It is very important to include 15-20% extra envelopes in case of the inevitable ink splatters, misspellings and additions.

I like to retain 5-6 sets of envelopes (if you don’t mind) in case you have some last minute additions or corrections. I will return all other envelope sets.


Envelopes that have a thick paper liner, are shiny, dark-colored, or too thick and opaque must be ruled by hand and then the ruling erased. For this reason they will be charged the higher rate listed on the Pricing page.

Non-traditional materials may also be charged an
additional fee. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Heartstrings Designs can customize mixed colors to match your invitation colors. Normally I use gouche/watercolor because standard color calligraphy inks tend to be too watery-looking.
If I need to mix colors for your envelopes, there will be a $15.00 fee.


A great etiquette guideline resource is https://www.theknot.com/content/addressing-wedding-invitations. I will also be happy to answer any etiquette questions you may have as you prepare your list. But remember this is YOUR wedding and I will address them the way you want.


I request a deposit of approximately 50% of the total fee when your order is placed. This holds your place in my work calendar.

I accept payment via PayPal (www.paypal.com to me at sharon@heartstringsdesigns.com, cash, check, or money order.
Any errors I make will be corrected at no cost to you; errors made due to typos or other errors/changes on your list will be charged the usual rate.

Please read my FAQs also, and place your order or ask questions via the form on my Contact page, or email me at sharon@heartstringsdesigns.com. I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Thank you!

Commissioned Works Agreement

Artist accepts many types of artistic and calligraphic commissions after discussion of project with the client by e-mail or by phone. Price quotations are given once exact nature of the work is determined. Additional costs may be incurred if client’s initial requests change during the production of the work. In some cases, artist may require a written contract and/or deposit and acceptance agreement. All works, whether by contract or electronic/verbal agreement, shall be completed in a professional manner with every reasonable effort made to please the client. Artist retains copyright of any commissioned work and may, at her discretion, make prints of any type of commissioned artwork for further sales purposes, and may use electronic or other reproductions of those images for advertising and promoting her work. If client is commissioning artwork for his/her own intentions of reproduction (ex. for a business card, logo, housing promotion, etc.); this fact is to be made known to the artist prior to reproduction. Artist will then let client know what the guidelines or additional costs (if applicable) are for the client to be able to reproduce her artwork. The copyright law states that any original work created by an artist is automatically protected under copyright laws from the time of its creation. If artist believes there to be a copyright infringement issue regarding any photo or working reference which will be supplied by client, she will discuss this with her client upon presentation of request for custom artwork or calligraphy.