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Helen Smith

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Helen Smith

About catzballou

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On Etsy since 2007

Creative by nature

A scientist by day and a crafter by night! This is how I relax, I love to create beautiful things and hope you enjoy owning them as much as I enjoy creating them.

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  • Helen Smith

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I love to create beautiful things whether it be purses, greeting cards or anything else that strikes my fancy. All of the purses are handmade originals made out of various papers, ribbons and metal brads. Need a custom order just ask! :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to come to my shop, If you need a custom order I am willing to do my best to accommodate requests.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
All returns welcome up to 30 days after purchase.

Please note these purses are made from paper and are very delicate to begin with and are to be used soley as gift bags, due to small parts it is advisable to keep away from small children due to choking hazards. I cannot be held responsible for any injuries or damages herewith.

Refunds will not be issued with out return of purchased item(s) in their ORIGINAL condition. Returned items that were broken due to improperly packaging for the return will NOT be refunded. Return packing fees may not be refunded. If you would like to return your item after the 30 day limit, please contact me before shipping it back. If your item arrives broken, contact me immediately with a picture!

CUSTOM ORDER POLICIES: Custom orders may not be refundable based on resale potential. Custom orders may require a nonrefundable deposit. Any personalized orders are non refundable. Sorry for any inconvenience.

PLEASE NOTE: Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.
Payments must be made within 7 days of purchase. If payment is not received, the item will be re listed.

If you would like to cancel your purchase before payment is made please contact me. If you would like to cancel your purchase after payment is made please contact me and allow time for the payment to be transferred back.
Will ship anywhere in the US. Will use USPS First Class. Domestic orders will be shipped 1-3 business days after purchase. (Sorry, no rush shipping available at this time.)


International shipping prices are subject to package size and destination. International shipments will be made 1-7 business days after purchase. I reserve the right to ship international items separately.

Note* I am no criminal! I will not mark items as "gift" on custom forms as doing so is against federal law! Customer is responsible for any & all customs fees & taxes levied by home countries. Please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs. This is especially important for UK buyers! The Royal Mail is reportedly being much more vigilant in collecting VAT on purchases made through the mail. Please be prepared for the possibility of paying VAT plus a Royal Mail fee upon receipt.

All packages valued over $50 & all international packages will be insured.

Due to PayPal's seller protection policies, I can only ship to the address the buyer has listed with PayPal. Please make sure this address is correct before purchase. If package is returned due to customer error (wrong address, etc) the package may be reshipped but at buyers expense.
Additional policies and FAQs
*IMPORTANT!* Please note any sales from third party sites like Luvocracy,, The Fancy or similar sites, WILL BE CANCELED!!!!!!!!! I only deal with customers directly! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!

I reserve the right to refuse any purchase or transaction. If, at any time, you have a problem with any of my policies or your purchase, please let me know before leaving negative feedback. I will do my best to make it right. Promise.