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Hello from Elise!

Hi! I’m Elise Ho, the joyful creative behind Sweet Penelope. Working with families as they prepare to celebrate is an honor, and I’m always excited to see my work become a meaningful part of their lives.

I love getting to know you - your story, your likes and dislikes, your secret passion for Extreme Ironing (it's a thing!)...But seriously, our conversations allow me to create art that expresses who you are, and to have you gasping, "THIS IS US!!" *without yelling in all caps!*

I work on events both big and small, so whether you'd like a printable, a semi-custom suite, or a wholly original design with custom illustrations and special materials, I'm here to help.

Fine Art Printing on Thick Cotton Paper

I use a fine art inkjet printer and treat each project like a limited edition. Many shops offer the same type of fast, digital printing used to make coupons and mailers. Looking closely, you might see screen patterns, pixellated edges, and fine lines that “break apart.” I'm proud of the high quality of my work.

Sweet Penelope's in-house collection is made with 100% cotton paper. The thick sheets (21 point, 300 gsm/110 lb) have a toothy texture and a lovely, heavy presence.

I Do...Consider the Environment

I’m a firm believer in sustainable practices, and my business has a relatively small carbon footprint. I work from home in a small space, and my studio is mostly lit by the sun. In addition, the invitation paper is made in the US from cotton recovered from the textile industry.

Essential Q & A with Elise

Who’s your favorite figure skater of all time? Brian Orser!

What are the best shows in television history? Battlestar Galactica, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Favorite books? Difficult ConversationsThe Brain that Changes ItselfFast Food Nation

Recommended listening? Mika, Weezer, Carla Bruni

Do you enjoy the music of Bryan Adams? No comment

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