Unique, upcycled, eco friendly cards

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Laura Barker

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Laura Barker


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About theUpcycledFlamingo

Sales 518
On Etsy since 2013

Uniquely Handcrafted

I've always loved to craft; designing and creating unique, personalised cards and gifts is a passion that has turned into a business offering you the chance to enjoy something unique and personal of your own. I handcraft all the pieces myself making each one a true original for your special occasion.

You will never find another piece exactly the same as the one you buy. As my designs are made using vintage materials each one is unique; a true one of a kind. Some of the designs will be similar, but the pieces they're made from are all unique. It also lets me create lots of variety, which is something I love to do as there are so many possibilities! This also allows me to easily work with customers to offer exactly what they want. I love to receive customer orders and talk with people about what they'd like to be created just for them.

I love to upcycle and rescue vintage treasures and ephemera which are no longer in use turning them into something that will be used and loved again. This also helps to make my work unique and personal; it's great to be able to offer a customer a greeting made out of a text which is special to them and captures memories of occasions and times.

I hope you enjoy your browsing and shopping!

If you love upcycling too, you can visit my other shop here on Etsy for lots of paper ephemera for your own creations:

Or for creations made with maps:

Shop members

  • Laura Barker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've crafted for many years, ever since I was a child, and decided to turn my passion into a business. I love paper crafting and upcycling vintage papers - turning old unloved objects into new treasures.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 28, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you’re unhappy with your purchase please contact me within 14 days of receipt to return the item (provided that the item is in its original condition it was sent in) for a refund or exchange and details on how to do so.

A refund will be given within 14 days of receiving the returned item or evidence that the item has been shipped back. You are responsible for any shipping costs.

Custom and personalised orders cannot be returned.

You can cancel an order at any time within the 14 days and return the item to:
Pink Flamingo Handcrafting
5 Shenstone Road
S6 1SP

If the order is cancelled after the item has been posted, the buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
• All items are sent via Royal Mail - first class in the UK and Airmail worldwide; first class usually takes a day to arrive after posting and airmail can take up to 2 weeks after posting (according to the Royal Mail website);

• I’m happy to send to any country. International customers are responsible for any Customs fees, taxes, tariffs, or other duties incurred;

• I will obtain a receipt as proof of postage. Unfortunately Royal Mail don't offer a tracking number for airmail packages;

• Reduced postage and packaging is available for multiple items - if you're ordering from outside the UK and want a bulk order to make postage cheaper, please get in touch and I'll give you a postage price for the whole package;

If you want to upgrade your delivery in terms of guaranteed, recorded or tracked mail please let me know and I'll arrange it for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are most welcome – this can be a variation of an existing design (where possible) or something designed to you own specifications. Contact me to discuss the possibilities.