CuriousCaseGifts

Luggage Tags Passports Travel Gifts and More

Southampton, Pennsylvania
22,749 Sales

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Note from shop owner Please note all orders have been shipped and completed. The Curious case is on vacation until further notice due to medical reasons. I appreciate all my customers throughout the years and hope you all remain safe and healthy in the New year! Thank you - Sherry

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Please note all orders have been shipped and completed. The Curious case is on vacation until further notice due to medical reasons. I appreciate all my customers throughout the years and hope you all remain safe and healthy in the New year! Thank you - Sherry

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About CuriousCaseGifts

Sales 22,749
On Etsy since 2009

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Gifts that Travel the World

My FAQ can now be found in the FAQ portion of the shop!

A little about me :)

Over the years my items have morphed from aprons, baby items, pillow covers, Phone cases into geeky kitsch and Travel gifts. I've loved every step of the way. My current craft is Travel gifts and graphic design.

Thanks to the support of my friends and family I'm able to accomplish all of this geektastic art in my wonderful home studio, located now in PA, all while taking care of my two little ones :) Though they are a handful and balls of constant energy I do try to take time out now and then to answer convos, post listings and of course create.

Most of my items are Made to Order so Thank you so much for your patience with made to order items, in this Need it NOW world sometimes it's hard to stop and smell the roses and I appreciate my customers and fellow artists who understand creating art and items also takes time.

Shop members

  • Sherry

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Do Everything Er :)

    Sherry the face behind The Curious Case and CbSew. My love for all thing geek made me and my shop what it is today with a little help from the ever-so- geeky Husband, of course :)

  • Jim

    Shipper And Ever Geeky Inspiration

    A Big THANK YOU to my husband Jim, My every ready package delivery guy! A million trips to the post office never dulls his smile

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
WELCOME!! To the Curious Case (formerly CBSEW) Please note my NEW location as I recently moved across country. Items are now shipping from PA rather than CA

The Curious Case does not use any 3rd party printers or mass manufacturer drop shippers or printers. All my products are designed and printed by me in my studio using permanent sublimation inks and dye processing. Check out my about page for more info and some FAQ.Thank you for supporting small sellers on Etsy. I am in no way affiliated with any other shop here on Etsy or variation of The Curious Case name, these similar shops do not and are not working with me in any capacity.

Please note I try to answer most convos and messages within 24-48 hours. I have two very energetic little boys now and time is sometimes limited.

All my Items are Currently MADE when ORDERED (unless otherwise stated within the listing), Production begins the day After ordering and the production times for each item can be found within the listings. Each and every case is made by my hand, in my own studio from design to assemble. Designed, printed and assembled in the USA! *please see your listing for production times.

Items typically ship Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excludes Holidays, Weekends) via USPS First Class Mail. If your ship day falls on a Tues/Thurs your item will ship the following business day. Need your item faster? please message me for a shipping quote

RUSH ORDER REQUESTS: Each and every item in my store is made to order unless stated "ready to ship" Please note I take rush orders on a case by case basis. Production times will still apply. Please contact me prior to ordering to see if the production of your item can be expedited. Selection of faster shipping speeds (first class verses Priority) does not constitute faster production, simply faster delivery of the item AFTER it is shipped. Please make note of
this.
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAQ:

1. When will my order ship?
Please note all my production times can be found within each listing at the bottom, Production begins the day after order to account for different time zones and my working hours. In most cases an expected ship date should be located on your Etsy invoice. Often your item will ship early but this is dependent on how many orders I'm working on.

2. When will my item arrive?
please view estimated shipping and transit times (below) or found in your listing. This varies widely depending on location and time of year (holiday mail) Items are NOT guaranteed by and specific date or holidays due to postal variances. Please order early to insure delivery by the needed time.

3. Why can't I track my order?
Please remember some international orders do not have tracking beyond border in the US this information is available during your checkout and prior to ordering. Domestic shipments do have the ability to track but this is determined by the post system and often the system is slow to update, there is no way to control this is and is totally dependent on the postal employees. Limited tracking is now available for Canada and some international locations as deemed by the USPS. Please allow at least 24 hours for any electronic shipping to be updated.

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*CONVOS/EMAIL/MESSAGES/ORDER NOTIFICATIONS *
I try to respond/send most convos/messages within 24-48 hours but please be aware of the many time differences and locations. I receive many messages daily and do my best to get to you as soon as possible! Thanks for your patience

*SENDING A GIFT?*
All orders are sent with an invoice, if you are sending your item as a gift please let me know!! I'll be happy to include a gift message and omit the invoice (this does not apply to international orders as an invoice is required by customs) Please note customs and duties still apply.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, mailing address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) Providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

How Long I Store Your Information

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Sherry Quilty, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at sherry [!at] thecuriouscase.net
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

What is Dye Sublimation?

Dye Sublimation, is the method of applying an image to specially coated ceramics, metals and polyester cloth, using three main ingredients: specialty sublimation inks and printers, high heat and pressure.

Sublimation ink is unique in its ability to convert from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid form. The conversion is initiated by heat, controlled with pressure and time. Hard items such as ceramic, fiber board, metals and plastics require a special coating to accept the sublimation inks

So How are your items Handmade?

Each and every item is created, designed, printed and dye sublimated by me in house. An individual product typically takes 6-12 steps to make not including design, cleaning and packaging. As a artist paints with a blank canvas my canvas is a blank cell phone case, business card case, light switch cover, coaster, luggage tag... My art ( graphic design) is printed then applied by dye sublimation, assembled and packaged ready to ship off to my customers all by my hands. My items fall well within the Etsy guidelines for handmade and hand produced items. None of my items are printed through 3rd parties and are not outside manufactured. I handle, assemble, design, print and package every single item.

Wholesale availability

Currently I'm not offering wholesale at this time, but feel free to contact me if you're looking for a larger qty as I do offer small discounts on qty purchases.

Reviews, Blogs, Giveaways, Donations:

I am currently not offering any free products for giveaways or reviews at this time, I do get these requests several times a week and I'm just unable to offer product at this time.

How are your luggage tags made? Don't you just push print?

Each of my luggage tag takes a minimum of 8 individual steps not including cleaning and packaging. Setup and Printing your info is just one step. Each tag goes through multiple steps after setup including multi step image placement by hand and heat sublimation, I handle each tag about a dozen times before it gets to you (10 tags takes 80-120 steps!) Though I can't give you my exact process, that I've fine tuned over many years, there is much more to my luggage tag creation process other than machinery.