TheDarkOrchid

unusual greetings - handmade cards & papercrafts

Sunapee, New Hampshire | 744 Sales

TheDarkOrchid

unusual greetings - handmade cards & papercrafts

Sunapee, New Hampshire 744 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (241)

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Announcement   VALENTINE'S DAY is Thursday February 14, 2019. items intended for Valentine's Day will likely not reach their destination on time at this point, I do recommend the upgraded shipping options you'll find on the drop down menu at check out.

Please visit me at:
instagram.com/papercraft.tdo
facebook.com/kim.thedarkorchid
twitter.com/TheDarkOrchid
pinterest.com/thedarkorchid
YouTube: http://bit.ly/2z2TdvK

Please inquire within for a 10% off coupon code for teachers, military and charitable events.

**************My Home Office********************
Winter 2018/19 office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm. Weekends by chance or appointment!

I do utilize the Etsy mobile app throughout the week and am usually responsive within the hour during waking hours in my time zone. Post office runs to ship orders are usually every other weekday.

Shop Policies: I do not accept returns or cancellations. If a non-custom order item is returned to sender (me) by USPS, I will refund for the item price only, minus any shipping fees or minus a restocking fee which equals the shipping fee. Buyer is responsible for any shipping fees for reshipment. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt if there is a problem with your order, retain packaging and include any applicable clear pictures.

Allergen warning: This is a pet friendly home (rabbit, cats) that uses heat from a wood burning stove. Projects made with machinery and tools that may contain LATEX. This office uses glitter :)

I offer many unique greetings for your loved ones and many card sets that make great gifts for your favorite writer. Just because it's weird doesn't mean it can't be handcrafted! Stock up for your occasions, additional cards ship for FREE!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 9, 2019

VALENTINE'S DAY is Thursday February 14, 2019. items intended for Valentine's Day will likely not reach their destination on time at this point, I do recommend the upgraded shipping options you'll find on the drop down menu at check out.

Please visit me at:
instagram.com/papercraft.tdo
facebook.com/kim.thedarkorchid
twitter.com/TheDarkOrchid
pinterest.com/thedarkorchid
YouTube: http://bit.ly/2z2TdvK

Please inquire within for a 10% off coupon code for teachers, military and charitable events.

**************My Home Office********************
Winter 2018/19 office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm. Weekends by chance or appointment!

I do utilize the Etsy mobile app throughout the week and am usually responsive within the hour during waking hours in my time zone. Post office runs to ship orders are usually every other weekday.

Shop Policies: I do not accept returns or cancellations. If a non-custom order item is returned to sender (me) by USPS, I will refund for the item price only, minus any shipping fees or minus a restocking fee which equals the shipping fee. Buyer is responsible for any shipping fees for reshipment. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt if there is a problem with your order, retain packaging and include any applicable clear pictures.

Allergen warning: This is a pet friendly home (rabbit, cats) that uses heat from a wood burning stove. Projects made with machinery and tools that may contain LATEX. This office uses glitter :)

I offer many unique greetings for your loved ones and many card sets that make great gifts for your favorite writer. Just because it's weird doesn't mean it can't be handcrafted! Stock up for your occasions, additional cards ship for FREE!

Kim

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Watercolor paining little scarves and blankets for the llama on my new holiday card!
It’s a little tedious stacking all these die cuts to make my dimensional embellishments, but I really don’t mind! Just watching some YouTube and happily plugging away at this custom order!
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About

Unique Greetings and other Papercrafts

My mother-in-law gifted me my first paper die cut machine many years ago - and the hobby grew from there. I have always enjoyed collecting unusual or funny greetings cards to send at random (or on occasions) to loved ones, so it was a natural progression to learn to make my own.

I draw inspiration from everywhere, but most especially the creative mind of my child who makes the most bizarre observations and statements.

My cards make great keepsakes, and many can be framed by the recipient. I think it's great to use beautiful papers and interesting designs - even for the most obscure or vulgar of sentiments.

