Stationery A – Z: Thank You Cards

These days, I feel like I’m constantly reaching into my collection of thank you cards – they go fast this time of year! So – just in case you’re like me and looking to rebuild your thank you card reserves – here are a few of my current favorites!

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1. Snow and Graham; 2. Quill & Fox; 3. Hello! Lucky; 4. Idlewild Co.; 5. Sycamore Street Press; 6. Egg Press

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7. Emily McDowell Illustration; 8. 9th Letter Press; 9. Hammerpress; 10. Rifle Paper Co.; 11. Yellow Owl Workshop; 12. Belle & Union

p.s. Lots and lots more thank you cards right here!

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Courtney + Nate’s Wisconsin Lake Wedding Invitations

Created for a summer wedding along a lake in Madison, Wisconsin, these wedding invitations from Sugar River Stationers feature a beautiful line illustration of Madison and wave-inspired laser cut details. But my favorite detail? The wood box mailer, a fun nod to the groom’s profession as a distiller!

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From HeatherWe designed these wedding invitations for a July 2013 wedding in Madison, Wisconsin. I would categorize Courtney and Nathan’s stationery as “quirky” with lots of character. Courtney is an elementary school teacher and Nathan owns a distillery in Madison. The suite features an original line art illustration of Madison, as well as supplemental illustrations used in the custom stamps and various “day of” items. The couple live along one of Madison’s largest lakes and spend a great deal of time together boating.

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The invitation suite was mailed in a slide top wood box. Given that Nathan owns a distillery, the wood box and excelsior packaging appealed to him. Inside, the presentation layer features a laser-cut pocket with tag detail on the front.

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The invitation is booklet format, with illustration and additional items such as the RSVP, map and accommodations card were housed inside the laser cut pocket. The RSVP features an original photograph of Courtney and Nate changed to vector art. We created custom stamps with another original illustration of Courtney and Nate sitting on a pier in front of the house and used the boat illustration for a circle cut tag that was placed around succulents used as favors.

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Thanks Heather!

Design: Sugar River Stationers

Illustration: Steph Davies

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

Photo Credits: Harper Fritsch Studios and Maureen Cassidy Photography

Urbanic Faves | A day at the Bay

Ed Note: You guys! I’m so excited to introduce this brand new column from the incredible Audrey of Urbanic Paper Boutique! I’ve long admired Audrey’s amazing eye for stationery, particularly her ability to pull together themed collections in her beautiful store. I’m so lucky to be able to call Audrey a friend, but even luckier that she has agreed to stop by OSBP each month to share some of the things inspiring her each month. Welcome Audrey!! –Nole

Hello OSBP readers! I’m delighted to be here today and launching our new column on Oh So Beautiful Paper. My name is Audrey Woollen and I have a shop in Los Angeles called Urbanic Paper Boutique.  I’ve known Nole for many years (adore her) and love that we share a mutual passion for all things paper. I’ll be here once a month posting a ‘how about’ series, sharing our latest inspiration with you. We’ll be highlighting some of our favorite things from around the shop and beyond. Today we’re kicking off the column with inspiration from a recent family trip to San Francisco.  With adventures in the Ferry Building, Bi-Rite Creamery, Tartine, the Golden Gate Bridge and of course the cable cars – we had a wonderful time exploring and tasting our way through the Bay City! Audrey

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1. Mapnote; 2. Paper Parasol Press Postcard; 3. Hello! Lucky Skyline Note; 4. Lark Press Heart in SF note; 5. Birite Creamery Book; 6. SF City Guide; 7. Tartine Cookbooks; 8. Cavallini Rubber Stamps; 9. Jim Datz print; 10. Ilee Papergoods city cards; 11. Dandelion Chocolate; 12. Albert + Marie SF Poster; 13. Maptote Pouch; 14. Cavallini Eraser

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Chelsea + John’s Colorful Passport Wedding Invitations

Brittany from Two if By Sea Studios is primarily a pattern surface designer (her designs have been used on products at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Target!), but Brittany was thrilled to take on a fun stationery project when her little sister got engaged! Brittany created these passport-style invitations for her younger sister’s destination wedding in Jamaica. I love the vibrant color palette of aqua, turquoise, and red for a tropical beach wedding!

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From BrittanyChelsea and John chose a vibrant palette of aqua, turquoise, and lipstick red for their destination wedding in Jamaica. They wanted to inspire their friends and family to make the trek from all over the country, while also evoking the party atmosphere that they were envisioning for their casual beach wedding. A twist on the idea of the passport and airline ticket wedding suite, the modern typography, and a simple color scheme make this grouping of designed elements personal to the bride and groom.

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A custom return address stamp was used for both the save the dates and invitations, while a tiny shark logo with their names acts as a playful closing mark on the back of the passport. These small designed details are the elements that the couple hoped would reflect their sometimes silly and beach-oriented lifestyle. On a tight budget for printing and extras, we let the pieces stand alone, simply bright and cheerful.

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Thanks Brittany!

Design: Two if by Sea Studios

Custom Rubber Stamp: Stamptitude

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

Photo Credits: Two if by Sea Studios