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colorstorydesigns

handmade designs... created from recycled magazines!

Tulsa, Oklahoma · 2186 Sales

colorstorydesigns

handmade designs... created from recycled magazines!

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2186 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(474)

Announcement   Follow me on Instagram @colorstorydesigns.
New designs and sales are often announced on Facebook or Instagram!

Did you know that paper is the traditional first anniversary gift...so why not use colorful recycled magazines as the "paper" ?!

Please visit and "LIKE" our Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/pages/colorstory/105913713568
so you can keep up with our new work- and catch the sale items!
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Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Most of the pieces are customizable ... so if you have an idea just ask!

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The following is some of the fantastic feedback from our lovely ETSY customers...

- " This was beyond my expectations! I purchased the multi-color clock, as pictured, to add a pop of color in my office. Everyone who comes in has commented about how striking and unique it is! Because it is so lightweight, you can hang it anywhere. Thanks Amy!!! "

- "...These are sooo beautiful! I can't even describe how much better they look in person than the pictures, I love the depth..will be such a great piece on our wall. Will definitely post a pic when we get them hung up. Fast shipping as well!"

- "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE !!!!!!! Could not be more satisfied. Thanks. The thank you note received was a great touch."

- "These pixel votives are really neat. Love how the light plays through the pixels."

- "This is my go-to gift for a unique piece of art to give to friends. I'm able to personalize it to match the person I'm giving it to. I love the way I can mix and match the backgrounds and themes to find the perfect gift."

- "My husband loved our 1st anniversary present. I love how you incorporated some red with my black and white background as requested. EXTREMELY fast shipping!"

- "I provided minimal instructions - I wanted to hang my favorite movie character on the wall... I got a beautiful art piece in return. colorstorydesigns was outstanding to work with - enthusiastic, talented and with an eye for perfection. I could not be more pleased."

- "LOVED the mirror (so colorful and creative), and it looks absolutely gorgeous on my wall! I also appreciated the great customer service, since I needed a size that was different from what was originally offered. I'm totally thrilled!"

- "Excellent custom service and I absolutely love the final product!"

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New to Etsy? Take a look at this handy buyer's guide to make checkout easy:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.phpy

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 13, 2016

Follow me on Instagram @colorstorydesigns.
New designs and sales are often announced on Facebook or Instagram!

Did you know that paper is the traditional first anniversary gift...so why not use colorful recycled magazines as the "paper" ?!

Please visit and "LIKE" our Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/pages/colorstory/105913713568
so you can keep up with our new work- and catch the sale items!
===========================================================================

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Most of the pieces are customizable ... so if you have an idea just ask!

===========================================================================

The following is some of the fantastic feedback from our lovely ETSY customers...

- " This was beyond my expectations! I purchased the multi-color clock, as pictured, to add a pop of color in my office. Everyone who comes in has commented about how striking and unique it is! Because it is so lightweight, you can hang it anywhere. Thanks Amy!!! "

- "...These are sooo beautiful! I can't even describe how much better they look in person than the pictures, I love the depth..will be such a great piece on our wall. Will definitely post a pic when we get them hung up. Fast shipping as well!"

- "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE !!!!!!! Could not be more satisfied. Thanks. The thank you note received was a great touch."

- "These pixel votives are really neat. Love how the light plays through the pixels."

- "This is my go-to gift for a unique piece of art to give to friends. I'm able to personalize it to match the person I'm giving it to. I love the way I can mix and match the backgrounds and themes to find the perfect gift."

- "My husband loved our 1st anniversary present. I love how you incorporated some red with my black and white background as requested. EXTREMELY fast shipping!"

- "I provided minimal instructions - I wanted to hang my favorite movie character on the wall... I got a beautiful art piece in return. colorstorydesigns was outstanding to work with - enthusiastic, talented and with an eye for perfection. I could not be more pleased."

- "LOVED the mirror (so colorful and creative), and it looks absolutely gorgeous on my wall! I also appreciated the great customer service, since I needed a size that was different from what was originally offered. I'm totally thrilled!"

- "Excellent custom service and I absolutely love the final product!"

============================================================================

New to Etsy? Take a look at this handy buyer's guide to make checkout easy:
http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.phpy

Amy Gibson

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5 out of 5 stars
(474)
Lori

Lori on Nov 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

my custom order came out great! thanks so much!!

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Updates

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FLASH SALE! 10% off for 24 hours only. Sale ends at noon tomorrow! (8/19)
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About

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 June 25, 2015
Hi and welcome to colorstory designs! We are Andrea and Amy and we are architects who have found a passion for creating colorful art. Much like each person is one of a kind, our pieces carry their own identity by the nature of our medium- recycled magazines. We always try to create a high quality items that you will love and enjoy. Everything we make is made with lots of thought and love and could be found on the walls of our own homes. We hope you like it to!

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New to Etsy? Here is a tutorial to guide you through the checkout process: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

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.

To redeem a Gift Certificate select "Other" as payment option and include your unique Gift Certificate code in the "Message to Seller" field. Any balance due over the value of the Gift Certificate will be invoiced through Paypal.
Shipping
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: We ship via international first class and standard international shipping times apply (these vary greatly depending on your location). Tracking confirmation available upon request with shipping adjustments.

~~ 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!
Refunds and Exchanges
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.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL ON SALE MERCHANDISE!
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!

WHOLESALE POSSIBILITIES: We are open to doing wholesale orders! Just send us an email to colorstorydesigns [!at] live.com or an Etsy Conversation regarding your wholesale request and we'll send you more info.