Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Café Au Lait Dahlias

The Café Au Lait Dahlia revealed my weakness for all things blush, peach and ivory this week. They are rapidly climbing to the top of my favorite list and as a bonus, they can grow to the size of dinner plates! Our paper blooms naturally followed, as these giants quickly overflowed a few of my favorite vases. I hope you enjoy their pillowy existence as much as I loved making them. They are currently bedside and making my tiny room feel a bit more cozy this May, no complaints here! Rachael

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Cafe Au Lait Dahlia by Appetite Paper for OSBP

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Cafe Au Lait Dahlia by Appetite Paper for OSBP

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Cafe Au Lait Dahlia by Appetite Paper for OSBP

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Cafe Au Lait Dahlia by Appetite Paper for OSBP

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Cafe Au Lait Dahlia by Appetite Paper for OSBP

Photo Credits: Rachael Baldwin of Appetite Paper

Printable Hand Lettered Watercolor Wedding Stationery

Wedding season is in full effect y’all. Place cards, escort cards, and wedding details are taking over Instagram – and I love seeing all the pretty! When Avery reached out about partnering on some printable wedding stationery templates using their products, I jumped at the chance! We collaborated with the super-talented Kim of Bright Room Studio on the designs, which feature whimsical watercolor details and hand lettering. You’ll see how we customized each item below, and you can find the free downloads at the bottom of the post!

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We may have gone a wee bit overboard creating options for you! Here are the products that match the printable designs from Bright Room Studio:

Square Tags

Scallop Round Tags

Round Labels

Square Labels

Printable Tags with Strings

Postcards

Tent Cards

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The tags and labels are ideal for wedding favors – can’t you imagine the round labels on jars of homemade jam or local treats for a summer wedding?? We also loved the idea of pairing the printable tags with welcome bags for out of town guests. I just love the gradients in the watercolor lettering and illustrations!

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For the postcards, we wanted to mix things up a bit – we thought they would make a wonderful alternative guestbook! And these postcards are the easiest things in the world to use. Just print and fold along the fine perforated lines – no cutting or measuring required!

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The tent cards make the most perfect place cards and escort cards! And as much as I love calligraphy, I know it’s not always in the budget. And that’s the beauty of these printables – just add your own text using your favorite fonts! I used two fonts from calligrapher Molly Jacques – Brushy (one of my all time faves) and Asterism.

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Kim made all of the designs in ready-to-use formats to match Avery’s templates, but if you’re at all worried about spacing and alignment, just use Avery’s free Design and Print Online tool! Just enter your Avery product number, upload the design – and print! You can even add your own text using Avery’s free tool. SO EASY.

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If you’re like me and you think dessert is the best part of any party – you can also use the tent cards to highlight flavors of a donut, cookie, or macaron bar!

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Grab the free printables right here!

Square Tags: JPGWord / PDF

Scallop Tags: JPGWord / PDF

Round Labels: JPGWord / PDF

Square Labels: JPGWord / PDF

Printable Tags with String: JPGWord / PDF

Postcards: JPGWord / PDF

Tent Cards: JPGWord / PDF

Last but not least, the Avery wedding sweepstakes! You can enter from now until June 30th to win a monthly prize of $1,000 and one grand prize of $4,500! Just visit this page and pin one of the images from that page – or one of your own images! Such a great opportunity.

Design: Bright Room Studio

Photography and Styling: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

This post is sponsored by Avery, a company that makes it easy to create beautiful labels, cards, and tags. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Oh So Beautiful Paper create new and inspiring content!

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Chalkboard Details

I love the versatility of chalkboard details at an event. They can be styled with everything from a rustic theme to something more elegant, but the best part is that they are easily customizable… which includes being able to use those details over and over after your big day. And you aren’t limited to buying boards in specific pieces anymore, there are great papers that can be used in any of these applications! Here are just a few of my favorite day of wedding details executed with chalkboards and chalkboard paper. –Lauren

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Grab some chalkboard paper and create placemats // by giuli & giordi via Green Wedding Shoes

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Use as table numbers // via BHLDN

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Cover votives and number your tables via Barnes & Noble // Place cards and favors in one! via By Stephanie Lynn

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Create your menus on chalkboard paper // via Mary and Jack

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Wrap matchboxes and give away as favors // via Lia Griffith

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Welcome sign by  Chris + Jenn via Wedding Chicks // Framed escort cards by Sandra Fazzino Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Placemats via A Sweet Spot: Home // Colorful welcome sign by GK Photography via Ruffled

What creative ways have you seen chalkboard details used at a wedding?

10 Awesome Wedding Escort Card Ideas

It’s May – which means LOTS of weddings just around the corner! For those of you searching for some inspiration for your wedding day stationery, I thought I’d round up a few favorite escort card ideas!

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1. Beautiful watercolor escort tags by Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy

2. Forest green painterly brushstroke + gold ink escort card tags by Anne Robin Calligraphy 

3. Escort cards paired with boutonnieres for guests! Dreamed up by the ladies of Karson Butler Events with calligraphy by Meant to Be Calligraphy / Photo by Jodi Miller Photography via Style Me Pretty

4. White calligraphy + kraft paper is the perfect combination for a garden party wedding! Event design by True Event with floral design by Petal Floral Design / Photo by Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty

5. Feather shaped escort cards paired with gemstones! / Photo via Snippet & Ink

6. Mini scroll escort cards by The Aerialist Press / Photo by Delbarr Moradi via Martha Stewart Weddings

7. Square escort cards with rosemary sprigs against a dark wood background by Carissa Jones

8. This bow + arrow escort card display is bananas in the best possible way! Arrows by Mineral + Matter with calligraphy by Curlicue Designs / Photo by Rebekah Westover via Ruffled

9. Color dipped escort cards with gold ink by Wild Hart Paper Co

10. Mini envelope escort cards by A Fabulous Fete

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