Handmade Greeting Cards, needlepoint, and other crafts

Bowling Green, Ohio · 100 Sales


Handmade Greeting Cards, needlepoint, and other crafts

Bowling Green, Ohio 100 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Brighten someone's day with a handmade card. Birthday, get well, thinking of you, special occasions, inspirational, holiday cards and more. Custom orders welcome.


Brighten someone's day with a handmade card. Birthday, get well, thinking of you, special occasions, inspirational, holiday cards and more. Custom orders welcome.

Cindy Sauer

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Cindy Sauer

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Here to share a smile

It was with some trepidation that I took my first card making class a few years ago. After all, I asked myself, how many people did *I* have to send cards to? I don't have that large a group of friends or that many family members.... But after my second class, it didn’t matter, I was hooked, and I was coming up with all sorts of people to give my cards to – first off, almost 150 cards to put into thank you gift packages for the volunteers where I work.

You see, it wasn’t just the card making I fell in love with – though the creative process of combining different elements such as paper, stamps, ribbons, and brads, not to mention textures and shapes as well certainly drew me in. No, it was also the idea of what gets written in a card that I really embraced. That I could create a vehicle that someone could use to touch someone else’s life; that my design might be the impetus for someone to reach out to another; was motivating in and of itself.

And so I keep creating; kept hoping to inspire. I tend towards a minimalist approach in my card designs because in the end, when someone gets a card from you, it is what’s on the inside – your personal message – that really counts. For that reason, the inside of all my cards are blank – and the outside is the artistic framework for you to work with. However, if you would like a sentiment added to the inside, particularly for those in the “Any Occasion” section, please contact me. Or, if you need a little help figuring out what to write, visit my blog for inspiration.

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  • Cindy Sauer

    Owner, Creator

    Most weekends you'll find me in my craft room making cards. I love the endless possibilities of what there is to create and am always on the search for new inspiration. I am also a consultant for the new shop "Odds with Todd".

  • Thomas

    Creative Muse

    Thomas likes to keep me company in my craft room, and occasionally provides a "paw up" or "paw down" on a design idea.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 29, 2015
Welcome to Certain Smiles! I hope to become the source for all your greeting card needs, whatever the occasion. I also have needlepointed items and some other crafts at my shop. My policies are listed below. If you have any questions, or would like to request a custom order, please let me know.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
RETURNS: Returns are accepted within 3 days of receipt. I make every effort of provide accurate descriptions and photographs of my cards and other crafts. However, if after you receive your purchase you are dissatisfied for any reason, please contact me immediately. I will offer a replacement or a refund of the purchase price. The refund or exchange will be issued once the item has been returned in its original undamaged condition. Return shipping is at the buyer's expense.
PAYMENTS: Credit card through Etsy, Etsy gift card or PayPal.

CUSTOM ORDER LISTINGS: Listings for custom orders of cards, invitations, announcements, envelopes, needlepoint items, etc. will remain active for a maximum of 10 days. If payment is not made within 10 days the listing will be cancelled. No work will begin on a custom order until payment is received.

CANCELLATIONS: After a custom order is paid for, you have 24 hours to cancel the order which will result in a full refund. After 24 hours supplies will be ordered / work will begin on the order. After that time cancellation of a custom order is refundable at 50% plus S&H to cover the cost of my time and supplies.
ORDER PROCESSING: Most purchases will be processed within 1-3 business days. Processing times for custom orders will be agreed upon at the time the order is placed and will depend on the size and details of the order. If there are any unexpected delays with processing a regular purchase or custom order you will be kept up-to-date as to the new delivery date.

SHIPPING METHODS: Shipping will be done via US Postal Service, at regular rates. Upgrades for expedited shipping are available. International shipping is also available. Shipping rates are calculated as best as possible based on the cost of postage as well as the cost of shipping supplies. This is NOT an exact science; and I've often lost money on shipping, which is why I now include extra for cost of shipping materials. However, please be assured that if I find I have grossly overcalculated your shipping fee, I will issue a refund for the difference.

COMBINED SHIPPING: When ordering more than one item, a combined shipping price will apply. Please note, however, that it is somewhat difficult to assign the combined shipping costs, not knowing how many items may be ordered in what combinations. Again, if it turns out you have been grossly overcharged for shipping on a combined order, I will gladly issue you a refund for the difference.

PACKAGING: I use rigid stay-flat envelopes, padded envelopes or small boxes depending on the number of cards / items being sent and whether or not they have raised embellishments on them. Each card is placed in an individual plastic sleeve for extra protection during transit.

TRACKING: All buyers will receive a confirmation email from me, which will include the shipping date and a tracking number (if available) through USPS.
Additional policies and FAQs
BACK OF CARD INFORMATION: Each item listing will provide details as to how the back of the card is identified as my creation. This may be in the form of a 2/3 x 1 ¾ inch clear label, a stamp with my name and e-mail address, or a stamp with my name, shop address and blog address. In addition, there will also be a line that says “© Stampin’ Up!” in accordance with their Angel Policy.

CARD INSERTS: Some cards, if they are made with darker card stock, will have either a white or vanilla card stock insert adhered on the inside for writing your greeting. I will note in the item listing which cards have these inserts.

CUSTOM REQUESTS: As you browse through my shop, keep in mind that the designs you see can be recreated or made in different colors or patterns, depending on the card stock I have on hand or available to order. I can also produce larger quantities of a single card, again, depending on stock on hand or available to order. Similarly, if you find a card with a certain sentiment or stamp design that you like but would be interested in having in a different color or design, let me know and I will come up with something just for you.

In addition, many of the needlepoint cases I have listed have complementary designs in different sizes and I can do custom orders for those as well. If a companion case is available I mentioned it in the item listing. Contact me for additional information and pricing.

CUSTOM ENVELOPE LININGS AND CUSTOM ENVELOPES: Each card is sent with a white envelope (unless another color is indicated in the listing). However, it is possible to add a colorful patterned lining to the envelope or for a colorful paper envelope to be made (particularly if the card is to be hand delivered). Contact me if you would like pricing for these options.