Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal

This month we’re getting a dose of modern calligraphy from Sarah Ingram of Brush & Petal in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah’s profession has her surrounded by beauty, as she offers both calligraphy and photography services. Her portfolio is bursting with all things elegant and inspirational, and is a treasure trove for anyone seeking a truly bespoke aesthetic for their special day. – Julie
Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Brush & Petal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

For more beautiful calligraphy inspiration from Brush & Petal, visit Sarah’s Instagram or Facebook account for updates and glimpses into her projects.

Photo credits: 1 Laurelyn Savannah Photography; 2, 5 Sawyer Baird; 3 l+r, 4 Sarah Ingram; 6 left Morning Light by Michelle Landreau, right Genel Lynne

Seasonal Stationery: Holiday Photo Cards

If you’re planning to send out custom holiday cards or holiday photo cards this year, it’s time to get started! There are so many amazing options out there these days, including beautiful gold foil and letterpress holiday cards. I love that holiday photo cards have come so far over the past few years – you can send a card with a beautiful family photo to send to your friends and family without sacrificing on the design! So for those of you looking for a bit of holiday card inspiration, I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites today!

Seasonal Stationery: Custom Holiday Cards and Holiday Photo Cards / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Rifle Paper Co. custom illustrated portrait holiday cards

2. Artifact Uprising

3. Sugar Paper

4. Linda & Harriett for Paperless Post

5. Rifle Paper Co. for Paperless Post

6. Dixie Design Collective

7. Mink Cards

8. Minted letterpress holiday photo cards

9. Smock

10. Dahlia Press

11. Minted foil pressed holiday photo cards (love the rose gold foil on navy!)

Also, many stationers will create custom holiday cards – including photo cards – if you get in touch with them early enough! So if you have a favorite stationer, but don’t see photo cards listed on their website, I’d shoot them a quick email anyway just to ask!

Quick Pick: The Dancing Cat

OMG. You guys. I am beyond obsessed with the amazing illustrated cards from The Dancing Cat! Every single one of these cards just makes me smile. Here are a few of my favorites, and you can check out the rest right here!

Quick Pick: The Dancing Cat / Oh So Beautiful Paper

More from The Dancing Cat right here!

Brick + Mortar: Clementine Turns 5! (+ a giveaway!)

On Clementine’s 4th birthday last year, I started daydreaming about collaborating with beloved stationery designers on a few custom cards. I had plenty of time. But as the months went on, I talked myself out of it: maybe it would be asking too much; or the project wouldn’t make sense to customers; and I couldn’t ask some designers but not others. So, I shelved the idea. But the year went on and the daydream still tapped lightly, so I went for it. I emailed each designer, asking them to jump in. I hope my joy in this project translates, but for a little extra, Nole + I are giving away a full set of everything to one card-loving reader! –Emily of Clementine

Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Clementine Turns 5 Card Set!

As designers said yes, I emailed back with two things: 1) What I loved most about their work and 2) a few ideas for what I’d love to see them try. Through this process, the goal became clear: I wanted to highlight the joy that stationery has brought to Clementine, and I wanted to give die-hard stationery lovers a set of cards they could use to send love and laughter into their world. Here are the 14 cards:

People I've Loved for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Carissa of People I’ve Loved understands all of the parts of being human that I love. Joy, frustration, maybe both together.

Iron Curtain Press for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I knew Rosanna of Iron Curtain Press would nail the lightning bolts that fly in love and friendship when you’re such a fan.

Belle and Union for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

There’s no one to better to capture the sweet Vermont-Americana than Meg of Belle + Union Co. And there’s no creamee better than a maple creamee, in case you needed a reason to visit Vermont.

Letter & Lark for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I askedColleen of Letter + Lark to capture something between parent and child. Her cards are so poetic and the back and forth between us made me cry more than once.

E.Frances Paper for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I sent Ali, of E. Frances, a phrase that my momma said to me. I hope other families love her Brussels sprouts as much as I do (as always, the back of the card has a little love surprise!)

May Day Studio for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I’ve long wanted Kelly of May Day Studio to add another sweet bold card to her stack, this silver lullaby was an easy choice.

CT5Sapling

I’ve been saying this phrase to mama friends for a while now and there was no-one better than Lisa from Sapling Press to conspire with to print it.

Birdwalk Press for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Mina and Ian of Birdwalk Press know how to pack a punch into beautiful foil type. I wanted a card to send to friends in moments of “I don’t think I can.”

Near Modern Disaster for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Speaking of friendship, I knew Sam from Near Modern Disaster was the lady to design a card about the unspoken rules of true friends.

Ink Meets Paper for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I asked Allison + Daniel of Ink Meets Paper to balance the light side of friendship and family with how deep those bonds can be.

Parrott Design Studio for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Lately, I’m drawn to cards that celebrate people just for being. I knew Sarah of Parrot Design Studio could mix neon and pattern to produce the perfect punch of love.

Marnetta for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Abbey of Marnetta sketched this saying on instagram and I tracked her down to say: Please make this into a card. Lots of donuts ensued.

Printerette for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I just wanted Catherine of Printerette to make a card that felt like hugs. She did it with rainbows.

Banquet Workshop for Clementine Turns 5! And a giveaway! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I sent Sarah of Banquet Workshop a photo of a watermelon my grandmother painted 40+ years ago. Sarah got it, plus a sentiment I couldn’t love more.

These last few weeks were a whirlwind of drafts, designs and sweet surprises. Several designers said no too, for good reason: time, energy, the constraints of the project didn’t fit with their style. I know I am lucky to be in a world where so many people said yes. Thank you. It brought bushels of joy and fun (and I would probably do it every year for ever in case anyone is wondering.)

I hope you all love this set as much as I do and for a chance to win your own set, just follow the options on Rafflecopter below!

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