Artist Designed Paper Goods

Chicago, Illinois | 1885 Sales


Artist Designed Paper Goods

Chicago, Illinois 1885 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Gigi Marie

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Gigi Marie

Announcement    Artist Designed Paper Goods Inspired by Life's Little Treasures
Celebrate your life with style! ¨*:•.♥


Last updated on Aug 10, 2019

Artist Designed Paper Goods Inspired by Life's Little Treasures
Celebrate your life with style! ¨*:•.♥


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About GigiMarieStationery

Sales 1,885
On Etsy since 2009

Art and Inspiration

Hello, Thank you for visiting my store.

Gigi Mari is a one girl stationary and fine art store located in the Chicago suburbs. I received my undergraduate in Fine Art and then moved on to a degree in Graphic Design. Art has always been my passion and I love to come up with new and exciting designs.

Most of my ideas are inspired by designs in nature. Nature does have the most perfect color palette. For my children's designs, I think about the play time I had with my daughter at different ages. What did she enjoy? Where did her imagination take her? She created her first masterpiece at 18 months with finger paints. Children are never too young to start creating. From that point on we have played with clay, crafted fairies, beaded jewelry, curled paper, tissue pom poms, painted on glassware, sewed dresses for dolls, made candy shops and played grocery store. The possibilities were limitless. But the best memories are coloring. Simply coloring together. My daughter is 20 and we still color together. I am delighted that adult coloring has become a trend. When we visit my 91 year old mother (also an artist) we all sit together and color for hours, drinking coffee and talking.

Art has been in my family lineage for decades.The creativity and talent runs through the family veins deep into our ancestry. My brothers, cousins, Aunts and Uncles, and where it began for me, with my mother.

My daughter now produces beautiful illustrations that are requested for tattoos, image wear, decorative prints and more. Her inspiration: Mandalas, beautiful scenery, animals and plants. She started practicing the art of Henna at the age of 10, and continues to adorn people with this beautiful body art. She also has a love of photography and we will be featuring her unique perspective of life as a teenager, a young woman transitioning into adulthood.

I have taught art to children of all ages, to seniors and special needs individuals. I think the ability to free your mind and create without any expectations is one of the best therapies anyone can do.

I love to paint, and watercolor is my favorite medium to work in. You will see my paintings on different paper products in my store. Some are just left as they were created, and others I have manipulated with my graphic design skills in various ways to bring fresh new designs to you.

Recently, i have included graphics from other artists to offer you more images, as trends and themes change.

All of the designing, printing, cutting, scoring and packaging is done in my home office. I strive to give you a personal one on one experience.
All orders are professionally packaged in clear cello sleeves and or boxes tied with a bow wrapped in tissue. It is my gift to you. I want you to be excited when your package arrives! I can custom design anything to fit your occasion...just ask.

I also offer gift wrapping. I have a beautiful collection of handmade papers and if I could part with them, they would be in my store as well. Just ask if you desire your gift to be wrapped and addressed with a card.

There are so many creative artists and I appreciate that you have visited my store and I hope you consider Gigi Marie Stationery for your next special event.

Happy Shopping!


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Shop policies

Last updated on August 20, 2019
♥ Welcome to my store. I have been a fine artist for over 30 years and graphic designer for 20 years. I work in all media; acrylics, oils, watercolor, pastels, photography, digital, fabric and jewelry. All of my designs can be customized to suit baby showers, bachelorette party, bridal shower, birthday parties, etc... If you like a design or painting but need if for a different occasion...just email me!

I am still adding items so feel free to visit to view more art. I hope you enjoy my work!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All personalized and custom orders are made to order so I do not accept any cancellation after 4h from placing an order.

If there is an error with your order, please contact me immediately, so I can make it right. If there is a mistake on my part I will gladly recreate and reship your item... free of charge! So, please proof carefully, I cannot be responsible for mistakes you miss on the proof.

On custom orders, personalized invitations etc and prints, I will only replace, there are no refunds. Replacement only when invoice is completely paid in full. I must receive the previous shipped item within 7 days of receipt for a replacement
I am Not responsible for damage in shipping. Please purchase insurance.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ I accept Etsy Direct Checkout, PayPal or I can take Credit Cards over the phone or via Etsy messaging which is secure.

All correspondence will be sent to the email you have registered with Etsy. I receive many orders and cannot keep track of several emails. All orders will be sent to the address you have on your Invoice when ordering. I usually do not notice a difference because my eye to detail is in the product. So please alert me if this is different.

If you have an urgent order or rush order, it is your responsibility to check your mail for proofs and respond in a timely manner. Also, you should contact me prior to ordering and alert me of the date you need "in hand" Please see rush charges below in shipping. Normal time for shipping invitations is 1-2 weeks from order.

If you would like to arrange for pick up, please email me and I will adjust the invoice.

Typically I will respond on weekends, however this is not a guarantee. Please message me prior if you need a rush. I try hard to accommodate my customers. If you have a rush order, or you have contacted me and I have made arrangements with you to send proofs, digital files or printed orders during the weekend, this is the only exception.
* If there is an error with your order, I will also correct it as soon as possible even on weekends.

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All orders over $100 are eligible for a free 8" x 10" print. Convo me about baby shower invitations. Baby's Brewing and Tea for Two has a specific print that coordinates with the baby in teacup design. This may be purchased separately in my shop. Please let me know before I ship your order otherwise buyer pays for standard shipping.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ If you pay via paypal, I will ship to the confirmed address on the paypal invoice. If you need your order shipped elsewhere, make sure you let me know in seller notes.

