Happy Weekend!

It’s GO TIME! Tomorrow I’ll be making my way up to New York for the National Stationery Show, which officially kicks off on Sunday! I can’t wait to share my booth recaps here, and you can also follow along on Instagram for some real time peeks at the show! I need every spare moment I can get for last minute preparations, so no weekend links this week – but be sure to check back later this afternoon for our weekly cocktail recipe!

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Photo by 3potato4 via Instagram

This week on OSBP:

Have a wonderful weekend – I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

NSS 2015 Sneak Peek: Wild Ink Press

After all of these sneak peeks I’m so excited to see everything in person at the 2015 National Stationery Show – starting this Sunday! Wild Ink Press is making their 5th appearance and the show and will have over 40 new designs debuting this weekend, including greeting cards, gift wrap, and coordinating boxed notes. Some of the new designs include a collections line and kid cards inspired by a request from our very own Emily, with 12 total designs – 6 vehicles and 6 animals. I’m particularly excited about the foil and flood card line below – hello copper foil!

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Photo Credits: Wild Ink Press

NSS 2015 Sneak Peek: Belle & Union

This might just be my favorite NSS 2015 sneak peek yet! Meg from Belle & Union sent over a few of her newest offerings – everything from a genius new recipe greeting card series, to the most adorable pencil bag EVER, to letterpress journals, to cake toppers and pie picks! Meg also has some special goodies for the holidays, including new gift wrap, laser cut holiday garnishes (perfect for adorning presents or the tree!), and a holiday tea towel!

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Seriously – how adorable is this pencil bag?!?

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Photo Credits: Belle & Union

Calligraphy Inspiration: Bohemian Ink

Today I’m happy to be sharing the work of Bohemian Ink of North Carolina. Jessica Gatlyn’s work caught my eye immediately, with its wild and energetic lines. Jessica specializes in modern calligraphy, but there’s something about the aesthetic of her work that has me picturing the romances of Jane Austen novels. I’m sure I’m not alone on that one. Take a look at her work and see for yourself! – Julie
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For more from Bohemian Ink, visit Jessica’s website and Instagram. You can also find Jessica and her husband over at Riverfolk Films creating film, motion graphics, and design.

Photo credits: 1, 3 left Forged in the North; 2, 5 Anna Naphtali; 3 right, 4 Almond Leaf Studios; 6 left Brian Schindler, right Corbin Gurkin Photography