Move the Needle

Chicago, Illinois

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Last updated on May 1, 2021

Welcome to Move the Needle!

*Check out my other shop here:

*Mailing List - Sign up for our mailing list here:

Contact me at anna [!at]


Anna Leehey

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Anna Leehey


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About movetheneedle

Sales 112
On Etsy since 2008

What is your story?

Move the Needle makes beautiful handcrafted paper items. I opened Move the Needle in 2008 while I was in college. I experimented with different crafts and found I liked bookbinding and making paper crafts the best. I like that blank journals can be used to tell any story you want.

I try to use high quality materials in my products. Decorative paper from Move the Needle comes from over the world. I make sure all products are vegan and cruelty free.

Move the Needle has been featured on several blogs as well as having products featured on the front page of Etsy and the official Etsy blog.

Shop members

  • Anna Leehey


    Anna opened Move the Needle while she was in college. Besides running a shop, she enjoys reading, writing, photography and cooking. She currently lives in Chicago, IL.

Production partners

  • Clothing manufacturer


    This production partner helps produce items such as clothing and accessories.

  • Printing service

    Chicago, IL

    I use this production partner to help me print my designs on products.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Move the Needle!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If for some reason you are not happy with an item, you may return it within a week of receiving it. Please contact me if you would like to make a refund.
Please pay within a week of your purchase. Contact me if you need to cancel an order.
Shipping info is noted on each item. If you want a different shipping option, please contact me. Since items are made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for shipping for physical items.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Gift Wrap - Gift wrap options are now available to purchase! You must choose gift wrap along with your item you purchased if you want it gift wrapped. If you'd like custom options, please contact me.

*Wholesale - I offer wholesale and bulk ordering. Please contact me or visit my website at for more information.

*Custom Orders - I accept custom orders for all items. Send me a convo for more information.

*Cruelty Free - All products are vegan and cruelty free.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How does the customization process work?

You can customize almost any item in Move the Needle. You can get any quote, name or design you want. Choose any pattern design from my website:

When you purchase an item, select all the variations if there are options listed. If you want a different design other than the one listed or the item requires more customization, just leave me a message at checkout or message me on Etsy. You can find a pattern on my website and let me know its SKU number.

If you want a different pattern other than the ones listed on my website or have other details, you can contact me for more options.

How do I download digital files?

After purchasing a digital file on Etsy, you’ll see a download link. Downloads are available once your payment is confirmed. If you don't see a digital download after purchase, I will message you with a link to the download. Please wait 1 day before contacting me if you don't see a digital download link.

How do I print printables?

You can print any digital files, right from your home printer.

For stickers, you may use sticker paper and cut out the stickers yourself with scissors or a silhouette machine.

For quote prints and wall art, you can print them out at home or get prints professionally printed at your local print shop.

You may print out digital files as many times as you like, but you may not resell them. They are for personal use only. You may give them out as a printed gift (no more than three times).