Illustrated Note Cards – Betsy Ann Paper

I’m smitten with these sweet illustrated note cards from Betsy Ann Paper – a brand new shop specializing in hand-painted and hand-lettered greeting cards:

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Aren’t they sweet?  And with bicycles and dandelions, totally perfect for summer.  Check out the full selection right here!

{image credits: betsy ann paper}

New Giveaway! Paper Lovely

If you missed out on the giveaways last week, don’t worry, because we have one more giveaway this month – this time from Kim at Paper Lovely!  Kim is celebrating the one year anniversary of Paper Lovely, and she’s decided to bring the celebration over here with a giveaway!

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Kim is generously offering a set of personalized letterpress note cards (the same ones you see above) to one lucky reader!  Thanks Kim!

So here are the rules: Leave a comment below letting us know about an important anniversary in your life and how you commemorated that anniversary.  Kim is also offering readers the opportunity to enter twice by spreading the news via twitter!  So if you tweet about the giveaway, come back here and leave a second comment with a link to your tweet for a second chance to win!You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, June 11 to enter — we’ll announce a winner on Monday!  Bonne chance!

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Update: Congrats to Laura – the winner of custom note cards from Paper Lovely!  And  a huge thanks to Kim from Paper Lovely for sponsoring this giveaway!

{image credits: Paper Lovely}

Christine + Jason’s Polka Dot and Floral Wedding invitations

At the National Stationery Show last month, I got to talking with Christine from Flora and Fauna Press (you can see her NSS booth here) about the invitations from her wedding last year, and I made her promise to send over photos.  Well, they’ve arrived, and I think you’re going to love them as much as I do!  The design was inspired by the wedding venue – a ranch in southern California – and the swiss dot fabric that Christine used in her wedding dress.   Here she is, looking absolutely lovely:

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From Christine:  The overall invitation design was mostly inspired by the ranch where we were married.  I wanted a vintage country feel, while keeping it whimsical and fun.

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I decided to use polka dots after my dress designer suggested incorporating swiss dot fabric, since I thought it would be fun to tie that element into the wedding stationery.

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I used different size dots and a variety of stripes so the invitation suite didn’t get too “matchy”.

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Since I knew I needed papers to make cupcake flags and bunting, I matched my orange and green accent colors to French Papers “Pop-tone” swatches.

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Gorgeous!  I love the crisp black and white with bright pops of color – Christine even created matching black and white letterpress bags for the candy buffet at the reception – not to mention the adorable mix of polka dots and stripes.  A huge thanks to Christine for sharing the photos from her wedding, and you can check out more wedding invitations from Flora and Fauna Press right here!

{image credits: christine brandt}

Burlap + Twine Invitations

I love seeing different materials incorporated into invitations, whether for weddings, showers, or birthday parties.  So when I received an e-mail from a reader (Hi Brandi!) seeking inspiration for a Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer party, the first thing that popped into my head was burlap!  I wasn’t able to find any photos of invitations printed directly onto burlap, but here are a few images incorporating burlap and twine as lovely accent materials:

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{image by Brandon Kidd via Once Wed}

The wedding invitation above by D*lsh Design for photographer Brandon Kidd features a band of burlap tied around kraft and cotton paper invitation elements. 

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Christine mailed her own wedding invitations (above) in a dark green burlap envelope – such a great idea!

 

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Love the use of twine in the above invitation suite by Bird and Banner

 

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I could totally see these cotton handkerchief invitations from XOWYO being mailed in a burlap inner envelope, or attached to burlap backing.

 

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{erica turner via ruffled}

Hand-stamped burlap accents for a rustic fall wedding.

 

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{gertrude and mabel photography via chewing the cud}

I love fabric pockets for invitations and ceremony programs - burlap could easily be substituted for cotton in these ceremony program pockets from Chewing the Cud for a more rustic feel.

Have any of you used burlap or twine in your invitations?  If so, I’d love to see photos!

{images from their respective sources}

Sponsor Introduction – Dingbat Press, One Lonely Apricot, and Southern Fete Creative

I’ve been absolutely thrilled to welcome some amazing sponsors over the past few weeks!  First up, I know you’ll recognize the work of Adrienne from Dingbat Press – she creates some truly spectacular letterpress work, from business cards to baby announcements:

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Gorgeous right?  You can check out tons more from Adrienne over at the Dingbat Press website, find tons of goodies in the Dingbat Press etsy shop, and follow some of her daily projects on twitter.  Adrienne is also offering Oh So Beautiful Paper readers 10% off the Dingbat Press Small Branding Package, or 15% off a custom identity package through June 30 – just be sure to mention OSBP when placing your order or requesting an estimate!

Next up, Kristen from One Lonely Apricot – a wonderful illustrator with a portfolio full of adorable custom wedding maps and illustrated stationery:

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You can check out more of Kristen’s designs in the One Lonely Apricot shop – she also has a blog that you can check out right here.

Next up, Southern Fete Creative has a portfolio full of bright, bold, and modern wedding invitations and Save the Dates:

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Check out more over on the Southern Fete Creative website and etsy shop!

{images from the designers}