Happy Friday everyone! Despite some weird weather today, we’ve had the most beautiful spring weather here in DC – and I suddenly feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders! I’m so ready for spring you guys. Sunshine and flowers? Yes please! But in the meantime…
Photo by Brit McDaniel / Paper & Clay via Instagram
…a few links for your weekend!
This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
Check back this afternoon for this week’s cocktail recipe! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo
The 2015 National Stationery Show is officially just two months away, and I couldn’t be more excited! The week of the National Stationery Show is one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. The stationery industry is such a wonderful and supportive community, I look forward to seeing everyone all year long – and to meeting new exhibitors!
Sea & Lake
Last year, the National Stationery Show introduced a section for new and emerging designers called #fresh. Etsy Wholesale supported more than 60 Etsy Wholesale designers at the 2014 National Stationery Show – including many of the exhibitors in the #fresh section – with a robust marketing program. I’m so excited to help spread the word that Etsy Wholesale is building on last year’s momentum with a dedicated Etsy Wholesale section within #fresh at this year’s National Stationery Show in May! This new section will showcase a selection of Etsy Wholesale designers in the stationery, gift, and lifestyle categories.
The Flair Exchange
Etsy Wholesale is currently looking for a few more Etsy sellers who want their own booth within the Etsy Wholesale section of #fresh. Each exhibitor will have their own booth within a consolidated, Etsy Wholesale-branded area that will include an Etsy Wholesale information booth with a buyer application area – and a showcase wall at the front of the section with products curated by me!
This is such a wonderful opportunity for any Etsy Wholesale sellers looking to make their products available to a wider wholesale audience! You’ll be in an area with great foot traffic and in such fantastic company with other Etsy Wholesale designers. But you only have a couple more weeks to sign up – so email Etsy Wholesale by March 27 to lock in your booth!
And if you’re an Etsy Wholesale designer already exhibiting at the show – don’t worry! Etsy Wholesale will also continue to support Etsy Wholesale designers exhibiting across the show floor with marketing to tie everything together. Just email email@example.com to let them know that you’d like to be part of the marketing program along with your booth number!
I hope to see you at the National Stationery Show in May!
These screen printed wedding invitations from Reshma of Marigold Paper are so bright and fun – and with a color palette inspired by The Darjeeling Limited! Reshma combined illustrations inspired by traditional Indian wood block stamps with modern typography for this festive fusion wedding. Love!
From Reshma: This wedding invitation suite was designed for my friend, Sheebani Patel, and her then-soon-to-be husband, Devin Sikes. The theme and color palette (red, blue, orange, green and yellow) for their wedding was the film The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson. With this being a fusion wedding, the invitation needed to blend the design sensibilities of India and America. This was achieved with three custom illustrations of a paisley, elephant and a sunflower (the groom is originally from Kansas), which were inspired by traditional Indian wood block stamps.
These illustrations were then combined with modern typography and bold colors and used on the event invitation and RSVP cards. All the pieces were then housed in a sleeve, which was placed in a red mailing envelope with recipient address labels.
Each piece of this suite was screen printed on Colorplan paper by Mama’s Sauce. The event cards were screen printed in 1-color on the front and back, and the RSVP card is screen printed in 1-color on the front. The blue sleeve was custom die cut and 1-color screen printed with an illustrated border, the names of the couple, location and date of the wedding. The RSVP envelope and mailing envelope were also screen printed in 1-color.
Design: Marigold Paper
Screen Printing: Mama’s Sauce
Check out the Designer Rolodex for more talented wedding invitation designers and the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Natalie Seeboth Photography
Perhaps it’s because I got married over Memorial Day weekend (almost 7 years ago – eep!), but I always associate spring with beautiful outdoor weddings. For those of you with spring or summer weddings on your schedule – or anyone sending a happy note to a new bride and groom – here are a few wedding congratulations cards to help mark the occasion!
1. Sycamore Street Press
2. Rifle Paper Co.
4. Emily McDowell
5. The Paper Cub
6. E.Frances Paper
7. Vellum & Vogue
8. Ink Meets Paper
9. Near Modern Disaster
10. Sycamore Street Press
11. Iron Curtain Press