Hello! It's friday again :) Time for a new episode of Behind the scenes! I know some of you are already looking forward to these weekly interviews and I want to thank all of you for your great response and all your sweet comments.
As you probably know by now we always start with announcing last weeks winner.
Today we have a very lucky winner of 3 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio:
Congratulations Anne! Please e-mail me (email@example.com) your address and you will soon receive this great giveaway!
And now on to today's manufacturer! I'm happy to introduce to you myStamp BOX! I've been on the MSB DT for a 6 months term and loved working with their lovely stamps. I also love the storage solution they have. All sets come in transparent plastic cases (like a CD case) and are perfect to store and find the stamps you need in a second!
Thank you, Birgit, for inviting us to your "behind the scenes" blog.
Our company, myStamp BOX was founded 4 years ago. We are based in Toronto, Canada. Being the owner I am involved in all of the aspects like designing, producing, marketing, accounting, etc.
I have been living in Canada for 15 years together with my husband and two high school aged sons. My family is part of a fantastic neighbourhood and community. I enjoy being crafty and mainly create with stamps, paper, ink or my sewing machine. When I am not creating I need to get active through many sports, such as tennis, swimming, running, (ice) hockey or fitness. In the Summer we enjoy family time around our cottage at the Baltic, on the German coast.
I am the main designer for the stamp lines. Some stamp sets have been created by other designers, such as Karen Ellis from The Art House Studio.
As you may know, myStamp BOX is a manufacturer of clear stamps. There are many kinds of clear stamps in a wide range of price and quality. Generally you get the quality you pay for, just like any other product. Our stamps are made from a material called Photopolymer, created in a process that involves exposure to UV light. They are manufactured in the US and in Canada and are of better quality than the acrylic kind. Photopolymer printing plates were developed for the printing industry and ink up very smoothly, like red rubber stamps. Acrylic stamps have generally a larger rim around the stamps' base and ink often pools on them in little droplets.
Stamps - our stamps come in a broad range of themed sets, each set is packaged in a clear storage box with an index. The sets range between 4-12 stamps and cover such themes as nature, holiday, as well as backgrounds, shapes and journaling.
The stamps are our main and my favourite product. They are easy to use, applicable to a variety of techniques and craft types, like card making, scrapbooking and mixed media. You can even stamp on dishes, fabric, candles and cookie dough!
We also carry chipboard albums in shapes that coordinate with our stamps, such as camera, suitcase, etc.
Embossing powders in basic colours are our latest addition and complement our product line.
We have an international Design Team that we choose every six months. We try to accommodate a range of different personalities and crafting styles to be able to inspire our fans with new projects through our blog and Facebook page. From time to time we invite guest designers to create with our products. Contact us, if you think you would be a good match for us.
I think scrapbooking and mixed media will keep being a popular craft sector. Stamps are incredibly versatile and perfect for all types of media and applications. Mini albums will continue to be popular and crafters will, inspired by the multitude of stamping and mixed media techniques, create many embellishments from scratch. I think embossing is enjoying a newfound popularity as well. We will be seeing many old and new ways how to use this great product.
Have a look at our stamp sets (they are generally 4x5" in size). And check out how they would fit into your creative portfolio...
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Here are 3 suggestions from the blog for some fun stamping... tutorial/inspiration style
And, of course we have a giveaway today!
A set of clear stamps: Wishing you Sunshine and a cloud chipboard album:
First visit the myStamp BOX website, then come back here and tell me what is your favorite stamp set. Comments close on Thursday, February 14 at midnight (GMT+1). The winner will be announced in the next Behind the Scenes on Friday, February 15.
Next week's manufacturer is Canvas Corp! Don't miss it! :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!