paigespastime

Personalized Items For ALL Your Needs!

Alabama, United States · 3870 Sales

paigespastime

Personalized Items For ALL Your Needs!

Alabama, United States 3870 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1075)

Announcement   ♥♥♥ NOTICE: ETSY IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH DIRECT CHECK OUT (THE PAYMENT PROCESSING OF CREDIT & GIFT CARDS). PLEASE USE PAYPAL TO PLACE ORDERS AT THIS TIME. ETSY IS WORKING TO CORRECT THE ISSUE & I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE UNTIL ETSY RESOLVES THIS. (and YES, you CAN use Paypal for payments, even if you DON'T have a Paypal account) ♥♥♥

Be sure to read my current turn around time with each item (with the exception of pre-cut adhesive vinyl, which ships in 24-36 hours from payment of shipping). Please remember that my items are custom made orders, and take extra time to create. I always fill requests in the order they are received. Please let me know if you need yours sooner than the given time frame...I'm sure we can work something out! Also, be SURE to read my Shop Policies regarding shipping, payments, mailing addresses and other VERY important information you'll need to know.

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2016

♥♥♥ NOTICE: ETSY IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH DIRECT CHECK OUT (THE PAYMENT PROCESSING OF CREDIT & GIFT CARDS). PLEASE USE PAYPAL TO PLACE ORDERS AT THIS TIME. ETSY IS WORKING TO CORRECT THE ISSUE & I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE UNTIL ETSY RESOLVES THIS. (and YES, you CAN use Paypal for payments, even if you DON'T have a Paypal account) ♥♥♥

Be sure to read my current turn around time with each item (with the exception of pre-cut adhesive vinyl, which ships in 24-36 hours from payment of shipping). Please remember that my items are custom made orders, and take extra time to create. I always fill requests in the order they are received. Please let me know if you need yours sooner than the given time frame...I'm sure we can work something out! Also, be SURE to read my Shop Policies regarding shipping, payments, mailing addresses and other VERY important information you'll need to know.

Paige Gaines

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Paige Gaines

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1075)
mclantz89

mclantz89 on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just bought these for our wedding and they are BEAUTIFUL! I was a little hesitant because we have a longer last name (10 letters) but it fits perfectly and looks like they cost a fortune!

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About

It's that "personal touch" that counts

I remember back when I was young, thinking wow.....I would LOVE to have my name or initials on something of mine, so that everyone would know it was MINE! There's just something about personalized products that seems to set them apart from just the regular "run of the mill" items. It gives you a feeling of owning something special that no one else has.

So began my love for personalized items...be it jewelry, clothing, stationery, WHATEVER!!! Put a monogram or a name on it! I began personalizing things for my daughter when she was very young. Her friends also wanted their own personalized items too.

Soon, that friend told a friend that told another friend that told another friend that....well, you get the picture! I enjoy making each and every item that's created, whether it's just from me, or someone helping me create a person's special gift! And the best part of all of it? Monogramming NEVER goes out of style! So you will always be trendy!

I've always had a passion for personalized items, whether it's stationery, jewelry, pillowcases....just anything with MY name or MY initials! And the same holds true when giving a gift to others. It sets your item apart from the regular "big box" gift or standard on line ordering. I strive to make each and every item that leaves my shop, something that the recipient will look at as a one of a kind, different from any other. A sense of pride is put into the items that I make, knowing that the person that will be receiving it will be just as pleased with THEIR own personal gift!

And what makes it MORE personal is the fact that there's no big production line involved in Paige's Pastime....just me, myself and I! Of course my husband of 30+ years does lend a helping hand from time to time, and I have 1 or 2 wonderful ladies that help me during the busiest times of the year....which sometimes, seems like every day! My engraver does a FABULOUS job with my jewelry items!

So you see....I can't narrow the items down in my shop to JUST jewelry, or JUST stationery, or JUST vinyl monograms....I enjoy offering a wide variety of things to choose from! So let yourself go....and be like a kid in a candy shop! Hope you see something that you like and want to take home with you!

