Before I show you some new samples, I would like to thank all of you for shopping at The Stamp Act for so many years. We are about to celebrate our 13th anniversary in business which for a small business is truly amazing! Your support and patronage of this store has made it all possible and I really appreciate it. Over these past 14 years we have seen paper crafting trend from stamps to dies and simple images to much more layered looks. One of my most important roles is to be aware of trends and new products, and to not only sell those products but to educate customers on how to use them. This education is really the heart of what a locally-owned stamp store (LSS) offers. While I can’t always offer the discounts of the big box stores, when you buy a product from me you know that I will take the time to show you how to use it and to answer any questions you may have … that day or a month or year later.
service a LSS can offer is special orders.
Big box stores offer whatever the home office in some far-away city sends them. I am
happy to special order products for customers at any time.
My friend Alma,
owner of The Cat’s Pajamas, wrote this about her local stamp store:
At my LSS I not only buy stamps and papers and dies, but I get many other things that can't be purchased at any big box stores or even online: Knowledge, Companionship, and the excitement that comes along when someone else shares the same bit of madness I do. ('Cause let's face it, where else can I get a full on encyclopedia's worth of knowledge about the differences in ink?) Not at the big box stores.
Where can I get ideas and new techniques that the gals at the stamp store have just "discovered"? Where can I get classes to get my creative juices going?
And these stores aren't run by a big corporation, they are run
by families and friends. They ARE what the TV calls "the local
economy". And unlike so many big corporations, they spend their money in
the US, keeping jobs in the US, just when we need them most.
I am so lucky to have places that can do all these things that big box stores can't do. So I'll happily keep shopping at my LSS because they are worth so much more than that Michael's 40% off one item coupon.
To thank you for your years of patronage, we’re having a HUGE Sale!
13th Anniversary Sale 9/25 through Halloween
13% off first stamp purchase
26% off second stamp purchase
39% off all subsequent stamp purchases
made at the same time.
Discounts will be given in reverse order of price
and exclude stamps already on sale.
PLUS each stamp earns a ticket in a drawing
for 13 gift certificates from $5 to $25!
Drawing is Nov 1.
It’s time for more “spooky” Halloween samples! I love combining stamps and dies from various companies and seeing the final result. The legend of Sleepy Hollow has always captivated me because of my New England heritage so when I saw these stamps from Impression Obsession I had to have them. The card is an easy one to put together and the coloring goes quickly. The best part is that inside it says “Don’t Lose your Head.” Isn’t that too much – love it!!!
Impression Obsession stamps: Fall tree and Sleepy Hollow; Memory Box Iron Fence die; Copic markers
Poppystamps small Madison Arched Window; Taylored Expression Window Accessories die (flower box); Impression Obsession dies: Birds, Pumpkin with faces set, Halloween Hill; Memory Box Happy Halloween Border die; Doodlebug Halloween twine; 1” circle punch; Memory Box paper.
Memory Box Tree Frame die; Impression Obsession Halloween Hill die; circle punch; Savvy Stamps sentiment die; Fiskars corrugator.
Savvy Stamps dies: Haunted House and Picket Fence; Memory Box dies: Trick or Treaters, Perfect Pumpkins, and Ghastly Ghosts; Taylored Expressions Pinked Circles die; Memory Box paper.
TE has a new Party Banner Background die and birthday sentiment set that are perfect for making quick birthday or all occasion cards. You can cut the entire banner background at once and use it all together or cut it apart and use the individual rows of banners. Here are a two samples using these new products:
Party Banner die; Big Bold Birthday stamp set; Memory Box butterfly dies Moonlight and Kaleidoscope, ribbon, Copic markers.
Party Banner die; Big Bold Birthday stamp set
What’s New at The Stamp Act
New Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and stamps arrive tomorrow!
New Impression Obsession dies and stamps arrive next week.
The new Sugar Skull and “Happy Dia de los Muertos” stamps from Deadbeat Designs are almost gone – get yours today!
Envelope Punch Board is in stock!
Enjoy these samples and shop the sale and more at the Stamp Act!