Unique paper goods and party printables
Designed for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings and your favorite holidays, Especially Paper helps you create beautiful, fun celebrations with unique paper goods and party printables.
Printables are digital files, typically in PDF format, that can be downloaded and printed at home or a local copy shop. Downloads are available as soon as payment clears, so you can access your files quickly with no need to wait for shipping. After printing, follow simple directions to create a unique decoration for your next party or gathering.
A design and craft studio based in Virginia, Especially Papers can help you create amazing events, beautiful decorations and memories that will last a lifetime.
My Process & Tools
Some of my work starts with hand-drawn elements that I scan and digitize. Or as little scraps of paper that I fold and manipulate. Other pieces I start directly on the computer using Adobe Illustrator, a drawing program. After designing cut-paper goods, I either cut the design on a digital cutter or a laser cutter. For three-dimensional paper goods, like the hot air balloon mobile or airplane garland kit, it often takes several test runs to tweak the design and get it just right. Since starting the shop four years ago, I've learned lots of tricks to make the most of the equipment I use.
Originally, I started Especially Paper to offer unique, handmade paper decorations. I now also offer party printables and digital downloads. My favorite things include paper, pretty food and cats!
AL, United States
I work with a printing service to bring you high-quality, professionally-printed paper goods. After customizing the files for your items, I deliver the final document to the printer where your order is printed, trimmed, and shipped straight to you.
Accepted payment methods
You can make a credit card purchase through PayPal, even if you don't have a PayPal account. If needed, you can find more information about making purchases on Etsy at the following help articles.
Can I pay for my purchase with a credit card if I don't have a PayPal account?
How do I purchase an item on Etsy?
Please note that PayPal e-checks are accepted, but take a few days to clear.
Virginia residents will be charged 5% sales tax. Since Especially Paper is located in Virginia, the state requires that sales tax be collected from in-state customers.
Items are mailed through USPS by standard first class mail (3 to 5 days in transit) unless an upgrade for Priority Mail (2 to 3 days in transit) is purchased. Tracking is available for U.S. shipments and automatically included.
Items are mailed through USPS once payment has cleared. The buyer is responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs. Especially Paper is not responsible for delays due to customs. Tracking is not available for international shipments.
Digital goods will be sent to the email address on file with Etsy. Instant downloads are automatically sent, so please be sure that your email address on file is correct before ordering. To check this, go to Your Account > Settings. If a Paypal eCheck is used for a digital good, the download link will not be sent until payment clears.
Returns and exchanges
If you change your mind about the product, standard orders (not custom items) can be returned for a full refund on the product price if returned unused with packaging intact. Item must be received by Especially Paper within 14 days of delivery to buyer as listed by USPS (US shipments). Shipping fees will not be refunded and the buyer is responsible for return shipping. Please contact me prior to returning an item so that I'll be expecting it and prepared to process the return.
Custom and special orders including color combinations not featured in listings cannot be returned unless there is an issue with workmanship or the details do not match the listing and our conversations.
Due to the nature of digital files, refunds on digital goods are available only in cases where the file has not been downloaded and the request for a refund is made within 7 days of purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
When will I receive my order?
Digital orders are available for download as soon as payment clears, usually less than a minute. The time it takes to receive a physical order is a combination of production time plus shipping time. Production time varies by item — see the Shipping & Policies tab and look for the "ready to ship in..." information. Unless you choose to upgrade to Priority Mail, items are sent USPS First Class and take 3 to 5 days to arrive to US addresses.
How do I cut SVG files with my Cricut Explore craft cutter?
To cut an SVG file with your Cricut Explore cutting machine, you'll need to upload the image to Cricut Design Space. For step-by-step instructions, see this YouTube video (shows the previous release of Cricut Design Space): https://youtu.be/X9m_bvNPEBE
Please note that older Cricut machines (before Cricut Explore) are not compatible with SVG files.
How do I download digital files that I've purchased?
After purchase, a download link will be sent to the email address associated with your Etsy account. If you didn't receive that or don't have access to that email account you can download from your Etsy orders page under You > Purchases and reviews. Learn more about buying and downloading digital files in this Etsy help article: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949
How do I cut your templates with my Silhouette machine?
Cutting templates include DXF files that can be used with the basic edition of Silhouette Studio (the free version of the software). Simply go to File > Open within Studio and select the DXF file. Double-clicking the file from the Finder will not open the file.
If you have the designer edition of Silhouette Studio (the upgraded version), you can open the SVG version of the template.
Both file versions include the exact same pieces. They are just alternative file types.