Happy Weekend!

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…

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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

Etsy Wholesale + NSS!

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!

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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.

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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!

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Meeschmosh

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!

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Liddabits

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 wholesalesupport@etsy.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!

Sheebani + Devin’s The Darjeeling Limited-Inspired Wedding Invitations

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!

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From ReshmaThis 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.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks Reshma!

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

Stationery A-Z: Wedding Congratulations Cards

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!

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1. Sycamore Street Press

2. Rifle Paper Co.

3. Hello!Lucky

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

12. Moglea