Unique hand-made goods with a geeky kick

Erie, Pennsylvania · 2283 Sales


Unique hand-made goods with a geeky kick

Erie, Pennsylvania 2283 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Hey there lambeosauruses and iguanadons! Thanks for stopping by and having a peek around the place. Please check out our new website: for our full line of amazing, geeky products.


Last updated on Apr 27, 2016

Hey there lambeosauruses and iguanadons! Thanks for stopping by and having a peek around the place. Please check out our new website: for our full line of amazing, geeky products.

Ashley Aranda

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Things are getting pared down in our Etsy shop, but never fear! Our full line of geeky handmade items (plus so much new stuff) is now available on our beautiful new site Use code pterosaur16 for 15% off your first purchase!
Trio of space vehicles heading off this morning. These ones were a special request- each is on a page containing a word related to the series: Time, Force, and Shiny (actually shiny didn't exist, but this page DOES contain Shine, Shepard and Shindig.)
Knocking out ornament orders tonight with some help from a little motivational note in my pin box. Get these beautiful TARDIS ornaments (or any of the other great nerdy decorations currently listed) ordered by 12/15 to guarantee delivery for Christmas.
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Papryusaurus loves you. And you. And you too.

I've always been what my grandma calls "artsy-fartsy". I've dabbled in everything from illustration, to painting portraits, to photography(which I still do), to sewing, to knitting(which I'm absolute bullocks at). I even attended Savannah College of Art and Design....for a whole year before getting my behind thrown out. Seems they want you to do other things besides party. Like show up for class. Weird.
Fast forward to a marriage and two kids. And a house. And giant dog beasts. I hadn't done anything art related or even remotely creative in what seemed like forever. The husband (now ex) and I were going through what we'll call a "rough patch" (like falling off the Sears Tower and landing on a lake of broken glass rough) and I needed something to remind me of, well, me. So I busted out some paper and glue and set to making my first porcupine ball. It looked kind of wonky, but it felt awesome to make something again. A few more tries and I had it figured out. So I opened up this lovely little shop because a gal can only have so many ornaments hanging about. Never did I think my little paper experiments would turn out to be an actual business that supports me and my two kiddos, but that's exactly how it's turned out. It's maddening and stressful at time, but overall I feel extremely lucky to do what I love for a living.


Shop members

  • Ashley

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi there! I'm Ashley and I run this here place. I live and make in Erie, PA with my little family. I'm nerdy, awkward, colourful and always fun, all things I hope come across in my creations.

  • Special Agent F

    Helping Helper Supreme

    Special Agent F is a master of cleaning up paper scraps and fetching things I left in the other room. He holds several degrees in package stacking and ribbon organization.

  • Mister Meatball

    Head Babysaurus

    As head meatball, he plays a vital roll in workplace motivation and productivity. He's also a key player in the scatter-paper-scraps-all-over-the-house department and in charge of demanding things the moment you sit down to work.

  • Eddie

    Assistant, Jerkface McCutie

    Eddie is my most excellent dude and also steps in as assistant when things get busy. He's also been known to lift heavy things and get objects from high shelves. He's the designer of some of the fonts I use and runs

Shop policies

Last updated on October 9, 2015
Here at Papyrusaurus I make and design everything myself. I strive to use upcycled materials as much as possible. I'm always happy to work with you on something extra special, so please do not hesitate to message me with your idea!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment through PayPal as well as credit cards and Etsy gift cards through direct checkout.
I ship all items via USPS first-class. If you'd like faster shipping, please contact me for an upgrade. But most US orders arrive 2-3 days after shipping anyway. International orders are shipped first-class as well, and hence I have no way of tracking them once they leave my hands. So please allow up to 6 weeks for your package to arrive, though I've noticed prints do tend to make it to their destinations much quicker. I package everything carefully and to the best of my ability, with plenty of insulation around delicate items. I am not responsible for damage caused by the postal service.
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm happy to offer refunds, minus shipping fees on regularly listed items only. I will issue the refund once the item has been returned to me. I do not offer refunds on custom orders, so please be sure what you're asking for is what you want. I'm more than happy to work up several examples and tweak things to make sure it's exactly what you want before you purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs

1) Do your prints relate to the pages they're printed on? Nope. All pages for prints are selected randomly and may vary in size depending on what books I'm working from at the moment. If you have a special request, I'd be happy to try and accommodate you but please understand that I go through dictionaries very quickly and may not have the page you'd like. I do try to avoid printing pages with key words that might be offensive or triggering. P.S. All page sizes given are APPROXIMATE. Every book is different, and there aren't enough hours in the day to update every listing with the exact size of what pages I'm using when you place your order. For smaller prints, they will never be less that 6"x9", and the larger prints will be at a minimum of 8"x10".

2)Do you take requests for books for prints and ornaments? Absofreakinglutely! I try to keep a decent variety in my cutting stack, but if you'd like something specific I'd be happy to get it for a small upcharge (usually not the whole price of the book, since I'll use it for other projects) or if you'd like to get your own copy to send to me in whole or part that would work as well. During busy season custom orders may take an extra few days to complete, so please allow for that.

3)Do your prints come framed? No. I'm not sure what the confusion is on this, as all prints are $10 or under. The frame used in my product photos is digital and is just an example of how your print might look. If it were real, it would be about 16" x 20" inches and cost a fortune. And be a pain to ship anywhere.

4)What shipping method do you use? I ship all orders via USPS, first-class. For domestic orders I'd be happy to upgrade you to Priority if you like, but most US orders seem to arrive within 2-3 days anyways. All prints are packaged with a chipboard sheet inside a cellophane sleeve to protect from bending during shipment. If your order prints AND ornaments, they will ship in separate packages as it is nearly impossible to find boxes to fit both items without being way oversize.

5)I have a quote or hilarious phrase I' like as a print. Do you do that? Custom 'em. As long as what you want isn't racist, sexist or otherwise offensive, I'd be happy to help you out. (I'm cool with profanity though. I curse like a pirate.)

6)Where can you get your stuff in person? As of now my wares can be found at Boutique 208 in Pittsburgh. New venues coming this year though! And I do multiple shows during the year and they'll be posted in the Events section as well as promoted on my page. I love meeting customers in person so stop on by! (just you know...don't be creepy or try to kidnap me.)