Hey there! David and I (Shery) are a husband-and-wife team and we own and manage STAMPlorations™ from our home office in Central California. I'm an avid paper crafter and I love graphic design, so in June 2013, my husband and I launched our home-based stamp company featuring my designs and illustrations.
I've amassed tons of stamps over the years and while I love each and every one of them, there were times when I wished I had a certain stamp that I didn't have in my stash. That's when I thought perhaps I could try making my own stamps.
Our stamps and designs are more along the "builder" kind; they primarily reflect the kind of stamps I love to work with -- stamps I can combine to create a variety of designs. They are also sized primarily for A2 (and smaller) cards and ATCs and have a graphic/mixed media feel. (I'm a mixed media girl who has fallen in love with card-making.) We release at least 2 new stamp sets (in our standard size 3" by 5") every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November). In June 2014, we started releasing one 5" by 7" stamp set in between our official releases, as well as bigger stamp images.
The first stamp I designed was the It's All About YOU! Typed & Boxed Words cling rubber stamp, which became available in June 2013. The following month, we released 4 new clear stamp sets: Distressed Floral Swirls, Distressed Damask Background, Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds, and Simple Flowers and Sentiments. These sets were based on the ideas and suggestions of fellow crafters and stampers who were following my Facebook page.
In August 2013, I started offering Alice in Wonderland stamps since the Alice in Wonderland stickers in my Etsy shop were very popular. In September, we released 7 holiday clear stamp sets, and in November, we released 9 clear stamp sets in the Vignette series.
In October 2013, we launched the STAMPlorations™ challenge blog where we host bi-weekly and monthly challenges with prizes.
We initially started selling STAMPlorations™ stamps in our Etsy shop. As we released more stamps under our own line, we decided it was time to branch out. And so in mid-October 2013, we opened up the STAMPlorations™ shop. We still sell our stamps on Etsy.
All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our rubber stamps are deep-etched and made from high quality rubber, while our clear stamps are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin and they're naturally sticky. They're environmentally friendly too because biodegradable materials were used in the manufacture of these stamps. With proper use and care, you can expect our clear stamps to last as long as rubber stamps -- years!
Important: Although our stamps are naturally sticky, over time they may lose their tackiness due to dust, hand oils, and such. Washing our stamps with mild soap and water will help regain their natural tack. We highly recommend cleaning the stamps after every use -- either by washing or wiping with baby wipes. Also clean your mounting block regularly.
Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!". We come out with new stamps approximately every other month.