PaperKindness is taking a short break
Ingrid on 16 Apr, 20195 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love cards, but this one really is my favorite ever. It is so simple but soooooo cute. Thank you for this creation ! I am really happy about this purchase :)
Being nice helps.
My name is Kristin, I'm a graphic designer living and working in the Montreal area.
This shop is an extension of my daily practice. I often design helpful forms and paper products for my friends and family. I also design greeting cards year-round for personal use, often selling cards to those around me.
Asking for payment has often been a sore spot for me, but creative work is work, and I'm learning to value that. Friends have been saying I should open an Etsy shop for ages, so here I am, trying that on.
I like designing, and I especially like producing helpful designs for those around me. I make things. All the time. I write. I doodle. I try things. I read. I consume art.
If it were 200 years ago and I was a dude I'd have a patron and could work creatively without thinking about bills, but it's 2017 and creative work is hard. (Interesting tidbit: I tried finding a patron of the arts on Craigslist but man did that not work).
A lot of my work these days deals with self-care, mental health and kindness. All things that touch on our ability to get through a hard time.
Sometimes, for some of us, that hard time is pretty constant.
Hopefully this shop will be a place where I can create things that represent a need in me and my friends which can then serve and mirror the needs of others.
Thank you for encouraging my paper kindness,
I'm a graphic designer and creative person doing my best in and around Montreal, Quebec.
Tyrant + Hammy Baby
Buddy Matte was adopted in July 2017 and is a hammy baby/tyrant who does not like sharing attention with anything, especially phones. He does not help at all, but he would like it to be on the record that he's very handsome and has a mushy face.
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Returns and exchanges
If you'd like to make a custom bundle (of several items) contact me directly, I can estimate shipping depending on size of box.
Additional policies and FAQs
A note regarding wholesale orders and stockists:
Paper Kindness is a really small operation. It's something I started for me, from home, as a way to reach out and share.
I'm not a very good capitalist, I don't make much profit off of my items, so selling "at cost" to me means selling at a loss.
I run pretty small orders - I never have extra stock. What I have on my etsy shop is what I have at home and ready to ship.
I don't have stockists - again, I'm pretty small-time/homegrown/DIY.
Though I'd love to see my stuff in shops, I'm not set up for that to happen.
I thank you for your interest, I'm just small-time!