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cheryloz is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My shop will be on vacation mode from August 1st - 22nd!

Thank you,

If you have any questions regarding my work, please send me a message and I will respond when my shop reopens. Thank you for visiting!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

My shop will be on vacation mode from August 1st - 22nd!

Thank you,

If you have any questions regarding my work, please send me a message and I will respond when my shop reopens. Thank you for visiting!

Cheryl Oz

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Cheryl Oz


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About cheryloz

Sales 1,021
On Etsy since 2008

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Happiness is creating...

For me happiness is creating and I can't imagine not doing something creative everyday. As a child I was never without my sketchbook and bag of markers and my Mom is very creative, so she was always concocting some kind of craft project for us to do together. I am an only child so since there weren't a lot of children to play with in our home, art was a great past time for me. I was never one of those kids that had to be entertained, because art could entertain me for hours. I'm happiest when I'm making or creating things, whether it's a painting, a craft project, or cooking up a nice meal for my family and friends.

My Etsy shop mainly began, because I needed a different creative outlet other than my 9 to 5 job which was as an Art Director in advertising. At the time, I mostly did design work for Ford Motor Co. thru several local Detroit Metro Ad agencies. While I still loved design work, I didn't really like the business of advertising and working on automotive any longer. Before actually quitting my day job, I found Etsy. During my downtime, I would peruse Etsy and oooh and aaah, over the many amazing handmade products -- and would revel in the fact that people were making money selling their art and handmade. One day I decided that's it, I'm going to start working on some illustrations to sell (because illustration was always my true passion when I studied in art in college). Soon enough my shop was open and people were slowly beginning to purchase my artwork.

I felt the need though to expand outside of Etsy so I started doing some local indie art + craft fairs and approached local shops about selling some of my work. This was scary and exciting all at the same time! The indie fairs blew my mind! So many incredibly talented people and so much fun. It was great to get feedback on my work from people and to meet so many other talented artists and craftsman. But, don't be fooled by all of this amazing fun, it's a lot of hard work. A LOT! Hours, days, weeks, even months preparing work for shows. But, every minute of it is totally worth it.

Over the past few years, I've expanded the production of my work in my house from a tiny bedroom which is now specifically my office and we cleaned out and re-designed our basement which is now my studio. My upstairs office is still where I do my design work, pack up orders, and print out my cards and prints. The studio is where I make all of the art happen -- a.k.a my happy place!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Cheryl

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 19, 2022
Hi! Cheryl Oz Designs is a collection of youthfully-spirited, retro inspired, brightly-colored hand-drawn, digital or painted illustrations consisting of originals and archival prints, quality handcrafted paper and mixed medium goods.
Questions? Please shoot me a convo! I'd be happy to answer any questions you have regarding my work.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Creatively Yours, Cheryl

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
At this time I will not except any refunds or exchanges. I want all of my customers to be happy with their purchase, so if I can correct the problem, please contact me. Since my items are handmade, I cannot be responsible for damages due to shipment or otherwise. I send out all my packages with the utmost care in hopes for a safe, perfect delivery to all of my customers. I ship via USPS with either Priority Mail or First-Class mail status, depending on the item purchased. Occasionally things may get lost or damaged in the mail system. It's just as frustrating to me as it is to you, because each and every package I send is very important to me.
I accept credit cards via direct payment thru Etsy and Paypal for payment.

• Please pay for your purchases in a timely manner. All unpaid purchases that are not paid for in a timely manner of 2 business days from the date of purchase will be relisted and the sale will be cancelled.
I treat every customer's purchase with the utmost care and in a timely manner. The majority of my work is made to order, unless I have stock available in the studio. Your purchases are shipped within 2 business days of Paypal payment purchase date.

Please note: most boxed holiday cards that include glitter will take a minimum of 3 business days before shipping due to the drying process of the glitter + glue, unless I have stock on hand. In which case, I ship right away!


• Last day to ship for Christmas delivery --

• Last day to ship for Christmas delivery--

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: If you do not see a shipping price for an item you wish to purchase PLEASE email me and I'd be happy to look up a shipping price for you to add to the listing!

Please be aware that your government may require you to pay an import tax or duty on items shipped from the USA to you in the UK. This fee is to be paid by you (the importer and/or buyer) not the seller of the merchandise.
Additional policies and FAQs
• If you are placing an order for a gift, please let me know and I'll include a gift tag with no charge included, and if you like I can ship the gift to them directly too! If you are interested in this service, please mention in the note to seller at checkout.

I do not sell my illustrations for digital download at this time.

• CUSTOM ORDERS: I'm happy to accept custom orders if my work schedule permits. All custom orders will require a 50% down payment prior to starting the order and once the order is completed the payment balance + shipping costs must be paid before items are to be shipped. This can vary per project and can be discussed at time of the order. Please feel free to email me your requests!