• Gone Fishin' - e.m.papers is on vacation!

    12/06/2014 01:19:27 in Biz

    I am on a vacation until January 5, 2015.

    Here are the things you can do until then:

    - Order an instant download
    - Submit a custom order (see below)
    Get instructions on making your wedding printable
    - Watch videos on how to make your printable
    - Get printing tips
    - Get paper tips
    - Get your FAQs answered
    - Answer the question: Are printables right for me?

    What will have to wait until January:

    - Real-time help or response to emails
    - Processing of custom orders (you can order, I just won't get started on it until January)

    Part of that time I'll be on a well deserved trip to Mexico. You can follow along with some of it on Instagram, but no promises, I may just go totally dark!

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  • Printable Christmas Cards Are In The Shop!

    12/04/2014 11:36:42 in Products

    Christmas Card Template 'Warmest Wishes' Design

    In this post I told you about how much fun I had using ink, brush and paper to come up with the basis artwork for my new collection of printable Christmas card designs.

    The one I'm sending out as my own personal Christmas card this year is the first one at the top, 'Warmest Wishes'. I initially designed it without the red berries, but then realized something was missing. It needed that pop of red.

    Christmas Card Design - Gold Holiday

    I'm  really excited about this printable holiday card design, called 'Gold Holiday'. I learned a new trick; how to replicate the look of gold foil. I've printed this out on my little cheap-o Cannon Pixma and it looks great!  You immediately get the gold effect when you look it. This is a stunner of a DIY Christmas card.

    Christmas Card Template - Triangle Tree

    I really like this Christmas card design too, I called it 'Triangle Tree'. A little less expected and traditional than the others, but I like the retro mod vibe. My grandparent's had some artists friends that would send out Christmas cards every year that they designed themselves in this very 60s style. I suppose that may have been an influence here.

    Sadly, each year we get fewer and fewer Christmas cards, which is a shame. I love decorating the apartment with cards, it really kicks-off the holiday season for me.

    Sending out my DIY Christmas Cards

    I will continue the tradition though! Here I am filling out ours while we stay in the little guest cottage where my folks live in California (does it get any cozier or Christmasy-er than this?!). If you've thought about sending cards this year but haven't yet, it's not to late! You can download the Christmas card templates here.

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  • Cyber Monday Sale in the Etsy Shop

    12/01/2014 00:14:13

    Cyber Monday Sale at the e.m.papers Etsy Store

    Today is 'Cyber Monday' and I'm having a sale in the Etsy store. Everything, EVERYTHING is 50% off today only. Use the code EMPAPERS01

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  • How A Morning of Ink and Brush Painting Turns into Printable Christmas Cards

    11/20/2014 13:46:42 in Products

    If you follow my instagram account you'll have seen the image below from last week:

    e.m.papers ink brush pattern drawings

    I enjoyed a morning of passionate experimenting with brush and ink creating all kinds of different patterns. I've sinced scanned the patterns, sliced and diced them and am turning them into printable Christmas cards like this one, 'Merry Tree'. I'm really proud of how the simple strokes that make up the tree came out. It took making a lot of bad trees to come up with this one good one:

    I had so much fun creating these, hopefully you like them too. I'll be sharing more over the next week or two.

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  • The Coolest Bride Ever

    11/19/2014 15:58:05 in Wedding

    Solange Wedding Dress

    I audibly gasped when I saw this picture of Solange Knowles on Pinterest. The hair! The dress! The cuffs! I love the utter lack of frilliness and sentimentality. This is the wedding dress of a woman who is in command. Such boldness. In another life I will totally steal this bridal look. All hail Solange! Photo by Rog Walker. More here on Vogue.

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