katskrafts

Kat's Krafts: Unique Cootie Catcher Wedding Favors

Michigan, United States · 1524 Sales

katskrafts

Kat's Krafts: Unique Cootie Catcher Wedding Favors

Michigan, United States 1524 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(681)

Announcement   -----{ Welcome to Kat's Krafts, Home of the Wedding Cootie Catcher! }------
Fun, interactive and unique wedding favors, place cards, menus or programs to wow your wedding guests! My custom cooties are the original here on etsy and have been featured on a number of websites and in bridal magazines. I only use top quality paper (I have over 50 varieties!) and a professional laser printer.
I'm often imitated, but never matched- don't settle for less than the best!

---------{ LOADS OF INFO HERE }---------
Please visit my blog to see all of my paper/font/design options, get answers to FAQs, fill out an order form, see current announcements, etc!
KREATINGSMILES.BLOGSPOT.COM

---------{ LEAD TIMES/CURRENT INFO }---------
You can find my current lead times for both printed cooties and .PDF files on my blog (kreatingsmiles.blogspot.com) Depending on the season, I usually average 2-4 weeks for printed orders and 5-8 business days for .pdfs. I also keep several slots available for rush orders and offer expedited shipping- let me know if you are in a time crunch!

---------{ EMAIL ME }---------
katskrafts [!at] yahoo.com

---------{ VISIT MY BLOG }---------
KreatingSmiles.blogspot.com

---------{ EXPLORE MY TEAM }---------
I'm a member of: EtsyWMI. Just put this into any search to see what amazingly talented West Michigan artists have to offer!

---------{ YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ME }---------
Styl Magazine
New York Weddings Magazine (Summer 2009 issue)
Brides.com
TheKnot.com
Real Simple Magazine (website)
Aisle Dash (AOL’s wedding site)
Brides DC/Maryland (Fall 2010 issue)
Wedding Style Guide (Fall 2011 issue)

Announcement

-----{ Welcome to Kat's Krafts, Home of the Wedding Cootie Catcher! }------
Fun, interactive and unique wedding favors, place cards, menus or programs to wow your wedding guests! My custom cooties are the original here on etsy and have been featured on a number of websites and in bridal magazines. I only use top quality paper (I have over 50 varieties!) and a professional laser printer.
I'm often imitated, but never matched- don't settle for less than the best!

---------{ LOADS OF INFO HERE }---------
Please visit my blog to see all of my paper/font/design options, get answers to FAQs, fill out an order form, see current announcements, etc!
KREATINGSMILES.BLOGSPOT.COM

---------{ LEAD TIMES/CURRENT INFO }---------
You can find my current lead times for both printed cooties and .PDF files on my blog (kreatingsmiles.blogspot.com) Depending on the season, I usually average 2-4 weeks for printed orders and 5-8 business days for .pdfs. I also keep several slots available for rush orders and offer expedited shipping- let me know if you are in a time crunch!

---------{ EMAIL ME }---------
katskrafts [!at] yahoo.com

---------{ VISIT MY BLOG }---------
KreatingSmiles.blogspot.com

---------{ EXPLORE MY TEAM }---------
I'm a member of: EtsyWMI. Just put this into any search to see what amazingly talented West Michigan artists have to offer!

---------{ YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ME }---------
Styl Magazine
New York Weddings Magazine (Summer 2009 issue)
Brides.com
TheKnot.com
Real Simple Magazine (website)
Aisle Dash (AOL’s wedding site)
Brides DC/Maryland (Fall 2010 issue)
Wedding Style Guide (Fall 2011 issue)

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(681)
Allison West

Allison West on May 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for my wedding brunch! Succulents were added to match my centerpieces. Can't wait for my guest to open them at their place setting.

Michelle Lastoria

Michelle Lastoria on May 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent design & too much fun to fold! :) Thank you!

Frances Cook

Frances Cook on Apr 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love our cootie catchers for our wedding ! Kat was fantastic and did exactly what we asked for , would definitely recommend thank you so much, keep up the fab work!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 7, 2011
Hello and welcome to my shop! I'm Katrina from Michigan. You can read more about me in my Profile.

Here at Kat’s Krafts, the home of the wedding cootie catcher, I strive to make each cootie as unique as the couple they are for! There are no set designs to choose from- each order is completely customized to your event. I also welcome orders for birthday parties, bar/bat mitvahs, bridal showers, etc. Cooties are so versatile and fun!

Please visit my blog to see all of my customization options, get text ideas and a handy checklist/order form-
******** KreatingSmiles.blogspot.com ********

I look forward to working with you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
---Methods of Payment accepted:---
-PayPal
-Credit Card
-RME (Revolution Money Exchange)
-Money Order (US buyers only, must be from a nationally recognized institution, such as the USPS)

All payments must be received within 3 days, after which the transaction will be canceled. (Notification of PayPal E-checks and receipt of Money Orders fulfill this requirement. However, they must CLEAR before I ship your order.)

