Stationery Show Sneak Peek: Kate & Birdie

I have one more National Stationery Show sneak peek before we all go running off for the weekend!  I firmly believe that you can never have too many notebooks around and, between to do lists and general note jotting, we tend to go through notebooks pretty fast in my household.  So I’m definitely looking forward to checking out the new notebook collection from Kate & Birdie launching at this year’s show (in just one more week)!

The collection consists of six different notebook styles – each with a coordinating inside cover pattern.  The perfect-bound notebooks have 100 lined pages and are printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper using vegetable-based ink.  Each notebook measures 5.5” x 8” and features copper foil text on the cover (such a nice touch!).

I can’t wait to see more from Kate & Birdie at the Stationery Show in a few more days!

Photo Credits: Kate & Birdie

Beckett’s Camping Field Manual Birthday Party Invitations

These birthday party invitations from Tara at Cracked Designs are so fun and creative!  Created for her son Beckett’s 2nd birthday party, Tara created a complete invitation field manual booklet inspired by old school camping manuals and Boy Scout merit badges.  Such a great idea for a birthday party theme!

From TaraMy husband and I often refer to our son Beckett as “Sass-quatch,” mostly because he’s had a case of the terrible twos ever since he turned one. When brainstorming for Beckett’s 2nd birthday party, I knew that a play on the name of the mythical “Sasquatch” turned “Sass-quatch” theme would be perfect for our little monster.

 

I’ve always loved vintage camping & Boy Scout images, and thought it would be really unique to plan a party with the idea of having an “Exploration of the Sass-Quatch” as the concept for the party invitations.  I wanted the invitation suite to feel very old school and earthy, with an overall camping vibe.  I turned the invitation into a booklet, complete with an “Official Sass-quatch Explorer Society” logo that drew inspiration from vintage girl and boy scout merit badges.

I had fun coming up with all the text for the invites, and wanted to make it feel like the guests were reading their very own Sass-quatch guidebook.  I printed out the cover of the invitation on heavyweight kraft paper.  Each invitation booklet was assembled and placed in a drawstring cotton muslin pouch with hand-drawn arrows, then placed in a kraft paper envelope and sealed with a round sticker.

 

For the actual party, we turned our house into a full on forest, complete with cardboard trees and a giant sass-quatch cut out hiding amongst the trees. Guests created their own little terrariums in vintage glass jars.  I kept the theme from the invitations running strong in all of the elements of the party, so everyone got the full sass-quatch exploration experience!

Thanks Tara!

Photo Credits: Cracked Designs

Fresh Love by Yours Is The Earth

You might remember the fantastic new wedding invitation collection from Yours Is The Earth that I previewed here back in March.  Called Fresh Love, the collection is inspired by a love for local and organic foods.  Well, I’m thrilled to share the news that the Fresh Love collection officially made its debut this week, along with some fun new designs!

To celebrate the big launch, Allie and Jamie of Yours Is The Earth are offering Oh So Beautiful Paper readers a whopping 40% off wedding invitation orders! The offer is good until Friday, May 18, 2012.  To redeem the discount, just purchase the deposit for the invitation suite that you’d like to order, then mention Oh So Beautiful Paper in the “special instructions” section at checkout.

Congrats Allie and Jamie!

Yours Is The Earth is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out their complete collection right here!

Photo Credits: Yours Is The Earth

Rena + Michael’s Semi-Formal Handkerchief Wedding Invitations

I’ll always be a fan of handkerchief wedding invitations, and for this semi-formal wedding they really couldn’t be more perfect!  Created by the team at Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence, Rena and Michael’s invitation suite combines a classic black and white handkerchief invitation with a letterpress chipboard reception card and vintage rsvp postcard.  Just gorgeous!

From Erin at Lucky Luxe Couture CorrespondenceRena is an attorney who left the big city life in Chicago to be with Michael and his 2 boys on their Ohio farm where they truly live farm to table, raising their own food.  They are having a semi-formal wedding at a stately club, but the rest of the weekend is going to be at their home on a beautiful rustic 25 acre gentleman’s farm.  They want the weekend celebrations to be casual and gracious — a family style gathering.  The suite combines screen printed handkerchiefs, letterpress on cotton paper, vintage botanical illustrations for envelope liners, address calligraphy by Holland Wilson, and vintage postcards bundled with twine.

 

Thanks so much Erin!

Design and Printing: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence

Calligraphy: Holland Wilson

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

Photo Credits: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence

Nick + Lindsey’s Creative Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Multi-talented photographer Brooke Courtney created the wedding invitations for her brother-in-law’s recent wedding – including some of the most adorable rehearsal dinner invitations I’ve ever seen!  The bride and groom wanted to keep things clean and modern, with a focus on text and contrast.  In addition to the main invitation, Brooke created a “Best Day Ever” rehearsal dinner kit with photobooth tips and a list of phone numbers to make sure nobody bothered the bride on the wedding day.  Genius!

From BrookeNick + Lindsey asked me to create all of their paper goods using their blue and yellow color scheme, with their only other instructions being “No flowers.  Nothing girly.  Nothing swirly.”  Ha!  They kept using the words “text” and “contrasty” when describing what they wanted everything to look like.  I feel as though I matched their wedding invitation suite to their photos really well – clean and simple.

I made Rehearsal Dinner Kits, including a wedding day schedule, bride + groom mad lib, Smilebooth basics and tips, and a list of phone numbers that people might need on the wedding day.  The “Best Day Ever” kits are my favorite thing I created for their wedding weekend.

 

You can purchase a printable version of the “Best Day Ever” PDF that Brooke used on the paper bags in her Etsy shop right here!

Thanks so much Brooke!  Check out Nick and Lindsey’s wedding photos right here for more inspiration from this fabulous wedding!

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

Photo Credits: Brooke Courtney