Stationery Show Sneak Peek – Paper Mill Designs

The National Stationery Show is coming up in just a few days and I’m starting to get really excited for this year’s show.  It almost feels like Stationery Christmas – putting together my walking list of exhibitor booths and checking it twice!  Katrina from Paper Mill Designs sent over a quick sneak peek at some of the new designs that she’ll be exhibiting at the show (in booth #1966).  I can’t wait to see them in person!


Cute business card size thank you cards

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Calligraphy by Erica Hammer Calligraphy



Photo Credit: Paper Mill Designs




Rebecca + Nick’s Rocky Mountain Colorado Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone!  We’re starting the week off with a fabulous set of Colorado mountain wedding invitations from Samantha and Whitney at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Sam and Whit created this invitation suite for a wedding that took place last year on Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains.  When it came to the design, Sam and Whit were inspired by the wedding’s rustic lodge venue and the beauty of the Colorado mountain landscape.


From Sam and Whit: The suite was designed for a lovely couple getting married on Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The couple adored the beautiful rustic lodge where they were getting married and really wanted to play up the venue in their stationery.  From the save the date to the thank you notes, we focused on the beauty of Pikes Peak, the Colorado landscape and details from the gorgeous hotel where they were to be wed.


We started with the beautiful blind impression save the dates.  There were big antlers hung all over the venue, so the blind impression antlers were a little nod to the lodge decor and hinted at the mountain top theme.



The invitation itself is a die-cut silhouette of Pikes Peak mountain that we then adhered to a navy backing paper (as we did on the save-the-date).  We loved the depth and interesting shape that the die-cut gave the invitation and that the silhouette was actually the real silhouette of the mountain where the couple would be married.  On the reply card, we featured illustration of an aspen tree – the type of tree most prominent on the mountain.



For the suite, we found inspiration for the color palate and envelope liner pattern in the rug design and pattern found inside the lodge.  The envelope liner pattern is a direct imitation of the rug on site at the lodge!



Colors and fonts tied everything together and we really loved the mix of pattern, shape and illustration – it gave the whole suite a funky, mountain-y feeling without being too theme-y.  Of course, all the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press on beautiful 100% cotton paper.


Absolutely stunning work, as always.  A big thanks to Samantha and Whitney for sharing these invitations – and you can check out more of their custom design work over on their blog!

Photo Credits: Brea McDonald Photography

{happy weekend!}

The first week back from vacation is always a bit rough, so I’m definitely welcoming this weekend with open arms.  I’m hoping to finally process the photos from my trip to Italy to share with you next week, before I go running off to New York for the National Stationery Show.  I can’t believe this year’s Stationery Show is just over a week away – my favorite week of the whole year!  But in the meantime…


…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 wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo Credit: Pink Ranunculus

Leah Duncan + Satsuma Press

I’m loving this collaboration between artist Leah Duncan and letterpress studio Satsuma Press – lovely letterpress stationery and textiles featuring Leah’s delicate designs.  Just beautiful!



Check out the full collaboration over at Leah’s shop and the Satsuma Press shop.

Photo Credits: Satsuma Press

Ann’s Paint Chip Sample Moving Announcements

This just might be my new favorite moving announcement idea!  Indiana-based wedding photographer Ann Lang managed to track down postcard-size paint chip samples that she ran through her home printer to make a perfect and totally budget-friendly moving announcement.


From Ann: My husband and I wanted to find an inexpensive way to let our family and friends know our new address.  We were picking out paint colors for our new place and found these paint chip samples that were the perfect size for mailing!  We ran the chips through a laser printer and covered the backs with large white labels.  We stamped and mailed them as postcards!

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So cool – thanks Ann!

Photo Credits: Andrew & Ann