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StarlitNestGifts' Shop Announcement

Clearance Sale ON NOW! *!*ATTENTION PLEASE, LOVELY CUSTOMERS*!* There is a FAQ Section RIGHT HERE (click on "read more) that will answer most of your questions, so before sending me a message please take a look... Ready to ship items ship anywhere from 1-3 business days. You CAN upgrade to Priority or Express, it is totally up to you since I do not guarantee arrival dates for my items once out of my possession. <<<*>>> I have a "CUSTOM FLAGS" section for any banners that require specific colors and prints and a "Banners with LETTERS" section for personalized banners. Kindly do not make custom requests on ready to ship and "designer's choice" items in your cart. MOST such requests will incur an added charge. Thank you SO much for your consideration.

<<<*>>> See my "CLEARANCE SALE" Section for great discounts! No coupon code necessary. FREE GIFT! Ask for your FREE pair of adhesive-backed wall hooks to hang your bunting without putting holes in your walls! FREE with any banner order of $17 or more.

Today's Promotion: COUPON CODE FOR "READY TO SHIP" BANNERS: take $20 off of $100+ worth of ready to ship, non-customized banners with: 20DOLLARSOFF100. You must use the code at time of purchase. Good on ready to ship banners only, no exceptions. Sorry, not good on custom orders, quilts, photo set ups, Rx sleeves, etc. Please use the coupon code if you are purchasing READY TO SHIP BANNERS ONLY or I will have to cancel the transaction. THANKS!

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SENDING ME A MESSAGE! I have created a FAQ section below to save time! <<< CUSTOM REQUESTS, PLEASE visit my custom flags "shop section" before sending a request! You might find your listing there...thank you!!>>> BIG Sale! Don't miss my Clearance/Last Chance section! Lots of great deals. ***Fabric Bunting Flag Banners and Quilts*** Starlit Nest is the BEST Bunting Shop on Etsy! Specializing in shabby chic or gender neutral, vintage modern style, pre-made or personalized banners for a loved child or adult in your life! Custom AND Ready To Ship for: Holidays, Birthdays, Weddings, Photography, Showers, Nursery Decor. Or commission me to make a you a custom quilt! Photographer? Check out my photo props!


IMPORTANT! Please read my FAQ section below BEFORE SENDING ME A MESSAGE! Due to the high volume of orders and messages I receive daily I have created a comprehensive FAQ section to save time for my potential customers' and to allow me to focus on finishing the many orders in my queue. THANK YOU!!!!!

Shipping fees on my banners have been REDUCED! Yes REDUCED! Your ATTENTION PLEASE! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: USPS Shipping Prices went up 1/28 and I am no longer shipping with USPS Priority as my default service. I have found that First Class Mail is just as fast as Priority for light weight packages. Therefore I am now using First Class Mail as my default EVEN THOUGH several of my listings STILL say that I use Priority. It will take me a very long time to go through and update the descriptions for all 400 of my listings, but the new shipping charge IS CORRECT! Thank you for your patience during this transition time. You may specifically request to be invoiced for an upgrade to Priority or Express service if you wish. Once again, a reminder that I am NOT responsible for delivery arrival dates of my items so give yourself plenty of time before your event. There may be up to 20 orders ahead of you in my queue. However, my "RUSH" service puts you at the head of my queue and is $20; message me if you would like this upgrade for your order. Thank you!


ALL COUPON CODES MUST BE USED AT THE TIME OF PLACING YOUR ORDER. I can't give refunds if you forgot to use it, thank you for understanding.

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******Big SALE: type "sale" in the search box of my shop! ***

Regarding my turn around time on non-ready to ship items: It really depends on what you are ordering but please keep in mind that I do not guarantee delivery dates for my items, especially if you are an international customer. Due to the number of items in my queue, unfortunately I am not able to give a definite lead time on non-ready to ship items. It just depends on how quickly I can manage to get through them.


Please read the following information before sending me a convo. I have a FAQ section below to answer all your questions.

Keep reading to find out about ways to save $$$ on your order today!



