CreationsbyCalysey

Handlettering, Illustrations, and Apparel Design

San Antonio, Texas On Etsy since 2019

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CreationsbyCalysey

Handlettering, Illustrations, and Apparel Design

San Antonio, Texas | 339 Sales

Announcement    At this time, I have to temporarily suspend my ability to accept returns. I am still happy to do exchanges (I know online clothes shopping can be difficult), but with the current state of the economy, straight returns are becoming exceedingly difficult. If you have any sizing questions, please reach out to me directly, I am always happy to help you choose the right size for you! Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 23, 2020

At this time, I have to temporarily suspend my ability to accept returns. I am still happy to do exchanges (I know online clothes shopping can be difficult), but with the current state of the economy, straight returns are becoming exceedingly difficult. If you have any sizing questions, please reach out to me directly, I am always happy to help you choose the right size for you! Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe!

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About CreationsbyCalysey

Sales 339
On Etsy since 2019

Welcome to my Etsy Store!

I love to make pretty things for awesome people that they will adore! I've been making art for most of my adult life and doing handlettering and calligraphy since grade school (no joke!)

WHAT IS CALYSEY?:
Calysey (pronounced Kah-lee-see) is the combination of my first, middle, and maiden names.
Caitlin Elyse Y.
Ca-------lyse-Y
Calysey!

It kind of started off as an inside joke based on the popular HBO show Game of Thrones. One of the main characters is referred to as “Khaleesi” (pronounced the same) or “Mother of Dragons”, which was my nickname at work. I realized that by smashing my first, middle, and maiden names together, I came up with the same name, just spelled differently.
It evolved from there until I decided to adopt it officially as the name of my business!

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
In 2017, I attended a total of seven weddings – including my own! Of those seven weddings, between me and my husband we were in five of them – on top of planning our own for nearly half the year! Let’s just say I got a lot of experience helping my friends and husband’s friends put together different pieces for their weddings, showers, and parties!
In 2018, I got laid off from my full-time job and made the huge decision to start my own business! I already had experience with handlettering and illustration, so I decided to pursue that as my business model!

Much love,
Caitlin
Owner, Creations by Calysey

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Shop members

  • Caitlin

    Owner

    Hi I'm Caitlin! I've been doing watercolor art for most of my adult life and handlettering and calligraphy since I was in grade school (no joke!). I love to make pretty, elegant, delicate things for people that they will adore!

  • Bear 🐾

    Mascot

    I'm Bear! I mostly sleep a lot, but I've been around for about ten years so I'm allowed to slack off sometimes.

  • Pascal 🐾

    "The Boss"

    I'm Pascal. I'm pretty busy taking care of my cat house and quality testing new sleeping places, so I really only show up when I want something.

  • Shiner 🐾

    Employee Engagement

    I'm Shiner. I'm a pretty happy guy most of the time, I'm always checking in with my coworkers to make sure everyone is as happy as me. Except The Boss, he's not a big fan of mine. I'm always around to offer a smiling face when my peeps seems sad.

  • Lily 🐾

    Shipping Expert

    I'm Lily. I work to make sure the boxes our supplies arrive in meet our quality standards. In fact, you'll often find me taking a box on a test drive to ensure longevity, even if the contents shift into weird sleeping--I mean shipping positions.

Production partners

  • Giclee Today

    Boyertown, PA

    Giclee Today prints my original works on fine art paper for the closest possible reproduction of the original, which allows me to sell quality prints at a lower cost than the original piece.

  • T-Shirt Printer

    Chatsworth, CA

    A third-party t-shirt printer that prints on demand to manage my inventory and fulfill orders as fast as possible.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 11, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Can I send a product as a gift to someone else?

You sure can!

If you enter the recipient's shipping address in the shipping field and mark it as a gift, you can let me know what you would like written on the note inside.

Can I get a refund/return on a digital file?

Only if it hasn't been downloaded. If you realize you ordered the wrong thing, PLEASE let me know and I can correct your order. If you're having trouble with the file, PLEASE let me know and I can help you troubleshoot the issue.

But once the file has been downloaded, I cannot issue a refund to you. I can only help you troubleshoot the file or direct you to a printer to have the piece printed yourself.

What if I want faster shipping?

I can only provide faster shipping for inventory I have on hand (prints and originals). I can provide faster shipping at cost to the buyer. For overnight shipping, as long as orders are submitted before 3 PM CST, I can get the product packaged and dropped off at a shipping location the same day for next-day delivery.

Please message me if you need a faster delivery method. Typically overnight shipping will run about $25.

You have furry employees, but I'm allergic! What can I do?

I do my absolute best to ensure that any shipments arrive in as clean a condition as possible. I wash all shirts before they ship to A) ensure the designs are adhered correctly and B) to alleviate any pet dander that may have stuck to them.

However, I unfortunately cannot guarantee you will receive a shipment with ZERO pet allergens, but I do try to make sure there is as little as possible. If you're concerned about allergens, please let me know and we can discuss your needs.

How long does it take?

Original art can take anywhere from several hours to several days, if I have a small workload. If I'm doing a bunch of custom pieces or working on something REALLY big, it can sometimes take longer.

Shirts take a bit longer because I don't necessarily have every size on hand, and sometimes need to order in the size. Additionally, the shirts are very popular and so I have a constant workload making them. If you need them sooner, I offer a 3-5 day turnaround time which puts your order first in line to be made.

Do you offer custom shirts/art?

Yes, I do! Contact me to discuss what you need. I have foil in almost every color and have done custom work from bridal parties to birthday parties to nurse-themed Harry Potter shirts!

How much do custom pieces cost?

ART: This varies. Most pieces will usually start around $50 and go up from there. If you are interested in a piece based on one already in my shop, the price will generally start around $35.

SHIRTS: If you're interested in a piece based on a shirt already in my shop, custom pieces start at $35.
- Adult short-sleeved: $35 starting, +$5 for every additional foil color
- Adult long-sleeved: $45 starting, +$5 for every additional foil color
- Kid sizes: $20 starting, +$3 for every additional foil color.

How do you ship, how long does it take?

1-2 weeks on shirts, 24-48 hours for art.

I use USPS to ship using 2-5 day first class mail. Gift notes can be added to one of these for no additional charge! Just include the gift message you would like in the notes section of your order.