Happy Weekend!

Happy National Doughnut Day Everyone! After 14 recaps from this year’s National Stationery Show, I’m ready for a doughnut and a nice long nap – or at least to go vacuum my house or attend to one of the many other chores I’ve been neglecting the last couple of weeks! I hope you enjoyed the coverage from this year’s show! Next week I’ll be back to my normal editorial schedule with some fun new posts, but in the meantime…

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One of the many gorgeous floral arrangements from Soirée Floral for Paper Party 2014 // Photo by Charlie Juliet Photography

…a few links for your weekend!

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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

Joy’s DIY Tea Bag Bridal Shower Invitations

These DIY bridal shower invitations are so creative – and I love the sentiment behind them! As a bridesmaid in her cousin’s wedding, Joy Ang wanted to create a memorable invitation experience for guests at her cousin’s bridal shower. After a bit of thought and experimentation, Joy came up with these tea bag invitations that fit perfectly with the shower theme!

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From JoyLast year I was a bridesmaid for my cousin’s wedding and I got the chance to design her bridal shower invitations. The theme was an Alice in Wonderland tea party, and that’s what led me to thinking about tea bag-shaped invitations. However, I wanted them to have a little more impact on the guests, so I thought it would be really fun to make the invitations hold tea leaves that you could brew and drink.

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After a couple of prototypes, I created these invitations by printing on vellum paper, which allowed the tea leaves to show through. I then assembled the invitations similarly to how you would with an actual tea bag, using the tag at the end of the string as instructions for brewing the leaves. This was such an enjoyable project to work on and I’m so glad I was able to make it for my cousin and her shower!

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Thanks Joy!

Photo Credits: Joy Ang

Christine + Danny’s Sophisticated Floral Wedding Invitations

Last month, designer Kate Holgate sent over these vibrant navy and pink floral wedding invitations. Today she’s back with another floral invitation, this time pairing elegant sophistication with vintage floral illustrations. The green, black, and white color palette was inspired by the wedding floral arrangements and bridesmaid dresses. So pretty!

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From KateChristine is a close family friend and was married last December in Boise, Idaho. She was so laid-back and open to ideas. I loved working with her. Christine has impeccable taste. She wanted a invitation suite that was not over-the-top but unique.

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Her flowers were white and green, and her bridesmaids were wearing black. I decided to use classic type paired with vintage floral illustrations for the design.

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Digitally printed on a pearlized paper, we tied the piece with a monogram and black + white striped string. The result was stunning (just like the bride!).

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Thanks so much Kate!

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

Photo Credits: Kate Holgate

Ann-Marie’s Modern Hand Lettered Bridal Shower Invitations

These creative invitations from Jaymee at JayAdores Design Co. for her friend’s upcoming bridal shower mix whimsical hand lettering with crisp modern design – and I couldn’t love them more! Working with a “gold and glitz” theme, Jaymee incorporated gold envelopes and a whole lot of sequins for extra sparkle. The perfect invitations for such a happy celebration!

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From JaymeeMy good friend Ann-Marie is getting married in a few weeks, so my fellow bridesmaids and I threw her a shower to celebrate her upcoming nuptials! Once we decided on a gold and glitz theme for the shower, I got to work on creating invitations and paper goods to reflect that aesthetic.

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I hand lettered “Ann-Marie” and “XOXO” using gouache to use on the invitations, the envelope liners, and the coasters. I had so much fun putting all of it together and added in sequins to each envelope for an extra [sparkly] something.

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Thanks Jaymee!

Photo Credits: JayAdores Design Co.

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been working like crazy the last couple of weeks, so I’m feeling a bit worn out today. When life gets hectic, I find myself craving simplicity – an evening walk to the park, gelato from my favorite spot in Eastern Market, or just a quiet night at home. So right now I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend (and ignoring the never-ending to do list). But in the meantime…

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Photo by me via Instagram

…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