by Artist Paulette Kinney

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fa la la Mr. and Mrs. Dear Rabbit Christmas Cards and Prints

I have just loved creating these watercolor Christmas cards.   Just the sound of Fa la la makes me happy and what better way to convey your Christmas spirit than that little saying.   The anthropomorphic couple, ( meaning that the animals have human characteristics :), are all dressed up for a holiday party or just to say to you Fa la la Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   The pretty rabbit girl is even toasting you with a little bubbly and sparkling champagne.

I've created envelope liners to dress them up even further.  I usually create the design to fit the liner and it's not easy.   I like to use a text weight shimmering paper to print them on and then, surprise!, I hand cut them and make sure that the top point is rounded just so.    I know !   I'm a dinosaur !   I do prefer to develop, print and cut my designs here in my studio.   I rarely use an outsource printer.  Most of my competitors are faster and they use them, but for me I like my hand on each and every item.   Do I seem slow....yes....but I try to make it worth the wait in detailed and lovely finish work that no outsource printer or someone who sells invitations for $1.00 could ever produce.   Sure they could do them for nothing but I do prefer to make my living this way.  I have clients who have ordered Christmas cards from me every year for ten years.   Isn't that the nicest compliment !

I hope everyone loves my deer and rabbit couple as much as I do.   Again, it's those fine details that make me swoon.  So much so the first printing usually goes home with me from the studio that first evening so I can google and gaggle over it.   Yes, I prop it on my nightstand and while I might be watching American Horror Story I look over at my little card and swoon all over again.   Am I crazy, yes,.....but a good crazy, in love with what I can accomplish sitting in my little studio as the hours and days pass by, happy as a loon!

Here's to hoping you'll love the cards and the happy little print for your Christmas offerings.   Visit them at my Etsy shop at .    This is the first time in fourteen years I've offered FREE SHIPPING so hoping that it helps with your shopping and gifting.   The holidays will be here before we know it.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pretty In Pink La Vie En Rose Swan Lake Cards, Prints and Invitations

While I was developing my wedding crests water color line I went off in a new direction to create this pretty misty pink card and print design.   I just loved how it came out and decided to expand on it to offer the lined envelopes and also a print and even a wedding or shower invitation design printed on beautiful Italian, handmade, deckle edge papers.   That paper is so yummy !   The mill in Italy that makes it has been making it for over 200 years in the same way they have always done it.   Isn't that amazing!  I've offered their ruffle edged envelopes for years now but have never used their lovely papers for invitations, preferring my Lettra for its natural weight and softness.   The popularity of deckle edge papers is so justified and I'm so happy to be able to offer it to my clients who want that pop of something different and ultra amazing for their wedding or special event.  Paired with the gorgeous matching envelopes you just can't beat the quality of loveliness it creates for your guests to receive, and to make your event the best of the season.  

This pretty La Vie En Rose would be lovely for anyone who loves pink and ballet.   The print for your boudoir or a little girl's room would be lovely also.    You can view this new design in my Etsy shoppe at 

  Don't pass up the chance to have me create a custom logo crest for you if you want something different.  Please read my previous blog magazine entry.   

 Let me know what you think by leaving a comment if you like.   I hope to see you soon !

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Custom Watercolor Monogram and Logo Swan Crest Fun

This has been a fun challenge to create watercolor crest logos for weddings and engagements plus even to use as a personal monogram or title logo for your business.   The second image would be printed on a lush deckle edge paper using my beautiful choice of fonts.   A client would let me know their preference for colors, choice of crest shape and any details that would be important to their lifestyle, whether the romantic swans, a watercolor of their dogs or cats, a watercolor of the venue ( here a castle venue that is local to our area), their new home or any number of ideas.   Let me know if you'd like to have me create something for you !   Make sure to see how beautiful one like this would look framed in the last image !  Visit my shop on Etsy at or just simply contact me from here in the magazine by using the contact email button.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Marie Antoinette Pink Cameo Favor Tags from Paper Nosh

Pretty Favor Tags in our Marie Antoinette Pink and Gold Cameo die cut design.  Available with custom text, such as the Merci showing or our most popular Let Them Eat Cake or Let Us Eat Cake.
Please visit the link to my shop site to view the listing or inquire to me right from the magazine.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Watercolor Garden Wedding Invitations Design

I'm introducing my new Watercolor Garden Invitations !   They've been on the burner for awhile now and they are finally ready.   I'm loving the vintage style frame and those gorgeous floppy roses and the Forget Me Knots, like little miniature white bells.   As always I am happy to use my skills in designing your special text for your very special day.   I'll work with you on your choice of fonts until they appear as you've dreamed your wedding invitations will look.   I've listed them in my Etsy shoppe where.....there is a sale right now for Labor Day and the rest of the month of September.   I've never run sales before, so this is your opportunity to order.  Even a year in advance is fine with me, just don't rush this special process.   Please email if you might have any questions using the contact form on the blog.   Here is the Etsy Shoppe link to Paper Nosh


Friday, August 24, 2018

Welcome to the New Paper Nosh Magazine

Welcome to my new blog for the Paper Nosh Magazine !   I'm Paulette Kinney of Paper Nosh and am just getting started with this new endeavor and have so many plans for publication.  Many of you will know me from my shop in Etsy and my website where I've been creating cards and invitations for over 14 years.   That's a long time and it's time for something new and fresh !  I'll still be creating my invitations and cards and creating custom designs for you, this is my idea of connecting with you more and sharing my experience and that of other creators.

I'll introduce you to my own unique and new designs as well as a few tutorials on how I create some of my cards, invitations and original designs from vintage images.  I love paper in all of it's unique forms and weights and seeing what I can create is still so exciting to me.

I hope to have many of my friends who are creators be my guest in showing and telling what they do as graphic designers, photographers and makers.   We'll have fun along the way !   If there is someone you'd like to have me host to share their ideas and creations please email me and I will ask to have them be our guest.  If it's you I'd love to hear from you.
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