talktothesun

cute hand carved rubber stamps, ink pads & textiles

Yamaguchi, Japan
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Announcement    ♥︎ current production time (time to prepare your orders) :
• 2 weeks for hand carved rubber stamps, prints and textile items
• 2 weeks for personalized items and custom orders
• 5-8 business days for ink pads and other craft supplies

♥︎ estimated delivery days:
check in each listing or in shipping policy.

♥︎ BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
*check your shipping address is current in verified format.
*leave your CONTACT PHONE NUMBER required for shipping labels in the shopping cart message box.
*check your email address is current and valid.
*if no communication to reconfirm order details by etsy messages or via email, your order will be canceled after 4-5 days from the purchase date.

♥︎ disclaimer:
• estimated delivery days are mentioned in each listing and shipping policies. however, the actual delivery days or delivery date could take longer with delays of weeks resulted due to the pandemic or the current world events.

♥︎ HOW WE SHIP TO YOUR COUNTRY: (September 3rd, 2022)
due to the pandemic, we use selected shipping methods to the following countries as standard shipping,
• ship via JAPAN POST E-PACKET to: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Noway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and The Netherlands.
• ship via JAPAN POST EMS to: USA (upon request with extra cost), China (upon request), Philippines
• ship via DHL express to: Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, India, Israel, Germany, Guam, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, UAE, United Kingdom and USA. Delivery is limited to DHL express regular delivery areas in each country.

*although our default standard shipping to usa is DHL express, customers in mainland USA and hawaii can choose to ship via japan post EMS in case you prefer to get delivered by USPS with EXTRA COST.
*for orders from australia, we use dhl express or kuroneko yamato ta-q-bin as standard shipping.
*if your zip code is in DHL express REMOTE DELIVERY AREA list, we will contact you after you place an order and you can choose whether to cancel your order or to arrange special delivery to your location with extra cost of USD26.00. )
you can check if your zip code is in remote delivery area via https://bit.ly/3kNx9yM
*we use kuronekoyamato ta-q-bin in case zip code is in remote delivery area by DHL Express, in case the buyer chooses DHL Express as shipping method at the purchase.
*PO Box addresses and po parcel locker addresses will not be accepted for DHL express delivery.)
*for the rest of the countries not listed above, we usually either either EMS or DHL express. please contact us.
*if no communication to reconfirm order details (mostly missing info needed for international shipping) by etsy messages or via email, your order will be canceled after 48-72 hours from the purchase date. we send 2 etsy messages and a few emails as reconfirmation emails. we also reserve the right to ship their orders via japan post which takes longer (if this shipping method is available at a time).

♥︎ faqs:
product safety, care instructions, terms of use, international shipping, etc.
https://etsy.me/2EWGbo6

♥︎ free shipping for orders valued over USD40.00 (JAPAN DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY).
us military addresses in japan and shipping forwarding company addresses in japan are NOT applicable.
we cannot afford to offer free shipping for international destinations resulted from the basic costs on international shipping.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 23, 2022

♥︎ current production time (time to prepare your orders) :
• 2 weeks for hand carved rubber stamps, prints and textile items
• 2 weeks for personalized items and custom orders
• 5-8 business days for ink pads and other craft supplies

♥︎ estimated delivery days:
check in each listing or in shipping policy.

♥︎ BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
*check your shipping address is current in verified format.
*leave your CONTACT PHONE NUMBER required for shipping labels in the shopping cart message box.
*check your email address is current and valid.
*if no communication to reconfirm order details by etsy messages or via email, your order will be canceled after 4-5 days from the purchase date.

♥︎ disclaimer:
• estimated delivery days are mentioned in each listing and shipping policies. however, the actual delivery days or delivery date could take longer with delays of weeks resulted due to the pandemic or the current world events.

♥︎ HOW WE SHIP TO YOUR COUNTRY: (September 3rd, 2022)
due to the pandemic, we use selected shipping methods to the following countries as standard shipping,
• ship via JAPAN POST E-PACKET to: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Noway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and The Netherlands.
• ship via JAPAN POST EMS to: USA (upon request with extra cost), China (upon request), Philippines
• ship via DHL express to: Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, India, Israel, Germany, Guam, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, UAE, United Kingdom and USA. Delivery is limited to DHL express regular delivery areas in each country.

