The Spring Collection

The spring collection is now available and features over 20 fresh new designs to ease the transition into the warmer months ahead.

My goal with this release was to create a collection of refined and effortless goods that you’ll want to grab over and over again. With most of my designs, I’m always looking for ways to represent my ideas as simply as possible while still being impactful. I found inspiration in a number of places and enjoyed sourcing new paper and envelope colors.

I chose to screen print a majority of the items in an effort to enhance the minimal nature of each design and provide new creative opportunities (hello white ink!).  In the end, these products came together very naturally and feel like a true reflection of what Evermore has evolved into.

Cool Boho Cards Available Now

The new collection has hit the shop and is a celebration of springtime renewal and an ode to the bohemian lifestyle. It includes 25+ new greeting card designs with southwestern and moroccan influences and features a combination of botanical illustrations and tribal patterns. It's artful, yet subdued and will add a modern touch to your correspondence.

Spring Happenings in the Evermore Studio

Happy first day of spring! I noticed some green starting to pop out of the ground yesterday and I did a little happy dance. I am looking forward to when everything is in full bloom and plan to reintroduce these pretty cards into my rotation to celebrate the occasion. Meanwhile, I've been working on lots of flowery things, which will be making their way onto new products debuting next month. I can't wait to reveal it all and encourage you to sign up for my newsletter so you can be the first to know when they hit the shop.

Spread The Love!

Simple and beautiful Valentine's Day cards from Evermore Paper Co.

The Valentine's Day collection has arrived and is packed with simple and beautiful greeting cards to help you spread the love this season and every day throughout the year. Mix and match your favorites or stock up with a boxed set to let everyone know how much you care about them. 

Minimal Valentine's Day cards from Evermore Paper Co.

Holiday Countdown

minimal holiday cards from evermore paper co.

Christmas is about two weeks away and my to-do list just keeps getting longer. Let's not even mention the fact that I haven't begun shopping for gifts yet. I was really looking forward to some down time to unwind after three busy months abroad, but the madness just continues. While I'm excited about all the upcoming festivities with friends and family, I am also secretly wishing I could go into hibernation for a few months once it all passes. Who's with me?

In the meantime, I wanted to remind you that my shipping cutoff for US orders is December 15 with standard shipping or December 19 with Priority Mail shipping. I also have a few deals going on until then, including 5 for $15 mystery card packs and $5 off day planners (regularly $30). Get those orders in now to ensure on time delivery for the holidays! And thank you for choosing to support independent and local businesses this season.

Holiday DIY Workshop with Foxtrot

Evermore Paper Co. Holiday DIY Workshop

Hey Chicago friends! Please join me for a night of DIY merriment at The Market by Foxtrot on Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8pm. Learn how to make poms, tassels and paper ornaments to give your gifts and decor a cool handmade touch this season. I'll also teach you how to turn each piece into a garland to adorn your walls year-round.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8PM
WHERE: The Market by Foxtrot, 1019 W Lake Street
COST: $45 (includes all materials, plus wine and pie to enjoy throughout the evening)
TICKETS: Please email ashley@foxtrotco.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Evermore Paper Co. DIY Workshop
Evermore Paper Co. DIY Workshop
Evermore Paper Co. DIY Workshop

Evermore is heading abroad!

I'm excited to announce that Travis and I are headed to London for three months starting September 10th. September 10th...as in a week from this Saturday! I'm pretty much bursting with excitement and it's been so hard keeping this a secret, but I've been waiting for all the details to fall into place before sharing the news.

Image via Renee Kemps

Image via Renee Kemps

The reason for our trip is so that Travis can help his company open their new office. Obviously, I couldn't resist the chance to tag along, especially since we've been hoping for an opportunity like this for years. It's been a goal of mine to get Evermore to a place where I could work remotely and/or travel for an extended period of time and I can't believe that time has finally come. Abbey, my awesome and energetic sister, will be taking over my shipping responsibilities and managing my inventory and I could not be more thankful. 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the systems we've put in place will allow business to continue as normal while I'm away and give me the peace of mind to focus on new work and the business end of things. This announcement may seem a little sudden, but it's something I've worked on for the better portion of this year and I know that I am leaving things in the best hands possible. I also put together this little FAQ (mostly for my lovely stockists) to help answer any additional questions. 

With that said, I would love to hear your suggestions. We are starting out in an airbnb in Bethnal Green with plans to look for something more permanent once we arrive. What are your favorite restaurants, parks, coffee shops, neighborhoods and things to do? Also, we hope to squeeze in a few side trips, so please share your recommendations for those as well. Bath, Bruges, the Peak District, Edinburgh and Amsterdam are all at the top of our list. Lastly, I'll be covering our journey with #evermoretravels and sharing more of the day-to-day activities on my personal Instagram account, which is @ashleykukulski. I hope you'll follow along!

