Blog Posts - Paper Papel Papier
 
Often, I list items and people buy them without even asking about anything even though it is customisable card. They just email me with the names they want on the cards and after I send a proof back, that is it. They are happy and so am I.
But other times, people contact me explaining they like a card but would like this and this changed or ask if it is possible and then we start on a long back and forth conversation with trials and errors.
So I have decided to show you what one of the items in my shop ends up looking like.

 
Dealing with two languages is a challenge for anybody. And making road signs in two languages is no different. I have a thing for bilingual signs (road signs, shop signs, etc). They clearly send the message to people that languages are important.  However, they are not usually great examples of typography. They tend to be pretty boring.
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French and English Canadian stop sign - Image via Visualpop
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English and ? stop sign - Image by Katakanadian via Flickr

 
Do you know The European Mama?
Olga, aka The European Mama, writes about life as a mum, an expat and raising her daughters multilingually. If you don't know her blog, go check it out. She is celebrating her blog's first birthday this month. She is also giving away some of my cards!
What else do you need to go and check it out? 
 
Forgive me if this is old news to you, but I have recently discovered paper straws. And I love them! I bought some really lovely ones for a picnic recently. They weren't as bright as I had hoped but great nonetheless.
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Paper straws from Casa di Falcone

 
Someone asked me to customise some thank you cards I have in my shop. They ended up looking nothing like the original, but that is what I like about them!
Very simple, understated thank you postcards. Ideal for a wedding. Coming soon to my shop...
 
Have you ever tried printing on fabric? I mean putting fabric through your household printer. I got a sudden urge to try this out last week. I looked on Pinterest for some tips and ideas. I found lots of different ones like using spray adhesive, freezer paper, etc. But by far the easier solution with what I had readily available at home was this one (using only double-sided tape and a piece of card).
I decided to give it a go. Here is what I did.

 
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L7 Designs Congratulations Card
This post is part of the Etsy Greetings Wedding Blog hop. Etsy Greetings is a wonderful team of Etsy-based artists who create all sorts of amazing greeting cards and more. All styles and wishes are catered for in this team. Diversity is key (which I like).

If you have just hopped on from Carrie's blog (L7 Designs), welcome, bienvenue, wilkommen.... If you don't know my blog, feel free to browse, but be warned, it is still new and under construction.


 
For the bike fans out there, here is one of my latest creations. Very simple, modern and eco-friendly Save the Date postcards. These were created for a couple who knew what they wanted from the beginning (down to the fonts). We just played with the layouts slightly.
 
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I have been very busy over the past few weeks with custom wedding orders. I thought I'd share with you what I have been up to.
I created some thank you cards for a Turkish/Brazilian couple who recently got married. They originally liked my standard multilingual thank you cards but wanted something a little more personalised.


 
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A while back a lovely Emily from Etsy Germany emailed me to ask me if I had more wedding products in the pipeline. At the time, I only had one Save the Date card listed.
I knew wedding season was approaching and it was a top priority on my to-do list. So I replied I was working on it.