Inspired By: Neon!

I’ve been in love with the neon design trend since May, when the bright fluorescent colors made a big splash at several exhibitor booths at the National Stationery Show.  More recently, I’ve been pleased to see neon used as accents for wedding invitations, from envelopes (like Jon and Alecia) to edge painting.  So today I thought I’d do a little round up of awesome neon paper goods and accessories!

No. 1 Neon wedding invitation edge painting by Delphine; No. 2 Nutcracker print with orange neon details by Bombina Studios; No. 3 Neon twine (available here in multiple colors) by Angela Hardison via You Are My Fave; No. 4 Gift tags by Knot & Bow (and more from Lox + Savvy here); No. 5 Neon washi tape (also available here) via Minimega; No. 6 Neon crayons from MOMA; No. 7 Neon letterpress greeting cards by Fig. 2 Design Studio; No. 8 Neon papercut wedding invitations by Love Citron

These aren’t made from paper, but I couldn’t resist including these gorgeous scarves with neon details from lemlem.  So, so pretty.

{images via their respective sources}

2012 Calendar Round Up, Part 3

We still have a ton of awesome 2012 calendars to share, so I couldn’t let the week go by without at least one calendar round up.  The calendars in this installment feature beautiful illustrations, fun typography, and lots of bright color – all in a variety of calendar formats.  Let’s take a look!

Colorful Illustrated 2012 Calendar from Pie Bird Press Colorful Illustrated 2012 Calendar from Pie Bird Press

Bright letterpress illustrations and hand lettering from Pie Bird Press

An illustrated twelve month wall calendar from A+J Creative

An elegant monthly calendar from Southern Fete Creative


The 2012 screen printed calendar from  Two Trick Pony is all about pretty typography!

Hand lettered and wood veneer 2012 calendars from Spread the Love


Wood type perpetual calendar from Constellation & Co

Fun type in this wood veneer calendar from Heather Lins Home


Laura Macchia‘s monthly calendar features her beautiful botanical illustrations


A fun tear-away calendar from the team at Oddball Press


Beautiful illustrations in the monthly calendar from Amy Marcella

Two tear-away calendars – including a mini version! – from Blackbird Letterpress

Just in case you missed our previous round ups, you can find more beautiful calendars right here!

{images via their respective sources}

*Southern Fete Creative is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Blue Pennant Birth Announcements for Baby Crawford

These baby announcements from Sideshow Press might just be the cutest I’ve ever seen.  From the pennants to the hand lettering to the adorable striped envelope liner, I’m in love with every single detail.  Such a wonderful way to welcome a new addition to the world!

Check out lots more letterpress goodness over at Sideshow Press!

Photo Credits: Sideshow Press

Alexandra + Doug’s Green and Kraft Graphic Wedding Invitations

The texture of these wedding invitations is just so incredibly awesome.  Designed by Doug Hughmanick for his own wedding this summer and letterpress printed by Miguel from Heavy Metal Letterpress, the invitation features a brushstroke element at the top of each piece in the suite, knockout text, and kraft paper envelopes.  I love the bold color paired with classic wording and typeface selections.

Here’s a close up look at that awesome knockout text and texture…

Design: Douglas Hughmanick

Letterpress Printing: Heavy Metal Letterpress

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

Photo Credits: Miguel Castro | Heavy Metal Letterpress

Pretty Paper in the Office: Yellow + Black

Today I’m thrilled to introduce a new monthly column on Oh So Beautiful Paper about pretty stationery for your office!  Whether you work in a cubicle or a home office, well-designed office supplies – from notepads to labels to everything in between – can make your day sooo much nicer.  For our first installment, we’re inspired by a classic color combination – yellow and black!

There’s no disputing that fall is here.  Everywhere I look, colors are changing from green to yellow.  I can’t help but smile every time I step out the door!  Why not bring that splash of color into our ho-hum office stationery?  A few hits of yellow here and there can really brighten up a workspace.  I’ve put together a round up of a favorite combination, yellow and black, in hopes of making daily tasks and to-do lists a little less routine.


No. 1 Pollen scratch pads by Smock; No. 2 Envelope wrap labels by Freshly Squeezed; No. 3 Weekly notepad by Mateo Ilasco; No. 4 Hand block printed chevron jotter by White Nest; No. 5 Lattice letterpress labels by Missive

Yellow office stationery

Finally this kilim weave monarch note set by SusyJack* is the perfect go-to notecard whether you’re sending out a quick thank you or invite to lunch.  Isn’t this kilim pattern great?  I don’t think I’ll ever tire of textile inspired papers.

{images via their respective sources}