Artist Designed Custom Party Supplies

Chicago, Illinois · 1593 Sales


Artist Designed Custom Party Supplies

Chicago, Illinois 1593 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Celebrate your life with style! Custom & Personalized Paper Goods¨*:•.♥


Last updated on Oct 2, 2016

Celebrate your life with style! Custom & Personalized Paper Goods¨*:•.♥

Gigi Marie

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Gigi Marie

Winter Wonderland Snowflake Birthday Party
Snowman Party Invitation - 12
Kwanzaa Invitation for Karamu - 12
Trick or Treat Halloween Party Invitation - kids
Vintage Rudi - Winter Holiday Party Invitations
Vintage Holiday - 24 printed invitations
Kwanzaa Invitation for Karamu - 24
Trick or Treat Halloween Party Invitation - kids
Easter Bunny Invitation - PRINTABLE
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jana Sweet

Jana Sweet on Jan 25, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

I don't leave 1 star reviews lightly. I work in customer service & appreciate how transactions can sour without face to face context. But the attitude GigiMarie exhibited as our transaction slowly degraded is inexcusable & has resulted in a 1 star review. If GigiMarie had done any of the following things I would not have felt I needed to refer this situation to the Etsy Dispute Team: 1. Been clear in her communication with me about what exactly was & was not happening. 2. Provided tracking for a replacement package sent to me. 3. Suggested ANY course of action when it became clear that both our packages were in USPS limbo. 4. Not call me nonsensical, abusive, threatening & a liar. Etsy has forced her to provide a full refund. She requested I never buy from her again. I won't & you might want to think twice about purchasing.


Gigi responded on Jan 27, 2017

This is so disheartening, and the review is not accurate or fair. I sent out 2 packages and provided tracking for the first, but used stamps on the second so no tracking was available. I did this without receiving the first "incorrect" package back. Buyer stated that I did not remove the phrase Thank You...snow much. However, the proof I sent her has it removed. I called the mishap with USPS nonsensical, I didn't call the buyer this. I did not call her any names, However, I did ask her to stop being abusive in her emails to me...which she was. She demanded a full refund knowing the second package was in route, and knowing the package she sent to me was "lost". She threatened to start a dispute if I did not. She now has a full refund and 2 orders. I did everything to make this right. Not a fair review.

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Inspiration for beautiful stationery


Art and Inspiration

Hello, Thank you for visiting my store.

Gigi Mari is a one girl stationary and fine art store located in Chicago,IL. I received my undergraduate in Fine Art and then moved on to a degree in Graphic Design. Art has always been my passion and I love to come up with new and exciting designs.

Most of my ideas are inspired by designs in nature. Nature does have the most perfect color palette. For my children's designs, I think about the play time I had with my daughter at different ages. What did she enjoy? Where did her imagination take her? She created her first masterpiece at 18 months with finger paints. Children are never to young to start creating. From that point on we have played with clay, made fairies, beaded jewelry,curled paper, tissue pom poms, painted on glassware, sewed dresses for dolls, made candy shops and played grocery store. The possibilities were limitless. But the best memories are coloring. Simply coloring together. My daughter is 17 and we still color together. Mandalas, beautiful scenery, animals and plants. I am delighted that adult coloring has become a trend. When we visit my 88 year old mother (also an artist) we all sit together and color for hours, drinking coffee and talking.

I have taught art to children of all ages, to seniors and special needs individuals. I think the ability to free your mind and create without any expectations is one of the best therapies anyone can do.

I love to paint, and watercolor is my favorite medium to work in. You will see my paintings on different paper products in my store. Some are just left as they were created, and others I have manipulated with my graphic design skills in various ways to bring fresh new designs to you.

Recently, i have included graphics from other artists and my lovely daughter has joined in and is creating some fun and exciting designs as well.

All of the designing, printing, cutting, scoring and packaging is done in my home office. I strive to give you a personal one on one experience.
All orders are professionally packaged in clear cello sleeves and or boxes tied with a bow wrapped in tissue. It is my gift to you. I want you to be excited when your package arrives! I can custom design anything to fit your occasion...just ask.

There are so many creative artists and I appreciate that you have visited my store and I hope you consider Gigi Marie Stationery for your next special event.

Happy Shopping!



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Last updated on October 6, 2015
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Welcome to my store. I have been a fine artist for over 20 years and graphic designer for 15 years. I work in all media; acrylics, oils, watercolor, pastels, photography, digital, fabric and jewelry. All of my designs can be customized to suit baby showers, bachelorette party, bridal shower, birthday parties, etc... If you like a design or painting but need if for a different occasion...just email me!

I am still adding items so feel free to visit to view more art. I hope you enjoy my work!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ I accept Etsy Direct Checkout, Paypal or I can take Credit Cards over the phone or via Etsy messaging which is secure.

Please include this information in your seller notes and select "other" as your payment choice.

- Card Number
- Expiration Date and Zip Code information (buyer's billing zip code)
- CVV (The CVV is the 3 digit number listed on the back of MasterCard and Visa cards, and the 4 digit number listed on the front of American Express cards.)

All correspondence will be sent to the email you have registered with Etsy. I receive many orders and cannot keep track of several emails. All orders will be sent to the address you have on your PayPal account, not your Etsy account. I usually do not notice a difference because my eye to detail is in the product. So please alert me if this is different.

