{happy weekend!}

Happy happy Friday everyone!  I’m getting a teensy bit dizzy as I write this, because in a couple of days I will leave for a two-week vacation with my husband in Italy!  As you may remember, my husband has been working in Iraq for the last three months – and we’re meeting up for a nice little break in the middle of his deployment.  It’s the first real vacation for either of us in nearly three years and I simply can. not. wait.  So!  For the next two weeks I have a couple of awesome guest bloggers filling in while I’m away, along with some special guest posts giving you an inside look into the printing process.  Please be sure to show all of the fabulous guest bloggers some love while I’m away!  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s all for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  xoxo

Photo Credit: Jenny Van Sommers via Feature Shoot via Joy

Mother’s Day Cards from Spring Olive

With the way time is flying by these days, Mother’s Day is going to be here before I know it!  If you’re looking to get a head start on your Mother’s Day cards, I absolutely adore these hand lettered cards from Spring Olive – letterpress printed in one of my latest favorite color palettes (coral and turquoise)!

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So pretty!  Check them out over in the Spring Olive shop!

Photo Credits: Spring Olive

Adam’s Modern Black and White Graduation Invitations

Adam is preparing to graduate with a degree in environmental design, so when it came time to invite friends and family to his graduation ceremony he knew he wanted to do something special.  Adam designed his own graduation invitations, using a modern black-on-black design with crisp white text accents and a cool custom wax seal.

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From Adam:  I am graduating with a design degree, and I wanted my invitations to reflect that!  The idea was to keep them simple and understated.  The black-on-black suite, with its contrast between matte and gloss, appears elegant, effortless, and luxurious.  I’m very happy with how they turned out.  The seal on the cover is a foil stamp.  I had the invitations printed at a local facility, and the wax seal was custom made.

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Thanks Adam – and congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Photo Credits: Adam Cook

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #7

Happy Thursday everyone!  How about a little business card inspiration to start off the morning?  This week I’m feeling quirky and modern designs, warm color tones, and pretty calligraphy (just not necessarily all together)…

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Beautiful gold foil business cards from Dolce Press

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Mink Letterpress

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Yasly via Graphic Exchange

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Rise and Shine Paper

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Paper Monkey Press via Francesco Mugnai

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Lovely golden tones from Dingbat Press

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Boxcar Press

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Deasy Design

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Parrott Design Studio with calligraphy from Fat Orange Cat Studio

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Archrival via Lovely Stationery

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Tiago Sá via FPO

As always, if you’d like to submit your own business cards, you can e-mail me right here!

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*Dingbat Press is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Tie One On Birthday Crowns

These are definitely on the quirky side, but also really funny and cute!  Birthday crowns and hats from Label Brand that can be worn by the recipient with a simple satin ribbon… how adorable is the little baby below wearing his birthday hat?

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Check out the full collection over at Label Brand!

Photo Credits: Label Brand