Sneak Peek... New goods coming August 23rd!

Here are a few sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes shots of my new collection that will be available on Tuesday, August 23rd. I couldn't be more excited about this release, which includes 25 new greeting cards and 4 notebook designs. It also marks my debut into the world of digitally-printed products. I'll admittedly say that the transition to digital printing was a bit scary at first, but I eventually realized it was necessary in order for me to express myself in new creative ways and keep up with demand as my brand grows. With that said, I worked countless hours to create designs that would perfectly coordinate with my existing line of paper cut goods. One thing that remains at the core of my work, is my love for texture, simplicity and natural color palettes. I'm so pleased with how it's come together and hope you love it as much as I do! 

National Letter-Writing Month Giveaway

Tomorrow marks the start of National Letter-Writing Month. I realize these days there's a day, week or month dedicated to celebrating just about anything, but this is one of the few that serves a greater purpose. I mean, yes, National Donut Day (it's June 3rd) is great, but what good does stuffing my face with donuts all day really do? I look at National Letter-Writing Month as an opportunity for all of us to think about how we communicate with the important people in our lives and revisit the sometimes forgotten art of handwritten correspondence. I believe that taking the time to write a note can be very relaxing because it offers us the chance to slow down, disconnect, and create something with a lasting impact that can be revisited over and over again. It's something that I would like to put more effort into this month and I hope you'll do the same. To make it a little easier for you, I am hosting a giveaway for four of my greeting cards. Please see the details below on how to enter.

National Letter-Writing Month Giveaway | Evermore Paper Co.

To enter, please leave a comment telling me what it is that you love most about sending or receiving snail mail. The deadline to enter is 12am CST on Tuesday, April 5 and I will announce the winner later that day. You may also enter via Instagram and Facebook. The winner will be selected at random and notified privately to confirm their mailing address. Please note that this giveaway is restricted to US residents only.

UPDATE: Congrats to Kate of The Shop Files who was selected as the winner! And thank you to all those that participated!

Inside My Process: Paring It Down

A peek at some new work from Evermore Paper Co.

Here's a little process shot of some new work. I'm typically a very organized person, but when I get into creative mode, my studio space fills up very quickly with little piles of paper full of ideas, sketches and notes. After months of toiling away on new designs, I feel like I am left with a giant puzzle. Hundreds of doodles, brushstrokes and letters that I keep arranging and rearranging into my next collection. It's certainly a process paring it down, especially since I find it difficult to part with any work I've created, but slowly it is all starting to come together. The truth is, I just need to stop being so indecisive. Ha! Well stay tuned...and if there's anything you would like to see from me going forward please feel free to tell me so in my shop survey

Give Yourself A Break

How to beat creative ruts via Evermore Paper Co.

Let's face it . . . creative ruts happen. Whether you're up against a deadline or working on new products, posts, you name it, suffering from a lack of ideas or feeling generally uninspired can be really frustrating (or at least for me it is). Or perhaps, you're working too hard and nearing burnout. Whatever the case is, I've often found that the best medicine is to take a step back from the work itself and give yourself and your mind a little break. Here are some of my go-to methods for helping to get those creative juices flowing again: 
 

1. Go on a walk. Fresh air. Enough said.

2. Create for the fun of it. Take time to do something that feels less like work and more like fun. Lately, I've been dabbling in some macrame because tying tons of little knots is wildly therapeutic to me. 

3. Read a book or listen to a podcast. I tend to focus a lot on biz-related books and casts (like The Lively Show) with hopes that I'll discover a lesson that I can apply to my own work. Also, I just really enjoy hearing other people's success stories. 

4. Go to a museum or exhibit. Nothing gets the creative juices flowing quite like admiring the work of the great classics. 

5. Explore somewhere new. I like to play tourist in my own city all the time. Letting your eyes see new things can do wonders for the mind. 

6. Take a class. I think its so important that you always keep learning. I've recently become hooked on Skillshare

7. Experiment with a new medium. There's no pressure because you're just a beginner and perhaps you'll even stumble into an idea that you can incorporate into your work.

8. Get a good night's rest. Chances are your brain is just zapped and needs time to digest everything you've been feeding it lately. 

9. Document your surroundings or create a mood board. Looking more closely at the things around me often helps me discover new themes to work with. 

10. Drink some wine. Let's be honest . . . sometimes you just need a nice tall glass of red to ease the process. 
 

Please share if you have any tips or tricks that you use to help avoid a creative rut. I'd love to hear them!