Insurance is optional and I encourage you to purchase this with large orders. Convo me and I will revise your invoice. I am not responsible for damage done in shipping. It is your responsibility to add insurance.

Prints greeting cards and invitations will be shipped within 7 business days of finalized proof, sometimes earlier. Many of my listings do state an earlier ship date. Sets of (10) invitations will ship first class or in the shipping option you have chosen.

If you require or would like a different method of shipping please convo me before you order. All original pieces will be professionally packed. All prints are shipped in gallery flats. Cards and invitations are packaged in clear boxes or sealed bags tied with a bow. Shipping price includes insurance on originals only.

TIf you are shipping to Canada, please note all packages over 12 oz must ship priority service (6-10 days, however USPS cannot track Priority Mail packages). If you see $7.00 it is first class and I do not have a est. time for first class, must be under 12 oz to qualify. Not all of my listings will have both options due to Etsy setup so please let me know if you desire a different service and I will create a private listing for you. If your items are time sensitive, I highly recommend that you use a different service. I will be happy to calculate fees for you.

*International shipping will go first class without insurance or priority with insurance. Whatever I can do with the shipping fee that you have paid. The price on your order may not reflect the true shipping price and you may be asked to pay the difference. Please ask ahead of time if this is a concern. If you would like insurance, then you must add $12.00. International items are only insured if sent priority.

Please inquire for originals and other items.

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Please message me prior to ordering if you need a proof or shipping during a holiday.

♥Thank you for understanding♥
Additional policies and FAQs
Each and every design can be customized to meet your exact needs. Do you like the layout, but you're not crazy about the colors or the fonts on the invitation? No problem! Just send me an email and we can work out the details.

Please include your information exactly as you would like it to be typed. I cut and paste and do not edit. If you need assistance with wording, I will do my best to help you based on past invitations and market research. You will receive a proof within 24-72 hours sometimes sooner, but not guaranteed. Please message me if you are in a hurry.

Need it in a hurry? No problem, but a $20.00 rush fee will be added to your order. You can purchase this in my store or message me prior and I can work it in your custom listing.

You are allowed 2 proofs/changes ( I usually give many more ) then a $5.00 fee will be added for each change/edit. There are times after a test print that I may need to move type, images around to fit. I will not send you another proof on these changes. I reserve the right to make these changes for legible and aesthetic reasons and they will not affect the intent or style of your invite/card. On large and time sensitive orders I may need to substitute style or paper source to complete your order. I reserve the right to do so. Please communicate any specific instructions prior to ordering.

All invitations are printed on a heavyweight 120 lb paper, similar to any other greeting card you would find in a store. If you prefer a heavier card, you can upgrade to a wedding stock paper available in different finishes. This is aprox 150 lb paper. Paper samples with print are available for $2.00. Please contact me prior to ordering.

♥ Angel Stamp ♥
My logo appears on the back of all invitations with the exception of wedding invites. This serves as protection for my designs and other artists I contract with.
Please let me know ahead of time if this is a concern for you.

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receive a 20% coupon for your next order: If I use your photo in my shop, you will receive a 50% coupon*¨¨*:·.

I reserve the rights to use your photos for future promotions. Please request personal names, addresses blocked out prior to sending.

More information

Last updated on Jun 25, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Where do I put my information for the invite?

Please put all the details and information you can in the seller notes section when you order. If I have any questions, I will contact you.

How long does it take to receive a personalized digital file?

Typically 24-72 hours from the time you complete checkout. If you need it sooner, please message me prior to ordering and I can let you know what my time frame is currently. All personalization information must be in the seller notes section or I will not see it. This will prolong the time to receive a proof.

How long does it take to receive a proof?

All customized and personalized orders are 24-72 hours from receipt of payment to receive your first proof. If you have not provided any information, I will contact you within that time to ask you details.

Do you offer any type of Rush option if I need my digital file or printed invitations right away?

Yes, I do. The best thing to do is message me first. I can let you know how many orders are ahead of you. If you need something immediately then purchase the RUSH fee listing, along with your order. The RUSH fee is $20 and it guarantees a proof within 12 hours of payment received. It also guarantees that your order will ship within 24 hours of you approving the proof. It is important for you to choose priority shipping or express shipping. I cannot be responsible for delay in U.S. Mail. Keep in mind U.S.P.S holidays as well. Digital orders will be sent via Etsy or to your email within 12-24 hours of proof approval. Please be sure to specify what file format you would like.

Do you offer Custom Designs?

Yes, I do. I will work with you on pricing. This can range from $10 to over $100. I will custom paint in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil or ink line drawings. If I create an original work of art, you will have the option to pay for the original and then have it's image put on to your invitation, note cards etc. This way you have a beautiful work of art that you can frame as well. Many of my clients choose this option for weddings. It is a wonderful and memorable gift. I do retain all rights to use original works in further design work. However, for a price, this is also an option for you to retain exclusive rights.
I also have an extensive library of digital images. We will work together within your budget.

Do you answer emails and questions on weekends?

My policies state that I do not work on weekends. However, I typically do answer my email and Etsy messages. Orders are based on business days. So please keep this in mind prior to ordering.

Do you offer any coupons?

Yes, I try to keep up with the activity on my site and my store. I generally send out coupons to people who visit and browse my designs. If I have missed you, please send me a message and I will send you the current promotion or coupon.