"The Dark Orchid" gets it's name from an actual flower that changed the course of my life. It was a dark purple orchid given to me by my now husband before we started dating. He had traveled long and far to locate one out of season because he heard me once say they were a favorite. I looked at him with new eyes after that day :)

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  • Kimberly Huffman

    One Woman Show

    I am a grown up nerd from NH with a handsome craft-enabling husband, awesome daughter, two naughty cats, 6 goldfish and a beloved rabbit. When not crafting, I can be found in the kitchen trying new recipes, playing video games or reading books!

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Last updated on Dec 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
When will my item ship?

"Ready to Ship" cards and items (anything that does NOT specify "Made to Order" below Etsy's Overview) are just that - ready to ship! They are already made and sealed for packing into a mailer. These will be shipped same or next business day.

"Made to Order" cards and items (anything that DOES specify "Made to Order") are made after payment is received, and their production varies, so the day they ship varies. If it is 1-10 items, they will usually ship within 1-3 business days. Each design may vary with production time because my items are hand made and require different techniques and drying or curing time between layers of design. My personal and work schedule also varies seasonally - if you need a more accurate quote, just ask :)

How will my item ship?

Cards are protected in a clear cellophane sleeve then shipped in either a rigid or bubble mailer.

My default shipping method is tracked First Class Mail, however I do offer upgrades. Item is coming from Sunapee, NH (03782); please allow up to 5+ business days for the post office to deliver. More details about shipping upgrades below.

Business day is defined as a week day that is not a postal holiday.

Stock up and save on additional cards! They ship First Class free after the first card. I am also offering First Class "Free Shipping" on orders of $35 or more throughout 2019. If you require an upgrade I'll offer a shipping credit for the First Class rate and just bill the difference, but you MUST contact me first to make arrangements.

In a hurry? Rush Orders and Shipping Upgrade Details:

If you have special circumstances with production or shipping times please contact me, I'd like the opportunity to offer help if I am able. I may have a Rush Order fee if applicable.

My default shipping method is First Class Mail (3-5 business days).

At checkout, you may choose to upgrade your shipping method to Priority Mail (2-3 business days) or Express Mail (1-2 business days).

Please note, NONE of these methods offer a delivery guarantee (Express offers a claim procedure with some exceptions if they miss their date).

USPS does not offer any guarantees, so I cannot on their behalf. Our sheer will alone cannot make the mail move any faster but I will promise to do my part for you.

Add-on upgrade here: https://etsy.me/2EHHcCs

Custom, Personalized or Special Request?

Custom and personalized orders are welcome. These will be made to order, can include everything from changing text, different sizes, quantities, colors, adding names, or designing something special just for you.

As a small business, I have limited supplies on hand and it varies weekly - if you would like to request large quantities, please inquire within first. We may need to order supplies which will also increase production time.

Not every item can be customized, not every request can be accommodated - if you request something that is not possible or is unreasonable, I will reserve the right to refund and cancel the order. I WANT to help if possible, so please contact me first with questions, unusual requests or unlisted options.

Shop Policies:

I do not accept returns or cancellations.

Some orders require your input or approval, so reciprocal communication is very important.

I will reserve the right to refund and cancel orders if I cannot fulfill them properly, or for any other reason at my discretion.

If an item is "Returned to Sender" (me) you will be given the option of reshipment at your expense, or a refund minus any original shipping fees (or a restocking fee equal to what I originally paid for shipping if it was a "Free Shipping" offer). This does not apply to Personalized and Custom orders, which will be recycled or donated if you do not wish to have them shipped again. There are no refunds for these.

I do ship International to select countries only.

Disclosures and Other Info:

Winter 2018/19 office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm. I do utilize the Etsy mobile app throughout the week and am usually responsive within a couple of waking hours in the EST.

Allergen warning: This is a pet friendly home (rabbit, cats). My machinery and tools may contain LATEX and glitter.

My cards are not intended to be handled by young children. They may have embellishments that could become loose.

I do not take personal responsibility for postal mishaps, there are risks we all take when using USPS. I do ensure the item is shipped out on time.

Please contact me if there is a problem with the order, I do consider it part of the service I can offer to try to help.

My shop announcement has my social media links to follow for specials.