MisplacedTalents

Paper Goods and Buttons

Lynchburg, Virginia · 1676 Sales

MisplacedTalents

Paper Goods and Buttons

Lynchburg, Virginia 1676 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(431)

Announcement   Delightful, one-of-a-kind cards and paper goods crafted from vintage books and papers. Turning old into new with a penchant for anatomy and science. Each item is a one-of-a-kind original, they do not roll out of my printer. I make each one special.

In addition, I offer 1 inch pinback buttons in assorted varieties. I also do custom and bulk button orders for your team, store, band, or special occasion.

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram as Misplaced Talents.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2017

Delightful, one-of-a-kind cards and paper goods crafted from vintage books and papers. Turning old into new with a penchant for anatomy and science. Each item is a one-of-a-kind original, they do not roll out of my printer. I make each one special.

In addition, I offer 1 inch pinback buttons in assorted varieties. I also do custom and bulk button orders for your team, store, band, or special occasion.

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram as Misplaced Talents.

Melissa Schuppe

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Melissa Schuppe

Harold and Maude 1-inch pinback buttons
Harold and Maude 1-inch pinback buttons
$5.00
Cat Magnets set of 6
Cat Magnets set of 6
$7.00
Nautical Anchors Pinback Buttons set of 6
Nautical Anchors Pinback Buttons set of 6
$5.00
Hot Air Balloon MAGNETS set of SIX
Hot Air Balloon MAGNETS set of SIX
$7.00
Harold and Maude 1-inch magnet set
Harold and Maude 1-inch magnet set
$7.00
Vintage Anatomy MAGNETS- Set of 6 Assorted
Vintage Anatomy MAGNETS- Set of 6 Assorted
$7.00
Letter Writing Kit
Letter Writing Kit
$25.00
Full Term Fetus Postcards set of 5
Full Term Fetus Postcards set of 5
$5.00
Vintage Medical Magnets Set of Six
Vintage Medical Magnets Set of Six
$7.00
Travel Lovers Magnets set of six
Travel Lovers Magnets set of six
$7.00
Stethoscope ID Tag
Stethoscope ID Tag
$5.00
Vintage Nautical Pinback Buttons set of 6
Vintage Nautical Pinback Buttons set of 6
$5.00
Vintage Circus Pinback Buttons set of 6
Vintage Circus Pinback Buttons set of 6
$5.00
Back to School Badge Reel
Back to School Badge Reel
$5.00
Cupcakes Pinback Buttons set of 6 assorted
Cupcakes Pinback Buttons set of 6 assorted
$5.00
Nostalgic Notes Magnets set of six
Nostalgic Notes Magnets set of six
$7.00
Horror MAGNETS You pick any SIX
Horror MAGNETS You pick any SIX
$5.00
Georgia O'Keeffe Set of 6 assorted 1 inch MAGNETS
Georgia O'Keeffe Set of 6 assorted 1 inch MAGNETS
$7.00
Vintage Science Blank Book
Vintage Science Blank Book
$5.00
Tattoo Art Pinback Buttons set of 6
Tattoo Art Pinback Buttons set of 6
$5.00
Vintage Science Blank Moleskine Book
Vintage Science Blank Moleskine Book
$6.00
Vintage Sewing Pinback Buttons
Vintage Sewing Pinback Buttons
$5.00
Vintage Uterus Blank Card
Vintage Uterus Blank Card
$4.00
Travel Lovers Magnetic Pendant Set
Travel Lovers Magnetic Pendant Set
$15.00
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About

Turning Old into New

I opened my shop in July of 2008, at the urging of a friend. I had been making cards for a couple of years at that point, mostly from magazines. Somewhere along the way, I started using vintage books and was taken with these old images. Most of these books were headed for the trash and I loved being able to cut them up and turn them into something beautiful. Over the years, my style and skill have evolved and improved. Many of my cards still reflect my quirky humor, although I can be serious at times. My cards are still original, one-of-a-kind creations. I have been tempted to make reprints for more mass selling, but have never done it. I feel that this is my trademark, that each card I make is a little helium balloon that I let go into the world.

In 2010, my husband and I had the idea to purchase a button machine, and the button side of Misplaced Talents was born. Buttons are fun to make and fun to wear, and they have been a successful asset to my shop.

At heart, though, I am a paper crafter. I love paper. If I had a chance at a second career, I think I'd get a business degree and open an amazing stationery store, one that would be so tantalizing, it would get the whole world writing letters again~!

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Shop members

  • Melissa Schuppe

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a full time long term care nurse. My family life is also very full, with 4 children and 3 grands. My shop is my creative outlet, where I can escape from the day-to-day and let my mind go. I love to dabble in vintage items especially.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 30, 2015
Welcome to Misplaced Talents! We are a husband-wife team bringing you fun and unique buttons and paper goods. Everything is handmade by us, or occasionally one of our children.

Every card you see is handmade and one-of-a-kind. If you are interested in something custom, just ask. Dimensions of cards are listed.

All buttons you see are available as magnets, keychains, badge reels, and even wine charms. Just ask! Also, when placing your order feel free to mix and match or substitute, so long as it's the same type of item. For example, if you order a set of 6 buttons, its fine of you want to switch out 3 of them for some different buttons, but you can't switch 3 buttons for 3 magnets because of the cost difference.

We always take custom order requests and do offer wholesale pricing on buttons and magnets.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
We prefer payment with a credit card or PayPal.
Shipping
We ship all merchandise by first class USPS. The packages tend to arrive quickly and with no problems. If you'd like to upgrade your shipping option just let us know. There is no express or tracking on international orders, and also no guarantee exactly when they will arrive. International customers are responsible for any customs or local taxes that may incur.

We are a home business and will ship your order out as quickly as life allows. Sometimes the merchandise is ready to ship and sometimes the product is made to order. Typically we ship out within 1-3 business days; sometimes the same day. I will mark your order "shipped" on the shop page when it has gone out. All orders are shipping from Virginia. If there is going to be a delay in your order, you will hear from us, and you'll probably get something free, too.
Refunds and Exchanges
We 100% guarantee your stuff. If the mailman crushes it or if you hate it, just let us know. Paper goods are usually one-of-a-kind items and cannot be exactly replaced, but if damaged you may choose a refund or another cool item. We strive to package items carefully and to date, have not had a single refund occur.
Additional policies and FAQs
We want you to be pleased with our things and have a positive experience here on Etsy. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Melissa at mfschuppe [!at] gmail.com. This is a real email address which will be answered by a real person. Let us know how we're doing!