illustrations and invitations

Indiana, United States · 1176 Sales


illustrations and invitations

Indiana, United States 1176 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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SAMPLES : Wedding Invitation Variety Pack
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5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Harwood

Sarah Harwood on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are AWESOME. Thank you soooo much. They are even better than what I imagined in my head. THANK YOU!!!!


littleleslie27 on May 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Liz did a great job with our Thank-You cards, and even included a sweet little extra for us! They are exactly as we imagined, and I can't wait to send them to our friends and family!


littleleslie27 on May 10, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The invitation design and print quality was EXACTLY what we had hoped for. She captured our wedding venue and dog, Abby, perfectly. Liz pays careful attention to her invitation design--she even caught a typo I didn't. The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was the envelope's address printing, which is no longer offered as a service. The addresses on our envelopes were not as pictures on many of her photos featured on etsy. The return address on our envelopes were printed almost as large as the recipient address, which makes it look a little awkward. Communication was a little slow as was the production time between approval of the design to delivery. However, Liz's work is great if you are looking for a custom, very personable, and quirky design. I recommend ordering well in advance of your wedding.


ricbraun10 on May 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely worth the wait - we loved how the invitations turned out (the drawing of our dog was especially on point). Neither of us thought we would care about our invitations but the second we got our samples back we knew we had found the perfect ones for us. Overall couldn't be happier with how they turned out.

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This is the 2016 schedule for custom wedding illustrations. You can purchase a design fee at any time, the schedule for your project will follow the quoted timeline for the month your completed questionnaire is returned. (Timing is a rough estimate.)


Chicks n Hens

Hi! My name is Alizabeth. (You can call me Liz!) I'm the founder, creative spirt, and sole creator here at Chicks n Hens. The name "Chicks n Hens" was inspired by fond memories of my grandmother growing chickens and hens (succulents) in her garden, and sharing them with me every summer. My grandma's passion for painting has inspired me to pursue my creative dreams, and ensure I’m always doing something in life that I love. 

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Purdue University. I am inspired by whimsical design elements, vintage charm, and happy colors. I work straight from photographs and descriptions to create custom illustrations which reflect my clients’ families, pets, personalities, events, and homes. Focusing on custom designs makes every day a new and exciting one. I love that no two projects are exactly the same. I personally handle every aspect of Chicks n Hens in my studio space, from preliminary sketches, to printing, assembling, and shipping. 

I currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana with my husband and our dogs. When I’m not working on illustrations and prints for Chicks n Hens I like to cook, run, garden, enjoy a glass of cabernet, and volunteer for a retired racing greyhound adoption group.

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    Owner, Designer, Illustrator

    Hi! I'm Liz, the founder, creative spirt, and sole creator here at Chicks n Hens. I am inspired by whimsical design elements, vintage charm, and happy colors!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
Thank you for stopping by! :)
I'm Liz! Please feel free to contact me with any questions about policies, timing, and the creative process.

How it works :
1. Purchase a design fee and within 24 hours (M-Th) I will email you a questionnaire.
2. Return the completed questionnaire within 60 days from purchase date via email. At this time you can attach photos.
3. Timing for your project will begin when you return the questionnaire. See the ROUGH schedule here:!wedding-info/c5ld
4. When you receive your design samples back via email, you have the opportunity to make limited design revisions and unlimited text revisions.
5. After you approve your design samples you have the opportunity to purchase either prints or the high resolution digital files.
6. For print orders see the ROUGH schedule here:!wedding-info/c5ld
7. Prints will ship after the production phase has concluded.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
+ For custom illustrations, the quoted timing for each phase of the design process (design, revision, and production) are ROUGH ESTIMATES based on previous projects. Timing does vary from client to client. I recommend placing your order as soon as possible, and allowing a little extra time for each phase in the design process.

+ Designs fees for custom illustrations are non-refundable, even if you do not read timing prior to purchasing and find the timing does not work for your project after purchasing. Read about wedding timing here:!wedding-info/c5ld , or contact me for a quote.

+ Having a custom illustration made is a CREATIVE PROCESS. If your project deadlines do not line up with the quoted ROUGH timeline, please do not purchase from Chicks n Hens expecting to speed through the creative process. This is supposed to be fun - not stressful! I have rush order packages available when my schedule allows.

+ Your responsiveness to emails and returning required forms has a great impact on the schedule for your project.

+ Please take your time filling out your questionnaire. It is helpful to my design process if you can submit a fully completed questionnaire. However, I do ask that you return your questionnaire within 60 days of purchase. If you are unable to return the questionnaire within that timeline your project is subject to cancellation (without refund), or changes in the quoted timeline, card stock selection, etc. can occur.

