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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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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
Crystals Gift Wrap Sheet - Holiday Wrapping Paper - Christmas - white on kraft - screenprinted - diamonds - engagement - magic - modern
Crystals Gift Wrap Sheet - Holiday Wrapping Paper - Christmas - white on kraft - screenprinted - diamonds - engagement - magic - modern
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks, Girl! - Thank You Card - funny - humor - girly - bff - neon - screen printed - modern - kraft - thank you note
Thanks, Girl! - Thank You Card - funny - humor - girly - bff - neon - screen printed - modern - kraft - thank you note
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
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
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
Peace and Love - Charm Card - Peace Sign - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff
Peace and Love - Charm Card - Peace Sign - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
I Love You More Than (Blank) - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal - funny
I Love You More Than (Blank) - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal - funny
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
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
I Like You (A Lot) - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal
I Like You (A Lot) - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - screen printed - modern - rustic - hand lettering - minimal
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
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
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
Fortune Favors the Brave - Blank Card - Encouragement - Graduation - Congrats - Quote - antlers - screen printed - kraft - manly - rustic
Fortune Favors the Brave - Blank Card - Encouragement - Graduation - Congrats - Quote - antlers - screen printed - kraft - manly - rustic
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
You Are Made of Magic  - Love Card - BFF - Valentine - love - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - crystals - rustic - hippie
You Are Made of Magic - Love Card - BFF - Valentine - love - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - crystals - rustic - hippie
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Make A Wish - Charm Card - Star - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - good luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Make A Wish - Charm Card - Star - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - good luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
You Are My Anchor - Charm Card - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - nautical - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
You Are My Anchor - Charm Card - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - nautical - bridesmaid gift - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Thanks Dad - Blank Card - Father's Day - white on kraft - screen printed - manly - masculine - rustic - thanks - thank you - calligraphy
Thanks Dad - Blank Card - Father's Day - white on kraft - screen printed - manly - masculine - rustic - thanks - thank you - calligraphy
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
I'm Awesome - Blank Card - Mother's Day - funny - white on kraft - screen printed - hot pink - modern - thanks - thank you - calligraphy
I'm Awesome - Blank Card - Mother's Day - funny - white on kraft - screen printed - hot pink - modern - thanks - thank you - calligraphy
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
You Are My Good Luck Charm - Charm Card - Silver - horseshoe - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - love
You Are My Good Luck Charm - Charm Card - Silver - horseshoe - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Happy Birthday, Dude - Birthday - man - dude - funny - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - neon - hot pink
Happy Birthday, Dude - Birthday - man - dude - funny - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - neon - hot pink
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Happy Birthday Darling - Birthday - sweet - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
Happy Birthday Darling - Birthday - sweet - bff - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Chase Your Dreams - Dreamcatcher - Friendship Card - Encouragement - Friendship - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - white on kraft
Chase Your Dreams - Dreamcatcher - Friendship Card - Encouragement - Friendship - screen printed - kraft - cute - modern - white on kraft
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
What A Babe - Love - Baby - funny - girly - hot pink - neon - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
What A Babe - Love - Baby - funny - girly - hot pink - neon - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Happy You Day - Blank Card - Birthday - love - thank you - bff - screen printed - congrats - funny - modern - white on kraft
Happy You Day - Blank Card - Birthday - love - thank you - bff - screen printed - congrats - funny - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
Hot Mama - Baby - Mother's Day - congrats - funny - pregnancy - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
Hot Mama - Baby - Mother's Day - congrats - funny - pregnancy - screen printed - funny - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
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
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
Have a Magical Holiday - Christmas - New Years card - Holiday - crystals - screen printed - calligraphy - shimmer opal
Have a Magical Holiday - Christmas - New Years card - Holiday - crystals - screen printed - calligraphy - shimmer opal
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
Birds of a Feather - Charm Card - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
Birds of a Feather - Charm Card - Silver - friendship necklace & bracelet - bridesmaid gift - birthday card - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
Flower Symbolism - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - friendship - screen printed - victorian - floral - modern - rustic - hand lettering
Flower Symbolism - Love Card - Valentine - Anniversary - friendship - screen printed - victorian - floral - modern - rustic - hand lettering
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
You Did It! - Blank Card - Congratulations - graduation - stationery - screen printed - boho - rustic - modern - arrows - white on kraft
You Did It! - Blank Card - Congratulations - graduation - stationery - screen printed - boho - rustic - modern - arrows - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
You Look Amazing - Love - Friendship - blank - funny - cute - girlfriend - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
You Look Amazing - Love - Friendship - blank - funny - cute - girlfriend - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Whatever Forever - All Occasion - blank - funny - stoner - sympathy - humor - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
Whatever Forever - All Occasion - blank - funny - stoner - sympathy - humor - screen printed - bff - modern - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 USD
Karma Cards - Set of 8 - Blank Cards - Funny - Humor - Luck - screen printed - kraft - recycled - rustic - postcards
Karma Cards - Set of 8 - Blank Cards - Funny - Humor - Luck - screen printed - kraft - recycled - rustic - postcards
YellowHousePaperCo
$8.00 USD
California Screen Print - 5x7 - Feathers - original screen print - ooak - rustic - natural - white on kraft
California Screen Print - 5x7 - Feathers - original screen print - ooak - rustic - natural - white on kraft
YellowHousePaperCo
$8.00 USD
Peace and Love - Charm Card - Peace Sign - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Peace and Love - Charm Card - Peace Sign - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - luck - bridesmaid - 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
California Card - Feathers - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - white on kraft - natural - rustic
California Card - Feathers - Screen Print - A2 - original screen print - ooak - white on kraft - natural - rustic
YellowHousePaperCo
$5.00 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
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
Make A Wish - Charm Card - Wishbone - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - good luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
Make A Wish - Charm Card - Wishbone - Gold - friendship necklace & bracelet - good luck - bridesmaid - birthday - best friends - bff - love
YellowHousePaperCo
$12.00 USD
California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
California Screen Print - 8.5x11 - Poppies - original screen print - ooak - state flower - california poppy - kraft - orange
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

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