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About The Designer

I’m Allison Kotarsky, the owner, graphic designer, and printer here at Paper Hearts! I love adding a unique touch to your event through customized stationery that tells your story.

My website is filled with stationery designs, but be sure to check out my instagram @paperheartsinvitations for even more inspiration and updates on my daily life as a designer and mama to two little boys. My favorite design elements include watercolor florals and script fonts. I also love a good dusty blue or blush pink envelope. Vintage stamps and wax seals make my antique-loving heart sing a happy tune. I could chat about details for hours! No seriously, I love talking about paper and stationery with people who are just as excited as I am. Think we’d be a good fit?

I can’t wait to work with you!

Fun Facts


I’m the mama to two little boys. I never thought I would be a boy mom, but I actually don’t mind playing in the dirt and watching superhero movies. I work from home so my office hours aren’t always set to a schedule and I like it that way!


I started designing wedding invitations because I loved ordering swatch books and looking through all of the colors, no joke. I would spend hours pulling swatches and making pretty color combinations.


I grew up in the small town of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Cal U where I was the captain of the dance team. My husband is a Penn State grad, so we love spending weekends in State College! Bob actually proposed on the steps of Old Main making Penn State even more special for us.


I love to run and it’s a great stress reliever for the hectic spring wedding season. Some think I’m crazy, but when I’m training I look forward to the long 7-8 mile run days to clear my head and push myself. I’ve completed 4 half marathons and I’m excited to start training for a 5th!