Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! Our little Alice celebrated her quarter birthday earlier this week. I can’t believe she’s already three months old! She’s smiling up a storm and generally the happiest and most chill baby we could have asked for – unless her gums (hello early teething!) or tummy are bothering her. And then she definitely lets you know that she’s not happy! We’ve had a few more of those nights than I would have liked this week, so I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend and a short week next week before we all head out for the holidays. But in the meantime…


Image Credit: Patricia Shen / Our Heiday

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

No cocktail this week, sadly, due to a certain unusually fussy 3 month-old – but we hope to have a pre-holiday cocktail for you early next week! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Seasonal Stationery: Holiday Gift Wrap and Tags

I’m a big fan of beautiful gift wrap, gift tags, and ribbon any time of year – but especially during the holidays! I keep track of my favorite gift wrap materials throughout the year right here, but today I’m rounding up a few favorites for the holiday season!

Holiday Gift Wrap and Gift Tag Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Knot + Bow newsprint gift wrap (this pattern in collaboration with Linda & Harriett)

2. Sugar Paper colorful gift wrap and tags!

3. Angela Liguori’s loose weave metallic ribbon provides the perfect amount of sparkle

4. Moglea watercolor tags + gift wrap

5. Linda & Harriett gift tags

6. Minted gift wrap (love this pattern!)

7. Sycamore Street Press indigo gift wrap (also available in stripes!)

8. The most gorgeous plant dyed silk ribbon from Silk & Willow

9. Metallic marbled gift wrap from Anthropologie

10. Brainstorm screen printed sun moon and stars gift wrap

More gift wrap and tags right here! And I’m also still loving the selections from last year’s highlight!

Party Paper: Holiday Cocktail Party

Happy December – and happy holiday cocktail party season! You know we love a good cocktail party here at OSBP. If you’re planning to host a jolly cocktail bash, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite details to make it, quite literally, sparkle! I love combining gold, jewel tones and pastels for a festive and unexpected palette! Cheers! —Kelly

Party Paper: Holiday Cocktail Party via Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Gold Stripe Paper Straws from Urban Outfitters

2. Cheers Coasters from Sugar Paper

3. Cocktails Here Sign from A Fabulous Fete

4. Paper Fans from Oh Joy! for Target

5. Present Drink Stirrers from With Lovely

6. Cocktails Matchbox from The Social Type

Gift Wrap Tips + Techniques with Craftsy!


Today we’re continuing our series with Craftsy, an online community for makers with classes, patterns, templates, and supplies. I’ve been collaborating with Craftsy over the past few weeks to take a few of their online classes and learn some new skills – and since we’re getting close to the holidays I thought we’d focus on the gift wrap tips and techniques that I learned from Paper Arts with Alton DuLaney! And for those of you looking to brush up your gift wrap skills before the holidays, Craftsy is offering a huge discount (50% off!) just for Oh So Beautiful Paper readers through November 24!


I’ve always considered gift presentation to be just as important as the gift itself – and I have several friends that always impress me with their gift wrapping and gift presentation skills. I hoard beautiful gift wrap sheets ribbons and gift tags throughout the year, but when it comes to actual gift wrap construction I’ve always fallen a bit short. My corners are wonky, paper bunches up in weird places, and I never know where to properly place paper seams – until now! I learned so much from Craftsy’s Paper Arts with Alton DuLaney, including some essential gift wrap techniques that really elevated my gift giving game. You can click here to take the Craftsy Paper Arts class – and take advantage of the wonderful discount!




I love that you can watch portions of a Craftsy class over and over whenever you want – I must have watched the tutorial on how to tie the perfect bow a dozen times! And you can even watch on your phone or tablet with the Craftsy app while you’re in the middle of a project. I focused on the gift wrap lesson here, but the Paper Arts class is organized into twelve (!!) lessons covering everything from gift wrap to the art of letter writing to home decor ideas, and each lesson is divided into subsections for easy reference later on.


I love mixing a neutral paper with beautiful ribbon for a pop of color or metallic sparkle. I used a technique that I learned in Alton’s class – layering two ribbons – to pair hand-dyed grosgrain ribbons with frayed denim and raw linen ribbons over a warm gray wrapping paper. I also mixed a soft gray twine with metallic silver and gold ribbon on a smaller gift box. I love the combination of the subtle gradient color in the hand-dyed grosgrain ribbon with the texture of the linen and denim ribbons.



I sadly don’t have any photos of the hand dying process (it happened too fast to take photos!), but it’s really simple if you want to recreate it at home. Just wind your ribbon into a coil around two fingers, then dip one edge of your ribbon coil into a small container filled with just a tiny amount of liquid fabric dye in your chosen colors. I used fuchsia and teal dye diluted with just a little bit of water. Once your ribbon has absorbed the fabric dye (usually just a few seconds), run it under cold water and allow to dry. And that’s it!



Click here to take the Craftsy Paper Arts class – with a discount for Oh So Beautiful Paper readers! Craftsy has generously offered 50% off the Paper Arts class, so this is a great opportunity to learn a ton of new paper skills for just $14.99. This discount is only available through midnight MST on November 24 – so sign up soon!

Styling + Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Urbanic Faves | All That Glitters

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we’re gravitating towards things with a little more sparkle and shine around here at Urbanic. Okay, who are we kidding?!  — we actually kind of *always* are, but this is the perfect time of year to do a round up on it.  This month, I  decided to start the project of organizing, re-arranging, and fancying up my desk area for a fresh perspective going into the new year. Below are some top picks from Urbanic and beyond that have that perfect golden touch.  xo  –Audrey

Urbanic Faves | All That Glitters via Oh So Beautiful Paper

 1. Light + Ladder planter; 2. Meri Meri treat bags; 3. The Social Type notepad; 4. Kate Spade mail tray; 5. Galison pencils; 6. Illume candles;  7. The Social Type matches; 8. Umbra geometric wall decor 9. Nightingale Press card;  10. Wondermade marshmallows; 11. Haute Papier scissors; 12. Kate Spade stapler; 13. Sugar Paper notebook; 14. One Canoe Two calendar; 15. Meri Meri plates; 16. Meri Meri glitter stickers; 17. Galison noteset