Bella Figura 2011 Wedding Invitation Collection

Bella Figura recently released the new designs for their 2011 wedding invitation collection, and I’m thrilled to once again participate as a Bella Figura trendsetter!  Here are a few of my favorites from the newest collection, and you can check out all of the new designs right here.

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You can see the rest of my favorites, including a few designs from last year, right here.  You can also purchase a sample pack of my favorite picks, and 100% of the profits will be donated to the Conservation Fund!

{image credits: bella figura}

*Bella Figura is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper, but this is not a sponsored post.  For more on my editorial policies, please click here.

Pink Silhouette Wedding Invitations

I can’t help it, I just love silhouettes.  Make those silhouettes pink, combine them with gorgeous calligraphy by Tara Jones, and put it all together with the stunning design sensibility of Mr. Boddington’s Studio and I’m totally sold.  So pretty!

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{image credits: mr. boddington’s studio}

Paige + Adam’s Vintage Equestrian Wedding Invitations

Last year, I featured the cutest Texas cactus wedding invitations for then-bride Emma James.  Well, I wasn’t the only one that admired Emma’s handiwork with her wedding invitations, because Emma sent over a new set of wedding invitations that she designed for a fellow Texas bride!  Paige and Adam’s wedding will take place later this spring at a horse farm, and Paige knew that she wanted an equestrian theme wedding invitation that reflected her lifelong love for horses.

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From the bride, Paige:  Our wedding is taking place at a horse farm just outside of Austin.  Having ridden horses my whole life, I wanted an equestrian theme throughout the wedding.   Having seen Emma’s vintage cactus wedding invitations on Oh So Beautiful Paper, I knew I wanted to collaborate with her for my invitations.

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The invitation itself was letterpress printed with a quirky map motif that led from downtown Austin to the horse farm, Kali Kate.  I loved adding the vintage postcard as a reply card.  It added a beautiful splash of color and helped keep cost down.

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The calligraphy, vintage postage, and DIY packaging tied everything together.  For the packaging, I cut and assembled the kraft paper, ribbon, and burlap insert.  The kraft paper was stamped with a monogram logo that Emma designed for us and made into a rubber stamp.

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Overall, I love the way our invitations came out!  The invitations are informal, but also pretty, and embody the rustic vintage feel I had envisioned for our outdoor hill country wedding.

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So beautiful!  And the calligraphy by Bailey Amon is the perfect complement for the rustic equestrian wedding invitation design.  Thanks Emma and Paige!

{image credits: Emma James for Inviting Affairs}

Romantic Handmade Valentines

The last couple of years I’ve been totally enamored with the beautiful valentines from Hello Handmade Paperie – a collaboration between artist Shanna Murray and calligrapher Betsy Dunlap.  Last year’s valentine featured a regency-style letter (gorgeous!) with one of Shanna’s illustrations and text by Betsy.  Sadly, this will be the last project for Hello Handmade as Shanna and Betsy pursue their own projects, but their final Valentine’s Day project is every bit as romantic as the last two.

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Each valentine is printed with Shanna’s lovely ribboned laurel illustration on the front and a customized note penned by Betsy on the inside.  These personalized, customizable valentines are available for purchase through February 4th, and all valentines will be shipped out on February 7th to arrive in time for Valentines Day!

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Available for purchase right here.

{image credits: hello handmade paperie}

Simple + Sweet Valentines

Lately I find myself attracted to simple things – minimalist design, delicate patterns, and clean typography – particularly when it comes to Valentine’s Day cards and love notes.  Here are a few of my recent favorites:

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{BDR studio}

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{images via their respective sources}