TheIndianPaperForest

Indian Wedding Invitation Sets Cards Events DIY Decor

Bengaluru, India · 498 Sales

TheIndianPaperForest

Indian Wedding Invitation Sets Cards Events DIY Decor

Bengaluru, India 498 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(143)

Announcement   ❤ Honoured to be featured in BRIDES UK magazine & blog, Bespoke Bride, Onewed, and more. ❤ My CUSTOMER REVIEWS : ★"What can I say! The beautiful Suzanne weaved her magic and brought to life our Wedding Invitation Suite. I found Suzanne just lovely to communicate with, she is very personable, so it was like speaking with a close friend. Suzanne happily made changes we requested without any fuss, and very much cared about the end result as much as we did. If you are wanting beautiful invitations, don't
hesitate, contact Suzanne - you will be so glad you did!" ~JULES
★"The loveliest vendor you could hope to meet!! Gorgeous designs, prompt correspondence and always willing to help, Suzanne is someone I will surely come back to again and again for design ideas. I can't recommend her enough!!" ~MIRA
★"Suzanne is a terrific artist. She has made several beautiful designs for me. She's pleasant to work with and responsive to emails. I highly recommend her work." ~PEGGY
★"Suzanne is absolutely wonderful! Professional, timely, efficient, and easy to work with. We received numerous compliments on our cards. I am already looking for an excuse to use her services again!!" ~MELISSA

❤ HEADS UP ON HUGE DISCOUNTS : My WEDDING INVITATION SETS / Suites offer fabulous discounts, from 10%-60% vs a la carte pricing! Your largest saving is on my 8-Piece Wedding Invitation Sets - a whopping $110!!

✿ View designs at MY 2 OTHER DESIGN STORES:
MODERN WEDDINGS: Wedding Invitation Sets Events DIY Party Decor
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheScarletSageTree
KIDS : Instant Downloads - Printable Birthday Invitations, Party Packs, Editable PDFs https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSquiggleTree

Welcome to The Indian Paper Forest; beautiful, unique and fresh design inspired by India. Original and unusual printable & printed designs for Weddings, Special occasions, DIY and this beautiful celebration called Life; each piece created to let you treasure a tiny bit of India. The country that's a breathtaking kaleidoscope of different people, religions, communities, languages, cultures, customs, cuisines, festivals....phew.

To the outsider, it's a rich tapestry that's at once fascinating and mind-boggling. To the insider, it's an incomparable and indescribable land, one of beauty and bliss, color and chaos; a place of a thousand hues and experiences, each different yet bound together seamlessly by their Indian-ness itself.

To me, it's the magical country I call home; a place that never ceases to amaze me with its treasure trove of wondrous colors, marvelous anomalies, heartfelt warmth and last but not the least, endless inspiration. It's no coincidence that I chose to open my shop today, it's our Republic Day, 26 January, and my store is, first and foremost, my tribute to my wonderful land.

Take a walk through The Indian Paper Forest; and enjoy exploring its many-splendored blooms that attempt to capture just a tiny bit of my passion for and inspiration from India.

PLEASE NOTE :
❤ Please read my shop policies before you purchase :)
❤ Pricing includes YOUR CUSTOM COLORS & TEXT WORDING on nearly all designs
❤ These listings for are Printable Designs: DIGITAL PDF FILES - easily DIY Print from your home/local Printer/Copyshop.
❤ I can PRINT & SHIP for you too, message me for a quote!
❤ Buy any single design pieces A LA CARTE, or check if I can CUSTOM DESIGN as per your needs.
❤ Additional custom requests possible, message me for pricing. I also adore creating New Custom Designs - if you have an idea, and want me to design something beautiful just for you, I'd be delighted :)
❤ These designs are for your personal use only. For commercial usage, message me and I'll be happy to see if I can work something out for you.

