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Sara Winters Designs Candy Buffet Favor Bags

Grand Rapids, Michigan · 4886 Sales

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Sara Winters Designs Candy Buffet Favor Bags

Grand Rapids, Michigan 4886 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Candy buffet and favor bags for weddings, showers, business events, and more! Welcome to Sara Winters Designs Parties!


PRODUCTION TIME: Production time is listed with shipping information in each item listing. Proofs for bags and stickers will be sent for approval unless there are no changes to the displayed design. Proofs for prints are sent by request only. Rush orders are not accepted at this time.

Please send any messages through Etsy's messaging system. Email is not checked frequently and messages there are easily missed.


BUSINESS DAYS / HOURS: Business days are considered Monday - Friday, except postal holidays. I do not have set hours I work each business day, so I may be working anywhere from early morning to late at night.

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2016

Candy buffet and favor bags for weddings, showers, business events, and more! Welcome to Sara Winters Designs Parties!


PRODUCTION TIME: Production time is listed with shipping information in each item listing. Proofs for bags and stickers will be sent for approval unless there are no changes to the displayed design. Proofs for prints are sent by request only. Rush orders are not accepted at this time.

Please send any messages through Etsy's messaging system. Email is not checked frequently and messages there are easily missed.


BUSINESS DAYS / HOURS: Business days are considered Monday - Friday, except postal holidays. I do not have set hours I work each business day, so I may be working anywhere from early morning to late at night.

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Updates

Finally able to offer cotton fabric drawstring favor pouches! Check out the new section in my shop!
Love these custom watercolor prints!
New product coming as soon as things slow down! Waterproof wine bottle labels.
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Sara Winters Designs - Parties!

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  • Sara Winters

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    I am a work at home mom with two little boys. I have a bachelor's degree in business. I have always loved anything creative, and especially enjoy learning new techniques, and how to work with new materials.

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    A small print company who prints and binds books using my designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 3, 2017
HOW TO ORDER:

Add items you want to order to your cart. Leave a note for me during checkout in the text box provided with personalization, color changes, and any other requests. Complete checkout. A proof will be sent with your changes for approval before your order is printed. (Proofs are not sent for prints unless one is requested.) Please note that not responding to the proof may result in an order being shipped later than the stated production time.

Be sure to read the item details for more information (this information is hidden by default when using mobile devices).


BUSINESS DAYS / HOURS: Business days are considered Monday - Friday, except postal holidays. I do not have set hours I work each business day, so I may be working anywhere from early morning to late at night.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments are processed by Etsy. I currently accept any payment methods Etsy will accept. Orders are created upon confirmation of payment.

Cancellations are accepted after the purchase is completed by contacting me through my shop here on Etsy. Cancellations must be made BEFORE a proof is approved, or before the scheduled ship date if there has been no response to the proof message.
Shipping
Processing time can be found in the shipping information tab on each listing.

Proofs are sent as a courtesy for bags and regular stickers. All other items, including waterproof "photo prop" stickers, will not be sent a proof unless it is specifically requested.

Failure to respond to a proof may result in an order being shipped later than the stated production time. I will assume you have waived the proof approval step after a minimum of 24 hours have passed since the proof was sent, and the order will be shipped as shown in the proof.

All items are shipped via USPS First Class (stickers and prints) or Priority Mail (bags). All international orders are shipped using USPS First Class International. Delivery confirmation/tracking numbers are provided whenever possible.

Expedited shipping is available. Upgrades can be chosen from your cart once your order is added. Shipping upgrades cover the increased price of postage only and DO NOT rush processing.

Please note that delivery dates cannot be guaranteed, and refunds are not given if an order arrives after the event date. Please DO NOT order last minute without a backup plan in place!
Refunds and Exchanges
Cancellations must be made before a proof is approved for a full refund, or before the scheduled ship date if there has been no response to the proof message.

Cancellations made after a proof is approved will be refunded based on whether the printing has already been done. There are occasions when an order is printed immediately after a proof approval is received, so please send your cancellation request as early as possible.

Refunds on shipping paid will be given in full as long as the order has not shipped yet.

