Ashley + David’s Gold Foil Confetti Save the Dates

How fun is this gold foil confetti pattern from Amanda at Wide Eyes Paper Co. for wedding save the dates? Love!

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From Amanda: These save the dates were a particular labor of love as they were created for my cousin, Ashley. When creating this save the date design, Ashley wanted something simple and modern with a touch of glitz and glam. She ​was not locked into a theme and didn’t want an overly feminine design.

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The gold foil printed polka dots are one of my favorite accents of the save the dates. They are just the right amount of whimsical she wanted without compromising the modern style of the save the dates. The save the dates were printed on 110 1b bright white Crane’s Lettra cotton paper and features classic black ink mixed in with gold foil accents. We finished the look with gold envelopes printed with their return address on the back flap.

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Thanks Amanda!

Design: Wide Eyes Paper Co.

Letterpress Printing: Czar Press

Wide Eyes Paper Co. is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Amanda’s work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Let’s Frolic Together

Kelsey + Carey’s Timeless Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Classic navy paired with shiny gold foil. Classic serif text paired with a modern calligraphy script. A modern wedding logo in lieu of a monogram. I’m loving all the modern touches in these timeless wedding invitations from Sam and Kelly of Deliver!

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From Sam and KellyOur bride, Kelsey, had a love for clean details, classic typography, and elegant design. Their wedding revolved around a navy and gold palette – we immediately knew to go with navy flat printing and touches of gold foil stamping to give her the sense of elegance she desired.

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We created a simple custom logo (a modernized version of a monogram) to incorporate at the top of her wedding invitation and on her return address to give her invitations a sense of identity. We used simple lines and shapes throughout to establish hierarchy and add interest. The entire suite was printed on the soft, lush cotton of Crane’s Lettra in Pearl White.

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Thanks Sam and Kelly!

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

Photo Credits: Deliver

Inspired By: Tropical Foliage

Pineapples, watermelons, and flamingos all had a very large presence at last year’s National Stationery Show, but this year I’m expecting an explosion of tropical foliage! From palm fronds to philodendron leaves to banana leaves – I just can’t get enough!

OSBP Trendspotting: Tropical Foliage Round Up

1. Hartland Brooklyn

2. Kertis gold + silver leaf pattern leather clutch

3. Ferme à Papier palm triangle note pad

4. Antiquaria Mahalo card

5. The Aestate banana leaves watercolor print

6. Philodendron leaf pillow

Ana’s Delicate and Ethereal Birth Announcements

Colleen of Letter & Lark creates some of the most incredibly beautiful, subtle, and delicate stationery – the birth announcements that she created for her daughter Ana last year took my breath away! Colleen put so much thought into each and every detail, from the pale color palette to explaining the meaning behind Ana’s names. Just so, so lovely.

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From ColleenThis project was very close to my heart and I hoped to do it justice! Our sweet Ana is an incredible baby. She is happy, loving, and easy going, but incredibly determined and strong; she spent five weeks in the hospital after surprising us by arriving six weeks early. Our preemie & NICU experience along with her gentle spirit gave me the inspiration for her announcement.

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For the recipients who opened it, I wanted to evoke a sense of fragility and sacredness for this tiny, special person. I wanted it to feel exquisite and ethereal, to emphasize that she really came out of something amazing. Rather than a flat or folded card, I wanted an experience of opening her announcement; by discovering different layers, papers, and textures along with reading about her birth information.

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To emphasize the fact that tiny packages can hold complexity and so much importance, I decided to go with a small, 4-bar sized announcement with an accordion folded card. The design was focused on clean, elegant type and a minimal color palette alongside gorgeous photography by the incredibly talented Leighanne Evelyn (who we are so proud to call a friend!). Leighanne’s photographs are very sentimental since they were taken shortly after Ana came home from the hospital. We chose to show a small tryptic of family photos on one panel and then included our favorite portrait of Ana in a tiny glassine envelope in the back. I love how you can barely see this tiny little face with big eyes looking at you through the cloudy envelope! I also knew it would be the perfect size for relatives who wanted to keep a picture of Ana as well.

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At first I had an idea of including a watercolor wash, but as a new mom I didn’t have the time to hand-paint each announcement (on top of designing, printing, and assembling!), so instead I printed a cantaloupe-colored “wash” on vellum paper. These vellum paper sashes wrap around the accordion card and the front text of the announcement can be carefully read through the faux wash. A very delicate, gold twine (the thinnest I could find) wraps around the entire piece.

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Rather than just list her birth information, I decided it would be more interesting for people to read the story of how we chose her name, since her first and middle names have connections to family members as well as special meaning.  I also included a short description of her personality; I wanted to make sure even for people that live far away that they could still get a sense of who Ana is without even meeting her.

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Letterpress printed in a smokey, lavender ink on bright white 100% cotton stock, paired with translucent vellum and glassine papers and Leighanne’s beautiful black and white photographs, I hoped to convey how we truly special Ana is, not only because of her birth story but because she’s brought so much love and joy to our family.

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Thank you Colleen!

Photo Credits: Letter & Lark

Seasonal Stationery: Mother’s Day Cards, Part 3

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend – let’s start the week off with a few more Mother’s Day cards!

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1. Ashkahn

2. Hello!Lucky

3. Amy Heitman

4. Happy Cactus Designs

5. Thimblepress

6. Hairpin Letterpress

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7. E. Frances Paper

8. Grey Moggie

9. Egg Press

10. Dear Hancock

11. The Good Twin Co

12. Hennel Paper Co.

If you’re looking for something else – you can find 200+ beautiful Mother’s Day cards in the OSBP Market List right here!