Paper art, paper cut design, home accessories

Portland, Oregon | 1792 Sales


Paper art, paper cut design, home accessories

Portland, Oregon 1792 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   ===ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER 9/14 WILL SHIP ON 9/25===


Last updated on Sep 15, 2018


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We loved our fall updates so much that we're updating some other designs for the spring.
All BIRD MAFIA designs begin as actual papercuts hand-drawn and hand-cut by yours truly.

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Check out our fox plush in the current issue of HGTV Magazine! Looks almost as sweet on these glossy pages as on your favorite chair!

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In progress... 100% organic cotton twill pillow covers with your inspirations for summer : seek adventure, let's get lost, wander freely + be courageous! (Includes pillow form!)

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...of cut paper and adventuring.

Many years ago my husband started making stencils.
Shortly after, his xacto knife disappeared.
I fell deeply in love with creating cut paper art.
To this day he still can't seem to hold on to his own xacto knife.

When building this love of cut paper into a business, I began using my papercuts to make screens for printing. Each bird mafia design starts as a papercut. Each design is cut out of paper, burned on to a screen and then printed.

About two years ago, (with a little push from some very good friends and my lovely husband) I started selling my artwork alongside my printed items.

I find inspiration in the forests of northern California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as their coasts and cities I love to explore.


Shop members

  • emily brown

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is emily. I enjoy vegan food, climbing rocks, exploring, adventuring and most of all cutting paper. I've drawn throughout my entire life. Many years ago I discovered a love for papercutting and haven't been without an xacto knife since.

Production partners

  • print shop

    Oshkosh, WI

    This shop provides screen-printing for our coffee mugs.

  • soft goods maker

    Coopersville, MI

    Started with an original handcut papercut design, burned that onto our silkscreen, and printed by our hands with hand-mixed waterbased ink colors, onto a soft 100% cotton flour sack towel produced by this USA manufacturer of soft goods.

  • Softgoods manufacturing company

    Mission Viejo, CA

    A premier supplier of GOTS Certified - Fair Trade organic bags and accessories made in Fair Trade USA Certified Factory. All products made of 100% Certified Organic cotton.

  • print shop

    Berkeley, CA

    Print shop produces high quality digital prints using eco-friendly materials such as 100% PCW recycled paper and soy/veg inks.

  • Scout Books

    Portland, OR

    Prints/constructs recycled paper notebooks.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2017
Thank you for checking out bird mafia on Etsy. Each bird mafia print is hand-drawn and then hand-cut with an xacto knife (no lasers, no stencils, no die cut, no joke).

Every order is important to us! If you have a question about your order, please feel free to contact us.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Exchanges can be made within 15 days of purchase. It is the responsibility of the customer to mail back the item in the same condition it was received. Please notify bird mafia if you mean to exchange an item.
If you would like to make a return, please send us a conversation stating the reason, purchase date, and item description. Refunds are only issued for items returned in their original condition at the buyers expense within 10 days of receipt.
Paypal, Etsy Direct Checkout, and Etsy Gift Cards are the only current forms of payment accepted.
All items are shipped by USPS unless otherwise requested.

Shipping Address : We use your address as provided on etsy for all orders. Please be sure it is accurate before shipping. If you find that you have accidentally provided an incorrect address please contact us ASAP.

Shipping times :
...Pillows and plushes are currently made to order and will usually ship within 3-4 days.
...Towels ship within 1-3 days.
...Artwork is ready to ship and will ship on the next shipping day.
...Custom printed items will ship within 7 days of purchase.
...Commission art ship dates will be estimated at time of purchase. If we have not given you an estimated ship date on your commission artwork, please contact us.

Shipping fee is non refundable and includes cost of handling and materials. If estimated cost is $1.00 USD or more over actual shipping cost you will receive a partial refund for the difference within 24 hours of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Other questions? Send us a message or email us at emily [!at]

More information

Last updated on Apr 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to custom print any of our designs in any of the colors we offer : black, brown, scarlet red, coral pink, burnt orange, poppy orange, mustard yellow, chartreuse green, olive green, mint, sea blue, teal, navy, twilight purple (purple-gray), or deep purple. Custom printed items can not be returned.

Sizing details

All of our listings have sizing information in both inches and centimeters. Please take a look to get an idea of the size each item prior to ordering.

Care instructions

Care instructions are available in the item listings, as well as on the info tag on each item.
Pillow (16 x 16 or 12 x 16) : Remove cover from form and machine wash in cold water. Tumble dry cold. Iron inside out on cotton setting. Do not iron directly on print.
Plush : Spot clean only recommended. If you choose to machine wash, use cold settings and dry flat. Pillow may lose shape if machine washed.
Towels : Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. Iron on cotton setting on backside of towel. Do not iron directly on print.
Prints : Frame under UV protectant glass for best print life.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift? Awesome. Let us know and we will wrap your order in butcher paper and cotton twine. We are also happy to add a tag with to and from info OR a small printed card with your personal message to the recipient.

Wholesale availability

Yes! We do wholesale. Contact us for more information or place an order through your Etsy Wholesale account.

Commission art request

I absolutely accept papercut art commissions. Please contact us for more information. It's helpful if you can add information about sizing, concept, colors, and timeframe to your request.