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talktothesun

handmade rubber stamps stationery textiles from japan.

Yamaguchi, Japan · 11813 Sales

talktothesun

handmade rubber stamps stationery textiles from japan.

Yamaguchi, Japan 11813 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(3010)

Shop owner

riyo

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Announcement   ♥︎ production time + estimated delivery days per shipping option:
>> production time :
* 10 business days for regular hand carved rubber stamps
* 3-5 business days for textile, stationery, craft supplies
* 10-15 business days for custom made, personalized items
....special items may take longer to make. noted in a listing.
>> estimated delivery days :
(a) via registered mail
* north america, aust/nz, europe : about 2-4 weeks
* asia : about 1-3 weeks
* rest of the world : 4-6 weeks
(2) via EMS
* north america, aust/nz, europe : about 5-12 days
* asia : about 5-7 days
* rest of the world : about 3-4 weeks
>> estimated delivery days are NOT guaranteed. it could take longer due to the process at the customs, postal transits, weather, etc.

♥︎ import related taxes + customs clearance fee (post office handling fee) :
import VAT, GST, local sales tax, customs duty and handling fee in your country are NOT included in the item prices, shipping cost or at the checkout. you will be responsible to pay as an importer upon the arrival of the package.
www.etsy.com/help/article/5023#Q5

♥︎ talktothesun opens MONDAY - FRIDAY every week
(1) enquiries can be replied during weekends.
(2) all parcels are posted on mondays and fridays from our local post office in japan.

♥︎ shop holidays:
december 23rd, january 2nd, 3rd, 4th
(no production & no shipments during these days & weekends)

♥︎ shop policies, shipping info and FAQs :
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#policies
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#more-section

♥︎日本国内のお客様のみUS$50以上ご購入いただいた場合、送料無料になります。ご購入の前にご連絡ください。クーポンをお送りいたします。

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

♥︎ production time + estimated delivery days per shipping option:
>> production time :
* 10 business days for regular hand carved rubber stamps
* 3-5 business days for textile, stationery, craft supplies
* 10-15 business days for custom made, personalized items
....special items may take longer to make. noted in a listing.
>> estimated delivery days :
(a) via registered mail
* north america, aust/nz, europe : about 2-4 weeks
* asia : about 1-3 weeks
* rest of the world : 4-6 weeks
(2) via EMS
* north america, aust/nz, europe : about 5-12 days
* asia : about 5-7 days
* rest of the world : about 3-4 weeks
>> estimated delivery days are NOT guaranteed. it could take longer due to the process at the customs, postal transits, weather, etc.

♥︎ import related taxes + customs clearance fee (post office handling fee) :
import VAT, GST, local sales tax, customs duty and handling fee in your country are NOT included in the item prices, shipping cost or at the checkout. you will be responsible to pay as an importer upon the arrival of the package.
www.etsy.com/help/article/5023#Q5

♥︎ talktothesun opens MONDAY - FRIDAY every week
(1) enquiries can be replied during weekends.
(2) all parcels are posted on mondays and fridays from our local post office in japan.

♥︎ shop holidays:
december 23rd, january 2nd, 3rd, 4th
(no production & no shipments during these days & weekends)

♥︎ shop policies, shipping info and FAQs :
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#policies
www.etsy.com/shop/talktothesun#more-section

♥︎日本国内のお客様のみUS$50以上ご購入いただいた場合、送料無料になります。ご購入の前にご連絡ください。クーポンをお送りいたします。

riyo

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riyo

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Updates

Ahoy! This sailor bear design is available as a rubber stamp, greeting card and a postcard.
Ice skating greeting card. Hand printed with our original rubber stamps. Boy version of this card is also available.
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About

be yourself. everyone else is already taken. - oscar wilde

> 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.
it was the time when i decided to take a next step...to make rubber stamps full time after several years of experimenting...it has been not only meditating but also challenging. most of all, i really love making rubber stamps and make my customers happy. it was and it still is one of the biggest commitments i ever made in my life.
also, there was a change in my personal life that led me to be self-employed.

> 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
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Shop members

  • riyo

    Owner, Designer, Maker + All Jobs Around The Shop

  • rei

    Part Time Helper To Do Shipping

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2016
♥︎ privacy policy
talktothesun will only use your shipping address and contact information: to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order or for legal reasons.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Shipping
♥︎ timeframe (production time + estimated delivery days):
check shop announcement & FAQs for details.

♥︎ shipping options
(1) registered mail - standard shipping to most countries
tracking number / signature confirmation / insurance up to JP¥6000 in value / track & trace online
(2) EMS - upgraded shipping with extra cost
tracking number / signature confirmation / insurance in value of content / your contact phone number is required / track & trace online
* some countries may not propose tracking online on their territory due to postal agreements with japan post but contact your post office by phone or email
* we only ship via EMS to all countries in middle america, south america & africa. some countries in asia & middle east
* estimated delivery days are NOT guaranteed. we are not responsible for any delays caused by the customs, postal transits, weather or postal strikes in your country.

♥︎ import related taxes + customs clearance fee (post office handling fee)
(1) import VAT, GST, local sales tax, customs duty and handling fee in your country are NOT included in the item prices, shipping cost nor at the checkout. you will be responsible to pay as an importer upon the arrival of the package in your country. the amount of these import taxes in your country will be assessed and imposed at the point of entry of your country. talktothesun is not responsible for the collection or determination of any import related taxes in your country. www.etsy.com/help/article/5023#Q5
(2) you might be required to provide a proof of payment or purchase for the custom processing purposes by the customs or post office in your country.

