Paper Pleasers is a small business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Began by Ellen Albertson in 2011, Paper Pleasers specializes in all things custom and handmade.  Expert in all things paper and gift related, we specialize in custom & handmade designs, whether it be complete wedding invitation suites and day of goods, special occasion invitations, stationery or charming gifts.  Paper Pleasers has a people-centric focus that aims to recognize the important individuals that make up our community and life. We celebrate these people by spending time creating personalized gifts of appreciation and custom designs tailored to each person’s unique story. Just as important as the final product, Paper Pleasers prioritizes the time spent in getting to know the members of our community, to ultimately better serve, and better please the people we work with.


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Ellen Albertson

Owner | Designer | Maker

I officially began my business, Paper Pleasers in 2011. My friends and family began referring me to do their wedding stationery and everything in between. They knew my experience in managing multiple projects and creative ingenuity was something unique, and saw the passion and heart I put into my own making and gift giving. I really love being a part of the planning process, discovering how to make something memorable, personal, and special for every client I work with. Being in control of my business allows me to have an endless variety of options to pull from, and create a personal connection to the people I've had the opportunity to meet. Those are the qualities that set small businesses apart, and that's why I continue supporting other small businesses myself. It’s a community of people that is pretty awesome to be part of.



Gina Emmer

Associate | Artist | Maker

As a creative and photographer herself, she has a keen eye for unique designs and modern styles.  Our creative minds meld when we are brainstorming resulting in new and better ideas.  Her energy is inspiring and infectious.  


Abby Burmeister

Associate | Wood Artist

As a mother and handi-woman, she helps us build our beautiful repurposed wood products.  Her attention to detail is impeccable and her saw-skills are impressive.