PaperVita

Beautiful paper goods made with love in Wales

Cardiff, United Kingdom | 36 Sales

PaperVita

Beautiful paper goods made with love in Wales

Cardiff, United Kingdom 36 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Hello and welcome to Papervita.

A little bit about me…

I was given my first set of watercolours and paintbrushes when I was 8 years old and I remember sitting and painting a plant pot at my grandfather’s house. I didn’t realise at the time but drawing would go on to become one of my biggest passions. Growing up around nature has had a major influence on my work and you will find something botanical in every illustration. Each print is originally created by hand using ink and then scanned and printed in Cardiff, Wales. You’ll find that every print is unique as I then carefully decorate it using metallic ink. You might see the night sky and stars running through most of my work. I think it’s one of my favourite things to create and I think there’s something quite magical about it.

Lots of people ask me where the name PaperVita comes from. ‘Paper’ because I’m a bit of a stationery and book geek so you could say ‘paper’ makes up a lot of my passions. ‘Vita’ was a word I came across when I visited Lake Como in Italy. I was thinking about what I could do with my illustrations and then I saw the word ‘vita’ above a shop down a little alleyway. I loved it and when I realised it means ‘life’ and can mean ‘the happy life’, I felt that it was perfect for my little business. I always wanted my own shop ever since I set one up in my bedroom when I was a child selling homemade badges and posters to my neighbours!

If you can’t see what you’re looking for, I also offer customised alphabet prints which will be completely unique. Just drop me a message with your ideas.

You can also follow me on Instagram @paper_vita

Thank you for visiting my shop and I hope you see something you love.

Kate x

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