Do Not Bend Printable Labels

A Pretty Alternative to The Post Office's Stamp! 

I put a lot of love into all of my products, and a good chunk of them are heading out to brides for one of the biggest days of their entire life! They cannot arrive bent in half, so marking them with special "DO NOT BEND" instructions lets me sleep a little better at night (well, that and cheap wine). 

One of the perks when ordering from a small creative business is the packaging. We want clients to be (almost) as excited when they see the packaging as they are when they see what's inside! A creative entrepreneur's mantra: It's not done until it's overdone... and tied with a bow. Can I get an amen? But, the dull red "DO NOT BEND" stamp from the post office made me throw up in my mouth a little. Hey Mr. Postman, could you at least upgrade to a great shade of Bethenny Frankel Red? All that hard work and we're supposed to top off our packages like that?! Nope. 

To put an end to the misery (overdramatic??) I designed my own version with a pretty twist. When I posted this photo on my insta I got a lot of DM's from creatives, who also threw up in their mouths every time the postal clerk slapped those three smeared words all over their packaging.

If you are one of those people, gag no more: Click here and I'll send the printable version straight to your inbox, fo' free! 

I send most of my labels off to a professional printer, but these are so easy, I just send some glossy label paper through my inkjet and then slice them apart with a paper trimmer. Peel, stick, repeat! Voilà! 

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Hand Calligraphed "Fragile" and "Special Delivery" Stamps

Plum Watercolor Rehearsal Invitation

In another life, I worked with one of the nicest women on Earth.  Her name was Trish and she absolutely lived for her three sons. When she reached out to me nearly 10 years later to create rehearsal invitations for one of her dear sons, I was thrilled.

She wanted to keep them simple, but mentioned liking the watercolor wash that was on the cover of my calligraphy workbook. I created this soft, airy wash and paired it with a modern, yet flourished calligraphy style. I wanted the whole piece to be timeless and simple, as requested. . 

As always, I love the way hand painted invitations print on this rich, subtly textured paper. It perfectly mimics the look of the same watercolor paper my designs are originally painted on. 

Happy Wedding day, Christina and Drew! Wishing this sweet couple many, many years of happiness! ...And lots and lots of babies for Trish to snuggle. 

Our Kitchen Makeover

The transformation of our kitchen and a pretty little printable for you!

As we look forward to making some changes to our new home, I have been perusing pinterest for kitchen inspiration like it's my job. The endless beautiful white kitchen photos have me feeling all sorts of nostalgia over the 1940's home we renovated and sold a year ago. After a lotta' hard work (thanks hubby and dear father-in-law) that old house became everything I knew it could be from the moment I first set eyes on it.  I thought it would be fun to share some before and afters of the makeover (and give you some hand lettered art for your own kitchen)! 

Kitchen Renovation Erica Hammer

I loved that house from the very start. There was so much potential within those old, plaster walls. I just knew that it could be amazing! 

Kitchen before renovation photos
White Kitchen Dark Island Shaker Cabinets

Little by little, the transformation throughout the entire house came together, but my favorite room was always the kitchen. After all, it had great bones, not to mention shaker cabinets and a gigantic island. Man, I miss that island...

Kitchen after painting cabinets new counters and farmhouse sink
Kitchen before renovation

Saying goodbye to this ol' house was not easy! I still miss this view.... 

Kitchen renovation and new fireplace

A gift from me to you: "Say Grace" printable

I'm working on a hand lettered art library filled with lovingly calligraphed printables just like this to bring joy to your home! For now, I'm excited to give out this pretty "say grace" printable. I love having this sweet saying displayed in my kitchen. I hope you will too! Click on the image below to print your own in pink or black! Soon, when the library opens up, you'll be the very first to know! 

Not the print your own type? You can always grab an archival print from my etsy shop!

Drool with me...

Be sure to drool along with me as I keep searching for more kitchen inspiration by following EricaHammer on Pinterest! Seriously, can you believe a kitchen this amazing exists?! Somebody hide all of my light fixtures because chances are I have some hot pink spray paint laying around and I might not be able to stop myself! 

Source:  decorpad  .com