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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 delivery stamp – would you like one personalised?

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There are so many ways you can use this stamp:

– stamp envelopes and packaging

– create tags

– make your own Christmas gift or greeting cards

– stamp your own wrapping paper

– use for scrapbooking or photo album embellishment

We can personalise these stamps too!  We’ll remove North Pole and 25 December and replace them with your name or business name eg. From Sarah & Patrick, From the Smiths, From Grandma & Grandpa or Firefly Stamps.

Personalised version of this stamp 5 x 7.5cm timber handle  – $27.95 plus $6.90 trackable postage within AUS

Stamp as is (Special delivery,North Pole, 25 December) 5 x 7.5 cm – $12.00 plus $6.90 trackable postage within AUS

If you’re interested send us an email to fireflystamps@gmail.com or visit our online stores madeit.com.au/fireflystamps or craftumi.com.au/fireflystamps

Cheers,

The Crafty Firefly

 

Free stamp pad offer – available now via facebook!

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I have a number of black and coloured stamp pads to give away free with personalised or custom designed stamp orders.

How can you get your free stamp pad?

Visit Crafty Firefly’s facebook ‘Free Stamp Pad Offer’ album, choose your preferred stamp pad colour and comment sold with your name and email address next to the photo for the listing.  Please email me at fireflystamps@gmail.com within 48 hours to confirm your choice of personalised stamp or discuss your custom order.  If you don’t make contact within 48 hours I will relist the free stamp pad. Thanks!

You can check the Facebook albums in our gallery for photos and details of different personalised stamp designs and information regarding custom designed stamps.  Please email me if you have any questions about having a stamp created for you.

If you know someone else that might be interested in a personalised or custom stamp be sure to let them know that now is a great time to order.

(If you have problems linking to Crafty Firefly’s facebook page via the link within this text, please click on the link in the menu on the right of your screen).

 

Cheers,

The Crafty Firefly

Add some fun by clipping it on!

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A quick and easy way to add a bit of fun to your packaging is to clip your tags (hand stamped using a stamp from Firefly Stamps – of course!) and business cards on to your packaging.  Clips are a perfect addition for posting out your handmade creations, displaying packaged goods at market stalls, or general gift wrapping – especially with Christmas just round the corner!

Hard to see, but a metalic spiral shaped paperclip

There are lots of options available if you search in your local craft shops, two dollar stores, office supplies stores and online.  Don’t forget to make sure they fit with your business colour scheme, style of your products, or packaging.

Some cheap and cheerful options include:

  • Cute mini wooden pegs
  • Add a dash of colour with mini coloured plastic pegs
  • Coloured paper clips – these are super cheap and easy to access
  • Create heart shaped paperclips yourself (I remember making this at school many years ago!) See this link forinstructions: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com.au/2009/02/heart-shaped-paper-clips.html
    • Buy shaped paper clips – there are lots of cute options out there.  These are just a few of the good ones I found on ebay:

Mini wooden peg

Wooden Hearts

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2×12-Note-Money-Clip-Clamp-Heart-Paper-Mini-Wood-Photo-/270807819510?pt=AU_Books_Accessories_Gift_Books&hash=item3f0d6764f6

Butterflies

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/4Pcs-Flying-Butterfly-Paper-Clip-Bookmark-HOT-Gift-/180740109536?pt=AU_Books_Accessories_Gift_Books&hash=item2a14f334e0

Colourful little people

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-pcs-Cute-Colorful-Man-Paper-Clip-Bookmark-Clip-Drink-/180740074419?pt=AU_Business_Industrial_Office_Supplies&hash=item2a14f2abb3

Mini plastic purple peg

Animals – (click on select to choose an animal)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Paper-clips-Silver-Color-animals-Executive-box-30-/390176592732?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item99b021aa89

Some cute bicycles, planes cars and motorscooters

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Paper-clips-Silver-Color-vehicle-Executive-box-30-/260655795119?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item82635460e2

Silver wire paperclips

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Francheville-Heart-Clips-Silver-Pack-27-NEW-/221133568020?pt=AU_Scrapbooking&hash=item337c967814

Metal clips with coloured decorative discs

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FRANCHEVILLE-DESIGNER-CLIPS-2-ASST-PACKS-/190734805564?pt=AU_Scrapbooking&hash=item2c68ae2a3c

Create your own heat shaped paperclips

More cute hearts

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/20-Heart-Mini-Pegs-Craft-Wedding-Favours-Photo-Clips-B17777-/280960007535?pt=AU_Scrapbooking&hash=item416a857d6f

I like these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-mini-Bright-Fun-Clips-Scrapbooking-/220675502338?pt=AU_Scrapbooking&hash=item336148f102

Coloured flowers

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Springtime-Mini-Flower-Clips-Colour-Mix-17mm-More-my-Store-/160690261153?pt=AU_Scrapbooking&hash=item2569e2cca1

Coat hangers

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TIM-HOLTZ-HANGER-CLIPS-24-pieces-/270810373446?pt=AU_Scrapbooking&hash=item3f0d8e5d46

Don’t forget, coming next week our free stamp pad with personalised or custom stamp orders offer.  This offer is limited so you will need to be quick!  Visit the Crafty Firefly Facebook page (you will find a link to it on the right hand menu of the blog) to order your stamp and receive your free stamp pad.  Instructions for how to do this will be posted in the middle of next week.

I’m heading away for a few days late this week and early next week.  I will be unable to make stamps during this time but I’m more than happy to answer questions and create designs if you would like to send me an email: fireflystamps@gmail.com    I will be back in full swing for stamp making on Thursday 18th October, and hopefully with some exciting new stamp designs shortly after that too!

Before I leave I am endeavouring to get our facebook gallery up to date so you will be able to view our full range of stamps there.  Firefly Stamp’s craftumi and madeit stores will be in holiday mode while I’m away.

Cheers,

The Crafty Firefly

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