Abby + Frewin’s Modern Rustic Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Anelise Salvo Design Co. mix simple details with natural materials for a rustic wedding in the woods. Inspired by the Orcas Island wedding location, the invitation was printed on sassafras wood veneer and included natural elements like pressed ferns and twine!

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From Anelise: It was Abby and Frewin’s dream to be married in the woods and I was beyond excited I could help create their dream invitation suite! I took Abby’s love for simple typography and mixed it with some natural elements. The invitation was printed on sassafras wood and incorporates pressed leaves and natural twine to hold the suite together along with a tea-stained, rustic manila tag with their wedding logo.

Wood Veneer Wedding Invitation Anelise Salvo Design OSBP Abby + Frewins Modern Rustic Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

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We chose a natural kraft paper envelope and carried their wedding typography onto the envelopes. The suite evokes the rustic Orcas Island terrain Abby was hoping would come across and get her guests excited for a weekend in the woods!

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 Thanks Anelise!

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Photo Credits: Anelise Salvo Design Co.

Holly + Blake’s Antique Book-Inspired Wedding Invitations

As an avid reader, I can definitely appreciate these wedding invitations from Emily at Flyaway Paperworks inspired by the title page of a well-loved book. Emily used a dark inky blue for the invitation details and even incorporated a faux leather envelope liner and belly band reminiscent of an antique book cover!

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From Emily: I’ve always adored the look of vintage books, and the elegant simplicity of all of the typefaces and characters (especially those gorgeous ampersands and borders!). So I was thrilled to design this autumnal suite, inspired by the title page of a well-loved, favorite book.

Autumn Literary Wedding Invitations Flyaway Paperworks OSBP8 Holly + Blakes Antique Book Inspired Wedding Invitations

Autumn Literary Wedding Invitations Flyaway Paperworks OSBP7 Holly + Blakes Antique Book Inspired Wedding Invitations

The invitation and RSVP card were printed onto hand-dyed Crane Lettra 110 Pearl White Paper with inky blue letterpress ink. One of my favorite parts of this suite is the faux-leather envelope liner and belly band, reminiscent of an old book cover, to add texture and earthy color. To top it all off, we used vintage postage stamps in the colors of Holly and Blake’s fall palette.

Autumn Literary Wedding Invitations Flyaway Paperworks OSBP Holly + Blakes Antique Book Inspired Wedding Invitations

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Autumn Literary Wedding Invitations Flyaway Paperworks OSBP3 Holly + Blakes Antique Book Inspired Wedding Invitations

 Thanks Emily!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Flyaway Paperworks

Friday Happy Hour: Apple Cider Granita

I’m so happy that it’s finally fall, DC’s finest hour, when the heat and humidity break and the city is livable again. So seize the day and drink down as many fall drinks as you can! That’s what we’re doing this week: apple cider, mulling spices, brown sugar, dark rum – perfect for this weather, hot or cold – and the perfect cocktail for a Halloween party! – Andrew

Apple Cider Cocktail Granita Recipe OSBP 20 Friday Happy Hour: Apple Cider Granita

Apple Cider Granita Recipe Card Shauna Lynn Illustration OSBP Friday Happy Hour: Apple Cider Granita

llustration by Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Apple Cider Granita

4 Cups Apple Cider
8 oz Aged Rum
1 1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Allspice Dram
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
10-20 Whole Cloves
2-3 Cinnamon Sticks
2 Crushed Nutmeg

Combine apple cider, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for one hour. Add the rum, triple sec, and allspice dram.

Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into 8-inch metal baking pan. Freeze until the edges begin to set, then use a fork to scrape, breaking up the frozen sections into light flakes. Freeze, scraping and breaking up mixture every 20–30 minutes until it resembles fluffy shaved ice, about 3 hours. Cover and freeze until ready to serve.

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The result is a sweet and spicy granita with a kick that’s perfect for a fall desert. Granitas are, I think, an underutilized desert – they’re light and crunchy and full of fruit flavor. But you don’t just have to enjoy this recipe cold. We tasted the mix while it was simmering and it was delicious. Pretty much a classic, hot mulled cider with rum has kept many a New Englander warm in the fall. So have it hot, or have it cold… or double the recipe and have it both ways. Can’t go wrong.

P.S.–These gorgeous silver-rimmed coupes are available for sale at our new Etsy shop, Liquorary.

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m going to be honest – we’ve had a rough week over here. Sophie is going through some typical two year old tantrums (we’ve started referring to her as our “twonager” since it’s a nice little preview of what she’ll be like as a teenager), and when you combine that with a needy newborn you get two very tired parents. I know this is just a phase, but I feel like I could sleep for about a week straight if given the opportunity! For now I’ll just settle for (hopefully) a few extra minutes this weekend, but in the meantime…

Thuss Farrell Paper to Petal Instagram Happy Weekend!

Photo by the incredibly talented Thuss & Farrell

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

For those of you who craft your own holiday cards, it’s already time to get started. It’s always good to give yourself plenty of time to create and address them and the slight lull between Halloween and the week of Thanksgiving is usually when we try to get started. That way, they’re ready to mail out come December. The design in this tutorial features white embossing combined with white hand embellished vine details to create a one of a kind holiday card. You could even add a photo to the back of the card or simply write a note if you have more to say. We hope that this project inspires you to dream up and make your own holiday card this year! Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

PeaceCard Final DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

PeaceCard Final 2 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Materials

Peace on Earth Holiday Greetings Stamp

Mod Holly Return Address Stamp

Banner Rubber Stamp

Frost White Stamp Pad or Embossing Stamp Pad

Olive Stamp Pad

White Embossing Powder

Embossing Heat Tool

5.5″ Square Cards,  in Chartreuse

5.75″ Square Envelopes, in Pure White

Calligraphy Starter Kit

Dr. Martin’s White Ink

Vintage Holiday Postage

PeaceCard Step1 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step One: Stamp your holiday message (we used our Peace on Earth Holiday Greetings Stamp) in white ink in the center of a 5.5″ square card.

PeaceCard Step2 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Two: Immediately after step one, before the ink dries, pour white embossing powder over the stamped image. Heat set the powder using a heat embossing tool. For a step by step video on embossing, please watch the tutorial found here.

PeaceCard Step3 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Three: Next, let your imagination go wild! Embellish around the greeting with vines and berries using white ink and a pointed calligraphy pen. While this ink is our favorite for its opacity, you could also use a white gel pen if you prefer.

PeaceCard Step4 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Four: Stamp your return address on the back flap of a 5.75″ square white envelope. We used our Mod Holly Return Address stamp with olive ink to coordinate.

PeaceCard Step5 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Step Five: As snail mail lovers, addressing the envelope is half the fun for us. When we found this cute banner stamp, we knew exactly how we wanted to use it! We stamped it on the lefthand side of the envelope front and let it dry. Then, we added the addressing in a darker green ink (this was custom mixed from gouache paint) to add dimension and pull the whole design together.

PeaceCard Final 3 DIY Tutorial: Vine and Berries Holiday Card

Add vintage postage and any additional photos or messages and send them off to your loved ones!

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper