- Accepts Etsy gift cards
--- USPS is experiencing serious delays due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It has been happening in very random areas at random times, so there is no anticipation on your part or mine if or when it might affect your Postal Route. They are experiencing an increase of 40% the volume of Christmas time capacity, and they do not have the staff to deliver the packages that they quote us. If you intend on selecting Free Shipping as your shipping option, PLEASE plan your orders accordingly and expect delays from their standard Shipping Timelines. Your understanding that this is out of our control is much appreciated.
We do offer UPS as an upgraded option at checkout as our experience with UPS is much more reliable than USPS. UPS shipping is NOT guaranteed, but they are not experiencing the same issues as USPS, so their timeline for delivery is more accurate and has not waivered from their usual timelines of pre-Covid times. You will want select the UPS option at checkout that coincides with the largest dimension of the items you are ordering.
If you need a GUARANTEED delivery date, please upgrade your shipping at checkout to Next Day Air. Like the UPS option, you will select the Next Day Air option according to the largest dimension of the items you are ordering. Thank you! ---
● ○ ◌ → Enjoy 10%, 15%, and 20% off your order, NOW! ← ◌ ○ ●
○ ---- PLUS ---- Always Free Shipping! ○
◌ Your Maximum Discount will automatically be applied at checkout:) ◌
Select 'View sale terms and conditions' on the right hand side of the listing above 'Meet your seller' and my photo to see the details of the CURRENT SALE.
Also, check the ANNOUNCEMENT section (under the Listings of my shop home page) to see if your purchase qualifies for other large order COUPON CODE discounts at checkout.
*This is an AnneLayneToo Original Design*
Alligator 2 Cutout
Dimensions for each size are located in the ‘Size’ drop down option. They represent the image as you see it in the photo from the extreme boundaries... top-most to bottom-most and left-most to right-most points or vice versa. Sizes with 1 dimension represent the height (or diameter if applicable).
The size you need is relative to the project you are working on. ALWAYS, measure for your project at hand. For Measuring and Sizing Suggestions, see Note 17 in the Additional Policies and FAQs.
------ SUGGESTIONS & IDEAS FOR FINISHING YOUR UNFINISHED ITEM ------
The purchase of an unfinished piece of art is the best way to get exactly what you want and not have to wait weeks for a finished painted item that may not be to your standards. That can be a pricey risk to take. Our items / KITs come unfinished for you to make pretty to your liking. If you need ideas about how to finish your unfinished items, search Etsy for "door hanger", "painted sign", "stained sign", or "wooden sign". You will get many ideas of how to color match or painting techniques. Find one that suits your needs, and find a HOW TO on YouTube to watch. There are TONS. NicCreates is a good one. She also has YouTube videos. Or you can search “wood painting techniques” on YouTube for additional HOW TOs.
Some additional keywords to search YouTube for videos:
-old and weathered
-faux wood grain
-paint wood grain texture
-faux burl wood
-salt wash painting
-metallic spray paint
-solid color spray paint
Wear old clothes.
Work in a well-ventilated area, garage, or workshop.
While they come lightly sanded, you may want to sand it a bit more. I always do.
Always keep your painting area clean of debris. Wipe-down the piece and your space really well after you sand it.
Find a clean, level, area to work on. Use a painter’s cloth on the workspace to catch spills and splatters.
Use acrylic paint if you are painting 1 whole piece multiple colors and it will be indoors.
Use outdoor house paint for putting it outdoors. You can get a variety of colors in sample quantities.
Use spray paint if you need 1 color for 1 piece (or if you need it for a bottom layer color).
These stain great too. (A dark stain under a light paint “weathered” with a hand sander is beautiful.)
Always seal your work with a sealer (front, back and edges). It will protect the item and give the piece longevity indoors and outdoors.
Sponge brushes work best.
If this is a personalized item where the buyer determines custom text and font selections for the design, it is important for the buyer to supply me with all the information needed to design the item. It is also important for the buyer to maintain constant contact with their Etsy messenger so that we can maintain communication during the design process if I need to clarify notes given to me in the order. While Etsy may give an estimated Arrival Time, not having the information needed when I design the sign may delay the production and processing of the sign, thus delaying the Arrival Time.
Etsy's Arrival Time is an ESTIMATE ONLY. The most important factors that drive this objective is:
1) Me having all the information needed to complete the design (buyer controls this),
2) The number of revisions necessary to complete the sign (buyer controls this), and
3) The courier keeping their estimated timeline (courier controls this).
Keep in mind, every revision can delay the Arrival Time by 1 day. The original Arrival Time considers NO revisions. It only considers that the first design preview will be approved and sent to the shop to be cut and shipped your way.
Custom / Personalized orders' design work begins as soon as you submit your order gathering the files and information needed for the order. Therefore, these orders are not eligible for cancellation. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If the order is lacking information when I begin the design, and I can not finish it, I will attempt to contact the buyer via ETSY MESSENGER. After 2 attempts of trying to get clarification OR I try to reach out the night before it is scheduled to be shipped, and there has been no response in a timely manner, I will do one of 2 things at my discretion:
1) If I am given the text and no font choice, I will design the item in the font shown on the Main Listing Photo or in a Popular Font.
2) If text and font information is not given in the order notes, I will conclude that the order has been abandoned, and I will cancel it. If this happens, I will refund the buyer less 30% of the ORIGINAL PRICE of the order for allocation of the Design Time Fee that is built into the price of the item. This reimburses my time spent on the order gathering the information, notifying the shop, preparing shipping queue, collecting files, and communications to attempt to fulfil the order that will ultimately be cancelled.
--ALL COMMUNICATION IS HANDLED THROUGH ETSY MESSENGER.--
Any attempt to reach out to us via any other method of communication other than Etsy Messenger WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. This method keeps all the order details in once place, which is makes for the Best Practice for reducing order mistakes.
Unless otherwise noted in the SHAPE SPECIFICS area above, we use ¼” Baltic Birch Plywood for our laser cut wood pieces…perfect for crafting. For more, detailed information, see 'Additional Policies and FAQs' in the 'Shipping and Policies' Tab above.
------------------NEED THIS DESIGN AS A CAKE / FLORAL TOPPER INSTEAD?------------------
If you would like this design as a cake / floral topper instead, search the number in the listing title to see if it might already be listed as a cake topper. If not, there is a good chance the design can be made into one, so contact me to put in your request. I'll be happy to make it for you.
------------------NEED THIS IN METAL INSTEAD?------------------
I suppose it was just a matter of time. This has been 6 months in the making, but we are anxiously loading the AnneLayneMetalArt shop with yard art, wreath/metal-art door hangers, wall hangings, etc.
If you need something in metal, visit us at:
I can list any design that is listed here, there. That's actually the plan, so if you see a design here that you would rather have in metal, send me a message through the metal shop, and I will list it for you if it is not there already:)
Custom Designs are also welcome. We can brake metal and weld metal, so your ideas are endless as to what we can do for you!
------------------NEED YOUR ORDER RUSHED?------------------
● ○ ◌ →RUSH PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING ←◌ ○ ●
We can guarantee that your order is shipped out the next business day. We will put your order at the top of the queue-- first in line to be cut and shipped on the next business day.
Some listings have RUSH included. However, if your listing DOES NOT say, "...with Rush Production and Processing included" in the SHAPE SPECIFICS section and/or RUSH in the title, use the ADD-ON listing for us to rush our production and processing for your order:
Please be advised that 'Rush Production and Processing' add-on to 'Ships out in 48 Hours' orders will be designed, cut, and shipped without client approval of the completed design as there is no time to complete the approval process within the 'Rush Production and Processing' timeline.
------------------NEED HOLES OR A SLOT FOR HANGING?------------------
●1● If you need holes in the piece you are purchasing to make hanging easier, that is easily accomplished. Please tell me that in the 'Personalization' section or 'Add a note to AnneLayneToo' section **AT CHECKOUT** and tell me 1 or 2 holes and where you want them (4 holes max).
