{happy weekend!}

Yeesh… this week went by in a complete flash, at least for me.  Which is good as I try to get through the remaining months until my husband comes home (in late summer, sigh), but also kind of scary when I think about the fact that the National Stationery Show is just over a month away.  Time is going by so fast!  I have a couple of fun things coming up soon that I can’t wait to tell you all about, but you’ll have to wait until next week for details.  But in the meantime…

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Photo Credit: L’antipodeuse

…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

Send More Mail

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog then you love to both send and receive mail (right??).  And if you’re a true correspondence connoisseur then you also appreciate beautiful stamps and a well-dressed envelope as part of a beautiful total package.  Well, Jaime from Joseph and Jaime Photography definitely falls into that category – and today she’s here to share a little project that she’s been working on showcasing the beauty of mailed paper correspondence.

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Send-More-Mail-Vintage-Stamps

Jaime has a side project called Send More Mail, where she collects packs of vintage Canadian stamps, and she’s partnered up with a stationer (Snap and Tumble) and a calligrapher (Barbara Kua) for a beautiful stationery collaboration.  As Jaime puts it: “Our collaboration is about considering all of the aspects of sending out correspondence and invitations.  A gorgeous card, addressed beautifully, complete with stunning vintage stamps.

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Send-More-Mail-Vintage-Stamps

Send-More-Mail-Vintage-Stamps

Send-More-Mail-Vintage-Stamps

Send-More-Mail-Vintage-Stamps

Send-More-Mail-Vintage-Stamps

So pretty!  Stationery by Snap and Tumble.  Calligraphy by Barbara Kua.  Vintage Canadian stamps from Send More Mail.

Photo Credits: Joseph and Jaime Photography

Gradient Color Wedding Invitations

I’m loving the subtle gradient color shift in these invitations from Dingbat Press.  The invitations were printed using a letterpress technique called split fountain, in which two ink colors are distributed on the press at the same time so that they gradually blend together.  I’ve seen this done a few times before and I always think the results are stunning.  The gradient pattern reminds me a bit of watercolor, don’t you think?

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You can see a few more images and read more about the split fountain technique over on the Dingbat Press blog right here.

Photo Credits: Dingbat Press

*Dingbat Press is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Paper Artwork – You and Me

Such a sweet (and perfect for spring!) print from Small Talk Studio

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Wouldn’t this be such an adorable anniversary gift?  Available via Small Talk Studio.

Photo Credit: Small Talk Studio

Creative Moving Announcements

My awesome friend Maggie and her husband just bought their very first house and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them!  Maggie and I first became acquainted over our two blogs before she moved from Dallas to DC last winter.  Since then she has become a truly wonderful friend and I’m so so so excited to have her even a teensy bit closer in my neighborhood of Capitol Hill.  The official move will take place in a few weeks, but in the meantime I thought I’d round up a few creative moving announcements to help celebrate some happy news!

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Double Bravo

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La Happy

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Wiley Valentine

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Duet Letterpress

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Oh Joy! for Tiny Prints

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Crow-Flies-Moving-Announcement

Fuszion via FPO

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Blush Design Studio

L2 Design Collective

Cardboard Moving Announcement

Minted

We’ve excluded fill-in moving announcements for this particular post, but if you’d like to submit your announcements (either custom or fill-in) for a follow-on post, feel free to e-mail them to me here!

{images via their respective sources}

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