☆ In order to streamline your shopping experience, please take a moment to read over this information, ***including the FAQ section below***, BEFORE sending me a message.☆


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Each Starlit Nest product comes with an intention to bring ♥ joy♥ and ♥ beauty♥ to your loved ones, home, event, or photography studio. I bless each item with the hope that it will reflect the innate beauty of all those who ever look upon it. My original creations are made with the highest quality materials and skill. I greatly appreciate all of my kind, warm ♥ hearted♥ customers for their support.


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Keep up to date with new products and promotions on my Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Starlit-Nest-Gifts-Photo-Props/179942322030121 where I have over 22,000 fans and frequently offer drawings for free banners.


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Due to the high volume of orders and inquires I receive daily, I may not be able to reply to your message as quickly as I would like. PLEASE read the FAQs below before sending me a convo, in order to streamline the processing of your order. Often, the answer to your question, and more, can be found directly, rather than waiting for me to get back to you.
♥ THANK YOU!♥


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When ordering several items you may request Flat Rate Shipping Service to save $. The first banner ships USPS "PRIORITY MAIL" (including delivery confirmation). Each additional banner ships for just $.20 (my cost to list the item). What a deal! Be SURE to include your request in the cart where it says: "Message to seller". Thank you!

And please read more about my shipping policies below under FAQs.


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Shipping prices DO NOT include insurance. Please convo me if you want to pay for this additional, optional service. International customers: I recommend "Express Mail" shipping which includes TRACKING and up to $100 in insurance! Protect yourself! And order at your own risk if you do not want the shipping upgrade.


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*Replies to convos: same day - 2 days
*Shipment of “ready to ship” banners: same day - 3 days, depending on the number of orders ahead of yours.
*Production of “made to order”/custom banners: 5-20 flags? About a week, possibly less. 20+ flags please message me before ordering, it could be up to 3 weeks, but perhaps less, depending on the requirements of your order and the number of orders ahead of yours.
*Quilts: varies. Pls. convo me with your desired quilt listing and details of your project.

IMPORTANT! I do NOT guarantee delivery dates for my items, ever, so please order ahead of time for special events and photo shoots!


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1. If you have purchased an item from me before 2/31/13, pls. convo me for a 10% coupon code on your next order if purchased before 4/31/14.

2. COUPON CODE: For 10% off a ready-to-ship banner total of $175 or more, please send me a message for your coupon code to use on the order before buying. Please note this offer is for regular price (non-sale) and non-customized items only. BANNERS ONLY. If you are just adding letters (for $2 each) to ready made banners, it is fine to use the coupon code but for all other changes to banners you will not be able to use the coupon code. If the item says "custom" or "made to order" it is not applicable.

MORE WAYS TO SAVE $ ARE LISTED BELOW... KEEP READING...


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Q: “How can I get the ♥ MOST♥ out of my shopping experience at Starlit Nest?”
A: The best way to order from my shop is to find a ready to ship item that delights you, purchase it from the listing, and wait joyfully for it’s quick arrival.

Q: “How might the fun of my shopping experience be dampened?”
A: Expecting specific colors/prints, customizations, or other alterations be made to a listed item will result in delays and possibly additional charges as well. Some exceptions are listed below. Please read on!

Q: “The listing says there is only “1” item in stock but I need more than one. Can I get more than 1?”
A: Yes, as long as the listing description does not say something like “LAST CHANCE” or “only ONE left!”. I will probably be able to make as many as you need. Please send me a message.

Q: "What else can I order to coordinate with my banner or quilt?"
A: I ♥ love♥ making gift sets and photo prop set ups. Add any of the following to your order: bibs, bow ties, necktie, doll quilts, crochet hats, flower and feather hair accessories, pillow covers, pillow cases, table runners... have any other ideas? ♥ Let me know!♥


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(REMEMBER: making changes to any listing may result in a longer lead time and added charges! And absolutely NO returns will be allowed for custom items. Exchanges are possible, depends on the situation.)

