Monday, December 9, 2013

FREE letter to Santa Printable

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

That for a lot of people means a very busy time of year, especially for those that have young kids. There are presents to buy, the Christmas tree needs to be dug out and put up and cookies will have to be baked. While this is busy and hectic for us parents, it's the most magical time of the year for our kids!

One tradition I loved as a kid was writing my letter to Santa. It's such a memorable family tradition and today I love that I can pass that on to my daughter. She's too young to write an actual letter to Santa so I thought it would be great to create one and share with all my followers and fellow bloggers.

Download your free printable Dear Santa Letter here: Print on regular paper, get your kids to make their wishes, sign, seal and get it delivered to the North Pole!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Maya's indoor picnic party!

What an innovative and ingenious way to escape the scorching heat and make the most of summer - an indoor picnic!

Have a look at the stationery I designed for a recent event - although indoors, I used summer colours like yellow, green and pink to give an outdoorsy look and feel. I kept the designs simple but played on the front which lent a rustic theme to the picnic.

How do you plan to spend the rest of summer? Fancy and event? Get in touch at 055 956 2789.

Friday, August 2, 2013

FREE Eid Printables

Join Paper Couture as we celebrate Eid three fold this season with cupcake, gift and dinner printable sets. Whether it's Eidi gifts, a set of cupcakes or a cosy lunch/dinner at home, we have it covered.

I have used the color turquoise and set this off with gold to create a classy and elegant design that I feel, is in keeping with the granduer and opulence of both the city and Eid.

Download our entire free printable set and add that special touch to your Eid celebrations.

Eid Mubarak!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Kaden's exotic animal themed birthday

This was a fun assignment.....2 year Kaden celebrated his birthday with an exotic animal theme party.

I kept the based colors of blue, green and brown to capture the whole jungle and swamp feel but added splashes of bright yellow to keep the young, kiddie theme my lil girl, Kaden loves his animals so I added a whole host of them from monkeys to elephants, snakes & parrots and even threw in an iguana for good measure :) 

If you would like something similar done or perhaps have your own unique idea on how you'd like your kid's birthday done, drop me a line at

Friday, June 14, 2013

Free Father's Day Printable

Father's Day is around the corner and I am sure that each and every one you would have planned something amazing for your other halves.

Would love for you to allow me to add to that pot of ideas and share with you a DIY idea for Dad's special day. Unlike my earlier creations, I must confess, this is not a Paper Couture original and I have taken inspiration from someone I consider the First Lady of Design & Decor, Ms Martha Stewart!

Nevertheless, thought I would spread the word and let you in on how you and your little boy or girl can create a 'straight from the heart' keepsake for the most important man in your lives. 

Just click here to download!

Happy Father's Day!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stationery for sisters Giselle & Keziah - Fairies

Apologies everyone - I know its been ages since my last post but its been an absolute manic time for me!!!

Don't get me wrong, I've loved every minute of it - the orders have been pouring in, enough to satiate the creative demons in me......but I must admit that trying to juggle a full time designing job, a toddler bang in the middle of her 'terrible 2's' and maintain some semblance of a social life is quite exhausting to put it mildly :)
It's funny, when I first started out, I had the typical fears of whether anyone would buy into the idea of 'bespoke stationery' and if I would even be given a chance to share my vision with others....count down 5 months to the date and I've been busy as a bee, designing stationery across a host of interesting and unusual themes. 
Here's one I did for sisters Keziah and Giselle....their mom was looking for something magical, angelic and girlie and lo behold!.....the fairies were created. Wanted to have the figures identical to maintain the sisterly theme and used the clouds to support the heavenly look and feel....
Before I sign off, I have to take a few minutes to say a great big thank you to Dubai Confidential, Aquarius Magazine, and TimeOut Kids Dubai for featuring me and Paper Couture - my reach would not be as wide without your support! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Soccer Birthday Party

Happy to be sharing with you another great boy themed party (although can be used for a girl also). It was for Milo's 6th birthday and the colours his mother suggested were black white and green. I've seen a lot soccer themed birthdays and while I love the colours, I wanted to add a little more oomph to it, which is when I added a hint of red!  So with soccer balls and green grass spinning around in my head, I designed water bottle wrappers, gift tags, stickers, signs and cup cake flags keeping with the KISS principle - keep it simple, stupid!

Had a blast designing all of it especially the welcome sign that said 'Let's kick off Milo's party' a sign on the food table that said 'Hope you're having a BALL!', and the gift bags that said 'GAME OVER!'.

Below are a few pics from the party and the printable stationery set. 


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Traditional Stationery Set - The D'souzas

Stationery for years now, has been an important part of good social etiquette. A hand-written note can be kept and treasured and can show ones taste and flair.

Below is a stationery set  I designed. It is classic, ornate and traditional in style. The set consists of bottle tags, note cards, thank you cards, flat note cards, letterheads, stickers and gift tags.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Save the date!

I've done a fair number of wedding cards before but I knew from the get go, this would be a fun one to design. Carlin and Tasha came to me to get their wedding stationery designed. We've just done the save the date card so far and I absolutely love it if I have to say so myself.
They're having a destination wedding and wanted the invite to reflect their personalities - fun, simple, humorous and very much in love!
Below is their card. Invitation and other stationery to follow. Stay tuned...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Free Easter Printable

Easter is just around the corner so I thought I'd design my first FREE printable for you. All you need is card stock paper and a printer and voila, you will have cards and gift tags you can use when visiting friends this Easter! 

Just click on the link below to download.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Customized Vintage Farm Party

Personalize your child's birthday with our stationery packages. We do anything from stickers, tent cards and gift tags to cupcake flags, bunting stickers, napkin wrappers and water bottle wrappers.

Customized Barney themed birthday

The stationery below was done for three year old Aaria who loves Barney and Friends. I loved customizing this party for her because the colour scheme of purple, yellow and green were awesome colours to work with and what a super dee duper party it was!