paperstories is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting. I am taking a break through holidays but will be adding new items after the new year.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 25, 2014

Thanks for visiting. I am taking a break through holidays but will be adding new items after the new year.


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Anonymous on Sep 18, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you again! I should have your copy in the mail this week :)

Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adore our wedding invites. SO PERFECT!

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Paper Stories Fine Design

When my husband and I got married in 2004, I made everything from my dress to the centerpieces to my invitations. After that I started getting requests from friends to do their wedding invitations. I decided to try something new and start a small business focusing on my design work.

Paper Stories started as a way to do a few small custom invitation jobs but has grown over the years. I eventually opened a small letterpress studio printing all of my work on an antique letterpress. In addition to invitations, I have a line of greeting cards that have been sold in stores all over the world, my work has been published in books, on blogs, and in magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Lucky, Woman's Day and many more. I also freelance for companies such as American Greetings and Paper Source.

In 2010 I started a second business called Indie Wed. I produce a series of unconventional wedding shows where couples getting married can connect with the best independent wedding artisans and vendors around. Indie Wed has grown leaps and bounds and is now the longest running independent wedding show in the country and is expanding to several cities in the U.S.

Shop members

  • Kelly

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Chief Mastermind

    I've made art my whole life & couldn't imagine doing anything else. I taught art, photo, and graphic design for nearly a decade. Now I spend my days as a wife, mom, freelance designer, and small business owner.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2011
Welcome to our shop.

All of our products are printed on the highest quality papers available. We utilize sustainable printing practices by printing with vegetable based inks on recycled or tree-free papers. We also recycle all of our offcuts into new paper for printing. All of our packaging supplies are either reused or from recycled content.

We hope you enjoy our designs! Thank you for visiting.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
All requests for returns must be received via convo/email within 10 ten days following receipt of goods. If goods arrive damaged or do not match original order request customers will be refunded the full purchase price (including shipping) once goods have been received by us. Only in this case, will return shipping will be covered by Paper Stories. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase the shop will offer a full refund (minus shipping) once goods have been received by us in their original, re-saleable condition.
Please pay at time of purchase and only buy when you are ready to pay. If you are paying with credit card through PayPal, please complete the transaction as soon as possible. If payment has not been made within 3 days and we have not received any word from you, we reserve the right to cancel the sale and relist the item.
Typically we ship all our cards First Class Mail in a rigid, cardboard envelope to protect our goodies. This also includes delivery confirmation.

**For U.S. customers buying single cards only, if you would like a cheaper shipping method, we will put the card inside a larger paper envelope and ship to you. However, we can not ensure that the card wont get a little bent in the mail but this will be a cheaper method. This shipping method will be $1.00 for the first card and .25 cents per each additional card. If you choose this method, please say so in the message to seller box when purchasing. You will still pay the other price, but then you will be refunded the difference back to your PayPal account or credit card. Please let us know if you have any questions.

International shipments are sent First Class International.

PLEASE, I repeat, PLEASE update your PayPal shipping address. (you can do this through the Profile tab after logging in) Shipping labels are generated through PayPal and use the PayPal address on file. If you require the item be sent to a different address because it is a gift etc... Please convo or email us directly so that we wont ship to the wrong address.

If an item is returned to us due to being given an incorrect address, you may be responsible for any additional shipping charges to resend. You will be shipped the original, unopened package. We are not responsible for any items damaged in transit due to multiple and unnecessary trips through the mail.

Orders generally will ship within 2-5 business days depending on how busy we are.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please let us know if there is something special that you need. A gift tag included with your item etc. We will try to fulfill any reasonable requests but you may want to contact us PRIOR to purchasing, simply to ensure that we can accommodate you. We try our hardest!