Intricate Pattern Notecards from Wild Ink Press

Rebecca from Wild Ink Press recently introduced a new collection of note cards inspired by traditional patterns from Korea and Pakistan, the birth countries of Rebecca’s adopted sons.  I’ve always had a soft spot for traditional and ethnic patterns, and the “My Sons” collection is no exception – from the intricate details to the raised white knockout elements, each of the four hand drawn designs is simply stunning.  Rebecca also plans to donate 20% of profits from this collection to international orphan care organizations.

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And, just because I couldn’t resist, I’m also loving this adorable “Literals” collection of popular sayings – so cute!

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Check out more over at the Wild Ink Press shop right here!

Photo Credits: Wild Ink Press

*Wild Ink Press is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Costa Rica Destination Wedding Invitations

I love the idea of a destination wedding in a tropical location – beautiful beaches, lush surroundings, and lots of fun fruity drinks.  Nichole from Coral Pheasant created these Costa Rica destination wedding invitations for a recent event, and I love the way she combined burlap and bright patterns for a healthy dose of both color and texture.

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From Nichole: I designed this invitation for an event that was inspired by stunning destinations around the world.  Costa Rica was one of the chosen destinations where the lush rainforest and the fun, vibrant patterns of the Costa Rican culture inspired the design.  For the invitation I created a hand stitched book with three layers of pattern, the middle layer being printed on vellum for added depth and interest.

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The book format invitation is perfect for a destination wedding as it allows for large amounts of information to be presented in a beautiful and organized manner.  The invitation suite was tucked into a custom printed burlap bag – a nod to the famous Costa Rican coffee – and then packaged in a chocolate brown box with a matching label.

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Thanks Nichole!

Photo Credits: Coral Pheasant

Folk Art Inspired Birth Announcements for Baby Ingrid

I’m a longtime fan of Sycamore Street Press, particularly their Folk collection of cards and prints inspired by traditional Swedish folk art.  So when it came time for Eva and Kirk to create announcements for their own baby girl, I was thrilled to see that they incorporated folk art illustrations into the design.  I just love the combination of line illustrations with letterpress printing.  Such a sweet announcement for a beautiful baby girl!

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You can read more about the design over on the Sycamore Street Press blog, and check out more of their work right here!

Photo Credits: Sycamore Street Press

Lisa + Brian’s Modern Foodie Wedding Invitations

I love seeing all of the creative ideas and concepts that designers use to create wedding invitations.  The immensely talented Jordan and Jason of Enormous Champion sent over these beautiful letterpress wedding invitations that they created for friends getting married later this summer.  Jason and Jordan combined two of the couple’s big loves – food and Doris Day – into a truly unique modern invitation suite.

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From Jason and JordanOur good friends Lisa & Brian are getting married later this summer… and we love them a bushel and a peck.  We recently completed a 3-color letterpress invitation suite printed on Neenah Classic Crest 165 lbs Solar White paper.  When they asked us to create their wedding invitation, the one thing they requested was an art piece (based on our All Good Things) to accompany the information portion of the invitation as a memento to their invited guests.  Lisa and Brian are life long foodies and Doris Day enthusiasts, the line comes from a song in musical Guys & Dolls and the letterforms are made up of fruits, veggies and a whole lotta love.

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So awesome!  Check out more from Enormous Champion right here – thanks Jordan and Jason!

Photo Credits: Enormous Champion

Fawnsberg Calligraphy Return Address Rubber Stamp

It’s been a little over a year since the ladies of Primele introduced their beautiful calligraphy return address stamps, and just a couple of months ago they premiered their new stationery line, Fawnsberg, at the National Stationery Show.  The return address stamps are now available in the Fawnsberg shop, and to celebrate the occasion the ladies have updated the stamp construction with a pretty red hardwood handle – and they’ve added some lovely new styles to the collection!

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So pretty – check out all of the designs right here!  Thanks Patricia and Rachel!

Photo Credits: Fawnsberg