APaperLifeOriginals

a paper life originals

Surrey, Canada · 1257 Sales

APaperLifeOriginals

a paper life originals

Surrey, Canada 1257 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(440)

Shop owner

Cheryl

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Note from shop owner 'a paper life originals' is taking a bit of a break. We will be returning mid August so please come back to see what we are up to.

Hope you are enjoying your summer
Cheryl

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 12, 2017

'a paper life originals' is taking a bit of a break. We will be returning mid August so please come back to see what we are up to.

Hope you are enjoying your summer
Cheryl

Cheryl

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Cheryl

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(440)
Nicole Valentini

Nicole Valentini on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second one I have purchased and I love it just as much! I know it's something that both my kids will have when they are older and I just love the way they look on the wall.

albertajps

albertajps on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These are lovely cards and the attention to detail is perfect. Fast shipping and the communication from shop owner, Cheryl was great. I will definitely be ordering again!

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About

where you will find my life in paper

Hi and thanks for stopping by. My name is Cheryl and I am the proprietress, designer and owner of ‘a paper life originals’ AND 'a paper life events' here on etsy. I design and create the blend of custom cards, 3 dimensional pieces, and framed art as well as design & print a wide variety of paper pieces for your events, in my little craft room from my home located in Surrey, BC, Canada (which is just outside the beautiful city of Vancouver).

I started my love of creating from a young age with my first easy-bake oven and always had the latest, coolest, creative toy on my Christmas wish list from Spirograph, to string art to tie-die and candle making. Although I loved my easy-bake oven as a kid, the love of cooking never materialized and in fact it is my least favourite thing to do. As an adult, I have dabbled in many crafts over the years from knitting, to dried flowers and décor items to polymer clay then card making and a little bit of scrapbooking. Once I started using the humble medium of paper I never looked back but it wasn’t until I stumbled across the technique called quilling I was hooked from my first paper cut.

I first started quilling in 2001 but it took a few years to develop my own style of clean, uncluttered cards with a touch of sass, humour and pops of colour. Quilling is basically rolling thin strips of paper in to circles that are then glued and formed in to any number of shapes. In the quilling world I consider myself a newbie since the technique actually started in the 1300's by nuns decorating religious items.

I love making cards that tell a little story in the small 4.25 x 5.5 surface but my quilled Nativities is what I sell the most of in my etsy shop. I made my first coloured Nativity in 2008 and sold a few of them in my shop but it wasn't until I quilled my all white version and started adding sheep, donkeys, camels and, in 2013 the oxen that the sales really started to take off until I received an order for 200 for a store in Utah.

So welcome to my little shop, take your time to look around and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

Be sure to check out my blog and Facebook page too! If you are in the Vancouver area you can purchase my cards at The Essential Packaging Store and The Honeybee Centre both of which are in Surrey.

Shop members

  • Cheryl Scanks

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2015

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept payments via Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal and Money Order. I do not take cheques at this time.
Shipping
♥ The Fine Print
All items purchased from A Paper Life Originals are shipped via Canada Post STANDARD MAIL which DOES NOT include insurance or a tracking number. If you require a different shipping method, please contact me to make other shipping arrangements. I will send your purchase to the address listed with ETSY unless you tell me otherwise. Please make sure that the correct address is listed when placing your order.

Although the greatest care will be taken when packing and mailing your items, A Paper Life Originals cannot be held responsible for items lost, damaged or not received once they have been mailed. If you would like insurance or delivery confirmation, please contact me at the time of purchase and I will send an invoice for the additional costs.

SHIPPING TO

CANADA - most packages take 6-10 days but as with the Canada Post guidelines....this is an estimate and can take short or longer. These delivery times are regular business days and do not include weekends, holidays or the day the package was mailed.

UNITED STATES - US orders are sent out via Canada Post STANDARD MAIL and delivery times can vary depending on the state. Typically delivery on any package, parcel or envelope to the US takes 7-10 days but as with the Canada Post guidelines....this is an estimate and can take short or longer. These delivery times are regular business days and do not include weekends, holidays or the day the package was mailed.

INTERNATIONAL - International orders are sent out via Canada Post STANDARD MAIL and delivery times can vary depending on the country. Typically any package, parcel or envelope mailed internationally takes 4-6 WEEKS if shipped via ground. If the amount paid for shipping is enough or close to enough to cover air item will be shipped via air. These delivery times are regular business days and do not include weekends, holidays or the day the package was mailed.

As with anything shipped out of the country (in my case, Canada) it is up to the discretion of CBS (Canada Border Services) as to how long it takes to clear customs. Buyer is responsible for all customs charges incurred. Seller does not determine or have responsibility for these charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges will be considered on an individual basis within 30 days of purchase, as with everything, convo me to discuss any such issues.
Additional policies and FAQs
Alchemy and custom orders: please allow 2 weeks for completion of custom orders but if you need it sooner, still convo me and I will see what I can do.

More information

Last updated on May 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

To prolong the life of a quilled decor item, keep prints out of direct sunlight to minimize any fading of colour.

All original quilled monograms and decor items are framed without a glass front. I have had great results with this technique and all that is needed for maintenance is to dust occasionally or use an air can to blow away dust or debris that has collected.

Wholesale availability

Yes!!!! a paper life does sell wholesale.

The discount is taken off of the etsy retail price:
• Cards … 50% off
• Nativity Crèche, Starter Set, Animals … 40% off
• Complete Nativity Set … 35% off
• Décor Pieces … 40% off

Allow as much time as possible for wholesale orders as everything is made completely by hand. I am constantly adding & discontinuing card designs and not all cards available are listed. I can send you a picture sheet of what is not listed.

Shipping
•allow at least two weeks
•ships from Canada
•cost added to invoice or billed to shippers account
•duty, taxes, fee paid by purchaser

Ideally, Christmas orders should be placed by the end of September.

As usual, please contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Cheryl