If you want to find unique craft stamps, there are places to look. It is fun to have stamps you don't see in the big box stores. Wow, your crafty friends with your cool stamps!
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WHAT KIND OF CRAFT STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE
Wood mounted craft rubber stamps used to be the best part of stamping back in the day. Stampin' Up made stamping a common craft. Stamps have come a long way.
Now there are two basic types of stamps.
- Rubber stamps
- Clear stamps
Clear cling stamps are the most common stamps used today in crafting. This is because they can be mounted on clear acrylic blocks or used with stamp positioning tools like the Misti Stamping Tool.
Clear stamps come in every shape and size. The options for creativity are endless. Now let's find some unique craft stamps!
WHAT ARE STAMPS USED FOR?
The most common way people use craft stamps is for card making. Non-crafters may use logo stamps on an envelope. Other people may use stamps for home decor projects.
I use stamps in cardmaking and in scrapbooking, and other paper craft projects.
It is possible to stamp on other materials other than paper. You can stamp on wood, fabric, leather, and more. Find the right stamp and right ink pads for the project, and you are set. Tim Holtz was instrumental in introducing new ways to stamp that really revved up the stamping community.
WHERE TO FIND UNIQUE STAMPS
The best way to find unique and fun stamps is to leave Lobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann. You need to shop online at small crafting companies.
Some of these may have a storefront somewhere, but most are just online stores.
I love supporting small businesses and many of these are owned by women!
Altenew has been around since 2014 and has a huge selection of stamps and dies. They have some very detailed stamp sets where you build the image with stamps. I also love their stamp/die sets. Be sure to check out their free classes.
ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS
Elizabeth Craft Designs is a family-owned company based in Colorado. They have a large selection of stamps. Some of my favorites are the vintage-look stamps. There are also some cool planner stamps. One other thing I love is there seems to be a project example for most stamps.
Hero Arts has been around a long time…since 1974! Most of their stamps are made in the US. I love their bold print stamps. They make a beautiful statement on a card. There are 47 or more pages of stamps to look at…I think anyone could find some unique craft stamps here.
HONEY BEE STAMPS
Honey Bee Stamps is a small family business in Oregon. Their stamps are all made in the USA! She has some really cute background stamps. This company has 6×6 paper pads that I adore for my card-making.
Inlovearts is a fun company. They have lots of different crafting supplies, including their own line of stamps. I adore the movie ticket stamps and the snowflakes stamp. Their prices are AMAZING too. There is also a very low purchase amount to qualify for free shipping. As of the day I am writing this it is only $29.
JILLIAN VANCE DESIGNS
Jillian Vance Designs is a company with a very unique story. The company was started by a 10-year-old girl. She still runs the company in addition to lots of other ventures. Many of her stamps have a Christian theme. She also makes stamps that are perfect for the INSIDE of the card, which is hard to find.
Prickley Pear is another great family business since 2003. They offer stamps, dies, and other craft tools. I love the Hippie Chickens stamp…so cute! The Praying for You stamp is so sweet.
SIMON SAYS STAMP
Simon Says Stamp has been around since 2002. They are located in Ohio and offer tons of supplies on their site. I love their Sweet ‘N Sassy stamps and the My Favorite Things stamps. They have clear and cling stamps, but also have the rubber wood mounted stamps for those who like those.
Studio Katia is an online store offering stamps, dies, embellishments and more. I really like the Jawsome stamps and the Floral Cross stamp. This company is located in Canada, but does ship to the US.
SUNNY STUDIO STAMPS
Sunny Studio Stamps is a small business in the Pacific Northwest. The owner loves cute things, and that is reflected in her products. Some stamps that impressed me were the Born to Sparkle stamps, the Color Me Happy stamps, and the Feeling Froggy stamps.
The last place I am going to mention won't have the most unique stamps. But if you are on a strict craft supply budget you may want to check Temu out. They have very low cost craft supplies including stamps. So far everything I have personally ordered has been great. Their selection of stamps is big and the prices are typically under $2 per set!!!
I have given you lots of amazing places to search the stamps to make your crafting just perfect. Be sure to check out my big list of Monthly Card-Making Kits. These kits are a great way to get a lot of new stamps and get tons of cards made fast.