Hello there! I’m Katie, and I LOVE all things to do with PAPER and PAINT…we’re talking seriously obsessed with all the fabulousness that can be created. I’m fortunate that this LOVE affair has allowed me to work with PAPER and PAINT every day… I do what I LOVE and I LOVE what I do! Welcome to Love Paper Paint…a place where my lifelong passion for creating beautiful things with paper and paint is explored and shared. Some may be familiar with me from my previous moniker, EITAK, which is the name of the custom stationery and decorative painting business I founded in 2000. But my “love affair” with all things paper and paint related began long before…as a young girl, I would hand-craft my own greeting cards or transform my bedroom on a whim by painting the walls and making over furniture. A self-taught graphic designer and decorative painter, what started as a hobby hand-making invitations and painting murals for family and friends, turned into a full-on CRUSH and I fell MADLY in LOVE with the creative process. Word of mouth referrals spread and I quit my “day job” to start EITAK Design (now known as Love Paper Paint) and pursue my passion for art and design full-time. Whether it’s designing a wedding invitation ensemble or painting a mural, every project is taken from concept to completion with artistic vision, attention to detail, quality assurance and a whole lotta LOVE…by ME! I ADORE color, pattern, texture (and lots of it, all at once, is totally fine by me). I get a little GIDDY opening a can of paint or holding new brushes. Seeing and touching handmade papers, vintage ephemera and...Read More
This is where I share my LOVE for the people, places, products that are part of my world. I’m extremely fortunate to be surrounded by creative, inspiring and talented friends; work with some truly top-notch industry professionals; and use some fantastic materials in my creations. I’m also a bit of a foodie and am happiest “breaking bread” (with lots of butter and a sprinkle of fleur de sel) with my family and friends. The adage “we don’t eat to live, we live to eat” applies here. So, from time to time, there’ll be a post about a gastronomic experience. And of course, I love to share snippets of life with my awesome family. I absolutely adore creating art with my children, so when we do something crafty, you’ll see it showcased here. It’s about showing some LOVE: a “shout-out” to my fave peeps featuring businesses and resources that I wholeheartedly recommend a peek of what’s in my design “toolbox” some fun and easy DIY craft tutorials, freebies and downloads sharing any awesomeness that makes me happy Love Paper Paint does not accept monetary compensation for post content, product reviews, sponsorship, advertising, or offer paid editorial...Read More
a substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc. I LOVE Paper because it… Transforms words & images ♥ Communicates information ♥ Sets the tone for an event ♥ Can be felt, touched and kept ♥ Expresses feelings & ideas ♥ Documents life Love Paper Paint (EITAK) is a professional graphic design studio and authorized Envelopments® Dealer/Designer, specializing in custom invitations, wedding ensembles, birth announcements, personal stationery and social communiqués. Pricing/Process All invitations, announcements and social communiqués are created to fit your personality & tastes, the event theme & colors, and your budget…so the pricing varies depending on selected papers, embellishments, format, size and quantity. Depending on the cost of materials, number of components and how elaborate the design is, the price can vary anywhere from $4 – $8 per ensemble (for a very simple design with a couple of components) to $15 – $20 per ensemble (for something very elaborate with lots of embellishments, specialty printing and papers). Love Paper Paint specializes in customizing Envelopments® products and carries the full line of Pocketfolds, Envelofolds, Z-Folds and cardstocks/envelopes. All components are customized and individually designed. I love working with handmade papers imported from artisans all over the world and introducing unique and innovative ways to get your message across, whether it’s important party information or introducing your newest addition. For Wedding & Special Event Invitations: the Pocketfold or Envelopment style invitations on average cost about $8 – $15 per invite. This includes all materials, design and printing. Usually, the price per invitation includes the Pocketfold or Envelofold, outer mailing envelope, invite card, three insert cards (information or reception card, R.S.V.P. postcard,...Read More
a substance composed of solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective or decorative coating to various surfaces, or to canvas or other materials in producing a work of art. I LOVE Paint because it… Transforms a space ♥ Creates an illusion ♥ Sets the tone/mood ♥ Renews, repairs and disguises ♥ Expresses feelings & ideas ♥ Colors life Love Paper Paint (EITAK) is a California State Licensed Contractor, License #786344, C-33 Painting & Decorating, specializing in murals, faux finishes and decorative painting. Pricing/Process Prices for murals, faux finishes and decorative painting can be determined after a consultation to view the space or discuss the project specifications, and review several factors, including: the size, scale and nature of the project, complexity of the design, the difficulty or ease of access to the work area, and the option for work to be completed on studio canvas versus on-site (Custom murals can be painted on canvas – a professional wallpaper hanger must be contracted to install the mural). Other factors that can affect pricing are: location (travel and lodging fees may apply), timing (e.g. the space is only available for painting at night or there is a strict deadline for completion that would incur a rush fee for scheduling), design revision fees (changes to the project during execution that were not part of the approved initial contract), special rental equipment (such as scaffolding), wall surface preparation (drywall repair, paint stripping & sanding, basecoating), special materials (not including paint or canvas), and taxes. After the consultation, all projects are quoted at a flat fee rate of $600/day which includes all labor, equipment, painting supplies. The package quote insures that there will not be any cost overruns and only...Read More
I’m not an event coordinator, but I do LOVE planning parties and entertaining – especially all the unforgettable details that make a party unique and fun. My two sisters and I have had a blast planning parties for our kids, ever since my nephew’s first birthday in 1998. We almost always do everything ourselves and without spending a lot of money. Even before I officially started my custom stationery business, I was designing over-the-top invitations and hand-crafting decorations, signs, games and activities for our fantastic bashes. Thanks to the help of our family and friends, we’ve created quite the party “Dream Team”. We LOVE DIY and finding ways to throw a really fun party, on a budget – hey, a party doesn’t have to be outrageous to be awesome! We’re asked all the time for party advice, so this series is devoted to featuring some of our parties and sharing all the details, DIY ideas, budget-conscious tips and vendor resources. Of course, all the invitations and printed items are by Love Paper Paint (EITAK) and can be customized for your special event! Feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions…I’m always happy to help make your party...Read More
As a full-time decorative painter, stationery designer, wife, and mom of two young boys, I spend most of my time working on projects for my clients, running my business and taking care of my family. I consider things like sleep and a neatly-kept, well-organized, uniquely decorated home, a much sought after, but somewhat distant fantasy. As much as I love painting and decorating, I don’t always have the time (or motivation) to work on our own home. But, on the rare occasion when I’m not spending time with my family, working on a wedding or painting for a client…AND actually have a moment to finish one of my own projects, I’ll share it...Read More
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Hello there! I’m Katie, and I LOVE all things to do with PAPER and PAINT…we’re talking seriously obsessed with all the fabulousness that can be created. I’m fortunate that this LOVE affair has allowed me to work with PAPER and PAINT every day…
I do what I LOVE and I LOVE what I do!
a substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc.
I LOVE Paper because it…