Due to the personalized nature of my products, returns are not accepted.
Additional policies and FAQs
COLOR CHART COLORS BY NUMBER:

Color charts are included in the photos on each listing. These charts are scans of the colors printed on the material used for that product (bag color chart printed on bags, sticker color chart printed on stickers, etc.). These images are the closest estimate of what the color will look like printed. Please use color chart numbers to request color changes at checkout.

The color charts for different items are slightly different! They are printed on different materials and sometimes with different printers, which show the colors a bit differently. Make sure you are looking at the corrent color chart when selecting colors.

Metallic inks and white ink are not available.

DO YOU TAKE RUSH ORDERS?

I am not able to offer rush orders at this time. I do offer expedited shipping. Just choose to upgrade shipping during checkout! Just remember that I cannot guarantee delivery dates, so order as far ahead of time as possible and make sure you have a backup plan if you decide to risk a last minute order.

HOW MUCH CANDY PER GUEST IS TYPICAL FOR A CANDY BUFFET?

Most sources I have found recommend 1/4 to 1/2 a pound per guest. Remember that some guests may not take any, but others may take extra, or take some home for others. It's better to be cautious and order some extra than to run out and have guests go without!

WHAT SIZE BAG SHOULD I ORDER?

This is hard to recommend. The most common size people order is the medium size by far, and that's what I recommend in most cases. If your buffet will have mostly larger candies and treats, the large size will probably work best. Popcorn usually works best in the larger size. The small size works best for very small candies, like M&Ms, or for individual favors to be prepared ahead of time and placed at each guest's seat.

WHAT ARE THE BAGS MADE OF?

I currently offer 2 types of bags, including white paper and brown kraft paper. Both are made from recycled materials. They are single ply and are not recommended for greasy foods that may leak through the paper.

Please note that kraft colored bags are made from 100% recycled materials, which means the color of the bags may vary slightly. This will usually only be noticeable if you want to order additional bags later, or if you want multiple sizes. I try to make sure a single order is done with the same lot of bags, but this isn't possible with later orders or orders including multiple sizes of bags.

WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST TO CLOSE THE BAGS?

The bags can simply be folded over at the top, or you can provide stickers for your guests to seal them with. I offer many sticker styles in my shop. I recommend the 1.5" size for small and medium bags, and 2" for large bags. The 1" stickers work on the small bags too, but they are best with designs that are not very detailed since they are so small.

If you are preparing completed favors ahead of time, you can also use a hole punch to thread string through the bag and tie them closed. Colored bakers twine is perfect for this! Colored washi tape also makes a fun closure.

ARE THE BAGS WATER / GREASE PROOF?

The inks I use for the bags are waterproof. They will not run if they get wet or greasy. The white and kraft bags are single ply paper and are NOT grease proof.

The stickers are printed using a water based ink, so they will run if they get wet. The stickers themselves are also not waterproof. They are not recommended for anything that may get wet or collect condensation.

My baby monthly labels are printed on waterproof labels. Perfect for drooly babies!

WHAT SIZE STICKER SHOULD I ORDER?

If they are going on my bags, I recommend the 2" for large bags, and the 1.5" for the medium and small. I also recommend 1.5" to seal most envelopes. The .75" is great for adding to candies, like the bottoms of chocolate kisses or mini peanut butter cups. With the .75 size, I recommend going with a simple design, since it may be hard to read small writing on that size sticker.

WHAT ARE THE PRINTS DONE ON/WITH?

All prints are printed on high quality luster photo paper with archival quality inks. Canvas prints and file downloads are not currently available.

WHAT IF I NEED TO ORDER MORE LATER?

I make sure I save the files for the customized bags and stickers I print, just in case you should decide you need more! Just order the additional items you need and leave me a note during check out saying you'd like the same design as your previous order.

WHY AREN'T THE COLORS A PERFECT MATCH?

The prints, stickers and bag inks may be slightly different colors. One reason for this is because I use different printers for each, and they use completely different types of inks. The different types of papers used for different products also accept inks differently, which causes further variation. This makes it very difficult to color match, but I work to get them as close as possible. Unfortunately the bags will not go through the sticker printer, and the stickers don't align well when going through the bag printer, so it's not possible to use the same printer on both.