PiecesOfMePaperCraft

Greeting Cards and Bookmarks made in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, United States
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Announcement    SAVE 10% OFF two or more items! Valid thru August 12, 2022. No coupon needed.
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Pieces of Me Paper Craft is celebrating 10 years on Etsy in 2022! My handmade greeting cards and bookmarks are designed, printed and shipped from my Massachusetts home. Most orders ship in 1-3 business days.

➤ NEW LOWER SHIPPING RATE OPTION FOR U.S. BUYERS! I offer an economy shipping rate for small orders that starts at only $2.35! This rate does not include a USPS tracking number but it will save you a little money if tracking isn't important to you. I'm always on the lookout for less expensive options to save my customers money on shipping. I recently purchased a large quantity of lighter weight shipping envelopes that has made it possible for me to lower my shipping fee even more! Yay!!
*(First class package and priority rate that include tracking are still available for an upgrade fee at checkout)

➤ I'M NOW OFFERING SHIPPING TO CANADA! Orders heading to Canada are shipped via USPS. I understand that shipping fees to Canada are high and, unfortunately, I have no control over postage rates. My shipping fee includes the actual postage cost plus a 50 cent packaging fee.

➤ SHIPPING/TRACKING DELAYS: Packages mailed with my economy shipping rate do not have a USPS tracking number and will not show tracking. Orders that do include tracking may experience delays on acceptance, tracking and delivery scans. All orders ship within the time frame shown on the listing but I have no control over tracking or delivery delays after a package has left my hands. Delivery dates are not guaranteed. Thanks for your understanding!

➤ CUSTOM CARDS: Most of my cards are pre-printed and ready to ship. Please do not request a custom inside message or an alternate mailing address in the note to seller at checkout. If you'd like a custom message printed inside a card and/or your card mailed to an alternate address, please contact me PRIOR to ordering so I can plan ahead for your special order.

➤ Orders ship Mon. - Fri., excluding U.S. holidays. I don't work on weekends or holidays, but I do answer messages within 24 hours. Please see individual listings for estimated shipping dates.

➤ I package all my orders with care! Your item will be inserted into in a clear cello sleeve and shipped in a cardboard or bubble mailer to prevent damage during transit. Orders of 20 cards or more are shipped in a box. Please contact me within 7 days of receipt and include photos if your order is damaged in the mail so I can make it right.

➤ Pieces of Me Paper Crafts is a smoke free, cat friendly shop.

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Last updated on 27 Jul, 2022

SAVE 10% OFF two or more items! Valid thru August 12, 2022. No coupon needed.
I'M NOW OFFERING SHIPPING TO CANADA! Read below!

Pieces of Me Paper Craft is celebrating 10 years on Etsy in 2022! My handmade greeting cards and bookmarks are designed, printed and shipped from my Massachusetts home. Most orders ship in 1-3 business days.

➤ NEW LOWER SHIPPING RATE OPTION FOR U.S. BUYERS! I offer an economy shipping rate for small orders that starts at only $2.35! This rate does not include a USPS tracking number but it will save you a little money if tracking isn't important to you. I'm always on the lookout for less expensive options to save my customers money on shipping. I recently purchased a large quantity of lighter weight shipping envelopes that has made it possible for me to lower my shipping fee even more! Yay!!
*(First class package and priority rate that include tracking are still available for an upgrade fee at checkout)

➤ I'M NOW OFFERING SHIPPING TO CANADA! Orders heading to Canada are shipped via USPS. I understand that shipping fees to Canada are high and, unfortunately, I have no control over postage rates. My shipping fee includes the actual postage cost plus a 50 cent packaging fee.

➤ SHIPPING/TRACKING DELAYS: Packages mailed with my economy shipping rate do not have a USPS tracking number and will not show tracking. Orders that do include tracking may experience delays on acceptance, tracking and delivery scans. All orders ship within the time frame shown on the listing but I have no control over tracking or delivery delays after a package has left my hands. Delivery dates are not guaranteed. Thanks for your understanding!

➤ CUSTOM CARDS: Most of my cards are pre-printed and ready to ship. Please do not request a custom inside message or an alternate mailing address in the note to seller at checkout. If you'd like a custom message printed inside a card and/or your card mailed to an alternate address, please contact me PRIOR to ordering so I can plan ahead for your special order.

➤ Orders ship Mon. - Fri., excluding U.S. holidays. I don't work on weekends or holidays, but I do answer messages within 24 hours. Please see individual listings for estimated shipping dates.

➤ I package all my orders with care! Your item will be inserted into in a clear cello sleeve and shipped in a cardboard or bubble mailer to prevent damage during transit. Orders of 20 cards or more are shipped in a box. Please contact me within 7 days of receipt and include photos if your order is damaged in the mail so I can make it right.

