Twelve Perfect Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day is just around the corner! I loooooooved hunting for the perfect Father’s Day card for my dad when I was a kid. It always felt like a little scavenger hunt to find something cute that wasn’t overly sappy or boring and also didn’t feature golfing or fishing (since I don’t think my dad has ever done either of those things in his entire life). Let’s just say it’s a good thing that greeting card designs have come such a long way since the ’80s and ’90s! So whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect card for your dad, husband, partner, or even a friend or family member, here are twelve perfect 2018 Father’s Day cards!

Twelve Perfect 2018 Father's Day Cards

1. Worthwhile Paper

2. Paper Wilderness

3. Ramona & Ruth

4. Our Heiday

5. Dear Hancock

6. One Canoe Two

7. Ghost Academy

8. Moglea

9. Iron Curtain Press

10. Cardtorial

11. The Good Twin

12. And Here We Are

 

p.s. More amazing Father’s Day cards here, here, here, and here.

Monday Faves: Statement Earrings

Happy Monday everyone! When it comes to jewelry, I’m all about colorful necklaces and statement earrings this year. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, so a bold necklace and pair of earrings is the perfect way to add a bright pop of color to an outfit. I tend to gravitate towards unusual shapes, from organic ceramic pieces to minimalist brass shapes. I’ve been keeping a running list of statement earrings for a while now, and I thought I’d kick off the week by sharing a few favorites – mostly from Etsy makers and small businesses! Ready? Let’s jump in!

Favorite Statement Earrings

1. These Matisse-inspired earrings from Jules and Clem are seriously some of the most beautiful earrings I’ve ever seen. Made with lightweight acrylic, they come in a variety of color options – but this dark blue and lavender is really speaking to me.

2. I picked up a pair of Four Eyes ceramic earrings from a local pop-up boutique (Brief Assembly), and I’m now completely obsessed with this brand. The color options, the shapes – everything is gorgeous!

3. These brass half-circle earrings are true modern minimalist beauties.

4. I’m loving the deep green color and abstract expressionism-inspired vibes of these round resin earrings

5. Beautiful modern earrings from Two Boss Beads made from handmade clay beads and leather cutouts!

6. Minimalist brass rainbow earrings by Rare Bird Designs! Yes, please.

7. These Mod + Jo earrings combine brass shapes with cotton pom poms and tassels! All my favorite statement earring elements in one place.

8. These wood earrings are so unique!

Are you loving statement earrings as much as I am this year? If so, I’d love to see what you’ve added to your collections – feel free to leave links in the comments!

p.s. If you enjoyed this post, you can shop it and support both independent makers and Oh So Beautiful Paper at the same time by using the affiliate links throughout the post. Thank you for supporting Oh So Beautiful Paper!

June 2018 Wallpapers!

Well, happy first day of June everyone! With Memorial Day behind us, we can basically just say that this is officially summer, right? We have a couple more weeks of school left here in DC, but we’re quickly counting down the days until summer break and long days spent at our local splash pad. To kick off the new month, we have two gorgeous new wallpapers from The Good Twin and Mint for Hue! Such fun summer colors – download your favorite through the links below!

June 2018 Illustrated Wallpaper / The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Desktop | iPhone

June 2018 Illustrated Wallpaper / Mint for Hue for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Desktop | iPhone

For personal use only. All illustrations by Mint for Hue and The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

p.s. If you’re interested in walking down memory lane a bit, here are the wallpaper designs from June 2017, June 2016, and June 2015!

If you’re a designer or illustrator interested in contributing your own designs to this column, please email your design to hello(at)ohsobeautifulpaper.com with the subject line “desktop downloads” and image files in both desktop and iPhone retina screen sizes. If it’s a good fit I’ll add it to the post for the following month!

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Ahhhh…. navy and white is such a beautiful and classic combination. Add in some modern botanical illustrations from one of our talented Designer Rolodex members, Kim of Bright Room Studio, and you’ve got some seriously gorgeous navy and white illustrated floral wedding invitations! I love that Kim and the bride and groom decided to letterpress print the entire suite in a single color – navy blue – which just completely elevates Kim’s beautiful illustrations and lettering. So pretty!

