AvantCarde

Vintage-style Cards for all of Life's Special Occasions

2371 Sales

AvantCarde

Vintage-style Cards for all of Life's Special Occasions

2371 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1525)

Announcement   FREE CARD with any purchase ... Just let us know during checkout which card you would like !! - Now being posted ... our Mother's Day and Wedding 2016 card and mixed media collection ... Avant-Carde showcases our exquisite, vintage-inspired cards which are small works of art designed to be given with ♡ and treasured by the recipient forever. Looking for our vintage-style gifts & home decor line? Visit us online at www.ourvintageflair.com.

Our Vintage Flair (on Etsy) also offers a small sampling of our items: http://ourvintageflair.etsy.com.

Would you like us to keep in touch? If so, sign up for our newsletter at:
http://ourvintageflair.com/contact/

As seen in ... Somerset Studio Gallery magazine (Winter 2013); Somerset Holidays & Celebrations (2013); the Winter 2014 edition of Stampington's Somerset Studio Gallery magazine; Summer 2014 Somerset Studio Gallery (2 tag designs); Fall 2014 Art Doll Quarterly (a Halloween doll trio)

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 27, 2016

FREE CARD with any purchase ... Just let us know during checkout which card you would like !! - Now being posted ... our Mother's Day and Wedding 2016 card and mixed media collection ... Avant-Carde showcases our exquisite, vintage-inspired cards which are small works of art designed to be given with ♡ and treasured by the recipient forever. Looking for our vintage-style gifts & home decor line? Visit us online at www.ourvintageflair.com.

Our Vintage Flair (on Etsy) also offers a small sampling of our items: http://ourvintageflair.etsy.com.

Would you like us to keep in touch? If so, sign up for our newsletter at:
http://ourvintageflair.com/contact/

As seen in ... Somerset Studio Gallery magazine (Winter 2013); Somerset Holidays & Celebrations (2013); the Winter 2014 edition of Stampington's Somerset Studio Gallery magazine; Summer 2014 Somerset Studio Gallery (2 tag designs); Fall 2014 Art Doll Quarterly (a Halloween doll trio)

Julie, Joan, Jan

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Julie, Joan, Jan

Victorian Birthday Card - Pink Vintage Card
US$7.35
Happy Mother's Day Card - Handmade Card for Mom
US$7.35
Handmade Paper Beads - Oval Beads (set of 20)
US$8.00
New Baby Card - Welcome New Baby Girl
US$7.25
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1525)
Roxana Taylor

Roxana Taylor on Apr 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful, thank you so much!

gmwilemon1

gmwilemon1 on Apr 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a lovely and sweet card. Like everything else from this shop it's exquisitely made. Always delightful doing business with these ladies. Thanks so much.

Rebecca White

Rebecca White on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This a precious card with great quality and wonderful composition.

Rebecca White

Rebecca White on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The perfect Easter Bunny to save for a future grandchild.

Rebecca White

Rebecca White on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this exquisite card with wonderful embellishments.

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About

A Creative Trio

We are 3 family members (and also 3 best friends) who have been creating for as long as we can remember. This shared passion has been passed down to us via generations of talented women and we have embraced the gift of creativity and the joy that it brings to ourselves and to others.

We launched our Etsy shop, Avant-Carde, in 2009 as a way to showcase and sell our vintage-style cards. With the success of this shop came the desire to expand our offering and to build an online source where vintage lovers could gather for ideas and inspiration, to shop and to learn. The result is what we now call Our Vintage Flair which can be found at http://www.ourvintageflair.com.

Because we love the elegance of the vintage era, we chose this as the theme for our greeting cards as well as our home decor and gift items. We are inspired by the colors, textures and patterns found in paper, ribbons, fabrics and other 'ephemera'. Working from our vast collection of supplies and using our combined skills allows us to create truly unique designs.

We can often be found scouring antique shops, hand-dyeing lace and other goodies to create a desired look, making ribbon and paper flowers, embroidering, beading or learning a new technique to incorporate into our work.

We take great pride in creating meaningful designs and in the relationships we form with each of our clients.

We each have our own studios ( located in the beautiful Georgian Bay region of Ontario, Canada ) where we work individually. Once a week, we come together to plan out our work, share new finds and, of course, create !! We consider ourselves lucky to be indulging in our passion every day and laughing along the way. Doing it together makes it even more enjoyable and we know the best is yet to come ...

Would you like us to keep in touch? If so, sign up for our newsletter at: http://ourvintageflair.com/contact/

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    Specializing in exquisite, vintage-inspired cards for all of life's special occasions. Our vintage-style home decor and gifts can be found online at www.ourvintageflair.com.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to visit and for reading through our shop policies. We are always glad to answer your emails and Etsy convos promptly during our business hours (Monday - Friday - 9 am to 6 pm EST).

Need Help?
If you are new to Etsy, welcome !! Please feel free to read detailed instructions on how to register and complete your purchase here: http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
PAYPAL

You DO NOT need to have a Paypal account to use the system to pay with a credit card. Paypal acts as the credit card processor for all Etsy orders. Be sure to follow the link in your Etsy order through to the Paypal site to complete your transaction (your order is not complete until then). You will receive an email from Paypal confirming your payment has been made.

Payment is due at the time of your order, and must be received before we will ship out your order. Please let us know if you are experiencing difficulties processing your payment (we encourage communication !!)

CHECK
We will accept payment via US or Canadian check; however, prior to the items being shipped, the check will need to arrive and clear the bank process. Once this occurs, the items will be shipped directly to you.
Shipping
All items from Avant-Carde will be carefully and beautifully packaged. If you wish the item to be gift-wrapped and sent to someone else, we would be happy to do so.

We will use the address that Paypal sends us to ship out your items. Please make sure that your PayPal address is up to date. If you want us to ship your items to a different address, other than your PayPal address, please leave us a note during the check out process.

We ship all orders within 48 hours of receiving payment. If you complete your transaction and payment before 12 pm noon EST on Monday-Friday, your order will be shipped either the same day or the very next day. If you complete your transaction on either Saturday or Sunday, your order will be shipped on Monday.

All Canadian and International orders will be sent via Canada Post. Due to issues such as customs (for items traveling from Canada to the US), we cannot guarantee exact delivery dates; however, in our experience, it's generally within 5-7 business days.

Limited options are also available with FedEx International if you need to rush your shipment.

As soon as your package is shipped, we will notify you that your package is on its way. We like to keep our customers posted so you never have to wonder when your package will arrive.

Shipping insurance is not included with our standard shipping fees. If you are placing a large order and would like to purchase additional insurance, please convo us.
Refunds and Exchanges
We make customer service a top priority. If you are not satisfied with an item for any reason, please contact us (within 5 business days of receiving your order) and we will be happy to work with you.

Please email hello [!at] avantcardedesigns.com with ANY concerns or questions, PRIOR to leaving feedback here on Etsy, so that we can have an opportunity to assist you and correct any problems.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom order are always welcome. Please contact us to discuss your ideas !!