Craft kits and downloadable greeting cards!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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LeavesOfPaper is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We are taking a break while we work on new projects.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

We are taking a break while we work on new projects.

Gillian and Caroline Lancaster

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About LeavesOfPaper

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On Etsy since 2014

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Mother-Daughter team decides to try something new...

We opened Cracking Good Crafts in October 2013 because we needed a creative outlet. By May 2014 we realized that the things we wanted to make were too broad for just one shop, so we decided on a laugh to open another one... and another one... and another one (you get the idea!). We currently appear at fairs as Leaves of Paper, bringing items from both Origami Retreat and Gillian Lancaster Art! (Links below!)

Check out our shops:
-For paper goods: LeavesOfPaper.etsy.com
-For original art: GillianLancasterArt.etsy.com
-For origami art and gifts: OrigamiRetreat.etsy.com

Shop members

  • Gillian Lancaster

    Owner, Creator

    I'm the right brain creative butterfly. I create in whatever medium appeals to me that day, and I create the digital and watercolor items you see on the shop. I built our website and maintain it. I also have a day job as a graphic designer.

  • Caroline Lancaster

    Assistant, Photographer

    I help Gillian wherever needed. I also have a day job running my Etsy shop, OrigamiRetreat.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Leaves of Paper, where we make all sorts of paper products and kits. This shop is part of a group of 6 shops that we run, so please check the other ones out! If you are interested in a custom order or multiple items across our shops please contact us. Everything we make is hand finished for that extra special touch.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We value you as a customer and want you to have a fabulous experience purchasing from us. Because of this we check our items closely before shipping, including taking a picture of the item immediately before shipping for our protection. If there is any discrepancy between the listing and condition of the product before shipping we will contact you before shipping to offer options of any potential partial or full refund.

We make every effort to protect your product during shipping, but if an item arrives in poor shape it is due to shipping hazards beyond our control. We are not responsible for any damage that occurs during shipping. If you are concerned we recommend that you arrange for shipping insurance by contacting us prior to purchasing an item. If, however, an item does not function as described in the listing, please contact us immediately so that we can understand and resolve the problem. This is dealt with on a case-by-case basis, so there is no blanket refund policy.

If there is a delay or expectation of delay in shipping your item (more than 2 business days from receipt of payment), we will contact you as soon as possible to offer you 3 options: full refund and cancellation of the order, full refund of the shipping cost, or free upgraded shipping (where available). Once we have your response we will proceed with the order as you have specified.

We do not refund money for custom orders for any reason. We will, however, work with you to resolve any problems that have occurred. Please take this into consideration before ordering a custom item!
We currently accept Paypal and credit cards. We expect payment within 24 hours of your purchase. If you have neither paid nor made contact within 24 hours, we will consider the purchase to be abandoned. We only accept cancellations on items that have not yet been shipped. We do not accept cancellations on custom orders. We ship as quickly as possible (sometimes within an hour!) so please take that into consideration before buying.

We reserve the right to change our minds at any point, but what you see written here is what we are using currently.
Our aim is to ship to you as quickly as possible, but you will have to wait no longer than 2 business days. We hate waiting for the "Your item has shipped!" email as much as you do! If possible we ship on the same day as you place your order. We take every precaution to make sure that your item arrives in excellent condition, but we cannot take responsibility for what happens during the shipping process.

All items are sent from the Philadelphia area, so it should take 1-3 days to ship to the East Coast, 2-4 days to the Midwest, and 3-7 days to the West Coast. If you would like faster shipping or extra shipping services (such as insurance or tracking), please contact us before placing an order so that we can set up those options for you before submitting your purchase. Please be aware that some extra shipping options will cost extra.

We are happy to ship internationally. For an accurate quote, please contact us. We will send you more detailed information once we have processed you purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If in doubt, please contact us. We are quite friendly and would rather answer your questions ahead of time than have you be disappointed once your item arrives.