CardsByLela

Personalized and Custom Stationery, Invitations + Cards

Long Beach, California On Etsy since 2009

1,679 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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CardsByLela

Personalized and Custom Stationery, Invitations + Cards

Long Beach, California | 1,679 Sales

Announcement    Custom stationery, invitations and greeting cards. Colorful and modern handcrafted paper designs at an affordable price. Personalized long distance cards handmade in the USA.

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Last updated on Aug 27, 2020

Custom stationery, invitations and greeting cards. Colorful and modern handcrafted paper designs at an affordable price. Personalized long distance cards handmade in the USA.

✽ We have been featured on Goodhousekeeping, Yahoo News, Mom Blog Society, mommymandy.com + mommasaiddayslikethese.com

✽ Follow, Chat, Share + Become a Fan
Visit me at cardsbylela.com

✽ instagram.com/stampinupcardsbylela
✽ pinterest.com/cardsbylela https://www.etsy.com/shop/CardsByLela
✽ twitter.com/cardsbylela
✽ facebook.com/cardsbylela

✽ Contact Info
email: cardsbylela [!at] gmail.com
etsy message: https://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=8162324&ref=pr_contact

Join my email newsletter for sneak peeks, product launches, giveaways and biggest discounts here: http://eepurl.com/bQZOYv

Thanks for stopping by!
Lela

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About CardsByLela

Sales 1,679
On Etsy since 2009

Corporate lady turns handmade card business owner

Hi, I'm Lela. I started out working for large, financial corporations. I enjoyed the work very much. Once I had my first daughter, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. My new found identity as a stay-at-home mom took a bit of transition. Many of my friends experienced the same thing. A gap between the person they were before and after having a child.

I started making handmade cards with my friend, Lauren, who is a gifted handmade card designer and creator in her own right. She had a ton of supplies to "play" with! Then, I was given a large set of supplies from a distant relative. Now that I had my own supplies, I began designing cards. Mostly for family friends, at first. Then, they started telling me that I should try to sell them. I always loved crafting but never thought people would want to buy them.

Then, my friends asked me to participate in a local craft fair. I thought why not. So, I designed and created over 200 cards for that event. It went very well. Customers kept asking if I had an online shop where they could purchase more. My answer was "No, sorry. This is my first craft fair." Yet I knew, they were right. I needed to have an online presence. So, my friend mentioned Etsy.com. To imagine creating a business myself was a dream come true. Now I could truly bridge the gap between the person I was before and after having a child. :)

Now, I have over 1,000 sales from across the world. I'm so thankful for Etsy and all my customers for making this a reality for me and so many people, like me. :)

Thank you for reading my story.

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  • Lela

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm Lela.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Mar 10, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Available by request.

If you would like a card customized, then I charge a fee of $30 per hour in the design phase of the process. Once ordered, I will send a digital draft within 24 hours from order date. Your order will include 2 revisions. Any additional revisions will be charged the design fee rate of $30 per hour. Once final approval is given by the buyer, final cards will be created and shipped within a timely manner.

After purchase, if you choose to cancel the custom order, you must cancel within 24 hours of order for full refund and cancellation. After cancellation, I will not create a new custom order for you.

Wholesale availability

Some of my items can be remade in large quantities. Please contact me if you are interested in ordering any item in bulk.

Sizing details

The dimensions of each product are mentioned in the product description. However, if you are not clear about the dimensions or would like further details on them, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Inside Message

All my cards and stationery are blank inside. If you'd like an inside message added to your card, please order this personalization listing: http://etsy.me/2nEQXq5 and the card of your choice. Please leave your personalized message in 'message to seller' at checkout.

Wrong Shipping Address

If you provide the wrong shipping address, please contact me ASAP, so I can cancel the original order and have you reorder with the correct address.
If you provide the wrong shipping address, and don't notice until after the order has shipped, please contact me ASAP, and reorder with the correct address, and I will expedite the process of creating your new order and ship it out again. I will refund the customer the original order once it returns, but not the shipping fee, unless it is a custom or personalized order. If it's a custom or personalized order, then there will be no refunds.

Lost Shipments

If your US order shipment goes missing without update to tracking info for 10 days, I can offer a refund. International orders cannot be offered the same as USPS doesn't track international packages once they've left the United States.

International Long Distance Cards

You may order international long distance cards, too. You can order it here: etsy.me/2EySdWZ . Just select your state: and country: either listed or Other.

Returns, Exchanges, Refunds + Cancellations

Unless an error is made on my part, returns, refunds and exchanges are not accepted or offered due to these cards being custom and personalized.

I gladly accept cancellations, and will give a full refund, within 24 hours of purchase. I will assume you no longer want to make a purchase at my shop.