Rustic party and packaging supplies with a hint of love

Artesenias is taking a short break.

Artesenias began as an experiment after I was laid off from a teaching position four years ago and it expanded far beyond what I thought was possible! But as much as I truly LOVE creating for artesenias, my heart never left the classroom.

I recently accepted an offer to go back to teaching history at a local middle school and I'll also be teaching part time at California State University, Long Beach in the American Indian Studies department. Because I am deeply invested in creating meaningful learning experiences for my students, it is time for me to transition out of artesenias.

Artesenias will reopen, temporarily, in June 2016

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Artesenias' Shop Announcement

Handmade rustic party decor and favor packaging supplies with a touch of creativity and a whole lot of love. Due to a high volume of questions, we ask that you PLEASE read the listing description and the Frequently Asked Questions section below BEFORE submitting your question(s). I do my best to respond to additional questions as quickly as possible, but reading the FAQs below will save you and I a lot of time :)

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Click on the “Shipping and Policies” tab beneath the listing photos, you will see an estimate of how long it will take to process your order below payment options and above shipping costs. Keep in mind this is the time it will take to create and package your order. It does not include shipping time.

The transit time varies greatly depending on where you are located globally. The estimates mentioned below DO NOT include the time it takes to create your item.

*Within the United States
-First class shipping (included with listing) takes 3-5 business days (not including weekends or holidays)
-Priority mail takes 2-3 business days (not including weekends or holidays). You can now add priority mail to your order for most items from your shopping cart page. Adding priority mail is a new feature that I just implemented. Substantial postage overages will be refunded back to you.
- Priority Mail Express 1-2 business days (not including weekends or holidays) starts at $20 for small packages. Contact me if you want this option and I will set up a listing for the additional fee.

*International destinations
-Most First Class international packages take AT LEAST 3 weeks (2 weeks for Canada). Some countries in South America and Africa have taken up to 6 weeks. These ARE NOT guaranteed timelines. Packages can be held up by customs for processing. It doesn’t happen frequently but it does happen and it is completely out of my control. Please plan your purchases accordingly.
-Priority mail is an option to get your order faster, but it is relatively expensive ranging from $30-$60 depending on the size of the package and the destination. Priority mail is required for packages over 4lbs (1.8 kilo).

I make every effort to get orders shipped out within the stated timeframe. Adding priority mail or priority mail express in your shopping cart will quicken the shipping time.

If you are in a bind and need something shipped sooner than the explained processing time, I will do my best to accommodate you. However, depending on the number of open orders ahead of you and the work demand of the items you purchase, there may be a rushed order fee* IN ADDITION TO a priority shipping upgrade fee. *Don't let the rushed fee scare you though, this is only for very busy times when a customer wants a large, or detailed order done quicker than it would normally take.

I am all too familiar with needing to keep a tight budget and, of course, we all appreciate a good deal. But please bare in mind that handmade items take an equal amount of cost, care and effort whether I make 1 or 500. Many of my items already have quantity discounts available in my shop. Please check the corresponding listings for discounts. Other than those already in my shop, I also have discount codes and offers available below. Enjoy!

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SPECIAL OFFERS -- for those of you who took the time to look ;)
We have a few special offers running right now, you may choose a coupon code OR one free offer. These offers are good at time of checkout only and will not be added afterwards. Choose the one that best suits your needs/desires.

Coupon codes (before shipping = the cost of the products alone):
1) Get 5% off your order of $80 BEFORE shipping with coupon code 5OFF80

2) Get 10% off your order of $120 BEFORE shipping with coupon code 10OFF120

3) Get 15% off your order of $300 BEFORE shipping with coupon code 15OFF300

Freebies (before shipping = the cost of the products alone):
1) If you place a minimum order of $30 before shipping, write "hearts please" in the notes to seller for a set of 12 heart stickers.

2) If you place a minimum order of $40 before shipping, write "I like lace" in the notes to seller for 2-3 free yards of lace of my choosing.

3) If you place a minimum order of $50 before shipping, write "Entwine me!" in the notes to seller for 15 free yards of bakers twine in a color (or colors) of my choice

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