{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  This week started off with our first real snowfall here in DC!  Sadly, the snow didn’t stick around and we’re back to rain (boo!).  At least the rain has given me an excuse to spend more time indoors, particularly with our rescue foster cat, Major Tom.  After spending weeks living under the bed, he now finally comes to hang out with us and our other cats in the living room.  Progress!  Next week I’m heading to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit – I’m looking forward to seeing old blog friends and meeting new ones!  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

As usual, we have a fun cocktail coming up for you this afternoon, so check back a bit later for the recipe!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo Credits: v frolov

Dora + Arta’s Ocean Liner Luggage Tag Save the Dates

Designer Thea Kennedy sent over these fun save the dates that she designed for a wedding this past summer.  The wedding took place at the famous Cunard Building in New York City; Thea was inspired by the building’s maritime murals and Beaux Arts style, creating a luggage tag format inspired by the historic Cunard cruise line.  The result is a save the date that is simultaneously fun and glamorous!

From Thea: Since the couple planned to get married in the famous Cunard Building located on Broadway in New York City, we developed the theme of a vintage “luggage tag” for their save the date.


The grand building is ornately and beautiful decorated in all things marine: starfish, seahorses, shells, sirens, an albatross, and the vessels of Columbus and others.  All are celebrated in paintings, murals, and medallions – speaking to a bygone era when travel evoked a feeling of sophistication and excitement – and the perfect setting to celebrate the beginning of the couple’s own voyage into wedded bliss.

Thanks Thea!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the save the date gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom save the dates!

Photo Credits: Thea Kennedy

Inspired by: Metallics!

Everything still feels all shiny and new this early in the year, so I today thought it would be fun to continue my love for all things metallic.  We already know that I’m crazy for anything with gold foil, but my metallic affections extend way beyond gold.  Silver, copper, brass are just as beautiful – particularly when mixed together!

No. 1 Metallic wedding invitations from Bella Figura; No. 2 Sugar Paper; No. 3 Oh Joy! Petal Pusher wallpaper from Hygge & West; No. 4 Metallic escort cards via Martha Stewart Weddings; No. 5 Yellow Owl Workshop; No. 6 Knot & Bow; No. 7 Brides.com

I also love these metallic prints from Enormous Championsilver and gold letterpress printed skeleton keys and a beautiful gold foil print on dark navy paper.

Bella Figura is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beau­ti­ful work here!

{images via their respective sources}

*Bella Figura is one of my fab­u­lous spon­sors; for more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies please click here.

My Little Buffalo

I’m pulling together a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day cards to share with you next week, but in the meantime I couldn’t resist sharing these lovely illustrated cards and prints from My Little Buffalo



Aren’t they sweet?  Check out the full collection right here!

Photo Credits: My Little Buffalo

Fabric Pocket Birth Announcements for Baby Elizabeth

It’s a baby-filled day on OSBP today!  But this time, it’s fun and modern birth announcements from designer Kate Holgate for her niece Elizabeth.  Kate was inspired by vintage type and story books – and I love that Kate chose a deep red as an alternative to traditional pink for a baby girl.  She even sewed fabric pockets to hold the announcement and a photo!  Just beautiful.

From Kate: I created baby announcements for my niece, who was born at the end of August in Geneva, Switzerland.  I asked my sister if I could design Elizabeth’s birth announcements as a gift to mark this joyous occasion.  The baby’s room is decorated using a Peter Rabbit theme, so I designed an announcement inspired by old story book motifs and vintage type.  I chose a deep coral color as an alternative to the traditional “pink” signifying a girl.


The design is letterpress printed on Crane Lettra 300 gsm (soft white) by Ladybug Press in Boise, Idaho.  I stitched fabric pockets to contain the announcements and Elizabeth’s photo.  I can only hope that my niece will someday feel the warmth and love expressed through these announcements.  I couldn’t be happier to welcome Elizabeth to our family!

Thanks Kate!

Design: Kate Holgate

Letterpress Printing: Ladybug Press

Photo Credits: Kate Holgate