Letterpress Halloween Party Invitations

Can you believe October is rolling into town next week? Since Halloween happens to be one of my favorite holidays, that means it’s time to start preparing for those big Halloween bashes. These letterpress fill-in party invitations from Isabel at 9th Letter Press are the perfect mix of whimsical and spooky, just how Halloween should be. I’m confident all the kids in the neighborhood will be running to your house for candy, pumpkin carving and more if you invite them with one of these!

Letterpress Halloween Invitations by 9th Letter Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper (2)

From IsabelHalloween is my favorite holiday for many, many reasons but largely because of the mound of candy corn available on practically every corner. That being said, as soon as pumpkin spice lattes became available at any Starbucks near you, I know it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. These two invitations were my favorite of the batch I had drawn up — possibly because I’ve dressed up as both on previous Halloweens. I hand illustrated + lettered each invite and when I’m satisfied with the design, it then gets hand fed to our 118 year old letterpress, one by one.

Letterpress Halloween Invitations by 9th Letter Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1)

Letterpress Halloween Invitations by 9th Letter Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

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Thanks so much Isabel!

These invitations are available in packages of ten in 9th Letter Press’ Shop.

Photo Credits: 9th Letter Press

Krysta + Brian’s Pattern Filled Wedding Invitations

Annemarie from Scout’s Honor Co. here again… I had so much fun creating these wedding invitations and day of paper goods for Krysta + Brian. This Ohio wedding was held outdoors next to a log cabin and was meant to feel like one big backyard dinner party. The couple incorporated tons of handmade elements and wanted the paper goods to be filled with color, pattern, and chalkboard lettering. To pull off their vision, I hand-lettered the main invitation and menus using white charcoal pencils on black paper, then scanned them into Photoshop for the final layout. The patterns were hand-drawn and layered over watercolor backgrounds. I really enjoyed working in the red/coral/black/white palette and especially love that K + B chose two envelope colors for the main invites (why not?!).

Wedding invitation (front + back), invitation envelopes

Response post cards (front)

Wedding Invitation (front + back)

Programs (front + back)

Menus

For photos of Krysta + Brian’s wedding (and tons of DIY ideas), check out their feature on Ruffled!

Design by Scout’s Honor Co.

Photo Credits: Scout’s Honor Co.

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Seating Charts

I am a sucker for tiny wedding details, which is probably why I love escort cards so much. But sometimes a bigger statement is in order, and that’s where a seating chart can come in. Often a budget saving option for weddings, a seating chart encompasses all your table assignments in one larger sign, banner or other creative element! You can really have fun incorporating your color scheme, style or stationery elements with these pieces and I’ve rounded up a bunch that covers a whole array of options! Which is your favorite? I’m madly in love with the constellation take on this idea! — Kelly

Day-Of Wedding Stationery Inspiration and Ideas: Seating Charts via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1) Colorful-Modern-Seating-Chart-Untamed-Heart-Photography

Photo by welovepictures (left), Photo by Untamed Heart Photography via Brooklyn Bride (right)

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Seating Chart by Melangerie

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Photo by Gia Canali, Seating Chart by Because We Can via Martha Stewart Weddings (left), Photo by Caught the Light, Seating Chart Banner by Hello!Lucky via Martha Stewart Weddings (right)

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Calligraphy by Neither Snow, Seating Chart by Mr. Boddington’s Studio

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Photo by Depict Photography via Rock n Roll Bride (left), Photo by The Photography Shoppe, Seating Chart by Mi Mi Design via Style Me Pretty (right)

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Seating Chart by Akimbo

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Photo by Katherine Elizabeth Photography via Ruffled (left), Photo by Brandon Chesbro, Seating Chart by Southhall Eden via 100 Layer Cake (right)

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Photo by Kurt Boomer Photo, Seating Cards by The Pomegranate Basket via Wedding Chicks

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Screen Printed Journal Series

Hi! Annemarie from Scout’s Honor Co. here. As a kid, one of my favorite back to school rituals was wrapping my textbooks in brown paper grocery bags. I think I was mostly excited about the opportunity to “re-brand” each book myself. So I was immediately drawn to these beautiful screen printed dust jackets by Rachel Stewart of Domesticated Desk. Each jacket wraps a 224 page, lined and hard bound journal. The jackets feature quotes pulled from Rachel’s actual journals growing up, such as: I JUST NEED TO VENT and QUIETNESS IS NOT LONELINESS (shown below). The series includes four posters and corresponding journals, each screen printed by hand and absolutely gorgeous.

Read more about the series here. A few journals and posters are still available for purchase! Email rachel@domesticated-desk.com if interested.

Journals by Domesticated Desk

Photo Credits: Scout’s Honor Co.

Stationery A – Z: Birthday Cards for the Guys

For the most part, the men in our lives might not get as excited as we do to shop for greeting cards (let alone find the perfect one for somebody). We do know, however, that they get just as excited when they see personalized letters in the mail and we know they’ll truly appreciate these man-inspired ones. Who knows, one of these may even be the perfect card for him.  — Tashia

Happy Birthday Banner Plaid Shirt Arrow Letterpress Card by Paper Parasol Press

Paper Parasol Press

party like a rockstar by Ink and Iron Dear Boyfriend by Sapling Letterpress

Ink and Iron (left); and Sapling Letterpress (right)

Birthday: Age Well by Wild Ink Press

Wild Ink Press

Beer Letterpress Card by Smock Paper Scooter Guy Birthday by Hammerpress

Smock Paper (left); and Hammerpress (right)

Unlisted Birthday by Wiley Valentine

Wiley Valentine

iphone geek by Lucky Bee Press happy birthday 19th hole guy by Lucky Bee Press

Lucky Bee Press

Ketchup on My Steak by Wild Ink Press

Wild Ink Press

Happy Birthday, King of Beer, Letterpress by Wish Bone Letterpress Bottle of Wine Birthday Card Wine Lovers Letterpress by Vandalia Street Press

Wish Bone Letterpress (left); and Vandalia Street Press (right)

happy birthday old guy by Lucky Bee Press

Lucky Bee Press

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*Smock and Wiley Valentine are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper