AyMujer

Fine papel picado for weddings & the modern fiesta

California, United States · 5709 Sales

AyMujer

Fine papel picado for weddings & the modern fiesta

California, United States 5709 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   We handcraft our original papel picado: Mexican papercut flags. Find ready-made or order custom decorations for weddings, celebrations, and fiestas. Large events welcome! Bulk pricing on orders 200 ft+, request a quote.

Visit our website: aymujershop.com

TESTIMONIALS:
"Your work is so beautiful. My bridesmaids purchased personalized flags from you for my wedding shower. I loved them so much that I decided to reuse them for the wedding and also purchase banners."

"So thrilled to get our flags in the mail! Thank you so much. your attention to detail- product, wrapping, everything!- was amazing! Look forward to hanging them up at our wedding."

"Just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on our wedding papel picado. It was gorgeous and added so much to the decor. We ended up taking one of the squares and framing it as a memento, it looks great on the wall!"

.. I'm happy to send free paper samples if you're undecided. Convo with your address & color choices.

.. We use tissue paper that is 100% Post Industrial Recycled Fiber content... Also, using unbleached cotton string and non-toxic, PVC -free adhesive in recycled packaging.

.. Life is Beautiful! Viva la vida!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

We handcraft our original papel picado: Mexican papercut flags. Find ready-made or order custom decorations for weddings, celebrations, and fiestas. Large events welcome! Bulk pricing on orders 200 ft+, request a quote.

Visit our website: aymujershop.com

TESTIMONIALS:
"Your work is so beautiful. My bridesmaids purchased personalized flags from you for my wedding shower. I loved them so much that I decided to reuse them for the wedding and also purchase banners."

"So thrilled to get our flags in the mail! Thank you so much. your attention to detail- product, wrapping, everything!- was amazing! Look forward to hanging them up at our wedding."

"Just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on our wedding papel picado. It was gorgeous and added so much to the decor. We ended up taking one of the squares and framing it as a memento, it looks great on the wall!"

.. I'm happy to send free paper samples if you're undecided. Convo with your address & color choices.

.. We use tissue paper that is 100% Post Industrial Recycled Fiber content... Also, using unbleached cotton string and non-toxic, PVC -free adhesive in recycled packaging.

.. Life is Beautiful! Viva la vida!

Yreina Flores

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Yreina Flores

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Love how these pastel flags look like stained glass.

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Our popular cake banners are now available Ready-Made in pastels

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About

Makers of Fine Papel Picado

Established in 2008, we are a family business in Indio, California. ¡Ay Mujer! is myself, Yreina, and my brother, Esteban. Together, we specialize in making original papel picado, (Mexican papercut flags and decor).

I grew up appearing in local parades alongside my grandfather, Dave Hernandez, the founder of the City of Indio's International Tamale Festival. My early memories are filled with the excitement of festivals, fairs and looking up to my community-organizer grandparents, parents and family friends. My hometown's motto is "The City of Festivals"! I hope my happiness, pride and love for my community is reflected in our papel picado.

Our work has been featured in many print and online publications, including Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides UK, Destination Weddings, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, etc. Recently, our banners were on TV's Food Network in Giada at Home.

[Yreina Flores Ortiz's fine art papel picado pieces have exhibited in the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Palm Springs Art Museum, and the PS Art Museum of Palm Desert.]

Process

Whether by commission or inspiration, I start off by drawing my designs and lettering with a pencil on good ol'fashioned graph paper. Next, I'll cut a test banner. I look for areas in the flag that may be too delicate or 'busy'. When I'm satisfied with the design, we go ahead & handcraft the final banners. We use only 100% recycled tissue paper.

Sometimes, we will hear from a bride who framed a flag of our papel picado that hung in her wedding. She associates it with her happiness: remembering the time, the place, and the people that shared in it. It is an honor to create this connection!

What is papel picado?

In the U.S., commercially available papel picado is mostly mass-produced, decorative-cut, paper and plastic flags. Many don't know that papel picado has roots that can be traced back to Mexico's ancient indigenous peoples, who would cut ceremonial offerings out of bark paper, (amatl). Today, papel picado’s connection to life's ceremonies endures. It's used in many celebrations such as: Day of the Dead, Christmas, weddings, baptisms, etc...