Please use this format:
How many Holes?
Where, EXACTLY, do you want Hole 1?
Where, EXACTLY, do you want Hole 2 (if needed)?
● ○ ◌ →HOLES ARE CUT COMPLETELY THROUGH THE WOOD SHAPE ←◌ ○ ●
If you ask for 1 hole, BE SPECIFIC as to where you want the hole if the piece you are purchasing does not have vertical symmetry (right and left sides match if the shape is folded in half). Typically, 2 holes are put in irregular shaped pieces to allow you to adjust your hanging apparatus for level hanging of unbalanced pieces like these.
● ○ ◌ →HOLES ARE A FREE CONVENIENCE TO YOU ←◌ ○ ●
Our intention is to get it right 100% of the time, but if we misunderstand your notes for holes, we will not replace the item. Wood putty will patch the holes, and a 5/32 drill bit can be used to drill new ones.
●2● If you need a slot in your piece to hang with our metal door hanger,
we can place it on the top center of your wood cut out as long as it is a circle, square, rectangle, or symmetric shape provided that shape gives us space at the top to add the slot. Please tell me that in 'Add a note to AnneLayneToo' section **AT CHECKOUT**.
**THIS INFORMATION MUST BE GIVEN IN THE NOTES AT CHECKOUT. **
If a message is sent after the purchase, I can't guarantee it will be read prior to cutting and packaging as things move fast around here, so make sure to put your request in the notes when you checkout. Also, if we are not told a specific location for the holes, we will place them where we feel is best. If where we think is best was not what you envisioned, this does not warrant a refund.
There is no charge for this. YES. It is FREE!!
------------------ WANT TO ADD RAILS TO THIS SHAPE? ------------------
Most shapes have the ability to add rails to the top or bottom of the shape (or word) for an amazing door display.
If you would like to add rails to your shape, see the listing below.
----------LOVE WHAT YOU SEE?--- THERE'S MORE TO LOVE.----------
Click on the link below to access our shop homepage where you will find over 1900 of the most AMAZING designs that will satisfy a variety of your DIY interests.
We offer 3 Shipping Types:
1. Free Shipping (NOT Guaranteed Delivery)- automatic at checkout
2. UPS (NOT Guaranteed Delivery)- upgrade at checkout
3. Next Day Air (Guaranteed Delivery)- upgrade at checkout
Fast Free Shipping...We ESTIMATE your purchase from order to door in 7 business days or less (see Shipping Policy #4 for details) for all items delivered within the contiguous continental US.
We will ship to Alaska, Hawaii, APOs and the US Territories, HOWEVER, there is an additional shipping fee associated with purchases to those areas. Please use the link below as an add-on to your order if your destination address is in any of these areas.
Also, we offer UPS as an upgraded option at checkout. UPS shipping is NOT guaranteed, but their timeline for delivery is more accurate and has not waivered from their usual timelines of pre-Covid times. You will want select the UPS option at checkout that coincides with the largest dimension of the items you are ordering.
Next Day Shipping is also available for an additional cost if shipping needs to be upgraded to something a bit quicker. Next Day Shipping time does not include our production time, so please consider this in your total timeline for order receipt. Next Day shipping is offered to Contiguous US Customers ONLY as an upgrade. (It is NOT offered to Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories or APOs at this time.) Please make sure to select the Next Day option that corresponds to the largest item in your order. If this is not done correctly I will have no other option but to cancel the order. Keep in mind, Next Day Shipping is a Monday - Friday Delivery Service. It applies only to Business Days. It does not apply to receipt of deliveries on Saturday & Sunday.
See the schedule below:
Monday orders before 5 PM will be delivered on Wednesday/Thursday (After 5 PM it becomes a Tuesday order).
Tuesday orders before 5 PM will be delivered on Thursday/Friday (After 5 PM it becomes a Wednesday order).
