{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Are you ready to start your weekend?  I am!  This was a fun week (I even went to a cookie swap!), but I’m looking forward to some much-needed rest before the holidays.  But in the meantime…

Photo Credit: Anna Adén Photography, found via Mon Carnet

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

I’ve got a cocktail post coming up a bit later, but otherwise that’s it for me this week!  Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday. xoxo

Quilled Ketubah by Ann Martin

Ann Martin creates the most beautiful paper filigree (aka quilling) pieces.  I’ve had the pleasure of featuring two of her gorgeous quilled marriage certificates (here and here), and today Ann is back with a quilled ketubah!  Calligrapher Tara Jones provided the hand lettering alongside Ann’s quilled design in shades of gray and pale blue.  So pretty for a December wedding!

From AnnThe couple’s wedding palette is smoke gray and pale blue, so I used two shades of gray quilling paper (1/8″ wide) – actually silver and charcoal, along with pale blue for the monogram that they had requested.  The design was my interpretation of a monogram Tara created for all of their wedding stationery.

The ketubah will be signed at the wedding and placed on display in the couple’s home to remind them daily of their vows and responsibilities to one another.  The overall size is 22″ x 30″ – perfect for displaying!

Thanks Ann!  For more beautiful quilling work by Ann, check out her blog right here!

Photo Credits: Ann Martin

Calligraphy Inspiration: Plurabelle Calligraphy

I’m met with an appeased feeling when I see calligraphy with personality; when a lettering style and a colour palette paint a picture in your head of what the person would be like as you look at it.  When I first came across the work of Molly Suber Thorpe of Plurabelle Calligraphy, I got that feeling.  What captured my attention was how unique each project felt.  Some sincerely whimsical, while others strikingly sophisticated.  Molly works closely with individuals to ensure their desires are met, creating beautiful calligraphy for her clients. – Julie

Plurabelle blue addressed envelopes

Plurabelle Save the Date stamp
The array of beautiful ink and envelope colours in her portfolio may inspire the palette for your own event.  When it comes time for the invitations, try a simple custom approach like the save the date stamp above.

Plurabelle calligraphy details

Plurabelle place card

Some cards from Rifle Paper Co. and the perfect shade of green set these place cards apart from the rest.  A match made in heaven, don’t you agree?

Plurabelle pink addressed envelopes

Plurabelle black & white wedding

With a background in graphic design, Molly also offers custom invitation design.  Be sure to stop by her website, her Etsy shop for a stamp of your own, and her blog for more inspiration.

Photo Credits: Plurabelle Calligraphy

Inspired by: Aqua

I usually think of aqua as a summer color, but I’ve come to love this gorgeous hue any time of year.  In the winter, aqua pairs wonderfully with my favorite holiday color palette of gray, red, and white, and it also looks amazing with sparkly metallics.  In warmer weather it also looks amazing with bright yellows and oranges (Tangerine Tango, anyone?) and soft neutral beachy tones.  The possibilities are endless, so today I thought I’d do a little round up of awesome aqua paper goods and accessories!

No. 1 Frida Plumm; No. 2 Ampersand print by Jessica Hische; No. 3 San Francisco skyline wedding invitation by Hello!Lucky; No. 4 Coasters by Paisley Tree Press; No. 5 Hello!Lucky; No. 6 Night Owl Paper Goods; No. 7 Studio on Fire

I’ve also had a huge crush on this light aqua floral fabric from Rubie Green for months now.  I recently bought a couple of yards for a project that I’m working on and it’s even more beautiful in person!

Hello!Lucky is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work here!

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*Paisley Tree Press and Hello!Lucky are some of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

Holiday Gift Wrap Inspiration, Part 4

As promised, I’m back with a bit more holiday gift wrap inspiration – gift tags!  I’ve included a few favorite gift tags in the previous gift wrap posts, but there are so many awesome gift tag designs this year that I couldn’t resist rounding up a few more favorites in a post all of their own.  Let’s take a look!

Clockwise from top left: Daily Sip Studios; Shortgrass Designs; Yours is the Earth; M Stetson; Shore Society; Austin Press via Anthropologie; Smock.

Clockwise from top left: Wiley Valentine; Paper City Design; Paper Source; Dingbat Press; Spring Olive; Papersheep

{images via their respective sources}