Stationery A – Z: Baby Congratulations

I’m definitely at the age where it seems like there’s a new little guy or girl to welcome to the world every week, and that means I’m on the hunt for pretty cards to send to the lucky parents!  Pick up a few of these cards in advance and you’ll be ready to celebrate all the new babies and parents in your life!




Fisk and Fern


Anemone Letterpress

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Sycamore Street Press

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Card

Sugarcube Press

Smock Letterpress Baby Card

Smock Paper

Dutch Door Press

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Egg Press

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Card

A card for a soon-to-be mom, from Wiley Valentine

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Hello! Lucky

Letterpress Baby Congratulations Card

Ink and Iron

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Two pretty options from Rifle Paper Co.

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*Smock, Wiley Valentine, and Hello! Lucky are spon­sors of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Balloon Baby Shower Invitations from Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Baby shower invitations are generally cute by nature (babies!), but these balloon baby shower invitations from Gus & Ruby Letterpress are adorably playful and yet completely adult-appropriate.  Whitney and Samantha created these invitations for photographer Emilie Sommer‘s baby shower last November, printing the invitation text on a balloon for a fun 3D element accompanied by letterpress enclosures and mailing labels within a chartreuse mailer.

From Whitney: Samantha and I were thrilled to be able to design invitations for our dear friend, Emilie Sommer, owner of Emilie Inc. Photography, for her November baby shower held at the beautiful Black Point Inn in Prouts Neck, Maine.  The goal was to create something fun and different, but not overly playful or childlike.

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The concept for printing the invitation on a balloon came about as we brainstormed ways to make the piece interactive and 3-dimensional.  We love that the balloon is such an iconic childhood “toy,” but that we incorporated it in a way that feels mature and classy rather than juvenile.

We printed “inflate me” in blue ink on an A2 100% cotton, flat card, and drilled 2 holes so that we could tie the balloon onto the card with orange twine.  We then printed an additional insert card with the RSVP and registry information and adhered to gray card stock for extra dimension.  We filled an A2 chartreuse box mailer with white shredded paper and set the invitation right on top.  We letterpress printed the mailing label which was adhered to the top of the box, used an orange pen for addressing that coordinated with the twine, and sent them on their way!

So fun!  Thanks Samantha and Whitney!

Photo Credits: Emilie Inc. Photography


Amy + Blake’s Classic Black and White Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Some things just never go out of style – and elegant calligraphy wedding invitations are first and foremost on my list.  Melissa and Amy from Atheneum Creative sent over these beautiful black and white calligraphy invitations that they designed for Amy’s own wedding, along with some of the corresponding day of wedding stationery.  They partnered with PenDance for the gorgeous calligraphy and Sideshow Press for the letterpress printing – the entire suite is just lovely!


From Melissa and Amy: The invitation design was inspired by the texture and ornate details of the architecture inside the reception venue, the Corinthian.  We wanted something elegant and traditional.  Each piece in the set was uniquely designed using only black ink and texture.  The full bleed, blind press detail was a perfect complement to Crane’s cotton Lettra paper.  The script is beautiful hand calligraphy from PenDance, rendered even more stunning with letterpress printing by Sideshow Press.  The beauty of this design was all in the details.





We wanted the ceremony program to be simple and beautiful.  The intent was to not overdo the design or distract from the church or ceremony.  The names on the cover were printed with a gold foil stamp which was inspired by the gold details throughout the church.  The design of the menu came together after picking out the china for the dinner.  I used a gold foil stamp to pick up the gold rimmed china.


Thanks Melissa and Amy!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Calligraphy: PenDance

Letterpress Printing: Sideshow Press

Photo Credits: J. Cogliandro Photography and Chelsea Davis Photography

Monday Giveaway with Moontree Letterpress

Happy Monday everyone!  We’re starting the week off with another install­ment of our sum­mer con­test series with Moon­tree Let­ter­press!  In case you missed it the first time, here’s a bit of back­ground on the con­test and how to enter.  This week we’re switch­ing things up a bit and the win­ner with the best six word story will receive 50 personalized let­ter­press notecards.  This week’s theme is “The Grass is Always Greener” – feel free to leave mul­ti­ple comments/entries, and don’t be afraid to get creative!


You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tues­day to leave your entry in the com­ments below, then Rebecca will announce the win­ner on her blog on Wednes­day!  And just in case you need some inspi­ra­tion, you can check out these six word auto­bi­ogra­phies.  Bonne chance!

Photo Credit: Moon­tree Let­ter­press

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Do you all have fun plans for the weekend?  Most of my friends are out of town this weekend, so it’s shaping up to be a rather boring weekend for me.  But that’s totally fine by me; I’m looking forward to catching up on some sleep and getting some things done around the house.  No matter what, I’m sure my weekend will involve many listens to this Belle & Sebastian song; I was kind of on the fence about the most recent album, but I can’t get this song out of my head!  But in the meantime…

Didn’t See It Coming / Belle & Sebastian

…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 all back here on Monday! xoxo