*although our default standard shipping to usa is DHL express, customers in mainland USA and hawaii can choose to ship via japan post EMS in case you prefer to get delivered by USPS with EXTRA COST.
*for orders from australia, we use dhl express or kuroneko yamato ta-q-bin as standard shipping.
*if your zip code is in DHL express REMOTE DELIVERY AREA list, we will contact you after you place an order and you can choose whether to cancel your order or to arrange special delivery to your location with extra cost of USD26.00. )
you can check if your zip code is in remote delivery area via https://bit.ly/3kNx9yM
*we use kuronekoyamato ta-q-bin in case zip code is in remote delivery area by DHL Express, in case the buyer chooses DHL Express as shipping method at the purchase.
*PO Box addresses and po parcel locker addresses will not be accepted for DHL express delivery.)
*for the rest of the countries not listed above, we usually either either EMS or DHL express. please contact us.
*if no communication to reconfirm order details (mostly missing info needed for international shipping) by etsy messages or via email, your order will be canceled after 48-72 hours from the purchase date. we send 2 etsy messages and a few emails as reconfirmation emails. we also reserve the right to ship their orders via japan post which takes longer (if this shipping method is available at a time).

♥︎ faqs:
product safety, care instructions, terms of use, international shipping, etc.
https://etsy.me/2EWGbo6

♥︎ free shipping for orders valued over USD40.00 (JAPAN DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY).
us military addresses in japan and shipping forwarding company addresses in japan are NOT applicable.
we cannot afford to offer free shipping for international destinations resulted from the basic costs on international shipping.

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About talktothesun

Sales 21,426
On Etsy since 2009

hello! this is riyo behind "talktothesun"

> WHO:
i am a self taught maker living in a little town called yamaguchi in japan.
i am the owner, designer, maker, photographer, admin behind talktothesun.

> WHAT INFLUENCED ME:
my mother prepared some scraped paper found at the local paper recycle place who were very kind to put some paper aside for us as well as our local childcare center when i was little. we never ran out of paper for drawing and crafts at home for my little brother and i. i never really had a proper fine art education but the joy for drawing and creating something handmade were gradually nurtured through this environment.

> TURNING POINT:
my experience as a rubber stamp maker started at glebe market in sydney australia back in 2008, although i was making them as my hobby since i was little.
i was reintroduced to carving stamps in the right time. i found a right medium for myself to combine my love of drawing and handmade projects into something further and deeper.

> MY PROCESS OF MAKING HAND CARVED RUBBER STAMPS:
doodle on paper, design on paper, carve on high quality rubber blocks with japanese carving knives, stamp each design on the package, package each product, go to post office 3 times a week. every time i make a rubber stamp or any other hand crafted items in my shop, i think as if i am making gifts for my family and friends.

> TO MY CUSTOMERS:
i wish my rubber stamps and my shop will be a source to make a crafty time for you, your family and friends.

> MY GOALS AND AIMS:
1. create hand crafted unique products with stories.
2. create hand carved rubber stamps that my customers can interact with as if they are doodling or painting on canvas with pens and paints.
3. create designs and products that are people friendly / family friendly beyond genders, generations and cultures
4. create hand crafted designs and products with 120% care
5. stay true to myself as a person to keep creating with love

Happy handmade!!

Riyo
talktothesun

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  • riyo

    Owner, Designer, Maker + All Jobs Around The Shop

  • momo

    Helper Dog

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 23, 2022

Frequently asked questions

♥︎ about talktothesun's hand carved rubber stamps

• rubber stamps are designed and carved by hand using knives and carving tools from our original illustration. each stamp will be slightly unique once another every time it is carved.
• we use 10mm thick japanese soft rubber block. the block color may vary. adding handle/backing is optional.
• rubber stamps are not edible and cannot be used on food for hygiene reasons. keep them away from the reach of children as some stamps are small.
• we test each stamp before packing. it means we stamp the image on the packaging or backing/handle with inks each time the stamp is carved. we clean it with stamp cleaner before packing. however, small ink stain may remain on the stamp surface but it is not faulty or damaged.

