CarnivalLetters

BUY THIS BUSINESS contact me if you area interested

California, United States · 800 Sales

CarnivalLetters

BUY THIS BUSINESS contact me if you area interested

California, United States 800 Sales On Etsy since 2013

4 out of 5 stars
(98)

Announcement   BUY THIS BUSINESS contact me if you area interested at arifry [!at] gmail.com The business has earned me a very good living over the last few years, put my daughter through college. Selling templates, tools and all the tricks of the trade!

See our other stores Hollywood Letters: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollywoodLetters and Vegas Letters: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VegasLetters


The only LIGHTWEIGHT letters, they are EASY to HANG, and STAND UP very STRAIGHT on their own! Our letters are made of foamcore (a very strong, lightweight, and easily cut material). They measure 20 " x 15 " x 3.5 " All wiring to bulbs is totally concealed behind each letter. Between letters only a small electrical wire is seen; it has quick release plugs at either end so you can add more letters or switch them around! Letters are interchangeable so you can make an infinite number of words. Cord with an "on/off" switch and standard US wall plug powers a single letter purchase or even a string of multiple letters! There is a rigid bracket in back for fast and easy wall mounting. Lights come assembled. For more, see FAQ's in "Shop Policies."

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 30, 2016

BUY THIS BUSINESS contact me if you area interested at arifry [!at] gmail.com The business has earned me a very good living over the last few years, put my daughter through college. Selling templates, tools and all the tricks of the trade!

See our other stores Hollywood Letters: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollywoodLetters and Vegas Letters: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VegasLetters


The only LIGHTWEIGHT letters, they are EASY to HANG, and STAND UP very STRAIGHT on their own! Our letters are made of foamcore (a very strong, lightweight, and easily cut material). They measure 20 " x 15 " x 3.5 " All wiring to bulbs is totally concealed behind each letter. Between letters only a small electrical wire is seen; it has quick release plugs at either end so you can add more letters or switch them around! Letters are interchangeable so you can make an infinite number of words. Cord with an "on/off" switch and standard US wall plug powers a single letter purchase or even a string of multiple letters! There is a rigid bracket in back for fast and easy wall mounting. Lights come assembled. For more, see FAQ's in "Shop Policies."

Ari Anne Fry

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Ari Anne Fry

Reviews

Average item review
4 out of 5 stars
(98)
mkfrison

mkfrison on Jan 16, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Voilà qui est bien onéreux pour une lettre en carton... Sans compter sur la taxe de douane à l'arrivée. Bref, un échec de bout en bout.

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Ari Anne responded on Jan 17, 2016

Please read all descriptions; we try to make it as clear as possible, and repeat the information numerous times. Our creations are NOT metal or wood, and international customers will pay customs and need a step down transformer.

hypa

hypa on Dec 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered 4 of these to make a name and they shipped and arrived exactly on time, so very pleased with that. Just gave them as a gift to a girl and they were the greatest hit!!! They look fabulous on and I liked the lightness and the fact that they are not metal for a girl´s room. Just one warning; be careful when opening the box because any tool can damage the item (Their warning is inside and by that time it may be too late: I scratched one of the letters)

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About

From GLORY to GRACE to LOUBOUTINE

What do you get when you mix DIY art, power words, and fun-house whimsy? Ari Fry got a decorative piece steeped in personal meaning—and an unexpected business that draws orders from around the world.

It all started in 2012, when Fry went online and learned how to create the word GLORY from poster board, foam core, lightbulbs, and red & gold paint. The antique-style letters turned out so well that Fry’s friend Erin Andrews, owner of Danville’s Sideboard cafe, said she wanted her own special word, GRACE, in lights for her home. Soon after, Fry launched Carnival Letters on Etsy; enlisted the help of her mathematician dad, Randy Fry; and started cutting and lighting words for customers around the world.

The duo built an 11-piece ode to French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, for a birthday bash for author Robin McGraw (aka Dr. Phil’s wife), and their letters were featured on fashion designer Kate Spade’s blog. Not bad for a fledgling business.

“People write to us that the word we made for them brings light and energy to their room,” says Ari Fry. “For us, it’s like sending off a child and watching them bring something beautiful into a space.” - Gina Gotsill, Diablo Magazine

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  • Randy & Ari Fry

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Randy & Ari are a father/daughter team who never intended to transform the Marquee Letter business...it just happened! Feeling called and anointed for this work, they enjoy seeing each creation go out to bless their buyers and accomplish its job.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 21, 2014
Welcome to the Carnival! Please review our terms below so you can feel comfortable with your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Full refund given within 24 hour period from when order is made.

