Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bags

One thing I’ve noticed after hosting countless get togethers is that guests seem to enjoy snacks and sips more if they are pre-portioned. I’ve set out jars and jars of delicious popcorn with no takers… but put that popcorn in cute little bags and our friends just can’t get enough. I think it’s the ease of having something that doesn’t take away from conversations in addition to being much less messy. So in preparation of all your Halloween happenings, download these printable mini bags and use them for everything from snacks to favors! – Lauren

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Supplies

Text weight paper

Scissors

Double sided tape

Treats for filling

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

To create the mini favor bags:

Step 1. Print out the printable calligraphy file, which contains three different bag designs – Trick or Treat, Hocus Pocus, and Eat, Drink, and be Scary – laid out on one sheet. Start by cutting on the red lines (to separate them and then to cut the flaps on each side).

Step 2. Fold to create the bottom of the bag. Then fold in the flaps on the sides. Fold slightly past the black lines so they are hidden when you attach the flaps to each other.

Step 3. Apply double-sided tape to the inside of each flap. Fold in half and press the flaps together to finish. Fill and give out to friends, trick-or-treaters, coworkers, or have on hand for a party!

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Calligraphy Halloween Favor Bag / A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE FILE!

All artwork © 2015 A Fabulous Fête, with DIY tutorials created exclusively for Oh So Beautiful Paper. All artwork is made available for personal use only.

Photo Credits: Lauren Saylor / A Fabulous Fête for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Monday Happy Hour: Harvest Moon

We’ve spent this month looking at different ways to incorporate apples into cocktails: apple brandy, apple cider, sparkling cider… well, now here’s a way to incorporate an apple directly into your drink. Doesn’t get much fresher than this.  Andrew

Harvest Moon Apple Ginger Whiskey Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Harvest Moon

1 oz Aged Gin
1 oz Irish Whiskey
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Ginger Liqueur
1/2 oz White Port
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 a Green Apple

Muddle the apple – preferably baked first to soften – in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add all your other ingredients and fill the shaker two-thirds with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail coup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary (optional) and enjoy!

Harvest Moon Apple Ginger Whiskey Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

This is a complicated combination of a lot of autumn-friendly flavors, but I think it works. The barrel-aged gin adds soft spicy notes, while the Irish whiskey adds smooth, creamy notes. Ginger liqueur and white port add some sweetness but also spicy and oaky complexity. And that orgeat: most people associate it with summery Tiki drinks, but orgeat is a nutty, almond flavored syrup that goes perfectly with whiskey drinks and fall cocktails.

Harvest Moon Apple Ginger Whiskey Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

And the apple: tart and sweet and fresh. You’ll probably end up with some pulp in your cocktail, unless you fine-strain your drink with a tea strainer, but that’s ok. Lends a rich texture to the drink.

The result is my imagination of fall in a glass: spicy, crisp, rich and complex, with a bright sweetness but some dark, woodsy undertones. In short, I really love fall.

(Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, where we’ve been posting our experiments before they make their way onto this column!)

Glassware by Liquorary

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Pastel Marbled Wedding Invitations

Pastels are having a major moment this fall – especially shades of pale lavender and lilac! Today we’re getting even more gorgeous pastel inspiration with these wedding invitations from Lauren at Darling + Pearl Letterpress. I’m especially in love with the lavender script text and pastel-colored marbled envelope liners!

Pastel Marbled Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Lauren: These invitations were originally created for The Big Fake Wedding in Philadelphia. The inspiration for these invitations was a mood board created by Ashley Buzzy Lettering and Press: a whimsical and dream-like scene with an array of pastel colors. It was really interesting working with visual inspiration that was not at all paper related. This process was much more organic and more about the feel and emotion of the event. Working through the design from that avenue was so enjoyable!

Pastel Marbled Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This entire suite was letterpress printed. The invitation and response cards were printed in lavender ink on double thick cotton stock. The website card was printed in silver on bright plum paper and set into a tiny vellum envelope along with silver confetti and sealed with some silver crackle washi tape. The light kraft envelopes were lined in beautiful pastel handmade marble paper that really tied the entire suite together. The warm gray response envelope added to the depth of the entire design.

Whimsical Marbled Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Whimsical Marbled Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I enjoy finding typefaces that complement each other and – every once in a while – I like the idea of letting the script take the “back seat” and handle the body text while the serif handles the name text. It’s a less traditional concept, but the aesthetic totally stands out. 

Whimsical Marbled Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Whimsical Marbled Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Lauren!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Darling + Pearl

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

Photo Credits: Darling + Pearl

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations

Navy and pale pink is just such a great color combination. It was the color palette for this year’s Paper Party invitations back in May – and I’ve been a fan ever since! These wedding invitations from Designed by Jaclyn were created for Jaclyn’s sister and combine a modern sans serif typeface with whimsical script and beautiful line illustrations! I’m also loving the navy and pink color palette for a fall wedding!

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations by Designed by Jaclyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From JaclynA light and airy invitation design with hints of floral touches and modern typefaces set the tone for the event. We used a clean sans serif typeface paired with a whimsical script to create a playful feeling to the invitation. We were lucky to have the main invitation letterpress printed by a lovely local studio, Dependable Letterpress, which added a touch of texture and luxury to the suite.

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations by Designed by Jaclyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Along with the invitation, we included an illustrated map of the venue. Inspired by a few of the couple’s favorite things, I tried to incorporate a few subtle personal touches to the map illustrations that would add personality without overshadowing the information, like the Golden State Warriors logo (the groom’s favorite team) and an illustration of two otters holding hands (the bride’s favorite animal).

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations by Designed by Jaclyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

To complete the suite, a RSVP tag and navy baker’s twine was used to tie the invitation pieces together and add a pop of color. My sister and her now-husband absolutely loved their invitation as it reflected both their personalities and the spirit of their wedding day.

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations by Designed by Jaclyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations by Designed by Jaclyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Whimsical Pink and Navy Wedding Invitations by Designed by Jaclyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Jaclyn!

Design: Designed by Jaclyn

Printing: Dependable Letterpress

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

Photo Credits: Designed by Jaclyn

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful week! We’re expecting another crisp Fall weekend here in DC, and I’m really enjoying these clear days before the temperatures get cold. Sophie is studying trees at preschool this month, so we’re planning to go collect some leaves and acorns this weekend! But in the meantime…

Whimsy and Wild / Stay True and Trust Your Journey / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Lettering by Whimsy and Wild via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week! We’ll hopefully have a cocktail recipe for you all on Monday – things got a bit too hectic for us at the end of the week! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo