TheHourglassStudio

Custom paper boutique displays, cards and tags.

Chicago, Illinois · 4520 Sales

TheHourglassStudio

Custom paper boutique displays, cards and tags.

Chicago, Illinois 4520 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1674)

Announcement   ❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ A collection of unique handcrafted paper display products ,cards,tags and pre-made logos. "Designed to enhance your creations". Originality starts here !

Most designs in my shop are created by one person...Mary (that's me). The graphics are created from my own photography, computer programs, vintage postcards and wallpaper, freehand drawings and some scanned images of my mixed media collage art.
You will find unique and colorful designs that are not published elsewhere on the web here in my shop.

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ Here you will find a unique assortment of contemporary and vintage looking paper goods.
If you need more information on an item, please contact me, I will be glad to answer any questions.

I have been the owner and designer of The Hourglass Studio since June of 1982 and continue to design and craft new products as much as possible. Most of my days were spent designing and wholesaling jewelry and wood products at large markets. Now I am semi retired and keeping life simple.

Please note that there may be slight variations in color from different monitors we use.
The papers you view is only a representation of the actual product which is a high quality 80 and 100 pound cover. I purchase all the paper I use from a local supplier, not a store.

Files for CUSTOM printed (not downloadable files) and cut cards will be kept in my files for five months only , they will be deleted due to inactivity.

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ LOGO request to be added to a card or tag (small) is $ .20.
Your logo must be at least 150 DPI. I do not fix or make changes to your logo. Your logo should be ready for me to work with. If it needs to be worked on or fonts need to be changed you should contact the person who designed it for you. If you want me to add or delete parts of the logo you must be the copyright owner of the logo. Just because you paid for the design does not mean you own the rights, please contact your designer to find out.

♥ LOGOS and/or graphics will not be printed more then 1 to 1.5 inches on a card or tag. Full sheet logos or designs will have additional charges added depending on the design or logo. Please contact me for a quote.♥

♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ PROOFS
are always sent through etsy convos on white for you to approve. Not responding to convos will cause a delay in your order being shipped. Please make sure your e-mail address is up to date. Once you are sent a sample or proof of your order and you decide to cancel, there will be a 20% charge for the work I have already put into your purchase. ADDITIONAL proofs/mock ups will have a $2.00 charge.
These are NOT your actual cards or tags but a mock up of them so you can check the spelling and any changes that may be needed to the fonts only.

~~~~~~~SPECIAL CUTS OR DESIGNING (re-designing) WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL CHARGES~~~~~~~
Only cuts, holes or slits listed in your card order can be used in the card design.
Charges will apply for special cut and design requests.

♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥
There will be no fee for designs already processed and on file. Files are only kept for five months.

Most Cut orders are completed on a cutting machine, some completed by hand cutting.

WATERMARKS will note be on the image or cards you purchase.

❤♥*´¨) BRANDING
(¸.•` ♥ If you find a card design in my shop and you need a different size in that cut design please contact me. Copy and paste it in etsy convos. I will quote you a price for the new size.

If you find a card design and want to have an entire package created so all your cards match (branding your look), contact me. Copy and paste that design in etsy convos.

If you need a Banner or Avatar made from one of my graphics, copy and paste it into an etsy convo for a price quote.

For that perfect Custom Branded look get all your cards in the size and design needed.
I am here to help in any way I can.

Branding is an important part of your business, just contact me for price quotes and packaging designs or ideas you may need.

Display cards, business cards, tags, banners, avatars...what ever your needs may be I will do my best to accomplish your branding package.

SHIPPING 5 TO 7 BUSINESS DAYS Closed on some weekends!

IMPORTANT!
1. Please read the full description for the listing you want to purchase.
2. Make sure your e-mail address is correct so you can get the proof of your fonts in etsy convos. Your order will be shipped as you requested if I do not hear from you within a few days of the order date.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact me for a Custom quote or new layout. I will be happy to help in any way I can. I am the Artist and the "go to person" you may be looking for. Original ideas created from the artist, Mary N. Carnahan.

☞INTERNATIONAL SALES-Please contact me for shipping charges:
Buyers are responsible for all CUSTOM FEES,DUTY FEES OR TARIFF CHARGES.
Shipping over charges will be refunded ( minus handling charges ) over .75.
ALL ITEMS WILL BE MARKED AS " MERCHANDISE OR OTHER" WITH ACTUAL VALUE.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ A collection of unique handcrafted paper display products ,cards,tags and pre-made logos. "Designed to enhance your creations". Originality starts here !

Most designs in my shop are created by one person...Mary (that's me). The graphics are created from my own photography, computer programs, vintage postcards and wallpaper, freehand drawings and some scanned images of my mixed media collage art.
You will find unique and colorful designs that are not published elsewhere on the web here in my shop.

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ Here you will find a unique assortment of contemporary and vintage looking paper goods.
If you need more information on an item, please contact me, I will be glad to answer any questions.

I have been the owner and designer of The Hourglass Studio since June of 1982 and continue to design and craft new products as much as possible. Most of my days were spent designing and wholesaling jewelry and wood products at large markets. Now I am semi retired and keeping life simple.

Please note that there may be slight variations in color from different monitors we use.
The papers you view is only a representation of the actual product which is a high quality 80 and 100 pound cover. I purchase all the paper I use from a local supplier, not a store.

Files for CUSTOM printed (not downloadable files) and cut cards will be kept in my files for five months only , they will be deleted due to inactivity.

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ LOGO request to be added to a card or tag (small) is $ .20.
Your logo must be at least 150 DPI. I do not fix or make changes to your logo. Your logo should be ready for me to work with. If it needs to be worked on or fonts need to be changed you should contact the person who designed it for you. If you want me to add or delete parts of the logo you must be the copyright owner of the logo. Just because you paid for the design does not mean you own the rights, please contact your designer to find out.

♥ LOGOS and/or graphics will not be printed more then 1 to 1.5 inches on a card or tag. Full sheet logos or designs will have additional charges added depending on the design or logo. Please contact me for a quote.♥

♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ PROOFS
are always sent through etsy convos on white for you to approve. Not responding to convos will cause a delay in your order being shipped. Please make sure your e-mail address is up to date. Once you are sent a sample or proof of your order and you decide to cancel, there will be a 20% charge for the work I have already put into your purchase. ADDITIONAL proofs/mock ups will have a $2.00 charge.
These are NOT your actual cards or tags but a mock up of them so you can check the spelling and any changes that may be needed to the fonts only.

