Hello Friends! I have always loved personalized items. Always. I can remember the crushing defeat of looking through rows of bicycle license plates hoping against all hope that there would be a JOSCIE plate. Maybe it’ll be right here, sigh, no. The defeat of not-so-common-first-names or oddly-spelled names is one I have fought my entire life. I can remember my mom ordering stationery with my name on it when I was younger, it was such a thrill to see my own name on every sheet of paper! This is part of the reason I love creating personalized stamps. The other reason is because I’m a personalized stamp addict and I keep making more and more for myself!
I hear you now: Yeah, yeah, but how do I get MY OWN personalized stamp? How long does it take and what do I do to get started?!
Well, I’m glad you asked. (haha)
First ask yourself, what do I want? Address stamp? Handmade by stamp? One Little Word Stamp? Name Stamp? Name and URL Stamp?
Hmm, I think I want a one word stamp that says cultivate.
Okay, now, go over to the shop and look for the type you want.
ah, yes. Here it is.
Order it. In the check out process there is a space for a note to the seller. This is where you can include your personalization information. Of course, if you miss it or it simply does not display, just email me with your info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, you wait. (please check your email as you wait.)
I get a happy email that says, You have a new order. I do a happy dance and check out the invoice to see what I get to make for you.
Oh, look, this lady wants a one word stamp!
I look for the info either on the invoice or in my inbox that says the personalization.
What are the odds? That’s my word too! haha.
I print the invoice and stamp it. I use illustrator to create the image, make a proof and email it back to the customer.
I say: Please check this proof for accuracy and let me know if it is approved or if there are any corrections/alterations.
Now it’s my turn to wait. If new customer is as obsessive an email checker as I am, it goes pretty quickly. If there are any corrections to be made, I make them and send a new proof. If the proof is approved, I place it in the queue to be ordered. I create a file for the stamp manufacturer and when I have a few, I place the order. I mark the invoice as ordered. I check to see if anything else needs to be prepared for the order. If there are in-stock stamps or flair to go with this order, I prepare and bundle these items. Then I wait and wait and wait and stalk the postal carrier. When the stamps arrive, I stamp the blocks with my bossy joscie stamp, package, weigh, print labels and take them to the post office.
Then you get #happymail!
That sounds awesome, but how long does it take? I’m glad you asked! It takes about 10 days from the point that you approve the proof until it is in your mailbox. Sometimes it is super fast. Of course, if you live outside the US, it could take longer. If there are holidays, it could take longer.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Joscie, rhymes with bossy :)