Noah’s Ark Baptism Invitations for Baby Brody

We’re having quite a baby-filled week here on Oh So Beautiful Paper!  After two adorable birth announcements, today we’re featuring these sweet baptism invitations from Julie at Cartoules Press.  Julie paired modern text with a hand drawn illustration of Noah’s Ark, all in complementing shades of blue and green and letterpress printed on thick cotton paper.

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From JulieDenise wanted something extra special for her little man Brody’s big day, so we designed the Noah’s Ark invitations to be modern yet still luxurious by printing them on super thick #220 paper.  I hand drew the simple Noah’s Ark illustration, and modern waves trailing the boat.  We also paired the invitation with simple personalized note cards, which carried the same wave design and fonts so that Brody’s parents could thank their guests in style.

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Noahs Ark Baptism Letterpress Invitation Cartoules Press Detail 550x368 Noahs Ark Baptism Invitations for Baby Brody

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Thanks Julie!

Photo Credits: Cartoules Press

Olivia’s Country Carnival-Inspired Birthday Party Invitations

Sarah from The Happy Envelope sent over these adorable invitations that she created for a country carnival-inspired birthday party.  Such a fun theme for a fall birthday celebration!  The double-sided invitations were printed in pretty orange and green inks, then placed in mailing boxes and tied up with a ribbon and lollipop.  So cute!

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From Sarah: These invitations were letterpress printed on ultra-thick, luxurious Crane 4-ply paper in a bright orange ink on the front and a mossy green on the back.  The invitations were placed into chartreuse mailing boxes from Paper Source filled with festive, colorful foam balls and then tied with a pumpkin lollipop and cheery ribbon.  An antique pumpkin illustration paired with vintage-style type and a woodgrain pattern all come together for a perfect country carnival mood!

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Thanks Sarah!

Photo Credits: The Happy Envelope

Luke’s Striped Letterpress Birthday Party Invitations

Rachelle from Wiley Valentine sent over these adorable custom birthday party invitations that she recently designed for Desiree from Desiree Spinner Events.  Desiree’s son Luke will be turning seven later this month, so Rachelle went with a modern one-color design with playful stripes.  The invitations were letterpress printed on thick cotton paper with corresponding envelopes – so fun!

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Thank you so much Rachelle!

Photo Credits: Wiley Valentine

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Gabby’s Whimsical Pink + Orange 4th Birthday Party Invitations

Carmela from Fiore Press created these adorable pink and orange letterpress invitations for her daughter’s 4th birthday party a couple of months ago.  Carmela incorporated bright colors, floral design elements, and a cute bunting illustration in the main invitation, along with matching thank you cards and floral envelope liners.  So fun!

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From CarmelaI’ve always loved flag banners and I really wanted to print something with bright colors for Gabby’s birthday.  I always hand mix the ink, and I just love the poppy and fuchsia in these invitations –they remind me of rainbow sherbet and summer.  Printing two colors with such tight registration can be tricky, but I love how these came out!

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I also printed corresponding thank you notes, and the envelopes are probably my favorite part of the entire invitation.  I love printing on the corner of the envelope and having it spill over onto the flap – who wouldn’t love to get these in the mail?  I used both poppy and fuchsia colored envelopes (mainly because I couldn’t decide between the two!) and used brown ink to print the envelopes, and lined the envelopes with wrapping paper from Snow & Graham.  I loved being able to do these for my daughter.

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Carmela even used the same Snow & Graham wrapping paper to frame the invitations after the party!

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Thanks Carmela!

Photo Credits: Carmela | Fiore Letterpress

Colorful Illustrated Custom Invitations from Stinkerpants

Happy Monday everyone!  We’re starting the week off with some happy and colorful invitations from the talented Sara at Stinkerpants!  Sara started Stinkerpants in 2007 after brides saw the drawings she did for her own wedding and asked her to create their thank you cards and Save the Dates.  Sara is known for her colorful and totally adorable illustrations, and today she’s sharing two invitation suites with us!  First up, the invitations that Sara created to help celebrate the Red Egg & Ginger party (aka 100 days of life) for her own baby girl, Charlie!

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From Sara: Charlie Sue is my little baby, and I had a great time creating these invitations for her red egg party.  Red Egg & Ginger parties are traditional Chinese “birthday” celebrations for babies.  Traditionally, they are held on the one month birthday, as a celebration that (this is kind of morbid) the baby didn’t die after birth.  Now people tend to celebrate when the baby is 100 days old, because one month is pretty young to be the guest of honor at such a big banquet.  I wanted the invitations to be informative (some of the guests are from my side of the family – Jewish – and might not understand the significance) and fun.  Typically the invitations for something like this are much more plain and traditional.  I think the vellum envelope really added to the whole suite, too: they were really cute when they were all stamped and ready to be sent out!

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So cute, right?  Next up, Sara worked on these awesome Bob Dylan-inspired wedding invitations for a couple getting married in New York…

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From Sara:  Jenny & Christian’s square invitation suite was VERY fun to do.  This couple had me design their Save the Dates as well, which were very unique.  When they emailed me a year later for their invitations, I knew they’d come up with something great.  The invitations are based on Bob Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ album cover, which has special meaning to the couple.  We also included their cats (of course), and two butterflies, which represent two close family members who recently passed away.

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Bob Dylan Inspired Wedding Invitation 550x366 Colorful Illustrated Custom Invitations from Stinkerpants

Thanks Sara!  You can see more from Sara and Stinkerpants on her website – including some super cute artwork for kids, like this awesome alphabet poster and individual ABC prints, along with other artwork like the wish tree (it also comes with owls) and a Bill of Rights & Laws of the Land set (love!).

Photo Credits: Sara Olsher | Stinkerpants

p.s. Don’t forget to check back later this morning for the new installment in our Monday summer contest series with Moontree Letterpress.  This week we’re giving away a set of personalized letterpress note cards!