beanforest

home to beanforest and an assortment of silliness

Grand Rapids, Michigan On Etsy since 2009

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beanforest

home to beanforest and an assortment of silliness

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 132,915 Sales

Announcement    STAYIN’ SAFE: All precautions are made while processing orders. The work station is sterilized, a mask is worn, and hands are frequently washed while stamping and packing all purchases. Package shipment is staggered so that there are at least 78 hours between manufacture and delivery, as this is the current estimate on how long any traces can live on steel and plastic.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: I regret to say I'm currently not shipping internationally at this time. This is to avoid any issues with potential changes in international shipping policies and minimize post office exposure. I'm truly sorry for any inconvenience this causes. If you are outside the US and want to know when international shipping resumes, say the word and I will keep you updated!

Any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to write.
Thanks so much.
-Vince

HOW TO CLAIM FREE STUFF: During checkout with 5+ items, put the name of the extra design/s you want in the "Add a Note" section (1 free for every 5). PLEASE NOTE: Do not purchase the freebies! They are free, and refunding is a pain in the butt. :D
ALSO: these freebies apply to the free shipping listings, so that's, like, even better.
Fine print: free items should be same as what's bought. 5 buttons = free button, 5 magnets = free magnet, though *5 magnets = free button* is fine too. Any questions, don't hesitate to write. -beanforest

Now on Instagram! @actualbeanforest

We are happy to extend wholesale pricing to independent gift shops, bookstores, and educational institutions. Write us here on Etsy or at beanforest(a)gmail.com for more info!

Announcement

Last updated on May 7, 2020

STAYIN’ SAFE: All precautions are made while processing orders. The work station is sterilized, a mask is worn, and hands are frequently washed while stamping and packing all purchases. Package shipment is staggered so that there are at least 78 hours between manufacture and delivery, as this is the current estimate on how long any traces can live on steel and plastic.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: I regret to say I'm currently not shipping internationally at this time. This is to avoid any issues with potential changes in international shipping policies and minimize post office exposure. I'm truly sorry for any inconvenience this causes. If you are outside the US and want to know when international shipping resumes, say the word and I will keep you updated!

Any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to write.
Thanks so much.
-Vince

HOW TO CLAIM FREE STUFF: During checkout with 5+ items, put the name of the extra design/s you want in the "Add a Note" section (1 free for every 5). PLEASE NOTE: Do not purchase the freebies! They are free, and refunding is a pain in the butt. :D
ALSO: these freebies apply to the free shipping listings, so that's, like, even better.
Fine print: free items should be same as what's bought. 5 buttons = free button, 5 magnets = free magnet, though *5 magnets = free button* is fine too. Any questions, don't hesitate to write. -beanforest

Now on Instagram! @actualbeanforest

We are happy to extend wholesale pricing to independent gift shops, bookstores, and educational institutions. Write us here on Etsy or at beanforest(a)gmail.com for more info!

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About beanforest

Sales 132,915
On Etsy since 2009

how it started

My 2009 tax return was spent on a button machine almost as a joke. The money probably would've been whittled away on books, DVDs, and bars if left to its own devices, so it seemed as good an option as any to blow the cash on something with a price tag larger than $20. I've always drawn comic strips, greeting cards, etc, to entertain myself, friends, and bored coworkers, and a pinback button felt like another usable surface to cover in jokes and strangeness.

Worst case scenario, the machine gets used a few times and then stuffed in the back of a closet waiting for the inevitable evening when friends are over goofing around on the porch, and someone says something funny, and someone else says, "haw haw, that'd be funny, on, like, a button!" and then my eyes could light mischievously and I would scamper inside saying, "hold on just a sec..."

I'm excited to report that more than eight years later, the button machine has spent exactly zero days stuffed in the back of a closet.

-beanforest

Shop members

  • beanforest

    Owner, Maker, Writer, Panic Artist

    Free time is spent writing, drawing, walking for long periods of time sometimes aimlessly, dancing once in a while, and avoiding my cat's teeth and claws when she wants more food even though she's already eaten her allotted two scoops for the day.

  • chupacabra

    Mascot/Security/Glutton

    She was abandoned by her mother in a barn as a young kitten and has been enacting her vengeance upon the world ever since.

Production partners

  • Crop Marks Printing

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Local independent printing company that offers a range of both digital and offset printing services.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2019
Beanforest would love to be carried at your favorite gift shop or bookstore! Write us here on Etsy, at beanforest(a)gmail.com, or call 616.856.6556 for more info.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Purchases are final. Items lost in transit will be replaced at no further charge.* Items are new and inspected for quality before shipment, but should there be any defect or damage caused during shipment, please write us explaining the issue and a replacement, refund, or return may be possible.

*Does not apply if the address provided is wrong or incomplete. Orders will be considered lost after 14 business days to the US, 30 days for international purchases.
Payment
Payment can be completed with any credit/debit card or Paypal account through Paypal or Etsy direct checkout.
Michigan residents: 6% sales tax is automatically calculated on orders shipping to MI.
Shipping
Buttons and magnets are stamped to order and will be processed within 5 business days after received payment. They are shipped to the address provided through Etsy unless you specify otherwise.

How items are shipped to the US:
- Buttons and magnets are shipped First Class Parcel with free tracking in a bubble mailer.
- Vinyl stickers are sent First Class Letter in an envelope supported with cardstock to keep from bending. Tracking extra upon request.
- Coffee cups are shipped Priority with free tracking in a cardboard box.

How items are shipped internationally:
- Buttons and magnets are shipped First Class Large Envelope in a flexible utility mailer protected by a layer of biodegradable bubble wrap.
- Vinyl stickers are sent First Class International Letter in an envelope supported with cardstock to keep from bending.
- Coffee cups are shipped First Class International in a cardboard box.
PLEASE NOTE: additional customs duties/tariffs/taxes may apply to your order. Every country is different, so please speak with your mail service if you have any questions. Tracking is not available on international orders, though a customs declaration is available upon request for cup, button, and magnet purchases.
Additional policies and FAQs
Boring Copyright/Intellectual Property rant from Beanforest:
I’m sensitive to the creative process and I take intellectual property rights seriously. As such, if I have any art or ideas here or on my other links that have grabbed your interest, please message me and maybe we can work out usage rights or team up on a project. I’m friendly and reasonable. Seriously, few things bum an artist out more than seeing their ideas straight-up stolen. If I find somebody stealing my stuff, I promise I am no longer friendly and reasonable.
LIKEWISE! If there’s anything in this store or associated links that you feel has been taken from somewhere else, please bring it to my attention! I can assure you it wasn’t intentional, but inspiration is a fickle thing and it’s impossible to track every single memory and influence.