➤ Pieces of Me Paper Crafts is a smoke free, cat friendly shop.

Follow me!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PiecesOfMePaperCrafts
Instagram: @piecesofmepapercrafts

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About PiecesOfMePaperCraft

Sales 3,629
On Etsy since 2009
Video summary: I design, print, cut, fold, package and ship all my cards from my Massachusetts home.

greeting card (noun)

Definition of greeting card:
a piece of paper or thin cardboard having any of a variety of shapes and formats and bearing a greeting or message of sentiment

Greeting cards are so much more than a piece of thin cardboard. My greeting cards are a product of my heart. They're inspired by the words and actions of people I encounter in my daily life. They're brought to life by situations and events. Sometimes a random image I stumble upon will stir a phrase or emotion. Some of my cards were created while I worked through the emotions of my own experiences. I'll usually hash out an idea for a card for days or weeks before the final product finally makes it into my shop. I add ideas and quotes to a running note on my phone when inspiration hits me, whether it’s sitting at my desk at my day job or standing in line at the grocery store.

I started scrapbooking and card making in 1998 when my youngest was an infant. I opened this greeting card shop in October 2012, selling die cuts, gift tags and hand crafted cards. I gradually transitioned my shop to all printed cards. I'm a graphic designer and I enjoy creating minimalist greeting cards in InDesign. In the summer of 2019 I invested in an Epson printer to improve the quality of my printed cards and enable me to offer bulk packs.

I use Adobe Creative Suite to design my cards. I work mainly InDesign but also Photoshop and Illustrator. I can't paint or draw to save my life so I use other artists' images with permission and/or a commercial license on the majority of my card designs. I spend hours looking for unique, quality graphics for my cards and I have a few favorite artists. My most artistic attempt to date is the simple boob drawing on my breast cancer and St. Patrick's Day cards, which I drew with pencil on a sheet of printer paper, scanned and converted to a vector image in illustrator.

I live in a modest home in Palmer, Massachusetts with my husband of 30+ years. We're officially empty nesters since our youngest moved into her own apartment. We have three adult children between us (two girls and one boy) and a tuxedo cat named Jack who we adopted in Sept. 2021. We also have four cats in Heaven - Morton, Samantha, Flower and Oliver. I was inspired to create several pet sympathy card designs for my shop after helping our cats cross the Rainbow Bridge over the years. I've been a breast cancer survivor since 2017. My 12 months of treatment is the inspiration behind a line of breast cancer support cards I created for women currently living with the disease.

Etsy is a part-time job with a full-time commitment. When I'm not sitting at my laptop working on my shop or printing and packaging orders for shipping, I'm a part-time graphic designer at a small design studio in Central Massachusetts. I use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat at both my home and day jobs.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy greeting card shop! Take a look around and feel free to message me if you have a special request or question.

Pieces of Me Paper Crafts is a smoke-free, cat-friendly shop.

Shop members

  • Judy

    Owner, Maker, Survivor

    I've been a graphic designer since the mid 1990's and I opened this card shop in 2012. I design, print, cut, fold and ship all of my cards and bookmarks from my Massachusetts home. I'm also a 5 year breast cancer survivor. Thanks for your support!

  • Jack

    Assistant

    I'm Jack, a dapper tuxedo cat. I was adopted by my family in Sept. 2021. I love fluffy blankets and playing with my toys. I keep Judy company by relaxing in front of a window or napping on the floor in her home office while she processes orders.

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 August, 2022
Welcome to Pieces of Me Paper Crafts on Etsy. My greeting cards are designed, printed, cut and folded by me in my Massachusetts home. I print all my cards and bookmarks on heavy, bright white cardstock. All my items are packaged with care to prevent damage in transit.

My home is smoke-free and cat-friendly. Ready to ship items are safely stored in tightly sealed plastic bins.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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 personalised orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
PHYSICAL ITEMS:

➤ SHIPPING DELAYS: USPS may experience delays with acceptance scans, tracking and delivery. Your order will ship within the time frame shown on the listing but I can't control postal delays once a package has left my hands. Delivery dates are not guaranteed.

➤ CHECK YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!
• Packages shipped to an incorrect address due to buyer error may be lost, delayed or returned to me by USPS. In this case, the buyer will be required to pay the additional cost to reship the package. There are no refunds for lost packages due to an incorrect address.
• Original shipping charges are not refundable if a package is "returned to sender" by the post office.
• I have no control over postal delays or loss if tracking shows a package is being forwarded to a different address other than what was submitted with the order.

