e.m.papers Blog — Behind the Scenes

Ausflug: (Fookin') Bruges

My parents were here for a visit to meet Emmie in April. Since they flew all the way over from California, it made sense to visit a few other places in Europe while they were here.One of these places was Bruges, in  Belgium. Now, the only reason I know of Bruges is because of the very wonderful movie In Bruges. A strange little black comedy about two Irish hit men that are forced to lay low 'In Bruges' for awhile. One of the hit men played by ColinFarrell is deeply irritated at having to be there. He keeps referring to it as Fu*king Bruges, but with an Irish accent 'Fookin' Bruges'. As a result, I  ant refer to Bruges without...

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Our Baby Announcements

You might notice that I don't have any printable baby announcements on the site. That's because even before I had a baby I figured right after giving birth is not when one wants to jump into a DIY project. After our daughter was born I thought about it though, printing our own announcements. I have since learned how easy it is to be waaaay to ambitious about doing things when you have a baby. I have to remind myself that I can only do a fraction of the non-mom things I'd like to do (like post on this blog) at least for the next while. This left me in a bit of a quandary. Everyone knows I'm a card designer...

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e.m.papers in Real Life: Calligraphy Monogram Wedding Invitation

I love it when customers send me images of their e.m.papers wedding printables! Todays lovely example comes from Jillian, who used the Calligraphy Monogram printable wedding invitation. She printed the invite out on cream/ivory paper and mounted it on black card stock. I think it looks really elegant. Creating a high class wedding invitation like this is deceptively easy. You may need to print the invitation a little smaller (or make the overall invitation larger). Then, just purchase the black card stock backing at a craft store (it's often pre cut, but you can purchase larger sheets and cut these yourself too). Just make sure you find envelopes that fit.  You can use spray glue or just a couple of...

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Water Color Workshop at Spunkhaus München

Last December I participated in a really great water color workshop at Spunkhaus here in Munich led by Sylvia Betancourt of Sweet Little Dots. It was great, 3 hours that covered the basics. When I was in design school I took oil painting classes and loved them, but water painting always intimated me (so little control!) I'd really like to add more original water color designs to the e.m.papers collection and this workshop inspired me to do so, stay tuned! Second image from Spunkhaus

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e.m.papers is slowing down for the holidays - and a new baby!

If you follow e.m.papers on Instagram you might have seen this post a little awhile ago: Despite his penchant for sleeping on the job, we're really glad we brought Louie on to the #empapers team. So glad that we've decided to add another team member, a baby girl! She's scheduled to show up for the job on Dec. 25th (!) but might be a bit early or a bit late. While we're showing her the ropes things will be very quiet around here. Custom jobs will be put on hold for at least three weeks, and take a little longer after that. You'll find more info on the shop. Thanks for your understanding! Baby isn't here yet, but we're slowing things down,...

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