TyingTheKnots

Hand Painted Watercolor Wedding Stationery

Tucson, Arizona · 450 Sales

TyingTheKnots

Hand Painted Watercolor Wedding Stationery

Tucson, Arizona 450 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(82)

Announcement   Welcome to Tying the Knots, a studio that specializes in hand-painted custom watercolor wedding stationery. We believe in the beauty of creating with our hands. All of our stationery begins as an original watercolor painting that is created here, in our studio in the desert. We paint the story of how our couples first met, fell in love and proposals. We paint the story of the family beach house, hikes in the forest and weekend getaways.

We believe in quality. We use the finest paper products, paints, and inks to create your custom wedding stationery. We oversee each and every card that leaves our studio to ensure your stationery will be treasured for a lifetime. Our studio is fully equipped to create and print wedding suites of all sizes from intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.

I was chosen as an Etsy "Featured Artist". You can read about our studio and process of working together to create your custom wedding suites here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-tying-the-knots/

w e b s i t e :
www.tyingtheknots.com

n a t u r e / i r e l a n d / p a i n t i n g s :
dustyshamrockstudio.etsy.com

o u r s i s t e r s t u d i o :
deserthoneypress.etsy.com

All our work is ©TyingTheKnots

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

Welcome to Tying the Knots, a studio that specializes in hand-painted custom watercolor wedding stationery. We believe in the beauty of creating with our hands. All of our stationery begins as an original watercolor painting that is created here, in our studio in the desert. We paint the story of how our couples first met, fell in love and proposals. We paint the story of the family beach house, hikes in the forest and weekend getaways.

We believe in quality. We use the finest paper products, paints, and inks to create your custom wedding stationery. We oversee each and every card that leaves our studio to ensure your stationery will be treasured for a lifetime. Our studio is fully equipped to create and print wedding suites of all sizes from intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.

I was chosen as an Etsy "Featured Artist". You can read about our studio and process of working together to create your custom wedding suites here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-tying-the-knots/

w e b s i t e :
www.tyingtheknots.com

n a t u r e / i r e l a n d / p a i n t i n g s :
dustyshamrockstudio.etsy.com

o u r s i s t e r s t u d i o :
deserthoneypress.etsy.com

All our work is ©TyingTheKnots

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5 out of 5 stars
(82)
Mimi Chibi

Mimi Chibi on Apr 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great to work with and the artwork is beautiful!

Ashley DeMauro

Ashley DeMauro on Feb 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Our save the dates arrived and we are so thrilled with how they turned out! I can't wait to send these to our guests...they are so unique! Meagan was wonderful throughout the process and made all the adjustments I asked for until they were perfect. :)

Susan Stoughton

Susan Stoughton on Jan 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We've gotten so, so many compliments on our beautiful Save the Dates! Excellent work and highly recommend!!!

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About

A little about us...

Meagan Harrington Diaz
Artist

•Solo Gallery Show in Bantry, Ireland 2013 at The Bantry House Estate
•Featured Artist, Etsy 2015
•Featured in Martha's Vineyard Weddings Magazine fall/summer 2016

•Some of Meagan's favorite things~ the smell of the forest, hiking and camping at higher elevations, a family of quail walking together in the desert, watercolors, freckles (not always, but has learned to appreciate their splash of color), our great-grandmother's farmhouse in Ireland, stream of consciousness writing, after all, we should all have a Room of One's Own.
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Melissa Merrill
Assistant Extraordinaire

•Melissa brings structure and whimsy to the studio. Her detail oriented background is an absolute asset to Tying the Knots.. A teacher for ten years, and a Master's Degree in Education Development, Melissa keeps all of the loose ends tied, I's dotted, and T's crossed- all while entertaining our thoughts with an occasional discussion on the topic of Roman philosophy and the power of kindness.

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  • Meagan Harrington Diaz

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Melissa Merrill

    Assistant Extraordinaire

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2017
WELCOME!

At Tying The Knots, we are dedicated to bringing you high quality, one-of-a-kind artwork. Each item is carefully handcrafted right here in our studio. We oversee each and every card that leaves our doors in anticipation that your stationery will be treasured for a lifetime. Our studio is fully equipped to design and print wedding suites of all sizes from intimate ceremonies to elaborate events.

TRULY UNIQUE
We use your story and vision as a couple as inspiration for the paintings that develop into your custom wedding suite with all original watercolor artwork designed exclusively for your wedding.

PRICING

1.Design Fee
Single custom watercolor designs start at $125 (Maps $175). Multiple custom watercolor design start at $325.

