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Visit Ruby Doo Dah for handmade cards – now in the Customer Gallery

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This personalised stamp by Firefly Stamps is on its way to Amanda of Ruby Doo Dah.

Ruby Doo Dah the place to visit for handcrafted greeting cards.

Find a link for Ruby Doo Dah now listed in the Customer Gallery.

Special offer, customer gallery & a guide to choosing the right stamp mount

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For anyone interested in the different types of stamp mounts available from Firefly Stamps here is a quick overview to help you select the best mount for your situation:

Here you can see a contoured maple wood mount with thick cushion.

Art stamp solid maple timber handles– these are the more traditional way to mount a stamp. The stamp is securely attached to the

wooden handle.  A spongy cushion layer is sandwiched between the stamp and the timber handle to help you achieve great impressions with your stamp.

Clear acrylic mounting block and a transparent stamp – if getting the image from your stamp impression precisely positioned on your stamping surface is a priority then a clear acrylic block and transparent stamp is the perfect solution.  All the layers in this method are transparent so you can place your stamp exactly where you need it.  This type of stamp and mount are used commonly by crafters.  There are 3 layers in this system:

1)      The clear acrylic block at the bottom

2)      A ‘clingy’ layer of ‘instagrip’ in the middle

3)      Your transparent stamp on top

Transparent stamp and clear acrylic block mount.

The stamp is not permanently attached to the mounting block but clings securely to it, thanks to the layer of instagrip.  This system is also useful if you are interested in more than one stamp as you can attach and remove each stamp from the block and use another stamp quickly and easily.  If the ‘instagrip’ appears to lose its adhesiveness it is simply a matter of washing it in mild soapy water and drying it with a lint free cloth, so stamps can be attached and removed from the block an infinite number of times.

If you like the idea of the transparent stamp but would prefer your stamp attached more permanently try using clear mini double sided dots (I’ve found them in cello brand, but other brands might be available).

The clear acrylic block and transparent stamp does not have a cushiony middle layer like the traditional wood mounted stamp, some people suggest using a thin foam mouse pad under your stamping surface to create the same effect.  These can be purchased for only a dollar or two from department stores like K-Mart or Big W.

Visit our customer gallery

Our customer gallery is growing all the time and is a great place to check out some examples of business logos that transform well into polymer stamps, who is using Firefly Stamps, as well as the amazing products that the customers of Firefly Stamps have on offer.  If you are searching for a special gift then you will most likely find the perfect item from one of these businesses  – unique pieces, many of which are lovingly handcrafted as well!  Definitely worth checking out!

Free stamp pad offer coming soon

For personalised and custom stamp orders placed from the 18th October 2012 we have a very special offer of a free stamp pad.  So if you are considering a custom or personalised stamp for yourself or as a gift for someone special for Christmas this will be the perfect time to place your order.  The offer will be limited and more details will be available shortly so please check our facebook page very soon (there is a link to our page on the right of the screen).  If you know of family or friends who might be interested be sure to let them know.

Cheers,

The Crafty Firefly

Firefly Stamps 3 piece stamp set for children or teachers a madeit seller’s pick of the week!

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3 piece stamp set for children or teachers by Firefly Stamps

I was excited to get a message that our 3 piece stamp sets have been chosen by seller Kirsten Kelland as one of her picks of the week on  madeit!

A lovely gift for a child, great to use on a reward chart or a practical gift for a teacher.

Choose the set of 3 animals you like the best.  The stamp diameter is just under

2 cm, each stamp is mounted on a cute wooden handle.  $15.00 for the set of 3 stamps and available in the Firefly Stamps madeit store.

Quick fix for markets!

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Thanks to everyone who came to visit my market stall on Saturday.  I will be in touch with proofs for those people who placed orders very shortly, and will get your orders out as quickly as I can.

We also sold $84 worth of Madagascar charity cards (also available in my madeit store) and I will be depositing these funds into the fundraising account in the next couple of days.  Thanks to all those people who chose to purchase a ‘Salama’ Greetings for Madagascar card.   All proceeds from the sale of these cards go to Azafady, all materials and photographs have been donated by Artist Jacqui Malins and all madeit listing fees have been covered by Firefly Stamps.  $7 gets you an amazing greeting card with a high quality photograph of the people and environment of Madagascar and includes postage to you within Australia.  These cards will only be available for a short time, so if you are interested please hurry to purchase yours!

I thought I’d share some of my quick tips for market stall preparation with you today including my business cards.  I put these together in a bit of a rush.  I have grand plans for very creative business cards, but I have been finding it hard to get the time to create them, so with limited time to prepare for the market stall I decided to create some with a combination of printing and hand stamping.  I simply used a snapshot of my store banner to create the background for the cards which I printed on to ink jet/laser printer business cards and then hand stamped my business details over the top.

I also ran out of time to order my brown paper bags for placing customer purchases in.  So, my solution on Friday was to duck into the supermarket to grab some brown paper “lunch” bags.  I used a decorative edge punch to give the bags a bit of embellishment and stamped each one with one of my stamps.    These will look a lot better when I use proper packaging bags, but for a quick, short term fix, they did the job!

Here you can see my market stall setup.  I was quite happy, over all, with the look of the stall as I only decided to go ahead with the market a couple of weeks before it was scheduled.  I decided simple was the way to go, but having said that it was still a lot of work to get it all organised in time. It was an interesting challenge coming up with a way to market my predominantly custom order based business effectively in a market stall situation.  If anyone else is in a similar situation and has has suggestions for how this can be done effectively I’d love to hear your ideas.  Please leave me a comment below.

Next week I’ll be back with a follow-on from my previous business card post, ways to further enhance your business cards using a variety of embellishments.  See you then.

Cheers,

The Crafty Firefly