lettergirl

the art of handwriting

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Announcement    I've been handwriting on everything from paper to walls for over 30 years. In addition to my studio work, I also teach at a local arts high school. Because I'm now doing most of my studio work on weekends, it may take me a few days to reply to questions & convos. Thank you for your patience!

Stamp production is typically 8-10 business days PLUS shipping. Please allow 2-5 days for shipping within the US and 2-4 weeks for international shipping. Please contact me before purchasing if you are in a hurry and I'll let you know if rush service is available. It all depends on my schedule at the time.

And I'm sorry, but I don't provide any proofs without purchase. All of my work is written by hand, and I earn my living from the time it takes me to write out and prepare the lettering. Advice is free! Please convo me if you're not sure which stamp is best for your address. Or, if you're concerned about the quality of my stamps, I hope you'll check out my reviews:
http://www.etsy.com/people/lettergirl/feedback

For more information about the difference between self-inking and red rubber stamps, please read my Shop Policies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lettergirl/policy

I also welcome custom orders -- for stamps or other handwritten projects. Please convo me with your ideas. And for handwriting tips, stitching projects, recipes, and other creative endeavors, follow @GinaSekelsky on Instagram. Thank you for stopping by!

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2022

I've been handwriting on everything from paper to walls for over 30 years. In addition to my studio work, I also teach at a local arts high school. Because I'm now doing most of my studio work on weekends, it may take me a few days to reply to questions & convos. Thank you for your patience!

Stamp production is typically 8-10 business days PLUS shipping. Please allow 2-5 days for shipping within the US and 2-4 weeks for international shipping. Please contact me before purchasing if you are in a hurry and I'll let you know if rush service is available. It all depends on my schedule at the time.

And I'm sorry, but I don't provide any proofs without purchase. All of my work is written by hand, and I earn my living from the time it takes me to write out and prepare the lettering. Advice is free! Please convo me if you're not sure which stamp is best for your address. Or, if you're concerned about the quality of my stamps, I hope you'll check out my reviews:
http://www.etsy.com/people/lettergirl/feedback

For more information about the difference between self-inking and red rubber stamps, please read my Shop Policies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/lettergirl/policy

I also welcome custom orders -- for stamps or other handwritten projects. Please convo me with your ideas. And for handwriting tips, stitching projects, recipes, and other creative endeavors, follow @GinaSekelsky on Instagram. Thank you for stopping by!

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About lettergirl

Sales 12,556
On Etsy since 2008

the ART of handwriting

I've been making pretty handwritten stationery for weddings, babies, holidays, and everyday since 1992 (30 years and counting!).

I handwrite each stamp in my little, light-filled studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am inspired by long walks, good books, and early mornings. Follow @GinaSekelsky on Instagram for more of my creative work.

In addition to my studio work, I now teach at a local arts high school. I generally work in my studio on weekends while I teach during the week. I may not be able to reply to messages as quickly as I have in the past, and I appreciate your patience while I explore this new path!

Shop members

  • Gina Sekelsky

    Owner

    I'm a girl who collects quotes, tries new recipes, has a very messy desk, drinks tea, sings along, avoids rollercoasters, and loves to check her mailbox. I hope to inspire you to stay in touch the old-fashioned way!

Production partners

  • Self-inking Stamp Production

    Minneapolis, MN

    The dies for my self-inking handwritten stamps are made by a locally owned company.

  • Red Rubber Stamp Production

    Bettendorf, IA

    The rubber for my handwritten stamps is cut for me by a small company in the midwest.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Please note that I am not able to provide any proofs without purchase. All of my stamps are written by hand, and I earn my living from the time it takes me to write out and prepare the lettering. Advice is free! Please convo me if you're not sure which design is best for your address. Or, if you're concerned about the quality of my stamps, I hope you'll check out my feedback:
http://www.etsy.com/people/lettergirl/feedback

If you need to make a change to your order, please contact me within 48 hours of purchase.

Lettergirl items are all handwritten, custom made just for you. With that in mind, please note that there will always be some variation with each order.

I love collaborating; I hope you'll keep me in mind for your custom birth announcements, wedding stationery, holiday cards, and gifts.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

If you change your mind about an order you've placed, cancellations are accepted within 48 hours. Returns are not accepted/no refunds for all digital purchases including printables and workshops.

Shipping

Most stamp orders are shipped within 8-10 business days after receipt of payment. Stationery items such as cards and stickers are shipped within 3-5 days of purchase.

In a hurry? I offer Rush Service for an additional $10. With Rush Service, production is decreased to 4-5 business days. If you'd like to add Rush Service to your order, please choose Priority Mail shipping at checkout AND leave a note with your order to process via Rush Service. I'll invoice you on PayPal for the additional $10 fee. Please note that Rush Service is generally not available after the first week in December (because we're all in a hurry then!).

Rush service is also available for international orders; please contact me for specific details.

Please verify that your ETSY shipping address is accurate. I use the address on the etsy receipt for shipping. If your package does not arrive within two weeks (or four, internationally), please confirm that your shipping address on etsy is accurate, then contact me & I will do my best to help you quickly.

I appreciate when you let me know that your stamp has arrived safely by leaving a product review. Thank you!

Additional policies and FAQs

Here's a little more info about the stamps available from lettergirl. If the design you like says "sold," just convo me & I can relist it for you.

SELF-INKING
Just press down on the stamp case and your address appears (like magic!). Self-inkers are convenient for everyday use. All stamps are black ink, but additional colors (red, blue, brown, etc.) are available for an extra charge if desired. Depending on use, the self-inker will give you hundreds of impressions. You can then reink the ink pad to continue using the stamp. (Replacement ink is available in the Proofs & Supplies section of my shop.)

Please note, self-inkers are not recommended for use on shiny/metallic envelopes. They can be used -- but it can take up to one full day for the ink to dry on these non-porous surfaces.

Although the ink in the stamp will last for hundreds of impressions, I recommend ordering extra ink if you'll be stamping more than 150-200 times in one sitting. One bottle of replacement ink will last for years.

RED RUBBER
For extra fine detail, I recommend traditional red rubber stamps. They make beautiful gifts too. Red rubber lasts a long time and can be used with a variety of inks, including permanent alcohol-based ink (such as StazOn, which is best for shiny/glossy/metallic envelopes or StazOn Opaque, which is best for dark envelopes). These stamps are mounted on a wood block with a handle and engraved with your stamp image for easy reference. Please note, a handle is included in your order, but you can request an art mount (wood block only/no handle) by leaving a note with your order.

My red rubber stamps are cut a little more shallow than traditional rubber stamps, so I recommend using a firm ink pad (rather than a spongy one). My favorite ink for red rubber stamps is VersaFine. Ink pads are not included with your purchase.

UNMOUNTED
I can also make unmounted stamps in your choice of translucent polymer or red rubber. Adhere the flexible die to your own wood or acrylic block when you want to get the placement just right. Available by custom request.

More information

Last updated on May 9, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How quickly can I get my stamp?

Stamp production is typically 8-10 business days PLUS shipping. Choose Priority Mail at checkout for fastest shipping (2-3 days) or First Class for almost-as-fast shipping (2-5 days). International shipping varies from 1-4 weeks. (Canada seems to take the longest!) Please contact me before purchasing if you are in a hurry and I'll let you know if rush service is available (for a small additional fee). It all depends on my schedule at the time!