2.Printing Fee
Printing is an additional fee to be added after designs are finalized, archival envelopes included.

Please see the information below as a guide to detailed timelines of designs and printing, design fee structures and printing fees.

Timeline | Design and Print Fee Pricing:
http://www.tyingtheknots.com/information.html


THE ETCETERAS...

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Tying the Knots offers many additional options:
•Specialty Sizes and layouts such as Tri-fold, Gatefold, 4-8 Page Booklets
•Guest Envelope and Return Envelope Addressing
•Custom Envelope Liners
•Hand-Painted Gold accents (a hand-painted, custom alternative to machine produced/pressed gold foil)
•Larger Original Watercolor Paintings such as larger Custom Maps as keepsakes
•Custom Tags with coordinating Baker's Twine

PROOFING
Each custom design includes 3 proofs with 2 complimentary rounds of revisions. If necessary, we are happy to provide additional proofs at $35 each. Once final proofs are approved, the revision process closes. If changes are requested post final approval, each subsequent change to proof incurs a $50 fee. Tying the Knots Custom Watercolor Wedding Stationery is not responsible for any misspellings, typos of our final, approved proofs, or any inconsistencies within a provided address list.

DIGITAL FILES
We believe in quality. We use the finest paper products, paints, and inks to create your custom wedding stationery. As creatives striving for excellence of our work, we love to oversee the printing and quality of our cards and for this reason, we do not offer digital files. with the exception of the Complete Couture Package Crest/Logo File https://www.etsy.com/listing/481989731/complete-couture-custom-design?ref=shop_home_feat_4

PRINTING/ENVELOPES
Printing is an additional fee to be determined after design work is completed and final proofs are approved.
Because of the many wonderful steps involved in creating your custom stationery without the use of automated machines, there may be slight variations in color, and size of the final, printed product. Some cards are custom cut, some papers are mould-made, and embellishments hand-finished, all of which contribute to the one of a kind exclusivity of your final product.

We are happy to send your envelopes out before the printing of our project upon request. Please note:
1) we ship to the address provided at checkout
2) because we work on multiple projects at one time, clients are responsible for keeping track of the color, size, and type of envelope mailed ahead of printing schedules.
3) Save the Dates, Invitations, RSVP cards and Thank You Cards include envelopes. Outer Envelopes, Specialty Envelopes, or Supplemental Envelopes are an additional charge.

Although we strive to offer the highest quality products; please note we claim no responsibility for the efficacy of the closure of any envelopes supplied with our custom stationery.

TIMELINES
Total timelines will vary. In general, we like to have 2-3 weeks per item we design for you plus 7-10 business days to print depending on the complexity of our project, time of year and printing method you have chosen. Each revision takes 1 week unless an expedited timeline has been previously determined. Additional information on standard and expedited timelines can be found on our information page on our website with downloadable pricing files here: http://www.tyingtheknots.com/information.html
To avoid any added stress we do not offer final proofs within 2 weeks or less from your wedding date unless previously determined with rush fees. If delayed correspondence results in delayed design pencil proof feedback, delayed final proof feedback or delayed printing feedback, applicable delayed correspondence rush fees and possible expedited shipping fees will be applied.

COMMUNICATION
Communication is key in developing your custom wedding suites. We love working intimately with couples and their families and understand that with some projects, many voices would like to heard. Understandably, this can create some confusion and congestion in the overall flow of a project with multiple emails and/or calls from multiple people with the possibility of conflicting ideas. We ask that our main line of communication be with the same person for the duration of our project in order to keep a fluid project pace. Our preferred line of communication is email so we can refer to essential notes, files and links that have been supplied by our clients or by our team in expressing your vision.

PROJECT DIRECTION
We are happy to advise on various technical topics of wedding stationery *upon request*.

Upon request we offer:
1) font files with many different fonts to choose from
2) mini paper samples
https://www.etsy.com/listing/524447943/reserved-listing-for-mini-paper-samples?ref=shop_home_active_1
3) a wonderful array of wording examples,sizes and layouts can be found in our collection of work http://www.tyingtheknots.com/custom-design-portfolio.html

Please note we cannot assume to know which size/color/layout is right for your project as each and every client has a different and wonderfully unique vision from the other. We are more than happy to open that line of communication at your request. For additional, very personalized direction with valuable insight into specific details many clients refer to Wedding Planners who can initially advise their clients in greater detail on many levels.

SHIPPING
Our packages are prepared with care to ensure a safe and swift delivery*.

With normal timelines (2+ weeks before the wedding date), we ship using USPS 2-3 Day Priority Mail.

Any packages that are shipped 13 days or less of the wedding date, must ship USPS Expedited Priority 1-2 Day mail.

Any packages that are shipped 4 business days or less of the wedding date must be shipped using FedEx, overnight delivery service.

Please note, we cannot assume which mailing address is ideal for our clients. We ship to the address provided by our clients at checkout. Please double check this address before checkout and please note that shipping can occur on a Saturday if the shipping window falls on a Saturday. If a work address is given as the shipping address, please keep this in mind for Saturday delivery.

*While, in general, shipping arrives exactly as the carrier of choice estimated it would, we use these shipping timelines and methods in our attempts to avoid any lost or delayed deliveries. In the rare case that a package is lost or tracking is unresponsive, we like to have as much time as possible to attempt to track the package.

STUDIO HOURS
Our normal hours are Monday through Thursday, 8AM-4PM MST.

Because we are busy little bees creating your custom stationery by hand, emailing is our preferred line of communication. Phone consultations are on a limited basis and need to be scheduled.

We are a company of two-three (depending on our wonderful assitants' schedules), so occasionally we are out of the studio on the same dates. We notify all of our existing clients in advance of our absences and plan our projects accordingly to stay on track with our deadlines. Once our project is underway, correspondence will be conducted through our email at info [!at] tyingtheknots.com in which a running calendar of our Out of Studio Dates is listed with each email.

COPYRIGHT
Tying the Knots retains copyright to our illustrations, and all original artwork -painted on 140lb archival watercolor paper- is yours to keep and is sent with your printed stationery.

Copyright does not transfer with purchase of Design Fee, Printing Fee, or Custom Listing and may not be reproduced or used in any manner without written consent of the artist, Meagan Harrington Diaz.

PRIVACY POLICY
Please let us know if we should change your names and or dates to protect your privacy in the case that we share any designs as examples of custom work in our studio and or social media. In some cases, we may substitute or alter designs, fonts, text or placement of text on our designs for photographing purposes.

IDLE PROJECTS
We dedicate many hours to our clients' custom projects through communication via email and/or phone consultations and designate specific dates exclusively for each project when creating our schedules. Purchased design work that has commenced via email correspondence, and/or pencil/watercolor proofing, is valid for up to 6 weeks. If we do not hear from you during this 6 week window, projects will be considered idle or abandoned and will be considered completed and marked "shipped" through the original listing.

Thank you!

Tying The Knots

Tyingtheknots.com
info [!at] tyingtheknots.com

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Etsy Gift Cards, and payments through Pay Pal. State of Arizona residents are charged sales tax.

Because of the customized nature of these projects, most wedding stationery projects require DESIGN payment in full to get your design underway.

~thank you~
Shipping
Our packages are prepared with care to ensure a safe and swift delivery*. With normal timelines (2+ weeks before the wedding date), we ship using USPS 2-3 Day Priority Mail. Any packages that are shipped 6 business days or less of the wedding date, must ship USPS Expedited Priority 1-2 Day mail. Any packages that are shipped 4 business days or less of the wedding date must be shipped using FedEx, overnight delivery service.
*While, in general, shipping arrives exactly as the carrier of choice estimated it would, we use these shipping timelines and methods in our attempts to avoid any lost or delayed deliveries. In the rare case that a package is lost or tracking is unresponsive, we like to have as much time as possible to attempt to track the package.
Refunds and Exchanges
In starting each and every project, much time is devoted to answering emails and/or phone consultations. We understand that things come up and in rare cases projects may need to be cancelled at various levels of completion.

If payment has been made on Design Fee(s) but no proofs have been submitted:
We offer 75% refund of the Design Fees paid.

If payment has been made on Design Fee(s) and some/all proofs have been submitted:
We do not offer a refund on any proofs that have commenced (including the first pencil proof). We offer 75% refund of the Design Fees in which the designs have not begun.

Due to the customized nature, your custom stationery printed/mailed products cannot be refunded or exchanged. That is why the proofing process is so important.

Each custom design includes 3 proofs with 2 complimentary rounds of revisions. If necessary, we are happy to provide additional proofs at $35 each. Once final proofs are approved, the revision process closes. If changes are requested post final approval, each subsequent change to proof incurs a $50 fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Tying the Knots Custom Watercolor Wedding Stationery is not responsible for any misspellings, typos of our final, approved proofs, or any inconsistencies within a provided address list. Although we strive to offer the highest quality products; please note we claim no responsibility for the efficacy of the closure of your envelopes.

Timelines are such an integral and important part of our job. Please visit our information page for downloadable files on standard and expedited timelines and expenses.
http://www.tyingtheknots.com/information.html

Thank you!