~~~~~~~SPECIAL CUTS OR DESIGNING (re-designing) WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL CHARGES~~~~~~~
Only cuts, holes or slits listed in your card order can be used in the card design.
Charges will apply for special cut and design requests.

♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥
There will be no fee for designs already processed and on file. Files are only kept for five months.

Most Cut orders are completed on a cutting machine, some completed by hand cutting.

WATERMARKS will note be on the image or cards you purchase.

❤♥*´¨) BRANDING
(¸.•` ♥ If you find a card design in my shop and you need a different size in that cut design please contact me. Copy and paste it in etsy convos. I will quote you a price for the new size.

If you find a card design and want to have an entire package created so all your cards match (branding your look), contact me. Copy and paste that design in etsy convos.

If you need a Banner or Avatar made from one of my graphics, copy and paste it into an etsy convo for a price quote.

For that perfect Custom Branded look get all your cards in the size and design needed.
I am here to help in any way I can.

Branding is an important part of your business, just contact me for price quotes and packaging designs or ideas you may need.

Display cards, business cards, tags, banners, avatars...what ever your needs may be I will do my best to accomplish your branding package.

SHIPPING 5 TO 7 BUSINESS DAYS Closed on some weekends!

IMPORTANT!
1. Please read the full description for the listing you want to purchase.
2. Make sure your e-mail address is correct so you can get the proof of your fonts in etsy convos. Your order will be shipped as you requested if I do not hear from you within a few days of the order date.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact me for a Custom quote or new layout. I will be happy to help in any way I can. I am the Artist and the "go to person" you may be looking for. Original ideas created from the artist, Mary N. Carnahan.

☞INTERNATIONAL SALES-Please contact me for shipping charges:
Buyers are responsible for all CUSTOM FEES,DUTY FEES OR TARIFF CHARGES.
Shipping over charges will be refunded ( minus handling charges ) over .75.
ALL ITEMS WILL BE MARKED AS " MERCHANDISE OR OTHER" WITH ACTUAL VALUE.

Mary N. Carnahan

Contact shop owner

Mary N. Carnahan

Add On Edits
$2.00
Paper Samples
$2.00
Logo Quality Test
$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1674)
Sarah Goggin

Sarah Goggin on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These tags are so perfect for my hand-made jewelry! Mary is so very wonderful and has helped my business so much by offering these wonderfully professional and durable tags! I highly recommend these tags as well as working with Mary in general, for any of your printing needs!

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Updates

Perforated tear off price tags. 1.5 inch with slight round corners. New listing !
Perforated tear off heart shaped price tags. New!!!
Earring cards/tags. These 1.75x1.5 inch cards can be used to hold French, Euro/lever back or post/ stud ear wires. Cards come in a variety of designs in my listings. 60 cards in each order.
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About

Multidisciplinary Artist

♥ ❤♥*´¨) I have been creating art in many forms for the past thirty plus years. A BA in Studio Arts has allowed me to design in many forms using a collection of materials.
If there is anything I can help you design ,please do not hesitate to contact me.

❤♥*´¨) Most of the designs in my shop are created by myself with the help of many art programs. The graphics are created using my own photography, computer programs, vintage postcards, wallpaper, freehand drawings and some scanned images of my mixed media collage art. A small portion of the images were created by other talented artist.

You will find unique and colorful designs that are not published elsewhere on the web here in my shop. I do use Photoshop brushes from the internet and create a lot of my own brushes as well.

I take much pride in knowing my designs and graphics are truly mine and hope you will contact me for special request on color and layouts.

❤♥*´¨) My studio is in my home and I have been self employed and creating for over 40 years with wholesale and retail sales. My first retail shop was in a small town in Hindsdale, IL in 1982 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a BA in Studio Art. After two years in a stained glass retail business I went into the wholesale market designing country furniture.

There was no stopping me, I had to put my hands into every creative medium I could think of. I went into designing one-of -a kind- items in jewelry which I sold wholesale and retail. Going from Fine Art shows to craft fairs every weekend allowed me to make a living and meet the most creative and interesting artist. I no longer travel to do the shows but I am still designing jewelry for the Illinois State Museums and creating here on etsy.

For almost 30 years I designed jewelry and collage work for many different shops and galleries throughout the country.

After retiring I found a home here on Etsy creating jewelry, custom graphics, photography, computer art and paper products for jewelry artist and small business owners to help in the branding process. My etsy shop keeps me busy and out of trouble.

Etsy has been a great outlet for me to share my creations to both artist and consumers.
Creative thoughts and unique ideas are always a breadth away from being shown in my shop. Unfortunately some of my ideas and designs have been copied such as the Necklace Pouches and fold over tags. It is a shame but this is a part of running a creative business I have been told. I say no, it is a lack of creativity on the parts of those who copy from others.

I have the best customers one could ask for. Very patient and quick to respond to my etsy conversations.

Thank you so much for purchasing my products, you are very much appreciated.

With much respect,
Mary N. Carnahan

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    Owner, Designer, Freelance Eclectic Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on April 24, 2016
❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ Welcome to a eclectic collection of Digital Paper Goods and original art.
95% of the designs in my shop are created by one person...Mary (that's me). The graphics are created by my own photography, computer programs, vintage postcards and wallpaper, freehand drawings and some scanned images of my mixed media collage art.
You will find unique cut shapes and graphics that I have created ( a few have been copied by others ) in my shop.

😘I have been creating art in many forms for the past thirty plus years. A BA in Studio Arts has allowed me to design in many forms using a collection of materials.
If there is anything I can help you design ,please do not hesitate to contact me through my Etsy

Some of my custom designs have been created by special request from clients that have unique products and cannot find a card or tag. These trusting clients ship their product to me and I try to create a card or tag that can display their creations.

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ I take much pride in knowing my designs and graphics are truly mine and hope you will contact me for special request on color and layouts.

My studio is in my home and I have been self employed and creating for over 32 years with wholesale and retail sales.

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
Payment
I accept Pay-Pal and Etsy Direct Checkout at this time.
Shipping
All orders are shipped first class USPS with tracking so you can find out where your order is during shipping.

❤ , this will be approved by you.

❤ All custom and cut designed orders can take from 5 to 7 (some faster) business days to be shipped out and depending where you are located and how you want the order shipped will be your delivery date. The actual time spent on your design depends on how fast you reply to layout samples and approve your order.

It is best to check your e-mail for etsy convos to see if your proof is ready. ❤ Your shipping time depends on your response to my conversations. No proof will be sent without a purchase. Please make your purchase first so we can both work on your order.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROOFS FOR ANY CORRECTIONS NEEDED, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS TO INSURE AN ACCURATE ORDER.

❤ Please make sure your address and e-mail are up to date.

❤ I do not and will never bump your order because someone else needs their order faster and pays extra to have it done. Orders are shipped out as they come in.
If you need your order faster you can choose a different shipping option.

❤ ❤ THIS SHOP IS NORMALLY CLOSED ON WEEKENDS ! ❤❤


☞INTERNATIONAL SALES: Contact me for shipping quote

BUYERS are responsible for all CUSTOM FEES,DUTY FEES OR TARIFF CHARGES.
ALL ITEMS WILL BE MARKED AS " MERCHANDISE OR OTHER" WITH ACTUAL VALUE.
INTERNATIONAL SALES CAN TAKE FROM 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY, PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN ORDERING.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please keep in mind that all images may vary in color due to monitor calibrations.

