Style your own stationery. Tell your own love story!

Vleuten, The Netherlands · 1142 Sales


Style your own stationery. Tell your own love story!

Vleuten, The Netherlands 1142 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Welcome to Almost Amsterdam! I'm so glad you've stopped by!

Almost Amsterdam specialises in the laser-cutting and die-cutting of supplies, perfect for DIY stationery, special celebrations, home styling and a creative life!

I hope my designs will inspire you to be creative, unleash your inner stylist, embrace your individuality and tell your own (love) story.


Last updated on Sep 15, 2016

Welcome to Almost Amsterdam! I'm so glad you've stopped by!

Almost Amsterdam specialises in the laser-cutting and die-cutting of supplies, perfect for DIY stationery, special celebrations, home styling and a creative life!

I hope my designs will inspire you to be creative, unleash your inner stylist, embrace your individuality and tell your own (love) story.


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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
Laurel Levihn

Laurel Levihn on Mar 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The wooden airplanes were exactly as described and arrived with time to spare! Engelise is a delight to "chat" with and I highly recommend her shop. Thank you!!!

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DIY Stationery Supplies for Special Celebrations

Hi there! My name is Engelise. I am the creative behind Almost Amsterdam, which I run with the support of my husband, Marc.

I design and make paper goods, decorations and accessories for weddings, events and everyday life. I love to partner with DIY brides and other designers to design key elements of their stationery or décor for them, while they do the rest. (I call this the "semi-DIY" option which allows DIYers to achieve professional-looking, results while joining in the fun and saving a bit of money too.)

I use various techniques such as digital printing and sewing while designing and producing the items for my shop and clients, but laser-cutting is my speciality and all-time favourite.

I am inspired by nature, vintage themes, the countries I visit and the world around me. Along with original designs I offer attention to detail, out-of-the-ordinary materials and a warm, personal approach. Each and every piece is finished by hand. This does mean that your order may come with small variations or even minor imperfections, but these little quirks are what make each item unique and special.

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Shop members

  • Engelise

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Self-taught stationery designer with an education in languages and information management. I run Almost Amsterdam on a part-time basis. I spend the rest of my working day teaching English as a foreign language to adults.

  • Marc

    Sidekick, Dragon Slayer

    IT Geek and Sidekick. Sometimes Dragon Slayer. Marc's damsel is quite an independent soul, but on the rare occasion that she does get distressed, Marc will brainstorm, sand, paint, , drill, experiment, and slay whatever dragon comes his damsel's way!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 1, 2018
Hello and welcome! It's so kind of you to stop by! Please review my shop policies before making a purchase! By making a purchase the buyer confirms that he/she agrees to my terms, conditions and policies.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
DIGITAL ITEMS: Due to the nature of digital products, returns and exchanges are unfortunately not possible.

PHYSICAL ITEMS: No returns, refunds or exchanges are possible, as items are made on demand according to buyer specifications. If you are unhappy with your items, please contact me within two days after receipt of your parcel. I will do my best to remedy the problem if there was a mistake on my end (for example incorrectly shipped items).

Returns based on colour are not accepted. All computer monitors are different, so items may not exactly match what you see on your computer screen/monitor.

Minor imperfections form part of any handmade item. These imperfections or quirks give handmade its beauty and charm and set each piece apart. They make each item special and unique. Small imperfections and slight variations from samples or collection images, or between items may therefore occur. Minor variations in colour, texture, size and positioning do not constitute a fault or reason for complaint.

Orders for digital products cannot be cancelled. If a cancellation request for the order of physical items comes through BEFORE processing has started, a full refund will be given. Once I've started processing your order, a cancellation will no longer be possible.
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♥ Orders will only be processed once payment has cleared.
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, please see individual items.

United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada: +/- 10 - 15 business days
Scandinavia, Iceland & Finland: +/- 10 to 12 business days
United Kingdom: +/- 10 to 14 business days
Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal: +/- 10 to 15 business days
France, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg: +/- 7 to 10 business days
Belgium, Germany: 3 to 8 business days
The Netherlands: 1-2 business days

These are ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES, based on feedback from buyers. I cannot guarantee the services of a third party, such as the international postal services. Please order in a timely manner. The Dutch postal services do not consider a parcel lost before a month has passed - calculated from the day of shipping.

Buyers are responsible for any customs, duties and import taxes that may apply. These are not included in the shipping costs. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Please contact me to check on availability.

Please ensure that your shipping address is correct before submitting your order.

Once a parcel has been handed over to the postal services it becomes the responsibility of the Dutch and International Postal services. I am available to help with tracking parcels down that are still listed as being in the Netherlands. If a parcel has reached the country of destination, please be so kind to contact your local postal services.
Additional policies and FAQs
While I will make every effort to meet your requirements I cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen circumstances which lead to any variations to your order or any cancellations on my side. These include, but are not limited to, materials becoming unavailable locally, breakdown of equipment, natural disasters, acts of God, postal strikes or acts of terrorism.


- Please keep your text to a similar length as the samples in the listing, or the maximum number of characters stated in the listing.

- Please submit your FINAL text/wording with your order.

- Orders requiring customisation will include a PDF proof. The proofs will be sent to you after you've made the purchase and submitted your final wording. If changes are requested a second proof will be sent to you for approval. Any additional proofs will incur a fee of €10.00 per revision per item or card.

- Please approve your proofs as soon as possible. I cannot start with production without your approval. Delays with the approval of proofs will result in a delayed shipping date.


It is the buyer's responsibility to review the proof/s sent to him/her and to request any edits if he or she does not agree with how the order was designed. Once a final proof is approved by the client, what is on the proof is what will be printed, cut, engraved, and sent! If I have to re-make an order due to any mistakes or changes that the buyer has overlooked or missed, the buyer will be responsible for all costs. Reprinting may also cause orders to ship at a later date. It is therefore of the utmost importance to carefully review proofs.

The buyer is responsible for obtaining the necessary consent and permission in relation to any images and text to be included in customised items and designs. I will not be held responsible for any action taken against me due to copyright infringement.

No further changes will be possible once a proof has been approved as correct by the client.

All items are subject to availability of materials and equipment and may be withdrawn at any time. If your order cannot be fulfilled, for whatever reason, I will notify you as soon as I become aware of the problem. Should there be a problem I will contact you to discuss alternatives in order to find a solution to the problem. If a solution is not possible your order will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

I am happy to provide price estimates, but because the material costs that I pay are subject to change, I reserve the right to adjust prices as necessary. Therefore, price estimates are not firm until you make your purchase. Please request your quotation as close as possible to the time that you will be ready to order.

Thank you.