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Subject: A question about making your own stamps - Would you?
Date Posted: 8/31/2007 10:32 AM ET
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Hi Crafty folks!

I'm not crafty at all, but want to pick your brains about something. I make rubber stamps and just found out about a product that allows you to make your own stamps. Kinda like an ez bake oven. *lol* Anyway, I'm debating on if I want to actually sell this or not. Not sure if there is much call for this type of thing. I know I wouldn't use one. (I think its because I'm still bitter about never getting an ez bake oven)


But I wanted to know  from folks who do craft:

1)Would you actually buy this?

2)What would YOU spend to buy it?

I don't know alot of crafty folks, other than folks who sew, so thats why I'm asking. Here is a link, ITS NOT MY SITE. Let me know your thoughts. We are trying to figure out if its even worth it to get involved or would be more of a headache.


Date Posted: 9/2/2007 8:01 PM ET
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Hey Bernie - I'm not a scrapbooker, but my daughter is.  She loves using stamps on her scrapbooks and she took a look at that site.  She thinks it's the greatest thing since chocolate and I actually could think of ways to use it as well. 

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 11:01 PM ET
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I think it would be costly if you had to buy a lot of the polymer packs to make the stamps!

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Date Posted: 9/5/2007 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2006
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DH has made them, using a product that you expose to a blacklight.  You print your art on a sheet of transparency and then the stampmaking stuff is exposed through that and it hardens in areas exposed to blacklight.  The results were astounding.  Quite excellent and perfect details.  The big deal was setting up a rig to properly expose it to the light for the correct amount of time. 

My question would be - not is it hard or worth it to make it - but rather - are you enough of an artist to produce artwork that you'd want to make a  stamp from?  I don't have any artistic ability so I wouldn't make a stamp myself.  My DH is an incredible one and has made some fabulous ones that are specialty items that would never be available commercially.  I think it depends on what you want your stamps to be.

Date Posted: 10/2/2007 7:14 AM ET
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I would buy those because I think they are pretty cool, I love stamps even made my own christmas cards one year, which was a lot of work but tons of fun. I have a celtic cross stampi use now, and since I am part of bookcrossing, I have a halloween swap buddy I am sending her a cool halloween stamp with ink pad. I am not too crafty myself but love doing kits and it seems to my stamping is the easiest thing I've done. Good luck to making your own stamp.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 10/13/2007 4:18 AM ET
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I would totally use it and would pay $20.00 or so for the kit, assuming I could buy replacement consumables to make new stamps.


Date Posted: 3/28/2008 9:57 AM ET
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Did you decide to sell it?

Seems cool, but I don't know that I'd be willing to make the initial investment.

I could buy a LOT of stamps that people with more artistic talent than me designed for that amount of dough...