I re-check all orders and ship them as safe as I can to insure the best delivery to you.

❤ Please look over all images and measurements before making your purchase. Please read the description carefully before you make a purchase.

Contact me if you need more information on any item before your final order is placed.

❤ No refunds on PERSONALIZED or CUSTOM orders. It is your responsibility to look over the final design and make sure all the information is correct and what you want. A sample of your custom work (digital or graphic) will be sent to you for approval through etsy convos. Slight changes may show on the final card due to the cutting process. The fonts and logo will be the same but may have to be re adjusted to fit the cutting process.

If there is a problem with your order, please contact me. If your order was damaged and not insured please send a photo of all the damage and the packaging.

Orders are shipped USPS with tracking, some orders are insured. If your order is not received I can help you track it and see where it is. Your Post Office is responsible for these items and you will need to contact them as well.
I will help in any way I can if your package is not received or damaged.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please read the description carefully before you make a purchase.

If you purchase a listing and I am at the point of waiting on a approval from you and you decide to cancel the order there will be a 20% deduction from your refund for work I have already done. Please understand that no one can afford to work for time put into an order.

Cut designs are done on a cutting machine or by hand, an inkjet printer is used.

Shop is sometimes closed on the weekends but I do check my emails often.

Your order will be shipped to the same address you have listed with Pay Pal and etsy.

❤♥*´¨)
(¸.•` ♥ LOGO request to be added to a card or tag (small) is $ .20.
Your logo must be at least 150 DPI. I do not fix or make changes to your logo. Your logo should be ready for me to work with. If it needs to be worked on or fonts need to be changed you should contact the person who designed it for you. If you want me to add or delete parts of the logo you must be the copyright owner of the logo. Just because you paid for the design does not mean you own the rights, please contact your designer to find out.

♥ LOGOS will not be printed more then 1 to 1.5 inches on a card or tag. Full sheet logos or designs will have additional charges added depending on the design or logo. Please contact me for a quote.♥


~~~~~~~SPECIAL CUTS OR DESIGNING (re-designing) WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL CHARGES~~~~~~~
Only cuts, holes or slits listed in your card order can be used in the card design.
Charges will apply for special cut and design requests.


❤ On orders with more then one tag line there will be an additional set up fee of $3.00 per line of information (no charge for the first line, normally URL) that will be added to any card. There will be no fee for designs already processed and on file. Files are only kept for four months then deleted due to inactivity.

❤ Read your listings carefully, they are different.

Please make sure your e-mail and snail mail addresses are up to date. I cannot be held responsible if something is shipped to an address where you no longer live. A new order will have to be shipped and paid for by the buyer.

If there are any problems with your order please let me know and I will do my best to resolve it.

More information

Last updated on Apr 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I get a proof or mock up?

Yes, I send a mock up (not the actual card image) for you to carefully view and let me know if there are any corrections needed before I complete your order. This is your responsibility to check the fonts so they are the way you want them. Please keep in mind the mock up is just that, it is not the actual card you will receive. There are a few adjustments that are minor but usually needed before I can print and cut your products to make them as perfect as possible for you.

Can you add my logo?

Yes, your logo can be added as long as it is clear of copyrights and it is yours. Please make sure you have checked it by reducing it to at least 1.5 inches and taking a print of it before you send it to me. Your logo may be beautiful and clear at 3x2 inches but at 1x2 inches it may not be readable to your customers. Please check it before you send it or it will be used as is.
You can have your logo tested here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/229664039/logo-quality-test?ref=shop_home_listings

I do not make any changes to your logo, that is up to you or your designer.

Can you print in color?

Yes, you can request my color chart or you can go to :
www.colorpicker .com
and choose the color you like. The numbers will appear at the top of the box, send that number to me. Keep in mind monitors are different and slight color changes may occur.

Can you use my fonts?

If you have a specific font you want me to use I can download it if it is free to the public. It cannot say "for personal use only" I will not be able to use it.

How long will my order take?

Normally 5 to 7 business days, sometimes sooner. If you reply to my convos your order gets shipped faster. Not replying can hold up your order. I do not do "ship quick orders". I do not put one customer in front of another. If there is a gap then your order may go through faster.

Can I Cancel my order?

Yes, your decision to cancel is up to you. If you purchase a listing and I am at the point of waiting on a approval from you and you decide to cancel the order there will be a 20% DEDUCTION FROM YOUR REFUND for work I have already done. Please understand that no one can afford to work for free.
20% is a fair price for the time and work I have already put into your order.