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Last updated on Nov 15, 2021

Please take note: The items available are in stock and ready to ship. I am not taking any custom orders at this time. Please ask if you have any questions. Happy Holidays!

Be safe and stay healthy.
Thank you,



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About colorstorydesigns

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On Etsy since 2009

handmade designs... created from recycled magazines!

colorstory designs began as a way for myself, Amy Gibson, and my best friend, Andrea Read, to be creative and have fun together. We met at an architecture firm in Seattle, WA in 2007, and began our small green design business shortly thereafter. At the end of 2010, Andrea needed to pursue a new job in Kansas City area where she works with a small organization that fights poverty throughout the world. Even though I've continued colorstory designs on my own, the original concept was created by both of us, and she is still my best friend and a huge part of my life!

Everything I make is made from recycled magazines- and I try to find the most colorful parts of the magazines to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art for you! My work includes picture frames, jewelry, wine charms, magnets, mirrors and shadowboxes. Everything is created by me in Tulsa, OK- where I live with my supportive husband Jason and young son Ben. I hope you enjoy looking through my etsy shop and please recycle- it's important!

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  • Amy Gibson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Print is very much alive, and it takes new form in this playful and colorful collection. Colorstory designs creates a positive environmental impact with recycled magazines and I hope that my works will brighten your life with their unique textures.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2019
Hi and welcome to colorstory designs! Much like each person is one of a kind, my pieces carry their own identity by the nature of our medium- recycled magazines. I create high quality items that you will love and enjoy. Everything i make is made with lots of thought and love and could be found on the walls of my own home. I truly hope you fall in love too!

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We do not accept refunds/exchanges at this time. We do not accept responsibility for loss or damaged items in the mail. We also do not accept refunds for custom orders.

New to Etsy? Here is a tutorial to guide you through the checkout process:

PAYPAL: We accept PayPal; which includes Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and payments made directly from your bank account.

NON-PAYPAL: If you do not want or do not have a PayPal account, you can still pay through PayPal via credit card or bank account.

If payment is not received in 24 hours, I reserve the right to contact you and cancel the order.
Custom orders, please allow 2 weeks, at a minimum, before shipping. If you have an important deadline please contact us to ensure delivery in time.

*** Any over-charges more than $2.00 for shipping costs will be refunded after shipping your item.

SHIPMENT DURATION ~ Once an item has shipped, please allow 2-5 business days for the Post Office to deliver it. If you ever have any questions about your order, please contact anytime.

DOMESTIC ORDERS: We ship via USPS First Class and/or USPS Priority Mail depending on your order size and shipping needs. When your order ships we will mark your order "shipped" on etsy. Some of our larger pieces might be shipping via UPS, depending on the size of the item.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I can ship internationally- please ask before purchasing. I would be happy to put together an estimate for shipping costs.

~~ US orders expect 5-7 business days for your item to arrive.
~~ Canadian orders expect 8-10 business days for your item to arrive.
~~ Overseas orders expect 10-12 business days for your item to arrive.

If you would like to receive your package sooner - please convo me so that I can calculate the correct amount for shipping and set up a reserved listing for you.

I only ship to the address provided on Etsy unless indicated otherwise.

Also, we are NOT responsible for any applicable customs, import duties and taxes outside of the USA. Please be aware of this before placing an order!
Additional policies and FAQs
We welcome custom orders for the items listed or for any ideas that you may have that we don't currently have in our shop. The colorful backgrounds in large and small shadowboxes can be customized to your specific color needs. Please feel free to convo us about the possibilities- but please note that some custom orders will require an additional fee (depending on the size of the piece). All products are created in a smoke free environment. If you have any questions regarding store policies, please contact us. Most of all, we hope you enjoy!