with each item being available with the ones from the days before it, culminating on the 12th day with the best gift of all!


To enter, just comment below with your favorite thing about the holidays! You can also share on 1) Instagram, 2) Facebook, 3) Pinterest, or 4) Twitter with the hashtag #BU12days for additional entries! Leave a comment below with links to your Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest posts, and don’t forget to tag us – @BelleAndUnionCo and @beautifulpaper – in your posts! Enter and share as many times as you like during the 12 days. We’ll choose a winner at random on December 13th at noon CST. Happy holidays, friends!

Follow along with Meg @BelleAndUnionCo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook – and Meg will announce each day’s treat at 9am CST, starting today!

Photos by Sarah Best Photography

*Sorry, limited to U.S. readers only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $225 approximate total retail value.