YourNewFriendSam

Your New Friend Sam

Menifee, California · 7943 Sales

YourNewFriendSam

Your New Friend Sam

Menifee, California 7943 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Sam Allen

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Announcement   Your New Friend Sam: an Etsy shop that specializes in custom lettering, designer invitations and personalized handwritten rubber stamps.

All custom order details need to be discussed prior to placing an order to avoid additional fees. If your needs are not included in my listings, please contact me so I can create you a custom listing rather than making your requests known in the order notes. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Last updated on Sep 1, 2016

Your New Friend Sam: an Etsy shop that specializes in custom lettering, designer invitations and personalized handwritten rubber stamps.

All custom order details need to be discussed prior to placing an order to avoid additional fees. If your needs are not included in my listings, please contact me so I can create you a custom listing rather than making your requests known in the order notes. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Sam Allen

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So much fun creating these custom stamps based on your personal sayings and ideas!
There's a bit of the theme to the card orders this week heart_eyes
Always love to receive the professional wedding photos from brides!! Makes my day!! My week! My whole month!
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About

Designer Invitations, Handlettered Stamps and Prints, All Designed with YOU in Mind

I'm a graphic designer who works at a Christian design company in southern California... With a ever growing portfolio of side projects stemming from church events, weddings, bridal and baby showers—I gave in and finally made myself a shop here on Etsy. It was about time, that's for sure!

Two years ago when I opened my shop, my best friend was just about to get married. As her Matron of Honor, and "designer" for her wedding, we created so many fun items. Starting with a return address stamp, then Save the Dates, shower and rehearsal dinner invitations, and of course her wedding invitation. Each item we created, I would then list in my shop.

Then I had an idea to list some artwork I had created for my own wedding vows using a variety of digital fonts. And while my calligraphy skills were increasing, I also went out on a limb and listed prints with either all handwritten vows, or a mix of calligraphy and digital looks. These have now become 1/3 of my shop's business!

I still can’t believe how this year has gone. I still can’t believe this road I am on now. What started as a shop for my random shower invitations has now morphed into a custom rubber stamp shop that also specializes in custom lettering for brides and businesses.

And I love it. I love each and every sale... I love working with women (and a few men) from all over the globe. It's so encouraging to be so like minded with these clients of mine, and its so fun creating items just for you. Designed uniquely to you. And its so humbling that you would choose me, out of the hundreds and thousands of shop on Etsy, you choose me. So thank you for each and every opportunity.

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  • Sam Allen

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    As a graphic designer who works at a Christian design company in southern California, I've always loved the arts and have studied graphic design for over 10 years. I work behind the camera as well as with a pen in hand as an aspiring calligrapher.

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Last updated on Oct 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

All custom and personalized stamps come with a free proof. Production will not start until the proof is approved.

Once a custom or personalized order is started (stamps, cards, etc), it can not be cancelled or returned.

Care Instructions for Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps

A traditional wood-mounted rubber stamp should be cleaned after each stamping session - if using an all-purpose water-based ink, then usually you can just blot on a damp paper towel. If using permanent ink, thicker inks (like metallic or fabric inks), or if switching to a different ink color next time, then it can be cleaned with a rubber stamp cleaner (see cleaner instructions).

Even if using the plain water-based inkpad to stamp with, cleaning the stamp periodically with a rubber stamp cleaner will help to keep the rubber in good condition, and it may even help rejuvenate older stamps as well.

Make sure stamp is dry (air-dry) before storing. Keep stamps out of extreme temperatures, out of direct sunlight, and in a safe place.

Shipping Delays

Please know that I cannot guarantee delivery dates on behalf of USPS, as I do not have control over the package once it leaves my hands. Cancellations or refunds are not given because of delays by USPS.

Change of Shipping Address

Orders are shipped to the addresses on file in your order. If this address is wrong, has an error within it or is found to be undeliverable, the customer must pay to reship once the product is returned safe to the shop. If the customer does not want to reship, a partial refund can be given but only on non-personalized items.

If the address is found to be incorrect before shipping, we will do our best to change it but a new order placed is the best way to fix the problem and ensure a safe and correct delivery.

Custom Lettered Proofs

Proofs are sent to confirm the design and to check the spelling before the production, printing or finalizing of the order. My scripted designs are written by hand, then digitized and cleaned to perfection. Due to this process please ensure that all wording is correct and your lettering style choice is final before submitting your order as the wording and style can not be changed after without a re-lettering fee.

Rush Orders

The normal turnaround time for the stamps are 2 weeks (from the time the proof is approved). Give or take a few days on either process: 1 week to produce, 1 week to ship. If you'd like to shorten the process, rush shipping is available here, which also includes rush production: https://www.etsy.com/listing/173006143/add-rush-shipping-to-your-order.

Can I use my stamp for commercial use?

There are specific stamps that are 100% available for commercial use; such as logo and business card stamps. But the majority of my stamps are for personal use. For example, my wedding favor stamps can not be purchased to be used as an item for resale purpose, like stamping tags to sell. However, purchasing a design to add character to your branding like "made with love, by [company name]" is okay. Please contact me to clarify or get permission to use your stamp commercially.