Frequently Asked Questions
What payment methods can I use?
The Carla Schauer Designs shop accepts Paypal and major credit cards.
When will I receive my printable files?
Files will be emailed immediately upon purchase. Customers using Paypal e-check will receive files upon cleared payment.
What will happen after I order my party kit?
Once purchased, digital PDF files will arrive via email, bundled in one zip file. *No physical product will be sent or received.* Double-clicking on the zip file will automatically unzip the file on most current computer software. If your computer does not have this software installed, you will need to download file decompression software such as Winzip.
You will need FREE Adobe Reader software to open, customize (if applicable), and print your files. Each page of printables is designed to print on 8.5×11 paper on your home printer.
What kind of paper should I use to print?
Prints will look best using a bright white card stock or premium heavyweight matte paper. In general, matching brand of paper to brand of printer works well. The regular print setting is usually fine. I recommend a test print before printing the entire batch.
Keep in mind images look slightly different on a monitor than on a printed page. If you do not have a printer at home, files can be taken to a local printer or office store.
Fabulous! Then what?
After your files are printed, cut out pieces. For straight edges like those on invitations, bottle wraps and party squares, I use a paper trimmer (available at craft or office supply stores). I use small sharp scissors for the cupcake wrappers, and craft punches for the party circles. Assemble using double-sided tape. Each printed page also contains brief instructions for using printed artwork.
What size circle punches?
The party circles are designed for 2″ circle or scalloped circle punches. The circles print at 2.25″ to give some extra room for imperfect punching, so no exact science required.
Can I change the colors or designs of the files after I receive them?
How about the fonts?
Unfortunately, no. The Adobe Reader software does not allow fonts or font colors to be changed. I’ve tried to choose a complementary font for each collection, using fonts that come standard on most Windows and OS x software.
Is there anything else I can’t do?
What size envelopes should i use?
Invitations fit in a standard A-7 envelope and postcard-style thank you cards fit in an A-6.
Should I be aware of anything else?
All Ohio orders will be charged 6.5% sales tax. “Use tax” in states that require it is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Because of the nature of digital products delivered instantly, all sales of printables are final.