We're Nuts About You! Free Valentine's Printable

What's better than celebrating those you love? Whether it's your kids, partner, friends or colleagues, Valentine's Day is such a fun day to say "hey! I think you're pretty great." 

Teresa designed these nine adorable Valentine's illustrations and created a free printable just for you. You can use them as cupcake toppers or print on sticker paper and use on treat bags. Have a few favorites, each has a coordinating card that you can buy in the shop, too

Click here to download the PDF


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Happy New Year!

Now there's no excuse for not adding a little celebration to your New Year's festivities tonight. Download our free printable banner - maybe even add a little glitter - and hang! Click on the image below (or this link) to download.  


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Adorably Spooky Free Halloween Printables!

Halloween is right around the corner and party planning is in full swing. 

We want to make your Halloween adorably spooktacular with this set of free printables. Print them on sticker paper for treat bags or print on card stock for cupcake toppers. Click here for a PDF

You'll also find greeting cards in our shop to send to your ghosts and goblins.

Happy Boo to You!  (purple house and ghosts) 

Happy Halloween! (orange and black cat) 

Trick or Treat! (orange with lettering) 

Trick or Treat! Here Come the Kids! (kids in costume) 



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Lunchbox Love Notes: A Free Printable from Tickled Pink Paper + Ink

Back-to-school will be upon us before we know it and life's rhythm changes quickly to the fast-paced drumbeat of the school year. Taking time to surprise your kiddo with a lunchbox love note can be a great way for remind them that they're always on your mind. 

We have a free set of lunchbox love notes just for you. Click to download the PDF, print on card stock, trim and drop in lunch boxes as a fun mid-day hello. 

If you're a fan of any of the adorable animals on the lunchbox love notes, we have a handful of complementary cards and other designs to match: 

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Make it Fun! Thank-You-Note-Writing Tips for Getting Kids to Say Thanks


What’s better than receiving a hand-written thank-you note? 

We’d say it’s getting a text from a thrilled relative or friend who just opened your child’s sweet thank-you card. 
Recent studies show that writing by hand helps kids understand details and even develop new neural connections in the brain. 
And of course when a child learns early to write thank-you notes, she’ll have an easier time remembering to do that after job interviews – which, other studies show, has a good effect on interviewers’ feelings about applicants. 
But getting the kids interested in writing can be a hassle when it feels like a chore. Here are some tips for making thank-you notes fun!
  • Let your child pick out the card. He might want the bumblebee card; she might want the card with the doggie on the front – lay out a selection of three to five from which the child can choose.
  • Before there’s any formal writing, talk to your child about the gift. If the present is a game, what does she like about playing it? If the gift is an experience, what does he remember most? If the present is a gift card, what is she thinking about purchasing? 
  • Have your child write a draft and read it out loud to you. Too intense? Ask your child to read it out loud in the voice of his favorite character. 
  • Offer a selection of pens, markers, crayons, stickers, glitter and other ways to personalize the thank-you card for your kid. 
  • Make the length appropriate to the age. The littlest kids can pick out the best pen color, dictate a one to three sentence thank-you note and then fill in the rest of the card space with coloring, while older kids can create longer narratives about what they’re doing with their gifts and their lives. 
  • Help your child see that genuine is the way to go. If your kid doesn’t like the gift, you can help her write a simple thank-you sentence and then add a question or two that indicate interest in the giver’s life – “Dear Uncle Tomas: Thank you so much for the Boynton board books you sent for my 8th birthday. I am enjoying reading them to my baby brother. What did you like to read when you were 8?”
  • Learn the fun of snail mail! Write the address together. The address can be in fun colors but still be accurate and legible to the post office if you help out. If you put a special stamp on before the address, your child can also color-coordinate the decorations with the stamp. Have your child either hand the card to your letter carrier or drop it in the mailbox himself. 
There’s no need for external rewards from you for the thank-you notes. Remember, the reward is already there – the gift, plus the line your child has formed, heart to heart, from giver to receiver. 


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News Release: Portland, Oregon Artist Launches New Greeting Card Line Featuring Hand-Drawn Illustrations

Tickled Pink Paper + Ink features a unique whimsical style that incorporates artist Teresa Diepenbrock’s hand-drawn, hand-painted illustrations.

This month, Tickled Pink Paper + Ink, stationery created and illustrated by Portland, Ore. artist Teresa Diepenbrock, officially launches a new line of greeting cards, treat toppers and wooden stamps. Each greeting card is hand-drawn and hand-painted by Diepenbrock and is inspired by the delight and whimsy of life’s special moments. 

The greeting card line features products for birthdays, holidays, new babies and boxed thank you cards with more to come in the next few months. Each card is quirky, fun and whimsical. The launch of Tickled Pink Paper + Ink’s newest greeting card line coincides with the five-year anniversary of the company and reflects Teresa’s love of parties and celebrations.

After many years of designing custom party invitations for customers, friends and her large family, Diepenbrock wanted to infuse that joy and celebration into a special line of birthday and greeting cards.

“I wanted to combine my family’s traditions around birthday celebrations and my love of stationery into something that would be joyful and add a flair of celebration to everyday lives,” said Diepenbrock.

Tickled Pink Paper + Ink is based in Portland, Oregon. Stationery can be purchased online at the Tickled Pink Paper + Ink website (www.tickledpinkpaperink.com) and are available for wholesale and retail sales. You can see the catalog online: http://bit.ly/TickledPinkInk (or it's also embedded below) 

If you would like more information about this greeting card launch, please contact Kelli Matthews at kelli@vervenorthwest.com. We welcome bloggers or editors interested in reviewing product or hosting a giveaway.  


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Welcome to our new home!

Woo hoo! After months and months of planning, designing, and redesigning, we have a brand new website! Many thanks to the wonderfully nice and patient Aeolidia team for helping us through the process. 

Piling on the excitement of this brand spankin’ new website, we’re also celebrating our FIFTH year of business as tickled pink paper + ink! To celebrate, we’re offering website customers 10% off of orders of $50 or more (Use code 5YEAR) and a free greeting card of your choice with every purchase until the end of the month! (Just let us know which one you like best when checking out.) 

Please click around to the various tabs and check out our inventory. You’ll find many of the same custom wedding and address stamps that we’ve been selling on Etsy for many years. We’ve been so lucky to work with such great customers and to create products that help to celebrate the most exciting times and life changes - from weddings to new houses, new businesses and new babies, we’ve loved celebrating alongside you and your loved ones!

You’ll also see that we’ve added several new greeting card designs to our stationery collection. On top of custom invitation and announcement work, we’ll continue to add to this line of cute, fun, and happy greeting cards that are bound to brighten the day and mailbox of your friends and family! Please stay tuned for even more items - from children’s T-shirts to art prints to custom mugs, plates, and iPhone cases. Along the way, feel free to provide feedback on what we have and suggestions on what we should have! We love to hear from you. 

Meanwhile, we’ll keep updating the blog with our new designs, project ideas and products and stationery that inspire us across the internet. By quickly signing up for our newsletter here you can make sure you stay in the loop on all of our news and sales!

Thanks for stopping by - we're so glad you're here!

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