"I handcraft every single one of our paper creations. That's true love right there!"
Caroline Russo, Owner & Designer
The truth is, I love many things! Including figure skating, traveling, and writing - but my passion for all things art and paper has been the most dominant. From an early age, I was crafting and pasting little paper books together and drawing little designs to go with them. My dream was always to be an artist, I just didn't know what kind!
In 2003, I received my Masters in Art History from Penn State University (We are Penn State!). From there I worked for a small antique auction company, a library and finally, in marketing. My love for art and design remained strong though and in 2007 I decided to open my own stationery company, Pink Orchid Invitations, part-time.
In 2009, I took the leap to open my shop on Etsy. I couldn't believe how amazing the response was to my handcrafted wedding designs! In 2010, I went full time with my stationery and moved to the Maryland/DC metro area. Pink Orchid Invitations has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since!
Today, my handcrafted paper shop has over 600 positive reviews on etsy.com, wedding wire, and the knot combined. I love working with my clients and continue to enjoy every day doing what I love best. Creating and handcrafting my way to paper bliss!