Handmade Illustrations & Greeting Cards

Winter Springs, Florida · 27 Sales


Handmade Illustrations & Greeting Cards

Winter Springs, Florida 27 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for my family in Oklahoma, I love it! Thanks so much

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

My mother is going to die laughing when she gets this card. She isn't sick, but she is old and lts of aches and pains, so I will send to her anyway. We had a cat when I was young that had to wear one of these things and she will be so tickled when she gets this card. Thanks so much, Iove it!

Anonymous on Nov 10, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Precious little card. Thanks for the smiles!

Anonymous on Nov 10, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

The seller was great to work with and the shipping was fast. These cards are oh-so-adorable and well made! nThanks a bunch!

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Greetings & Salutations! Let me tell you a little about myself and what inspires me…

I was born and raised in the Midwest, which may explain my own active imagination and ability to be entertained easily. This definitely transfers over to my illustrations, seeing as most of my illustrations mirror my own life as well as the animals, people and events that occupy it. I owe a lot of my artistic inspiration to my family, including but not limited to an old piece titled “The Many Deaths of Mr. Rabbit”. If you happen to know what that is, feel privileged; if you don’t, I implore you to find out.

In the end, my job pays my bills, but my art is my life. So, enjoy my store and feel free to contact me with whatever thoughts you have.

Want to know the stories behind my illustrations or how I got to be as quirky as I am? Follow me on Facebook at:

Shop members

  • Shelly Welch

    Owner, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

    I was born and raised in the Midwest, which may explain my own active imagination and ability to be entertained easily. This transfers over to my illustrations, seeing as most of my illustrations mirror my own life.

  • Curly

    Feline Model

    Curly was born 8/7/10 and adopted from the Human Society on 10/10/10. Ever sense then he has been a big bucket of trouble and adorable, and I love him for it.

  • Cody

    Feline Model

    Cody has always been a play-mate & role-model for Curly (at least I can only assume that's what they're thinking). He also has posing for my camera down to an art.

  • Houdini

    Hamster Model

    Ever moment of Houdini's short but eventful live was spent plotting his escape. I suspect Cody was in on it.

  • Penwin

    Hamster Model

    The eldest of the hamster models, Penwin will always have a tiny little place in my heart. He traveled through 5 states, lived in 2 states, and loved sunflower seeds. He was also my nerdiest pet, having been named after a font.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
Thank you for visiting ShelWel Illustrations! All my original illustrations are done with pen & ink, and some have been digitally colored or enhanced. Cards can be sold individually or in sets, and most cards are printed reproductions of the original illustration, unless otherwise noted.

All my listings are customizable, so if you wish to have a different color card-stock or special inside greeting printed, just send me a message and I will gladly create a new listing just for you! See my Alchemy page for custom & special requests.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Unfortunately I cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items. Keep in mind there may be minor imperfections and differences from card to card, so no two cards will be exactly the same. This makes each card that much more unique and valuable!

However, if for some reason you would are not satisfied with your purchase, items are eligible for exchange. Exchanged items must be returned in their original condition as they will be re-posted in my store upon receiving the item. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and reimbursement of shipping cost will not be offered. Custom orders and any orders mailed directly to a gift recipient are not eligible for an exchange.

Please contact me first before mailing your item for an exchange so I can verify eligibility and arrange which item it will be exchanged for. If you have questions regarding this matter, feel free to contact me. I want all my buyers to be happy with their purchases!
PayPal is the only method of payment at this time. Payment is due at the time of purchase, and items will ship only once the payment has cleared. If payment is not received within 2 days of placing your order, it will be canceled and the item will be re-posted.
All greeting cards are securely packaged in cellophane wrappers or recycled tissue paper for protection. I try to do my part to save the world by reusing packaging materials. Cards are mailed in a stay-flat cardboard mailer or bubble-wrap mailer. All domestic orders are shipped via USPS First Class mail, Monday through Friday with the exception of US holidays. Orders placed on a holiday will go out the following business day. If you require expedited service, feel free to contact me and I will make arrangements with you to make sure your card gets to its recipient as efficiently as possible.

Please allow 3-5 business days for processing, as most of my cards are made-to-order. Please contact me regarding the processing/production time on custom illustrations.

If you are purchasing a card for drop-shipment (cards shipped directly to the gift recipient), they will be mailed in a standard envelope and hand-addressed by me (unless otherwise requested). Feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding gift recipient shipping.

Discounts will be offered for the purchase of multiple listings, and prices are listed with the posting.
Additional policies and FAQs
As stated earlier, each item sold at ShelWel Illustrations is unique. There are bound to be some imperfections and differences. Colors seen on the screen may vary slightly from the final product received. Paper materials used for production & assembly may vary as well. Card stock color options vary and are subject to availability. Envelopes may vary as well and include white, off-white and custom-made envelopes; each item posted will state which type of envelope is being shipped with the item.

Please note your choice of interior text & color upon checkout. Alternate message options are described in the item description & color options are shown. If no choice is selected, your card will be shipped with the interior message & color shown in the photos or at the sellers descretion based on availability.

Take special note of all promotion instructions prior to completing your Etsy transaction. All promotions are subject to change. Type any promotion or coupon codes in the appropriate areas. All promotions may be subject to expiration, specific sections, and/or cards. If you see any issues with your order or if you simply forgot to use a code, just send me a message within 2 hours of your transaction and I will adjust your transaction as I see fit. This seller has final say on whether the promotion code was properly used.

All illustrations are unique and may not be copied, transmitted, published, reproduced, stored, manipulated, projected, or altered in any way without my prior consent; Copyright is pending. All policies above are subject to change at any time.

Shelly Welch
Graphic Designer & Illustrator