Store credit will be issued on all cancellations made after 24 hour grace period.

Taxes may apply to California residents.

Changes to your order may incur a $25 alteration fee per change after 24 hour grace period.
Shipping
It takes us 2 weeks to create your order.

Shipping will be standard USPS (2-9 days within the US and about 2 weeks internationally).

Our creations are NOT made of wood or metal.

To expedite your order you can purchase a "Rush Order" and/or "2 day shipping" under "Extras" in the left tab. Email us with your zip code to get the shipping price updated to your location.

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International Customers please read the following:

You will be responsible for the import taxes/duties at customs. (UK customs can be very high, some customers report 27 pounds for a single letter and 40 pounds for two).

All lighting is for 110/120 volts, standard USA power. CL is not responsible for electrical use of our product outside the USA.

TIPS: If you are from another country, you probably use 220/240 volts and will need a step down transformer. If you do not use a step down transformer and only use a power plug adapter, you will blow up your circuits.

Please go on the internet and search for "Step Down Transformer." Not all transformers are the same. You need to buy a transformer that can handle the amount of watts your letters are outputting.

To find that number, multiply the number of bulbs in your purchase times 5 (each bulb is 5 watts) and you will get the wattage of your purchase.

For example, "E & A" has 38 bulbs so it produces 190 watts. You will need to get a transformer that will not only step down volts from 220/240 to 110/120 but also can handle 190 watts. Some sites recommend an addition 50 watts of cushion for power surges, so for 190 watts they would suggest a transformer that goes up to 250 or 300 watts.
Refunds and Exchanges
No Refunds.

90 day warranty on all materials. Contact me if something is not working so that we can fix it and keep our customers happy!
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ's

1. Are these letters made of metal?

No, they are not metal. They are made of foam-core.

2. Do they look like metal in person?

In person they look just like metal, it's amazing. Here is what one customer said about how metallic they look:

Ezio Burani (ezio69) says Apr 17, 2013: "Great!!! she's fast, precise and especially...the work is beautiful; they look like metal!!!!!!!"

But the best part is they are better than metal because they can stand up straight and rigid on their own (not leaning against a wall like most metal letters) and are lightweight enough to easily transport and hang on a wall just like a picture!

3. How do you hang these letters since they are made of foam-core?

We have a handle on the back inside for hanging that works great! It's a rigid bracket that easily holds the weight of the letter and allows you to center and hang them without complicated mounting. You could actually use a small nail, space them and your done!

4. Do you have a discount for multiple letters?

Yes!
2nd letter, $10 off with coupon code "2buys"
3rd letter and each additional $20 off per letter with coupon code "3buys" "4buys" "5buys" etc.

5. Could the bulbs burn you if you touch them?

No; it is amazing! While they put off a lot of heat, you can actually touch the bulb (even a child) and it will be warm to the touch but not even hot! I know crazy, I've done it myself several times.

6. Is there a fire risk?

I have a set that has been lit during the day for over five months and there is no sign of heat damage, burn marks, etc.

7. Can I use them outside?

While they are intended for indoor use because they are not water resistant, there is absolutely no problem with using them outdoors for an event as long as they come back inside at the end of the day.

8. How do I hang it without all of the cords hanging down?

As for the cords, all the ones attached to the lights are totally concealed within the backs of each letter. The only cord you will see is a small electric wire going between each letter as well as the single cord that comes from the first letter with a wall plug at the end (we also include an on/off dial switch on our cord so it's easy and you don't have to plug/unplug from the socket!).

9. Are the outside edging options only gold and silver or can I have them another color?

You can have the outside edging and even the interior any of the colors we offer, or most any color Rust-Oleum makes; we just have Gilded Gold or Deep Luster Silver as our standard defaults.

10. Is there a maximum amount of time the lights can be on before they overheat?

No, they can stay on all day and night. They do put off heat so it can make a room warmer.

11. I want to buy LOVE, but I noticed that with the individual letters there is a discount; it seems like I would get a better deal if I order a personalized LOVE rather than buying direct from this link?

Our letters are priced the same individually or as a set, otherwise, you are correct, it would not be fair to by a pre-made set.