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ThePattyCakePress

The Patty Cake Press

Nashville, Tennessee · 3154 Sales

ThePattyCakePress

The Patty Cake Press

Nashville, Tennessee 3154 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(355)

Announcement   ***CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME IS 2-3 DAYS***

Thanks for visiting the Patty Cake Press. We specialize in photo cards, invitations and gifts that celebrate the special moments in your life. Don't see exactly what you are looking for? We take a few custom orders per month.

Work Hours:
Designs are completed and emails are returned between 8 am-6 pm CST Monday-Saturday.

*A completed order is one where all items needed to begin design work (photos, family names, text, etc.) have been emailed to mel [!at] thepattycakepress.com. You should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours letting you know we have received your email.

For other answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Policies section of the shop.
Thanks!

Special thanks to:
http://kevinandamanda.com

Announcement

***CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME IS 2-3 DAYS***

Thanks for visiting the Patty Cake Press. We specialize in photo cards, invitations and gifts that celebrate the special moments in your life. Don't see exactly what you are looking for? We take a few custom orders per month.

Work Hours:
Designs are completed and emails are returned between 8 am-6 pm CST Monday-Saturday.

*A completed order is one where all items needed to begin design work (photos, family names, text, etc.) have been emailed to mel [!at] thepattycakepress.com. You should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours letting you know we have received your email.

For other answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Policies section of the shop.
Thanks!

Special thanks to:
http://kevinandamanda.com

thepattycakepress

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thepattycakepress

About

Designs that celebrate life's biggest moments.

After the birth of my first son six years, I wanted to send out a beautiful birth announcement, something personal and unique. Using the little bit of Photoshop I had learned over the years of digital scrapbooking, I made his birth announcement myself. I began to create all of our holiday cards and invitations. Soon I was getting requests from friends and family for custom cards as well, so my next baby, The Patty Cake Press, was "born."

I absolutely love creating and designing and since I dabble in photography as well, most of the designs are photo driven. When my second son was born in 2011, things got busy. I brought Kayla on in 2012 to help out with customer inquiries so I could continue to design and create new items and custom requests. We would love to help you come up with your next party invitations and decor. Feel free to drop us a line, and don't forget to check out our website, www.thepattycakepress.com, where you will find lots of fun party ideas, photos of real customer's parties and more detailed information.

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  • Melissa

    Owner, Designer

    Self taught graphic designer and photographer. Wife and mom of two energetic boys. Admirer of all types of art and design.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2014
Welcome to The Patty Cake Press. We specialize in designs that celebrate the special occasions in your life. Party invitations, holiday cards, birth announcements and gifts are our specialty. Most of the designs you see here can be customized for any occasion, gender, event, etc. If you don't see exactly what you want, please convo me and I can set up a one of kind listing just for you.

Check out more on our website at www.thepattycakepress.com.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment via credit or debit cards via Paypal.
Shipping
OUR CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME IS 2-3 DAYS ONCE YOUR ORDER IS COMPLETED*

*A completed order is one where all items needed to begin design work (photos, family names, text, etc.) have been emailed to mel [!at] thepattycakepress.com.

**During this time you may not receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have received your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item at The Patty Cake Press is created especially for you. Due to the custom and digital nature of printable items, the are rarely eligible for refunds. If you do have an issue with your item, please contact me to see how we can remedy the situation :)
Additional policies and FAQs
OFFICE HOURS:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Orders are filled and emails are answered between 12pm-6pm CST Monday-Saturday.

PRINTABLE PHOTO CARDS AND INVITATIONS:
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Current estimated turnaround time is 2-3 days once your order is completed*

*A completed order is one where all items needed to begin design work (photos, family names, text, etc.) have been emailed to mel [!at] thepattycakepress.com.

**During this time you may not receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have received your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


ORDERING PROCESS
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1. Purchase and pay


2. EMAIL ME mel [!at] thepattycakepress.com (do not send via etsy convo) with the following information:

-Please include your full name/etsy user name in the subject line of the email.

-All text/party info in paragraph form, just as you want it to appear on the final card/invitation. I will be copying and pasting it into the design, so please proofread before sending it to me in order to expedite the ordering process.

-Your high-resolution, UNEDITED, UNCROPPED photo. If at all possible please include a VERTICAL photo to fit in the alloted space if a vertical photo is pictured on the invitation. If at all possible, include a horizontal photo for cards featuring horizontal photos.

-Any special requests or customizations (color changes, theme changes, etc.)


3. You will receive your printable invitation via email.

I use yousendit.com and transferbigfiles.com to email all printable cards/invitations.


HOW DO I SUBMIT MY PHOTOS?-------------------------------------------------------------------
Email your photos to me at mel [!at] thepattycakepress.com
Please put your name and etsy username in the subject line of the email.

PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND TIPS:-------------------------------------------------

Please send your original photo, straight out of the camera.

Please do not send low resolution cell phone photos, they are not printable quality.

Please make a note of how the photo appears on the card. If the photo on the card is vertical, a vertical photo will fit best.

PLEASE DO NOT:------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
resize
crop
convert to black and white/sepia
edit your photos in any other way
EMAIL PHOTOS OVER USING YOUR PHONE or CELL PHONE EMAIL

Doing any of the above may compromise the printable quality of the photos. Cropping them may also cause them not to fit properly within your chosen design.

If you would like your photo to appear in black and white, I will convert it for you. Just specify this in your photo email.

I am a photographer myself and I will see to it that your photos look their absolute best and will do any minor Photoshop work to improve their overall quality and appearance.

PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Do not send links to photo sharing websites such as Kodak, Snapfish, Shutterfly. Many of these sites charge to download full resolution files.
Please submit .jpg files that are no smaller than1800x1200 pixels. Preferably saved at 300 dpi.
If you are scanning an image, please set your scanners resolution to 600 dpi

PHOTO TIPS:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you haven't taken your photos yet, please refer to your camera's manual for instructions on how to set the camera to it's highest resolution and file size. For example, if you have a 5 megapixel camera, you want to shoot your photo as a 5 megapixel file.

Try to use natural lighting (outdoors, near a window, etc.) and avoid using the flash as much as possible.

If you must use the flash, try to stand back from your subject and use your camera's zoom to capture more of your subjects face.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS:----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please do not submit photos taken by a professional photographer unless you have their consent. The photographer owns the copyrights to this image and it is illegal for me to reproduce it without their approval.

WHAT IF I WANT COORDINATING ITEMS LIKE THANK YOU CARDS OR PARTY FAVORS?
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I can create coordinating items for any of the cards or products listed.

WHAT IF I WANT TO USE MORE PHOTOS?------------------------------------------------------
I will do my best to include as many photos on a design as I can. However, often this is just not possible due to the layout of the design.

WHERE CAN I PRINT MY PHOTO CARDS?-------------------------------------------------------
Anywhere you would like. You can print your cards and invitations on cardstock at home or at an office store. Your photos and details will print best if you use a photo lab (Walgreens, Shutterfly, mpix.com, etc.). They can print the cards just as they would any photo, and often times they will have envelopes that fit the cards too. The photo lab I would suggest is MPIX.COM. They even offer professionally printed cardstock cards. Look for "DIY" under the "Cards" section of their website.

WHAT ABOUT ENVELOPES?--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Most office suppliers and photo labs will have the 5x7 envelopes available. If your printer or lab of choice doesn't have envelopes that will fit your cards, look for size A7 envelopes at your local office retailer or online.