➤ LOSS / DAMAGE / SELLER ERROR:
• Please contact me within 7 days of receipt if you receive an incorrect or damaged item. Include photos of both the item and packaging. Items that are sent in error, damaged or lost in transit** will be replaced at no cost to the buyer whenever possible. If a replacement isn't available, a full refund will be given. You may be asked to return incorrect orders at my expense.

➤ DELIVERY CONFIRMATION:
• Standard (low cost) shipping on single card/4 pack listings does not include tracking.
• Packages shipped via first class package or priority rate include tracking and delivery confirmation.
• Please make sure that the mailing address on your order is correct and your packages can be delivered in a secure location.
• Orders that are delivered to the wrong address by USPS or lost/stolen after delivery are beyond my control. If your package goes missing after delivery please contact your local post office so they can assist you.

➤ UNHAPPY WITH YOUR ORDER?
• Contact me through the Etsy message system within 7 days of delivery and I'll work with you to resolve the issue. Please hold off on leaving a review until I've been given a chance to fix things.
• If a return is necessary, it must be shipped back within 14 days of delivery and received in its original condition.

➤ BUYER’S REMORSE (buyer changes their mind):
• Buyer’s remorse returns will be refunded for the item price only.
• Shipping will not be refunded if a buyer changes their mind after the item has shipped.
• Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
• Item must be returned in the original condition with sturdy packaging and tracking.

➤ DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
• I do not offer refunds on digital downloads.
• Please make sure you're familiar with the programs required to use the files.
• Contact me within 48 hours if a file is damaged so I can email a new one.
• Digital downloads are sold as is. Because of the low cost, I do not do special requests.
• Instant download files are available for download on the purchases page of your account.
Payment
Credit Cards | Paypal | Etsy Gift Cards
Delivery
➤ SHIPPING DELAYS: USPS may experience delays with acceptance scans, tracking and delivery. Your order will ship within the time frame shown on the listing but I can't control postal delays once a package has left my hands. Delivery dates are not guaranteed.

➤ CHECK YOUR MAILING ADDRESS!
• Packages shipped to an incorrect address due to buyer error may be lost, delayed or returned to me by USPS.
• Buyers are required to pay the additional fee to reship the package. There are no refunds for lost packages due to an incorrect address.
• Original shipping charges will not be refunded if a package is returned to me due to an incorrect mailing address.
• I have no control over postal delays or loss if tracking shows a package is being forwarded to a different address other than what was submitted with the order.

➤ SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
• All orders are shipped within the time frame shown on the listing.
• Standard (low cost) shipping on single card/4 pack listings is shipped first class but does not include tracking. Shipping upgrades that include tracking are available at checkout.
• Packages shipped with first class package and priority rate include tracking and delivery confirmation.
• Orders are processed Mon.-Fri., excluding U.S. holidays. I do not work on weekends.
• First Class mail typically takes 3-7 business days for delivery but has been known to take as long as 14 business days. I have no control over delays once a package has entered the postal system and I can’t guarantee delivery dates.
• USPS doesn’t consider a package lost until 30 days after the shipping date. Please contact me if it’s been at least 15 business days since the day it was shipped and I’ll work with you to resolve the issue.

➤ PRIORITY UPGRADE (U.S. orders only)
• Priority Flat Rate shipping upgrade is available to U.S. buyers at checkout for an additional fee.
• USPS estimates delivery at 2-3 days but it is NOT guaranteed. I have no control over postal delays once a package has entered the postal system and I do not promise delivery dates.

➤ SHIPPING TO CANADA
• All orders are shipped within the time frame shown on the listing.
• Packages are shipped through USPS and include door-to-door tracking.
• Orders are processed Mon.-Fri., excluding U.S. postal holidays. I do not work on weekends.
• International delivery can take 1-4 weeks for delivery. I have no control over delays once a package has entered the postal system. I do not guarantee delivery dates.
• Please contact me if delivery is significantly delayed.

➤ ALL DELIVERY TIMES QUOTED ARE ESTIMATES.
• Processing time is the time it takes me to prepare your order before shipping.
• Delivery time begins when the package is picked up by USPS.
• USPS delays on acceptance scans, tracking or delivery are beyond my control. My lowest cost shipping rate does not include tracking.
• Please contact me if you haven't received your DOMESTIC order at least 15 business days after the day it was shipped so I can file a missing package inquiry with USPS. Canadian orders: please contact me if it's been over a month since the package was shipped.
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I ship to U.S. and Canada addresses only.
Additional policies and FAQs
Pieces of Me Paper Crafts is a smoke-free, cat-friendly shop!

I'm a sole proprietor working out of my Massachusetts home. All of the design, printing, cutting, folding, packing and shipping is done by me. Packages are shipped from Three Rivers, MA or Palmer, MA.

