gwenmariedesigns

Custom Designed Photo Cards, Wedding Invitations & More

Iowa, United States · 8901 Sales

gwenmariedesigns

Custom Designed Photo Cards, Wedding Invitations & More

Iowa, United States 8901 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1816)

Announcement   I look forward to getting to work with you on creating a one of a kind wedding invitation or photo card design. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate in asking.

My turnaround time for wedding invitations is generally from 1-2 weeks, depending on how often you reply back to me!
For photo card designs - 1-2 business days!

{WEEKENDS} are for my faith and family. I will respond to your requests first thing Monday morning! Thanks:)

I am very honored to be featured on MSN Living!!
http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/raising-kids/21-adorable-etsy-finds-for-little-ones

and FIT Pregnancy
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/news/fun-ways-announce-your-pregnancy

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

I look forward to getting to work with you on creating a one of a kind wedding invitation or photo card design. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate in asking.

My turnaround time for wedding invitations is generally from 1-2 weeks, depending on how often you reply back to me!
For photo card designs - 1-2 business days!

{WEEKENDS} are for my faith and family. I will respond to your requests first thing Monday morning! Thanks:)

I am very honored to be featured on MSN Living!!
http://living.msn.com/family-parenting/raising-kids/21-adorable-etsy-finds-for-little-ones

and FIT Pregnancy
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/news/fun-ways-announce-your-pregnancy

Gwen Metzger

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Gwen Metzger

Double Sided Custom Design
US$35.00
Chalkboard Save the Date Magnets or cards
US$15.00
Add On Design Listing
US$10.00
Vintage Adult Birthday Party Invitation
US$15.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(1816)
Martha Flores

Martha Flores on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

There is a reason why I keep going back to same shop! Service, execution, quality..always surprised, yet not! Always, always happy.

Jesstina Mendez

Jesstina Mendez on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My invites were done very quick and were nothing less than phenomenal!! Thanks again!!

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  • Gwen Metzger

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    Hello! I'm Gwen. Welcome to my corner of the world! A quick summery of my life. I am a wife, a mother of 4, a believer, a gardener, a maid, a housekeeper, and an Etsy shop owner! Thanks for stopping by!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2016
Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy creating cards for most occasions, wedding invitations and save the date magnets. I'm so thankful for my customers and I appreciate their loyalty to my designs.
I'm a Stay at Home mom to Chloe (February 2005), Maria (January 2008), Lincoln (May 2012) and Spencer (January 2014). I am married to Troy (September 2003).

Because I am a stay at home mom, I reserve the right to turn down jobs at any time if I feel it will interfere with my family time or needs. Thank you for respecting this.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout
Shipping
Most of my listings are for digital files only. These are not paper products but computer generated files designed for you to print at your local printer photo processor. They will be sent as a jpeg file in the size specified in your order.

Wedding Invitations generally ship 1-3 business days after the final payment is made. This may vary by a day or 2 depending on the time of year.

Magnets ship in 5-7 business days after the final payment is made.

Other cards printed for you will ship 1-2 business days after final payment.

I ship priority mail 2-3 day service. If you would like express mail, please let me know, as it will be at an additional cost.

International Orders -- I DO ship internationally. Any custom fees the occur during shipping are NOT my responsibility, but are to be covered by the client.

Printed cards & envelopes will be sent to your Etsy shipping address, unless a request is made in a separate e-mail. I cannot stand behind lost mail due to shipping to the wrong address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I ask you to approve and double check the proofs that I send. If a proof is approved with a spelling error or date error, or is the wrong size, GwenMarie Designs cannot be held responsible.

Please print a sample of your card before having ALL of them printed or giving the ok to print.

Photos should be 300 dpi or higher for proper print quality. I cannot be held responsible for photo quality, I will try to advise if I feel your photo quality is poor, but still cannot be held responsible.

Because payment is for my work only, I cannot offer a refund once a card has been designed.

I cannot be held responsible for lost e-mail. Some spam filters just won't let me through! If you haven't heard from me via e-mail within 24 hours, please convo me through etsy and check your convos for my response.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do have samples of some of my printed cards and magnets. Just ask and I'll send you a few!
I do not ever work on Sundays. I thank you for respecting my religious values. I try to take Saturday off as well, but I will sometimes be caught working

I will always respond to e-mails and conversations and I do my best to have a proof to you within 24 hours during the week (usually less, but check the front page of my shop for updates). If you haven't received anything in that time frame, please contact me to be sure it isn't lost somewhere in cyberspace.

I will fully uphold the legal rights of photographers. It is illegal for me to use images that are copyrighted without the permission of the photography or company that holds the copyright. By submitting me photos, you agree that you are the photographer or have permission in the form of a copyright license from the copyright holder. You also agree to take full responsibility for any misuse of copyrighted images and agree to not hold me liable for any misuse of copyrighted images.

Because I own the digital file, I often display customer cards on my Etsy site or other websites. If you wish not to have your card displayed, please let me know AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.

PRINTING

Please take note that all printing gets trimmed. With all photo or card printing, there is a bleed space that gets trimmed. It is sometimes barely noticeable and sometimes the printer will take the full liberty of trimming up to .25". When I design your card, I always keep this in mind with the design but if your photo is right on the edge, there will be a small margin that is trimmed. There will be no refunds or exchanges when this happens as it is out of my control. So, please take note and send photos that can be trimmed when printing through me.

{···CARDS···}
Single Sided cards are printed on your choice of 100 lb card stock ($1/card) or 100 lb linen card stock - ($1.10/card)
If you would prefer them printed on photographic paper, I can do that also! Just ask for pricing!

Double Sided Cards and Wedding Invites:
You have the choice of these paper options:
Semi-gloss card stock - (0.24 mm thick) standard paper with semi-gloss finish
Standard Matte – (0.24 mm thick) standard paper with matte finish
Linen card stock - (0.34 mm thick) - a crosshatched, matte card stock paper
Recycled card stock - (0.28 mm thick) - 100% post consumer recycled paper – smooth matte card stock
Watercolor card stock - (0.35 mm thick) - an artistic bumpy matte card stock paper
Premium matte - (0.40 mm thick) - a smooth heavy card stock, with a little sheen (FLAT CARDS ONLY)
Bamboo Card Stock – (0.41 mm thick) - a heavy eco-friendly, slightly bumpy matte cardstock - +$0.40/ card
Pearl card stock - (0.35 mm thick) - a champagne, pearlescent base expect a warm shimmery sheen – gorgeous! - +$0.40/ card


{···MAGNETS···}
Document Trim Size
5.47" x 4.21"
Full Bleed Size
5.59" x 4.33"

Paper Stock:
High-quality, vinyl material. Thickness is 0.4mm.

{···CUSTOM CANVAS DESIGNS···}
Here are some additional prices for the custom canvas.

5x5 - $84
6x6 - $84
8x8 - $86
8x10 - $90
10x10 - $90
10x20 - $125
11x14 - $115
12x12 - $113
16x20 - $143
16x16 - $128

I also have many other options -- wood prints, metal prints, standout mounts... you name it and I will see if I can do that for you!