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ColorBirdStudio

Handmade wedding invitations for the colorful couple.

Oakland, California · 890 Sales

ColorBirdStudio

Handmade wedding invitations for the colorful couple.

Oakland, California 890 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to Color Bird Studio, offering modern, unique, completely customizable, handmade wedding and event invitations, personal stationery, original screenprints, and digital art prints.

Please check out my shop policies for all the other nitty-gritty details and feel free to convo me with any questions you might have before getting started!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColorBirdStudio/policy

Congratulations and happy planning!
♥ Becky, Color Bird Studio
Handmade in Oakland, California, USA

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 12, 2015

Welcome to Color Bird Studio, offering modern, unique, completely customizable, handmade wedding and event invitations, personal stationery, original screenprints, and digital art prints.

Please check out my shop policies for all the other nitty-gritty details and feel free to convo me with any questions you might have before getting started!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColorBirdStudio/policy

Congratulations and happy planning!
♥ Becky, Color Bird Studio
Handmade in Oakland, California, USA

Rebecca Bird Grigsby

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Rebecca Bird Grigsby

About

Sometimes less is just less.

As the sole proprietor of Color Bird Studio, I create custom wedding invitations, special event paper goods, holiday greetings, and personal stationery. From my home studio in Oakland, California, I manage all of the details of a client’s order, from design to shipping, specializing in wedding invitations as classy as any you'll find in a stationery shop, but as unique as if you designed them yourself. I use a wholesale printer located here in the San Francisco Bay Area, which allows me to focus on design and customer service while maintaining complete control over final product quality, assembly, any finishing touches, and packaging for final shipment to my clients.

I've been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit since middle school, when I created posters in the shape of teddy bears to advertise my babysitting services. Along the way to a MFA degree in studio art, I spent a year working at a stationery boutique, learning the finer points of traditional wedding etiquette and contemporary invitation design. When my goal of a teaching position failed to materialize after graduate school, I began creating for other couples what I had made for my own wedding: unique invitations that are simultaneously whimsical, bold, and elegant. Color Bird Studio was established in 2010, with the aim to provide clients with one-of-a-kind designs, while offering superb attention to detail and customer service.

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  • Rebecca Bird Grigsby

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Arts manager by day, print designer/crafty generalist/dance enthusiast by night. I have background in fine arts, an insatiable sweet tooth, and can wiggle my ears. I live in Oakland, California, with my husband, our two kids, and two cats.

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  • Printer

    Santa Clara, CA, United States

    I work with a wholesale digital printer in the South Bay for printing & trimming so that I can focus on design, handmade details, assembly, and customer service.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 12, 2015
Welcome to Color Bird Studio, offering modern, unique, handmade, completely customizable wedding and event invitations, personal stationery, original screenprints, and digital art prints.

Most wedding invitation designs start at ★ $5 per set ★. This includes the following:
★ 5x7 or similar size invite, printed full-color front and back on 110 lb card stock
★ 4bar response card printed full-color front and back on 110 lb card stock
★ square flap envelopes (outer + response) in white or ivory with return address printing
★ complete assembly
★ all designs are fully customizable at no additional charge - color, font, etc.
★10% discount applied to orders of 150 cards/sets or more

Want to spend a little less per set? Have your invites and RSVP cards printed one-side only and get blank envelopes to save $1 per set! Have a little more wiggle room in your budget? Add 80 lb. colored card stock backing, colored European style pointed flap envelopes, wrap-around address labels, belly bands, ribbons, and a variety of other embellishments for additional fees added a la carte. See my shop policies for more details or convo me with any questions!

Congratulations and happy planning!
♥ Becky, Color Bird Studio
Handmade in Oakland, California, USA

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★DESIGN★ Once you've decided you'd like to work with me, please purchase the $50 design fee ($15-35 for save-the-date and most non-wedding orders) that you'd like to use as a starting point. (For BRAND NEW DESIGNS, please contact me first for a custom quote; the design fee will depend on the amount of design work involved.) I'll be in touch with you within 24 hours to collect all of your information, colors, and any changes you'd like to see. A digital proof will then be sent via Etsy convo or email within 1 to 2 business days.

★PAPER PROOFS★ If you'd like to see a paper proof of your design before your order is printed, the charge is $15; please allow about a week for this extra step in the process. Please look at your digital and paper proofs very carefully! While I pride myself on my attention to detail, mistakes do happen (invitations are complex creatures!); Color Bird Studio will not be held financially responsible for any errors on the final order that you notice *after* printing & assembly has commenced.

★PRINTING & ASSEMBLY (or, P&A)★ Once you've approved the digital/paper proof of your design, I will create a custom listing for you for your order balance, which will be required to proceed with production and assembly (10% discount will be applied to orders of 150 cards/sets or more!). P&A takes approximately 10 days to 2 weeks from the time of final approval and payment (NOT from the date you start the design process). Depending on how long the design and proofing stages take, it may take up to 5 or 6 weeks for your order to be completed, from the design stage to having your assembled invites in-hand and ready to send to your guests!

★RUSH ORDERS★ Because I'm subject to the school & daycare schedules, numerous winter colds, and general whims of my two young children, not to mention my day job, I cannot typically accommodate rush orders - thank you for your patience! Please refer to the general turn-around guidelines in each listing; convo me with any questions or concerns BEFORE placing your order - thank you!

