Pretty Paper in the Office: Address Books

There are some things that are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. I know this because I was looking long and hard for an address book for quite some time. I realized it was a good idea to have a hardcopy of my contacts when I couldn’t recite phone numbers of even my closest friends. Luckily, there are still a few fun, quirky, and even classically stylish address books out there. Better snatch one up while you still can! – Julie
Pretty Address Book Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper1. Little Black Book from Graphic Image

2. The Mini Black Book from russell+hazel

3. Vintage (!!) address book charm from Etsy

4. Paperthinks recycled leather address book from Amazon

5. Letterpress Address Card Set from See Jane Work

6. Semikolon business card file from Amazon

p.s. [Ed Note: Moleskine also makes a clean and modern address book – you can find them on Amazon here!]

NYNOW Winter 2015, Part 5

More from Accent on Design at the NYNOW winter 2015 market! When I wasn’t gawking at the beautiful copper and brass, I was in complete awe of the amazing color and texture around the show – from woven ceramic lanterns to wood vases and the coziest yarn!

NYNOW Winter 2015 Highlights from Accent on Design by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Holographic silver leather (!!) bags and new illustrated animal patterns at Baggu

2. Love love love these woven ceramic lanterns from Pigeon Toe

3. One of a kind burl wood bud vases by Melanie Abrantes

4. Loving these new colors and patterns (not to mention the gorgeous sailing ship kites) from Haptic Lab

5. Chunky wood rings with the most delicate constellation patterns from Melissa Eason Treeng

6. The most amazing chunky yarn in a dazzling array of colors from Loopy Mango

I’ll be back with a bit more from NYNOW tomorrow!

NYNOW Winter 2015, Part 4

I’m back with more highlights from the NYNOW winter 2015 market! This time we’re touring a section of the show called Accent on Design, which for me was all about texture and color, from wood to ceramics and textiles. The metal pieces – particularly all the brass and copper on display – really stole my heart at the show, so let’s start there!

NYNOW Winter 2015 Highlights from Accent on Design by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. The most beautiful copper flasks (!!) and wood candlesticks from Surname Goods

2. A stunning ceramic French press and geometric brass stands from Yield Design Co.

3. Copper hair ties to elevate an everyday ponytail from Caravan Pacific

4. Beautiful brass candlesticks from Avandi Studio

5. + 6. Brass coasters two ways! Gorgeously minimalist from Fruit Super and clean and modern from Kiel Mead

For more from NYNOW – just search #OSBPatNYNOW on Instagram!

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Engagement Cocktail Party Invitation

It’s clear by the details that go into wedding and event invitations that the goal is to get guests excited for what’s to come. And I can’t think of anything that will get them more excited than receiving a small gift with – or even within – the invitation. This DIY balloon party invitation is a gift in and of itself as a mini cocktail kit. I love this idea for an engagement cocktail party! – Lauren

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Supplies

Clear plastic cocktail shaker

Small cocktail glass

Mini bottle of your favorite liquor (I used Hendricks)

Fresh herbs that will mix well with the liquor (I chose thyme to go with the gin)

Balloon

Cocktail stirrer

Permanent Pen (I used a gold Sharpie)

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 1. Start by designing the main part of the package, the invitation! Blow up the balloon and secure (temporarily), I used a clothespin.

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 2. Letter your invitation text straight onto the balloon with your permanent pen and let dry.

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 3. Once they have dried, deflate the balloons.

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 4. Pack all of the pieces inside of the clear cocktail shaker. You can even write the directions for making your cocktail on the outside of the shaker.

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Step 5. Deliver and let your guests enjoy!

DIY Tutorial: Balloon Party Invitation and Mini Cocktail Kit by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

What ingredients would you include in a pre-party cocktail kit?

Photo Credits: A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper