New Giveaway! Brown Sugar Design Studio

Brown Sugar Design Studio recently launched a brand new website and a fantastic new wedding invitation collection called the Studio Collection — a set of five wedding invitation suites, all letterpress printed on eco-friendly cotton paper, all of which are fully customizable and ready to order!

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To help celebrate their big news, Brown Sugar Design Studio is giving Oh So Beautiful Paper readers the chance to win 100 one-color letterpress wedding invitations and rsvp cards from the Studio Collection along with offset rsvp and outer envelopes.  Hooray!

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6a00e554ee8a228833013480047fbc970c 500wi New Giveaway! Brown Sugar Design Studio

So here are the rules:  Head on over to the new Brown Sugar Design Studio website and browse through the new Studio Collection.  Then come back here and leave a comment with your wedding date, the name of your favorite design from the Studio Collection, and a quick explanation of why you chose that design.  

You'll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 23 to enter — then we'll announce the winner on Monday! And don't forget that you must include a valid e-mail address in the comment form (not the body of the comment) to qualify.  Bonne chance!

{image credits: brown sugar design studio}

Tuesday Afternoon

I'm feeling a bit bummed out this afternoon – my husband left yesterday on an extended work trip and I miss him already!  To help the next few pass by more quickly, my plan is to jump right back into our apartment organization/decorating process and try to get as much done before he comes home.  Items on my list include painting, hanging a few shelves, getting rid of old and unnecessary paper files, and finally hanging the rest of our prints and photographs around the apartment.

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ecd1d069970b 500wi Tuesday Afternoon{emma mitchell via desire to inspire}

I love the idea of just taping small prints (using japanese washi tape) directly to the wall as a rotating inspiration board.  Sadly we don't have a mantle in our place, but I wish we did so I could balance some of our favorites along the top!

There's one other thing that is helping to cheer me up – a new giveaway from one of my favorite wedding invitation studios!  You'll have to check back tomorrow morning for the details… but I can't wait to share the surprise with you!

Pink + Purple Baby Shower Invitations

Azusa, a freelance graphic designer in Los Angeles, sent over this nesting theme baby shower invitation set that she recently designed for a friend — and it's just way too adorable to not pass right along!

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6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffea65b970c 500wi Pink + Purple Baby Shower Invitations
6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffea67b970c 500wi Pink + Purple Baby Shower Invitations
6a00e554ee8a2288330133eccea05e970b 500wi Pink + Purple Baby Shower Invitations

Azusa has also made the shower suite available as PDF templates in her etsy shop, One for You.  The set includes invitations, mailing labels, baby quiz cards, drink tags, baby wish cards, favor tags, and of course thank you cards — and it comes in the original pink, as well as blue or yellow:

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 The flag-shaped drink tags are my favorite detail — so cute!  Thanks Azusa!

{image credits: One for You}

Seasonal Stationery: Mother’s Day Cards

With Mother's Day just a few weeks away, a lot of really cute Mother's Day cards have started to pop up in stores.  So in case you're on the hunt for the perfect card for the moms in your life, I thought I'd do a quick round-up for you!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ecca6cf0970b 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{egg press}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffa810a970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{ice cream social}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffa8123970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{fugu fugu press}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffa8770970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{the paper peony}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffaadba970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{smock}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffab1ed970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{rifle paper co.}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffabf94970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{hello!lucky}

6a00e554ee8a22883301347ffad74c970c 500wi Seasonal Stationery: Mothers Day Cards{richie design — she's also offering custom notecards for a mother's day gift}
 

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{images from their respective sources}

The B List!

It was a completely full and wonderful couple of days, and I'm still trying to digest everything from the weekend and will be sharing more soon.  But in the meantime, I thought I'd introduce you to the B List, including both our new and returning members!

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Back row, from left to right: Harmony from Bridal Bar, Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs, Maddy from Inspired Bride, Lara and Kelly from So You're Engayged, Lyla from Globetrotting Bride, Amanda from 100 Layer Cake, Courtney from Little White Book, Amanda from Ruffled, Dana from Broke-Ass Bride, Anne-Marie from Perfect Bound, Janice from Bridal Wishlist.

Middle Row: Kelly from Santa Barbara Chic, Grace from The Cinderella Project, Jackie from Merci New York, Emily from Once Wed, Karol and Meredith from Dallas Wedding Planner, Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion, Me!, Jen from Green Wedding Shoes, Jessica from Budget Savvy Bride, Kelly and Maria from Ritzy Bee.

Front Row (kneeling or seated): Vané from Brooklyn Bride, Anne from From I Will to I Do, Vanessa and Cortnie from Lolliblog, Liene from Blue Orchid/Think Splendid, Christy from Junebug Weddings, Justine from The Unbride, Jillian and Jennifer from 100 Layer Cake, Cathy from Weddingbee.

{photo by Kate Headley}