Illustrated Watercolor Maps Eclectic Decor Unique Gifts

Los Angeles, California | 172 Sales


Illustrated Watercolor Maps Eclectic Decor Unique Gifts

Los Angeles, California 172 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Sara Franklin

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An artist starts a greeting card company!

My Story...
I studied graphic design at California Institute of the Arts. After graduating, I worked with a design studio designing album covers for major bands. I fell in love with illustration along the way. In 2008, I launched my own line of greeting cards at the National Stationery Show. My card line Paper Loop continues to evolve, selling in gift shops, boutiques and museum shops. You can find my cards in L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Seattle, Colorado, Pittsburgh and more.

My maps...
It all started with the California map. I just created it for fun and people really loved it. I started getting requests for more and more maps. My watercolor style has evolved with the process. Since then I have been trekking my way across the US, state by state in watercolor!

How I started as a maker...
I’ve always wanted to design my own product line. Creating artwork for clients has always been a satisfying part of my career, but creating my own products, manufacturing them and then bringing them to the marketplace is something I truly enjoy!

Did you know...
I've been a vegetarian since age 5.
I love cats, museums, piano and iced coffee.
I collect greeting cards, art supplies and photos of succulents.
My favorite place is Hawaii.

Shop members

  • Sara Franklin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist & Designer

    I’m a freelance surface pattern designer and illustrator living in sunny Los Angeles, California. My designs are playful and bold, inspired by travel and nature. I especially love working in watercolor.

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    Rochester, NY

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    NJ, United States

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    Boston, MA

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    Yorkville, NY

    We are a Yorkville, New York based direct to garment printing company that specializes in printing awesome products. We have been printing Direct to Garment since 2009 and help entrepreneurs sell t-shirts and more.

  • Print Shop

    AZ, United States

    We start early; as a matter of fact, sometimes we even hear the rooster crow! And after everyone has their coffee, high-fives happen and the production day begins. A group of people dedicated to bringing your designs to life is just as important as the designs themselves. Providing end-to-end produc

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    AL, United States

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    Chatsworth, CA

    We print & warehouse custom t-shirts other print products and send them to your customers.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 11, 2018
Welcome! My wish is for the world to be a happier place through color and design. Please take a look around and color your walls with art!

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Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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If you're not happy with your purchase, please convo me. I will do everything I can to make sure you are happy with your purchase!
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Please allow 3-5 business days for processing your order in addition to shipping time.
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California shipping addresses will have sales tax included in the final sale.