MoonAndTheMountains

Watercolor illustrated & handmade custom creations

Anaheim, California On Etsy since 2010

3,852 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

MoonAndTheMountains

Watercolor illustrated & handmade custom creations

Anaheim, California | 3,852 Sales

Announcement    Hi, welcome to my shop! I create printable invitations, party signage / games, thank you notes & art prints.

I also accept custom orders, please contact me to make your ideas come to life!

Half of all profits from my sales go to support the Charis Project, a non-profit organization working in Thailand to establish a model for sustainable orphan care.
In addition to creating family homes for the orphans they do care for, they are working to help keep children out of orphanages in the first place. Most children in Thai orphanages are not truly orphans, but rather were sent there because their parents could not afford to feed them. The Charis Project is working to develop businesses and jobs as well as offering educational opportunities for locals in order to empower them to better provide for their families. This, in turn, keeps families together. Upon request, I can send you their brochure with your purchase. Please visit their website at www.thecharisproject.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecharisproject to learn more about what they do! You can also follow them on Instagram @thecharisproject or Twitter @CharisProject.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 2, 2020

Hi, welcome to my shop! I create printable invitations, party signage / games, thank you notes & art prints.

I also accept custom orders, please contact me to make your ideas come to life!

Half of all profits from my sales go to support the Charis Project, a non-profit organization working in Thailand to establish a model for sustainable orphan care.
In addition to creating family homes for the orphans they do care for, they are working to help keep children out of orphanages in the first place. Most children in Thai orphanages are not truly orphans, but rather were sent there because their parents could not afford to feed them. The Charis Project is working to develop businesses and jobs as well as offering educational opportunities for locals in order to empower them to better provide for their families. This, in turn, keeps families together. Upon request, I can send you their brochure with your purchase. Please visit their website at www.thecharisproject.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecharisproject to learn more about what they do! You can also follow them on Instagram @thecharisproject or Twitter @CharisProject.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

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About MoonAndTheMountains

Sales 3,852
On Etsy since 2010

I am a Creative Explorer

My name is Melissa & I am the face behind the Moon & the Mountains. I am a lifelong artist, have a degree in graphic design, experience in the design field, and I am also a bit of a perfectionist. As such, I put a lot of thought & care into each of my designs!

Since I can remember, I've loved creating beautiful things, especially for other people. I love exploring new creative veins and working with my hands, and I have a bucket list of creative mediums I'd love to try one day. Watercolor & ink are my absolute favorites for creating the art & printables that I offer in my shop. My other interests include cooking, health & nutrition, sewing & embroidery, science, & always, always learning new things.

I work from home, where I am also a stay-at-home homeschooling mama to my two young kiddos.

Follow me on Instagram @themoonandthemountains to see my process, new shop items and my everyday creative explorations!

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  • Melissa

    Owner, Operator

    I'm a lifelong artist & learner, who receives the most joy from creating beautiful things for others! Watercolor & ink, typography & letterpress, paper & calligraphy, the moon & the mountains: these are a few of my favorite things! <3

Shop policies

Last updated on August 8, 2020
Welcome to my shop policies. If your question is not addressed here, please feel free to contact me directly!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
I happily accept returns on most items within 30 days of purchase, provided the item is returned in original condition and the buyer is responsible for all shipping costs. I will not issue any refunds until I have received the return item. I do not accept returns on custom orders. Refunds will be issued via the method of payment. Please contact me if you intend to return a purchase.

If you are unhappy with the item you received, please contact me. I'd be happy to work with you to exchange the item for something you will be completely happy with! Please note that in the case of exchanges, the buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.
Payment
I only accept Paypal and Etsy direct payment as payment methods. Payment must be received within 48 hours of purchase.
Shipping
Digital Download items will be immediately available to download via Etsy.

Physical items will be shipped via USPS Priority mail. Once I've shipped your item(s), Priority mail typically takes 2-3 business days to deliver within the US, or 6-10 business days internationally. However, please note that USPS does not guarantee these delivery times, and in occasional cases, it may take longer to deliver to you. Within the US, a tracking number will be given upon shipment of your order. For international orders, no tracking number will be given as USPS does not offer them for Priority mail shipping. If you'd like to upgrade your shipping to Express (which does offer international tracking numbers), please contact me for a price quote before placing your order.

Please note that custom orders may require additional time for assembly. Since this varies, I will let you know via our Conversations when I expect to ship your item.

