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Featured Shop: Yellow House Handmade

Apr 22, 2015

by Erin Berkowitz

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

I’m Erin Berkowitz, the owner and designer behind paper goods line Yellow House Handmade. I live in Los Angeles and work out of a studio in the arts district in downtown LA.

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My background is in creative writing and graphic design. I’ve always been a letter-writer and card-sender; after leaving my 9-to-5 a couple years ago, I craved working with my hands and knew I wanted to create a line of handmade paper goods. I took a one-day screenprinting class at a local art store on a whim, and I immediately fell in love with the raw, hands-on process.

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The writer in me often steers my creative process. A phrase or sentiment will pop into my mind, and I immediately break out my sketchbook to jot it down and start hand-lettering. When I’ve settled on a final sketch, I’ll scan it in, touch it up, and outline it digitally. The screens I use for printing are then “burned” with these finalized designs in negative, and ink is pulled through the open parts to make a print, almost like a stencil. I hand-pull all of my prints, and each ink color requires an additional pass.

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Etsy has been an integral part of my growth from hobbyist to full-time screenprinter and business owner. My designs would not have fallen into so many hands without Etsy’s wide reach. Seeing what my peers are creating and selling has been a huge source of motivation and inspiration, and hearing feedback from my customers is by far the most fulfilling part of owning my business.

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This year, I’m hoping to add a selection of screenprinted gift wrap and textiles to the line. I’m also planning for a 2016 debut at the National Stationery Show. That will be my first trade show, and it will introduce Yellow House Handmade to a wider wholesale audience – both in the US and internationally.

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Photos by Jessica Castro.

