Eliza B and Her Silhouettes
I have always had a special interest in the antique craft of cutting silhouettes, a form of portraiture used before the advent of photography! I started making silhouettes as a teenager, my first "real" cutting was an intricate Scherenschnitte design that my mother ended up using as a lamp shade. After college (I have a BFA in Studio Art) I I began cutting simple portraits for friends and relatives on request. One thing led to another and I soon found myself focusing on family pets, which is what led to the opening of my Etsy store.
Eliza B Simmons
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Eliza B lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. She enjoys relaxing with a pair of scissors and a sheet of silhouette paper.
**Note that all of my silhouettes were designed by me. This took time and effort. If you are seeing them in other Etsy stores they did not originate there! **
ALL silhouettemypet artwork is registered with the United States Copyright Office on a regular basis and is covered by copyright laws. It is illegal to download or reproduce these designs without prior permission.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I am very careful when it comes to packaging my work for shipping. Items are individually packaged in plastic sleeves and sent in a stiff mailer envelope. Framed pieces are bubbled wrapped and boxed.
I make everything to order in my studio and generally do not having ready to ship silhouettes on hand. Decals usually takes me 1-3 days to have cut and ready to ship. Hand-cut artwork can takes anywhere from 3-7 days. Packages are mailed Monday through Friday (during USPS hours) via USPS First Class Mail which usually takes 3-5 business days (within the United States). Priority Shipping upgrades are available at checkout.
*Note that international shipping usually takes approximately 2 -5 weeks, unless you have purchased a Priority Intl Shipping Upgrade. Tracking numbers usually only work up until an item reaches customs.** Custom fees, tariffs and any local taxes will be the responsibility of the buyer. These fees are not included in the shipping cost and I have no control over what they might be. Actual retail value of all items are listed on the customs form. **
Refunds and Exchanges
If your order is damaged in shipping please contact me immediately and I will send you a replacement.
I take pride in my work. If for any reason you are not satisfied please contact me immediately and I will do my best to send you a replacement or issue you a refund on request upon return of the artwork. I want you to be happy with your purchase - if you are disappointed than you certainly don't need to keep it! That said, please contact me within 30 days of the shipping date. Shipping fees are nonrefundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to take custom silhouette requests. Note that there is an additional $20.00 fee for custom design work, due to the extra time involved in making a new design. Please contact me for information on the custom design process, as well as estimates and current processing time.
Alternately - If you are simply looking for a variation of a specific breed or animal that I have not yet made click the "Contact Shop Owner" link. Send me a description of what you are looking for. If it is something I can add to my store I will be happy to work on making a new design at no additional cost.
Decals can be ordered at discounted wholesale prices when requested in large quantities. Hand-cut Silhouettes can also be made available wholesale to a certain extent. Keep in mind that they are hand-cut and not mass produced so any discounts would be limited.
BOOK PAGES: Due to the uniqueness and limited number of the vintage book pages, they can NOT be sold in large quantities.
Please contact me for more information.
The OVAL frames seen in the listing photos are available for 5x7 sizes only. I do not currently have framing options available in any other format.
BOOK PAGES ARE OLD
Be aware that some of the vintage book pages will have old book character, i.e. creases, bends, yellowing and spotting. I will never mail you something that I wouldn't hang on my own walls!
SILHOUETTEMYPET ARTWORK IS COPYRIGHTED
ALL SilhouetteMyPet artwork is registered with the United States Copyright Office on an annual basis and is covered by copyright laws. It is illegal to download or reproduce any SilhouetteMyPet design.
SilhouetteMyPet designs and artwork are not to be reproduced, copied, or used in anyway for the purpose of selling or resale.
Do not copy my work for redistribution because that would be stealing. Copying someone else's work is bad karma, so just don't do it!
Frequently asked questions
Do you gift wrap?
Gift wrapping is available on request. Simply leave me a note at checkout that you would like the item gift wrapped, along with the message you would like included. I will wrap the item and include your note. The receipt will not be included in the package.
Can I buy a digital file of a design?
I have unfortunately experienced many problems in the past with the redistribution of my artwork without my permission. Because of this digital files of my designs are not available in any format.
Can the silhouette face the other direction?
Sure! I am happy to change the direction that the animal is facing from how it is shown in the listing image. Just leave me a note at Checkout that you would like it flipped.
Will the stickers work on cars?
Yes, they do well on windows, the metal of cars and any clean, smooth non-porous surface. Note that outdoor durability is approximately 3 years.
What size sticker should I buy for a car?
I usually recommend the 5" size for cars, but it really depends on how prominent you want the sticker to be. Please see the Item Details of the design you are interested in for exact dimensions.
Are the stickers magnetic? Can they be reused?
No. The stickers are made of adhesive vinyl. They are removable but in most cases are NOT reusable. The stickers are NOT magnetic.
Are the stickers on a background? Can you make the Heart, Name, Etc a Different Color?
The stickers are cut directly out of vinyl, they consist of the shape only, there is no background. The heart is cut from the silhouette and will appears as the same color of the surface you are applying the sticker to. For instance, if you are attaching a white sticker to a yellow car, the heart would appear yellow. The same applies to any text that is in the body of the silhouette. Text that is underneath is the same color as the silhouette.