Designs and Gifts By U

Maryland, United States · 77 Sales


Designs and Gifts By U

Maryland, United States 77 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Looking for quality in a product, great customer service, quick shipping, and a place you can feel good shopping at? Take the tour at DAGBYU. Items are uniquely handmade with aesthetic and functional design such as scrapbook layouts, albums, embellishments, cards, party accessories, and much more. If you don't see it, don't stop there; custom orders are welcome.

Last updated on Jun 3, 2016

Looking for quality in a product, great customer service, quick shipping, and a place you can feel good shopping at? Take the tour at DAGBYU. Items are uniquely handmade with aesthetic and functional design such as scrapbook layouts, albums, embellishments, cards, party accessories, and much more. If you don't see it, don't stop there; custom orders are welcome.

Maggie Dixon

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Maggie Dixon

Hold, Cuddle and Love Me Embroidered T-shirt
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Fran Cirillo

Fran Cirillo on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great st pats pages for a quick put together.


jmattia8 on Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just perfect for the occassion. Adorable! Thanks!


ksparchment1 on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These invitations are priceless and add that extra special "PoP" in your message when your guest receives these announcement. The owner is very accommodating, skilled and a pleasure to work with. I greatly encourage you to use DaGbyU for your next occasion. I will be back again for my next milestone event!

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It is all in the details that make it comes to life

I grew up in a family of talent of all sorts, from sewing to quilting, to first and second generation hair dressers and event planning was always foremost important to allow our family that time with one another. We would travel for miles to attend family reunions, birthday parties, or just a family get-together. Come the Christmas holidays it was a tradition to have breakfast at my cousin's and dinner at my uncle's house. My cousin made sure the house was well decorated with lights and gift for many that you could feel the love all through. Although we didn't send announcements or invitations families knew what the plans were for the next year, and with no surprise the families remembered where to be and at what time to be there. I made sure I had my gifts of embroidered shirts and scarfs to give, and this is where DAGBU became real. I wanted to give the gift that put a smile on someone's face and have memories to cherish forever. This is how I got my inspiration to explore more to do with my hands.

My uncle always gave me a large coloring book at Christmas so that's when I was introduced to coloring and it was important to get it right every time. As I grew older, I wanted to be able to make things that people would enjoy having to cherish the memories of their love ones.

So I took on as many projects using my hands to see what my niche is. What I discovered was as long as it was something handmade, a unique look and touch, put a smile on one's face, and pretty to the eye, then, I knew that was it... and that's how it all got started.

I design scrapbook pages of all themes, unique greeting cards, housewares, fashion and much more. For some items, I welcome custom orders to provide the aesthetic of what you are looking for in a product. I use high quality acid and lignin free card stock and work in a smoke-free/pet free environment. Some of my products are multi - functional such as the scrapbook pages that can also become framed artwork.

(PS) As you search my shop and see a scrapbook layout you like but not exactly the color or page theme layout, please send me a message because I do customer albums, and would be happy to discuss with you what exactly you are looking for.

I incorporate techniques to make the item one of a kind and bring the product to life such as...

- handmade embellishments
- cards with unique fold techniques
- design patterns
- stamping designs
- Party Packs
- Embroidery fashion items
- Stamped greeting cards
- Handmade scrapbook layouts and albums
- House decor with color and custom design combinations and much more

I am also a certified Scrapbook and Paper-Ed Instructor. If you live in the Eastern part of Maryland between Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, MD area, and looking to learn about scrap booking, let me know, one on one or in a group session; class fee is $25.00 per person and you will learn a lot.
Please visit my TakeLession.com website https://takelessons.com/profile/marilyn-j1, to get the process started.

I am always adding to my shop, so stop by frequently.


I am proud of my Etsy followers and here's just some of the treasuries I am featured in:


















So take a tour and see what wows your eye and can put a smile on someone's face. Thanks for shopping!

Shop members
  • Maggie Dixon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Developer, Store Keeper, Your Personalize Customer Service

    I have been crafting for more than 20 years. From hand-designed shirts to making betta bowls, designed baskets, house decor, embroidery, handmade cards and scrapbook layouts. It is my passion and I want to share it with you.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2016
Hello and thanks for stopping by. Come take the tour to see the great quality of items I have to sell. I use only high quality materials to create the scrapbook layouts, cards, and much more. There is a variety of items to shop for because I enjoy all crafts, from paper to fabric. I really enjoy incorporating unique designs of layered accents, color combinations to bring the page to life, and unique folds in my card designs which give you something more than a two fold card. I thrive to give the best of what I do, and here at DAGBU, there is no exception. Let me know if you like what you see or looking for something custom made.


Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Accept credit cards and money orders.
For custom orders, please email me so I may create a custom order listing and include the cost. If paying by credit card, payment needs to be received 1 day of creating your listing. If you need to mail in your payment, it must be received 1 - 3 days of creating your listing. I want you to enjoy my creations as soon as possible, and prompt payment will ensure your order is quickly on its way!
Your item(s) is securely protected in every shipment. For most orders please allow 3 - 5 days, 1st Class USPS mail (excluding holidays and weekends) for receipt of your item(s) once your payment is cleared.
Should you need expedited shipping, just convo me and I will create a custom listing for you with an estimated shipping charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds are available due to the time and intricate details of the item. If custom made and/or personalized (they are final sale), will exchange only due to damage in shipping. In order for an exchange, the damaged item must be returned in its original shipping packaging at your expense. It must be received within 5 days (this excludes holidays and weekends) of you receiving the order. I will then examine the damage and replace the order to have shipped within 3 to 5 business days (excluding holidays and weekends) to return to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to make a custom order, please convo me.
How the process works:
1. Please send me a message with the following:
* The listing you want customized
* Change in color cardstock, phrase, and/or theme
* Date you need the order if other than the time frame listed (there will be additional shipping cost)

2. I will outline the listing that includes your request by return convo, along with the new charges. You will reply that the custom order is accepted, and I will post the listing.
* Custom Request must be confirmed by the 3rd communication of the custom request. After you have confirmed that all the details are correct, you will need to purchase the listing before I can begin the work. Once you have paid and it clears, your order becomes a final sale and the production process begins.
* I ask to allow 1 to 2 weeks for custom orders, making sure I create a satisfied product and you receive your order either before or by your deadline date.
* You will receive shipping information along w/a tracking number (if applicable).