Making lovely little things, one at a time.

Santa Cruz, California

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Melissa Taylor

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About ShopOlio

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On Etsy since 2009

So, One Day, I Quit My Job

I'm one of those women who wore high heels and worked a ton but dreamed of making things with my hands and printing pretty things for people who loved my artwork.

So, one day, I quit my job.

I decided that if I died today, my one regret would be that I hadn't tried to make it on my own, doing something that I loved. Not just something that I was satisfied with, but something that I actually, truly, passionately, LOVED!

Sometimes that is a hard thing to discover though. I knew I was creative and I knew I liked "making things" - so I started there. I named my company Olio Studio because "Olio" means a mixture or a medley and I wasn't sure what I wanted to focus on. I started by listing everything I'd made that was just lying around my workspace. This included some paintings and pen and ink drawings in various sizes.

I quickly decided I wanted to make cards out of that artwork, but didn't want to pay for, say 200 cards, if I could only sell 2, so I invested in a really great printer.

With this purchase, I realized I could make and print virtually anything and what I WANTED to make, was wedding invitations! I'd put my toe in the water of wedding stationery early on in life, working for others, and I had always enjoyed working with brides and absorbed their excitement and joy. Pairing that with design and printing, which I was already obsessed with, was a perfect match!

Today, Olio Studio is still a small company and I work at it every day. I have started a more commercial line made and printed digitally over at and when more ideas come, I will roll them out :)

I am thrilled to being working in this industry and I hope I can do it forever! I feel truly blessed to be involved in couple's lives in this way and am so glad I'm on this path. I can't wait to see where it takes me!

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Last updated on October 23, 2012
I truly love paper and printing and I love wedding stationery and all the other beautiful things that go along with getting married - and you're here, so I'm betting you do too :) So hello! And welcome! I'm Melissa :)

Please don't hesitate to convo me with any questions you might have about my designs, my shop, my work, the process of ordering with me or any other thing you might need info on! I check in often and I really am here to help :)

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Once you send payment, I start working on your order immediately. This includes time spent in proofing and ordering ink and stock on your behalf. This insures a quick turnaround of your items. Because of this, if the unforeseen happens and you must cancel your order, only a 50% refund can be issued.

If you've received your order and there is any sort of problem, please let me know right away and I will do what I can to correct it!
First, provide me with the quantity and pieces you'd like to order and I will set up a custom listing for you. Once you pay for that order, and provide me with your text, I will create and send you a digital proof and I won't print until it is absolutely perfect.
I use USPS for just about everything. I try my best to recycle shipping and packing materials in order to save money and the that order :) I always make sure shipping and packing materials are clean and of a high enough quality to make it back through the postal service and to your home safely.

As of right now, I try not to ship internationally - it costs me a ton and then it costs my customers a bunch in taxes. If you are fully aware of this and want me to ship to you all the same, I'm happy to work up a quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to custom and large orders as well as opportunities to work with other artists on shared projects, feel free to contact me with any questions!