AspenArtsStudio

Aspen Arts Studio

Lancaster, South Carolina · 1301 Sales

AspenArtsStudio

Aspen Arts Studio

Lancaster, South Carolina 1301 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(274)

Announcement   Quality paper and fiber-crafts, custom designs and art cards for every occasion, specializing in first birthdays and baby showers. Original artwork handmade with care and attention in the USA. Thank you all for visiting!

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Last updated on Feb 8, 2018

Quality paper and fiber-crafts, custom designs and art cards for every occasion, specializing in first birthdays and baby showers. Original artwork handmade with care and attention in the USA. Thank you all for visiting!

Kathryn Ritter

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About

Why Aspen Arts?

Aspen Arts is named for one of the most resilient living things on earth--the beautiful aspen grove. When one aspen is injured, its sister trees will keep it alive and help it to grow again through the strength of their roots. On my journey from one career to the next as a mom and entrepreneur, I have met other artists and businesswomen who constantly inspire me to grow and branch out again and again in new directions. I am thrilled every day to be pursuing a lifelong dream as a professional work-at-home artist mother and freelancer, and in the process to mentor young people who intern with me in the studio. Helping them find the courage to follow their own dreams is an integral part of Aspen Arts, carrying on the legacy of others who have lifted me. Together, we grow. Welcome!

Shop members

  • Kathryn Ritter

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    From concept design to freelance graphic, print and fabric design to organizational skills, print shop experience and a freelance writing background, I bring training and skills from many different arenas to my work in Aspen Arts Studio.

  • Serena

    Intern

    Serena is a budding graphic design enthusiast who loves math and writing. Her favorite medium is graphite and she prefers a bold, style with a quirky twist. Serena helps and trains in shop tasks from supply to production.

  • Julia

    Intern

    Julia is a language and music enthusiast who aspires to live and work in Japan. She enjoys the art of the high masters from DaVinci through modern-day concept art. Julia assists in production and assembly and trains in shipping / shop management.

Production partners

  • Earthly Goods

    New Albany, IN

    Earthly Goods does the custom printing of my original seed packet design and fills with certified seed mix according to trade standards and best practices.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    I am an independent designer with Spoonflower. You can visit my shopfront here: https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/ritterk

  • Professional print shop

    Canada

    Prints double-sided design on heavier cardstock than my printers can handle, high gloss.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 13, 2018
Welcome to Aspen Arts Studio! Here you will find unique high-quality handmade papercraft and fiberarts items for gifts and events, such as invitation ensembles, deluxe fabric buntings, custom nursery esign, seed packet and organic tea favors, name and event banners, cake/cupcake toppers, sticker seals and so much more.

Surface Design Shop:
To order your own yardage or browse my design library (which is constantly growing!), please make yourself at home at:
https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/aspenartsstudio

Custom Nursery Design:
As part of my fabric design offerings, if you are interested in a 100% custom nursery set complete with your own signature line of fabric(s) designed in just your style and taste, convo me with your ideas and I will set to work! Once we decide on your items, fabrics and surface design(s), we will set up a custom listing to cover design time and materials, and then I will set to work on your finished products, with progress photos each step of the way. When your items are complete we will make a second listing for the completed items and you will have a beautiful custom nursery suite that fits your vision and impresses your friends. If you decide to order further yardage or items (or refer your friends!), I will create a personalized coupon code just for you and your friends/family to use for 15% off.

Digital Sketch Information:
Once you have purchased the digital sketch and payment has been received, you will receive an email with the image file attached in a .jpg file without the watermark. The file will be sent within 24 hours, usually sooner. Purchase of digital sketches allows you to use the images for crafts and artwork, but does not entitle you to reproduce the images in original form for resale or redistribution to others. Thank you for respecting my copyright to my artwork.

Banner Information:
Banner panels are approximately 3"x4", which is the largest size die I can use for the hand die-cut scalloped panel. *If you require a larger panel size you will need to contact me BEFORE ordering so I can set up a custom listing.* Thank you!

FINE ART INFORMATION:
My fine art paintings, jewelry, scherenschnitte papercuts, scratchboard art and portraiture are available for sale at a local Fort Mill, SC boutique and the SC Olde English District Visitor's Center, with more venues in the works. Artworks not placed in these locations will soon be available at my new website Laurel & Wren. Until then, the best place to find my fine art for online purchase is on the Aspen Arts Studio Facebook page or via Instagram @ritterk2 .

Thank you for stopping by and please continue to visit Aspen Arts Studio!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
I strive for high quality in every one of my handmade items. Please read all item descriptions carefully for dimensions, color options and other details. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you must contact me within 14 days of receiving the item and please do so before leaving feedback. Please contact me before returning item. I will offer a replacement or exchange if for some reason the original product does not meet your expectations. If you request a monetary refund, please note that the returned item must be in its original condition from a SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT and shipping charges are non-refundable. The item must be returned to me within 30 days.
Please be aware that I strive to ship all items out within an agreed-upon timeframe, but once each package is out of my hands and is the responsibility of the USPS. If for any reason delivery is delayed due to factors such as improper mailing address or inclement weather, this is outside of my control.
Payment
I am pleased to now be able to offer direct checkout and Etsy Gift cards for your convenience. I will also continue to accept payment via Paypal. If you have any questions or concerns I will be happy to assist you.
Shipping
STARTING IMMEDIATELY I will only ship out orders on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. Orders must be received by 12 noon on one of these shipping days in order to be eligible to ship out same-day, based on timeframe and current workload. Please take this into account when planning your order.

Once your payment has been processed your order will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail (or other selected shipping option) within 2-4 business days. Please note that during holidays and major sales, shipping may take up to a week.

**IMPORTANT**
If you need an item by a specific date or wish to have your order sent OTHER THAN USPS First Class mail, you MUST select such an option through checkout when available and/or convo me at time of purchase. Please research all shipping options fully, as I strive to provide all the necessary information for you upfront.

***ALL CUSTOM ORDERS PLEASE NOTE***
Due to overwhelming last-minute orders which overbalance my workload past reasonable expectations, I can no longer accept custom orders with less than a TWO WEEK DEADLINE. I will do my best to accommodate all my customers' needs, but in order to keep Aspen Arts running I have found it necessary to ask a similar courtesy of my customers. I enjoy working with you immensely, and the handmade artistic process takes time to make it truly special.

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**International customers please note that delivery confirmation is not available on non-domestic orders.

All my cards, card sets and tags are shipped in padded mailers for extra protection during delivery. If you have a larger order it will ship in a sturdy box, usually via Priority Mail flat rate.

Digital sketches will be delivered via Etsy's automated download process. If, for any reason, your download does not complete, please email me and I will send your file(s) to your requested email address within 24-48 hours, depending on business day.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders are an enjoyable challenge for me and I welcome your ideas within a reasonable working timeframe. I strive to be prompt and thorough in all my communications with my customers. Please note however that I do not work on Sundays, so any orders or requests made during that time will be answered and/or filled first thing on Monday morning.

My artwork and designs are original, hand-crafted in a SMOKE-FREE, PET-FREE environment using high-quality archival materials. Whenever possible I try to use recycled materials. I take great pride in my work and I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I enjoy creating it.