---Order Cancellation--
If the need arises to cancel an order before sending payment, please contact me via conversation. If you have completed the transaction by sending payment, your order cannot be canceled.
Shipping
=========== DOMESTIC SHIPPING TO US ===========
--- SAMPLES/smaller items (such as cards or folding tools) ship via USPS first class mail. These usually include delivery confirmation but not insurance as the cost outweighs the benefit to you, but contact me if you are interested and I can add this service for you.

-COOTIE CATCHERS (and castoffs) ship via Priority mail with tracking and insurance as a default. I'm willing to change the shipping method to first class (only small orders) or Express (next day) if you let me know and I'll get you a quote. ***Please note that although Priority generally takes 3-5 business days, there is no guarantee of that (as per the USPS)! For this reason, I recommend giving at least 4 week shipping cushion if you can. Please see my lost package policy below for more info.

=========== INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ===========
--- SAMPLES/smaller items (such as cards and folding tools) ship via USPS first class mail.

---COOTIE CATCHERS
*Quantities from 25-115 (and castoffs) ship via USPS Priority Mail (avg. 6-10 bus. days) and include tracking.

*Orders of 115+ cooties ship via USPS First class mail international. Please contact me for a quote if you'd like your package to ship Priority Mail.

******I do not collect any customs when sending out packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and I am in no way responsible for those charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns will not be accepted due to customs fees.******


=========== GENERAL SHIPPING INFO ===========
With all of my shipping, I do my best to estimate how much it will cost. Sometimes I overestimate and cheerfully refund any extra cost. I hate inflated shipping charges when I shop online and therefore don't do that to my customers, either. (Please keep in mind that my shipping charges do include a small amount for handling.)

I ship everything with special care, so that your item gets to you exactly as it left me. Even though I have never had a postal mishandling problem as of yet, unfortunate things can happen. On smaller items without insurance, such as samples or folding tools, I will send a replacement once you send a photo of the damage. I never leave a customer high and dry! On items with insurance(cootie catcher orders), I will make sure to handle the claim quickly and get you a replacement as soon as possible. (I do ask for photos of all shipping damage, as the post office requires them to make an insurance claim).


=========== LOST/DELAYED PACKAGES ===========
I can knock on wood and say I've never had a package go missing anywhere in the world! But I have had shipping delays that can be discouraging to brides on a time crunch, so please be aware that-
***I can only account for myself in regards to lead times! I make no promises in regards to transit times, so please order with enough time in advance to allow a shipping delay, should it occur. (ESPECIALLY international customers!) Rest assured that I do promise you will receive your package eventually- I recognize I have a duty to ensure you get what you pay for, I just can't promise when! If you are at all concerned about shipping times, you are welcome to upgrade to a faster shipping service. Just let me know and I'll get you a quote!

I consider a package lost:
US- after 30 business days
CANADA- after 40 business days
EVERYWHERE ELSE- after 45 business days
(Yes, it really can take over 8 weeks for international mail- customs delays is a major culprit)

Should your package be considered lost, I will reprint and ship promptly, shipping via the same method you originally paid for. If you need expedited shipping, the extra will be your responsibility. I also can offer a .pdf of your design at no cost if you'd rather this option instead for reason of a time crunch.

All this sounds kind of alarmist! I actually am very happy with how prompt USPS shipping usually is. I've shipped hundreds of packages and can count any significant delays I've had on one hand. =)
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind the quality of my work- check out my feedback for any reassurances! I send proofs with every order and you are welcome to as many revisions as you need in order to get it perfect! Because my work is custom, and unable to be resold, I'm sorry I cannot offer refunds on cootie catchers.

In the case of any errors on printed cootie catchers:
Please remember that I send proofs for your final approval before I ever print. Of course, I am committed to 100% quality work, but if you send info to me misspelled (especially names) and then don't catch it on your proofs, I'm sorry, I cannot be held responsible. I'll happily change the error and reprint at the lower quantity price for you, though, and ship via whatever method you choose at your cost.

If I make an error on your cooties and you do not catch it on the proof, but only when you have them in hand- if it's a proper name (a person, restaurant, city, etc.) I am not responsible. I am actually a spelling geek, but I can't possibly know how every person or place in the world is spelled. It is your responsibility to look over your cootie catcher with a fine tooth comb for errors in proper names.

However, if it's a spelling or grammar error that I made (which means it differs from the text you sent) even though you missed it on the proof, I take responsibility. In this case, I offer three options:
1.) If it's minor and you can live with it, I will refund 15% with my deepest apologies. I will also send you 4 fixed cooties as keepsakes via first class mail.
2.) I will reprint and ship with the original shipping method (again, you pay for expedited if you need it)
3.) I send a fixed .pdf for you to print yourself and refund 10%
Additional policies and FAQs
-I always offer shipping discounts for more than one item purchased in my shop. These amounts are set and are deducted automatically when you check out with your items in one cart.