Wednesday orders before 5 PM will be delivered on Friday/Monday (After 5 PM it becomes a Thursday order).
Thursday orders before 5 PM will be delivered on Monday/Tuesday (After 5 PM it becomes a Friday order).
Friday orders before 5 PM will be delivered on Tuesday/Wednesday (After 5 PM it becomes a Monday order).
Saturday/Sunday orders before 5 PM on Sunday will be delivered on Wednesday/Thursday (After 5 PM Sunday it becomes a Tuesday order).
I hope this helps you to plan your project's order delivery.
---- WE NOW SHIP WORLD WIDE. ----
You will need to find your Country and the longest side of the item you are purchasing to select the proper Shipping Cost. If your Country is not listed in the Shipping List, EVERYWHERE ELSE is your selection. Please make sure to select the shipping option that corresponds to the largest item in your order. If this is not done correctly I will have no other option but to cancel the order.
You will receive a tracking number once your items have shipped. We ARE NOT responsible for UPS/USPS/FedEx delays in shipping. Should you have concerns with regard to your package shipment timeline, please direct your inquiries to UPS (1-800-742-5877) / USPS (1-800-275-8777) / FedEx (1-800-463-3339) and let their experts help you. We are certainly not the expert in their business, so we will always defer to them to answer their shipping questions.
Please check the Shop Announcements (under my shop banner) for any shipping delays due to short-term shop closures or the Holiday hustle-and-bustle that there might be during your purchase period.
You can expect to receive the item as it appears in the listing photo. Nothing more. At times, we tape the inner cut out pieces back into the negative (surrounding wood piece) to assist in the stability of the item during shipment. They will typically fall out once the tape is removed from the back. We do not always package the items the same, and each time you may or may not receive those helper-pieces in the packaging. It is up to our shippers to determine when and if they are needed. Please, do not expect to receive the helper piece / negative on the 4th time if you have received it 3 times before. We use them simply to aid in shipping at times. Do Not Plan Them For Your Project.
------------------IDEAS FOR USE------------------
Personalize a nursery or child's room
Personalize your front door
Create a personalized wall hanging
Add a personal touch to craft projects
Create your own wood signs
Class Room Display Sign
Craft Fair Display Sign
House Closing Gift
By making a purchase from AnneLayneToo, you are agreeing to all of our policies. Therefore, it is very important that you understand the following before you purchase your items through AnneLayneToo...
ANY Designs, Graphic Images, and Photographs found in my listings and in my shop are the property of AnneLayne. I do not allow my designs to be copied in any form for resell. You may, however, purchase my listing, take the unfinished piece and create a whole new level of fun and interest, and resell it in your Etsy shop, at a craft fair, gift-it to a special someone, use it for an event, or keep it for yourself.
At AnneLayne, we do our part in our wood & acrylic shop (AnneLayne Too) and the metal shop (AnneLayne Metal Art) to keep our materials and processes in good favor with the environment. Below are some ways we are actively doing our part:
1) Eco-Friendly- Our materials and processes are environmentally friendly when in production and when used as intended by our clients.
2) Recyclable- It is always recommended that our clients upcycle and repurpose their items if they wish to present them with a different look. However, Plywood, Acrylic, and especially Steel and Aluminum are recyclable materials.
3) Renewable Natural Resource- Wood forests, today, are being replenished faster than they are being depleted. It is a valuable asset as a business to work with renewable natural resources.
4) Non-Toxic- Our metal items can be finished with powder-coating. It contains zero VOCs, no hazardous air pollutants, and does not give-off gas. This is a non-toxic alternative to liquid paints.
5) Energy Output- It takes little energy to make vast amounts of steel.
6) Low Carbon Footprint and Minimal Waste- The machinery used in laser cutting and plasma cutting leaves a low carbon footprint, and the waste that is left is minimal, reusable, or none at all.
We should all do our part to protect this beautiful place with which we reside for a short while. We hope you appreciate our efforts to protect the Earth for future generations, and we look forward to your continued support of our small business.
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