MisplacedTalents

Paper Goods and Buttons

Lynchburg, Virginia 2079 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (527)

MisplacedTalents

Paper Goods and Buttons

Lynchburg, Virginia | 2079 Sales

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Melissa Schuppe

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Melissa Schuppe

Announcement    Delightful, one-of-a-kind cards and paper goods crafted from vintage books and papers. Turning old into new with a penchant for anatomy and science. Each item is a one-of-a-kind original, they do not roll out of my printer. I make each one special.

In addition, I offer 1 inch pinback buttons in assorted varieties. I also do custom and bulk button orders for your team, store, band, or special occasion.

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram as Misplaced Talents.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2017

Delightful, one-of-a-kind cards and paper goods crafted from vintage books and papers. Turning old into new with a penchant for anatomy and science. Each item is a one-of-a-kind original, they do not roll out of my printer. I make each one special.

In addition, I offer 1 inch pinback buttons in assorted varieties. I also do custom and bulk button orders for your team, store, band, or special occasion.

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram as Misplaced Talents.

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About MisplacedTalents

Sales 2,079
On Etsy since 2008

Turning Old into New

I opened my shop in July of 2008, at the urging of a friend. I had been making cards for a couple of years at that point, mostly from magazines. Somewhere along the way, I started using vintage books and was taken with these old images. Most of these books were headed for the trash and I loved being able to cut them up and turn them into something beautiful. Over the years, my style and skill have evolved and improved. Many of my cards still reflect my quirky humor, although I can be serious at times. My cards are still original, one-of-a-kind creations. I have been tempted to make reprints for more mass selling, but have never done it. I feel that this is my trademark, that each card I make is a little helium balloon that I let go into the world.

In 2010, my husband and I had the idea to purchase a button machine, and the button side of Misplaced Talents was born. Buttons are fun to make and fun to wear, and they have been a successful asset to my shop.

At heart, though, I am a paper crafter. I love paper. If I had a chance at a second career, I think I'd open an amazing stationery store, one that would be so tantalizing, it would get the whole world writing letters again~!

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  • Melissa Schuppe

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a full time long term care nurse. My family life is also very full, with 4 children and 3 grands. My shop is my creative outlet, where I can escape from the day-to-day and let my mind go. I love to dabble in vintage items especially.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2019
Welcome to Misplaced Talents! I am a nurse by day, bringing you fun and unique buttons and paper goods. Everything is handmade by me.

Every card you see is handmade and one-of-a-kind. If you are interested in something custom, just ask. Dimensions of cards are listed.

All buttons you see are available as magnets, badge reels, and even wine charms. Just ask! Also, when placing your order feel free to mix and match or substitute, so long as it's the same type of item. For example, if you order a set of 6 buttons, its fine of you want to switch out 3 of them for some different buttons, but you can't switch 3 buttons for 3 magnets because of the cost difference.

I always take custom order requests and do offer wholesale pricing on buttons and magnets.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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)
Returns and exchange details
I 100% guarantee your stuff. If the mailman crushes it or if you hate it, just let me know. Paper goods are usually one-of-a-kind items and cannot be exactly replaced, but if damaged you may choose a refund or another cool item. I strive to package items carefully and to date, have not had a single refund occur.
Payment
I accept payment with a credit card or PayPal. Any issues or concerns, just ask!
Shipping
I ship all merchandise by first class or priority USPS. The packages tend to arrive quickly and with no problems. If you'd like to upgrade your shipping option just let us know. There is no express or tracking on international orders, and also no guarantee exactly when they will arrive. International customers are responsible for any customs or local taxes that may incur.

I am a home business and will ship your order out as quickly as life allows. Sometimes the merchandise is ready to ship and sometimes the product is made to order. Typically I ship out within 1-3 business days; sometimes the same day. I will mark your order "shipped" on the shop page when it has gone out. All orders are shipping from Virginia. If there is going to be a delay in your order, you will hear from me, and you'll probably get something free, too.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be pleased with my things and have a positive experience here on Etsy. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Melissa at mfschuppe [!at] gmail.com. This is a real email address which will be answered by a real person. Let us know how we're doing!