Paul + Colleen’s Illustrated Letterpress Save the Dates

I love, love the combination of illustration and letterpress printing.  Colleen from Craft Lovely had the opportunity to print these fantastic letterpress save the dates for her friends Colleen and Paul.  Paul, a talented artist, did the illustration and design work, while (the other) Colleen created the lovely calligraphy on the envelopes.  I’m completely smitten!

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From the silhouettes to the other framed objects, the save the date design features memories and tidbits from Paul and Colleen’s relationship.  So sweet!  Check out more details over on Craft Lovely.

{image credits: colleen | craft lovely}

{today I love…}

Today I’m hanging out in my local courthouse for jury duty, so I’m in need of some extra special inspiration to help pass the time.  I came across these two gorgeous letterpress prints yesterday and just haven’t been able to get them out of my head ever since, so they seemed appropriate for this courthouse-bound day.

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I’m totally loving this print from the talented folks at Eight Hour Day – from the beautiful lettering to the inspirational and optimistic message.

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{Eight Hour Day}

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I’ve always loved maps, and of course I love to travel, but this letterpress typographic world map from Design Ahoy is beyond amazing.  The blind impression longitude and latitude lines are so subtle and beautiful.  Just stunning.

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{Design Ahoy via Design Crush}

{images via their respective sources}

Ruby + Alistair’s New Zealand Waterfront Wedding Invitations

It always feels like a little treat when I get to feature a wedding invitation from New Zealand, and today is no exception.  Kate from Ruby & Willow created this cheerful yellow and gray wedding invitation with an outline of the Auckland skyline and waterfront.   I’m loving the mixture of floral patterns with the city landmarks!

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From Kate: This features local (Auckland) landmarks… the couple wanted to use them as their wedding venue is on the waterfront, but didn’t want to head down the typical photo invitation style.  So I came up with this combination using a sketch of the bridge and incorporating patterns!

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So pretty!  Thanks Kate!

{image credits: ruby & willow}

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Jenna + Asa’s Floral Australian Wedding Save the Dates

I’ve always been a big fan of the talented Anna of Rifle Paper Co. – particularly when it comes to wedding invitations and wedding stationery.  So it comes as no surprise that a long-time reader of this blog would choose Rifle for her own wedding stationery!  Jenna is getting married later this year in Australia, and commissioned one of Anna’s beautiful floral illustrations for her save the dates.

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From Jenna:  Our inspiration is the summer garden themed wedding we are planning in December (Australia).  My fiancé and I added the vintage postage stamps and hand stamped each alphabetical letter to create the “to” addresses.  They could not be more suited to the day we envision having!

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Congrats Jenna – I can’t wait to see your wedding invitations!

{image credits: jenna mcstay}

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  This weekend I’m up in New Jersey helping to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday.  Our family is scattered all over the country, so we’ve all been trickling into town over the last couple days and totally surprising my dad.  Fun!  And after a couple of really stressful weeks it’s nice to unwind, focus on a happy celebration, and relish in the company of my wonderful family.  But in the meantime…

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…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, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Photo Credit: charxlotte