And be sure to check out my webpage...www.paigespastime.com

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  • Paige Gaines

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Born and raised in the South, I've always had a love for crafts, especially things that are personalized. As a farmer's wife, I've had the pleasure of raising 3 children and being able to be a "stay at home mom", yet still create things for others.

  • Bonnie

    Creator, Shipper, Assistant

  • Harold

    Assistant, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2016
Welcome to Paige's Pastime!

We specialize in personalized custom orders made just for you! I will work closely with you to make your order coordinate with the occasion that you have chosen. Contact us for a list and/or description of backgrounds, borders, fabrics, fonts...whatever it is you are looking to personalize!

Most orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or First Class Mail. Please let us know in advance if you prefer one over the other so that we can adjust shipping charges. Be aware...First Class IS cheaper, but it is also **S L O W E R**!

I will also be happy to ship UPS; just let me know.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
PLEASE COMPLETE PAYMENT WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE TRANSACTION. Your order will be cancelled if you have not completed the Paypal information or contacted me regarding your method of payment.

Also, if we create a reserved listing for you, completion of the transaction must be made withing 3 days of the posting date or your order will be cancelled.

We accept paypal, checks and money orders. Paypal accepts all major credit cards and a paypal account is not neccessary. We will never see any of your private financial information when you use paypal. If you need help with the checkout process, please convo us and we will be more than happy to assist you. Checks and money orders must clear the bank (7-10 days after depositing) before processing your order can begin. ~ ALABAMA RESIDENTS ONLY: sales tax of 6% will be automatically added to your order through Paypal. If sending a check or money order, please calculate the 6% tax on your item, before shipping charges, and include that with your payment. ~
Shipping
Because your order is personalized or custom ordered, please allow at LEAST
**T W O - W E E K S** for delivery of your order (unless stated otherwise). If you need your order sooner, please contact me before purchasing. If we are backed up and swamped with orders, you'll see a shop announcement on our home page, specifying the current turnaround time.

~~PLEASE NOTE~~ "Current Turn Around Time" does NOT include time in transit once your item is mailed. For example...if my shop announcement reads that my current turn around time is 2 weeks, that means that your order will ship in 2 weeks...NOT that you will receive it in 2 weeks. It IS possible you might receive it sooner, but I cannot guarantee that.

My business working hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. NO ORDERS WILL BE PROCESSED ON THE WEEKENDS ( I DO need a little time off!) During this time, convos will be answered and orders will be processed.

Since I have absolutely no control over a package once I have mailed it, I cannot guarantee with 100% certainty that you will receive it as promised by the USPS, because unfortunately the Post Office does not guarantee ANYTHING (even Overnight Delivery!). The best way to ensure that a package will get to you by a certain date is to upgrade shipping to UPS, with costs running approximately double what the USPS charges for Priority Mail. Simply let me know if you are interested in a price quote for UPS.

READY TO SHIP items in our store ship within 24 hours and should arrive within one week.

Most of our items are shipped USPS First Class. Priority mail should arrive in 2-3 days. If you would rather have a different method of shipping other that what is listed, please notify us before placing your order so that an adjustment can be made to the shipping price.

We hate paying shipping fees as much as you do. Our shipping fees are usually very accurate, however if you ever pay more than $3 over the actual shipping charge, we will refund you the difference.

In some instances (such as when a package has to be shipped across country from the East Coast to West coast), your shipping fees could be considerably more than the fee that is listed in a particular transaction. So please be aware that I might send you a Paypal invoice for the remainder of the shipping....but only if it is more than $3.

SHIPPING ADDRESS
Your order will be sent to the address that you have on file with Paypal. So if your Etsy address is different from your Paypal address, or if you'd like it mailed elsewhere, please let me know this when you complete your transaction. Otherwise, it will be mailed to the address on file with Paypal.
Refunds and Exchanges
OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU!

Paige's Pastime stands by our total commitment to ensuring your complete satisfaction with every order. If for any reason your order does not meet your expectations, please contact us within 5 days from receipt. We will do everything we can to be sure you are satisfied with your order. Should you need to return an item, shipping charges will be the responsiblity of the buyer.