Q: “Can I order a custom item? What do you consider a ‘custom order’?”
A: I ♥ *L*O*V*E*♥ to do custom work, but restrictions and additional charges do apply. Please type “custom” in the search box of my shop or visit my “made to order” & “bridal” sections of my shop and find the listing that most closely works with your needs before sending me a message. General requests are welcome for listings that include the word “custom” in their titles (as well as most listings that say “made to order” but not all). Examples of color/print requests: “blue and yellow” (not: “cornflower and mustard”), “bright gender neutral prints” (not: “little yellow chicks and red/orange squiggles only”). The idea is to keep it very SIMPLE. To a conversation, you can attach an inspiration board or images such as the bedding to be used in the room to give me some direction. SUPER SEPCIFIC requests are accepted on a case by case basis and may (or may not) incur additional charges, depending on the complexity of the project.

Q: “Will you take a photo of the fabrics you will use for my approval, for my item before making it?”

A: Due to limitations on my schedule (and because of past experiences with some vey needy customers), I can only email ONE photo of fabrics for orders valued at $100 or more free of charge, at your request. Otherwise, there is a $20 per image charge until we come up with the perfect fabric combination for the project. I am sorry to have to do this but it is only because of the high volume of orders I receive daily.

Q: “Can I send you my own fabric for a project?”

A: YES! Please do, as this is the BEST way to be sure that a custom items will meet your needs as far as the colors/prints used. I may even be able to give you a (small) discount on the order. You can also have an online fabric shop send me the fabric directly.

Q: “What if I want to add or change out one or two flags in a ‘ready to ship’ banner you have listed in your shop? Is that OK? Can you make a quilt to the size I need?”
A: Probably, depending on availability of required materials. Please send me a message with your requests and I will set up a listing for you. The price will be adjusted in your revered listing. Keep in mind that super long banners and large quilts receive a discount! Remember to keep your requests simple and general for fast service!

Q: "I have something special I want written on my banner. Do you add letters to your banners?"
A: "Yes! Personalize my ready to ship flags for just $2 per letter or heart. You can suggest a font and/or color if you like, too. I also do hand embroidery/monograms on my quilts for an additional charge. See the last section in my "shop sections".

Q: “Can you add pompoms to my banner or quilt?”
A: Yes, please message me for a reserved listing. Pompoms are $2 per foot and come in white, off-white, pink and green.

Q: “I see a ready to ship banner in your shop that I like but can you change the trim color for me, or am I stuck with it the way it’s shown?”

A: I have several solid trim options that will not incur any additional charges and some printed trims that I could use for a small extra fee. Please send me a message for currently available options and pricing as well as lead time on the customized item.

Q: “I have an image of a quilt design I like, but it is not similar to any of your listings. Could you recreate the quilt for me in my chosen (general) color scheme?”

A: It never hurts to ask! Include in your message the image, required size in inches, and general color/print theme for the project.

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(See also my Policies page for more information)

Q: “The item listing says “ready to ship”. Does that mean it will ship the same day?”
A: Maybe, but maybe not. It depends on how many orders I have ahead of yours in my queue. See the current lead times posted at the top of my “Shop Announcement”. Generally I ship out my items every other business day.

Q: “I need to receive my “ready to ship” banner ASAP, like this weekend! Can you ship it overnight?”
A: If your order totals $100 of more AND you have a FedEx or UPS account you can email me a PDF label and I will call for pickup as a courtesy to you. The service you choose MUST include “pick up” (which is usually about $15 extra), no exceptions (except maybe on an order of $350 or more). ALL OTHER ORDERS are sent USPS which does not offer overnight service. I will ship USPS Priority and you should have the the item within a couple of days of shipment if you are in the US.

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Q: “Do you ship internationally? What if my item gets lost or stolen along the way?”
A: Yes I do, but keep in mind I am not responsible for items lost or stolen once they leave my possession. This is an important point and one that many people will argue with, but based on years of selling on Etsy this is the policy I have chosen. The postal service gives proof that the item was shipped, but tracking and insurance are EXTRA charges, options you may decide you want to purchase but they are NOT included in the shipping prices I have set for my shop. Please convo me if you want to include these services in your shipping charges. The (ONLY) 2 negative feedbacks I have received were from someone who disregarded this policy and blamed me for her package getting lost. It is unfortunate, but she received negative from me as well for rudely criticizing my shop policies. I have no idea if the items were even truly lost.


