Hand lettering and Calligraphy, Custom Signs and Prints

Phoenix, Arizona

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I will be taking a break from my shop for the next several months. Thanks for stopping by!


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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hi There!

I will be taking a break from my shop for the next several months. Thanks for stopping by!


Melissa Kartler

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On Etsy since 2012

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Pretty Paper for all your calligraphy needs

I have been doodling since I was ten (check the scrapbooks my mom saved) and then decided to hone my skills into a more refined look. After working on a couple fonts I went into business on Etsy and haven't looked back. I create custom calligraphy for all envelopes, invitations, prints, and recently jumped into chalkboards! I love custom projects and working with new clients!

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  • Melissa Kartler

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a wife to an all-American boy, and a mom to two baby bulldozers. I love lettering, thin mints, lip gloss, really high heels, my morning coffee and a clean house.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hello There! My name is Melissa and I'm a wife and mother to two little bulldozer boys, both under 3! I'm also a full time letterer and calligrapher. I've been doodling and copying others' handwriting styles since I can remember. In college I took a few art classes to hone my craft, and worked on friends envelopes and invitations for fun, but it wasn't until 10 years later that I would address my sister's Save-the-Dates and open a little shop here on Etsy on a whim.

One day later I was contacted by a national magazine to illustrate for their internal cover page and 3 months later I was featured on Style Me Pretty and Wedding Wire. This led to me opening a full blown shop where I offer envelope addressing, full wedding suites (invites, place cards, menus, table numbers) as well as custom prints and stamps.

I firmly believe that envelope addressing should NOT be a stressful experience. It's a fun addition to any wedding. This is why I create custom fonts, work to match invites, utilize specialty colored inks and try to make each envelope order unique!

I specialize in a modern calligraphy and about 95% of my orders are custom made for the client. I love the thrill of a challenge and working with a bride/mom/wife/daughter to make her lettering dreams come true. I can also create a custom font to work with your addressing budget

Message me for a custom quote and let's see what we can come up with!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Refunds are only eligible in the case of a lettering mistake on my behalf. Any damage including bent prints should be worked out with your local mail carrier. Proofs of all stamps, prints and any other lettering project will be sent prior to final draft to avoid surprises upon delivery.
A 50% deposit is required up front to hold a spot on my calendar. The balance as well as shipping will be invoiced upon completion prior to shipping. For any print orders, or envelope orders under $50 full amount is due up front.

Credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

As for cancellations, message me on a case by case basis. I typically book my calendar out 4-6 weeks in advance so last minute cancellations mean I have turned other clients away and may not be able to be accommodated.
I typically ship USPS Priority 2-3 days unless another form of shipping is requested. Confirmation and tracking will be sent as soon as the item ships.This comes with $50 in insurance unless additional insurance is requested. Any damage caused by shipping should be handled directly with your mail carrier. I do my best to pad and pack your package and additionally note DO NOT BEND on each package, but cannot be responsible for each postal carrier that receives the package and cannot redo items for free based on shipping issues.

Additionally, 2-3 day shipping is a guestimate and not a guarantee. If you need your package guaranteed by a certain date we can look into other shipping options.