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Making Homemade Cards With French Paper Samples

Even though you can (and should) use regular old printer paper with e.m.papers printables, it's always a good idea to have some nice paper around. You may want to whip up a card that feels a little special and a good way to add that extra something is with quality paper. I've written before about where to order paper online. The first place I mention is French Paper. They primarily market to designers and businesses but they've redesigned their site (it looks FANTASTIC) and in this post describe how they've taken pains to make their content accessible to people of 'all experience levels' (not just design and print professionals). They've also lowered their shipping costs, which is great news since paper is...

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Printable Wedding Program - Gold Strokes

The gold strokes wedding program template is simple and modern with a touch of elegance. This printable wedding program is part of a complete wedding stationery suite but can also be used on its own to give your event that something extra. The ink stroke design originated from a morning of experimenting with a brush and ink. The simple half fold format of this customizable printable has a cover page, space for the wedding party and the order of service of your ceremony, and an optional back page.  The gold elements are definitely a showstopper and you may be wondering, can I print gold on my home printer? The short answer is: yes, you can print this invitation on your home printer -...

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My Precious, Hoarded Stash of DAISO Store Envelopes

My husband and I have traveled a lot of the world together, Australia, India, Mexico, Ecuador, all through Europe and the U.S. By far the most exhilarating trip we ever took together was a quick few days in Tokyo. It was the last stop on a tour that started from Germany, to Western Australia and on to California for our second wedding ceremony. Besides booking hotel and grabbing a travel guide at the airport in Singapore, we didn't plan for it at all. We were both surprised by the backslapping openness of the people. We loved the food. We went to the fish market at 5 a.m. and ate the most incredible sashimi I have ever tasted (up until that point I thought I...

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Inspired by Meghan and Harry: New Printable Wedding Menu Design

I wasn't planning on working on new printable wedding designs until later this year, but all the excitement and buzz around the upcoming royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has got me inspired. I kind of hate to admit it, but I kind of get into all the pomp and circumstance of these royal events. I watched 'Downton Abbey' and am really enjoying 'The Crown' and I suprised everyone (including myself) by sobbing my head off watching Princess Diana's funeral. Don't ask me why, it's a mystery. However the Meghan Markle thing is kind of special. A close friend and fellow American expat breathlessly asked me a couple of days ago if I felt connected to Ms. Markle seeing...

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Printable Gifts For Mom

Printables might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a Mother's day gift, but I've put together a set of Mother's day items that might change your mind. If your mom has everything she needs and your stuck on what kind of gift to give, giving something that you've 'made' yourself can be a departure from the predictable (flowers, candy, etc.) Some ideas: For the Excellent Corresponder:This Mother's Day gift collection includes the Cartouche series of Notecards as well as two printable Thank You card designs. The idea here is to convert these into personal stationery.  Edit the text from 'Thank You' into your moms name or initials. Grab some matching envelopes and wrap them nicely...

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