Freebies & DIY

Halloween spooky bats iphone wallpaper | DESIGN IS YAY!

My favourite holiday is coming up soon, and I whip up a couple of halloween freebies for you!

Download the iphone wallpapers here and here. It is best to open these links straight from your mobile browser and save image. The image can be find in your camera roll and you can set your wallpaper from there.

You can also have these spooky (but very adorable) bats as gift tags. Download the gift tags at the end of this post.

Halloween spooky bats iphone wallpaper | DESIGN IS YAY!

Download Here | DESIGN IS YAY!


I take a lot of photos using my mobile phone camera. In fact, I have taken too many photos that I need to spring clean my camera roll every week or two. Even though I do appreciate the fine details I could capture with my SLR or point-and-shoot cameras, taking photos using my mobile phone is more practical. I don’t even need to upload them onto my computer; I’ll just use my favourite editing apps to make them look more attractive. I’m starting to run out of memory space to keep all of my photos, that’s when I decided to start printing them. I also realised that I might be able to do something creative with the prints.

Thanks to Epson, I get to print my favourite photos using Epson Stylus Photo R2000 printer and Epson Ultra Glossy Photo Paper, it is super white – therefore ensures photo’s vibrancy, very glossy and 300 GSM thick!


If you have been following my blog and instagram, you will notice that I’m a sucker for colourful things. That is why the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is such a good fit for me because they focus on features that optimise colour printing.

The printer consumes 8 individual ink cartridges of different colours, including Gloss optimizer, Photo black and Matte black to ensure rich deep blacks on matte and glossy paper. Epson’s LUT technology converts CMYK or RGB colour information to create the appropriate ink blends for the particular image or graphics. I am so pleased when I saw how vibrant and clear the colours of my photos are, even colour gradations are very smooth. I also found that unlike most ink jet printers, this printer has minimal grains, which is great for printing illustrations with solid colours.

With Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink, the prints are also water, smudge and fade-resistant, which is great, because I would love to own these prints for many years to come. I can totally imagine myself showing these photographs to my kids while saying “I took these photos using a smartphone… it’s a cool thing back in time.”


The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is definitely not a regular ink jet printer. It is a semi–professional printer fit for creative professionals such as myself who is required to create mock-ups and do colour testing for clients.

Luckily, Stylus Photo R2000 accommodates medias up to A3+ size and as thick as 300 GSM (I honestly have not tried anything thicker than that, but according to the Epson website, you can even print 1.3 mm thick boards. Sweet!). The printer is also Wi-Fi enabled, which makes it easier for me to print wherever I am in the house, without any cables needed. Despite all the fancy features that they have, the printer still provides an option for High Speed printing, which is useful when I’m in  a rush.

 D.I.Y Photo Gift Box


I have also created a printable Photo Gift Box that you can print and assemble to contain your freshly printed photographs (download link is at the end of this post).

The printable photo gift box I have created can fit approximately 40 pieces of 9×9 cm photographs (height can be adjusted -/+ 2 cm). You may use the printable Photo Gift Box to keep your own photos. But since sharing is caring, you can give them away as gifts.

1. There are a couple of ways you can print your photographs:

- If you’re lucky enough to still have your high-resolution photos stored in your camera roll, you can transfer them to your desktop and print right away.
- If you’re like me who doesn’t keep your High-res photos for too long in your phone memory space, you can use Instaport to import your Instagram photos into your desktop, resize them and print. Their resolution is high enough for 9×9 cm photos that’s going to fit in the photo box. You can resize and arrange the photos on A4 size 300 dpi file using Photoshop.  If you don’t have photoshop, you can download a free trial version that you can use for 30 days here.

For best result, use a high quality colour printer such as Epson Stylus Photo R2000 using Premium or Ultra Glossy Photo Paper by Epson.

2. Trim the photographs along the lines to make 9×9 cm size.

3.  Print the photo gift box template on smooth and matte thick card stock, at least 270 GSM.

4. Assemble the gift box, and put the photos in. The box can contain approximately 40 prints with 300 GSM thickness each.

5. Write your message or category for each box on the white box provided on the top part.

Here are some fun things to do with your photo prints:

- Creating photo journal
- Photo wall
- Photo garland
- Greeting card/gift tag
… and many more!

Download Here | DESIGN IS YAY!


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This sponsored post is brought to you by Epson and Nuffnang. All images are by me, Wita Puspita for Design is Yay. All words and opinions are my own. 



This month’s wallpaper features one of the design I’m using on Design is yay merchandise. Yes, you heard that right, you can now purchase goodies featuring my beloved character, the Design is Yay guy (name pending).

The Up, Up and Away design is one of my favourite because it’s so cute and colourful, and represents what I love the most: travelling and having adventures.

SEPTEMBER 2014 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar | DESIGN IS YAY!

