Pretty + Paper


Cotton wreath via Martha Stewart Weddings // Rustic kraft paper weddding invitations by Arboreal

Photo Credits: Aaron Delesie via Martha Stewart Weddings // Kate Murphy Photography

Book Preview: All Things Paper

If you’re a longtime reader of Oh So Beautiful Paper, then you’re probably familiar with the beautiful work of paper filigree artist Ann Martin. I’ve had the pleasure of featuring some of Ann’s gorgeous quilled pieces over the years, and I was so happy to hear that Ann recently released her very first book, titled All Things Paper (yay Ann!). I was lucky enough to receive a review copy a few weeks ago and was super excited to see all the beautiful projects that Ann curated for her book!


All Things Paper features twenty unique paper DIY projects from respected paper craft artists, such as Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and of course Ann herself. Each project, from paper filigree earrings to drink coasters, contains easy-to-follow instructions and detailed process photos, along with a selection of templates. My favorite project? The pretty crepe paper lilac bouquet below. I can’t resist anything that combines paper and flowers!

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You can grab your copy of All Things Paper right here!

Photo Credits: Tuttle Publishing

Tuttle Publishing sent me a copy of this book for review, but all words and opinions are my own.

Inspired by: Mythical Creatures

It all started with this Big Foot card from Blackbird Letterpress, then Banquet Workshop came out with this awesome print – and now I’m seeing mythical creatures everywhere! Particularly unicorns, which is never a bad thing. We could all use a few more unicorns in our lives.


1. Banquet Workshop; 2. Quill & Fox; 3. Pistachio Press; 4. Yelena Bryksenkova for Red Cap Cards; 5. Isabell’s Umbrella; 6. Blackbird Letterpress

{images via their respective sources}

Inspired by: Zebra

I’m not the biggest fan of animal prints, but actual zebra motifs? They’ve been popping up everywhere and I can’t get enough of them! From my favorite gift wrap pattern from Smudge Ink to classic wallpaper, here are a few zebra motifs that have caught my eye lately!


1. Smudge Ink gift wrap (soon to also be available as correspondence sets); 2. Madewell (no longer available); 3. Scalamandre wallpaper; 4. The Printed Village via The Chriselle Factor; 5. Zebra crib sheet from Serena & Lily; 6. Scalamandre wallpaper in Kate Spade’s bathroom (I love the bold color!)

{images via their respective sources}