Because most of our items are custom orders and personalized, PLEASE be sure your initials or name is correct when you submit it, as well as thread colors, fabric colors and vinyl colors. We will work with the lettering that you have given us. If WE make a mistake, it will be corrected at no charge. If YOU make the mistake, you will have to take on the additional charges incurred to correct it. For that reason, NO PERSONALIZED ITEMS ARE RETURNABLE OR REFUNDABLE.
Additional policies and FAQs
~*~*~* PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!! PLEASE CHECK your convo's- I DO NOT use email to discuss your order. Everything should be kept here on the Etsy Convos.

CONVOS.....I could probably spend half of my day, answering convos. If you send me a convo and I don't respond back immediately, please do not feel like I'm ignoring you. Time is valuable when you're working on a deadline to get orders completed and mailed. Unless I am sitting at the computer when your convo comes in, I'll get back with you later in the day. I read them first thing in the a.m. for sure, and then send replies about every 3-4 hours. So hang in there with me! I'm getting to all of you as quickly as I can! ~*~*~*

DO NOT ask me to contact you or notify you by way of your email address or phone calls. I rely on the Etsy Convos for ALL of my communications with customers. That way, you and I BOTH have a written copy of what we have discussed.

F A Q

Q: HOW MANY LETTERS CAN YOU FIT ON AN ITEM?
A: It will depend on the font and number of letters in a name, along with the size of area to be personalized. If you need something a specific size, please let us know in advance. Otherwise, we will create it in a "standard size" for that particular item.


Q: CAN YOU SHOW ME HOW MY NAME OR MONOGRAM WILL LOOK IN A CERTAIN FONT?
A: Just convo us and we will send you a preview of exactly how your name or initials will look in a certain font AFTER YOUR PURCHASE HAS BEEN MADE. That way there will be no surprises!


Q: I LIKE THE FONTS OFFERED, BUT I HAD A PARTICULAR ONE IN MIND...CAN YOU USE THE FONT I REQUEST?
A: We want your personalized item to be perfect for you. As long as it is a font that we have in stock, we can make any adjustment that you need. Contact us for a list of the many different fonts, thread colors, vinyl colors and ink colors that we offer.


Q: I WOULD LIKE A LITTLE MORE PERSONALIZATION THAT WHAT IS BEING OFFERED IN THE LISTING. IS THERE AN EXTRA CHARGE FOR ALL OF MY REQUESTS?
A: Depending on the number of extra words and the finished size, there might be an extra charge. Please convo us for details.


Q: I HAVE PAID FOR MY ORDER. WHEN CAN I EXPECT IT?
A: ALL orders (with the exception of our ready to ship items) will ship within two weeks unless you need them sooner. Please refer to our shipping policies above..feel free to convo us with ANY questions you might have!


Q: DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR LARGER QUANTITIES ORDERED, OR SELL AT WHOLESALE?
A: I do not sell at wholesale, nor do I offer quantity discounts. If you will compare my items to similar ones on Etsy, my prices are very reasonable. If I reduce them much more than they are already listed, then I am basically working for nothing, and might as well close my doors. I hope you can understand where I am coming from on this. I offer nothing but high quality merchandise and take pride in the work that we sell.


Q: I AM NEW TO ETSY. CAN YOU TELL ME SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I SHOULD KNOW?

A:*Signing up for an account on etsy is easy and only requires an email address.

*Etsy has its own "email" system called conversations (affectionately referred to as "convos"). You can see attachments only when logged into etsy through your conversations (not when opening the conversation in your regular email account).

*Please keep conversations within the Etsy convo section. That way, you and I both have a record of what has been discussed, and it's a great way to go back and review questions, comments, etc. You might consider having your convos automatically sent to your email address as they are sent to you.


Q: CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE YOU PURCHASE SOME OF YOUR ITEMS?

A: In a few words...no, no, NO. I can appreciate the fact that you might like my buckets, font styles, key rings, etc...Trust me...I have been where you are; feeling like you have searched forever to find a certain item, only to come to a dead end. However, I've spent countless hours on the computer as well as on the telephone, looking for just the right supplies and wholesalers; so I hope you understand that I prefer not to disclose my suppliers' names. It has taken me time and energy and lots of searching, and to give that information away will defeat my item's purpose. Part of being creative and making things is doing the research and work that goes into the things we make.