WITH CALENDAR: 1920 x 1080 | 1856 x 1161

WITHOUT CALENDAR: 1920×1080 | 1856 x 1161 | iPhone


You can get Design is Yay stickers and greeting cards on my Etsy shop. We also have temporary tattoos coming soon! YAY!

Design is Yay! Stickers | DESIGN IS YAY! Painting My Cat Stickers | DESIGN IS YAY! Hot Air Balloon Stickers | DESIGN IS YAY! Hooray Greeting Card | DESIGN IS YAY! Bride and Groom Greeting Card | DESIGN IS YAY! Bon Voyage Greeting Card | DESIGN IS YAY! Best of Luck Maneki Greeting Card | DESIGN IS YAY!
Top to bottom: Mix Stickers pack | Paint my Cat Stickers pack | Hot Air Balloon Stickers Pack | Hooray Card | Bride and Groom Cat Card | Bon Voyage Card | Best of Luck Card


Orange Julius-ish Smoothie Recipe | DESIGN IS YAY!

Back when I lived in Singapore, I enjoyed the sweet and refreshing Orange Julius from time to time. Can you imagine it? Singapore…. hot… humid…. and Orange Julius. Yum!

There is no Orange Julius or Dairy Queen in Australia, so  I have to be creative and try to re-create the recipe. It might be a while ago when I had my last Orange Julius (they finally opened in Jakarta and I had it when I went back home) , but I remember the flavor to be orange (duh~), really sweet, kinda milky, icy cold and have hints of vanilla.

I won’t say that this is the exact replica of Orange Julius, but it’s just as yummy, and certainly is healthier. With this recipe, you can have dairy-free option by omitting the vanilla yogurt.



serves 1

2 Oranges
half a ripe banana
3/4 cup of Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 tbsp of Vanilla Yogurt (optional, but if you’re not using yogurt, add an extra 1/4 cup of the Vanilla Almond Milk)
1 tsp honey (optional if you don’t want it to be too sweet)
1 cup of ice (or as you wish, this is just to add more chill to the drink)

Blend them all together using a blender. Serve cold.

You can use any kind of milk that you like. I just prefer Almond milk because of its lower calorie and because I happen to find unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk in my local grocer. Just remember that you need to add Vanilla Essence if you’re not using vanilla-flavored milk.

Try This:

Add 3 Strawberries for OrangeBerry Julius-ish!


Printable Travel List | DESIGN IS YAY!

If you are the type who gets anxious before travelling, here’s a tip for you: writing down your checklist helps. When you’ve got them written down, you spend less time worrying about forgetting something, and spend more time imagining all the fun you’ll be having in your trip.

On this printable Travel List, I’ve included in the checklist some of the most essential items for your trip: passport & visa (if you need one), currency or cash, tickets (might it be plane, train, bus tickets or car rental voucher), phone & tablet (hands up if you can’t life without them!), chargers (because your gadgets might as well be bricks without them), voltage converters (this goes hand in hand with chargers, unless you’re only travelling domestic), toothbrush (I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS forget to bring my toothbrush. You might be able to find toothbrush in any convenience store, but FYI, “convenience store” in some smaller towns might not be too convenient), medications and of course your trusty ol’ camera. You can write down your own personal needs on the empty list on the right.

I have also included “Travel Priorities”. I know this sounds like something that your therapist might ask you, but it’s important to have list of priorities in everything you do, including travelling! When you booked that air ticket to Bali 3 months ago, you wanted a relaxing and pampering holiday, spending your 5 days in Bali lazing by the beach, swimming in your villa’s pool, drinking cocktail and getting Balinese massage we all love. However, as soon as you stepped onto that “Ungodly island of God”, you went straight to Seminyak for a shopping spree, eating all those delicious (and fattening) Balinese food you’ve seen in food blogs, and spend the night partying and waking up the next day with massive hangover (somewhat based on true story, ahem). By day 5 you’re anything but relaxed and pampered. It’s good to have priorities so that you won’t end up missing out on experiences you wanted the most.
The other two pages are for you to list down what you’d like to see and do, and what you’d like to eat and buy.

This travel list is the same size as regular boarding passes, therefore they will comfortably fit into your travel wallet. Here are the things that you need to assemble your travel list:

  • 3 pages of the travel list trimmed according to crop marks available
  • x-acto knife
  • double sided tape or any other adhesives
  • pen/marker to write
  • washi tape for decoration (optional)

Printable Travel List | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Travel List | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Travel List | DESIGN IS YAY!

Adhere the sides where it says “Adhesive here”, and paste the pages on top of each other. The top page should be the one with the illustration, and the bottom should be the checklist page.
Carefully score the dotted line underneath the Adhesive part, and fold them into three. At the end, the checklist page should be in front.
You can be as decorative and as creative as you like with your list! I decided to be more visual with mine, by adding stickers, colourful washi and doodles.

Have an enjoyable trip! (and don’t forget your Travel Priorities ;D )

Printable Travel List | DESIGN IS YAY!

Download Here | DESIGN IS YAY!