believe in second chances

Sydney, Australia

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twicedesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I'm taking a break and will be back late January.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 21, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I'm taking a break and will be back late January.

Sarah Barnett

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Sarah Barnett


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About twicedesigns

Sales 840
On Etsy since 2010

twice designs - vintage aesthetics for a modern era.

All markets are on hold due to COVID-19.

I have a background in feature writing but I've done fundraising work, journalism, film reviewing and I should be working on my novel right now... But I've always loved to tinker, make and collect.

I began twice designs after I had my third child and took a break from paid employment. It started off with handmade cards, painstakingly assembled - each card had an insert so it could be used 'twice'. It was fun and creative but expensive and cost more than I made! I also began increasing my collection of vintage ephemera; maps, playing cards, Scrabble games, buttons etc.

I still make cards and thoroughly enjoy the process. Because I'm a writer with a dangerous addiction to wordplay my cards are pretty wordy. They are deliberately humorous and whimsical and I do love making people smile and laugh.
I now design my cards in Photoshop and have them printed on recycled card stock. I score and fold them but having them printed in bulk saves time and money.

I also share my vintage collections with my customers. As a devotee of pre computer age graphics I am slightly obsessed with vintage illustrations and the incidental beauty of things like advertisements, playing cards, games, packaging, blotters, crate labels. An essential part of twice designs is looking at things differently - seeing and enjoying beauty and enabling my customers to experience the same joy.

I frequently "go hunting" with special requests for customers and love being able to help procure the perfect gift.

Shop members

  • Sarah Barnett

    Owner, Designer, Curator

Production partners

  • The Art Scene

    Sydney, NSW

    My framing is made by this local family business. They use forestry certified timbers and are committed to supporting artists and students.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2020
Hello! welcome to twice designs. My name is sarah barnett and I sell greeting cards (made with recycled paper) designed by me and vintage lovely things designed by someone far cleverer than me.
If you want to catch all this goodness in the flesh (as it were) I do the Canberra Handmade Market (and a few others).
I hope you enjoy your fix of vintage whimsy and if there's something you're looking for - a map to a particular place, a custom order, please let me know and I'll try to make it happen.
I believe in second chances. That's my life philosophy. So recycling, recontextualising, repurposing - love it.
And, of course, as humans we make mistakes. We all need forgiveness and redemption. That's what makes me tick.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I will refund for faulty goods or if the item is not as described. If there is another problem with your item please contact me.
Thanks for buying my stuff! I accept PayPal and credit/debit cards.

If you buy something you have a week to pay for it. If you're super busy and stressed with manic life things, no problem, just send me a convo and I can hold it for you.
At the moment I use Australia Post for all deliveries.

If you're local to me in Sydney we can probably organise delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please get in touch with me if you're interested in wholesale rates or custom orders.