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Note from shop owner Hi, and welcome to my little corner of Etsy! My shop will be in "vacation mode" for awhile as the elves take a much-needed break! :) In the meantime, you can visit me on my blog with the same name!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 24, 2014

Hi, and welcome to my little corner of Etsy! My shop will be in "vacation mode" for awhile as the elves take a much-needed break! :) In the meantime, you can visit me on my blog with the same name!

Laura Kuhlmann

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About PetScribbles

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On Etsy since 2009

Pet Scribbles cards from you, from your pet, plus tags and magnets too!

What exactly "is" Pet Scribbles?

Pet Scribbles is a unique line of vintage-style handmade greeting cards, tags and magnets. A vintage feel with a modern twist, these are handmade by me in my home studio, in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

I adore Victorian imagery, vintage illustrations and ephemera, always have. I collect them, fix them up where needed, and combine them into digital collages or greeting cards. Sometimes I'll have an image staring at me for years, but just don't come up with a card idea that I love. Other times, I see an image and know instantly what the card will be. Some of my cards are serious, some are funny, some have bad puns...just like me.

Super brief history of me?

In my past life, I was a trained classical flautist, cancer survivor, lover of big 80s hair, city dweller in Boston then Philadelphia, and had a great career at a music college in Boston for 16 years. Through all of that, I loved making things, especially cards.

The first card I made . . .

My first card of note was one I made for my mother (when I was a wee one) for Mother's Day. She saved it and now I have it. The back says "Whole Made Cards" written in crayon. I obviously knew the importance of handmade way back then...just got the words wrong!

I started Pet Scribbles because . . .

When my first cat passed away many years ago, I received a handful of sympathy cards from caring friends and family. A few were "pet" sympathy cards, and all of those were the same - i.e. I received 5 identical cards. I felt there was a need for pet sympathy cards, written and designed by someone who truly understood the loss of a beloved pet, and I began Pet Scribbles as a businesss with my handmade pet sympathy cards before branching into other card categories shortly thereafter.

I've been in business since . . .

I began selling on my own website in 2005. Since 2007, my cards have been in independent gift shops in the United States, and I started my Etsy shop on May 27, 2009.

Do I accept custom orders?

Yes! See my shop "policies" section for details.

Can I personalize your cards?

Yes, and I quite often do! Some edits are free, and some edits are an additional charge, depending on the request. See my shop policies for pricing and specific examples.

Do I have pets?

Sure do! At the present time, my husband and I are "owned by" two cats: a 13-year old Ragdoll girl named Lulu (the Chief Feline Officer, or CFO, of Pet Scribbles); and a 18-ish years young formerly feral kitty named Aliza-Loo Doolittle. Aliza enjoys a fulfilling retirement doing very little work (aka Doolittle).

Shop members

  • Laura Kuhlmann

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love Victorian and vintage images and ephemera, gardening, my cats, my husband, curling up with a good book, and making things. I love to make things for our home, to give as gifts to family and friends, and to share here with you as well.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Thank you for your interest in my work! Every card, gift tag, magnet, and pendant is handmade by me.

Yes, this is a long list of policies - but please read through it, as it will answer several of the questions that I am asked the most here on Etsy. Thanks for reading!

Please enter my shop here:

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Pet Scribbles has been featured in Greetings Etc., Pet Style News, Pet Product News, The Pet Elite, and Pet Business industry trade publications. My cards have also been featured online in Victoriana magazine, at, and on various blogs.

All cards and tags are original designs and feature vintage illustrations of dogs, cats, people and things, digitally collaged and designed. Premium heavyweight cardstocks are used for each of the card designs -- you won't find any flimsy drugstore paper cards or envelopes here. Only the best cardstocks, decorative papers and embellishments are used.

All floral bubble magnet sets are original designs too, featuring vintage floral images that I digitally arrange to fit within the acrylic bubbles. As the acrylic domes magnify the images, great care is taken to make sure each floral image is shown in its best possible way. Images are carefully sealed so that your magnets will last and last. The actual magnetized part of the magnet is a rare earth heavy duty magnet. It may look small in size, but each magnet can hold many sheets of paper. Use my magnets and you will never worry about magnet "slippage" ever again! :)

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I welcome wholesale orders from independent brick-and-mortar shops, however I do not do consignment. Please contact me for prices and details.

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If you would like to personalize any of the cards, I can do that for you! Just ask me! Here's some specifics for you:

1) changing anything minor - for example changing the word "dog" to "dogs" or "I" to "we" -- no extra charge.

