Paper Stories Design

Des Plaines, Illinois

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

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I am working to restock the shop. Stay tuned.


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About paperstories

Sales 521
On Etsy since 2006

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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. My work has been sold in stores all over the world, from boutiques to big box stores, and has been published in books, on blogs, and in magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Lucky, Woman's Day, and many more.

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.

Production partners

  • Professional Print Fullfilment Company

    San Jose, CA

    Printing partner for all of our flat printed (non-letterpress) work.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
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

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


We ship through USPS, First Class, in a rigid, cardboard envelope to protect our goodies.

**Please make sure your Etsy address is current. This is the address we will ship to. If we notice the addresses are different, we will automatically send them to your Etsy address. Please send us a message if you would like it shipped elsewhere.**

We are not responsible for orders that are lost or damaged through USPS. We are not responsible for additional fees for the delivery of goods. Please contact us if you would like insurance on an item and we can discuss the extra fee.

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. If you need an item by a specific date, please contact us and we will do our best to work with you but can not guarantee specific delivery dates due to the inconsistencies with the postal service.

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!