♥︎ international shipping Q&A
some may take longer due to the customs / postal transits in your country.
(1) international shipments are not considered as lost or missing until 60-90 days passed from the date of posting depending on a destination.
(2) you may contact your post office customer service center to get delivery updates and lodge a investigation with tracking #. check if your shipping address is correct. check with your family, neighbors or postal carriers if they receive the parcel for you.
(3) we can file an international postal investigation via japan post if you have not received your parcel after 30 business days from the post marked date. japan post will determine and give us updates of the package. this process may take 60-90 days to investigate with japan post + your post office. once it is filed on our end, you might receive a paper work to fill out and sign from your national postal carrier. it is something you have to do on your end to complete the investigation. please follow the instructions.
(4) in case a deliver attempt is made and you fail to receive or pick up the parcel, it is not considered missing or lost. you must contact your post office and work with your post office to arrange further.
(5) if tracking status says “delivered”, it is not considered missing or lost. you need to file "mail theft report" with post office.
Refunds and Exchanges
♥︎ nonrefundable, nonreturnable items as following:
* custom made and personalized items
* textile and jewelry items for hygiene and health sanitary management reasons
* sale / discounted items
* all used items
* all unwrapped items from their original packagings

♥︎ cancellations are accepted in 2 hours after the purchase
(not for customs order and sale items)

♥︎ exchanges - not available

♥︎ returns are only accepted under the following terms (not for nonreturnable items)
(1) must contact us within 3 business days of receipt
(2) item must be in its “original condition” with its original packaging + envelope.
(3) must ship the returns back postmarked within 7 business days of receipt via “registered airmail with tracking + signature confirmation + insurance” covered by you. mark as "return goods" on customs form.
(4) if the parcel is returned damaged during the transit, you are responsible for the loss in value.
(5) shipping costs and handling fees are nonrefundable.
* we charge 20% - 100% cancelation fees for unauthorized returns including unclaimed, undeliverable, and rejected parcels. it includes any returns due to you not paying import fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥︎ copyrights
* all rights reserved. Ⓒtalktothesun
* personal use only.
( personal craft projects including for small handmade business owners to use them for nonprofitable purposes )
* do not claim talktothesun's designs as yours
* do not trace, scan, alter, reproduce talktothesun's designs in any forms of products and graphic photographic or digital images
* do not use any designs as your logo, shop sign, character or branding
* personalized / custom stamps available in our shop are copyrighted
( only exceptions are custom made stamps created from your designs or custom stamps created exclusively )

More information

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

♥︎ production time + estimated delivery days

>> production time :
* 10 business days for regular hand carved rubber stamps
* 3-5 business days for textile, stationery, craft supplies
* 10-15 business days for custom made, personalized items
.... there are some exceptions
>> estimated delivery days :
(a) via registered mail
* north america, aust/nz, europe : about 2-4 weeks
* asia : about 1-3 weeks
* rest of world : 4-6 weeks
(2) via EMS
* north america, aust/nz, europe : about 5-12 days
* asia : about 5-7 days
* rest of world : about 3-4 weeks

>> estimated delivery days are NOT guaranteed. we are not responsible for any delays caused by the customs, postal transits, weather or postal strikes in your country.

♥︎ shipping options ( international shipping + domestic shipping in japan)

(1) registered small packet air - standard shipping to most countries
tracking number / signature confirmation / insurance up to JP¥6000 in value / track & trace online
(2) EMS - upgraded shipping with extra cost
tracking number / signature confirmation / insurance in value of content / your contact phone number is required / track & trace online
* some countries may not propose tracking online on their territory due to postal agreements with japan post but contact your post office by phone or email
* we only ship via EMS to all countries in middle america, south america & africa. some countries in asia & middle east
* estimated delivery days are NOT guaranteed.

♥︎ 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.
(1) 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.
(2) 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.

♥︎ how to clean talktothesun's rubber stamps

(1) the easiest way to clean your stamp is to wash gently in soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry.
(2) 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.
(3) never rub, scrub or wipe your stamp – the friction will damage the surface.
(4) 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.

♥︎ you can put inks on rubber stamps even if ink pads are smaller than rubber stamps...

some customers asked us before that they need a larger ink pad than rubber stamps. but it does not really matter. here is tips.
(1) place a rubber stamp on the table.
(2) hold your ink pad in your hand.
(3) tap the ink pad onto a rubber stamp lightly until you see the surface of a rubber stamp is covered with inks evenly.
* you do not have to press rubber stamps onto ink pads. you just need enough inks. so tapping ink pad onto a rubber stamp would be nicer as you can see which area of the stamp surface is inked and you can avoid putting too much inks. it always works better this way even with small stamps
* we have attached an example image in each listing how to put inks on large rubber stamp if an ink pad is smaller than the stamp.

♥︎ talktothesun's hand carved rubber stamp & tsukineko ink pad safety

(1) 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 very small.
(2) 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 in any cases.

♥︎ custom requests

we may be able to take custom requests.
see the following and send your requests via etsy conversations.

1) send your own designs in b&w high-res jpeg file
2) note size, quantity, shipping country, deadline and anything important about the request
3) once we check those basic info, we will discuss further with you.
4) if you do not have your own designs, we may be able to take a custom order as a set of custom artwork + custom stamp to design something exclusively for you. custom artwork fee + custom stamp fee will be charged.
5) if your designs are not your own designs, we do not take your requests due to the copyright and trademark matters.
6) we do not take custom requests to redesign or customize our existing designs