Organic Gray + Gold Announcements for Baby Maeve

Yay, baby announcements!  Karly from Oscar + Emma sent over the gorgeous announcements that she designed for her daughter Maeve, and I’m completely smitten with the natural color palette of gray, gold, and white.  Darling baby silhouette?  White calligraphy on a kraft envelope?  Yes please!

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From Karly:  I pride myself on always thinking of the little things and I didn’t want any detail to go unnoticed.  Although pink is customary for a baby girl I chose not to go that route.  Maeve is a unique little individual and I really wanted to reflect that with her birth announcement. I was really inspired by 3 design styles… organic, elegant, and precious.

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The organic part was brought in with the materials I used.   The announcement design was letterpress printed and foil stamped on Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper tucked inside a cotton muslin bag which was gocco printed with a special message and finished with a tiny gold “M” and heart charm tied to each one.  All of this was then mailed inside a kraft envelope.

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The elegance was achieved with the actual design of the announcement and by using a subtle gray ink and gold foil.  I asked Grace Edmands Calligraphy to hand address the envelopes.  Her work is gorgeous and she is such a lovely person, so I really wanted her elegant touch.

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And finally, the precious element was brought in by using Maeve’s darling silhouette for the announcement and custom postage stamp.  I also created a gray gingham pattern to line the kraft envelopes.

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So darling!  Thanks Karly, and welcome little Maeve!

{image credits: oscar + emma}

Hand Block Printed Note Cards

Today I’m loving the bright colors and folk art-inspired patterns in these hand printed linoleum block note cards, tote bags, tea towels, and journals from fellow DC resident Katharine Watson:

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Check out all these and more over at Katharine’s shop!

{image credits: katharine watson}

Seasonal Stationery: Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cards

In case you’re still looking, here are a few really cute Valentine’s Day cards – also perfect just for telling someone you love them any time of year…

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Charlotte + Erik’s Winter Snowflake Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s too soon to celebrate the end of winter, but at least here in DC this weekend definitely felt like a step towards spring – rainy, wet, and warm enough that I didn’t need a scarf and gloves all weekend.  But since it is definitely still winter, these gorgeous pink and gray wedding invitations (for a wedding right here in DC!) from Sarah at Parrott Design Studio are the perfect way to start off the week!

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From Sarah: The design was inspired by falling snow, the warm glow of candle light, and delicate lace, as well as the open and light-filled space of their reception venue.  The design included intricate, blind deboss snowflakes, with light gray and pink inks.  The suite included the invitation, RSVP, and small web card.  I also printed program covers and menus with the same design.  Calligraphy was done by DC-based calligrapher Michele of Meant to be Calligraphy in her “Jackson” style.  The wedding took place in DC at the Holy Trinity Church followed by the reception at the Fairmont Hotel.

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Thank you so much Sarah – gorgeous work as always!  For more from Parrott Design Studio, check out Sarah’s website and blog.

{image credits: parrott design studio}

{happy weekend!}

Okay folks.  It’s been a busy busy week, so I’m heading out and jumping on the train back home to DC.  I’m looking forward to a calm weekend at home before I start to gear up for next week.  But in the meantime…

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{zombie valentines from 9spotmonk}

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

{photo by me, taken at NYIGF earlier this week}