brigidkmurray on Feb 27, 2017
A beautiful, bold, clean print. The simplicity and positivity of the words and image is exactly what I need in this moment.
Briana Taylor on Feb 7, 2017
I'm using my notebook to keep track of my phone calls to my rep and congresspeople! Such a wonderful carving of our president's likeness, and for a good cause too! Thanks, Erica! I know from experience that one cannot have too many notebooks.
Shana Kraynak on Jan 30, 2017
Really awesome quality with great packaging. Not at all a long wait for a made to order item, either. Thanks! My friend loved it!
How it all started
Subtle Acts started in October 2010 and has slowly evolved into the shop it is now. In the beginning, I offered resin jewelry featuring designs I created and set in pendant necklaces. If you have ever attempted to use resin, you know how smelly it is, and soon my house began to take on the odor of a plastics factory.
Fortunately for me, my mother-in-law always insists on buying everyone a Christmas present - she doesn't take no for an answer, that lady! For Christmas 2010, I let her know that I had always wanted to give carving lino blocks a try and the shop has not been the same since then. I started carving in January 2011 and began offering my designs stamped on cards and journals not too long after.
I am still relatively new to the whole carving world, so each stamp has been a learning experience. I still get that ultra nervous, butterfly stomach every single time I get down to the fine-tuning of a design. One mistake and the whole thing is toast. My husband is actually worse about getting nervous while watching me carve a stamp than I am carving it. I think it has to do with the fact that I am notoriously unsafe with knives and actually sliced my thumb once trying to open a can of biscuits with a knife. We no longer eat canned biscuits, which is good for many reasons. So far, knock on wood, I have avoided any slicing and dicing of fingers while carving.
In 2013, I began offering prints of some of my handcarved designs as well as my illustrations and photos. I can't tell you how long I have been wanting to do this! The prints are printed on 100% professional quality, acid-free paper using archival pigment inks.
I do everything in my shop - carve the lino and print the notebooks and cards; draw and paint my illustrations, prepare photographs, package/mail sold items, hand write thank you notes to each customer. I have a day job so all of my work in the shop takes place in the evenings and weekends. It sometimes makes for some busy days, but I wouldn't trade it all for the world!
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Shipping
I live at the end of a long dirt driveway in a lovely little house in the middle of the woods with my husband Jeff and our little domesticated menagerie: three pups and one cat.
All of the items listed have been designed and made by me. Any imperfections to an item are considered part of its character.
I will ship each order as soon as possible, usually within 5 to 7 business days. Custom orders may take longer to ship depending on the order. Holiday shipping times may be up to 5 business days after ordering.
I use the most cost-efficient materials and methods to ship this order to you, but will never skimp on protecting what I have worked hard to create for you. I want your order to arrive safe and sound to you. If you require certain packaging, please leave instructions in the Notes to Seller box at the time of your order.
Item(s) must be returned within 7 days after you received your purchase. It must also be in its original condition. Due to their nature, custom orders cannot be returned. I want you to be happy with your order, so please, pretty please, contact me as soon as possible if you are not happy.
Please note that I reserve the right to cancel an order for any reason. Should an order be cancelled, you will be notified within 24 hours of your purchase and your payment will be fully refunded.
Please feel free to contact me through Etsy or via email at subtleacts [!at] gmail.com if you have any questions regarding my policies. I promise to answer your question as quickly as possible.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Subtle Acts accepts payment through Paypal, a safe and secure system that accepts major credit cards. Subtle Acts also accepts major credit cards through Etsy's direct checkout as well as Etsy gift cards.
Please note that Subtle Acts reserves the right to cancel an order for any reason. Should an order be cancelled, you will be notified within 24 hours of your purchase and your payment will be fully refunded.
Subtle Acts ships internationally. Prices for shipping are listed for with each item. Subtle Acts is not responsible for any associated tariffs that may be placed on international orders. Delivery times for international orders are difficult to estimate as packages have a lot of little places they have to stop before making their way to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Subtle Acts is not responsible for any loss of or damage to items.