Handmade Greeting Cards, Bookmarks, etc.

Salem, Oregon | 421 Sales


Handmade Greeting Cards, Bookmarks, etc.

Salem, Oregon 421 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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BGardenCreations is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello, and thanks for stopping by! My shop is on vacation for awhile while I deal with some pressing family issues. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at bgardencreations [!at] .

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2018

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! My shop is on vacation for awhile while I deal with some pressing family issues. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at bgardencreations [!at] .


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New leaves in the process of being pressed! A few days in a big, heavy book and these will be ready to be made into bookmarks and cards!
On sale this week- the Funky Flag laminated bookmark! One of my early original bookmark deigns, it is now on sale for over 15% off at just $5! Independence Day has passed, but you can be patriotic any day of the year with this bookmark!
On sale this week- this chic pink and black pressed flower bookmark, at 15% off! The reverse has a black on white toile pattern-ooh la la! At more than $1 off the regular price, this beauty is a bargain!
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About Me and Butterfly Garden Creations

In fall of 2009, I had a creative epiphany one day while walking down the street. The vividly colored fall leaves littering the pavement caught my attention, and I suddenly wanted to preserve their beauty, knowing that in a few short weeks they would be gone. Examining one small, perfect orangy-red maple leaf, I had a clear, instantaneous vision of that gorgeous specimen adorning a bookmark and laminated to protect it through many uses. Over the next few months, I would acquire materials and begin a development process that led to the creation of my laminated pressed flower and leaf bookmarks, and ultimately to the opening of my Etsy shop, where I could share them with the world.

Later in 2010, I began dabbling in card crafting, and added various card designs to my shop. I was introduced to the exploding box card concept by my best friend, also a card crafter, and produced my first graduation exploding box card in 2012. Over the past few years, I have streamlined my process and refined my design, and they have become my best-selling item. I especially enjoy creating these custom box cards for each individual client, knowing that they will be completely unique and special to that person. There is nothing quite like the rush of getting feedback from a buyer that something I made for them to gift to a special person is absolutely perfect for them!

I craft because at my core, I have a need to create. All of my items are 100% conceived, designed, and created by me and me alone, in my home crafting room. My husband thinks it is his game room, but ever since he made a pool table cover for me to craft on, he doesn't play much pool anymore. ;)

In addition to selling my products on Etsy, I also sell in a local shop in Salem, Oregon, and have been a co-captain of the Salem Etsy Team since 2013. Our team, with over 300 member Etsy sellers local to the Salem, Oregon area, provides support, encouragement, and information to our members, as well as hosting two in-person craft sales each year, a holiday sale and a spring sale (just before Mother's Day). See our team fan page here: , and our team Handmade Market Facebook group, where our members promote their shops and items, here: .

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  • Lesley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a married mother of 2 wonderful kids and love to craft in my (limited) spare time.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2018
Welcome! I love making bookmarks, cards, and more, and I love sharing them with others! Hope you enjoy browsing my shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • Discover
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  • Sofort
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be happy with your purchase. For non-custom items: if you are not happy with the product you receive, for any reason, please contact me via convo within 7 days of receiving it. I will be happy to arrange for you to either exchange or return the item for a refund on the purchase price (shipping costs will not be refunded). You will be responsible for return postage. I will refund the purchase price upon receiving the returned item in its original condition within 2 weeks of written notice that you are returning your item. Refunds will be given via the original payment method (ie, if you payed via PayPal, that is how your refund will be given.) If you would like to exchange an item for any reason other than item defect, you will be responsible for shipping for the exchanged item. ***Please note that in order to refund, I must receive the item back in the condition in which it was received. I strongly recommend that the item be packaged securely and shipped with insurance. If the item is lost or damaged in transit to me, I cannot provide a refund.***

For custom/personalized items: unfortunately I cannot accept returns for custom or personalized items for reasons other than item defect. I offer photo proofs before finalizing your custom/personalized product, so that there is time make any revisions if necessary. Once your custom/personalized item is approved by you and completed, the sale is final.

