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About PrecociousPaper

Sales 7,362
On Etsy since 2008

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A love for pretty petals, and no green thumb to be had, blossomed into a paper and fabric flower shop.

I had just finished putting my husband through school in 2008 when I had an itch. I was creating and sharing my work, but I wanted to do even more. I found Etsy and instantly knew that I wanted to fill virtual shelves with pretty, handmade things. I got my feet wet by selling my handmade cards and scrapbook albums, but soon I found my niche. On a whim, I added some flowers to the shop. A sweet customer requested more, and she was followed by another, and yet another. I fell in love with designing and creating different flower embellishments that could be used for both papercrafting and accessories. My passion for flowers has grown and I now offer many varieties, patterns and colors in the shop today.

My flowers have been seen in several print magazines, including Green Craft, Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts, Scrapbook Trends, Create: Idea Books, Scrap 365, and more. My flowers have been featured on several manufacturer blogs such as Cosmo Cricket, SRM Press, DCWV and Epiphany Crafts. My flowers have been included in projects on television (HSN) and at Craft and Hobby Association conferences (CHA). You can also find my flowers across the world in craft faire booths and market stalls as hair clips and accessories.

I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to create and run Precocious Paper. It has been a huge blessing in my life.

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  • Tessa Buys

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    I am a mother to three boys and a newborn girl, and wife to a very supportive husband. We call Northern California our home. When not paper crafting, you can find me at the dance studio, teaching and choreographing. I live to and love to create.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thank you for shopping Precocious Paper! I have now been selling on Etsy for over five years and feel blessed to be a part of this creative community. I create all of my items with care in a smoke-free and pet-free home. I use only the highest quality materials from industry-leading scrapbooking and crafting companies, and I also use recycled items whenever I can. I purchase many of my supplies right here on Etsy to support my fellow Etsians and because sellers here are just plain amazing.

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I accept payment through PayPal only at this time. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still use PayPal to pay by credit card, debit card, and even e-check. Please see this article by Etsy for the how-to:

Payment must be made within three days of sale or sale will be canceled and your order will be relisted in my shop. Should you need more time, please convo me right away. If you need any help with this process, please convo me and I'd be happy to walk you through it.

Local buyers: I am happy to make arrangements with you for a local pick-up or drop-off. Please convo me to set up the details. If you would like to make payment in cash or check, you can choose "other" for your payment option. If you would like to pay by PayPal or credit card, you can still do so, but I will adjust your listing to reflect no shipping charges.


I ship items USPS First Class Mail, Monday - Friday. Please see the listings or your invoice for an estimated ship date. Items that are pre-made ship faster than made-to-order items. Large orders take a little longer, too. If you have concerns or questions about shipping times, please feel free to convo me.

I ship your purchases in protective bubble mailers, stiff mailers, or boxes. The cost of shipping materials is a part of the shipping charge, but I buy in bulk to keep my prices as low as possible. Once your package has shipped, if you paid $1.00 or more than the actual cost of shipping, I will issue a partial refund that same day.

I can upgrade your shipping method, add insurance, or tracking at your request - please convo me BEFORE making your purchase so that I can set up a special listing just for you.

I ship in person at the post office, but once your package has left my hands, I claim no responsibility for lost or damaged orders. I would be happy to help you locate lost packages, but I cannot be held responsible for refunds should your package not arrive. Please contact me if your package appears to be missing.

Please be sure that your correct mailing address is listed on your Etsy and PayPal accounts. There will be additional costs for re-sending packages to corrected addresses.

I am happy to send packages as gifts to other addresses. Please give me the address and a message if you'd like in the notes to seller box during checkout or via convo. All packages are wrapped nicely with papers and colorful twine, perfect for gift-giving.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I am happy to ship internationally. I ship USPS First Class International. I understand that international shipping can be expensive. I try my very best to charge only the actual shipping cost. Once your package ships, if what you paid is $1.00 USD or more than the actual cost, I will issue a partial refund that same day.

Unfortunately, I cannot ship to Italy at this time. Any orders placed for delivery in Italy will be refunded and canceled.

I can only track a package to customs. If you would like additional shipping services, please contact me for a quote. International buyers are responsible for all additional fees packages might require to enter their country.

Additional policies and FAQs

BULK DISCOUNTS: If you are interested in ordering 50 pieces or more of any style embellishment in my shop, please convo me for bulk discount rates.

SPONSORING: I welcome requests for sponsoring challenge blogs, crops, etc. Please email me with details and we'll chat.