Delightful Handmade Gift Wrap, Paper Goods, and More

Irvine, California

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2019

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Rebecca L

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Rebecca L


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About ThurstonPost

Sales 1,825
On Etsy since 2012

I'm just putting my ideas on paper...

I've always had the inkling to be creative in one form or other, but Thurston Post is years of dreaming becoming reality. Inspired by everything colorful and pretty, I started making cards a few years ago. I’m currently exploring my new obsession: PACKAGING! I love assembling gift wrap kits and filling them full of handmade tags, trimmings, and decorated mini clothespins.

I started paper-crafting about 8 years ago when the discovery that I was obsessed with it and even kind of good at it caught me completely off-guard. After being told by my middle school art teacher that he didn't see anything spectacular in the body of work I created that year, I pretty much gave up on arts & crafts and turned to writing. I wrote creatively for years and years, putting my vivid imagination to good use and using it as an outlet--but not a money-maker (it's pretty difficult to make a living writing creatively). I meandered through different jobs, wondering what my true calling really was, and never finding it.

Then I moved across the country on a whim in 2004 and stopped writing. I met my (future) husband and was shopping with him one day 2 years later when I spotted a shop with the most gorgeous collection of colorful papers I had ever seen. Hues of greens and oranges and yellows and blues...all laid out on shelves that lined the back of the store like a rainbow. I was in love. I was obsessed. PAPER was what I wanted to do!

And now I'm here. On Etsy. With my little creative space.

My shop is ever-evolving, as am I. Never wanting to be one-dimensional, I work to add new and different types of items constantly. I love to look at pretty things and hope to fill this store full of pretty things I've made. Have an idea for something I should add to the shop or make for you personally? Message me and we'll chat about it!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can also find me:
Instagram: @thurston_post

Shop members

  • Rebecca

    Owner, Designer

    I'm the driving force behind Thurston Post. I wear all the hats in this fledgling business--from conceptualization of all the handmade goods you'll find in my shop to their fruition; luckily I have a tremendous supporting cast in my personal life!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 15, 2018
Hi there! My name is Rebecca and my shop features my handmade greeting cards as well as a few fun supplies. I started paper crafting a few years ago when I decided to make my own wedding invitations from scratch. A love for the hobby was born and it even inspired me to return to school and study graphic design.

The supplies I feature are supplies I use myself.

I hope you see something you like at Thurston Post! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding listings, supply quantities, shipping policies, custom orders, or anything else...I'm here to help!

For more information about Thurston Post and some of the items you see on Etsy, please visit my blog:

We're on Facebook, too!

Thank you for shopping handmade and supporting small businesses like this one.

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 cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are considered on a case by case basis. If you are completely unsatisfied with your order, please contact me immediately.

Unfortunately, I cannot consider a refund if 10 days have passed since your order was received.

*Absolutely no returns will accepted if you fail to read the item description/title before purchasing. (Ex. If you purchase a set of mini clothespins, believing they are standard-sized, I will NOT accept the return.) PLEASE READ ALL TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY!!

*No refunds on shipping charges.

*You are responsible for return shipping.

*All accepted returns subject to a restocking fee.

*Custom orders are final sales and may not be returned.

*To err is human...if I made a mistake when processing your order, I will take full responsibility and cover all return shipment costs. There is no restocking fee due to my mistake.

Please believe that I very much want to make my customers happy. Thurston Post is a fledgling little shop and I'm learning as I go. These policies are subject to change.
Acceptable forms of payment include PayPal, Etsy gift cards, and major credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Payment is due promptly and items will not ship until payment has been received.
I ship items USPS First Class in a carefully packaged padded envelope. I take care to wrap items securely so they are protected during shipments. I sometimes reuse shipping materials when I can as it is better for our planet and cuts down on shipping costs. However, if you would like a brand new envelope, please let me know and I will accommodate.

Each card(s) is stored in and sent to you in a clear envelope for protection. All items are wrapped up prettily in nifty packaging.

Shipments are sent out within 2 business days after payment is received. I ship Monday-Friday, excluding US holidays. If you place your order on Friday, it will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday.

International shipments may take up to 7-10 business days to reach their destination. Please keep this in mind when purchasing.

****As of January 27, 2013, the USPS has significantly raised their international shipping rates meaning that, unfortunately, I was forced to do the same. My sincere apologies to international fans and customers. I will do my best to ship your package as cheaply as I can and any high shipping charge overages will be refunded.****
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are unsatisfied with either the product or the service you receive from Thurston Post, I would be extremely appreciative if you would contact me before you leave negative feedback so that I can work to resolve the issue. And if you are happy with your product and/or service, please let me know by leaving positive feedback.
Thank you!