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Last updated on Mar 16, 2021

Kağıtlık is back after a VERY long break! Welcome one, welcome all!


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Little Things with Paper

Some people want everything in their lives to have a function. "Pretty" or "aesthetically pleasing" simply isn't good enough. What *use* is it? You know - what does it *do*?

My interest in paper crafts began, of all things, during a bout of spring cleaning. I found a drawer full of old colored papers, absolutely in no condition to be used but somehow still pretty enough to make me hesitate. I couldn't throw them away. So, what to do?

I learned how to make an origami box that evening from a Youtube video, and within a few days, I'd made a ton of little paper boxes. The earliest ones didn't have lids. I used them to store paper clips, hair clips, rings. They made great drawer organizers. They were useful. I felt so proud.

Making paper boxes felt so very satisfying that I began looking up tutorials for different shaped boxes. I began experimenting - all with scrap paper, mind you! I moved on to cardstock once I decided which ones I liked the most. Then came paper quilling.

You end up with lots of scraps when cutting paper to size. One day, I came across a paper quilling blog that captivated me with its gorgeous, graceful designs. I glanced away from the screen, and lo and behold, a long piece of paper scrap was on the desk, waiting for trash. You see where I'm going with this?

"Oh, it can't be that hard," I thought. I didn't know what a quilling tool was but I sure as hell could roll a paper strip with a toothpick! So, tongue between my teeth I created my first quilling piece. I don't remember what it was. Probably some swirly thing. I'm sure it was pretty.

I put the pretty swirly thing onto the plain box. I canted my head and looked at it appraisingly. I loved it.

Pretty *and* functional.

So here we are at Kağıtlık many years later, laboring away for beautiful paper keepsakes. My most satisfying customers have always been those I created custom boxes for. I saw a professional photograph of a lady receiving an incredibly meaningful gift from her husband in one of my boxes, and I saw her tears of happiness. That is a whole different feeling that you need to live to know.

I thank you for coming to Kağıtlık. Now, would you like a pretty little gift box made just for you?

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  • Ayse

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Hello, I'm Ayse! I love paper crafts and am a little obsessed with gift boxes. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Kağıtlık, "paper-case" or "paper holder" in Turkish, a neat little place where you can browse and shop my handmade gift boxes. Each origami box is made with high-quality cardstock and given an individual character with the addition of intricate paper quilling ornaments, the majority of which are my own unique designs.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Custom orders are begun to be prepared only after the completion of payment. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note that delays due to customs clearance are out of my hand! Any additional fees required by your own country's laws are the buyer's responsibility alone.

Express shipment options are available. Please contact me to inquire before placing your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need items delivered for a special day, please make sure to place your order well ahead of time! Don't forget to account for shipping time as well. If unsure, always feel free to send me a message to inquire!