A Boutique for Lovely Handcrafted Cards and Invitations

Bellingham, Massachusetts

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Note from shop owner Hello Beauties,
I'm taking some time.... Wishes for everything good and everything warm and everything infused with joy. Shine brightly, you lovely things!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 5, 2017

Hello Beauties,
I'm taking some time.... Wishes for everything good and everything warm and everything infused with joy. Shine brightly, you lovely things!

Heather Azano-Brown

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Heather Azano-Brown


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About deepbluesea

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On Etsy since 2008

Reviving the Art of Correspondence

Deep Blue Sea was birthed out of my love for letters. I have a sweet, chirpy friend from college. For 15 years, we've lived on opposite coasts and written letters every week. Everyday little tidbits are speckled in between the real, beautiful, gritty bits of life. All on paper. Relationships have weaved in and out, moves have occurred, babies have been born, life callings have been discovered- all sprawled on paper in the comforting, familiar penmanship of the other. Through letters. This love of written correspondence, this sweet appreciation for a lovely, lost art is the force behind my business.

I have a need to make things with my hands. Stationery was such a natural fit. Invitations, party goods, cute little paper things came next. I love the idea that my artwork is being delivered around the country. People are opening pretty pieces of mail with the same delight that I had in their creation. People are sharing in the joy of correspondence. This makes me immeasurably happy.

We all have muses and the sea is mine. A deep, cleansing, powerful force that brings me to the place where good things come from.... Deep Blue Sea.

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  • Heather Azano-Brown


    I'm Heather. I'm a letter-writer, designer, mama of three and lover of the sea. I design and handcraft note cards and invitations from my sunny studio in Eastern Massachusetts.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2015
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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please contact me if art is damaged during shipping. I'll replace any art print free of charge upon receiving photo documentation of the damaged artwork.

All custom work is final sale. However, please contact me if you feel that something with your order is less than perfect. I want happy, satisfied customers and I'll work with you to make things right.
I accept payment through PayPal or Etsy Direct Check Out. I also accept Etsy gift cards.
Each print is made to order and usually ships out within 1-2 business days. US orders will ship via First Class mail which generally takes about 5 days. International orders will ship via USPS First Class International and usually take about 10-14 business days to arrive.

It is the international buyers responsibility to pay any customs fees or Value Added Tax.

Art Prints are sent in a clear plastic sleeve with chipboard and shipped in a rigid, stay-flat mailer to ensure safe arrival.

Unless otherwise arranged, custom invitation orders usually ship from my Massachusetts studio within 3-5 business days of purchase or approval of digital proof. However, there is only one of me and some weeks are busier than others, so please check in about my current turn around time if you are in a hurry. Custom invitations ship USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days).

Please be advised that all orders will be shipped to your Etsy shipping address unless other arrangements are made. Please contact me if need be.
Additional policies and FAQs
For all custom orders of invitations, a digital proof will be sent for your approval within 48 business hours of payment. Proofs will be sent through Etsy convo. Please check your messages! Once you receive your proof, please review it carefully as all custom work is final sale.
Please be aware that the real-life colors of papers and inks may appear different than those on your monitor. When in doubt, you may always request to purchase a sample first.
And of course, these are unique, handcrafted items and so subtle variations will exist. Naturally, this is what makes them so special.
Sale of art does not reflect transfer of copyright. I retain all reproduction and copyrights for my original designs. All graphic work created by Deep Blue Sea Paperie is copyright protected by me, Heather Azano-Brown, owner and creator of Deep Blue Sea Designs. You may not share, transfer, sell or copy any design, or part of any design, created by me.