If you have an urgent order or rush order, it is your responsibility to check your mail for proofs and respond in a timely manner. Also, you should contact me prior to ordering and alert me of the date you need "in hand" Please see rush charges below in shipping. Normal time for shipping invitations is 1-2 weeks from order.

If you would like to arrange for pick up, please email me and I will adjust the invoice.

I have a full time job out of the home. At night, I work on customer orders. I do try to answer emails during the day on my lunch break. However, I am a single mom and the only time I have with my daughter is on the weekends. If you have a rush order, or you have contacted me and I have made arrangements with you to send proofs, digital files or printed orders during the weekend, this is the only exception.
* If there is an error with your order, I will also correct it as soon as possible even on weekends.

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All orders over $100 are eligible for a free 8" x 10" print. Convo me about baby shower invitations. Baby's Brewing and Tea for Two has a specific print that coordinates with the baby in teacup design. This may be purchased separately in my shop. Please let me know before I ship your order otherwise buyer pays for standard shipping.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ If you pay via paypal, I will ship to the confirmed address on the paypal invoice. If you need your order shipped elsewhere, make sure you let me know in seller notes.

Insurance is optional and I encourage you to purchase this with large orders. Convo me and I will revise your invoice. I am not responsible for damage done in shipping. It is your responsibility to add insurance.

Prints and greeting cards will be shipped within 7 business days of finalized proof, sometimes earlier. Sets of (12) invitations and sets of (24) invitations/cards will ship first class. Larger orders will ship priority. Orders are typically shipped 1-2 weeks.
Digital files will be sent within 12 hours of final proof. Personalized files will be sent from "We Transfer" to ensure the highest quality resolution. This is a free service to you and requires no fee.

If you require or would like a different method of shipping please convo me before you order. All original pieces will be professionally packed. All prints are shipped in gallery flats. Cards and invitations are packaged in clear boxes or sealed bags tied with a bow. Shipping price includes insurance on originals only.

You may call me at 847-257-3167 if this is urgent. Please do not call me on weekends unless an emergency.

If you are shipping to Canada, the price you see for $12.00 includes priority service (6-10 days, however USPS cannot track Priority Mail packages). If you see $7.00 it is first class and I do not have a est. time for first class, must be under 12 oz to qualify. Not all of my listings will have both options due to etsy setup so please let me know if you desire a different service and I will create a private listing for you. If your items are time sensitive, I highly recommend that you use a different service. I will be happy to calculate fees for you.

*International shipping will go first class without insurance or priority with insurance. Whatever I can do with the shipping fee that you have paid. The price on your order may not reflect the true shipping price and you may be asked to pay the difference. Please ask ahead of time if this is a concern. If you would like insurance, then you must add $12.00. International items are only insured if sent priority.

Please inquire for originals and other items.


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I have a full time job out of the home. At night, I work on customer orders. I do try to answer emails during the day on my lunch break. However, I am a single mom and the only time I have with my daughter is on the weekends. If you have a rush order, or you have contacted me and I have made arrangements with you to send proofs, digital files or printed orders during the weekend, this is the only exception.
* If there is an error with your order, I will also correct it as soon as possible even on weekends.
♥Thank you for understanding♥
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is an error with your order, please contact me immediately, so I can make it right. If there is a mistake on my part I will gladly recreate and reship your item... free of charge! So, please proof carefully, I cannot be responsible for mistakes you miss on the proof.

On custom orders, personalized invitations etc and prints, I will only replace, there are no refunds. Replacement only when invoice is completely paid in full. I must receive the previous shipped item within 7 days of receipt for a replacement
I am Not responsible for damage in shipping. Please purchase insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each and every design can be customized to meet your exact needs. Do you like the layout, but you're not crazy about the colors or the fonts on the invitation? No problem! Just send me an email and we can work out the details.

Please include your information exactly as you would like it to be typed. I cut and paste and do not edit. If you need assistance with wording, I will do my best to help you based on past invitations and market research. You will receive a proof within 24-72 hours sometimes sooner, but not guaranteed. Please message me if you are in a hurry.

Need it in a hurry? No problem, but a $20.00 rush fee will be added to your order. You can purchase this in my store.

You are allowed 2 proofs/changes ( I usually give many more ) then a $5.00 fee will be added for each change/edit. There are times after a test print that I may need to move type, images around to fit. I will not send you another proof on these changes. I reserve the right to make these changes for legible and aesthetic reasons and they will not affect the intent or style of your invite/card. On large and time sensitive orders I may need to substitute style or paper source to complete your order. I reserve the right to do so. Please communicate any specific instructions prior to ordering.

All invitations are printed on a heavyweight 120 lb paper, similar to any other greeting card you would find in a store. If you prefer a heavier card, you can upgrade to a wedding stock paper available in different finishes. This is aprox 150 lb paper. Paper samples with print are available for $2.00. Please contact me prior to ordering.

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My logo appears on the back of all invitations with the exception of wedding invites. This serves as protection for my designs and other artists I contract with.
Please let me know ahead of time if this is a concern for you.

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receive a 20% coupon for your next order: If I use your photo in my shop, you will receive a 50% coupon*¨¨*:·.

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