Kensie Kate

Happy, colorful design & hand lettering


Shop Update: Instant Digital Downloads

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Last weekend I was a vendor at Small Shop Roundup in Provo, UT. It was seriously so much fun! For months I have been wanting to make some black and white mini prints and I'm so glad I did! They ended up being a huge hit and I thought I would make them available digitally for all those who couldn't make it to Provo.

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Each digital listing comes with a file for printing an A2 card, 5x7 prints, and an 8x10 print! Be sure to tag all your #kensiekate purchases on Instagram so I can see!

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Also, be sure to sign up for the Kensie Kate newsletter. The first one is going out the first week of October, so make sure you're subscribed by then. You won't want to miss out on the freebies included! You can sign up with here or with the form on the sidebar.


handlettering day 3 + a story about pancakes

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My grandpa (my mom's dad aka Bucko) makes really good pancakes. My mom grew up with Bucko's pancakes and Saturday morning cartoons (Bucko still enjoys himself Bugs Bunny and that darn roadrunner). When my mom and dad were newlyweds, my dad offered to make my mom pancakes for breakfast. Memories of years of Bucko's pancakes filled her head as my dad started cooking. My mom sat down at the table and took a bite. "Are these pancakes or hockey pucks?" she thought. But she didn't say that. Because she was a newlywed. So she ate them anyways. Years later, we still laugh. Mostly while eating my dad's pancakes. Which have improved greatly. And with that heartwarming tale, I present to you day 3 of my handlettering project | available here in 5 different colors

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happy birthday owen + handlettering day 2


Happy birthday little man! As I write this, you are currently sprawled out in my bed like a starfish snoring quite loudly. 6 years old already. Although, having so many older siblings makes you seem much older. You have a quick, witty sense of humor and know how to keep up with the big kids. You currently enjoy playing WWF wrestling on the Xbox (followed by real wrestling with your friends), playing with little Sam every day, playing on a soccer team, and playing baseball for much longer than anyone else is willing to throw a ball. (It would seem that it took 6 tries, but dad finally got himself an athlete (: ) Today mom is taking you to pick out your birthday present (a brand new bike to replace the one you insist is much too small). Happy 6th birthday, Bubby! owen-01P.S. Day 2 of my handlettering project is for sale in 5 different colors (: Today is the real first day of summer for us and with all the fun/exciting/new/challenging/awesome plans I have, life really is just peachy right now.

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#30daysoflettering | day 1 | follow your heart


**Psst! The West Elm LOCAL launch party for the Salt Lake store in City Creek Mall will be June 14th from 12:00 - 4:00. I would love to see you there! Go here or here for more info. Today I started a new personal project: 30 days of hand lettering for the month of June. It has been a goal of mine to incorporate more of my own handwriting in my designs. This month is going to be pretty crazy, (Owen's 6th birthday June 2, The Wonderland Boutique June 6-7, West Elm Local launch party June 14, Father's Day June 15, Finley's 9th birthday June 29, and about a million different projects) so it's quite possible I'll miss a day or 2, but I'm excited to see what I'm able to do this month.

Day 1 of 30:


One thing I have really enjoyed about my art classes at BYU is the push to use new techniques and mediums. On this design, I used embossing powder and a heat gun, which Finley was really fascinated by.

Recently, I have been trying to "follow my heart" and go for what I really want. And what I've learned is that the easiest way to get what you want is to ask for it.

This design is now available as a print in my shop in 5 different color ways.

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awesome & affordable business cards

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kensiekate_awesome_affordable_business_cards_vistaprint_discount_code I recently ordered some new business cards and there was a big smile on my face when I opened the box.



I had them printed by Vistaprint. I have ordered from them a few times and have been really happy. I have searched and searched and I cannot find a more affordable website. I just ordered a friend's wedding invitations through Vistaprint and scored the best deal. (We're talking 500 invitations, 500 envelopes, & 500 inserts for just under $100) You can even click here to save $10 on your order.


I haven't ever used their templates, I've always uploaded my own complete design, but the process is easy and I've always been satisfied. I always keep a few business cards with me and I include them in my packaging.


NOTE: this is not a sponsored post. I have just been really happy with Vistaprint.


more photobooth props

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About an eternity ago, I made these photo booth props. Today I am happy to share some new props with you. Available in both PDF and SVG formats, they are sure to make your party planning a cinch. Best of all, these files are completely free.

Read on for the file links and some shop news.

You can download thePDF here or the SVG here.

Postcards are now available in the shop! I just learned something super awesome. Apparently if you write a letter/postcard to a Disney character, they send back a signed postcard. Instructions here. I don't know about you, but Dumbo is about to get some happy mail. (:

Know anyone with a happy business that would like to carry Kensie Kate products? I'm currently accepting wholesale orders for any businesses from pop-up shops to The Land of Nod (a girl can dream). If you refer a business that makes a wholesale order, then you get a special discount code to use in the shop.

Have a lovely day!