For a long time now I have wanted to create my own line of stamps.
I know what you’re thinking: uh, Cathy… since when do you stamp?
Good question. I have stamped in my life, people. And while it’s true, I’m no Jennifer McGuire, I still want to bring my aesthetic into the world of stamps.
So that’s what I’m doing and it’s coming in March.
My plan is to release one set each month. Most of them will be 4 x 6 sets. The first set is called Favorite Slab Serif because it literally is created from my favorite slab serif font, Archer. I did it in outline because outline rocks. Here’s what I know today:
- These stamps are made in the USA.
- They are a photopolymer material and the quality is fantastic.
- This set will sell for $16.99.
- Shipping is around $3 for US residents. (International rates are higher, based on the current USPS rates.)
- I will start my shop out with 88 sets to sell.
Now here’s the tricky part: these sets may or may not be limited editions.
I am obviously a very small fish in a big sea of stamps. Until I get the swing of this thing, I’m going to start small and see where it leads. I like the idea of a monthly release but have no plans for any kind of subscription model. If you like what you see, you can buy it. If not, you know, don’t.
What I don’t know is how to project interest in something like this. I’m a designer and a writer but making business projections is not really my forté. And yet, I don’t want to disappoint anyone who really would love to get her hands on one of these.
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I have all kinds of plans for the coming months. The next alpha set is already in the works (hint: it’s called Favorite Sans Serif) and I’m also working on a set of planner stamps. That’s just the beginning. I can’t wait to start working on my Christmas set for 2016.
I’m curious today about how many of you would be interested in something like this? The shop I am setting up doesn’t have a preorder system I’m fond of but I am working to explore a better shop for the future.
If a bunch of you leave comments, I might up the order I’ve placed. Mind you, a comment today is NOT a binding agreement. I just figure if you want them, I should order more.
Here’s to jumping into new areas of business, right?