Stationery A-Z: Copper Foil

We’ve often waxed poetic about our love of gold, holographic, and rose gold foil on wedding invitations and greeting cards, but today we thought we’d sing the praises of copper foil! Copper has a striking beauty all its own (case in point: this stunning skirt from Proenza Schouler or this sleek light fixture from Anthropologie), and is quickly making a home for itself in the stationery world. I’m especially loving the use of copper on dark backgrounds (so modern!). Here is a collection of some recent favorites:

Trendspotting: Copper Foil

From top left:

1. A copper foil cocktail on gorgeous blush pink paper from Fox & Fallow

2. Fun striped copper foil party plates from Bash Party Goods!

3. The combination of hand lettering and copper foil in this birthday card from Hello!Lucky is the perfect balance of elegance and fun

4. If you’re behind on your Valentine’s day greetings (or missed all three of our earlier posts), might you consider this simple, yet direct, message from The Social Type.

5. The copper is the whiskey…get it? This clever usage comes courtesy of Idlewild Co.

6. Stunning metallic cotton ribbon from Angela Liguori

7. Toss some of this copper confetti from Knot & Bow into a greeting card for a fun surprise – or sprinkle it on a table at your next party!

8. I’ve been a fan of printmaker Katharine Watson’s work for awhile now and I love that she moved in the foil space.

9. Meg from Moglea always comes up with the most amazing color stories and combinations, so it’s not surprising that she was an early adopter of this metallic trend.

10. Now, this is what I’m talking about: copper foil on gray paper is so fresh. Add some illustrated flowers and you’ve got yourself a winner. By Kelsey Garrity Riley for Red Cap Cards.

What’s your favorite metallic foil these days? Classic silver or modern gold? Are you loving copper foil, or feeling all things holographic? Let us know in the comments below!


Inspired By: Grid Patterns

All of a sudden, I feel like I’m seeing grid patterns everywhere! From large scale windowpane grid patterns to smaller scale grids reminiscent of old school graph paper, I’m seeing grids on bedding, kitchen textiles, removable wallpaper, and, of course, stationery. Grid patterns look fantastic mixed with solid colors – especially pastels and neutrals – and they definitely make a big graphic statement whether you’re using them in party décor or at home. Today I thought I’d share a quick grid pattern round up with some of my current favorites!

Trendspotting: Grid Pattern Round Up

  1. I have this wire wall grid in my own office as an inspiration board! I have the copper version, but it also comes in the classic black version pictured above and in white.
  2. Unison Home seriously has the best selection of grid pattern products, from trays to textiles. This grid platter would be so perfect for dinner parties
  3. A Master Plan grid notepad from Snow & Graham
  4. This ombré grid bedding from Hay is super cool! I also like the large scale windowpane pattern bedding from Brooklinen and these smaller scale grid pattern sheets from West Elm.
  5. The most beautiful navy windowpane linen napkins from The Everyday Co.
  6. Silver foil thanks over an illustrated grid pattern from Hartland Brooklyn
  7. This grid tablecloth from Unison Home makes a huge graphic statement for dinner party table décor. I also picked up this budget version (with a smaller scale pattern) during one of my latest trips to Ikea.
  8. A pretty ceramic ring dish with a hand painted grid pattern from A Sensible Habit
  9. Removable grid wallpaper in a black and white pattern – also available in dark gray/light gray and white on black here
  10. Super cute grid pattern paper plates from Bash Party Goods (they have lots of other grid pattern items in their party collections!)

Are any of you feeling the grid pattern vibe these days? Share your favorite grid finds in the comments!

Inspired By: Unicorns

I have a MAJOR case of unicorn fever. Unicorns are the central theme in the birthday party that I’m planning for my two girls later this month, and I’m seeing them in everything from party supplies to stationery to fashion accessories! I just can’t get enough of these gorgeous mythical creatures – especially if they happen to be paired with hologram foil or anything iridescent. Anyone else feeling the love for unicorns these days??

Trendspotting: Unicorns / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Unicone (ha!) patch by Little Arrow Shop

2. Unicorn birthday card by Rifle Paper Co.

3. Unicorn card by Hello!Lucky

4. Unicorn garland from Paper Source – I also love these unicorn stickers from Shop Sweet Lulu

5. Magnetic (!!) unicorn rainbow lapel pin by Yellow Owl Workshop

6. Card by Near Modern Disaster (one of my personal favorites)

7.  Unicorn card with hologram foil (sigh….) by Parrott Design Studio 

8. Unicorn mom card by Carolyn Suzuki

9. Unicorn piñata by Lula Flora

Inspired By: Enamel Pins

Normally when I write these posts, I’m focusing on a particular design theme or color palette. But after seeing so many enamel pins EVERYWHERE over the last few months, including at the National Stationery Show from some of my favorite stationers, I couldn’t resist doing a little round up of some of my favorite enamel pins! I’d wear all of these myself, but it would also be fun to pick a few of these pins up as gifts for friends!

Trendspotting: Enamel Pin Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. probably has the single best collection of enamel pins, including this exclusive I Am Very Busy collaboration with Valley Cruise Press

2. How can I resist an iridescent glitter unicorn from Little Arrow? Answer: I CAN’T.

3. + 4. The Good Twin has so many great pins from their pin + postcard collections! These are two of my favorites, but I also love the pug and cat pins, the city pin + post series, and the new zodiac pin and post series!

5. Emily McDowell just released a collection of enamel pins at the National Stationery Show – and I can totally get behind this particular pin

6. Watermelon enamel pins are always a good idea, from Georgia Perry

7. A fun heart-shaped lollipop pin from Tuesday Bassen

8. This little Good Egg pin from ilootpaperie just makes me smile

9. Totally obsessed with the darling little animal pins from Tiny Deer Studio, especially this little swan

10. For all the cat ladies out there from Leah Goren

11. Tropical vibes in this monstera pin from Oelwein (I also like this version from We Are Out of Office

12. Cotton candy! And lots of other fun food theme enamel pins from Felt Good Co.

13. Well, of course I couldn’t resist this sweet postage stamp-inspired pin from AdamJK

14. The power of positive thinking with Valley Cruise Press

15. Love this collection of whimsical enamel pins from Hello!Lucky

16. Fingers crossed from People I’ve Loved

17. You just can’t go wrong with a rainbow enamel pin, also from Georgia Perry

What do you all think about the enamel pin trend?? Are you into it, or not so crazy about it?

Inspired By: Wink Wink!

Last year I noticed that I was seeing eyes all over the place – and this year it’s eyelashes! Winking, blinking, and softly sleeping. Here are a few of my eyelash favorites!

Wink Wink! Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Thimblepress You Look Great art print

2. Kate Spade Wink necklace

3. Honey & Bloom Blink art print

4. BDBNY lashes dish

5. The Great Lakes Goods Winks Charm Set

6. People I’ve Loved Wink Wink pillow

7. Earrings

8. Blabla Kids Oh So Sleepy play pad and pillow