{happy weekend!}

The first week back from vacation is always a bit rough, so I’m definitely welcoming this weekend with open arms.  I’m hoping to finally process the photos from my trip to Italy to share with you next week, before I go running off to New York for the National Stationery Show.  I can’t believe this year’s Stationery Show is just over a week away – my favorite week of the whole year!  But in the meantime…

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…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

Photo Credit: Pink Ranunculus

Leah Duncan + Satsuma Press

I’m loving this collaboration between artist Leah Duncan and letterpress studio Satsuma Press – lovely letterpress stationery and textiles featuring Leah’s delicate designs.  Just beautiful!

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Check out the full collaboration over at Leah’s shop and the Satsuma Press shop.

Photo Credits: Satsuma Press

Ann’s Paint Chip Sample Moving Announcements

This just might be my new favorite moving announcement idea!  Indiana-based wedding photographer Ann Lang managed to track down postcard-size paint chip samples that she ran through her home printer to make a perfect and totally budget-friendly moving announcement.

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From Ann: My husband and I wanted to find an inexpensive way to let our family and friends know our new address.  We were picking out paint colors for our new place and found these paint chip samples that were the perfect size for mailing!  We ran the chips through a laser printer and covered the backs with large white labels.  We stamped and mailed them as postcards!

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So cool – thanks Ann!

Photo Credits: Andrew & Ann

Intricate Cut Paper Designs from Sara Burgess

I’m a huge fan of cut paper artwork and designs, and these intricate pieces from artist Sara Burgess are no exception.  Sara has worked in cut paper, design, and illustration for many years, but recently started working with a laser to bring her work to a wider audience while maintaining the integrity of the original hand cut pieces.  Simply stunning.

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Sara has shared some of her original pieces below – every single one of these was hand cut with an x-acto blade!

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For her newer laser cut pieces, Sara has also opened a shop called Papersaw where you can check out these lovely cards:

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For more of Sara’s gorgeous work, definitely check out her artist portfolio at White Papers Press and her shop Papersaw.  Thanks Sara!

Photo Credits: Sara Burgess

Margie + Morgen’s Queen Mary-Inspired Save the Dates

Kathryn from Blackbird Letterpress sent over a fun set of save the dates that she recently created for an upcoming wedding.  With a double-sided postcard format, these playful save the dates were actually inspired by the wedding venue – the historic Queen Mary ship-turned-hotel in Long Beach, California.  So fun!

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From Kathryn: This save the date card is for a destination wedding, on the Queen Mary!  I worked closely with the bride and it has been such a treat to have our thoughts so in sync.  The postcard was printed on Legion Bamboo paper, in ocean blue ink with coral and warm gray accents for the lips & mustache.

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So cute!  I can’t wait to see the corresponding wedding invitations – thanks Kathryn!

Photo Credits: Blackbird Letterpress