Trevor Cherry on Feb 22, 2015
Our cards where such a hit with our friends and family! We love the outcome! Thank you!!
Hannah Pittman on Nov 18, 2014
This shop owner is the BEST. She worked with me on the details that I wanted and I love the results.
living the dream
I've always been one of those crafty, creative, artistic kind of people. Always imagining, always creating, always doodling. I'm in my early thirties and I still LOVE to sit down with a box of crayons and a coloring book. It's therapeutic...
6 years ago when we had our first child, we decided I'd quit my graphic design job and become a stay-at-home-mom. To all the other stay-at-home-moms out there, you know where I'm coming from when I say it's tough. Rewarding, but tough. Your days are devoted to these precious babes and it's hard to find time for yourself. After about a year and a half, I longed to draw and create again, but didn't want to sacrifice my dream of being home with my son. So in 2010, I kind of stumbled upon this little gem called Etsy. It became the perfect solution. Etsy has allowed me to live both of my dreams - by day I'm a mom and by night I'm an artist. I get to connect with people all over the world, without ever leaving the comfort of my own home. I'm able to sell my illustrations and stationery creations, and keep the focus on my husband and kids. I feel lucky to be able to say that I really am what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Owner, Maker, Designer
illustrator, wife and mom of two
I'm Jen and welcome to my little corner on etsy. I'm delighted to offer lovely, one-of-a-kind illustrated, DIY PRINTABLE illustrated Wedding and Event Stationery, while giving you the best customer service I can give.
All of my designs are sent thru email in print ready digital format. You can print them at home, take to a local professional printer, or upload to an online printer. Just be sure to let me know which way you'll be printing before I get started on your designs; each requires different file formatting.
I'm primarily a stay-at-home-mom, but I'm working on the computer periodically throughout the day or night on Monday - Friday. Generally I don't work Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays. Please keep in mind that I run this shop by myself and my family takes priority. You're very valuable as a customer, and I work my hardest on every single order, but I'm also a wife and a stay-at-home-mom to 2 little kiddos. So if you're curious on the status of an order, or sent me a question and haven't heard from me in a while, just send me a reminder and I'll get back with you as soon as possible.
I'm sorry, but I don't do custom-from-scratch-designs or major changes to current designs. However, you may purchase an existing design and customize your colors, wording, and make slight layout adjustments.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish to cancel your order, please contact me (Jen) immediately to find out the status of your design. If I have NOT begun on the design, your payment will be fully refunded.
»» To ensure 100% satisfaction, please take the responsibility of reviewing your proof for mistakes, spelling and punctuation errors. Sometimes there's a lot of changes made in the creation process, leading to multiple proofs. And sometimes while I'm working late at night, my fingers don't type right and I may misspell a few words. It's important you thoroughly check each and every one of your proofs.
»» If you are unhappy with your order, please be sure to speak with me directly so I have an opportunity to reach a happy outcome. Customer service is very important to me, as-is my shop's positive feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
Files are sent in one of two ways:
1. If printing from your HOME PRINTER or using a LOCAL PRINT SHOP like Kinkos or Office Max:
- PDF format, multiple copies per 8-1/2" x 11" page with trim marks for cutting
2. If using an ONLINE PRINTER** (like Vistaprint) or high-end professional print shop
- Single file PDF
**this option is available if you specify at checkout that you want it. Different online printers have unique specifications to make the files print-ready for their site. It's best that I do this at the beginning of the design process of your files.
I default to option #1, so please specify at the beginning if you prefer option #2. It's also important that you tell me which online printer you're using, if that's the route you're taking.
If your printer requires a different file format or set up, I can generally accommodate them, but please let me know prior to ordering.
You will need Adobe Reader to view and print your proofs. You can download a free copy here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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I work on my home computer Monday-Friday, a little in the afternoon and a little in the evening when the kids are in bed. Generally I'm not on the computer working Saturdays and Sundays, or any major holiday.
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Proofs are normally sent within a week of your purchase. If you're lucky and I'm a little slow with orders, I may get it done faster.
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Designs are for personal use only.
Designs are not for use as business advertisements, packaging, or branding.
No commercial use is allowed.
By purchasing a design, you are purchasing the rights to reproduce the design, in its entirety "as is" (with exception to resizing).
You may not alter the design in any way, create derivative works from the design, or use design elements separately from the design. It is a copyright violation to alter the designs in any manner that is not explicitly permitted, or to reproduce the graphics without Blackberry Graphics’ consent.
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For best results, please choose a darker color (for text) and a lighter color for your accent color (graphics).
I highly recommend using a professional printer for designs with full colored backgrounds.
Colors will look slightly differently on screen than they will printed, and no two printers will print a color the exact same. Because of this, I highly recommend printing your proof using the paper and printer you’ll use for your final project before approving the design.
If adjustments to the colors need to be made, please select a new color from Blackberry Graphics' color chart or provide a CMYK or RGB number for the new color, or request samples of colors to choose from. If requesting new color samples, please provide detailed instructions about the shade of color you'd like.
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Sizes shown in listings are considered standard in the US. If you are using an online printer, make sure their sizes match mine. My design sizes can be adjusted on request, but you must let me know you’d like to change the size when you order.
Requests for size changes after the first proof has been sent may result in additional fees.
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All listings are for a digital copy of the design only. No printing or printed product is included in the price.
Blackberry Graphics‘ designs are compatible with the following print options:
1. Print at home: Blackberry Graphics can provide instructions for printing and trimming your designs, upon request.
2. Online Printer: Blackberry Graphics can format your designs so they are ready to upload. Please let me know AT THE BEGINNING what printer you will be using so that your files can be properly formatted and sized.
3. Local Professional Print Shop: Blackberry Graphics can format your designs so they are ready to print. Please let me know your printer’s print ready file requirements are.
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Further customization (e.g. changing the font, orientation, layout) of any design is available for an additional fee.
Please contact Blackberry Graphics if you're interested in customizing a design, and we can discuss the details.