cartamodello

unique invitations & stationery • printable & printed

Brisbane, Australia · 1087 Sales

cartamodello

unique invitations & stationery • printable & printed

Brisbane, Australia 1087 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner Thanks for dropping by! Due to health issues and my current (very heavy) workload, I've had to place my Etsy shop in vacation mode until further notice. If I'm already working on your order (or you have placed an order prior to now and are waiting on first proofs), things will proceed as normal, so please don't panic :-)

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Laura and Chris

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 9, 2017

Thanks for dropping by! Due to health issues and my current (very heavy) workload, I've had to place my Etsy shop in vacation mode until further notice. If I'm already working on your order (or you have placed an order prior to now and are waiting on first proofs), things will proceed as normal, so please don't panic :-)

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Laura and Chris

Laura Munro

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Cindy1974

Cindy1974 on Jun 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This invitation is everything. Loved how CartaModello were able to personalize this invitation to my needs and I would definitely recommend them and use them again. Thank you so much !

alexmcmanus95

alexmcmanus95 on Jun 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant service from Laura. Brilliant quality card and envelope. Everything was quick and perfect. 10/10 would use again.

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About

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 Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

I have ordered a PRINTABLE invitation/product. When will I receive my file?

I will send you a first, low-res proof within 2-3 business days of receiving your order (complete with all party details).

Once you have approved your proof, I will send you your printable files as soon as possible. This is usually same or next business day after approval.

I have ordered PRINTED invitations. When will I receive the physical invitations?

I will send you a first, low-res proof within 2-3 business days of receiving your order (complete with all party details).

Once you have approved your proof, I send your order to print. Please allow up to TEN BUSINESS DAYS for digital printing to be completed, though it is typically faster than this.

>>> If you are after specialty finishes (e.g. foiling, laser cutting, etc.) these will take longer. Please allow around 3-4 weeks for processing specialty finishes after proof approval.

When your order is printed, I then ship your order to you. Shipping times vary depending on where I'm sending to. Please check estimated shipping times for your country/region.

Do you offer express options?

Yes! For printable invitations, we offer an express upgrade which guarantees your first proof will reach you next business day (or same business day if ordered before 11am AEST (Brisbane, Australia). Please add the following listing to your order when purchasing your listing: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/239302026/rush-your-proof-first-proof-same-day-if

If you'd like PRINTED invitations completed super fast (next-business-day proofs and digital printing within FIVE business days), please purchase the rush order listing (https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/239302026/rush-your-proof-first-proof-same-day-if) pay a $75 RUSH PRINT FEE (which will be set up as a custom listing for you, and must be paid before your order goes to print).

Do you offer express shipping for printed invitations?

YES!

Domestic Australian orders typically come with express shipping as default, so you don't need to do anything special.

For international orders, express options are available. Please contact us for a quote :-)