Evie’s Calligraphy Baby Announcements

Ashley from Lemon and Lavender recently welcomed a baby girl – Evelyn – into her beautiful family. I love the birthday party invitations that Ashley designs for her children (Gavin’s camp-inspired invitations are some of my all time faves), so I was thrilled when she sent Evie’s birth announcement over! Ashley worked with calligrapher Joelle Duff from A Charming Occasion to create the most darling announcement – complete with Evie’s own personal monogram!

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From AshleyOur sometimes gypsy life inspired Miss Evie’s birth announcement. We currently reside in West Africa, and knowing that she would be making her first of hopefully many trips across the globe by the tender age of 5 weeks, I wanted to incorporate that element in her announcement.

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I enlisted the help of Joelle Duff of A Charming Occasion for custom calligraphy. She lettered Evelyn’s full name as well as the shorter version of her name. Since she goes by Evie we used the small enclosure card for her Sip & See as a way to incorporate that part of her name. Wanting to include a little bit of Senegal we took newborn photos of Evie in a traditional Senegalese basket to slip into navy 4bar envelopes. It’s always so fun to design for your own children and I was thrilled to have Joelle’s pretty work featured in the final design.

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In addition to the announcement, I designed a monogram rubber stamp because let’s be honest you are never too young for your own monogram – especially if you hail from the South!

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Thanks so much Ashley – and welcome Evie!

Design: Lemon and Lavender

Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion

Photo Credits: Ashley La Rue | Lemon and Lavender

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! And thank you so much for all of your kind words about the OSBP redesign – it has made my heart so very happy this week! That, and I booked a long overdue (and much, much needed) beach vacation to celebrate the husband’s birthday in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to escape this never ending winter and bury my toes in the sand for a few days! Can. Not. Wait. But in the meantime…

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Photo Credit: Better Homes & Gardens

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Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m actually pretty excited for this weekend. We’re supposed to have a couple of nice days – and we’re heading to our first Caps game since Sophie was born with friends on Saturday! Sophie won’t be joining us for this excursion, but I am excited to take her to her first real hockey game at some point. I think she’d love it! But in the meantime…

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Camellia via Gardenista (I’m just going to post photos of flowers until Spring arrives, okay?)

…a few links for your weekend!

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Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Best Day Ever

Your wedding day is the “best day ever,” so why not scream it from the rooftops!? I love seeing couples incorporate the fun phrase into their wedding stationery and decor. It’s perfect for casual, light-hearted weddings where the couple just wants everyone to have fun. If that sounds like a wedding you’d like… here are some of my favorite “Best Day Ever” ideas for you! —Kelly

Day-of Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Best Day Ever via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Cake Topper by Better Off Wed

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Photo + Favors by Marcelle Calder Photography

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Cake Topper by Better Off Wed (left), Cake Topper by Paper Treats (right)

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Tote by Alphabet Bags

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Cocktail Napkins by Betsy White

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Photo by Amelia Lyon

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Photo by Stoffer Photography (left), Photo + Stationery by Brooke Courtney via Oh So Beautiful Paper (right)

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Photo by Alissa Claire

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Photo by Laura Murray Photography via Wedding Chicks

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Happy Weekend!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you’re able to spend time with your special people this weekend! We got a few more inches of snow here in DC on Wednesday night and are expected to get even more this weekend, so we’re hunkered down for a quiet weekend at home. Is it spring yet?? Sigh. But in the meantime…

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Printable calligraphy quote by Julie Song Ink (see below for a discount!)

…a few links for your weekend!

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Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo