Handmade wedding invitations, scroll invitations

Brattleboro, Vermont | 7421 Sales


Handmade wedding invitations, scroll invitations

Brattleboro, Vermont 7421 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   With over 7,250 sales, Artful Beginnings is a small online boutique dedicated to creating unique, different, and memorable wedding and event invitations and coordinating accessories, all handmade in a small studio in Vermont.


Last updated on Jul 25, 2018

With over 7,250 sales, Artful Beginnings is a small online boutique dedicated to creating unique, different, and memorable wedding and event invitations and coordinating accessories, all handmade in a small studio in Vermont.


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Artful Beginnings - handmade invitations

Artful Beginnings is a 100% handmade shop, committed to providing you with quality custom handmade items from a small private studio in Vermont.

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Shop members

  • Kati

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Phil

    Shipper, Assistant, Photographer

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Last updated on Nov 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
When will my item be ready? When will it ship? When can I expect it?

All items will be ready to ship on the posted "Ready to ship by" date. Each round of changes, extra time needed for approval or to send info, or a qty of more than 1 listing will add 1 or more days. Ready to ship by date will be adjusted accordingly.

If you need an item in hand in 5 b. days, please only purchase if Ship by date+ maximum posted shipping time is 4 b. days or less - please allow at least 1 extra day for shipping delays.

Only USPS Express is guaranteed by day shipping service. Please make sure to upgrade to Express if you need an item in hand with less than 5 b. days allotted for shipping.

Buyer is responsible to make sure item is purchased in time and is on track for timely delivery.

What is included in my order?

Each listing provides a detailed description of what will be included. Please read that before contacting me. I will gladly customize your order to include a box, an extra insert, a mailing tube or anything else you may need - for an additional fee. Please inquire.
Each customizable listing includes one round of changes, unless otherwise specified. Any additional rounds of edits would be an additional cost of $10 each round. Please submit all information together, in one convo - make sure the text submitted is final and complete. I do not offer editing, writing or proofreading - I merely offer to format the text you send to fit my layout. I need all text sent as text I can copy/paste - not as an attachment such as pdf, jpeg or Word.

Can I RUSH my order?

Please contact me if you need an item faster than the posted "Ship by date" before placing an order. If my schedule allows, a RUSH fee for faster production can be added to your order. Some individual items are listed with rush option, please make sure the posted processing time meets your needs.
All customized items need at least 2 b. days for layout and production.

For fastest delivery, in addition to rush production please also purchase Express shipping. Please provide your address when inquiring about shipping speed upgrade.

It is customer's responsibility to keep track of ship by date and shipping speed purchased. Any changes to layout, or additional time needed to approve will add one or more b. days to schedule.

I requested a quicker deadline in my notes to you/I wrote to you 6 months ago with what I wanted but I did not repeat it when I actually ordered. So how come you didn't follow through?

Please order based on published production+shipping schedule, NOT based on your desired deadline. Requests for a faster turnaround sent in Notes to shop or convo after order is placed may not be honored. With a busy shop & a tight schedule I can only honor my posted ship by dates.

ALL customization info should be sent in one convo or in the Notes to shop, when the order is placed. If there are multiple convos/threads, or requests from more than a couple of days before, please make sure to combine and RESEND all requests in ONE CONVO. Looking through half a dozen convos for bits and pieces of info slows the process down. My pricing is based on receiving all info in ONE place. If a deadline or color or feature is important, please resend.

What shipping speeds do you offer?

Standard/Regular/Free shipping is 1-7 b. days on average, but may take longer.
Expedited/Priority is 1-3 b. days on average, but may take longer.
USPS Express is guaranteed 1-2 b. days.

If you need an item in hand guaranteed, and there are 4 b. days or less for shipping, please upgrade shipping to USPS Express - that is the only service guaranteed to get your item to you in time. Ready to ship by dates are no longer shortened to meet a tighter deadline - items will ship on the day as posted. Please order accordingly and please make sure to stay on track. Extra rounds edits, delays in providing info or approval, or ordering larger quantities will push ready to ship by date out.

UPS Ground is available by request (1-5 b. days guaranteed).

How can I send customization info?

Please send all your customization info when you place your order in the "Notes to shop" textbox, or in a separate convo. I do not proofread or edit, I merely copy/paste/format the wording you send. Please also send you font/color specifications at the same time. I prefer one convo to several.
Please send wording as text I can copy/paste - not as a jpeg or pdf attachment. Please do not send it as a separate email with Word attachment - I do not open those. If you send wording with detailed font style/color directions, please make sure to send a clean copy of the text as well.

I want to add an image I have or alter the design, can I do that?

Please contact me before placing an order. I do not print photos, but if you have a monogram or logo you would like to add, or your own design to print, I'd be happy to do so for an extra fee.

What do you mean by "custom"?

By "custom" I mean a layout created with your own wording and font style/color choices from the provided charts.
"Custom" does not mean altering my existing designs, matching colors to something I do not offer, or altering someone else's design to fit on my items.

I found this great poem or lyric, can you print it?

I do not offer to print copyrighted text or illustrations, or trademarked phrases, or offer to use licensed characters.

I changed my mind/no longer need it/it arrived damaged, can I return it?

Custom made items are non-returnable and non-refundable. Special circumstances:
If the venue changed and you need to find a new one, if the wedding was canceled, or need to reschedule please contact me asap. It may be possible to cancel an order if it has not gone to production yet, minus a restocking fee. After production has started, the order will ship, sorry about that.

For all non-custom items, please contact me first for an authorization. Items sent back without authorization or tracking will not be refunded.

If the item arrives visibly damaged, please do not accept it. For other damages I will need a signed affidavit and the item sent back at buyer's expense. I will not issue a refund but I will exchange the damaged item.