En mi familia, Friday nights are part of our living ceremony. We gather around the kitchen table-- eating, laughing, catching up on the latest & greatest, and teasing each other. Oh, the stories we tell! ¡Ay Mujer! was born on one of these nights. Because, why not? Why not make a living doing what we love? Why not fulfill a romantic yearning for quality and substance in our craft? Why not reclaim what has become 'disposable art’ and elevate it back to where it started... as a sacred offering… a prayer?

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  • Yreina Flores

    Owner, Maker, Artist

    I design everything, run the biz, and work in production and shipping. IG: @aymujer

  • Esteban Flores

    Maker

    Esteban is a master paper-cutter. He works behind the scenes: stringing, packaging and hand-cutting. He is the life of the party, bringing joy and light to his work.

  • Bella

    Studio Assistant

    My lovely daughter. For the past 4 years, she has worked summers with us: running the laser cutter, packaging, and cleaning up around the studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
For specific inquiries, including bulk and trade pricing:
mail [at] aymujershop.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
CA residents will be charged 7.75% sales tax.

PAYMENT IN FULL
Orders are processed and production times start upon receipt of full payment. If you pay with a paper check, it will take 3-4 days for payment to clear, sometimes longer.
Shipping
WE SHIP TO YOUR ETSY ADDRESS
Please make sure this address is accurate when you checkout to avoid mistakes in delivery.

SHIPPING NOTIFICATIONS
We send out email shipping notifications with tracking info, (when applicable). This message goes to the email address on your Etsy invoice.

U.S. SHIPPING
- We provide tracking info for every US order.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
- We can NOT give you an exact delivery date nor promise that your package will arrive by a certain day, as there are no guarantees made by the postal service due to possible delays in customs at the borders. We have no control over customs processing times. PLEASE ORDER EARLY IF YOU NEED YOUR ORDER FOR A SPECIFIC DATE.
- International buyers are responsible for any import duties or additional charges. They are not included in the cost of shipping.

CHECKING IN ON YOUR ORDER STATUS
- You can check your Etsy invoice to see if your purchase has shipped. This can be found by clicking your Etsy account's 'Purchases' button.
- When you place your order, you will receive an email from us via Etsy. This Etsy email will have a message from our shop included at the bottom regarding shipping and how to contact us. We do NOT send an additional email / convo out for every order placed.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and returns will be handled on an individual basis, so convo if you're dissatisfied for any reason.

We will not do exchanges or returns on custom items. If something is made in your colors, measurements, or personalized, then it's yours.

Shipping costs are nonrefundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
::: PAPEL PICADO :::

ORDER FULFILLMENT / PRODUCTION TIME
Production times are stated in each listing description. However, during peak demand, we reserve the right to prioritize orders by event date. If you need your order before the official event date, tell us this in the 'Note to Seller' section of Etsy checkout.

YOUR EVENT DATE
If your order is for a special event, include this date in the 'Note to Seller' section of Etsy Checkout.

RUSH ORDERS
We do our best to accommodate rush orders, but never at the expense of our other customers. Please message us prior to purchasing. If we can accommodate it, we will let you know. Rush pricing is an additional 30%. We are NOT responsible for rush orders placed without our consent and we will issue a refund.

CAN I MIX DESIGNS/PATTERNS?
You can mix patterns on your banners! You'd need to purchase from the different designs in the shop & let us know to alternate them when we string your banners. For example, if you liked AMOR FILETEADO and BOUQUET, you could buy them both & ask us to string them up together, alternating the designs. Put your instructions in the 'Note to Seller' section of Etsy checkout.

PAPER SAMPLES
Free! We're happy to send them. Send us a convo with your address & the colors you'd like to see. It can take us up to a week to get the samples into the mail. Sample transit time is not included in order production time.

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DO YOU USE?
We use tissue paper that is 100% Post Industrial Recycled Fiber content. It's not only eco-friendly, it's actually better quality. Recycled content tissue paper is thicker and stronger than standard gift wrap grade tissue paper... we also use unbleached cotton string and non-toxic, PVC -free adhesive. We do not make plastic banners.

AY MUJER reserves the right to photograph, post or sell any design that originates as a custom order, unless we agree otherwise.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, and/or to cancel a sale if deemed to be in the best interest of our business.