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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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Potted Plants Gift Wrap Sheet - Wrapping Paper - all occasion - white on kraft - screenprinted - cactus - palm - succulent - modern
Potted Plants Gift Wrap Sheet - Wrapping Paper - all occasion - white on kraft - screenprinted - cactus - palm - succulent - modern
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
To the Moon and Back - Charm Card - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
To the Moon and Back - Charm Card - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Turquoise - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - turquoise - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Turquoise - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - turquoise - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
You Are My Anchor - Charm Card - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - nautical - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
You Are My Anchor - Charm Card - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - nautical - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
We Flock Together  - Love - Friendship - Valentine - feather - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - bff
We Flock Together - Love - Friendship - Valentine - feather - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - bff
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
To the Moon and Back - Charm Card - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
To the Moon and Back - Charm Card - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Rose Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Rose Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Onyx - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - onyx - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Onyx - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - onyx - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Amber - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amber - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Amber - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amber - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Aquamarine - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Aquamarine - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Citrine - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - citrine - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Citrine - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - citrine - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Opal - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Opal - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
California Screen Print - 5x7 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
California Screen Print - 5x7 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
YellowHousePaperCo
$8.00 USD
You Got This - Encouragement - Good Luck - blank - funny - cute - friendship - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
You Got This - Encouragement - Good Luck - blank - funny - cute - friendship - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
We Were Together - Love Card - Valentine - Walt Whitman quote - screen printed - kraft - literary - typewriter
We Were Together - Love Card - Valentine - Walt Whitman quote - screen printed - kraft - literary - typewriter
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Well Shit - Sorry - Sympathy - funny - condolences - encouragement - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
Well Shit - Sorry - Sympathy - funny - condolences - encouragement - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Happy Birthday & Many More  - Birthday - plants - garden - screen printed - botanical - modern - house plants - hand lettering
Happy Birthday & Many More - Birthday - plants - garden - screen printed - botanical - modern - house plants - hand lettering
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
California Dreaming Postcards - Set of 8 - Blank - screen printed - kraft - recycled - rustic - postcards - greetings from - golden state
California Dreaming Postcards - Set of 8 - Blank - screen printed - kraft - recycled - rustic - postcards - greetings from - golden state
YellowHousePaperCo
$8.00 USD
Jade - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - jade - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Jade - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - jade - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Chase Your Dreams Print - 8.5x11 - Dreamcatcher - screen print - white kraft - inspirational - art - bohemian - natural - rustic
Chase Your Dreams Print - 8.5x11 - Dreamcatcher - screen print - white kraft - inspirational - art - bohemian - natural - rustic
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Garnet - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - january birthstone - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Garnet - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - january birthstone - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Labradorite - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Labradorite - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Birds of a Feather - Charm Card - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
Birds of a Feather - Charm Card - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Lapis Lazuli - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - turquoise - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Lapis Lazuli - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - turquoise - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Rainbow Fluorite - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Rainbow Fluorite - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Red Coral - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - coral - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Red Coral - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - coral - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Sunstone - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - sunstone - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Sunstone - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - sunstone - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
California Succulents Journal - Large - Moleskine Cahier - cactus - state art - screen printed - mint green - kraft
California Succulents Journal - Large - Moleskine Cahier - cactus - state art - screen printed - mint green - kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$16.00 USD
Mother of Pearl - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Mother of Pearl - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Amethyst - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Amethyst - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Smoky Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Smoky Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Snow Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - quartz - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Snow Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - quartz - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Joyful Holiday Wishes - Holiday Card - Christmas - white on kraft - screen printed - hand lettering - calligraphy - mint green