★Sounds great, but how much is this gonna cost me?★
The $5 per "set" price on most wedding invitation designs includes the following (see optional extras below): an invite printed full-color front & back on a variety of paper options (deduct $.25 per piece - invite & RSVP - for front-printing only), typically 100 lb or heavier card stock (the paper stock varies by design; some paper types include an additional fee), a 4bar response card OR 4x6 response postcard (again, this varies by design), and corresponding square-flap envelopes in white or ivory with return address printing included ($3 per set for invite + outer envelope only), plus complete assembly.

★Optional Extras★

$1 per set
Each additional enclosure card (A2 or 4bar); please note that I do not design map cards.

$.75 each - 2" belly bands, designed and printed to coordinate with your design; price includes adhesive and assembly.

$.50 each - 2" stickers for belly band closure and/or envelopes.

$.30-$.65 each - European pointed flap envelopes (4bar, A2, A7, #10/business open end, etc.) in any of my basic color choices; return address printing is NOT included in this price.

$.75 - 2" x 8" wrap-around address labels
Shipping
Stationery and samples are shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Custom orders, including optional paper proofs, are shipped insured via Priority Mail with Tracking/Delivery Confirmation. Shipping & handling may vary slightly depending on the details of your order, but estimated rates are as follows, for priority shipping within the U.S., unless otherwise indicated:

$2 - Samples (please note that samples are sent via First Class Mail; convo me for a shipping upgrade)

$15 - Custom Personal Stationery Orders

$20 - Orders up to about 75 sets

$25 - Invitation Orders over 75 sets

Please contact me if you require a shipping upgrade.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
There is a worldwide flat rate shipping charge of $2 for SAMPLES. For everything else, including custom orders, please convo me for a quote, including the destination country, prior to placing your order and I'll create a custom listing for you. Priority International takes 6 to 10 business days; please also allow for possible delays and additional fees during the customs process, which varies from country to country and depends upon the value of your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if you have any issues whatsoever with your order. Due to the nature of custom orders, I cannot exchange customized stationery or invitations. Color Bird Studio will not be held financially responsible for any errors from the final digital or paper proof, approved by you (please double and triple check your digital and paper proofs!), that are noticed after final payment has been invoiced and printing & assembly have begun. If you opt out of the paper proof, please check your digital proof very carefully and keep in mind that the printed color may vary from what you see on your computer screen.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ! Here are some frequently asked questions:

★How long does your process take?★
After you purchase a design fee, I'll get in touch with you within 1 business day (Mon-Fri), usually within a few hours, to gather all of your info, colors, etc. It then takes me 2-3 business days to produce a digital proof. You have up to 3 rounds of revisions. The duration of the design/proofing stage is largely up to you - I can usually get edits back to you within the business day so obviously the process moves more quickly the quicker you can get back to me. Once the digital or paper proof has been approved (paper proofs are available for $15 and add about a week to the overall process) and your final payment has been received via Etsy/PayPal, printing & assembly will take 10 days to 2 weeks to complete (from the time of final approval and payment, NOT from the date you placed the order/purchased a design fee). Priority shipping takes 2-3 business days from there. Overall the process for wedding invites from design to having your invites in-hand typically takes anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks. I will provide you with a timeline specific to your order during the entire process. As always, feel free to convo me with any questions BEFORE getting started!

★Do you offer discounts on large orders?★
Yes! You will receive a 10% discount on orders of 150 invites/save-the-dates or more! The discount will be applied *before* shipping & handling, which is usually no more than $25 within the US.

★How many invitations are included in a "set"?★
In my shop, I use the word "set" or "suite" to refer to the invitation ensemble, which typically includes an invite, an outer envelope, a response card, and a response envelope. So one "set" includes, basically, one invitation. A good rule of thumb for how many invitations (or "sets") to order is 1/2 of your total, individual guest list + 25. So for example, if you're inviting 200 guests, you should order 125 invitations!

★What kind of paper do you use?★
Each design is typically paired with a specific paper type by me but this detail is of course fully customizable. Your options include the following:

110# Uncoated Cover
110# Gloss Cover
110# Cream Uncoated Cover
100# Kraft
110# White Felt (textured)
110# Ecru Felt (textured)
130# Recycled
110# Ice Pearl
19pt Savoy Cotton
19pt Natural Savoy Cotton
24pt Double Thick

Envelopes are available in 80# white, cream, cotton, or Kraft with return address printing on the square flap included in the set price (additional charge for cotton or Kraft). European pointed flap envelopes, no return address printing included, are available for an extra fee - see above - in any of my standard colors (see color card included in most design listings).

★What printing methods do you offer?★
As of Fall 2013 I am now "outsourcing" my printing to a company in Santa Clara - just south of where my home office/studio is located in Oakland, California. This will allow me to maximize a relatively short week (while juggling the needs of two young kids) and spend more time doing what I love - creating custom designs for you! My designs are now digitally printed on HP Indigo Press systems. I have all of my products sent to me, however, so I continue to maintain 100% quality control. I will be the one to inspect and assemble your final invitations or stationery before I send it along to you!

★Will I receive any extra envelopes with my order?★
I've been getting a lot of requests for extra envelopes lately in the event clients make any errors while addressing outer envelopes. I usually try to include a few extra envelopes with each order, with return address printing included (white/cream square flap only). If you'd like a *significant* quantity of extra envelopes (more than 5), let me know and I'll add them to your invoice at $.50 per envelope, return address printing included.

Feel free to convo me with any other questions (or you can email me directly at becky [at] colorbirdstudio [dot] com!