+ The only way to receive GUARANTEED DELIVERY DATES for your custom project is to purchase a rush order for a fee. I accept a limited number of rush orders, and they are first come first serve.

+ I am unable to rush any phase of your project without a rush order purchase.

+ You must return your completed questionnaire for a rush order no later than 14 days from the purchase date. If you do not return the questionnaire within 2 weeks from purchase date, you order will not be eligible for guaranteed rush order timing, and refunds for the rush order fee will not be provided.
+ Packages will ship to the address associated with your Etsy account. I will not verify the shipping address before your package ships. PLEASE contact me ASAP if you would like your package sent to a different address. In the event that you provide the wrong shipping address, refunds will not be provided for the lost package.
+ All packages from Chicks n Hens are sent with tracking and insurance (except samples).
+ All print orders over $300 will require a signature upon delivery. Please contact me to add a signature requirement, or remove the signature requirement if your print order is over $300.
+ Please remember, I cannot personally guarantee estimated delivery dates provided by the USPS. Unfortunately, after the package leaves my hands the timing is completely out of my control.
+ If your package is lost or damaged during shipment by the USPS I will file a claim with the USPS. The timeframe for the refund or resolution from the USPS is out of my hands beyond that point. I cannot personally offer refunds for packages lost or damaged by the USPS, as this will be covered by the USPS insurance. In the event that a package is damaged, you must keep all packaging for the USPS to review.

+ Sometimes packages are delayed in customs. You will be responsible for any customs fees you may incur. (Thus far, none of my international clients have notified me of any additional custom fees, but I have heard this can happen.)
+ If you are in a hurry to receive your prints, I suggest going with digital files and printing locally.
Refunds and Exchanges
+ Design fees are non-refundable even if you decide not to proceed with the design process for ANY reason. (Think of the design fee as a payment for the time it takes to create your custom illustration, AND ALSO a placeholder for your project on my schedule.)
+ There are no refunds on prints, printing services (such as address printing on envelopes), upgraded envelopes, or envelope liners.
+ If you have concerns about color, paper thickness, or quality – ORDER A SAMPLE prior to purchasing.
+ There are no refunds if you over calculate how many printed addresses you will need on your envelopes, and in turn purchase too many. Please double check your guest list before purchasing all of your printed items.

+ Chicks n Hens is not responsible for ANY errors (design, spelling, or grammatical) found on your designs after you approve your final samples. I do my best to ensure every design is perfect, but ultimately it is your responsibility read over and approve your design samples for printing. (This applies to print orders AND digital file orders.)
+ Please look over your designs carefully. I highly recommend having a second person also proofread your designs.
+ Often the text provided on the questionnaire is rewritten / rearranged to fit on your design, so please use the actual design samples to proofread and approve your designs. (Remember, revisions to the wording are free and unlimited!)
+ Designs are printed exactly as they appear when you approve them. Any errors discovered after printing will mean that you need to pay for reprints, even if the error was my fault. Refunds will NOT be provided for errors.
Additional policies and FAQs
+ You must decide between prints or the digital files at the time your questionnaire is returned. Orders cannot be changed from print orders to digital file orders or vice versa after the questionnaire is submitted.

+ Samples are ALWAYS available if you would like to feel the paper and see the print quality before placing your full order for prints.
+ You can even purchase a sample of your exact invitation design before purchasing all of your prints, so there won't be any surprises!
+ Remember, colors can vary slightly from computer to computer, and from the computer to the printer.
+ Print dimensions may vary slightly (by a smidge!), as Chicks n Hens prints are each lovingly cut by hand.

+ I own the rights to my designs and illustrations.
+ I reserve the right to display or use the custom design created for you on my main website, social media outlets, etc.
+ I am happy to alter any personal information prior to sharing per your request (such as last names, etc.).
+ Digital files are sent for one time printing by you or a local printer only.
+ Please do not take portions of my designs or illustrations to reuse, alter, resell, or post anywhere without my written permission. These are MY designs, and are meant to be printed exactly as is.
+ My designs are copyrighted.
+ Final high-resolution digital files will be sent as flattened PDF and JPEG files meant for printing only. Design files are never for sale.
+ Ordering digital files means you or your local print shop will be responsible for the entire printing process including printer settings, color matching, paper selection, document set up, and bleed requirements for the specific printer used, etc. Any of these items are beyond the services provided with digital file orders.
+ If you have concerns about printing, paper quality, and / or the work involved with printing, cutting, and assembling your invitations on your own I highly recommend ordering your prints from Chicks n Hens.
+ You will need to coordinate and communicate with whatever print shop you choose.

If you have any issues with your order, please contact me through Etsy or by email ( I want everyone to LOVE their final product from Chicks n Hens, and your opinion is important to me.