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Last updated on Jun 22, 2020

✿ Illustration by Giulia Mauri ✿ ✿


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About TheCardTree

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On Etsy since 2008

It all started with one single illustration...

After graduating from the University of Venice in 2006, I moved to England to seek my dreams of becoming a professional Artist - Illustrator.

Then one day I picked up a pencil and began drawing: A draw an old fairy tale tree, with letters and cards hanging from the branches… I called it, 'The Card Tree' and this became the name of my shop.

Little by little I found my very own unique style. I love drawing fairy tale creatures and characters, that put a smile on people faces. When I attend shows, is usually the little children that pick up my princess, fairies and unicorn cards and ask their moms 'Can we get this one mommy? Please, please…!' My heart melts every time.

I am so happy doing what I do, and proud to be offering products that are handmade with recycled and biodegradable materials.

What you see here it's just a small part of what I do as an Artist. I also work as a professional illustrator on Cd Covers, Videos, Magazine and Books illustrations projects. I am also part of SAOS (Surrey Artists Open Studios) and I open my studio to the public on appointment all year around all well as during the two weeks Summer Event sposored by SAOS. Some of my original pieces are available for sale here, as well as prints and cards. If you'd like to find out more about me, please visit my web site: and see all the lastest in my blog:

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thank you so much for visiting The Card Tree.

to find out more about me, you can visit:


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First time buyer? Here is a helpful guide to walk you through the steps of making your first a purchase at Etsy:


For information how to pay with credit card without a Pay Pal account please visit:


For information regarding other types of payment please see the 'payment' section.

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If you're interested in licensing my existing work or commissioning new work, you can contact me directly at: info [!at]

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You must include your requested personalization for your item in the "MESSAGE TO SELLER" section during checkout. Orders missing this info will be DELAYED an additional 7 days.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns are allowed within 7 days after receiving them as long as all items are returned in mint condition.

The refund will be for the original cost of item and will not include any shipping fees. Please note that you are responsible for return shipping costs. The refund will be issued through PayPal as soon as I receive the returned piece.

Should the order be lost or destroyed during postage orders will not be resent nor refunds be given. This may however be decided at the discretion of the seller.

The Card Tree is not in anyway responsible for errors on the part of the buyer, such as errors in the shipping address provided.
Payment is due immediately upon purchase unless other arrangements have been made, if items have not been paid for within 24 hours the order will be cancelled and Etsy will be notified. I accept PayPal and credit card payments. For details see paragraphs below.

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I accept PayPal Payments only.
If you have any problems submitting your payment via Etsy, you can send the payment to my PayPal address: giuliamauri [!at]

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I am not able to accept credit and debit cards payments at this time. Etsy is looking to make this avaible for non-US sellers in the coming year. However you can submit your Credit Card payment through Pay Pal.

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Etsy allows you to select your own currency as well as Us Dollars.
The Card Tree aims to ship worldwide. However The Card Tree cannot, at present time ship to the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Guinea-Bissau, Georgia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Liberia, Libya, Namibia, Kosovo, Somalia.

Should a particular political / environmental situation arise causing an interruption of the postal service between UK and another country, it is a discretion of the seller to cancel the order and proceed with a full refund. The buyer will indeed receive e-mail communication informing of the cancellation of the order.

The Card Tree is a cottage industry based in a small village in Surrey, England. I ship from my own studio using the Royal Mail Online Postage Service, that allows me to print off the postage without travelling to the post office. This reduces the CO2 of my shop and makes the service much quicker for the buyer as well.

Items are always carefully wrapped, and shipped, usually within 3 days from your purchase, except on National Holidays and on week ends. For custom made items please allow and extra day prior shipping.

*Items are shipped via Standard First Class International, unless otherwise requested buy the buyer before the purchase via convo. If you would like to have a special delivery service please see the next paragraph.