-My cootie catchers are beautifully packaged, great for gift giving as they are normally shipped. If you'd like a small note for your recipient, just let me know!

-Everything is made in a pet-free, smoke-free indoor environment.

-PLEASE feel free to contact me via conversation at any time about anything. I am very open to communication and respond quickly!

::::::::::::::::::{ COOTIE CATCHER FAQ's }:::::::::::::::

Q.- Does it cost extra for more than one set of questions?
A.- Yes- I charge a flat fee of $10 for each additional set of questions, with the same design layout (i.e only the text is changing, not the graphics, etc.) If you'd like to overhaul the design for each set, the fee is $20 each additional.

Q.- How do Cootie Catchers ship?
A.- US orders ship via USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation AND Insurance. (International Customers- see above shipping info) This is for your special day, and I don't take any chances! =) I ship them in a rigid mailer, which won't fit in your mailbox, so you'll have to make sure to follow the tracking and keep an eye out for them.

Q.- How long does the process usually take?
A.- Lead time varies, depending on the season, so check my shop announcement for details on the current time orders are taking. During my busy season, it's usually around 2-3 weeks.

Q.- Are they hard to fold?
A.- Well, that all depends on how confident you are! I don't personally think they are all that hard to fold, as long as you are patient enough to learn and have the right tool (a bone folder- $5-10 at craft stores, or in my etsy shop). With every order, I send an extra that has already been folded for you to reference, as well as detailed instructions that include drawings. Be sure to allow plenty of time to fold- don't wait until the night before the wedding! It takes me about 40 minutes of careful folding to fold 25 of them, so plan accordingly.
Of course, I am always available if you need help and I do take folding orders from time to time. Folding is $.75 extra each, and you'll need to contact me ahead of time to see if I can accommodate folding for you!

Q.- How long do you keep my design on hand?
A.- I keep custom CC files on hand for 4 weeks after completion of order (CC's are shipped out), after which time I delete them, in order to keep my computer storage area from bogging down. If you need additional CC's please contact me before this deadline to get the quantity rate.* If you do need them after I have deleted them, I will cheerfully design them again at full price. Thanks for understanding! :)

Q.- Can I order just one to see if I like it?
A.- For sure! There are several listings in my shop for SAMPLE Cootie Catchers. (If not, just convo me and I will restock them) The samples are not customized to you, nor can you pick your paper or color ink. But, they give you a great way to hold them in your hands and envision how great yours will look! Also, I am happy to include up to 5 paper swatches with your sample.

Q.- What kinds/colors of paper do you have?
A.- I have a range of more muted color choices in parchment paper, "natural" paper (looks handmade) and "Textures" paper (has a mottled look). I've also recently added a jewel tone collection as well, which has a small upgrade charge ($.12 each- my cost). These 4 kinds of paper offer the stiffest and most formal look. I also have quite a range of colors available in 24lb paper if you are trying to match your wedding colors.
Almost all of my papers are also available in 65lb cover stock (cardstock) for a nominal charge of $.10 extra per cootie ($.22 extra for the jewel tone collection.)
If you order a sample and would like some swatches, leave a note in the message to seller section of checkout with the names of the papers you are interested in. I will include up to 5 swatches with each sample purchase. And finally, if you'd like something I don't normally carry, I'm willing to arrange a special order.
You can visit my blog to see all of my current paper choices here- http://kreatingsmiles.blogspot.com/2010/02/cootie-catcher-paper-options.html

Q.- Do you have white or metallic ink?
A.- No, unfortunately, I do not have the capability to produce white or metallic inks. I do have a fabulous laser printer, though and the range of crisp colors I can produce is fantastic. :)

Q.- What do I put in my Cootie Catchers?
A.- I do 4 main types of CC's- FAVORS, PLACE CARDS, PROGRAMS & MENUS. All CC's have 4 outer square corners. Most brides choose to do their names and the date/year on opposite corners. For FAVORS, there is space for 8 questions and answers. Don't think you can come up with 8 questions? Don't worry, I have compiled a large list of ideas for you, just ask! PLACE CARDS are essentially the same as favors, but they have an outer corner or two dedicated to a space for your guest's name/table assignment. For PROGRAMS, the ceremony information is formatted into 4 main interior sections. These usually consist of- 1.)Order of Ceremony 2.)Parents 3.)Wedding Party 4.)Thank You/Musicians/Officiant. MENUS are also fully formatted as programs are, but you can either have questions on the flaps like favors with your menu info in the center, or dedicate the four main interior sections to your menu.
However, it's your event and your Cootie Catcher! They can be as unique as you are. :)