PenPaintInk

Calligraphy & Illustration by Laura Lavender

North Cowichan, Canada · 296 Sales

PenPaintInk

Calligraphy & Illustration by Laura Lavender

North Cowichan, Canada 296 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome!
August Gift with Purchase: Receive a free monogram design with the purchase of an invitation design.

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Last updated on Aug 3, 2016

Welcome!
August Gift with Purchase: Receive a free monogram design with the purchase of an invitation design.

Laura Lavender

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Laura Lavender

Hand calligraphy place cards
US$1.18
A Hand Lettered Menu | A n n e
US$31.50
Love Letter. Hand Lettered Calligraphy
US$55.12
Custom Hand Drawn Art Map | O n t a r i o
US$214.17
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Illustration & calligraphy
A luncheon invitation under construction!
An invitation in progress!
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Heirloom Quality Hand Calligraphy & Illustration by Laura Lavender

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  • Laura Lavender

    Owner, Calligrapher, Illustrator

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2016
Hello!

I believe that professionalism and quality are of utmost importance.
Your complete happiness with my artwork is essential.

I do many different types of pen, paint & ink commissions, so please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Shipping
All artwork shipped from Canada via Canada Post, unless otherwise arranged.


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Packages within Canada are estimated to take 5-10 business days for delivery.


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Packages shipped to the USA via Canada Post have an estimated shipping time of 7-12 business days. However, on the very rare occasion packages can be delayed a few days at customs.

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All international orders are shipped Canada Post. Estimated shipping is 7-21 business days. However, on the very rare occasion packages can be delayed a few days at customs.

{ E X P E D I T E D S H I P P I N G }

For expedited orders, I will most often ship via FedEx.

Please note Canada Post operates Monday through Friday.

All artwork is packaged for safe travel.
Everything from me comes beautifully addressed, of course!
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if for some reason you are less than very pleased!
I will do everything I can to fix the problem.

Custom design work is not refundable once commenced.
Deposits are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
ITS EASY BEING GREEN

My studio is very "green" & Reduce Reuse Recycle is the motto! My most frequently used calligraphy paper is made from wind-powered energy. I use Eco-friendly & recycled papers & stationery whenever possible. As I have a paper-based business, I put 5% of my profits into supporting tree planting efforts and planting trees on Vancouver Island.

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Last updated on Jun 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

TIME LINE FOR ORDERING EVENT CALLIGRAPHY

Thinking of your timing? Here is a suggested time line by wedding experts in regards to addressing and mailing of wedding invitations: Envelopes should be delivered to the calligrapher at least 3 months in advance of wedding. Invitations should be mailed 6 to 8 weeks in advance of wedding.

Also, I always advise clients to have the post office hand cancel your stamps, as the machine can damage the envelopes!

If you are interested in hiring a wedding calligrapher, be sure to contact them well in advance of your dates - at certain times of the year, we are booked months in advance!

NAMES AND ADDRESSES FOR ADDRESSING WORK

For envelope addressing, place cards or seating cards:

Please send name and address information in a word document format, saved as PDF.

"&" OR "AND"?
- Let me know if you prefer "&" or "and."


PLACE CARDS
- Please list names like this for place cards:
Miss Anne Shirley


ESCORT CARDS
- Please list names like this for escort cards:
Miss Anne Shirley
Table 1


ENVELOPE ADDRESSING
- Please list addresses in this format for envelope addressing:
Miss Anne Shirley
Green Gables
Cavendish, PE
P9T G7Y


Please let me know if you have any questions about addressing or invitation etiquette!

EXTRA STATIONERY FOR ADDRESSING WORK

For Addressing work: Please provide around 15-20% additional materials as calligraphy is a "human process" that can sometimes have a slip of the pen nib!
(For example, if 100 envelopes are being addressed, please send me around 120. I can keep a few extra after your order is completed if you think you may have changes to your guest list.)

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU NEED TO COMPLETE MY ORDER?

The time I need to complete an order varies greatly depending on the details of the order; however here are some guidelines to give you an idea:

ENVELOPE ADDRESSING:
Please allow one week per one hundred envelopes.


NAME / TABLE CARD ORDERS:
Please allow three to five days for your order.


MAP DESIGNS:
These projects generally require up to two weeks.


INVITATION DESIGNS:
Please allow one week.


LOGO DESIGNS:
Please allow at least two weeks.


All hand lettered items require one full day drying time to avoid nasty smudges!

IS THERE A RUSH FEE OPTION?

Yes! Please be in touch prior to placing your order if you need your items right away. Depending on my schedule, I am sometimes able to accommodate rush orders.

Rush orders have a 25% rush fee added.

HOW MANY REVISIONS ARE INCLUDED IN MY CUSTOM ORDER?

When you order a custom design (such as a map, invitation, crest or menu, etc.) your order includes two changes / alterations /additions to the design. If I have made a spelling mistake (yes, it does happen!) then that fix is not counted as a revision.

Any additional changes / alterations /additions to your design are at a fee of $25 each, and are dependant upon my current schedule.

HOW DO I HAVE MY CUSTOM DESIGN PRINTED?

Here is the process for listings in which you are commissioning a custom design: I create your custom calligraphy design with pen & ink; once the ink is dry, I have the piece scanned at a high resolution. This high resolution file is then sent to you, or the stationer of your choice, for printing. The files are delivered via Hightail, so be sure to supply your email address.