Paper pretties for the special moments in life...
Ellena's Paper House was born out of a passion for paper and a way to share creativity with others. I am grateful to God for gifting me with a creative spirit!
I'm a Minnesota girl, born and raised. My husband Patrick and I make our home in a small little community south of the Twin Cities where we have been raising our 3 kids; Ellie, Desi and our little guy, Cole. In 2008, tradgedy struck us as our oldest daughter Ellena Rose (Ellie) was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called DIPG. Her brave battle with brain cancer lasted 10 months and in February of 2009, she soared to her eternal home in Heaven. She was only 5 1/2 years old and we were and still are grief stricken. Thankfully we have been surrounded by love and support from all over the world. Ellie touched many lives with her story and you can read about her here:
She has been the inspiration behind Ellena's Paper House!
I have always loved paper and scrapbooking. Even as a young child I remember cutting up and pasting paper often. There is just something so satisfying about being able to take something ordinary, add your own personal touches to it and transform it into a little treasure. I started scrapbooking in 2002. I was addicted almost immediatlely to all the pretty papers and interesting things you could do with your pictures. As time went on, family and friends began asking me to create books for them and party decorations. After Ellie died, paper crafting was a way for me to heal. I could pour my inner most thoughts onto my scrapbook pages, handmade journals and cards. My sweet friends kept encouraging me over and over again to open a little Etsy shop and I finally took their advice. It seemed only right to name the shop after Ellie, and it has been a blessing ever since I opened.
Each item that is made for my customers has had a lot of thought put into it. As I work, I pray for the recipient that I am creating for. Being able to bless others with a little bit of pretty gives me much joy and I look forward to many years of providing beautiful products for the most important events in our lives.
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Hello friend. My name is Niki. Those who know me well, just call me Nik. I am a mama and a wife. And, I love paper.
Ellena "Ellie" Willaert
The Shop's Namesake
Always with me as I create, Ellie is the insipration behind Ellena's Paper House.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
**All of my items are handmade to order by me. I do not keep an inventory supply and prefer to make each item as the orders comes in **
**All items ship 10 to 14 business days from purchase date.**
**If you need your items sooner, please contact me BEFORE placing an order and I will check my production schedule to see if a rush order is possible. Rush order fees and shipping upgrade charges will apply. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience!
**Custom Orders ship 2-3 weeks from purchase date unless we have discussed otherwise **
I use USPS First Class Mail to ship all items unless specified in the item description. US shipping takes 2-5 business days. International delivery can take 2-4 weeks, depending on customs. Shipping upgrades are available upon request; please contact me before purchasing to discuss other shipping options.
**Ellena's Paper House is happy to ship internationally! However, we are not responsible for any custom fees, tariffs, or any other charges incurred with international shipping.
**Ellena's Paper House is not responsible if a package is held up in customs and does not arrive as anticipated. Please know this prior to purchasing and keep this in mind once your items ship.