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Craft Stamps: Wooden, Clear or Cling?

On the whole the industry seems to be moving away from wooden backed craft stamps in favour of clear polymer or cling stamps, in view of this I thought it may be useful to look at the pros and cons of all these types.

Clear Craft Stamps: Pros

Woodware Chubby Penguin Clear Magic Craft Stamp @ Craft-House
Woodware ‘Chubby Penguin’ Clear Craft-Stamp

•Easy to store.

•Shipping tends to be cheaper.

•There are some quality image stamps producing highly effective results available on the market.

•Accurate positioning as you can visualise where your stamped image will be reproduced.

•You can place a number of clear stamps on the one block to produce your finished result.

•Tend to be cheaper than traditional rubber stamps.

Clear Craft Stamps : Cons

•Some have a tendency to yellow over time, though this does not affect the quality of the stamped image.

•You need a clear acrylic block large enough to hold your stamp.

•Image quality tends to be inferior to traditional rubber.

•The stamps are softer, prone to tearing and stretching – caution is needed when removing them from their backing sheet.

•Beware of those of a lesser quality.

Wooden Backed Craft Stamps: Pros

Inkadinkado 'Ornate Bird Frame' Craft Stamp @ Craft-House
Inkadinkado ‘Ornate Bird Frame’ Wooden Craft Stamp

•The rubber is permanently fixed to the wood, so its ready for immediate use.

•Large selection with varying degrees of intricacy.

•With a growing range of clear stamps some of the wooden designs are being discontinued. For those companies replacing their designs with clear alternatives the wooden designs maybe offered up for sale at a discounted rate.

•The quality of the printed image tends to be much clearer than those produced from polymer.

Wooden Backed Craft Stamps: Cons

•Bulky – so shipping tends to be more expensive.

Cling Craft Stamps: Pros

Hero Arts 'Let it Snow' Christmas Cling Craft Stamp @ Craft-House
Hero Arts ‘Let it Snow’ Cling Craft-Stamp

•Offers the balance between the convenience of cling being easy to store, with the quality of a rubber image.

Cling Craft Stamps: Cons

•Like the cling you will need an acrylic block.

Blog – An introduction to our new craft blog

Welcome to our new blog pages

We hope you find this blog resource useful both in terms of hearing about our products and also as a tool to share ideas.

We have for a number of years sold many of our products through other on-line media sources such as  Ebay and Etsy (as well as our own website).  Indeed this blog was previously tested under a different domain name but has recently been converted to one more associative of our third party (Ebay and Etsy) shop names.  Whilst we intend to continue selling through the various means available to us, we are introducing this blog as a more interactive resource.

In this way we feel we can really get to know our customers needs and desires thereby offering a more personalised service.  We are keen to listen to your feedback and believe that through the utilisation of a blog like this one, we can respond more directly to your views and ideas.

We have for example, struggled recently in offering more competitive postage and packaging costs.  Though we hold by our promise that we do not intend to make any profit from postage costs.  We have, however, experienced some difficulty especially when customers wanted to purchase a number of items for shipment overseas.  We now feel that by regaining control, we can reduce the influence and restrictions that selling through third parties entails.

Blog Format

We have designed the layout of the blog page to correspond (as near as possible) with that of the website. This will eventually allow for direct links between both the website and the blog, which should facilitate easy movement between the sites.  So both menus in the black (horizontal row at the top and the left hand column) link directly to the main website. This leaves all the blog information (previous posts and categories) in the right hand column in the main blog board.

We are always looking for ways to improve our service to you, so any feedback on for example aspects of the blog design, or our service in general would be greatly appreciated.

With Christmas Approaching!

Our next blog instalment will (all being well) include information of some of our festive products together with some ideas / card designs for you to try out.

Fizzy Moon Festive Fun Christmas at Craft-House | Blog
Christmas Approaching

Welcome to Craft-House : About Us : Craft-House Blog

Welcome to Craft-House

the craft division of Clan Hobbycrafts


A small family business located within the Yorkshire Dales, we have been trading since 2001 and crafting for well over 15 years.

We stock all your card-making, scrapbooking and paper-craft requirements.

Rubber Stamps

Clear, Cling and Wooden backed

Stampendous LogoInkadinkado LogoDocrafts Logo

Magenta LogoStampavie LogoHero Arts @ Craft-House

 All Night Media LogoWoodware Craft Collection LogoPSX Logo 

Accessories

Ink Pads, Embossing Powders, Peel Offs, Papers, Stencils, Embellishments, Decoupage, Card Stock, Toppers, Ribbons etc.

Dreamweaver LogoCrafters Companion LogoClearsnap LogoRanger LogoTSUKINEKO LogoUsartquest LogoHabico LogoBazzill Paper LogoTrimcraft Logo

Methods of Payment

We accept all major credit and debit card payments via Paypal’s secure online card processing service. We also accept cheques and postal orders for UK only purchases. Please note that no order will be dispatched for shipping until it is paid for in full.

Solution Graphics

Postage and Packing

We offer shipment to worldwide destinations with costs based on the calculated weight of your purchases. We do not intend to make profit from postage charges, therefore in the unlikely event that you are significantly overcharged and have made payment for your goods by Paypal, we you will issue a refund for the overpayment. Details of our postage rates can be viewed on the shipping rates page.

Service

All of our items are well packaged to ensure they reach their destination in perfect condition. We aim to provide a fast, friendly and efficient service.

The website offers secure ordering and paymant facilities, however if you would prefer a more personalised service, you are welcome to send your order by e-mail to alyson@clanhobbycrafts.co.uk . Your request together with shipment costs will be calculated for you and confirmation returned by e-mail. You may then decide if you wish to procede with your purchase before payment is requested.