Beetle & Quill: Fine Stationery and Papery

Barrie, Canada · 371 Sales


Beetle & Quill: Fine Stationery and Papery

Barrie, Canada 371 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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beetleandquill is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Due to technical system upgrades, we are on a brief vacation and will return by the end of July.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 20, 2017

Due to technical system upgrades, we are on a brief vacation and will return by the end of July.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Andrew on Jul 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Erica was absolutely great to work with. She captured our vision on exactly what we were looking for. Very flexible, professional and the job was completed with lots of time to spare. Would recommend her work to anyone!


P S on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We got this printed on foam core. It turned out great and we received it within a month. Erica was great to get in contact with throughout the process!

Stephanie McNeely

Stephanie McNeely on Oct 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE the tickets for our Christmas party! Erica was great to work with!

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Fresh Design, Handmade with Heart

It is hard to pin down the exact moment that Beetle & Quill got it's start. Like a lot of artists and makers, I come from a family that loves art,all things handmade, and the little things.

The first invitations I designed– past the glitter and macaroni stage of my art career– were for my little sister's wedding. On a tight timeline and a shoestring budget, I wasn’t about to let my stressed out little sister settle for a box of generic invitations and an epic battle with the home printer, because there are few occasions in life where you can pause, reflect and celebrate something truly exceptional.

My goal as a shop owner is simple: I want to give couples a chance to relax, have fun and create. Whether its a DIY printable to get you started, or a fully assembled, made to order paper paradise, I try and create stationery that makes your excitement about your big day absolutely contagious.

Shop members

  • Erica

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a graphic designer who lives just north of the city. I come from a long, varied line of artists and crafters, and the relics of their creations furnish my home, and inspire my imagination.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 18, 2017
In a nutshell, I love creating things with paper and though I've dedicated Beetle & Quill to stationery for special occasions.

Creating stationery that gets your guests as excited about your special occasion as you are is my true love! From Save-the-Dates and Engagement announcements to of course, your invitations, and finally, to the decorations for your party or reception that keep your guests impressed at even the smallest details, I enjoy crafting the little things that complete your day.

Most of my work has at least some custom element to it, allowing you to get exactly the look you want. Typically, stationery does take 4-6 weeks to produce before shipping (except DIY files and kits), but I work as fast as possible- while still being a perfectionist- and rush service is available in special cases, simply contact me for pricing details.

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 and Etsy Credits
Payment must be made within 24 hours of purchase and 48 hours of the creation of any custom listing. Please contact me prior to purchase if you are unable to accommodate this and we can make arrangements.

For all printed orders, a non-refundable retainer of 50% upon ordering is required. This retainer will be applied towards your stationery order's final balance. Once your proofs have been approved a second listing for the remaining balance and any shipping fees will be posted. Upon receipt of final payment, printing and any necessary assembly will begin and your order will be shipped. Please allow 7-15 business days before your order ships.

Custom templates are due in full at the time of order and are final sale due to their custom nature.

Confused about the payment process? Just check out the Etsy FAQ or contact me with your questions.
All printed orders take between 10 business days and 3 weeks after final proof approval to be printed, assembled and shipped (though they are shipped at the soonest available date). Please inquire BEFORE ordering if you believe you will be on a tight deadline. Remember, holidays (such as Christmas and New Years) often see postal offices shut down for extended periods of time. Upgraded shipping is available for all items, just contact me for a quote.

All orders (except samples) are shipped with tracking and insurance to protect your investment and assure that your item will arrive in good condition and on time.*

Duty Fees, taxes, and handling fees are determined by the carrier and by the country of import. Because these fees vary for each area, the buyer is responsible for the payment of any additional fees imposed by customs and brokerages. Packages not accepted because fees have been refused cannot be refunded or exchanged as these items may either be abandoned (irretrievable by me) or sent back to me. Items (if not abandoned) can be reshipped to you at your expense (this includes the payment needed to send the items back to me).

*Due to potential carrier delays, delivery times are approximate. Insured items are guaranteed by the carrier, however this does NOT entirely eliminate the possibility of a late package- it will however cover the entire purchase price if the item is lost, damaged or late. So please order early to assure your package arrives on time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your happiness is how I build my business! If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me before leaving feedback and we'll figure out a solution to that works for everyone.

If your item arrives damaged, please let me know as soon as it arrives. If it was shipped with insurance, please file a complaint with the carrier as well since your item was promised to arrive in good condition and on time by the delivery service. By contacting me right away, this gives me the opportunity to arrange replacement of your items wherever possible.

Due to the custom nature of most of my work, any commissioned orders (original designs or significant alterations to a current design) or print orders with customization are final sale and can not be refunded.

Due to copyright restrictions, printable items and instant downloads can not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome commissioned and custom work. Please feel free to contact me for your special project.

Printed invitations should be ordered a minimum of 4-6 weeks before they are needed for mailing. If your order has extensive assembly, additional time may be required, which you will be advised of prior to order. Rush service is available but additional fees apply- please contact me for details.

For designs from our existing collection, pricing includes 4 rounds of digital proofing in the price listed (except Stag & Doe tickets which allow only 2 rounds). For significant alterations to an existing design, or custom stationery orders, all design work is charged by the hour, billed to the closest 15 minute interval at a rate of $40/hour. During the consultation process, we will give you a quote with an estimate of how long the overall project will take and a how much has been budgeted for design time. This is just an estimate and project lengths may vary depending on the changes requested etc.

Please note that all devices display colour differently. It is for this reason that we don't recommend proofing on your mobile phone. Should you desire additional proofs after your allotment is reached, additional proofs are billed hourly for custom stationery orders or $15 per round, per item for designs from our existing collection or hourly for custom stationery.

In order to assure consistent service for all of our clients, all proofing and change requests must be made in writing, via email (please no attachments, illustrations or scans). A printed proof (once digital proofs have been approved and/or exhausted) is available upon request for a nominal fee.

When purchasing a digital file for print please specify any size deviations from the default sizing listed for each piece in the "notes to seller" section. Failure to do so prior to the first proof may result in additional charges for sizing adjustments and may delay the arrival of your final files.

While we do our best to call attention to any errors we may see during the proofing process, final proofing is the responsibility of the client. Once approved, your stationery will print exactly as shown on your approved proof. Therefore, we cannot accept returns or process refunds due to errors on approved proofs (e.g. typos), regardless of where the error originated.

Should you find an error in your stationery, please contact us as soon as possible. Depending on the stage of your order, we may be able to correct the affected pieces prior to print or offer complimentary rush service and discounted reprinting for items already at press.

For printable templates, a minimum fee of $15 per affected piece will be applied to make changes after final proof approval.

In the event that you must cancel your printed order, your retainer is forfeited to cover the cost of materials, and any additional design fees (but no material fees) will be billed to you. Printable files are non-refundable and can not be cancelled.

If you are sending the file to be printed at a print shop and they experience any issues, don't hesitate to give them my contact information and I'll ensure your order is printed correctly!