Paper Llamas modern retro children's art

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Paper Llamas modern retro children's art

10583 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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We sell modern whimsical children's and nursery art. Come on in and stay awhile.


Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

Hello, Hello, Welcome to our shop!

We sell modern whimsical children's and nursery art. Come on in and stay awhile.


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Hello hello, Welcome to Paper Llamas!

We make original children's art. Every drawing is hand drawn by me, right in my computer. I do not use any stock images or clip art. My art is youthful but not babyish, and nostalgic but timeless. I aim for a simple clean lined take on classic subjects.

We are a completely in house operation and handle every step of production, from the original design inspiration, through custom proofing and printing, all the way to packaging and shipping. I do all my own communications and customer service, so if you contact Paper Llamas you will be speaking directly to the artist. That said, occasionally my mom, Sue, will step in and run the store for a few days so that we can slip away with our three kids.

I hope you like what you find in our store. :) Thanks for stopping by.

- Erin

Shop members

  • Erin

    Owner, Designer

    Hello there! Nice to meet you!

  • Josh

    Owner, Shipping Extraordinaire


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Last updated on Mar 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Why is the paper a different size than the image? What size frame should I buy?

My prints are designed to be displayed in frames with mattes. The extra white margin stabilizes the print behind the matte. To get the same look you will need a frame one size larger than the print. So a 8'' x 10'' would go in an 11'' x 14'' frame with a 8'' x 10'' matted opening. If you already have frames the same size as your print or don't want to use a matte, that is fine too. The white margin is easily trimmed off. You can do this yourself since the edge wont show behind the frame.

What do the sizes in the drop down menu mean?

The sizes listed in the drop down denote the matte opening size that the print is designed to fit. There is an extra white margin in addition to those measurements. The margin should not be visible when framed. All sizes are in inches.

What size are your display images?

All of the display prints in my store are 8 x 10. The display frames are 11 x 14 frames with 8 x 10 matted openings. Both the black and the white frames came from

You say they are printed on canvas, why do I need a frame?

The prints are printed on canvas. It is the same kind of canvas that is used for wrapped canvas art. But, the margins on the canvas are not large enough to accommodate a stretcher frame and therefore should be used like regular paper prints in a frame. We use canvas instead of paper because it is more durable and resistant to creasing during shipping It also has a lovely texture that makes the prints look more like paintings.

Can I mix and match sets or substitute different prints in a set?

It kind of depends. Each listing outlines if substations are available. I do not allow for substitutions on my multi color drawings. (The transportation art.) These prearranged sets must be purchased as displayed. If you would like a different combination of drawings or colors, you can build your own set from my individual listings. The sets with single color drawings allow for substitutions. (The baby animals, bathroom and sunshine collections.) If you would like a substitution and the listing allows for it, be sure to leave me detailed instructions in the “note to seller” box when you purchase.

Can I get these images as digital files?

No, I am sorry, in order to focus on quality prints we do not offer digital files, wrapped canvas or wall decals.

Is it possible to see a sample proof?

Yes, absolutely! Feel free to contact the shop and let me know what you would like.

Does my order come with tracking?

All US orders automatically include tracking.

Foreign orders usually include tracking while the package is inside the US. Destination countries often continue to relay the tracking info back to USPS, but this service is at their discretion. This often leads to very sketchy and sometimes inaccurate tracking info. Also, it is very normal for packages to spend a week or more in either US or foreign customs, leading to a gap in the tracking information.

Attention UK Buyers!

The UK charges customs and VAT ( value added taxes). These fees are not part of the shipping fees. They are collected at the time of delivery and are the buyers responsibility.