{happy weekend!}

Happy weekend everyone!  Do you have fun holiday plans for the weekend?  We were supposed to go up to New Jersey to spend the weekend on the beach with my family, but the hurricane sadly canceled our plans.  So instead I’ll be spending the weekend at home, catching up with friends and finishing up a fun new addition to Oh So Beautiful Paper – I’m so excited to share everything next week!  Next week will be a big one for me; I turn 30 (yay!), OSBP will celebrate its 3rd anniversary – and we’ll be celebrating these milestones with a fun new giveaway!  I can’t wait!  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for me this week!  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway with Moontree Letterpress – the contest ends at midnight tonight!  I hope you all have a wonderful long holiday weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday! xoxo

Photo Credits: Oh My Leftovers via poppytalk

Sneak Peek – Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2011 Issue

Happy September everyone!  September is definitely one of my favorite months – it’s my birthday month, the anniversary month of this here blog, and it means that fall is just around the corner.  Of course, it also means that it’s time for the Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings!  My copy arrived earlier this week, and as usual I’m loving all of the stationery designs in this issue.

For this year’s Fashion Issue, the editors drew their inspiration from beautiful fabric patterns – from plaid to florals to geometric shapes.  The editors highlighted five different stationers for this story, showing the various ways brides and grooms can incorporate patterns with varying colors, scales, and applications into a unique invitation suite.  I’m loving the plaid suite from Albertine Press and the ikat suite from Curious & Co. Creative – so pretty!

The issue should be hitting newsstands soon, so keep an eye out!

Photo Credits: Cover by Bela Adler and Salvador Fresneda | Story photographs by Philip Flicks, both for Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2011

Custom Ketubahs and Wedding Certificates from Starshaped Press

I love it when couples incorporate ketubahs and wedding certificates into their wedding ceremony; my husband and I incorporated a ketubah into our wedding back in 2008 and I’m still smitten with the tradition.  I don’t often get to see custom wedding certificates, so I was thrilled when Jen from Starshaped Press sent me a note with some of her recent custom letterpress ketubah and certificate projects.  I’ve picked out a few of my favorites to share – aren’t they pretty?

Thanks Jen!

Did you have a custom ketubah or certificate created for your wedding?  If so, I’d love to see it!  You can send it to me right here!

Photo Credits: Starshaped Press

*Starshaped Press is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Embroidered Business Cards and Artwork by Nina Gregier

These embroidered business cards from designer and illustrator Nina Gregier are so incredibly cool – simple in design, but with a huge impact!  I couldn’t resist checking out Nina’s website; she has a number of additional embroidered typography projects in her portfolio, including a beautiful embroidered alphabet and art prints.

Check out lots more over on Nina’s website right here.

Photo Credits: Nina Gregier, found via Lovely Stationery

Ilene + Lawrence’s Chateau-Inspired Formal Wedding Invitations

The ladies from Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence sent over these gorgeous wedding invitations created for a black tie wedding.  The ladies of Lucky Luxe are known for their romantic and ornate designs, and this invitation is perfectly suited for a formal wedding.  The full suite includes a formal invitation, accommodations card, rsvp, and an invitation to Sunday brunch, all packaged together with a beautiful letterpress belly band and printed on thick cotton paper.  So pretty!

From AnnaleeThis wedding is going to be at the Chateau in New York and is very much inspired by classic French romance and calligraphic elements.  The bride was originally interested in the Deco and L’Oiseau designs from our collection but ultimately decided on a bespoke invitation that combined elements from both designs.

Thanks ladies!  You can check out more from Lucky Luxe right here!

Photo Credits: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence