{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I got a wee bit of a head start on the weekend last night, when I went with this awesome lady to go see Mumford & Sons.  It was my third time seeing them live and they put on an awesome show, so definitely worth being a bit more on the tired side today.  Now I’m really anxious to get a move on the weekend, but in the meantime…

Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo, found via Pia Jane Bijkerk

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Sweet + Simple Save the Dates

Here’s another sweet kraft paper save the date.  Vicky and her fiancé live in Brisbane, Australia but are planning a wedding in the English countryside, so they felt the need to send their save the dates well in advance of their fall 2012 wedding.  Vicky is a graphic designer and printed the save the dates herself on her trusty Gocco.

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From Vicky:  Being a graphic designer I have always had a passion for paper and typography so now I get to bring them together and start designing my own wedding stationery.  As a British citizen currently living in Brisbane, we realised the need to send our save the dates as soon as possible to give people enough time to save up and arrange a trip to the other side of the globe.  We will be married at home in the English countryside and we want everything to be simple and personal.

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When it come to the design I wanted kraft paper and envelopes.  I hand printed every single ‘save the date’ on my Print Gocco.  I had so much fun and now I can not wait to get started on designing the invitations… no rush really as the wedding isn’t for another 15 months!

 

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Thanks Vicky!

Photo Credits: Vicky Hairsine

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  This week practically flew by (as is often the case after a holiday weekend), but I’m looking forward to the weekend – even though painting my bedroom is the most exciting thing I have planned.  I’m trying to check some home projects off my to do list before my husband comes home in a couple of months, and although painting is tedious work I’m looking forward to a bit of change.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo Credit: Simple Tess

Sneak Peek – Martha Stewart Weddings Summer 2011

The newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings hits newsstands soon – and this time it’s the DIY issue!  The Summer 2011 issue is full of beautiful inspiration, from flowers to music to fashion, but today we have a special sneak peek at the invitation inspiration!

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There’s an amazing five-page story just on wedding invitations, with lots of creative ideas on how to personalize your wedding invitations and save the dates with crafty DIY touches – from rubber stamps to twine to wax seals.  My personal favorite involves dry-brushed (and super colorful) watercolor paint on a letterpress wedding invitation.  So, so pretty.

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The editors even had some fun playing around with non-traditional DIY invitation ideas – like these invitations created using a P-touch label maker and colored index cards.  Such a great idea for a modern wedding, or even a school theme wedding!

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Check out the rest of the story in the Summer 2011 issue!

Photo Credits: Cover by Patricia Heal; Invitation Photography by Philip Ficks, both for Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2011

 

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday – and long holiday weekend – everyone!  I’ve always heard that Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer, and here in DC it certainly feels that way.  We’ve been having a hot and humid stretch – just a hint of what to expect once summer really gets going in a couple of weeks.  This is the time of year that I usually start dreaming of beach vacations and any excuse to get out of the city.  Sigh.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend, and I’ll see you all back here next week! xoxo

Photo Credit: Laura Taylor via Design for Mankind