Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day Cards, Part 1

Happy Monday everyone! I know it feels like we juuuust came out of the holiday season – but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I’ve held rather cynical views towards Valentine’s Day in the past, but when it comes down to it I’ll always take an opportunity to tell someone how much I care about them. So whether you’re looking for your best friend, your spouse, or even your sweet little nieces and nephews, here are a few cards to help send your love.

2015 Valentine's Day Card Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Sycamore Street Press

2. Steel Petal Press

3. Hartland Brooklyn

4. Idlewild Co

5. Sycamore Street Press

6. Three Potato Four

2015 Valentine's Day Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

7. Worthwhile Paper

8. Moglea

9. Antiquaria

10. Emily McDowell

11. Sugar Paper

12. Hello!Lucky

p.s. More Valentine’s Day + love cards in the Market List right here! And last year’s Valentine’s Day card round ups here (still some of my favorites in those round ups)!

Party Paper: Slumber Party!

Has anyone noticed how popular eye prints seem to be lately!? I love ‘em and thought it would be really fun to use this trend for a fun twist on a slumber party! Eye spy invitations, notebooks (for playing MASH, of course!), sleep masks… and a pretty cute midnight snack, too. Sweet dreams! —Kelly

Party Paper: Slumber Party via Oh So Beautiful Paper1. Eye Print Gift Wrap from Kate Zaremba Company

2. I Only Have Eyes for You Card from Idlewild Co.

3. Milk + Cookies Midnight Snack from Sugar & Cloth (Mini Milk Jugs from Shop Sweet Lulu)

4. Eye Mask from Kate Spade

5. Printable Eye Wrap + Tags from Amy Moss for Oh Happy Day

6. Eye Pattern Notebook from Worthwhile Paper

Rachel + Peter’s Gold Foil and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Now that the holiday season is behind us – it’s time to get back to wedding invitations! I’m so excited to share this beautiful gold foil and calligraphy wedding invitation from Sally of la Happy as our first wedding invitation of 2015. Enjoy!

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From Sally: Peter and Rachel were a wonderful couple to work with. Rachel has such a fun personality and from the minute we started working together we were on the same page with the look and feel for her wedding stationery: hand lettering, kraft paper with white lettering, bits of kelly green, light pink and gold foil!

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We started off by designing their save the date cards. We paired gold foil calligraphy brush lettering with an adorable, digitally-printed photo of the couple (just look at those pink hearts!). The reverse side of the card reads, “The Future is Looking Bright!” with custom illustrations of his and her sunglasses. The wedding was held at a beach town in North Carolina, so we wanted to give gusts a beachy, fun vibe with the save the dates. We also created the couple’s monogram – to use across all of their paper goods – which we stamped on the outside of all of the kraft paper envelopes.

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The invitation set was created in a color scheme of light gray, kraft, light pink, and cream. The entire set was printed digitally and with gold foil… with a little letterpress thrown in! The invitation was designed with a clean, modern typeface and custom calligraphy (no calligraphy fonts here!) and then gold foil stamped onto light pink card stock. We wanted the invitations to be fun and a little bit modern.

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The invitation sets were tied together with adorable black and white twine. Strung around the twine were custom, letterpress-printed tags (printed in a beautiful, rich, black ink) with the bride and groom’s monogram. The sets were then mailed in light-gray envelopes lined in a peachy/pink envelope liner. The return addresses on the outer envelopes were gold-foil-stamped (which was such a great combo against the gray!). I then calligraphed the guests addresses in black ink.

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The response cards were double-sided and printed on a soft, cream card stock. The cards incorporated a little southern feel with the wording. The response cards were digitally printed and then we added some gold foil details such as a gold heart with the word “yes!” in calligraphy. The response envelopes were a beautiful light kelly/moss green. They were white matte foil stamped with the return address and then we used custom postage for the return postage.

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Rachel and Peter’s wedding invitations also included one of my favorite combos: kraft paper with white matte foil stamping. The information cards were a mix of modern typefaces and custom calligraphy. I love the way they look paired with all of the other colors!

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Thanks so much Sally!

Design + Calligraphy: la Happy

la Happy is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of Sally’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Katie Parra Photography

Best of 2014: DIY Projects

We’ve had a lot of fun crafting it up this year – everything from DIY wedding invitations to décor for your next cocktail party. Here are 10 of my favorite DIY projects from 2014!

DIY Dip Dyed Heart Favor Bags by Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Dip Dye Heart Favor Bags

DIY Floral Coasters by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Floral Cocktail Party Coasters

Envelope Addressing Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Envelope Addressing Styles

Rubber Stamp Personal Stationery DIY Tutorial by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

How to Create Unique Personal Stationery with Rubber Stamps

DIY Hand Lettered Neon Acrylic Cocktail Sign by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hand Lettered Neon Acrylic Cocktail Menu Signs

DIY Color Dipped Picnic Bottles by Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Color-Dipped Picnic Bottles

DIY Modern Floral Hand Painted Wedding Invitations by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Modern Hand Painted Floral Wedding Invitations

DIY Wire Leaf Table Décor by Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Wire Leaf Table Décor

DIY Leather and Paint Marker Napkin Rings by Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Leather + Paint Marker Napkin Rings

DIY Duck Tape Calligraphy Cocktail Glasses by A Fabulous Fete for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Duck Tape Hand Lettered Cocktail Glasses

Urbanic Faves | Pop.. Fizz.. Clink.. Sparkle!

Hi everyone! Hopefully wherever you are in the midst of this busy holiday season you are taking a break from all of the hustle and bustle to relax and enjoy yourselves. Around here at Urbanic things are quite lively, and as we approach the year’s end we are feeling celebratory about what is – and what’s to come. We’ve rounded up some favorite bubbly things from around the shop and beyond that we think are bottle popping goodness. Cheers!  –Audrey

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1. Chin Char Maloney ring

2. Meri Meri party hats

3. Idlewild Co.

4. JM printshop print

5. Meri Meri napkins

6. Acme Party Box champagne coupes

 7. Meri Meri pinwheels

8. Snow & Graham tiny cards 

9. Maptote bottle bag

10. Waiting on Martha ice bucket

11. Allison Cornu illustration

12.  Mr. Boddington’s Studio 

13. Tops Malibu sparklers

14. Snow & Graham