Stationery A-Z: Cactus-Themed Paper Goods

Hey guys! Ashley from Fine Day Press here. Ever since relocating from Brooklyn to the warmer, dryer climate of Austin two years ago, I’ve been pretty much obsessed with all things cacti and succulent related! We’ve been slowly growing our collection of prickly potted friends around the house and in our backyard, and I’ve added a few to our stationery collection too. I’m not the only one – check out all these super cute cactus-themed paper goods:

Cactus-Themed Paper Goods Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Banquet Workshop greeting card
2. Revel & Co. wrapping paper
3. Little Low birthday card
4. Fine Day Press art print
5. Meri Meri puffy cactus stickers via LEIF
6. August & Oak note set
7. Hello!Lucky letterpress card
8. Idlewild Co. gift tags

Stationery A-Z: New Baby Cards, Part 2!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a much-belated round up of new baby cards. Well, we unearthed so many great cards during our search that I couldn’t resist doing a second installment! So today we’re sharing twelve more adorable cards to send love and congratulations to new parents. Each and every one of these cards makes me smile and laugh, whether it’s a sweet sentiment that has me remembering the indescribable feeling of holding a newborn in your arms – or a joke about the sleep deprivation that all new parents experience. Oh, and they’re all gender neutral, so you can totally stock up now and save these cards for just the right baby. And if you’re still looking for just the right card, you can always check out the New Baby page in the Market List any time of year to browse our list of nearly 300 (and growing!) new baby cards from some of our favorite stationers!

New Baby Card Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Truth from Sea & Lake – bye bye sleep!

2. Bunnies! This quirky baby card from People I’ve Loved just makes me smile

3. A sweet card from Mr. Boddington’s Studio

4. Send a bit of encouragement to a brand new parent with this card from Emily McDowell Studio

5. Yay for mini versions of ourselves! From Farewell Paperie

6. A super cute card to welcome a new baby from Hello!Lucky

7. Parenthood is DEFINITELY one wild ride, right Smudge Ink?

8. Congrats for new parents from The Good Twin

9. One of my faves from Dear Hancock

10. Send love to Earth’s newest resident from Ladyfingers Letterpress

11. So many emotions all wrapped up in one card from laLa Grace – parenthood definitely requires a healthy sense of humor, particularly during those early sleep-deprived days

12. Love this gender-neutral new baby card from Hammerpress

More new baby cards in the Market List right here!

Stationery A-Z: New Baby Cards!

Nothing makes me happier than welcoming a new baby into the world. There have been several baby additions within my circle of family and friends over the past few months, and I love giving and sending cute cards to the proud new parents. But somehow it has been over two and a half years since our last new baby card round up! Oops! So today I have twelve super adorable new baby cards to share with all of you, from cards to welcome little baby burritos to cards for first time parents! And if you’re still looking for the perfect card, check out the New Baby page in the Market List, where you can find close to 300 new baby cards from some of our favorite stationers!

New Baby Cards Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. This watercolor rainbow card from E.Frances Paper is just so beautiful – and I love the hint of sparkle in the gold foil text!

2. Baby burritos! A swaddled baby is a happy baby, and this card from Odd Daughter Paper Co. just makes me smile

3. A card for a very special delivery from Amy Heitman

4. This sweet card from Iron Curtain Press is the perfect baby shower card for first time parents!

5. Love the exuberance of this new baby card from Hartland Brooklyn

6. Welcome to the jungle little baby from Ghost Academy

7. Classic baby blocks in sweet pastels and a touch of gold foil from Rifle Paper Co.

8. An heirloom laser cut wood new baby card from Cardtorial

9. Welcome to the world little one! From 1canoe2

10. A lovely card for first time parents from Idlewild Co.

11. Love this confetti-filled card from Thimblepress – so perfect for this happy occasion!

12. A sweet card for a sweet new baby from Sugar Paper (I also love this black and white new baby card!)

More new baby cards in the Market List right here!

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series

Meg from Belle & Union may not have exhibited at the National Stationery Show this year, but she definitely hit on one of my favorite trends at this year’s show: No.10 size cards! We’re all familiar with this long, rectangular card and envelope size: it’s often the same size as our utility bills and other not-so-fun pieces of mail. I’m so happy to see this format put to better use by stationers! Meg just released a brand new collection of no. 10 size flat cards that she’s calling her Southern Grace series. Each card features an offset printed Carrara marble background and an encouraging message printed in not one but TWO foil colors, blush and steel, and is paired with an olive green envelope!

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From MegBuilt upon solid foundation and a reflection of beauty in God’s creation, our hewed Carrara marble double-foil in blush and steel Southern Grace series expresses a thousand thoughts and prayers in few words — sowing strength, nurturing relationships, reaping encouragement, and treasuring long-lasting hope. Inspiration comes from our relationship in Christ Jesus and a desire to share His love, strength, and perseverance.

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Belle & Union Southern Grace Series / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Check out the full series over at Belle & Union right here!

Photo Credits: Belle & Union

Seasonal Stationery: Graduation Cards!

Usually graduation and Father’s Day gets a bit lost in the shuffle of post-National Stationery Show recaps (poor Dads and grads!), so this year I decided to space my recaps out just a bit more to leave some extra room for a couple of round ups! With college graduations actively underway and high school graduations just around the corner, here are a few cards to congratulate your favorite new graduate – plus lots more in the Market List right here!

2016 Graduation Card Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Even C students deserve congratulations, from Ladyfingers Letterpress

2. My sentiments exactly from Emily McDowell Studio

3. Thumbs up from Ashkahn

4. I couldn’t resist this silly graduation card from Iron Curtain Press

5. I love this card for a soon-to-be-globetrotting graduate from Lucky Horse Press

6. Cheers to the new graduate by Mr. Boddington’s Studio

7. A modern take on a classic card from Sugar Paper 

8. Colorful horizons from Hello!Lucky

9. Sweet and simple congratulations from Ink Meets Paper

10. A fun square card to match a square graduation cap from Love Light Paper

And TONS more graduation cards in the Market List right here!