Warmly,
Suzanne Furtado
Owner & Designer for 3 Original Printable Design Stores:
✿ The ScarletSage Tree http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheScarletSageTree
✿ The Squiggle Tree https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSquiggleTree
✿ The Indian Paper Forest http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheIndianPaperForest

Announcement
Last updated on May 29, 2016

❤ Honoured to be featured in BRIDES UK magazine & blog, Bespoke Bride, Onewed, and more. ❤ My CUSTOMER REVIEWS : ★"What can I say! The beautiful Suzanne weaved her magic and brought to life our Wedding Invitation Suite. I found Suzanne just lovely to communicate with, she is very personable, so it was like speaking with a close friend. Suzanne happily made changes we requested without any fuss, and very much cared about the end result as much as we did. If you are wanting beautiful invitations, don't
hesitate, contact Suzanne - you will be so glad you did!" ~JULES
★"The loveliest vendor you could hope to meet!! Gorgeous designs, prompt correspondence and always willing to help, Suzanne is someone I will surely come back to again and again for design ideas. I can't recommend her enough!!" ~MIRA
★"Suzanne is a terrific artist. She has made several beautiful designs for me. She's pleasant to work with and responsive to emails. I highly recommend her work." ~PEGGY
★"Suzanne is absolutely wonderful! Professional, timely, efficient, and easy to work with. We received numerous compliments on our cards. I am already looking for an excuse to use her services again!!" ~MELISSA

❤ HEADS UP ON HUGE DISCOUNTS : My WEDDING INVITATION SETS / Suites offer fabulous discounts, from 10%-60% vs a la carte pricing! Your largest saving is on my 8-Piece Wedding Invitation Sets - a whopping $110!!

✿ View designs at MY 2 OTHER DESIGN STORES:
MODERN WEDDINGS: Wedding Invitation Sets Events DIY Party Decor
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheScarletSageTree
KIDS : Instant Downloads - Printable Birthday Invitations, Party Packs, Editable PDFs https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSquiggleTree

Welcome to The Indian Paper Forest; beautiful, unique and fresh design inspired by India. Original and unusual printable & printed designs for Weddings, Special occasions, DIY and this beautiful celebration called Life; each piece created to let you treasure a tiny bit of India. The country that's a breathtaking kaleidoscope of different people, religions, communities, languages, cultures, customs, cuisines, festivals....phew.

To the outsider, it's a rich tapestry that's at once fascinating and mind-boggling. To the insider, it's an incomparable and indescribable land, one of beauty and bliss, color and chaos; a place of a thousand hues and experiences, each different yet bound together seamlessly by their Indian-ness itself.

To me, it's the magical country I call home; a place that never ceases to amaze me with its treasure trove of wondrous colors, marvelous anomalies, heartfelt warmth and last but not the least, endless inspiration. It's no coincidence that I chose to open my shop today, it's our Republic Day, 26 January, and my store is, first and foremost, my tribute to my wonderful land.

Take a walk through The Indian Paper Forest; and enjoy exploring its many-splendored blooms that attempt to capture just a tiny bit of my passion for and inspiration from India.

PLEASE NOTE :
❤ Please read my shop policies before you purchase :)
❤ Pricing includes YOUR CUSTOM COLORS & TEXT WORDING on nearly all designs
❤ These listings for are Printable Designs: DIGITAL PDF FILES - easily DIY Print from your home/local Printer/Copyshop.
❤ I can PRINT & SHIP for you too, message me for a quote!
❤ Buy any single design pieces A LA CARTE, or check if I can CUSTOM DESIGN as per your needs.
❤ Additional custom requests possible, message me for pricing. I also adore creating New Custom Designs - if you have an idea, and want me to design something beautiful just for you, I'd be delighted :)
❤ These designs are for your personal use only. For commercial usage, message me and I'll be happy to see if I can work something out for you.

