Pretty + Paper

Pretty + Paper: Red and White via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Red velvet cake by Cloud 9 Bakery & Café via Ruffled (right); Lauren + Daniel’s fabric pocket wedding invitations by Inclosed Studio (right)

Photo Credits: Michelle March and dpmuller photography

Quinn’s Modern Birth Announcements

With a name as adorable as Quinn’s, why not make her first initial the focus of her birth announcement design?  Ashley from Fine Day Press incorporated an oversize Qand bright colors to create these modern birth announcements for this sweet girl.  So cute!

Modern Birth Announcements by Fine Day Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

From AshleyA big bright pink “Q” with a sweet smiley face inside is a super-cute way to introduce little miss Quinn to the world! The design combines sweet elements with a clean sans-serif type, dark plum envelope and wraparound address label. The announcements were printed digitally on thick cotton stock.

Modern Birth Announcements by Fine Day Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1)

Modern Birth Announcements by Fine Day Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper (2)

Thanks Ashley!

Fine Day Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Ashley’s beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Fine Day Press

*Fine Day Press is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bailey’s Creative Bridal Shower Invitations

Today I’m thrilled to feature the bridal shower invitations for Bailey Amon of Antiquaria, created by Bailey’s business partner (and talented calligrapher) Emma James.  You might recognize Bailey and Emma from their regular DIY tutorials here on OSBP, so it’s no surprise that these bridal shower invitations  reflect their clever DIY sensibilities.  Emma incorporated  vintage illustrations and her beautiful hand lettering into the design, which was then accented with ribbons and rubber stamp details.

Bridal Shower Invitations by Antiquaria via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

From EmmaBailey’s wedding was in La Jolla, California and we held her shower on the morning of the wedding. We began with brunch at an adorable cafe called The Cottage and then walked back to her hotel suite for mimosas and presents.

Bridal Shower Invitations by Antiquaria via Oh So Beautiful Paper (2)

For the shower invitations, I wanted to design something really special that would get her guests even more excited about coming to La Jolla. The invitation was hand lettered and printed with an awning striped background. Since Bailey loves hot air balloons I used a vintage illustration of one as the front of the enclosure/rsvp card.

Bridal Shower Invitations by Antiquaria via Oh So Beautiful Paper (4)

The invitations were mailed in A7 box mailers in pool from Paper Source. I designed a logo for the outside of the box and had it made into a rubber stamp, which was used to emboss the logo on the front of the box.

Bridal Shower Invitations by Antiquaria via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1)

Thanks Emma and Bailey!

Anti­quaria is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Kelly James of Studio Austin Weddings

Ashley + Beau’s Classic Navy and White Wedding Invitations

Navy and white is a classic combination, and it proved to be just right for achieving the balance of modern and formal in Ashley and Beau’s wedding invitations.  Designer Gretchen Berry chose classic fonts and an elegant blind deboss detail to complete the design.

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1)

From Gretchen: Ashley and Beau live in the preppy lakeside city of Wayzata, Minnesota. They were married at a church in Wayzata with the reception at the Lafeytte Country Club. They wanted their invitations to have the style and feel of the lake but without being too nautical: preppy and modern yet formal and classic.

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (4)

I created a custom two-pocket folder with Ashley and Beau’s logo blind debossed on the front. We used a navy linen card stock to create the folder, which was a great accent to the bright white cotton stock we used for the invitation pieces. The navy letterpress text in classic fonts makes a formal and masculine statement, while the blind debossed elements create a romantic and modern look.

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (5)

The long and narrow reception card showcases the plume of the debossed design. The reply card and map were simple one color letterpress pieces that complemented the invitation style.

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (6)

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (7)

Classic Navy Debossed Wedding Invitations by Gretchen Berry Design Co. via Oh So Beautiful Paper (8)

Thanks so much Gretchen!

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

Photo Credits: Gretchen Berry Design Co.

Seasonal Stationery: Functional and Stylish 2013 Planners

If you’re like me and you need to keep track of your appointments and goals in written form, then finding a planner that is both functional and well-designed is almost like finding the Holy Grail.  Each year I round up my favorite planners – from the annual Laurel Denise planner in a range of pretty colors to the Russell + Hazel SmartDate binder system – and this year’s round up is available right here!

Stylish and Functional 2013 Planners via Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Laurel Denise; 2. Poketo; 3. Anthropologie; 4. Dozi; 5. Poketo; 6. Julia Kostreva

Check out the full round up of 2013 planners right here!

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