If your custom item is defective, please contact me within 7 days of receiving the item and provide photos of the item AND the packaging (this is required for filing an insurance claim) and a detailed explanation of the problem. I will refund the purchase price or replace the item upon receipt of the original item in the same condition in which you received it. I strongly recommend that the item be packaged securely and shipped with insurance. If the item is lost or damaged in transit to me, I cannot provide a refund. Once I have received the item back, I will refund your shipping costs, and if I am replacing the item, I will be responsible for the shipping costs for the replacement item.
Payment is accepted via PayPal or major credit card through Direct Checkout only.

Standard orders for ready-made items will be shipped within 48 hours of receipt of payment via PayPal or Direct Checkout. In most cases, I will ship the next day. Please keep in mind that if you pay with an e-check via PayPal, I will have to wait until the funds have cleared before shipping. Custom and/or personalized items take a bit longer. Please see Custom Orders info below under Additional Information section.

For domestic USPS First Class Parcel mail, it takes on average 4-6 days within the USA, but please allow for additional time in case of postal delays.

For USPS First Class International, usually takes 2-4 weeks, but can take longer, so please allow for 6 weeks (sometimes more) for any potential customs or postal delays. Please see below regarding international shipments.

For custom exploding box cards, domestic: USPS First Class Parcel with Delivery Confirmation takes 5-7 days, please allow for up to 2 weeks depending on postal delays. International: Usually takes 2-4 weeks but can take up to 6 or more due to postal or customs delays. Please see below regarding international shipments.

Please contact me if you would like to upgrade to Priority or Express shipping, and I will be happy to give you a quote for shipping costs. PLEASE NOTE that I can only guarantee a ship date and CANNOT guarantee a delivery date unless shipping is upgraded to Priority Express. This is the only USPS shipping method that is guaranteed.


Bookmarks and cards are shipped in a bubble mailer. Cards and bookmarks are individually packaged in eco-friendly cellophane sleeves for protection during shipping.

Exploding box cards are packaged in a 6x6x6 inch cube box and ready to use out of the box.


Please be aware that your own country's customs service may impose a range of customs import fees, taxes, tariffs, duties at the time of delivery, for which you are responsible. As I am shipping from the USA, I have no way of knowing when or if they will be imposed or how much they might be. I abide by all laws on the U.S. side, which include filling out a customs form for merchandise and providing accurate cost information. For information on any customs charges on your end, you should contact your local customs agency so that you will know what to expect. Please also be aware that your country's customs agency may hold packages and cause delay of delivery.


I am open to custom orders! I am happy to create something to your specifications and/or bulk orders. For custom or bulk orders, please send me a convo for a time and cost estimate.

I require full payment up front for all custom orders. I will begin work on custom orders after payment is received. Photo proofs will be provided to you prior to finalizing the order for shipping, so please make sure that you are available to respond and approve the proofs. This is very important! It is how I can make sure that there have been no spelling or other errors in your item before it is completed. I would hate for you to receive an item for a special occasion that contains an error! Please be aware that because of this, I cannot complete and ship your custom item unless you have approved the photo proofs. If you make a custom order and do not respond to my communications regarding approval of the photo proofs within the shipping time frame, your order will be cancelled and refunded. Please realize that in the event that this occurs, I have already put time and materials into creating your custom item, which cannot be resold to another buyer, and have therefore lost money, and I reserve the right to refuse future custom order requests.

The listing price includes one set of edits once I have designed your custom item, therefore it is very important that you provide all information on what you want included in your item before I begin work. If you change your mind and want to add or change items after the first set of edits, there will be an additional charge of $5 per change. Please understand that it takes me additional time, as well as materials when I have to make multiple changes and prints for every change you make.

See my blog for some examples of custom work!

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I understand how upsetting it is to place an order and not receive it when you expect to. If you order from me and do not receive your package, please know that I will do everything that I can to assist in finding out what happened with your order after it was shipped. This will require mutual cooperation between both you and myself, as there are steps that will need to be taken on both sides in order to resolve the issue. I ask that you have patience while working through the process and taking all necessary steps.

*** Incorrect Address***

Please make sure that your shipping address is correct in your Etsy and/or PayPal account. I ship to the address on file, and if your Etsy address differs from your PayPal address (if you are paying via PayPal), I will ship to the PayPal address. If you need to make a correction to your address after purchase, you will need to cancel your order, make the correction, and then reorder.