2) changing text on inside of the card only with your own greeting or message -- just $1 extra charge.

3) changing text on front of the card only with your own greeting -- just $1 extra charge.

Some examples:

Instead of a card saying "from the cat" on the front - we change it to say "from Snowball"

Instead of a card saying "from the dogs" on the front - we change it to say "from Heidi and Thor"

Adding your pet's name(s) to the inside of a card, beneath the inside greetings

Replacing the inside greeting with your own greeting

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I welcome custom orders! Please contact me to let me know what you would like, and I'll try my best to make it happen! I love custom orders!

Here's some things to keep in mind:

* The vintage illustrations that I use are just that: vintage. This means that I may or may not be able to find just the image that you are looking for. (For example, if you would like cards with a vintage image of a Golden Retriever on the front, that will be easier for me than if you need the cards to have a vintage image of a Chinese Alligator on the front. But I will try and see what I can find!

* Many of my card designs incorporate more than one vintage image that I then digitally collage together. As such, there is design work involved, so please allow time for that as well.

* Think about the quantity you will want, and the date when you will need this project in your hands.

* You can read testimonials from previous client orders in my shop announcement here:
(Click on "read more" to see those testimonials!)

See below for the TWO different levels of custom orders that I offer.

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This simple service is an affordable way to have a special card designed that's just perfect - or purrfect - for your special someone!

After our initial discussion via Etsy's "Conversations" messaging to determine what you would like, I'll set up a custom listing for you to purchase in my Etsy shop and then the fun begins!

Your purchased custom design will include:

* a draft design scanned and sent to you electronically for your approval and or edits
* a final design scanned and sent to you for your approval (if edits were needed)
* my design time spent working on this project

Additional electronic proofs that you request - beyond the first two - are 50 cents each.

Shipping of your final card is $2.20 for first class mail. Your card will ship in a heavy-duty cardboard mailer, packaged up securely.

The total is $10.20, unless there are further proofs.

Please allow at least one week minimum from time your order is purchased until your final order is shipped out.

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This category includes anything from a boxed set of 25 notecards that you would like to order for yourself or as a gift for someone special -- to -- 200 wedding thank you cards -- and anything in between. This also includes party invitations for birthdays, dinners, etc.

Please note: I don't offer wedding invitation design services.

After our initial discussion via Etsy's "Conversations" messaging to determine what you would like, I will draft up a timeline and price for your approval. Once approved, I will set up a custom listing for you to purchase in my Etsy shop and then the fun begins!

A deposit is required on all large orders up front, in order to set up your place in line (with my other clients' orders), and to purchase the cardstock and envelopes that will be used. The deposit is one-half the final purchase price.

The order must be paid in full before I ship it to you.

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* If you would like a different quantity of magnets, just contact me and ask!

* If you would like a special order of magnets, as hostess favors, wedding favors, shower favors, etc., please ask!

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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Simply put: I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, please contact me immediately.

I have never yet -- knock on wood! -- had to refund anyone's order. But please know that I take any concerns seriously and will work w/ you to resolve any issues. :)

Custom orders are not eligible for refunds, returns or exchanges. All custom order sales are final.

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Please note: New Jersey residents will be charged the appropriate 7% sales tax on their orders.

I accept payment via PayPal and via major credit cards directly through Etsy.

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Cards, gift tags and magnets are handmade to order, usually around 3 business days before shipping out to you. This means that when you place your order, there will be approximately 3 business days (Mondays thru Fridays) that will be necessary for me to make your order. The next business day (the 4th day) is when I will then ship your order via the US Postal Service.

If you order items that I have already made, they will be shipped out to you promptly within 24 hours once your payment is received. Products that are already made are identified as such within the item's description.

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After I have made your item, your order is then shipped out either First Class or USPS Priority Mail, depending on size of order. (Manner of shipping is stated within each item's description, whether First Class or Priority Mail.)

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Turn-around time depends upon amount of orders and time of year. For example: the weeks leading up to Father's Day will be much busier for me, versus the weeks just after Father's Day. :)

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I will send you a "Convo" - or "Conversation" - via Etsy when I ship your order. To learn more about Etsy's messenging system - called Conversations - please click here:

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All items come in clear cello bags and attractive packaging; boxed sets of cards come in clear acrylic boxes tied w/colorful raffia ribbon. Magnet gift sets include a matching gift card and raffia ribbon with the packaging.

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Additional policies and FAQs
I happily offer wholesale to qualified buyers of independent brick-and-mortar stores, both within the USA and internationally.

Please contact me for details at lulu [!at]

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Please note: I do not do consignment.