e.m.papers Blog — Behind the Scenes

Welcome to the New Site!

Hello and welcome! We've moved e.m.papers over to the Shopify platform and so far we couldn't be happier. There's still some sawdust on the floor, some unpacked boxes, and windows without new drapes, but we are open for business!  If you're a regular e.m.papers shopper you might not notice too many huge differences besides the layout and design, but here are some of the major ones: Although you can see prices in both USD and EUR, at purchase the currency will always be in Euros. Instead of customizing an item directly in the listing, you're now able to purchase it separately in the 'Add Ons' section. Hopefully you'll notice the speed and ease of the new site, and best of...

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Big Magic and 'Creative Free Jams'

Right after Christmas I stumbled upon this video of Marie Forleo interviewing Elizabeth Gilbert: I enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love and Comitted even more so. I had seen the promotions for Big Magic, but I was no particular rush to read it - until I watched the interview. Afterwards, I immediately hoofed it to my local book store and ordered it (they had tons of copies, but in German).  I think I read it in a day. It had that signature Elizabeth Gilbert down-to-earthness, and earnest humor that I've come to enjoy, but what really struck me was what an excellent, accesible meditation on creativity, craft, discipline and practice this book is. The principle that resonated with me most was her advice to be...

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Starry Night Baby Print

Some friends of ours recently had a baby. Rather than the traditional baby shower, a friend through a nice brunch for them after the baby was born. I found myself panicked without a gift on the morning of the brunch (I can not explained how this happened!) In any case, I was working on the Starry Night wedding invitation design series and had an idea. Why not make a sweet little sign to hang in the nursery. Above is the final result. My printer was practically running on empty with low ink, but I liked the muted effect. So did my friend because as imagined, she hung it in the baby's nursery, right over here crib. Sweet!

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e.m.papers in Real Life - Vintage Rose Wedding Invitation Set for a Farm Wedding

A customer sent me this photo of how her e.m.papers printable wedding invitations turned out. This was a custom order where I made the mint vertical striped backing template for her. The wedding was a farm wedding, and I love the combination of the light green stripes, and the green gingham and white ribbons tied around each item of wedding stationery.  It's so wonderful to see how customers use their e.m.papers wedding printables!

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