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To The Moon & Back Choker - Charm Card - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
To The Moon & Back Choker - Charm Card - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Citrine Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - november birthstone
Citrine Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - november birthstone
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$14.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Fortune Favors the Brave - Blank Card - Encouragement - Graduation - Congrats - Quote - antlers - kraft - manly - rustic
DISCONTINUED - Fortune Favors the Brave - Blank Card - Encouragement - Graduation - Congrats - Quote - antlers - kraft - manly - rustic
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Be in Love with Your Life - Blank Card - Encouragement - Graduation - Kerouac Quote - arrow - screen printed - kraft - rustic
DISCONTINUED - Be in Love with Your Life - Blank Card - Encouragement - Graduation - Kerouac Quote - arrow - screen printed - kraft - rustic
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$5.00 USD
Labradorite Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - bff - love
Labradorite Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - You Are Made of Magic  - Love Card - BFF - Valentine - love - kraft - cute - modern - crystals - rustic - hippie
DISCONTINUED - You Are Made of Magic - Love Card - BFF - Valentine - love - kraft - cute - modern - crystals - rustic - hippie
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$5.00 USD
Opal Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - bff - love
Opal Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Turquoise Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - bff - love
Turquoise Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - birthday - bridesmaid gift - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Aquamarine Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - best friends - birthday - march birthstone
Aquamarine Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - best friends - birthday - march birthstone
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$14.00 USD
Quartz Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Quartz Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Rose Quartz Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Rose Quartz Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Amethyst Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - february birthstone
Amethyst Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - february birthstone
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$14.00 USD
Moon Stone Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Moon Stone Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Dude. Happy Birthday! - Birthday - man - dude - funny - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
Dude. Happy Birthday! - Birthday - man - dude - funny - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Forever  - Love Card - Wedding - Valentine - love - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - hand lettering - rustic
DISCONTINUED - Forever - Love Card - Wedding - Valentine - love - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - hand lettering - rustic
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Happy Birthday Darling - Birthday - sweet - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - Happy Birthday Darling - Birthday - sweet - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Chase Your Dreams - Dreamcatcher - Friendship Card - Encouragement - Friendship - kraft - cute - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - Chase Your Dreams - Dreamcatcher - Friendship Card - Encouragement - Friendship - kraft - cute - modern - white on kraft
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 5x7 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 5x7 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
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$8.00 USD
Native Plants of California Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
Native Plants of California Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
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$16.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Hot Mama - Baby - Mother's Day - congrats - funny - pregnancy - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - Hot Mama - Baby - Mother's Day - congrats - funny - pregnancy - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - I Like You (A Lot) - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal
DISCONTINUED - I Like You (A Lot) - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal
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$5.00 USD
Tools for the Resistance Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
Tools for the Resistance Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
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$16.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Have a Magical Holiday - Christmas - New Years card - Holiday - crystals - screen printed - calligraphy - shimmer opal
DISCONTINUED - Have a Magical Holiday - Christmas - New Years card - Holiday - crystals - screen printed - calligraphy - shimmer opal
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - I'm So Glad You Were Born - Blank Card - Birthday - love - thank you - bff - screen printed - congrats - funny - modern
DISCONTINUED - I'm So Glad You Were Born - Blank Card - Birthday - love - thank you - bff - screen printed - congrats - funny - modern
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - You Look Amazing - Love - Friendship - blank - funny - cute - girlfriend - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - You Look Amazing - Love - Friendship - blank - funny - cute - girlfriend - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 5x7 - Feathers - original screen print - ooak - rustic - natural - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 5x7 - Feathers - original screen print - ooak - rustic - natural - white on kraft
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$8.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Potted Plants Gift Wrap Sheet - Wrapping Paper - all occasion - white on kraft - cactus - palm - succulent - modern
DISCONTINUED - Potted Plants Gift Wrap Sheet - Wrapping Paper - all occasion - white on kraft - cactus - palm - succulent - modern
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$5.00 USD
Make A Wish Choker - Charm Card - star - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
Make A Wish Choker - Charm Card - star - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Savage AF (Dan Savage) Enamel Pin
Savage AF (Dan Savage) Enamel Pin
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$12.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - California Card - Feathers - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - white on kraft - natural - rustic
DISCONTINUED - California Card - Feathers - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - white on kraft - natural - rustic
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$5.00 USD
Illuminati Member Enamel Pin
Illuminati Member Enamel Pin
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$12.00 USD
Aquamarine Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - march birthstone
Aquamarine Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - march birthstone
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$18.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
YeahRightStudio
$12.00 USD
Moonstone Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Moonstone Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$18.00 USD
Birds of a Feather Choker - Charm Card - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
Birds of a Feather Choker - Charm Card - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Peace & Joy - Christmas card - Holiday - crescent moon - screen printed - hand lettering - calligraphy - hanukkah
DISCONTINUED - Peace & Joy - Christmas card - Holiday - crescent moon - screen printed - hand lettering - calligraphy - hanukkah
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$4.00 USD
Resist! Pennant Enamel Pin
Resist! Pennant Enamel Pin
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$12.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Succulents - original screen print - ooak - cactus - kraft - mint green
DISCONTINUED - California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Succulents - original screen print - ooak - cactus - kraft - mint green
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$12.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - You're My Person  - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - script
DISCONTINUED - You're My Person - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - script
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$5.00 USD
Symbols of Los Angeles Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
Symbols of Los Angeles Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
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$16.00 USD
Pussy Pennant Enamel Pin
Pussy Pennant Enamel Pin
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$12.00 USD
Mistakes Enamel Pin
Mistakes Enamel Pin
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$12.00 USD
Quartz Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Quartz Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$18.00 USD
Amethyst Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - february birthstone
Amethyst Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - february birthstone
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$18.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - You Get Me  - Love Card - BFF - Valentine - love - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - calligraphy - ombre - neon
DISCONTINUED - You Get Me - Love Card - BFF - Valentine - love - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - calligraphy - ombre - neon
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$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Holiday Greetings from California - Christmas card - Holiday - golden state - screen printed - calligraphy - hanukkah
DISCONTINUED - Holiday Greetings from California - Christmas card - Holiday - golden state - screen printed - calligraphy - hanukkah
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$5.00 USD
Citrine Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - novmeber birthstone
Citrine Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - novmeber birthstone
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$18.00 USD
Yeah Right Bubble Enamel Pin
Yeah Right Bubble Enamel Pin
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$12.00 USD
You Are Powerful Choker - Charm Card - lightning - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - encouragement - best friends - bff - love
You Are Powerful Choker - Charm Card - lightning - gold - friendship necklace - bridesmaid gift - encouragement - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Teepee Home - New Home Card - Love - Friendship - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - Teepee Home - New Home Card - Love - Friendship - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - white on kraft
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$5.00 USD
Lapis Lazuli Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Lapis Lazuli Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Jade Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Jade Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Geometric Native Pattern - Blank Card - Thank You - stationery - screen printed - kraft - boho - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - Geometric Native Pattern - Blank Card - Thank You - stationery - screen printed - kraft - boho - modern - white on kraft
YeahRightStudio
$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - I'm Awesome - Blank Card - Mother's Day - funny - white on kraft - screen printed - hot pink - modern - thanks - thank you
DISCONTINUED - I'm Awesome - Blank Card - Mother's Day - funny - white on kraft - screen printed - hot pink - modern - thanks - thank you
YeahRightStudio
$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Merry Whatever - Holiday Card - Funny - Christmas - white on kraft - screen printed - hand lettering - calligraphy - red
DISCONTINUED - Merry Whatever - Holiday Card - Funny - Christmas - white on kraft - screen printed - hand lettering - calligraphy - red
YeahRightStudio
$5.00 USD
Femme Doodles (glow in the dark!) Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
Femme Doodles (glow in the dark!) Screen Printed Cotton Bandana
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$16.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - We Flock Together  - Love - Friendship - Valentine - feather - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - bff
DISCONTINUED - We Flock Together - Love - Friendship - Valentine - feather - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - bff
YeahRightStudio
$5.00 USD
DISCONTINUED - Whatever Forever - All Occasion - blank - funny - stoner - sympathy - humor - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
DISCONTINUED - Whatever Forever - All Occasion - blank - funny - stoner - sympathy - humor - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
YeahRightStudio
$5.00 USD
Onyx Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Onyx Choker - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$14.00 USD
Rose Quartz Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Rose Quartz Crystal Choker Necklace on Silk Cord - friendship bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
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$18.00 USD

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