Warmly,
Suzanne Furtado
Owner & Designer for 3 Original Printable Design Stores:
✿ The ScarletSage Tree http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheScarletSageTree
✿ The Squiggle Tree https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSquiggleTree
✿ The Indian Paper Forest http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheIndianPaperForest

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5 out of 5 stars
(143)
Lindsay

Lindsay on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful experience from start to finish! Great communication from Suzanne who was very helpful and flexible and gave good advice! The invitations are absolutely gorgeous and we couldn't be happier, highly recommended!! x

Lindsay

Lindsay on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful experience from start to finish! Great communication from Suzanne who was very helpful and flexible and gave good advice! The invitations are absolutely gorgeous and we couldn't be happier, highly recommended!! x

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About

MY ENDLESS INSPIRATION. ALSO CALLED INDIA.

Hello there! I'm Suzanne Furtado. I have enjoyed calling many different places in the Indian sub-continent home, and now reside in a sun-filled, breezy home in beautiful Bangalore, with my two darling men; my wonderful friend & husband and our little superhero son. For as far back as I can remember, I've had some creative bees or the other, persistently buzzing in my head. I fell more deeply in love with my boyfriend (also the husband now; yes, that went well, didn't it? ;) ) back when he recognised that I was meant to find a creative career path. I did just that, giving those bees a free rein, and have been by far the happier for it.

The ScarletSage Tree is my very first Etsy store, which showcases my original & modern designs, followed by The Indian Paper Forest, and then my 3rd, The Squiggle Tree, for fun & fabulous printables for your big little girls and boys.

My work is all about elegant and original yet very affordable design that is also super easy to print. DIY Printables that set your special moments a class apart, without breaking the bank. This vision applies across the board for my 3 DIY Printable design stores.

I work with a lot of varied ideas and inspiration, and love keeping my 3 stores fresh with new designs all the time. Bringing The Indian Paper Forest to life was very special for me, as this store is first and foremost, my tribute to my wonderful land. India, the magical country I call home; a place that never ceases to amaze me with its treasure trove of wondrous colors, marvelous anomalies, heartfelt warmth and last but not the least, endless inspiration. If I had to sum up my mind's inspiration board for The Indian Paper Forest in four words, I'd pick ~ India, magical, modern, artistry.

The design process is the biggest high for me. It's a treat thinking up new ideas, jotting down loads of scribbles, in my little brown book, and my big white book, and also ahem, another umpteen notes on my computer :D Sometimes I start creating my designs after I've had the ideas wander around a bit in my mind's eye, and sometimes I have an epiphany where I get a flash of inspiration and instantly start to create a new design without any aforementioned scribble or note!

I feel very tickled, and also very blessed, knowing the designs I imagine and create at my desk in Bangalore have been lovingly chosen by my customers to celebrate their joy at weddings and occasions all around the world. To date, I've clocked 16 countries, and I delightedly look forward to mapping many more! Another thing I cherish is receiving thank you messages and pictures of my printed pieces from my customers - it makes my day, each and every time!

I hope you enjoy exploring my stores. And may you find something exactly like what you have in mind, or on the other hand, nothing like you imagined :)

And last but not the least ~ Thank you for loving what I do, and thereby, letting me do what I love.

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  • Suzanne Furtado

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    Hello, I'm Suzanne Furtado & I live in beautiful Bangalore, India, with my two darling men; my wonderful husband and our lil superhero son. For as far back as I can remember, I've had some creative bees or the other, persistently buzzing in my head!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2016
HELLO AND WELCOME!

I'm happy to share with you my Shop Policies, and would like you to note that they apply to both my Etsy shops, TheIndianPaperForest and TheScarletSageTree http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheScarletSageTree

❤ FRESH DESIGN: Every piece I create has to be fresh, unique, original. My benchmark is me falling in love with what I've designed - If I don't love it, I don't list it and will work on it till I get that heady feeling that it's perfect and exactly what I set out to create :)

❤ CANCELLATION: Once a purchase has been made, any cancellation, exchange of design, or refund is not possible on any item.

