bykatedesigns

Notecards, prints, paintings,ornaments

Manchester, Vermont

Announcement    Bykatedesigns is alive and well and operating as a home business in beautiful Manchester, Vermont!

I joined joined Etsy in 2009, and have recently decided to make it my passion! I have a degree in Art History, from Wheaton College in MA, and studied fine art at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I love to paint in oil and watercolor, especially landscapes, seascapes and gardens. Many of my greeting card designs are inspirations from my travels to Italy, France, North Africa, Bermuda and the good old USA, especially Cape Cod and Newport, Rhode Island.

My notecard designs come from my original oil paintings and watercolors. During the holidays I sell hand painted ornaments on wood tree slices, which were very popular online and in stores this past season!

Look for new designs in greeting cards, coastal cards. floral notecards and travel scenes, plus some old standby's. Coming soon, prints of all designs! Thanks for taking a look!

Kate

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 5, 2021

Bykatedesigns is alive and well and operating as a home business in beautiful Manchester, Vermont!

I joined joined Etsy in 2009, and have recently decided to make it my passion! I have a degree in Art History, from Wheaton College in MA, and studied fine art at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I love to paint in oil and watercolor, especially landscapes, seascapes and gardens. Many of my greeting card designs are inspirations from my travels to Italy, France, North Africa, Bermuda and the good old USA, especially Cape Cod and Newport, Rhode Island.

My notecard designs come from my original oil paintings and watercolors. During the holidays I sell hand painted ornaments on wood tree slices, which were very popular online and in stores this past season!

Look for new designs in greeting cards, coastal cards. floral notecards and travel scenes, plus some old standby's. Coming soon, prints of all designs! Thanks for taking a look!

Kate

Items

 

All Items

Thank you cards

$6.50

Blank cards

$6.50

Peonies

$6.50

Birthday cards

$6.50

Thank you cards

$6.50

Birthday cards

$6.50

Blank cards

$6.50

coastal prints

$6.50

Beach scenes

$6.50

Kate Franklin

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Kate Franklin

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About bykatedesigns

Sales 59
On Etsy since 2009

bykatedesigns and how it started

by kate designs started in 2003, as a part-time business out of my home, in Mendham, NJ. I created artwork, primarily paintings, and taught art to adults and children. I also love fabric, and designed handbags, footstools and pillows for a time, and taught sewing and fashion design basics to children.

After a move to the midwest for 4 years, where I continued to paint, and opened a wine and art studio, teaching art to amateurs, I moved back to the east coast, to Vermont, to be closer to my family, and where I continue to enjoy teaching art. I also continue to paint my own original artwork, including landscapes of the beautiful Vermont scenery. So many of my inspirations for my paintings come from my travels to Italy, France, Tunisia, New England, and the midwest and west of the United States. I love to share my experiences with others, and find no better way to do that than by painting!

I re-opened my shop on Etsy, so that I can share my designs with you, in the form of notecards, prints, original paintings, and Christmas ornaments. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my work, I look forward to spending time creating for you!

I offer free shipping on all of my items, regardless of quantity!

Shop members

  • Kate Franklin

    Owner

    Painting landscapes and gardens has been my passion for years. After studying Art History and Fine Art in college, getting married and having a family, I started teaching art out of my studio, and selling my paintings, notecards and ornaments.

Production partners

  • Cewor

    China

    Cewor makes quality wood slices, I have been using them for a few years.

  • Express Copy

    Manchester, VT

    Excellent printing services and fast turnaround time.

  • Franklin Printing

    Portland, ME

    Local Maine company that does digital designs for my notecards and prints

  • Inkspot Press

    Manchester Center, VT

    Local printing service. I love having a high quality printer in town, so that I can drop in to see papers and proofs in person. I also love supporting my local economy.

  • Picture Salon Printing Service

    Madison, WI

    I chose Picture Salon for my printing needs because I love the quality of the papers that they offer for my notecards and prints. I especially like the 80lb watercolor paper, with the deckled edge, which I have not found anywhere else.

  • The Crimson Atelier

    Yardley, PA

    They produce very high quality prints on canvas of original artwork. I wanted my work to look professional and have archival quality, which the Crimson Atelier is known for.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 25, 2015
Welcome to bykatedesigns! I hope that you enjoy browsing, I will be adding more and more items, so hope to see you back!

Regards, Kate

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will accept returns, as I want you to be delighted with your purchase. Please contact me within one week of receiving your package if you are looking to make a return. You must ship the package back to me at your expense, and the item must arrive in good, unused condition. Once received, I will offer a refund of the item, for the purchase price, minus the shipping cost.
Payment
I accept Etsy and paypal payments.
Shipping
I ship using Fedex or the US Post Office. Shipping includes postage and packaging. Please contact me if you need expedited shipping and I will work with you.

All artwork/product is tracked for delivery confirmation.

I ship my notecards and prints in stiff mailers with added protection so that they arrive in the best condition. I ship ornaments in a gift box, within a sturdy box, surrounded with packaging materials. The paintings are shipped with stiff materials such as cardboard and bubble wrap to protect them.

Lost or damages packages: In the rare instance that an item arrives damaged, please contact me immediately upon receipt. I will refund your payment as long as I am notified in 3 days or less. Returns must be sent back within 7 days of receipt along with tracking/delivery confirmation. For refunds on ornaments, you must take a photo of the damaged package before opening, and a photo of the broken product as it appears in the box. You can email those to me within the 3 day window. A refund will be issued upon receipt of the item.

International shipping: I currently only ship within the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some of my original artwork has been reproduced into various mediums.

I am accepting commissions for ornaments until December 1, 2015, for this year. Please contact me for details and pricing. Custom orders will have an additional cost.