Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve had a busy week behind the scenes both personally and professionally. My dad came to visit and helped us check a lot of things off our pre-baby to do list (yay!), and spent a lot of quality time with Sophie. She’s finally at the stage where she can remember and recognize relatives that she doesn’t see too often, and my heart pretty much burst every time she greeted my dad by exclaiming “Grandpa!” in her tiny little voice. We’ve also been busy preparing for the next installment in our summer cocktail series – coming next week! But in the meantime…

OSBP Clematis Flower Instagram Happy Weekend!

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…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

Pretty Paper in the Office: Stationery Sets

I was given a stationery set recently that I decided to keep on my desk to encourage more writing. I didn’t think much of it, but realized how quickly a note here and a little letter there could burn through my stash. It became a little ritual; a break in between work to relax and unwind my brain. That’s just one of the many reasons why letter writing is so special and soul-satisfying. Nole rounded up some favorite writing sheets for longer letters a few weeks ago, and I put together a round up of some great stationery sets in hopes that maybe they’ll encourage you to take a little time to write it down. – Julie

Pretty Paper in the Office Stationery Sets OSBP Pretty Paper in the Office: Stationery Sets
No. 1 Mode de Paris cards & envelopes from Paper Bistro; No. 2 HAIBARA Colour Rimmed Letter Sets from UGUiSU; No. 3 Check embossed mail set from Present&Correct; No. 4 Boxed stationery set from Mr. Boddington’s Studio; No. 5 Ecru Florentine Writing Set from Paper Source; No. 6 PostalCo letter pad & envelope set from Need Supply Co.

 

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Cristin’s Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

Baby showers can be so much fun – and the theme options are endless! Freelance designer Candice Scott sent over the invitations that she recently designed for a friend’s shower – which she also hosted! Inspired by the mom-to-be’s career as an elementary school teacher, Candice came up with the idea of a literature-themed tea party baby shower. The invitations feature lots of little book-inspired details – so fun!

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP2 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

From Candice: When my friend Cristin announced that she was having her first baby, I jumped at the chance to throw her baby shower so that I could design the invitations! Since Cristin is an elementary school teacher I wanted to create a literature themed tea party.

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP3 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

The invitation itself was inspired by the title page of book. Subtle details like “First Addition” instead of Edition, “Published by” instead of hosted by, and use of the copyright symbol are some of my favorite details of the design.

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP7 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP5 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP4 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

I used a white 110 lb. card stock for the front and a thick textured light pink scrapbook paper for the reverse side. The diaper raffle ticket imitates a library check out card and the holder was achieved by cutting a coin envelope in half.

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP6 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

The party favor tags were inspired by the paper end of a tea bag. The ribbon wraps around the handle just as one would wrap the string on a cup of tea. I cut thick chipboard for the backing and used an eyelet punch to create the hole for the ribbon.

Literature Inspired Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations Candice Scott OSBP9 Cristins Literary Tea Party Baby Shower Invitations

Thanks Candice!

Photo Credits: Megan Myrick Photography

Carolyn + Dave’s Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

Sarah from Banter & Charm sent over these beautiful traditional wedding invitations that she created for a recent client – I love the subtle gray and white color palette paired with pink edge painting! Sarah decided to keep things simple with a typography-focused design letterpress printed on super thick paper. Always a classic combination!

Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations Banter and Charm OSBP7 Carolyn + Daves Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

From Sarah: A self-proclaimed paper snob, Carolyn was looking for a traditional, yet romantic design on thick, luxurious paper. She shared her inspiration board with me, and after a bit of brainstorming we decided on a classy, typographic design with letterpress printing in gray ink on thick 220# cotton paper. For a subtle pop of color, we added pink edge painting to the invitation and RSVP. The return address and rsvp address were letterpress printed to finish off the invitation suite.

Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations Banter and Charm OSBP8 Carolyn + Daves Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations Banter and Charm OSBP6 Carolyn + Daves Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations Banter and Charm OSBP3 Carolyn + Daves Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations Banter and Charm OSBP2 Carolyn + Daves Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

For Carolyn’s day of stationery, we went with a similar typographic design, and used pink again to add a romantic touch. For the menu and program we went with flat printing to stay within budget and on schedule. The meal choice illustrations made another appearance on the dinner menu to tie everything together.

Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations Banter and Charm OSBP5 Carolyn + Daves Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

Thanks Sarah!

Design: Banter & Charm

Letterpress Printing: Rohner Letterpress

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

Photo Credit: Banter & Charm