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Cartamodello Papeterie • perfect printable party pieces

Brisbane, Australia | 1089 Sales

cartamodello

Cartamodello Papeterie • perfect printable party pieces

Brisbane, Australia 1089 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Cartamodello is a 100% Australian owned and operated design studio, based in sunny Brisbane. Your selected design is created with love by a professional graphic designer (that's me: Laura!)

We used to specialise in beautifully crafted printed invitations (which was my passion!). However, we now have a delightful young daughter and our days are filled with adventures, leaving me little time for these meticulously crafted designs and beautiful conversations with clients.

Thank goodness for technology! I can now offer my much-loved designs in printable format, which allows you, the customer, to completely personalise in the comfort of your own home. Please bear with us while everything gets converted over to digital, self-editable designs--it'll be worth the wait! :-)

Website/Shop: http://www.cartamodello.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cartamodello
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cartamodello
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cartamodello

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Last updated on Sep 18, 2018

Cartamodello is a 100% Australian owned and operated design studio, based in sunny Brisbane. Your selected design is created with love by a professional graphic designer (that's me: Laura!)

We used to specialise in beautifully crafted printed invitations (which was my passion!). However, we now have a delightful young daughter and our days are filled with adventures, leaving me little time for these meticulously crafted designs and beautiful conversations with clients.

Thank goodness for technology! I can now offer my much-loved designs in printable format, which allows you, the customer, to completely personalise in the comfort of your own home. Please bear with us while everything gets converted over to digital, self-editable designs--it'll be worth the wait! :-)

Website/Shop: http://www.cartamodello.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cartamodello
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cartamodello
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cartamodello

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Cartamodello: from doomed fashion beginnings to a flourishing passion for paper...

"Cartamodello", in Italian (a language I love), is a word meaning "paper pattern", as in clothing design. Clearly that is not what happens in this store, but why I chose it as a shop name is kind of an inside joke (with myself).

Many years ago, my sister and I had these brilliant dreams of becoming fashion designers. The designs I (and I'm sure she, also) had in my head were incredible; really fashion-forward, edgy, a touch of vintage (without being cliche). I could visualise it so vividly it was almost overwhelming.

Unfortunately the dream never became a reality because, as it turns out, it's a lot harder to put those brilliant visualisations on paper. (Like, virtually impossible. I admire those who can do it!) ... Plus neither of us are even remotely good with a sewing machine. Example: The last piece of clothing--albeit a costume--I made with my sewing machine involved me tangling myself in knots trying to thread the thing (what's-it-called), then breaking a bobbin (which didn't fit the machine), which eventually resulted in me being forced to staple the fabric together in a haphazard fashion. Stylish.

Something I AM good at, it would seem, is creating designs on screen and on paper. And dressing events. So, somewhat ironically, "Cartamodello" became my store name: a wink to my weakness... and a nod to my strengths.

It started out as a hobby: I would play around on my computer in Adobe Illustrator and design invitations and other fun party items. I never actually used them for anything, but before too long I had a collection of about twenty wildly different designs. Some were okay, but others I was very impressed with.

I started doing some free design projects for friends: a wedding here; a housewarming there; even the occasional logo. Then I realised (probably years too late): maybe I could actually do this as a job? Even just on the side?

So here we are today. I chose something that I love to do and I never feel like I'm working. I love that I've met so many beautiful people through my designs, and I adore that I can contribute to their special events in some small way.

I'm forever experimenting with different styles and designs and a lot of them will never make it to the shop. Sometimes I get bored of a design. Usually if I don't love it, it doesn't make the cut. Everything on display at Cartamodello Papeterie has been designed with love, so I hope you cherish them as much as I do!

Please remember I'm always available to do custom design work. Just drop me a line and I'll be happy to help you. Or even just drop me a line to say hi! That's always nice, too :-)

Side note: While I do all of the design work, Cartamodello is a team effort. My partner, Chris, is amazing. He supports me in everything I do, and he's particularly supportive of my little online shop. He's the business mind behind Cartamodello a lot of the time. He helps me strategise and encourages me to market myself more effectively (which I'm terrible at). So I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful man, who is ever so supportive and lovely ... even if he doesn't actually ever read this :-)

Thanks for reading this far... and welcome to Cartamodello, home of printable (and printed!) delights!

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  • Laura

    Owner, Designer, Graphic Design, Website Design, Adobe Addict

  • Chris

    Owner, Assistant, Designer

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Last updated on Sep 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How will I receive my instant digital download?

Please check the email account you have linked to Etsy. You will receive an email from Corjl, which contains a link to your purchased design.

This email should turn up almost immediately. If it's not in your inbox, be sure to check your junk/spam folders, too!

What can I edit in my invitation?

Most plain text elements in your design can be altered. You can typically use your own wording to replace those in the mockups. As a base indicator, name, date, time, location, RSVP and other party details (such as "BYO drinks" etc.) can be changed to whatever you want. Some graphic headers (like "twenty one" "Bonjour Bebe" or "Bachelorette Party") cannot be altered.

The main design elements are typically unchangeable (e.g. graphic colours can't be changed, unless the listing description EXPLICITLY says so).

Will my invitations look exactly how they look on screen?

Difficult to say. It depends on SO many variables! It's unlikely that the image you see on your screen is identical to how it looks on my screen (or on your phone, or computer, or on your photo print kiosk screen), so I can't guarantee you that it will look the same as what you're seeing.

What I CAN assure you is that I have made over 1000 sales of printable and printable items, and colour has never come up as an issue (other than temporary confusion over screen colour, and these issues were resolved easily). Please contact me if you have questions.

Can I use a digital download for another party?

No. Your digital download, unless EXPLICITLY expressed otherwise, is for one party/event only.

Items are not for resale or redistribution.

Cartamodello Papeterie retains design ownership over these items.