❤ COPYRIGHTS: My design files allow for perfect high quality printing, and are password-protected as standard policy to safeguard my privacy and copyrights. If customers request a non-password pdf file, this may or may not be possible, and if yes, it will cost extra.

❤ SERVICE: Great service is key to me, and while it's important that I create beautiful design for you, it's equally important to me that I give you an easy, transparent and warm dealing experience, as well as timely and efficient service.

❤ SPEED: I pride myself on my quick turnaround and delivery time - once you okay your design proof, you will receive your completely ready-to-print pdf within 2 Business days, usually sooner. Note: I have my weekends off, I'm human too :D

❤ NEW CUSTOM DESIGN: My specialty and my passion. It gives me great joy to interpret your custom request into a brand new and beautiful design for your special occasion. All custom designs created by me have all ownership and copyrights reserved with me, and can be resold by me at any time.

❤ FREE EDIT ROUNDS: Pricing on every listing includes 1 free round of edits on the proof, per piece/design in the listing if you wish any (such edits can only pertain to color, text and placement of text). Pricing for New Custom Designs includes 2 rounds of free edits, unless specified as otherwise. Additional edit rounds on any item will be charged extra.

❤ COLORS: Colors vary from screen(monitor) to screen, and also screen to printer, and printer to printer. For best results, I recommend a test print at the earliest stage possible :)

❤ FAQs: See the Additional Information section below for my answers to Frequently Asked Questions including DIY Printing Info, Paper Tips, Eco-friendly Choices, my Shop Policies and much more!

Have a lovely day,

Suzanne Furtado
The Indian Paper Forest & The ScarletSage Tree

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Once a purchase has been made, any cancellation, exchange of design, or refunds are not possible.
Shipping
FREE SHIPPING: All my listings are for DIY Printable design files which will be sent your email address, and you therefore pay ZERO SHIPPING COST.
Refunds and Exchanges
Once a purchase has been made, any cancellation, exchange of design, or refunds are not possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
HELLO AND WELCOME!

I'm happy to share with you my Shop Policies, and would like you to note that they apply to both my Etsy shops, TheIndianPaperForest and TheScarletSageTree http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheScarletSageTree

❤ FRESH DESIGN: Every piece I create has to be fresh, unique, original. My benchmark is me falling in love with what I've designed - If I don't love it, I don't list it and will work on it till I get that heady feeling that it's perfect and exactly what I set out to create :)

❤ CANCELLATION: Once a purchase has been made, any cancellation, exchange of design, or refund is not possible on any item.

❤ COPYRIGHTS: My design files allow for perfect high quality printing, and are password-protected as standard policy to safeguard my privacy and copyrights. If customers request a non-password pdf file, this may or may not be possible, and if yes, it will cost extra.

❤ SERVICE: Great service is key to me, and while it's important that I create beautiful design for you, it's equally important to me that I give you an easy, transparent and warm dealing experience, as well as timely and efficient service.

❤ SPEED: I pride myself on my quick turnaround and delivery time - once you okay your design proof, you will receive your completely ready-to-print pdf within 2 Business days, usually sooner. Note: I have my weekends off, I'm human too :D

❤ NEW CUSTOM DESIGN: My specialty and my passion. It gives me great joy to interpret your custom request into a brand new and beautiful design for your special occasion. All custom designs created by me have all ownership and copyrights reserved with me, and can be resold by me at any time.

❤ FREE EDIT ROUNDS: Pricing on every listing includes 1 free round of edits on the proof, per piece/design in the listing if you wish any (such edits can only pertain to color, text and placement of text). Pricing for New Custom Designs includes 2 rounds of free edits, unless specified as otherwise. Additional edit rounds on any item will be charged extra.

