Handmade scrolls and wedding invitations

| Brattleboro, Vermont
9,254 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    With over 9,00 sales on Etsy alone, Artful Beginnings is a small online boutique dedicated to creating unique, different, and memorable wedding and event invitations and coordinating accessories, all handmade to order in a small studio in Vermont, in a limited edition. Rest assured, your invitations will be as unique and memorable as your entire event.


Last updated on Nov 23, 2021

With over 9,00 sales on Etsy alone, Artful Beginnings is a small online boutique dedicated to creating unique, different, and memorable wedding and event invitations and coordinating accessories, all handmade to order in a small studio in Vermont, in a limited edition. Rest assured, your invitations will be as unique and memorable as your entire event.


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About ArtfulBeginnings

Sales 9,254
On Etsy since 2008

Artful Beginnings - handmade invitations

Artful Beginnings is a 100% handmade shop, committed to providing you with quality custom handmade items from a small private studio in Vermont.

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  • Kati

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Phil

    Shipper, Assistant, Photographer

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Last updated on Nov 23, 2021
Frequently asked questions
When will my item be ready? When will it ship? When can I expect it? I need to change my shipping address at the last minute can you do that?

All items will be ready to ship on the posted "Ready to ship by" date communicated to you when ordering. Item will arrive by last "expected" day of delivery provided. Order MUST BE PLACED based on when it is posted to be ready. Orders will not be rushed unless a RUSH fee was specifically paid FOR PRODUCTION when ordering.
Each round of changes, extra time needed for approval or to send info, or a qty of more than 1 listing will add 1 or more days. Ready to ship by date will be adjusted accordingly.

Please allow at least 1 extra day for shipping delays. Only USPS Express is guaranteed.

Please make sure your shipping address is correct. I no longer offer to update address or upgrade shipping speed for an existing order.

What is included in my order?

Each listing provides a detailed description of what will be included. Please read that before contacting me. I will gladly customize your order to include a box, an extra insert, or anything else you may need - for an additional fee. Please inquire.
Each customizable listing includes a digital proof and one round of changes, unless otherwise specified. Any additional rounds of edits would be an additional cost of $10 each round. Please submit all information together, in one convo - make sure the text submitted is final and complete. I do not offer editing, writing or proofreading - I merely offer to format the text you send to fit my layout. I need all text sent as text I can copy/paste - not as an attachment such as pdf, jpeg or Word.

Can I RUSH my order? Can you take pictures of it before sending? Can you change the design to something else I want/use different paper?

Some individual items are already listed with rush option. For others, please contact me BEFORE placing an order if you need it before the posted "Ready to ship by date". If schedule allows, rush is possible - a RUSH fee will be added to your order.
All customized items need at least 2 b. days for RUSH layout and production. For fastest delivery, please upgrade shipping to Express.

It is customer's responsibility to keep track of ship by date & shipping speed purchased. Changes to layout/additional time needed to approve will add one or more b. days to schedule.

What is included is in description. Please don't ask for extras such as photos of finished work/font style not on my chart/ different design/custom item not already listed.

I have a poem/lyrics/text, can you print it on a scroll/handkerchief?

The individual message scrolls and all other items I sell are strictly for personal messages only. If customer can legally state in writing they wrote all of the text, or can provide written authorization for it, I can print it.

If the text can be found with Google Search, it will be considered copyright protected, whether it is a "Celtic blessing", an Irish folk song, in the public domain, expired copyright or actual copyright. The order will be canceled.

I make and sell scrolls. I am not in the business of researching nuances of copyright ownership. For me to print copyright protected text is against the law. Pleases do not ask me to risk breaking it.

What shipping speeds do you offer?

Standard shipping is 1-7 b. days on average, but may take longer.
Expedited/Priority is 1-5 b. days on average, but may take longer.
USPS Express is guaranteed 1-2 b. days.

Ready to ship by dates cannot be shortened to meet a tighter deadline. Please order accordingly. Extra rounds of edits, delays in providing info or approval, or ordering larger quantities will push ready to ship by dates out.

How can I customize my order?

Please follow customization instructions and submit your info accordingly - pricing is based on that. Retyping handwritten text, completing info, proofreading, removing text that should not be printed, changing all caps to lower case is NOT included - I merely copy/paste/format the wording you send. Please send customization info when you place your order in the personalization textbox, or in a separate message. Send your font/color specifications at the same time.
Please send wording as text I can copy/paste- attachment (jpeg, pdf, Word) are not acceptable. If you send wording with detailed font style/color directions, please make sure to send a clean copy of the text as well.
Please keep all customization info in ONE Message thread.

Can I return an item for full refund?

Customized items are non-returnable/non-refundable. Not accepting delivery/having an item returned to sender is considered an unauthorized return - no refund will be issued. If you are not around for delivery or have issues with delivery please contact your local USPS/UPS before contacting me. If wrong address was used please try to "intercept" while en route. Once it is returned, expect to pay to reship.

All non-customized items please contact me for return authorization. Unless damaged before delivery, a 20% restocking fee will apply to all returns. Shipping is non-refundable. Items not in original condition, returns after 14 days, returned to sender by USPS/UPS, or unauthorized returns are subject to 50% or more restocking fee.

What do you mean by "custom"? /I want to add an image I have or alter the design, can I do that? / I found this great poem or lyric, can you print it? /

By "custom" I mean a layout created with your own wording and font style/color choices from the provided charts.
"Custom" does not mean altering my existing designs, matching colors to something I do not offer, or altering someone else's design to fit on my items.

I do not offer to add a customer provided image to my layouts. I do not offer to print a customer provided design.

I do not offer to print text, lyrics, poems, trademarked phrases, or licensed characters. It is against the law that is or might be copyright protected. By placing an order you assume ownership of all wording sent to me and you assume all responsibility for copyright infringing.

My customization info changed/it arrived damaged, can I return it?

Custom made items are non-returnable and non-refundable. Special circumstances:
If the venue changed and you need to find a new one, if the wedding was rescheduled, please contact me asap. It may be possible to cancel an order if it has not gone to production yet, minus a restocking fee. After production has started, the order will ship, however I might be able to offer a deduction for a reprint.

If the item arrives visibly damaged, please do not accept it. For other damages I will need a signed affidavit and the item sent back at buyer's expense. I will not issue a refund but I will exchange the damaged item.

I want you to add a notecard from me/ add custom wording to the scrolls sold as blanks/add different wording to one of the invitations in the set/need this before the estimated delivery date/ customize the scroll that states up to 2 pages only with text that is 3 pages long.

Please don't ask me for extras - do not ask me to include a free custom printed notecard/ to provide free layout work/upgrade shipping at my expense/try and fit text that is too long without paying for a larger scroll.

My listings are priced to include only what is detailed in the description. Please do not ask for extras just because I am a one person business. If you do wish for something additional, please extend the courtesy to ask before purchasing so I can consider
your request, point you to a different listing, or set up a listing with rush fee - without the added work of having to cancel an order and issue a refund.