Seasonal Stationery: Valentine’s Day Cards

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend.  Last week I shared a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day cards (here, here, and here), but as promised last week I pulled together a quick round-up of love notes for Valentine’s Day.  So if you’re still searching for the perfect Valentine to give to your loved ones, here are a few other options to consider:

Ephemera-Press-Heart-Love-Notes-Cards

Ephemera-Press-Heart-Love-Note-Card Ephemera-Press-Heart-Love-Note-Card

{Ephemera Press}

The-Wheatfield-Watercolor-Love-Valentines-Day-Card

{The Wheatfield}

Mr-Boddington-Studio-Hearts-Valentines-Day-Card

{Mr. Boddington’s Studio}

Lulu-Dee-World-Valentines-Day-Card

{Lulu Dee}

Egg-Press-love-you-valentines-day-card Egg-Press-I-love-you-best-valentines-day-cardEgg-Press-xoxo-valentines-day-card Egg-Press-mac-to-my-cheese-valentines-day-card

{Egg Press}

Lucky-Bee-Press-Squirrel-Love-Valentines-Day-Card

{Lucky Bee Press}

Bon-Vivant-Press-Love-Valentines-Day-Card

Bon-Vivant-Press-Hearts-Valentines-Day-Card

{Bon Vivant Press}

Beau-Ideal-Handpainted-Valentines-Day-Card

{Beau Ideal}

Paisley-Dog-Press-I-heart-U-Valentines-Day-Card

{Paisley Dog Press}

Fine-Day-Press-Elephant-Love-Valentine-Card

{Fine Day Press}

The-Hungry-Workshop-Valentines-Day-Card

The-Hungry-Workshop-Beard-Valentines-Day-Card

{the hungry workshop}

Papersheep-Bicycle-Valentine-Card

{Papersheep}

I have a few more to share, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow morning for those.  Coming up next, an awesome wedding invitation suite that I think you’re all going to love!

{images from their respective sources}

*Paisley Dog Press is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s been a long week for me, and I have mixed feelings heading into the weekend.  I’m looking forward to hanging out with friends and relaxing a bit, but still really missing my hubby overseas.  I’ve also been spending a lot of time listening to the band in the video below, Two Door Cinema Club – they’re from Ireland and it’s just what I need to keep my spirits up.  But in the meantime…

…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 lovely weekend!  I’ll be trying to stay warm with these two fuzzballs.  And yes, that’s our cat Leopold in the upper left, still in his cone of shame from his surgery back in November.  What an ordeal.  See you back here on Monday!

Leopold and Charlie

{photo by me}

Modern Love Notes

I’m going to try to pull together a small collection of Valentine’s Day cards for next week, but right now I’m loving these cute Love Notes occasion cards from Susy*Jack – sweet and simple, perfect for telling someone just how much you care about them!

Modern Heart Tattoo Love Note Card Modern Heart Balloon Love Note Card

Modern Lucky Shamrock Love Card Modern Congratulations Card

Check out the full collection right here!

{image credits: Susy*Jack}

The Pressroom and Co.

I love it when designers and printers collaborate, so I’m super excited about a new collaborative letterpress wedding invitation venture called The Pressroom & Company.   Spark Letterpress has partnered up with a group of fabulous designers all over the world, including Good on Paper, Mitchell and Dent, Ruby & Willow, Float Paperie, Brown Sugar Design, and many, many others to offer a diverse collection of wedding invitations, all letterpress printed by Spark.  I’m including a few of my favorite invitations below, but you can check out more images on the Pressroom & Co. blog and flickr page.

Jane Austen Silhouettes Flourish Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Banner and Stars Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Green Ribbon Banner Letterpress Wedding Invitation Tree Love Initials Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Vintage Airmail Letterpress Wedding Invitation

For a full list of designers, check out The Pressroom & Co. right here.

{image credits: The Pressroom & Co.}

*Spark Letterpress, The Pressroom & Co., and Ruby & Willow are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper, but this is not a sponsored post.  For more on my editorial policies, please click here.

Julian’s Red White and Blue Birth Announcements

It’s been a while since we’ve had any birth announcements here, so I was thrilled when Miguel Castro from Heavy Metal Letterpress sent over these fun red, white, and blue fold-out letterpress birth announcements that he printed in collaboration with designer Jorge Fino for Jorge’s son Julian!

Red-White-Blue-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

From Jorge:  The process initially began with a specific visual design style –mid-century modern design – in mind.  Thankfully, Miguel was extremely up for pushing the production level to as high as I saw fit.  I finally settled on detailing a whimsical story of how a baby is made and to depict specific stages in a couples’ life that lead up to the creation.

Red-White-Blue-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

Red-White-Blue-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

I decided to visualize this all in infographic style, which lends itself well to the design style of the mid-century era.  I was inspired heavily by Ty Mattson’s wonderful piece (also a birth announcement).  The original design was vertical, but it didn’t include an area to display the birth announcement info.  I considered a double-sided piece, but ultimately it felt like a piece that didn’t have a clearly defined front and back, so I decided on a fold-out horizontal format.  This turned out much better because the reveal of the announcement information on the last panel enhanced the overall concept.

Red-White-Blue-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

Red-White-Blue-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

Fabulous work!  Thanks so much Miguel and Jorge!

{image credits: heavy metal letterpress}