❤ COLORS: Colors vary from screen(monitor) to screen, and also screen to printer, and printer to printer. For best results, I recommend a test print at the earliest stage possible :)

❤ FAQs: See the Additional Information section below for my answers to Frequently Asked Questions including DIY Printing Info, Paper Tips, Eco-friendly Choices, my Shop Policies and much more!

Have a lovely day,

Suzanne Furtado
The Indian Paper Forest & The ScarletSage Tree


MY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What is a PRINTABLE?
❤ A printable or printable design is a ready file, that you can simply download and print out from your home printer!

Q: I'm deciding between buying your Printable Design and buying Printed & Ready Invitations/Suites/Decor Items. How does your Printable Design SCORE OVER them?
❤ Here are the 4 Big Benefits of my Printable Designs :)
1. ❤ High on Beauty - My designs are all about original style and chic at affordable prices. I work with a lot of varied ideas and inspiration; though the one thing I aim for is that every design I create has to be not just beautiful, but also unique and unusual; a breath of fresh air, always.
2. ❤ Big Savings - DIY printing my design gets you unique and beautiful paper goods for your big day plus huge savings. And getting my design printed at your nearest copyshop/local printer/online printer also definitely helps you spend far less than you would on ready and printed items.
3. ❤ Customization Just for You - No matter what your event's theme and style is, when buying my printable you can opt to customize and personalize every detail to match your big occasion perfectly.
4. ❤ DIY Joy - While you may not have the time or mindspace for really elaborate DIY tasks, my printable designs let you indulge in some really easy and fun DIY projects and joy. Whether it's with family & friends, or just you and yours, getting hands down and involved in the little details of your big day is an experience to savor, and treasure.

Q: I have never bought a Printable design before. Will it be EASY FOR ME to DIY print/get printed elsewhere?
❤ My final design files are very easy to work with. You will receive a completely ready-to-print file that you can either DIY print from your home printer or get printed from your nearest local printer or even an online printing site.

Q: What FORMAT will I receive the printable file in?
❤ You will receive a perfect print resolution pdf. Pdfs are the most preferred printing format, and especially so when DIY printing. For my final design pdfs, I usually have 2 or as many pieces of the design as fit onto a letter size sheet - 8.5X11 inches.

Q: How do I ensure the BEST COLOR RESULTS possible when printing?
❤ Keep in mind that colors vary from screen(monitor) to screen, and also screen to printer, and printer to printer. Do test print your design at the proof stage if possible, from the printer that you will finally use. Another good tip when choosing your colors from my Color Guide is to print it out, again preferably from the printer that you will finally use, and then make your color selection from what you see on the printed Color Guide sheet.

Q: I can't find my color in your COLOR GUIDE, can you help?
❤ If you can't find your exact color or shade in my Color Guide, no worries. Send me a reference pic, and I'll see if I can match it for you :)

Q: What is your AVERAGE TIMELINE?
❤ Between 4-6 business days! Once you place your order and send me your color choices and final text, I usually take between 1-3 business days to send you a proof. Once you okay your proof, you will receive your final printable file within 1-2 business days. Note: I have my weekends off, I'm human too :D

Q: Can you take a RUSH ORDER?
❤ Yes, I do have a Rush Order option - it has a 2-3 business days timeline and costs an additional 35% on your total. However, do message me first for rush orders, as I need to check for availability in my work schedule at that precise time :)

Q: Can I CUSTOMIZE your Printable design as per my wedding/event theme colors and to my specific taste?
❤ Yes, you absolutely can! Listed Price for almost all of my designs (except those few listings where it's mentioned as otherwise) includes your custom choices of 1 color combination & your text wording, and also 1 free round of edits/changes on the proof, if you wish any :) Additional custom changes like size, font, adaptation to other pieces, etc are all possible, message me your specific requests for info & prices.

