CarlasCraft

Carla's Craft

San Diego, California · 129 Sales

CarlasCraft

Carla's Craft

San Diego, California 129 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(64)

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Carla

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Announcement   Here at Carla's Craft, my hope is that, in my shop, you will find the ideal gift for giving (or keeping because you just like it so much!). I also hope that you are so tickled with the color, texture and whimsy of the handmade items you will find here, that you share my shop with others.

Postage outside the U.S. is by air and is only an estimate. If you are thinking of purchasing you are most welcome to contact me (by using the "Ask a Question" button on the upper right of each product page) and I will find out and list the correct postage to your country.

Warmly,

Carla

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2016

Here at Carla's Craft, my hope is that, in my shop, you will find the ideal gift for giving (or keeping because you just like it so much!). I also hope that you are so tickled with the color, texture and whimsy of the handmade items you will find here, that you share my shop with others.

Postage outside the U.S. is by air and is only an estimate. If you are thinking of purchasing you are most welcome to contact me (by using the "Ask a Question" button on the upper right of each product page) and I will find out and list the correct postage to your country.

Warmly,

Carla

Carla

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5 out of 5 stars
(64)
isabelle0409

isabelle0409 on Apr 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This card EXCEEDED my expectations! It is absolutely enchanting, the PERFECT Mother's Day card. The mixed media illustration, the size, the gorgeous lined envelope; a gift with inself! The seller was a dear to do business with, she quickly responded to my questions and answered them honestly. I WILL shop with her AGAIN! Card was carefully packaged for shipping and arrived quickly and in 100% perfect conditon!

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Attending our annual gingerbread cookie decorating party, I was inspired to try to recreate my boy and girl chipboard decor and a stained glass snowflake!
Even when you sell the original, you can still bring joy with a photographic print on canvas... There's a whole section of these in my Etsy shop: Carla's Craft
What did I do the last weekend in October? Created with my friends, celebrated Halloween, laughed a lot... and made this wonderful ocean-themed Christmas tree!
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About

My Path Towards Becoming an Artist

My grandmother, my mom's mom, painted. Her first name was Idylmarch (for the Ides of March) and my great aunt, her sister, was named Verona. My great grandfather loved Shakespeare, or so I was told. My older brother can draw and paint. I've always been creative, loving to make things with my hands, whether a well-crafted meal, a scrapbook, or 60 birdhouse ornaments for the employees in Human Resources, the department where I worked! But since I didn't paint until recently, I hadn't considered myself an artist.

My favorite holiday is Halloween... it's my dad's and my niece's birthday and it's the day you get to dress up and be someone else - who wouldn't call it their fav holiday? Thanksgiving, then, is our opportunity to be thankful for and express our gratitude to our loved ones, friends and family. In December, we move into the excitement of the Christmas season. What joy! What beauty with everything glittering and shiny! What peace and friendship! What color and sounds... and what fragrances we all love about the holiday season. Each year I vow to get a tall enough tree to fill the cathedral ceiling in our living room... maybe this year I will actually do just that!

I love to recycle, re-use or 're-love" items to create new ones, particularly I love gift-giving. It's been a pleasure looking out my office window to see cards and custom canvases I've made displayed like OOAK art in my co-workers work areas and offices. My hope is that you enjoy my original art, mostly mixed media, handmade cards, altered items and crafts as much as my co-workers, friends and family have. Have a good one!

Warmly,

Carla

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  • Carla Bange

    Owner, Maker, Mixed Media Artist

    I once took an online art workshop by Christy Tomlinson called "She Art." I didn't think you could learn to paint from watching a video, but she is truly inspiring and from that and my creative endeavors over many years, I am now a mixed media artist

  • All Handmade by ME

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Last updated on April 25, 2016
Welcome to Carla's Craft! I love color and I enjoy a bit of whimsy and humor in my craft.

Here at Carla's Craft, my hope is that, in my shop, you will find the ideal gift for giving (or keeping because you just like it so much!). I also hope that you are so tickled with the color, texture and whimsy of the handmade items you will find here, that you share my shop with others.

Warmly,

Carla

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Shipping
I will make every attempt to ship anywhere. If for some reason the cost to ship to your location is more than 25% above the shipping cost I list, I will reach out to you to discuss additional shipping fees and whether you would like to continue with your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I love all of my work; it's often hard to part with each item. So, if you aren't pleased, I will work with you to return it to me and refund your purchase price.

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS

Click on the Ask a Question box to the right of the product photo and talk with me about what you would love to have customized just for your or as a gift!

THE REALITY OF COLORS

I more than willingly admit that my photography skills are pitiful. I have done my best with the photos and believe they reflect the true colors of my items. Computer, laptop, tablet, phone screens all vary, so I can't say for certain that these photos depict the true color as seen with the human eye. If you want specifics, please click the Ask a Question button and tell me what shade you are hoping for.

FOR THE LOVE OF RECYCLING

I love to recycle, alter and upcycle all kinds of "stuff and things" into my art. I feel the same way about packaging. I will recycle any and all packaging I have received at my residence, so don't be surprised if the box your order is shipped in has a familiar smile on the outside or marker scribbled out text and labels. I truly hate the packaging waste we have with shopping online, so please forgive me if the package isn't as pretty as what's inside! Thanks for understanding and supporting my recycling attempts.

LITTLE THINGS OCCASIONALLY FALL OFF

Many of my collaged items have dimensional objects, knick knacks, recycled items, game pieces, rhinestones, flowers and texture on them. Sometimes in shipping or over time, particularly if they get knocked over or bumped into, things occasionally fall off. If it's a dimensional piece, feel free to glue it back on! Even if it doesn't go back in the exact same place, that's the unique nature of the piece you purchase from my shop. If it's modeling paste or texture that chips, you can color it in (like with a Sharpie!) or leave it as is because it adds to the originality and the story of each piece. Mixed media art is not about perfection. It's about the combination of visual and textural design and the surprises you find each time you look!

ENJOY & SHARE THE JOY

Carla's Craft is all about sharing with you what I love to do. My hope is that you share my art by gifting it to others. Many of my products have strong personal messages which bring special meaning to the recipient. I enjoy sharing the stories of what my art means to others on my blog: https://clisette.wordpress.com I would love it if you send me a photo of my art with the person who ends up with it and share the story with me. It is so rewarding to learn how I have unknowingly touched someone's life. Thank you.

Warmly,
Carla

COMBINED SHIPPING COSTS

I combine shipping when you purchase more than one item, so don't let the total shipping cost deter you from ordering. Just click the Ask a Question button on any item, tell me which products you are interested in purchasing, tell me the city and state where your order will be shipped, and I will get a combined shipping estimate for you.