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Q: “The posted lead time for “made to order” items is not going to work for me. Do you offer “rush” service?”

A: Yes. The charge is $20 per banner up to 10' long ( or buy 3-5 banners and rush them all for a flat fee of $50). This gets your banner made in 5 working days or less; *usually MUCH less. Rush fees on other items such as quilts or banners longer than 10’ will be considered on a case by case basis only, so please contact me before ordering.


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Q: “There is a place in the shopping cart that accepts a ‘coupon code’. Where can I find one for your shop?”
A: There are several ways to receive a coupon code:
-♥ - Sometimes I put one near the top of my “shop announcement”.
-♥ - I randomly but frequently announce them on my FB fan page. They are usually only good for 2-3 days.
-♥ - If you have a relatively popular blog with a “Links I Like” kind of page, or have a place for a button that can link to my shop, I will give you a one time 10-15% discount on any order in exchange for the link. But this offer is subject to approval on a case by case basis.
-♥- If you have 2000 or more “likes” on your Facebook fan page I will give you a special coupon code for you and your fans, good for 1 week after you post something nice about my shop with a link to my Etsy shop and an @mention to my fan page.


Q: “Do you give discounts on multiple items ordered at once?”

A: Yes, please see my shop announcement for current special discount offers and “gift with purchase offers”.

Q: “Do you give discounts to pro photographers? Do you swap products for images?”
A: I give out coupon codes to everyone, photographers and non-photographers. I may have some banners in my shop that need professional images which I can exchange for a discount refund, but please contact me before ordering to make sure the one you want qualifies. I usually give a 10% refund in exchange for 3-4 watermarked images that you give me permission to use as I like.

♥ ***♥ My generous customers graciously email me images to use free of charge, so at this time I am not doing any swaps. ♥ ***♥

Q: “I have a brick and mortar shop (or online shop). How do I set up a wholesale account with you, and what are your terms?”
A: Email my “Preferred Retailer’s Division” directly at starlitnest [!at] earthlink.net with “Wholesale Status” in the subject box.


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Q: “Do you donate items to: giveaways, charities, auctions, photographer’s workshops?”
A: Sometimes, depending on my work load. It never hurts to ask. Please do not be offended if I have to decline.

Q: “Do you make DIY kits for your items? I know how to sew and I would like to make it myself. Can I sell the item after I make it?”
A: Yes I do, for most items but not all. Please message me with the link to the listing(s) you like as well as the desired final dimensions in inches and any color/print requests and I will give you a quote. I give permission to sell finished QUILTS, as long as there is a link to my fabric shop: www.starlitnest.etsy.com . I do NOT give permission to sell banners made from my kits. I do not include tutorials for my kits, just some really basic instructions/tips, so you should have some sewing experience.

Q: “Do you participate in swaps for goods with other Etsy vendors?”

A: Not usually, unless you have a fabric shop. I might consider swapping for fabric if you have something I can use.

Q: "What if I copy you in any way, such as copying and paste descriptions, images, or anything else on your site?
A. You will get a letter from my attorney, who works for me pro-bono. You don't want that to happen, believe me. He is a total (fill in the blank) when he gets mad.


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IMPORTANT!!! Attention new customers! I am so grateful to have such a thriving business, however I am not always able to respond to inquiries for new items immediately. You can bet that it is because I am putting all my time and energy into my existing orders, since many of them are needed for upcoming events and photo-shoots. My customers’ satisfaction is my number one priority, so if you see something you like, even remotely close to what you are looking for, please get your order into my queue by purchasing the item in the listing, and we can discuss the particulars and customizations when I get through any orders ahead of yours. I will always post my current lead time in this shop announcement so you will know what to expect. “RUSH” status is available for $20 per item and gets you to the top of the queue. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding! ♥
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As seen on the Ellen Show and Better Homes and Gardens Make It Yourself Magazine!

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THANK YOU FOR READING MY SHOP POLICES BEFORE CHECKING OUT!

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This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.