Be the heroine of your life

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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CarrotTopPaperShop is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Carrot Top Paper Shop is taking a brief break -- we will be open for shopping again on September 30th. If you aren't in the Kindred Spirit Club (my email list), head to the URL below to sign up for updates and info on a special sale coming very soon. :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 25, 2021

Carrot Top Paper Shop is taking a brief break -- we will be open for shopping again on September 30th. If you aren't in the Kindred Spirit Club (my email list), head to the URL below to sign up for updates and info on a special sale coming very soon. :)

Jenny Elizabeth Williams

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Jenny Elizabeth Williams


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About CarrotTopPaperShop

Sales 17,344
On Etsy since 2015

Literary prints for Kindred Spirits

Hello! My name is Jenny Williams and I'm the artist and owner of Carrot Top Paper Shop. I'm so pleased you are here.

The idea that inspired my shop is near and dear to my heart. As a history major in college, my career started out in politics, where I quickly learned that my life's calling was elsewhere. Finding the "elsewhere" was the challenge.

My business idea began a few years later, when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, scouring the internet for cute, literary-themed artwork for her nursery -- and I couldn’t find what I was looking for anywhere.

When I found out we were having a little girl, one of the things I most looked forward to was sharing my love of reading with her. I wanted her to have artwork in her room that would inspire curiosity about, and admiration for, the strong literary heroines I love so dearly.

I gave up my futile search for literary decor, and created my first literary heroine banner.

I wasn't planning on starting my own business at that point, but after receiving feedback from friends and family, I realized there were other moms out there looking for the same thing for their daughters, and I wanted to give them exactly what I had been looking for.

A few months later, after many long days of working through my baby's nap times, I released my very first product line of five literary heroine prints, and five bookish quote prints.

I've always dreamed of a job that didn't feel like work, and creating literary artwork for fellow bibliophiles is definitely it.

I absolutely love connecting with fellow literary-fans and kindred spirits. I am quick to tell inquiring minds that I have the kindest customers a girl could ask for. I love talking about your favorite books, and getting your excellent feedback on future products! (Follow @carrottoppapershop on instagram to join the party.)

I have worked on Capitol Hill and in the corporate world, but making literary-themed art work for you, and being the mom to my baby girls, is by far my favorite job.

My hope is that my shop has exactly what you need to brighten your daughter's room, classroom, your book space, or boring office cubicle. Carrot Top Paper Shop has designs for kindred spirits of all ages. And as Anne Shirley says, kindred spirits aren't as scarce as I used to think. :)

A note about my process:

I illustrate all of my heroines and quotes by hand in my tiny, sunny, home studio and make them beautiful with rich Pan Pastels (and a little colored pencil and Copic sketch marker). As my business has grown, I've partnered with many local businesses here in Oklahoma to make use of their professional printing services, and bring you the best possible product.

Join the Kindred Spirit club for new product updates, sales, freebies, and more:

Shop members

  • Jenny Williams

    Owner, Creator

Production partners

  • Print Shop

    Grapevine, TX

    Made in the USA printing services.

  • Handmade in the USA

    NC, United States

    Handmade button back pins and magnets.

  • Printing Services


    I'm pleased to be partnering with online companies who can help bring a broader range of products to my shop.

  • Local print shop

    OK, United States

    I partner with a local, independently owned print shop to bring you many of the professionally printed products found in my shop.

  • Local print shop

    OK, United States

    We are proud to be partnering with a local printing shop to produce this beautiful product.

  • Sticker Printing Services

    Mission Viejo, CA

    Stickers made in the USA.

  • Printing Services

    MA, United States

    I am pleased to be partnering with online companies who make it possible for me to have a broader range of products in my shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2019
Thank you so much for visiting Carrot Top Paper Shop! I design prints for kindred spirits of all ages. Half the fun of my shop is connecting with all of you fellow lovers of Anne Shirley, and all things literary!

I'm just a convo away if you have any questions or concerns. I want your experience here from start to finish to be as thrilling as sleeping all night in a cherry tree.

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: 3 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
I am confident you will love your order, but if for any reason you are not thrilled with your purchase, contact me within 48 hours of receiving your order and we will work it out. In most cases I am happy to offer you a full refund for returned, unused items. I'm not happy unless you are happy. Please feel free to convo me if you have any questions or concerns!
I accept paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
I ship within 1-3 business days of your purchase, by USPS First Class Mail. However, I like to be speedy: most orders go out next business day. If I am waiting for an item to be restocked, processing time may take up to 3 days.

If you are concerned about the processing time for a particular item, please message me! I'm happy to answer any questions.

International orders: Buyer is responsible for any Customs and import taxes that may apply. I am not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All prints come nicely packaged with a protective cardboard insert, inside a clear sleeve, ready for gift giving!

Privacy Policy: If you have signed up for the Kindred Spirit Club (my e-newsletter) using your name and email, that information will be used solely for our own marketing purposes (promotions, sales, and newsletters) and will never be sold or shared with a third party. You can unsubscribe from my email list at any time by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of our emails. If you would like your information to be removed completely from our system at any time, please contact me via Etsy convo.

More information

Last updated on Feb 14, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Where do I join the Kindred Spirit Club (e-newsletter) to get my free 5x7 print?

You can join the Kindred Spirit Club by copying and pasting the link below into your browser. Add your name and best email address, and you are in! Once you confirm your subscription, you will find your coupon code in your inbox:

What prints can I choose for my Literary Heroine Banner?

Your Literary Heroine Banner is totally customizable! Meaning, you can choose any five prints from my shop. Choose just heroine portraits, just quote prints, or mix and match to create the literary banner that most speaks to your heart. :)

Are all of the literary heroine portraits limited editions?

Not all of them! These literary heroines are in the shop for good: Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet, Cassie Logan, Karana, Scout Finch, Jo March, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jane Eyre, Lucy Pevensie, Nancy Drew, Janie Crawford, Heidi, Fern Arable, Emily Starr, and Mary Poppins.

Limited Edition Heroines will be labeled as such within each listing.

I own/work for an independent bookstore. Do you offer wholesale?

Thank you so much for your interest! Please send me an Etsy convo and I'll send you the details. :)

What heroines will you include in your shop in the future?

Don't see your favorite literary heroine? Please send me a message and let me know who you'd like me to include in my next collection. I use all the feedback I receive to create a survey I send out before I create new products. If you would like a say in future products and prints, make sure you join the Kindred Spirit Club (see FAQ on how to join).

What exactly is The Kindred Spirit Club?

The Kindred Spirit Club is the best part of Carrot Top Paper Shop. It's technically just my e-newsletter, but it's also the place where I spoil you: I do secret giveaways, special discount codes hidden from the public, sneak peeks on upcoming products, and it's where you get to give me your input on the next Carrot Top literary heroine. Joining the Kindred Spirit Club also gets you access to the Kindred Spirit facebook group, where you can interact with like-minded readers.

I value your time and your inbox, and never, ever spam.