♥︎ about rubber stamp mounts

our rubber stamp blocks has 10mm thick as they are. we basically sell our stamps unmounted. with options, you can choose unmounted stamps or mounted stamps.

when you choose "mounted" stamps, we add 3-5mm thick wooden tiles or 6mm thick cork boards on the back of rubber blocks as backings/handle. we don't use the same type of thick bulky mounts or handles used on manufactured stamps because it will make difficult to hold the stamp steadily and empress evenly as the height of the stamp will be taller if the mounts are thick bulky materials.

♥︎ how to clean talktothesun's rubber stamps

• the easiest way to clean your stamp is to wash gently in soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry.
• if you prefer to use stamp cleaner or oil based make-up remover, apply gently with with the palms of your hands, soft tissue paper, makeup cotton pads/buds or soft kitchen paper towels. you could also use a kneaded eraser or stamp scrubber (with soft fluffy micro fiber). rinse with running water, or by dabbing the stamp gently with wet tissue paper. air dry.
• never rub, scrub or wipe your stamp – the friction will damage the surface.
• some stains will probably remain even after cleaning your stamp, as the rubber absorbs some ink. don’t worry – the staining is normal and won’t cause any problems next time you use your stamp.

♥︎ tsukineko ink pad safety

ink pads are non toxic and acid free. if you put the ink in the mouth accidentally, wipe it off by tissues or something like that as soon as possible. when children can gargle, make them rinse their mouth with water. If small children are not able to gargle, make them drink water or milk to dilute as much as possible. if they feel bad, consult a doctor.
ink pads do not contain dangerous substances such as heavy metals, we have no information about the change in the condition in case of ingestion by children with an allergy. keep our products out of reach of children when no adults supervise.

♥︎ how to use and store talktothesun's rubber stamps

hand carved rubber stamp is made of soft rubber. please avoid heat, rough handling or harsh cleaning.
• store your stamps in a box away from heat and sunlight. clear plastic filing boxes or wooden box with paper lining or paper boxes are great for storing.
• always handle stamps gently. apply ink by pressing the ink pad onto the stamp. if you use water based paint instead of ink, use a sponge to dab the paint onto the stamp. Never rub the stamp on the ink pad or brush with coarse paint brushes – this will damage the stamp.

♥︎ terms of use (PERSONAL/LIMITED USE ONLY)

• all rights reserved Ⓒtalktothesun
• PERSONAL USE / LIMITED USE ONLY - craft projects for personal use (e.g. making greeting cards for your friends or stamping on planners, making handmade gifts, etc.) - artists and crafters may be allowed to use talktothesun’s stamps on their handmade craftwork for sale under the following conditions: • much appreciated to credit “Ⓒtalktothesun” • you may use talktothesun’s stamps to create your handmade craftwork for sale in small quantity. all of your craftwork for sale with talktothesun’s stamps must be individually stamped by hand, produced by hand and designed by you. no machinery, no digital tools or no 3rd party manufacturer’s or designers’ involved.
contact us for further details.

♥︎ shipping methods from japan

• JP E-PACKET with tracking number / insurance included / contact phone number is required | required to sign upon delivery.
• JP EMS with tracking number / your contact phone number is required / insurance included / required to sign upon delivery.
• DHL express with tracking number / your contact phone number is required / insurance included / required to sign upon delivery (on demand delivery option is available). only ship to DHL express regular delivery area based on zip codes. remote area delivery fee USD26 may apply depending on zip code.
depending on your zip code or country, we may use EMS or DHL as standard shipping. we may contact you if we need to reconfirm further. you can also contact us to check before purchasing.

♥︎ terms of returns (if applicable)

we only accept under the following conditions:
• contact us prior to return arrangements within 14 days from the date of delivery
items must be unused and unwrapped in original condition and bubble wrapped or boxed under no smell environment
• returns must be shipped back within 30days from the date of delivery
• shipments must be tracked shipping marked as "returned goods" on customs form. must inform us after shipping.
• return shipment costs must be covered by buyer
• if any damages or loss during the transit, buyers are responsible
• if the returned items were not in original conditions as promised, we neither refund nor return the goods.
personalized items, ink pads, textile & sale items are NONRETURNABLE.
contact us for details.