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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!

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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!

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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.”

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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

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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!

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Freebies Terms & Conditions

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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. 

 

 

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!

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Printable Matryoshka | DESIGN IS YAY!

Check out this new printable freebie I have created for you! Printable Matryoshka in 6 different designs, and many ways to use them.

Some ideas on what to use them for:

  • gift tags
  • garland
  • memory game
  • (insert your ideas here)

Aren’t they adorable? Find the download link at the end of this post.

Matryoshka Gift Tags | DESIGN IS YAY!

Matryoshka Gift Tags | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Matryoshka Memory Game | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Matryoshka Garland | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Matryoshka Garland | DESIGN IS YAY!

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May 2014 Desktop Wallpaper | DESIGN IS YAY!

I’m posting this from Jakarta, Indonesia! :D

So as some of you might know from my instagram posts (follow me @wita_is_yay on instagram!), I am back in my home country for two months. My bestie is getting married and my dad just opened his hotel, so I figured I should be here for a while to show support for two of the most important people in my life. Plus, going back to Indo is always exciting. This country is changing so fast, I can’t even keep up. Every time I’m home there’s always something new, another mall popping up somewhere, another new restaurant to try, another trend to follow…. I’m also looking at expanding my business, Pippa Paper (my current baby) in Indonesia by getting a partnership with a local digital printing to produce the portrait. And as my father’s (only) daughter… of course I need to learn a thing or two about the new hotel for the future.

I apologize for the lack of posts in Design is Yay , and also for being late in delivering these desktop wallpaper you guys seem to anticipate every month on. Guys, I can’t tell you enough how much I really appreciate your readership and the fact that some of you feel disappointed when there’s no new desktop wallpaper posted on the blog at the beginning of each month. It shows that you are really liking what I post. But you have to understand that I am currently super busy with work. And that’s a good thing. For the past few weeks in Canberra I was always sleeping late and waking up early. I am actually searching for a great under eye concealer to cover up these dark circles under my eyes (if you have great concealer recommendations, let me know in the comments!). Portrait orders for Pippa Paper are flowing in (thank you!), I have to find ways to keep on promoting Pippa Paper, doing photo shoots, creating marketing collaterals and so on. I have such high hopes for Pippa Paper, and honestly I feel that I’m off to a great start. Besides Pippa, I still have my freelance design work to do and of course helping out my dad with online promotion of his new hotel.

Naturally, I am kinda neglecting Design is Yay, because as much as I love blogging and creating freebies, Design is Yay is not my source of income. At the moment I gotta put my sources of income first, because money = allowing me to buy nice things and travel to nice places = feeling happy and inspired (not saying that money buys happiness, but the two are somehow connected). Of course I am not going to stop blogging, but I just don’t want Design is Yay to be something I am pressured to do.

I am actually thinking of somehow incorporating Design is Yay with my daily life, finds and happenings (stationery haul of the week , cute packaging I saw, design-related product reviews, my travel photos, etc). And of course, freebies. Because whenever I look at my google analytics, I thought to myself why do I even bother to post anything else other than freebies because that’s all what most people are here for, apparently hahaha (am I right?)

Anyway, that’s just a little update about my life situation at the moment. I have never been happier. You know when you’re talking to a tired-looking parent of a new born baby, asking them about what is it like to have a baby, and their answer is “it’s tiring, it changes your life, but it’s worth it”? That is exactly what I feel about Pippa (just in case you’re “lost”, Pippa is my custom portrait illustration business and not a real human baby).

Enjoy May 2014 desktop wallpaper – the Queen of Heart. This wallpaper was supposed to be released on the 10th just before Mother’s Day (y’know because Mothers are the queen of our hearts), but then I couldn’t finish it so it has to be today :) I am also loving the iPhone wallpaper which is Kinda different from the desktop design.

May 2014 iPhone Wallpaper | DESIGN IS YAY!

Hopefully I will manage to snap a lot of pictures here in Jakarta (and other cities) and post them here. But for (almost) daily snaps and updates, please follow my instagram!

WITH CALENDAR: 1920 x 1080 | 1856 x 1161

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