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sc magnolia 10-01-2012 08:03 PM

College mascot stamps?
 
I've been working my way through my list of things to make for craft shows and it just dawned on me .... I KNOW what would really sell!!

ANYTHING with college colors and mascots letters etc. In my area, if you put Clemson, USC or Georgia Bulldogs on anything - people will buy it.

It must be that way in other parts of the country too, but where do you get rubber stamp images? I Googled but didn't find anything.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

thanks!

missiowa81 10-01-2012 09:30 PM

Having worked for a university, I can tell you that unauthorized use of a copyrighted college logo or mascot image will likely result in legal action against the person using it. This includes images that look similar enough to the copyrighted image that they could be mistaken for one another. The big schools make a lot of money selling items with their logo or mascot, and they do not like it when someone else tries to cash in on it.

For example, there was a case of a high school in another state using a mascot image that looked very similar to our university mascot. They were notified by the university's lawyers that if they did not stop using it, they would be sued for copyright infringement.

Knowing that, my guess is that unless the university has granted the use of its image on an "official" authorized rubber stamp, you will not find one. And if you were to create your own image that looked close enough to the original to be mistaken for it, and then used that image to create items that you were selling, you would likely face legal action for doing so.

I don't think you're likely to find a rubber stamp of a collage mascot, because it wouldn't be a big seller. But most schools have stickers, transparencies, fabric or embroidered images, etc. You could use those items on a card without incurring the wrath of the school (but they're not always cheap! You can find items on sale, but it's usually during the summer when they're trying to get rid of "last year's" designs to make room for the new stock.).

I would start by calling the school's on-campus bookstore to see what they have. You could also check with local stores in the area that sell the university's clothing and other items.

Hope that helps.

bound4london 10-02-2012 12:13 AM

I am a University of Washington Husky and have a couple rubber stamps that I purchased at our local stamp store. You might try the college bookstore.

sc magnolia 10-02-2012 03:53 AM

stickers would work! Thanks:)

sc magnolia 10-02-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by bound4london (Post 19723316)
I am a University of Washington Husky and have a couple rubber stamps that I purchased at our local stamp store. You might try the college bookstore.

I found a scrapbook store that says they have papers and stickers for 2 SC schools then I began checking the college bookstores. But you know what? I thought why does it have to have any images on it?? Just use school colors!

I just made a post it note holder with elegant eggplant cs, tangerine tango ribbon and then used a tiny EK Success punch of a paw print. Looks cute! Actually, I think the paw print might be a wolf or a bear, but it's close enough:)

missiowa81 10-02-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by sc magnolia (Post 19724483)
I found a scrapbook store that says they have papers and stickers for 2 SC schools then I began checking the college bookstores. But you know what? I thought why does it have to have any images on it?? Just use school colors!

I just made a post it note holder with elegant eggplant cs, tangerine tango ribbon and then used a tiny EK Success punch of a paw print. Looks cute! Actually, I think the paw print might be a wolf or a bear, but it's close enough:)

A real fan will "get it." :p

packer 10-04-2012 01:36 PM

mascots
 
I use paper and/or scrapbook kits for the different universities. In the recent past I've been able to secure some from local stamp stores. Some of the stores have closed, but you can order them online for any school.

thescpells 10-06-2012 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by sc magnolia (Post 19724483)
I found a scrapbook store that says they have papers and stickers for 2 SC schools then I began checking the college bookstores. But you know what? I thought why does it have to have any images on it?? Just use school colors!

I just made a post it note holder with elegant eggplant cs, tangerine tango ribbon and then used a tiny EK Success punch of a paw print. Looks cute! Actually, I think the paw print might be a wolf or a bear, but it's close enough:)

Carole, I live in Columbia - if you decide you need a paw stamp I can tell you where to find one. Since it's an animal's paw, they can sell them - it's simply up to you to turn it to the one o'clock position!

For the other major school (local, of course!) I'm thinking your best bet would be to check the college bookstore if you're in town. I actually snagged a stamp of that logo years ago when I found someone selling them in a stamp store before they realized they were violating copyright laws. I don't use it often and I've never made money by using it. Sorry I can't help you more on that one!

Julie

sc magnolia 10-06-2012 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by thescpells (Post 19732841)
Carole, I live in Columbia - if you decide you need a paw stamp I can tell you where to find one. Since it's an animal's paw, they can sell them - it's simply up to you to turn it to the one o'clock position!

For the other major school (local, of course!) I'm thinking your best bet would be to check the college bookstore if you're in town. I actually snagged a stamp of that logo years ago when I found someone selling them in a stamp store before they realized they were violating copyright laws. I don't use it often and I've never made money by using it. Sorry I can't help you more on that one!

Julie

Thank you!
I found a stamp at Carolina Stamper in Beaufort. It's the outline of SC with the palmetto tree inside. They're mailing it to me:)
I thought I could stamp it in garnet and black for USC and orange and purple for Clemson.

I also ordered a small rooster punch that I think can be taken as a gamecock. I found some garnet and black ribbon on sale yesterday so I'm think I'm all set.

thescpells 10-07-2012 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by sc magnolia (Post 19732914)
Thank you!
I found a stamp at Carolina Stamper in Beaufort. It's the outline of SC with the palmetto tree inside. They're mailing it to me:)
I thought I could stamp it in garnet and black for USC and orange and purple for Clemson.

I also ordered a small rooster punch that I think can be taken as a gamecock. I found some garnet and black ribbon on sale yesterday so I'm think I'm all set.

Sounds like a plan! I haven't been to the Carolina Stamper in quite a while but plan to make a trip soon. Great store!
Julie


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