{happy weekend!}

Yet another week that flew by much too quickly (at least for me)!  This weekend my husband and I are heading to upstate New York to spend time with my husband’s family and visit our brand new niece!   I’m bracing myself for cold weather and hoping to catch a glimpse of the changing leaves that I’ve heard are so pretty in the region (although the leaves have been very pretty here in DC, too).  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Welcome to the newest member of the Designer Rolodex!

That’s it for me this week!  Check back a bit later for this week’s cocktail recipe – it’s a seriously good one this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo by me (from Instagram), taken near the Washington Monument yesterday afternoon

Glory + Avery’s Silhouette Storybook Wedding Invitations

Happy Friday everyone!  These wedding invitation booklets from Glory at A Little Love Story are so darling, they seemed like a wonderful way to help end the week on a sweet note.  Created for her own wedding last year, Glory and her husband Avery drew their inspiration from storybooks, incorporating simple silhouette illustrations and phrases to share their personal story with wedding guests.

From Glory: My husband and I believe in a simple, almost child-like attitude towards marriage.  We decided to use the format of a child’s storybook with illustrations and simple sentences to present our journey. The invitation suite featured a letterpress cover with digital printing inside and a detachable RSVP postcard.

Thanks Glory!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: A Little Love Story

2012 Calendar Round Up, Part Six

It’s time for a few more 2012 calendars!  In case you missed them, you can find the previous calendar round ups right here.  Today’s installment is all about variety, with bright and modern illustrations, beautiful letterpress, wall calendars, desk calendars, and even a couple of tea towel calendars!

Ella-Leach-Desk-Calendar

Ella Leach Designs

Pressbound-Letterpress-Wall-Calendar

Pressbound

Steel Petal Press

 

The Paper Thieves

Jolie Jolie Design

Dutch Door Press

Sesame-Letterpress-Calendar

Sesame Letterpress

Cicada-Studio-Tea-Towel-Calendar

Cicada Studio

Embroidery-Tea-Towel-2012-Calendar

Embroidery Tea Towel Calendar from Curious Doodles

Flora and Fauna Press

 

Retro Menagerie

 

Lisa Rupp

And last up for today, a pair of letterpress calendars from the UK.  Found commissioned illustrators Charlotte Trounce and Stephie Ginger to create two limited edition letterpress calendars!  Charlotte’s calendar has an Olympic theme for the upcoming London Olympic Games, while Stephie’s design is a nod to Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.  So fun!

Found

Did you miss any of the pre­vi­ous cal­en­dar round ups? You can find them all right here!

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DIY Tutorial: Moving Announcement Bookmarks

It’s the ladies of Anti­quaria, back with another fab­u­lous and cre­ative DIY project for you!  This week they’re here with some awesome DIY moving announcement bookmarks!

Here at Antiquaria, we’ve got moving on the brain.  Emma recently moved the Antiquaria design studio out to sunny California and Bailey is prepping to relocate the vintage shop and registry at the end of the year.  As lovers of all things paper… this means only one thing, sending out moving announcements!

We were brainstorming, looking for something that might be fun to send out; that recipients interact with and can use…instead of just a card to keep on their fridge.  And voila…moving bookmarks!  So fun, useful and an impressive little gift to receive in the mail.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

We love the coordinating designs of the moving announcement and the matching return address stamp.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step One: Get a little rectangle of cardboard and cut it to the height that you would like your tassle to be (we made ours 3 inches).  Wrap your thread around the card approximately 20 times or until you reach your desired thickness.  Leave the tail at the bottom as seen in the photo above.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step Two: Using another piece of thread (~10 inches long), tie a knot at the top of the cardboard, securing all the loops together.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step Three: Cut the bottom loops, freeing the tassel from the cardboard.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step Four: With another length of thread (~15 inches), wrap thread close to the top of the tassel and secure with a knot.  Trim the ends, ensuring that you don’t cut the knot.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step Five & Six: Cut bookmarks to desired size (2.125 x 7.25″).  On the bottom of the bookmark, print your stamp (we used our Keys Moving Announcement Rubber Stamp).  Ink stamp throughly and press evenly on a hard surface.  Lift stamp straight up and let ink dry.  Once dry, punch a small hole at the top center of the bookmark and tie on the tassel.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step Seven: Cut black backers to (4 x 9.25″).  Stick gold photo corner on each corner of the bookmark, lick to activate the adhesive.  Center and press the bookmark down onto the backer.  Let adhesive dry.

DIY Rubber Stamp Moving Announcements

Step Eight: Stamp upper left hand side of an #10 envelope with your new return address stamp.  Address, apply postage and mail them out!!

Materials:

Stamps: Keys Moving Announcement Rubber Stamp, size medium, Keys Return Address Rubber Stamp

Stamp Pad 

Thread: Thrift for vintage thread or buy some at your local craft or fabric store.  Use a thicker cotton thread, such as one for hand quilting.

Scrap Cardboard

Scissors

Hole Punch

Paper for Bookmarks cut to (2.5 x 7.25″), we used luxe white

Paper for Backers: #10 or (4 x 9.25″), we used black

Photo Corners

#10 Envelopes (we used luxe white)

Photo Credits: Antiquaria

Today I Love…

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I thought today might be a good day for another random little round up with a few of the pretty paper good­ies that have caught my eye recently.  Enjoy!

I love these “I Give Thanks For___” cards from Satsuma Press.  Such a wonderful idea for the Thanksgiving holiday, or even to help start a new year in January.

Such a cute print from Leah Duncan

Pretty patterned cards from Pistachio Press

Deadweight-Red-Pattern-Card

…and Deadweight

CMYK letterpress card by Shed Letterpress

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