If you need an item you're interested in within a short time frame, please contact me, and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any questions, just ask! I will make my best effort to respond promptly.
Privacy
Any personal details shared between myself and my buyers shall not be shared or misused in any way.

More information

Last updated on Aug 8, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you’re interested in having one of my designs customized, please contact me for a price quote or read on for more information on customizations.

If you’re hoping to have the wording changed on one of my invitations, such as the yellow calligraphy on my bee designs, that calligraphy is actually hand-drawn, so cannot be edited like the other text. If you would like to be able to change that wording, I can customize it for a $10 fee in addition to the file cost. Alternatively, I can send you a file that has the text as a font, which you can edit yourself. If you'd like to do that, just send me a message upon purchase & I'll send the file(s) to you.

At this time, I am not taking on any custom orders which involve custom illustration.

Can the yellow text be edited on one of the bee designs?

The yellow calligraphy on my bee designs is actually hand-drawn, so cannot be edited like the other text. If you would like to be able to change that wording, I can customize it for a $10 fee in addition to the file cost. Contact me if you’re interested in doing that. Alternatively, I can send you a file that has the text as a font, which you can edit yourself. If you'd like to do that, just send me a message upon purchase & I'll send the file(s) to you.

Do you edit the invitation file or do I?

Actually, the invitations I offer are ones which you are able to download & edit yourself (with the exception of my Bee Wedding invitation). Upon purchase, you will be able to download your file(s) from the “Purchases & Reviews” page on Etsy. You then open your file(s) in Adobe Reader (which is a free program) or Acrobat, and you are able to edit the text as you like. To change font or font size, etc, select the text you wish to edit and press Control-E (or Command-E on Mac). Please contact me if you have any questions about editing!

How do I edit my file once purchased?

To edit your file, you'll need to open it in Adobe Reader (which is a free program) or Acrobat, and then you'll be able to click the text to edit. To change formatting such as font, text size etc, select the text you want to change and press Control-E (or Command-E for Mac). A window will pop up which you can use to change font, text size, etc. Please contact me if you have any questions about editing!

How do I save my file as a JPG?

Unfortunately, Adobe Reader does not allow you to save as a .jpg. If you need your file as a .jpg, go ahead and send your edited PDF to me and I will convert it to .jpg for you and send it back.

How do I download my digital file(s)?

To download, from the Etsy website, you'll click on the "Your Account" drop-down menu, and then select "Purchases and Reviews". From that page you should be able to see your recent purchases, and see a link to download your files. Please contact me if you have any trouble, I’d be happy to help.

For the printable party packs, can I purchase separate items in the bundle?

Sorry, but I don't separate the items in the bundle, unless you’d only like 1-2 items. The reason for this, is that if I were to charge for each item individually, I'd charge ~$5 each, and the bundle is priced with the thought that most people really only will use 3-4 of the files. The rest of the files are a bonus. Let me know any other questions! If you do want to purchase individual pieces, contact me for an exact price quote.

I purchased a digital invitation, why are there 2 invitation files?

The file that ends in "single" is the invitation alone (5x7"): for use if sending digitally or uploading to a printing service.
The other file, which ends in "2PerPage", has 2 on an 8.5x11" page with crop marks: intended for printing at home or at a print shop.

What are the options for printing?

For printing, you have 4 options:
1. You can print at home on a card stock of your choice, & cut them out using the crop marks printed on the sheets.
2. I offer printing services, contact me for a price quote.
3. Use an online print service & upload the design (I've only used Costco for this, but there any many other options if you search "invitation printing" online!). Vistaprint.com is a popular choice.
4. Print somewhere such as Staples or Fedex or your local print shop. You can either use one of their self-serve machines, or you can have the staff print for you, & they may even be able to do the cutting for you (though that will vary store to store). Often they’ll have a paper cutter you can use, or you can cut them out at home.

What paper/envelopes do you recommend?

For paper, any nice card stock will work. I personally love Neenah brand 110# cover stock, in Classic Crest finish, Classic Natural White color. 110# cover stocks are heavier than a typical card stock, which I think feels nicer. Classic crest is a smooth finish, and Classic natural white is a lovely cream color. This particular stock is pretty pricy, though, & there are many other good ones out there!

For envelopes, any will work, but if you’re looking for a wide selection of colored envelopes, I order from PaperPresentation.com.

For the striped twine shown in several of my invitation listings, it’s called Baker’s twine & can be found at craft stores or on Amazon in different colors.