Inspired By: Tropical Foliage

Pineapples, watermelons, and flamingos all had a very large presence at last year’s National Stationery Show, but this year I’m expecting an explosion of tropical foliage! From palm fronds to philodendron leaves to banana leaves – I just can’t get enough!

OSBP Trendspotting: Tropical Foliage Round Up

1. Hartland Brooklyn

2. Kertis gold + silver leaf pattern leather clutch

3. Ferme à Papier palm triangle note pad

4. Antiquaria Mahalo card

5. The Aestate banana leaves watercolor print

6. Philodendron leaf pillow

Inspired By: Cats

If you’ve met me in person – or browsed through my Instagram stream – you probably know that I’m kind of a crazy cat lady. My husband and I adopted two cats when we first started living together, and over the years we’ve rescued a few more, bringing our current total to five – not to mention the foster cats that went on to permanent homes and the friendly semi-feral alley cats that we keep an eye on in our neighborhood. So for any fellow cat people out there, here’s a quick little round up of some favorite feline-themed goodies!

Trendspotting: Cat Lady Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. This print by Leah Goren also comes in a dress and t-shirt!

2. Ladyfingers Letterpress knows the true measure of love

3. YES. The perfect tote bag by Emily McDowell

4. Catbird has a whole section dedicated to cat-inspired jewelry!

5. Such a great birthday card from Hello!Lucky

6. This card from Greenwich Letterpress would be perfect for my husband

7. I love this newsprint gift wrap collaboration between Leah Goren and Knot + Bow (also available in the black cat pattern)!

8. Gold foil cats (also available in silver and copper!) from Hartland Brooklyn

9. Yay for fellow cat ladies from The Good Twin Co.

10. I think I need this ceramic ring dish by Up in the Air Somewhere exclusively for Catbird

Inspired by: Eyeballs

I’ve been seeing eyeballs (and eyeball patterns) everywhere for the past couple of months –  from dresses and clutches to jewelry and ceramics to stationery! My husband thought I was completely crazy when I first mentioned this new trend, but I keep seeing more and more of this quirky pattern as we get further into summer. I think it’s so fun!

Trendspotting: Eyeball Pattern Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Idlewild Co.; 2. Eye Talisman necklace via Need Supply; 3. Xenia Taler mug via LEIF; 4. Wink clutch; 5. Eye print; 6. Roxy Marj clutch; 7. Gorman platter; 8. The Good Twin Co.

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Inspired By: Watermelons

It definitely feels like summer has arrived here in DC, and with it watermelon season! Which is good news for this pregnant lady. We may have just celebrated an entire day dedicated to the donut, but I’m pretty sure watermelons are getting ready to have their day in the sun – they were everywhere at the National Stationery Show! So with temperatures climbing ever higher, today I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite watermelon stationery items (and a few non-stationery items, too)!

Watermelon Stationery Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. + 2. Yellow Owl Workshop card + pendant; 3. + 4. Hello!Lucky; 5. Hartland Brooklyn temporary tattoos; 6. Watermelon screenprint; 7. Idlewild Co. notecard set; 8. Watermelon printable ice cream cone wrappers by Design Eat Repeat

p.s. DIY watermelon piñata, DIY watermelon tote bag, and DIY watermelon welcome mats!

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