Is it your first time ordering through Etsy? You will love how easy and fast it is to get beautiful, custom stationery emailed right to you! I do all the design work, and all you have to do is print. Use a home printer, local printer (like Office Depot or Staples), or even an online printer like Vistaprint. Here’s how it works:
First choose a listing to order. Be sure to read the listing description to know all the details I'll need from you to personalize your cards. Add the listing to your cart, and continue to checkout. Look for the message box that says “Note to OhDarlingPaper”. This is where you'll leave a note to me with all your personal details for each card. Make sure you type the text exactly as you’d like it to read.
Then submit your payment and receive your order confirmation. If you are ordering a card that features a personal photo, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Etsy order number in the subject line.
In 3 business days, you will receive an email from me with your completed, print-ready files! Every order includes 2 revision rounds, so just let me know if any changes need to be made. It is important for you to print samples of your cards and check them carefully for spelling, colors, and details. Revised files are sent within 1 business day.
Easy peasy! And the best part is that now you can print as many copies as you need with any printer and paper you choose. It doesn’t get much better than that!
1 - printing with an online printer (like Vistaprint)
You can upload your files to an online printer, and they will print, cut, and ship your cards to you. You may want to find out if your online printer offers samples since you won't be able to see and touch your cards until they are shipped to you.
If you decide to use an online printer, it is important that you send me a link to the printer you've chosen and the product you are ordering. There are many online printers, and each has specific requirements for uploading files. I will make sure your files are in the correct format for the printer you've chosen before you place your order with them.
2 - printing with a local print shop (like Office Depot or Staples)
Save your files on a flash drive, and take it to your local printer. This is an easy
way to sample different papers and check the quality of your prints. Also ask about cutting - it may or may not be included in your order.
3 - print at home - yes you can do it!
Have a little patience, and do a trial run! You may want to get some paper samples and see what works best with your home printer before purchasing all the paper you need.
I will send you PDFs with multiple cards per 8.5"x11" page.
1 - using a paper-cutter
This is my go-to way to quickly cut cards at home. There are lots of paper cutter options, but my favorite is the Swingline Classic Cut. Make sure your cutter is sharp enough! If it is dull, it will leave rough edges.
2 - using an x-acto knife
Just gather some extra blades, a metal ruler, and a cutting mat, and cut along the edges of each card.
Visit the FAQ for more information, or send me an email email@example.com if you have other questions!