Block-printed and illustrated goods, handmade in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 812 Sales


Block-printed and illustrated goods, handmade in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minnesota 812 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2018

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Printing Forevermore

I left my teaching job several years ago, without a specific goal in mind. With the free time I created for myself, I began engaging with a variety of materials. First, chalk (thanks to my sister sending me a box of colorful sticks in the mail), then crafting sleeves for records, then watercolors, and finally block-printing.

I'm also a DJ and I play soul music 45s. I was involved in making a poster for a soul night several years ago, but didn't know where to start, not having made something so big before. I went to the store and picked up a few tools to start block printing. I enjoy the hands-on process and especially the slight mystery of the inverted image-- similar to the feeling you get when sliding exposed photo paper into the developer solution. It's always a little different (and usually better) than you expect.

My immediate family is made up of artists. I've made things on and off since childhood and am excited to have a more "official" shop up and running!

I live in Minneapolis, where I'm from. Everything is created in my third-floor apartment. My roommate hasn't kicked me out for mess-making yet, so I'll keep working here (and scrubbing ink off the floor as needed).

Shop members

  • Lizzie

    Owner, Creator

    Blockprints, illustrations, and useful home goods printed up in Minneapolis! Lizzie brainstorms, makes, prints, packages, and ships all items.

Production partners

  • Screenprinter

    Chicago, IL

    For this one-off project, I created the illustration and Elizabeth printed an edition of 50 prints.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 10, 2017
Thank you so much for looking at my shop! I'm very excited to imagine that the things I make with love in my apartment will be shipped along to bring joy to someone else.

Everything is made by me here in Minneapolis. I carve the stamps, ink the brayer, print every piece by hand, tape up the mailers, dream up new ideas, and everything else in between. I hope you can feel the love I put into each item!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you would like to return or exchange your order, please contact me within five days of receiving your order and we will solve the problem together!

If you're unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please get in touch with me right away, rather than leaving negative feedback. It is my priority that YOU are happy with your purchase, so I thank you in advance for your communication!
I accept payment via PayPal and major credit cards, as well as Etsy gift cards.

Payment is due at the time of purchase. Any questions about payment-- don't hesitate to ask!
All orders are shipped via First Class (2-5 day estimated delivery) and International First Class (7-21 day estimated delivery). Please send me a convo if you need your order in a rush and I'll do my best to accommodate!

It's a priority to ship items out as soon as possible. For ready-to-ship prints, please allow up to 3 business days for your order to ship. For made-to-order prints and fabric goods (towels and bags), please allow up to 1.5 weeks for your order to be printed and dried. I will communicate with you to let you know what your order status is.

Buyers are responsible for customs fees or taxes that may apply. I can't be held responsible for delays caused by customs.

Please do get in touch if you have a concern about a missing package.

Any questions, please ask!
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All designs © Elizabeth Christian. Please do not use my designs without permission. Thank you!