{happy weekend!}

Well folks, the big weekend is finally here – the National Stationery Show starts on Sunday!  Tomorrow morning I jump on the train to New York and I can’t wait to immerse myself in stationery heaven for three and a half days.  I’ve got a couple more sneak peeks for you tomorrow before the actual show kicks off on Sunday, and I’ll do my best to start the show recaps on Monday!  But in the meantime…

Photo Credit: Pistachio Press via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for now – have a wonderful weekend everyone! xoxo

Stationery Show Sneak Peek: Wild Ink Press + Dingbat Press

These next two designers had two of my favorite booths at last year’s National Stationery Show – and some seriously impressive booth design for first time exhibitors!  Adrienne from Dingbat Press (Booth 2063) had the most amazing silver leaf booth design, while Rebekah from Wild Ink Press (Booth 1971) created a stunning hand painted pattern on gray chalkboard paint.  I’m dying to see Rebekah’s ombre booth design for this year’s show and to see what Adrienne has up her sleeve, but in the meantime check out this preview of some of the new cards they’ll be debuting at the show in a couple of days!


Wild Ink Press



Dingbat Press

Yay!  I can’t wait to see the new collections in just a couple of days!

Photo Credits: Wild Ink Press + Dingbat Press

Stationery Show Sneak Peek: 42 Pressed

It looks like there are going to be lots of fabulous wedding invitations at this year’s Stationery Show!  Our latest sneak peek comes to us from Jackie at 42 Pressed (Booth 2066), who is celebrating the release of a brand new wedding collection and new website!  The wedding collection features fresh and modern typography combined with whimsical elements – from nautical sophistication to country flair to rustic charm.

Jackie also sent over a sneak peek of the first 42 Pressed letterpress calendar!  The calendar design features a different 2-color produce illustration for each month, inspired by the food that Jackie makes for her little baby girl who turns a year old in June.  I love the way Jackie came up with the idea for her calendar – read below for her description!

From Jackie:  This is our first ever letterpress calendar and we are SO excited about it.  I make all of our daughter’s food, so I am very conscious of what I feed her.  It can be difficult to buy everything organic, so I found myself always referring to the “dirty dozen” list of veggies: the top 12 veggies that you should always buy organic due to the high traces of pesticides found by the United States Department of Agriculture.  I wanted to design a kitchen guide that clearly indicates all produce on the list that also works as a fun kitchen calendar.

Thanks Jackie!

42 Pressed is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their gorgeous wedding invitations here!

Photo Credits: 42 Pressed

National Stationery Show Matchbook Scavenger Hunt

Last year, Amber from Flywheel Press organized an incredibly awesome and fun recipe card scavenger hunt for the National Stationery Show.  She’s at it again this year – this time with adorable matchbook-size notebooks!  Amber has partnered with 15 other designers to create a set of 16 unique notebook designs, along with a pretty box for the full collection of notebooks.  So fun!

For those of you attending the show, you can visit each participating booth to collect the corresponding notebook.  Here’s a list of the participating exhibitors and booth numbers:

Albertine Press – #2042
Flywheel Press – #1967
Kelp Designs – #1675
Maginating – #1962
May Day Studio – #2144
The Nic Studio – #1969
Pistachio Press – #1965
Sapling Press – #1964
Two Paper Dolls – #2468-2470

Once you have all 16 notebooks, don’t forget to stop by the Legion Paper booth (#2974) in the Supply Side section to pick up the box to keep them safe on the journey home.  I can’t wait to collect them all!

*Albertine Press, The Nic Studio, Paisley Tree Press, Pistachio Press, and Legion Paper are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Stationery Snow Sneak Peek: Moglea + Happy Cactus

Our next Stationery Show sneak peek comes from two companies making their debut at this year’s show – so exciting!  Meg from Moglea created these awesome baby shower invitations that I featured a couple of months ago, and this weekend she’ll be exhibiting as part of the Ladies of Letterpress booth (2274-2280)!  The Moglea collection includes beautiful hand lettering and patterns inspired by the prairie landscape near her home, all letterpress printed in bright colors on super-thick paper.  I’m particularly excited about Meg’s new letter-writing stationery sets – so fun!


Brannon from Happy Cactus Designs is known for bright and colorful stationery designs; you might remember these floral patterned note cards that I featured last year.  For her Stationery Show debut (Booth 2143), she’ll be debuting more than 70 new greeting card and note card designs.  I can’t wait to see!



Happy Cactus Designs

So exciting – thanks ladies!

Photo Credits: Moglea and Happy Cactus Designs