02 February, 2011

pulp + palette

As you can see, and some of you already know, times they are a changin'.

Because our family made a huge cross country move, from Melbourne, to the middle of the Australian Outback, I had to seriously evaluate The Paper Couturière and the feasibility of continuing to offer a custom design service for my clients.  Given the fact that I'm about 2 1/2 hours away from Darwin, the next major town around, I knew that custom design would no longer be an option.  So the next best thing would be to offer a range of already designed invites, solely online, where the client can personalise with wording, fonts & colours.  So far I've designed 20 suites, but I will continue to add to the collection in the effort of keeping the collection fresh and new.

Not only will pulp + palette offer fun, fresh, clean, and beautiful invitations, I've also decided to extend my range to what I call "Heirloom Paper Goods".  Why Heirloom Paper Goods, you ask?  The thought came from my love of treasured items that are passed down within a family.  From a christening gown, to a beautiful piece of jewelry, all the way to love notes passed between great-grandparents, a classic book, and recipe cards that hold the beautiful handwriting of our great-grandmothers, not to mention the delicious family recipes.  With that tradition in mind, and because I have such an affinity for collecting items that have come through my own family tree, I decided my 3 new collections would consist of recipe cards; book plates & notecards.

Each of these 3 collections will consist of at least 20-30 designs and will be sold in individual packs.  The details of which, I'm not entirely sure as this is currently all still unfolding.  But they will be sold on high quality heavy weight cardstock, which will be both acid and lignin free.  Which means that through the years, the card stock will not break down, will not yellow, and will not harm any other priceless possessions that they're stored with {ie. other paper, photographs, etc}.

As of now, the website is still under construction.  My old website is not getting a facelift at all...I'm starting all over from scratch to better reflect the new business, the paper goods that I'll be offering and to better reflect where I want the business to go in the future.  A new blog will be coming along with that new website. Details of which, will come in time.

A couple things to keep in mind:

1) I will be phasing out my Facebook page for The Paper Couturière, and eventually closing that page down.  I have started a new page for pulp + palette and I would love for you to like that page so you can stay up to date with what's happening.  It's a very exciting time now and I don't want anyone to miss out on anything.

2) Probably tonight, I'll be changing my Twitter account from @papercouturiere to @pulp&palette.  Please, I ask that you pass this information to anyone that you may "tweet" with or otherwise know.  I don't want anyone to think that I've closed my account when I've just changed my "handle".

3) For now, my blog will remain The Paper Couturière.  I'll get around to changing the name in the next couple of days, but my redesigned blog will be launched when the new website is launched, hopefully in the next couple of months.

Again, thank you so much for all of the support you've given to me and The Paper Couturière the past couple of years.  It's been a learning experience for sure, but with the pulp + palette, I want to take it to the next level, the next 10 levels.  I want to provide a new service that Australian brides have yet to receive... a beautiful quality design on the finest card stock available, with printing methods that aren't readily available with online boutiques.  {More on this later.}  And also to offer classic, timeless, heirloom paper goods that grow more meaningful with age.

This is just the start.  Subsequent blog posts will detail more information as I get it.  Please, join me on this exciting journey.  I'd love to have you there with me. :)


  1. I just cannot wait to see what the Pulp + Palette will become. I believe in you and I am really excited to see it unfold!

  2. So excited to see your new designs, website etc. I know it will be awesome, and I'm sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve as well, Ms. Autumn ;)

  3. Thank you S & S. :) You girls are so full of love and support and encouragement and motivation and you both make my personal and business journey's so much more pleasant and exciting. xxx

  4. Can't wait! Congrats on taking the plunge and best wishes for a new beginning!

  5. Thank you so much Bonnie. I can't tell you how much your support and encouragement means to me. :) xx

  6. I am so happy for you!! This is awesome!

  7. yay congrats!! consider yourself +1 new follower too :) {stop by and say hi!}