Q: Can I request a CUSTOM FONT, CUSTOM SIZE or any other variation of the design?
❤ All additional custom changes like size, font, adaptation to other pieces, etc are definitely possible, message me your specific requests for info & prices.
Here are a few standard custom change requests and pricing:
FONT Edit - $4.75 per font per design/piece.
SIZE Edit - starting at $4.75 per design/piece. Price subject to the specific piece and nature of design.
Extra COLOR Edit - starting at $4.75 per design/piece.
Additional COLOR combination - $2.75 to $4.75 per design/piece.

Q: Can I request ADDITIONAL EDITS after okaying the proof?
❤ Absolutely, you can request changes at any point, even after your final printable design file being sent to you. You get 1 free round of edits on the proof, if you wish any. Any additional rounds of changes, or changes post your okaying the proof, are also possible, and will cost an additional fee.

Q: I have never DIY printed before. What MATERIALS do I need?
❤ All you need to DIY print my design files are a regular basic home/office printer, some card stock/paper of your choice, and a craft paper-cutting blade.

Q: What kind of PAPER should I buy for DIY printing?
❤ Your paper choice depends on your own budget, preference, and of course the final look you want to achieve based on your wedding/event style.
* Buying letter size(or A4 size for UK, etc) sheets is the most economical and also easiest size to use for DIY printing.
* For invitations and other wedding/event decor, I highly recommend paper of cardstock thickness for a sophisticated finish. Refer to the maximum recommended paper weight(thickness) for your printer.
* Using matte, textured or handmade paper also adds more flair.
* Try colored paper or even recycled paper for an unusual effect! It's also a good idea to test print on a couple of sheets before buying your entire paper lot.

Q: Where should I BUY PAPER from?
❤ You can buy paper from any local craft/stationery store or opt to order from online stores. If you're not DIY printing, but getting the printing done from elsewhere, check out their options - most professional printers have paper and cardstock to choose from.

Q: I want to order my wedding invitation suite pieces as well as table numbers & place cards, but am stressed about PRINTING IT ALL on my own. Any ideas?
❤ DIY printing saves you a LOT of money, and is definitely an easy option with my designs. Though it can be worrying if you're short of time or new to it. My idea - have a Print Party! Invite a few of your able and willing bridesmaids & groomsmen or family and friends to help you out. Make sure you test print all items before this point and have your paper, printer, paper-cutting blades and additional ink cartridges ready for the Print Party. Not only will you get all your printing and cutting done and ready at one shot, but you and yours will also have a fun get-together with some near and dear ones to add to the pre-wedding excitement!

Q: Can I BUY INDIVIDUAL DESIGN PIECES a la carte from your suite/set listings?
❤ Of course! While my suite listings are a great buy as they are hugely discounted, you can definitely buy 1 or more design pieces a la carte as per your needs. If you can't find a separate listing for the individual piece you want, message me, and I'll send you pricing.

Q: Do you take NEW DESIGN CUSTOM ORDERS, there's an idea that I may have?
❤ I adore doing Special Custom Designs that push the envelope, and represent a customer's specific vision and style. Whether you're planning a vintage circus wedding or a destination green wedding, a little zoo birthday party or an elegant corporate dinner party; I can design and personalize to suit every theme, occasion, and imagination :) Here's details for my Custom Design Invitation: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64480800

Q: I want to go as GREEN as possible with my wedding paper goods. Any suggestions?
❤ Here's my top 4 simple dos for customers who are planning a Green Wedding/Event or simply want to care a little extra for Mother Earth while they celebrate:
1. Consider emailing your invitation suite. Also have your Save The Date/Invitation design personalized with a message regarding your eco choice, so your guests understand and respect your decision.
2. Use recycled paper, post-consumer waste paper or tree-free paper to print your paper goods on.
3. An exciting new trend is plantable invitations - print on plantable paper that has seeds actually embedded in it - make a lasting green statement.
4. Find an environment-friendly print company to work with - using vegetable/soy inks, wind power electricity and recycled paper stocks are just some of the ways printers are going green.