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Last updated on Apr 16, 2021

Important dates coming up...

MAY 9th: Mothers' Day (US)
JUNE 20th: Fathers' Day (US)

ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING for US buyers on all purchases over $35 USD.


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About ElvesInTheAttic

Sales 823
On Etsy since 2009

Put It On Paper

Technology is continually infiltrating more and more corners of our lives. It's no longer necessary to hold an actual book in your hand to read it, photo albums tend to be located in a file on your computer rather than sitting on your shelf, and saying hello means typing a quick text message rather than taking pen to paper. Convenient? It is. But there is something intangible about turning the page of a good book, sitting on the couch with a photo album reminiscing or going to the mailbox and pulling out an envelope with a card holding a hand-written message inside.

As a child my favorite part of school was when the teacher pulled out the art supplies. Color, texture and composition still catches my eye. After having my daughter I was introduced to scrapbooking and stamping which reinvigorated my love affair with paper. My scrapbooks allow you the opportunity to weave your personal story with photos as well as your own words. My hope is that my greeting cards will make you smile or laugh and that you'll then share that with someone you care about. My intention is that the labor of love that I put into my handcrafted scrapbooks, greeting cards and other items will be shared with you and your loved ones.

The name, Elves in the Attic, was inspired by the story of the elves and the shoemaker. In the story business isn't going well for the kind, but poor shoemaker. Finally one night he lays down his last few pieces of leather on his workbench and goes to bed. The next morning he comes into the shop and finds a magnificent pair of shoes mysteriously sitting where the leather had been. This continues to happen each night until he becomes wealthy from shoe sales. One night he decides to hide to see who is responsible for the good deeds and discovers some naked-as-jaybirds elves. His wife whips up some custom elf-sized clothes and the next night he leaves them out on the workbench. The elves dance with joy and, grateful for the shoemaker's kindness, endow him with good luck for the rest of his days. Thinking about my shop I envision little elves searching through an attic and happening upon boxes of forgotten photos and knick knacks. They cut, clip and glue until these treasures have been transformed into beautiful scrapbooks, cards and what-nots.

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  • Julie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Head Elf

    I am a preschool teacher by day and paper crafter by night living in the often-soggy Pacific Northwest section of the US. I enjoy an active lifestyle, dabble in a variety of artistic mediums and love to experiment with food.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to the Attic!

Each of the items in my shop are individually created and therefore unique. You'll notice that I work a lot with stamps, ribbons/fibers and repurposed materials in addition to regular ol' scissors, paper and glue. Rest assured that all of my creations come into being in a smoke-free home. While I do my best to accurately represent colors in my photos, variations in individual monitors may result in items looking slightly different than they are in reality. Occasionally I have to substitute papers from those shown subject to the whim of the manufacturers.

I have done many custom orders and would love the opportunity to work with you to create exactly what you have in mind.

To see some more of my work, visit my blog

and my account on Flickr :

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
REFUNDS: I truly hope you are happy with your purchase. In the event that you are not, please contact me within 3 weeks of purchase so that I may resolve any concerns.

In the event that a refund or credit (less shipping costs) is warranted the following applies:
~ Item(s) must be returned in original condition and packaging.
~ Buyer will pay the necessary shipping costs for a return


LOST ITEMS: I drop all of my packages off at the post office. Once they are in the hands of USPS I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages. If you would like to add USPS insurance to your package let me know and I will be happy to add that to your shipping costs.

~ Elves In the Attic is not responsible for LOST or STOLEN packages. Please insure if you have concerns.
At this time I accept payments through Etsy and PayPal.
All items are shipped via USPS after payment is received and will be cushioned snugly to insure they arrive safely on your doorstep. Most items are shipped via USPS First Class Mail unless specified otherwise.

Ask about INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. In most cases I am happy to ship outside the US.

~ Any additional fees (customs, etc.) will be the responsibility of the buyer.

~ Elves In the Attic is NOT RESPONSIBLE for LOST or STOLEN packages. Please request insurance be included with shipping costs if you have concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would be delighted to create something just for you. If you would like an item customized or have any questions please contact me.