Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! We’re still digging out from a TON of snow here in DC. But we’ve done all the snow things – sledded, built snowmen, thrown snowballs – and the girls have loved it! This is Alice’s first real winter and she seems particularly enamored by the snow. She loves carrying little snowballs around with her and uses a little sand scoop to shovel snow, which is so ridiculously cute. I’ll be honest though, I’m looking forward to the snow melting when we get some warmer weather later this weekend! But in the meantime…

A Petal Unfolds / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by A Petal Unfolds

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week! Stay tuned for another mocktail recipe this afternoon! If you missed it, last week’s Winter Fruit Mocktail (with sparkling grapefruit) was seriously delicious. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Quick Pick: Ashkahn

I just adore Ashkahn‘s cards. I seriously wanted to include every single one of his designs in this quick pick round up! The cards manage to be sweet and irreverent at the same time without going overboard in either direction, and even when the cards are irreverent they come from a place of love and totally make me smile. I love the minimalist designs – usually hand lettering or a simple line illustration – paired with a whimsical neon pink envelope. Ashkahn incorporates a lot of metallic foil into his collection, including gold foil and iridescent silver foil, while other cards are letterpress printed in crisp black ink on white cotton paper. So so good!

Quick Pick: Ashkahn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

More cards and stationery from Ashkahn right here!

The World of Illustration

Today I’m thrilled to introduce a brand new column on Oh So Beautiful Paper: The World of Illustration! I’m completely fascinated by and enamored with illustration – and there are so many amazingly talented illustrators that I’ve been hoping to feature in a more meaningful way here on Oh So Beautiful Paper. And we’re finally making it happen! I’ve enlisted Julie (who already authors our fantastic calligraphy column) to profile the work of a different talented illustrator each month. Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see in the coming months! – Nole

The world of paper leaves many possibilities for art and beauty. We see so many shining examples here on Oh So Beautiful Paper with the stationery and paper goods we showcase. This is why I’m so pleased to be sharing a new column with our readers that puts the spotlight on the amazing world of illustration! We’re going to dip our toe in today as I share a few inspirations of late; hopefully this will get you all as excited as I am for this new feature. – Julie


The World of Illustration: Danielle Kroll / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Danielle Kroll

The World of Illustration: Tammie Bennett and Emilie Ely / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Left: Tammie Bennett; Right: Emilie Ely

The World of Illustration: Kate Pugsley / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Kate Pugsley

The World of Illustration: Jen Collins and Zanna Goldhawk / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Left: Jen Collins; Right: Zanna Goldhawk

The World of Illustration: Monica Ramos / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Monica Ramos

The World of Illustration: Anna Emilia / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anna Emilia

The World of Illustration: Emily Isabella / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Emily Isabella

Seasonal Stationery: 2016 Calendars, Part 4

I just couldn’t resist one last 2016 calendar round up! In case you missed them, you can find my earlier 2016 calendar round up installments right here, including food-inspired calendars, painterly artistic calendars, and illustrated calendars. This round up includes a little bit of everything, from a gorgeous color blocked monthly calendar to a copper foil moon phase wall calendar to a pretty painted floral calendar. So hard to choose just one!

2016 Calendar Round Up / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. The future is bright in this limited edition letterpress printed calendar from People I’ve Loved

2. How cool is this color blocked cut out calendar from Plane Paper?! So bright and colorful!

3. Loving this Find Your Wild calendar collaboration between Lisa of Good on Paper and Jennifer Young Studio! The calendar features Jennifer’s images paired with Lisa’s lettering and copper foil text.

4. A beautiful floral calendar from Shannon Kirsten

5. Love all the patterns in this monthly desk calendar from Ferme à Papier

6. A gorgeous tea towel calendar from Linea Carta that you can continue to use year after year!

7. This Metamorphosis calendar is so pretty

8. This moon phase wall calendar from Little Lark is printed in beautiful copper foil!

p.s. More calendar round ups right here, and you can find even more calendars in the Market List here!