Our Story

 

Hi everyone! Welcome to Katarina's Paperie - an online stationery boutique filled with whimsical designs just for kids.  Named after my darling little girl, Katarina, our shop carries a range of paper delights and unique gifts for the littlest customers to enjoy. 

From beautiful invitations and custom party décor to delightful stationery and printable kids craft kits, you'll find an assortment of products made for one reason alone - to create happy childhoods and make your celebration shine.

We are a girl meets boy kind of story.  Except in our version, it's a girl meets dorable new baby daughter.  After a very difficult pregnancy, when she finally arrived healthy that August day I realized that I had somebody very special to create memories for.  

Unfortunately, I found that my options for making her childhood unique and special were limited to big box store products or the few designs that our local paper shop carried.  They were not very whimsical and or fun.  Especially in the celebrating department.

I wanted more options.  So I started spending naptimes and other quiet moments of the day creating designs geared towards the most important little person (and eventually people) in my life. 

After talking to many parents about the struggles to find special paper goods for their kids, I decided to take our first collection of designs and establish a stationery shop geared towards kids.

So in the summer of 2012, my new online boutique, Katarina's Paperie opened on Etsy.  Having always been a designer at heart, I finally was able to bring my creations to life.  Using my background as an elementary school teacher, I am able to mix together my love of paper crafting, designing and celebrating to create beautiful things for kids to enjoy.

It's so much fun to design products that make childhoods extra special.

Since opening our doors, we have served over 10,000 happy customers.  In celebration of that, we have recently expanded our shop onto its own website to offer a larger variety of designs and have the capacity to make more childhoods brighter.

My inspiration is found daily from my two delightful children - Little Bug and Baby M - as well as the joys of the world around us.  Our studio is located in Lancaster, PA among rolling fields and beautiful old brownstones.  We love the energy of smaller town living and learning from the abundant design community around us.  It's been amazing to experience the culture, food and people in this area of Central Pennsylvania.

But most importantly, I love spending time with my family and celebrating with them.

Thanks so much for checking out our little shop.  I'm so happy you're here and hope you enjoy your visit.  Please let us know if we can help you with any of your celebrating or decorating needs.  We are always happy to help.

Best to you,

Natalie Stern 

here a few words to describe us...

Whimsical Designs

We’re inspired by the sweet joys of childhood and what makes it happy. We love creating beautiful and unique designs that express your child's interests and obsessions. 

Being Unique

Our goal is to be different. We don't want you to find the same designs that you can find elsewhere. We want to create collections that are unique and special to our shop.  

Making Celebrations Shine

Whether you're celebrating a big birthday milestone, new baby or your child's current love, our goal is to create designs that make your celebrations shine. And your busy life easier. We want to be the place where you know you can find the right designs to celebrate.

 

For the Love of the Handwritten Word

One of our missions is to help continue the love of the handwritten word in a technology saturated world. We want to encourage kids to write more and develop their love of writing. Through notecards built with writing prompts, snail mail kits and journaling activities, we hope to make writing something your child is excited about and not something they dread.

Giving Back

We support arts education programs around the United States through sponsoring students, classrooms and sending art supplies to places in need. 2% of each order goes to our mission to give every child an equal opportunity to develop their creativity.