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

From Kim: Working with Allie and Michael on their invitations was so much fun. I knew it was going to be a great project when I received a design brief written by the groom! He put so much thought and time in to sharing their story, aesthetic and things that were important to them (including their favorite cocktails and guilty pleasures!) that it made the creative process so much fun and made their invitations incredibly personal and special for them.

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

We started with the cute map save the date. I love creating maps, especially when I get to incorporate illustrations of the architecture and buildings, combined with places that are meaningful to them. They met “the old fashioned way” – at a bar! – so we definitely wanted to incorporate that cute detail, along with the wedding venues. We did the map in a gorgeous blue, which became a design theme for the rest of the suite.

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

For the invitation, we wanted to keep it sophisticated but still personal. We chose symbols to represent their heritage: an olive branch for her Greek background and a thistle for his Scottish roots. I illustrated each branch and used it throughout the invitation through patterns, graphic details and the monogram. We letterpress printed the invitation to really make the leaf details pop.

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

The monogram tag is such a great example of what you can do in the design process. I showed them one design with this leaf pattern and one with the monogram and they couldn’t decide, so we found a way to incorporate both ideas throughout the suite. The monogram was also a perfect detail to use in other elements on their wedding day, such as the sweet notecards, menu and program.

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

We continued the monochromatic palette through everything, which kept the design cohesive and sophisticated. The little branch details and modern calligraphy style tied the smaller pieces together. What resulted was a lovely invitation that felt personal to them and gave their wedding a beautiful look throughout.

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Navy and White Illustrated Floral Wedding Invitations

Thanks Kim!

Design: Bright Room Studio

Printing: Mercurio Brothers Printing

Bright Room Studio is a member of the Designer Rolodex  – you can see more of Kim’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Bright Room Studio

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration

‘Tis the season! Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start of summer, and with wedding season officially underway, we thought it would be a good idea to round up some outdoor wedding stationery inspiration. So for those of you planning an outdoor affair this summer, check out a few ideas for day-of wedding stationery ideas for a carefree outdoor summer wedding! –Annie

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Forget trying to balance a plate during cocktail hour and opt for paper cones instead. | Photography: The Ganeys, Event Planning & Styling: Ever After Vintage Weddings via Ruffled

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Framed table numbers look so elegant. | Photography: Lisa Hoshi, Event Design & Planning: Houlfa Rekik, Stationery: Callyane via Boho Weddings

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How cute are these seed packet escort cards? | Photography: Ashley Crenshaw of Gypsy Jane Photography via Exquisite Weddings

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paper lanterns are an easy way to instantly brighten up a space. | Photography: Steve Cowell Photo via Ruffled

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Those summer nights can get chilly! | Photography: Lovers of Love Photography, Event Coordinator: Michelle Garibay Events, Calligraphy: Outside The Bloom via Wedding Wire

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Windy day? No big deal. Wooden place cards won’t blow away! | Photography: Kristen Booth, Producer & Art Direction: Green Wedding Shoes, Event Design: LB Event Planning, Calligraphy: Calligraphy Nerd via Green Wedding Shoes

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Take a paper table cloth from boring to playful with hand lettering and illustrations. Plus, easy clean up! | Photography: Kathryn McCrary, Coordination: Candice Beaty, Paper Goods & Hand Lettering: Jenn Gietzen Of Write On! Design

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Draw inspiration from your surroundings, like this wooden escort card display. | Photography: Lindsay Hackney Photography via Junebug Weddings

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Terracotta place cards are perfect for a garden wedding. | Photography: Jessica Kettle, Event Design & Planning: Amorology Wedding, Calligraphy: Betlem Calligraphy via Green Wedding Shoes

Outdoor Wedding Stationery Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Rather than worrying about individual menus, create a bright and graphic wooden sign that no one will miss. | Photography: Melissa Ryan, Hand Lettering: Wylie West Creative via Wylie West Creative

Are you planning an outdoor wedding? Let us know in the comments – and be sure to share your wedding theme or style inspiration!