Stationery A-Z: Flamingo Cards

Wait wait wait. How is it possible that I haven’t done a flamingo card round up before?? Let’s remedy this oversight immediately, shall we? Here are nine fantastic flamingo cards – and one art print! – to satisfy all of your flamingo desires!

Flamingo Card Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Hartland Brooklyn

2. Hello!Lucky

3. Alexis Mattox Design

4. Idlewild Co.

5. Rifle Paper Co. art print

6. Lily & Val

7. Gold Teeth Brooklyn

8. Rise & Shine Letterpress

9. Thimblepress

10. Amy Heitman

p.s. You can find even more amazing cards for all occasions over in the Market List!

Desktop Downloads!

How is it JULY already!?! Summer is just flying by – hopefully you’re all excited for the holiday weekend! Here are a few new illustrated wallpapers to make your desktops and phones pretty!

July Desktop Downloads / Dinara Mirtalipova for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Download DINARA MIRTALIPOVA’S July wallpaper: DESKTOP | iPHONE5 | iPHONE6

July Desktop Downloads / The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Download THE GOOD TWIN’S Freedom Lies in Being Bold Wallpaper: DESKTOP | iPHONE5 | iPHONE6

July Desktop Downloads / The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Download THE GOOD TWIN’S rainbow wallpaper: DESKTOP | iPHONE5 | iPHONE6

If you’re a designer or illustrator interested in contributing your own designs to this column, please email your design to submissions(at)ohsobeautifulpaper.com with the subject line “desktop downloads.” If it’s a good fit I’ll add it to the post for the following month!

For personal use only. All illustrations by The Good Twin and Dinara Mirtalipova for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Kelley + Mike’s Wine and Gold Wedding Invitations

Jackie of Sincerely, Jackie definitely knows her way around a classic and elegant wedding invitation. Add in die cut details, beautiful screen printing in wine and metallic gold, and gorgeous custom calligraphy with sweet little heart details and you’ve got a recipe for a truly romantic invitation design!

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From Jackie: When my cousin, Kelley, got engaged last summer during our family camping trip, we immediately began dreaming up her perfect wedding invitations. We knew that we had to incorporate hearts into the design: Kelley was born on February 14th and we’ve always said that she has a heart so big its no wonder she was born on Valentine’s Day! Hearts are so important to her that she even has a heart shaped diamond engagement ring. How sweet is that?!

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I wanted to keep the design classic while bringing in hints of playful romance, and of course heart details. I immediately brought Charmaine, of Everly, Calligraphy, on board for the design and adore the way Charmaine’s lettering brought the entire suite to life.

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The invitations were printed on custom die-cut ivory paper, with a unique method of silk screen printing. The silk screen achieves a stunning metallic gold, similar to engraving, but at a much more affordable price point.  The invitation suite was paired with metallic blush outer envelopes, and a deep matte wine reply envelope. Both envelopes were digitally printed with custom calligraphy in white and wine ink.

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Thanks Jackie!

Design: Sincerely, Jackie

Calligraphy: Everly, Calligraphy

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

Photo Credits: Sincerely, Jackie

Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy

I was so happy to receive a review copy of Julia Rothman’s most recent book: Nature Anatomy! Julia is an amazingly talented illustrator and I’ve been a fan of her work for years – her amazing wedding invitations were one of my very first features here on Oh So Beautiful Paper (and are still a personal favorite)! Nature Anatomy is a breathtaking illustrated guide to the natural world, with more than 200 pages of facts and insights into the world around us. Such a beautiful way to learn!

Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman / Storey Publishing / Oh So Beautiful Paper

A follow up to her book Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy features more than 700 (!!) illustrations – everything from birds and butterflies to gems and minerals. I seriously can’t even imagine all the work that Julia put into creating this amazing book! My favorite part? An illustrated guide to wild flowers that I could stare at for hours. But really, the entire book is just gorgeous and can be enjoyed by both kids and adults!

Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman / Storey Publishing / Oh So Beautiful Paper

You can grab your own copy of Nature Anatomy right here!

Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman / Storey Publishing / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Cover photo by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper / Other images excerpted from Nature Anatomy (c) 2015 by Julia Rothman. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.

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

Olivia’s Floral and Gold Polka Dot Baby Announcements

Um, yeah. Gold foil polka dots and the most beautiful baby floral crown? These baby announcements from Lauren Chism might just be the sweetest announcements I’ve EVER seen!

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Lauren: When wedding industry friends and photographers, Matt and Julie Norine, welcomed their sweet daughter, Olivia, I was so excited to work with them on their announcements. What stationer doesn’t love working with beautiful photography!? Their weddings are stunning, so I thought the photos would be good, but they really blew me away. They photographed Olivia with the sweetest flowers arranged around her and a tiny floral crown. They were so precious and we had so much trouble picking the best one for the announcement. I am glad the final decision wasn’t mine!

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

When I saw how they used the flowers, I knew that the simple style of letterpress would go beautifully with them. Julie picked this simple polka dot design in gold foil and I love how the florals and polka dots complement each other, without competing. Julie picked some soft mint envelopes to pair with the cotton paper and gold foil. I am obsessed with mint right now and love something different than pink for a baby girl. From the photos, to the design, to the printing and envelopes – everything together turned out to be so sweet and feminine. I couldn’t love them more!

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As I was attaching the photos, I thought how perfectly these could be as mini birth announcements, so I photographed them both ways. I love a classic announcement, but also like getting something surprising in the mail, and I think these cards, while tiny, would certainly stand out in your mailbox! I also love the idea of friends and family getting to frame the photo or you also could include multiple photos if you couldn’t just pick one. You could tie them together with twine or connect them with a little paper clip – just some more fun ideas to make your birth announcements special.

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers
Printing: Elefant Press
Baby Photography: Matt & Julie Weddings

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here!

Photo Credits: Lauren Chism