PiecesOfMePaperCraft

Handmade Greeting Card Shop

Massachusetts, United States
2,778 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    ➤ FREE SHIPPING on orders of $35 or more!
➤SHIPPING DELAYS: USPS is continuing to experience some delays as a result of the pandemic and weather issues. I have no control over postal delays on acceptance scans or the route a package takes after it leaves my hands, nor can I predict how quickly your order will be delivered. I ship all orders within the time frame shown on the listing.

➤ PLEASE READ: Custom/special inside messages are not available on standard card orders. 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 made card with a special message please contact me PRIOR to ordering so I can discuss the cost and processing time.

About Pieces of Me Paper Crafts:
➤ All items are handmade and shipped by me from my Massachusetts home.
➤ Handmade greeting cards for all occasions including Mother's Day and graduation
➤ Pet sympathy card bulk packs for veterinarians and pet care workers
➤ Breast cancer support cards and thank you cards
➤ Teacher note cards and postcards to say hello to your students
➤ Bookmark gift packs to share with family and friends
➤ Blank tags
➤ Printable tags, cards and treat bag toppers for last minute gifts
➤ Holiday cards including Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's & Father's Day, Christmas and Hanukkah
➤ Smoke free, cat friendly shop.
➤ Orders ship Mon. - Fri., excluding U.S. holidays. I don't work on weekends or holidays, but I do answer messages. Please see individual listings for estimated shipping & delivery dates.

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Last updated on 10 May, 2021

➤ FREE SHIPPING on orders of $35 or more!
➤SHIPPING DELAYS: USPS is continuing to experience some delays as a result of the pandemic and weather issues. I have no control over postal delays on acceptance scans or the route a package takes after it leaves my hands, nor can I predict how quickly your order will be delivered. I ship all orders within the time frame shown on the listing.

➤ PLEASE READ: Custom/special inside messages are not available on standard card orders. 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 made card with a special message please contact me PRIOR to ordering so I can discuss the cost and processing time.

About Pieces of Me Paper Crafts:
➤ All items are handmade and shipped by me from my Massachusetts home.
➤ Handmade greeting cards for all occasions including Mother's Day and graduation
➤ Pet sympathy card bulk packs for veterinarians and pet care workers
➤ Breast cancer support cards and thank you cards
➤ Teacher note cards and postcards to say hello to your students
➤ Bookmark gift packs to share with family and friends
➤ Blank tags
➤ Printable tags, cards and treat bag toppers for last minute gifts
➤ Holiday cards including Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's & Father's Day, Christmas and Hanukkah
➤ Smoke free, cat friendly shop.
➤ Orders ship Mon. - Fri., excluding U.S. holidays. I don't work on weekends or holidays, but I do answer messages. Please see individual listings for estimated shipping & delivery dates.

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

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About PiecesOfMePaperCraft

Sales 2,778
On Etsy since 2009

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 on my computer. In the summer of 2019 I invested in an Epson Workforce 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 have three adult children between us; our youngest daughter lives with us and our son and oldest daughter have their own homes. We have a big flame point Siamese mix cat named Oliver who we adopted from a shelter in 2010. We also have three cats waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. I was inspired to create several pet sympathy cards for my shop after the unexpected death of our senior kitty, Flower, in March 2020. I'm a 3 year breast cancer survivor. 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 handling social media on my iPhone, 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

    Pieces of Me Paper Crafts was established in 2012. Thank you for your support!

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 March, 2021
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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
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 is continuing to experience some delays as a result of the pandemic and weather issues. I have no control over postal delays on acceptance scans or the route a package takes after it leaves my hands, nor can I predict how quickly your order will be delivered.

➤ 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 me because the incorrect mailing address was submitted with the order.
• 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:
• All packages include tracking information 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. Please contact your local post office with the tracking info so they can assist you.

➤ UNHAPPY WITH YOUR ORDER?
• Contact me within 7 days of delivery and I'll work with you to resolve the issue.
• If a return is necessary, it must be shipped back within 14 days of delivery.

➤ 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.

➤ 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 is continuing to experience some delays as a result of the pandemic and weather issues. I have no control over postal delays on acceptance scans or the route a package takes after it leaves my hands, nor can I predict how quickly your order will be delivered.

➤ 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
• Packages are shipped USPS First Class Package Service within the time frame shown on the listing.
• All packages 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. I have no control over delays once a package has entered the postal system. I do not guarantee delivery dates.
• Packages are not considered lost until 30 days after the shipping date. Please contact me if a package is significantly delayed in the postal system.

➤ PRIORITY UPGRADE
• 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.

➤ 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.
• Contact me if the tracking on your package shows no updates for 15 business days after the shipping date so I can file a missing package inquiry with USPS. Packages are considered lost 30 days after the shipping date.
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I ship to U.S. 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 16 Mar, 2021
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 family members and I are non-smokers and share our home with a fat 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 will be an charged an additional fee.

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 only. Files may not be shared or sold. Printed items made from my files are for your personal, classroom or non-profit use. You may print as many as you need but the printed item cannot be sold.