About the artist

How long have you been an artist?
I began painting in my 20's. See the about page for more information about my artistic inspiration.

About our art

Who takes the beautiful photos of your products? (back to the top)
My husband Rolf is a professional photographer. Actually this is how we met - I needed photos of my art for a catalog, and contracted with Rolf to provide the photos.

About our products

How are your note cards made?
All images are available with envelopes as blank fold-over note cards (6.25 x 4.5 inches) or as blank, fold-over gift enclosures (2.5 x 3.5 inches).
Vertical images (height greater than width) are printed like the flower and insect above, horizontal images are printed like the sea scene above.
Our cards are printed on beautiful Classic Crest Cover Paper.  This paper is white and uncoated, and has a velvety smooth finish. Our cards are printed using the finest archival inks available allowing for many years of vibrant color.

How do you handle invitations?
Please go to my Etsy store for details and to shop invitations:  My Etsy store
If you would like Shirley Bell Designs to do custom printing for you, please contact us for price and details.
Also, if you see an image in the note card section you would like for an invitation we will be happy to accommodate you.

How are your Giclee prints made?
Giclee reproductions of my original watercolors use ultrachrome inks on archival 100% cotton watercolor paper. These materials allow for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Giclee prints are available in different sizes including 8 x 10 inch; see My Etsy store for details or to shop.

Security & privacy
Will you give my email out?
Never! As a small business, we depend on the trust and repeat business of our customers. We maintain your email only so that we may contact you in the future, we will never share your email with anyone else.

How is my privacy protected?
We never see your sensitive data - it is handled by Etsy. The only personal information we have from you is your name, email, and shipping address, and this is never shared with anyone else.

Shipping & handling

Do you charge for shipping?
Yes -- see our Etsy site for details.

How long does it take to process an order?
Orders are processed within a week and generally arrive 2-3 business days after shipping.
We will contact you via email with an estimated shipping date upon receipt of your order.

How do you handle shipping?
We carefully package your orders and ship via standard methods (USPS, UPS).
Orders generally arrive within 2-3 business days of being shipped.

Wholesale

Do you take wholesale orders?
If you have a store, a resale number and an interest to carry our line please contact us for a catalog or a representative in your area.

Other questions

Do you take special orders? Commissions?
We do - contact us with your request and we'll see if we can figure something out. We're always working on new art and designs, so we would be happy to hear your ideas of what you would like to see.