I’ve received postcards and Postcrossing Meetup cards that include small inked (rubber) stamps with users’ names, usernames, and sometimes a simple image or ‘Happy Postcrossing’ message on the border. I’d like to get one of my own. Where do you order these stamps? (especially interested in US sources) I’ve looked at a few places online but what they ask for makes me feel like I need to have some graphic design skills-- which I do not have. Suggestions?
I order my stamps from rubberstamps.net
You don’t need design skills if you just want a small stamp with your username. You just type it in and then pick the font.
If you want images, you need to be able to make a .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png with what you want on it.
It’s pretty easy really!
If you feel totally lost you can find custom stamps on Etsy - but they will be more expensive!
Oh and I think that vistaprint has a feature for you to design your own stamp using their templates.
Hello Alison, and welcome to this new forum!
I had my first inked stamp in late 2017: I went to a local shop that sold printing material and rubber stamps, chose an image from their database, and added my name and username.
In 2018, I lost it in Lisbon and was able to order two very similar ones on Vistaprint for the price of my original one. These are better, because the ink dries faster.
I paid about 17 euros for the two stamps.
I hope this helps!
You can also order from Etsy, local office supply shops, or make your own!
thank you, i just ordered a stamp from there…
I got mine from Amazon. Mine is super basic, but they have really cute and intricate ones, too. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028SCBV8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_p4l-FbZMJCXMG
I just placed my order. I have been to three Meet-Ups so far (one of which I hosted). One of them had a huge emphasis on card signing and I had no stamp. Next time I’ll be ready! Thanks for the tip!
I hope this is the right place to ask this. I’d like to get one of those tiny stamps for signing meet-up cards or on the cards I mail out. Essentially a tiny one saying “CynthiaMarie.” I want it so be small, but easy to read and I think I’d prefer to have it be a stamp that needs a stamp pad. I just really don’t want a self-inking one.
I know there are millions of places to get them. I mean, I’ve been looking at millions of places. I’d really like recommendations. If you bought a stamp like this somewhere and you just love it, where did you get it?
Hi, I got one mine from an Etsy seller, though they are in the UK. I will PM you.
I got mine through an Etsy seller named “Rileyprint”. It’s cute - although my username is way shorter than yours, but I added a sunflower to the design. But she had multiple options to scale up/down and regarding the font as well.
they are a (relatively) small business based in iowa; everything seems to be done in-house. i have ordered from them multiple times and have always been impressed by the price, quality and speediness (from order to arrival to your mailbox is about 5-7 days or less for domestic orders, in my experience). you can upload custom artwork or just enter text, lots of styles/sizes and you can also buy ink from them.
This is where I got mine as well. They have many options, and I’m quite happy with mine.
Hey! If you do want a customised stamp I don’t mind helping you out with the graphic skills part I like to draw
I recently made my own stamp and was very fun. Wouldn’t mind making more, but I don’t really need more then 2 myself.