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Fonty Freitag - Twentieth Century

Even though this typeface was designed in 1937, it has a distinctly mid-century feeling. It was designed as a competitor to Futura (another favorite) and I've been using it since I was a wee lass in design school. You'll find it on many e.m.papers wedding invitations designs, but Twentieth Century is also the main star on the Zen printable calendar : The simple lines and straightforward angles based on the purity of Geometry based on the German modernist aesthetic appeal to my inner minimalist. You can download Twentieth Century free here.

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e.m.papers in Real Life: Calligraphy Monogram Hochzeitseinladung

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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Printable Hochzeitseinladung Set - Lush Florals

What can I say, I love vintage florals! The saturated colors, the lushness, the feeling of bounty they evoke.  However on their own they can overwhelm. When I created the Lush Florals printable wedding invitation design, I wanted to balance the artwork with a clean, modern type treatment.  Placing the text in a white box so that that the flower imagery recedes was just the thing to give all the wedding printables in this set, including the wedding invitations, wedding detail card and the response card a classic yet modern feel. Like all of e.m.papers wedding printables, you can download a sample file of the invitation in this wedding design series to test out at home. Just look for the link...

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Pinterest Gartenarbeit Inspiration

Happy March! There may still be snow on the ground where you live, but if you're anything like me, you're already thinking about what you can plant this spring. I don't have a proper garden, but rather a terrace with a border around the edges, and lots of hanging flower boxes and containers. Which is perfect because this is about the extent of what my gardening skills can handle! For inspiration I turn to my Pinterest Gardening Board (and also my Terrace Board). Maybe you'll find some there too! Image originally from Paradise Express Blog.

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Aquarell Workshop bei 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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