Joyful Holiday Wishes - Holiday Card - Christmas - white on kraft - screen printed - hand lettering - calligraphy - mint green
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Holiday Tree Branches - Christmas - New Years card - Holiday - botanical - screen printed - calligraphy - shimmer opal
Holiday Tree Branches - Christmas - New Years card - Holiday - botanical - screen printed - calligraphy - shimmer opal
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
All is Calm, All is Bright - Holiday Card - Christmas - white on kraft - screenprinted - hand lettering - calligraphy - shimmer opal
All is Calm, All is Bright - Holiday Card - Christmas - white on kraft - screenprinted - hand lettering - calligraphy - shimmer opal
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Merry & Bright - Holiday Card - Christmas - white on kraft - gold - screen printed - calligraphy - southwestern - aztec
Merry & Bright - Holiday Card - Christmas - white on kraft - gold - screen printed - calligraphy - southwestern - aztec
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Have a Stellar Birthday  - Birthday - astrology - stars - constellations - screen printed - modern - hand lettering - white on kraft
Have a Stellar Birthday - Birthday - astrology - stars - constellations - screen printed - modern - hand lettering - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Thank You - Native Graphic Pattern - southwestern - screen printed - boho - rustic - modern - white on kraft - thank you note
Thank You - Native Graphic Pattern - southwestern - screen printed - boho - rustic - modern - white on kraft - thank you note
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Feathers - original screen print - ooak - rustic - natural - white on kraft
California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Feathers - original screen print - ooak - rustic - natural - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
s . w . a . k .  - Love Day Card - Valentine - Sealed with a Kiss - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - heart
s . w . a . k . - Love Day Card - Valentine - Sealed with a Kiss - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - heart
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Quartz - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
California Card - Poppies - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
California Card - Poppies - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Blue Lace Agate - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - agate - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Blue Lace Agate - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - agate - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
You / Hearts Confetti - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal - neon - cute
You / Hearts Confetti - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal - neon - cute
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
You're a Gem  - Love Day Card - Valentine - Friendship - gem - coral - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - bff
You're a Gem - Love Day Card - Valentine - Friendship - gem - coral - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - bff
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
California Card - Succulents - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - cactus - kraft - mint green - natural - rustic
California Card - Succulents - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - cactus - kraft - mint green - natural - rustic
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Thanks Dude - Thank You Card - funny - humor - manly - dude - neon - screen printed - modern - kraft - thank you note
Thanks Dude - Thank You Card - funny - humor - manly - dude - neon - screen printed - modern - kraft - thank you note
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Carnelian - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - carnelian - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Carnelian - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - carnelian - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Do You Like Me? Check One  - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - kids - hand lettering
Do You Like Me? Check One - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - kids - hand lettering
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Grab Bag Sale! - Discount - screen printed cards - any occasion - love - friendship - encouragement - new home - valentine - birthday
Grab Bag Sale! - Discount - screen printed cards - any occasion - love - friendship - encouragement - new home - valentine - birthday
YellowHousePaperCo
$10.00 USD
Moon Stone - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Moon Stone - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Pink Moonstone - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Pink Moonstone - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Thanks Mom - Blank Card - Mother's Day - white on kraft - screen printed - hot pink - modern - thanks - thank you - calligraphy - neon
Thanks Mom - Blank Card - Mother's Day - white on kraft - screen printed - hot pink - modern - thanks - thank you - calligraphy - neon
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Aventurine - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Aventurine - Crystal Card - friendship necklace or bracelet - gold - amethyst - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Mini Thank You Notes - Set of 8 - Blank Cards - screen printed - kraft - recycled - rustic - thank you - congrats - love - funny
Mini Thank You Notes - Set of 8 - Blank Cards - screen printed - kraft - recycled - rustic - thank you - congrats - love - funny
YellowHousePaperCo
$6.00 USD
Make A Wish - Charm Card - Star - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - good luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Make A Wish - Charm Card - Star - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - good luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
You Are Magical - Blank Card - Birthday - love - thank you - bff - screen printed - unicorn - funny - modern - white on kraft
You Are Magical - Blank Card - Birthday - love - thank you - bff - screen printed - unicorn - funny - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
California Screen Print - 5x7 - Succulents - original screen print - ooak - cactus - kraft - mint green
California Screen Print - 5x7 - Succulents - original screen print - ooak - cactus - kraft - mint green
YellowHousePaperCo
$8.00 USD
Crystals - Blank Card - Thank You - stationery - screen printed - kraft - boho - rustic - modern - amethyst - hippie
Crystals - Blank Card - Thank You - stationery - screen printed - kraft - boho - rustic - modern - amethyst - hippie
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
You Are My Good Luck Charm - Charm Card - Gold - horseshoe - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - love
You Are My Good Luck Charm - Charm Card - Gold - horseshoe - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD

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