LittleStampStore

Handmade Clear Stamps and Hand Carved Rubber Stamps

Kettering, United Kingdom · 4013 Sales

LittleStampStore

Handmade Clear Stamps and Hand Carved Rubber Stamps

Kettering, United Kingdom 4013 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   I hope you enjoy browsing my hand-made stamp designs, ideal for personal and business branding stationery, gift tags, cards, wrapping, weddings, name tags, home decorating and more... Find a treat for yourself or a unique and personal gift; or why not make your own design into a stamp? Click the Custom Order button on the left side of the shop page.

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Last updated on Dec 31, 2016

I hope you enjoy browsing my hand-made stamp designs, ideal for personal and business branding stationery, gift tags, cards, wrapping, weddings, name tags, home decorating and more... Find a treat for yourself or a unique and personal gift; or why not make your own design into a stamp? Click the Custom Order button on the left side of the shop page.

Fran x

Fran Sherbourne

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About

It started out as a hobby in 2011; it's now a very enjoyable little business at the bottom of my garden.

I was Little Stamp Store’s first customer. I had another “Little” hobby, the Little Gift Store, that sold items from crafters in my local area, and I wanted to personalise our paper gift bags. I couldn’t find anywhere I could get a custom logo stamp made by hand, so I decided to try doing it myself! Pretty soon all the other local crafters I knew wanted their own stamps making. After they put the pictures on Facebook it snowballed and was soon taking up all my work time.

Like many “mumpreneur” crafters, my bio is not a glossy lifestyle magazine story; it's about trying to sneak a business doing something I love into the gaps between all the stuff of normal life. Before I had a family I worked as a horticulturalist and professional make-up artist, and always loved the design side of both. When my boys came along I wanted to stay close to home, and in fact found my previous adventurous nature knocked sideways by postpartum anxiety. I’ve always tried new arts and crafts and the process of designing and carving stamps was great for the soul as well as becoming a business I could grow at my own pace while I’ve been rebuilding my independence.

As the Little Stamp Store grew my carve-list grew with it so I began to look at ways to reduce waiting times. I spent more than a year researching and testing different technologies, determined to develop a product that wouldn’t compromise on print quality compared to the hand-carved soft rubber. The result is the Clear stamp range which offers fantastic detail and accuracy, and I’m really proud of it.

In 2015 we were able to build “The Shedio” at the bottom of our garden as a proper workshop and studio and take on a part-time assistant so I can concentrate on creating the stamps. It’s been really exciting being part of Etsy and the seeing the craft industry thrive, and seeing my products featured in my favourite magazines like Country Living, Country Homes, etc!

What I enjoy best about running the Little Stamp Store is talking with customers and designing custom stamps. I love seeing photos of the products you’ve made with my stamps.

Fran x

Shop members

  • Fran Sherbourne

    Owner, Designer

  • Simon Sherbourne

    Owner, Marketer

  • Lucy

    Assistant

Production partners

  • Crafts by Blossom

    Kettering, England

    Aimee creates beautiful pom-pom's for my Unicorn gift wrap option

  • Mammakaz

    Smailholm, Scotland

    My mum is a crafter of all sorts and she helps me out by making my beautiful cotton gift bags. They are made from 100% cotton.

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Copyright

All stock designs and images are copyright Fran Sherbourne/Little Stamp Store and may not be reproduced without my explicit permission.

Quality Assurance

All stamps are tested before dispatch to ensure they print correctly. The stamp will have been pre-inked but cleaned for your use.

Items lost in the post

Our standard shipping provides proof of postage only. If you require a service that is insurance protected by our mail carrier, please upgrade your shipping to "Signed For". This provides delivery confirmation and compensation up to £50. If you require a different shipping service please contact us.