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Old 10-21-2020, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Favorite small stamp/die company & why?

It seems as though I'm learning about stamp companies all of the time! I wish there was a list of them (or maybe there is, and someone can point me to it!).

I was loving Taylored Expressions' retirement sale-and I got hooked on the Little Bits dies.


When I was looking at slimline dies, I discovered Trinity Stamps--and I adore their Harry Potter-style sets.


My favorite fandom stamps are the ones from Kindred Stamps.


I think Sassy & Crafty has some adorable stamps and clever stencils (no dies, though).


Riley & Company has some wonderful sentiments/sayings in their Funny Bones line.


My latest happy find is Honey Bee Stamps--going to be purchasing all of the house builder card die/stamp/stencil sets!


I just learned about The Stamp Market yesterday, and...well, I'm going to have to order some dies, I can tell.


What's a favorite for you, and why do you like that company's products?
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:46 PM   #2
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I love the Greetery - their stencils are unlike any others I have seen. Their stamps are great too.

I also love Concord & 9th - another fabulous company who has "different" stamps than the norm.

I too love The Stamp Market.

I recently discovered Newton's Nook and Sunny Studios.

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Old 10-21-2020, 05:17 PM   #3
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I like EllenHutson.com - specifically, the line of ellenhutson llc products designed by Julie Ebersole (known as JulieHRR on SCS though I don’t think she’s active on the site anymore).
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:50 AM   #4
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This thread is good food-for-thought.  The smaller stamp companies I bought from 20-25 years ago are pretty much gone so I started thinking about what's out there that I like. I like solid images, not much to color, good selection of sentiments, quotes, motivational messages, alphabets and other stuff for scrapbooking and journaling.
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Old 10-22-2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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Lawn Fawn is one of my favorites!!!!  Stamp sets are adorable and the customer service is amazing.  
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Two companies that I like are:

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Old 10-22-2020, 05:49 PM   #7
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In addition to those already mentioned, I love Mama Elephant, Whimsy stamps, and Gerda Steiner.
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I would like to patronize companies based in the USA selling products made in the USA. Is it possible to know?
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:10 PM   #9
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I recently ordered dies from Frantic Stamper and they were all labeled Made in USA.
I think you need to ask each company. I see Made in China on Altenew, Sizzix and others.  I'm boycotting Made in China.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:30 AM   #10
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I contacted Ellen Hutson LLC to ask where their products are manufactured. Here’s the response I received...

“To answer the question in your second email, most all of our products are made here in the USA. Our desire is to support American companies, but manufacturing costs are rising and in order to stay competitive we felt it was important to test out other options. We are having our newest dies and storage envelopes made in China at this time. It is still too early to make a determination as far as how we will proceed in the future. You can be assured that we will maintain our high standards for quality and performance.

 

We are aware that other companies in the industry are also researching other options for the production of their products. Many have turned to having their dies manufactured in China.  It would be best to reach out to each of them individually to inquire.”


Sounds like it might be a challenge to find companies that continue to use US manufacturers. Good luck in your search!

 

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These are the following stamp companies I have that say MADE IN USA on their packing:

Newton's Nook 
Taylored Expressions
Reverse Confetti
The Greetery
Concord & 9th
Hero Arts
Art Impressions
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I also adore The Greetery. Ink Road Stamps can be fun for pop culture and snark. The Ton has some beautiful and innovative stamp sets—especially if you like to mass produce. And I always like to check out the cuteness at Hello Bluebird and Rabbit Hole Designs. 
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I love Queen and Company.  They have beautiful products and lots of great ideas.  If you haven't already, check them out at queenandcompany.com

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Purple Onion Designs makes unmounted red rubber stamps that are a dream for stamping. She has many stamps designed by Stacey Yacula. I think they manufacture their own stamps because when she was sold out of a stamp I was hoping to buy she said she would make me one. I have always loved this company and have only had positive experiences with them.
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My favourite small stamp company is Clearly Besotted.
They are a a British based family run company.
Their stamps are manufactured in the UK.
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A few of my recent favorites that I haven't seen mentioned, some that I first met at shows and some I met on the internet.  I believe they all make at least their stamps in the USA.  

Crackerbox and Suzy's website says they have "from sweet to snarky," and they truly do.  Great quality, lots of fun, and made in the USA, too!  https://www.crackerboxandsuzystamps.com/

Rubbernecker's site says that all of their rubber stamps, dies, and clear polymer stamps are made in the USA.  www.rubbernecker.com

Picket Fence Studios is a family-owned company that makes its own stamps in Louisiana Cajun country.  https://pfstamps.com/

MorningstarStamps is a small, family-owned business in Kansas.  http://www.morningstarstamps.com/

Stamps by Judith is a family-owned company based in Minnesota.  https://www.stampsbyjudith.com/

Rubber Stamp Tapestry is family-owned and located in North Carolina.  www.pegstamps.com

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To add to the list of terrific companies I like Local King Rubber Stamps based in British Columbia, Canada. Lisa designs all her stamps which are beautiful and very different from other stamp companies. 
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Whipper Snapper has such cute stamps and sentiments.  Made & designed in Brookfield. WI
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A few of my recent favorites that I haven't seen mentioned, some that I first met at shows and some I met on the internet.  I believe they all make at least their stamps in the USA.  

Crackerbox and Suzy's website 

Where might I find a coupon code for this company’s website?
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Where might I find a coupon code for this company’s website?

I don't know of any current coupon codes, but Jennifer McGuire's Crafty Sales Newsletter Crafty Sales Archive - Jennifer McGuire Ink has led me to many sales and new sources.  
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One I haven't seen mentioned is Colorado Craft Company, especially their licensed designs by Anita Jeram. If you've read "Guess How Much I Love You" to your kids, then you know her adorable style of illustrating.

https://www.coloradocraftcompany.com/anita-jeram

Also a fan of The Greetery, Pinkfresh Studio, The Ton Stamps, Hello Bluebird
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Ooh...just discovered Flora & Fauna from Washington. Their website's FAQ area says their stamps & dies are made in the USA.

I am glad to find a good number of companies that make their stamps (& dies!) in their home country, rather than shopping them out to China. 

To me, it's worth paying the extra cost. (We all know it means they will cost more, because that's the way things are today.)

[Sorry--didn't mean to sound like a lecture!]
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Ooh...just discovered Flora & Fauna from Washington. Their website's FAQ area says their stamps & dies are made in the USA.

I am glad to find a good number of companies that make their stamps (& dies!) in their home country, rather than shopping them out to China. 

To me, it's worth paying the extra cost. (We all know it means they will cost more, because that's the way things are today.)

[Sorry--didn't mean to sound like a lecture!]

I have not heard of this company so I took a look. OMG I have a long list! Thanks for the tip!
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Haven't seen one of my faves mentioned, Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  Especially love her religious sentiments, but lots of pretty designs too.
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