General

 

What exactly is a printable PDF file?

Our party kits and invitations are sent to you in a PDF file format. "PDF" means "Portable Document Format." This is a file format that can easily be read on any computer, PC or Mac, with Adobe Reader. Adobe reader is a very common program readily available on most computers however if you do not have Adobe Reader already installed you can download it for free at adobe.com.

 

Party Kits

 

What is a party kit?

Our Party kits are a collection of printable decor pages that will carry out the theme of your special day. After purchasing a kit you will be able to instantly download your new party kit, print, cut and assemble! Our kits vary in options but many of them include designs such as banners, cupcake wrappers, circles/cupcake toppers, favor boxes, foldable buffet cards, square cards, miniature chocolate bar wrappers, water bottle wrappers, napkin wrappers and lots more! Please read each party kit description and see the photographs for exactly whats included.

I do not need everything in the kit provided, do you sell pieces individually?

The kits are sold together. You can print just what you need from the kit.

Can I edit or add custom printed text to your party kits?

Yes and No. The options vary per collection. Please read the description for each kit and view the pictures for complete details before purchasing.

{Editable Text Feature} Some of our kits offered have an editable text feature. Simply open the PDF files in adobe reader and type into the text boxes provided. For kits with this feature  the text and fonts are pre-determined and you will not be able to change the font/color/size/location of the text. Read our complete instructions for our editable templates here.

{Blank Kits} Some of our kits do not have an editable text feature but rather are provided blank. You can print them out and then customize with handwriting to add your own text and messages. For slightly more advanced users the PDF files provided can also be opened in Photoshop or a similar editing program where a text layer can be added before printing.

{Partially Pre-Customized} Some of our kits are already partially customized to suit the theme of the kit. The banner may be specially designed for a theme to say “It’s a Girl” or the cupcake toppers may say “Mustache Bash,” etc. These cannot be changed. The rest of the kit may be partially editable. See the description and pictures for full details.

How long does it take to print and assemble a kit?

Please allow 2-3 hours to print, cut out and assemble your kit. The time will vary depending on the amount of pages you are printing and how much extra detail you wish to add.

How or where do I have the files printed?

You can print the files at home on your own printer. Most at-home color printers these days produce great quality prints. You can also have the files printed at your local office print store such as Office Depot, Staples or Kinkos. Feel free to print as many of each page as you need for your party.

What type of paper should I use?

All of our party kit files are formatted for 8.5 x 11 size paper. Heavy paper or card stock is recommended for most of the pages in our kits. Some of the various wrappers, such as water bottle wrappers or chocolate bar wrappers are easier to wrap if using a lighter weight paper such as brochure paper. Regular copy paper is not recommended as it tends to be too light and labels can show through. Some kits include pattern scrapbook pages which can be printed on whichever stock of paper you prefer.

I only use A4 paper size, what should I do?

When printing mark your settings to “actual size”. This will prevent the design on the page from getting cropped.

What other supplies do I need?

The supplies will vary depending on your needs and how you plan to use some of the items in the kit but here's a good idea of what you'll probably want to have handy.

The basic Supplies needed:
Heavy cardstock/paper
Scissors
Double sided tape and/or glue
String, ribbon or twine

Additional Supplies Recommended:
1” and/or 2” circle or scallop circle punch (to cut out the circles for cupcake toppers/garland or gift tags)
Regular hole punch (this works great for punching holes in the top of the circles or square cards to transform them into gift tags)
Scalloped scrap booking scissors (these aren't necessary but can be fun if your kit includes scrap booking papers)
Embellishments such as glitter, rhinestones, beads, stickers, etc.
Sticker paper (great for turning circles into sticker labels for jars, gifts or lollipops)
Lollipop sticks or Popsicle sticks (for circles or flags to be used with cupcake toppers or appetizer picks)
Treat bags (cellophane or brown paper works great too)

 

Invitations

 

Do you sell printed invitations?

Yes! We offer printed invitations in our shop as well as digital PDF invitations that you can print at home. We also offer a plethora of invitations and other merchandise in our boutiques at  Zazzle and Etsy.

How do I customize them?

{Printed Invitations} If ordering printed invitations with envelopes please include all of your information (name, address, rsvp, etc.) in the notes field at checkout. A proof will be sent to you within 24 hours for your approval before your final order is placed.

{Digital PDF} If ordering a digital PDF version for printing at home simply open the PDF file provided with Adobe reader and type your text into the text box. If there is sample text included just type over the sample text with yours. The font, color and size are pre-determined and cannot be changed but are designed to fit most messages accordingly. Read our complete instructions for our editable templates here.

Can I change the font size or color?

No. The font size and color are predetermined. We have formatted the font size to fit most messages and information needed.

How do I have the invitations printed?

You can print the files at home on your own printer or they can be printed at your favorite local office print store such as Office Depot, Staples or Kinkos. Most of our digital files come in PDF format which is commonly accepted at any print shop. Feel free to print as many of each page as you need for your party.

*If you prefer to have them printed on photo paper from a photo shop such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc you will need a JPEG file which can be provided on request, simply email us your inquiry.

What type of paper should I use?

Most of our invitations are formatted to print two 5x7 cards per sheet (prints on 8.5x11" letter sized paper such as card stock or heavy paper). Simply print and trim with scissors or a paper cutter.

*Other sizes available upon request, write to us at info@shysocialites.com

What supplies do I need for your printable invitations?

Paper, scissors and envelopes. You can decide what type of paper works best for you. Blank invitations with envelopes are readily available at any craft or office supply store very inexpensively. Likewise printing on letter sized card stock and cutting out with scissors or a paper cutter is also an economical option.


Troubleshooting

 

How do I save my changes in one of your editable files?

If you want to save your PDF after making changes to the file you must have Adobe Reader version 8 or higher. Older versions will not allow you to save your edits for later. The latest version of Adobe reader is available for free from Adobe.com. 

I received my file but the font looks different than expected

It is possible that your system is displaying a default font rather than the one embedded in the file and this is why it looks different than intended. In adobe reader go to Edit>Preferences>Page Display>Make sure “use local fonts” is checked under rendering.

 

Read our complete instructions for our editable templates here.


Terms of Use

 

Please read our Terms & Policies

Please read our full terms and conditions here for more information

Can I share your digital files?

Ok, let’s be honest here. The designs offered here have taken us many hours to produce, post and maintain. Each of our illustrations and layouts are custom made and we never use clip art. By purchasing from the Shy Socialites you're helping support two work at home mommy's and a small business that we are very passionate about. Our files are intended for personal one time use only. Print as many as you need for your party but please do not share, sell or redistribute or alter our files. They are intended for non-commercial use only and the Shy Socialites retain all rights.

Can I resell your digital files or printed material?

No.

I am a party coordinator; can I use your digital files for multiple clients?

Our digital files are intended for one time, non-commercial personal use only. If you are a party planner please contact us before purchasing our material.

Do you have a refund or cancellation policy?

We do not offer refunds on digital products unless there is evidence of no download. Digital downloads expire within 14 days of purchase.

 

 

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