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Friday, November 30, 2012

Featured Friday - Papernaut

I would like you to meet Andrea and her Etsy shop:  Papernaut.

If you love clever, beautiful handmade cards, Then you will love the items at Papernaut.

Let's get to know Papernaut and Andrea :

What would you like us to know about you?
I am a big nerd that loves neuroscience, astronomy, video games, pod-casts, playing piano, memorizing world capitals, Doctor Who, and drawing / doodling on my tablet.
What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?
What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop? I used to make cards and scrapbooks with my mom when I was younger, and then I stopped for a long time. First college got in the way, than four years in the Army. Now that I'm out and have more free time, I made one handmade card for my friend for a birthday, then another, and then before I knew it I had made 30 cards just because I was having fun. So I figured why not open a store?

How did you come up with your shop name?
My shop name is inspired by an awesome Threadless T-Shirt called Papernauts ( The idea of astronauts navigating paper airplanes through the stratosphere just tickled me, and I thought it would work great as a name for a store that sold cards with a science theme or nerdy twist.

How would you describe your shop?
My motto is "Hand crafted cards of the nerdy persuasion for every occasion." I think that pretty much sums it up. I really love making cards that celebrate scientific figures or ideas, because it is a subject near to my heart and there should be more of them out there! I also love vintage / Victorian / Steampunk styles, so I try to incorporate those as well. I'm striving to strike a nice balance so that I can provide a variety of styles, but make sure they are all still designs I love and would buy or give to one of my friends.

What inspires you?
I admire people like Neil DeGrasse Tyson who take complicated academic subjects and promote and educate through mediums that are easily accessible to the general public. So I am all about bringing science into to the everyday!

Which item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
So far my inventory is all cards, but I particularly love my For Science! shop section, which is dedicated to heroes and inspirational figures who have made important discoveries or inventions across a variety of scientific fields.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
If I was shipwrecked I'd want tarp cloth to collect rain water, twine to tie branches together to make a hut, and a glue gun - so I could decoupage some sea shells.

Where else can we find you?
You can follow me on:
twitter: @papernautcards
facebook:, Pintres:

Is there anything else you would like to share?

My store is brand new, I opened it on the 4th of April, so I am having a grand opening special valid through the rest of April, use the coupon PAPERNAUT for 15% your purchase! And I do ship around the the world.

Thanks so much Andrea .  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Andrea some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Those are some seriously awesome cards! I love the hot air balloon, and the Amelia one is great!


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