PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for a DIGITAL FILE ONLY and NOT for the actual printed invitations. No actual invitations will be shipped. (This is not a DIY template. Your information will be needed for personalizing. Not sold blank.)
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This is a perfect baby shower invitation to coordinate with an elephant jungle/safari theme or simply for those who love cute baby elephants. Features a brown baby elephant in a crib, with polka dots & stripes in shades of brown & green.
For PERSONAL USE only. Print as many as needed for the party intended. Due to the many variables involved in printing, actual printed colors may vary between computer monitors/devices and printers, as well as between different types/brands of paper & ink, and printer settings.
★★★ ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS★★★
Step 1 (see "next" photo#2):
►After adding the item to your cart, in the "Check out" payment screen, in the "Message to the seller (optional):" INPUT TEXT box (just below "payment option"), please be sure to include all of the following party details/information to prevent any delays in processing your order. Indicate for each item exactly how you'd like it shown. I usually just cut-and-paste to avoid misspelling.
►Your own WORDING or wording as shown as in the sample (leave blank if you would like the same as the sample):
● Little hands, little feet,
Simply precious and oh so sweet!
● Please join us for a baby shower honoring
► Note Invitation sz/format:
(1)4"x6" PHOTO jpg, (2) 5"x7" PHOTO jpg, (3)PDF file w/two 5"x7"'s, (4) 5.25"x7.25" jpg includes safety margin (bleed/trim), or (5) CUSTOM, note needed size/format
● VENUE NAME & ADDRESS
● RSVP info (include name, phone #, email?)
● Baby REGISTRY
● Include a matching back for double-sided printing? Photo labs currently cannot print on the back of actual PHOTOs, so the typical photo size of 4" x 6" is not available, unless you have a source that can do your printing for that size. The back is generic and any personalizing is an extra charge.
● Any other special wording (space is very limited, so please try to keep wording limited to what is shown on sample.)
● Changes: fonts, font colors, solid background colors, changing wording in balloon/misc, adding a twin/sibling, changing to a birthday invitation/baby shower are just basic changes and not a problem. ***Please ask first if you are requesting to change or add anything special (some items may be too difficult to change).
► Complete the check-out process. I only accept Paypal, but you DO NOT need to have a Paypal account to use your major credit card/debit card. You may just continue as a guest or bypass signing up for an account.
► Within 0-3 BUSINESS days (NOT including WEEKENDS or holidays), you will receive a low resolution monitor screen-sized PREVIEW/PROOF. Check carefully to make sure all your information is correct, then reply back with your approval or with any changes/corrections. Please ensure to initially get all needed information to me ASAP. Processing of your invitation does not begin until cleared payment & all party wording/details have been received.
● Mondays-Fridays 8:30am - 5:00pm PST. Closed weekends and holidays
● Shop hours are 24 hours/7 days a week.
● Any orders after 5:00pm PST will be considered next day's order
★★★VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If it has been longer than 3 business days and you still have not received your PREVIEW, please check your SPAM/JUNK folder. Hotmail accounts, as well as schools/government organizations, tend to put my email in SPAM or block them completely. Please make sure I can communicate with you by ensuring (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an approved email sender in your filters. If your email provider is one of the above, please provide a secondary email address NOT through those providers. Please also be sure you are checking your email address that is registered under ETSY and NOT Paypal.
►Once you are happy with your PREVIEW (within 24-48 business hours), I will email you the FINAL version in a high-resolution 300 dpi file in jpg or PDF, whichever format was requested. Due to color variances in computer screens & printers, it is always recommended to do a test print first.
PRINTED INVITATIONS via ZAZZLE
Most of my invitation designs are also available on Zazzle, if you needed PRINTED invitations instead. High quality printing, each invitation comes with an envelope, and they ship very quickly!
►Highlight entire link below>Right mouse-click>Open Link or Go to ***
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FILE FORMATS & OPTIONS
► The easiest, quickest & most inexpensive option is to have your file printed at a local photo lab as a PHOTO, such as CVS, Costco**, SamsClub**, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, etc. Select JPG/jpeg in 4"x6" or 5"x7" (4x6's are less expensive). You can even use 1-hour/same-day services. You can have high quality invitations printed inexpensively & quickly. Simply treat your invitation jpg file just like a digital photo file. Upload it to their website or take it down there on a USB drive, then pick it up later that day. Sooo easy, FAST & inexpensive. For this option, you would need to purchase envelopes (please see below). **Recommended vendors for PHOTO paper invitations.
► If you are pressed for time and would rather NOT use the above option, following are other options, which come with envelopes. Order online, then pick-up locally in-store either same day or next day:
● Both Costco (6” x 7-1/2”) and Sam’s Club (6” x 8”) offer a special sized Card Set on PHOTO paper, which comes with envelopes and can be ready the next day in-store. These options are fairly inexpensive.
● Walgreens has a 5” x 7” CARD STOCK option that is available next day in-store. They offer double-sided printing, but the back is not full-sized (just text & a small picture). See their website for pricing.
● Staples Online has a 5” x 7” CARD STOCK option that is available next day in-store. They offer double-sided printing and the back is full-sized. See their website for pricing.
● For the PHOTO option, select either the “4x6 or 5x7 PHOTO paper jpg” options.
● For Costco’s or Sam’s Club photo card set options, select “Custom-PLZ note SZ” and note the place you will be printing. Their sizes are different and I will ensure it is the right size for your printing file.
● For both the Walgreens & StaplesOnline card stock options, select the 5.25x7.25” jpg *bleed option. If you want double-sided printing, Staples offers that, so note that you want the back, as well.
● For premium card stock options, you may use an online store, such as Vistaprint, Shutterfly, Mpix, Zazzle or Costco/Sam's Club/Walmart/Walgreens premium cardstock options. Select the JPG/jpeg in a size(s) that the website offers. Please mention which site, so I can double-check the dimensions. They usually need specific sized bleed & included . Vistaprint’s & Costco’s safety margins are different from the standard ¼” bleed. If none is mentioned, the standard bleed will be provided. These options can take from 3-10 business days, so please be sure to check which works best with your timeline.
● If you are printing these on your own home printer, select the PDF file, which will have two 5”x7” invitations on one standard 8-1/2"x11" page (this will help save on time and card stock/photo paper.) Be sure to only use WHITE card stock or photo paper. Any other color will affect the colors of the design. I like to use:
(a) Heavy Card Stock, which I usually get a 150 pk 8.5x11 sheet 110lb by Georgia Pacific at Walmart.
(b) Photo Paper (I like Costco's Kirkland brand - Professional. I've heard HP's photo paper is really nice, as well, which you can find in any office supply store.
★★★You will need Adobe Acrobat to open or print the PDF file, which you may download free at: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
● If you are having these printed locally at an office copy center on card stock, such as Staples, OfficeDepot, FedEx/Kinkos, etc., select the PDF file with two 5"x7"s (these will include standard bleed/trim needed.) It is recommended to take your file down to the shop on a USB drive.
►Recommended Print Options:
✔ StaplesOnline 5"x7" card stock (double-sided)*
✔ Costco Premium Card Stock Invitations (double-sided)**
✔ Costco PHOTO Greeting Card Set*
✔ SamsClub Premium Card Stock Invitations (double-sided)**
✔ SamsClub PHOTO Greeting Card Set*
✔ Walgreens Online 5"x7" card stock*
✔ Zazzle Online 5"x7" premium card stock (double-sided)***
✔ Mpix Online premium card stock***
* Order online, pick-up NEXT DAY locally in-store
** Order online, pick-up 5-7 Business Days locally in-store
*** Order online, shipped item/turn-around 3-7 Business Days