Pretty Paper in the Office: Wall Clocks

Whether at the office or in the grand scheme of things, time flies. (Um, how is it fall already?) When I’m in the thick of it, I find myself glancing up at the clock, even if I happen to be in a room that doesn’t have one! Depending on your choice of clock, they can even pull double-duty as functional pieces of art or sculpture. No matter the style in which they do it, a wall clock will always make sure you’re right on time. - Julie

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No. 1 Tanker clock by Schoolhouse Electric; No. 2 Toki wall clock from Canoe; No. 3 Mr. White wall clock from West Elm; No. 4 4040 Locus Industrial clock from Urban Outfitters; No. 5 Dots.. wall clock by Priscila Peress; No. 6 Overlook wire clock from CB2

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DIY Tutorial: Floral Save the Date Tags

For couples getting married in the first half of 2015, it’s time to send out save the dates! For this tutorial we wanted to create a design that’s easy to make (for those of you in a time crunch) but also highly customizable. Using a simple tag form and patterned card stock we elevated this simple stamped design into something really special: floral save the date tags. The best part is, you can simply change the pattern and completely transform the look of it! – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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Materials

Floral Calligraphy Save the Date Stamp
Antique Monogram Stamp
Annabelle Floral Patterned Paper
Watercolor Stripe Patterned Paper
A2 Kraft Envelopes
Self healing mat, craft knife and metal ruler
Stamp Pad in Eggplant
Washi Tape
Ribbon
Envelope Liner Templates
Scissors
Hole Punch

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Step One: First, we’ll need to cut the cards that we’ll be using to make our tags. You could make these any size you’d like but for this tutorial we’ll be cutting them to fit inside an A2 envelope. Select 8.5″ x 11″ patterned card stock (we used our Annabelle Floral patterned paper) and cut it into cards measuring 4″ x 5.25.” You should get four cards per 8.5″ x 11″ sheet.

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Step Two: To notch the corners of your tag, find the 45 degree mark on a self healing mat. Line your card corner into the square (as shown above) and your ruler along the angle line. With a craft knife, cut the paper cleanly across the corner.

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Step Three: Next, you’ll just want to flip the card over and repeat Step 2 on the other side of the card. Now your tag shape is complete!

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Step Four: We decided to use gold patterned washi tape to add an extra layer of interest. Tear a piece of washi tape to ~1.5 inches and center it in the top center of your tag (above left). Then, bend the tape over the top and adhere it to the back of your tag as well (above center). Lastly, you want to punch a hole through the card and the washi tape in the center about a quarter of an inch down (above right).

Floral Tag STD Step5 DIY Tutorial: Floral Save the Date Tags

Step Five: Now that the tags are completed, we’ll get to stamping! Stamp your save the date design (we used our Floral Calligraphy Save the Date stamp) on the back of the tag in eggplant ink. To add further customization, we added a monogram (our Antique Monogram stamp) also in eggplant on the front of the tag, over our pattern. If you decided to use a darker patterned paper for the tag, you might want to consider embossing your monogram in a light or metallic color so that it will be sure to show up! If you choose to, you’ll also want to stamp (or print) your return address on your A2 Kraft envelope as well before moving on to Step 6.

Floral Tag STD Step6 DIY Tutorial: Floral Save the Date Tags

Step Six: Next, we added a striped envelope liner (our Watercolor Stripe Coral patterned text weight paper) to coordinate with (but not match) our floral tag. Lining envelopes is really, really easy. Simply trace the liner template (A2 size for this design) and cut it out. To install the liner, you use stick glue or double sided tape along the pointed part to adhere to the envelope.

Floral Tag STD Step7 DIY Tutorial: Floral Save the Date Tags

Step Seven: The only thing left now are the finishing touches! Thread your ribbon through the hole on the tag and loop the ends through. Cut the edges so that the ribbons are even. Then just address the envelopes and add postage!

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Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here!

Photography: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hello!Lucky: Printable Lunch Bag Labels

The dog days of summer are over. For us, getting organized and the kids excited to head back to the classroom can be a struggle. This is one way we ease the morning routine. Pack a full week’s lunch the Sunday before that school week with each kid’s favorites – using name tags to avoid mix-ups! One fruit, one snack, juice, and a pre-made pasta salad or sandwich. Our free printable day of the week name tags can be printed on sticker paper or copy paper then applied with a glue stick. – Eunice and Sabrina of Hello!Lucky

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Need some great snack ideas? We like boiled eggs, mini fruit salads, zucchini muffins, cheese & crackers, veggies & hummus, and pretzels!

Click here to download the labels!

Artwork copyright Hello!Lucky, created exclusively for Oh So Beautiful Paper. All artwork is for personal use only. You can find more fun DIY projects and printables over at Hello!Lucky right here!

Hello!Lucky Studio Tour!

Our studio is located at the tip-top of a Victorian in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, CA. Between these sunlit walls we bounce ideas, dream up projects, and create. It’s the place in which our process unfolds. With good ideas and the not always so good, we have created an environment that encourages conversation and we love it. – Eunice and Sabrina of Hello!Lucky

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Pun spitting territory. The breeding ground for cheesy, weird, thoughtful and endearing.

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Our glorious view of the city, constantly providing us with the inspiration we need. Also a great place for a nap – demonstrated by studio mascots Simon & Indi.

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Gelly Roll pens! One of our favorite tools for doodling.

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Our craft station for DIY projects and computer breaks.

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The rainbow tiger mobile is a recent purchase from an Etsy shop we discovered, Jikits.

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Our studio comes equipped with a baby reboot space to tend to our motherly duties.

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The blanket was a gift from Sandra of Happy French Gang and the cloud pillow was another Etsy find from Ko-Ko-Ko Shop.

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One of our favorite bright little corners! This is a great spot to take a load off. The bunny is from paper artist and friend, Chloe Fleury and the print from Sue Jean Ko who we met at the NSS this year!