Gradient Color Wedding Invitations

I’m loving the subtle gradient color shift in these invitations from Dingbat Press.  The invitations were printed using a letterpress technique called split fountain, in which two ink colors are distributed on the press at the same time so that they gradually blend together.  I’ve seen this done a few times before and I always think the results are stunning.  The gradient pattern reminds me a bit of watercolor, don’t you think?




You can see a few more images and read more about the split fountain technique over on the Dingbat Press blog right here.

Photo Credits: Dingbat Press

*Dingbat Press is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Paper Artwork – You and Me

Such a sweet (and perfect for spring!) print from Small Talk Studio


Wouldn’t this be such an adorable anniversary gift?  Available via Small Talk Studio.

Photo Credit: Small Talk Studio

Creative Moving Announcements

My awesome friend Maggie and her husband just bought their very first house and I couldn’t be more thrilled for them!  Maggie and I first became acquainted over our two blogs before she moved from Dallas to DC last winter.  Since then she has become a truly wonderful friend and I’m so so so excited to have her even a teensy bit closer in my neighborhood of Capitol Hill.  The official move will take place in a few weeks, but in the meantime I thought I’d round up a few creative moving announcements to help celebrate some happy news!


Double Bravo


La Happy



Wiley Valentine


Duet Letterpress


Oh Joy! for Tiny Prints



Fuszion via FPO


Blush Design Studio

L2 Design Collective

Cardboard Moving Announcement


We’ve excluded fill-in moving announcements for this particular post, but if you’d like to submit your announcements (either custom or fill-in) for a follow-on post, feel free to e-mail them to me here!

{images via their respective sources}

*Wiley Valentine and Tiny Prints are sponsors of Oh So Beautiful Paper; for more on my editorial policies please click here.

Carmen + Tj’s Bilingual Topographic Map Wedding Invitations

Kathleen from & Kathleen Design always gets to design the coolest wedding invitations.  Today, she’s here to share one of her most recent projects – a bilingual wedding invitation suite with a topographic map detail!  In addition to cool topography, Kathleen incorporated bright colors and fresh font selections to keep the overall design bright and modern.


From KathleenI created these modern, travel-inspired, and bilingual wedding invitations for Carmen and TJ.  Carmen works as an urban designer and her father is a geographer – the love of maps runs in her family.  She specified that she loves bright color and wanted a sharp, contemporary feel to her wedding invitations.



Together we brainstormed and decided to use graphic elements from a topographical map of Ohio, where Carmen & TJ are getting married.  I didn’t want Carmen and TJ’s wedding invitations to look too technical or literal so I played with scale and color throughout the suite.



I used a modern color combination of lime green and gray and printed the invitations on a textured laid stock which brings a tactile element to the design and keeps the invitation design from feeling too stark.


Lovely as always Kathleen!  For more of Kathleen’s beautiful design work, check out her blog right here!

Photo Credits: Kathleen Shannon

Kelly + Sean’s Scratch-Off Surprise Wedding Save the Dates

Now THIS is a fun idea – scratch off wedding save the dates!  Courtney from Swiss Cottage Designs designed these cute and clever save the dates for a recent couple, creating an instant game for each recipient!  Guests were invited to guess the wedding location, which was then revealed in the scratch off area at the bottom.


From Courtney: The couple was wanted something really unique to their story. We created the card so the guest would guess where the wedding will be based on all the locations relevant to the couple, then scratch off to find out.  Every save the date came with a penny in a glassine bag so the guest could play instantly!





How fun!  Thanks so much Courtney!

Photo Credits: Swiss Cottage Designs