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!

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas

One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the tablescape and place setting. This is where the small details (and your personal style) shine! We’ve rounded up a few favorite place setting ideas to help guide the inspiration for your own wedding reception. As you can see from the unique examples below, there is usually one main element that stands out from the rest. Which place setting is your favorite? – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Bohemian Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

A wooden dreamcatcher and calligraphy place card add a bohemian touch. | Photography: Danielle Poff Photography, Design & Coordination: Danae Grace Events, Calligraphy: Rosey Calligraphy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Agate Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a burst of color to your table with agate calligraphy place cards. | Photography: Mary Costa Photography, Planning & Design: Samantha Dapper via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The wooden charger with white calligraphy balances out the pretty pink and gold details. | Photography: Katie Stoops, Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Cactus Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Right: Tuck a bold menu and place card inside the napkin for a graphic place setting. | Photography: Suzy Van Dyke, Planning & Design: Orange Blossom Special Events, Paper Goods: Orange Blossom Special Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Left: Use a cactus as the centerpiece, topped with a coordinating watercolor place card. | Photography: Ben Q Photography, Event Design & Planning: Emily Allen, Paper Goods: Yeti and the Beast via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Nature-Inspired Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Right: White calligraphy on a single leaf completes this simple, nature-inspired place setting. | Photography: Harwell Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings

Left: I love the coastal-inspired details, from the deep blue watercolor menu to the aquatic matchbox. | Photography: Jacqueline Campbell via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Tropical Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Aloha! How amazing are these acrylic nameplates? | Photography: Megan Welker, Styling & Design: Beijos Events, Invitations & Signage: Pitbulls & Posies & Ann Robin via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Print your menu or place card on a paper bag stuffed with freshly baked bread. | Photography: Pat Furey, Event Design & Planning: DIY via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fig Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Display seasonal fruit (like these figs!) alongside a watercolor place card. | Photography: Marian Logoyda, Planning, Design, & Florals: Tandem Decor, Calligraphy: Vladislav Gorbunov via Green Wedding Shoes

The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 6

Today’s recap from the 2016 National Stationery Show is less about a common design style or color palette, and more about an overall vibe. In my head, I’ve been calling this group of booths the New Bohemians. Each booth has a laid back, offbeat vibe, with plenty of botanical details throughout. Let’s start with Wild Hart Paper, which was full of beautiful greeting cards, art prints, gift wrap, and more!

NSS 2016: Wild Hart Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Wild Hart Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This post is FULL of photos – so keep reading after the jump too see more from Wild Hart Paper, along with the booths of Our Heiday, The Great Lakes Goods, Katharine Watson, Ferme à Papier, Idlewild Co., Heartell Press, and Banquet Workshop!

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Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! And happy first official day of Summer! We’re starting the week with these gorgeous navy blue calligraphy elopement celebration invitations from Victoria at Design House of Moira, which feature Victoria’s beautiful calligraphy on equally stunning raw edge cotton paper. And that tagline: we fell in love, so we ran away. Utterly romantic and so perfect for an elopement celebration!

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From VictoriaWorking with Marina from Bustle Events, we designed this suite for an elopement celebration, using the phrase “we fell in love, so we ran away” as the theme. We really wanted to embrace the destination aspect of the celebration, tying in natural edges and shades of blue.

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The invitation itself announces their elopement and invites guests to join them at the bride’s parents home upon their return home. We really loved the idea of using paper with a raw edge and choose to go with handmade 100% cotton rag paper from Fabulous Fancy Pants. We paired the handmade paper with slooping brush lettering, and paired it with a formal serif font.

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I also hand painted a large piece of artwork for the bride in monochromatic blues, and used that artwork to be printed as their envelope liners. Each invitation suite was wrapped in hand dyed, hand frayed silk ribbon and tucked into a crisp white cotton envelope.

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The address calligraphy matched the same brush lettering throughout the suite, paired with vintage stamps in shades of blue. Each envelope was sealed with a white wax seal with calligraphy detail.

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The cocktail menus were printed on the same 100% cotton rag paper and featured a “his & hers” signature cocktail. We also created a larger scale artwork piece of the quote we used in the suite featuring the couple’s wax seal.

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Navy Blue Calligraphy Elopement Celebration Invitations by Design House of Moira / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Victoria!

Design, printing and production: Design House of Moira
Ring box: Lang Antiques
Paper: Fabulous Fancy Pants 

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photography: Design House of Moira