thispapership

Happiness you can hold in your hand & heart.

North Carolina, United States · 2759 Sales

thispapership

Happiness you can hold in your hand & heart.

North Carolina, United States 2759 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(251)

Announcement   Thank you for stopping by our shop! Hope our pieces can add some cheer and whimsy to your life! Let us know if you have any questions or custom requests. We're full-time illustrators, so we're always looking for fun new things to create!

Also, we're approved sellers on Etsy Wholesale! If you're a brick-and-mortar shop owner looking to carry our goods, please contact us and we'll direct you to our catalogue. We would love to hear from you!

Warmly,
Joel & Ashley

Announcement

Last updated on 04 Jan, 2018

Thank you for stopping by our shop! Hope our pieces can add some cheer and whimsy to your life! Let us know if you have any questions or custom requests. We're full-time illustrators, so we're always looking for fun new things to create!

Also, we're approved sellers on Etsy Wholesale! If you're a brick-and-mortar shop owner looking to carry our goods, please contact us and we'll direct you to our catalogue. We would love to hear from you!

Warmly,
Joel & Ashley

Joel and Ashley Selby

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Joel and Ashley Selby

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5 out of 5 stars
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emweaser

emweaser on 16 Jan, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am very pleased with the quality of this product! The shop owner was prompt and pleasant to interact with when I had a question. Would definitely recommend this shop!

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About

Whimsical paper goods since 2008.

Ahoy there! This Paper Ship is a paper goods shop specializing in one-of-a-kind prints, cards, and unique gifts for children and the young at heart. We’re a mom and pop store (literally, a husband-and-wife team with a baby girl) and we take pride in drawing everything original for the shop.

From first sketch to the mailbox, each of our goods is crafted lovingly by hand and shipped to you from our studio in Sanford, North Carolina. Each print is hand signed, dated, and embossed with our antique embosser. We care deeply about the environment and making as little a footprint on it as possible. We use 100% recycled USA-made paper from French Paper Company, produced at their hydropowered factory in Michigan. We minimize paper waste and recycle all of our scraps.

We got into paper goods because it was a match made in heaven—it makes us happy to draw things that make people smile! There’s nothing that says “I care about you” more than getting a handwritten card in the mail, especially with how easy it is to fire off a text or email these days. And on a gloomy day, a cheery piece of art on your wall can inspire you to take just one more step in the direction of hopefulness. That’s our mission: if we can spread even a tiny ray of happiness, love, and encouragement through a little colorful ink on paper, we’ve succeeded at our jobs.

When we’re not producing paper goods, we’re busy at work as a freelance illustration team at Joel and Ashley Illustration.

Shop members

  • Joel Selby

    Owner, Illustrator/Letterer, Printmaker

    Follower of Jesus, husband, daddy, illustrator, ink slinger, coffee fiend, bookworm, animation fanboy, workshop rat, real-life cartoon character.

  • Ashley Selby

    Owner, Illustrator/Colorist, Idea Maker

    Lover of God, wife, mama, whimsical illustrator, dizzy dreamer, cat cuddler, tea drinker, nature lover, Disney/Pixar fan, accidental hermit.

Shop policies

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Last updated on 27 Oct, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes, we can gift wrap! Please let us know and we will provide it in a neutral packaging.

Custom and personalized orders

We do offer customization on certain prints!

For maps, please refer to the customization listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/257815590/map-customization-upgrade-add-on

For all others, please contact us directly.

Where can I get frames for my prints?

Our three smaller sizes (5x7", 8x10", 11x14") have frames at most major retailers in the USA. Frames for our largest print, 13x19", can be found on Michaels.com and Amazon.

MAP PRINTS: we now offer beautiful frames in-house for our map prints! (Currently for World maps only, more to come!) Please select your frame from the dropdown menu before checkout.