These modern baby shower invitations and decorations come to us all the way from Argentina, where Mariana from Yum Eventos planned a neon and stripe-filled shower for a fashionable mama-to-be. Mariana combined the neon with chevron stripes and kraft paper elements for
From Mariana: I planned an intimate baby shower for a glowing and fashion forward mommy-to-be. Inspired by the recent neon trend, I mixed fluorescent elements with bold brights, a modern chevron pattern, stripes, and washi tape details.
For the baby shower, we paired the neon elements with kraft paper so that the colors would pop even more.
The dessert table included sparkling water, mini glasses with striped straws, and matching drink flags. Desserts included Dulce de Leche Alfajores, a typical Argentinian tasty treat, and triangle shaped brownies to complement the chevron pattern on the invitations. The DIY backdrop featured a neon yellow string heart and tassels in neon, brown, and bright turquoise against kraft paper.
Desserts and Styling: Yum Eventos
Paper Goods and Decor: La Feliz Celebrations
Photo Credits: Yum Eventos
Before we jump in with our normal content, we have an exciting announcement to share with you! Oh So Beautiful Paper has a brand new monthly column on the Food Network’s blog – FN Dish – combining two of our favorite things: food and stationery. We’re kicking things off with a round-up of our favorite recipe cards. We have lots more planned, from great gifts for foodies to food-inspired illustrations, and lots more. Be sure to pop on by every month to check out beautiful paper goods in their most delectable form!
Clockwise from left: Love vs. Design, One Canoe Two, Egg Press
See the full recipe card round-up on FN Dish!
I’m a huge fan of the ceramic goods from Bailey Doesn’t Bark (this mug is my absolute favorite), and I love it when RJ applies her signature motifs to paper goods. The notepads, recipe card kits, and notebooks below are fantastic – and it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is pretty awesome, too.
You can see the entire collection right here!
Photo Credits: Bailey Doesn’t Bark
I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some really talented people through this little ol’ blog, and Jessica from Budget Savvy Bride is definitely high up on that list. Jess is a graphic designer in addition to running a fabulous blog, and she just opened a new design studio called Jessica Bishop Paperie. The new collection includes a range of colorful and patterned wedding invitations and paper goods for couples of any budget, and I’m thrilled to share a few of my favorites below. Congrats Jess!
From Jessica: I created this collection for stylish yet savvy brides – each design is infused with color, pattern and gorgeous typography. I believe that every fabulous event invitation should make an impression. Each invitation suite includes a brightly colored envelope, sure to delight wedding guests from the moment they open their mailbox!
Professionally printed invitation suites are available in either a standard or luxe paper option, or printable files are also available for purchase for the DIY or budget-conscious bride. A variety of add-ons are also available to completely customize the invitations including wrap-around labels, printed envelope liners, and more.
Photo Credits: Jessica Bishop Paperie
Ah, the joys of moving. As much as I love decorating a new space, it always takes me several months before I feel comfortable enough in a new space to invite guests over. Designer Cristina Pandol (you might remember her creative map moving announcements) decided to take advantage of this transitional period and her new apartment’s industrial feel when planning her house warming party. She created invitations with an “under construction” theme using rubber stamps and leftover wallpaper from her decorating adventures.
From Cristina: After 3 months of being at my new place, I finally was getting my act together and having a house warming party. Naturally, I needed an invitation. Even though my place wasn’t completely put together, I figured “under construction” could be the theme for the party and my downtown Los Angeles loft would serve as the inspiration for the entire project.
Since I had painted, hung wallpaper, and sewn throw pillows all myself, I knew that the invitation had to be completely handmade. I also wanted them to complement the very industrial and urban aesthetic of my apartment.
I drew the little tools and used Neutraface and AW Conqueror Slab for the type. Once the design was finalized, I sent the stamp to be made and while I was waiting for that I set off to buy a ZAP! heat gun and Adirondack powder. I stamped each invitation with clear watermark ink, then covered the wet ink with the powder, removed the extra powder by flipping the card over on a large piece of scrap paper, and then used the heat gun to melt the powder.
I decided on a light gray envelopes to match my cement floors and to use the extra wallpaper that I had hung as envelope liners so every envelope was different. I picked a forever stamp of Gregory Peck since he’s such a Los Angeles icon and the coloring of the stamp worked with the aesthetic and color palette of the invitation.
Thanks so much Cristina!
Design: Cristina Pandol
Rubber Stamp: Hollywood Rubber Stamp Company
Photo Credits: Garrett Shannon