{happy weekend!}

Happy almost weekend everyone!  Do you all have fun plans for the weekend?  My husband and I are looking forward to hanging out with some friends, attending one of our favorite antique fairs here in DC, and hopefully going to see a movie.  It’s been months since we last went out to the movies, which is really unusual for us!  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

We have another fun cocktail coming up for you this afternoon, so check back a bit later for the recipe!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo Credit: Scissor Variations

Christine’s Wedding Anniversary Love Notes

Happy Friday everyone!  These love notes from designer Christine Wisnieski seem like the perfect way to help end the first week of the year.  Christine and her husband recently celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary (congrats Christine!), so she put together a little pack of anniversary love notes.  Christine’s favorite is the tie card that contained her husband’s gift, a monogrammed tie clip.  So cute!

Thanks Christine!

Photo Credits: Christine Wisnieski

Pretty Paper in the Office: Time to Get Organized!

With each new year comes a blank slate and the oh so familiar resolution to keep organized.  It’s all well and good at first, but it can be easy to lose your way with so may projects, papers, and bills to keep track of.  So it’s only fitting that the first Pretty Paper in the Office post of the year be a roundup of office organization arsenal.  From correspondence to finances, everyday tasks to New Year’s resolutions, I’ve got you covered!

Office Stationery - Organization

No. 1 File folder set by Lotta Jansdotter; No. 2 Desktop details calendar by Our Paper Shop; No. 3 2012 Bills calendar by REDSTARink; No. 4 Tally notebooks by Set Editions; No. 5 36 month goal tracker by Michelle Smith

Office Stationery - Organization letter ledger

I came across lots of different organizers in my search for this post.  But one of my favourites has to be The Letter Ledger by Paper & Type.  Nothing thrills me more than writing letters.  But when it comes to keeping track of whether or not I replied to my penpal or mailed that Thank You card to my aunt, I’m a scatterbrain.  This nifty ledger will put an end to that and my scavenger hunt for stamps in my drawers.

{images via their respective sources}

p.s. Ed Note: If you’re still on the hunt for a planner to help keep you organized in 2012, check out a few planner ideas right here and my personal favorite, the Laurel Denise planner here

Diane’s Circus-Inspired Bar Crawl Party Invitations

Lindsay from McMillian + Furlow sent over these super fun bar crawl invitations that she designed to help celebrate a friend’s return to the United States from a teaching stint overseas.  Lindsay wanted the invitations to feel jubilant and playful, so she drew inspiration from vintage circus posters, incorporating a very American red and blue color palette along with fun wood type-inspired fonts.  So cool!

From LindsayI decided to go with a circus themed bar crawl, and found a ton of inspiration in vintage Barnum and Bailey posters, raffle tickets and the beloved classic popcorn bag.  Along with the red and blue, I love how the design feels very American, which is appropriate for this particular celebration.

I’m always trying to find any excuse to use some of my favorite wood type fonts, and this project was no exception.  The combination of bold color, playful typography and circus-inspired illustration all contribute to the success of this festive design.  The invitations were printed digitally on a thick glossy paper and mailed in bright yellow envelopes.  With all this hype it’s bound to be a exceptionally good time!

Thanks Lindsay!

Photo Credits: McMillian and Furlow

Acorn + Whale New Year’s Resolution Letterpress Prints

For those of you making New Year’s resolutions – or looking for a bit of extra inspiration to help you start the new year on the right foot – I’m loving these modern black and white resolution letterpress prints from Acorn & Whale:

 

 

Check out the full collection at Acorn & Whale right here!

Photo Credits: Acorn & Whale