If you ordered a pre-made item and your package is returned to me due to an error in your address, you can request a refund of the purchase price of your item (shipping charges will not be refunded), or I can invoice you additional shipping charges to reship the package.

If you ordered a custom item and your package is returned to me due to an error in your address, I can invoice you the additional shipping charges to reship the package. Please note that my refund policy states that custom items are not eligible for a refund for any reason other than item defect. I will not be able to reship your returned custom item until you have paid for the additional shipping charges, and will not be able to refund the purchase.

If you provided an incorrect address and did not receive your package, and it was not returned to me, I cannot be held responsible for the non-delivery. For this reason, it is essential that you make sure that your address is correct when you order.

*** When Tracking Says Delivered, but You Did Not Receive It ***

Please know that I check the tracking on each and every package that I send out to make sure that it gets scanned as delivered. As the buyer, you can track your package as well, from the link on your purchase receipt. If tracking shows that your order was delivered to the correct address and you did not receive it, please contact me as soon as possible. I will need your cooperation with research on your end and filing the necessary reports in order to investigate the non-delivery before I can replace the item or issue a refund. The steps I will request that you take are outlined below:

1. First, please be patient. Packages are sometimes scanned as delivered before they are actually delivered. Please wait to see if the package is delivered the next business day.
2. Check with all other family or household members to see if they received the package and placed it somewhere
3. Check with neighbors to see if it was mis-delivered to their address
4. If you live in an apartment or other multi-unit housing, check with rental or central office and with neighboring units
5. Contact your postal carrier and ask if they remember delivering the package
6. Call the local post office to ask if the package is there, and if not, request the GPS coordinates from the delivery.

If the package is still not located, these are the steps that you should take next:

1. Report mail loss/theft to the Postal Inspection Service:
a. Call 1-877-876-2455 (Select Option #3)
b. Complete a "Mail Theft- Mail Not Received" Complaint Form at

You will need some information from me in order to make this report, such as the date mailed, tracking number, etc. Most of this should be available on your Etsy invoice, and if there is additional information that you need, I will provide this via Etsy convo. Please complete the form within 48 hours of receiving the information from me.

2. If you suspect theft of the package, it is recommended that you report the theft to your local police department.

3. Provide a copy of the completed "Mail Theft-Mail Not Received" form, the receipt showing submission to the USPS, and the police report (if filed) to me. These can be emailed to me at bgardencreations [!at] .

4. Provide any other information required for me to file an insurance claim for the non-delivery

If your package was insured, I will give you a timeline for the insurance reimbursement and replacement or refund once I have filed the claim.

I realize that it is very upsetting when you have made a purchase and do not receive the item(s) that you paid for. My goal is to resolve the situation fairly for all parties involved, and in order to do that, must go through all of the above channels to ensure the best possible outcome for all. Your patience and understanding are appreciated, as well as your willingness to communicate and respond to my communications promptly. Rest assured that I will do everything I can to resolve the issue, and your cooperation in the process will expedite the process.


If the item you ordered appears defective or damaged upon receipt, please notify me as soon as possible, preferably within 2 days of receipt. I will need you to provide detailed photos of the damaged item(s), as well as all packaging in order to file for an insurance claim. In order to replace or refund, I will require that you return the item(s) to me in the condition that they were received. Please be aware that I cannot take any action, such as replacing or refunding your order, unless I receive the photos and the product back from you. For more information, see my Refund Policy below.
Additional policies and FAQs

Do you press the flowers yourself?

At this time, no. That is on my list of things I would like to do, and will try at some point. However, I have a day job and a family to take care of, and the ideas in my head did not want to wait for me to learn all about pressing flowers before I started making my bookmarks. I do, however, press the fall leaves I use in my bookmarks.

Where do the pressed flowers come from, then?

I purchase the pressed flowers from quality suppliers.

What size are the bookmarks?

Each bookmark measures 2.25 by 6.25 inches (apx. 6.5 by 15.5 cm). The ribbons are approximately 5-6 inches in length.
I will never disclose or use any of your personal information (name, address or other contact information, order history) that I receive with your transaction for purposes other than fulfilling the transaction. I will not use your contact information for purposes other than for communicating with you regarding your transaction.