This in an ESTIMATED time of delivery with this type of postage:

- In the UK within 2 working days from postage
- In Europe within 5-10 working days from postage
- In US within 7-20 working days from postage
- In Australia and rest of the world within 10-25 working days from postage

Bare in mind that these are estimated times. If you live outside the UK and would like to purchase a gift for a specific date, be sure to allow extra time for the arrival.

Unfortunately there can be postage delays on International deliveries. These can be caused by severe weather condition around the world, transport strikes, increased homeland security at airports and also holiday postage build up. And I know how frustrating this can be for the the customer, especially if you are purchasing a gift; but these is little I can do once the parcel has been posted. If you require trackable postage please see the following paragraph.
You can also visit the International incident bulletin for the latest information:

Should the parcel not reach its destination and be returned on the first attempt of postage it is expected that the customer either accepts a full refund on the order or pay for the repeat postage.

Should the order be lost or destroyed during postage orders will not be resent nor refunds be given. This may however be decided at the discretion of the seller.

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Whilst I offer First Class International postage. If you require a trackable postal service for your order, that is available, to 30 destinations worldwide, at an extra cost of $14,28. You can purchase this service here: . Please check below if your country is included in the list before purchasing.

European Union Zones:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Sweden

Non European Union Zones:
Andorra, Azores, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Corsica, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Monaco and Switzerland

Rest of the World:
Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and USA

This service called Airsure® is a fast and fully tracked service and the delivery aim is from 2-6 working days. Your order will be posted within 3 days from purchase, please allow an extra day for custom made items. You will receive and email with your tracking number.

If you have already placed your order, but require this service please let me know with an email at: info [!at] within an hour from purchasing and purchase the listing:

It is important to us to know that your piece(s) have arrived safely. Once they have reached their new home, please either send us a note or leave feedback.

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The shipping fees (special delivery only) in the store reflect POSTAGE ONLY, and do not cover mailing supplies. All the mailing supplies like bubble wrap, padded envelopes and boxes are REUSED. I make my own shredded tissue paper to fill my gift boxes as well. This helps me to REDUCE the Carbon Emission of The Card Tree. Please make sure you reuse or recycle all the external packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
The Card Tree is a member of 'British Sellers on Etsy'.

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All the products for sale in the shop are handmade by me with 100% Post Consumer RECYCLED PAPER, Cellophane Sleeve packaging is always BIODEGRADABLE. Exterior packaging for postage is also is always made with REUSED materials, please try to recycle it when it arrives at destination.

I buy all my supplies come from local shops to REDUCE carbon emission and to support local businesses. I also buy HANDMADE supplies on Etsy to support the small independent retails and the handmade movement.

I rarely drive to the POST OFFICE by car in order REDUCE The Card Tree's CARBON EMISSION. Insted I use the Royal Mail Online Postage Service, that allow me to print off the postage from my own home; when the postman delivers the mail in the morning he also picks up my parcels and they are off to you!

The Card Tree item are made in a smoke free environment.

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I support many environmental charities with my activity. I donate money to Sharkwater, Sea Shepherd, Oceana, GreenPeace, WWF.

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I am delighted to have as customer indipendent retails that are environmentally aware and want to promote Eco Friendly products in their shops.

If you are interested to sell my products in your store (I offer wholesale on selected lines) please contact me at info [!at] providing information about your store and the items you are interested to sell.

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I hold the copyright for every illustration, painting and handmade item that you find in store. The purchase of stationery or paintings does not transfer the copyright. You may not reproduce any of my artwork.

If you're interested in licensing my existing work or commissioning new work, you can contact me directly at: info [!at] Please be as descriptive as possible in your request and provide information about your comapany and its contact details. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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I'm happy to reserve my items for you. Convo me to let me know what you'd like to reserve. Reserved items not purchased within 2 days will be re listed back in the shop.

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Mac and Windows users: please note that the previews of the products that you see in the shop will appear of a slightly different in color according to your monitor set-up. You may see the pictures a little bit lighter or darker than how they really are.