➤ NOTE TO SELLER AT CHECKOUT
Please do not leave a custom request in the note to seller at checkout. Examples of a custom request are to add an inside message, mail to a different address, change the color on the card, etc. These are considered custom cards and you must contact me before ordering.

➤ CUSTOM ORDERS POLICY (non digital)
**Please do not apply discount codes to custom / special request orders. Any discounts offered will be built into the price I quote you.
If you need a different color or additional quantity of an existing item or have a design idea, feel free to contact me. I check messages daily and will respond within 24 hours. After a buyer and I have agreed on the specifics of the order I'll create a custom listing for purchase. Special orders must be purchased and paid in full before I start to work on them. Processing times will be determined based on the size of the order and availability of materials and will be agreed upon by both buyer & seller before the custom listing is created. There are no returns/refunds on custom orders if the item can't be resold in my shop.

➤ CUSTOM DIGITAL ORDERS
Due to the low price point and the amount of work involved to design and list a digital item, I do not offer custom digital downloads. My digital downloads are sold AS IS.
Privacy
Judy Rice (PiecesOfMePaperCraft) is based in the United States and has been selling handmade paper crafts on Etsy since 2012. I ship physical items to buyers in the U.S. I sell digital downloads/printables to buyers from all countries.

I only use customer information to fulfill orders. I do not store or use customer information for any other purpose. Information such as name, address, and email address is not stored on my computer or other devices. For tax purposes I retain paper copies of Etsy sales figures for a period of 4 years. If and when required, I will communicate with you about your order using the Etsy message system or the email address provided with your order. I will not use Etsy messages, your email or your mailing address for unsolicited promotion.

Etsy maintains records associated with transactions and does not pass any secure data, including credit card numbers or bank account information, to any sellers. Sellers will only receive shipping information and limited buyer account information necessary to complete the order.

More information

Last updated on 18 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Can I place a bulk order of cards?

My shop carries 10 & 20 pack listings of pet sympathy, holiday and thank you cards. Several of my individual card listings include the option to purchase a 4 pack. Please contact me through Etsy message system if you need something that's not listed in my shop.

Where are you located and how soon will I get my order?

My shop is located in Massachusetts. Most ready to ship items are mailed in 2-4 business days.

Made to order listings have a processing time that allows me time to make and package your order for shipping. Most made to order items ship within a week depending on the size of the order.

Special requests will be shipped in the time frame agreed upon at the time of the order.

Delivery time* depends on your location, the method of shipping and how quickly the mail moves through the USPS system. Most packages are delivered within 7-10 days but delivery times are not guaranteed. See my shop policies regarding postal delays and lost packages.

*Delivery time does not include my processing time. Delivery time estimates are not guaranteed.

Is your shop pet free and smoke free?

My husband and I are non-smokers and share our home with a friendly cat. My ready to ship items are stored in sealed plastic bins.

Wholesale availability

I do not offer wholesale pricing at this time but I am open to working with independently owned brick & mortar businesses.

Can you mail directly to my recipient?

Please contact me through the Etsy message system prior to ordering if you would like an order sent directly to your recipient. Please do not leave a note to seller. Requests for custom inside messages may be charged an additional fee, depending on the length of the message.

Can you customize a digital download?

No, I don’t offer custom downloads. Due to the low price point, my instant download items are sold as is.

Can you create a custom order using an image of a popular character?

No. I cannot legally use any trademarked/copyrighted images in my shop. Examples of registered trademarks/copyrights are Disney images and logos, movie/TV/book characters, company logos, celebrity images and names, song lyrics, major league sports logos and colors, etc. I research for copyrights before adding an item to my shop. All of the images on my cards are obtained with a license for commercial use. I support individual artists by purchasing most of the images on my cards right here on Etsy.

Can you add a custom message inside a card for me?

If you’d like a message printed inside a card you must contact me prior to ordering so I can quote a price and processing time. Special requests are considered a custom order. Please do not include a special request in the note to seller without contacting me first.

Can I sell items made from your digital download?

No. My digital files are for personal, classroom or non-profit use. Files may not be shared or sold. Printed items made from my files are for your personal, classroom or non-profit use or to give as gifts. You may print as many as you need but the printed item cannot be sold.

What shipping options do you offer?

My individual cards and bookmark listings include three shipping options: no tracking (least expensive), first class package with tracking and priority.
If you select the no tracking option, Etsy will provide a number that is not a valid USPS tracking number. The number will not show any tracking activity the majority of the time, which is why I tell buyers there is no tracking.
The less expensive no tracking option is not available on my 10 & 20 pack card listings due to the size of the package.